Here are ten affordable yet super exciting bikes that will launch in 2017.
It is the first time BMW will venture in the budget segment of motorcycles. The bike has been developed along with TVS for the budget conscious markets. The BMW G310R will be made in India at the TVS plant. BMW will be able to price the product very competitively given the high amount of localisation.
The naked motorcycle will be powered by 313cc, liquid-cooled engine that produces a maximum of 33.6 BHP and 28 Nm of torque. The G310R weighs only 158.5 kg and will compete against the likes of Bajaj Dominar 400 in the market.
Yamaha FZ 250
Yamaha has released a teaser image of the FZ 250, and the motorcycle will be launched by the end of this month. The motorcycle has been caught testing numerous times in India. The higher capacity FZ is inspired by the looks of Yamaha MT series. The small fairing, LED headlamps and masculine fuel tank gives the motorcycle a very bulky look.
The engine will be similar to the Brazilian-spec Fazer 250. The motorcycle will get a 249cc engine that churns out a maximum power of 20.4 BHP at 8,000 rpm and 20.4 Nm of torque at 6,500 rpm. The FZ 250 will compete with the likes of KTM 200 Duke in India.
Royal Enfield Continental GT 750
Royal Enfield is working on a new line-up of motorcycles that will be powered by parallel-twin engines. The first of the new series will Continental GT 750. The 750cc, twin-cylinder, the liquid-cooled engine will generate around 40-50 BHP of maximum power and 60-70 Nm of maximum torque. There will be a 5-speed gearbox to transfer the power from the engine to the rear wheel.
The new engine’s architecture will remain similar to the newest LS410 engine that powers the Royal Enfield Himalayan. The new engine will get a body similar to the Continental GT and will compete against the likes of Triumph Bonneville and Harley-Davidson’s budget options like Street 750.
Yamaha R15 Version 3.0
Yamaha is preparing the all-new R15. The new motorcycle will look much sleeker than the current version and will also get aggressive body design with the new fairing, twin-lamps and looks inspired from the elder siblings, R6 and the R1.
The all-new R15 becomes more compact. The motorcycle also receives Upside down forks, fully digital instrument cluster, and optional ABS. The 149cc, liquid-cooled, single cylinder engine will remain same the current one, but the power figures are yet not out. The motorcycle will compete against the likes of Bajaj Pulsar RS200, KTM RC200 and more.
The retro modern looking cruiser from Kawasaki will soon land in the Indian markets. The classic looking W800 was present in different showrooms of India to take on the customer reactions, and soon the Japanese automaker will bring the product to India.
The beautiful looking W800 gets a round headlamp; teardrop shaped fuel tank, ribbed seats and chrome dipped fenders and mirrors. The motorcycle is powered by 773cc air-cooled, parallel twin engine that develops a maximum of 47 BHP and 60 Nm of maximum torque.