Benelli Tornado 302
The Tornado 302 is the full-faired version of the Benelli TNT300 and this bike is expected to hit showrooms as early as July 2016. The bike uses a 300 cc parallel twin, four stroke petrol engine that puts out 35 Bhp-27 Nm. A 6 speed manual transmission comes standard. Upside down front forks and a monoshock rear make for suspension items while braking is handled by twin disc brakes at the front and the rear. The bike’s likely to command a price of a little over 3 lakh rupees, given that the unfaired TNT300 starts at a little under 3 lakhs.
Benelli BX250 Motard
India’s first supermotard is coming, and DSK Benelli will be the brand responsible for that. The BX250 Motard is meant to be an everyday, fun machine that can tackle a variety of conditions. It’s the kind of bike that you can jump on and go off road with merely a tyre change. The BX250 is powered by a 250 cc, four stroke single cylinder engine that’s liquid cooled. This motor pumps out 25 Bhp-21 Nm, and is mated to a 6 speed manual gearbox. Disc brakes at both ends, long travel suspension and a light, 135 Kg kerb weight are other highlights. A launch during November is on the cards, and the bike’s expected to slip in under 3 lakh rupees.
Hero HX250 R
The HX250 will be Hero Motocorp’s flagship bike, and is expected to be launched by the time 2016 folds into 2017. The bike uses a 250 cc four stroke motor, liquid cooled and with 4 valves/cylinder. This engine makes 31 Bhp-21 Nm, and is mated to a 6 speed manual gearbox. Telescopic front forks and a monoshock rear handle suspension duties while disc brakes at both ends handle braking. Hero claims a whopping 165 Kph top speed for this bike, which could be made possible by its 139 kilogram kerb weight.
Bajaj Pulsar RS400
Bajaj will follow up the CS400’s launch with that of the RS400. The RS400 is essentially the full faired version of the CS400, along with tweaks to suspension geometry. The newer bike will be aimed at those who want a Bajaj for the track while the CS400 will cater to those who prefer high speed, long distance touring. Like the CS400, the RS400 is also expected to slot in under the 2 lakh rupee price bracket, promising big value. The engine and gearbox of this bike is expected to be shared with that of the CS400.