India Bike Week 2017’s Top 5 Bikes: Best Of The Lots
The fifth edition of the India Bike Week in Goa from 24 to 25 November 2017 was the largest ever. This time more than 15,000 motorists from all over the country visited the festival. The India India Bike Week also had some manufacturers launching new bikes, introducing some of the upcoming models and great concepts. BMW Motorrad India made its debut at India Bike Week 2017, taking the opportunity to launch two new models. Indian Motorcycle has also launched a new cruise. Here is an overview of India Bike Week 2017’s Top 5 Bikes
- BMW R NINE T RACER
BMW Motorrad India has announced its first participation in the India Bike Week and presented two new motorcycles in Goa. First, there’s the BMW R Nine T Racer, a new version of the Cafe Racer alongside the BMW R Nine T. The BMW R Nine T Racer features a semi-fairing mounted on the saddle with a round headlight, round retro timepieces, bumper seat , rear footrest and a vintage BMW Motorsport Painting. The R Nine T Racer is powered by the same 1,170 cc boxer engine that powers the other two models in the R Nine T range: the BMW R Nine T and the BMW R Nine T Scrambler. The engine produces 110 hp and 116 Nm of torque and the racer is priced at $ 17,30 lakh, ex-showroom.
2. BMW K 1600 B
BMW Motorrad has also launched an excavator based on its large touring motorcycle, the BMW K 1600 GTL. The K 1600B has a new tailgate, which is lower and the height of the seat is slightly lower than the GTL. Glass is also short and adjustable electrically. Continued as an excavator, the K 1600 B is screwed into saddlebags with a capacity of 37 liters. The K 1600 B is powered by the same 1649cc six-cylinder in-line engine that develops 160 horsepower at 7750 rpm and 175 Nm of maximum torque at 5250 rpm. The K 1600 B is equipped with an electronically controlled semi-active suspension and three driving modes, ABS and Dynamic Traction Control. The BMW K 1600 B is brought to India as a complete import or CBU (Fully Built Unit) and costs 29 lakh, ex-showroom.
3. Indian Scout Bobber
Indian Motorcycle extended its popular range of Indian Scout cruises with a new bobber, called Indian Scout Bobber. The silhouette of the Indian Scout Bobber looks a bit like the standard Indian Scout, but there are changes. The Bobber Scout has a lower appearance, and looks more muscular with gnarled rims, cut fenders, flat-track style handlebars and leather seats. The Bobber Scout also receives a new bold plate in the fuel tank along with new engine covers. The Bobber Scout is powered by the same 1,131 cc, standard Scout v-twin engine, which produces 100 bhp and 97.7 Nm of maximum torque. The ergonomics of the Scout Bobber is different from the Scout, which gives it a more adjusted and more aerodynamic driving position. The Indian Scout Bobber is priced at ₹ 12.99 lakh (ex-showroom) and reservations are being accepted at this time, with deliveries starting in December.
4. Triumph Bonneville Speedmaster
Triumph Motorcycles India unveiled its next cruise, the Triumph Bonneville Speedmaster in India’s Bike Week. The Speedmaster is the latest model in the Triumph Bonneville series and will be the most affordable cruise in the Triumph Motorcycle range. The Speedmaster is based on the Bonneville Bobber, but with a distinctive identity of its own, which includes, of course, passenger transport capacity. The Speedmaster motor is the same as the Bonneville Bobber: the 1,200 cc parallel motor produces 76 bhp and 106 Nm of maximum torque. Expect the Speedmaster to start sometime in early 2018, priced between ₹ 11-12 lakh (ex-showroom).
5. Harley Davidson Street 750 Flat Tracker
Harley-Davidson India exhibited its Softail 2018 range, which was launched a couple of months ago at the India Bike Week. But Harley India was also surprised when the company introduced a Flat Track corridor based on the Harley-Davidson Street 750. Rajputana Customs was commissioned to build the Flat Track Racer and the custom bike shop built the bike in just under two months. Harley-Davidson India says the company allowed Vijay Singh of Rajputana Customs to have a free hand in construction and the result is the new Street 750 Flat Track Racer. Flat Track racing has been at the heart of the Harley-Davidson racing legacy, and the Street 750-based Flat Track racer pays homage to that story. So this comprises the list of India Bike Week 2017’s Top 5 Bikes. Do tell us your list of India Bike Week 2017’s Top 5 Bikes.