EICMA 2023: All Bikes And Scooters That Will Come To India Before Long
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EICMA 2023: All Bikes And Scooters That Will Come To India Before Long

Featured Stories by Team Drivio | Nov 22, 2023

Along with big launches in the middleweight category, the two-wheelers showcased at EICMA also include game-changing products from Hero MotoCorp and the Royal Enfield.

  • Royal Enfield showcased the Himalayan 450 before its Indian debut, Hero also put two of its upcoming scooters on display – the Xoom 125R and the Xoom 160.
  • The middleweight sports bike segment will see possible launches of the Kawasaki Ninja 500 and Z500 alongside NX500, CBR650R and CB650R from Honda.
  • Ultraviolette also showcased an updated version of the F99 racing concept, which will come into reality in 2024.

The biggest motorcycling event in the world, EICMA is a platform for two-wheeler brands to showcase what they have to offer soon. This year, EICMA 2023 witnessed almost all the prominent two-wheeler brands, who came up with some of the most talked-about launches set to happen in the following months, some of which are also confirmed to debut in India. 

Following are all the motorcycles and scooters, which were showcased at EICMA 2023, and will be available in India in the coming months:

2024 Royal Enfield Himalayan 450

Royal Enfield has confirmed that the all-new Himalayan will be launched in India during the brand’s annual festival “Motoverse” in Goa, between 24-26 November. Compared to the outgoing Himalayan 411, the new Royal Enfield Himalayan 450 gets refreshed styling, larger liquid-cooled engine, revised suspension, brakes and tyres. 

It also receives new switchgear and a 4-inch rounded TFT instrument console with smartphone connectivity and compatibility with Google Maps.

SpecificationRoyal Enfield Himalayan 450
EngineFour-stroke, single-cylinder, liquid-cooled, 452cc
Maximum power40.02 PS
Maximum torque40 Nm

Hero Xoom 125R

Hero will be expanding its lineup of 125cc scooters by launching the Xoom 125R sometime in the first half of 2024. Compared to the current 125cc scooters from Hero, the new Xoom 125R looks far edgier, with an all-LED headlamp and tail lamp, large 14-inch wheels and first-in-segment sequential LED turn indicators. 

It gets the same 124.6cc engine which powers the Hero Destini 125 and Hero Maestro Edge 125, though in a different state of tune.

SpecificationHero Xoom 125R
EngineFour-stroke, single-cylinder, air-cooled, 124.6cc
Maximum power9.5 PS
Maximum torque10.16 Nm

Hero Xoom 160

Also on cards from Hero MotoCorp for the next year is the all-new Xoom 160, a distinctive adventure scooter. Featuring a central spine like the Yamaha Aerox 155, the Hero Xoom 160 is a tall scooter with an all-LED headlamp and tail lamps, 14-inch tyres with large tread blocks, a full-LCD instrument console and a large under-seat storage space.

SpecificationHero Xoom 160
EngineFour-stroke, single-cylinder, liquid-cooled, 156cc
Maximum power14.1 PS
Maximum torque13.7 Nm

Kawasaki Ninja 500/Z500

Kawasaki has revealed the all-new 500cc duo, the Ninja 500 fully-faired sport-tourer and Z500 naked roadster. While the Ninja 500 will be replacing the Ninja 400 in India, the Z500 will replace the Z400 globally and is also expected to join the Ninja 500 in India next year. Compared to the outgoing Ninja 400, the Ninja 500 gets a larger and more powerful parallel-twin engine, which will also be shared by the Z500.

SpecificationKawasaki Ninja 500/Z500
EngineFour-stroke, parallel-twin, liquid-cooled, 451cc
Maximum power45.4 PS
Maximum torque42.6 Nm

Honda NX500

Honda recently discontinued the CB500X in India owing to poor sales due to its unjustifiably high price. However, Honda has showcased the revised version of the motorcycleand has also renamed the motorcycle as NX500. The new Honda NX500 gets mild styling tweaks while retaining its mechanical setup, and is expected to make a comeback in India at a revised price point. 

SpecificationHonda NX500
EngineFour-stroke, parallel-twin, liquid-cooled, 471cc
Maximum power47 PS
Maximum torque43 Nm

Honda CBR650R/650R

Honda’s most popular big bike in India, the CBR650R, and its naked version, the CB650R, have also received major styling updates. While the CB650R has become sharper in its appearance, the CB650R also looks fresher, while sharing its rear profile and mechanical setup with the former. Honda will launch both the updated motorcycles in the first half of 2024. 

SpecificationHonda CBR650R/CB650R
EngineFour-stroke, inline-four, liquid-cooled, 649cc
Maximum power94 PS
Maximum torque62.3 Nm

Ultraviolette F99

Ultraviolette showcased an updated version of its concept electric sports bike, the F99, at the EICMA 2023. The fully-electric sports bike, which is meant to be a track machine, is still in the concept stage, with its production version set to be launched in the second half of 2024. 

SpecificationUltraviolette F99
Electric motor90kW
Maximum power122.3 PS
Top speed265 kmph