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New Bike Launches In 2012

The year 2011 has seen a crazy amount of action from both the indigenous OEMs as well foreign players in the motorcycling segment and this is just the beginning. The year 2012 is going to get better with the bike makers bringing in their hot favourites to the Indian terrain. We take a quick peek at what motorcycles you can expect in the coming year. So, you can pick your favourite and start saving for it!



Vespa LX125 Scooter
Expected Price: Rs. 60,000/-
Launch: Early 2012
What to expect: Vespa making a comeback to India after it didn’t get the desired attention when it was sold by LML.

Hero MotoCorp Maestro

Hero Motocorp Maestro
Expected Price: Rs. 50,000/-
Launch: Early 2012
What to expect: Hero’s first scooter under the new brand name and a refreshed product after the Pleasure.

2012 Honda Scooter
Expected Price: Rs. 60,000/-
Launch: Mid-2012
What to expect: Honda bringing another model in addition to its already runaway hit Activa and Dio.

2012 Yamaha Scooters
Expected Price: Rs. 55,000 to 80,000/-
Launch: Mid-2012
What to expect: Yamaha venturing into the scooter segment for the first time in Indian market.

Less Than 200cc Motorcycles


Next Generation Pulsars (150 and 180)
Expected Price: Rs. 60,000 to 75,000/-
Launch: Early 2012
What to expect: Almost a decade ago the Pulsar revolutionised biking in India, the next generation Pulsars will take this forward with drastic improvements.


2012 Honda Commuter Motorcycle
Expected Price: Rs. 40,000/-
Launch: Early 2012
What to expect: Honda heating up the commuter segment with this apart from the Twister. It is expected to be powered by a 100cc engine.


TVS Apache Upgrade
Expected Price: Rs. 65,000/-
Launch: Early 2012
What to expect: The Apache gets its fair share of upgrades but none of them performance oriented!

200-350cc Motorcycles

KTM Duke 200
Expected Price: Rs. 1.4 lakhs
Launch: Early 2012
What to expect: A promising performance bike with stunning looks and value for money pricing.


2012 Bajaj Pulsar 220
Expected Price: Rs. 85,000/-
Launch: Early 2012
What to expect: The next generation of the fastest Indian, all set to get faster, meaner and better in all aspects.


2012 Hyosung GT250R
Expected Price: Rs. 2 lakhs
Launch: Mid 2012
What to expect: Hyosung bringing its competitor into the growing 250 cc segment with a low cost alternative to the CBR250 and Ninja 250

2012 hyosung gt250r

2012 Hyosung GT250N
Expected Price: Rs. 1.8 lakhs
Launch: Mid 2012
What to expect: The naked version of the GT250N for those who preferred naked to the faired!


Yamaha Fazer 250
Expected Price: Rs. 1.5 lakhs
Launch: Mid 2012
What to expect: Yamaha foraying into the ‘hot’ 250 cc segment not with our favourite R15 but with the Fazer. Doesn’t matter, after all it is Yamaha!

Hyosung GV250 Aquila

2012 Hyosung GV250
Expected Price: Rs. 2.4 lakhs
Launch: Mid 2012
What to expect: The first cruiser in the 250 cc segment. This should be interesting!

2012 Truimph 250cc
Expected Price: Rs. 2.5 lakhs
Launch: Late 2012
What to expect: When so many reputed bike makers are coming to India, how can the iconic British bike maker be left behind.


Suzuki GW250
Expected Price: Rs. 1.6 lakhs
Launch: Late 2012
What to expect: The silent player finally bringing in a worthy contender to the 250 cc segment at a killer price.

500-750cc Motorcycles

Royal Enfield Thunderbird

Royal Enfield Thunderbird 500
Expected Price: Rs. 1.4 lakhs
Launch: Mid 2012
What to expect: Royal Enfield eyeing to conquer the 500 cc segment with the Classic and now the Thunderbird.

2012 Ducati Monster 795
Expected Price: Rs. 6 lakhs
Launch: Early 2012
What to expect: Ducati bringing in one of the sexiest naked bikes in this segment that is bound to make bike lovers drool all time!

2012 Kawasaki Ninja 650R
Expected Price: Rs. 5 lakhs
Launch: Early 2012
What to expect: Kawasaki bringing in the revised 650R with small improvements, making the 650R a better touring package.

2012 Kawasaki ER 6N

2012 Kawasaki ER6N
Expected Price: Rs. 4.5 lakhs
Launch: Mid 2012
What to expect: Expected to be the naked version of the 650R though not confirmed if coming to India. However, you never know!

2012 KAWASAKI Z750

2012 Kawasaki Z750
Expected Price: Rs. 7 lakhs
Launch: Mid 2012
What to expect: Probably the first bike with inline 4-cylinder in this category. It is currently undergoing tests for Indian road-worthiness.

Above 1000cc Motorcycles

2012 BMW S1000RR
Expected Price: Rs. 22 lakhs
Launch: Early 2012
What to expect: The good just got better. Upgraded for 2012, the S1000RR will continue its dominance with minute improvements in key areas.

2012 Kawasaki ZX-14R

2012 Kawasaki ZX-14R
Expected Price: Rs. 15 lakhs
Launch: Mid 2012
What to expect: One of the fastest production models of the world and it is officially coming to India! How can it get better than this!

2012 Honda CBR1000RR

2012 Honda CBR1000RR
Expected Price: Rs. 15 lakhs
Launch: Mid 2012
What to expect: A sharper looking CBR1000RR with improved handling

Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R

2012 Kawasaki ZX-10R
Expected Price: Rs. 12 to 14 lakhs
Launch: Late 2012
What to expect: Another one of the Ninja favorites!

Ducati 1199 Panigale
Expected Price: Rs. 25 lakhs
Launch: Late 2012
What to expect: Features the most powerful twin-cylinder production engine in the world with the highest power to weight and torque to weight ratios.

Comments on this entry are closed.

  • vivek

    hey when did vespa sell freedom bike ?

    it was LML Group ……… Know ur facts n publish it

    • Faisal

      Vivek, sorry about that. We have corrected it ;-)

  • neel

    no r6 …sad :(

  • Vishnu P Nadakkal

    Heard that TVS is gonna Launch 2012 Version of its Apache?? Is that True??

    • Faisal

      Yes, its true. We have added it to the list as well ;-)

    • Vishnu P Nadakkal

      Any news on 2012 Suzuki GSX-R1000 n Yamaha R1??
      Will the Mahindra Mojo See roads in 2012 ??

    • Faisal

      Vishnu, the GSX-R1000 and new R1 are not yet confirmed but there is no reason why they won’t be launched next year, as they are CBUs.

    • Vishnu P Nadakkal

      kk So wot about Mahindra Mojo??

    • Faisal

      Vishnu, no Mojo launch anytime soon. Mahindra is currently working on the Stallio.

    • Rahul

      ya dude… i booked it yesterday.. its better than the older apache in looks .. but no performance upgrade..

  • Ivin

    Fas, is the Panigale now the worlds fastest producton bike..?? Has it out-shined the new zx-14R..??

    • Faisal

      Ivin, nope it is not. It is the most powerful twin-cylinder bike. We have corrected the same in the above article.

  • kedar

    Faisal any bike from Hero Motocorp above 200cc?

    • Faisal

      Kedar, no confirmation from Hero on above 200cc bike. We are only writing about confirmed launches here ;-)

  • Anand

    This is more i like it! Awesome work Motorbeam..

    • Faisal

      Thanks a ton Anand for your kind words ;-)

  • neel

    Any newz regarding Yamaha R6 launch …????
    if yes then when…

    • Faisal

      Neel, no news on Yamaha R6 launch.

  • suren

    great work fas………..
    what about other Triumph models??

  • vibin

    FAZER 250………..@fas r u kidding me..
    im waiting for KTM 200 DUKE

    • Faisal

      Vibin, I am not kidding buddy ;-)

  • Anil

    @Faisal : which one u wud recommend . .
    KTM Duke or the Hyosung GT250R ? ? ?
    kinda confused :-(

  • yeasin

    this bikes r look cool

  • Makarand ,Pune

    Very nice article,Nothing new from Harley Davidson?

    • Faisal

      Thanks Makarand, nothing confirmed from Harley-Davidson yet.

  • thoofan

    nice bikes

  • Anand

    Thanks Faisal for the nice info. Can you please tell if there is any news regarding Honda Unicorn Dazzler? The current model is not available in some showrooms in Pune. I’ve read that they are re-launching the bike with a few changes. The dealers don’t confirm or deny this news.

  • k 72 Racing Team

    @fas: Cool Post …..! I will go for RE Thunderbird 500-700 cc

  • shaz

    @faisal:- any correct news abt launching of yamaha R125 in hyderabad. waiting for yamaha R125 eagarly..

    • Faisal

      Shaz, no R125 launch in India in the near future.

  • salil

    i’m planning to buy a bike in 150-180cc segment,..just saw new upcoming models of bikes…can u suggest some of them??
    eagerly waiting for pulsur…say something about it.

    • Faisal

      Salil, wait for the new Pulsar.

  • Ankur

    Hi faisal according to u which bike is best upcoming apache or pulsar 220

    • Faisal

      Ankur, new Apache uncofirmed so the Pulsar automatically becomes the bike to look out for.

  • Charlie Boy

    Hi Faisal, Thx for the info bro, keep up the good work, helps us NRIs to know whats coming up in India.
    Keep up the good work.

    Cheers !

    • Faisal

      Thanks Charlie ;-) I am glad to know that NRIs follow the Indian automotive scene so keenly.

  • rocker

    hey.. when is the yamaha r125 goin to launch?? :)

  • Rahul

    Hi guys.. I booked apache rtr 160 2012 new model yesterday.. its better than the older apache in looks .. but no performance upgrade..

  • salil

    buyed apache 160rtr,it is satisfactory bike…..and can go ahead with it.

  • kaushik

    No new discover??? The one with monoshocks,new design, digital speedo and stuffs???

  • sony

    Hyosung GT250R looking awesome. is it released in india ?

  • jayboy

    great bikes next generation bikes of india

  • Yogananda

    Some one suggest me looking to buy new 100c bike with good mileage brand model and price

  • charmingvijay

    Naked bikes from Kawasaki – 650R & ER6N ==> awesome… kudos to the design team!!!


    pls comming soon this byke in india.

  • vishal jain

    hey when tvs going to launch apache new version……!!!!

  • Gaurav

    hey, yar I want to know about the new launches of 150-200 CC bikes in India ….

    • Faisal Khan

      Gaurva, no upcoming launches in this segment in 2012.


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  • Sarath

    Broo knw d excat realisn date f tvs velocity?

    • Faisal Khan

      Sarath, nope, they are not launching it anytime soon.

  • Anand

    When TVS APACHE (Upgraded) is going to launch????????

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