Upcoming bikes in India for 2013 to 2014
1.KTM’s Faired RC250
- Expected Price: Rs 2 Lakh
- Expected Launch: Early 2014
Early this year the Austrian company announced that a production racer based around its Moto3 factory machine will go on sale for teams and privateers to go racing and this is the first time that the motorcycle has been unveiled to the world. Speaking at the unveiling KTM’s head of customer racing support, Wolfgang Felber said, “The basis of the Production Racer is not much different to our Grand Prix motorcycle (Moto3).” It will be powered by a 250cc motor and more interestingly, will be a global product and the first ever small production KTM with a fairing.And that is indeed true as the 2012 Moto3 regulations have been price capped compelling factories to build machines with engine and other parts in a form that it can be sold to any and everyone who wants to compete in any racing series which conducts a 250cc 4-stroke racing class. Keeping that in mind, KTM has developed the RC 250 R as a production racer.
2.Bajaj Pulsar 375
- Expected Price: Rs 1.5-1.6 Lakh
- Expected Launch: End 2013
The upcoming Bajaj Pulsar 375 is easily the most awaited Indian performance bike today, especially for those who plan to upgrade from their 200-225cc machines but don’t intend to dish out close to INR 2 lakhs for the recently launched KTM 390 Duke.
It will be powered by a mill close-to 375 cc which it will share with Duke 390. A power figure of 40-42 bhp is a good approximation, and it will boast of tech specs like liquid cooling and a close-ratio gearbox. It threatens to redefine biking on Indian streets, as the original Pulsar did a decade ago. Wait, wait..the icing on the cake..we have not mentioned it yet..it will sport a full fairing unlike any other Pulsar!
the Pulsar 375 will become the first fully faired Bajaj bike! The spy pics have also revealed that the bike would feature a twin projector headlights setup, standard telescopic front forks (the new KTM 390 Duke comes equipped with USDs) and ABS.
3.KTM Duke 390
- Expected Price: Rs 2.5 Lakh
- Expected Launch: June 2013
KTM Duke 390 has engine of 390cc which is powerful to get maximum speed about 170kph and to accelerate 0 to 100 it will take 7 sec. body type naked which created for street racing with 1 cylinder and 4 valve per cylinder, KTM 390 has 6 speed gears and cultch is of oil bath with useful unleashed racing on track when continuous changing of gears can happen. Maximum power is 44 Bhp @ 9500 rpm and maximum Torque 35 Nm @ 7250 rpm and the ratio of bore/Stroke is 89/60. Chassis is made up of Steel trellis Frame and liquid cooling is built up in bike.
Now, you can look forward to unlocking Level-2 of Street-Acrobatics with the Duke 390! Running out of your patience?? Hold on..hold on..June is the tentative launch month, be ready to shell out 2.5 lakhs INR for this oddball-of-a-bike! You get 44 ponies on tap, plus oodles of eye-grabbing charisma mated to sheer technology!
- Expected Price: NA
- Expected Launch: End 2013- Early 2014
Yamaha will heavily localize the R25. This will help Yamaha to price the R25 aggressively. Biggest competitor for R25 is the Honda CBR 250 R. In performance we are sure that Yamaha will be the hands down winner. But the pricing need to be spot on for the volumes in the market. Yamaha R25 will also fight against the upcoming pulsar 375 at the top of the segment. Yamaha R15 is loosing against the more powerful Duke 200 and Pulsar 200 NS. So Yamaha needs to bring the R25 as fast as they can. Yamaha Indonesia Vice president Mr Dyonisius Beti has said that Launch of the R25 will take the place at the End of 2013. In India we can expect Yamaha to launch the R25 in the Auto Expo.
- Expected Price: Rs 3.5-4 Lakh
- Expected Launch: End 2013-Early 2014
First incarnation of the CBR400s came about in 1983 as the CBR400F as a naked. The following two years, it came as semi and fully faired as the F3 Endurance. 1986 saw the fully faired CBR400R NC23 Aero released. The Aero was superseded the following year by the CBR400RR NC23 Hurricane, which featured the Tri-Arm braced swing arm. The last of the CBR400s came in the form of the CBR400RR NC29 FireBlade, featuring the Gull-Arm swing arm with production ending in 1994. The NC23 Inline 4 DOHC Cam Gear Train engine was carried over.The NC23 is often referred as the Tri-Arm and the NC29 as the Gull-Arm to distinguish between the two models.The NC23 engine was also used in the Honda CB-1 NC27.The mill will churn out something-like 40 bhp of power. It might seem inferior to the Duke 390?s spec-charts, and even more starkly once you get the power-to-weight ratio figures to play! But, it boasts of a motor that has a wider powerband than the Duke 390, hence reducing the amount of dancing that you have to do on the gearshifter.
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