This year will conclude in less than four months, but the action in the Indian two-wheeler market seems to have just begun. The debut of the Triumph Speed 400 and the Harley-Davidson X440 was just the start. Here’s a lowdown on other products that’ll debut by the end of this year.
TVS Apache RTR 310
TVS is almost ready with its streetfighter iteration of the Apache RR 310. The motorcycle was spied a couple of times in the past few weeks, but now, TVS has confirmed the launch. Going by the spy shots, the upcoming bike doesn’t seem to be rebadged BMW G 310 R. Though aesthetically it is different from its German cousin, it would have the same 312cc reverse-inclined liquid-cooled engine.
2024 KTM 390 Duke
The country’s favourite hooligan is all set to step up its game in September 2023. The third generation of the 390 Duke packs a bigger 399cc liquid-cooled single, a new lighter chassis, adjustable fork and monoshock along with three riding modes – Rain, Street And Race. In fact, the Race mode also unlocks the Launch Control. Now, it’s all the more ‘Ready To Race’!
2024 KTM 250 Duke
Accompanying the 390 would be its 250cc sibling. It gets the same chassis and visual overhaul, but skips on electronics. Furthermore, the TFT console is replaced by a LCD unit. Unlike the 390 Duke, the 250 Duke’s displacement remains the same.
Royal Enfield Himalayan 450
The bikemaker’s first-ever liquid-cooled motor will debut with the Himalayan 450 later this year. This new ADV could be lighter, and going by the leaked pictures, as capable as the 411cc sibling. Though the styling is quite retro, it is a thoroughly modern motorcycle with bits like USD fork, TFT console, LED illumination along with the liquid-cooled engine.
Aprilia RS 440
Heating up the small-capacity supersport segment will be the new Aprilia RS 440. Going by the teaser and the spy shots, the Aprilia RS 440 features the same styling as the RS 660. Though details are scarce at the moment, it is expected to pack around 45 bhp and flaunt a decent electronics package too.
Well, these are the motorcycles that are surely gracing the Indian shores this year. However, Yamaha could possibly also launch the YZF-R3 and the MT-03 towards the end of 2023. And yes, we haven’t forgotten about the Triumph Scrambler 400X’s price announcement too. So, from scramblers and ADVs to nakeds and even supersports, the last few months will surely be interesting for two-wheeler enthusiasts.