India’s two-wheelers market, one of the biggest in the world, keeps on expanding day by day in segments. Earlier the majority of audience prefer to purchase lowered displacement and budgeted bikes. But now when a bigger part of Indian population is youth, they tend to choose their riding companion as per their taste without thinking twice about the pricing of the bike. This passion for bikes is not only made the domestic auto majors to roll out bikes in displacement above 500cc but also the international manufacturers. Here is a list of new bikes with engine capacity more than 500cc in India in 2018.

List of Most Popular 500cc New Bikes

Model Name Ex-Showroom Price
New Kawasaki Ninja 650  INR 5,49,000
Triumph All New Bonneville T100 INR 8,70,000
Hyosung GT650N INR 4,00,560
Royal Enfield Continental GT INR 2,31,452
DSK Benelli TNT 600 GT INR 6,61,000

New Kawasaki Ninja 650

New Kawasaki Ninja 650 2017The 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 the 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 All New Bonneville T100Triumph 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 (Discontinued)

Hyosung GT650NAn uncommon name in the two-wheeler brands in India- Hyosung has introduced an entry-level naked Sportster- GT650N that is an endeavor 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.

 Royal Enfield Continental GT (Discontinued)

Royal Enfield Continental GTTo 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 colored 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, BS IV engine that generates a maximum of 29.1BHP of power at 5100 RPM and 44NM of torque at 4400 RPM.

Kawasaki ER-6N

Kawasaki ER-6NThe 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 headlamp and quite a 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.

DSK Benelli TNT 600 GT

DSK Benelli TNT 600 GTThe 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 cooled, 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 the dual disc at front and a 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.