There has been a dramatic change in the bike scenario on the Indian streets, and riders have been demanding more from new bike hitting the streets. There was a time when 150cc was considered more than enough, but soon came in bikes in the range of 180cc to 200cc. But the demands seem to go on increasing and riders can just not be satisfied by their rides. These demands are well understood the manufacturers and as a result many of them have already started working on their new products to keep their buyers happy (for whatever time possible).
So, if you think you need more from your bike, your patients may just pay off. Here`s a brief introduction of upcoming bikes that you soon burn rubber on Indian roads;
1. Bajaj Pulsar 375 –
Bajaj has always introduced products have met customer demands and also their products have taken the competition to the next level. New about the Pulsar 375 has been around from some time, with spy shots floating on the internet, but finally Rajiv Bajaj has given an official confirmation on their new product. We can expect the bike to be launched by the end of 2013, but it’s just a guess.
The bike will be powered by a 375cc motor and will produce a power of 40bhp. The price of the bike is still to be known but since it’s a Bajaj, we can be sure it won’t hurt your pocket much (compared to other bike in the same range). (also click here to see the recent updates on Bajaj Pulsar 375 in India.)
2. KTM Duke 390 –
KTM bikes were an instant hit among Indian riders and thanks to Bajaj, KTM products are well in reach of many enthusiasts. The KTM Duke 200 gave birth to a new breed of riders and a liking for naked bikes to the Indian riders. KTM has planned to take this experience to a new level and is all set to launch the KTM 390 by next-month.
The bike will be powered by a 390cc engine producing 44bhp. The bike is expected to be priced around 2.5 lakh. (click here to see the recent updates on KTM Duke 390 in India.)
3. KTM RC250 –
So if you thought KTM was only looking to impress riders who love the naked look of the bike, it’s not right, faired bikes have been a favourite in India from a long time now and the success of the Karizma is a good example. KTM is working on a fully faired RC250 which will share its platform with the RC8. The bike will be powered by a 250cc engine and as it turns out it will be the smallest KTM production bike with fairing.
The bike is expected to be launched by mid-2014 and is expected to be priced around 2 lakh. (click here to see the recent updates on KTM RC250 in India.)
4. Yamaha R25 –
Yamaha has kept the excitement going up and from every new product they introduced in Indian market have resulted in more numbers of fans. But having bikes only under 200cc is the major drawback. As per the news from Indonesian media, Yamaha is working on a 250cc bike. The bike is expected to have similar handling capabilities as of the R15 and with more power a much better riding experience is obvious.
Details of the new bike are still a big secret and so are the price and the expected time of launch. (click here to see the recent updates on Yamaha R25 in India.)
5. Suzuki Inazuma 250 –
Whenever we talk about performance bikes the picture we get is of a bike with race like riding position and an inclined seating. Well, Suzuki is all set to paints its own picture with the new Suzuki Inazuma. The bike has the looks and feel of a commuter bike, which ensures a comfortable riding position, but has a heart of a sports bike. The Inazuma has a parallel-twin 248cc engine than produces a power of 26bhp. The Inazuma has arrived in India and may soon be available in the showrooms.
The bike is expected to be priced around Rs 2 lakh. (click here to see the recent updates on Suzuki Inazuma 250 in India.)
6. Honda CBR400R –
With the competition working on 250cc bikes, Honda is already one step ahead. Honda had showcased its versions of the CBR400 at the Tokyo Motor Show. The produces a power of 40bhp, which might seems less for the mighty motor, but it certainly has its own advantages.
The bike is expected to be launched by early-2014 and the expected price can be around Rs. 3.5 to 4 lakh. (click here to see the recent updates on Honda CBR400R in India.)
7. Mahindra Mojo –
This is one of the most talked about bike mainly for its design and the twin headlamp which gives it a very different look than the bikes we have seen so far. Also the home grown 300cc engine which produces a power of 26bhp were the features that were most talked about. But it’s been a long time now and there is no concrete news about the bike apart from speculations regarding design change and launch date.
The bike is expected to be launched by the end of 2013 and being an Indian manufacturer Mahindra is expected to put the right price tag. (click here to see the recent updates on Mahindra Mojo in India.)
Source – BikeAdvice