This month, India is set to welcome three new motorcycles, all boasting robust engines ranging from 400 to 450 cc.
These models hail from Royal Enfield, Triumph, and Aprilia, promising thrilling rides for motorcycle enthusiasts.
While they may be slightly above budget, these bikes are ideal for long-distance journeys. Let’s delve into these models quickly:
Royal Enfield Himalayan 452
Expected to make its debut at the EICMA 2023 show in Italy, the Royal Enfield Himalayan 452 has been spotted during testing.
Key features include LED headlights, blinkers, and tail lights, along with a USD fork in the front and a monoshock unit in the rear for suspension.
It also boasts dual-channel ABS for precise braking, 21-inch spoke wheels in the front,
and 17-inch spoke wheels in the rear. Under the hood, expect a 451.65cc single-cylinder engine generating 39.47bhp, paired with a 6-speed gearbox.
Triumph Scrambler 400X
Triumph is catering to off-road enthusiasts with the Scrambler 400X, featuring appealing design elements like alloy wheels.
The 398.15cc liquid-cooled single-cylinder DOHC engine delivers a powerful 40 Ps at 8000rpm and peak torque of 37.5 Nm at 6500rpm, coupled with a 6-speed gearbox.
Safety features include disc brakes with dual-channel ABS, traction control, a semi-digital instrument cluster, and LED lighting.
Aprilia RS 457
Aprilia is set to unveil the RS 457 this month, showcasing a design reminiscent of the RS 660 and RSV4 bikes.
Notable features include tusk-shaped LED DRLs, LED headlamps, handlebar and backlit controls, a 5-inch color TFT display, and a silver-finish aluminum frame.
The motorcycle houses a liquid-cooled, twin-cylinder, dual camshaft engine paired with a 6-speed gearbox.
Expect precision handling with 41mm USD forks at the front and a monoshock with pre-load and stability at the rear.