Continued: 15 AWESOME, sporty yet affordable motorcycles launching in India during 2018; Yamaha R15 V3 to Royal Enfield Thunderbird 500X

Continued: 15 AWESOME, sporty yet affordable motorcycles launching in India during 2018; Yamaha R15 V3 to Royal Enfield Thunderbird 500X

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Tork T6X

The Pune-based firm has unveiled India’s first fully-electric motorcycle. The motorcycle will be powered by Li-ion battery and will have a maximum range of 100 km. The batteries charge to full in about 2 hours and Tork says that the battery attains 80% of charge in just one hour. The company is also working to install charging stations in the Pune city first and then the motorcycle will be launched in the other major cities of the country. The is expected to make a public appearance at the 2018 Auto Expo.

Suzuki GSX 250R

After the success of the Gixxer SF in India, Suzuki is now planning to launch a bigger version of the bike. Suzuki will mark its entry in the 250cc segment with the GSX-R250. The bike looks much sharper and sportier than the Gixxer SF and looks heavily inspired from the flagship GSX-R1000. It is powered by 248cc, parallel-twin engine that produces a maximum of 24.7 bhp and 23.3 Nm torque.

Yamaha YZF-R3

Yamaha launched the parallel-twin cylinder powered YZF-R3 in India sometime back but with the implementation of BS IV norms on two-wheelers, the motorcycle was discontinued. Yamaha is expected to bring in the new BS IV compliant R3 in India next year but before that, the new motorcycle will be showcased at the Auto Expo 2018.

The new bike looks much sharper than the discontinued model. The parallel-twin 321cc, the liquid-cooled engine produces a maximum of 41 Bhp and 29.6 Nm. The engine is mated to a 6-speed transmission.

Hero Xtreme 200

Hero will launch the new Xtreme 200S naked bike in the market at Auto Expo 2018. The Indian manufacturer will launch the 200cc bike will be Hero’s range-topping model for the Indian market and will compete with the Bajaj Pulsar 200 NS and TVS Apache RTR 200.

It is expected to be powered by a 200cc, air-cooled engine that churns around 18.2 Bhp of peak power and 17.2 Nm of peak torque. It will get five-speed manual transmission as standard. It is expected to get disc brakes and ABS as an option too.

BMW GS 310R

This will be the smallest GS series from the BMW. The motorcycle has been developed by the BMW Motorrad and will be manufactured at the TVS India plant. The G310 GS will get many signature features of the GS series like the front beak, radiator shrouds, headlamp cowl and the tank design. The motorcycle will be the powered by the same 313cc, 34 BHp-28 Nm engine and will get a six-speed gearbox. The motorcycle just weighs 169.5 kg and with the GS DNA, it will be one of the best affordable touring motorcycle available in the country.

KTM RC 200

KTM launched an updated version of the fully faired RC 200 in India last year. For 2018, the Austrian manufacturer has an update under the wraps. KTM is planning to launch a refreshed version of the KTM RC 200 in 2018 and it will get visual updates. The engine is expected to remain the same.

KTM RC 390

KTM updated the 390 Duke thoroughly last year but the RC 390 only got a minor update. In 2018, the RC 390 is expected to get updates with full LED headlamps. KTM is also expected to resolve issues like overheating in the bike too. The 2018 model has already been spied and it looks visually similar to the current model of the RC 390.


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