Mega List: 36 Most-Awaited Bikes in India

Mega List: 36 Most-Awaited Bikes in India

Every year, India has the opportunity to see many international motor shows. These not just raise the bars for the coming years but also helps the industry to grow with the introduction of new products from time to time. Here is a list of 36 most-awaited bikes in India. For those who missed something in last six months, you will find your perfect dream companion here for sure. 

1) Honda CBR250RR Honda has finally unleashed the most-awaited twin-cylinder motorcycle in Indonesia on July 25. Known as CBR250RR it would be competing with the likes of Kawasaki Ninja 300 (Ninja 250 outside India), Hyosung GT250R, and Yamaha R3. As of now, Honda has no plans to launch the CBR250RR in India but they might consider it at a later stage. Honda has not revealed the exact power and torque figures, the bike is expected to generate maximum power of 35-38 Bhp with max. torque of 26-29 Nm. The expected price tag for CBR250RR is Rs 3.50-3.75 lakhs (ex-showroom). It would be available in 3 shades: Racing Red, Grey Metallic, and Matt Black. 

Honda CBR250RR

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2) BMW G310R BMW's most affordable offering for the world would soon launch in the Indian market. It is expected to launch in a few days and would carry a mind blowing price tag due to its manufacturing in India (TVS production facility). It is powered by a 313 cc, liquid cooled and fuel injected producing 33.6 BHP and 28 Nm of torque. 


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 3) Bajaj Pulsar CS400 (Kratos) Bajaj is heavily testing this excellent piece of technology these days and would be soon launching this in the Indian market. It has been revealed in the 2014 Auto Expo but the production version will lose the USD telescopic forks. It is hinted to launch in July-September period and would be the most powerful Pulsar ever made with its 373.2 cc engine. 

Bajaj Pulsar CS400

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4) Kawasaki Ninja 250SL The volume generator for Kawasaki faired sport bikes is still not available in India. It carries a neat fairing and that typical Kawasaki Green can easily place it above bikes like RC200 and CBR250R. It is powered by a 249 cc engine producing 27.62 BHP and 22.6 Nm of torque. Ninja 250SL claims a top speed of 153 kmph and carries a single headlight design. 

Kawasaki Ninja 250SL

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5) Suzuki Gixxer 250 (GSX-250R) Gixxer series is responsible for the comeback of Suzuki in the motorcycling world. It can be termed as a pure game changer and the same would be the thing for Gixxer SF 250. The fully faired quarter liter machine has been spotted in a couple of images and looks very attractive, sharing its design elements with the flagship GSX-R1000. 

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6) 2016 Honda CBR150R Honda's latest design language has been applied on to the 2016 CBR150R. It looks miles ahead of anything in the segment and carries a super sport design at the minimum displacement possible from Honda. It has improved on the engine terms and now produces 13.7 Nm of torque. It would be a sure-shot hit, if ever launched in the Indian market. 

2016 Honda CBR150R

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7) TVS Apache RTR 300 (Akula 310) TVS Apache RTR 300 or the Akula 310 (concept name) would be the most powerful and impressive product from TVS. It is based on the BMW G310R and carries the same engine with a different tune. It was full with carbon fiber and used a race spec exhaust in the concept version while it Q4 (October-December) launch version would use fiber and a conventional exhaust. 

TVS Apache RTR 300 (Akula 310)

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8) Yamaha M-Slaz 150 Yamaha's 150 cc street fighter is a perfect product for India as it can be a base for the third generation of R15 while selling independently with features like USD forks, LED headlights and a lightweight aggressive body. It could be placed at the price tag of currently sold R15 V2.0 as it uses good amount of equipment in its making. 

Yamaha M-Slaz 150

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9) Hero HX250R Hero's rival to the CBR250R, the HX250R has been in many stages of development since last few years. The motorcycle was shown in this year's Auto Expo but no announcement for its actual launch date was made at the event. It is powered by a 249 cc engine and produces 31 BHP at 9000 rpm and 23 Nm of torque at 7000 rpm. Weighing just 139 kg, it could be the most powerful 250 cc motorcycle of India. 

Hero HX250R

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10) Bajaj Pulsar SS400 The CS400 cousin is a fully faired 373.2 cc machine with same styling as RS200. It was expected to arrive before the CS400 but now the thing have gone completely different. Bajaj Pulsar SS400 is expected to be more powerful than the cruiser sport cousin and may come with full time ABS and other safety features. The launch date has not been disclosed yet. 

Bajaj Pulsar SS400

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11) Bajaj Pulsar NS200 (Re-launch)/NS200 Fi Bajaj is said to re-launch the 200 NS with fuel injection in the coming days. The engine configuration would be the same as Pulsar RS200 while the lightweight naked body would perform much quicker than its cousin. It also adds the chances of an AS200 based on the same engine. But as of now, Bajaj has not disclosed anything officially. 

Bajaj Pulsar NS200 (Re-launch)/NS200 Fi

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12) Hyosung GD250R A more practical single cylinder offering than the GT250R, the GD250R would be more powerful with its 249 cc, liquid cooled and fuel injected engine producing 27.6 BHP and 24.17 Nm of torque. It uses the right equipment and weighs just 155 kg. It can be one of the best products in India, if launched under INR 2 lakh. 

Hyosung GD250R

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13) Yamaha R15 Version 3.0 The best ever product for the Yamaha fans, R15 changed the way performance was seen in Indian motorcycling. The third generation R15 has currently no hints of its existence but in a true Yamaha fan's heart, it would be the most awaited motorcycle ever. 

Yamaha R15 V3

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14) 2017 KTM Duke Series KTM will introduce the all new Duke series at the 2016 EICMA motorcycle show in Milan (November 2016), which in turn would be produced in India, increasing the chances of launch to a greater extent. The new Duke front fascia would be different, inspired from the Super Duke while their bodies and engines would also reflect these changes. There are chances of spotting the bike before production in India in the coming months. 


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15) Benelli Tornado 302 (300) Benelli may launch the fully faired version for its currently selling TNT 300 in India. A very beautiful bike named Tornado 300 is Benelli's plan for taking over the sales from Yamaha R3 and Ninja 300. The motorcycle is good for 36 BHP and 27 Nm of torque, paired to a 6-speed manual gearbox. It carries an attractive fairing and dual discs on the front wheel. 

Benelli Tornado 302 (300)

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16) Bajaj Pulsar NS150 Bajaj Pulsar 150NS is the next big hope for those who want an affordable 150 cc bike with excellent mileage and styling of the mighty 200 NS. To be considered the same as AS150 for AS200, the 150 NS will offer better performance with its lightweight body and eye catchy design. The launch is still not know, Bajaj may launch it in coming 2-3 months. 

Bajaj Pulsar NS150

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17) Kawasaki Z250SL Kawasaki's Z250 is priced quite high and not everyone can afford to buy that with a bit of ease. The Z250SL would be a bless to those who are typically Kawasaki fans and would spend anything less than INR 2 lakh to get one in their garage. The motorcycle is light, aggressive and one of the quickest in its segment. 

Kawasaki Z250SL

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18) Hero Hastur Hero's first ever middleweight street fighter, the Hastur is powered by a 620 cc, 2-cylinder engine producing 78.9 BHP and 72 Nm of torque. The best part comes when the weighing scale claims the bike to be just 160 kg. This enables the Hastur to touch 240 kmph. No exact launch date has ever been hinted on this bike. 

Hero Hastur

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19) 2016 Honda CBR250R The twin headlight design of the 2016 CBR250R is evergreen and India's most awaited bike from last 2 years. It carries a beautiful overall design and claims more power (28.9 BHP and 23 Nm) than the 2013 Honda CBR250R. Honda needs to consider the Indian market seriously when it comes to below 300 cc bikes and launch these updates periodically. 

Honda CBR250R (2016)

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20) Benelli TNT 15 Benelli's most economical motorcycle will borrow the styling from bigger Benelli bikes while keeping its specifications and dimensions in the 150 cc Indian street bike segment. It is powered by an air cooled, 148 cc engine producing 12.06 BHP and 11 Nm of torque. Sounds very low when compared to even Hero bikes, the bike may sell for the word Benelli linked to its origin. 

Benelli TNT 150

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21) KTM 390 Adventure KTM would expand its overall lineup by introducing the new 390 Adventure worldwide. The motorcycle would most probably be produced in India and would carry the same 373.2 cc engine producing different power values for touring and off-road purposes. The rendering looks clean and could be accepted easily by those who love adventure. 

KTM 390 Adventure

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22) Ducati Scrambler Sixty2 Ducati's baby scrambler is actually bigger than many production engines around the world. Powered by a 399 cc, 2-cylinder engine producing 41 HP and 34.6 Nm of torque. It would be a sure hit on the Indian shores as it has the potential to carry the most attractive Ducati price tag for the country ever. Not just that, the smaller engine would enable more riders to take a step forward into the world of sport bikes. 

Ducati Scrambler Sixty2

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23) Hero XF3R Now this is what can be called interesting from Hero MotoCorp. The XF3R is a concept motorcycle from 2016 Auto Expo. It carries the best ever design presented on a Hero motorcycle and rivals directly with the BMW G310R and KTM 390 Duke. In fact, being a Hero product, it will carry a much light on pocket price tag, shaming all the 200-250 cc bikes of India in a single turn. 

Hero XF3R Concept

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24) Hysoung GD250N Hyosung's lineup feels outdated when compared to the others around the segment. This happens because products like GD250N have the potential to change the mindset but are still not launched in the country. The motorcycle is lighter, much more powerful and practical than the currently selling GT250R. 

Hyosung GD250N

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25) 2017 Kawasaki Ninja 650 Kawasaki has unveiled the MY2017 Ninja 650 at Intermot 2016. The motorcycle now carries a new design, leaving all of the curves behind with its currently sold version. Now, it looks more into the Ninja 300 and Ninja 1000 (which has also received a MY2017 design at the show) family. Not just that, the Ninja 650 KRT Edition has also been displayed with the standard model. 

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26) Honda CB150R Streetfire This naked machine from Honda is actually a CBR150R without the fairing. It comes with lighter body and produces 16.8 BHP and 13.8 Nm of torque from its 150 cc engine. It can be a good alternative for those who feel the CBR150R has grown old while they like technical specifications of the bike. Honda has not disclosed anything regarding the launch date for India. 

Honda CB150R Streetfire (2016)

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27) Yamaha MT-03 Yamaha's MT-03 is a non-faired R3 and looks perfectly balanced from all ends. It could save money for those who do not need the fully faired Yamaha racer and even provide a sharp and attractive tail end to a street fighter. It can be launched anytime in India, expected with a sub INR 3 lakh price tag. 

Yamaha MT-03

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28) Kawasaki Vulcan S Kawasaki currently retails 3 different 649 cc motorcycles based on the same engine. The ER-6n, Ninja 650R and Versys 650 will soon be accompanied by the 649 cc Vulcan S in India. Producing 61 BHP and 63 Nm of torque, Kawasaki should be praised that no motorcycle from these 4 drive in the same way and deeply takes the rider into the typical driving style of the motorcycle. 

Kawasaki Vulcan S

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29) Hero Xtreme 200S Hero's next generation Xtreme 200S was an answer to the growing range of 200 cc bikes in India. It carries a 200 cc, air cooled engine producing 18.34 BHP and 17.2 Nm of torque. The gearbox used is 5-speed while the pricing is expected to stay lower than all the others in the 200 cc segment. It will loose all the bright red highlighting from the concept version. 

Hero Xtreme 200S ABS

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30) Hyosung GT300R Hyosung's upcoming 2-cylinder replacement to the GT250R is nothing different in terms of performance as it uses an under-powered 275 cc engine producing 27.62 BHP and 23.5 Nm of torque. It may not be the best performer in the twin cylinder segment but would definitely be a deal breaker in terms of styling and riding aesthetics. 

Hyosung GT300R

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31) Benelli Leoncino Scrambler Benelli Leoncino is a scrambler using the same engine as TRK 500. It produces the same power output but benefits from a lightweight 170 kg body, saving 45 kg from the off-road friendly TRK motorcycle. It uses a nice 320 mm dual disc setup at the front and 260 mm single disc at the rear. It uses spoke rims instead of alloy wheels. 

Benelli Leoncino Scrambler

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 32) Yamaha FZ-10 Yamaha's liter class FZ-10 is a showstopper and can be a good option as the flagship street fighter in the Indian lineup. It uses the same engine as R1 and would perform extremely aggressive in shorter sprints. It's differently painted alloy wheels makes it the best looking futuristic machine on the road. 

Yamaha FZ-10

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33) Ducati SuperSport Ducati has launched the SuperSport and SuperSport S duo at a competitive price tag of £10,995 for the former and £12,495 for the latter. It will be available in Europe from March 2017 while it Indian launch is still way longer than the given European time line. The SuperSport family is bit relaxed when compared to the Panigale 959 series in terms of engine, design and components. 

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34) Benelli TRK 500/502 Benelli's TRK 500 would be a true delight for those who dream of adventure with their eyes open. Powered by a 499.6 cc, 2-cylinder engine, the TRK 500 would be good for 47 BHP and 45 Nm of torque at a low 4500 rpm. Its most interesting part is the 50 mm USD forks with 150 mm of travel. 

Benelli TRK 502 (500)

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35) Hyosung GV300 Aquila The GV300 is yet another Aquila from Hyosung with the same engine as GT300, the upcoming sport bike from the manufacturer. It uses a robust looking design and loses that 1960's feel from the 250 cc Aquila. The engine has been tuned for 26 BHP and 23.5 Nm of torque. 

Hyosung GV300 Aquila

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36) Benelli BX 250 Motard Benelli would expand its line-up and launch the BX 250 Motard in the coming time in India. The sporty machine comes with a 277 mm of ground clearance while weighs just 136.6 kg. The 249 cc engine is good for 25 BHP and 21 Nm of torque. The liquid cooled and fuel injected motorcycle can tackle every type of terrain without getting itself scrapped from below. 

Benelli BX 250 Motard

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Rumoured Royal Enfield 2-cylinder 600cc Motorcycle

Rumoured Bajaj Avenger 400cc

Most-Awaited Scooters 

1) Hero ZIR 150 

Hero ZIR 150

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2) Honda PCX 125 

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3) Suzuki Burgman 125 

Suzuki Burgman 125

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4) TVS Entorq 210 

TVS Entorq 210 Concept Scooter

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