Upcoming Bikes of 2013 from Rs 7 lakh to Rs 12 lakh
Expected: Mid-2013, Price: Rs 7 - 8 lakh, Channel: CKD
Rs 7 - 8 lakh, Channel: CKD
After having unleashed its Ninja brand upon Indian bikers, Kawasaki is readying to expand its Indian product range and there is news that the recently unveiled Kawasaki Z800 streetfighter machine will make its Indian debut by Mid-2013. Made at Kawasaki’s Thailand plant, the Z800 replaces the previous Z750 naked motorcycle from its line-up. Much like the Kawasaki Ninja 250R and the bigger 650R siblings that are also made in the Thailand facility and brought into India via the Completely Knocked Down (CKD) kit channel, expect Kawasaki to introduce the Z800 in India similarly as a CKD model. Complimenting the new found capacity hike is a completely revised design makeover that gives the Z800 a hyper-aggressive and belligerent stance which is bound to steal the hearts of lovers of streetfighter motorcycles.
Triumph Speed Triple
Expected: Late-2013, Price: Rs 8 lakh, Channel: CBU
Naked street machines are one of the most practical performance machines the world over and we love them for that. And amongst the strong variety of motorcycles in this segment, the Triumph Speed Triple is revered as one of the finest motorcycles to come from UK. And now the British brand is all geared to launch the Speed Triple in India sometime late next year. Powered by a 1,050cc inline three cylinder liquid cooled engine, the Speed Triple pumps out a whooping 135PS of power at 9,400rpm and 111Nm of torque peaking at 7,750rpm. The Speed Triple will lock horns against the likes of the Honda CB1000R, the Yamaha FZ1 and the Suzuki Bandit.