7 Epic Motorcycle Highlights at 2023 India Bike Week
News by Team Drivio | 16th Dec 23
Get ready for a treat, Indian bikers! The India Bike Week (IBW) 2023 brings tons of two-wheeled excitement to Goa. From cutting-edge concepts to production-ready models, we break down the 7 most anticipated bike launches.
- Stunning one-off custom creations like Royal Enfield's Shotgun 650 café racer and Jiwa's sinister Perak Black steal the spotlight.
- BMW Motorrad takes touring tech to new heights with the gadget-loaded R18 Transcontinental flagship bagger.
- Performance seekers can look forward to reveals from Bajaj-Triumph and others in liter-class territories.
IBW 2023 has shaped up to be nirvana for motorcycle nuts. With so much awesomeness headed for Goa sands, here are 7 must-see bike unveilings.
1. Royal Enfield Shotgun 650
In typical flashy fashion, Royal Enfield leads IBW 2023 reveals with the bespoke Shotgun 650 café racer. This custom Interceptor INT 650 strikes the bullseye with vibrant red and black paint, shotgun-themed design touches, and clubman handlebars promising a scintillating rider-focused experience.
2. Royal Enfield Electric Concept
Adding voltage to Royal Enfield’s pavilion is their tantalizing Electric Concept model. Details remain under wraps but this early prototype electric Royal Enfield motorcycle hints at eco-friendly thrills to come. We can’t wait to see them pull the covers off!
3. BMW Motorrad R18 Transcontinental
On the opposite end of the spectrum, BMW Motorrad debuts the range-topping R18 Transcontinental bagger. Expanding the R18 line, this tech-infused luxury tourer leverages an enormous 1,802cc boxer twin bolted to creature comforts like Adaptive Cruise Control, a 7-inch TFT display with navigation, and more. If two-wheeled gadgetry is your thing, the R18 Transcontinental looks irresistible.
4. Jawa Perak Black
Jawa turns up the dark allure with their factory custom Perak Black. Doused in sinister matte black paint and subtle machined metal accents, the Perak Black makes quite the brooding style statement. We wish Jawa would reveal performance upgrades to match.
5. Bajaj-Triumph Sports Bike
In easily one of the most anticipated unveilings this year, the Bajaj-Triumph co-developed sports bike breaks cover. Legendary designer Rodolfo Frascoli blesses this sharp new motorcycle with an aggressive twin LED headlamp face and wind-cheating bodywork. If styling cues are any indication, the 790cc triple hiding beneath should produce killer performance!
6. CFMoto 650NK
Chinese manufacturer CFMoto enters India with the feature-loaded 650NK middleweight streetfighter brandishing aggressive looks and performance bits. Highlights like USD forks, radially-mounted brake calipers, and big piston forks reveal CFMoto's ambition to take the fight to segment mainstays. And its sub-5 lakh expected price makes things very interesting!
7. Ultraviolette F77
Closing IBW's conveyor belt of two-wheeled awesomeness is Ultraviolette's striking production-ready F77 electric sports bike. A competition-spec 25 kW electric motor propelling it to 60 km/h in under 3 seconds looks quick while being eco-friendly. The F77's sharp looks, blistering acceleration, and connected tech cement UV's position as an electric pioneer in India.
So get your ride prepped biking brethren - IBW Goa 2023 is geared up for tons of two-wheeled magic across segments! Royal Enfield, BMW Motorrad, Bajaj-Triumph and more have scintillating new motorcycles in-store sure to set roads and trails ablaze countrywide.
|Royal Enfield Shotgun 650
|648cc, twin-cylinder, air-oil cooled
|Retro café racer styling, club man handlebar
|Royal Enfield Electric concept electric
|Electric motor (details TBA)
|Future electric Royal Enfield hints
|BMW Motorrad R18 Transcontinental
|1,802cc, boxer twin, air/oil-cooled
|Luxury bagger, advanced tech like ACC
|Jawa Perak Black
|334cc, single-cylinder, liquid-cooled
|Custom bobber style, blacked-out paint
|Bajaj-Triumph Sports Bike
|790cc, triple-cylinder (expected)
|Aggressive supersport design by Rodolfo Frascoli
|649cc, twin-cylinder, liquid-cooled
|Middleweight streetfighter, value for money
|25 kW electric motor
|Futuristic design, sub-3 sec 0-60 km/h time