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EICMA 2017: India-bound motorcycles showcased

Team OD  /
08 Nov 2017 12:46:33 IST

The EICMA 2017 show has already started and it is turning out to be quite an event for various motorcycle manufacturers have showcased their upcoming production models as well as concepts. The names include the likes of Ducati, KTM, Kawasaki and Triumph amongst the international manufacturers. Additionally, Indian brands Royal Enfield and Hero MotoCorp too have a strong presence in the motor show as both unveiled their upcoming offerings. While there is an exhaustive list of models that have been displayed at the EICMA 2017 show, here are the motorcycles that will be coming to India in the near future.

1) Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 Twin and Continental GT 650 Twin

Expected launch: September 2018

The most eagerly anticipated motorcycle of the year, the Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 and Continental GT 650 is a mix of neo-retro styling, married to an all new 650cc, parallel twin motor that was showcased recently. The fuel injected, air/ oil cooled motor produces 47PS at 7,100rpm and 52 Nm at 4,000rpm and is mated to a six-speed gearbox. The motorcycles also gets a slip and assist clutch.

2) BMW F 750 GS and F 850 GS

Expected launch: 2018

BMW Motorrad intends to bring the F 750 GS and F 850 GS motorcycles to the country via the CBU route from Munich, Germany. The F750GS is designed for who want to experience a an all-round travel enduro in combination with a low seat height, the F850GS features a more touring-friendly personality with enhanced off-road ability. We have learnt that BMW is planning to get the motorcycles next year itself, however, the final decision on the same depends on BMW Motorrad.

3) KTM 790 Duke

Expected launch: 2019

The 2018 KTM 790 Duke features a brand new, 799cc, liquid-cooled parallel-twin motor that develops 105PS at 9,000 rpm and 86Nm at 8,000rpm. Called the LC8c, this is KTM's first parallel-twin motor that comes mated to a six-speed gearbox. We at OVERDRIVE have also got the exclusive information that India is on the list of locations where the KTM 790 Duke may be produced. With production costs lowered, the KTM 790 Duke may be priced as a steal in India against its direct competition including the Triumph Street Triple and Kawasaki Z900.

4) Honda CRF1000L Africa Twin Adventure Sport

Expected launch: June 2018

Honda has given the 2018 Honda Africa Twin Adventure Sport a taller windscreen, and a larger fuel tank, up from 18.8 litres to 24.2 litres for a 500km range. The Africa Twin Adventure Sport also receives 20mm more ground clearance at 270mm, and the Showa cartridge-type forks are fully adjustable. The Africa Twin Adventure Sport will be available with manual gearbox as well as Dual Clutch Transmission (DCT).

5) Ducati Scrambler 1100

Expected launch: June 2018

The 2018 Ducati Scrambler 1100 is powered by the oil and air cooled 1,078cc L-twin engine from the old Ducati Monster 1100. It is pegged to produce 110PS as against the 68PS from the smaller 803cc Ducati Scrambler engine. Like the smaller sibling, the Scrambler 1100 will be available in different kits for urban, off road, and others.

Get the first look of the 2018 Ducati Multistrada 1260 between 5:40 to 6:35 in our FB Live video below

6) Ducati Multistrada 1260

Expected launch: September 2018

The 2018 Multistrada 1260 has a larger engine displacement of 1,262cc due to a slightly longer 71.5mm stroke than the current Ducati Multistrada, and it also features Desmodromic Variable Timing (DVT). The Multistrada 1260 DVT engine is now capable of 160PS at 9,500rpm and 129.4Nm at 7,500rpm. However, it now gets a very flat torque curve, delivering 85 per cent of peak torque from as low as 3,500 rpm, something ADV riders will greatly appreciate.

Get the first look of the 2018 Ducati Multistrada 1260 between 0:31 to 3:35 in our FB Live video below

7) Ducati Monster 821

Expected launch: July/August 2018

The refreshed motorcycle features a new headlamp, redesigned fuel tank and tail section that harks back to the 1992 version of the Monster 900. Other changes includes a new dual silencer. The 2018 Monster 821 also gets a brand new colour TFT instrument cluster that also displays the selected gear as well as a fuel indicator. Ducati has also introduced the new Ducati Yellow colour that's exclusive to the Monster 821

8) Ducati Panigale V4

The 2018 Ducati Panigale V4 S is the most powerful superbike in its class

Expected launch: November 2018

The Ducati Panigale V4 comes with an all-new, 1,103cc, 90-degree Desmosedici Stradale V4 engine makes 214PS at 13,000rpm and 119Nm of torque between 8,750rpm to 12,250rpm. The engine can rev up to 14,000rpm and Ducati says that it doesn't need a counter balancer because of the 90-degree V-angle. Ducati head Claudio Domenicali commented that while the company loves their V-twin engines, the reason for the change in size is to extract more power from the twins.

Get the first look of the 2018 Ducati Panigale V4 between 3:35 to 5:39 in our FB Live video below

9) Kawasaki Z900RS

Expected launch: May 2018

The 2018 Kawasaki Z900RS, as the name suggests, is powered by the 900cc motor that does duty in the Z900. However, Kawasaki mentions that they have worked on this motor to make it produce more power at lower engine speeds. This one makes 111PS instead of the 125PS that the naked Z900 makes. The overall styling of the 2018 Kawasaki Z900RS takes a lot of inspiration from the Z1, which can be seen with the analog cluster and tail section. It will be available in brown/orange, black, and matte green. We believe this will make it to India by end next year.

10) Triumph Tiger

Expected launch: September 2018

Triumph Motorcycles claims to have made more than 200 upgrades to the chassis and engine. The 2018 Triumph Tiger will feature a more optimised version of the 800cc three-cylinder engine from the previous iteration. The triple produces 95PS of power. Triumph has included a shorter first gear for enhanced acceleration, off-road traction, and low-speed maneuverability. The bodywork too has received an update and is much sharper than before. There is now a five-step adjustable windscreen which also looks better positioned to prevent buffeting. The Tiger range will include the road-focused Tiger XR, mid-spec XRX and range-topping XRT, as well as the off-road spec Tiger XCX and fully-loaded XCA.

Price (Ex-Delhi)
Rs. 14,58,000
Displacement
955cc
Transmission
6 - Speed
Max Power(ps)
149.00
Max Torque(Nm)
102.00
Mileage
-NA-
Price (Ex-Delhi)
Rs. 8,52,000
Displacement
803cc
Transmission
6 - Speed
Max Power(ps)
74.00
Max Torque(Nm)
67.00
Mileage
-NA-
Price (Ex-Delhi)
Rs. 13,06,000
Displacement
998cc
Transmission
Automatic
Max Power(ps)
88.30
Max Torque(Nm)
91.90
Mileage
-NA-
Price (Ex-Delhi)
Rs. 7,68,000
Displacement
948cc
Transmission
6 - Speed
Max Power(ps)
125.00
Max Torque(Nm)
98.60
Mileage
-NA-
Price (Ex-Delhi)
-NA-
Displacement
648cc
Transmission
Max Power(ps)
47.00
Max Torque(Nm)
52.00
Mileage
-NA-
Price (Ex-Delhi)
Rs. 10,55,000
Displacement
765cc
Transmission
6 - Speed
Max Power(ps)
123.00
Max Torque(Nm)
77.00
Mileage
-NA-

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