Regal Raptor India operations has begun from 9th June, 2015 through FAB Motors, with the inauguration of its first showroom in the country at Hyderabad, and launch of three entry level cruisers.
The showroom inauguration marks the launch of three RR motorcycles – Regal Raptor DD 350E 9B, Regal Raptor Daytona 350 and Regal Raptor Bobber 350.
The 25-year old US-based Regal Raptor Motorcycles made a deal with Hyderabad-based FAB Motors (Fabulous and Beyond Motors India) in October, 2014, to assemble and distribute RR models within the country as well as to eight neighbouring markets including Sri Lanka, Nepal, Bhutan, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Oman Yemen and UAE.
Regal Raptor DD 350E 9B:
Regal Raptor DD 350E 9B is the most affordable / entry level model, powered by 320 cc, fuel-injected, water-cooled, inline twin-cylinder engine, producing 22.8 bhp max power @ 8,500 rpm and 22 Nm peak torque @ 6,500 rpm. The engine is mated to 5-speed gearbox. Regal Raptor DD 350 weighs 180 kg, despite hosting only a 14 litre fuel tank. It is offered in three colours, red, black and white. Price of RR DD 350 is Rs. 2.96 lakhs (ex-showroom Hyderabad) and Rs. 3.41 lakhs (on-road Hyderabad).
The Chief Minister of Telangana, Kalvakuntla Chandrashekar Rao (popularly known as KCR), have inaugurated the first FAB Regal Raptor showroom, located at 36, Jubilee Hills, Hyderabad.
Regal Raptor Daytona 350:
Regal Raptor Daytona 350 is a chopper-esque model that manages 0-60 kmph acceleration in 3.5 seconds, and top speed of 130 kmph. It is powered by the same engine that does duty on Regal Raptor DD 350E 9B, with no change in output specifications. Price of RR Daytona 350 is Rs. 3.23 lakhs (ex-showroom Hyderabad) and Rs. 3.72 lakhs (on-road Hyderabad).
FAB Regal Raptor motorcycles were unveiled at 2015 Hyderabad Auto Show, with the presence of Mohammad Mahm-ood Ali, Deputy Chief Minister, Telangana.
Regal Raptor Bobber:
Regal Raptor Bobber is the priciest model launched today, with a tag of Rs. 3.23 lakhs (ex-showroom Hyderabad) and Rs. 3.83 lakhs (on-road Hyderabad). The 170 kg bike is powered by the same 320cc engine and has fuel tank capacity of only 8 litres. This is the most fashionable model in the entry level Regal Raptor lineup, and is expected to receive higher sales compared to the other two.
The entire portfolio of Regal Raptor Motorcycles will be launched in India phase-wise, which consists of Choppers, Cruisers, Super Sports and even custom models.
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