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Highlights of the Indian Bike Week 2019

So, guys, did you have the opportunity to be at the 6th edition of Indian Bike Week that covered 21,000 riders along with family and friends?

Well, if not, here we are with the highlights of one of the largest motorcycle festivals in Asia conducted on 6th & 7th December 2019, in Vagator, Goa.

The festival was a big launch for some new motorcycles, and it took everyone by a complete surprise. Apart from bike shows, IBW had a few other enthusiastic programs like the FMX show, hill-climb challenge, music from Pineapple Express, and Ritviz and a few stalls selling motorbike apparels and bike parts.

Now, let’s move on to have a look at the top motorbikes showcased at the Indian Bike Week 2019.

Husqvarna Svartpilen 250:

The Svartpilen 250 from Husqvarna made its entry in the Indian market in IBW’19. A lightweight with a punchy engine and a brisk acceleration is the Svartpilen 250. The motorcycle has retro styling with two-round mirrors and round-shaped LED headlights. It has a flat split-seat with a short tail that has an LED tail lamp along with a turn indicator.

Engine-249 cc, single-cylinder, liquid-cooled

Power-29.6 bhp

Torque-24 Nm

Gearbox-6 speed gearbox

Stroke-61.1 mm

Front Suspension-142 mm

Rear Suspension-150 mm

Brake-Disc brakes at both ends

Tank-9.5 L

Weight-154 Kg (dry)

Launch date- Feb 2020

Price-between Rs. 2.2 lakhs to Rs. 2.5 lakhs (ex-

showroom).

Husqvarna Vitpilen 250:

The Vitpilen 250 is a sturdy, lightweight bike from Husqvarna. It offers an impressive riding position with feather-light inputs and helmet-hidden smiles. The bike has a sporty-look with minimal bodywork with a round headlamp.

Engine-249 cc, single-cylinder, liquid-cooled

Power- 29.6 bhp

Torque-24 Nm

Gearbox-6 speed gearbox

Stroke-61.1 mm

Front Suspension-WP upside-down

Rear Suspension-WP mono-shock

Brake- Disc brakes both ends

Tank- 9.5 L

Weight-154 Kg (dry)

Launch date-14th Feb 2020.

Expected price-Rs. 2.40- 2.50 lakhs.

KTM 390 Adventure:

We also saw a glance of KTM 390 Adventure in IBW. It was also seen in ECIMA and unofficially booking for this off-road bike in India. The motorbike is light-weight, wrapped in a trellis frame with a few similarities like its sibling KTM 390 Duke.

Engine-373 cc single-cylinder

Power-44 hp

Torque-37 Nm

Gearbox-6-speed transmission

Stroke-60 mm

Front suspension-170 mm

Rear suspension-177 mm

Brakes-Disc brakes on both sides.

Tank-14.5 L

Weight-162 Kg (dry)

Launch date-January 2020

Expected price-Rs. 3 lakhs (ex-showroom)

Triumph Rocket 3 R:

One of the sexiest looking bikes displayed in IBW was Triumph Rocket 3 R. The cruiser motorbike is 291 Kg, which is 40 Kg lighter than its earlier version. The muscular presence of the bike gives it a magnificent style.

Engine-2500 cc with 3-cylinder, water-cooled

Power-165 bhp

Torque-221 Nm

Gearbox-6-speed

Stroke-85.9 mm

Front suspension-47 mm upside-down

Rear suspension-adjustable mono-shock

Brakes–Disc brake

Tank-18 L

Weight-291 Kg (dry)

Launch date-6th-7th December in Indian Bike week

Price-Rs. 18 lakhs (ex-showroom).

KTM 790 Adventure:

The all-new KTM 790 Adventure revealed in IBW festival has similar specification as of KTM Duke 790. This R-series motorbike is a hardcore adventure bike. It is lightweight yet compact, giving you a smooth and reliable engine.

Engine-799 cc twin-cylinder with advanced cooling technology

Power-95.17 PS

Torque-88 Nm

Gearbox-6-speed

Stroke-4-strokes

Front Suspension-WP 43 mm upside-down

Rear Suspension-WP mono-shock

Brake-Disc Brake in the front and rear

Tank-20 L

Weight-189 Kg

Expected launch date-April 2020

Price-Rs. 8-9 lakhs (ex-showroom)

Mantis Electric:

The first product from Orxa Energies revealed at IBW has an exclusive performance review. The Bengaluru based automobile company worked on a concept of electric features. This unique vehicle is beautifully designed with breath-taking engineering.

We only have a few details of this distinctive motorcycle since the company did not reveal all the specifications.

Fuel Type-Electric

Battery Type-Lithium-ion

Power-NA

Torque-Not aware

Mileage-200 Km/charge

Charging time-3.5 Hours

ABS-Dual Channel

Weight-175 Kg

Launch date-Middle of 2020.

Expected price-Rs. 3 lakhs

Apart from motorbike shows, there were other popular activities during the Indian Bike Week 2019, like music, dance, the Harley Davidson Flat Track, and KTM stunt show, to name a few. People visiting with their family and friends took the opportunity and participated in these shows during the festival.

All in all, IBW kept its promise to be one of the most entertaining motorbike festivals for the Indian motorbike community.

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