Cleveland Misfit & Ace Deluxe priced higher than Royal Enfield bikes, to launch next month

06/09/2018 - 12:00 | ,   | Ajinkya Lad

The Cleveland Misfit and the Cleveland Ace Deluxe will be priced at INR 2.49 lakh and INR 2.23 lakh (ex-showroom), respectively, according to a report from Overdrive.

Cleveland Misfit press right side
The Cleveland Misfit features signature cafe racer design cues with the tear-drop tank, a single seat with cowl and wide handlebar.

The Cleveland Ace Deluxe and the Misfit are scheduled for launch in October in India. According to Cleveland CycleWerks, the company has already received homologation certification for both motorcycles. Bookings will open from early October, while deliveries will start from November. The company is also working with online retail platforms to ease the bookings process and widen its product reach in India.

The company has set up ten dealerships across India, which will soon be operational and open to taking orders. Moreover, Cleveland CycleWerks plans to have a total of 30 dealerships in India by the end of this fiscal. The company has partnered with Laish-Madison Motor Werks (a Hyderabad-based company) for the production and distribution of its motorcycles in India.

Cleveland CycleWerks India has set up its assembly plant in Pune, with an annual capacity of 35,000-40,000 units. All Cleveland motorcycles will be locally assembled in India with CKD kits coming from China. That said, Cleveland CycleWerks India has started locally sourcing components like headlamps, tyres and wiring harness.

The company will start work on the second assembly line once it reaches the 30 per cent production target in India and aims to sell around 5,000 motorcycles in the country by the end of 2019. The company unveiled the Cleveland Misfit, Ace Scrambler, Ace Café and the Cleveland Ace Deluxe at the 2018 Auto Expo in February.

The bikes source power from a 229 cc, single-cylinder, air-cooled, 4-stroke engine that is capable of generating a maximum power of 15.4 bhp at 7,000 rpm while developing 16 Nm of peak torque at 6,000 rpm. A five-speed gearbox works in tandem with the powertrain via a final chain drive.

The Cleveland Misfit features a café racer design language with a long tear-drop tank, raised handlebar, round headlight and single-seat. On the other hand, the Cleveland Ace Deluxe is a neo-classic scrambler that features a circular fuel tank, long single-piece seat, round headlamp and a wide handlebar.

Cleveland Ace Deluxe left side at 2018 Auto Expo
The Cleveland Ace Deluxe is a neo-classic scrambler that comes with an upright riding posture.

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The Misfit and Ace Deluxe come shod with inverted front forks and twin coil-spring shock absorbers at the back. Stopping power comes from a 298 mm front disc with two-piston calliper and a 210 mm rear rotor with a single-piston calliper. The motorcycles run on 17-inch wire-spoke aluminium wheels that will wrap MRF or CEAT tyres. The bikes have a fuel tank capacity of 14 litres and a kerb weight of 133 kg.

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