DSK boss Shirish Kulkarni confirms the arrival of Benelli BX 250 and Leoncino; reveals future plans for India

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DSK Motowheels Chairman Shirish Kulkarni has confirmed that the BX 250 as well as the Leoncino will be making their way to India soon. Reports suggest that apart from the aforementioned models, the company also has plans to introduce two more products in India – the Tornado 300 and the TRK 502, in the near future.

Of the upcoming models, the BX 250 Motard is an off roader motorcycle that draws power from the same 250cc engine that propels the TNT 25 which India launch took place in December last year. The BX 250 is confirmed to arrive in November – December 2016.

Benelli BX 250

Unveiled at the EICMA Motor Show last year, the Leoncino will join DSK-Benelli India’s product line up and will reported be the cheapest scrambler in India. Powering the Leoncino is a 499 cc twin cylinder liquid cooled engine that produces a power output of 47 PS at 8500 rpm while the peak torque of 45 Nm comes up at 4500 rpm. It is expected to arrive in India in the first quarter of next year with an expected price tag of Rs 4-5 lakhs.

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The chairman of DSK Motowheels also added that a few more models such as the TRK502 and Tornado 302 are expected to land in India soon. While the TRK502 is likely to reach Indian shores by September 2016, the Tornado 300, the fully faired sibling of the TNT 300, will arrive by as soon as July this year.

Hyosung GD450

The company also plans to update the Hyosung portfolio. DSK Hyosung plans to bring the GT 300R and GV 300 to replace the existing GT250R and the Aquila 250 respectively. The company will also bring a completely new motorcycle – the GD 450 which is scheduled to make a debut in India next year. DSK Motowheels has recently acquired land for a larger facility in Talegaon, Pune and will be shifting its production facility from Wai where the current capacity stands at 25 units a day.

Source: Autocar Professional

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