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Upcoming bike launches 2016-2017

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BMW G310 R : Excepted price Rs 1.6 lakh (ex-showroom)


The G310 R will come armed with a 313cc, single-cylinder engine with twin overhead camshafts that puts down 33.6hp of power, and weighs just 158kg. Of course figure-wise, this doesn’t seem to stray into 390 Duke territory, except for the price point of Rs 2.2 lakh. the G310 R will come with a reversed-cylinder design that slopes towards the rear wheel, instead of the conventional engine layout. This would allow for a more compact motorcycle with more evenly distributed weight and a lower centre of gravity.


DSK Benelli TRK 502 : Expected price: Rs 5 lakh

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The TRK 502 will come equipped with a 499cc parallel-twin, liquid-cooled engine that churns out 46.9hp of power and about 45Nm of torque. There will be one road-oriented model with 17-inch rims at the front and rear, and one model equipped with a 19-inch rim up front to assist in off-road duties. ABS will come as standard on both models.With its spacious ergonomics, on-/off- road tyres, generous suspension travel and capability of carrying luggage, the TRK 502 would be ideal for long-distance adventure-touring.


DSK Benelli Leoncino :Expected price: Rs 4 lakh

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The Leoncino will come with a steel-trellis frame that houses an all-new 500cc, liquid-cooled, parallel-twin engine that produces about 44hp of peak power and about 45Nm of torque. It will come equipped with beefy 50mm USD front suspension that houses 320mm twin discs with four-piston calipers. The rear gets a laterally mounted shock absorber (a modern Benelli trademark) and a 260mm single disc with two-pot calipers.


Yamaha MT-03 : Expected price: Rs 2.80 lakh

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The MT-03 will sport the same 321cc, parallel-twin, liquid-cooled engine that is seen on the R3, that will churn out 41.4hp of power and 29.6Nm of torque. Essentially, most of the components from the R3 have been carried over, including the suspension, brakes, wheels and tyres.The MT-03 now has a wider and more upright handlebar.


TVS Akula 310: Expected price: Rs 2 lakh


The Akula 310 sports a powerplant that was jointly developed with BMW Motorrad. It’s the same 313cc, liquid-cooled, single-cylinder engine that produces 33.6hp of power, which will power the BMW G310 R. The G310 R will be launched first in India, followed by the Akula 310 soon after. The bike should come equipped with USD forks up front and a mono at the rear. The display model even sported a steering-damper but we are yet to see if this will make it to production.


MV Agusta Brutale 800 : Expected price: Rs 13 lakh


It will come equipped with a 798cc, inline-three-cylinder engine with a counter-rotating crankshaft that puts down about 116 horses and 83Nm of torque. Stopping power comes from the 320mm twin discs at the front and a 220mm one at the rear.


Tork Motorcycles T6X


The electric motorcycle has been in the news for a while now being the only one-of-its-kind in India and has been priced at ₹ 1,24,999 (ex-showroom, introductory). Kapil Shelke, co-founder of Tork Motorcycles says that the T6X is ideal for those who choose city riding and the bike can be equivalent to a 200cc petrol-powered motorcycle. With the immediate surge of torque available right from the word go, the T6X promises to be quick off the line.

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