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Upcoming middle-weight performance bikes in 2016

Post the rise in popularity of entry-level performance segment motorcycles, the middle-weight performance bike segment has seen many new buyers as well. This has made many manufacturers launch new products in the same category. Here is a look at all the upcoming bikes for this year in the middle-weight performance group in India.

List of upcoming bikes in India in 2016 (middle-weight):

Kawasaki Ninja 650

Kawasaki Ninja 650 ABS

Expected Launch – Mid 2016
Expected Price – Rs. 5.8 lakhs (ex-showroom)
What’s Special – ABS as optional and maybe even new colour options.

2016 Honda CBR500R
Honda CBR500R

Expected Launch – Mid 2016
Expected Price – Rs. 5 lakhs
What’s Special – New two-cylinder engine and comfortable riding dynamics.

Benelli TRK 502 adventure tourer
Benelli TRK 502

Expected Launch – Mid 2016
Expected Price – Rs. 4.5 lakhs
What’s Special – Touring motorcycle with a good sounding two-cylinder engine and a relaxed riding posture.

2016 hyosung gtr 650r
2016 Hyosung GT650R

Expected Launch – June 2016
Expected Price – Rs. 5.20 lakhs
What’s Special – Improved looks and more power figures from the same engine.

Kawasaki ER-6n
Kawasaki ER-6N ABS

Expected Launch – Mid 2016
Expected Price – Rs. 5.20 lakhs
What’s Special – No mechanical changes except for the availability of ABS as an option.

Kawasaki Vulcan S
Kawasaki Vulcan S

Expected Launch – End 2016
Expected Price – Rs. 6 lakhs
What’s Special – First cruiser from Kawasaki in India which will have same mechanicals as the Ninja 650.

2015 MV Agusta F3 800 ABS Rear
MV Agusta F3

Expected Launch – Early 2016
Expected Price – Rs. 16.5 lakhs
What’s Special – The three-cylinder litre-class bike will be a very powerful motorcycle in addition to its superb styling.

MV Agusta brutale 800 india
MV Agusta Brutale 800

Expected Launch – July 2016
Expected Price – Rs. 13 lakhs
What’s Special – A more affordable Brutale with the same performance level.