Best Upcoming Sports Bikes

Indian two-wheeler market that was earlier known for commuter friendly and economical segment bike category, has expanded to a great level. In current scenarios, the young generation wants something different, in terms of style, power, and performance. These demands not only made domestic automakers but also the international giant manufacturers to introduce bikes in different genres. Naked Street fighter is also one of the most preferred categories by the current generation audience. A new, 2019 calendar year has started and here is the list of naked sports bikes from famed motorcycle makers across the world to join their siblings this year.

Upcoming Naked Sports Bike in India 2019

Honda CBR650R

2019 Honda CBR650R is an evolved iteration of the sports-bike CBF650F which was well-known for its sporty styling and exemplary performance. Here in India, the Japanese automaker has discontinued the latter and the void will be filled with the introduction of the new Honda CBR650R in near future.

Honda CBR-650R

The CBR650R is inspired from the brand’s flagship, the Fireblade and uses the maximum power of 95bhp at 12,000 rpm and 64 Nm of torque at 8,500rpm from a 649cc, liquid cooled, in line, 4 cylinder engine. The engine comes mated to a 6-speed gearbox. Expected to price around INR 8-8.5 lakh, the CBR650R will compete with the likes of Kawasaki Ninja 650 in the segment.

Yamaha YZF R1S

Yamaha YZF R1S is one of the flagship sports bikes from Japanese bikemaker. It is expected to launch in coming future at the price tag around INR 20,00,000 (ex-showroom). Featuring an aggressive body language dedicated to dynamic riding performance, the motorcycle is powered by a 998cc, liquid-cooled inline 4 cylinder DOHC engine with the fuel injection system.

Yamaha YZF R1S

The engine mentioned here is capable of generating the maximum power of 194 Bhp and transmitting the peak torque of 112Nm via a mated constant mesh 6-speed gearbox with a multi-plate slipper clutch. The suspension mechanism on the bike consists of a KYB sourced 43mm fully adjustable inverted fork and a four-way adjustable single shock.

Benelli 402 S

Benelli 402S is a premium tourer in the 400cc segment. Apparently, it’s a stripped down iteration of the Ducati Diavel, a base model for power cruising bikes in India. Most of its style cues are reminiscent of the Diavel including a teardrop-shaped tank, big radiator shrouds, an exposed trellis frame and the double-barrel exhaust setup as well.

DSK Benelli 402 S

Additionally, the rear section is also similar to a great extent though the trun indicators placement differs both the bikes. while the powertrain under the fuel tank is the biggest difference between bikes in comparison. The 402S is powered by a 399cc in-line two-cylinder, fuel-injected, liquid-cooled engine as against to a powerful 1,198.4 cc, 4-valve desmodromic liquid-cooled 90° L-twin engine of the Diavel. The 402S uses 40PS of power at 9000rpm along with 35Nm of peak torque at 7000rpm via a mated six-speed transmission. In India, its launch is not confirmed yet albeit whenever it took place, the bike will carry the price tag around INR 4 lakh that will pose it against rivals like the Bajaj Dominar 400, Royal Enfield Thunderbird 500X and the UM Motorcycles Renegade Sports S in the segment.

DSK Benelli TRK 251

Benelli TRK 251 is a stripped down version of its elder the TRK 502, an adventure tourer. Apart from styling, the TRK 251 shares a number of bits from TRK 502 which are a large windscreen, sculpted fuel tank, bikini fairing, comfortable seats and much needed long travel suspension as well.

DSK Benelli TRK 251

Other features which will take care of your ride on the uneven or hilly terrain includes a Bifocal projector headlamp setup with eyebrow-like DRLs, raised front fender, digital instrument console and a rear top rack for carrying your belongings during a road trip. The TRK 251 gets power from a 249 cc liquid-cooled single-cylinder engine. The similar unit performs propelling duty on the Leoncino 250. Coupled to a six-speed gearbox unit, the engine makes out 25.8 HP and delivers 21.2 Nm of torque.

2019 Yamaha Xabre 150

Yamaha Xabre is a naked streetfighter that only pronounced with ‘Xabre’ name in Indonesia. While, in several other markets like India, the motorcycle is known as the M-Slaz or MT-15. In its next-gen avatar, the motorcycle will be more aggressive with features like a dragon line headlamp cluster and LED mail beam. Additionally, it will furnish attributes such as a LED pilot lamps above the headlight, sharp tank extensions, engine cowl and new rear section.

Yamaha Xabre 150

Powering for the Xabre will come from a 149cc, liquid cooled, single cylinder engine. Mated to a six-speed gearbox, the 2019 Yamaha Xabre will use the churned power of 16 bhp along with 14.3 Nm. In Indonesia, the company asks for the pricing of IDR 30.70 million (Rs 1,47,542) pricing in Indonesia.

Yamaha YZF R125

Yamaha YZF R125 is an entry-level R series that has marked its presence in selected markets across the globe. The new YZF R125 has been updated to great extent. The motorcycle now features the design language and styling of the updated YZF R15 Version 3.0 already been introduced in India. Hope for the new YZF R125 arrival soon.

Yamaha YZF R125

Behind the full fairing, the new R125 will be powered by a 4-stroke, SOHC, liquid-cooled, single cylinder engine. In association with a 6-speed gearbox, the engine is claimed to generate 14.8hp at 9000rpm. In India, it will carry a price tag around INR 1,10,000.

MV Agusta Dragster 800 RR

MV Agusta Dragster 800 RR is a naked performance street fighter from the Italian marque. From tip to top, a motorcycle is a chiselled unit. It is aggressive instance and features front leaning riding posture that helps in offering easy manoeuvring on the roads. Apparently, the major highlights of the Dragster 800 RR include an aggressive headlamp, massive fuel tank with tank extensions, visible power train, prominent USD forks, three pod exhaust and broader tyres.

MV Agusta Dragster 800 RR

Beneath the fuel tank, the motorcycle is packed with an inline three, four strokes, air-cooled engine with the displacement of 798cc. The mill is capable of returning the maximum power of 138 bhp @ 13100 rpm and the peak torque of 85 Nm @ 10100 rpm via a mated 6-speed gearbox. Here in India, the MV Agusta Dragster800 RR is slated to launch in May this year at the expected price tag of INR 12,70,000.

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Benelli Leoncino

Benelli Leoncino is a scrambler style motorcycle which was under development for a long duration. Globally, it was showcased at 2015 EICMA and its full-fledged iteration is now ready to hit the Indian market anytime by this year. As expected, this good-looking motorcycle will be an affordable offering from the Italian bike maker as compared to other premium Scrambler available in the market.

Benelli Leoncino

The Leoncino is developed on an all-new Trellis frame and is powered by a 500cc twin-cylinder engine that develops 47 bhp and 45 Nm of peak torque through a mated 6-speed gearbox. The suspension duties on the Leoncino will be taken care by the long travel USD front forks and an adjustable rear monoshock. While the braking will be the concern of dual front discs and a single disc at the rear with ABS as standard fitment. The pricing for the Benelli Leoncino is expected to start around Rs 6 lakh (ex-showroom).