The bike market has been quite cold this year. Not many manufacturers have launched new models and there hasn’t been much significant news apart from price hikes. Yamaha recently launched a new bike under the name FZ-X which can be called an updated FZ. They have announced hybrid technology on their scooters too. Which other new bikes are expected this year? What could be their launch date? What price should we expect? This is exactly what we will discuss in today’s article on 9 upcoming bikes under Rs 10 lakh. Let’s go.
KTM RC 390 update
KTM is expected to bring the updated RC 390 soon. The changes are going to make the bike more usable in the city. However, there hasn’t been a positive reaction towards the design of the vehicle. Updated KTM RC 390 will launch soon as the older model has been taken off the website. The bike is going to feature a new trellis frame with supreme attachment for better seat comfort. Also, we will get to see vertical stack headlight as seen on the 390 Adventure. With that being said, the RC 390 hasn’t seen many updates since its launch. This is going to be the first time the RC 390 design will change since it was launched.
Bajaj Pulsar 250
There have been rumours about Bajaj working on a Pulsar 250. We expect that this bike will have the same engine that we see on the Dominar 250. It will be priced slightly cheaper than the Dominar and will have certain parts that are same as the current Pulsar. To differentiate the Pulsar 250 from the Dominar, the Pulsar might get a telescopic suspension. The styling of the bike will also resemble that of the Pulsar NS series. There is no official launch date for this bike. The company neither has accepted nor denied any details on the development of this motorcycle.
TVS Apache RR 310 update
TVS Apache RR310 is due for an update. There was an event where TVS was going to display and showcase the new Apache RR 310. We are not sure about what changes could we see on this bike. There could be a bump in power as with other Apaches that we have seen in the recent past and we could also expect adjustable suspension, better ride by wire features. We could also see some new colour schemes on this TVS offering.
RE Classic 350 update
Royal Enfield is going to introduce a new Classic 350. This is going to feature a new instrument cluster, a better platform that reduces vibrations and a new engine from the Royal Enfield Meteor 350. Along with all this, Royal Enfield might also introduce new colour options. We are expecting this bike real soon and there could be a launch announcement in the coming months.
Royal Enfield could also introduce a new 650cc cruiser motorcycle. This motorcycle would borrow the engine from the Interceptor. Royal Enfield would give it the styling that has been seen on the Meteor. From the test mules, we can understand that the bike has a quite relaxed posture and feels like a Harley Street Rod 750 competition.
We are expecting one more motorcycle from Royal Enfield by the end of this year. This is going to be a scrambler, based on the Meteor. It is going to you make use of the same cycle parts, but the styling of this is going to be like that of the Interceptor. We think that Royal Enfield bike all this bike Scram. However, there isn’t much information about the motorcycle out there currently.
Honda has trademarked the CRF300L name in India. This is one of the upcoming adventure bikes that could take on the KTM Adventure 250. It almost makes the same amount of power and has a 300cc liquid-cooled engine. The Honda CRF300L will have better torque than the KTM. Officially, Honda has not launched any statement about this vehicle. We expect Honda to launch it in a similar fashion to the Hornet 2.0 launch last year, during September.
Honda Rebel 500
Honda would launch two 500cc bikes this year. They have already introduced the CB500X. It is quite expensive as compared to other motorcycles in its class. The Rebel 500 is a cruiser motorcycle. It has the same engine as that of the CB500X. We might see slightly lower pricing on the Rebel 500X.
The Honda CB500F is a naked motorcycle. This will also use the same engine as that of the CB500X. Having a naked motorcycle in this price range is quite important to compete with the upcoming KTM 490 and the already existing 500cc bikes like the Benelli Leoncinno 500.
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