The two-wheeler segment in India is one of the biggest two-wheeler markets in the world and every two-wheeler manufacturer is competing hard with each other. Despite the ongoing pandemic, two-wheeler manufacturers are putting their best efforts to launch new bikes in the market to stay ahead of the game.
2022 also looks very exciting as there are plenty of new bikes in the pipeline. So, here are our top 10 list of those upcoming bikes in India.
Royal Enfield Super Meteor 650
Royal Enfield Super Meteor 650 is the upcoming cruiser motorcycle from Royal Enfield. The Enfield Super Meteor 650 is most likely to use the same 650cc parallel-twin engine from the Royal Enfield Interceptor 650. The Royal Enfield Super Meteor 650 could be launched before February 2022.
With the Yezdi Roadking, Classic Legends plans to revive the once-forgotten two-wheeler nameplate in India. However, unlike the original Yezdi Roadking, Classic Legends is aiming to position Yezdi as a separate brand with the launch of Yezdi Roadking in India.
The Yezdi ‘ADV’ has been spotted testing several times along with the Yezdi Roadking in India. When launched, the Yezdi ADV will directly compete with the Royal Enfield Himalayan in both national and international markets.
The Kawasaki W175 is one of the best-looking classic motorcycles in the market and the bike has been already on sale in countries like Indonesia and Thailand. When launched, the Kawasaki W175 will be the Japanese brand’s most affordable model in the country. We expect Kawasaki to launch the W175 somewhere in the middle of 2022.
Benelli Leoncino 250
Benelli has announced 7 new motorcycles for India and has already launched 5 motorcycles in India, making the Benelli Leoncino 250 one of the remaining two motorcycles from the Italian manufacturer. The Benelli Leoncino 250 will be powered by the same single-cylinder 250cc engine as in the recently launched Benelli TRK 251 Adventure. We expect Benelli to launch the Leoncino 250 by January 2022.
Royal Enfield ShotGun
The Royal Enfield ShotGun 650 (SG 650) is a bobber motorcycle based on the Royal Enfield’s 650cc platform. The bike was first showcased at the EICMA Autoshow and quickly gained popularity among Indian two-wheeler enthusiasts. We expect Royal Enfield to launch the ShotGun 650 with the same nameplate by the end of next year.
KTM has recently announced that the company will soon launch the new RC 390 in India. The new bike is said to be slightly more sophisticated while building on the strengths of the existing bike. Apart from that, the new bike is also said to have better protection against wind blasts with a slightly larger windscreen. The new KTM RC 390 will also come equipped with features such as a slipper clutch, Quickshifter, lean-sensitive cornering ABS and many more features.
KTM 390 ADV
KTM has been spotted testing the new 390 ADV. The new bikes sport a taller and slightly more upright windscreen that extends to the sides. Apart from that, the instrument console and the handlebars on the test mules were placed slightly higher for better control in off-road conditions. We expect the updated KTM 390 ADV to come at the end of next year.
Royal Enfield Hunter
The Royal Enfield Hunter is an upcoming motorcycle based on the Royal Enfield Meteor 350 platform. The motorcycle has been spotted several times during teat runs and from the pictures, it is clear that the upcoming Royal Enfield ‘Hunter’ will be a scrambler-type motorcycle. We expect the Royal Enfield to launch this motorcycle within the next 4-6 months.
Husqvarna Svartpilen 125/Vitpilen 125
Both Husqvarna Svartpilen 125 and Vitplien 125 are most likely to hit the Indian roads within the second half of the next year. Both bikes will use the same tried-and-tested 125cc single-cylinder mill from the KTM Duke 125. We expect both bikes to come with a slightly lower price tag compared to their Austrian counterparts.
Kawasaki Ninja 400
The new Kawasaki Ninja 400 is expected to be launched around January 2022 and it is one of the most-awaited sports bikes in India. The 399cc parallel-twin engine produces 45.35 bhp at 9,600 rpm and 37.2Nm of torque at 8,000 rpm. We expect Kawasaki to price the Ninja anywhere between Rs 3.75-4.50 lakh in India.
Thoughts About Top 10 Upcoming Bikes In India
The 2022 motorcycle scenario in India looks more than just promising with many bigger capacity bikes coming to Indian shores.