The 12 months of 2020 turned out to be more difficult than automotive producers would have preferred. The Indian auto trade noticed a contraction which can take just a few years to return out of. But nonetheless, with the pandemic-ridden 12 months virtually over, it’s time to look ahead. Despite a double-digit dip in gross sales, many bike producers, particularly the premium gamers are on the brink of launch a slew of bikes in 2021. We checklist down the highest seven bikes that are confirmed for an India launch in 2021.
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Royal Enfield 650 cc Cruiser
The Interceptor 650 and the Continental GT 650 have been runaway hits for Royal Enfield in India. So, it is just prudent that the corporate makes probably the most of this wonderful platform and introduces extra fashions based mostly on it. Well, the corporate is already within the strategy of testing a 650 cc cruiser bike which is prone to be based mostly on the KX idea proven at EICMA 2018. The Royal Enfield KX-based cruiser take a look at mule was noticed with a bolt-on cradle body and the 648 cc parallel-twin engine. Power and torque figures are prone to be equivalent to the 650 twins as properly. The take a look at mule was additionally seen that includes USD forks upfront, which is a primary for Royal Enfield bikes. Then there’s additionally the alloy wheels that might probably come shod with tubeless tyres. This might additionally end in higher rubber changing the Pirellis which might be at the moment seen on the 650 Twins. There isn’t any affirmation on the launch timeline however we count on the brand new 650 cc cruiser from RE to be launched within the second half of 2021.
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Aprilia RS 660/Tuono 660
Yes! The Aprilia RS 660 together with the Tuono 660 shall be launched in India by July 2020. The bikes shall be dropped at India as fully constructed models (CBUs) someday in July 2021, after the homologation course of is accomplished. The information was confirmed by Diego Graffi, MD and CEO, Piaggio India, in a digital interplay with journalists. The RS 660 could also be a mid-size 650-660 cc class sports activities bike, nevertheless it’s not a dedicated track-focussed bike, however is constructed for on a regular basis rideability and practicality. It’s based mostly on a brand-new 659 cc, parallel-twin engine, and also will kind the identical platform for the bare Aprilia Tuono 660. The parallel-twin makes 99 bhp at 10,500 rpm and 67 Nm of peak torque at 8,500 rpm.
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BS6 Kawasaki Ninja 300
Speaking to sellers, carandbike has been instructed that the brand new BS6 Kawasaki Ninja 300 shall be launched in India in the direction of the top of the primary quarter of 2021. Kawasaki, the truth is, is planning to extend native content material within the bike, particularly engine elements. The worth of the BS6 bike is prone to drop to ₹ 2.5 lakh. For reference, the BS4 mannequin was priced at ₹ 2.98 lakh. The BS4 mannequin had a 296 cc parallel-twin engine which made 39 bhp at 11,000 rpm together with peak torque of 27 Nm at 10,000 rpm. The motor is paired to a 6-speed gearbox which comes with a slipper clutch as customary. The BS6 variant is prone to get the identical setup, with minimal adjustments to specs, options and styling.
Triumph Trident 660
Come 2021, Triumph will launch its new and most reasonably priced bike, the Trident 660. It is a middleweight roadster which is able to cater to new bike house owners and lovers alike. The Triumph Trident 660 will even be the brand new entry level into Triumph’s triple roadster line-up and shall be competitively priced to ship strong worth. It will get an in-line three-cylinder engine which displaces 660 cc. It is liquid-cooled and it makes 80 bhp at 10,250 rpm together with peak torque output of 64 Nm at 6,250 rpm. The engine is paired to a 6-speed gearbox with a slip/help clutch. The excellent news is that the Trident 660 shall be launched in India early subsequent 12 months. We count on the costs for the Trident 660 to begin at ₹ 7 lakh or so.
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Triumph Tiger 850
The Triumph Tiger 850 Sport carries the core attributes of the brand new Tiger, however with extra manageable efficiency, at a extra accessible worth. It is a road-focussed journey bike, which is able to for the brand new entry-level mannequin within the Tiger vary. The Tiger 850 Sport shares the identical primary engine as the brand new Tiger 900 vary, so the 888 cc, inline three-cylinder engine stays the identical, however with a barely completely different state of tune. On the Tiger 850 Sport, the engine makes 84 bhp at 8,500 rpm, whereas peak torque is 82 Nm at 6,500 rpm. The new Tiger 850 Sport is predicted to be launched in India within the first quarter of 2021, with costs anticipated at round ₹ 9 lakh (Ex-showroom).
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2021 Ducati Monster
Ducati not too long ago took the wraps off the brand new Monster for 2021. The new bare roadster from Ducati will get vital updates by way of styling, efficiency and options. The excellent news is that it is going to be coming to India subsequent 12 months. The styling on the brand new Monster is an entire departure from the design language of the sooner Monster vary. The bike will get much more edges now and change into leaner and meaner. The 2021 Ducati Monster will get a 937 cc L-Twin Testastretta engine which is liquid-cooled. The engine is seen on different Ducati fashions too such because the Hypermotard and 2021 TremendousSport. On the Monster, it’s tuned to make 110 bhp at 9,250 rpm together with peak torque output of 93 Nm at 6,500 rpm. The new Monster is prone to be priced between ₹ 11 lakh-12 lakh. The bike will get two variants, Monster and the Monster Plus.
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Husqvarna Vitpilen 401/Svartpilen 401
Bajaj Auto will launch the Husqvarna Svartpilen 401 and the Vitpilen 401 in India in 2020, probably within the first half of 2021. The bikes are already being manufactured right here India for exports and Bajaj want to broaden its Husqvarna vary within the nation after the launch of the Vitpilen 250 and the Svartpilen 250. The upcoming Husqvarna 401 twins get the identical 373.2 cc single-cylinder engine from the KTM 390 Duke which makes 43.5 bhp and develops 37 Nm of peak torque and is paired to a 6-speed gearbox. In continuation from the 250 cc bikes, the Vitpilen 401 shall be an elegant cafe racer whereas the Svartpilen 401 shall be an city scrambler. We consider that the Svartpilen 401 shall be higher geared up to take care of gentle off-road terrain because of wire-spoke wheels, extra suspension journey and higher electronics. The international fashions of the Husqvarna 401 twins obtained minor updates this 12 months in type of an extended rear sub-frame (longer by 40 mm), otherwise designed grab-rails and seat and new colors as properly. The 401 Huskies launched in India would be the up to date fashions.