Top 10 Latest New Bike Launches in India 2017

With the bike or shall we say motorcycle industry growing by the day, there’s no denying that India’s might over the largest number of motorcycle used will increase further on. The bike has been an essential part of commute in India for many making it a prime choice of vehicle for the urban population.

Furthermore, it also acts as an alternative to the cars which are priced way above the bikes. But all things aside, it’s not that bikes just are for the sake of it. There have been numerous revolutions in the performance and the design of bikes over the years that make it a good choice to have.

With similar upgrades and new models coming up in the last half of 2017, we here thought of profiling them out for you. We picked the top 10 of the lot and will bring a sneak preview of them along with the expected price of them down below.

Read along as we present to you the ‘Top 10 Latest New Bike Launches in India 2017’.

10. Hero Glamour

Hero Glamour

Trying its might to stand out in the 125-cc category, Hero has offered a choice for commuters out there. This one is the all-new variant of the previously loved Glamour model and will be the third one coming in from the R & D of Hero MotoCorp alone.

The bike will have a 124.7-cc engine and will have both the carbureted model as well as the fuel injection model as previously offered by them. It will be priced at a competitive rate so as to allow the 125-cc category be more competitive for them.

Pros

  • Remodeled design
  • Choice of carbureted and fuel injection
  • Decent performance

Cons

  • The fuel injection edition’s cost will likely to be on the high side.

Price- Rs 65,000 (Expected)

9. Bajaj Pulsar 150NS

Bajaj Pulsar 150NS

An offering of Bajaj, this one is another addition to the distinguished Pulsar family. This model, named as the Pulsar 150 NS shares the design with the older sibling in the family, i.e. 200 NS. The bike is set to launch in the months of September of 2017.

It will bear a 4-valve SOHC liquid cooled engine bearing triple spark ignition with displacement pretty close to 150-cc. The performance metrics of the engine will be better than most other in the 150-cc variant. It will come with alloy wheels, disc brake and self-start along with default kick-start option.

Pros

  • Powerful engine
  • SOHC liquid cooled engine
  • Radiator Cowls for cooling fins
  • Single seat design

Cons

  • Mudguard looks too big

Price- Rs 75,000 (expected)

8. Bajaj Pulsar 180NS

Bajaj Pulsar 180NS

Another one from the family of Bajaj, this one share similar story to that of the elder sibling of the Pulsar family. Pulsar has been one of the picks among the Indian bike enthusiasts and its demand showcases it rightly.

This 180NS model is inspired from the other high-end variant Pulsar 200NS variant from Bajaj. It comes with petal discs, alloy wheels, disc brakes and will also have the split seat. The bike will harbor 180-cc displacement with 19-21 Bhp of power. It will bear the same graphic and other design features from the other one.

Pros

  • Nice design
  • Powerful performance
  • Competitive price

Cons

  • Absence of large-size tires make the backside look a little imbalanced

Price- Rs 70,000-90,000 (Expected)

7. Hero Xtreme 200S 

Hero Xtreme 200S

Hero in the past hasn’t had much success on the 200-cc engine variant as Bajaj and other competitors swept the market with their offerings. But that is about to change as Hero is coming up with their Xtreme 200S model, a bike based on their hit Xtreme Series.

The bike will bear a 200-cc engine and will have peak powers of 18 Bhp and 17 Nm. It will feature disc brakes on both ends and will come with an option for ABS. The bike was previously shown at Auto Expo 2016 and will be launched in the latter half of 2017.

It is likely to be priced at 90,000-1,10,000 range and will prove a competitive option for people to choose for.

Pros

  • Powerful engine
  • Eye-appealing design
  • Competitive price

Cons

  • Not so sporty when it comes to competition with the likes of 200NS, Apache and Duke models.

Price-Rs 90,000-1,00,000 lakhs (Expected)

6. Tork T6X

Tork T6X

The first ever electric motorcycle to go on sale in India, Tork T6X will see the light at the end of 2017. The electric bike is built on the body of Yamaha FZ and comes with enough power to allow it to be equivalent to a 200-cc petrol engine option.

It will run for over 100km with just a single charge and will be helped on by a 6Kw electric motor. It will have an automatic transmission and will come with digital instrument console and have inbuilt GPS option. It is also likely to come with ABS and have app connectivity option too.

Pros

  • Electric Motorcycle
  • Great design aspect
  • Inclusion of digital console, GPS, and ABS

Cons

  • Offer only a ride of 100 km on one charge

 Price- Rs 1.25 lakhs (Expected)

5. Renegade Classic

Renegade Classic

Adding up to the previous Renegade Commando and Renegade Sport S, this new variant will come be the third model to enter the Indian market from the lineage of UM. It will have the same classic metrics that made the other two a hit in the Indian market.

The bike will come with a 280-cc liquid cooled engine and will offer a power of 25 Bhp with a torque of 22 Nm. The bike will also offer an option for ABS. It is likely to be launched in the late months of the second quarter or the early months of the third quarter.

Pros

  • Classical Design
  • Great performance
  • Balanced power and output

Cons

  • High competition might affect its sales

 Price- Rs 1.6-1.7 lakhs (Expected)

4. TVS Apache RTR 310

TVS Apache RTR 310

Next up is the mammoth RTR 310 model from TVS as part of the new addition to their Apache family. The bike will bear resemblance from the TVS Akula concept previously shown at the Auto Expo in 2016.

The bike will have a 313 cc engine and will offer a power of 34 Bhp and a power of 28 NM. The bike will have full-sports feel and is even primed as an alternative to the other high-end bikes.

Pros

  • Great performance
  • Powerful 313-cc engine
  • Sporty design

Cons

  • Not an optimal choice for Indian roads
  • Likely to be on the higher side of price range

 Price – Rs 1.9 lakhs (Expected)

3. BMW G 310 R

BMW G 310 R

A long awaited motorbike by the Indian users, BMW will finally unveil its G 310 R at the end of the year. The bike is well-set to make great strides in sales and is sure to hit the market with storm.

This one will be part of the naked street offering currently being available in the motorcycle genre. It is co-developed by BMW in relation with TVS Motor Company. The bike will have 313-cc engine and offer liquid cooled single cylinder engine. It will bring around the power of 34 Bhp and a torque of 28NM.

It will have six-speed gears and offer a top speed of 144 kmph. The bike will also have dual channel ABS as part of safety measure.

Pros

  • Great engine and specs
  • Power-packed performance
  • BMW Brand tag

Cons

  • Likely to cost at the higher spectrum

Price- Rs 1.8-2 lakhs (Expected)

2. KTM Duke 390 2017

KTM Duke 390 2017

An updated model of the top hot picks in the motorcycle industry, KTM Duke 390 is set to be unveiled later in the year. The 2017 model will come with new face lift featuring new levels of design and bodywork. The 2017 model is said to be inspired by the KTM 1290 Super Duke model.

The said bike will feature the same 373-cc engine and will have a ride-by-wire system. The bike will likely to feature new side mounted exhaust. The instrument panel will come with TFT-screen and will have a host of other extensive features.

Pros

  • Remodeled design
  • TFT-Screen instrument panel
  • Ride-by-wire system

Cons

  • Same previous engine and performance specs

Price- Rs 2.2 lakhs (expected)

1. BMW G 310 GS

BMW G 310 GS

Another one from BMW, this one will be a sports tourer edition and will be inspired by the elder sport touring ride offered by BMW. It will the second offering of BMW in India alongside the other BMW G310 R. The bike will have front beak design and feature GS decals on the fuel tank of it.

It will have a313-cc engine, the same as G10 R but will come with 19-inch alloy wheels and have under body protection along with it. The bike will target the off-road ability and will be suited for long-travel around the nation. It will also be priced at a higher range than that of the 310 R and might see it in the bracket of 2.5-2.8 lakhs.

Pros

  • Great off-road option
  • Powerful performance
  • BMW branding
  • Underbody protection

Cons

  • Expensive
  • Not suitable for daily commute or on-road rides

Price- Rs 2.5-2.8 lakhs

We here included the top 10 picks among the latest upcoming bikes in the year 2017 for you. We hope the list offered the insight that you’re looking for. We will be back with another one the next time. Till then, Adios.

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