Top 5 Upcoming Fully-Faired Bikes In 2017-18 (WorldWide)
Top 5 Upcoming Fully-Faired Bikes In 2017-18
The Indian two-wheeler market is witnessing many new fully-faired motorcycles being launched nowadays. A fully-faired design is often linked to high-speed sports motorcycles due to their aggressive stance. And as a matter of fact, these motorcycles do come with the assurance of being a beast in terms of power.
The TVS Akula 310 launch is nearing, and the fans of fully-faired sports bikes are keeping a close watch as the motorcycle looks promising with an excellent design and a lot of power under the hood. However, the Akula 310 is not the only fully faired bike launching in India in the near future. Here, we discuss the top five upcoming fully faired bike on which you can keep an eye if you are planning to buy one.
Kawasaki Ninja 400
Kawasaki has kept the needle on its favour by showcasing the new Ninja 400. In India, it will be a very tough competitor to the KTM RC390, which has eventually turned out to be a monster. The Ninja 400 is a more than just a successor of the Ninja 300 and despite having some resemblance to the smaller version, it will look lot more aggressive. It will be powered by a 399 cc engine that would be capable of making a maximum power of 45 bhp along with a peak torque of 38 Nm. The engine is mated to a 6-speed slipper clutch that is easier to the mechanism.
When we speak about performance motorcycles, skipping KTM isn’t a wise thing to do. The RC series has been gaining widespread popularity of late and the numbers prove the point. The RC250 has been spotted testing some time back and could well be introduced in India sometime in 2018. It will be driven by a 250 cc single cylinder engine which can produce a maximum power of 30 bhp (5 bhp more than the RC200) along with a peak torque of 24 Nm.
Suzuki GSX 250
The Suzuki GSX 250 would bring the much-needed life into the 250cc fully faired segment, especially after the popular Honda CBR250R was discontinued. The GSX 250 will be a bigger engine version of the Gixxer SF. Under the bonnet, there will be a 248 cc, liquid-cooled engine which would be capable of producing a good power of 24.7 bhp along with a peak torque of 23.4 Nm. There will be a 6-speed unit doing the transmission duties.
TVS Apache RTR 310
This fully-faired TVS motorcycle was first showcased as a concept with the name“TVS Akula 310”. It is one of the fastest motorcycles in the segment and gets its power from a 310 cc engine, which produces 34 bhp of peak power at 9,500 revs per minute against 28 Nm of torque at 7,500 revs per minute. It has a very aggressive appearance and is built jointly with BMW.
And then there is another motorcycle in the fully-faired sports motorcycle segment, albeit with a smaller engine. The Ninja branding is sure to go places in India as Kawasaki is looking to introduce the Ninja 250 in the country soon. It will be a little softer in size compared to the Ninja 300 or 400 but will be enough to compete against the likes of the KTM RC250 and the Suzuki GSX250. The 250 cc, liquid cooled engine under the hood will be capable of making a maximum power of 27.6 bhp along with a highest torque of 23 Nm, both at higher revs.
Are there more?
Indian sports bike scene is changing rapidly, and all the manufacturers are eyeing to grab a decent market share in it. A lot of models are in the making and there will be a number of launches in the near future. However, the models mentioned here are creating most hype and are expected to outperform the competition.
And if you don’t want to wait, existing fully-faired motorcycles like the Yamaha R15, Bajaj Pulsar RS200 and the Benelli 302R are a few great options to go for.