Icycle fans have a lot to look forward to in the coming years. There will be several large and eagerly expected bike launches in various segments. Here’s a list of the top ten new motorcycles expected to enter the market in the next two years.
1. NEW-GEN ROYAL ENFIELD CLASSIC 350
The new-generation Royal Enfield Classic 350 is undoubtedly one of the year’s most eagerly anticipated motorcycle launches. The bikemaker is putting the new model through rigorous testing, with major design, function, and engine improvements expected. The 2021 Royal Enfield Classic 350 will be built on a new chassis and will be powered by a 348cc Meteor engine mated to a new 5-speed transmission.
In addition, the Chennai-based motorcycle manufacturer is developing two new 650cc cruisers based on the Classic 350 and Meteor 350. Although no official announcement has been made, the new Royal Enfield 650cc cruiser is expected to use the Interceptor 650’s 648cc twin-cylinder engine. The new cruiser would have a Tripper Screen for turn-by-turn navigation, similar to the RE Meteor. It is scheduled to be released early next year.
The upcoming Bajaj Pulsar 250 for 2021 was recently spotted testing in India. The model is scheduled to reach the streets around the time of Diwali this year. A new oil-cooled, 4V fuel-injected engine will power the new Pulsar 250, producing about 24bhp. It may borrow the 30bhp, 248cc, single-cylinder, liquid-cooled engine from the KTM 250 Duke, according to sources. It’s possible that the bike will be equipped with smartphone or Bluetooth communication.
4. SUZUKI INTRUDER 250
Suzuki Intruder 250 will also be one of the country’s most anticipated motorcycles. Although there is no definitive news about when the cruiser will be out, it is expected to be towards the end of this year. It’ll set you back at Rs 1.80 lakh. A 249cc single-cylinder, oil-cooled SOHC fuel-injected engine with 27bhp and 22.2Nm of torque will power the bike.
5. HUSQVARNA 401
The Husqvarna Vitpilen 401 and Svartpilen 401 are the next bikes on our list of highly awaited models. Both versions were supposed to hit the market last year. However, their release has been delayed until the pandemic of 2021. The Husqvarna 401 twins will be powered by a 373cc liquid-cooled single-cylinder engine that produces 43bhp and 37Nm of torque. The suspension and brake mechanisms of both bikes will be shared with the KTM 390 Duke.
6. KTM 490CC BIKE
According to news, KTM is designing a new forum for its forthcoming 500cc motorcycles. The upcoming KTM 490cc motorcycle may be the first to use the new architecture. It will be a twin-cylinder motorcycle with more power than the single-cylinder 390cc engine with 43bhp. In reality, it will have a higher degree of sophistication. The new KTM 490cc twin-cylinder motorcycle is expected to be released in 2022.
7. HERO 300CC BIKE
The local two-wheeler manufacturer is developing a new 300cc adventure motorcycle, which could be released by the end of the year. The new Hero 300cc bike will share some of its technology with the Hero 450RR Dakar motorcycle, which is built on a new trellis chassis. It could have a 300cc single-cylinder liquid-cooled engine with over 30bhp for fuel.
8. YAMAHA FX-Z ADV
Yamaha is developing a 250cc adventure tourer that will most likely be known as the Yamaha FZ-X. The model, architecture, and components of the forthcoming motorcycle will be shared with the FZ25. In reality, it could use the Yamaha FZ-25’s 249cc single-cylinder air-cooled engine. The motor has a peak power of 21bhp and a torque of 20.1Nm.
9. TVS ZEPPELIN
The TVS Zeppelin concept-based cruiser would certainly be one of the most highly expected upcoming models for motorcycle enthusiasts. According to reports, the production model will be available in showrooms by the end of 2021. The final model would have a 220cc single-cylinder engine with a 1,200 watt regenerative assist motor and a 48V lithium-ion battery, similar to the prototype. Smart Bio-Key, HD action camera, and online networking were among the advanced features included in the concept edition.
Triumph Motorcycles and Bajaj Auto have formed an alliance to produce mid-capacity motorcycles with engines ranging from 200cc to 750cc. The first product to be launched under this agreement will be a 200cc motorcycle, which is scheduled to launch in 2023. The first Bajaj-Triumph bike is expected to cost less than Rs 2 lakh, with the Honda CB350 and Royal Enfield Meteor 350 in its sights. It could be powered by a 200cc liquid-cooled single-cylinder engine.