1. Bajaj Pulsar 150 NS:
Bajaj Pulsar 150 NS Overview
Bajaj has been coming with great innovations in the automobile industry. The latest version that Baja has planned to introduce its new pulsar variant 150 cc bike named as Bajaj Pulsar 150 NS at the Auto Expo Event, 2014.
Bajaj Pulsar 150NS Expected Engine
The new Bajaj Pulsar 150 NS will be powered by an excellent performance, 4 valve, SOHC liquid cooled engine with triple spark ignition technology which will offer the displacement very close to 150 cc.
Bajaj Pulsar 150NS Expected Features
The new model from Bajaj has come to us as a surprise with a lot of new improved features. The Pulsar 150 NS comes with a convenient single seat without split type seat, single piece grab rail, full chain case etc. The bike also features a disc brake at the front and drum brake at the rear which helps to stop the vehicle immediately even in case of emergency braking. Smooth ride on the streets is definitely ensured with such features and adding up to this the Pulsar 150 NS will be available with a smaller tires for minimizing the road grimness while moving at a high level of speed. Bajaj Auto will also offer the bike with rear disc brake which is something new to be seen. Pulsar 150 NS is fitted with a self start type to make you free from starting trouble.It is also claimed by Baja that DTS-I engine on this bike would ensure better performance in terms of power, torque, speed and acceleration. Apart from braking mechanism, the Pulsar 150 NS handling is also easy and smooth with area mono shock suspension mechanism. There is an extended unit design on mudguard which looks too big and sporty. To enhance the looks, the Pulsar 150 NS will be incorporated with the radiator cowls for cooling fins.
Bajaj Pulsar 150NS Expected Prices
The price of Pulsar 150 NS is expected in the range of Rs.70-75 K which will be quite affordable. The company feels that the new launches of 150-200 cc bike will sustain its number one position very stronger. The bike would be a tough competitor to TVS Apache.
2. Bajaj Pulsar 180 NS
Bajaj Pulsar 180 NS Overview
Bajaj has come up with a new bike in India and is bound to grab the attention of users in the competitive market. The overall design of the Bajaj Pulsar NS180 has been inspired from Pulsar NS200 which is the most successful models. It also gets a split grab rail and aluminium plate holder similar to the one found on the Pulsar NS200. The instrument console tyres and brakes are expected to be same as its predecessor.
Bajaj Pulsar 180NS Expected Engine and Power
This motor produces 19 to 21bhp of power and 16Nm of torque. The new engine might be mated to a five-speed gearbox.The upcoming Pulsar NS180 is likely to feature a four-valve, liquidcooled engine with triple spark technology. The bike comes with a perimeter frame and boasts of 50:50 weight distributions. Latest news reveal that the bike does not sport a rear tyre hugger or mudguard. It comes with a sporty registration plate bracket; this kind of features was initially seen in the 135LS.
Bajaj Pulsar 180NS Expected Features
There are other important features seen in this bike such as Petal discs, Mono shock absorbers, Alloy wheels which are similar to 200 NS, underbelly exhaust, LED tail and stop light, full chain cover, single non-split seta and new grab rails. The Bajaj Pulsar NS180 and is a tough competitor of TVS Apache 180.
Bajaj Pulsar 180NS Expected Prices
The price range of this bike could be from 70000INR to 80000.The bike boasts of a naked street fighter styling and has borrowed a lot of features from 200NS such as head light, alloy wheels, fuel tank and even the side panels look alike. With a lot of design cues, this bike is set to rock the streets and has held up lot of expectations from the bike users. It is to be seen only after waiting how good this bike goes up in demand.
3. Bajaj Pulsar 400 SS
Bajaj Pulsar 400SS Overview
Bajaj Pulsar 400 SS was unveiled in the 2014 Auto Expo. This bike carries a very sporty look and is an ideal choice for the young urban crowd. Packed with a lot of high end technological features and power packed performance, this bike is indeed impressive.Bajaj Pulsar 400 SS is huge and has a fairing with many lines and looks quite overdone. The fuel tank is big and has a capacity of about 15 litres. The design of the chassis has been adapted from the model NS200. The tail light design is a unique one and is the first to be seen in Indian bikes. Adding to these utility features are best placed on this bike such as an analog tachometer and digital speedometer along with a tiny screen displaying essential details.
Bajaj Pulsar 400SS Expected Engine
Bajaj Pulsar 400 SS is powered by a power packed engine resulting in stunning performance on the roads. It is equipped with a 375cc liquid cooled fuel-injected engine. Though the exact figures of the power have not yet been displayed, being a make from the successful brand has held a lot of hopes onto the audience. However, it could be expected that the power could be slightly lower than the 390 Duke.
Bajaj Pulsar 400SS Expected Launch Date
Bajaj Pulsar 400 SS is on the verge of being launched sometime soon next year, by June 2016. A lot many onlookers are awaiting the launch of this massive sporty bike. However, it is also heard that another model might be launched just before this one naming Bajaj Pulsar SS200.
Bajaj Pulsar 400SS Expected Price
The price of Bajaj Pulsar 400 SS is expected to be range between Rs. 1.6 lakh to Rs. 1.9 lakh. Looking forward to this bike, a complete verdict could be made on this only post its grand launch. However, so far it has a lot interesting to be talked about.
4. Bajaj Pulsar 400 CS
Bajaj Pulsar 400CS Overview
First unveiled at the Auto Expo in Delhi in 2014, Bajaj 400 CS, the concept cruiser from Bajaj is touted to be the first cruiser sports from the Pulsar Portfolio. It will be BajajвЂ™s largest displacement naked bike. With the rising trend of leisure biking in India, it is sure to please the customers as it comes with an affordable price tag. Bajaj 400 CS will be based on 200NS silhouette but will be bigger in proportion. The bike has an aggressive front profile with a brand new headlamp. The tank of this beast would be muscular in looks and it will also come with a digital console along with gear shift indicator with white back light.
Bajaj Pulsar 400CS Expected Engine and Power
It would be powered by a 375cc engine that is expected to churn out around 40bhp of power and feature fuel injection technology. The basis architecture of the engine would be shared with the KTM Duke 390. It will come with inverted telescopic chocks up front.The bike is likely to be available in both ABS and non-ABS versions.Bajaj 400 CS is expected to be a big performance machine. The performance is expected to be highly reliable and it will also be easy to run and maintain. It will offer a relaxed driving position due to its conventional single seat , single piece handle bar and easily reachable foot-rests and it will be ideal for touring as well as city usage.
Bajaj Pulsar 400CS Expected Prices
Bajaj Pulsar 400 CS will come at a premium price over the regular Pulsar models. It will be available between the price range of Rs. 1.7 lakh to Rs. 1.9 lakh and thus would be quite affordable.
Bajaj Pulsar 400CS Expected Date
Though nothing is confirmed form the company as yet, Bajaj 400 CS might burn the Indian roads by the end of first quarter of next year.
5. Hero HX 250R
Hero HX 250R Overview
Hero had shocked everyone when it debuted the HX250R earlier this year. Showcased at the 2014 Auto Expo India, the HX250R is Hero's first complete in-house development without any inputs from its erstwhile partner Honda. The HX250R has been designed and engineered in collaboration with the company's technology partner Erik Buell Racing, AVL and Engines Engineering: enriching it with typical sports calibre.
Hero HX250R Expected Feature
The HX250R is constructed on an all-new lightweight Geodesic Tubular Frame which is incorporated with similar trellis-shaped swing arm. Suspension setup is traditional telescopic at the front while the rear wheel has mono-shock setup but to make the bike flickable, the rear shock absorber is mounted on the left of the motorcycle to shorten the wheelbase.
Hero HX250R Expected Enigne
The most crucial bit of this new bike is, undoubtedly, its heart. The HX250R is powered by a newly-developed 250cc single cylinder, water-cooled motor, developed completely in-house without accessing any technical credentials of Honda. The motor produces power of 31 BHP which is simply surprising, atleast on paper, if potential of existing players in its competition is considered. This motor is mated to a 6-speed gearbox and stopping power comes from a 300mm disc at the front and 220mm disc at the rear. ABS will also be on offering but as an optional package.
Hero HX250R Expected Prices
The model is likely to get launched around the festive season this year and being a completely local development, sticker price would be on north of Rs 1.5 lakhs. The HX250R will lock its horns with the likes of upcoming KTM RC 200, Bajaj Pulsar 200 SS, Hyosung GD250R and the last but not the least Honda CBR250R.
6. Hero Hastur
Hero Hastur Overview
Hero MotoCorp had proved that the latest event was quite happening -the 2014 auto expo wherein a lot of new launches were showcased. Thus had indeed left many onlookers surprised. One of the biggest attractions among them was the Hastur, a street fighter bike jointly engineered by Hero and its partner, EBR.The Hastur gets a yellowish trellis steel tube chassis with an aluminum sub frame, extending the swing are giving a rough look to the bike. The tank is huge and complements the minimalist bodywork. The seating looks really comfortable and smooth.
Hero Hastur Expected Engine and Power
The Hastur is powered by a four-stroke 620cc parallel-twin engine that generates 79bhp and 72Nm of torque. The liquid-cooled engine is skillfully mated to six-speed gearbox. Other features such as cartridge type transmission which enables efficient power transfer, controlled swirl injection and counter rotating crankshaft ensures the blend of EBR technology in the Hastur.
Hero Hastur Expected Feature
Braking is managed by four-pot radial-mount discs in the front and a single-piston disc at the rear.The Hastur is equipped with twin projector beam headlamps with LED DRLs and LED tail lamps.
Hero Hastur Expected Prices
The bike will be locally produced and could be priced very competitively in the Rs 5 lakh to Rs 6 lakh. This vehicle would be competing against Hyosung GT 650N and the Ducati Monster 695.
7. Hero Xtreme 200S
Hero Xtreme 200 S Overview
Rivalling existing players like KTM Duke 200, TVS Apache RTR 200 4V and Bajaj Pulsar 200AS, the new offering from Hero Motors, Hero Xtreme 200 S exudes style and charm in equal measure. Built on a sturdy diamond type chassis that possesses telescopic forks at the front and a monoshock rear suspension system, the naked but premium bike, Hero Xtreme 200 S rides on multi spoke 17 inches front and rear alloy wheels. The frontage sports a mono halogen headlamp studded with LED daytime running lights and a tinted cowl with air vents. The overall styling offers sharp and edgy lines with dollops of red colour splayed on the front wheel rim, front cowl edges, dual tone riderвЂ™s seat, fuel tank and shroud, fairings, and rear mud guard. Hero Xtreme 200 S drives on 200cc 4 stroke petrol powerplant in consonance with a five speed manual transmission system. The braking system consists of disc brakes at the front and rear with ABS as an option. Driving dynamics are expected to be top notch, for the rider astride on ergonomic dual tone seat (unique feature) can easily reach controls for better manoeuvring. The instrument console at the centre of the handle bar has readings pertaining to bikeвЂ™s parameters being clearly displayed on analog and digital gauges. Moreover, laden with LED tail lamps, Hero Xtreme 200 S features comprise of a red hued belly pan and tank shroud, wherein the latter furthers engine cooling and enhances the overall aesthetic appeal.
Hero Xtreme 200 S Engine and Transmission
Hero Xtreme 200 S specifications consist of a 200cc 4 stroke single cylinder air cooled petrol powertrain garnering maximum power and torque values of 18.5bhp at 8500rpm and 17.2Nm at 6000rpm, respectively. The powertrain is further mated to a five speed manual transmission gearbox system that transfers engine torque to the rear wheels, duly operable by a clutch.
Hero Xtreme 200 S Expected Mileage
Hero Xtreme 200 S is expected to be in the range of 40 вЂ“ 45Kmpl.
Hero Xtreme 200 S Expected Price
Hero Xtreme 200 S price falls in the range of Rs.80,000 to Rs.85,000 (Ex Showroom, New Delhi).
Hero Xtreme 200 S Expected Launch Date
Hero Xtreme 200 S is not expected anytime soon but from January 2017 to February 2017.
8. Hyosung GD250N
Hyosung GD250N Overview
The last two years have seen tremendous growth in mania for naked bikes in India. Manufacturers like Bajaj and KTM have already set their foot in this segment and now Hyosung is ready to make its presence feel with the GD250N in the same class. The GD250N is a proper naked motor motorcycle that has to be positioned against the likes of KTM Duke 200 and Bajaj Pulsar 200 NS in the Indian market. The model made its first public debut in India at the 2014 Auto Expo where we were impressed with its overall fit and finish and build quality.
Hyosung GD 250N Expected Engine and Power
Interestingly, the GD250N looks a genuine street fighter that also boasts a busy look at the same time. The fiber and body panels are restricted to minimal and more metal elements pronounce an overall tough appeal in itself. Unlike the GT250R, the GD250N will be powered by a single pot,250cc, water cooled motor that will churn out between 25-30 BHP of power. Drive will be transmitted to rear wheel via a 6-speed gearbox while stopping power will come from disc brake at both wheels.
Hyosung GD 250N Expected Feature and Date
Hyosung will bring the GD250N in via CKD (completely knock-down unit) route and will assemble it at its Pune plant. However, the GD250N seems promising in most of the aspects but factors like its pricing and after-sales service could hinder it from attracting prospective buyers in our market. The naked gamine is supposed to get launched around mid 2014.
9. Hyosung GD250R
Hyosung GD250R Overview
The Hyosung GD250R was showcased in the Auto Expo and had given a breathtaking visual treat to the audience. This could be one of the best makes of the manufacturer. With many riding enthusiasts fixed their eyes onto the launch of this model, it is time to know more about the technology behind it and stunning design that makes it outstanding than rest of the crowd.
Hyosung GD250R Expected Engine and Power
The new GD250R is a street naked quarter litre bike and is powered by a liquid cooled 249cc engine producing 27bhp and 24Nm of torque. The engine unit is mated to a six-speed transmission. Design wise the GD250R is a stunning street fighter and bears sharper cues and design than even the Duke 200. The manufacturer has indeed put in a lot of effort in making this piece a unique one.
Hyosung GD250R Expected Features
This bike is ideal for all the long drives as well as daily city riding. It comes with the perfect ground clearance and a good seating makes the bike perfect to commute on daily. The GD250R also gets a decent suspension mechanism with 37 mm inverted forks up front and a mono shock at the rear. Handling this bike is easy and it could be well managed. For braking it is equipped with petal disc brakes at both ends and the motorcycle tips the scales at 145 kgs. It is expected to be brought in through the Completely Knocked Down (CKD) route in India.
Hyosung GD250R Expected Prices
This bike is likely to be priced around Rs 1.6 - 1.9 lakh and has no competition in the segment at the said price range. There's lot of expectation about its performance amongst Indian consumers as it is a 250cc bike.
10. BMW G310R
BMW G310R Overview
The roadsterBMW G310R is the first production bike out of the partnership from TVS and BMW, which is poised to be launched in August2016. Displaying a mean and aggressive demeanour, BMW G310R sports a huge 11 litres fuel tank with sharp fairings and chiselled cowls showing вЂ™RвЂ™ badging, golden coloured USD forks at front, a V shaped front headlamp, and Red/Blue stripes running all across the body. Once launched, BMW G310R price is expected to be in the range of Rs.2 lakhs to Rs.2.5 lakhs (Ex Showroom, New Delhi) and will face competition in the form of KTM 390 Duke, Mahindra Mojo 300, and Bajaj Pulsar CS400, among others. BMW G310R colours will come resplendent in shades of Strato Blue Metallic, Cosmic Black, and Pearl White Metallic. BMW G310R is equipped with a 313cc water cooled fuel injected petrol powerplant further mated to a six speed manual transmission gearbox system. Claiming to be the best in segment mileage of 30.3 Kmpl, BMW G310R is distinguishable by its well endowed dimensions of 1988mm in length, 896mm in width, 1227mm in height and 1374mm in wheelbase. The roadster rides on 140mm front and 131mm rear cast aluminium alloy wheels, which are affixed to single disc brakes of 300mm and 240mm diameter at the front and rear respectively. Furthermore, the brakes are equipped with four piston radially bolted fixed calliper at the front and a single piston floating calliper at the rear. Built on a bolted tubular load bearing steel frame, BMW G310R possesses a suspension system that comprises of 41mm upside down forks at the front and a monoshock solid die cast aluminium swingarm at the rear to absorb shocks and jerks on the way. The instrument console is home to gauges like speedometer, tachometer, tripmeter, odometer, gear indicator, low fuel warning sign. BMW G310R features comprise of electric start and kill switches, pillion footrest and grab rail, An ABS system might come as standard giving it much needed fillip in the market.
BMW G310R Expected Engine and Transmission
BMW G310R specifications include a 313cc single cylinder water cooled four valves DOHC based petrol powerplant, which will deliver maximum power and torque values of 33.6bhp at 9500rpm (max 10,500rpm) and 28Nm at 7500rpm respectively. The engine somesmated to a synchromesh six speed manual transmission system operable through a multiple disc clutch. The engine will be able to garner a top speed of 145 Kmph.
BMW G310R Expected Mileage
BMW G310R mileage is expected to be in the range of 30.3 Kmpl.
BMW G310R Expected Prices
BMW G310R price is expected to be pegged at the range of Rs.2 lakhs to Rs. 2.5 lakhs (Ex Showroom, New Delhi).
BMW G310R Expected Launch Date
BMW G310R is expected to be launched somewhere between March and April 2016.