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10 hot bikes to hit Indian roads soon

Last updated on: March 17, 2010 15:16 IST

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The two-wheeler market is booming in India. Looking at the fast growing market, even the iconic bike maker Harley-Davidson is coming up with its products this year.

The year 2010 is going to be highly competitive for the bike makers as several hot products are in the line to be launched.

Here is a look at the upcoming hot machines:

Harley Davidson VRSC FLSTC Heritage Softail Classic

Likely launch: March, 2010

Estimated price: Rs 19,45,000

The iconic bike maker Harley Davidson is going to launch its products in India this year.  The classic look of Heritage Softail Classic is going to attract Indian bike lovers.

The bike has length of 2400 mm,  length of 955 mm and height of 1402 mm. The stylish looking bike has ground clearance 129.54 mm. The fuel capacity of the bike is 18.93 litre.

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Yamaha R125

Likely launch: April, 2010

Estimated price:  Rs 9,0,000

Yamaha is likely to launch its bike R125 in the month of April this year.

The 124.66cc engine of the vehicle gives maximum power of 14.5 Bhp at the rate of 9000 rpm and maximum torque of 12.2 Nm at the rate of 8000 rpm.

The bike has length of 2015 mm, width of 660 mm and height of 970 mm. The bike, with wheelbase of 1355 mm, has ground clearance of 155 mm.

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Bajaj Discover 150 Sprint

Likely launch: April, 2010

Estimated price: Rs 57,000

Riding high on its recent successful launches, Bajaj Auto is likely to launch a variant of its popular model Discover in April.

The Discover 150 Sprint will be equipped with 150cc engine delivering maximum power of 14.1ps at the rate of 8500rpm and maximum torque of 12.3nm at the rate of 6500rpm.

The 5-gear bike will have length of 2030 mm, width of 760 mm and height of1065 mm. You can store up to 10 liters in the tank of the bike. It has wheelbase of 1305 mm.

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Kawasaki Ninja 650R

Likely launch: April, 2010

Estimated price: Rs 5,50,000

The famous super bike Kawasaki Ninja 650R is likely to be introduced in the Indian two-wheeler market in April this year.

The 649 cc engine of the bike offers maximum power of 53 kW (72 PS) (71 hp) at the rate of 8,500 rpm and maximum torque of 66 N m (48.5 at the rate of 7,000 rpm.

The length of the bike is 2,105 mm, while width is 760 mm, and height 1,210 mm. The high-end bike is likely to be priced around Rs 5,50,000.

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Yamaha FZ1

Likely launch: June, 2010

Estimated price: Rs 9,00,000

Yamaha FZ1's 998cc engine delivers maximum power of 148 Bhp at the rate of 11000 rpm and maximum torque of 106 Nm at the rate of 8000 rpm.

Likely to be launched in June 2010, the bike has length of 2140 mm, width of 770 mm and height of 1060 mm.

The bike, with weight of 214 kg, has ground clearance of 135 mm. The fuel tank capacity of the two-wheeler is 18 liters.

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Yamaha Mio Soul

Likely launch: June, 2010

Estimated price: Rs 90,000

The stylish looking bike Yamaha Mio Soul is likely to be introduced in the Indian bike market in June 2010.

The 4-stroke engine of the bike offers maximum power of 7.6 Bhp at the rate of 8000 rpm and maximum torque of 7.4 Nm at the rate of 6500 rpm.

The bike has 1820 mm of length, width of 675 mm and height of 1050 mm. The bike, with ground clearance of 125 mm, has fuel tank capacity of 4.10 litres.

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Yamaha SZ Sports

Likely launch: June, 2010

Estimated price: Rs 55,000

Yamaha is likely to launch its bike SZ Sports around June this year. Likely to be priced around Rs 55,000, the bike was showcased at the Auto Expo in New Delhi this year.

The bike will be equipped with 123.7cc Air-cooled, 4-stroke, SOHC, 2-valve Engine, which delivers power of 11 Bhp at the rate of 7500 rpm, and torque of 10.4 Nm at the rate of 6500 rpm.

The bike is popular worldwide for its stunning looks.

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Honda Interceptor VFR800

Likely launch: July, 2010

Estimated price: Rs 8,00,000

The bike maker Honda is going to launch Interceptor VFR800 in July 2010.

The likely high pricing at Rs. 8,00,000 will make the super bike exclusive for buyers with deep pockets.

Its launch is also likely to enhance the brand image of Honda in India.

The bike has sleek design, which is going to appeal to lovers of high-end mean machines.

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Kawasaki Ninja ZX-14

Likely launch time: July, 2010

Estimated price: Rs 9,50,000

The super bike Kawasaki Ninja ZX-14 will appeal hugely to lovers of cool machines.

The bike with 1352cc engine offers maximum torque of 154nm at the rate of 7500rpm.

The 5 gear bike has length of 1106 mm, width of 2044 mm and height of 717 mm. Likely to be launched in July this year, the two-wheeler may be priced around Rs 9,50,000.

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Harley Davidson XR 1200X

Likely launch: December, 2010

Estimated price: Rs 6,50,000

XR 1200X is another iconic brand from the stable of Harley Davidson to be launched this year.

The bike, offering max power of 67 KW @ 7000rpm and maximum torque of 100 Nm at the rate of 3700 rpm, has front suspension of 43mm Showa inverted cartridge forks and rear suspension of Dual Showa hydraulic shock absorbers adjustable for preload.

It has front brakes of single 292mm discs Nissin 4 piston calipers and rear brakes of single 260mm disc Nissin 1 piston calipers.

The bike, with fuel tank capacity of 13 litres, is likely to be priced around Rs 6,50,000.

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