2017 will be an interesting year as manufacturers are preparing some excellent sports bikes for Indian consumers. Big brands like BMW, KTM, Benelli are making bikes for Indian roads, and that will hit the Indian market in late 2017.
KTM Duke 390:
The 2017 version of KTM Duke is most anticipating motorcycle in India. This 2017 model Duke 390 loaded with modern features. The new 390 Duke comes with all new 373cc engine with 6-speed transmission. The engine is BS IV compliant, and it gives 44bhp power. In the instrument panel, all new LCD panel with smartphone pairing capability. Its comes to market with a hike of 20000 to 25000 INR from the current model.
BMW G 310 R:
BMW is going to take Indian market with its G 310 R which will cost around 3 Lakh. The G 310 R developed by the team BMW and Indian motorcycle manufacturer TVS. This bike is powered by a 313cc liquid cooled and DOHC engine which provide 34.5PS of power and 27.9Nm of torque. Unlikely the aggressive power delivery like KTM Duke 390 this bike has a relaxing riding experience. The BMW G 310 R comes with all goodies such as inverted forks, ABS, both wheels comes with disc brakes and digital instrument panel. The bike is expected to come in the first quarter of 2017.
The TVS Akula first unveiled at 2016 Auto Expo; it is likely to be launched in the first quarter of 2017. Akula is a fully faired sports bike from TVS. It used the same engine in the BMW G 310 R but tuned to perform aggressively. TVS Akula has priced around 2 Lakhs.
RE Continental GT 750:
Royal Enfield has big plans to launch more powerful motorcycles. RE is coming with a 750cc bike named Continental GT 750; It is powered by an all-new parallel twin 750cc oil cooled engine which capable to produce around 50bhp. The launching of this bike is expected in the first quarter of 2017. The price is less than four lakhs. The main competitor will be Harley Davidson’s Street 750.
Bajaj Pulsar 200 NS ABS:
Before the launch of RS 200, the NS 200 was the fastest Pulsar. In 2017 the Pulsar 200 NS will get ABS and BS IV engine. We do not expect any visual or power changes in this new model. The addition of ABS and BS IV will increase the cost of owning a pulsar 200 NS. According to NDTV Car and Bike Its is likely to launch in early 2017.