From KTM RC390 to Harley’s Sportster S: bikes coming in December
After almost two full years since the start of this COVID-19 pandemic, the Indian auto industry has started to gain traction with many new launches and reshuffles over the past two months. December, which is typically the driest month of the year in the domestic auto industry, is expected to see a few more launches as a handful of two-wheeler manufacturers announce new vehicles this month.
Here is the list of some motorcycles and bikes coming in December 2021:
Bounce Infinity Electric Scooter: Bounce will announce its Infinity electric scooter in India tomorrow, December 2. Reservations for the new battery-powered scooter will also start from Thursday, for a symbolic amount of Rs 499.
The scooter will be launched with a ‘battery as a service’ option, which will allow users to purchase the scooter without a battery, allowing Bounce to retail the scooter at a much lower price.
The scooter is likely to be sold at a price of Rs 92,000, while under the ‘Battery as a service’ option the scooter will be sold for around Rs 75,000. Although the company has no provided a specific timeline for scooter deliveries, expect the same to start in the coming weeks after launch.
KTM RC390: The entire KTM RC series has received a price review, with the RC390 receiving a sizable premium over rival TVS Apache RR 310. KTM RC390, whose second generation the company has revealed will launch in India in a few months. months’, looks identical to other RC series motorcycles.
Compared to the old KTM RC 390, this new bike gets a new look in terms of design and even weighs almost 7 kg less than its predecessor. The new generation KTM RC390 will also have the same engine as its predecessor, but with a few minor tweaks.
The current KTM RC390 is powered by a 373.2cc single cylinder engine that meets BS6 standard, which develops 43.5hp of maximum power and 37Nm of maximum torque. The engine is mated to a 6-speed manual gearbox. The price of the new generation KTM RC390 is expected to be less than Rs 3 lakh, ex-Delhi showroom.
Harley-Davidson Sportster S Cruiser: After launching the Pan America 1250 in India, the company is preparing to launch the Harley-Davidson Sportster S at the Indian Bike Week event on December 4.
Harley-Davidson Sportster S will use the new Revolution Max 1250 powertrain that produces 121 hp and 127 Nm of maximum torque. This Sportster is also mated to a six-speed gearbox with slip clutch and assist.
In terms of features, the bike will get a 4-inch round TFT screen that displays all the instrumentation and supports Bluetooth-enabled infotainment. The motorcycle’s all-LED lighting features a Daymaker Signature LED headlight, a headlight similar to that of the Harley-Davidson Fat Bob. Once launched in India, the new Sportster S will likely cost around Rs 14-15 lakh (Ex-showroom).
Kawasaki W175: The Kawasaki W175 is also expected to be launched in India during the Indian Bike Week event and its price is expected to start at Rs 1.75 lakh (ex-showroom), making it on offer. most affordable Kawasaki in the country.
The international specification of the Kawasaki W175 comes with an air-cooled 177cc carbureted engine that develops 13PS at 7,500rpm and 13.2Nm at 6,000rpm. However, the Indian model will have a fuel injection system, which should improve the throttle response.
The bike is also expected to sport single-channel ABS linked to the 220mm disc up front as well as a drum brake at the rear. The Kawasaki W175 is fitted with tubeless tires and wire wheels.
Yezdi Roadking: It’s no secret that Classic Legends Pvt Ltd, the company that owns Jawa Motorcycle, is set to revive the Yezdi Roadking bikes, based on a motorcycle produced by Jawa from 1978 to 1996 in India.
The Yezdi Roadking Scrambler is expected to be fitted with Jawa’s standard 293cc liquid-cooled single cylinder engine, the Yezdi ADV could get the larger 334cc core from the Jawa Perak.
In the standard Jawa the motor makes 27.33PS and 27.02Nm, while in the Jawa Perak it produces 30.64PS and 32.74Nm. The bike is likely to feature a circular LED tail light, a new headlight cowl, a beak-like front fender, and twin exhausts (like the Jawas, but shorter).
Classic Legends should price the Yezdi Roadking Scrambler at around Rs 1.75 lakh (ex-showroom). The Yezdi ADV, on the other hand, is expected to be around Rs 1.9 lakh – Rs 2 lakh (both excluding showroom).
The Yezdi ADV will face Royal Enfield Himalayan, Husqvarna Svartpilen 250 and the Honda CB350RS.
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