Upcoming Bikes in India In 2019.
1.Honda Rebel 300
Honda, one is the Rebel 300 that was debuted at Long Beach International Motorcycle Show in November 2016. Later the bike was patented in India in 2017 and now it seems that the Japanese two-wheeler giant could bring it in later part of 2018. Upon arrival, this motorcycle will compete with tough rival like Royal Enfield Thunderbird 350.
As the brand is aiming to grab pole position in Indian two-wheeler market by 2020, new high performance premium motorcycles will play crucial role in the bid. Expect the Rebel 300 to be a very important product from the brand once it hits Indian market. This motorcycle comes with an attractive styling combined with modern features, advanced technologies and all of that could arrive with an attractive pricing.
Expected India Launch: Late 2019
Expected India Price: Rs. 2 lakh – Rs. 2.30 lakh.
2.Suzuki Gixxer 250
Suzuki Gixxer 250 or GSX 250R is a stylish and sporty bike, which is expected to launch in Indian market sometime next year. The bike has been already launched in Japan, and it looks pretty cool indeed. No wonder, Indian two-wheeler market is growing rapidly, and bikes with sporty looks and high performance are becoming more and more popular with every passing day, and in that scenario Suzuki Gixxer 250 is also expected to make a strong impact once it launches in India.
The Suzuki Gixxer 250 sports a mono halogen headlamp, a tall windscreen, sporty fairing, and a sculpted muscular looking fuel tank. Apart from that, the bike gets clip-on handle bars, completely digital instrument cluster which gives it a premium feel.The bike gets split seats, sharp tail section, which increases its sporty charm. Also, the bike gets a sharp looking taillight, which gives a finishing touch to its perfect look. Once launched in India, the bike is expected to come available in four different colours, which include Suzuki’s signature Moto GP blue, Red, Black and White.
Expected launch date: Early 2019
Expected price: Rs. 1.5 lakh – Rs. 1.8 lakh
3.2017 KTM Duke 125
The new KTM Duke 125 is built on a stiffer steel Trellis frame and it also gets a separate rear sub-frame. Unlike before the rear sub-frame is bolted now, not welded. Apart from that it sports large bifurcated LED headlamp, fully digital colour TFT display with ‘KTM My Ride’ support which offers smartphone connectivity. Fuel tank of the 2017 KTM Duke 125 looks massive and muscular, with increased capacity of 13.4-litres from 11-litres.
Braking and suspension set-up is unchanged in the new KTM Duke 125. Suspension duty is done by WP upside-down 43 mm front forks with 150mm travel and WP monoshock absorber with 150mm travel at rear. For braking duty the bike sports 300mm Brembo brake on front wheel and 230mm rear disc as well, combined with Bosch dual-channel ABS. Expect the bike to be priced around Rs. 1 lakh
Expected Launch Late-2019
Expected Price – Rs. 1 lakh
4.Kawasaki Z900RS and Z900RS Café Racer
Kawasaki Z900Rs and Z900RS café racer are two motorcycles we are about to see arriving in Indian market soon. Both these two models are expected to be launched here sometime in early 2018. The Kawasaki Z900RS retro modern classic motorcycle comes competing with premium rivals like BMW R nineT Pure, Triumph Thruxton and Yamaha XSR 900.
Kawasaki unveiled the Z900RS model at the 2017 Tokyo Motor Show and later showcased it at the EICMA in Milan as well. In both the events, this model has garnered pretty good attention. As the Japanese premium bike brand claims, this model comes paying respect to the original Z1.
Upcoming Kawasaki Z900RS and Z900RS café racer are powered by a highly powerful 948 cc liquid-cooled engine that is capable of churning out 110 bhp of peak power at 99 Nm of peak torque. Expect these two models to be priced between Rs. 11 lakh and Rs. 14 lakh (ex-showroom, New Delhi) in the Indian market. Both the models could launch in the country market immediately after the Auto Expo. Upon arrival, both these motorcycles will help the brand to strengthen its grip in the premium high performance motorcycle segment of domestic market.
Expected India Launch: Early 2019
Expected India Price: Rs. 11 lakh – Rs. 14 lakh
Honda CBR500R was first introduced in 2013, and last year in October, the Japanese two-wheeler manufacturer unveiled updated CBR500R. The 500cc bike comes with range of updates and revised styling as well. It looks sharp and aggressive. As Indian market is showing keen interest toward premium and large motorcycles, we could expect this bike to launch in the country sometime in 2019.
The bike gets very sharp and bold LED headlamps, revised muscular sharp fairing. The large windscreen, fully digital instrument cluster, muscular fuel tank, stepped-up split seat, LED taillight enhance its style quotient. Interestingly, Japanese two-wheeler manufacturer has introduced an aircraft style hinged fuel filler cap in the bike, which certainly takes the game up.
All-new Honda CBR500R takes power from the same 471cc parallel-twin, liquid-cooled engine, which used to deliver power in previous model as well. The engine kicks out same power and torque output which are 47 hp and 43 Nm respectively. The bike is expected to deliver 22.5 kmpl of fuel economy, while its top speed is around 180 kmph. Once launched, the sportsbike is expected to be slapped with a price tag of around Rs. 4.25 lakh.
Expected launch date: Mid 2019
Expected price: Rs. 4.25 lakh.
6.2019 Hero XPulse 200, XPulse 200T
Hero MotoCorp’s upcoming bikes, the XPulse 200 and the XPulse 200T have been spied testing somewhere in India. This is the first time the bikes have been seen on public roads.
The XPulse 200 was first unveiled at the 2017 EICMA Show, Italy, whereas the Xpulse 200T debuted last month at the 2018 EICMA Show. The XPulse 200 is an entry-level adventure bike whereas the XPulse 200 T is a touring version. Both the bikes will share the same platform and engine but get different cycle parts to make it off-road and road ready respectively.
The XPulse 200 gets spoke-wheels, high-rise front mudguard, fork gaiters, bash plate, dual-purpose tyres and a different exhaust. The XPulse 200T gets alloy-wheels, side exhaust, road tyres and misses out on bash plate.
Both the bikes are powered by the same 200cc air-cooled single-cylinder engine as the Xtreme 200R, but with revised gearing. This unit produces 18.4bhp and 17.1Nm of torque via a five-speed gearbox. It gets a 14-litre fuel tank capacity with a range of 450km. The bike is loaded with some new features like Bluetooth-enabled instrument cluster which has integrated navigation system.
The Gurgaon-based manufacturer will launch both the bikes together by March 2019.