Cleveland Cyclewerks Heist to compete in the 200-250cc Indian cruiser segment

24/09/2018 - 09:34 | ,   | Suvil Susvirkar

IAB caught up with Cleveland Cyclewerks India’s Director and CEO, Pranav Desai during the inauguration of the American two-wheeler brand’s first showroom in India. Desai confirmed to IAB that the Cleveland Ace Deluxe and Misfit would soon be joined by the Ace Cafe and the Ace Scrambler. In a further update, Desai confirmed that the Cleveland Heist, a 229cc segment from the American brand, would follow the Ace duo.

Cleveland Cyclewerks Heist Right Three Quarter Front
The Cleveland Cyclewerks Heist Cruiser will follow the Ace Cafe and Ace Scrambler. The launch timeline, however, has not been announced yet.

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Desai said, “In the Ace family, we have the Cafe and Scrambler. Those two will be lined up immediately after the Ace Deluxe and Misfit, post which we will have the Heist that is a cruiser model.”

The 229 cc cruiser features minimal body panels for a retro look. The motorcycle features typical cruiser style ergonomics with forward set footrests and tall handlebar. The fuel tank is a clean slate for owners to customise the visuals. The feature list includes:

Stopping power is provided by a 290 mm single disc at the front and 240 mm single disc at the rear. Both, front and rear feature dual piston callipers. Stainless steel braided and bonded brake lines come as standard. The motorcycle rides on chrome-spoked wheels that further enhance its cruiser styling. The solo seat is three-way adjustable and comes with choice of seat shocks, or classic seat springs

The motorcycle features all steel fenders, battery box, oil tank and gas tank. The rear fender sports a compact tail light while the blinkers are mounted on the subframe. Similar to other Cleveland models, the Heist also features a spherical headlight that enhances its retro character.

Mechanical specifications include the same 229 cc engine that powers the Ace range of motorcycles. The 229 cc OHV, single-cylinder, air-cooled engine is tuned to deliver 15.4 hp of power at 7,000 rpm and 16 Nm of torque at 6,000 rpm. The engine is mated to a five-speed gearbox.

Cleveland Cyclewerks Heist Right Side Studio Shot
The fuel tank of the Heist is a clean slate for customers to express their creativity.

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There is no specific timeline mentioned for the motorcycle. Meanwhile, the new dealership in Navi Mumbai is offering the Ace Deluxe and the Misfit at an ex-showroom price tag of INR 2.24 lakh and INR 2.49 lakh (ex-showroom, Navi Mumbai) respectively. Cleveland CycleWerks has joined hands with Laish Madison Motor Werks Private Limited to bring the classic-retro style American branded motorcycles to the Indian market.

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