Upcoming Bikes In India 2018- KTM 390 Adventure, Hero Xpulse, Royal Enfield 650 Twins and More!


Here is the list of upcoming bikes in India 2018. The list includes the launch details, specifications and pricing expectations of the upcoming bikes. 

The list of upcoming bikes in India includes cafe racers, cruisers, passenger bikes, ADVs and more. The demand for high-end and exotic bikes is slowly increasing, because of a better standard of living. Also, the bike makers themselves are eager to launch new bikes in Asia’s 3rd largest automobile market. Earlier, bikes were seen as a necessity by most of the people, but now, necessity has been combined with lifestyle. The brands in this list include Harley Davidson, Kinetic owned SVM, Royal Enfield, Ducati, Benelli and more. The list is huge, but we have handpicked some popular ones that are trending. Good surprises come from Benelli and SVM, as they launch more ADV bikes in India. Without any further ado, check out the bikes on this list and choose one for yourself.

Upcoming bikes in India 2018

Upcoming Bikes In India – Harley Davidson Iron 1200

Harley Davidson Sportster Iron 1200 Bikes In India

The Iron 883’s bigger brother will be joining the HD army this year. The Iron 1200 resembles the 883 in terms of looks with the wider handlebar and new headlamp cowl being the only noticeable changes. At its heart is a 1,202cc motor that makes a claimed increase in torque by 36%. The four-cylinder motor makes 98.9 Nm of max torque as compared to the 72.9 Nm of the 883. The handlebar is wider at 812 mm and with a 165 mm pullback, the result is upright riding position. Exactly like the 883, 1200 gets a puny 12.5-litre fuel tank. If launched as CKD, the Iron 1200 will be the most affordable 1200cc motorcycle in Harley Davidson range. Harley Davidson’s upcoming bikes In India includes the Iron 1200 expected to launch in the third quarter of 2018. We expect Harley to price the upcoming 1200 around INR 9.4 lakh.

Also Read: 2018 Harley Davidson Softail Deluxe And Softail Low Rider Launched in India

Upcoming Bikes In India – Hero Xpulse 200

Hero Impulse was the first off-road worthy leisure bike in India. Since the Impulse came in ahead of its time, the sales numbers were really limited. At the 2018 Auto Expo, Hero took wraps off the new Xpulse. The Impulse’s successor borrows its engine from the recently launched Xtreme 200R. The 200cc single-cylinder motor is good for 18.4 bhp and 17 Nm of torque. The Xpulse gets a full-LED headlight with a small windscreen. The enduro handlebar with hand guards further pronounces its nature. At 825mm, the seat height is not friendly for our shorter friends, but the 220mm ground clearance and 190mm suspension travel makes up for it.

Also Read: Hero Xtreme 200R Might Launch Soon In India – All You Need To Know

The 21-inch wheel up front and 18-inch wheel at the rear with single-channel ABS are great for off-road. The bike’s frame strength was tested at last year’s Raid de Himalaya rally, the third toughest in the world. Xpulse is going to launch in India by early 2019.

Upcoming Bikes In India – Royal Enfield 650 Twins

royal enfield interceptor 650 and continental gt 650 images Bikes In India

Next up in the list of the upcoming bikes in India are the Royal Enfield 650 twins. The most anticipated product of the year is launching in India on 14-15 November this year. The Continental GT 650 and Interceptor 650 share the same underpinnings and cycle parts with visual details being the only defining factors. The 648cc air-cooled, twin-cylinder engine is good for 47 bhp at 7,100 rpm and 52 Nm of torque at 4,000 rpm. The engine will comes mated to a six-speed gearbox with a slip-assist clutch. The conventional telescopic fork at the front and gas-charged twin shocks at the rear are common amongst the two. The Continental GT 650 range will start around INR 2.9 lakh and the Interceptor GT range around 3.2 lakh.

Also Read: New Royal Enfield Continental GT 650 – All You Need To Know About It

Upcoming Bikes In India – KTM Duke 125

KTM Duke 125

KTM will be launching 3 bikes by next year. The first on the list is the smallest member of the family, Duke 125. As per various online reports, the Duke 125 might launch in these two months before year-end. As of now, there are no 125cc performance oriented bikes in India. Globally, it comes with a 125cc single-cylinder engine that puts out 15 BHP and 14 Nm of peak torque. It will come with the same Steel Trellis frame chassis, that is used in other KTM naked bikes. Although there is no such confirmation from KTM yet. The prices of the Duke 125 will be much higher than regular 125cc bikes. Expect it to cost around Rs 1.2 Lakhs or so.

Upcoming Bikes In India – KTM Duke 790

KTM Duke 790 image

Along with the Duke 125, KTM might also launch the Duke 790. Currently, the most powerful KTM bike in India is the 390 Duke and RC 390. KTM bikes are always appreciated for their punchy engines and quick acceleration. So, a more powerful KTM for the Indian market could be appreciated. The Duke 790 comes with KTM’s first twin-parallel engine that puts out 106 BHP and 86 Nm of peak torque. The engine pairs up with a 6-speed gearbox. For better performance and handling, it gets features such as ride-by-wire technology, quick gear shifter, slipper clutch, Bosch Cornering ABS, traction control and WP Steering Damper. The prices of Duke 790 might start off at Rs 7 Lakhs or so.

Also Read: KTM Duke 250 Price, Top Speed, Mileage, Specifications And Features

Upcoming Bikes In India – KTM 390 Adventure


KTM 390 Adventure


The last KTM on the list is the 390 Adventure. KTM officials have confirmed that their 390cc dual-purpose bike will launch in India by mid-2019. A couple of ADV and off-roading bikes have come up in the past months and a couple of them are lined up for launches by next year. The 390 Adventure was a long-awaited model. It gets Duke 390’s 373cc liquid cooled engine that puts out 41 BHP and 37 Nm of peak torque. The engine puts up with a 6-speed transmission with slip and assist clutch. However, the engine might be tuned for a better low-end torque delivery, which is an issue in the Duke and RC 390. The 390 Adventure might go off for Rs 3 Lakhs. Read more about the 390 Adventure here.

Upcoming Bikes In India – Jawa Motorcycles

Jawa 300 Spy

Here is the most awaited motorcycle of this year. Since the time Anand Mahindra hinted the launch of Jawa Motorcycles by this year, everyone is super excited. There will be 3 Jawa Motorcycles in the upcoming lineup, out of which the first one is going to launch on 15th November. Fresh spy pics show that it retains the original looks of Jawa with a little bit modern touches. The Jawa gets the retro round headlamps, round mirrors, spoke wheels, beefy fuel tank, single flat seat and of course, the roadster Jawa look. It comes with a 293cc liquid cooled engine that taps out 27 BHP and 28 Nm of torque. We expect the Jawa to be priced around Rs 1.3 Lakhs, to take on the might of Royal Enfield Classic 350.

Also Read: Jawa 350 India Launch By End Of 2018- All You Need To Know

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Upcoming Bikes In India – Benelli Imperiale 400

Benelli Imperiale 400 Images

Next up in the list of upcoming bikes in India is a Royal Enfield Bullet 350 challenger. The Italian two-wheeler maker Benelli will launch the Imperiale 400 in India this year. Powering the bike is a 373.5cc, air-cooled, single-cylinder engine that develops 19.7 hp and 28 Nm of max torque. The motor is fuel injected and comes paired with a 5-speed manual transmission. The cruiser sits on steel tubular, double cradle frame and implements 41mm telescopic fork at the front. The rear uses twin shock absorbers. Stopping power comes from 300mm disc at the front and 240mm disc brake at the rear. To further aid versatility, the bike comes with 19-inch front and 18-inch rear tyre. The ergonomic design highlights the 780mm seat height. Upon launch this year, the Benelli Imperiale 400 will cost around INR 2 lakh.

Also Read: 2018 Royal Enfield Classic 350 Price, Mileage, Features And Specs- All Details

Upcoming Bikes In India – Benelli Leoncino

Bikes at Auto Expo 2018 - Benelli Leoncino

Motorcycles like the Honda Rebel and Benelli Leoncino offer so much in terms of design that it overshadows everything else. The Leoncino was revealed at the 2016 EICMA show in two variants. The road oriented version looks great but the scrambler is next level. Unfortunately, the former is going to be launched in India initially. The scrambler’s launch depends entirely on the demand. Powering the bike is a 499.6cc liquid-cooled and fuel-injected twin-cylinder motor. The engine makes 49.6 bhp and 45 Nm and comes paired with a 6-speed gearbox.

The Leoncino sits on a tubular steel-trellis frame with 17-inch wheels at each end. The front fork is a 50mm USD unit while the rear gets a monoshock with 112mm of travel. Stopping power comes from a 320mm disc at front and 260mm disc at the rear. ABS is offered as standard. The 13.5-litre fuel tank is a tad small but can be forgiven in favor of the beautiful design. Upon launch this year, the Leoncino will cost about INR 4.5 lakh.

Also Read: KTM RC 200 Price, Colours, Top Speed, Mileage And Specifications

Upcoming Bikes In India – Benelli TRK 502

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Showcased in 2015, the Benelli TRK 502 is another adventure tourer in the list of upcoming bikes in India. The tall stance and the intimidating beak of the TRK are noticeable at the first glance. Powering the adventure tourer is the same engine from the Leoncino albeit in a different state of tune. The 499.6cc engine in the TRK 502 makes 46.9 hp and 45 Nm torque. The power is available at much earlier in the rpm range. As with all Benelli’s, the weight is a concern as the TRK 502 weights 210 kg. The exact launch date is uncertain but a tentative price of INR 5.5 lakh is likely.

Upcoming Bikes In India – UM Renegade Duty S

2018 UM Renegade Duty 230

Renegade was launched just some 2 years back. It has its share in manufacturing modern urban cruisers. Pure American brand, is going to launch UM Renegade Duty S in India this September. This cruiser will get a 223cc single cylinder engine that produces around 17 BHP of power and 17 Nm of peak torque. For transmission, it uses a 5-speed gearbox. Its main design highlight includes a LED ‘UM’ inscribed below the headlamp. Reports say that it will go all LED with LED tail lights, DRLs and Headlamps. The bike will mostly cost around Rs 1.10 Lakhs (ex-showroom).

Upcoming Bikes In India – Summary

Model Price Expected Launch Engine
Harley Davidson Iron 1200 Rs 9.4 Lakhs End 2018 1200cc
Hero Xpulse 200 Rs 1.10 Lakhs Early 2019 200cc
Royal Enfield Continental GT 650 Rs 2.9 Lakhs November 2018 650cc
Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 Rs 3.2 Lakhs November 2018 650cc
KTM Duke 125 Rs 1.25 Lakhs Year-end 2018 125cc
KTM Duke 790 Rs 7 Lakhs Year-end 2018 790cc
KTM 390 Adventure Rs 3 lakhs Mid-2019 373cc
Jawa Motorcycle (Jawa 300) Rs 1.3 Lakhs 15th November 293cc
Benelli Imperiale 400 Rs 2 Lakhs December 2018 373cc
Benelli Leoncino Rs 4.5 Lakhs December 2018` 500cc
Benelli TRK 502 Rs 5.5 Lakhs December 2018` 500cc
UM Renegade Duty S Rs 1.10 Lakhs September 2018 223cc
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