Upcoming Bike launches in India in 2014


Even with the economic crisis and the rising fuel prices, the Indian motorcycle industry is still unfazed with manufacturers rolling out new leaner and more powerful machines. With the launch of the Duke 200 and the new 390, the entry-level performance bike segment is blown wide open. Yamaha started it all with the dynamically perfect R15, but failed to capitalize on it. Now, with all the manufacturers scrambling to create their own pocket rockets, the Indian budget performance bike segment will be an interesting battle. Here we bring you the upcoming 10 new bike launches in 2014 that will be the ones to watch out for in the coming months:

1) Bajaj Pulsar 375

Pulsar 375

Pulsar 375 speculated image

With the launch of the 200 NS a cheaper version of the Duke 200, everyone is waiting with bated breath for the Pulsar model based on the Duke 390, christened the Pulsar 375. With the 390 launched at a price of just above Rs 2 lakhs, the 375 will be even more cheaper making it one of the best affordable performance machines in the country. It will have a full fairing unlike the 390 and will share some of its technologies like liquid cooling and a close-ratio gearbox. The bike will be powered by a mill close-to 375 cc which it will share with Duke 390. A power figure of 40-42 bhp is a good approximation. In short the Pulsar 375 threatens to redefine biking on Indian streets, as the original Pulsar did a decade ago.

2) CBR 300 R

Babyblade 300R

CBR Babyblade 300R

The 250R was the first bike to take on the Yamaha R15. It wasn’t a track friendly bike, but more of a cruiser with an able torquey engine. Now with coming of the Duke brigand and the new Ninja 300, the 250R is a bit of old news now. Finally Honda is releasing the successor, the CB 300R. The 300R will most probably producedin Honda’s Thailand production facility from where it will be shipped to various markets around the world. While the 250R borrowed it’s styling cues from the touring VFR family, the 300R shares the design philosophy of the iconic Fireblade with twin sharply styled headlights and the other body panels mirroring the latest CB 1000RR. Fingers crossed that it will also perform on the track like its litre class sibling. The new CBR300R will house a 286cc, four-stroke, single-cylinder liquid-cooled fuel-injected engine which generates a maximum power of 30.4bhp at 8500rpm and peak torque of 2.75kgm at 7250rpm. For braking Honda have equipped the CBR300R with a single 296mm disc upfront while a 220mm unit does duty at the rear with ABS as optional. Expect the CBR300R to come to Indian showroom by 2014, taking on it’s arch rival, Kawasaki’s twin-cylinder Ninja 300R.

3) Yamaha R 25

The Yamaha R4

The Yamaha R25

The R 15 ushered in track technology to the streets of India with its MotoGP deltabox frame and liquid cooling. It gave other bikes nightmares with its track-honed handling and astonishing performance. But then instead of capitalizing on the situation, the Japanese giant went to sleep. However in the latest development, Indonesian media informs that Yamaha Indonesia is definitely developing a quarter-litre sportsbike based on the free-revving R 125. There is a great probability of it making to India, especially after the way the R 15 changed the face of performance biking in India. The R 25 is expected to do the same. As of now, there is no clear picture on the exact launch dates or pricing, but it is expected to make way towards the end of this year or early 2014.

4) KTM RC 390

KTM RC-390

The fully faired KTM RC-390

If the naked street bike styling of the Duke 390 didn’t appeal to you then good news, KTM is working on a fully faired version of  the 390. It 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. The Duke 390 might still be faster to the ton due to better power to weight ratio, as the RC 390 will be slightly heavier with the fairing. For making the bike more sportier than the Duke, the front suspension might be tinkered with and the damping made more stiffer for high speed stability. It is expected to be released once the hype for Duke 390 dies down a bit.

5) Suzuki Inazuma GW250S

Suzuki 250 cc offering.

Suzuki 250 cc offering

The Japanese word Inazuma means “appealing to both genders”, and the Suzuki Inazuma GW 250S is just that. The Inazuma is not a hard core racing machine, it is a relaxed bike having a comfortable riding position and good performance. It is made for the Family man who doesn’t what something with in your face styling as the Duke. Suzuki Inazuma was initially expected to launch here in early June.It’s not known whether Suzuki still intends to go ahead with the launch. We should have an answer by early 2014. Expected price will be in the range of Rs 2 – 2.5 lakhs.

6) Royal Enfield Continental GT

Enfield Continental GT

Enfield Continental GT

The new 535 cc Continental GT is Royal Enfield’s flagship motorcycle. It’s look resembles the sporty British bikes from the ’60s and its top-notch quality levels makes it stand out from the crop of regular Enfield offerings. The dated cafe racer style bike has already been launched in the UK priced at £ 5,200 (about Rs 5.2 lakhs). This motorcycle is the lightest Royal Enfield and boasts of features like  clip-on handlebars and a uniquely designed twin cradle frame, developed with Harris Performance, a British based chassis and performance parts manufacturer.

7) Mahindra Mojo

Mahindra Mojo

Mahindra Mojo

Mahindra forayed into new territory by entering the bike segment and has been getting decent sales with the utilitarian value for money Pantero. Now they decided to push the boundaries by going for an entry level performance bike, the Mahindra Mojo. It has a unique styling which might not appeal to many, and the lack of a premium feel an important factor in this segment. It looks good from the front but lacks panache in the side view, and then the name ‘Mojo’ to top it all. But all things aside the bike is powered by a 300 cc DOHC engine giving out 26 bhp of pulling power making it well endowed in the power segment, no complains there. Now it all depends on the pricing. The bike is expected to be launched early 2014.

8) Hyosung GV 250

Affordable cruiser

Affordable cruiser, the GV250

The cheapest cruiser in the Indian bike market is the Bajaj Avenger followed by the Royal Enfield, making it a highly lucrative section due to lack of players in the field. 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 quarter liter cruiser will be locally assembled to keep prices low. It’s main rival will be the upcoming Harley Davidson Street 500, made specially for the emerging markets, but there is no finalized release date for it yet. Hyosung is still yet to cut into the segment when the numbers come to play due to the patchy sales of the GT 650 and 250R sports bikes, but with the release of the GV250 they aim to change that. 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.

9) TVS Apache RTR 250

Apache RTR 250

Speculated Apache RTR 250, developed with BMW and TVS racing.

Ever since TVS collaborated with BMW Motorrad to develop performance bikes between 200-500 cc engine capacity, rumours started pouring about the first launch born out of the TVS-BMW alliance, TVS Apache RTR 250. The first bike to come from this collaboration isexpected to arrive in 2014. The 250 cc bike is being developed hand in hand with TVS Racing, the racing division of TVS Motors and end up as the flagship of the Hosur based outfit. The engine could possibly have oil cooling and ABS, fuel injection and all round disc brakes a surety. This could be TVS’s answer to Bajaj’s 200 NS thus regaining lost market share.

10) Aprilia RS4 250

Corner Kisser RS4 250

The ‘Corner Kisser’ Aprilia RS4 250

With the success of the Vespa scooter brand in India, Piaggio is all set to bring in it’s Aprilia brand and with it the Aprilia RS4 250.  Aprilia has been planning to bring out the entry level spots bike by 2014. And now with the success of the Dukes and the Hondas,  it is planning to bring the RS4 250. The 250cc bike will be placed in price range of Duke 390. In order to keep the costs low, Aprilia RS4 250 will 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.

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  1. sarvesh warange

    November 13, 2013 at 12:42 am

    wow…! Next year is full of sports bikes….

  2. Javed

    November 13, 2013 at 4:51 pm

    Yamaha r 125 wich month coming

  3. Dave

    November 14, 2013 at 3:31 pm

    No supermotos or dual sport bikes ? :/

  4. Prajwal S

    November 15, 2013 at 11:48 am

    TVS needs good desginers!!

  5. alongbar basumatary

    November 16, 2013 at 1:47 pm

    Obviously, yzf r4_if its looks is just lik in the image..what a sexy look_mainly looks good coz of double disc…gonna blust in the market….

  6. tehseen

    November 23, 2013 at 11:33 am

    Mus bike hain, or main to 2014 main pulsar 375 hi lunga sub bike main pulsar 375 sabse acchi hain or iska look bhi bahut pyara hain…………… i love pulsar 375

  7. Prabakaran

    November 27, 2013 at 4:26 am

    i think there is no good designer in TVS company.


    November 30, 2013 at 8:00 pm


  9. shrikant

    December 1, 2013 at 3:57 pm


  10. raja

    December 3, 2013 at 6:17 pm

    i like this suzuki gs250r

  11. Manbir

    December 4, 2013 at 3:35 pm

    I like aprilia rs4250 and when did it launch

  12. MONIWA

    December 6, 2013 at 7:23 pm

    I like apache 250 very much………

  13. nikkil

    December 6, 2013 at 9:25 pm


  14. Aryan

    December 8, 2013 at 9:30 pm

    R4 with double disc wow

  15. Aryan

    December 8, 2013 at 9:32 pm

    Plz dnt change the design of yamaha r4 im crazy, n plz launch it fast

  16. sampad pedishetti

    December 9, 2013 at 1:19 am

    These r all gossips…rumors….& big atom bombs…i fuck all of this imported companies let use indian products & not be such fucking americans ………

  17. sampad pedishetti

    December 9, 2013 at 1:20 am

    These r all gossips…rumors….& big atom bom

  18. Prakash jangde

    December 12, 2013 at 12:10 pm

    Pulsar 375…. .i waiting 2014

  19. shubham dey

    December 15, 2013 at 12:12 am

    I wait for 2014


    December 17, 2013 at 12:42 am

    Now ..!!! It seems revolution is ON .. Revolution the change the game now the 2 Wheeler market seen in India<<<< A Revolution from Simple Bikes To Sports & A Revolution From Vroommmmm bikes To ZooooMMM Bikes.. Bring It ON we are waiting….!!

  21. sarthak

    December 18, 2013 at 10:18 am

    R125-d indonesian version is nt goin to come to india.yamaha india has no stable decision making.so hum log r25 bhi dekh payenge ya nahi even datz a doubt.n waise r25 ka concept abhi aaya hai.but yamaha india ke page mai likha hai ki cmpny has no intentions to make any 250cc byk fr nw @aryan

  22. Macababa

    December 19, 2013 at 10:36 pm

    Hard to believe. Not quite sure they will require lot of maintainence

  23. Macababa

    December 19, 2013 at 10:38 pm

    I like bikes like mt 01 in 200-250 segments. These bikes not good

  24. Macababa

    December 19, 2013 at 10:39 pm

    I want bikes like mt 01 in 200-250 segments. These bikes not good. I hate like pointed tails

  25. Julio

    December 20, 2013 at 12:34 am


  26. sampad pedishetti

    December 20, 2013 at 9:16 pm

    I say our bullock carts & mopeds r best for indian roads who will by this bikes to pay for petrol…we all r chindi people we don’t have food to eat & these stupids r discussing about this bullshit bikes……hahahahaha….

  27. prakash jangde

    December 21, 2013 at 12:05 pm

    Wait for pulsar 375,r25,and also cbr300 and aprilla and hyosung250, apache 250….but most waiting for 375 pulsarrrr,

  28. Arjun

    December 21, 2013 at 12:17 pm

    I luv bajaj avenger

  29. M Hast MOBARAK

    December 23, 2013 at 7:09 am

    I am wait for r4 250.
    owao kiya bike he be…
    mailege ka to kya hoga pata nehi, India me to mailege sahiye sabko or style vi…
    not cc important… style only style.

  30. Mateen Khan

    December 23, 2013 at 9:49 am

    I love one & only Suzuki Intruder M1800

    No Competition at all with any bike.

    super se bhi upar hai yeh

  31. Mateen Khan

    December 23, 2013 at 9:51 am

    Anybody selling Intruder 1800

    Pls Contact me 9719992001

  32. Atul

    December 23, 2013 at 11:53 pm

    waiting for u R_25

  33. umesh kjmar

    December 24, 2013 at 2:47 am

    The cheaper and most powerful. Bike is APACHE RTR 250
    and that’s looking so high sporty bike NINJA

  34. SUNNY

    December 24, 2013 at 11:24 am

    Where is splendor 250cc??

  35. ranvee

    December 28, 2013 at 2:53 pm

    Wow I like waiting for you. Yamaha 25 come s

  36. chris

    December 30, 2013 at 11:11 pm

    anybody knows expected price of aprilia?

  37. Ranit Tikadar

    December 31, 2013 at 9:37 am

    I love the KTM RC 390 its a very nice and powerful bike.I love it.

  38. J.Ford

    January 1, 2014 at 3:29 am

    Again Rushed-up Between RTR 250 & YZF 25!

  39. akarsh

    January 3, 2014 at 12:17 pm

    i guess still more bikes r comming

  40. giriraj

    January 3, 2014 at 10:07 pm

    Ktm Rc 390 is very power full bike so nice bike i’m used for Ktm Duke 200

  41. shripal patel

    January 11, 2014 at 10:53 am

    I like Yamaha r25 ……!!!!!!!

  42. neeraj

    January 12, 2014 at 11:47 am

    these are fantastic one….

  43. Shahzaib

    January 18, 2014 at 9:16 am

    very nice its a amazing

  44. Bipul Alchiary

    January 19, 2014 at 8:43 pm

    Apache rtr 250cc is all rawOnder bike I like it..

  45. sathish

    January 20, 2014 at 12:46 pm

    iam waiting for apache 250rtr


    January 21, 2014 at 5:42 pm

    I am proud in Tvs motor company and tvs motorcycle is not compaire to other motorcycle company


    January 21, 2014 at 5:44 pm

    And i am waiting apache 250

  48. Akash siwach

    January 25, 2014 at 5:12 pm

    KTM390 and aprilia rs4 I m waiting

  49. lalit

    February 10, 2014 at 1:41 am

    love to ride and own pulsar 400u

  50. Shabeer

    February 24, 2014 at 11:02 pm

    Mey be I will buy apache RTR 250. becouse really I like this very much……Mmmmwwwwhhhaaaaaaa for my RTR 250……… …. MMMWWHHHHHHHHAAA…..

  51. Arun Kumar

    February 27, 2014 at 1:11 pm

    Waiting for yamaha r25

  52. ali

    March 5, 2014 at 1:39 am

    that’s what i want to see bike in india bajaj had become great in awesome bike like 1 no…..

  53. gaurav singh

    March 10, 2014 at 3:54 pm

    woooow, this time RACING will b even more CRAZZZZY……….

  54. Raider825

    March 30, 2014 at 2:03 am

    Well since it is clearly stated that Apache Racing had collabrated with BMW Motarrad which is not any co., on which u can doubt, i belive this one surely going to surprise everyone. Hope it make to indian shore asap.

  55. rozor lubana

    April 3, 2014 at 9:51 pm

    i’m waiting for r25 when they’r it is launch that and then i got that bike now

  56. Alan

    April 18, 2014 at 1:37 pm

    where is the Kawasaki Ninja 250 RR Mono???
    All biking enthusiasts are waiting for the Kwaker green beast and you guys still havent spotted it.Shame.

  57. Bijoy Debnath

    May 11, 2014 at 10:29 am

    like bikes.

  58. varun soneja

    August 29, 2014 at 11:14 am

    Thats Great…….
    I’m only waiting for Aprilia RS$ 250

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