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Upcoming Royal Enfield bikes in 2018

The legendary Chennai based two-wheeler making company, Royal Enfield is all set to introduce new bikes for 2018 very soon. The upcoming Royal Enfield bikes in 2018 are slotted to be launched by the third quarter of 2018 which means, you can assume the launches to happen around the festive season of 2018. The company has already announced it plans for this year, which definitely includes two new Royal Enfield 600cc plus models including Interceptor 650 and Café Racer 650. These bikes were first showcased by the company a few months back, and are the exclusive Royal Enfield 600cc bikes that the company has chosen to get back into higher capacity game, after decades. These two models will also be launched internationally very soon, that means Royal Enfield fans waiting around the globe to get their hands on these bikes won’t have to wait no more. That said, there are a couple of more 2018 Royal Enfield upcoming models in India which you can read about in the article below.

Royal Enfield Continental GT 650

Price- Rs 4 lakh to 4.4 lakh

Launch date- September to October 2018

Engine- 649 cc 4 stroke, Single Overhead Cam, Air-Oil cooled, Parallel Twin

Power- 47.65 PS @ 7100 rpm

Torque- 52 Nm @ 4000 rpm

Mileage- 25 km/lt

Colours- N/A

The company has developed the new 650cc twin-cylinder engine that is slated to be used in three different models including the Continental GT 650, Interceptor 650 and the Himalayan 650. The company claims the new 650cc engine will be the most modern engine ever by Royal Enfield. Surely, Continental GT 650 specifications reveal that it will be a fun bike to ride because of torque abundancy and modern engineering that has gone inside the engine. Also, the company suggests, the fit and finish on the new bikes will be the best ever seen from a Royal Enfield bike.

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Royal Enfield Interceptor 650

Price- Rs 3.8 lakh to 4.2 lakh

Launch date- September to October 2018

Engine- 649 cc 4 stroke, Single Overhead Cam, Air-Oil cooled, Parallel Twin

Power- 47.65 PS @ 7100 rpm

Torque- 52 Nm @ 4000 rpm

Mileage- 25 km/lt

Colours- N/A

The second confirmed launched in the new Royal Enfield bike launches for 2018 is the new Interceptor 650 that was showcased alongside its cousin we just talked about. Both the bikes will be built around the same engines but will serve two different categories of riders. The Interceptor will attract more of the retro roadster biking crowd while Continental GT will focus on the bikers with a thing for café racers. Also, both of them will be priced very closely and competitively against all of the competition. Though every other bike in the competition comes at a fairly higher premium, like the Ducati Scrambler, Triumph Street Twin, or the Harley-Davidson Street 750.

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New Royal Enfield Bullet Electra 350

Price- Rs 1.2 lakh to 1.3 lakh

Launch date- March to May 2018

Engine- 346cc 4 stroke, Single Overhead Cam, Air-Oil cooled, Single-cylinder

Power- 23 PS

Torque- 30 Nm

Mileage- 40 km/lt

Colours- Black, Blue, Red

Also read: 5 solid reasons why Royal Enfield motorcycles suck

The Bullet Electra was discontinued from the Indian motorcycle market a few days back, but now the company is planning on the relaunching the same in an all new avatar. The new bike will feature new bells and whistles including AHO, BS4 complaint engine and ABS which is expected to be optional. Bullet Electra has a huge fan following in the Indian market and launching back such a famous model is expected to boost the sales of the company by a significant margin.

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Royal Enfield Thunderbird 350X

Price- Rs 1.5 lakh to 1.8 lakh

Launch date- March to May 2018

Engine- 346cc 4 stroke, Single Overhead Cam, Air-Oil cooled, Single-cylinder

Power- 20 PS

Torque- 28 Nm

Mileage- 38 km/lt

Colours- N/A

The bike was shot at one of the Royal Enfield dealerships in Delhi, and it is nothing but a tackier version of the standard Royal Enfield Thunder 350. It boasts of tubeless tyres and the new multi-spoke design of the alloys. Also, the paint scheme is all new that looks more on the sporty side than being classier. All of the body panels remains the same, but rear grab handle has been taken off to give the bike, a different, modern appeal. And our verdict, it looks great!

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Royal Enfield Thunderbird 500X

Price- Rs 2 lakh to 2.2 lakh

Launch date- March to May 2018

Engine- 499 cc 4 stroke, Single Overhead Cam, Air-Oil cooled, Single-cylinder

Power- 28 PS

Torque- 41.3 Nm

Mileage- 28 km/lt

Colours- Blue, White, Yellow and Red

Also read: KTM 390 Adventure bike spied for the first time

The new RE Thunderbird 500X is like its smaller sibling, the sporty variant of original Thunderbird 500. It will not have any mechanical upgrades but on the looks, it will significantly different. It is expected to come along with a whole new racy color scheme to woo the riders that demand slightly sporty appeal from the Royal Enfield motorcycles.

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Royal Enfield Himalayan 650

Price- Rs 4 lakh to 4.5 lakh

Launch date- December 2018 to March 2019

Engine- 649 cc 4 stroke, Single Overhead Cam, Air-Oil cooled, Parallel Twin

Power- 47.65 PS @ 7100 rpm

Torque- 52 Nm @ 4000 rpm

Mileage -25 km/lt

Colours- N/A

The third bike to get the all-new 650cc double-cylinder engine from Royal Engine will be the Himalayan 650. But will not be launched anytime soon. You can expect the launch date on the same only after December this year, and when launched it will go head on with the Kawasaki Versys X-300 (not 650, it will too much to take in). Though it might sound illogical, but as per Indian market pricing, both will sit in a tight price bracket, hence if not technically, both will competitors at least in the similar price range.

Also read: Yamaha MT-03/ M-Slaz caught getting tested in Delhi

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Royal Enfield Classic 350 and Classic 500 rear disc brake to launch soon

Apart from the new rear disc brake, both the bikes will also be utilizing a new swingarm from the famous Thunderbird series which is expected to improve the overall riding dynamics of these bikes. With the disc brake variants of these bikes, the only bike that will remain separate without a disc brake in the entire lineup will Royal Enfield Bullet.

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The Royal Enfield Classic 350 new Gun Grey color also looks astonishing. This color scheme is significant on the fuel-tank, mudguards, side boxes, on the other hand, there is certain matte black touch on the sticker sets. The new Classic 350 seats come in contrast color.

The Royal Enfield Classic 350 new Stealth Black color looks impressive too. The bits like headlamp ring, handlebar and its clamp and the spoked wheels come finished in black on the flip side, front and rear mudguards, fuel-tank, toolbox and the air-filter box comes finished in matte black color.

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Royal Enfield Classic 350 Rear Disc Brake Engine and Specification:

Talking about the engine, the Classic 350 runs on the same 350cc single-cylinder engine. It churns out the same 19.8 HP of power and 28 Nm of torque. The company has not brought any changes in terms of better cooling system or new injection in the 350 Classic.

Royal Enfield Classic 500 Rear Disc Brake Engine and Specification:

On the flip side, the Classic 500 get a new fuel-injection, while utilizing the same 499cc single-cylinder air-cooled engine that produces earlier 27.2bhp of maximum power and 41.3Nm of peak torque. Both these motorcycles come mated to a 5-speed gearbox.

The Classic 350 ABS or in fact the Classic 500 ABS is not expected in the near future, as the brand is currently more interesting in researching and developing the 750cc twin-cylinder bike that can compete in a higher or more premium market, locking horns with other bike makers such as Triumph and Ducati.

Royal Enfield Classic 350 Gunmetal Grey Rear Disc Brake Price: 1.60 L (OTR Chennai)

Royal Enfield Classic 500 Rear Disc Brake Price: 2.05 L (OTR Chennai)

Maruti Suzuki Cars at AutoExpo 2018

Maruti Suzuki has been on a rampage when it comes to introducing new products or adopting new technologies. The company recently introduced its new concept stores, Arena dealerships and is also looking forward to launching their highly anticipated product, the new generation Swift in the Indian market very soon. The AutoExpo 2018 is not very far away and hence speculations have started surfacing regarding the new products from the biggest car maker in India. So in the article below we have listed down some of the Maruti products which are expected to arrive in next year’s AutoExpo.


Maruti Suzuki Swift 2018 (New generation Swift)

  • New Swift 2018 Price Expected: Rs 5 lakh to Rs 8 Lakh
  • New Swift 2018 Specification: 1.2L petrol and 1.3 L Diesel
  • New Swift 2018 Launch Date: Around 2018 AutoExpo (February)

Maruti Suzuki has been working on the new model Swift from quite some time now. It has already been revealed in the International market and has received overall positive reviews for its modern design, more spacious cabin and overall taking the lineage forward in a positive manner.  The Swift 2018 price and other details will be out only when the official launch takes place which is expected only at the AutoExpo 2018. So you can say the new Maruti Swift launch date in India will be around February 2018.


New Maruti Wagon R 2018

  • Wagon R new model price expected: Rs 4 lakh to Rs 6 lakh
  • Wagon R new model launch date: April 2018
  • Wagon R new model specification: Petrol 1L

Wagon R has been basic bread and butter bike for Maruti and is also one of the most famous family cars in India. The company has been developing the new generation Wagon R for the Indian market that apart from being a family car, can also be liked by the Millennials. The Wagon R new model will share quite a few bits with the Japan spec Wagon R car while mechanically it will remain almost the same.


Maruti Grand Vitara 2018

  • Maruti Suzuki Grand Vitara Facelift Price: Rs 12 lakh to Rs 16 lakh
  • Maruti Suzuki Grand Vitara Facelift Specification: 1.6L Diesel
  • Maruti Suzuki Grand Vitara Facelift Launch Date: Mid 2018

Maruti Suzuki Grand Vitara was never a much-known car from typical Indian car buyer’s point of view but it is still hugely famous among the rally enthusiast for its outrageous rally capabilities. The Grand Vitara facelift exteriors look very nicely designed carrying the similar body lines as seen on the previous generation models. Maruti might also be introducing the Grand Vitara facelift at the upcoming motor show.


Maruti Suzuki Swift Sport RS

  • Maruti Swift RS Price: Rs 7 lakh
  • Maruti Swift RS Specification: 1.0 L Boosterjet Petrol
  • Maruti Swift RS Launch: June 2018

Like the race spec model of the Baleno, the new Swift Sport RS will be a sportier version of the highly awaited 2018 new model Maruti Swift. It will carry on the same design as the Swift but will be equipped with a peppier Baleno’s turbo’ed 1.0-litre engine. Unlike the Baleno RS, it may also boast off different color scheme or race stripes across its body that differentiate it from the regular Swift model.


Maruti Ciaz Facelift 2018

  • Maruti Ciaz Facelift 2017-2018 Price: Rs 7.5-11 lakh
  • Maruti Ciaz Facelift 2017-2018 Specification: 1.4 L Petrol/1.3 L Diesel
  • Maruti Ciaz Facelift 2017-2018 Launch Date: First quarter 2018

Maruti Suzuki Ciaz has been ruling its segment since it was launched. It has been already spied getting tested a few times now and it’s slowly moving towards its final production version stages. It is expected to make its official public debut at the upcoming AutoExpo 2018.

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2018 Maruti Suzuki Jimny

  • 2018 Maruti Suzuki Jimny Price: Rs 6 lakh to 9 Lakh
  • 2018 Maruti Suzuki Jimny Specification: 1.0-litre L Petrol/1.3 L Diesel
  • 2018 Maruti Suzuki Jimny Launch Date: Last quarter 2018

The Maruti Gypsy is still the first choice for ace off-roaders not only in India but around the world. The new Suzuki Jimny will take forward the lineage of Gypsy in the right direction. It will be made in India and exported to worldwide. It is expected to make a debut at the upcoming AutoExpo motor show.


Maruti Vitara Brezza Petrol

Maruti Vitara Brezza Petrol Price:  7-9 lakh

Maruti Vitara Brezza Petrol Specification: 1.0 L Boosterjet petrol/1.4-litre K-series Petrol

Maruti Vitara Brezza Petrol Launch Date: Initial 2018

Currently, the famous mid-sized SUV is only offered in a diesel variant, the Year 2018 will bring the new Vitara Brezza petrol avatar to the market. The petrol Vitara Brezza launch date is expected to be somewhere in the first half of the year 2018.

Also Read: Best 7 upcoming performance bikes to launch in 2017

Need For Speed to launch Payback game on 10th November and it looks like Fast & Furious

Need For Speed has just released the trailer of their newest upcoming game, Payback. By looking at the trailer we can easily say that something similar is happening to the NFS series which happened to the F&F. It has always been about pure racing and now guns, mafia and stuff are taking over the racing world.
It was been a long time since NFS has launched any another game which was as good the earlier games like the NFS Underground, Most Wanted or Carbon. After these games, the series was just filling up games just because they had to, and the recent games like Rivals just proved to be a total waste of energy and time for the ones who purchased it.
The newest installment will be launched on 10th November this year and will be available in India as soon as it gets launched. It will be available for both PS4 and Xbox one as well.
It is loaded with loads of drugs, guns, mafia wars and of course supercars! Stay tuned as we bring you more updates.

Benelli starts Tornado 302 unofficial bookings, here is the booking amount you need to pay!

Benelli dealerships around India has started accepting bookings for the upcoming Benelli Tornado 302. The token amount varying from Rs 10,000 to Rs 50,000 is acceptable for the booking of the upcoming Tornado 302 depending on the dealership. The bike showcased at the 2016 Autoexp last year and has created ripples due to its fully faired alluring looks.
On the inside, it is based on the same engine unit that powers the Benelli TNT 300 which is a 2-cylinder liquid-cooled engine and is famous for its ghastly exhaust tone. It delivers the power output of 36bhp and 27Nm torque. This 300cc power mill comes mated to the 6-speed manual transmission and is considered to be a super smooth unit. Benelli-TNT-300-Action-98014

Benelli TNT Tornado 302 launch in India?
The bike is expected to hit the market by June end of July 1st week and when launched it is expected to be priced at around Rs 3.7 lakh. At this price it will be a direct competitor to the Kawasaki Ninja 300, Yamaha R3 and the new KTM RC 390. At this output it remains less powerful to not the R3 and RC390 which tops at around 42bhp. While sharing similar power bracket with the Kawasaki Ninja 300.

Keep an eye here for more updates on the Benelli Tornado 302 price and review!

New 2017 Maruti Swift vs Current/Old Swift, Spec comparison review

The new Maruti Suzuki Swift will be making its way into the Indian market by the September this year. The car looks very promising as seen from the pictures but it’s only when the car is launched and makes its way to the roads that we can tell how the new Swift looks different from the current ongoing Swift. We bring down an exclusive comparison of the current and the new upcoming Maruti Swift that will highlight the upgrades and changes the new Swift has gone through.


New 2017 Maruti Swift vs Old Swift – Exteriors:

The new Swift will be one of the most compact cars in its segment. Interestingly, it is shorter than the outgoing Swift but has a longer wheelbase. Also, it is shorter in terms of the overall height. Since it has a longer wheelbase, one can expect longer leg room or interior space. But just like the outgoing Swift, the new gen Swift will not be the best in terms of interior space.


  Current Swift New Swift
Length (mm) 3850 3840
Width (mm) 1695 NA
Height (mm) 1530 1500
Wheelbase (mm) 2430 2450
Ground Clearance (mm) 170 NA



New 2017 Maruti Swift vs Old Swift – Design:

The Maruti Swift has always been one of the good looking cars and it is one of the reasons for its fame. However, the new 2017 Swift design looks better and inspired from the Mini cars. The silhouette, however, has been carried over as it looks almost similar to the present car. While, the designing tweaks such as gaping hexagonal grille, bumper with larger intake and discreet splitter, sleeker headlamps while the top of the line variant also features LED DRLs and a projector lamp setup. The car’s fenders can also be said to resemble the one on the new Baleno.


New 2017 Maruti Swift vs Old Swift – Interior:

The interior on the new Swift looks much premium and sportier when compared to the old Swift. The Steerwheel is all new and has been given a differently round design compared to one in the outgoing Swift. The dashboard looks better, while the earlier rectangular AC vents have been replaced with circular vents. A new Smartplay infotainment system also sits in the place of earlier system. The new cabin also features twin-pod speedo console that has a bigger, high res Multi-Information Display (MID).


New 2017 Maruti Swift vs Old Swift engine:

For the 2017 Swift, Maruti has chosen the same engine which is seen on the present Swift cars. The engine in talks is the 1.2 L K-Series Petrol and a 1.3 L DDiS Diesel engine. The Petrol engine is an 1197cc unit and features Variable Valve Timing (VVT). Peak power-torque is rated at 84.3 PS-115 Nm. The Diesel engine pumps out 75 PS-190 Nm. The engines come mated to a 5-speed Manual transmission. Talking about the change, you can expect a smoother output delivery and a better mileage from the engine in the new Swift.


New 2017 Maruti Swift vs Old Swift Mileage:

Since both shares the same engine, the new car will deliver the similar mileage figures which lie around 20kmpl for petrol versions and 25kmpl for diesel versions.

Stay tuned as Autocargurus brings you more updates!

Also read: Maruti Baleno RS launch confirmed for February 2017

Best 7 upcoming performance bikes to launch in 2017

2017 is surely going to be an exciting year and why is that? It’s because the year is going to bring a bunch of new performance machines that will surely woo a lot of bike enthusiast in the country. Manufacturers like KTM, BMW and TVS are going to bring some really exciting machines in the country. So we have collaborated a list that will help you with the best performance bike you can expect in 2017.

2017 KTM 390 Duke

The 2017 KTM 390 Duke has been upgraded from the ground up, and the changes have made the bike even better in all senses. It gets a new sub frame, new body design, new front headlights, new digital meter console with smartphone connectivity, new exhaust that makes the engine Euro IV compliant and many more upgrades. The bike is expected to be launched by February 2016 and at an expected price of not more than 2.05 lakh.



The bike was expected to be launched in the late 2016 but due to certain hiccups, the company shifted the launch date to early 2017. The small German beast runs on a 313cc single-cylinder liquid-cooled engine and delivers around 34bhp of power. It will face a serious competition from bikes such as the KTM 390 Duke, newly launched Bajaj Dominar 400 and the upcoming Yamaha MT-03. Expected a price tag of near Rs 1.80 lakh on the bike.


TVS Akula 310

The bike has been built on the platform of the above bike. It shares the same engine and other parts from the BMW G310R. The difference is, it will be fully faired sports bike instead of a mean street naked. It will be sold as a TVS product instead of a BMW and that will make it more affordable than the latter. Expect the bike to be out by mid-2017. The bikes like KTM RC200, Pulsar RS200 ABS, and Honda CBR 250R will be a direct competitor to the TVS Akula 310. When launched it will have a price tag of near Rs 1.60 lakh.


Yamaha MT-03

The bike is already present in the international market and now the company has made some solid agendas to launch the same in the Indian market and they don’t plan on delaying it. So expect the bike to roll out by late 2017. It will have a price tag of near Rs 3 lakh when launched. It will compete against the Kawasaki Z250, Benelli TNT 300 and the 2017 KTM 390 Duke.


Benelli Tornado 300

The bike was earlier seen at the 2016 Autoexpo alongside other Benelli bikes. It has been built on the same platform as the TNT 300 but comes with a full fairing to make it look sportier and certainly more attractive. It will surely not be a cheap product and get ready to shower at least Rs 3.40 lakh on this bike. Expected launch date of Tornado 300? June 2017!


Benelli TRK 502

One of the most interesting bikes in this list, but still not much information present on it as such. It’s sure one of the straight competitors to the Kawasaki Versys 650 but will stand in a much more affordable segment than the other mid-weight adventure bikes present in India today. Expected launch date and price on the Benelli TRK 502? Last quarter of 2017 and in the price bracket of Rs 5 lakh.


Triumph Bonneville Bobber

It is one of the newest products from the British marque, it has already been introduced to the world and so will head to the Indian market by mid-2017. The bike comes with a 1200cc high torque engine, as seen in the Bonneville T120, and so it has enough torque to make you go weak in your knees. The engine delivers 79bhp of maximum power and peak torque of 105Nm. Expect a price of around Rs 9 lakh on the bike and stay tuned for more information on the upcoming bikes in 2017.


also see: KTM 390 Adventure bike spied for the first timeKTM 390 Adventure bike spied for the first time

Yamaha R15 Version 3 spied at a dealership, launch soon!

Yamaha FZ200/250 to launch by late January 2017?

Yamaha Motor India launched the YZF-R3 last year at a comparatively higher price tag than expected, now the iconic Japanese automaker is gearing up for another launch in the upcoming year of what seems to be the new FZ250/200. It has been spied quite a few times now and the same is expected to hit the Indian street by late January.

As seen from the pictures, the bike utilizes an air-cooled engine, upgraded FZ styling with beefed up tank and aggressive new design and a wider tyre the back. To keep the price under check the bike shares many components with the existing FZ bike such as the discs, foot pegs, number plate holder etc.


We can expect a higher power and torque output figures from the new bike that will be a straight competitor to the new Apache RTR 200 4V and the upcoming 2017 Bajaj Pulsar 200 NS. The engine displacement number is yet not confirmed but expect around 20bhp of maximum power from a 200c engine on the FZ and if it’s a quarter-litre unit expect 2bhp more.

As per reports on the the bike is expected to be launched on 24th January 2017 which is officially not confirmed. Stay tuned to Autocargurus for more updates.

New generation 2017 Triumph Street Triple to launch on 10th January 2017

Triumph Motorcycles have already launched the all-new Speed Triple earlier this year and now the company has released a teaser video showing a glimpse of the new generation Street Triple which is slated to be launched on the 10th January 2017. As seen in the video, the new generation Street Triple will have similar looks as already seen on the new Speed Triple motorcycle. And that means there will be many visual tweaks and among them all the new comparatively round twin bug-eye headlamps that will be among other most significant upgrades. On the technical and mechanical terms, the bike is expected to receive better electronics and more power to go along with. The video also shows a new fully digital multifunction cockpit that will certainly be seen on the new bike.


Once launched internationally, same is expected to head to the Indian market very soon if going by the track record of Triumph Motorcycles. Since the company has already launched its entire international line-up in the country. Stay tuned to ACG for more.

Bajaj Auto to sell Husqvarna motorcycle from Probiking dealerships

The Pune-based bike maker, Bajaj Auto went into a partnership with KTM a few years back that is garnering profit for both the Indian and Austrian companies. Some time back, KTM bought Husqvarna Motorcycles and decided to manufacture the same under Bajaj’s plant in Chakan. As per earlier reports, these bikes will make it into the production by late 2017 or early 2018 and when launched the bikes will be sold through Bajaj’s pro-biking showrooms which also happen to retail both KTM and Kawasaki motorcycles.


You must already be aware by now that the company will be making two bikes including the 401 Vitpilen or the 401 Svartpilen. To limit the manufacturing costs and price, the bikes are being developed on the KTM 390 Duke platform, sharing the same engine and the frame. These bikes will face a very stiff competition from the Royal Enfield bikes and also the newly launched Bajaj Dominar 400. When launched Husqvarna bikes price in India should start at least from Rs 1.70 lakh. Stay tuned while we bring you more updates on the Husqvarna motorcycles. Also, comment in the section below to let us know your views on the above report.

Also read: Four brand new bikes to be launched by Kawasaki next month in India