American motorcycle manufacturer Cleveland Cyclewerks' second product in India will be the Misfit. The Cleveland Misfit was one of the four motorcycles to have made their India debut at the 2018 Auto Expo and the company commenced operations the same year with the launch of the Ace Deluxe retro motorcycle. The Misfit aims to be a sporty commuter in comparison with the chiselled fuel tank, low seat height and a forward wedged chassis for a sportier ride. The motorcycle comes with 38 mm upside down forks up front and twin shocks at the rear, while a removable seat cowl adds that sporty touch to the offering. The bike will be made available in bright colour options and comes with blacked out components like the engine, frame and the exhaust.
Much like the Ace Deluxe, the Cleveland Misfit is also a retro-themed motorcycle complete with the round headlamp, gold painted forks, spoked wheels, lowered handlebar and twin-pod instrument console. The console itself is a simplistic unit housing an analogue speedometer and tachometer.
Power on the Misfit comes from the same 229 cc single-cylinder, air-cooled motor that also does duty on the Ace Deluxe. The engine is tuned to produce 15 bhp at 7,000 rpm and 16 Nm of peak torque at 6,000 rpm. The power mill is paired with a 5-speed transmission. The Misfit weighs 145 kg, which is nine kilos more than the Ace, while the top speed is a claimed 110 kmph. Braking power comes from the 315 mm disc at the front and a 220 mm disc brake at the rear. ABS is currently not on offer on the motorcycle.
The Cleveland Misfit comes to India as a Completely Knocked Down (CKD) unit and is locally assembled at the company's domestic facility. Prices for the Misfit start at Rs. 2.49 lakh (ex-showroom), which means there is no direct competition for the offering.