Upcoming New Bikes In India Under 3 Lakh 2017 – 2018 | Price, Launch, News

Upcoming BIkes in India 2018

By now you must have all read our earlier post –Upcoming bikes in India under 1.5 lakh. However, if you are in the market for something more premium here are some of the top bikes that will be launched in India under 3 lakhs, in 2017-2018.

Unlike previous years, this is a segment that is gong to see lots of actions, especially in the 1.5 lakh to 2.5 lakh range. What’s even more exciting is that Indian manufacturer’s will also be actively fighting it out.

Here are some of the bikes to look out for.

Bajaj Dominar 400SS

Bajaj launched the Dominar 400 in India last year. The bike is inspired from the Pulsar CS400 concept that was seen at the 2014 Auto Expo, and has beautiful design, good features and a very powerful engine.

Bajaj sees the Dominar brand as a next-gen ‘Pulsar’ and is thus sure to spawn new bikes under it. Though nothing will materialize soon, first hints of a sportsbike could come out in 2018.

Price – Rs. 1.75 lakhs

Launch date – 2018

News – Doming 400F rendered

Specs – Dominar 400RS


Benelli Tornado 302

The Benelli Tornado 302 was showcased at the 2016 Auto Expo and is the faired version of the TNT300. This twin cylinder bike will compete with Yamaha’s R3 and Ninja 300 on launch.

The Tornado 302 is expected to launch in India this year itself however the manufacturer’s first priority is the TNT 135.

Price – 3.2 lakhs

Launch date – Late 2017

News- Tornado 302

Specs – Benelli Tornado 300



BMW 310 India
Upcoming bikes in India under 3 Lakh – BMW G 310 R

This is most probably the most awaited bike in this list. BMW’s G310R was first unveiled in 2015 and is born out of the BMW-TVS partnership. The bike will be made in India and is thus expected to be very affordable.
Recently BMW, through the twitter handle had confirmed that the G310R will be launched in Spring 2017.

Price – 2 lakhs

Launch date – Delayed till 2018

News- G310R news

Specs – G 310 R specs



BMW G310GS is an adventure-tourer based on the G310R and was recently unveiled globally. The bike is yet to be spotted in India but since its production will be in the country, we can expect it to be launched here as well.

Price – 2.2 lakhs

Launch date – 2018

News – BMW G310GS news

Specs –  G 310 GS specs


Hero HX250

We don’t know what to say about the HX250. It’s been with the ‘to be launched soon’ tag since 2014, and the recent showcase of a production version at the 2016 Auto Expo slightly fueled our expectations. However Hero has opted to remain silent about its development and launch plans.

Hero’s next launch will most probably the Xtreme 200S followed by the XF3R.

Price – 1.7 lakhs

Launch date – 2018

News – HX250 news

Specs – Hero HX250R


Honda CBR350RR

New Honda CBR250RR

Honda launched the much awaited CBR250RR in Indonesia last year. Though expectations were high, the manufacturer has confirmed that they will not launch the 250RR in India or US.

There are rumours that Honda is working on a CBR350RR for launch in these markets but nothing has been confirmed yet. This might be true, as Honda really needs a R3 and Ninja 300 rival and if not for a 250RR, a 350RR seem to be the only logical way.

Price – 3 lakhs

Launch date – 2018

News – Honda 350RR


Husqvarna Vitpilen 401 and Svartpilen 401

Update: Recently Rajiv Bajaj said that they will not launch the Husqvarna bikes in India. Confirming this news, Mr. Oliver Goering – Managing director, Husqvarna, said that the company will manufacture the Husqvarna bikes in Austria to give it a premium feel as compared to the KTMs.


Hyosung GV300

Hyosung was to launch 4 new bikes between 2016 and 2017 but none of them have materialised as of yet. It’s unclear whether they still plan to launch these bikes in the country.

The GV300 is a cruiser from the Korean manufacturer powered by a 26.6PS producing 275cc oil-cooled V-twin motor.

Price – 2.8 lakhs

Launch date – 2018

Hyosung GD250R / GT300R

Either the GD250 or the GT300R will be Hyosung’s choice for a replacement for the GT250R in India.

Price – 2 lakhs

Launch date – 2018

Hyosung GD450

Another exciting bike that was part of the initial draft is a 50PS producing Hyosung GD450. If priced right, this motorcycle could be huge force to be reckoned within Rs. 3 lakh.

Price – 2.5 lakhs

Launch date – 2018

KTM Duke 390 2017

Upcoming Duke 390
Upcoming bikes in India under 3 Lakh- new Duke 390

Much like the Duke 200 that we talked about, the Duke 390 will also get updates for 2017. However the changes are much more extensive on the latter. They have thus increased the gap between the two bikes, which is great.

The new Duke 390 gets features like large TFT instrument console, ride-by-wire, convention exhaust and more.

Price – 2.1 lakhs

Launch date – 2017 (launched)

News – KTM Duke 390 2017

Specs – Duke 390


KTM 390 Adventure

An Adventure derivative of the Duke 390 is also in works. Much like KTM’s 1290 Adventure line-up, design similarities with its Duke counterpart can be expected. However the Austrian manufacturer has confirmed that the new 390 Adventure will adhere to stick codes of the segment and not just be a botched up Duke 390.

Price – 2.5 lakhs

Launch date – 2018-2019

News – KTM Adventure 390 news


Kawasaki Z250Sl and Ninja 250Sl

There had been rumours that Kawasaki would launch the Z250Sl and Ninja 250Sl in India, when it was unveiled in some Asian markets. However the manufacturer hasn’t shown any positive signs and we remain skeptical about their launch here.

Both the bikes come with a 249 cc, Liquid-cooled, 4-stroke, single Cylinder mill producing maximum of 27.62 Bhp @ 9700 rpm. Only localisation will ensure affordable prices, which is one of the reasons why the Japanese manufacturer is reluctant to launch in India.

Price – from 2 lakhs

Launch date – 2018


Royal Enfield 500 Disc and ABS

Recently Royal Enfield had made rear disc brake and ABS standard across all models in their European portfolio. We in India should receive similar updates for 2017/2018

Price – Rs. 1.6 lakhs

Launch date – 2017

News – Bullet 500 with rear disc

Specs – New Bullet 500 specs


Royal Enfield 750

Royal Enfield is currently working on a 750cc motorcycle for launch in 2018. A Continental GT version of the bike had been spotted testing earlier.

The motorcycle will compete with Harley Davidson’s Street 750 globally but in India, we will get it at a much lower price range.

Price – 2.5 lakhs

Launch date – 2017

News- RE 750 Continental

Specs – Royal Enfield 750


TVS Apache RR 310S

TVS is readying up the Akula 310 for launch in India and other Asian markets. The bike had been spotted numerous times on our roads and should make debut this year itself.

Price – 1.6 lakhs

Launch date – 2017

News – TVS Akula 310


Blast from the Past – Upcoming Bikes In India Under 3 Lakh 2013 to 2014

We’ve chosen not to remove these images as part of the update (though low quality) as there is still fair amount of traffic for them. The post as such was outdated but as you can seen, we still go a large part of them right.

pulsar 375 india review
Bajaj Pulsar 375 / 200 India review
HYUSUNG GV 250 launch india
HYSUNG GV 250 launch India

Suzuki Inazuma india launch
Suzuki Inazuma India

Inazuma suzuki black
Inazuma Suzuki black


Mahindra mojo india riding position
Bikes Under 3 Lakh -Mahindra Mojo India riding position


Mahindra Mojo launch
Mahindra Mojo


ktm faired rc 390
ktm faired duke 390
KTM’s faired  duke 390 sibling
Ready to race ktm rc 390
Ready to race – KTM RC 390
Ktm rc390 ktm duke
Ktm rc390 ktm duke


yamaha r 250 launch in india
Yamaha R 250 launch in India

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