Last updated on – March 31, 2017

Are you a bike fanatic or connoisseur? Then this 2017 year is a great year, as the various domestic and international automobile manufacturers are planning to throw its flagship products in the middle weight motorcycle segment like 500cc to 1000cc engine displacement to their likes, something really new, really extravagant for which audience is waiting. Here we are offering the list of those new expected and upcoming to the Indian motoring market that will bake the Indian tarmac this year.

List of Most Popular 500cc to 1000cc Upcoming Bikes

Ranking Model Name Launch Date Details
1 Kawasaki Ninja 1000 2017 Mid 2017 More
2 Benelli TRK 502 End of 2017 More
3 Honda CBR500R Not Announced More
4 Harley Davidson Street 500 Not Announced More
5 Hero Hastur Not Announced More
6 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-6R Not Announced More

Kawasaki Ninja 1000 2017

Kawasaki Ninja 1000

Kawasaki Ninja 1000 2017

A name which completes every racing championship, Kawasaki, is not just a name in itself, but a legend since its birth. The brand has been dishing up the market with a lot of comfortable, affordable and technology enriched middle-weight and entry-level bikes. The flagship, next-gen Ninja 1000 is one such name in the list, which has been remapped with a slew of design and software updates. The silhouette now gains a wider fairing, adjustable screen, and fresh LED headlamps. Dominating the patented Kawasaki Cornering Management System is the Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU). Concerning more about the revisions, the ECU will now deliver smoother power delivery while the engine now meets the Euro-IV emission norms.

Benelli TRK 502

Benelli TRK 502

Benelli TRK 502

The adventure tourer offering from the legendary Italian brand Benelli, The TRK 502 was first premiered at the 2015 EICMA, MIlan. Recently the automaker confirmed the arrival of adventure tourer at anytime in 2017. As per the specifications revealed at the EICMA 2015, TRK 502 will be power packed with the all new parallel twin, liquid-cooled motor with the engine displacement of 500cc. The motor will deliver the power of 47 bhp at 8500 rpm and torque of 45Nm at 4500 rpm with the support of the 6-speed transmission. For braking, two 320mm discs and a 260mm disc with ABS as standard at the front and rear respectively. The Benelli TRK 502 is expected to offer in two variants- Standard and Off-road version. The Standard one will be fitted with the 17’’ alloy wheels with Pirelli Angel tyre on them. While, off-road version will keep the 19” measures rim at the front end and a 17” rim at the rear end for better handling on to the harder terrains.

Honda CBR500R

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Honda CBR 500R

Honda CBR500R is a middle weight motorcycle from the Japanese giant, which is the part of the new Honda 500cc trio which also encompasses the CB500F and CB500X. The fully faired Honda CBR500R sports boasts a 500cc motor which is in combination twin-cylinder, liquid-cooled engine to belt out the power of 47 bhp and torque of 43Nm. The mill is paired to a six-speed manual transmission. To absorb the shock it has a 41mm front fork and mono shock at the rear. And for safety measures discs brake at front and drum brake at rear. The Honda CBR500R is likely to hit the Indian market with the same price tag of RS. 4.1 lakh in UK if it comes through the CKD route.

Harley Davidson Street 500

Harley Davidson Street 500

Harley Davidson Street 500

The Harley Davidson may produce the Harley Davidson Street 500, the most economical motorcycle of the country after the Harley Davidson Street 750 of the Street series in India. The Street 500, probably be carry the price tag between Rs 3.25 lakh to Rs. 4 lakh and may come in India by the end of this year. The Street series is the part of the Dark Custom range of Harley Davidson which is targeted to the young riders who loves more lighter, faster and agile bikes to commute. Blessed with black pullback handlebars, two in one black exhaust, comfortable seat and others, the Street 500 will get the propelling power from the all new liquid-cooled 484 cc, four valves per cylinder, SOHC engine which is belted to a six speed gearbox.

Hero Hastur

hero hastur

Hero Hastur

The Hero MotoCorp showcased lots of its new concept and arrivals in the coming future at the 2014 Auto Expo. One of the most beautiful creation among them was the Hero Hastur. Engineered by the collaboration of Hero India and its partner, EBR. Hero Hastur may arrived at the expected price tag of INR 5 lakh, to the Indian market by this year. Powering will come from a four-stroke, parallel-twin motor with 620cc displacement that will generate the max power 79 BHP and a peak torque of 72 Nm. Built around a yellowish trellis steel tube class with an aluminum sub frame, Hastur will lock horn with the Ducati Monster 695 and the Hyosung GT 650N.

Kawasaki Ninja ZX-6R

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Kawasaki Ninja ZX 6R 636 Bike

The Indian audience can witnessed after many bigger displacement bikes, the introduction of an entry level inline-four motorcycle from the Japanese green giant, Kawasaki. Cosmetically, influenced from its elder sibling Ninja ZX-10R, The Ninja ZX-6R received toned bike panel in terms of ZX-10R design. It host a four stroke Inline-four engine with 636cc displacement which delivers power of 135 bhp at 13,500 rpm with ram-air and torque of 70.9 Nm at 11,500 rpm. The mill is constituted with a six speed gearbox with chain drive to transfer power to the rear wheel. Dual 310mm petal disc with radial mounted four-piston calipers at front and a 220mm petal disc brake at rear to perform the stopping responsibility. The probable launch may take place by the starting in 2017 at the price tag between Rs 9 lakh to Rs 11 lakh ex showroom. Anticipatedly it will Land from the CKD route to India and will compete against the already available Triumph Daytona in the motoring market.

List of Most Popular 500cc to 1000cc New Bikes

Ranking Model Name Ex-Showroom Price
1 New Kawasaki Ninja 650 2017 INR 5,37,243
2 Triumph All New Bonneville T100 INR 7,78,000
3 Hyosung GT650N INR 4,17,000
4 Triumph Street Triple ABS INR 7,91,080
5 Royal Enfield Continental GT INR 1,92,126
6 Triumph Daytona 675 ABS INR 10,69,000
7 Kawasaki ER-6N INR 4,48,000
8 Eider CFMOTO 650NK INR 3,37,000
9 DSK Benelli TNT 600 GT INR 6,12,000

New Kawasaki Ninja 650 2017

New Kawasaki Ninja 650

New Kawasaki Ninja 650 2017

The Kawasaki Ninja 650 holds a strong position in the middleweight sports touring segment, but, it needed a dire update since a very long time. Mulling over the same thought, the Japanese manufacturer brings comprehensive changes to the variant for next year. The model in discussion gets inspiration from the ZX-6R and is enriched with a sharper styling. Mentioning the matters of heart, the Ninja 650 will admire the same 649cc parallel twin motor, though, it is now Euro-IV compliant. Sadly the power has been reduced to 69BHP on the new machine instead of the earlier 71BHP. The ergonomics have also been revised as the updated Ninja now gets a slightly lower handlebar and the riding position has also been settled down over the outgoing bike.

Triumph All New Bonneville T100

Triumph Bonneville Family

Triumph Bonneville Family 2017

Triumph has included a new Bonneville family- the T100, which carries more affordable Bonnevilles. Anticipated to be launched next year, these bikes are packed with a heart of 900cc engine unit and will be priced competitively lower than rest of the Triumph bikes. Talking about the technical attributes, the family features electronic stuff such as ABS, ride-by-wire, traction control system, torque assist clutch, LED rear light, engine immobilizer, USB charging socket, and stylish twin clocks. Spreading power is a 900cc high-torque eight-valve, parallel-twin engine that is tuned to deliver much higher torque, impressive fuel economy, and a denser exhaust note.

Hyosung GT650N

hyosung gt650n

Hyosung GT650N

An uncommon name in the two-wheeler brands in India- Hyosung has introduced an entry level naked Sportster- GT650N that is an endeavour from the Korean brand to create a new segment of naked tourers in India. In terms of designing, you won’t find any uniqueness as it looks like most of the other street fighters, yet it has something eccentric, which makes it stand out of the crowd. Some noticeable visual bits include front forks, alloy wheels, engine and front fender. Technology-wise, it enfolds digital speedometer, odometer, two-trip-meter and fuel gauge. Mechanically, it has a heart of V-twin, eight-valve 647cc engine that churns out a maximum power of 72.68 BHP at 9000 RPM. Get more about GT650N.

Triumph Street Triple ABS

Triumph Street Triple ABS

Triumph Street Triple ABS

The naked street-fighter Triumph Street Triple ABS from the British manufacturer is truly an epitome of Triumph’s agility, power, design, and identity. The bike gets a new slightly extracted ahead headlamp, sleek tail profile, sturdy fuel repository, husky tyres, stylish front mudguard and much more. To ensure better safety for the riders, the variant has got switchable ABS, aluminium alloy wheels and nicely positioned handlebars to lean the rider in an upright position. Power in the motorcycle comes from a 675cc, 6-geared and three-cylinder petrol engine giving a mileage of 20km/litre.

Royal Enfield Continental GT

royal enfield continental gt

Royal Enfield Continental GT

To revive the culture of cafe racers in India, the Indian epic brand Royal Enfield has done a serious attempt to make it possible in the country as well. The classic RE Continental GT is a perfect example of that. To retain its classy as well as vintage looks, the automaker has tried its level best to keep the blend of both. The oval-shaped chrome finished headlamp alongside retro-styled, orange coloured side indicators are certainly flaunting its cafe racer look to the best. As far as the mechanicals are concerned, the compact designed Continental GT breathes via 535cc single-cylinder engine that generates a maximum of 29.1BHP of power at 5100 RPM and 44NM of torque at 4400 RPM.

Triumph Daytona 675 ABS

triumph daytona 675 abs

Triumph Daytona 675 ABS

The only sports bike in the Triumph range is a lethal hunk with a 675cc engine. Replacing the original Daytona 650 introduced in 2008, the new machine has got a lot of noteworthy alterations since then. Perceiving the designing cues, the Sportster is undoubtedly a charmer from the exteriors. Front fascia of the bike looks like a beast and has got a split headlamp. The overall body graphics are damn quirky and yet so modish. Powering the Daytona 675 ABS is a three-cylinder engine that generates 126BHp of power at 12500 RPM and 74NM of torque at 11900 RPM.

Kawasaki ER-6N

kawasaki er 6n

Kawasaki ER 6N

The new ER-6N is an epitome of the Japanese brand’s successful sports tourer- the Ninja 650. Getting a double-pipe edgy-frame, the naked roadster flaunts an entirely spectacular look via its body profile. Certainly an eye-candy for the urban bike enthusiasts, the bike gets a highly sophisticated styling cues, which incorporates high-riding fuel tank, innovative head lamp and quite large sitting couch with a huge grab rail. Mechanically, it packs up a 649cc, liquid-cooled, parallel-twin engine that propels out 72BHP of power at 8500 RPM and 64NM of torque at 7000 RPM, matched up to a six-speed transmission.

Eider CFMOTO 650NK

eider cfmoto 650nk

Eider CFMoto 650NK

The Hyderabad-based automaker, Eider Motors have recently launched the hunk CFMOTO 650NK in India at a budget-friendly cost. CFMOTO, a new Chinese firm has joined hands with Eider Motors in order to set its pace in the Indian two-wheeler market. Priced at Rs. 3.37 lakh, the street-fighter sits in the 500-600cc segment and is already making commotion among the Indian masses. Under the skin, it gets a 649.3cc parallel-twin engine that delivers 55PS of maximum power at 9500 RPM and 62NM of maximum torque at 7000 RPM. As per the exterior profile, the bike adopts a vaguely familiar design. Highlighting some prominent bits, it sports exposed chassis, rigid fuel tank, split seats, high mounted handlebars and muscular tyres.

DSK Benelli TNT 600 GT

dsk benelli tnt 600gt

DSK Benelli TNT 600GT

The adventure tourer offering Benelli TNT 600 GT is a performance bike with the eye catchy design to turn the number of masses towards to self. Cosmetically, featured with twin headlights, wider handlebars, split-up-seats and biking fairing. Mechanically it uses a 600cc, 4-stroke, liquid cooler, 4 valves per cylinder and 4 cylinder engine that gives the power of 84 bhp at 11500 rpm and torque of 54.6Nm at 10500 rpm. The motor is in function with a six speed transmission. Suspension setup comprises 41mm hydraulic telescopic fork at the front wheel and single offset laydown shock at the rear end for perfect handling in the traffic conditions. It also featured with dual disc at front and single disc at rear for rider’s safety. Benelli TNT 600 GT is available in the market at price chit of Rs. 5.73 lakhs and compete against Kawasaki Versys 650.

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