Here's a list of the upcoming bikes within the budget of ₹1 lakh - ₹5 lakh, which are expected to go on sale in 2021.
Royal Enfield 650cc cruiser
It’s no secret that Royal Enfield has been working on a 650cc cruiser – after all, spy shots of the upcoming motorcycle are all over the internet. The 650cc cruiser will have a relaxed riding position, thanks to the tall and pulled-back handlebar. The fuel tank seems to be somewhat similar to the Meteor, and the chrome exhaust adds to its classic cruiser appeal. The 650cc cruiser will sport the same engine as the Interceptor – a 648cc parallel-twin, with 47bhp and 52Nm. The engine will come paired with a 6-speed transmission, which will be assisted by a slipper clutch. Other highlight features include an instrument cluster with Bluetooth connectivity, upside-down forks (a first for RE), dual-channel ABS, and more. Its pricing is likely to be just below the ₹3 lakh mark after its launch in the second quarter of 2021.
Expected launch: Late 2021
Expected price: ₹3 lakh
Royal Enfield Classic 350
Although Royal Enfield has updated the Classic 350 to meet the BS6 emission norms, a thorough update of the motorcycle is due next year. Test mules of the next-gen Classic 350 have revealed that it will continue to have the retro charm, which is typical of the bike. However, it will get new design details. Expect to see a similar round headlight and retro-styled turn indicators. Changes to the design include a newly shaped fuel tank, switchgear similar to the one on the Meteor, a new seat, and a revised tail section. The new Classic will be based on a new platform and is expected to borrow the engine from the Meteor – a 349cc long-stroke single-cylinder motor, with 20.2bhp and 27Nm. The Classic 350 is currently priced in the ₹1.7 – 1.8 lakh range, but the new one is expected to be closer to ₹2 lakh
Expected launch: March 2021
Expected price: ₹2 lakh
Benelli 302 S
The Benelli 302 S will be launched as a replacement for the discontinued TNT 300. Compared to the latter, the 302 S will be equipped with full-LED lighting and an all-new digital instrument cluster. It will be powered by a liquid-cooled 300cc parallel-twin motor that produces 38bhp and 25.6Nm of torque. Built on a trellis frame, the 302 S’ suspension set-up consists of a 41mm inverted fork and a screw-type preload-adjustable rear mono-shock. Braking power comes from dual 260mm discs at the front and a 240mm petal disc at the rear, with dual-channel ABS as standard. The Benelli 302 S will rival the likes of the KTM 390 Duke and BMW G 310 R.
Expected launch: Mid to Late 2021
Expected price: ₹3-3.5 lakh
TVS registered the name 'Ronin' for one of its upcoming products earlier in 2020. While details are sparse at the moment, the Ronin is expected to be a power cruiser that'll have a design inspired by the TVS Zeppelin concept that was showcased at 2018 Auto Expo. The Ronin is expected to be built on the BMW-TVS 310 platform, and, as a result, it'll have the same engine and frame as the G 310 R / Apache RR 310.
Expected launch: Mid 2021
Expected price: ₹2.5 lakh