The Indian two-wheeler market will receive several new and updated models in the month of June 2023. This list will comprise products in the entry-level as well as premium segment, and here we name the top five motorcycles that we expect to see in India this month.
2023 Triumph Street Triple Range
The updated 2023 Triumph Street Triple range, which was previously scheduled to arrive in India on 15 March, 2023, is yet to receive a new launch date. Notably, the bookings for these roadster-segment motorcycles had commenced in December 2022, and their deliveries were scheduled to commence in April this year. Now, we expect this Ducati Monster-rivalling roadster segment product range from the British marquee to arrive this month. Unlike the international markets, India will get two variants of the 2023 Street Triple 765 range. Meanwhile, the limited-edition Moto2 variant will not be sold in our market. The company has heavily overhauled the Street Triple range with styling and mechanical upgrades.
The mechanical specifications across the range include a 765cc, inline-three-cylinder, liquid-cooled engine as the previous model. However, the power output has increased, and this motor now makes 118.4bhp and 80Nm on the Street Triple 765 R. Meanwhile, the performance-spec RS version draws 128.2bhp and 80Nm from the same engine. We expect the R model to arrive in the Rs. 9.5-10 lakh price range, while the more premium RS could retail in the Rs. 11.50-12 lakh price bracket.
Bajaj Triumph Scrambler 400
Bajaj-Triumph will unveil their jointly developed products, the 400cc roadster and scrambler motorcycles towards, the end of June 2023 in London. These motorcycles would arrive in India soon after the global unveil. Thus, we expect to hear an announcement towards the end of this month, just ahead of the high-demand festive season in the country.
The Bajaj-Triumph Scrambler will rival the likes of the upcoming Royal Enfield Scrambler 450. The latter, which will be based on the new Himalayan 450, was spotted recently in India. Meanwhile, the mechanical specifications of the upcoming Bajaj-Triumph product are yet to be revealed. However, spy images have revealed a single-cylinder, liquid-cooled setup. Then, this Anglo-Indian scrambler will feature equipment such as 19-inch front and 17-inch rear alloy wheels, a longer travel suspension, and an upswept exhaust. The hardware will comprise upside-down front forks, a rear mono-shock, and disc brakes on both wheels. The premium feature list will include full-LED lighting, a digital instrument cluster, and a dual-channel ABS.
Bajaj Triumph Roadster 400
The Scrambler will be accompanied by a the Bajaj-Triumph roadster 400 which will use the same engine as the former. Thus, this retro-style roadster motorcycle, too, will come with a single-cylinder, liquid-cooled setup. The hardware, however, will be relatively different, and this product from Bajaj-Triumph will ride on 17-inch alloy wheels on both ends. The suspension travel will be relatively lower than the Scrambler. Meanwhile, the feature list will be similar to the Scrambler, and this roadster will also come equipped with full-LED lighting, a digital instrument cluster, and a dual-channel ABS. Both motorcycles should arrive in the Rs. 2.5 lakh and Rs. 3 lakh (ex-showroom) price range.
Hero Xtreme 200 S 4V
Hero MotoCorp is ready to expand its four-valve-equipped premium motorcycle range with the launch of the Xtreme 200 S 4V. Currently, the company sells the Xpulse 200 and Xpulse 200T with the four-valve setup, while their respective two-valve versions have been discontinued from India. The mechanical specifications on this upcoming motorcycle will include the same 199.6cc, single-cylinder, air/oil-cooled engine as the Xpulse 200 4V range. This motor will be linked to a five-speed gearbox and produce 18.83bhp at 8,500rpm and 17.3Nm at 6,500rpm. It will arrive with OBD2 compliance and E20 fuel compatibility.
Apart from the mechanical upgrades, the Xtreme 200S 4V will also receive styling tweaks in the form of new colours and graphics. As seen in the spy pictures, its overall design will remain similar to the existing model. However, it will receive a new dual-tone paint with new graphics on the fairing and the side and rear panels. The updated model should arrive with a marginal price increase, and we expect it to retail at Rs. 1.40 lakh and Rs. 1.50 lakh (ex-showroom) bracket.
The Hero Xtreme 160R, too, is set to get a big upgrade in the form of revised hardware. The spy images have revealed upside-down front forks on this upcoming motorcycle – an upgrade that its rivals such as the Pulsar NS160 received earlier this year. Further, this motorcycle is also expected to receive a revised instrument cluster and additional features, along with new dual-tone paint themes.
Meanwhile, the mechanical specifications are not likely to change much, and the updated model should retain the 163cc, single-cylinder, air-cooled motor. This engine makes 15bhp and 14Nm on the existing model. We expect to see similar numbers on the upcoming model as well. The prices are likely to change, and the updated Hero Xtreme 160R could arrive in the Rs. 1.50 lakh and Rs. 1.60 lakh (ex-showroom) bracket.