Continued: 10 Hot, sporty motorcycles you need to start saving up for

BMW G 310 GS


It is an adventure tourer based on the BMW G310R. The first pictures of the adventure motorcycle made everyone happy around the world. BMW recently unveiled the motorcycle at the EICMA and it will soon come to India.

The motorcycle has taken a lot of design inspiration from the elder GS models. The motorcycle gets very purposeful built with front mud-guard, radiator shrouds, headlamp cowl and a supportive seat for long distance riding. The motorcycle will be powered by the same engine that will go into the TVS Akula 310 and the BMW G310R. It will produce around 33.5 BHP of maximum power with 28 Nm of maximum torque.

Suzuki GSX-R250


The Gixxer SF has been quite a successful motorcycle in India. Suzuki will follow up the success with the GSX-R250. The fully-faired motorcycle will be the smallest one to carry the GSX-R badge.

The motorcycle will be powered by the 248cc, parallel twin engine that produces a maximum of 24.7 BHP at 8,000 rpm along with 23.3 Nm of torque at 6,500 rpm. The motorcycle gets a 6-speed transmission and will compete against the Kawasaki Ninja 300 in India.

Suzuki V-Strom 250


The Suzuki V-Storm is a very capable dual purpose motorcycle, playing on the similar lines, Suzuki has developed the V-Storm 250. The entry-level V-Storm will compete against the adventure motorcycles of BMW, KTM and Royal Enfield.

The engine will be similar to the GSX-R250 engine, meaning around 24 BHP of maximum power along with 23.4 Nm of maximum torque. There will be quite a few off-road friendly features like engine sump guard, dual purpose tyres and more.

Husqvarna Vitpilen 401


Husqvarna will enter the Indian market soon. The Vitpilen 401 will be the first motorcycle of the company in India. It will be manufactured in the Bajaj’s Chakan facility near Pune and will be launched in the Indian market by the end of this year. The Vitpilen 401 will be powered by an engine derived from the KTM 390 Duke but the engine figures are not known yet.

KTM RC 390


The new KTM RC 390 was unveiled recently. Like the 390 Duke that received a host of updates, the KTM RC390 has also received similar updates. The new RC 390 gets cleaner EURO IV spec engine with exhaust on the side unlike the current one that has underbelly exhaust. The RC 390 also gets a new paint scheme. The motorcycle will also get LED headlamps, riding modes, full TFT console with smart phone integration, and larger fuel tank.

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