Upcoming bikes launching in 2022

By autoX Editorial | on January 27, 2022

We've already seen some action in the two-wheeler space this year, with the launch of Yezdi Motorcycles and the arrival of the updated Honda CB300R. Well, it looks like this is just the tip of the new launches iceberg!

Ducati Multistrada V2 Studio Shot

Ducati Multistrada V2 and Streetfighter V2

As part of the Ducati World Premiere 2021, the first unveiling came in the form of the Multistrada V2. Though it’s a replacement for the outgoing Multistrada 950, it’s more or less the same bike underneath, only with some mechanical & ergonomic updates. Alongside the Multi V2, expect the naked version of the Panigale V2, the Streetfighter V2, to also reach our shores this year. In the Streetfighter, the same 955cc Superquadro engine as the fully-faired Panigale produces slightly less power & torque.

Expected Launch: Q1 2022 (Multistrada V2) / Q2 2022 (Streetfighter V2)
Expected Price: ₹15 – 18 Lakh (Multistrada V2) / ₹17 Lakh (Streetfighter V2) 

KTM RC 390 Studio Shot

KTM RC 390

The RC 390 is due for a major update, and it will get one in 2022. While it’ll have the same 373cc motor, its engine maps will be revised for more torque and smoother power delivery. The updated chassis will also be 1.5kgs lighter than before, which will not only add to straight-line performance but also increase its high-speed stability. One of the highlights of the 2022 RC 390 will be the handlebars, which will be raised by 15mm for better usability, with the option of being lowered by 10mm for track use. The new RC 390 will also sport livery inspired by MotoGP, which means that it’ll not only go fast but look the part as well.

Expected Launch: February 2022
Expected Price: ₹2.8 Lakh

Triumph Tiger 1200 Studio Shot

Triumph Tiger Sport 660 and Tiger 1200

The Triumph Tiger family is all set to become bigger by going smaller. Let us explain. Triumph is already accepting bookings for the Tiger Sport 660, which will become the smallest displacement Tiger model sold in India. Its 660cc engine is good enough for 80bhp and 64Nm. For those who prefer a litre-class engine in your adventure bike, Triumph is also bringing the new Tiger 1200 to India. The 1,160cc engine makes 148bhp and 130Nm of torque. Triumph will offer the bigger bike in two variants – the 1200 GT Pro and 1200 GT Explorer.

Expected Launch: February 2022 (Tiger Sport 660) / June 2022 (Tiger 1200)     
Expected Price: ₹7.5 Lakh (Tiger Sport 660) / ₹22 Lakh (Tiger 1200)

Yamaha YZF R1 Studio Shot

Yamaha YZF-R1

After a brief hiatus in terms of launching any big bikes in 2021, Yamaha Motor India is now set to bring its biggest, baddest superbike – the YZF-R1 – to our shores in 2022. Powering the latest iteration is a 998cc crossplane crankshaft inline-four engine. The Deltabox frame and magnesium subframe are suspended by fully-adjustable 43mm KYB inverted forks up front and a fully-adjustable KYB monoshock at the rear. The braking duty is managed by dual 320mm discs up front and a 220mm disc at the rear. Of course, there’s also a whole host of electronics, including a Brake Control System, Engine Brake Management, riding modes, lean-sensitive traction control, and wheelie control.

Expected Launch: August 2022
Expected Price: ₹25 Lakh 

Royal Enfield Logo

Royal Enfield Super Meteor & Shotgun 650

It seems 2022 is going to be an eventful year for Royal Enfield, beginning with the ‘Super Meteor’ 650cc cruiser. Based on the same platform as the Interceptor and Continental GT 650s, the Super Meteor will also share its 648cc parallel-twin with the two, although it could be tuned for more relaxed cruising. Hot on the heels of the Super Meteor will be the Shotgun 650 – a bobber-style variant of the Super Meteor, without the windscreen 
and pillion seat.

Expected Launch: March 2022 (Super Meteor) / June 2022 (Shotgun 650)
Expected Price: ₹3 – 3.5 Lakh (Super Meteor) / ₹3 – 3.5 Lakh (Shotgun 650)

Read more:

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