TVS cruiser, Royal Enfield roadster to Ducati streetfighter, Auto News, ET Auto
So, TVS is set to launch a new product on the 6th of July. They haven’t said what it is but speculations and anticipations and a concept from the past point to the TVS Zepellin. TVS showcased it in its concept stage and the new bike launching in July could be the production version. It could have a new name altogether though. It will likely be powered by a 225cc oil-cooled, fuel-injected single-cylinder engine that would make 20 bhp and 19 Nm of torque, paired with a 5-speed manual gearbox. Just like most TVS products, expect it to be feature-rich.
BMW G 310 RR
A sports bike based on the G 310 R and the Apache RR 310 had long been long-awaited and now BMW Motorrad is finally ready to launch on the 15th of July. The G 310 RR will look a lot like the Apache RR 310 with some tweaks like the headlamp and creases around it would be different and not to mention, the BMW HP livery. It will be powered by the same 312.2cc single-cylinder engine that makes 34 hp and 27.3 Nm of torque. In terms of hardware, expect the Beemer to come with fully-adjustable suspension like the Apache RR 310 BTO does. Expected price: Rs 3 lakh (ex-showroom)
Royal Enfield Hunter 350
The Hunter 350 will be based on the Royal Enfield J platform as are the Meteor 350 and the new Classic 350. It’ll be styled as a roadster with slightly rear-set footpegs and more upright ergonomics. Directly rivalling the likes of Honda CB350RS, it’ll be powered by the same 349cc single-cylinder engine as the Meteor and the Classic, delivering 20.2 hp and 27 Nm of torque. It would also get the Tripper navigation pod but as an optional extra. The Hunter 350 could be the most affordable Royal Enfield sitting above only the Bullet 350 which is still powered by the UCE engine. Expect a launch some time in early August.
Ducati Streetfighter V4 SP
Moving the focus to the premium and extremely powerful side of the spectrum, the Streetfighter V4 SP is the top-spec variant of Ducati’s flagship streetfighter. The bodywork boasts the use of plenty of carbon fibre and the wheels are carbon fibre as well. This and such other changes mean that the SP is lighter than the standard and the S versions. It is powered by the same engine as the standard and S versions, which is a 1,103cc V4 that makes 208 hp and 122 Nm of torque. It will be sold in limited numbers in India. It will most likely be priced at a premium over the standard and S that retail at Rs 21.04 lakh and Rs 24.24 lakh (ex-showroom), respectively.
Keeway K-Lite 250V
A subsidiary of Chinese motorcycle manufacturer Qianjiang Group that also owns Benelli, Keeway Motors is the new entrant we spoke of. The K-Lite 250V will be the smallest displacement motorcycle with V-twin in India. It’ll have a typical cruiser-style design with forward-set footpegs and a low seat height. The K-Light 250V is powered by a 249cc air-cooled V-twin engine that makes 18.7 bhp and 19 Nm. Expect a price tag of Rs 3 lakh plus ex-showroom.