The EICMA is the world’s most influential showcase for motorcycle companies. This year’s edition has just concluded in Milan and, as expected, it was rife with new bike launches that left every motorcycle enthusiast wanting more. Indians especially have cause to rejoice as they can expect several showcased bikes to be available to them soon. Here are the 5 most eagerly anticipated sports bikes in India from the EICMA 2016.
KTM Duke 390
The 2017 KTM Duke 390 is an absolute stunner. Living up to all the hype it generated, the new Duke 390 draws its design inspiration from the flagship Super Duke. It also makes use of an updated and more powerful engine and also with features like variable riding modes, a second counter-balance shaft and an updated ECU.
Husqvarna Vitpilen 401
The Husqvarna Vitpilen 401 is the same monster as the KTM Duke 390 albeit in a different guise. A minimalist body design gives it the looks of a cafe racer from the next decade and the Tron-like LED headlamp brings out a perfect fusion of retro style with contemporary technology. This is one neo-retro cafe racer that may be as much fun to ride as it is to look at.
BMW G310 GS
BMW promised us an entire lineup based on the chassis of the BMW G310 R and it looks like they’re making good on it. The BMW G310 GS is a small adventure bike powered by the same single-cylinder 313cc fuel injected engine from the G310 R. Although it has an adventurous look about it, the G310 GS is more suited for commuting or the occasional long distance ride than hard core off-road riding, which isn’t all that bad either.
DSK Benelli Leoncino
First unveiled at the 2015 EICMA show, the production variant of the Benelli Leoncinco was on display during this year in Milan. A gorgeous scrambler powered by a gritty 500cc parallel-twin engine, the bike will be available in two variants – Standard and Trail. Since the manufacturing of the bike is taking place in India, hopefully we won’t have to wait too long to see it on our roads.
First unveiled at a press conference in China last month, the Suzuki GSX-250R was on display at the EICMA 2016. The lineage of the legendary Gixxer can still be found in the bike’s design, but it might just turn out to be one of the most dissapointing sports bikes in India. Its engine, a 248cc twin cylinder, shared with the Inazuma, produces just 24.7 Bhp of power and 23.3 Nm of torque. Those values are too close to the ancient Honda CBR250R, which happens to be a single cylinder, currently on sale in India to impress anyone.
Which one of these sports bikes are you most excited to see in India? Let us know in the comments below.