Upcoming bikes in India 2019

The year 2019 is set to be a very exciting, all thanks to the fact that global bike manufacturers have finally realised the true potential of India as a market and are finally willing to go all guns blazing. This has caused most bike makers to roll out the majority of their motorcycles into India since there are always takers. Keeping that in mind, we’re here to tell you about all the upcoming motorcycles which will be launched in 2019.

List of upcoming bikes in India in the year of 2019
Upcoming BikeExpected PriceExpected Date
Honda CB1000R+INR 14.46 LakhBookings Are Open
Honda CBR 1000RR Fireblade SPINR 16.43 to INR 19.28 LakhBookings Are Open
Benelli LeoncinoINR 4,50,000 to INR 5,00,000Q3 2019
Benelli Imperiale 400INR 2,00,000Q4 2019
KTM 790 DukeINR 6,00,000 to INR 7,00,000Q1 2019
Suzuki GSX-250R / Gixxer 250INR 1,50,000 to INR 1,80,000Q2 2019
TVS ZeppelinINR 1,50,000 to INR 1,80,000Q4 2019
KTM Adventure 390INR 3,00,000 to INR 3,50,000Q4 2019
Benelli TRK 502 XINR 5,00,000 to INR 6,00,000Q2 2019
Hero Xpulse and Xpulse 200 TINR 1,00,000 to INR 1,20,000Q1 2019
2019 Bajaj DominarINR 1,60,000 to INR 1,70,000Q1 2019
Royal Enfield Classic ScramblerINR 1,80,000 – INR 2,10,000Q2 2019
Yamaha MT-15INR 1,00,000 – 1,10,000Q3 2019
Yamaha FZ FI Version 3.0INR 90,000 to INR 1,00,000Q1 2019
Kawasaki Ninja ZX-6RINR 7,00,000 to INR 8,50,000Q2 2019
Kawasaki Z400INR 4,00,000 to INR 4,30,000Q2 2019
2019 Yamaha R3INR 3,30,000 to INR 3,50,000Q3 2019
2019 Suzuki Gixxer 150INR 90,000 to INR 1,00,000Q1 2019
UM DSR Adventure 200 ABSINR 1,40,000Q1 2019

2019 Honda CB1000R+

2018 CB1000R

The Honda CB1000R manages to easily stand out from the crowd by moving away from the standard super sports-derived design theme and leaning more towards a mix of both modern and retro design languages. Honda likes to call this the “Neo Sports Café” design and we absolutely love it. The CB1000R comes mated to a 998cc, four-cylinder DOHC engine which uses forged pistons like the CBR1000RR SP instead of the usual cast ones. However, it has been re-worked to provide a healthy increase in terms of both power and torque. This has resulted in it making 143 bhp @ 10,500 rpm and 104Nm of torque @ 8,250 rpm as compared to the current outgoing model’s 123 bhp and 99Nm.

2018 CB1000R
2018 CB1000R
2018 CB1000R

To further aid rideability, the new CB1000R gets a host of electronics such as a slipper clutch, throttle by wire technology, three riding modes and Honda Selectable Torque Control (HSTC). Suspension duties have been taken care of by Showa Separate Function Fork Big Piston unit (SFF-BP) up front. The rear has been taken care of by Showa’s rear shock which allows adjustments for spring preload, compression and rebound damping. Front braking is handled by a dual radial-mount four-piston front callipers that bite a 310mm floating disc. A twin-piston calliper in the rear bites a 256mm disc, both of which support ABS. Grip has been taken care of by a fat 190/55 ZR17 rear tire, replacing the current 180/55 ZR17, while the front tire remains a 120/70 ZR17. In India, the CB1000R is available in Graphite Black Only.

  • Price: INR 14.46 Lakh (Ex-showroom)
  • Expected Launch Date: Bookings Are Open

Honda CBR 1000RR Fireblade SP

Honda CBR 1000RR Fireblade SP

Joining its Japanese and European rivals in India, the legendary Honda CBR 1000RR Fireblade now comes with an electronic wheelie control system apart from the bunch of electronics it already came fitted with. Offered in two variants – the Fireblade and Fireblade SP, both bikes are powered by a 1000 cc 4-cylinder engine which is good for producing 189 hp at 13,000 rpm and 114 Nm at 11,000 rpm. Power is sent to the rear wheel via a six-speed transmission. In comparison to the vanilla Fireblade, the SP gets additional equipment like semi-active Ohlins electronic Control (S-EC) suspension at the front and rear (43mm NIX30 inverted forks up front and aTTX36 monoshock round the back), a quick shifter and downshift assist. The bikes are available in 2 colours – Grand Prix Red and Matt Ballistic Black Metallic.

  • Price: INR 16.43 to INR 19.28 Lakh
  • Expected Launch Date: Bookings Are Open

Benelli Leoncino

Benelli Leoncino

Benelli is a manufacturer that is associated with aesthetics and sound, so its no surprise that the new Leoncino carries over those traits in a rather beautiful Café Racer/Scrambler way. The Leoncino, however, isn’t all rugged or old school and retains some modern appeal with a nice round headlight that has LED indicators and DRLs. This time around, Benelli hasn’t stuck to an analogue but rather moved over to an LCD display for the instrument cluster. It comes mated to a 500cc inline twin cylinder engine that we can all expect to sound quite melodious as it fires and makes 47 bhp of power and 45 Nm of torque.

  • Expected Price: INR 4,50,000 to INR 5,00,000
  • Expected Launch Date: Q3 2019

Benelli Imperiale 400

Benelli Imperiale 400

With the Jawa twins becoming an instant hit, Benelli will do good to launch the Imperiale 400 as another option in the entry-level, modern-classic space. Powering the Benelli Imperiale 400 is a 373.5cc, SOHC, air-cooled, single-cylinder, fuel injected engine that produces 19.7hp at 5,500rpm and 28Nm of torque at 3,500rpm, all paired with a 5-speed gearbox. Those numbers are nearly identical to the power figures of the RE 350 Classic. The Imperiale 400’s motor rests on a tubular double-cradle frame which is cushioned by 41mm telescopic forks up front and a twin shock set up at the back. A 300mm front and a 240mm rear disc brake are paired with standard ABS. If priced right, this Benelli could become a genuine hit and help the brand at its second attempt in the Indian motorcycling space.

  • Expected Price: INR 2,00,000
  • Expected Launch Date: Q4 2019

KTM 790 Duke

New 2018 KTM Duke 790

We’ve long awaited for KTM to roll out its big guns and the KTM 790 Duke is as close to it as it can get. Managing to bring together the handling of a single cylinder but with the punch of a twin, this is a scalpel for the streets. Powered by a parallel twin motor, it manages to kick out  105 bhp of power and 87 Nm of torque. It carries over a familiar all-LED headlamp with a full-colour TFT screen that supports also Bluetooth connectivity.

KTM Duke 790 mid-corner

With a wet weight of just 190 kgs, this is a force to reckon with, especially since its teamed up with a host of electronics such as ride by wire technology, lean angle sensitive traction control, quick shifter, motor slip regulation (MSR), launch control, four riding modes (Sport, Street, Rain and Track), a slipper clutch as well as cornering ABS. Damping is handled by a 43mm split function USD WP forks at the front and a gas assisted shock at the rear. Braking has been dealt with a 300mm twin disc setup with 4 piston callipers at the front and a single 240mm disc at the rear with 2 piston calliper. Upon launch, this would be quite an aggressively priced product and sure to give the competition a run for its money.

  • Expected Price: INR 6,00,000 to INR 7,00,000
  • Expected Launch Date: Q1 2019

Suzuki GSX-250R / Gixxer 250

Suzuki Gixxer 250 F

Making its debut at the 2017 ECIMA, the GSX250R or should I say Gixxer 250 is already selling in international markets but hasn’t made its way to India as of yet. Suzuki didn’t do so well the first time around when they launched a quarter litre motorcycle in India a.k.a the Inazuma, however, we expect Suzuki to change that soon as they intend to establish their self in the smaller capacity motorcycle segment. Pricing will be a very important factor for Suzuki since when it comes to power, the GSX250R isn’t exactly the strongest. Unlike a twin-cylinder motor, which powers the international-spec bike, the one we’d get will most likely by powered by a quarter-litre single.

Suzuki GSX250R Front

Expected to arrive by April 2019 or so, expect the Suzuki Gixxer 250 to borrow styling cues from the bigger GSX-S line of multi-cylinder motorcycles. The single cylinder engine will also most probably take the air-cooled path, or feature an oil-cooler at best. Expect power figures to be between 25 – 30 bhp and fuel to be fed to the engine via injectors instead of a good ole’ carb.

  • Expected Price: INR 1,50,000 to INR 1,80,000
  • Expected Launch Date: Q2 2019

TVS Zeppelin

TVS Zeppelin Cruiser

The TVS Zeppelin will be TVS’s take on the power cruiser design. A concept was first revealed at the Delhi Auto Expo where it managed to find a spotlight for itself with its rich and premium looking design. Powering the concept was a 220 cc liquid cooled motor which was backed up by an integrated starter generator that provides an extra kick to the motor when needed. There was also a 1200W, 48V lithium-ion battery which worked as a hybrid system to extra power to the engine when necessary. However, expect the production bike to be powered by the 200cc motor which also powers the Apache RTR 200 4V.

TVS Zeppelin Front Three Quarter

Unlike the concept, which was fitted with sophisticated hardware, including gold-painted upside down forks, full LED headlights, and a bio-key speedometer expect the production bike to tone down all of that. This is a very new segment TVS will be venturing into and how we think that the 310cc motor will justify that styling even more. However, only time will tell what comes out in production guise.

  • Expected Price: INR 1,50,000 to INR 1,80,000
  • Expected Launch Date: Q4 2019

KTM Adventure 390

KTM Adventure 390 spied top quarter

The KTM Adventure Duke 390 is another heavily anticipated motorcycle and why wouldn’t it be, on paper it seems like the perfect package, especially for our roads. From our first look at it, it seems to carry a familiar facia found on the Duke 390, with its full LED headlamps and the rest seems straight from KTM’s adventure family. We are expecting KTM to increase the fuel capacity of this motorcycle given its utility and purpose. It also appears that KTM has prepped it for dust by covering the fork seals, we also have our fingers crossed that KTM provides this motorcycle with a seat that doesn’t feel like a rock.

KTM Adventure 390 spied side

We don’t expect KTM to make any drastic changes to the already brilliant 375cc single-cylinder engine that puts out a strong 43.5 bhp of power @ 9,000 rpm and 37 Nm of torque @ 7,000 rpm. However, we do expect KTM to tune the gearing and power delivery to suit the character and nature of this motorcycle. The Adventure 390 will also come with a full-colour TFT screen for a speedometer that’ll also support Bluetooth and hopefully a navigation system that also supports offline maps.

KTM Adventure 390 spied front

Braking duties will be handled by the same brakes found on the Duke and RC390, we expect KTM to include switchable ABS along with a supermoto mode that should allow for safer slides. This motorcycle has its competition cut out for it and given KTM’s reputation, it is bound to take the market by storm. The Adventure 390 has been spotted going through its open road test

  • Expected Price: INR 3,00,000 to INR 3,50,000
  • Expected Launch Date: Q4 2019

Benelli TRK 502 X

Benelli TRK 502 Auto Expo

Starting afresh with a new partner in India, Benelli has officially confirmed that the TRK 502 Adventure tourer will be launched here by March 2019. To bike will be launched in two variants – A TRK 502 (Tourer) and TRK 502X (Adventure). One of the main differentiating features between both these bikes are the wheels. While the standard variant gets 17-inch alloy wheels, the ‘X’ variant offers spoked wheels, a 19-incher at the front and a 17-incher at the rear.

Benelli TRK 502

Both the bikes share a similar platform and are powered by a liquid cooled, 499.6cc parallel-twin engine which is good for 47.6 hp at 8,500 rpm and 45 Nm of torque at 5,000 rpm, sent to the rear wheel via a six-speed shifter. The chassis is suspended by a 50 mm upside-down fork at the front end and a monoshock unit at the rear which will be adjustable for pre-load. Braking duties are handled by a 320 mm dual-disc setup at the front and a 260 mm disc at the rear. Both variants will get dual channel ABS as standard. Fuel tank capacity stands at 20 litres.

  • Expected Price: INR 5,00,000 to INR 6,00,000
  • Expected Launch Date: Q2 2019

Hero Xpulse and Xpulse 200 T

Hero Xpuls 200 and Xpulse 200 T

It’s been a long time coming for the Xpulse 200 already. However, the bike will be officially launched in the first quarter of 2019. Joining the Hero Xpulse 200 ADV spec will be another Touring-spec variant, called the Xpulse 200 T. Both motorcycles will share the same motor, which is a 200 cc single-pot mill, good for 18.4 PS, 17 Nm, and comes paired with a 5-speed gearbox.

Hero MotoCorp XPulse 200T featured

In terms of features, both motorcycles will get a digital instrument console which is Bluetooth enabled and will assist with navigation. Other features include ABS, a windscreen, and LED lighting. The Xpulse 200 T gets a large luggage rack behind the seat too and a flatter handlebar, compared to the U-shaped handle on the ADV Xpulse 200.

Hero Xpulse – Official Images

The exhaust can on both bikes are different too, where the one on the Xpulse 200 is more upswept. Prices will start near the INR 1 lakh mark for the touring variant, and go slightly higher for the ADV.

  • Expected Price: INR 1,00,000 to INR 1,20,000
  • Expected Launch Date: Q1 2019

2019 Bajaj Dominar

2019 Bajaj Dominar 400 spied

The 2019 Bajaj Dominar is already being tested on public roads and should be launched in the first quarter of 2019. It will carry some extensive mechanical updates in the form of USD front forks, a double-decker exhaust system, a new instrument cluster, and radially mounted front disc brakes.

Bajaj Dominar 400 rear three quarter view (2)

The Duke 390 sourced motor could also get some tweaks for a bump in power. It is also being said that the SOHC setup could be replaced by a dual overhead cam to make the motor run smoother and enhance its levels of refinement. Certain other bits which could be introduced, include a ride-by-wire throttle and enhancements to the cooling system. Ergonomics could also be altered to make the rider more comfortable, where the seat padding and size will see some enhancement and the handlebar’s position could be moved to allow for a relaxed riding position.

  • Expected Price: INR 1,60,000 to INR 1,70,000
  • Expected Launch Date: Q1 2019

Royal Enfield Classic Scrambler

Royal Enfield Classic Scrambler

The Royal Enfield Classic Scrambler is essentially a Classic, tweaked to make it fare better off the road. Following the same design language as the war-era styled motorcycle, the fuel tank, chassis, side panels, the headlight nacelle and the rider’s seat will be similar to the existing Classic range. Differentiating the Scrambler from the road-spec Classic range will be modern telescopic forks with more travel, a taller handlebar with a centre brace for enhanced sturdiness, braces for the front fender, 17″+ spoked wheels wrapped around in knobblies (possibly a larger wheel size up front), and an exhaust pipe which is similar in design to the one on the existing classic range, but bent in the centre to point upwards, with a longer tip towards the end.

Royal Enfield Classic Scrambler

The rear will sport a short fender and come with a plastic extension to contain wheel spray. The tail light cluster will be borrowed from the RE twins and the rear seat could either be removable or optional, in case the Classic Scrambler likes its rear luggage rack as standard. We expect spring rates to be firmed up, especially at the back, and maybe, the 350 and 500 cc motors could be slightly tweaked for power delivery.

  • Expected Price: INR 1,80,000 – INR 2,10,000
  • Expected Launch Date: Q2 2019

Yamaha MT-15

Yamaha MT 15 India

 

A naked Yamaha R15 anyone? Oh yes! An aggressively styled streetfighter, unlike the FZ series, the Yamaha MT-15 will have the punch to back up its muscles. Except for the styling bits, the MT-15 shares most of its mechanical components with the Yamaha R15 V3. However, for India, just like the new R15, expect the MT-15 to skip on USD front forks too.

all new yamaha mt 15 gray black

To be powered by the same motor as the R15, expect power figures around the 19 PS and 15 Nm mark, transferred to the rear wheel via a 6-speed gearbox. However, to suit the bike’s characteristics, the engine could be tuned for more low-end torque. For being lighter than the R15 though, expect the MT-15 to be quicker off the line. With its more upright riding posture and that fantastic chassis-suspension combo, expect this Yamaha to be really fun on the move. Upon launch, it will go against products like the TVS Apache RTR 200 4V.

  • Expected Price: INR 1,00,000 – 1,10,000
  • Expected Launch Date: Q3 2019

Yamaha FZ FI Version 3.0

2019 Yamaha FZ Fi

The current-gen Yamaha FZ FI has been around for too long without receiving any major updates. As a result, it is now underpowered and slightly old in the tooth, in comparison to its fresh new competition. However, all that will change when the Yamaha FZ FI Version 3.0 arrives in early 2019.

yamaha fz16

Apart from visual upgrades, the motorcycle shuns its stepped step for a single unit, which should aid pillion comfort. Apart from that, expect LED illumination, a redesigned exhaust system, better brakes and a marginal bump in power. To comply with upcoming norms, expect the updated FZ to come fitted with single channel ABS as standard.

  • Expected Price: INR 90,000 to INR 1,00,000
  • Expected Launch Date: Q1 2019

Kawasaki Ninja ZX-6R

New 2019 Kawasaki Ninja ZX 6R

A revered middleweight supersport motorcycle, the Kawasaki ZX-6R will finally be assembled at the bike maker’s plant near Pune. To be introduced initially in KRT livery only, like the locally assembled Ninja ZX-10R, the Ninja ZX-6R will be available in a single seater format. Initial bookings were being taken until November 30th, as this bike will be produced in limited numbers in the first lot. Based on the response to the pre-bookings in India, Kawasaki will open another slot in 2019.

New 2019 Kawasaki Ninja ZX 6R

The new-gen Kawasaki Ninja ZX-6R ABS is powered by a 636cc in-line four-cylinder engine which cranks out 128 Hp and can make the bike hit a top speed of 248 kph! It sits inside a pressed-aluminium perimeter frame. Suspension duties are handled by Showa’s separate function – big piston front forks and an adjustable Uni-Trak monoshock at the rear. A 3-mode traction control system and two riding modes are linked to Bridgestone’s latest BATTLAX HYPERSPORT S22 tyres, which offer superior grip in both dry and wet conditions.

New 2019 Kawasaki Ninja ZX 6R

The ZX -6R also gets Kawasaki’s intelligent ABS system which governs dual, 4-piston monobloc front calipers which bite into 310 mm discs. The latest ZX-6R also benefits from features like KIBS (Kawasaki Intelligent anti-lock Brake System), KTRC (Kawasaki Traction Control), Twin LED headlamps, LED taillight, and KQS(Kawasaki Quick Shifter).

  • Expected Price: INR 7,00,000 to INR 8,50,000
  • Expected Launch Date: Q2 2019

Kawasaki Z400

2019 Kawasaki Z400

Borrowing styling cues from the bigger, Z900, the Z400 is essentially a naked version of the Kawasaki Ninja 400. Powering the bike is a Ninja sourced 399cc parallel-twin which develops 45 PS and 38 Nm. This sugomi-inspired ‘Z’ is based upon a tubular, steel trellis-type frame which is lightweight and aids in handling. It gets 41mm conventional forks up front and a link-type monoshock at the rear which is adjustable for pre-load. A 310mm petal-type disc at the front and a 260mm unit at the rear help with braking duties.

2019 Kawasaki Z400

Tipping the scales at 167 kilos, the Z400 will come fitted with standard ABS. The bike gets 17-inch wheels which are wrapped in 110 and 150 section rubber at the front and back respectively. In terms of features, you get LED headlights, a tiny windscreen, a fully-digital instrument cluster and a 14-liter fuel tank.

  • Expected Price: INR 4,00,000 to INR 4,30,000
  • Expected Launch Date: Q2 2019

2019 Yamaha R3

Yamaha R3 2019 Power Black

The sharper looking 2019 Yamaha R3 is now available internationally and it won’t be too long until it goes on sale in India. Featuring full-LED headlamps and an updated design, the R3 now gets 37mm USD front forks. However, if that will still remain as it is on the India-spec bike could be anybody’s guess.

With the updated ‘R’ design, the 2019 Yamaha R3 also replaces its semi-analogue dials for a fully-digital display. Changes in the design have made the motorcycle more aerodynamic, enhancing the bike’s top speed by 8 kph. The R1 inspired fuel tank allows for more space for your knees and the handlebar has been lowered by 22 mm for a slightly more aggressive riding position. Mechanically, the 2019 Yamaha R3 carries on unchanged and continues to be powered by that sweet, 321cc 4-stroke, liquid cooled, in-line 2 cylinder motor which is good for 42 bhp @ 10,750 rpm and 29.6 Nm of torque @ 9,000 rpm.

  • Expected Price: INR 3,30,000 to INR 3,50,000
  • Expected Launch Date: Q3 2019

2019 Suzuki Gixxer 150

Suzuki Gixxer ABS Metallic Triton Blue Glass Sparkle Black

Like the Yamaha FZ, the still brilliant Suzuki Gixxer 150 has carried on unchanged for long. However, it will get some new updates in the coming year, bringing it up to speed with its fresh, new competition. The 2019 Suzuki Gixxer 150 will receive significant cosmetic upgrades to make it look sharper than the current model. Features like LED illumination, a digital instrument console, and revised ergonomics will add to the appeal.

Suzuki Gixxer SP

Mechanically, the bike is expected to continue with its existing frame and engine setup, however, a slight tweak in power will be nice. Like the Gixxer, expect all the changes to be carried over to its fully-faired SF variant too. To comply with upcoming norms, expect single-channel ABS to be fitted as standard.

  • Expected Price: INR 90,000 to INR 1,00,000
  • Expected Launch Date: Q1 2019

UM DSR Adventure 200 ABS

UM DSR_200 FI

A motorcycle which resembles another polish example called the Romet 125, this UM small-capacity ADV is probably the latter. It seems that UM has tied up with Romet to power their motorcycles with their 200 cc motor, and this is a case of mix and match. Called the UM DSR Adventure 200 ABS, the bike will be made available in 4 colour options – Olive Green, Midnight Black, Brick Red and Octane Blue. Pricing of the bike has been set at INR 1.39 Lakh, ex-showroom, Delhi.

UM DSR 200 ADV

Powered by a 200 cc engine, output figures are quite humble at 16 hp at 8,500 rpm and 16 Nm of torque at 6,500 rpm, sent to the wheel via a six-speed shifter. Tipping the scales at 148 kilograms(dry) the bike’s equipment list includes a 290 mm disc up front with single-channel ABS and a disc at the rear. 17″ wheels are wrapped in tubeless rubber and those panniers are probably optional, however, those USD front forks should be standard. Upon launch, this motorcycle will go against the Hero Xpulse 200.

  • Expected Price: INR 1,40,000
  • Expected Launch Date: Q1 2019