From the new Jawa Perak to Ducati Diavel 1260, the cruiser fans will definitely have plenty of options in their hands this year to choose from
The year 2018 has definitely been a good one for the motorcycle enthusiasts. We have witnessed plenty of new launches and also the re-entry of a renowned brand Jawa in India. The good news is that the new year also has plenty of new surprises for the motorcycle aficionados of the country. Today we have decided to pick the top 5 upcoming cruisers which will be launching this year in India.
1. Jawa Perak
Expected Price: Rs 1.80 lakh (ex-showroom)
Jawa has showcased the Perak Bobber last November at an event where the Jawa officials also announced that they will be launching this factory made custom cruiser in 2019. The Perak is based on a standard Jawa but takes its styling inspiration from a Bobber styled motorcycle. The Perak features a modified chassis with a slightly longer swingarm to achieve the proper Bobber look.
The motorcycle also features a custom matte black paint and custom exhaust as well. The Perak is powered by a slightly bigger 334 cc, single cylinder motor which produces around 30 bhp of peak power and 31 Nm of peak torque. The motorcycle will get premium tires and a dual channel ABS as standard for the safety of the rider.
2. UM Renegade Regal
Expected Price: Rs 1.30-1.40 Lakhs (ex-showroom)
UM is all set to overhaul their existing lineup and launch some exciting new products for the year 2019. UM will be adding a new cruiser to their lineup this year called Renegade Regal. The motorcycle gets an all-black treatment along with some chrome bits which goes well with its overall traditional American cruiser styling.
The Renegade Regal will be powered by a 251cc, oil-cooled, parallel-twin engine which produces about 18bhp of peak power and 17Nm of peak torque and is mated to a five-speed gearbox. The motorcycle provides a relaxed rider stance and features sweptback handlebars and slightly forward swept footpegs.
3. Harley-Davidson Iron 1200
Expected Price: Rs 11.5-12.5 Lakhs (ex-showroom)
Harley will likely introduce the Iron 1200 in India this year. As far as the styling is concerned the cruiser looks identical to the Iron 883 in many ways, however, it gets some of its own unique styling components as well. To begin with, the Iron 1200 features a new cowl around the headlamp, it also features a taller handlebar which Harley calls mini ape bars.
Besides these, the Iron 1200 also gets a differently styled solo rider seat while the engine too receives a blacked-out treatment as well. The motorcycle is powered by a 1202cc, V-twin engine that produces about 98.9Nm of peak torque and is paired with a five-speed gearbox.
4. Bajaj Dominar 400
Expected Price: Rs 1.78-1.84 Lakhs (ex-showroom)
Bajaj will introduce the new Dominar 400 in India soon. Some reports claim that the Pune based two-wheeler manufacturer will launch the new cruiser towards the end of January 2019. The updated Dominar 400 will receive a few cosmetic and mechanical updates. The Dominar will get an inverted front fork, redesigned exhaust canister, and a new radiator guard.
As far as the engine is concerned some report claims that there is a fair chance that the 2019 Dominar might get a BS VI compliant unit which will be smoother and more refined than the current unit. The current Dominar is powered by a 373.3cc, liquid-cooled motor which delivers 35 Bhp of peak power and 35 Nm of peak torque. The engine is paired with a 6-speed gearbox. A dual channel ABS comes as standard with the motorcycle.
5. Ducati Diavel 1260
Expected Price: Rs 17-18 Lakhs (ex-showroom)
Ducati has unveiled the Diavel 1260 last November. The Cruiser is powered by a new 1,262 cc Testastretta motor which powers the XDiavel. The 1,262 cc, Testastretta v-twin with desmodromic valve timing promises smooth performance at lower revs and a sporty performance at high revs. The engine produces about 159 bhp of peak power at 9500 rpm and 128 Nm of peak torque at 7500 rpm.
The cruiser takes its styling inspiration from the bolder XDiavel. The Diavel 1260 now also offers three different riding modes-Sport, Touring, and Urban. The three riding modes have their own individual settings for the traction control, wheelie control and cornering ABS.
The Ducati traction control system offers eight different traction levels and also wheelie control. Some other highlighted features include a full-colored TFT display, hands-free ignition system, and cruise control. The top-spec S variant also features a Smartphone Bluetooth connectivity to the TFT screen and full LED lighting.