Upcoming Bikes in 2021: ₹15 lakh & above

By autoX Editorial | on January 3, 2021

From the mighty Ducati Multistrada V4 to the supercharged Kawasaki ZH2, these are some of the heavyweight motorcycles that are expected to arrive in India this year. 

Ducati Multistrada V4

Ducati Multistrada V4 S Sport Side View

Ducati Multistrada V4 S Sport

Headlined by a brand new V4 engine, the exquisite new Multistrada V4 was unveiled globally a couple of months ago. The heavyweight ADV from Bologna now comes with a brand new 1,158cc liquid-cooled V4 Granturismo engine, which develops 168bhp and 125Nm of torque. The Multistrada V4 also features an all-new aluminium monocoque frame. Top-end models of the bike will come equipped with Ducati Skyhook Suspension, Adaptive Cruise Control, with Blind Spot Detection, and a new 6.5-inch TFT colour display, with full-map navigation system. 

Expected launch: February 2021
Expected price: ₹20 lakh

Ducati Panigale V4 BS6

Ducati Panigale V4 Racing Accessories

Ducati unveiled the updated Panigale V4 towards the end of 2019. The updated motorcycle never made it to India because it didn’t meet BS6 / Euro 5 norms. However, for 2021, Ducati will update the Panigale V4 to meet the regulations. In terms of changes, the new Panigale V4 features the V4 R’s winglets, which add 30kg of downforce at 270km/h, a less stiff front frame, and Ducati Traction Control (DTC) EVO 2. Ducati has also tweaked its electronics to the way that 1,103cc V4 motor has become more user-friendly. Its power output at 211bhp and 124Nm remains unchanged.

Expected launch: March 2021
Expected price: ₹25 lakh

Ducati Streetfighter V4

2021 Ducati Streetfighter V4 S Dark Stealth

Ducati’s hyper naked Streetfighter V4 is set to arrive in India towards the middle of 2021. Based on the Panigale V4, the Streetfighter V4 is the naked derivative of Ducati’s flagship sports bike. As a result, it is as mad and powerful. The Streetfighter is powered by the same 1,103cc V4 engine as the Panigale and is rated at 205bhp and 123Nm of torque. The Streetfighter V4 also features an updated Euro 5 / BS6 engine for global markets. 

Expected launch: July 2021
Expected price: ₹18 – 20 lakh 

Harley-Davidson Pan America

Harley Davidson Pan America

To attract new customers, the American bikemaker had revealed a few new products a couple of years ago. One of them was the biggest surprise, as it was a big and brawny ADV with a Harley-Davidson badge on it. The ADV segment is new territory for H-D, but it seems determined and very serious about entering the segment. When the Pan America was revealed, it received a mixed response. H-D, however, believe it will be a game-changer. The Pan America will be launched in February 2021. It will feature HD’s power 1250cc V-Twin engine, with a power output of around 150bhp.

Expected launch: June 2021
Expected price: ₹18 lakh

Harley-Davidson Custom 1250

Harley Davidson Custom 1250 Confirmed 2021

Along with its long list of new launches for 2021, American bike maker Harley-Davidson will also launch the new Custom line-up. The Custom 1250 prototype that we have seen looks modern and muscular. The final production version will most probably get large chunky tyres with disc brakes, up-market USD front-forks, and a rear mono-shock. The liquid-cooled 1250cc V-Twin will make its way to the Custom 1250 – it promises to be a very punchy engine. The Custom 1250 will go head-to-head against the Indian FTR 1200.

Expected launch: July 2021
Expected price: ₹20 lakh

BMW S 1000 R

2021 Bmw S 1000 R Unveiled

The all-new BMW S 1000 R made its global debut in November 2020 and is set to come to India in the third quarter of 2020. Just like its fully-faired sibling, the S 1000 R bids goodbye to the asymmetrical headlight design and gets a more conventional setup. The fuel tank design, exhaust, and the tail section have been redone as well. The 2021 S 1000 R is powered by a 999cc inline four-cylinder engine, which makes 162.2bhp and 114Nm. While the power output is largely similar to the outgoing model, it will offer improved performance because of its reduced weight. The motorcycle will come packed with electronic goodies, including launch control, adjustable wheelie control, and pit-lane limiter. 

Expected launch: April 2021
Expected Price: ₹17 – 18 lakh

Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R

2021 Kawasaki Ninja ZX 10RR In Lime Green

The Ninja is the most famous name in the sports bike segment, and the ZX10R is the most impressive Ninja of them all. The super sharp litre-class sports bike from Kawasaki carries a reputation of being one of the most fun sports bikes on the planet and has consistently been priced aggressively. The new ZX10R will feature a more powerful 998cc engine, which will now deliver over 200bhp and a max torque of 115Nm. This makes it one of the most powerful litre-class bikes on the planet.

Expected launch: March 2021
Expected price: ₹18 lakh

Kawasaki ZH2

2020 Kawasaki Zh2

The Kawasaki ZH2 will be one of the most powerful naked-sports bikes on the planet. With a 998cc supercharged engine, it can produce around 200bhp and almost 140Nm of torque. It promises to be one of the most exciting launches of 2021. The ZH2 will also be loaded with special features, such as a slipper-clutch, electronic cruise control, traction control, launch control, cornering management function, different power modes, and phone connectivity. The ZH2 will also be one of the most expensive launches of 2021, as it will be priced upwards of ₹25 lakh.

Expected launch: July 2021
Expected price: ₹25 lakh

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