Upcoming Bikes in India in 2018-2019 – 25+ Bikes
27 – Royal Enfield Continental GT 650
Royal Enfield has been aspiring to take on Harley Davidson for quite long time, and now it is ready to throw some serious challenge to the American bike-maker. The Royal Enfield is preparing to launch its flagship model Continental GT 650, which will lock horn with Harley Davidson Street 750. The motorcycle has been spied already and it is slated to launch sometime this year.
Upcoming RE Continental GT 650
appears similar like its smaller sibling. The motorcycle sports retro style with café racer design and it is built on a twin-downtube cradle frame. The Continental GT 650 incorporates round headlamp, twin-pod analog instrument cluster, a muscular and long fuel tank with generous amount of capacity. Apart from that, the seat, tail section and taillight look similar as well.
The twin-exhaust pipes make it distinctive than the smaller Continental GT. Royal Enfield Continental GT 650 draws its power from a 648 cc parallel-twin engine with 270 degree firing order and electronic fuel injection technology. This engine is mated to a six-speed transmission and churn out 47 bhp at 7,100 rpm and 52 Nm of peak torque at 4,000 rpm.
The gearbox further comes linked to a slip assist clutch. It develops nearly 18 bhp and 8 Nm torque more than the standard Continental GT with 535 cc single-cylinder air-cooled engine.
Royal Enfield Continental GT 650 has been fitted with a 320 mm disc brake up front along with a 240 mm disc at the rear. A dual channel ABS comes standard. On suspension front, the motorcycle gets 41 mm telescopic front forks with 110 mm travel and Paioli gas-charged adjustable shock absorbers at rear. The motorcycle runs on 100/90-18 front and 130/70-18 rear tyres that are tubeless.
Expected Launch – July, 2018
Expected Price – Rs. 3 lakh
26 – Hero Xtreme 200S
The world’s largest two-wheeler manufacturer Hero MotoCorp had showcased the Xtreme 200S street-fighter at the 2016 Auto Expo. A few days back, our sources close to the company revealed us that the Xtreme 200S will be launched in India anytime this month. The motorcycle will the second 200cc category product by the company after Karizma and is expected to churn out some good numbers as the respective segment is currently on a high.
The Hero Xtreme 200S looks more or less similar to its 150cc sibling. The motorcycle comes with a sharp headlamp section that further gets complimented by twin positioning lights. The sporty dual tone step up seats, fuel tank extensions and multi coloured alloy wheels are the prime visual highlights of this motorcycle.
Powering the Hero Xtreme 200S
, as the name suggests, is a 200cc, single cylinder engine that will come mated to a five-speed gearbox. The motor sheds out respective power and torque figures of 18 bhp and 17 Nm.
The braking to the Hero Xtreme 200S is done with the help of disc brakes at both ends and ABS (Anti-Lock Braking System) is likely to be on offer at least as an option. The suspension system comes with conventional telescopic forks at the front along with twin shock absorbers for the rear. The instrument cluster on the Xtreme 200S will be a digital analog unit that will come with ABS warning light, low fuel warning, low battery indicator and a lot more.
The Hero Xtreme 200S is expected to be priced close to Rs 90,000 for the Indian two-wheeler market. The bike will challenge the likes of the TVS Apache RTR 200 and the Bajaj Pulsar 200 NS. Expected launch date: Mid 2018 Expected price: Rs. 1 lakh – Rs. 1.2 lakh