The beginning of this year saw a lot of buzz in the Indian automobile industry owing to 2018 Auto Expo held earlier in February. And the buzz will not die down as there are a lot many new two-wheelers prepped to be launched in the country. The most affordable BMW Motorrad motorcycles and the brand new Royal Enfield twins are eagerly awaited. Planning to buy a new motorcycle? Find here a list of top - motorcycles under Rs 3 lakh:
Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 INT: First unveiled in Milan during the EICMA 2017 and then later in India at Rider Mania , the Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 INT will be the most powerful motorcycle in the brand's lineup. It is a roadster powered by a 650cc air-cooled parallel twin engine that produces 47 hp and 52 Nm of torque. The engine is with a six-speed gearbox and also features slipper clutch. The Interceptor 650 is likely to be price at about Rs 2.8 lakh.
Royal Enfield Continental GT 650: A cafe racer version of the 650cc motorcycle, the Royal Enfield Continental GT 650 was revealed alongside the Interceptor 650 and is also powered by the same 648cc parallel twin engine that churns out a maximum power output of 47 hp along with a peak torque of 52 Nm. It will have a six-speed gearbox and slipper clutch. Expect the Continental GT 650 to be priced slightly higher than the Interceptor 650 at about Rs 3 lakh.
BMW G310 R: The most affordable BMW Motorrad motorcycle, the G 310 R has been eagerly awaited since April last year when the German brand postponed its launch because of pricing and quality concerns. Manufactured at the TVS' Hosur plant, the BMW G 310 R shares the 313cc engine with the TVS Apache 310 RR, but the engine has been tuned to make more grunt at 33.6 hp and 28 Nm of torque. Expect the G 310 R to be price at about Rs 2.5 lakh.
BMW G310 GS: The entry level motorcycle in BMW Motorrad's GS family of adventure tourers, the G 310 GS will be powered by the same 313cc liquid-cooled, single-cylinder engine, that powers the G 310 R. The engine will be paired with a five-speed gearbox, which has been tuned to better suit touring requirements. It is expected to be launched in India alongside the G 310 R at a price of about Rs 2.6-2.8 lakh.
Hero XPulse 200: Hero MotoCorp unveiled the much anticipated Impulse replacement, the XPulse, in India during the 2018 Auto Expo. Taking the concept of the Impulse, Hero XPulse will have an enhanced focus on off-road performance. The motorcycle is powered by the same 200cc engine that runs the Xtreme 200R. The power and torque outputs of the motorcycle stand at 18.4 hp and 17.1 Nm respectively. It is expected to be priced at about Rs 1 lakh.
Benelli Imperiale 400: A direct rival to Royal Enfield, Benelli Imperiale 400 was first unveiled in Milan during EICMA 2017. It is powered by a 373.5cc, air-cooled, SOHC, single-cylinder engine that produces 19.7hp at 5,500rpm and 28Nm of torque at 3,500rpm. The engine is fuel injected and is paired with a five-speed gearbox. Expect the Benelli Imperiale 400 to be priced at about Rs 2 lakh.
Cleveland Cyclewerks Ace and Misfit: Cleveland Cyclewerks is an American motorcycle brand that was launched in India during the Aut Expo 2018. It will launch two of its motorcycles in India this year, Ace and Misfit, in various iterations. While Cleveland Ace will be available as Ace Cafe, Ace Scrambler and Ace Deluxe; and Misfit will have two trims - Misfit and Gen II Misfit. The motorcycles will be powered by a 229 cc single-cylinder, air-cooled, 4-stroke engine that produces 15.4 hp and 16 Nm of torque. Expect Ace and Misfit to be priced at about Rs 2 lakh.
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