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Most Awaited Middleweight Bikes of 2018 in India

Are you an adventure freak who likes traveling India on adventure bikes? Well, if yes, then we have something for you! Alike every year, this year too, various top bike model companies have come up with some fantastic middleweight bikes segments, that most of the bikers were waiting for.

So, there will be no hassle in your way if you think you might feel tumultuous traveling with heavy bikes, as we have bought for you a list of upcoming middleweight bikes in India.

There are myriad of options to choose from, so you can have a look at some of the best segments that various companies have bought in.

Have a look!


#1. BMW G 310 GS:

Most Awaited BMW G 310 GS
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The first in the list is a bike from BMW Motorrad India. The company will be launching the so-called ‘Made in India’, BMW G 310 GS in July, this year. The bike will be sharing its engine with the TVS Apache RR 310 and BMW G 310 R. The bike is developed under the alliance with TVS Motor Company and formulated at Hosur plant of TVS based in Tamil Nadu.

The specifications of this middleweight bike include:

  • Cylinder: The 313 cc, single-cylinder.
  • Engine: Liquid-cooled engine.
  • Torque: Peak Torque 34 bhp and 28 Nm.
  • Gearbox: Six-speed gearbox.
  • Suspension: Long travel suspension (180 mm front and rear) with a 19-inch front wheel.
  • Price: Expected price is up to ₹ 3 Lakhs (ex-showroom).

The bike is set to promise fun to its owners


#2. Hero XPulse:

Hero Xpulse
Image Source: Autocar India


The next in the list of middleweight bikes come to the most affordable motorcycle that adventurers can look for, and it is Hero XPulse. The bike is set to hit the market in the 4th quarter of this year. The concept of the motorcycle was earlier unveiled both at the Auto Expo 2018 as well as in the EICMA show in Milan last year. The engine is likely to be shared with Hero Xtreme 200R. The Hero XPulse is a slightly higher version of 150 cc Hero Impulse that is no longer in a run.

The specifications are as follows:

  • Cylinder: Hero XPulse gets a new 200 cc, single-cylinder engine.
  • Torque: Peak Torque of 18.4 bhp and 17.1 Nm.
  • Gearbox: 6-speed gearbox.
  • Suspension: The bike has a long front Telescopic Fork suspension and adaptable monoshock in the rear.
  • Price: Expected price is up to go around Rs. 1.2 Lakh (ex-showroom).

#3. Suzuki V-storm:

Suzuki V-Strom 650XT
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The upcoming V-Strom will be available to customers in two variants, i.e., the V-Strom 650XT and standard V-Strom 650. This middleweight voyage tourer is set to come as a CKD in India, and the company has revealed that the bike is more of the premium version. The standard V-Strom 650 will, however, be available with Bridgestone Battle Wing tyres and lighter cast aluminum wheels shod. The ones who like highway riding and that too at high speeds.

The specifications are as follows:

  • Cylinder: Suzuki V-storm gets 645cc.
  • Engine: Liquid Cool Engine, 4-stroke.
  • Torque: Peak Torque of 70hp and 66Nm.
  • Price: Expected price is up to go around ₹ 7-7.3 lakhs (ex-showroom).

#4. Kawasaki ZX-10R:

Kawasaki ZX-10R
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Another most awaited bike of this year is the Kawasaki ZX-10R. The bike comes in SE variant that consists of a semi-active electronic suspension. The company reveals that this segment bike is slackly derived from the ZX-10RR race bike. The best part about the bike is that bikers can adapt to both riding and road conditions and also offer the right amount of moisture with a reaction time.

The specifications are as follows:

  • Cylinder: 998cc, 4-cylinder.
  • Engine: In-Line Four, 4-Stroke, 16-Valves, DOHC.
  • Torque: Peak Torque of 113.5Nm at 11,500 rpm.
  • Suspension: Showa suspension front and rear (Balance Free Front Fork and BFRC-lite shock.
  • Price: Expected price is up to ₹ 22 Lakh (ex-showroom).


#5. Royal Enfield Continental GT Twin/Interceptor 650:

Royal Enfield Continental GT Twin/Interceptor 650

Last to the list is Royal Enfield Continental GT Twin and Interceptor 650. The company has marked its return, and it’s something to look for all middleweight bike The bike is a highway liner and features a round tank with and having a flat bench liked seat. So, all Royal Enfield fans, this is the best segment cool bike that you can look for.

The specifications are as follows:

  • Cylinder: The Continental GT Twin is powered by 648cc.
  • Engine: air-cooled.
  • Gearbox: Six-speed gearbox along with a slip-assist clutch.
  • Torque: Peak Torque of 52Nm at 4000 rpm and 47hpp and 7,100rpm.
  • Price: Expected price is up to ₹ 3-3.5 Lakh (ex-showroom).


The Gist

These are the best selected and the most awaited middleweight bikes 2018 that we have lined up in the list. So, what are you waiting for? When such adventure bikes are there to twofold your fun, there is nothing that can stop you.


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