Feature – List of 150cc motorcycles available in India
The Indian two wheeler market is moving up with a rapid pace – so rapid that the segment which was considered to be performance oriented is now considered to be the new commuter category. Yes, the segment which is being talked about here is that of 150cc category, which has turned out to be the most versatile and broad, thus offering something to every kind of buyer in the market, whether performance oriented or a commuter on a daily usage basis.
In this list, we have featured each and every 150cc motorcycle which is currently available in the country, listed and categorized on the basis of segment to which they cater. Following is the list:-
2016 Royal Enfield Dirty Duck
Royal Enfield has upped their games recently and quite honestly they actually are dominating the entry level cruiser market of the country with their range of products. Now that they can sit back and relax because they do not actually have any other commitments right now RE decided to build some of their own custom motorcycles. This not only shows their dedication towards two wheelers but also an urge to prove themselves every single time.
Recently at the Wheels & Waves custom bike show held in Biarritz, France Royal Enfield showcased their very first official custom made motorcycle. This was definitely a huge day not only for Royal Enfield but also for the RE fans as well. The two motorcycles which were showcased at the show was based on their very own existing models including the Classic500 and the Continental GT which actually make things more interesting as well as exciting at the same time. The two motorcycles were also given separate individual names.
We already have provided you all the information about the Mo Powa which is actually designed to be a dragster and is based on the Classic 500 model while as you already would have read that towards the rear it uses an extended swingarm from Continental GT to extend the wheelbase. The motorcycle also employs a turbocharger as well which definitely has been added to generate more power. The other motorcycle which we will be talking here has been christened as the Dirty Duck and it is actually based on the Continental GT and looks out of this world. If you have offroading genes in you then definitely bound to love this Dirty Duck.
Click past jump to read more about this unique and one of a kind customized motorcycle from Royal Enfield
Extreme Riding With KTM1190 Adventure: Video
Riding motorcycle offroad is quite a hectic task because you are not aware of your surroundings, here in this video Chris Birch who also is an off road riding coach rides the KTM 1190 Adventure across some muddy and really tough terrains.
In the beginning of the video you can watch Chris Birch rides the 1190 Adventure in some extreme terrains while in the second part you can watch him ride with three other riders. There are absolutely no roads all you can watch is these three riders maneuver their motorcycles through knee deep mud, slippery steep rock climbs and seat height deep water. This is definitely something which you don’t get to watch everyday. In the middle of the video you can watch they actually build a road to get out of the trench. The other two riders who were riding with Chris had these small shovels which they used to dig out the mud so that they could ride the motorcycles out of the trench.
In the ‘6:13’ place we can see Chris KTM 1190 Adventure got struck and they were using shovels to actually dig out his motorcycles from the mud. This is something you don’t get to witness everyday and if you are an off road rider then you can actually watch and learn some offroading riding skills from this video.
The BMW GS series of adventure series of motorcycles have become quite a reminiscent name in the segment of premium adventure bikes in the Indian market. The best selling category of motorcycle for the parent company in India, the GS series have attained a sure footing and have helped BMW Motorrad to sense the potential of growth of high end motorcycles in the country.
The flagship motorcycle of this very GS series, R 1200 GS Adventure, is regarded as one of the most capable and technically advanced adventure motorcycle across the world today. The motorcycle, in its latest avatar, is here in India showcasing the best of engineering prowess in the segment of endure motorcycles, and at the same time, it takes forward the legacy of the almost 35 year old ‘GS’ nameplate, which initiated with the R 80 GS back in 1980.
The motorcycle is positioned above the standard R 1200 GS as a more kitted out and beefed up motorcycle, ready to conquer even more difficult terrains. Available with a host of customization options, here’s a comprehensive look on what all things make the R 1200 GS Adventure one fantastic motorcycle to dream for.
The concept of Off Road motorcycles are new in our Indian market but considering the condition of our Indian roads perhaps these are only the perfect means of communication that we should consider using. But jokes apart Hero Motocorp is really experimenting a lot with their products they have already launched an on/off-road motorcycle in our Indian market called the Impulse which became popular amongst those crowd who loves to have some fun in the weekends and exploring new terrains.
Hero Motocorp recently will be launching an on/off-road variant of their Passion Pro motorcycle called the Passion Pro TR which may sound a little weird to some considering the fact that the Passion Pro is only a commuter motorcycle with a small engine, then how can Hero think of turning it into an offroading machine because quite frankly offroading motorcycle needs a bigger engine and plenty of torque which could push the motorcycle out of any situation. The Passion Pro TR we are talking about here is just a Passion Pro with the same engine and only few cosmetic upgrades to give it a tough look. This motorcycle is actually just like those recent crossovers which were launched in the Indian market for example the Toyota Etios Cross or the Volkswagen Cross Polo which has the same engine used in their hatch counterpart at their heart and only some cosmetic upgrades to make them appear tough.
The Passion Pro TR was first showcased at the 2014 Auto Expo where they also have showcased the Splendor based café racer. The Passion Pro TR is powered by the same Air Cooled, 4-Stroke Single Cylinder OHC engine which has an overall displacement of 97.2 cc.
This commuter with some rugged looks might attract some attention of the crowd afterall this is one of a kind motorcycle which looks different from the lot.
Click past jump to find out more about the 2014 Hero Passion Pro TR
Impulse is the first motorcycle launched from the stable of Hero Motocorp after its split up with their long term partner Honda. This was an attempt from Hero’s part to get established as an individual brand. Hero Motocorp struggled initially after splitting up with Honda because the joint venture with Honda brought lot of success for them in the past and perhaps this fact was the driving force behind Hero once again partnering with the Erik Buell Racing, USA. Because of this strategic alliance, Hero is entitled to borrow the designs and technology from the partner for producing some high end motorcycles for India, Hero Impulse is one of the resultant bike of the alliance which has been manufactured in the country itself.
Placed among the 150cc segment, Impulse is a bike of its own kind, which has a blend of ruggedness and sporty appeal to it, it is the first ever off-road bike from the HMCL’s line up. At a mere glance, Impulse may not attract many but a ride may help one to understand the bike’s overall dynamics. By now many questions starts to hover into one’s mind like how is the bike in real sense? could it match the standard of expectation or not, is the bike powerful enough for off-roading etc. To quench the thirst of information about Hero Impulse, here is our review of this one of a kind motorcycle from the stable of Hero Motocorp.
Click past the jump to read our review on Hero Motocorp Impulse
The Hero Impulse, the first motorcycle post the Hero Honda joint venture break-up finally has its website up and about. Information for the new motorcycle can be viewed at heromotocorp.com/impulse. After the JV broke up Hero christened itself as Hero Motocorp and introduced the Impulse which is begins a totally new product category in the Indian motorcycle industry. Hero Motocorp is pitching the Impulse as a dual purpose motorcycle which can glide as comfortably on the road as off it. An SUV on two wheels of sorts.