7 Upcoming Bikes In 2023 (300-450cc) Listed!

From Hero to Royal Enfields, here are all of them…

The sub-200cc motorcycle segment is flourishing in India at the moment. Manufacturers are stuffing more and more features into these commuters like never before. As per reports, manufacturers are also focusing on bringing out more 350cc – 400cc motorcycles for the Indian market. We’ll be able to see the introduction of more bikes of this genre, over the next few years, from names like Hero MotoCorp, Bajaj Auto, TVS Motor, KTM and Royal Enfield. Here are seven that we know of yet.

TVS Apache RTR 310

The fully-faired RR310 is the current flagship motorcycle of TVS Motor. Rumours about the launch of a naked equivalent of the RR 310 have been around the corners for some time. It has been almost confirmed that the RTR 310 is in its final stages of testing and is expected to be launched in March this year. The naked streetfighter will use the same 312 cc liquid-cooled engine from its faired sibling. The throne of the flagship will still be owned by the RR 310, as the new model will be positioned under its faired sibling. Features such as a TFT cluster, adjustable suspension similar to that of the RR 310, and multiple ride modes are also expected on the RTR 310. The RTR is expected to be priced from Rs. 2 lakh or higher, while the RR costs around Rs. 2.65 lakhs.

2023 KTM 390 Duke

The 390 Duke from KTM is said to be the ultimate middleweight streetfighter, from the Austrian. It is powerful, agile and extremely manoeuvrable. Near-production state test mules of the next-gen Duke 390 were spotted on Indian roads under heavy camouflage. This testing indicates that the motorcycle is near its final stages of development and could probably be ready for launch in the upcoming months or in early 2024. The updated 390 will come with much more advanced features and possible mechanical tweaks to the engine to increase the power figures, while the main highlight will be the sharper design philosophy. The current generation Duke 390 is priced at Rs. 2.95 lakhs.

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7 Upcoming Bikes In 2023 (300-450cc) Listed! 1

Hero Xpulse 400

Hero MotoCorp is the largest two-wheeler manufacturer in the world. Their Xpulse 200 is a successful model in the Indian market since its debut in 2019. Now the company plans to introduce a much larger 400cc adventure motorcycle to the Indian market. The test mule of the 400cc motorcycle was spotted testing in some rough terrains in India. It is speculated that this 400cc motorcycle could be an elder sibling of the X pulse 200. Upon its launch, the X pulse 400 will compete against the likes of BMW 310 GS and KTM 390 adventure motorcycles. The bike could be launched anywhere in the second half of this year.

Hero Karizma 400

Karizma was a 223cc legendary motorcycle made by Hero Honda for Indian roads back in 2003. It was a trendsetter, and build a cult around it, until its production was stopped in 2019. Now Hero Motocorp is planning on bringing back the iconic name with a larger engine. The fully faired motorcycle will carry a 400cc engine from the upcoming Xpulse 400, putting out some big numbers, and will possibly adapt its design from the Xtreme 200S. Some reports also suggest that the new bike will be named Xtreme 400S. But everyone knows that the Karizma logo will surely turn some heads.

Royal Enfield Himalayan 450

It’s high time the RE Himalayan had an update. Considered one of the major launches this year, the RE Himalayan 450 could be the ultimate Indian adventurer motorcycle that you could get. The new Himalayan will be sitting on a new platform and boasts an all-new 450cc liquid-cooled single-cylinder engine. The new Himalayan will have evolutionary design changes from the existing Himalayan and will come with additional features such as USD forks, LED lighting, an all-digital instrument cluster, etc. The bike is expected to be launched around September of this year and could be priced from Rs. 2.6 lakhs.

2023 royal enfield bullet 350
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2023 Royal Enfield Bullet 350

The J platform-based RE Bullet 350 is in its final stages of testing and is expected to be launched in the upcoming months. It will carry the 349 cc single-cylinder OHC engine putting out about 20 bhp and 27 Nm. It will be similar to the updated Classic 350 in many ways. Upon launch, the new Bullet 350 will be the most affordable 350cc bike from Royal Enfield, at around Rs. 1.8 lakh starting price(estimated price).

Bajaj-Triumph First Motorcycle

Speculations around the partnership of Bajaj with the British motorcycle brand Triumph were finalized when they were spied testing a scrambler and a roadster on Indian roads as well as UK roads. Although no mechanical specifications of the bikes are available it is believed that the motorcycles could be targeted to the 250 CC and 400cc segments. This partnership could be the entry ticket for Bajaj to enter the 400cc arena and the same for Triumph to introduce an entry-level motorcycle. The production of these bikes will be a combination of Triumph’s engineering expertise and Bajaj’s local manufacturing skills. The bike is expected to be launched in late 2023.

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