Upcoming Bikes in India


Upcoming Bikes in India

The two-wheeler industry is booming in India. Last year we have seen major two wheeler giants entering in Indian market. India has now become a preferred market for bike manufacturers around the world. The leading Motorcycle manufacturers in India like Hero Honda, Bajaj, TVS and Yamaha are more concerned to provide many efficient and comfortable bikes without spoiling the fun and thrill of riding. The year 2009 is going to witness some of the best upcoming launches form world-class bike manufacturers in India. India is gradually being the top choice for bike manufacturers. With the various new launches, the upcoming bikes in India are going to be more comfortable, powerful, and fuel-efficient. The Motorcycle market of India has a bike for the need of every individual whether style, power or comfort. While some manufacturers are targeting the luxury and powerful segments of bikes, some are eying the most basic 100 cc to 125 cc bike segments. The upcoming bikes in India are going to include some of the latest bikes, which may cost from few thousands of rupees to some lacs rupees. Bikers have a range of options with them. Let’s have a quick look at what our top bike producers are planning for their upcoming launches.

Yamaha R125

The most advanced 125 production supersport machine that Yamaha will launch in 2009 will be YZF-R125. This radical, high-revving, fuel-injected 125 is the work of the same engineers who created our legendary YZF-R1 and YZF-R6 supersport bikes.

Main Features of Yamaha R125

-Liquid-cooled single-cylinder 4-stroke
-SOHC 4-valve cylinder head
-Wet-sump lubrication system
-Fuel injection
-Electric start
-6-speed transmission
-R6-style mid-ship muffler
-Dual catalysers
-Air Induction system
Expected In :July, 2009

Yamaha R6

What you will feel when you on Yamaha’s new R6 a quick progress, not rapid, beneath 70 mph in top, however erst over the legal limit insignificant six takes off as if a scolded cat without so a lot of as a down shift. Drop to moment at this speed and you will find yourself looking at the sky as everything disappears behind you at an alarming rate and it will be interesting to see what the six will do in the quarter mile.

ENGINE SPECIFICATIONS
Displacement: 599cc
Engine: 4-stroke, 4-cylinder, 16-valves, D0HC
Maximum Power: 127 Bhp @ 14500 rpm
Maximum Torque: 65.8 Nm @ 11000 rpm
Gears: 6 Manual

DIMENSIONS
Length: 2040.00 mm
Width: 705.00 mm
Height: 1100.00 mm
Weight: 185.00 kg
Ground Clearance: 130.00 mm
Fuel Tank: 17.30 ltrs
Wheelbase: 1380.00 mm
Wheel Type: Alloys

Expected In : July, 2009

Yamaha Gladiator 165

Yamaha’s 165cc Gladiator will develop around 16.5 PS and complete a 0 – 60 sprint in less than 5 seconds and it believed that Yamaha has already sent the bike for homologation and will launch its mid Next Year. Bike was first displayed in last year’s Auto Expo.

ENGINE SPECIFICATIONS
Displacement: 165cc
Engine: Air-cooled, 4-stroke, SOHC, 2-valve
Maximum Power: 15 Bhp (Expected)
Maximum Torque: 14 Nm ( Expected)
Gears: 5 Speed

DIMENSIONS
Length: 2065.00 mm
Width: 730.00 mm
Height: 1100.00 mm
Ground Clearance: 155.00 mm
Fuel Tank: 13.00 ltrs
Wheelbase: 1300.00 mm

Expected In :July, 2009

TVS Apache RTR Menace 180

180cc version of flagship product apache RTR will be seen on road by mid 2009. Codenamed as the menace, the new apache RTR 180cc would come with few cosmetic upgrades. But what’s more exciting will be the new powerful 180cc engine.

TVS announced earlier that it would introduce the ABS (Anti-lock Braking System) in its forthcoming powerful bikes. However the new apache RTR 180cc menace will not have ABS as it will push up the price. The proposed 200cc version of apache RTR might come with ABS.

ENGINE SPECIFICATIONS
Displacement: 180cc
Engine: 4 Stroke, EFi
Maximum Power: 18bhp
Gears: 5 Speed

DIMENSIONS
Length: 2020.00 mm
Width: 730.00 mm
Height: 1100.00 mm
Weight: 130.00 kg
Ground Clearance: 180.00 mm
Fuel Tank: 16.00 ltrs
Wheelbase: 1300.00 mm

OTHER SPECIFICATIONS
Top Speed: 135kph
Fuel Consumption(City): 28.00
Fuel Consumption(Highway): 42.00

Expected In : July, 2009

Honda CBR150R

After successfully accepted in Malaysian market. It is speculated that Honda may bring its CBR 150R in India by 2009 in competition with Karizma & R15 competitor and may price of CBR150 will be below one lakh.

The Honda CBR150R is powered by a 149.4cc 4-stroke carburetted single cylinder 4 valve DOHC engine with 11.0:1 compression and CDI ignition, mated to a 6-speed wet clutch manual transmission. It produces 18.5 Bhp at 10500 rpm and 13.5 Nm of torque at 8500 rpm.

Main Features of Honda CBR150R

- DOHV 4-valve 150 cc water-cooled engine with balancer shaft.
- 6-speed return manual transmission.
- Front and rear disc brakes.
- Key slot cover for better protection against theft.
- Monoshock rear shock absorber.
- Secondary Air Supply System (SASS) which delivers extra air to the exhaust system for cleaner emission.
- Catalytic Converter.

Expected In : July, 2009

Honda Interceptor

The hunger of Indian sports bikers will be satisfied with the Honda Interceptor 800cc. Honda VFR 800 Interceptor is a Sports Touring Motorcycle i.e. it is meant for the highways with a relaxed and comfortable seating position, unlike the Sportsbikes that we currently see on the road. It’s sleek, aerodynamic bodywork is functional yet beautiful and air flowing through the windscreen’s central air vent provides cool air to the rider at low speeds and increases rider comfort at higher speeds by offering real protection from high velocity winds.

Expected In : July, 2009

Honda CBR1000RR

The history-making CBR900RR Fireblade completely rewrote the book of Super Sport motorcycle design with a remarkably compact and lightweight configuration based on a ‘Less Is More’ concept that achieved a breathtaking blast of litre-class performance from a 900cc inline-4 engine shoehorned into a highly advanced 600cc-class chassis.

The Honda CBR1000RR Fireblade is a MotoGP race replica with many of its features taken from Honda’s top-end racing bikes. The result is a high-performance track and racing superbike that also makes for a perfect street bike.

Expected In : July, 2009

Kawasaki Ninja 250R

Made its debut on 1986 Kawasaki Ninja after a long wait will soon be in India by 2009. The Ninja 250R features a six-speed transmission that has been revised for smoother shifting, and is mated to a more durable clutch. An entirely new radiator provides better cooling while being lighter in weight. A new radiator fan is quieter.

Its expected price in India will be around 1.3 Lacs

Expected In :July, 2009

Suzuki GSX-R 1000

Suzuki GSX-R 1000 offers something different when compare to other bike in same segment amongst the usual selling points of superb handling, class leading performance it offers switchable ECU maps.

With switchable ECU fuel mapping you can switch to low performance for easy handling in traffic, fuel economy and when riding with cruisers, medium for faster rides with the 600cc and full power for the track and Hayabusa owners.

Expected In : July, 2009

Honda CBR600RR

Inspired by the Honda RC211V MotoGP the CBR600RR receives the “RR” designation for “race replica” because of its emphasis on racing characteristics such as an advanced braced swingarm, center-up exhaust system, and more aggressive riding position.

Features Of Honda CBR600 RR

1) Exciting new colors: Red/Black, Pearl Orange/Black, Metallic Silver, and Graffiti
2) Exclusive, MotoGP derived Unit Pro-Link Rear Suspension
3) Dual Stage Fuel Injection System (PGM – DSFI) features two injectors per cylinder.
4) MotoGP-derived Honda Electronic Steering Damper (HESD).
5) High-revving engine redlines at 15,000 rpm.
6) MotoGP-style center-up exhaust system.
7) Radial-mount front brake calipers combined with radial actuated master cylinder.
8) 41mm Honda Multi-Action System (HMAS) inverted front fork.
9) Centrally located fuel tank increases mass centralization for a more compact frame design.
10) Line beam headlights feature three-piece multi-reflector design.

Expected In : October, 2009

Kawasaki Ninja ZX-14

Kawasaki Ninja ZX-14 is created to do everything right. Right from the beginning. Its aerodynamics reminds users that Kawasaki is indeed an aircraft maker. The Kawasaki Ninja ZX-14 is based around Kawasaki motorcycles 1352cc four-stroke engine.

It is an advanced version of Kawasaki’s unique aluminum monocoque frame, lightweight and very strong.

Expected In :November, 2009 

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