Welcome back to All About Bikes with BikeWale. And this week, we have Part 1 of the special episode series, where we reveal the upcoming motorcycles and scooters to be launched in India in 2021. And guess what, our Editor – Vikrant Singh, is back along with Pratheek Kunder.
Now, the list of two-wheelers is based on the popularity of the respective manufactures on BikeWale. So, in this episode, we talk about the upcoming bikes from the likes of Royal Enfield, Honda, Bajaj Auto, Suzuki, Hero MotoCorp, TVS Motors and Yamaha. And if you are thinking that we have missed out on quite a few manufactures, don't worry, all the other bike makers will be covered in Part 2 of the special episode series of All About Bikes with BikeWale.
So, watch the video to get exciting details about the launch date, features and expected pricing of the various two-wheelers from the respective bike makers.
Two-wheelers discussed in this video.
1. New Royal Enfield Interceptor 350
Royal Enfield is working on a road-centric modern retro motorcycle, which is expected to be underpinned by the Interceptor 650's chassis. It will draw power from the J-platform based 350cc single-cylinder engine that is seen on the Royal Enfield Meteor 350. Upon launch, it is rumoured to be christened as the Royal Enfield Interceptor 350 or the Hunter 350. For more details, watch the above video.
2. New Royal Enfield Cruiser 650
Another bike under development from Royal Enfield is the all-new Cruiser 650. And interestingly, the company is working on two variants of the motorcycle, possibly a Cruiser 650 with forward-set footpegs and a Roadster/Bobber 650 with centre-set footpegs. Both the motorcycles will come shod with alloy wheels and USD front forks and will be positioned above the Interceptor 650 and the Continental GT 650.
3. All-New Royal Enfield Classic 350
Another motorcycle to be based on the J-platform is the next-generation Royal Enfield Classic 350. The same 350cc single-cylinder mill that powers the Meteor 350 will power the all-new Classic 350. When launched later this year, we expect the new Classic 350 to be an even bigger success than its predecessor.
4. New Honda CB350 Scrambler
At the launch of the Honda H'ness CB350, the company confirmed that it will introduce multiple products based on the CB350 platform. Now, our sources suggest that the next motorcycle based on the Honda CB350 is expected to be a scrambler version with dual-purpose tyres and better suspension.
5. All-New Bajaj Pulsar NS250 and Pulsar RS250
Bajaj Auto is working on the next-generation Pulsar range that will be based on the KTM 250 Duke platform. We can expect styling revisions and better features than the existing Pulsar NS200. What's more, it will also spawn fully-faired version in the form of a Pulsar RS 250.
6. Hero MotoCorp
Hero MotoCorp isn't expected to launch any all-new models in India this year. However, the company will introduce fresher versions of the existing range of two-wheelers, and we can also expect new features and more power output in the likes of the Xpulse 200 and the Xtreme 160R.
7. New TVS Zeppelin
TVS is working on a power cruiser that will go up against the Bajaj Dominar 250. This motorcycle is none other than the TVS Zeppelin, which was showcased as a concept at the Auto Expo 2018. However, unlike the concept, the production version will not get the hybrid motor or the fancy HD camera at the front.
8. TVS Apache RTR 310 Naked
The big news from TVS, however, is the bigger Apache RTR 310. As the name suggests, it will be based on the BMW G 310 R's platform and will be powered by the same 313cc liquid-cooled engine. When launched later this year, it is expected to come loaded with features like multiple riding modes, traction control system and possibly adjustable suspension.
9. New Suzuki Burgman Street Electric
Suzuki is developing an electric scooter based on the Burgman Street. In fact, test mules of the Burgman Street Electric were spotted recently and the scooter is expected to go on sale in the months to come. That said, details pertaining to its electric motor and battery pack are still unknown.
10. Yamaha FZ-X Touring Motorcycle
Yamaha has recently trademarked the FZ-X model name in India. And based on information from our sources, the Yamaha FZ-X is expected to be touring motorcycle that will be based on the FZ25.