Upcoming Bikes in India 2020

Rohan Mathew

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If you’re on the lookout for a new bike, you might want to consider holding your horses, for there are lots of models on their way to India. We shortlist a number of upcoming motorcycles and scooters in India that might pique your interest. We bring you details of the launch date, price and engine specifications. We’d recommend reading through our entire list so you don’t miss out on important models.

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1) BMW R 18: ₹ 20 – 22 lakh

Expected launch: September 2020

The BMW R 18 is an absolutely gorgeous looking motorcycle that is bound to make your heart flutter the moment you set your eyes on one. BMW Motorrad has been burning the midnight oil to ensure this motorcycle looked as retro as possible. It’s a modern, heavyweight cruiser and amalgamates classic styling cues with modern tech ever-so-seamlessly. It is powered by a huge 1802cc, air-cooled, parallel twin engine that produces 89.8bhp and 158Nm of torque. It features three riding modes, hill start control, reverse assist and traction control.

2) Suzuki V-Strom 1050: ₹ 15 – 16 lakh

Expected launch: September 2020

This new V-Strom 1050 has been given a few updates, and in overseas markets, is sold in two variants. It gets tweaks to the styling, with improvements to the electronics and of course, a Euro 5 compliant motor. Suzuki’s flagship tourer is powered by a 1037cc, V-Twin engine that produces 105bhp and comes packed with a new electronics suite, known as Suzuki Intelligent Ride System. This includes a Motion Track Brake System, and an enhanced ride-by-wire system.

3) KTM 250 Adventure: ₹ 2 – 3 lakh

Expected launch: October 2020

The KTM 250 Adventure will make for a great proposition for those looking for an out-and-out budget off-road bike. Styling wise, the 250 Adventure will look like the 390 Adventure and will also share components with its larger-engined sibling. The headlight gets a halogen bulb with LED DRLs and a new paint theme. It also gets the huge 14.5-litre fuel tank from the 390 Adventure and is powered by a 248.8cc, single-cylinder engine that makes 29.6bhp and 24Nm of torque.

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4) Yamaha X-Max 125: ₹ 70,000 – 80,000

Expected launch: October 2020

The Yamaha X-Max 125 scooter comes with a host of electronics and is inspired by the bigger X-Max 300 and 400. It was revealed for the European market as a maxi-scooter, which current fails to exist in India. The scooter is powered by a 124cc, single-cylinder, liquid-cooled motor that makes 14bhp and 12Nm of torque. It gets dual-channel ABS as standard, a keyless ignition system, an adjustable screen and 12V power outlet.

5) Aprilia SXR 160: ₹ 1.25 – 1.35 lakh

Expected launch: November 2020

The Aprilia SXR 160 was first unveiled at the Auto Expo that happened earlier this year. It’s a new moto-scooter with a ‘CrossMax’ and is most likely to be launch very soon. Aprilia spent a considerable amount of time developing the SXR in Italy, and has been made keeping in mind the Indian market. It is powered by a 160cc, single-cylinder engine that all does duty on the Aprilia SR 160. It is a three valve fuel-injected engine that makes 10.7bhp and 11.6Nm of torque.6) Benelli TRK 251: ₹ 2 – 3 lakh

Expected launch: December 2020

Adventure bikes are slowly becoming popular in our market, and Benelli has decided to jump into the ring with the TRK 251. It will be powered the 250cc, single-cylinder engine that is also used in the Leoncino 250, producing 25.5bhp and 21.1Nm of torque. Up-front, the bike features an upside-down fork and a swing arm with central damper at the rear. It also gets a braking system that consists of a single floating 280mm disc with 4-piston caliper at the front and a single-piston caliper at the rear.

7) Harley-Davidson LiveWire: ₹ 20 – 21 lakh

Expected launch: December 2020

The LiveWire is Harley-Davidson‘s first-ever electric cruiser motorcycle. It is powered by an all-new electric motor that the brand calls the ‘Revelation’. It employs an internal permanent magnet synchronous motor that produces 104.6bhp and 116Nm of torque. This motorcycle can sprint from 0-100kph in just 3.5 seconds and can reach a top speed of 177kph. Expect to see a limited few of these bikes on our roads, first because EVs are still not popular, and secondly, because it will be expensive.