Upcoming adventure bikes expected to launch in India by end of 2020
Coronavirus pandemic has brought everything across the globe to a standstill. The COVID-19 spread has affected all forms of trade and business, manufacturers have stopped production and the dealers are also helpless at this point of time. The lockdown has forced manufacturers to launch their products digitally and most of them have shifted focus to battling the COVID-19. Hopefully, the situation will be better in a few months and we will be seeing bikemakers at full swing and many launches that have been delayed because of the novel Coronavirus. Here is a peek at the upcoming adventure bikes in India.
When? May-June 2020
Est. Price ?14-17 lakh
The Tiger has been a huge success in India, the new Tiger 900 houses an 888cc, in-line 3-cylinder, fuel-injected engine mated to a 6-speed gearbox that makes 95.2PS power and makes a torque of 87Nm. The bike gets electronically controlled rear suspension unit, 7-inch TFT instrument cluster that can also control your GoPro, cruise control, four riding modes and the bike also gets a tyre pressure monitoring system (TPMS) and dual-channel ABS.
Suzuki V-Strom 1050 XT
When? Q3 2020
Est. Price ?14-16 lakh
The bike is powered by a 1037cc, liquid-cooled, V-twin, fuel-injected engine mated to a six-speed gearbox that makes 107PS and 100Nm of torque. It comes with ride-by-wire, dual electronic throttle assemblies, cruise control, traction control and four riding modes. It also gets multi-axis inertial measurement unit, adjustable motion track ABS and CBS
KTM 790 Adventure
When? Q4 2020 - Q2 2021
Est. Price ?10 lakh
The bike houses a 799cc, parallel-twin, liquid-cooled, fuel-injected engine mated to a six-speed transmission that makes 95PS of power and 88Nm torque. The bike rides on upside-down forks with 43mm displacement at the front and a monoshock setup at the rear. It also gets 320mm disc at the front and 260mm disc at the rear with switchable ABS. The seat height is 850mm and the ground clearance is 233mm, it weighs 189kg and gets a 20-litre tank. The electronic nannies include traction control, cornering ABS, off-road ABS and two riding modes - off-road and rally.
Starts Rs 8,84,804
Starts Rs 13,70,000