Bajaj Pulsar 375 is the most anticipated motorcycle from Bajaj this financial year. This fully-faired motorcycle is expected to be a sports tourer rather than a super sport motorcycle. The Pulsar 375 is will be powered by a 373cc single cylinder liquid-cooled engine. This engine will produce peak power of 44bhp at 9000rpm and torque of 32Nm at 7250 rpm. It is mated to a six-speed gearbox. In short the Pulsar 375 threatens to redefine biking on Indian streets, as the original Pulsar did a decade ago.
Yamaha R25, a 250cc bike which was the star attraction at the Tokyo Motor Show last year, is likely to be launched in India this year. However, Yamaha Motor India officials remain tightlipped about its launch. The 250cc bike is larger and sleeker than its R15 version available in India.
RC 390 will share the same specifications as of the newly launched Duke 390 as RC models are built on the same underlying platform as the Dukes. The RC 390 will be based on the flagship RC8 superbike. Being a fully faired bike we expect it to provide better comfort at high speeds and ride-ability than the DUKE 390 but priced a bit higher.
With the recent crop of 250 cc bikes but all being in the sports bike territory, Hyosung motors and DSK decide to bring a budget cruiser the Hyosung GV250 into the market. Priced between Rs 2.5-3 lakhs it will crucially fill that space and get the first mover advantage. The GV 250 is a purely made for cruising and based on a sudden affection for cruisers all over India we feel that the GV250 will be a fruitful venture.
Aprilia RS4 250 is said to feature a fuel injected, single-cylinder, 4 valve engine with liquid-cooling providing power of about 30 bhp. It has also been reported that this bike will make use of front USD forks and fully adjustable rear mono shocks to compete with other bikes like the KTM 200, Pulsar 200 NS and Honda CBR 250 R etc.