It is evident that motorcycle makers in India are gearing up to expand their range of products in the country. A good number of new two-wheelers will release in the month of June. While the past few months have witnessed updates on the existing range to meet the stringent BS-IV norms, June portends the arrival of a slew of models that include bigger machines such as the Ducati Multistrada 950 and Triumph Street Triple.
Here is a glimpse of the upcoming bikes slated for launch in India this June.
Triumph Street Triple S [June 12]
The British motorcycle maker Triumph's naked street fighter Street Triple is slated for its launch in India on June 12. The company has already started accepting bookings for the new Street Triple in India and the delivery will commence by the end of June. 2017 Triumph Street Triple range consists of three models--Street Triple S, Street Triple R and Street Triple RS. All models come with new 765cc at the heart with different specifications, technologies and suspensions.
Triumph is expected to bring the Triple S model to India first, followed by other two. The Triple S is tuned to develop 111bhp at 11,250rpm and 73Nm of torque, 9,100rpm mated to six-speed gearbox. The Triumph Street Triple S is expected to be priced around Rs. 10.5 lakh (ex-showroom).
Ducati Multistrada 950 [June 14]
Italian sports bike maker Ducati is planning to add quite a few models to its India line-up this year. In June alone, the company will add Monster 797 and Multistrada 950, two entry-level models. The launch of the Monster 797 and Multistrada 950 has been scheduled for June 14.
Ducati unveiled its new member in Multistrada family, Multistrada 950, at the 2016 EICMA show in Milan. Multistrada 950 is a more accessible package powered by tried-and-tested 939 Testastretta L-Twin that also powers the new SuperSport.
With the 113hp engine and 19-inch front wheel, Multistrada 950 is ideal for all-terrain as well as for daily commute. Multistrada 950 is employed with 48mm KYB forks up front and a Sachs monoshock damper at the rear, both fully adjustable. Braking power comes from twin 320mm discs at the front and a 265mm rear disc while ABS comes as standard. The bike runs on Pirelli Scorpion Trail II tyres mounted on 19-inch front and 17-inch rear wheels.
Ducati Monster 797 [June 14]
The youngest member in the Monster family, the Monster 797 comes powered by an air-cooled 803cc Desmodue L-twin motor capable of delivering 75hp at 8,250rpm and a maximum torque of 69NM at 5,750rpm. Monster 797 is equipped with the same suspension parts and tyres as Monster 821. It weighs 4.5kg less than Monster 821 at 175 kilograms and that will make the bike easier to handle.
Benelli Tornado 302R
Italian motorcycle maker Benelli is expected to launch its fully faired model, the Tornado 302R, in India in June. Although the launch date of the fully-faired sibling of TNT 300 is yet to be revealed, the bike is open for bookings at some of the dealerships of the company.
To be pitted against Kawasaki Ninja 300 and Yamaha YZF-R3, the upcoming Benelli will get 300cc liquid-cooled, parallel twin engine that can develop 36bhp at 12,000rpm and 27Nm at 9,000 rpm. This is the same engine that does duty in TNT 300. The price tag of the Benelli Tornado 302R is expected to hover around Rs. 3.5 lakh.