The hottest upcoming bikes in India.

The future holds a crazy lineup of motorcycles from brands like KTM, Honda, Benelli, and others.

International motorcycle manufacturers have realized that the Indian two-wheeler market is ripe for the plucking.

In 2018-2019, BMW launched its 300cc bikes in India.

Triumph came up with their new Tiger, Jawa with their nostalgia and Royal Enfield with their best ever motorcycles. KTM also launched their much-awaited Duke 790 in India so did Kawasaki with their ZX 6R. 

Looks like we’re headed in the right direction. Isn’t it?

But there are a lot more upcoming bikes in India you should know about. 


Husqvarna Vitpilen 401 »»»

Husqvarna Vitpilen 401

KTM & Bajaj are all set to introduce the Huskies to the Indian market.

Vitpilen 401 is one of them. The Vitpilen will share the engine with Duke 390 but it will be tuned to match its cafe racing personality.

Available Alternatives.

Continental GT 550 &650

Duke 390

BMW 310 R


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KTM Duke 390 Adventure »»»

KTM DUKE 390 aventure

Credits: Powerdrift

Duke 390 adventure is the most anticipated upcoming bike from the house of KTM. The Duke 390 enjoys a global fan following, and adventure riders are eagerly waiting for KTM to launch the adventure version of this bike in India.

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Available Alternatives.

Royal Enfield Thunderbird X

Bajaj Avenger

Kawasaki Z400 »»»

kawasaki z 400 black

Kawasaki has two popular sports motorcycle under 500 cc in India, but talking about naked motorcycles, Kawasaki has none. And rumors are that Kawasaki will soon launch the Z400 in India. The Z400 will be powered by the same 4 stroke parallel-twin engine as seen on the Ninja 400 but produce 3ps less power than the Ninja. 

We hope that Kawasaki keeps the pricing aggressive to attract more buyers towards their smallest naked motorcycle. 


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Available Alternatives.

KTM Duke 390

Bajaj Dominar


CF Moto 250 NK »»»

cf moto 250 nk


CFMoto is a brand from Australia which manufactures ATVs, Scooters and Motorcycles. And they are all set to expand their market in India. And the first motorcycle they’re going to launch in India is the 250 NK.

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Available Alternatives.

KTM Duke 250

Yamaha FZ 25

Honda CBR 300 R »»»

honda cbr 300 r

If you ask Honda lovers in India, “Which motorcycle launch are you most excited about, they’ll say the CBR300R”. After the CBR250 being such a big hit in the Indian market, Honda plans to bring the CBR300 R to India. We don’t have the confirmation as to when but the possibility of the CBR launching in 2020 is high.


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Available Alternatives.

Kawsaki Ninja 400

KTM RC 390

Suzuki Gixxer 250

Aprilia RS 150 »»»

RS 150 by aprilia

Aprilia shook India by showcasing the RS 150 at the Auto Expo 2018. The RS 150 is the smallest variant of the RSV4.

While we don’t know when Aprilia is going to launch it in the Indian market, it is one of the highly anticipated upcoming bikes for Indian riders.

Available Alternatives.

Yamaha R15 V3

Suzuki Gixxer

Honda CBR


TVS Zepplin »»»

Zeppelin is another upcoming bike that stole the limelight at the Auto Expo 2018. TVS is working on two cruisers which will be powered by a 220 cc engine. Zeppelin was showcased at the Auto Expo 2018 was appreciated by everyone who saw it in full flesh.

Available Alternatives.

Bajaj Avenger

Royal Enfield Thunderbird

Suzuki Intruder

Royal Enfield Bullet


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KTM 790 Adventure »»»

ktm 790 adventure


KTM has already launched the Duke 790 in the India market in September 2019. And now it also plans to bring the 790 adventure to add to their lineup. The 790 adventure is said to be the most technologically advanced and powerful middleweight adventure bike ever. 

The editors of Brake Magazine the KTM 790 adventure and said that it is one of the best adventure motorcycles in the world right now. 

Available Alternatives.


Kawasaki Verys 650

Triumph Tiger 800


Husqvarna Svartpilen »»»

upcoming bikes in india

The elder brother of Vitpilen 401 is the Svartpilen, a flat track style motorcycle which will be jointly manufactured by Husqvarna and KTM.

It will be powered by a 692 cc engine which was used in the Duke 690.

Available Alternatives.

Street Triple RS

Suzuki GSX 750

Kawasaki Z 650

Yamaha MT-03 »»»

yamaha mt 03

If you love the FZ16 as much as we do, and you think there should be more motorcycles from the MT series. This one is going to excite you. It’s the MT-03. Powered with a 321 cc engine which produces 42 horsepower. I’m sure that it’ll be a tractable motor with a lot of refinement.

Available Alternatives.

Benelli TNT 300

KTM Duke 390

Bajaj Dominar 400


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Jawa Perak »»»

jawa forty two

Jawa is back in the game with two new motorcycles the original Jawa and the Forty-two. Both of these motorcycles are classic retro-cool. But that’s not all from Jawa.  

The company has another Bobber style motorcycle planned for 2019, it’s called the Perak. Jawa has confirmed the launch of its upcoming bike Perak in 2019.

Available Alternatives.

Royal Enfield Bullet 350

Jawa Forty Two

Bajaj Pulsar 400 RS »»»

pulsar rs 400

Before Bajaj launched the Dominar, everybody was expecting it to be named Pulsar. We think Bajaj decided to ditch the idea because they had something else in mind.

The Pulsar RS 400 will get the DOHC engine as seen on the Dominar.

Available Alternatives.

KTM RC 390

Apache 310 RR

Ninja 400


Benelli 725 S »»»

benelli 725 s green

The 725 is one of the most anticipated upcoming bikes from the house of Benelli. Showcases at the Eicma in Milan, the motorcycle resembles the motorcycle grabbed a lot of eyeballs due to its resemblance with the Ducati Diavel.

It will be powered by a 725 cc engine and is expected to launch by July 2019 in India.

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Available Alternatives.

Triumph Street Triple

Ducati Monster

Kawasaki Z650


Benelli Imperiale 400 »»»

benelli imperiale 400

Benelli is aiming for a bigger chunk of the Indian two-wheeler market in 2019. They have planned many upcoming in India

And Benelli Imperiale is one of them.  A 400cc retro-styled motorcycle, which is most likely to compete with the Bullet 350 and the other likes.

Available Alternatives.

Royal Enfield Bullet 350

Bajaj Dominar 400



Triumph Tiger 1200 Sport »»»


Tiger 100 sport

Credits: Zigwheels

We’re familiar with the Tiger’s success in India. It is the most sold ADV in the Indian market. Triumph has successfully sold over 900 Tigers since it’s launch, and they’re ready to introduce  the Tiger Sport.

It is a more road-based version of the Tiger and promises a sporty performance.

Available Alternatives.

BMW R 1200 RT

BMW S 1000 XR

BMW K 1600

Royal Enfield Himalayan 650 »»»

royal enfield Himalayan

Royal Enfield is unstoppable. After launching their Interceptor and Continental twins in the market, they showcased their bobber and now they’re ready to launch the Himalayan 650 in the market.

We believe it is going to be the most awaited upcoming bike in India for people who felt the Himalayan was less powerful.

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Available Alternatives.

Kawasaki Versys 650

Suzuki V Strom 650

Honda CB 650 R »»»

Honda CB 650

After the launch of Honda CBR 650 R, Honda is planning to launch its naked version, CB 650 R. The motorcycle will be Honda’s first middleweight naked bike in India. The bike is all set to launch at the end of 2019 or in 2020.

Available Alternatives.

Kawasaki Z 650

Triumph Street Scrambler

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