Bikes coming February 2022

Bikes coming February 2022

The Indian two-wheeler market was hit hard by the COVID-19 outbreak in 2020 but showed signs of recovery in 2021 despite the second wave of the pandemic playing spoilsport. Last year brought a raft of new two-wheelers to the country, including many mainstream products and several high-end two-wheelers. But that onslaught of products will only intensify this year, as automakers now scramble to boost the market with new launches. January saw the launch of several new two-wheelers in the country and we expect many more bikes to hit our markets this month. Let’s take a look at the motorcycles that are expected to be launched in India this year.

1. Next Generation KTM RC390

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The next generation KTM RC 125 and RC 200 motorcycles have been on sale in India for a few months now and we expect the Austrian brand to add the next generation model of the flagship RC 390 sports bike to India this month. The 2022 KTM RC 390 will have a new bolt-on subframe and lighter wheels, making the bike more nimble than before. It will also sport a new design principle in line with the new RC 200. The company will also equip the bike with new features such as Motorcycle Traction Control, Lean Angle Sensitive Cornering ABS, and Lean Angle Sensitive Cornering ABS. Switchable ABS. However, the bike will continue to use the 373cc single-cylinder liquid-cooled engine which develops 43bhp and 37Nm of peak torque.

2. KTM Adventure 390 2022

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After launching the updated version of KTM 250 Adventure, the Austrian motorcycle manufacturer is expected to offer the 2022 390 Adventure this month. Revealed globally in December 2021, the updated KTM 390 Adventure features stiffer 10-spoke cast alloy wheels, two new modes for lean-angle sensitive traction control and graphics sporty bodywork. It will continue to use the liquid-cooled 373.2cc single-cylinder engine which develops 43hp and 37Nm. The engine is mated to a six-speed gearbox with a slipper clutch and a two-way quickshifter.

3. Ducati Scrambler 1100 Tribute Pro

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The Ducati Scrambler 1100 Tribute Pro was unveiled worldwide last year and pays homage to the 750 GT, the first Ducati motorcycle with an air-cooled twin-cylinder engine. This bike is currently available for reservations in India. It will be powered by a 1,079cc twin-cylinder engine developing 85hp at 7,500rpm and 88Nm of peak torque at 4,750rpm. This powertrain is mated to a six-speed transmission with a slipper clutch.

4. Ducati Panigale V2 Troy Bayliss Edition

Ducati Panigale V2 Bayliss 20th Anniversary model unveiled

The Ducati Panigale V2 Troy Bayliss Edition was unveiled in July last year and celebrates twenty years of Troy’s first Superbike World Championship (SBK) in 2001 on the Ducati 996 R. In case you didn’t know, Troy Bayliss is one of the most successful Ducati riders. and won the SBK world title three times – 2001, 2006 and 2008 – and a MotoGP race. A limited edition model, the Panigale V2 Troy Bayliss edition will have a red and green livery inspired by the 996 R Ducati race bike on which Troy won the SBK championship in 2001. The bike will be powered by the 955 cc twin engine by Panigale V2. that’s 153bhp at 10,750rpm and 104Nm of peak torque at 9,000rpm.

Honorable Mention: Royal Enfield Scram 411

Royal Enfield has been working on a series of new motorcycles, including the Scram 411 which is due to be unveiled in India this month. The Scram 411 is a road bike powered by Himalaya’s 411cc single cylinder engine, capable of developing 24hp and 32Nm of peak torque.

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