Next bikes in November 2021: Ducati Hypermotard 950, new KTM RC 390, etc.
Yesterday we talked about the next cars in India in November 2021. Now it is only fair that we also discuss the next bikes in India which are expected to be available for retail sale in the country from next month. From what we know, we will see quite a variety of bikes coming in November 2021 and all from different two-wheeler manufacturers. Either way, it’s enough to beat around the bush; let’s go ahead and take a look at the next bikes that are likely to hit our market next month. Let’s go.
Next bikes in India: November 2021
New KTM RC 390
2021 Ducati Hypermotard 950
RE 650 cruiser
KTM unveiled the new generation RC 390 for international markets earlier this year. So far, the company has not specified when the new generation KTM RC 390 will be released in India, but the next bike has been listed on the official website here, so there you go. Either way, let’s focus on the bike itself: in its latest avatar, the KTM RC 390 manages to be quite different from its predecessor. The style of the bike, inspired by the KTM MotoGP race bike, features an aggressive fairing design that makes the bike look larger and also offers optimized wind and weather protection as well as improved handling. heat. As for the specs, the next KTM bike in India has a TFT instrument cluster, smartphone connectivity, traction control, lean angle sensitive cornering ABS, switchable ABS, etc.
The new generation KTM RC 390 is equipped with a 373 cc single cylinder engine that delivers 43 hp and 37 Nm of maximum torque. This engine is offered in combination with a six-speed gearbox with slip clutch and an optional two-way quickshifter.
The Ducati Hypermotard 950 range, which includes the Standard, RVE and SP variants, was also released earlier this year. While the design of the bikes remains largely the same, it has a fairly small headlight unit with built-in LED DRLs positioned above the short spout. Other notable features of this supermoto bike include LED tail lights, compact fuel tank cascading into the one-piece saddle, dual exhaust system under the seat, and more.
The Hypermotard 950 range is powered by a 937cc twin-cylinder Testastretta engine that generates 112 hp and 114 Nm of torque. Ducati updated the six-speed gearbox for better precision in gear selection.
The Kawasaki Z650RS is another motorcycle that made its global debut this year and is expected to be available for retail sale in India soon. When the Z650 RS is launched in India, it will face competition from only a few motorcycles; in fact, the Triumph Bonneville New Street Twin will be the closest direct rival for this next Kawasaki bike in India.
The Kawasaki Z650RS uses a 649cc parallel twin engine which, together with a six-speed gearbox, delivers a maximum power of 67hp at 8,000rpm and 64Nm of maximum torque at 6,700rpm.
Technically, this one won’t be a launch, but simply an unveiling. Yes, Royal Enfield will likely showcase their 650cc flesh-and-blood cruiser for the first time next month at EICMA 2021. Based on spy photos of this highly anticipated next bike, we believe RE will equip the bike with a round LED headlight, flat handlebars, neutral footrests, teardrop-shaped fuel tank, split seats, etc. The list of features is expected to include a semi-digital instrument cluster, smartphone connectivity, and the Tripper turn-by-turn navigation system.
The next RE bike will be powered by the same 650cc parallel twin engine that also powers the RE 650 twins. This engine produces 47bhp with 52Nm of maximum torque and is offered in combination with a six-speed gearbox.