Here are 10 Upcoming Bikes to be launched in 2018 you are waiting for.
The year 2017 ends in just couple of days. 2018 has to be more promising. Moreover, if you are a bike lover. Because, 2018 is the right time to upgrade your collection. Big manufacturers are launching their new products with latest technology. So, be prepared!
A few days back, the highly awaited Apache RR 310 is launched by TVS Motor Company, ending the 2017 year on a high-note. We also remember the Honda launched some appealing two-wheelers from Cliq to Goldwing new generation that gave a lot of genuine reasons to rejoice.
Now, what’s next?
For next Auto Expo 2018, some companies confirmed they will launch their new product. Yamaha will launch YZF-R15 v.30. The new Hero Xtreme 200s also will be launched. Like what we already cover here. Our readers also have read news about the fastest electric bike Emflux in India, too. Many more to follow after that.
So, here are 10 most awaited bikes that will be launched in India next year!
Royal Enfield Interceptor 650, Continental GT 650
The new Royal Enfield comes with progressive update. From slipper clutch, dual disc brakes, and a standard ABS are some of the highlights of the new motorcycles. The Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 and Continental GT 650 draw power from a 648 cc. The big bike uses parallel twin engine mated to a six-speed transmission.
This powerful machine generates maximum power of 47 hp and 52 Nm of maximum torque. The price is estimated to be under Rs 3 lakh (ex-showroom) and becomes one of the biggest launches next year. The bike already made their global debut at the last month’s EICMA Moto-Show in Milan, Italy.
Kawasaki Vulcan 650
Kawasaki India teased the cruiser bike, Vulcan 650 on its official website a few days ago. It will be the first and only cruiser by Kawasaki-India. The manufacturer claims that the bike will come with a competitive price. It will generate more power and priced higher than Royal Enfield.
It produces 63 Nm of maximum torque and 61 hp of maximum power. The expected price is Rs 6 lakh (ex-showroom). The modern cruiser, Kawasaki Vulcan 650, shares its powertrain with the Ninja 650 with the same 649cc, parallel twin engine that runs the latter. Last but not least, it will hit Indian market via the Completely Knocked Down (CKD) route. Not completely built up (CBU) to keep the price “exciting”.
Now you know the two most-anticipated cruiser bikes from Europe and Japan company. It’s time to see our Indian made bikes.
2018 Bajaj Avenger Street and Cruise Facelift
Mechanically, there will be no major changes to the new Bajaj Avenger models. The progressive change will be the inclusion of digital instrumentation, some new paint schemes and a marginal price hike over the currently models. For your information, Bikewale report suggests that Bajaj is working on facelifting the Avenger series. It will be launched next month. The report says that the test mules of 2018 Avengers were spotted testing in Pune.
We all know that India will get its first electric superbike. The name is Emflux One. The upcoming Emflux One will be able to hit an electronically restricted top speed of 200 kmph. The fastest electric bike also has range of 200 km per full charge. It’s pretty impressive.
The company claimed that the battery will be on good condition in 5 years. They also busy setting up charging points all over India to make its buyer more convenient. They will also launch the cheaper models.
The tech-start up also embed Brembo brakes, dual channel ABS, smartphone connectivity, inter-bike connectivity, Ohlins suspension, and much more. It is estimated that the price will be under Rs 6 lakh (ex-showroom).
Ducati Panigale V4
This Italy superbike becomes one of the highly awaited motorcycles. Ducati Panigale v4 is the first mass production bike by Ducati. It comes with twin 330mm disc brakes upfront. Along with single 245mm rear disc brake. It will be launched in mid-2018.
The Ducati engine develops a maximum torque of 123.5 Nm and a peak power output of 214 hp. Powerful! Even the power can be boosted further to 226 hp by using an all-titanium exhaust from Akrapovic that comes as optional. Ducati Panigale V4 is the first mass production bike by Ducati.
2018 Triumph Tiger Range
Good news for Triumph fans. Next year, Triumph Motorcycles India will launch the next generation of Tiger range. It’s not just minor-upgrade. The company gives a huge improvement over their predecessors. A few weeks back, the new British adventure tourers were introduced. We saw this massive upgrade. Such as..
The kerb weight has gone down by 11 kg, improving the performance significantly. The new Tiger 800 also get a lighter exhaust, along with an increase power output. The maximum power is now 94 hp and the maximum torque is 79 Nm @ 7850 rpm. The 2018 triumph tiger 800 now gets full LED system. Other changes expected include a revised front and rear suspension. The new version will come with better adjustability, higher electronic intervention, and new braking components from Brembo.
The new Tiger 800 could have cornering lights as well for improved illumination. It now gets multiple riding modes, adjustable ABS and Traction control, and much more. Reports suggest that the Explorer moniker will be dropped. Both models will now bear quite similar designations.
Our respectable source confirmed that the 2018 Triumph Tiger 1200 will possibly make it to India in April. While the Tiger 800 will follow it soon by June 2018. The Triumph Tiger 800 will rival ducati Hyperstrada.
Benelli Imperiale 400
The Royal Enfield got challenge from Benelli Imperiale. It is all set to be launched by mid-2018. The Benelli Imperiale 400 is expected to be priced at Rs 2 lakh. It will arrive via CKD route. The mill is good for producing a maximum power of 19.7 hp and peak torque of 28 Nm.
The power comes from an air-cooled engine mated to a five-speed transmission system, single-cylinder, and with 373.5cc.
Hero Xtreme 200S
The motorcycle is estimated priced at Rs 90,000 (ex-showroom) and most likely be launched at Auto Expo 2018. The motorcycle concept itself was showcased two years ago besides the company’s XF3R street fighter concept. The Hero Xtreme 200S features include digital-analog instrument cluster, dual disc brakes, split step-up seats, and much more.
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This German automaker showcased BMW G310 in India two years ago at Auto Expo 2016. Unfortunately, BMW chose to “postpone” the launch. Make the market anticipated even more. But, the actual reason is the company is setting up new dealerships all around India. After the marketing infrastructure is ready, they are now preparing to launch their masterpiece.
The BMW G310R is expected to be launched in the second half of 2018. This BMW Roadster is powered by a 313 c, liquid cooled, and single-cylinder engine. It generates 34hp power and 28 Nm torque. It is estimated priced close to Rs 2.5 lakh (ex-showroom).
Yamaha YZF-R15 v3.0
You can get deeper information about Yamaha YZF-R15 v3 on our article here. Today, I only want to review the key points. As you know, the motorcycle will be launched at the Auto Expo 2018. It is great news for bikers because they have already waited for the launch since long time ago.
Yamaha R15 v3 is powered with 155 cc and liquid-cooled engine that comes with variable valve (VVT) technology for a better engine performance. There have been multiply spy shots of India-spec Yamaha YZF-R15 v3.0. We cannot wait to see it in real life.
So, that’s it. 10 most awaited bikes to be launched in 2018. Make sure you guys go to Auto Expo 2018!