KTM Duke 390 has already been confirmed for launch and the the Japanese two-wheeler maker, Honda, with its CBR400R, is slated to hit our shores the current year. These two bikes are massive in this segment in terms of technical and styling aspects. Let us take a closer look and find out which bike is more capable to win the race. KTM Bikes are known for their in-house technology, however, Honda Bikes are well-known for their brand value. KTM Duke 390 Price is INR. 1,90,000 whereas Honda CBR400R Price Rs. 2,75,000 to 3,00,000. The prices are Ex-showroom, New Delhi.
KTM Duke 390 sports a four-stroke, single-cylinder, 372.2 engine. It dishes out the maximum power out put of 44 PS at 9500 rpm while the peak torque production is 35 Nm @ 7250 rpm. This engine is mated to a 6 speed manual transmission with one gear down and rest gears up shift pattern. Honda CBR400R uses a parallel twin, 4 stroke engine with 399 cc displacement. The liquid-cooled and four-valve engine scoops out the maximum power out put of 46 PS at 9500 rpm and the utmost torque out put of 37 Nm at 7500 rpm. This engine is mated with a six speed manual gearbox with the same gear-shift pattern as KTM has.
KTM Duke 390 is equipped with WP suspension up side down whereas it has WP suspension mono shock for a luxurious ride. The top speed of this bike is 170 kmph and it clears the speed of 0-100 in just 7 seconds. The braking system of this two-wheeler has been made powerful. It has 300 mm disc and 230mm disc brakes at the front and at the rear respectively for a safe journey. The overall mileage of KTM Duke 390 is 22-25 km/l whereas the fuel-consumption of Honda CBR400R is 20-22 kmpl on an average.
Honda CBR400R is powered by with 41mm telescopic forks and gas charged mono shock absorbers at the back for a ride with a lot of comfort. The top speed of this bike is 180 kmph and it reachess up to 0-100 in a very quick time. It features at the front 320mm and 240mm disc brakes at the rear to make every ride of yours a safe ride. In terms of design, both the two-wheelers look pretty well and leaves a great impression on the beholder. They look wonderful in their own way and features great ergonomics to be flaunt on.
The newest bike manufacturer of India, Mahindra two-wheelers, is heading towards developing a foothold in the tremendously combative Indian motorcycle arena. Earlier, it dealt in scooters only but later on, plunged into the bike market as well. Mahindra bikes are new, however, do have the potential to play a long innings in India. Mahindra Pantero price is one of its major features as it comes between a much competent and adapted price bracket of INR 39,650 (Ex-Showroom, New Delhi.) Such price is a wonderful deal for the average budget buyers.
Mahindra Pantero houses an air-cooled, four-stroke, 106.7 cc engine. The mono-cylinder and MC-5 engine dishes out utmost power production of 8.5 bhp at 7500 rpm while the utmost torque output of this engine is 8.5 Nm at 5500 rpm. All the rich power is enough to make the rides power-packed. This engine is mated to a 4 speed manual gearbox with all the gears up shift pattern and the gear-shifting has been built quite easy and fluid. In terms of mileage, the all-new Mahindra Pantero churns out 60 kmpl on the traffic-packed rods of a city whereas on long runs it scoops out the dreamy mileage of 79 kmpl. Mahindra Pantero pictures a well-defined design that must count for something, however, the model of Pantero is not unique and it seems that it has taken its styling bits from the discontinued Stallio. Especially, the front that reminds us of Stallio time and again.
The white coloured twin pilot lamps are there in its headlight, which adds more to its beauty and looks amazing. There are some graphics placed on its front cowl while the visor, painted in black, gets new lines on it. Mahindra Pantero features an agitating speed of 100 kmph and it clears the speed of 0-60 in a quick time frame of just 8.85 seconds. To control such blazing speed, Mahindra have powered its front and the back wheels with 130 mm drum brakes for a ride with more safety irrespective of the conditions. The comfort measures in Pantero have been kept up to the mark. Its front suspension features telescopic hydraulic-damped whereas 5-step adjustable, coiled hydraulic-damped at the bottom to make every journey of your a memorable one. Overall, this is a feature-rich commuter available at such a fair price along with impressive fuel-economy, is a wonderful deal.
Honda Motorcycles and Scooter India, an arm of Honda Motorcycles, Japan, has just unveiled its latest bike into the Indian market called Honda CB Trigger. This 150cc bike has quite a few amazing design aspects along with performance to lure customers. Honda Bikes are known for their innovative and stylish approach and this is one of the reasons why this Company has reached a level where others yearn to be. The most attractive and the latest feature of Honda CB Trigger is the use of its (CBS) Combi Brake System. In fact, this is the first bike to come to India with this major feature. It is also the fourth to be launched in the 150cc segment by the Japanese bike maker after the CB Unicorn, Dazzler and CBR150R. it is attractively priced at INR 67,000. Honda CB Trigger features a massive 4-stroke, air-cooled engine with SI technology to give the best possible performance. The displacement of the engine is 149.1cc which makes every ride smooth, irrespective of road conditions. The peak power that it scoops out is 14 bhp comes at 8,500 rpm whereas the maximum torque output of the engine of 12.5 Nm arrives at 6,500 rpm. The chassis of this two-wheeler has an Advance Design Diamond Frame that gives a great fit to the front and back tyres. The suspensions provide great comfort to riders with a cushion spring to the bike.
The front suspension of the bike has telescopic suspension while at the bottom it has mono-suspension for a safe ride. The front and back tyres have disc brakes that offer an efficient stoppage facility to avoid any emergency. Honda CB Trigger pictures a wonderful headlamp, well-designed fuel tank, comfortable handle and seating and the rear lamp gives better night light, even in foggy conditions. The fuel tank increases the beauty of the bike. It looks aggressive and bold from the front. The console at the front is digitalized and all the specifications can be seen precisely. The tubeless tyres cut down the deflation in case of tyre puncture. They are also a bit wider than the usual, making the bike stabler mountainous roads. The dimensions of the bike are also good at 2045 mm x 757 mm x 1060 mm.
TVS Motorcycles, India's premier motorcycles manufacturing unit has planned to upgrade its flagship TVS Apache bike to a new level. The up-gradation for the bike involves two new important aspects that will be added to enhance its performance and attract more people towards it. The two new features are that it gets the engine capacity to a new level of 180cc and the addition of ABS technology to its braking system. TVS bikes have always had the right approach in introducing a new bike or upgrading an old fashioned bike with new facilites. With the addition of ABS technology, TVS Apache 180 ABS price is INR 94,000.
TVS Apache 180 ABS features a robust 4 stroke single cylinder engine with a displacement of 177.4 cc. The engine can produce a maximum power output of 17.03 bhp at 8500 rpm and a maximum torque of 15.5 Nm at 6500 rpm. The engine is nicely mated with the 5 speed gear box. The bike can give the rider a smooth ride even at 60 Kmph and can reach speeds of 100 Kmph or 110 Kmph easily. The suspension of the bike is also very well established with front suspension being Telescopic forks with 105mm Stroke while the rear suspension is Monotube Inverted Gas-filled shox (MIG) with spring aid. The chassis of the bike is of Double Cradle SynchroSTIFF that is nicely designed.
TVS Apache 180 ABS pictures in two coloured variants of Black and White.. The dimensions are also pretty handy and should make the rider comfortable while going on long drives. It has dimensions of 2085 mm length, 730 mm width and 1105 mm height. The ground clearance of the bike is 165 mm and has a kerb weight of 139 Kgs. The headlight gives the bright light with the animalistic look added to it. The rear light is nicely designed with the LEDs giving bright light. The fuel tank gives a bulky and aggressive look to the bike. The bike is now armed with the ABS technology that is exclusively for the pro-racing, blazing-hot decals. Its intelligent sensors and processor technology will calculate the speed of the rotation of the bike that can put only the required amount of braking force. All these are executed in a short span of few milli seconds. All in all, this bike will attract more youngsters and bike lovers.
Kawasaki Motors, a Japanese motorcycles unit announced a bike called Kawasaki Ninja 300 long ago. The bike, after much delay, is now launched in India which is set to replace its older bike in India called Kawasaki Ninja 250R. India is one of the countries where the new one replaces the old bike while some have both the Kawasaki bikes selling at a time. The bike has now made its presence in India after a long gap between its announcement and launch. The bike has a refreshing style with all the better features making its presence in the bike. Kawasaki Ninja 300 price in the Indian market is 3.5 lacs (ex-showroom, Delhi).Kawasaki Ninja 300 features a strong four-stroke, 296cc parallel-twin and liquid-cooled engine that gives great power to the bike. The peak power generated by the bike from its engine is 38.5bhp at 11,000rpm and a maximum torque produced from the engine is 27.45Nm at 10,000 rpm.
When the bike reaches an rpm of 13,000, it screams and gives great sound and push to the bike. The 6-speed shift gearbox executes smooth and well weighted shifts. On comparison with Ninja 250R, this bike generates more power and hence more acceleration and higher speed performance. The top speeds on this bike is about 168 kmph on its highest gear. The suspensions of the bike are extraordinary with the front suspension being the Telescopic fork and the rear suspension being of Adjustable reload.Kawasaki Ninja 300 pictures a good stylish look with the total body covered with its frame. This adds to its kerb weight with a total of about 172Kgs. The dimensions of the bike are a bit on the higher side as we can see the design of the bike. It has a length of 2015 mm, width of 715 mm and a height of 1110 mm. The seat height of the bike is 785 mm. The fuel capacity is of huge 17 liters that can run the bike to long distances. The bike has got the front and rear disc brakes with the optional ABS technology. The bike has got narrow seats that makes it difficult for the pillion to sit comfortably. The handle bars are shortened compared to Ninja 250R that makes it user friendly. Kawasaki Ninja 300 will be sold under the guidance of Bajaj Automobiles with color variants of Green and White. The price tag of INR 3.5 lacs is quite a worth for its high brand name and improved versions with great styling features.
KTM Sportmotocycle, the Austrian motorcycles manufacturing unit has recently announced that a new sports bike called KTM Duke 390 will be launched in India very soon. This Duke 390 naked bike is so riveting and road going street bike with some eye catchy features and designing. The bike was launched last week and the very first look has been an impressive one. With the decent performance of Duke 200 in India, KTM bikes and Bajaj Automobiles now launched their new bike in India with much more expectations. Bajaj was the one who launched its earlier bike in India and this time too, they have launched it with much more grandeur. The bike already had its test ride on its home turf in Austria and said to be one of the best street bikes that has been launched off late.
KTM Duke 390 pictures a lot of resembling to its predecessor, Duke 200. The bike has the naked look added to it that will make it to so trendy and sporty. Duke 390 sports the aggressive, flamboyant design that is matched with the unashamedly stylish features. The bike has been given the light material and just weighs light at 139Kgs. The dominating orange look of the bike lives it up and makes it look smart. KTM Duke 390 features a liquid cooled, 4 stroke, single cylinder and fuel injected engine having a displacement of 373cc with dual overhead camshafts driving its four valves. The maximum output power of the engine that is given out is 44bhp at 9,500 RPM and the maximum torque is 35 Nm at 7,250 RPM. The engine is well mated with the 6 speed gearbox that can give great push to the bike to ride at amazing speed of 170Kmph. The 43mm upside-down front forks are standard on the front suspension while the rear has a handsome aluminium alloy swingarm and monoshock rear suspension..
KTM Duke 390 has a decent 11 liter fuel tank that gives nice comfort in sitting position. The use of the intricate engine design and the other features helps the bike to have a low fuel consumption giving great mileage. The high quality chassis with lightweight tubular space frame turns it into a real surfer through the curves. The 9M ABS with impressive Duke dynamics gives even safer and smooth ride to the user. The disc brakes, the front and rear suspensions, comfortable seating, elongated handle bar and high quality engine makes this bike an amazing one. KTM Duke 390 price is around INR 2.25 lacs.
Honda Motor Company, a Japanese motorcycle manufacturing unit, has launched a new bike in India called as Honda Dream Neo. The bike is launched as a counter punch to Hero MotoCorp's Splendor bikes. The bike was launched couple of days ago in New Delhi. The once together Hero and Honda bikes units are now against each other to become the pioneer in producing the best bikes in the Indian market. They have waited for the right moment and launched this bike to replace Hero MotoCorp's staggering dominance in India. Honda Dream Neo price is specified to be around INR 43,150 (ex-showroom, New Delhi).
Honda Dream Neo features a 110cc air-cooled 4 stroke S1 Honda engine. The engine has the unique Honda Eco Technology that combines improved piston and combustion chamber design which increases compression ratio and fuel efficiency. The maximum power that is churned out from the engine is 8.25 bhp at 7500 rpm and a meximum torque of 8.63Nm at 5500 rpm. The bike has got a fuel efficiency of 74Kmpl which makes it standout from the rest of its competitors. The 4 speed manual transmission is nicely mated with the engine to run at great speeds. The front suspension is of Telescopic type while the rear is of 5 step spring loaded suspension. The fuel capacity is 8 litres and the dimensional lengths are quite nicely design that can keep the rider comfortable.
Honda Dream Neo features the best in class design. Honda Dream Neo pictures the modern 6 spoke alloy wheels that increases the overall look of the bike. The graphics on the bike are quite extraordinary with the vibrant dual tone stickers and the side apnel graphics complement the overall design of the bike. The console is also designed wonderfully with 2 circle like dials that display the speedometer, odometer and fuel indicator. The bike resembles its sibling, Dream yuga, in some of its designs. The low pricing of the bike, when compared to its rivals, is the key that can make it a success. The price is expected to increase with the addition of extra features like Kick Start and Alloy with Tubeless tyres. The bike has made some aggressive planning in order to dethrone its rival, Hero MotoCorp. It is targeting the higher age class people of 30 to 45 years. The bike is expected to come out in the market by May, 2013. it is said to be the most fuel efficient and most affordable two wheeler bike by Honda in India.