2018 proved to be a good year with lots of scooter and motorcycle launches along with popular motorcycle brand, Jawa, coming back into the thick of things as well. There were a few launches in 110 - 160 cc segments such as the Bajaj Discover 110, TVS Apache RTR 160 4V, Honda X-Blade and the Hero Xtreme 200R. Then you had the launch of the BMW G 310 Twins and the Royal Enfield 650 Twins, which were perhaps the most anticipated launch of the year. There were a couple of interesting scooters launches which were the Suzuki Burgman Street and the TVS NTorq 125. 2019 too promises to be a year filled with lots of new motorcycles and scooters and we list down few exciting models.
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Here is a list of some upcoming two-wheeler models 2019
2019 Bajaj Dominar
The Bajaj Dominar was launched in late 2017 and rumours are rife that a comprehensively updated model for 2019 is all set to arrive soon. The 2019 Bajaj Dominar has been spotted several times now and will get cosmetic and mechanical upgrades possibly including USD forks instead of telescopic units and a DOHC configuration for the engine instead of a SOHC one seen on the current 373 cc mill. The power output could see improvements as well, up from the current 34.5 bhp and 35 Nm of peak torque. The 2019 Dominar is also expected to get a new engine bash plate, exhaust muffler and possibly new colours as well. The updates are likely to drive up prices by a small margin.
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Hero XPulse 200 and XPulse 200T
Hero MotoCorp pleasantly surprised by unveiling of a new XPulse version at the 2018 EICMA Motorcycle Show. The Hero XPulse 200T is the tourer-friendly version based on the XPulse 200 and will be launched alongside the adventure-ready version. The bike shares its mechanicals with the XPulse including the 200 cc engine and frame, LED headlamp, single-channel ABS, digital instrument console with Bluetooth connectivity and more, but has been reworked to be more rider-friendly for spending longer hours on the saddle. The 2019 XPulse 200T gets a more relaxed riding position, 30 mm lower ground clearance, taller gearing and new handlebar. It also gets a luggage rack to improve the load carrying capacity. In addition, the bike rides on smaller 17-inch wheels, and gets tarmac friendly MRF tyres.
KTM 390 Adventure
The biggest miss of the EICMA 2018 show, the world's most popular motorcycle show, was the absence of the KTM 390 Adventure. The bike has been in the making for some time now, and KTM India had also announced that the 390 Adventure will be launched in India soon. But this small-capacity adventure bike, based on the KTM 390 Duke platform is still not to be seen, at least in recent months; not even a recent spy shot of the bike being tested has emerged or been spotted by eagle-eyed photographers.
Benelli TRK 502
Italian motorcycle brand Benelli will make a splash in 2019 with a comeback in India under new management. And one of the most-awaited motorcycles from Benelli will be the middleweight adventure tourer, the Benelli TRK 502. The Benelli TRK 502 will be powered by a 499.6 cc, four-stroke, liquid-cooled parallel-twin engine which makes around 47 bhp at 8,500 rpm and peak torque of 45 Nm at 5,000 rpm. The four-valve engine with double overhead camshafts is mated to a six-speed gearbox. With a weight of 213 kg, the TRK 502 will be heavy, and Benelli claims fuel consumption figures of 25.6 kmpl. With a 20-litre tank, the TRK 502 should offer around 500 km of range on a single tank fill. There are likely to be two variants on offer - one, a road-oriented model with cast wheels, and another with more off-road capability and spoked wheels.
Triumph Scrambler 1200
Although it's not essentially an adventure bike, but Triumph's new Scrambler 1200 takes off-road capability to a whole new level. The engine is the same 1200 cc, 'high power' mill of the Triumph Thruxton R, but on the Scrambler 1200, it will be tuned to offer more power and torque lower in the revs rather than better top-end acceleration. The 270-degree parallel-twin puts out 89 bhp at 7,400 rpm and peak torque of 110 Nm at 3,950 rpm. Globally, the Triumph Scrambler 1200 will be available in two variants - the XC and XE, but for India, only the XC variant will be launched.
BMW R 1250 GS
Perhaps one of the most popular adventure bikes across the world, the BMW R 1200 GS will get significantly updated for 2019, with a new engine, new features and a long list of electronics and technology. The most significant change is of course the new boxer engine, which gets a displacement bump to 1,254 cc, and also gets variable valve timing. The new BMW R 1250 GS' engine makes 136 bhp at 7,750 rpm and peak torque of 143 Nm at 6,250 rpm. Also new will be an updated electronics package which includes two riding modes (Road and Rain), ABS, automatic stability control (ASC), and Hill Start Control as standard. The multi-functional instrument panel now features a 6.5 inch full-colour TFT screen, which offers Bluetooth connectivity with a smartphone. The BMW Motorrad Connected App offers satellite navigation, and additional functions such as route logging and travel statistics. The 2019 BMW R 1250 GS will be available in three variants - Standard, Exclusive and HP. Expect the new BMW R 1250 GS will be priced at between ₹ 18-22 lakh (ex-showroom).