These mid-range motorcycles will arrive in India later this year
At the start of 2020, several automakers were looking to launch their BS6-ready motorcycles in India. However, the plans got postponed due to the nationwide lockdown imposed to fight the COVID-19 pandemic. Now, as restrictions are being eased in a phased manner, we can once again get excited for some new motorcycles to hit the Indian roads. Here's a compilation of upcoming mid-range bikes.
Hero Motocorp is expected to launch its much-awaited off-roader, the XPulse 200, in India once the lockdown is lifted. The motorcycle gets an off-road friendly design with knuckle guards, spoked wheels, a digital instrument cluster, and all-LED fitments for lighting. It also houses disc brakes on both ends, single-channel ABS, and packs a BS6-ready 199.6cc air-cooled engine that makes 17.8hp of maximum power.
The Royal Enfield Meteor 350 is reportedly production-ready and is expected to launch in the coming weeks. The cruiser bike comes with a retro design, featuring a rounded headlamp, a teardrop-shaped fuel tank, and an attractive dual-tone color scheme. The bike will run on a 19.8bhp 349cc fuel-injected engine and offer disc brakes on both the front and rear wheels.
The Yamaha FZ 25, originally slated to release in April, is now expected to go on sale shortly after the lockdown is lifted. It has a naked street design, a stepped-up seat, a fully-digital instrument cluster as well as a side-stand-down engine inhibitor. It is powered by a 249cc air-cooled engine that is capable of producing 20.5bhp of power and 20Nm of torque.
Lastly, the Suzuki Gixxer SF 250 will also hit the Indian roads soon after the lockdown restrictions are eased. The sports tourer comes with a fully-faired look, headlining a fully-digital instrument cluster, and all-LED fitments for headlamp, turn indicators, and taillights. It is powered by a 249cc engine that makes 26.5hp of power. For improved road handling, it also gets dual-channel ABS.