Bored of your bike yet and looking forward to buying a new one but, in doubt what bike you should buy, however, confused because of limited options available in the market on your budget? Calm a bit down, we have brought you a list of all upcoming bikes in India in the year 2017.
1. Bajaj: Dominar 400: This bike has stirred quite a sensation since its images and launch date leaked. The bike uses KTM Duke’s engine model that 373 cc Liquid-cooled but, the power is detuned to 35Hp. 35NM torque is more than enough to get you going in a gear without stutter. This well-built bike houses full digital instrument console, LED headlamps. It is priced 1,36,000 Rs. for non-ABS and 1,50,000 rs. for the ABS one. The bike is expected to compete with the likes of KTM duke390-200, TVS apache 200 4V, Honda CBR 250, Ninja 300 and more.
2. KTM Duke 390 2017: The Austrian bike maker proved that performance is limited to price, with its launch of Duke and RC series. The Indian market responded well in their favor making the bikes successful on Indian roads. The 2017 variant of Duke comes with various goodies onboard. It gets complete makeover apart from the signature orange, white and black color and same strellis frame, it looks fresh. Powered by the same 373.2cc single cylinder liquid-cooled engine. Even the power output remains the same at 44BHP with 37 nm of torque. The transmission gets a 6-speed box. The breaks are revamped from 300mm previous to 32omm new. It even got a bigger fuel tank with a capacity of 13.4 liters over 11 liters earlier. The most highlighted TFT display got even better and can now connect with your smartphones.
3. TVS Akula 310 or Apache 300: Last year TVs has updated its segment with the launch of Apache RTR 4v. The Indian bike maker in collaboration with BMW is all set to launch its sub 300 segment bike Akula 310 or Apache 300 RTR, The name is yet to be confirmed, some sources hinted that it could be named Raptor. It will be a complete faired version of BMW’s G310 R. The bike is powered by its partner’s 313 cc uni-cylinder engine generating 34Bhp and 28Nm of torque mated with 6-speed transmission box. ABS is expected to come as standard. It is expected to launch in the upcoming 2-3months. Upon its entry, the bike will be competing with KTM RC 390, Bajaj Pulsar 400 SS and CBR and Yamaha’s sub 300 segment bikes. Expected price under 2 lakh.
4. Yamaha MT-03: The bike is presumed to be launching by mid of 2017 anytime. The naked sport by Yamaha houses the similar engine of YZF R-3 that is parallel twin cylinder liquid-cooled engine which produces 41 Brake horsepower and 29NM of torque. in the breaking section, the bike gets 298mm front and 220mm rear hydraulic single disks fitted with ABS. On launch, it will go head to head with Duke 390 and BMW G310 R and Bajaj Domina 400. The ex-showroom price is suspected around 2 lakhs.
5. Triumph Street Triple S, R and RS: Triumph raised the curtain off of its street triple which will come to India anytime in 3rd or 4th quarter of 2017. The bike’s engine unit as same as of its sibling 675R Daytona but developed to be 765 cc which generates 111bhp, 116bhp, and 121bhp respectively with 77NM of torque. All the models are mated with 6-speed manual transmission and a slip, assist slipper clutch and fast shifter. It also features a 5-inch TFT display, LED headlamps and switchable ABS. The company may price the trio somewhere around 8-10 lakhs.
6. Hero HX 250-R: The Indian automaker took everyone by surprise when it showcased its own house HX 250R. The bike looked promising but there were still some issues related the launch dates. But, the few sources have confirmed that Hero may launch it by the end of January of in early February. Talking about features, in the power section it presumed to be a 250cc single cylinder with a water-cooled motor, churning out 31bhp and 26NM torque. The bike is expected to touch 160km/h with enough fuel capacity of 12.4 liters. It likely to go match status with Bajaj Pulsar 200 RS, KTM RC 200, Hyosung GD250R. Exp price 1.5 lakhs.
7. BMW G310 R: To be priced around 1.8-2.0 lakhs, BMW’s naked sports bike will land in India between March to May. In an alliance with TVS, the german maker will produce bikes in the country. The machine packs a 313cc single cylinder water-cooled engine forming 34bhp at 9800RPM and 28 NM torque at 7500 coupled with a 6-speed transmission. The bike will compete against Duke 390, Bajaj domina 400, Yahama MT-03.
8. Kawasaki Versys X 300: Getting the same engine from Ninja 300 which is a 296cc Dual Overhead Cam (DOHC) liquid-cooled paired to a 6-speed transmission. It is capable of producing 39bhp and 27NM torque. At the front, it is planted with 41mm telescopic suspension and at the rear, a Uni-Trak gas charged mono shock suspension. It may get a price tag of around 3-4 lakhs and will launch anytime this year.
9. MV Augusta F3: The Italy two wheeler manufacturer is all set to launch its Augusta F3 (600 and 800) bike in India. The bike itself is no less than a beauty sensation winning the world’s most beautiful bike design award. In the powerplant it gets a liquid cooled 3 cylinders 12 valve DOHC, generating a massive 126 and 148bhp and 71 and 88NM torque respectively. F3 propels 0-100 km/h in just 3.5 seconds clocking 260 km/h at tops. Falling into sub 800cc category superbike, it may be priced around 10-16 lakhs.
10. Ducati 1299 Superleggera: It’s not just a superbike but a combination of art and science. This stunning bike is extensively made up of carbon fiber and being a 1299cc it weighs just 167 kilos. The engine used in here has been taken from its Panigale siblings that are the same twin cylinder liquid cooled and reworked to generate 215 Bhp along with 147NM torque. It comes completely packed with goofy features such as 6D IMU traction control, slide control, Engine brake control and Power launch. The bike is made keeping its Moto GP persona in mind. If you want it in your collection you might want to lose 1.2 crores.
These were some of the sweet rides we soon expect to see on Indian roads. Feast your eyes or better, get your hands on one, if you could.