Brands like Royal Enfield, Bajaj/Triumph, Yamaha, Aprilia and KTM will bring in new motorcycles soon in India
In the coming months, motorcycle manufacturers such as Royal Enfield, Bajaj/Triumph, Yamaha, Aprilia and KTM will bring in new models across different segments. In recent weeks, Hero’s Karizma XMR, TVS Apache RTR 310 and new generation Bullet 350 made their way to India and in the remaining months of this CY, we will see plenty more action.
1. Royal Enfield Himalayan 450:
The Royal Enfield Himalayan 450 will be introduced in India in early November and it will be equipped with a brand new 450 cc single-cylinder liquid-cooled engine, capable of developing around 40 PS. It will be paired with a six-speed transmission while features such as all LED lighting, circular digital instrument console, upside down front forks, monoshock rear suspension, dual-channel ABS system, slipper and assist clutch, etc will be available.
2. Aprilia RS 457:
Aprilia India is expected to introduce the RS 457 in the coming months in India. The faired supersport will compete against the Kawasaki Ninja 400, the upcoming Yamaha R3, the KTM RC 390 and others and it could be priced at around Rs. 5 lakh (ex-showroom). It derives power from a 457 cc parallel-twin liquid-cooled engine delivering around 47 bhp.
3. Triumph Scrambler 400X:
The Triumph Scrambler 400X will go on sale in October 2023 and it will be powered by a 398 cc single-cylinder liquid-cooled DOHC engine kicking out 40 PS maximum power and 37.5 Nm of peak torque. It is based on the same chassis as the Speed 400 but with modifications to suit the off-roading needs. It comes with higher ground clearance and a longer wheelbase compared to its naked sibling.
4. Yamaha R3 & MT-03:
The BSVI stage 2 compliant Yamaha YZF-R3 and MT-03 have long been anticipated and they were showcased to dealers a few months ago. They will be equipped with the same 321cc parallel twin-cylinder liquid-cooled engine developing around 40 PS and 29.4 Nm of peak torque and is paired with a six-speed transmission. They will be equipped with all-LED lighting, dual-channel ABS, digital cluster and much more.
5. New-Gen KTM 390 Duke:
The third-generation KTM 390 Duke and its 125 cc and 250 cc siblings made their global debut a few weeks ago. The all-new 390 Duke is expected to make its way to India before the end of this year and it boasts brand new styling, a more powerful engine, new underpinnings, and so on making it the biggest update in the nameplate’s lifecycle.