This is a list of all upcoming new bikes in India in the year 2016-2017, between Rs. 2 lakh and 5 Lakh.
Kawasaki Ninja 250SL
In 2016, Kawasaki hopes to debut in a more affordable motorcycle segment, with their single cylinder Ninja 250SL. The bike looks similar to the twin cylinder Ninja 300, but gets single headlamp set up.
Expected launch date : first half of 2016
Expected price : above 2.2 lakhs
The Kawasaki Z250SL is a naked version of the Ninja 250SL and is powered by the same engine
Expected launch date : late 2016
Expected price : above 2 lakhs
With the Yamaha R3’s sales going slower than expected, it is heard that the manufacture will be pushing back the launch of their MT-03 to somewhere late 2016. The Yamaha MT-03 is the naked version of the YZF-R3
Expected launch date: late 2016- 2017
Expected price: 2.8 lakhs
Suzuki Gixxer 250/ Gixxer 300 (Twin cylinder)
A twin cylinder Gixxer 250 or Gixxer 300 was seen in full production form abroad, and this bike may make its way in to India. Other details are still sketchy.
Ducati Scramble Sixty2
The most affordable Ducati currently available, The Ducati Scrambler Sixty2 will be a great way for people to get in to the Scrambler/Ducati lifestyle. It looks identical to the scrambler currently available in the market, but comes powered by a 399cc L-Twin engine.
Expected launch date: Mid-Late 2016
Expected Price: 4.5-5 Lakhs (could be priced higher)
TVS-BMW G310R Fully faired- U69 (TVS Akula 310)
It is heard that TVS may unveil a full faired version of the G 310 R with their own badging at the 2016 Auto Expo. This bike may go on sale before the naked version.
update: TVS Akula 310 showcased at Auto Expo 2016
Expected launch date : Mid 2016
Expected Price : near 2.2 lakhs
TVS RTR 450 FX based motorcycle
Though this isn’t confirmed, with the rising popularity of Adventure motorcycles in India, we may get to see something based on the RTR 450 FX in the country . The bike has already competed and completed the Dakar rally, which is in no mean feat.
Powering the bike is a 449.40cc mill producing clos to 55 bhp of power.
Bajaj Pulsar 400SS/400CS
Bajaj is expected to launch their most powerful motorcycle- The 400SS and the 400CS in 2017. They were first showcased at the 2014 Auto Expo, and served as a base for the 200SS (and the upcoming 200CS).
update: The Bajaj 400CS may reach dealerships in 2016 itself, and is heard to be Bajaj’s next-in-line bike.
Expected launch date: 2016
Expected Price: near 2 lakhs
The Hastur is definitely not in Hero’s immediate project list and we will be lucky if it is ready by late 2017 or 2018
Honda CBR300R/ 250R
The Honda CBR300r was fist showcased in 2013, and went on sale in most markets shortly there after. But Honda has kept away bringing the bike to India, even though it is a very important market to them.
In 2015 the manufacturer brought out new colour schemes for the existing CBR250r, which can only be seen as a method to clear out stock. So we are hoping that the new version- either the CBR300r or the CBR250r will be launched in 2016.
Expected launch date: mid 2015
Expected price: from 1.8 lakhs- 2.3 lakhs
The Hyosung GD250r is certainly one of the most hotly anticipated bikes in the country. It has an aggressive, sharp design, and should be available at an affordable price.
Benelli Tornado 302 (Tornado 300)
Benelli Tornado 302 is a fully faired motorcycle from the Italian manufacturer, and was showcased at the Auto Expo 2016. The bike comes powered by an in-line two cylinder 4-stroke 4-valve DOHC mill, producing 36 PS of peak power at 12000 rpm and 27 Nm of max torque at 9000 rpm. The engine is mated to a 6-speed transmission.
Chief competitors include the Yamaha R3 and the Kawasaki Ninja 300.
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