Cleveland CycleWerks, the American boutique motorcycle-manufacturer who made its India debut at the 2018 Auto Expo in February this year, has confirmed that it will launch the Misfit and the Ace range of motorcycles in India in October this year. These motorcycles will be pitted against the highly popular retro-style motorcycles from the Royal Enfield.
Cleveland CycleWerks will commence its Indian innings with four motorcycles – Misfit, Ace Scrambler 250, Ace Deluxe 250 and the Ace Cafe 250. These motorcycles made their India debut at the Auto Expo 2018. The company also showcased the Heist bobber and the FZR 125 trail bike at the motor show but they’ll be launched here at a later stage. All the upcoming Cleveland CycleWerks motorcycles are powered by a 229cc, single-cylinder, carburetted engine that outputs a maximum power of 15.4 bhp at 7,000 rpm and a peak torque of 16 Nm at 6,000 rpm. The motor comes mated to a five-speed manual transmission.
The Misfit gets a tubular double cradle chassis while the Ace range of motorcycles gets a square-section single-downtube frame. The entire range of Ace motorcycles also gets upside down front forks. All the upcoming Cleveland CycleWerks motorcycles get dual shock absorbers at the rear. Out of the four motorcycles, only the Ace Scrambler offers a five-step preload adjustment. All the motorcycles have spoke wheels. The Ace range gets a 298 mm disc brake with a dual-piston calliper at the front and a 210 mm disc with a single piston calliper at the rear. The Misfit, on the other hand, gets a 320 mm front disc brake with a radially mounted four-piston calliper and a 220 mm rear disc brake. None of these motorcycles offers ABS even as an optional extra.
It’s being said that these motorcycles will be priced between Rs 2 lakh to Rs 2.5 lakh, which will make them pretty expensive. The company will open its first Indian dealership in Pune and plans to spread to 30 cities across the country.