After the 2016 Auto Expo we have seen plenty of new cars as well as motorcycles launch in the Indian market making this year extra special for Indian customers and auto enthusiasts. But the festive season is when most of the Auto manufacturers get even more active and try to avail plenty of exciting offers besides introducing new products as well. Apart from some four wheelers you can also expect plenty of two wheelers too to make it to the Indian market during the festive season.
The last two years definitely has been the sweetest year for the motorcycle enthusiasts of the country. Not only they have seen plenty of new launches but also some major motorcycle brands entered the Indian market as well.
This year three major two wheeler manufacturers have actually decided to launch some exciting new products, the list includes Yamaha, Benelli as well as Bajaj. While Bajaj is all set to launch their much awaited VS400 which was also caught testing several times on the road, Benelli and Yamaha will also be introducing two new products of their own.
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This motorcycle has become hot favourite for many even before its launch. All of you will have to accept the fact that the launch of this motorcycle itself is a celebration because this will be the most powerful motorcycle that Bajaj will launch in India from their stable.
The VS400 first made its appearance infront of the public at the 2014 Auto expo as CS400 concept. It took Bajaj exactly two years to give this motorcycle life. Later we came to know that the production variant of the motorcycle will be called VS instead CS. Powered by the same 373 cc, single cylinder, liquid cooled engine which also powers the Duke 400. This engine will be capable of producing about 34.5 Ps of peak power while the torque figures are unknown yet. However you can expevt it to produce around 30 Nm of torque. The engine gets Bajaj’s DTSi technology and is tuned for better fuel efficiency than the KTM.
Apart from the engine the VS400 will also dawn some new first in class features as well of its segment which includes duel speedometer and LED headlamps and duel channel ABS setup for the safety of the rider.
Rivals: KTM Duke 390, Benelli TNT 300
Expected price: Rs. 1.6-2.0 Lakhs (ex showroom)
This motorcycle first made its presence felt at the 2016 Auto expo and before you start wondering this is actually a faired variant of the TNT 300 which is already on sale in the Indian market. The Tornado 302 is powered by the same 300cc, 2-cylinder, liquid-cooled, 4-stroke engine which also does duty on the TNT 300. This engine is capable of producing about 36 Bhp of peak power and 27 Nm of torque and is paired to a 6 speed gearbox. According to the reports the motorcycle can hit a top speed of 154 km/h mark while the 0 to 100 km/h sprint takes just 8.34 seconds.
The only difference between the two motorcycles is the Tornado dawns a full fairing while the TNT 300 is a naked streetfighter. The Tornado 302 also features the same trellis frame. As far as the styling is concerned the faired motorcycle gets a sculpted fuel tank, duel headlamps and a double barrel exhaust, split seats etc.
Rivals:- Yamaha YZF R3, KTM Duke 390
Price: Rs. 3.0-3.30 Lakhs (ex showroom)
We recently came to know that Yamaha too will also launch the much awaited MT-03 in India. This is the naked variant of the TZF R3 which was launched last year and is priced above the 3 Lakh mark. Now here comes the best part the MT-03 will be positioned above the R15 Version 2.0 and below the YZF R3 and thus expect it to be priced below the 3 Lakh mark.
The MT-03 will be powered by the same 321cc, liquid cooled engine which also powers the faired variant as well. This engine is capable of producing about 41hp of peak power at 10,750 rpm and peak torque amount of 30 Nm at 9000 rpm. The engine will be paired to a 6 speed gearbox.
As far as the styling goes the MT-03 definitely looks more aggressive and wicked after loosing the fairing. The chiselled fuel tank, the exposed frame and the split sports seats all helps in adding the big bike like feel.
Rivals:- KTM Duke 390 ,Kawasaki Z250, BME G310R (Upcoming)
Price:- Rs. 2.80-3.0 Laks (ex showroom)