Each year, new two-wheelers get launched in India with advanced features. The nation has witnessed the launch of a blend of sports bikes, high-power bikes, scooters, and different other categories. In the year 2018, bike lovers got many new launches to enjoy. One can choose from numerous options of bikes according to the specifications and personal preferences.
A buyer can purchase a two-wheeler on a two-wheeler loan. Several banks and NBFCs provide two-wheeler loans at affordable interest rates. The loan applicant can compare the features and rates of each loan and apply it online as well.
Here is the list of the bikes that were released in the country in 2018:
The top manufacturing brand, Bajaj has launched this bike that was displayed at the 2014 Auto Expo. It is a power cruiser. This motorcycle is in the range of Pulsar RS, and it has an engine produced by an Austrian company. The bike has a super-cool and edgy look. It is believed to be the most expensive bike offered by Bajaj. However, it is cheaper than the KTM RC390, its main competitor in the market. It has a top speed of approximately 175km per hour. It has a 373.2 cc engine with a single cylinder. With the disc brakes at both the sides and a triple spark plug, it gives a mileage of around 26 km/per liter.
|Specifications : Bajaj Pulsar RS400|
|Estimated Cost||Rs.1.75 lakh-2 lakh|
|Launch Schedule||May or June 2018|
|Specifications of bike||Fuel-injected four strokes 373.2 cc with a single cylinder|
|Torque||34.5 Nm at 7,000 RPM|
|Front suspension||Telescopic forks|
|Rear suspension||Gas-charged mono shock|
The Boxer X150 is an adventure bike that can be easily driven on off-road routes. This stupendous bike has a high-raised front mudguard as well as on-off road tires that helps the rider to have a comfortable riding experience even on rough turfs.
|Specifications : Bajaj Boxer X150|
|Specifications of bike||144.8 cc single cylinder engine with a carburetor|
|Torque||12.26 NM at 5000 RPM|
|Fuel tank capacity||11.20 liter|
|Ground clearance||190.00 mm|
This bike is designed and manufactured by Hero MotoCorp. With the launch of this bike, the company has entered in the 150 cc scooter segment. One can enjoy the ride of this sporty maxi-scooter with a good mileage and fuel efficiency. The buyer can choose from two of its model variants which consist of European style step-through and flat floorboard. It has a liquid-cooled engine, and a European styled step seat with a tail lamp and bright LED blinkers.
|Specifications : Hero ZIR 150|
|Launch Schedule||February 2018|
|Specifications of Bike||157 cc with a single-cylinder engine|
|Type of Fuel||Petrol|
|Top speed||110 km/hour|
|Front suspension||Telescopic hydraulic shock absorbers|
|Rear suspension||Swinging engine and dual shock-abs which can be adjusted|
The leading Italian bike manufacturing brand, DSK Benelli, has probably released a parallel-twin 400 cc bike as the brand has already had a 250 cc and a 300 cc TNT bike. The bike has a parallel-twin engine along with 400 cc displacement. The company is expected to launch three bikes in the year 2019. The bikes consist of a mid-size adventure bike, full-faired Tornado, and a Scrambler-style bike.
|Specifications : DSK Benelli Tornado 400|
|Estimated Cost||Rs.3 lakh-4.5 lakh|
|Launch Schedule||May 2018|
|Engine capacity||399 cc engine|
|Torque||35 to 40 Nm|
|Ground clearance||160 mm|
|Weight of Kerb||196 kg|
This bike is produced by one of the most prominent Indian bike manufacturers, Bajaj, who is a pioneer in producing trendy bikes. It consists of a fuel-cell cylinder. The Bajaj Dominar 200 was launched in 2018. The bike has the USP of offering the rider with a KTM 390 engine at a reasonable price. It also has some features similar to the KTM Duke bike.
|Specifications : Bajaj Dominar 200|
|Estimated Cost||Rs.1,10,000 to Rs.1,25,000|
|Launch Schedule||April 2018|
|Specifications of bike||Displacement of 200 cc liquid-cooled and fuel-injected single cylinder|
|Front suspension||Telescopic forks|
|Front Brake||Single 300mm disc|
|Rear suspension||Nitrox mono shocks|
|Rear brake||Single 230mm disc|
Royal Enfield bikes are elegant and street-smart. They are highly desirable among the youths of the country. The company has entered the big-bike segment by launching the 750 cc Himalayan. This new high power engine bike will utilize two cylinders instead of a single thumper. The engine of 750 cc Royal Enfield has been re-designed on Continental GT frame to make it highway worthy.
|Specifications : Royal Enfield Himalayan 750cc|
|Estimated Cost||Rs.3.5 lakh-4 lakh|
|Liquid-cooled with a displacement of 750 cc engine|
|Fuel supply type||Fuel injection|
|Maximum torque||62 Nm|
This bike has many advanced features as compared to the existing TVS Apache RTR 160. The bike is seen in two variants. One of the variants has a disc brake at both the wheels, whereas the other model has a drum brake at the rear wheel.
|Specifications : New 2018 TVS Apache RTR 160|
|Period of launch||February 2018|
|Engine displacement||159.7 cc|
|Maximum power||16 Bhp at 8500 RPM|
|Maximum torque||14 Nm at 4000 RPM|
This is a premium scooter with a sophisticated and retro look. It has entered the Indian market in October 2018. It has a single cylinder with a displacement of 278 cc engine. It is has an analog instrument cluster and an LCD. The advanced features of the bike include dual-channel ABS and traction control in the International bike model. The price for this vehicle ranges from Rs. 4 lakh to Rs. 5 lakh. This scooter can also be purchased through two-wheeler loans. It also has an automatic twist gearbox. The other bike models which have been released include Piaggio Vespa GTS, Piaggio Vespa Primavera, Piaggio MP3, Piaggio Fly, and Piaggio Vespa Sprint.
|Specifications : Piaggio Vespa GTS 300|
|Estimated price||Rs.4 lakh to Rs.5 lakh|
|Engine displacement||278 cc|
|Maximum power||21.2 Bhp at 7500 RPM|
|Top speed||130 km/hour|
|Seat height||790 mm|
|Maximum torque||22.3 Nm at 5250 RPM|
|Number of cylinders||1|
|Fuel tank capacity||9.10 liters|
The Hero Xpulse has been designed based on the specifications of Hero Impulse. The engine of this bike variant is powered by a 200 cc, four-stroke, single cylinder, air-cooled engine. The bike was first exhibited at the Auto Expo in 2016. The dual purpose bike shares mechanics with the Xtreme 200S. It has spoked wheels, LED headlights, a tall windscreen, LED tail lights, a fantastic luggage rack on the rear side, telescopic front forks, and digital instrument console. It has an optional ABS (Anti-lock Braking System). The on-road cost of this bike is between Rs. 1 lakh to Rs. 1.25 lakh. It can be conveniently used as a firm off-roader for adventurous biking experiences and will be a great investment for mountain riding expeditions. This bike was launched in 2018.
|Specifications : Hero Xpulse|
|Front suspension||Long travel telescopic fork|
|Rear suspension||Mono Shock|
|Front tire||Metzeler off-road|
|Rear tire||Metzeler off-road|
|Launch date||Mid 2018|
This energy scooter has created a great buzz in the market as a zero-emission vehicle. It has been designed and manufactured by Ather Energy, an Indian start-up prominent in manufacturing electric vehicles. This brand will probably inspire more and more Indian companies to come up with eco-friendly vehicles that would help in conserving the environment effectively by reducing the carbon footprints. It will embrace the urban transport system and help in reducing pollution by being an energy-efficient bike. The pre bookings of the scooter had started from June 2018. The on-road cost of the Ather S340 is Rs 1.1 lakh.
|Specifications : Ather S340|
|Estimated Cost||Rs.80,000-Rs.1 lakh|
|Launch Schedule||September - October 2018|
|Maximum speed||75 Kmph|
|Usage of Fuel||Electric|
|Type of tire||Tubeless|