2019 will be another year in which we will witness plenty of new motorcycle launches across all segment however there will be a special treat for the adventure enthusiast of the country
Finally, we can proudly say that Indian folks are stepping out of their comfortable homes and embracing the outdoor life. A Lot of new motorcycle enthusiasts are packing their bags and riding their motorcycles to explore various unknown places of India. In order to make their journey comfortable, they are either upgrading to bigger adventure tourers or modifying their existing motorcycles to make it more touring friendly machines.
Previously Indian motorcycle buyers did not have too many options in their hand in the Adventure touring category but now they do. In the past few years, we have seen plenty of adventure tourers from renowned two-wheeler manufacturer launched in India. The good news is that the new year too won’t be different either. That said, here is the list of 5 new Adventure motorcycles launching in India in the year 2019.
1. Hero Xpulse 200 Expected Price: Rs 1.05 Lakh (ex-showroom) The cheapest and the most anticipated motorcycle on our list is the new Hero Xpulse 200. The motorcycle is built on a modified Impulse 150 platform and to be quite honest packs plenty of hardware which will keep the buyer happy. The Xpulse 200 gets a long suspension setup, higher set mudguards, knobby offroad tires etc. Besides that the Xpulse 200 looks to be the most loaded motorcycle of the Hero lineup because it also gets an all-LED headlamps, fully digital instrument cluster, a compact windscreen etc.
There is nothing much to say about the engine because it will use the same 199.6 cc Air cooled, 4 Stroke 2 Valve Single cylinder OHC unit which produces around 18.4ps of peak power at 8000 rpm and 17.1 Nm of peak torque at 6500 rpm. The engine will be paired to a 5-speed gearbox. The motorcycle will rely on a 276 mm disc brakes towards the front and 220 mm disc at the rear.
You can expect the Xpulse 200 to get a single channel ABS setup for its front brakes. 2. KTM 390 Adventure Expected Price: Rs 2.5-3.0 Lakh (ex-showroom) While we all thought KTM has delayed the launch of their upcoming 390 Adventure it was spotted once again testing in India this time. While many of us expected KTM to showcase the 390 Adventure at the 2018 EICMA motorcycle show but things did not go according to the plan. KTM unveiled the 790 Adventure at the show but there was no sign of the smaller 39 Adventure anywhere.