IAB Picks – 5 ‘sporty’ bikes to be launched this year
Nithyanandh K, As a toddler, those wheeled machinery fascinated me even before I knew what they’re called as! So here I'm, petrolhead by birth, Mechanical engineer by qualification and automotive reporter by profession!
The Indian two wheeler market is set to be flooded with an assortment of sportive motorcycles with engine displacements spanning 150 cc to 373 cc. All bikes laid out in this story are slated for a launch before the end of this year.
1. Mahindra Mojo
The long overdue Mahindra Mojo is finally set to see the light of day. The final phase of testing is on with the launch expected anytime soon.
The flagship motorcycle is powered by a 292 cc single-cylinder liquid-cooled fuel injected engine that produces 26 hp and 25 Nm of torque and comes paired to a 6-speed gearbox. The redesigned near-production concept that was showcased at the Auto Expo featured new fuel tank, LED daytime running lights and revised air intakes.
Competitors: Suzuki Inazuma, Honda CBR250R, KTM Duke
Expected Price: INR 1.25 – 1.75 lakhs, ex-showroom