Upcoming Bikes In 2018: Top 4 Excellent Technology Sport Bikes.

 

Here are the top 4 sport and performance motorcycles you need to watch out for in 2018.

 

 

 

 

This year has been incredible with a plethora of performance motorcycles making it to the Indian market. The performance segment has been booming with options and you, the customer is certainly spoilt for choice. Well, 2018 is fast approaching and trust us, manufacturers have no intention of making that buying decision easier for you. A host of sport bikes are lined up for launch in the coming year and you are going to be looking at a lot of options to choose from. So without wasting time any further, here are the top 7 sport and performance motorcycles you need to watch out for in 2018.

 

Riding a bicycle is the summit of human endeavour – an almost neutral environmental effect coupled with the ability to travel substantial distances without disturbing anybody. The bike is the perfect marriage of technology and human energy.

 

 

1. Ducati Monster 821

 

 

(The Ducati Monster 821 will make a comeback in 2018 with retro-cool touches and more features)

 

The 2018¬†Ducati Monster 821¬†was revealed earlier this year and will be making its way to India sometime next year. The refreshed and updated Monster 821 gets subtle changes for 2018 including the fresh new yellow paint scheme paying homage to the original M900, while there is also a similar fuel tank lock like the original version. Also new is the headlamp, tail section and the double barrel exhaust. Other features include a TFT console, multiple riding modes, 3-level, and 8-level Traction Control. There’s also a quick shifter and the Ducati Multimedia System as optional. Power continues to come from the 821 cc, twin-pot motor that makes slightly lesser 108 bhp and 86 Nm of peak torque, while paired to a 6-speed gearbox.

 

2. Kawasaki Ninja H2 SX

 

 

(The 2018 Kawasaki Ninja H2 SX is a supercharged sports tourer)

 

While you’ve met the supercharged Ninja H2 and its absolutely mad sibling the Ninja H2R, it’s now time to meet the more tamed sibling. The¬†Kawasaki Ninja H2¬†SX is the touring friendly version based on the H2 and as been designed for real-world applications instead of outright performance. The 998 cc in-line four-cylinder supercharged engine produces 199 bhp, but has been revised for stronger output in low and mid-range, while the fuel efficiency has improved too. Kawasaki has also managed to make the Ninja H2 SX friendlier for long distance riding and manageable at low speeds. While a a launch date is not in sight, the bike will arrive in 2018 as a CBU with a price tag north of ‚āĻ 30 lakh (ex-showroom).

 

3. Ducati Panigale V4

 

 

(Ducati Panigale V4 with Claudio Domenicali)

 

It’s been a long wait for this one but¬†Ducati’s mighty four-cylinder offering is finally here and will make it to India sometime next year. The Ducati Panigale V4 is the company’s first ever four-cylinder and replicates the technology from its MotoGP bike on the road going offering. Power comes from the 1103 cc 90-degrees, V-Twin engine that makes 211 bhp at 13,000 rpm and peak torque of 124 Nm at 10,000 rpm. Power can be further boosted to 220 bhp, while weighing just 195 kg. Ducati says the Panigale V4 is its most advanced bike to be developed and is loaded with multitude of electronics to keep it sober on tarmac. The Italian bike is offering the V4 in three trims and we expect all versions to make it to India, including the V4 Speciale that has production limited to only 1500 units.

 

4. Benelli Leoncino

 

 

 

(The scrambler styled Benelli Leoncino will come with ABS as standard)

 

Unveiled at EICMA in 2015, the¬†Benelli Leoncino¬†will be finally making its way to India next year. The scrambler style motorcycle has been in the pipeline for a while now and will finally arrive in its road-ready avatar. The Leoncino is a good looking motorcycle and will be quite affordable too compared to other and more premium Scrambler offerings on sale. The bike uses an all-new Trellis frame while power comes from a 500 cc twin-cylinder engine that produces 47 bhp and 45 Nm of peak torque, mated to a 6-speed gearbox. The Leoncino uses long travel USD forks up front and an adjustable monoshock at the rear. Braking performance includes dual front discs and a single disc at the rear with ABS as standard. The Benelli Leoncino is being positioned as a lifestyle motorcycle and prices are expected to start around ‚āĻ 6 lakh (ex-showroom).

 

I am a bike enthusiast; there’s a certain amount of romance to bikes. They’re both beautiful and utilitarian.

 

 

 

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Upcoming Bikes Of 2018: Top 5 Enthusiast & Modern Classic Bikes

 

In 2018, Royal Enfield will launch two bikes, powered by a new 650 cc parallel-twin engine and Ducati will launch a Scrambler 1100.

 

 

 

 

Modern classics – these motorcycles make up one of the fastest growing motorcycle segments in the world right now, and this year, there are several modern classic bikes coming to India. This year, iconic British motorcycle brand¬†Norton¬†will make its debut in India, and India’s very own¬†Royal Enfield, with its origins in Britain, will also launch two new bikes, and the company’s first twin-cylinder motorcycles in over half a century with the brand new 650 cc parallel-twin engine. Neo-retro designs also in the modern classic genre, will also make their presence in the Indian market with several new bikes with design inspiration from the 1960s. Here’s a look at the top 5 modern classic motorcycles which will be launched in India this year.

 

If you worried about falling off the bike, you’d never get on.

 

 

  • Also Read:¬†Top 5 Upcoming Adventure Bikes Of 2018

 

Royal Enfield unveiled two new models with a brand-new 650 cc parallel-twin engine at the 2017 EICMA show in Milan

 

1. Royal Enfield Interceptor 650, Royal Enfield Continental GT650

 

The biggest action in the modern classic space in 2018 will be from Royal Enfield, who will be introducing two new motorcycles sharing the same platform. Both motorcycles will be powered by an all-new 648 cc, fuel-injected, parallel-twin engine that makes 47 bhp at 7100 rpm and 52 Nm of peak torque at 4000 rpm. Power is transmitted to the rear wheel through a six-speed transmission and the bikes also feature standard dual-channel ABS. The Royal Enfield Interceptor 650’s design takes inspiration from the 1960s Royal Enfield Interceptor. Both bikes have the same length, wheelbase and cycle parts, but the Interceptor 650 is slightly taller and wider than the Continental GT650. While the Interceptor 650 is a retro classic streetbike with easy ergonomics, the Continental GT650 follows a caf√© racer design language with a sportier riding position. Both bikes are expected to be priced under ‚āĻ 4 lakh (ex-showroom) once they are launched in India, sometime in mid-2018.

 

Expected Price: Under ‚āĻ 4 lakh

 

 

The Ducati Scrambler 1100 gets more power, more features, and more technology

 

2.Ducati Scrambler 1100

 

Ducati India¬†is expected to introduce a new version of the Scrambler with a bigger engine, more power and a host of electronics. The Ducati Scrambler 1100 is powered by a new 1,079 cc, L-twin motor which makes 85 bhp at 7,500 rpm and peak torque of 88 Nm at 4,750 rpm. The engine is mated to a six-speed gearbox with a slipper clutch as well. But it’s not just a standard Scrambler with a bigger engine. The Scrambler 1100 features a new steel trellis frame, and an aluminium double-sided swingarm. Ergonomics are slightly different than the standard Scrambler 800 with a different rider triangle between footpegs, seat and handlebar.

 

The Scrambler 1100 also gets cornering ABS, four-level traction control and ride-by-wire throttle with a choice of different riding modes (Active, Journey and City). Globally, the Scrambler 1100 will be available in a choice of three different variants – base, Special and Sport. The base Scrambler 1100 and 1100 Special have different graphics and finish details, but the Sport features Ohlins suspension, over the Marzocchi fork and Kayaba shock on the others. Expect Ducati India to introduce the Scrambler 1100 by the second half of 2018. Prices are expected to be between ‚āĻ 11-12 lakh (ex-showroom).

 

Expected Price: ‚āĻ 11-12 lakh

 

The DSK Benelli Leoncino gets neo-retro design and a 499 cc parallel-twin engine

 

3. Benelli Leoncino

 

Benelli once again showcased the Leoncino at the EICMA motorcycle show in November 2017. And this time, Benelli has confirmed that the Leoncino will indeed be launched in India. The bike was originally slated for an India launch in 2017, and is currently undergoing homologation procedures at the Automotive Research Association of India (ARAI). The Leonicon is powered by the same 499 cc parallel-twin engine which will also be seen in the Benelli TRK 502. The engine makes just over 47 bhp ad 45 Nm of peak torque and is mated to a six-speed transmission.

The Leoncino gets top-notch components, including a retro-styled round headlight with LED DRL, LED turn indicators and tail lamp. The chassis is a tubular steel trellis frame and the bike gets 17-inch wheels at both ends, shod with Pirelli Angel ST tyres. The front suspension is a 50 mm upside down fork, while at the rear, there’s a monoshock with 112 mm of wheel travel. Expect prices to be in the range of ‚āĻ 5-6 lakh (ex-showroom) and the bike to be launched sometime in mid-2018.

Expected Price: ‚āĻ 5-6 lakh

 

 

The Norton Commando gets top-spec cycle parts, including Ohlins suspension and Brembo brakes

 

4. Norton Commando 961

 

Kinetic MotoRoyale will be launching the Norton Commando 961 by the end of 2018 in India. The Commando 961 will be the first Norton motorcycles which will be sold in India under the Kinetic-Norton joint venture. The Norton Commando is powered by an air-cooled, fuel-injected, 961 cc, parallel-twin engine, with a 270-degree crank, which makes 79 bhp and 90 Nm of peak torque. Power is transmitted to the rear wheel through a five-speed gearbox. The Commando gets adjustable, hi-spec Ohlins suspension, with upside down forks and twin Ohlins shocks at the rear. Braking is handled by top-spec Brembo calipers. The Norton Commando is hand-built at the Donington Park factory, and it takes two full days to build one bike. Eventually, the Commando will be assembled in India from completely knocked down (CKD) kits, but we expect prices to be around ‚āĻ 20 lakh.

 

Expected Price: ‚āĻ 19-20 lakh

 

Also Read: The Kinetic-Norton Joint Venture Analysed

 

 

5. Benelli Imperiale 400

 

DSK Benelli¬†will launch the all-new Benelli Imperiale 400 in India by mid-2018. Powered by a 373.5 cc, single-cylinder, fuel-injected engine that makes just over 19 bhp at 5500 rpm and 28 Nm of peak torque at 3500 rpm, the Benelli Imperiale 400 is a retro-styled motorcycle which will compete in the segment dominated by Royal Enfield in India. The bike uses a double cradle steel tube chassis and uses telescopic forks up front and dual shocks at the rear. Braking is handled by disk brakes at the front and rear, with standard dual-channel ABS. Expect the bike to be priced around ‚āĻ 3 lakh (ex-showroom). Pricing will be key to the Imperiale 400’s success in India, in a hot segment dominated by Royal Enfield.

 

Expected Price: Under ‚āĻ 3 lakh

 

 

A lot of fun stuff happens when you go out on a bike compared to when you’re in a car. You’re more in the environment. It’s enjoyable. Even when It’s raining It’s still fun

 

 

 

 

Good, better, best. Never let it rest. ‘Til your good is better and your better is best. “10 AWESOME SURVIVAL BIKES FOR WHATEVER THE WORLD THROWS YOUR WAY “

When the world falls apart, saddle up and get out of Dodge on one of these badass bikes.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1. The Kawasaki KLR 650

 

 

 

 

The Kawasaki KLR is arguably the best enduro bike of all time. There’s a reason the US Marine Corps and adventure riders have used it for years: it’s reliable and easy to maintain. As you can see with the custom KLR above, these bikes are capable of carrying a crap ton of gear.

 

2. The Motopeds Survival Bike: Black Ops Edition

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Motopeds Survival Bike is armed to the teeth with weapons and survival tools. The hybrid motorbike  includes a crossbow, tomahawk, harpoon, survival knives, and many other tools and gadgets. It can also switch between motor and pedal power, so you can keep going when your fuel runs out.

 

3. This combat dirt bike

 

 

 

 

This nimble dirt bike is standard issue for henchmen of villains in James Bond movies and paramilitary guerrillas in late 1980‚Äôs Chuck Norris films. The bike comes equipped with a front-mounted rifle holder ‚Äď perfect for extended car chase/shootout sequences ‚Äď a communications antenna, GPS mounts and a couple storage containers.

 

4. This fighter-plane inspired bike

 

 

 

 

We don’t know for sure who owns this survival bike equipped with a forward-facing machine, but I’m guessing it’s John Rambo.

 

5. This combat-inspired chopper

 

 

 

 

 

We don’t know anything about the owner of this bike, either. Top guesses include Snake Pliskin, Walter from the Big Lebowski or Chuck Norris’s character in Delta Force.

 

6. Gibbs Quadski

 

 

 

 

 

 

OK, I know it’s not a motorcycle, but the Gibbs Quadski is pretty damn cool. This amphibious craft can switch between a quad and a jet ski. It also has a rear gear rack for rod holders and gun cases. Look at how much fun this guy is having.

 

7. The Hyanide

 

 

 

 

 

The Hyanide is a concept dirtbike/snowmobile/quad hybrid that runs on a continuous track. It‚Äôs a multi-seasonal vehicle that can move through snow, mud and sand. At this point, we don‚Äôt even care about survival ‚Äď this thing just looks like it‚Äôd be fun as hell to drive. Unfortunately, the bike only made it to prototype stage as a one-fifth scale model.

 

8. Urban Survival Ducati 1199

 

 

 

 

 

 

Here’s one for the urban survivalists. This Ducati features a top-mounted gear container and a slick desert-camo scheme. You won’t blend in with the grey tones of your urban surroundings, but you will kind of look like G.I. Joe. More importantly, you’ll outrun anything coming your way.

 

9. The Tarus 2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This Russian-made, all-terrain, motorcycle can supposedly disassemble into storable parts in five minutes time. All the parts can fit inside the back of a compact car like a pinto, which is the ultimate survival vehicle (just kidding.) The Tarus 2 has two-wheel drive and can drive through snow, deep mud, and rocky slopes.

 

10. The Felt Outfitter E-Fat Bike

 

 

 

 

 

 

Felt Outfitters designed their Outfitter E-fat Bike with backcountry bowhunters in mind. Bowhunters tend to schlep a lot of gear into the field, and they favor stealth over noisy entrances. So Felt created this semi-electric mountain bike that comes with a trailer that can haul up to 100 pounds of stuff. It may not be the most efficient way to travel in a survival scenario, but you’ll have amazing quads.

 

 

 

 

Leather is always sexy, and you have to wear leather when you ride a bike. It’s more for protection, but it also gets you some style points, I think.

“Starve your Distractions. Feed your focus” The indian scout Bobber has the presence & the appeal, but most of all ,it looks Expensive …

Indian scout Bobber

The bike will compete against the likes of the Triumph Bonneville Bobber and Moto-Guzzi V9 Bobber in India.

 

 

The Scout Bobber is all stripped down styling and in-your-face power. Grab on. Hold fast. Your legend is just getting started

The new Indian Scout Bobber will beofficially launched on November 24 at the 2017 IBW motorcycle show.
Indian Motorcycle
 had shared the pricing for thenew Scout Bobber few months back and the new bike retails for Rs 13.95 lakh (ex-showroom). Bookings for the motorcycle has commenced across all Indian Motorcycle dealerships in India for Rs 50,000. The new motorcycle is the third model to join the Scout family after the standard variant and the Scout Sixty. Deliveries for the first lot of the new cruiser motorcycle will start by November.

In true bobber tradition, the new motorcycle features a chopped front fender and rear mudguard along with fatter tyres to give it a stripped-down look. The headlight cover is also different and most of the parts have been blacked out to give the Indian Scout Bobber a mean look. The new bike also gets equipped with a redesigned single saddle, a badge on the tank and bar-end mirrors.

 

 

 

 

The Scout Bobber has a 12.5-litre fuel tank and weighs 251kg. The new Scout Bobber will be available in the following five colours – Thunder Black, Star Silver Smoke, Bronze Smoke, Indian Motorcycle Red, and Thunder Black Smoke.

Powering the new motorcycle is the same engine as seen on the Indian Scout. The 1,113cc V-twin engine delivers 100PS of power and 98Nm of peak torque at 6,000rpm. Power is transmitted to the rear wheel by a six-speed transmission. Braking is done by a single 298mm-dia disc brake at front and rear, while ABS is an optional extra in the US market but it would most likely be standard in India. The bike rides on a 130/90 R16 tyre at the front and a 150/80 R16 tyre at the rear.

 

The 2018 Indian Scout Bobber will be brought to the country via the CBU route. The new design pays homage to the stripped-down bobber builds of America’s post-war past. The Scout Bobber gets tracker-style handlebars while the position of the footpegs has been pushed back by 38mm, changing the seating position. Indian Motorcycle has also added blacked-out wheels that run on knobby tyres. The rear suspension has been lowered by 25mm, and the front gets new telescopic forks.

 

 

Indian Motorcycle had revealed the stripped and a rugged version of its retro-cool Indian Scout motorcycle, naming it the Scout Bobber, earlier this year. While we had reported that the Bobber will be officially launched in India in the last week of September, the company seems to have delayed its plan by about two months. Earlier this month, images of the Scout Bobber were already leaked, as was a supposed price of Rs 13.95 lakh. The 1,131cc, liquid-cooled V-twin motor that powers the 2018 Indian Scout Bobber, producing 100PS/97.7Nm, along with the six-speed transmission has been left unchanged from the standard Scout.

The rear suspension travel has been lowered by 45mm to give it a better stance, while the telescopic front forks now get new cartridges.

 

 

“I am confident that this motorcycle will attract a good number of customers and will maintain the legacy of Indian Motorcycle with its powerful performance,” he said.

The Indian Scout Bobber is a stripped down and more rugged version of its retro style motorcycle Scout and comes with a lower rear suspension that gives it an interesting twist compared to its predecessor.

 

This is the third model from Indian in the Scout line-up with the Indian Scout priced at Rs 12.87 lakh and the Scout Sixty priced at Rs 11.99 lakh (all prices ex-showroom, Delhi).

Commenting on the launch, Polaris India (of which Indian Motorcycles is a division) Country Head and Managing Director Pankaj Dubey said the Scout Bobber has been one of the most awaited motorcycles from the Indian line-up.

Harley-Davidson is making an high crush electric motorcycle in 2019

The announcement¬†attended¬†news of¬†further¬†job cuts and a plant closure at the Milwaukee-based company. It¬†also came four years¬†after¬†Harley¬†unveiled¬†its ‚ÄúLiveWire‚ÄĚ project, a¬†model¬†all-electric¬†bike.
‚ÄúYou‚Äôve¬†heard¬†us¬†mention¬†Project LiveWire,‚ÄĚ Matt Levatich, the president and chief¬†executive officer¬†of Harley-Davidson, told listeners¬†throughout¬†the decision¬†on¬†Tuesday. ‚ÄúIt‚Äôs full of life¬†project we‚Äôre¬†getting ready¬†to¬†bring to market¬†within¬†18¬†months.‚ÄĚ
If it’s something like its precursor, the new bike, that wasn’t named, can carry a roughly 50-mile vary and be able to go from 0 to 60 miles per hour in 4 seconds. By comparison, Zero’s SR hits 60mph in 3.3 seconds, and therefore the mission R racer has a high speed of more than 150mph, with a sub-3-second sprint time. A regular Ducati Monster 1200 bike will hit 60mph in just beneath 3 seconds.
Harley-Davidson is making an electric motorcycle in 2019
The decision comes at a time once the electric bike market is small however growing: During a 2016 report, research firm TechNavio projected 45 % growth in the electrical bike trade by 2020. This stands in stark distinction to the deepening slump in USA bike demand, with trade retail sales down 6.5 % within the fourth quarter of 2017; Harley sales fell 11 % within the fourth quarter and 8.5 % for the year, consistent with numbers discharged on the decision.
Harley-Davidson Chief financial officer John Olin aforesaid the corporate can pay $25 million to $50 million per annum over the next several years on electrical bike technology. The goal is to be the world leader in the electric bike market.
Harley-Davidson is making an electric motorcycle in 2019
‚ÄúOur¬†complete¬†stands for freedom and independence¬†and private¬†freedom,¬†and that we¬†suppose¬†the¬†complete¬†is¬†essentially¬†sound,‚ÄĚ he¬†said¬†throughout¬†the decision.
Meanwhile, Bayerische Motoren Werke ag presently sells an electrified $23,000 C Evolution e-Scooter in Europe and has shown a futuristic electrical bike thought (that won’t need a helmet), whereas upstart electrical bike corporations like Zero Motorcycles inc and Brammo Inc. maintain brisk businesses of their own.
The irony of the Harley announcement is that it comes from a corporation that designed its image on the loud, outlaw-style rumble of its engine and therefore the definitely un-eco-friendly look of its choppers and road cruisers. Wherever the 32,000 new Harley-Davidson patrons within the USA last year in all probability bought their 1st hog in massive half for its proprietary loud sound, the electrical Harley can, without doubt, be quiet.

Harley-Davidson is making an electric motorcycle in 2019

‚ÄúI don‚Äôt¬†suppose¬†there‚Äôs¬†how¬†forward for Harley,‚ÄĚ says Kevin Tynan, a Bloomberg¬†analyst¬†for the automotive¬†business. ‚ÄúInvestment¬†within the¬†tech¬†is¬†funded¬†by a dying business,¬†and that they¬†are¬†essentially¬†ranging from¬†scratch. Either they shrink to demand and be what they‚Äôve¬†perpetually¬†been or they sell out and pursue some weird future-mobility business model¬†that does not¬†promise anything‚ÄĒeven if they were capable of¬†pull¬†it off.‚ÄĚ
Alan Stulberg, the founding father of Revival Motorcycles and a well-respected force inside the bike community, is cautiously optimistic.

High crush