Cleveland CycleWerks to launch four motorcycles in India this year to take on Royal Enfield

Cleveland CycleWerks has announced that they will launch as many as four new motorcycles in the Indian market. The USA-based automotive manufacturer announced sometime back that they have Indian plans but at the 2018 Auto Expo, the manufacturer officially showcased the bikes.

Their introductory models are Misfit, Ace Scrambler 250, Ace Deluxe 250 and the Ace Cafe 250. The brand also showcased products like the Heist bobber, trail bike FZR 125 but they will not come to the Indian market initially.

All the models coming to India are powered by a single-cylinder 229cc engine that gets overhead cam, air-cooling and carburettor. The engine produces a maximum power of 15.4 Bhp at 7,000 rpm and 16 Nm at 6,000 rpm. The five-speed transmission is also same on all the bikes.

The Misfit gets a tubular, steel-backbone type dual-cradle chassis. The Ace models get the square-section single-downtube frame. The Ace models get upside down fork (USD) while the Misfit gets regular telescopic forks. All the motorcycles get dual shock absorber at the rear. Only the Ace Scrambler gets five-step preload adjustability in addition.

All the models get wire-spoke wheels while the Misfit gets steel rims with wire spokes. The Ace models also get 298mm disc brake with dual pistons at the front and a 210mm disc with a single piston at the rear. The Misfit gets bigger 320mm disc brake with radially mounted four pistons at the front and a 220mm disc brake at the rear. ABS is not offered even as an optional feature with any of the bikes. Interestingly, from 2019, ABS is mandatory in all the bikes.

The bikes get an indicative price between Rs. 2 lakh to 2.5 lakh, which is quite high for bikes with low power and no history in the Indian market. The motorcycle will take on the Royal Enfield models in the market. The brand will open its first store in Pune and then plans to spread to about 30 cities later.