From affordable adventure-tourers to expensive scramblers, India is set to receive a number of new two-wheelers in the ongoing month.
For Indian motorcycle aficionados, the month of October 2023 went pretty dull, given that the month did not witness the arrival of many new motorcycles. However, the month of November 2023 packs excitement as we have several new motorcycle launches lined up.
In the following paragraphs, take a look at the upcoming launches.
The Royal Enfield Himalayan 452 has already made its global debut at the ongoing EICMA motor show in Milan, Italy. In a few days, the motorcycle will make its official debut in India.
Two weeks ago, the motorcycle was offered to auto media houses for reviews. There is obviously an embargo, and not much can be revealed about the motorcycle’s performance. However, the official spec sheet has been out for some time now, and the Himalayan 452 changes everything in the Indian 400cc adventure-tourer space.
From a 17-litre fuel tank to 200mm of wheel travel on both ends and 230mm of ground clearance, we simply cannot wait to ride it.
Last year, Ducati unveiled its 2G range of scramblers, the Icon, Full Throttle, and Nightshift. Officially, the company has already opened bookings in India, but the launch is likely to take place in a week or so. The Full Throttle and Nightshift have a tentative price tag of INR 12 lakh on the company’s official website.
For years, Yamaha has drawn severe criticism from Indian two-wheeler enthusiasts for not launching motorcycles in the 300-400 segment or even in the middle-weight segment. Therefore, the company finally decided to launch a number of motorcycles in the mentioned segments, starting with the R3 and MT-03 this month.
For the record, the R3 is a fully-faired sports motorcycle powered by a 321cc, parallel-twin, liquid-cooled engine that produces a peak power of 40.4bhp and 29.4Nm of torque. The MT-03 also has similar power figures and shares hardware with the R3, but is a naked streetfighter motorcycle.
The R3 will take on the Kawasaki Ninja 400, Aprilia RS47, and RC390, whereas the MT-03 will compete against the KTM Duke 390. Both motorcycles will have an ex-showroom price between 3.50 and 4 lakhs.
Given that the 400cc segment is currently the hottest segment in India, Italian premium motorcycle and scooter maker Aprilia obviously wanted a share of the pie. Therefore, in September, the maker launched the Aprilia RS457, a fully-faired sports motorcycle powered by a parallel-twin engine that makes 47.6PS of power. The motorcycle was launched in September, but back then, the price tag was revealed. This month, we expect it to be revealed at around INR 4.30 lakh.
Remember the iconic Kinetic Luna, which was famous for carrying super weights on its back for hours? It was like a truck in the world of two wheels, but it disappeared years ago from the Indian market. After almost a decade or two, Kinetic has decided to bring it back in an electric avatar, thus the name e-Luna. The hauler is likely to have a top speed of 50 kilometres per hour, along with an IDC range of 80 to 90 kilometres. In terms of price, the e-Luna is expected to be economical, with a price tag of INR 90,000, including subsidiaries.