Most Exciting And Tempting Bike Launches In India This Year

Most Exciting And Tempting Bike Launches In India This Year

Featured Stories by Team Drivio | Jan 09, 2024

India's two-wheeler brands shift into overdrive for 2024, revamping lineups with revolutionary new bikes across segments that spark enthusiasm and anticipation amongst riding fans everywhere.

  • Hero, Bajaj, TVS, Yamaha and Royal Enfield showcase cutting-edge concepts
  • Adventurous off-roaders, quarter-liter racers and retro-styled classics aim to shake up the market
  • Innovative styling, engine tech and smart features look to conquer new demographics

As showcased at November’s India Bike Week, the coming year looks to shake up the status quo. We break down 5 of 2024’s most hotly anticipated bikes sparking chatter from ride aficionados everywhere.

Bike ModelEnginePowerKey FeaturesExpected Launch & Price
Hero Xpulse 400399cc single-cylinder40hpLong-travel suspension, switchable ABS, LED lighting, navigationMid-2024, Rs. 1.8 lakh
Bajaj Pulsar 250F250cc single-cylinder, liquid-cooled28hpClip-on bars, rearsets, LED lighting, exposed frameMid-2024, Rs. 1.4 lakh
TVS Zeppelin R220cc single-cylinder turbocharged-LED headlamp, smartphone integration, heel-toe shifter2024 overseas launch first
Yamaha XSR125125cc single-cylinder12hpRetro styling, LED round headlamp, upswept exhaustEarly 2024, Rs. 1.2 lakh
Royal Enfield Hunter 350349cc single-cylinder-Chopped styling, fat tires, smartphone connectivityMid-2024, Rs. 1.7 lakh

Hero Xpluse 400 - Adventure Seeker

Hero Motocorp’s off-road ambitions blaze a new trail with its forthcoming Xpulse 400 ADV bike. Expanding on its popular Xpulse 200's capabilities, this bigger 400cc single-cylinder engine generates 40hp encased in radical long-travel suspension and switchable ABS for conquering trails.

Expected by mid-2024, its features include full-LED lighting, smartphone connectivity, turn-by-turn navigation and a digital instrument panel. With its rugged go-anywhere design and wallet-friendly pricing around Rs. 1.8 lakhs, the XPulse 400 primes Hero for adventure.

Bajaj Pulsar 250F - Quarter-Liter Scorcher

Bajaj’s next-gen Pulsar debuted in concept form, showing a cutting-edge quarter-liter naked bike design housing the latest tech. Its 250cc single-cylinder engine integrates liquid cooling and fuel injection, achieving a ripping 28hp output.

Radical LED lighting, clip-on handlebars and rear-set footpegs accent the sports bike styling, while its split seat, meaty exhaust and exposed steel frame scream performance. When launched mid-year around Rs. 1.4 lakhs, the new Pulsar 250F looks to claim the quarter-liter throne.

TVS Zeppelin R - Retro-Future Cruiser

TVS Motor wowed crowds with its Zeppelin R concept, embodying a futuristic cruiser identity. Its flowing fully-faired shape encases a modern 220cc single-cylinder turbocharged engine integrated into the chassis.

Standout features include its LED triangular headlamp, smartphone integration, heel-toe shifter and single-sided swingarm. Rumored to launch first in overseas markets, the Zeppelin R’s revolutionary format shows TVS chasing young riders with its sub-250cc affordable cruiser package.

Yamaha XSR125 - Retro Tarmac Tractor

Yamaha gets down with its retro roots, revealed by its upcoming XSR125 model unveiling. Drawing heritage from the brand's 1960s tarmac tractors, its neo-retro style houses modern 125cc engine and chassis capabilities.

Expected by early 2024 with pricing around Rs. 1.2 lakhs, it flaunts classic lines like teardrop tank, flat seat, circular LED headlamp and upswept exhaust. While embodying vintage cool, its reliable 12hp engine and nimble handling make the XSR125 both an around-towner and weekend warrior.

Royal Enfield Hunter 350 - Bold Urban Scrambler

Royal Enfield looks to continue its retro vibes into 2024 launching the new Hunter 350. Slotting into its single-cylinder lineup, the Hunter 350 butchers up RE's classic styling with chopped fenders, fat tires, high-rise handlebars and dual-purpose stance.

Its familiar 349cc air-cooled engine integrates added tech like dual-channel ABS and smartphone connectivity while weighing just 181kg. Coming mid-year, the Hunter 350 looks to win over urban riders and customization fans at approximately Rs. 1.7 lakhs.

New Bikes, New Passions

India’s two-wheeler brands are clearly thinking big heading into 2024. With revolutionary designs housing the latest must-have features, they aim to propel the motorcycle market into new realms of performance, practicality and youth appeal.

So whether you’re an off-road explorer, tarmac attacker, urban swagger master or retro revive fiend, these 5 passion-firing bikes lead the two-wheeled transformation coming your way. Just be sure to keep some room in your garage!