Cleveland Ace & Cleveland Misfit India launch in February
Praveen M, Engineer-turned-motorcycle journalist. I'm a sucker for cruising down the highways, and twisties in the hills.
Cleveland CycleWerks India will be launching the Cleveland Ace and the Cleveland Misfit in February, at the 2018 India Auto Expo.
The company has teamed up with Laish-Madison Motor Werks (LMMW) for manufacturing, service and ride experience. LMMW has a fully-integrated assembly facility in Pune. While the Ace has a scrambler design, the Misfit is more of a cafe-racer.
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The Cleveland Misfit employs a 223 cc OHV engine with air cooling. The engine features a counterbalancer and is capable of reaching speeds of over 112 kmph. The manufacturer estimated mileage stands at 34 kmpl. The powerplant makes 16.3 PS at 7,500 rpm, and 18 Nm at 5,500 rpm. The engine pairs with a 5-speed transmission.
The Cleveland Ace gets a single cylinder 229.5 cc mill that is good for 14.2 PS and 16.5 Nm. A 5-speed gearbox transmits the power. The Ace Standard version comes with telescopic forks and upright riding position, while the Ace Deluxe variant gets aluminium wheels, inverted forks, a slightly raised front fender, wide bars, dual purpose tires, bigger brakes, and a flat seat.
The bikes will primarily rival the Royal Enfield and the UM Renegade range. The Misfit has the potential to be the least expensive café racer if it is priced competitively. Expect more details about the upcoming bikes at the show.