Upcoming Motorcycle Launches – includes ADV, roadster, commuter and a scoot…
July marks the start of the second half of the year and commencement of the second quarter of the financial year and it is turning out to be one significant milestone of this year. So far, we have already witnessed the introductions of…
- 2018 Activa 125
- new 2018 Gixxer SP and
- 2019 Ninja 650
However, four all-new very important launches still remain. Let us quickly list them down and talk about the details we know so far.
Upcoming Motorcycle Launches in July
Hero Xtreme 200R
- Launch Date: Launched, but no official announcement
ExpectedPrice: Rs 88,000 ex-showroom in Assam
Yes, as you must be aware, Hero has commenced deliveries of their first 200cc motorcycle, however, there are two things that remain unanswered – one, why is there no official announcement from the company yet and two, when will the countrywide sales and deliveries commence?
For starters, the motorcycle costs under 1 lakh on road in all the cities prices have been revealed so far. This makes it a real value for money motorcycle and it directly competes with the 150-160 ccs of our world – which is the correct way of promoting and placing it.
A single channel ABS unit is standard on the elder Xtreme and it is powered by an 18.4 PS/17.1 Nm 199.6 cc air-cooled 2-valve engine, which is derived from the Achiever 150’s powertrain, which itself is a Honda’s (Unicorn 150) motor.
BMW G310 R
- Launch Date: 18 July
- Expected Price: Rs 2.3-2.4 Lakh
BMW’s roadster which was the first to arrive in retail stores will directly be competing with Duke 390 and it will be the first direct competition against the Austrian. We have already tasted first blood with the Apache RR 310 and clearly, there will be much more to it then on-paper specs.
Let us hope BMW does justice to the Indian-manufacturing and prices it sensibly.
BMW G310 GS
- Launch Date: 18 July
- Expected Price: Rs 2.6-2.7 Lakh
Clearly, the baby GS is the most interesting motorcycle in this list. BMW’s smallest ADV will give an option of a reliable adventure machine to the masses – specially those who have missed out the actual adventure on the terribly-unreliable Himalayan.
It will cost more than the roadster but let us believe that BMW still keeps it reachable and if it is that, we are surely up for the most desirable motorcycle of the year!
Suzuki Burgman Street
- Launch Date: 19 July
- Expected Price: Rs 63,000-65,000
Burgman Street will mark the debut of the international Burgman brand in India. This maxi-scooter follows Suzuki India’s latest design philosophy of making puffed-up products with relatively smaller engines.
It carries over Access’ 125 cc motor and there are already some chirpings about its leaked pricing.