Jawa 300 Motorcycle Exhaust Note Teased Ahead Of Unveil


The latest teaser gives a hint of the exhaust note of the upcoming 300 cc Jawa motorcycle. Read on to know more.

With just three days left for the upcoming Jawa motorcycle to be unveiled, the manufacturer is releasing more details about its upcoming offering. While leaked images have given us a fair idea as to how the bike will look like, the latest teaser hints at the exhaust note of the upcoming 300 cc motorcycle. The motorcycle does not have the same growl as something like a Royal Enfield, and you get a milder yet throaty exhaust note instead, if the video is anything to go by. The original Jawas weren’t known for loud thumps either, but for more of a ring-a-ding-ding exhaust note, unique to two-stroke engines. The company does seem to have taken the original trait into account with respect to the exhaust note as well.

Also Read: Upcoming Jawa Motorcycle To Get A New 293 cc Single-Cylinder

The Jawa 300 motorcycle will be officially unveiled on November 15, 2018, and could be showcased in multiple variants including a roadster, modern classic and possibly a scrambler version too. Officially, Jawa Motorcycles has revealed only the engine details on the upcoming offering. The bike will be using a 293 cc liquid-cooled, single-cylinder engine tuned to produce 27 bhp and 28 Nm of peak torque. The motor will come paired with a 6-speed gearbox.

At the official unveiling, we expect to learn more about the firing order and more details on how the exhaust note was achieved. With respect to the design language, the spy shots have revealed the 300 cc Jawa, which certainly takes you back to the retro era. The design is nearly identical to the original Jawas including round headlamp, dual-tone chrome finished fuel tank, twin exhausts, and a flat saddle. The front forks have also been covered to look period specific. Smaller details that make a difference include the chain cover, wire-spoked wheels, and the round instrument cluster. The maroon paint scheme with yellow pinstripes on the leaked image seem inspired from the Jawa Type A.

The leaked image has also showcased gas charged twin shock absorbers at the rear, and a front disc brake, with a drum at the back, pointing at single-channel ABS to be offered as standard.

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The upcoming Jawa 300 motorcycle will be the first real direct competition to Royal Enfield in the 300-500 cc retro segment. The former has a strong following in this space with its strong-selling Classic 350, which the Jawa 300 will compete against. Pricing will be a crucial factor in how the Jawa 300 is accepted and it is expected to remain aggressive, if not undercutting the rivals. We will be bringing you all the details on the Jawa 300 later this week. So make sure to keep watching this space.

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EICMA 2018: 2019 Yamaha Niken GT Leaning Motorcycle Unveiled


The three-wheeled 2019 Yamaha Niken GT is mechanically similar to the standard model but gets additional equipment which make it a better touring motorcycle.




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The new Yamaha Niken GT has gotten more comfortable and suitable for longer commutes.

We first saw the Yamaha Niken three-wheeled motorcycle last year at EICMA and this year, the new Yamaha Niken GT that’s been unveiled at the 2018 EICMA in Milan, Italy has definitely gotten more comfortable and suitable for longer commutes. Instantly noticeable are the 25-litre panniers which also feature grab handles for the rear passengers and has a 12-volt outlet to charge a smartphone or any other gadget. The 2019 Niken GT also gets a centre stand unlike the standard Niken. Moreover, it gets a taller windscreen, wider seats and heated handle bar grips.


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Mechanically the 2019 Yamaha Niken GT is similar to the standard three-wheeled Niken. It is also based on the Yamaha MT-09 and has two 15-inch wheels with modified cycle parts which help it lean at corners. The wheels are connected to the frame with two separate pairs of inverted forks which allow the Niken GT to lean through corners just like a regular two-wheeler. It is powered by the same 847cc in-line three-cylinder engine which is seen in the MT-09. The engine develops 114 bhp at 10,000 rpm and 87.5 Nm of peak torque at 8500 rpm. The 2019 Yamaha Niken GT is equipped with a standard slip and assist clutch, quickshifter and three-mode traction control. It also gets cruise control which is effective from fourth gear and over the speed of 50 kmph.

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The Niken was the first three-wheeled motorcycle from Yamaha and as radical it may look, Yamaha is sure about this design and is planning more such motorcycles. Earlier, the company had also acquired the leaning three-wheeler designs and concepts from a Norwegian firm called Brudeli. The Yamaha Niken is already on sale in some of the international markets like the UK and US for $ 15,999. However, the company as of now is producing the Niken in limited numbers and has similar plans even for the 2019 Niken GT.

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Suzuki Motorcycle India Sales Grow 34 Per Cent


Suzuki posts strong sales growth in October 2018, despatching more than 65,000 two-wheeler units in the month. .




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Suzuki sold more than 65,000 two-wheelers in October 2018

Suzuki Motorcycle India Private Limited (SMIPL) has sold more than 60,000 two-wheelers in October, riding on a strong festive season growth. In all, Suzuki despatched 61,768 two-wheeler units in October 2018, a growth of 34 per cent this year, compared to just 46,048 units in the same month a year ago. Suzuki scooters witnessed robust sales growth with the bestselling Suzuki Access 125 and the new Suzuki Burgman Street 125. Including exports, Suzuki despatched a total of 65,689 units in October 2018, a growth of 30.76 per cent over the 50,237 units despatched in October 2017.


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The Suzuki Burgman Street is the newest 125 cc scooter Suzuki Motorcycle India

Commenting on the festive sales, Satoshi Uchida, Managing Director, SMIPL said, “Suzuki’s exciting growth-curve has continued into the month of October as well. A strong performance during the festive season is critical to our hope of fulfilling our sales target of 7.5 million sales in this financial year. Not only have we enjoyed our highest-ever retail this month, therefore with a positive consumer sentiments, we are geared up to end this season on a high.”

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Suzuki recently launched the Suzuki V-Strom 650 XT adventure touring motorcycle

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In October, Suzuki Motorcycle India also commenced the deliveries of V-Strom 650XT ABS, the ultimate adventurer tourer in India, which was the third new product launch in FY 2018-19 from the company’s stable. The V-Strom 650XT ABS is Suzuki Motorcycle India’s third CKD unit in the big-bike segment after the Suzuki Hayabusa and the Suzuki GSX-S750. Suzuki also launched its global flagship Motocross bikes – RM-Z450 and RM-Z250, designed specifically to promise an exhilarating off-roading experience to the riders.

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Upcoming Jawa 300 Motorcycle Spotted Testing Ahead Of Unveil Next Month


Ahead of its official unveil on November 15, the first test mule of Jawa’s upcoming 300 cc motorcycle has been spied.




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Jawa’s all-new motorcycle will be a 300 cc Royal Enfield Classic 350 rival

Czech motorcycle brand Jawa is all set to make its comeback to the Indian market and the bike maker has earmarked November 15, 2018, as its big day. Ahead of the official unveil next month, the first test mule of Jawa’s upcoming 300 motorcycle has been spied on road and it does keep the retro body very much intact, under all that camouflage. While little is known about the motorcycle including its name, Jawa has revealed details on the engine that will power the new motorcycle. It is likely that there will be more than one bike powered by the 300 cc engine from the brand.

The new Jawa 300 cc motorcycle spied certainly looks like it is preparing to take on the Royal Enfield Classic 350. The retro-styling looks very much in-line with the classic Jawas. Small details like the chain case, rear suspension cover and the single-round headlight are all retro and bring the vintage feel to the otherwise modern bike. The fuel tank also appears to be large, which should make for an respectable touring range. The twin-cylinder engine is the same as the one unveiled in images earlier this year and fits rather well.

While details haven’t been revealed yet, the Jawa 300 motorcycle is likely to feature telescopic forks up front and a gas charged twin shocks at the rear. The bike also sports a front disc brake while the rear gets a drum brake setup. The bike rides on what look like 18-inch spoke wheels with MRF tyres. It’s not confirmed if ABS will be available at the time of launch, which we hope is the case.

With respect to the powertrain, the upcoming Jawa bike will be using the 293 cc single-cylinder, liquid-cooled, fuel-injected engine tuned to produce 27 bhp and 28 Nm of peak torque. The motor will be paired with a 6-speed gearbox.

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The Jawa brand is owned Classic Legends Private Limited, which in turn is owned by the Mahindra Group. The company is eyeing the premium motorcycle market with the Jawa brand, which will be sold alongside the Mahindra Mojo. Prices are expected to be in the vicinity of ₹ 1.5-1.75 lakh (ex-showroom). More details on the brand’s positioning, sales and marketing will be available in a fortnight from now. We will be bringing you complete details soon, so stay tuned!

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Harley-Davidson Small Capacity Motorcycle For Asia Rendered


Renderings of the upcoming small capacity Harley-Davidson targeted at Asian markets, including India, show an impressive avant-garde design.




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The image is a render of the upcoming small displacement Harley-Davidson motorcycle

Earlier this year, Harley-Davidson had announced that the iconic brand will be developing an all-new 250-400 cc motorcycle in a strategic alliance with an Asian manufacturer. The new bike, targeted at markets like India, and other South East Asian nations, will be launched in 2022. Harley-Davidson has categorically mentioned that the small capacity motorcycle will be brought to India, with the intent of expanding Harley-Davidson’s reach and also broadening the customer base in the world’s largest two-wheeler market. Additionally, Harley-Davidson also plans to introduce a new adventure bike, a street fighter, and a custom cruiser. The iconic American manufacturer had released a few render images of future products, including the electric motorcycle line-up when that announcement was made.


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The latest render resembles the Harley-Davidson future electric motorcycle render released by the company in July 2018

Also Read: Harley-Davidson Announces Small Displacement Motorcycle For Asia

Now, Japan’s Young Machine website has unveiled rendered images of what the upcoming small-displacement single-cylinder Harley-Davidson could look like. It’s still a render, so if the actual design of the upcoming Harley-Davidson will look like this is open to interpretation. But the fit and finish, design details and other fittings look quite impressive. The bike looks like a mix between a modern naked street with flat-track inspiration, and the design certainly looks straight out of the future, clearly with some inspiration from the drawings released of the Harley electric models released earlier this year.

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Harley-Davidson also released images of the future Streetfighter which has a muscular and aggressive design language

Also Read: Harley-Davidson Recalls More Than 2.3 Lakh Motorcycles

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In any case, it’s still not known which Asian manufacturer Harley-Davidson will partner with, to introduce this small capacity motorcycle. Several Indian motorcycle manufacturers already have existing partnerships with premium European brands. TVS Motor Company has an alliance with BMW Motorrad, where the smallest models from the German brand, the BMW G 310 R and BMW G 310 GS, are produced at the TVS factory in India. The same platform also has the TVS Apache RR 310. India’s largest exporter of motorcycles, Bajaj Auto, has entered into a non-equity partnership with Triumph Motorcycles to develop a small displacement model, particularly for India and emerging markets. The jury is still out, and there are no confirmed reports of which Harley-Davidson will partner with, but from all indications, it is very likely that the new small displacement Harley-Davidson will be made in India.

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EICMA 2018: Royal Enfield Teases Bobber Motorcycle


Royal Enfield has put up a teaser image of a bobber-style motorcycle on its Instagram handle. The motorcycle will break cover at the upcoming 2018 EICMA Motorcycle Show.




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The Royal Enfield Bobber will be revealed on 6th November, 2018

Royal Enfield will be showing off a bobber-style motorcycle at the 2018 EICMA motorcycle show. In fact, Royal Enfield has put up a teaser image on its Instagram handle of the new motorcycle under black wraps and has not revealed any details except the fact that the new bike will be revealed on 6th November, 2018. Barely a few days away, EICMA is the biggest two-wheeler expo in the world and every year there are some beautiful two-wheeled machines on display. At last year’s edition of EICMA, Royal Enfield had taken the wraps off the 650 twins.


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Also Read: Royal Enfield To Launch The 650 Twins In India In November 2018

If you look at the motorcycle under the wraps, you will see that the silhouette of the motorcycle is quite similar to that of the Triumph Bonneville Bobber and seems to have a cantilevered seat which is somewhat similar to the spring seats found on the Royal Enfield Classic 350 and the Classic 500 as well. Other details that one can make out are the alloy wheels and a flat, wide handlebar with the instrument console protruding above the handlebar line. There is no mistaking the retro-styling on the motorcycle but there seems to be a modern bit in the form of an LED DRL ring on the round headlamp up front.

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What about the engine and the platform, you ask? From the silhouette, it looks to be one of the ‘Classic’ models from Royal Enfield. Unfortunately, it is impossible to make out which engine the bike is carrying, thanks to the cover. To be honest, we will not be surprised if the bike turned out to be a custom bobber interpretation based on the new 650 cc Twins too. No matter what the bike is, under the wraps, it looks delectable and we cannot wait for it to be unveiled in a week’s time at the 2018 EICMA motorcycle show.

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New Hero 200 cc Motorcycle Patent Leaked


Patent images of a new 200 cc motorcycle from Hero MotoCorp have been leaked online.




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A leaked patent image reveals a new 200 cc bike from Hero MotoCorp

Hero MotoCorp seems to have planned more products from its new 200 cc platform, which already has the Hero Xtreme 200R on sale, and the entry-level adventure bike Hero Xpulse 200, which is expected to be launched sometime in December this year. A leaked patent image shows a third bike in Hero’s 200 cc platform which could quite possibly sit between the Xtreme 200R and the Xpulse. The bike in the image seems to share quite a few components with the Xpulse 200, including the stubby exhaust, fuel tank and instrument cluster. The round headlamp seems to be shared with the Xpulse as well.


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There’s no information on specifications yet, but it’s quite likely that the new bike will share the same 200 cc single-cylinder engine of the Xtreme 200R which makes 18.1 bhp at 8,000 rpm and 17.1 Nm of peak torque at 6,500 rpm, and paired to a five-speed gearbox. Design-wise, the bike looks unique even though it shares a few components with its siblings. It gets a monoshock rear suspension and the tyres are chunkier. Overall, the bike looks robust and could be positioned as a rough and tough 200 cc premium commuter targeted at semi-urban markets and even Hero’s export markets like Africa.

The Hero Xtreme 200 R is priced at just under ₹ 90,000 and the Xpulse is expected to cost a little more. Hero seems to be betting big on this 200-400 cc segment of motorcycles, which has seen tremendous growth in the last few years. With a street version already in showrooms, and an adventure model to be launched soon, the new model will cater to a completely different set of customers who may seek a robust motorcycle which can take on the rough, but with a design which is more muted and modest, rather than an out-and-out aggressive adventure design. This could well be a well thought-out strategy – after all, at this price point, a prospective customer may seek the best of both worlds, rather than go for a purpose-built adventure design like the Xpulse’s.

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Indian Motorcycle Confirms Launch Of FTR 1200


The production model of the Indian FTR 1200 will debut on October 1, with the new model going on sale in 2019.




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The Indian FTR 1200 will be based on the fllat-track racer FTR 750

Inspired by the Indian FTR 750 flat-track race bike, Indian Motorcycle will introduce the new FTR 1200 production model on October 1. Sales of the new model will begin in 2019, and it’s expected to be introduced in India as well. The FTR 1200 takes inspiration from Indian’s history and success in American flat-track racing, and will be a street bike based on the flat-track race bike. The announcement comes after a lot of speculation that a street version of the FTR 750 is in the making. The FTR 750 is a purpose-built flat track racer that has dominated the American Flat Track professional racing series since its introduction in 2017.


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“When we unveiled the FTR1200 Custom at EICMA, we said we’d listen to feedback from riders around the world,” said Steve Menneto, President, Indian Motorcycle. “Riders definitely have spoken and the response has been overwhelming. We’re proud and excited to announce that we will be putting the FTR 1200 into production.”

Also Read: Patent Filings Reveal 2019 FTR 1200

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The FTR 1200 production model will be based on the FTR 1200 Custom concept which was unveiled at the EICMA 2017 show in Milan. So far, the company has not announced any full specifications, but the FTR 1200 will have a flat-tracker style design, which is more practical for street use, and will be powered by a new v-twin engine. The FTR 1200 will be the first motorcycle from Indian which will have roots in motorsport rather than being a conventional all-American cruiser with shiny chrome. More details will be revealed when the production model is unveiled on October 1.

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RMK E2 Electric Motorcycle Features Hubless Rear Wheel


The RMK E2 is an electric motorcycle and its unique feature is that it not only uses a hubless rear wheel, which is the electric motor.




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The RMK E2 is still under production and will feature a hubless rear wheel

Finnish electric motorcycle brand RMK is working on its first model E2 which the company says will be launched sometime next year. The E2 is an aluminium frame electric motorcycle and its unique feature is that it not only uses a hubless rear wheel, but the rear wheel is the electric motor. The integrated electronic motor has been designed into the frame of the rim, and power output is rated at 67 bhp with a massive torque of 320 Nm. Top speed is limited to 160 kmph.

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(The RMK E2 features a hubless rear wheel and the motor is housed in the rim of the wheel)

The power generated by the E2’s motor is transferred through the electrical cables housed in the rear wheel rim. RMK says the E2 has a range of 200-300 km on a full charge, and the battery can be fully charged in just two hours. The E2 is still under production, and the company has released a few renders of the design, as well as a few photos of the under construction motorcycle. The prototype is still under construction and RMK intends to build 50 to 150 bikes commercially by 2019.

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(The RMK E2 will be available commercially sometime in 2019)

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The company has already started taking pre-orders for the E2, for a cost of 2,000 Euros. The EMK E2 is estimated to cost around 24,990 Euros (around ₹ 21 lakh in current exchange rates) once the bike is launched commercially, only after the EU Type approval is granted. Customers though can take a test ride of the prototype by the end of this year, once the E2 is ready. There will be two variants of the E2, with two different types of batteries. The basic model will have a 200 km range, and the slightly more expensive model will have a range of 300 km on a single charge.

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Indian Motorcycle Introduces Selective Cylinder De-Activation


Indian Motorcycle has introduced rear cylinder de-activation when the engine is idling, on certain 2019 models.




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Certain models of the 2019 Indian Motorcycle range will have a rear cylinder deactivation system

Indian Motorcycle has introduced new changes to certain models in the 2019 year range. The new Indian Chief, Springfield, and Roadmaster cruisers all feature a new cylinder de-activation system that turns off the rear cylinder when the bike is at a standstill. The idea is that when the rear cylinder is de-activated and shut down, the rider will not feel the heat from the cylinder closest to his legs, particularly in hot weather, or when the bike is at a standstill, like at a stop light. The v-twin Thunder Stroke motor turns the cylinder back on as soon as the rider opens the throttle, for smooth acceleration from standstill.

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(The 2019 Indian Springfield and Roadmaster feature a new dash and the addition of ride-by-wire and three riding modes)

The bigger Indian models now have three selectable Ride Modes which can be switched on the fly. The three modes are Tour, Standard, or Sport, with each mode having individual throttle maps. Tour is softer with throttle response dialled down low and suitable for highway use. Sport is crisp and features a sharp and aggressive throttle response, while Standard sits between the other two. Also new is a customisable touch screen infotainment system, and new details, with the lower fairings on the 2019 Roadmaster re-designed to improve airflow to the rider as well. The revised sound system is also new, and the tweeters have been separated from the mid-range speakers for more sound clarity. A dynamic equalizer has also been added which is fully customisable, and it automatically adjusts volume at different vehicle speeds to keep sound quality consistent.

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(The 2019 Indian Roadmaster has adjustable lower fairings for better airflow)

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The biggest change is of course, the rear cylinder de-activation which is designed to lower engine heat at low speeds or in stop-start situations in traffic. When the engine reaches operating temperature and the ambient temperature exceeds 15 degrees Celsius, the rear cylinder will automatically deactivate when the bike is at a standstill, letting the front cylinder keep the motor running. A little throttle input will fire the rear cylinder with full power at the rider’s disposal. Expect Indian Motorcycle to introduce the new models in India as well, in a few months from now.

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