Treat for the Rodeo Soul: Motorcycles that will Hit the Indian Roads this Year
Automobile companies are expected to miss the mega sales that mostly happen specially during the harvesting seasons as well the festivals. The growing impact of pandemic has effected the businesses and companies to relook at their strategies for the future, what will give two-wheeler manufacturers some hope is the fact that the users who will look to migrate from public transportation are those mostly using buses and trains for daily commute.
Experts believes that it results in growing customer habits, business models and they are confident that the two-wheeler segment will play a crucial role in uplifting the automobile sector post lockdown. It would be possible by offering affordable personal mobility options. With appropriate finance options at their disposable, they also believe that customers will avail them and enhance their choices.
We shall roughly look into the upcoming mid-segment bikes along with the new upgrades, that are going to be launched in India 2021.
TVS ZEPPELIN R
TVS Motor Company Limited (TVS) is an Indian multinational motorcycle company. It has developed and named ‘Zeppelin R’ cruiser for motorcycle, which is anticipated to be positioned in the 250cc power cruiser segment. It is seemingly to feature 250cc or 310cc powerful engine. TVS had showcased the idea at the 2018 Auto Expo, which was armed with a 220cc, single-cylinder engine fixed with 1,200 watt regenerative assist motor with a 48 volt Lithium-ion battery.
BAJAJ PULSAR 250
Bajaj is building the next range of Pulsars, The Pulsar 250 range will also consist of a naked streetfighter and a semi-faired motorcycles. These motorcycles have been found testing around Bajaj’s production plant. The motorcycles will be built on an all new platform and designs, latest powertrain and features. The bikes are expected to be driven by a new 250cc oil cooled engine with Horse power close to 24bhp. It will be placed against the Yamaha FZ25 and the Suzuki Gixxer 250.
BS6 Honda CB300R
Honda Motorcycles & Scooters India(HMSI) may be bracing for the reappearance of the bike in an updated BS6 avatar. Where the Honda CB300R, the one that was discontinued last year following the completion of the new BS6 emission norms. It would reappear again. A peculiar little feature in HMSI's April 2021 numbers - according to the figures shared by the two-wheeler manufacturer, it shipped eight units of the Honda CB300R in India. Now, the maths isn't too difficult - It makes sense that the company would want to bring this back.
As meant what changes the bike might come, sporting the biggest will possible be the engine. However it retains the same engine, it will be modernized to guarantee compliance with the latest emission norms.
New Honda CB300R to come powered by a 286 cc liquid-cooled single-cylinder engine in combination with a six-speed gearbox.
NEW-GEN RE CLASSIC 350
After excellent response for the new Royal Enfield Meteor 350, RE is now acting on expanding its 350cc motorcycle range. The company is advancing multiple new motorcycles for the Indian market. RE is testing the new generation Classic 350, which is expected to be introduced before Diwali this year. New-gen Royal Enfield 350 will be built on the new twin downtube spine frame, which also boosts the Meteor 350 cruiser.
New-gen RE Classic 350 will keep up the original classic look, but it might have few changes in design. It gets latest handlebar for grip, switchgears, shifted grab rails, innovative turn indicators and sleeker circular LED tail-lamps. It also gets a modern digital-analogue instrument console along with the Royal Enfield Tripper Navigation System. The new RE Classic 350 to be powered by a 349cc along with fuel injected engine which is capable of emitting a power of 20.2bhp at 6,100rpm and a peak torque of 27Nm at 4,000rpm. It will be provided with a 5-speed gearbox.
Ktm Rc 390
The new-found RC 390 will include amply of updates as rivalled to the outgoing model, however it might retain the engine. A few KTM dealers in India had started accepting KTM RC 390 and RC 200's bookings albeit unofficially. This assumptions is added by several news reports, which claim that the company will make two new RC bikes open for sale in India rather soon. 2021 KTM RC 200 and 2021 KTM RC 390 will be launched here in July according to reports. KTM India has not spoken anything about it yet. So we need to wait to find out.
The list of noteworthy features on the upcoming KTM bike consist of a split LED headlamp with LED DRLs, modernistic windscreen, and latest front fairing side panels. It flaunts a considerably more aggressive stance.
Honda CBR500 must be unveiled in India very soon and since its design update was done in the year 2016 with a few minor modifies along with an aggressive LED headlight. It also consists of features like LED tail-lamp and modern turn indicators. When it comes to full-LED headlight, it studies out data similar to tripmeters, time, gear position, odometer. It is also provided with hazards lights for wellbeing. When it comes to power of the CBR500R, it is a Euro 5-complaint 471cc, parallel-twin engine, liquid cooled, which belts out about 47.5PS. It comprises of six-speed gear-box, which is combined along with a slippery clutch. They are expecting to have minimum two paint patterns, which includes black and red.
The bikes are expected to be launched around June 2021 and its expected price is about 4.79 lakh, ex-showroom price, Chennai. Bikes design appearances are very aggressive containing a mean-looking headlight. Tapered handlebars provide both feel and control although with the rear set foot pegs as well as split seat offers a relaxed riding posture. Other noteworthy features contains LCD instrument console, which indicates a shift up as well as gear position indicators apart from the regular trove of data. The CB500F uses a 471cc, liquid-cooled, parallel-twin, which produces 47.5PS at 8,500 rpm, with 43Nm of torque that being delivered at 7,000 rpm. its six speed transmission is armed with a slipper clutch.
RE CLASSIC 650
Royal Enfield modern classic-styled version of the 650cc cruiser, which is expected to be named the Royal Enfield Classic 650. The frame significantly to adapt a classic motorcycle. Spotted model comes along with equipped twin-shock absorber at the rear, a bigger wheel in the front than the rear, and a flat tubeless tyres. The bike to get dual discs with dual-channel ABS as standard. The motorcycle gets a low seat and a set of foot pegs positioned for comfortable ride and a wide handlebar. It will contain a twin-pod analogue-digital console with RE’s Tripper Navigation System. It is powered by a 648cc parallel twin air-cooled engine along with oil cooler it also powers the 650 twins. This engine is capable of producing 47.6PS and 52Nm of torque. It is expected to be equipped to a 6-speed gearbox with slippery clutch.
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