India is one of the largest two-wheeler markets in the world, with 49.7 percent of vehicle owners in India owning a motorcycle or scooter. The motorcycle is still the ultimate machine for daily commute in India. Slowly and steadily, over 150 cc bikes are ruling the motorcycle market in India. To take advantage of the customer needs, a slew of manufacturers like Royal Enfield, Bajaj, BMW, and others are launching new motorcycles in the Indian market. We have a list of 5 motorcycles that are going to be launched in the Indian market soon. It is important to note that most of these launches are of entry-level bikes.
BMW G310 RR:
BMW Motorrad is launching the Apache RR310-based new 310 cc sports bike in India by July. BMW has teased the upcoming motorcycle, revealing a bit of the design details of the sports bike. The bike is expected to be powered by a 312.2 cc, liquid-cooled, single-cylinder engine that produces 34 PS and 27.3 Nm of peak torque which is mated to a 6-speed gearbox.
Royal Enfield Hunter 350:
Royal Enfield has prepared several new models for launch in India, the most recent of which is expected to be the Hunter 350. The Meteor 350-based bike has been spotted testing many times on the Indian roads. The motorcycle will get its power from a 349cc, air-cooled, single-cylinder engine, most likely the same engine as the Meteor 350 or the Classic 350.
2022 Kawasaki Versys 650:
Kawasaki is updating the Versys 650 for the Indian market. This new motorcycle will come on the market with updated looks and features. New features include a TFT instrument console, two riding modes, traction control system, among others. The bike will retain the earlier engine.
Bajaj Pulsar 250 Eclipse:
Bajaj Auto recently teased a new iteration in the Pulsar family in the form of a special 'Eclipse Edition'. This new bike is similar to the Dominar, which got the Dark Edition earlier. The bike will be powered by a 249.07 air-cooled, single-cylinder engine that will make 24.5 PS of power and 21.3 Nm of peak torque mated to a 5-speed gearbox.
According to recent media reports, the upcoming TVS product could either be a Zeppelin cruiser or a street-naked version of the flagship Apache RR 310. The new campaign of TVS carries the tagline "New Way of Life". Hence, it is safe to speculate that the domestic brand is planning to foray into a new segment altogether.