The list of top 5 motorcycles which will be launched in 2019 and the good thing is that they all are affordable and will be priced under two Lakh rupees
The year 2019 will definitely be a good year the motorcycle enthusiast of our country. We will witness plenty of new motorcycle launches this year from some renowned two-wheeler manufacturer like Suzuki, Hero, Yamaha, and Jawa. For those of you who are still unaware Yamaha has already launched the updated FZ V3.0 whereas Honda also introduced their much anticipated CB300R recently. That said, here are the list and details of the top 5 exciting new motorcycles which will also be launched this year in India.
1. Yamaha MT-15
According to some reports, Yamaha dealers across the country have already started accepting bookings for the upcoming MT-15 which means that the launch date isn’t far away. Some reports suggest that the Japanese two-wheeler maker will launch the new MT-15 on 15th of March 2019. The motorcycle was caught a couple of times already while testing earlier on India roads.
For those of you who are not aware, the soon to be launched MT-15 is a naked streetfighter variant of the R15 V3.0. The motorcycle will share almost everything with the faired sibling including the engine, chassis, suspension as well as brakes. Compared to the R15 the MT-15 will have a relaxed riding stance thanks to its wide handlebars and well-positioned footpegs.
The motorcycle will also be powered by the same 155cc, liquid-cooled, and fuel-injected unit. This engine generates about 14.7 Nm of peak torque at 8,500rpm and 19.3 bhp of peak power at 10,000rpm. The engine is paired with a 6-speed gearbox and will get a slipper clutch as standard. The Indian spec variant of the MT-15 will be slightly different than the International spec motorcycle.
The upside down suspension setup of the International spec MT-15 has been replaced by conventional telescopic suspension setup to keep the prices down. Fortunately, there are no other changes made to the motorcycle in terms of its stying which is actually a good thing.
2. Hero Xpulse 200 and Xpulse 200T
Just like every other Indian two-wheeler enthusiasts we are also eagerly waiting for Hero to launch their much awaited Xpulse 200 and the Xpulse 200T. Both these motorcycles last made their presence felt at the 2018 EICMA motorcycle show and was also caught testing on Indian roads.
For those of you who are still not aware the Xpulse 200 will be the most affordable adventure tourer which is available in India. The Xpulse 200T, on the other hand, will be a more road-focused motorcycle which will share many of its parts including the engine, chassis, and brakes with the Xpulse 200.
Both the motorcycles will be powered by the same 200cc, air-cooled, single cylinder engine as the Xtreme 200R. The engine will be paired with a 5-speed gearbox and will be capable of producing about 18.4 HP of peak power and a peak torque of 17.1 Nm. The Xpulse 200 will feature long suspension travel, offroad mudguards, knobby tires and spoke wheels. The Xpulse 200T will get more road-centric tires, comfortable long touring seat, and wider handlebars. Both the motorcycle will get a single channel ABS as a standard for the safety of the rider.
3. Suzuki Gixxer 250
Suzuki will also launch the much anticipated GIxxer 250 in India as well. The naked streetfighter will be positioned above the already existing Gixxer 150 and Gixxer SF 150 and will rival directly against the Yamaha FZ25. The motorcycle will take its styling cues from the DR300 built by Hajou, Suzuki’s Chinese partner.
\It will be powered by a very basic air and oil cooled 250cc unit which is expected to produce around 20-24 Ps of peak power and 18-20 Nm of peak torque. The engine will be paired with a 6-speed gearbox. The motorcycle will also feature an LED headlamp, fully digital instrument cluster, split seat etc. For the safety of the rider, the motorcycle also gets a dual channel ABS as standard. As far as its launch dates are concerned the online reports suggest that the motorcycle won’t be launched before June 2019 in India.
4. Jawa Perak
There is no denying the fact that the Perak surely caught everyone’s attention at the Jawa launch event. The Perak Bobber was showcased alongside the Jawa 42 and the Jawa. Jawa officials have already announced the price of the motorcycle but quite clearly said that they have plans of launching the motorcycle only in 2019.
The Perak is a factory custom motorcycle which is powered by the same engine which also powers the Jawa 42 and the Jawa but it uses a slightly bigger bore. The engine has a displacement of 332 cc and the power and torque output are slightly higher too at 30 bhp and 31 Nm (compared to 27 bhp and 28 Nm torque developed by the 293 cc single-cylinder engine that power the other two Jawa motorcycles).
The engine is paired with a six-speed gearbox. Unlike the other two motorcycles, the Perak will get a host of additional features including a dual channel ABS, fatter and more premium tires, customized exhausts etc. The motorcycle which was showcased at the launch event featured a Bobber styled single seat finished in tan leather.
This is the only motorcycle in the Jawa lineup to also get a monoshock rear suspension setup. Interestingly, Jawa has already announced the price of the Perak at the launch event. The Jawa Perak will be priced at Rs 1.89 Lakhs (ex-showroom) which makes it the most affordable Bobber you can buy in India.
5. TVS Zeppelin
We all are hopeful that TVS will launch the much-awaited Zeppelin cruiser in India this year. The cruiser concept was showcased at the 2018 Auto expo and it will help TVS to enter the competitive cruiser segment of India. The Zeppelin will most probably be a performance oriented motorcycle which will be powered by a 220cc engine. The concept bike featured TVS patented Integrated Starter Generator (ISG) which most probably won’t be carried forward to the production model.
The 220cc engine will produce around 20 Bhp of peak power and 18.5 NM of peak torque. Expect the Zeppelin cruiser to feature an all LED headlamp, digital instrument cluster and also a dual channel ABS system for the safety of the rider. We are not exactly sure at this moment but you can all expect the new cruiser to launch in India towards the end of 2019.