This year is expected to see a good number of motorcycle launches. We are not just talking about high- end performing motor bikes but also daily commuter bikes. Electric scooter making companies like Kawasaki are expected to launch their products and expand their market. Companies like Bajaj are now looking to enter the high-end performing motor bike section, though it is expected that Hero and Honda will continue to dominate the masses. Here is a list of some of the most awaited bikes that you must check this year.
Hero Xtreme 200 S
Rivaling the TVS Apache RTR200 4V and Bajaj Pulsar, this bike exudes charm and style in equal measure. It is built on a diamond type chassis that has telescopic forks. This bike rides on a multi spoke 17 inch front and rear wheels which are made of alloy. The price can go up to1.05 lac.
Kawasaki Z125 Pro
This is a light weight bike and comes with a lower price. It has a 31.7 inch seat height. It has strong style suspension. It can be ridden by a person of any stature as it is not very high. Do remember that it is not exactly meant for the freeway.
DSK Benelli Tornado 302
For the first time Benelli will be launching their bikes in India. This bike is quite close to its original version Tornado 302R. It promises better stability and agility. It has inverted forks at the front and rear ends. The rear uses a mono shock with adjustable prep load. There are dual 260mm discs at the front and a 240mm disc at the rear.
2017 Triumph Street Triple RS
It is one of the popular British make bikes in India. The best part is that it is made for everyday usability. This bike is powered by a 765cc displacement three cylinder engine. The new motor has the ability of 123PS at 11,700rpm and 77Nm at 10,800rpm. This makes this bike the most powerful street triple ever manufactured.
It has a busty look and can pass for a street fighter. There is not much body panel or fiber. There is more metal elements which gives it a tough appeal. The GD250N will be powered by a 250cc engine, a water cooled motor which can give 26-35 BHP of power.
Ducati Super Sport
This is sports bike with comfort. This has more of an upright position which ensures that your body weight does not fall completely on your wrist. This bike has a liquid cooled 937cc engine which goes way up to 9,000rpm. It is light weight with only 463 pounds.
Harley Davidson Freewheeler
This bike comes with an easy handling size. It is a three wheeled cruise. It promises a decent mileage of 16.58kmpl. It has a six speed cruise drive transmission. It also has a Dunlop H-D series Blackwell which gives you a better grip on slippery roads. It has a very inspiring masculine design.
2017 KTM 390 Duke
This one has a same 373cc, single cylinder liquid cooled engine as its predecessor, and it might be getting a ride by wire system. It has redesigned body panels, all-LED headlight and also daytime running lights. It comes with a larger fuel tank with a capacity of 13.4 liters. The price must be between Rs. 2.20 – Rs. 2.25 lacs.
BMW G 310 GS
This is the second BMW motorcycle built at the TVS motor company factory at Hosur Tamil Nadu. The styling has been inspired from the BMW’s larger ADV bikes. It has a distinct front beak and GS decals on the fuel tank. It has a 313cc engine. This bike is more suitable for road use than off road.
KTM 690 Duke
This is an Austrian bike model. It is supposed to be giving an all-round performance and it comes with a Euro IV compliant engine.