The 2017 India Bike Week will be witness to four new motorcycles from three different manufacturers namely- Triumph, BMW Motorrad and Indian Motorcycles. Here is an overview of the new motorcycles to be launched tomorrow-
BMW K 1600 B
The K 1600 B is the bagger version of the K 1600 GTL that is available in India. The bike has a new rear to give it the stretched out bagger-look. It also gets a short, electronically adjustable windscreen along with a revised fairing. The K 1600 B has a massive 37-litre storage capacity in its panniers which also gets a USB and Audio input area.
The bike is powered by a 1649cc inline-six cylinder engine that produces 158bhp and 175Nm of torque. This unit is mated to a six-speed gearbox with a reverse gear and quickshifter offered as options. The K1600B’s electronic package includes traction control and ABS along with three riding modes. The bike rides on BMW’s Duolever and Paralever suspension while braking is done by twin 320mm discs at the front and a single 320mm disc for the rear.
The bike is expected to be around the Rs 25-30 lakh price range.
BMW R nineT Racer
The R nineT Racer will be the newest addition to BMW’s R nineT range in Indian which includes the R nineT and R nineT Scrambler. The R nineT Racer sports a café racer design with a half-fairing and rear cowl which is further accentuated by the bike’s BMW Motorsport paint scheme and round analogue instrument console. The bike uses a 1170cc air-cooled twin-cylinder boxer engine, which delivers 110bhp and 116Nm of torque.
Although the bike is based on the same platform as the standard R nineT, the Racer is actually the stripped down version of the former. It misses out on the aluminium tank and inverted forks which are replaced with a steel tank and conventional telescopic forks.
The bike will be priced lower than the standard R nineT which retails for Rs 17.5 lakhs (ex-showroom, Mumbai).
Indian Scout Bobber
The Scout Bobber is based on the standard Scout. However, it gets a stripped down look, beefy tyres and a revised riding position. The bike features a dark theme with the wheels, exhaust, frame and engine painted in matte black. It rides on cartridge-type front forks and a dual-spring setup at the rear which has been dropped by an inch for a lower look.
The bike is powered by the same 1133cc V-twin engine as the standard Scout. This unit produces 100bhp and 97Nm of torque via a six-speed gearbox. The Indian Scout Bobber will directly rival the Harley-Davidson Roadster and is expected to be priced around Rs 14 lakhs.
Triumph will also unveil a new motorcycle at the India Bike Week tomorrow. It is expected to be the Bonneville Speedmaster which is currently missing from the manufacturer’s line-up. However, this is uncertain and we would have to wait until tomorrow to know for sure. Stay tuned!
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