Upcoming Bikes 2015: Scooters, Motorcycles and Superbikes coming to India

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This is that time of the year when we look back with fondness at all the bikes that have graced our showrooms and a lot of lucky homes in the last eleven-odd months. But, even more importantly, this is also the time to raise an expectant eye towards the coming year, and turn our thoughts towards all the mean metal coming our way soon. We did just that, and came up with this exhaustive list of upcoming bikes for India that are expected to debut in 2015.

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So grab a warm beverage, sit back, and enjoy this compendium. And be sure to let us know which one you’re most excited for in the comments. Happy holidays!

PS: We have broken down the list into three parts – upto 250cc , 250-600cc and 600cc and above. You can navigate to the next pages depending on which bikes you want to read about. Also, some motorcycles are very hard to spot so we had to used a few representative images.

Upto 250cc

Bajaj Platina

Upcoming Motorcycles 2015 - Bajaj Platina 100

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What is it?

Bajaj is planning to refresh its workhorse, the Platina very soon. In fact, a test mule of the upcoming Platina was spotted doing the rounds along with the current generation model. But the upcoming Platina is most likely to be a cosmetic upgrade only with the engine powering model expected to remain largely unchanged.

Power-train: The 2015 Bajaj Platina will be powered by the same 99.27cc single-cylinder unit that produces 8.2-hp of power and 8.05Nm of torque found on the current model.

Expected Launch: Mid-2015

Expected Price: 40,000-43,000 INR

Rivals: Hero Splendor Pro, Honda Dream Yoga, Star City Plus, Mahindra Centuro

Bajaj Pulsar 150NS and 180NS

Upcoming Motorcycles 2015 - Bajaj Pulsar 150NS - 1

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What is it?

The Bajaj Pulsar 200NS is a value for money motorcycle, though it’s still beyond the reach of many Pulsar enthusiasts on a tight budget. Bajaj, thus, plans to extend the NS range to the 150cc and 180cc range to cater to a wider range of audience. An example of the Pulsar 150NS was also spotted by a Motoroids reader during the Stuntmania event in Pune.

Power-train: The power house on the 150NS and 180NS are expected be the same engines that are found on the Pulsar 150 and Pulsar 180 DTS-i. So expect to see a minor bump in power figures from the existing 15 hp and 17 hp on the Pulsar 150 DTS-i and Pulsar 180 DTS-i respectively. We also expect Bajaj to apply the three-spark plug technology to these two motorcycles.

Expected Launch: Early-2015

Expected Price: 70,000-80,000 INR

Rivals: Yamaha FZ series, Suzuki Gixxer, Apache RTR180

Also read; our other lists related to the year 2014-15

Bajaj Pulsar 200NS FI

Upcoming Motorcycles 2015 - Bajaj Pulsar 200NS - FI - 2

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What is it?

The Bajaj Pulsar 200NS is also expected to receive a minor tweak in the form of fuel injection. The Pulsar 200 NS is already available as a fuel-injected model in Turkey with a slightly higher power output figure and we expect Bajaj to start selling the fuel injected Pulsar 200NS to give the motorcycle a premium feel.

Power-train: The fuel injection integrated Pulsar 200NS sold in Turkey delivers 24.2 hp of power which is nearly one hp higher than the current carburetor equipped model.

Expected Launch: Mid-2015

Expected Price: 1.05-1.15 lakh INR

Rivals: KTM Duke 200

Bajaj Pulsar 200SS

Upcoming Motorcycles 2015 - Bajaj Pulsar 200SS - 1

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What is it?

The Bajaj Pulsar 200SS has already been unveiled in Turkey and hence we believe that we can see this motorcycles in the Indian showrooms very soon. The Pulsar 200SS will essentially be a 200 NS with a full fairing, optional ABS and fuel-injection. The front of the motorcycle will get twin projector headlamps and LED daytime running lights while the rear will receive two-piece, floating LED tail lights.

Power-train: The Pulsar 200SS is expected to receive the 199.5 cc single-cylinder liquid-cooled engine with fuel injection. The power figures would most likely stand at 24.2 hp and 18.3Nm.

Expected Launch: Early/Mid -2015

Expected Price: 1.20-1.25 lakh INR

Rivals: KTM RC200, Yamaha R15, Hero Karizma ZMR

Updated and more powerful Hero Impulse

Upcoming Motorcycles 2015 - Hero MotoCorp Impulse

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What is it?

The Impulse, in many ways, was an ideal motorcycle, especially for city like Mumbai. But it lacked the punch of an off-road motorcycle. But news is that Hero is working on this off-roader to pack in more power for the performance greedy audience. Hero’s new partner, Erik Buell Racing (EBR), is also likely to provide technical assistance for the more powerful Impulse.

Power-train: We expect Hero to either develop a completely new engine for the Impulse or install the existing 223cc power mill that is found on the Karizma R.

Expected Launch: Mid/Late -2015

Expected Price: 90,000-1 lakh INR

Rivals: Nothing really as of now.

Hero HX250R

Upcoming Motorcycles 2015 - Hero MotoCorp HX250R - 1

 

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What is it?

After parting ways with Honda, Indian two wheeler manufacturer Hero MotoCorp has been constantly looking out for ways to add new products to its portfolio. The company shocked many people by showcasing its new fully faired, quarter-litre motorcycle, the HX250R at the 2014 Auto Expo in Delhi. The HX250R is a jointly developed motorcycle by Hero MotoCorp and its new partner Erik Buell Racing (EBR).

Power-train: The Hero HX250R is powered by a brand new 249cc, 4 stroke single cylinder DOHC, liquid cooled motor which churns out 31 PS of max power and will come mated to a six speed constant mesh transmission. The bike tips the scales at 139 kgs and has a fuel capacity of 12.5 liter. The low weight will make the Hero HX250R have an impressive power-to-weight ratio of 223 PS/ton.

Expected Launch: Mid 2015

Expected Price: 1.5-1.8 lakh INR

Rivals: KTM RC390, Kawasaki Ninja 300, Honda CBR300R, Yamaha R25/R3

Hero Leap Hybrid

Upcoming Motorcycles 2015 - Hero MotoCorp Leap Hybrid

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What is it?

As the name says, Hero Leap Hybrid is India’s first hybrid scooter. First unveiled at the 2014 Auto Expo, the Leap is not expected to be a volume seller, but a technological showcase for one of the world’s largest motorcycle manufacturers. The steel-framed scooter weighs 140 kilos and rides on 13-inch alloys at the front and a 10-incher at the rear.

Power-train: 8kW Permanent magnet AC (PMAC) motor powered by lithium-ion batteries of unknown specs. With an efficient 124cc fuel-injected range extending petrol engine, it can reportedly run for 340km on a single charge. As with hybrids and electrics, a whooping 60Nm of peak torque will be available right from the go.

Expected Launch: Early 2015

Expected Price: Expensive, but that is the price early adopters pay.

Rivals: Pretty much none.

Hero Zir

Upcoming Motorcycles 2015 - Hero MotoCorp Zir - 1

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What is it?

Also showcased at the Auto Expo, the Zir is a big and sporty maxi-scooter. Two versions will be available, one with a flat footboard, and the other a “European-style” step-thru. Disc brakes, projector lamps, daytime running lights, and a host of other gizmos abound on this premium offering.

Power-train: Both the versions will be powered by a 157cc single-cylinder engine, which is capable of propelling the scooter to over 110kmph. The engine is a liquid-cooled, 4-valve unit that makes 14PS at 8500rpm and 12.7Nm of torque at 7,000rpm.

Expected Launch: First half of 2015

Expected Price: Anywhere between Rs 75,000 to 85,000

Rivals: Larger and newer Vespas

Honda CB Unicorn 160

Upcoming Motorcycles 2015 - Honda Unicorn 160 - 1

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What is it?

As seen in supersports bikes and, even quarter litre bikes, the displacement game is getting bigger in the 150cc segment too. Honda has tried to keep the bigger-engined iteration of the long-running Unicorn under wraps, but to no avail. There are also a few styling nips and tucks to keep the Unicorn up to date.

Power-train: With the 10cc displacement hike, we reckon an increase in power to around 14.5PS. Transmission remains the same smooth 5-speeder, but there will be a heel-and-toe gearshifter now.

Expected Launch: January 2015

Expected Price: Rs 74,000 to Rs 78,000

Rivals: Yamaha FZ-S, TVS Apache RTR 180, Suzuki Gixxer, Hero Xtreme Sports, Bajaj Pulsar 200NS

Hyosung GD250N

Upcoming Motorcycles 2015 - Hyosung GD250N

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What is it?

Currently undergoing homologation tests, the GD250N will be Hyosung’s first single cylinder 250cc offering in India. With edgy, minimalistic and aggressive streetfighter looks, the GD250N will take the fight straight to the KTM 200 and 390 Dukes, and the new Pulsar naked derivatives. Underbelly exhaust, upside-down front forks, and white alloys add to the look.

Power-train: A new 249cc, liquid-cooled, single-cylinder and fuel-injected engine, producing a max power figure of 28PS at 9500rpm, and peak torque of 24 Nm at 7000rpm. Transmission is six-speed, but there will be no ABS.

Expected Launch: Mid-2015

Expected Price: Rs 2.0 -2.4 lakh

Rivals: KTM 200/390 Duke, Bajaj Pulsar 200/400CS, Honda CB300F, Benelli BN300

Hyosung ST-E3 EVA

Upcoming Motorcycles 2015 - Hyosung-ST-E3-EVA

What is it?

While they are about to announce the prices for their TNT laced motorcycles which will be sold in India in partnership with Benelli. With their Korean friends, DSK-Hyosung could soon introduce electric scooters in the Indian two wheeler market. They had plans to produce the electric scooter locally and whenever it arrives, It will be positioned bang against the offerings from Hero Electric, TVS and Yo Bykes. The electric product from the Hyosung stables could be the retro styled ST-E3 EVA electric scooter that is on sale in many international markets.

Power-train: The ST-E3 is powered by a 3.8 bhp electric motor that is in turn powered by a set of lithium ion batteries. The electric motor is a brushless DC unit that is placed in the rear wheel hub. The motor is sufficient to endow the scooter with a top whack of 60 Kmph and a range of 100 kilometers.

Expected Launch: Anytime in 2015

Expected Price: 60,000 – 80,000 INR

Piaggio Liberty

Upcoming Motorcycles 2015 - Piaggio Liberty 125

What is it?

Piaggio is expected to introduce a product other than the Vespa brand. The company is expected to bring its Liberty moped to the Indian shores in 2015. The moped was first showcased to the Indian audience at the 2014 Auto Expo in Delhi. The power plant on the Liberty is already produced in India and is installed on Vespa models. Other features include front disc brake and chrome finished wing mirrors.

Power-train: The Liberty comes with two engine options – 125cc and 150cc. However, Indian audience will receive the 125cc variant. The 125cc, 3v, single-cylinder engine churns out 10.2 hp of power and 10.43 Nm of torque.

Expected Launch: Mid/Late -2015

Expected Price: 55,000-65,000 INR

Rivals: NA

TVS Apache 250

Upcoming Motorcycles 2015 - TVS Apache 250

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What is it: The largest and most powerful TVS Apache ever will bring with it many much-needed features such as a monoshock rear suspension, thicker front suspension, meatier tyres and, maybe, even ABS. There are rumors that it could borrow technologies showcased in the TVS Draken X21 concept at the 2014 Auto Expo, and even wilder rumors stating that it will come with a full fairing. Whatever the case maybe, TVS has certainly managed to keep a tight lid on this highly anticipated motorcycle upto now.

Power-train: A liquid-cooled fuel injected 250cc, also borrowed from the Draken. In its concept guise, it was reported to produce 39PS of peak power at 12,000rpm and 23Nm maximum torque at 9,500rpm, but that could be detuned slightly before launch.

Expected Launch: Early 2015

Expected Price: Approximately Rs 2 lakh

Rivals: KTM 200 Duke, Pulsar 200 SS, Yamaha YZF-R25/R3, Honda CBR 250R, Kawasaki Ninja 300, Hyosung GT250/GT250N, Benelli BN300

TVS Draken

Upcoming Motorcycles 2015 - TVS Draken

What is it: First previewed at the 2014 Auto Expo as a purely conceptual exercise, the Draken X21 might make it to reality soon, considering the enthusiastic feedback it garnered there. A sharp and edgy streetfighter, the Draken will be considerably toned down if it becomes a reality but will still be a looker and, yes, a performer too.

Power-train: Also a test bed for the new 250cc Apache, the Draken features a liquid-cooled fuel injected 250cc producing a 39PS of peak power at 12,000rpm and 23Nm maximum torque at 9,500rpm. That’s commendable considering its size, whichever way you look at it.

Expected Launch: Late 2015

Expected Price: Will depend on the feature list

Rivals: KTM 200 Duke, Pulsar 200 SS, Yamaha YZF-R25/R3, Honda CBR 250R, Kawasaki Ninja 300, Hyosung GT250/GT250N, Benelli BN300

TVS Victor 2015

Upcoming Motorcycles 2015 - TVS Victor

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What is it?

The old TVS Victor was a sales victory (pun intended) for TVS. TVS is aiming to replicate that success with the revival of the brand name next year. Styling and features will be updated heavily, but the core target remains the same, the exec-commuter.

Power-train: TVS might retune the existing 125cc engine from the Phoneix for the new Victor. So that more or less means 11PS of power and 11Nm of torque.

Expected Launch: Early 2015

Expected Price: Rs 55,000 to 60,000

Rivals: Lots

UM Hypersport

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What is it?

Miami-based manufacturer United Motorcycles Global literally has no brand awareness in India yet, but they’re betting big on 2015 to change that perception. First up is the UM Hypersport, a dual-purpose motorcycle that might just prove to be the manna our potholed roads have been praying for.

Power-train: Think Hero Karizma. A 223cc single-cylinder four stroke engine with 17PS of power and 17.69Nm of torque. It is air-cooled though, and comes mated to a 5-speed transmission.

Expected Launch: Early 2015

Expected Price: NA

Rivals: In terms of cubic capacity: KTM 200 Duke, Pulsar 200 SS, Yamaha YZF-R25/R3, Honda CBR 250R, Hyosung GT250/GT250N, Hero Karizma ZMR/ZMA. In terms of target user base: none. Okay, maybe the Hero Impulse.

UM Renegade Commando

Upcoming Motorcycles 2015 - UM Motorcycles Renegade Commando

What is it?

UM’s cruiser for those on a budget. Demoed at the 2014 Auto Expo, the renegade Commando brings with it a mini-Harley Davidson look with liberal splashes of chrome or stealth black, in four versions.

Power-train: An air-cooled 250cc single-cylinder four stroke engine will power this UM cruiser. There’s also a smaller 200cc and a larger 280cc offering, although this is the one they’re likely to launch first here.

Expected Launch: Early 2015

Expected Price: TBA

Rivals: Bajaj Avenger, Hyosung Aquila 250

UM Renegade Limited

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What is it?

The UM Renegade is a pseudo cruiser of sorts with a low-slung seat, elongated wheelbase and mandatory chrome splattering thrown in, in good measure. The big round headlamp is flanked by two smaller units. The rear seat gets a back rest with both seats getting rivets on the sides for that ‘classic’ look. Footrests are big and wide for enhanced rider and pillion comfort. Chrome engine protection bars, and minimal stickering works towards enhancing the Limited’s retro look.

Power-train: The UM renegade will be powered by a 250/300cc single cylinder air cooled motor. The engine will most likely be mated with a 5 speed transmission.

Expected Launch: Mid 2015

Expected Price: Rs 1-1.5 lakh

Rivals: Bajaj Avenger, Royal Enfield Classic 350

UM Renegade Sport

Upcoming Motorcycles 2015 - UM Motorcycles Renegade Sport

What is it?

The Renegade Sport is a single seat, upright cruiser from UM. With its contrasting, grey-black paint scheme, and those 12 spoke alloys, we cannot help but think of the Harley Iron 883, which can never be a bad thing for a segment this motorcycle wishes to cater to. In addition to those cool looks, the Renegade Sport comes with features such as blindspot mirrors which offer you a wider view of the traffic following you. The tyres are puncture resistant and the motorcycle also boasts what the company prefers calling ‘360 degree’ LED lighting system. In addition the Renegade Sport features a maintenance alert system and a USB charging port. The motorcycle is also available with a range of genuine accessories to customize the look

Power-train: The Renegade Sport is expected to comes with a 250/300cc single-cylinder, 4-stroke, air-cooled. Transmission duties are taken care of by a 5-speed gearbox.

Expected Launch: Mid 2015

Expected Price: Rs 1-1.5 lakh

Rivals: KTM Duke 200, Pulsar 200 NS

UM Xtreet R

Upcoming Motorcycles 2015 - UM Motorcycles Xtreet

What is it?

Somewhat reminiscent of the KTM naked motorcycles, especially in its black and orange paint scheme with that exposed trellis frame, the Xtreet R is one of the more exciting UM motorcycles on the list. The naked streetfighter, just like the Renegade Sport, comes with a maintenance reminder system, and an intelligent dashboard featuring a shift indicator and a few other nifty features. There is also an electronic USB charger as added equipment. Another unique feature is 37 powerful LED bulbs incorporated in the headlamp, tank and the tail-lamps for a dramatic 360° illumination and better visibility. The instrumentation color can be changed at the flick of a button from orange to blue.

Power-train: The UM Xtreet R comes equipped with a Single cylinder, 4-stroke, 223cc engine with a power output of 17.28 hp @ 8200 rpm and peak torque rating of 16.54 nm @ 4600 rpm.

Expected Launch: Mid 2015

Expected Price: Rs 1.3-1.5 lakh

Rivals: KTM 200 Duke, Pulsar 200NS

Vespa 946

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What is it?

This exorbitantly priced machine is the first all-new scooter from Vespa in 6 years. Hand built with steel and aluminium alloys, the 946 is a modern machine with great attention to detail and classic Italian retro-styling. The 946 features a fully digital instrument console and is a technology showcase for Vespa, which has, for the first time used traction control and ABS in one of its scooters. Anchoring duties are taken care of by front and rear 220mm disc brakes. The 946 features a fuel injected engine and a smooth CVT transmission. Top speed is close to 96 km/h. The long wheelbase of the scooter aids straight line stability, while also adding to the scooter’s road presence. There is a whole bunch of accessories available for customization, including visors, stepney stand and cover, bags handle grips and protection covers.

Power-train: The Vespa 946 is rather underwhelming in terms of its powertrain. It’s powered by a 150 cc 3V engine with electronic injection. The flagship 150cc engine pumps out 13.2PS of power and a 12.6 Nm of torque. Fuel consumption and emission reduction is at the top of the category though.

Expected launch: Mid 2015

Expected price: Around 8-9 lakh

Rivals: None

Piaggio Fly125

Upcoming Motorcycles 2015 - Piaggio Fly 125

What is it?

Piaggio Fly is a compact, stylish 125cc scooter which has effortless, efficient and comfortable commuting as its USPs. The Fly 125 has an ergonomic, stress-free riding position, plenty of storage places and to top it all, classic Italian style. The Fly 125 comes with telescopic hydraulic forks and 12’’ wheels with large tubeless tyres for easy handling. Anchoring duties are courtesy a 200 mm disc and 140mm drum brake for front and rear respectively. Internationally, the scooter is offered with a range of four colors including Nero Grafite, Bianco Perla, Blu Midnight and Rosso Dragon.

Power-train: The Piaggio Fly 125 3V is powered by an efficient 3 valve 125 cc engine with electronic fuel injection. Peak power output is rated at 10.5bhp @ 8,250 rpm and 10.7 Nm of torque at 6,750 rpm.

Expected Launch: Late 2015

Expected Price: Rs 60-70 k

Yamaha YZF-R25/R3

Upcoming Motorcycles 2015 - Yamaha YZF-R3 - 1

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What is it?

The Yamaha YZF R25 / R3 duo is keenly anticipated by Yamaha aficionados as a performance offering by their favourite motorcycle maker. While the R15 introduced the industry to modern technology and cutting-edge engineering in a relatively mainstream segment, it never had the power or the size to set the imagination of Yamaha fans on fire. The 250-300cc segment has seen a lot of action of late, and KTM has really raised the bar for the class. The R25 / R3 duo, even upon its arrival will not probably bring something entirely new to the table, what with the Ninja 300, KTM RC390 and Duke 390 already having offered some options to the two-wheel aficionados. The lack of a Deltabox frame on the two bikes is another downer. Powered with a parallel twin engine, however, the R25/R3 would still offer a great option to the hardcore Yamaha fans, especially if it’s priced right.

Power-train: The Yamaha YZF R25 is powered by a parallel twin 250cc engine that benefits from liquid cooling and DOHC layout. Max power is rated at 36 ps@12000 Rpm, with peak torque being pegged at 22.1 Nm@ 10000 Rpm. The engine comes mated to a six speed transmission.
At the heart of the new Yamaha YZF-R3 is a 321cc inline, two-cylinder, liquid-cooled engine that puts out 42PS of power and 29.6Nm of torque. The engine comes paired with constant mesh, 6-speed transmission. The R3 uses R-series technology which includes a direct-drive camshaft, forged pistons, carburized con-rods, low-friction cylinders and much more.

Expected Launch: Early 2015

Expected Price: 2.2-2.5lakh (R25) 2.5-2.8 lakh (R3)

Rivals: KTM RC390, Ninja 300, KTM Duke 390

Yamaha R15 Version 3.0

Upcoming Motorcycles 2015 - Yamaha YZF-R15 - V2

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What is it?

The R15 has been around for some time, and all of us know the good it has done to the Indian motorcycle industry by bringing some modern tech to a market which was still surviving on two decades old technology. The version 2.0 took a departure from the friendly demeanour of its original predecessor by adopting an aggressive riding stance and a sportier look. For version 3.0, we don’t really expect any big mechanical or tech-related changes. Expect the version 3.0 to feature minor stylistic improvements, a few more colors and special graphics.

Power-train: Engine-tranny combo on the R15 is expected to remain largely unaltered. The technical updates for the refreshed bike may include a new fuel injection system and a remapped ECU, which would lead to 18PS of max power (up by 1PS). The torque figure, at 15 Nm, is expected to remain unchanged. However, it is being said that the remapped ECU would lead to a better torque curve and hence, a more useful midrange.

Expected launch: Early 2015

Expected price: Rs 1.1 – 1.2 lakh

Rivals: Hero Karizma ZMR, Pulsar 200SS, KTM RC200

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250cc to 600cc

Bajaj Pulsar 400SS

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What is it?

The fully faired Bajaj Pulsar 400SS may arrive earlier than expected as Rajiv Bajaj, Managing Director of Bajaj Auto revealed in an interview that the Indian two-wheeler major has some ‘big launches for the Pulsar, the bigger motorcycle that we showed at the auto expo’. The 400SS was first showcased at the 2014 Auto Expo in Delhi.

Power-train: The Pulsar 400SS would be powered by a 375cc single-cylinder engine which is expected to produce 41 bhp of power.

Expected Launch: Early/Mid -2015

Expected Price: 1.60-1.80 lakh INR

Rivals: KTM RC390, Upcoming Honda CBR300R

Harley-Davidson Street 500

Upcoming Motorcycles 2015 - Harley-Davidson Street 500

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What is it?

Harley-Davidson had unveiled two new entry level products especially targeted to the developing countries named the Street 500 and Street 750. Now that the Street 750 has been around for quite some time now, we believe that Harley-Davidson may soon introduce the more affordable Street 500 for the Indian market.

Power-train: American manufacturers usually do not disclose the power figures. But a scoop suggested that the Street 500 carried a sticker with power figure mentioned as 25kW which works out to nearly 34 hp. The torque figure, according to the official website, stands at 29.5 foot pounds which, after conversion, comes up to 40Nm.

Expected Launch: Early/Mid -2015

Expected Price: 3-4 lakh INR

Rivals: Royal Enfield Thunderbird 500

Hero Hastur

Upcoming Motorcycles 2015 - Hero MotoCorp Hastur - 1

 

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What is it?

The world’s largest two wheeler manufacturer sprung a surprise sending a shock across the Indian motorcycling with their line-up. One product was the 620cc naked roadster concept, Hero Hastur. Hero Motocorp asserts that the Hastur will shake up the middleweight motorcycle segment with its appeal.

Power-train: As per a video released by Hero MotoCorp, the Hastur will be powered by a liquid cooled 620cc parallel twin engine with a patented CSI cylinder head. This engine would produce about 79 hp of power. Naught to 100kph sprint takes about 3.8 seconds with a top whack of 240 kph.

Expected Launch: Late 2015

Expected Price: 4-5 lakh INR

Rivals: Kawasaki ER-6n, Honda CB500F, Triumph Street Triple

Honda CB300F

Upcoming Motorcycles 2015 - Honda CB300F - 1

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What is it?

Already launched in foreign markets, the CB300F is essentially a naked version of the CBR300R. Styling and cycle parts resemble the bigger CB500F, with bulging tank extensions, one-piece handlebar, and stepped pillion seats.

Power-train: A 286cc, single-cylinder bored out version of the CBR250R’s fuel-injected engine, producing 31PS at 8,500rpm and a max torque figure of 27Nm at 7,250rpm.

Expected Launch: Early 2015

Expected Price: The CB300F is priced at roughly Rs 2.4 lakh in the US, so we’d expect it to be more or less the same here.

Rivals: Kawasaki Z250, Hyosung GD250N

Honda CB500F

Upcoming Motorcycles 2015 - Honda CB500F - 1

What is it?

The CB500F has been a long time coming, but it will finally make its debut here next year. Part of the new Honda 500cc trio which includes the CBR500R and CB500X, this naked streetbike will be the least expensive – and most practical – of the trio.

Power-train: A 471cc, PGM-FI liquid-cooled, inline-twin producing 47.5PS at 8,500rpm with a peak torque of 43Nm from 7,000rpm onwards, mated to a six-speed transmission. Honda claims a fuel-efficiency figure of 27 kmpl, which coupled to the15.7 litre tank, will ensure a range of over 400 km.

Expected Launch: First half of 2015

Expected Price: Approximately Rs 5 lakh

Rivals: Kawasaki Ninja 650R, Kawasaki ER6N

Honda CB500X

Upcoming Motorcycles 2015 - Honda CB500X - 1

What is it?

An adventure model in the lines of the BMW R1200 GS and KTM Adventures, the CB500X comes with touring accoutrements like a tall windscreen, high ground clearance, and supremely pliant suspension at both ends.

Power-train: The same as the CBR500R and CB500F, a 471cc, PGM-FI liquid-cooled, inline-twin producing 47.5PS at 8,500rpm with a peak torque of 43Nm from 7,000rpm onwards, mated to a six-speed transmission.

Expected Launch: First half of 2015

Expected Price: Rs 5 – 6 lakh

Rivals: Kawasaki Ninja 650R, Kawasaki ER6N

Honda CBR300R

Upcoming Motorcycles 2015 - Honda CBR300R - 1

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What is it?

The much-awaited bigger-engined upgrade to the ageing CBR250R. Changes are aplenty, with a new dual headlamp assembly, redesigned fairing, and a bigger wheelbase.

Power-train: A 286cc bored out version of the CBR250R’s single cylinder liquid-cooled fuel-injected engine, now producing 31PS of power at 8500rpm and 27Nm of torque at 7250rpm. Also, the whole bike is lighter by 6.8 kg, so that should endow it with better performance on the go.

Expected Launch: Early 2015

Expected Price: Rs 2.5 lakh

Rivals: Kawasaki Ninja 300, Yamaha YZF-R25/R3, KTM RC200/RC390, Bajaj Pulsar 400SS, Benelli BN300, Hyosung GT250

Honda CBR500R

Upcoming Motorcycles 2015 - Honda CBR500R - 2

What is it?

The top dog in Honda’s new range of 500s, the CBR500R is already on sale internationally, and will finally see its Indian debut. This fully faired sports bike is the perfect motorcycle for the enthusiast looking for something sporty that he won’t grow out of within a few years.

Power-train: A 500cc twin-cylinder liquid-cooled DOHC engine, with Honda’s PGM-FI, producing 48PS of peak power and 43Nm of max torque. Transmission is 6-speed, enabling this 194 kg bike to do the 0-100kmph dash in 5.7 seconds, and a top speed of 185kmph.

Expected Launch: First half of 2015

Expected Price: Rs 4.5 – 5 lakh

Rivals: Kawasaki Ninja 650R, Kawasaki ER6N

KTM 390 Adventure

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What is it?

This adventure motorcycle based on the Duke 390 has been rumoured to be spotted testing in Europe. Given that the same engine powers two other iterations, the Duke and the RC390, if and when it arrives, the 390 Adventure will be lapped up by many touring enthusiasts across the country. Expect the design to closely resemble other KTM touring machines and equipment wise ABS should make its way on this motorcycle.

Power-train: The same motor that does duty on the Duke and the RC 390, however, expect the engine to be retuned so that it fits the character of a touring motorcycle.

Expected Price: 2.30 – 2.50 lakh INR

Expected Launch: Anytime in 2015

Mahindra Mojo 300

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What is it?

Mahindra has been continuously reworking and improving its 300cc motorcycle, the Mojo. The latest model was showcased at the 2014 Auto Expo in Delhi. Since then, we have witnessed dozens of spy images of this motorcycle and Mahindra is leaving no boxes unchecked while testing this new offering. The Mahindra Mojo has been in plans from as early as 2010 but the motorcycle is yet to be launched for sale. We hope to see it in showrooms in 2015.

Power-train: Mahindra Mojo is powered by a 295cc, four stroke, single cylinder, liquid cooled engine with Dual Overhead Camshaft (DOHC). The engine is capable of producing maximum power of 27 hp at 8,000 rpm and a peak torque of 25Nm at 6,500 rpm. Power is transmitted to the rear wheel via a 6 speed gearbox.

Expected Launch: Mid/Late -2015

Expected Price: 1.5-1.8 lakh INR

Rivals: KTM Duke 390, Upcoming Honda CB300F, Suzuki Inazuma

Royal Enfield Fury 500

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What is it?

Royal Enfield will introduce a new model for 2015 named the Fury 500. The Fury was intended to be used for off road and competition use. The motorcycle was originally sold between 1959 and 1963. Royal Enfield revived the Fury in 2011. Now, the motorcycle is expected to extend Royal Enfield’s line up in India with its arrival in 2015.

Power-train: The Royal Enfield comes with a 499cc twin-cylinder fuel injected motor that produces 27.2 hp of power. The fury is the first Royal Enfield motorcycle in 40 years with twin exhaust pipes.

Expected Launch: Mid/Late -2015

Expected Price: 1.7-1.9 lakh INR

Rivals: KTM Duke 390, Suzuki Inazuma

600cc and above

Aprilia Motorcycles

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What is it?

Italian motorcycle marquee Aprilia is expected to bring some of its newly unveiled products at the EICMA motor to India in the coming year. We expect to see the 2015 version of Aprilia’s fully faired motorcycle, the RSV-4 RR on Indian shores soon. The naked Tuono V4 1100 may also make way to India. We are not sure about the Caponord 1200 Rally though but if it arrives in India, it will add to the liberal list of motorcycles in the premium segment.

Power-train: The new Aprilia RSV-4 series motorcycles receive a power upgrade for 2015. The 999cc V4 motor now produces 201 hp of power and 114.4 Nm of torque. The new Tuono V4 1100 produces 175 hp of power and a healthy 120 Nm of torque. The Caponord 1200 Rally comes with an 1197cc V-Twin motor capable of producing 125 hp of power.

Expected Launch: Mid-2015

Expected Price: 20-25 lakh INR

Rivals: Kawasaki, Yamaha, Triumph, BMW Motorrad

BMW S1000RR 2015

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What is it?

BMW officially unveiled the 2015 edition its flagship motorcycle, the S 1000 RR, at the 2014 Intermot motorcycle fair. The new generation S 1000 RR gets new bodywork which comprises of redesigned and repositioned asymmetrical headlights, a lighter exhaust and reworked graphics and colour combinations. The new RR receives many technological bits and pieces from the HP4. The motorcycle is also 4 kg lighter in weight thanks to the chassis and exhaust.

Power-train: For 2015, the BMW S1000RR receives a re-tuned engine that produces 199 hp of power, 6 hp more than the outgoing model. Peak torque stands at 113Nm.

Expected Launch: Early/Mid -2015

Expected Price: 26-28 lakh INR

Rivals: Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R, Aprilia RSV-4, Yamaha YZF-R1, Honda CBR1000RR

Ducati 1299 Panigale

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What is it?

The 2015 Ducati Superbike family was recently updated with the entry of the 1299 Panigale at the EICMA motor show. With this motorcycle, Ducati has officially entered the 200 hp zone. The new 1299 Panigale can be used in three different Riding Modes and receives safety measures such as cornering ABS, Ducati Wheelie Control (DWC) and, on the S version, the Öhlins Smart EC, an event-based suspension control system.

Power-train: The motor produces 205 hp of power and 144.6 Nm of torque. The power clubbed with the dry weight of 166.5 kg gives the new Panigale 1299 a good power-to-weight ratio.

Expected Launch: Early/Mid -2015

Expected Price: 25-27 lakh INR

Rivals: BMW S1000RR, Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R, Aprilia RSV-4, Yamaha YZF-R1, Honda CBR1000RR

Ducati Diavel 2015

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What is it?

Ducati’s power cruiser, the Diavel, has received a whole host of upgrades for 2015. In terms of looks, the new model receives a newly designed headlight, shorter exhaust silencer and forged wheels. The 2015 Diavel sports a modified Testastretta engine and exhaust, along with other enhancements such as bar risers, revised headlight and new radiator covers.

Power-train: The 1,198cc Testastretta 11-degree V-twin engine produces 162 hp of power and 130.5Nm of torque. The engine, for 2015, has been re-tuned to deliver power through a wider RPM range.

Expected Launch: Early/Mid -2015

Expected Price: 24-26 lakh INR

Rivals: Yamaha V-Max

Ducati Hyperstrada

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What is it?

The Hyperstrada 2015 extends the hypermotard product line-up for Ducati. The Hyperstrada is a “cross-over” between the worlds of motard and touring. ABS, DTC, windshield, side bags, dedicated ergonomics and a series of touring features offering a new riding experience for everyone who loves curves, even when they’re far away from home.

Power-train: Ducati Hyperstrada bike is powered by 821cc Testastretta liquid-cooled L-Twin engine which produces 110 hp of power and 89 Nm of torque. Engine comes mated to a six-speed gearbox.

Expected Launch: Early/Mid -2015

Expected Price: 20-24 lakh INR

Rivals: BMW S1000XR, Suzuki V-Strom 1000

Ducati Monster 1200

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What is it?

The Ducati Monster family line-up was extended with the addition of the most powerful member ever, the Monster 1200. The new Ducati Monster 1200 began production at Ducati’s Borga Panigale Plant in Italy. The motorcycle comes with a ride by wire throttle, an oil-bath slipper clutch, three ride modes with eight level traction control and switchable three level 9MP ABS by Bosch provided as a standard feature on both models.

Power-train: The Ducati Monster 1200, with its 1198cc 11-degree Testastretta dual spark engine, produces 135 hp of power and 117 nm of torque. The Ducati Monster 1200S cranks out 145 hp of power and 125 nm of torque.

Expected Launch: Early/Mid -2015

Expected Price: 22-24 lakh INR

Rivals: KTM 1290 Super Duke, BMW S1000R, Kawasaki Z1000

Ducati Monster 821

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What is it?

Following the successful unveiling of the new generation Monster 1200, Ducati has now introduced the Monster 821, a mid-size version of the 1200cc model and the latest entry to the world of Monster. The Monster 821 comes in Ducati red with red frame and black wheels or star white silk with red frame and matte red wheels. Both red and white liveries are equipped with colour-matched single-seat covers.

Power-train: At the heart of the Monster 821 is a Testastretta 11-degree 821cc engine which puts out 112 hp of power and 89Nm of torque. The model also combines modern electronics that include 8-level traction control, 3-level ABS and 3-level Ride-by-Wire into Ducati’s user-friendly, press-button Riding Modes.

Expected Launch: Early/Mid -2015

Expected Price: 10-12 lakh INR

Rivals: Triumph Street Triple, Kawasaki Z800

Ducati Multistrada 1200

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What is it?

World premiere for the new generation Multistrada 1200 bikes, featuring the latest Ducati Testastretta DVT (Desmodromic Variable Timing) engine took place at the EICMA 2014. The new Multistrada 1200 receives Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU) which dynamically measures roll, yaw and pitch angles as well as their rates of change.

Power-train: The Testastretta 1198 V-twin engine puts out 160 hp of power and 136 Nm of torque. The DVT engine features a variable valve timing system with independent control of both the intake and exhaust camshafts which is claimed to optimise engine performance throughout the power range in all riding conditions.

Expected Launch: Early/Mid -2015

Expected Price: 22-24 lakh INR

Rivals: Suzuki V-Storm 1000, Triumph Tiger XC

Ducati Scrambler

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What is it?

Italian motorcycle manufacturer, Ducati, unveiled its 1960’s-70’s inspired motorcycle, the Scrambler, at the Intermot 2014. The Scrambler will be available in four versions: Icon, Urban Enduro, Full Throttle and Classic. All are being aimed at enthusiasts with different tastes in riding style.

Power-train: The Scrambler develops 75 hp of power from the air-cooled 803cc, 90-degree L-Twin, with Desmodromic and 2 valves per cylinder motor, 12 hp down from the Monster 796 that uses the same engine. However, torque has been boosted to 67.79Nm.

Expected Launch: Early/Mid -2015

Expected Price: 8-12 lakh INR

Rivals: Triumph Thruxton

Honda CBR650F

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What is it?

Coming into the country and assembled as a CKD import, the CBR650F is a fully faired yet not too sporty offering from Honda. We expect it to be one of the least expensive and most enticing four-cylinder offerings from Honda.

Power-train: Four-stroke, 649cc, in-line four-cylinder, fuel-injected engine producing 89 PS of peak power at 11,000rpm. Not as powerful as the thoroughbred CBR600RR, but certainly enough to keep even the most experienced riders happy for years. ABS could be standard.

Expected Launch: Late 2015

Expected Price: Rs 5 – 6 lakh

Rivals: Kawasaki Ninja 650R, Kawasaki ER6N, Benelli BN600, Hyosung GT 650

Indian Motorcycle Roadmaster

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What’s it?

Resurrected to join the Indian Motorcycles line-up for 2015, the Roadmaster is an entirely new motorcycle that has been built from scratch with the focus on being a luxury-tourer . It will come equipped with a wide stepped seat, ample leg room and an adjustable passenger floorboard. A quick release carpet-lined rear trunk is standard and so are the saddlebags. Both these features are operated via a remote locking system. To keep the right places warm, seats are heated while the grips come with 10 different temperature settings. The Roadmaster also comes with 143 litres of weatherproof storage facility. If you buy one, the machine can be further customized with a variety of options that the manufacturer has on offer.

Power-train: Powering the 2015 Roadmaster will be the Thunder Stroke III, 1811 cc engine. Capable of producing 138.9 Nm of peak torque, it will be fuelled via a closed loop injection system while the exhaust is a split, dual W/ cross-over unit.

Expected Launch: Early 2015

Expected Price: Around 35,00,000 INR.

Kawasaki Ninja H2

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What is it?

If you don’t know what it is, you really need to know now. The Ninja H2 is powered by a supercharged engine that is closely based on the bonkers, track only Ninja H2R. While that space-age styling is courtesy the Aerospace wing of Kawasaki, the H2 is built around a trellis frame and comes with winglets to keep it from flying. It is equipped with a Multi-mode traction control system, launch control, engine braking control, ABS and a quick shifter.

Power-train: Powering this road missile is a 998cc four-cylinder, supercharged engine that churns out an 200PS of maximum power. The engine uses a centrifugal supercharger that can run upto 1,30,000rpm and generate upto 20.5psi of boost pressure.

Expected Launch: Early – Mid 2015

Expected Price: Rs 26 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi)

Kawasaki Ninja ZX-6R

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What’s it?

Kawasaki has been rolling out their products in India at a pace as brisk as their motorcycles. With the elder brother, the ZX-10R already available in the country, the Japanese manufacturer plans to bring the ZX-6R to Indian shores next year. The 6R comes Big Piston front fork, a fully adjustable shock and ideal engine placement to optimize mass centralization. It features a twin spar aluminum frame which is both lightweight and rigid. The Ninja ZX-6R is a potent track tool and can also double up as an extremely fun machine for the streets.

Power-train: The Kawasaki Ninja ZX-6R is powered by a 636cc, inline-four engine in its latest iteration. The motor pumps out 130 BHP of peak power at 13,500 RPM and 70.5 Nm of peak torque at 11,500 RPM. Equipped with two engine modes, it also comes with a three mode traction control system as well as optional ABS.

Expected Launch: Mid/Late 2015

Expected Price: Between 8 – 10 Lakh INR

Kawasaki Versys 650

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What is it?

Pretty similar in design to its litre class sibling, the smaller Versys tourer now gets horizontal headlights, replacing the earlier vertically stacked setup. The chassis is a tubular diamond type frame made of high-tensile steel, while the adjustable telescopic fork up-front has a travel of 41 mm. Given the relatively smaller sized engine in comparison to its elder brother, the Versys 650 if launched could turn out to be the ideal machine to tour the nation and travel beyond.

Power-train: Powering the Versys 650 is a 649 cc liquid-cooled parallel-twin engine that develops 69 PS and 64 Nm of torque. Mated to a 6-speed transmission, Kawasaki has been tweaked to offer high-end performance and improved fuel efficiency.

Expected Price: 5 – 7 lakh INR

Expected Launch: Anytime in 2015

KTM 1190 Adventure

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What is it?

The KTM 1190 Adventure, together with its “R” sister model, for the first time, offers Bosch’s new MSC (Motorcycle Stability Control). MSC enhances the existing package consisting of lean-sensitive traction control and ABS featuring a combined braking function with a world first: the first ever lean-sensitive cornering ABS. As ever, it sets standards in the travel segment: 150 hp with a weight of only 230 kg fully tanked combine to produce a power-to-weight ratio previously unheard of in this class. The chassis combines lightness with outstanding geometry, a fantastic suspension setup, which, together with completely new tyres for the travel enduro class, allow relaxed or express pace riding in any conditions.

Power-train: The KTM 1190 Adventure is powered by a 1195cc, V-twin, liquid-cooled engine which produces 148 HP of power and 125 Nm of torque. It comes with a Trellis frame, WP suspension and weighs 212 kgs. The Adventure 1190 gets combined-ABS, Bosch MSC (Motorcycle Stability Control) and a tyre pressure monitoring system. The 1190 could cross rivers, valleys and mountains with its 220 mm of ground clearance and a 23-litre fuel tank.

Expected Price: 12 – 14 lakh INR

Expected Launch: Anytime in 2015

KTM 1290 Super Duke

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What is it?

The most powerful naked motorcycle from KTM is rumoured to hit the Indian shores as early as March 2015. This ‘Super Mario’ of motorcycles is powered by a motor borrowed from their RC8 Superbike. Fast bikes need good brakes – the KTM 1290 Super Duke R bears the best. Brembo M50 monoblock callipers bite powerfully with perfect application into 320 mm brake discs – assisted with ABS. The throttle is a ride-by-wire system which intelligently translates rider’s commands at the throttle twist grip into electronic opening of the throttle valve ensuring the engine accelerates more smoothly. Traction control, a CroMo steel tubular space frame and a single-sided swingarm are part of this mad package.

Power-train: The 1290 Super Duke borrows the engine from the RC8. Only, it’s now bored and stroked to 1301cc, developing around 180bhp and 14.6kgm of torque from the character rich V-twin motor that makes the 1290 Super Duke R a true hot-blooded hooligan.

Expected Price: 16 – 18 lakh INR

Expected Launch: Anytime in 2015

KTM RC8

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What is it?

The ultimate power tool from KTM. It is propelled by one of the most powerful V2 engines of our times which is insane, yet street legal. The bike has a steel trellis frame with a cast aluminium seat subframe. It has titanium intake valves and a low-friction diamond-like carbon (DLC) treatment on its camshafts’ finger followers. The RC8 R’s WP suspension includes a 43 mm inverted fork at the front end, with a titanium-aluminum-nitride low-stiction coating on its sliders and its piston rod is finished with a titanium-aluminum-nitride coating. The fork has three modes of adjustment (compression damping, rebound damping and spring preload), while the shock separates the compression damping into high and low speed circuits and has ride-height adjustability. An adjustable steering damper completes the suspension. The RC8 R offers many chassis adjustments not found on other superbikes. In addition to the suspension, the rider can adjust many other parts on the bike including the front brake lever, the rear brake pedal, the clutch lever, the handlebars, the shifter, the footpegs, and the seat/subframe height.

Power-train: The RC 8 is powered by a 1195cc, 2-cylinder, 4-stroke, spark-ignition engine, 75° V arrangement, liquid-cooled engine that develops 173 hp of power and 123 Nm of torque, translated to the rear wheel via a 6-speed gearbox.

Expected Price: 16 – 18 lakh INR

Expected Launch: Anytime in 2015

MV Agusta Motorcycles

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Mercedes-AMG recently purchased 25 percent stake in Italian two-wheeler manufacturer MV Agusta. The reason behind Mercedes-AMG purchasing the stake was to venture and expand its reach into the motorcycle segment. Post the investment, there is a great possibility that Mercedes-AMG may introduce the MV Agusta brand in India. The product line-up is long and we are not sure as to which models to expect to reach Indian shores.

Expected Launch: Mid/Late -2015

Expected Price: NA

Rivals: NA

Victory Motorcycles

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What is it?

Victory Motorcycles is a relatively new American Motorcycle brand created by Polaris Industries – the world’s largest maker of off-road vehicles. It’s notable that Polaris also owns Indian Motorcycles, the oldest motorcycle brand in USA and a maker of some of the most premium cruiser bikes in the world. Victory Motorcycles was founded to compete with Harley-Davidson, a heritage brand which is one of the most successful motorcycles labels in the world. The first Victory Motorcycle model was produced in 1998. After the introduction of Indian Motorcycles in India, the rumor-mill is abuzz with Polaris planning to bring Victory Motorcycles to our shores.

Victory motorcycles are powered by V-twin engines and are broadly classified into three categories – Baggers, Tourers and Cruisers. Baggers have saddlebags on both sides, Tourers have an additional compartment mounted at the rear along with a backrest for the pillion rider and the cruiser models are generally single seat ‘bobbed’ models, with lighter weight and relatively minimalistic styling. Here’s a list of products on offer by Victory Motorcycles across its various categories:

  • Baggers – Cross Country, Cross Country 8-ball, Magnum, Ness Magnum
  • Tourers – Cross Country Tour, Vision Tour
  • Cruisers – Vegas 8-ball, Hammer 8-ball, Gunner, High-ball

Power-train: Victory Motorcycles products are powered primarily by two engines. There’s a 1,600 cc engine which produces 85 hp of power and 144 Nm of torque (a bit less or more depending on the model and state of tune). Another engine is the 1740 cc mill producing 97 hp of power and 153 Nm torque. Final drive on most models in via a carbon-fibre reinforce belt.

Expected launch: Mid 2015

Expected Price: 20-35 lakh

Rivals: Indian Motorcycles, Harley Davidson, Triumph Motorcycles

Yamaha YZF-R1 2015

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What is it?

In its 2015 avatar, the new R1 pushes the envelope by adopting race derived technology and power & performance figures which are tough to match. The high-performance sport motorcycle has been developed from the scratch without any restrictions. New concepts and designs have been explored and executed, making the R1 the kind of machine that, up to now, only factory riders could ever experience. The Yamaha R1 has always been a legendary nameplate and the new R1 takes its legacy forward with pride and authority. The liter-class sportsbike world has been a bit overwhelmed ever since the S1000RR muffled the Japanese with its dominating performance. It’s heartening to see the Japanese making a comeback with the likes of the Ninja ZX-10R and now the R1.

Power-train: The Yamaha R1 is powered by a compact 4 cylinder, 4-valve crossplane engine with 200PS of power and a dry weight of only 175 kg, making the new R1 a rocketship on two wheels. The widespread use of advanced electronic control technologies genuinely underlines the R1’s positioning as the next generation superbike. Fully equipped with banking sensitive Traction Control, as well as Slide Control, Front Lift Control, Quickshifter, Launch Control, ABS and a Unified Brake System – and much more – the next generation R1 introduces racers and track day riders to a new era of rider-adaptive performance.

Expected Launch: Mid 2015

Excepted Price: Rs 20 lakh

Rivals: BMW S1000RR, Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R

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