World’s largest motorcycle show, EICMA just came to an end in Milan, Italy. Manufacturers from all around the world showcased their products at the EICMA show this year. The Indian market will soon receive many of the new motorcycles that were showcased at the EICMA. Out of all the motorcycles that will come to India, we bring you 6 budget motorcycles that you can buy in India next year.
2017 KTM 390 Duke
The KTM 390 Duke is a hot product in the market and after the initial spy shots of the 390 Duke, it became the most anticipated motorcycle at the EICMA. The all-new generation of the 390 Duke gets designed inspired from the 1290 Super Duke. The motorcycle gets a new frame and some advanced features like TFT-screen with connectivity to smart phone. The new KTM 390 Duke will be launched somewhere early next year.
BMW G 310GS
After the announcement of the TVS-BMW jointly developed motorcycle, the G 310R, the Indian market became pretty excited about it. At the EICMA show, BMW showcased the G 310GS, which is built on the same platform as the G 310R and will be made in India too. The very practical looking adventure motorcycle gets the same 310cc engine from the G 310R but in a retuned state to favour the off-road motorcycle.
The GSX-R250 is the smallest motorcycle with the iconic GSX-R namesake. The motorcycle is based on the Inazuma platform and the full fairing of the motorcycle makes it really aggressive and attractive. The design is inspired from the GSX-R1000 and it will arrive in India somewhere next year. To keep the prices low, Suzuki will also manufacture the motorcycle right here in India. The GSX-R250 will compete with the likes of Honda CBR250 and Kawasaki Ninja 300.
Bajaj has done a good job of introducing Indian motorcycle market with the names like Kawasaki and KTM. Now it is the time of Husqvarna. The Austrian brand will arrive in India with their two products, Vitpilen and the Svartpilen in India. The cafe racer styled motorcycles will be made out of Bajaj’s Chakan facility and will be a premium offering in the market. The brand will arrive in India by the end of 2017.
Suzuki V-Storm 250
All the manufacturers are suddenly rushing to develop small capacity adventure motorcycles. Suzuki announced the 250cc parallel twin adventure motorcycle that will soon reach the Indian shores. The motorcycle will get many long distance friendly accessories like the panniers and LCD screen to keep the rider informed about the changes in the motorcycle. The adventure motorcycle will also come with a range close to 450 km, thanks to Suzuki’s claim of 32.2 km/l fuel efficiency.
Kawasaki Versys X-300
The Kawasaki Versys is known for its long distance capabilities. The Versys X-300 gets a new chassis with the engine from Kawasaki Ninja 300 but it will get a different state of tune. The motorcycle will get 41mm long-travel telescopic forks, spoke wheels, hand guards, panniers and much more to make it off-road friendly. The Versys X-300 may arrive in India within next few weeks or early next year. It will carry a price tag of around Rs. 3-4 lakh. Kawasaki will also assemble it in India to keep the cost low.