Motorcycle manufacturers are on a roll introducing new models to choose from. While some brands like TVS and Hero are coming up with their most powerful motorcycles yet, others are bringing out better versions of existing models, following are some of them launching this year.
TVS Apache RR310S/Akula The Akula turned out to be a heavily anticipated motorcycle and now its launch is closing in by the day. The most powerful motorcycle form TVS' stable, it will share its engine and suspension setup with the BMW G310R. It will be powered by a 313cc, liquid-cooled fuel injected engine that is expected to produce around 34 hp and 28 Nm of torque and will be paired to a 6-speed gearbox. The Apache RR310S is likely to be launched in June with a price tag expected to be around Rs 2 lakh (ex-showroom). Read more: The TVS Akula 310 has resurfaced, And we can’t get enough of the way it looks
Yamaha YZF R15 V3.0: The 2017 model of Yamaha R15 was unveiled in Indonesia in March, and is likely to launch in India in the second half of this year. The new model has received upgrades on the exterior and the motorcycle gets a new 155cc engine too. There will be two trims of the new R15. While the base variant is expected to be priced at around Rs 1.3 lakh, the higher variant with more power and better features would come with a bigger price tag. 2017 Yamaha R15 V3 will be powered by a 155cc single-cylinder, fuel-injected engine that develops 19.04 hp and 14.7 Nm of torque and is paired to a 6-speed manual. It is expected to do a top speed of 135 kmph. Read more: Yamaha unveils 2017 R15 V3, likely to launch in India by end of this year
Hero Xtreme 200S: Hero Xtreme 200S was first showcased at the 2016 Auto Expo, and is expected to launch in the second half of this year. This will be the first 200cc naked sports motorcycle form Hero MotorCorp. It is likely to be powered by a 200 cc air-cooled, single cylinder engine that is expected to produce maximum power of 18.6 hp and 17.2 Nm of torque and will be paired to five-speed transmission. The motorcycle is also expected to feature dual-tone body colours, mudguards and alloy wheels. It is expected to be priced at Rs 90,000 (ex-showroom).
Suzuki GSX250R: Suzuki recently launched their new quarter litre motorcycle GSX250R in the UK at about over Rs 3.5 lakh. It is speculated that it may be heading to India too. Popularity of quarter-litre motorcycles is rapidly on the rise in India, and while Suzuki has not officially made any confirmation over bringing the GSX250R to India, speculations suggest the brand amy launch it by the end of this year. It will be powered by a 248cc parallel-twin liquid-cooled petrol engine that produces a maximum power output of 24.7 hp at 8,000 rpm 23.3 Nm of torque at 6,500 rpm. It would compete with the likes of Honda CBR250 and KTM 250 Duke. It is expected to launch by the end of this year with a likely price tag of Rs 1.8 lakh (ex-showroom). Read more: Suzuki GSX250R expected to launch in India by 2017 end
BMW G310 R: BMW G310 R was initially slated for launch in April 2017, when the brand officially launched in India, however the German manufacturer pulled back the plan so as to attend to pricing and quality concerns. It is manufactured at the same plant as the TVS Apache RR310S and also shares the engine with it, but the engine has been fine tuned for more power. The G310 R's adventure touring cousin, the G310 GS is also likely to be launched along with the streetfighter by the end of this year. The G310 R is expected to be priced at about Rs 2 lakh (ex-showroom).
MV Agusta Brutale 800 2017 MV Agusta Brutale 800 is set to launch in India next month. Likely to carry a hefty price tag of Rs 15 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi), the 2017 model \will arrive in India through the SKD (semi knocked down) route. It will be powered by a 796cc in-line three-cylinder with 12-valves and counter-rotating crankshaft which generate 109 hp and 83 Nm of torque at rpm as low as 3800. Read more: 2017 MV Agusta Brutale 800 to launch in India in July 2017
Honda CBR 250RR Honda CBR250RR's launch in India remains highly speculative. The brand had stated last year that it was not feasible to launch the motorcycle in India, however the company went on to get the moniker CBR 250RR patented in India anyway. If it is launched in India, it might carry a price tag of about Rs 4-5 lakh, which is quite a lot considering it is a quarter-litre motorcycle. But a very powerful quarter litre that it. It will be powered by a a 250cc, liquid cooled, twin cylinder, 4 stroke petrol engine mated to a 6 speed gearbox, delivering 38 hp and 23.3 Nm.
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