At the beginning of this year we have seen plenty of new motorcycle along with cars which were showcased at the 2016 Auto expo. Now that it’s already middle of the year while many of them are already launched in the Indian market some of them still left to make their grand entry. Today we have decided to provide you all the details of five of the most important as well as promising motorcycles that are all set to the hit the Indian market within the next few months.
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Expected launch date: Q3 2016
Expected price: Rs 1.6 lakh
This definitely is the much awaited motorcycle for the Bajaj fans. The CS400 as you already know by now was showcased for the first time at the 2014 Auto expo and then after almost 2 years we saw the test mule on the Indian road being tested. The CS400 is basically a sporty cruiser just like the more powerful Ducati Diavel and also happens to be the most powerful motorcycle from Bajaj.
The CS in the CS400 stands for Cruiser sport and as you can clearly notice that the Bajaj CS400 test mule looks almost identical to the concept variant showcased at the Auto expo. It will also be powered by the 373 cc, single cylinder, liquid cooled engine which will be borrowed from KTM. The engine paired to a 6 speed gearbox is expected to produce almost the same amount of power and torque. But like every other Bajaj bike the CS400 will actually be more easy going and little less aggressive than the KTM motorcycles. Expect the CS400 to also get some interesting new advanced features like upside down telescopic forks, duel digital instrument cluster just like the ones found in the Dicati Diavel and also a duel channel ABS for the safety of the rider.
Expected launch date: October 2016
Expected price: Rs 2.2 lakh
The BMW Motorrad’s G310R will make its entry soon in the Indian market and this will be the cheapest entry level offering from BMW to hit the Indian market. The G310R will be manufactured in the Indian market with the help of TVS. Compared to other BMW Motorrad products the G310R looks less flamboyant. Offcourse it is a naked streetfighter and definitely has some bling. The G310R will compete directly with the Benelli TNT 300 and the KTM Duke 390.
The new upcoming motorcycle will be powered by a four stroke, single cylinder, water cooled, four valve, 313cc engine which produces about 34 PS of power and 28 Nm of torque. The engine will be paired to a 6 speed gearbox. BMW claims a top speed of 145 kmph for G 310 R. Apart from all that the G310R will also get 41mm USD forks up front, a mono-shock at the rear while for the brakes the BMW will rely on 300 mm disc towards the front and 240 mm disc brakes towards the rear, the motorcycle also weighs about 158 kilograms which definitely makes it a lightweight motorcycle backed up by all that power.
Expected launch date: December 2016
Expected price: Rs 2 lakh
TVS showcased the AKula 310R concept at the 2016 Auto expo and this when launched will be their first fully faired as well as the most powerful motorcycle from their stable yet. Although the concept motorcycle which was showcased at the Auto show was equipped with many new technologies and features like the gyrocam and more aggressive styling but the production variant will definitely be more practical.
As far as the powertrain is concerned expect it to get same 313 cc, single cylinder, liquid cooled engine which will also work its magic on the BMW G310R. This engine is expected to produce about 33.6 Bhp of peak power. TVS also will make it more track focus which will be its biggest advantage. So this will actually be ideal competitor for the KTM RC390.
Expected launch date: Late-2016
Expected price: Rs 2.80 lakh
Yamaha has been missing out the all the hot action in the entry level performance motorcycle segment but last year they launched the YZF R3 in India which actually gave them some confidence. And Now they are actually also planning to launch a naked version of the R3 as well which will be sold alongside the faired variant. Called the MT03 this motorcycle surely has the aggressive appeal that people looks for in a naked streetfighter. Now Yamaha already launched the more powerful MT-09 already in the Indian market at the Auto expo 2016.
The MT-03 on the other hand will be powered by the same 321cc parallel-twin, liquid-cooled engine which also powers the R3. The engine is capable of producing about 41.4hp of peak power and 29.6Nm of torque. The engine will also be mated to the same 6 speed gearbox. The motorcycle will also sports a steel-tubing trellis-frame and its seating position will also be less aggressive than the R3. Yamaha most probably won’t be providing ABS as well in this variant. But the best part is that it will be priced comparatively less than the faired variant.
Expected launch date: Mid-2016
Expected price: Rs 25 lakh
Moving onto some bigger bikes now Ducati definitely wants to get a fair share of the Indian market as well, they have already launched couple of exciting products recently. Now they are definitely planning to introduce the bigger and meaner Diavel cruiser as well.
The X Diavel is sportier looking now thanks to Ducati for actually making the new Cruiser more sleek looking. It is also powered by a more powerful Testastretta 11-degree DS engine which churns outr about 156 bhp of maximum power and 128.9 Nm of maximum torque. The changes to the engine includes revised intake and exhaust ports and also revised positioning of the cam timing. Ducati has also introduced ride-by-wire system while the engine remains paired to the same 6 speed gearbox which delivers all that power to the rear wheels via the belt drive. As far as the styling is concerned the new and improved XDiavel gets slighty more slanting appearing headlamps, while the slightly redesigning of that muscular fuel tank has exposed the trellis frame which actually also has given it some more muscular appeal.
Expected launch date: Q3 2016
Expected price: Rs 18 lakh
Recently the trend of touring motorcycle is increasing in the Indian market and Ducati has got the right motorcycle for this occasion. They will also be launching their flagship touring motorcycle the Multistrada but this is not exactly their standard variant but the more hardcore variant of their standard Multistrada called the Mulitstrada 1200 Enduro.
The Mulitstrada 1200 Enduro was first showcased at the EICMA 2015. Powered by the same Ducati Teststretta DVT engine which is also seen on the standard Multistrada as well, this engine is capable of producing about 160 bhp and 136 Nm of torque. The engine is paired to a 6 speed gearbox. The variable valve timing has actually made the engine more responsive while the addition of anti-knocking sensor has actually helped it to run on much lesser quality fuel than the RON 95 fuel which was originally needed. The motorcycle gets 19 inch wheels towards its front and 17 inch wheels towards its rear, it also gets 48mm fully adjustable upside down hydraulic telescopic forks at the front and fully adjustable Sachs monoshock at the rear.
Besides all that it also gets number of interesting electronic packages which include ABS, four different riding modes (urban, touring, sport and enduro), Ducati Traction Control (DTC) and Ducati Wheelie Control (DWC).