The motorcycle industry in India is poised for a big change in 2017. Manufacturers have a range of high-performing premium bikes that will be released in the current year.
Here is a list of seven much-awaited bikes slotted for release in 2017.
- DSK Benelli BN 302R
This is a complete sports bike based on Benelli’s previous TNT 300 model. The bike comes with a new chassis and design that includes split headlamps. It runs on a 300cc liquid-cooled parallel twin engineand generates 35bhp power output with peak torque of 27Nm at 9000rpm. This model is expected to be priced at roughly INR 3.5 lakh.
- DSK Benelli TRK 502
Another much-awaited model is the DSK Benelli TRK 502, which is a middleweight adventure motorbike. It will be launched in the second half of 2017 and will include features like a high windshield, beaky front, spoked wheels with dual sports rubber, and wide & flat handlebars. This model runs on a 500cc parallel twin engine that offers 45Nm torque and 47bhp power. The TRK 502 will be priced between INR 6 lakh and INR 6.5 lakh.
- Triumph Bonneville Bobber
Triumph BonnevilleBobber includes a new chassis and suspension. Moreover, you may customize this bike choosing from a wide range of factory accessories. It comes with a 1200cc parallel twin liquid-cooled engine, which provides 80bhp power and 105Nm peak torque. This adventure bike will be priced at INR 10 lakh to INR 11 lakh.
- Honda CRF1000L Africa Twin
This is one of the most awaited adventure bikes expected to capture a huge market share. The latest Africa Twin model is poweredby a liquid-cooled 998cc parallel twin engine. This provides peak torque of 98Nm and 94bhp power. The Honda CRF1000L is expected to cost approximately INR 15 lakh.
- Ducati Monster 797
The Monster 797 is an entry-level bike from Ducati and borrows style and design cues from the Monster 821. It comes with a beefy headlight design, powerfully built fuel tank, and trellis frame. The engine is 803cc L-twin offering 75bhp power and 68Nm torque. This model will also include a slipper clutch. The price is expected to be about INR 8 lakh.
- Ducati Multistrada 950
TheMultistrada 950,an entry-level sports tourerappears similar to the Multistrada 1200. It comes with a smaller 937cc Testastretta engine that offers 113bhp power and 96Nm peak torque. The model will be available in four versions and would be priced between INR 13 and INR 14 lakh.
- Kawasaki Z900
The Z900 comes with a new 948cc inline four-stroke engine with a lightweight steel trellis frame. The engine offers higher 124bhp power. The Kawasaki Z900 is expected to be priced at INR 8.5 lakh.
Several additional models like Kawasaki Ninja 650, KTM 390 Duke, BMW G310R, and BMW G310S are expected to be launched in 2017. As a huge motorbike fan and wanting to own one of these newly launched models, you may consider buying a bike on EMI (Equated Monthly Installment). Loans for bikes are offered by most banks and non-banking financial companies (NBFCs) in India. Here are four features of these loans.
- Higher loan amount
You may avail of as much as 95% of the on-the-road price of the motorcycle as the loan amount. This reduces the amount you need to pay from your personal resources as the down payment.
- Quick processing
The documents required for applying for a two-wheeler loan are minimal. This ensures the entire procedure from loan application to approval is completed within a short period of time.
- Affordable interest rate
Contrary to popular belief, the bike loan interest rate is affordable. You will be charged a fixed interest rate with a flexible repayment schedule to ensure you have no difficulties while servicing the loan.
- Lack of collateral requirement
To avail of a bike loan, you need to provide your account details and few basic documents. The bike will be hypothecated and no additional collateral is required to avail this loan.
Comparing the terms and conditions of different financial institutions online will help you find the best deal. Financial institutions and manufacturers often offer special discounts ontwo-wheeler loan interest rates during festivals and certain occasions. So, avail of a loan and ride home your favorite bike.