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2019 is almost done with, and has proved to be eventful for the Indian market as far as premium motorcycles are concerned. Multiple models were launched by various manufacturers, inspite of the automotive industry facing its worst-ever slowdown.
The country also saw big brands like CF Moto make an entry in to the Indian markets. Arranged by engine displacement, here are the Top 10 premium motorcycles that launched in India during 2019.
10. The Ducati Diavel 1260 S
The Diavel 1260 S was launched earlier this year, and manages to achieve being a cruiser, a sports bike, and a muscular street naked at the same time. Priced at Rs 19.25 lakh, the Diavel S features a 1,262cc engine that produces 155bhp of power and 129Nm of torque.
The motorcycle features pronounced air ducts, a new LED headlamp assembly, keyless ignition, a multimedia system, wider seats, cornering ABS, Ducati's traction control, wheelie control, power launch, and a quick shifter.
9. The Triumph Scrambler 1200 XC
Priced at Rs 10.73 lakh, the motorcycle features a 1200cc engine that produces 88bhp of power and 110Nm of torque.
The motorcycle also features cruise control, multiple riding modes, a digital instrument cluster, ride-by-wire, and an immobiliser.
8. The Indian FTR 1200 S
Indian launched what is possibly the biggest revelation of the year. Priced at Rs 15.99 lakh, the cruiser manufacturer launched the FTR 1200 earlier this year. The naked sport styled motorcycles features a 1203cc engine that produces 119bhp of power and 115Nm of torque.
Features on the Indian FTR 1200 S include a digital instrument cluster, an anti-theft alarm, cruise control, anti-lock control, traction control, and three riding modes.
7. The Triumph Speed Twin
Triumph's launched the Speed Twin earlier this year and have made the motorcycle quicker that the Street Triple model. Priced at Rs 9.46 lakh, the motorcycle features a 1200cc engine that produces 96bhp of power and 112Nm of torque.
The motorcycle also features a semi-digital instrument cluster, an engine immobiliser, multiple riding modes, halogen headlights, LED turn signal indicators and taillight, and ABS.
10. 2019 BMW S1000 RR
The new-generation BMW S1000 RR is an eccentric motorcycle that is fairly easy to ride inspite of its immense power figures. Priced at Rs 18.5 lakh, the motorcycle features a 999cc engine that produces 200.8bhp of power and 113Nm of torque.
The motorcycle is loaded with technology that includes a new ‘Flex Frame', lighter steering head and engine mounts, a full-colour TFT instrument display, traction control, hill start assist, BMW's ShiftCam technology, a six-axis IMU, wheelie control, and launch control.
6. The Kawasaki Z900 BS6
The all new Kawasaki Z900 BS6 features a 948cc engine that produces 123.3bhp of power and 98.6Nm of torque. Priced at Rs 7.70 lakh, the motorcycle features a slipper clutch with assist technology, and ABS.
The motorcycle does not feature as many electronic aids as other motorcycles in its segment, but has the advantage of pricing. The 2019 Z900 is available in there colour schemes - Grey/ Red, Black/ Red, and All Black. It is also the country's first premium BS6 compliant motorcycle.
5. The BMW F850 GS
The Indian consumer is slowly turning towards adventure touring, and German motorcycle manufacturer BMW Motorrad launched the F850 GS to cater to the riding community.
Priced at Rs 13.84 lakh, the F850 GS features an 853cc engine that produces 94bhp of power and 92Nm of torque. The motorcycle features ABS, a digital speedometer and trip meter, ride by wire, a semi-active suspension set up, and multiple riding modes.
4. The KTM 790 Duke
KTM launched their middleweight Duke 790 earlier this year, and the hooligan of a motorcycle is compact, light, and agile. Powered by a 799cc engine that produces 105bhp of power and 86Nm of torque.
Currently priced at Rs 8.64 lakh, the motorcycle also features a Chrome-Molybdenum Tubular Frame, a fully digital instrument cluster, dual-channel ABS, multiple ride modes, cruise control, traction control, and launch control.
3. The Kawasaki Z650 BS6
The Z650 BS6 features a 649cc engine that produces 67.3bhp of power and 65.7Nm of torque. Priced between Rs 6.25 lakh and Rs 6.50 lakh, the motorcycle features a sharper design, re-designed headlights, and a new 4.3-inch TFT screen for an instrument cluster.
The 2019 Kawasaki Z650 BS6 also features Bluetooth for smartphone pairing. Owners can also use Kawasaki's Rideology smartphone application for other connectivity features.
2. The Benelli Leoncino 500/250
Italian motorcycle manufacturer, Benelli, launched the Leoncino 500 and Leoncino 250 motorcycles earlier this year. Both motorcycles are have brought scrambler style motorcycles to the masses.
Priced at Rs 5.44 lakh and Rs 2.82 lakh respectively, the 500cc and the 250cc Leoncino motorcycles produce 64bhp/ 46Nm of torque, and 25bhp/ 21Nm of torque each.
Thoughts About The Premium Motorcycles Launched In India During 2019
These are only some of the many motorcycles that have been launched during this year. With the Delhi Auto Expo scheduled for February next year, we expect to see more motorcycles that will eventually be launched during 2020.