Are you a bike fanatic or connoisseur? and planning to buy a bike by year 2018. Then this 2018 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 500cc bikes in the Indian market that will bake the Indian tarmac this year.

List of Most Popular 500cc to 1000cc Upcoming Bikes in India

Model Name Launch Date
Royal Enfield Continental GT 750 End of 2017
Benelli TRK 502 End of 2017
Honda CBR500R Not Announced
Harley Davidson Street 500 Not Announced
Hero Hastur Not Announced
Kawasaki Ninja ZX-6R Not Announced

Royal Enfield Continental GT 750

Royal Enfield Continental GT 750

Royal Enfield Continental GT 750 is an upcoming flagship product from the Chennai-based cruiser bikes manufacturer. Apparently, it shares design and styling cues from the ongoing Continental GT 535. Yet, there are some differences at equipped fitments such as shared club man handlebars and single digit rev count tachometer from European-spec model. Other than this, the motorcycle powered by a 750cc, parallel twin motor could also get dual exhaust setup, slight higher placed rear indicator and left-hand side placed chain and sprocket, which is far different from the GT 535.

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 any time 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 onto the harder terrains.

Honda CBR500R

honda cbr 500r

Honda CBR500R is a middleweight 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 the rear. The Honda CBR500R is likely to hit the Indian market with the same price tag of RS. 4.1 lakh in the UK if it comes through the CKD route.

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

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 be 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 the 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 subframe, Hastur will lock horn with the Ducati Monster 695 and the Hyosung GT 650N.

Kawasaki Ninja ZX-6R

kawasaki ninja zx 6r 636 bike

The Indian audience can witness 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 hosts a four-stroke Inline-four engine with 636cc displacement which delivers the 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 the front and a 220mm petal disc brake at the 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.

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