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Top 6 India-bound bikes expected at 2018 EICMA

29 October 2018, 12:46 PM Neil Nair
Top 6 India-bound bikes expected at 2018 EICMA

The EICMA has always been a platform for manufacturers to showcase and unveil new products to the world. We already have a list of all the motorcycles we expect at the 2018 show. But here are six bikes that are most likely to arrive in India over the course of next year.

KTM 390 Adventure

The adventure-touring segment has seen a sudden growth in India. Now mix this interest with the credibility of the 390 Duke and the 390 Adventure becomes one of the most anticipated bike of 2019. Underneath its skin, the 390 Adventure is likely to use a retuned version of the 373cc, single-cylinder engine. We expect the motorcycle to be priced around Rs 2.2-2.4 lakhs. It will take on the Kawasaki Versys X-300 and BMW G310 GS here.

Triumph Speed Twin 

Triumph will bring back the iconic Speed Twin at the 2018 EICMA. Based on the Street Twin, the bike sports classic styling with a few blacked-out components and alloy wheels to add a modern touch. It will be powered by a 1200cc, parallel-twin engine used by the Bonneville T120 which produces 78.9bhp and 105Nm of torque. It is expected to retail between Rs 10.5-11.5 lakhs.

2019 BMW S1000 RR

BMW has given the 2019 S1000 RR a change of face. While it still looks aggressive, the new bike gets twin projector headlamps but keeps the asymmetrical fairing. It now sits on a new chassis and swingarm along with a new monoshock. The 2019 S1000 RR is expected to be powered by a new engine with the ‘ShiftCam’ technology. We expect it to be priced at a premium of around Rs 1-1.5 lakhs over the current bike which retails at Rs 18.05 lakhs (ex-showroom, Delhi)

Ducati Diavel 1260

The new Diavel has been spied on test, revealing that the bike borrows most of its styling from the XDiavel. The bike also gets a longer wheelbase and most importantly, a 1262cc L-Twin motor from the latter. Ducati is likely to equip the motorcycle with Ohlins suspension and a Brembo brake setup. It is also likely to get an updated electronics package so expect the Italian power cruiser to demand a price tag of around Rs 17-18 lakhs. 

Ducati Panigale V4R

We have ridden the standard V4 a couple of times on track, but the Panigale V4R promises to be a step above that bike. The V4 R is essentially the homologation version of the WSBK- spec Panigale V4 RS. It is most likely to sport carbon-fibre bodywork, a more powerful engine and top-of-the line electronic aids. Expect the bike to arrive in India in limited numbers carrying a price tag to suit its exclusivity. 

Kawasaki Z400

The Japanese manufacturer had filed patents for the Z400 in US confirming news about the upcoming streetfighter. Just like its bigger siblings, the Z400 will sport the aggressive ‘Sugomi’ styling. It is expected to use a 399cc, parallel-twin engine similar to the one used in the fully-faired Ninja 400. This unit produces 47bhp and 38Nm of torque and is mated to a six-speed gearbox and slipper clutch. We can expect Kawasaki to price the Z400 around Rs 4.2 lakhs. It will directly compete against the KTM 390 Duke in India.

All prices ex-showroom, Delhi

Image source: Bikesocial

KTM 390 Adventure [2021]

KTM 390 Adventure [2021]

  • Displacement373 cc
  • Mileage - Owner Reported28 kmpl
  • Max Power(bhp)42.3 bhp
  • Kerb Weight163 kg
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Avg. Ex-showroom price

₹ 3,28,823

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