Five Much Awaited Approaching Cruiser Bikes

Indian two-wheeler market is going to offer some delightful treat this current season as many new much awaited bike launchings are set for their arrival in recent future. If you have set your mind for a pre-decided bike, think twice before you put down your cheque for the current one. Scroll down the list here to get complete details on the upcoming bikes and scrutinize what they are going to offer in terms of power, mileage, price, features, etc. These new bikes will mark their entry soon in the Indian market and hopefully redefine the Indian automotive layout.

Royal Enfiled Thunderbird X

Post Royal Enfield Classic, the Thunderbird is the next brand in the lineup that is also in good demand by the cruiser bikes enthusiasts in the country. Lately, a special X series has also been added by the automaker to freshen the Thunderbird range of bikes. It contains two variants-the Royal Enfield Thunderbird 500X and the Royal Enfield Thunderbird 350X. The witnessed changes in this X series Thunderbird from the regular one is the introduction of new colors and blacked-out treatment on the components such as the engine, frame, crankcase, suspension and alloy wheels. Moreover, the motorcycles feature shorter handlebar, blacked out headlamp with LED DRL, LED tail lamps, split seat and grab rails.

Royal Enfiled Thunderbird X
Mechanically, both the variants powered by single-cylinder, air-cooled motor but with different displacement of 499cc and 350cc respectively. The power out for both the trims are 27.2 bhp and 19.8 bhp along with 41.3 Nm and 28 Nm respectively in association with a 5-speed gearbox.

Royal Enfield 650

The Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 and Continental GT 650 are the two new bikes developed by the popular Chennai based automaker. These are the models which are using the first ever developed advanced twin-cylinder engine with the 648cc displacement. The parallel-twin, air-cooled engine is rated to churn out the maximum power of 47 BHP along with the peak power of 52Nm through the mated a six-speed gearbox.
Style-wise, both the Interceptor 650 and the Continental GT 650 are the different models, the former one is a comfortable tourer with modern classic touch while the later one is a cafe racer model that borrows styling from the earlier GT 535 model.

Royal Enfield 650
The Interceptor features twin seat, a teardrop-shaped fuel tank, and widespread handlebars. While, the Continental GT gets single-seat, engraved fuel tank and the clip-on handlebar. In terms of rivalry, both the models will go in competition with the likes of Triumph Bonneville Street Twin and the Harley-Davidson Street 750.

DSK Keeway Blackster 250

DSK Keeway Blackster 800

DSK Keeway Blackster 800

Keeway Blackster 250 has been a renowned player of DSK globally with a stunning design, ergonomics shaped with a smooth riding pleasure. Built heavy and shaded with fade logo increases its appeal while console on fuel tank adds a bit uniqueness. It is 248.9 cc machine which gives out 19.18 bhp at 8500rpm mated with the 5-speed gear box. With 2 Cylinders attached, the bike is air cooler type. The Keeway Blackster comes to a halt with 270mm disc brake in front and a 220mm disc at rear with no ABS to support. Tire size is 16 inches on both the wheels. The DSK Keeway Blackster 250 will be available in a Matte Black shade and the expected price tag is Rs. 1.75 lakh to Rs. 2 lakh.

Harley Davidson Street 500

Harley Davidson Street 500

Harley Davidson Street 500

Harley Davidson will soon launch its second offering to the Indian soil, the Street 500, after the Street 750, which was a complete surprise package with a price tag of INR 4.1 lakhs. The new Street 500 will be the first light-weight and the most affordable bike in 30 years by the automaker. The middle-weight Tourer will be powered by a smaller V-Twin 500cc engine, while rest of the features and specs are identical to the elder 750cc sibling. Though it is not launched in India yet, but expected to make its move in March 2016 and will likely put on between Rs. 3.75 lakhs- Rs. 4 lakhs price segment.

Bajaj Avenger 400

Bajaj Avenger 400

Bajaj Avenger 400

The Indian origin Avenger has seen many avatars starting from its first model 150, and now the Avenger 400 is coming to head the league with its heavy features and engine specs. The Avenger 400 is said to be a 373.2cc displacement giving out 42bhp of power bike mated with the 6-speed wet multi-plate gear box. The engine will be water cooled 4 stroke single cylinder type. According to the sources, Bajaj Avenger 400 will likely to launch soon which will directly compete with the matching segment rival Royal Enfield Classic 350 and Thunderbird 350. However, there is no official mark on the pricing, still, the expected price range can fall under 1.40 lakh to 1.50 lakh.


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