The two-wheeler segment in India is the biggest and contributes nearly 81 percent to the overall market share in the automobile industry. Some of the biggest names in the motorcycle industry are gearing up to launch new models in the country.
Here are the upcoming bike launches in the month of November 2016:
When Bajaj Auto launched the V15 and positioned it in the executive commuter segment, many thought the higher pricing might not garner buyers. However, the V15 turned out to be a best-seller for Bajaj. The 'V' series with the INS Vikrant connection has gone on capture many bike enthusiasts in the country.
The V series will be extended with new engines of 200cc and the 400cc and will come with the same V series as V20 and V40. The V20 is expected to be launched this month and the design will continue to be the same as the V15 except that it will feature the 200cc mill and will rival the likes of TVS Apache RTR 200 in the Indian two-wheeler market.
Expected Price: Rs 90,000 - Rs 1.10 Lakh
Bajaj Kratos 400 (VS400)
Rajiv Bajaj, Managing Director of Bajaj Auto has confirmed earlier that their flagship motorcycle VS400 will be launched this month. The VS400 will be named as Kratos 400 and not carry the Pulsar branding.
Touted as a sports cruiser, the Kratos 400 will rival the Royal Enfield in the mid-engine capacity segment. The Kratos 400 will borrow the mill from the KTM Duke 390 and Bajaj will use their Triple-Spark technology and hence a new head will be mounted on the engine. The new Kratos 400 will produce 35bhp and will be mated to a 6-speed gearbox.
Expected Price: Rs 1.6 Lakh - Rs 1.8 Lakh
Bajaj Pulsar 220F
Bajaj will launch the BS4 emission norm compliant Pulsar 220F this month and will not feature any design changes. It does come with the new engine which is more efficient making the bike smoother and linear in power, also, with better mileage compared to the current model.
The new Pulsar 220F will produce 21bhp and 19.12Nm of peak torque and comes mated to a 5-speed gearbox.
Expected Price: Rs 90,000
2017 Harley-Davidson Range Of Motorcycles
Harley-Davidson will launch the Roadster on November 8, 2016. This is the 2017 range of models from Harley which was recently unveiled a few months ago in the U.S. The 2017 Roadster is expected to be efficient and torquey with the new 1,202 cc mill churning 103Nm of peak torque.
Expected Price: Rs 10 Lakh
2. CVO Limited
The new CVO Limited is one of the extravagant models from Harley-Davidson. The new 2017 model will feature the 1,868cc Milwaukee Eight and comes mated to a six-speed gearbox. The CVO Limited features keyless ignition, adjustable suspension, ABS, among others.
Expected Price: Rs 50 Lakh
3. Road Glide Special
The 2017 edition of the Road Glide is powered by the Milwaukee Eight 107 and is assisted by the six-speed gearbox and boasts of features such as Jukebox, USB, built-in GPS, infotainment system and lots more.
Expected Price: Rs 30 Lakh to Rs 40 Lakh