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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.

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  • vivek November 15, 2011, 9:44 pm

    hey when did vespa sell freedom bike ?

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

    • Faisal November 15, 2011, 11:14 pm

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

  • neel November 15, 2011, 11:15 pm

    no r6 …sad :(

  • Vishnu P Nadakkal November 15, 2011, 11:54 pm

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

    • Faisal November 16, 2011, 12:32 am

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

      • Vishnu P Nadakkal November 16, 2011, 2:45 pm

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

        • Faisal November 16, 2011, 3:30 pm

          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 November 16, 2011, 4:32 pm

            kk So wot about Mahindra Mojo??

          • Faisal November 16, 2011, 7:35 pm

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

    • Rahul April 24, 2012, 2:37 pm

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

  • Ivin November 16, 2011, 9:36 am

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

    • Faisal November 16, 2011, 1:40 pm

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

  • kedar November 16, 2011, 12:12 pm

    Faisal any bike from Hero Motocorp above 200cc?

    • Faisal November 16, 2011, 1:42 pm

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

  • Anand November 16, 2011, 1:20 pm

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

    • Faisal November 16, 2011, 1:43 pm

      Thanks a ton Anand for your kind words ;-)

  • neel November 16, 2011, 2:10 pm

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

    • Faisal November 16, 2011, 3:22 pm

      Neel, no news on Yamaha R6 launch.

  • suren November 17, 2011, 4:22 pm

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

  • vibin November 17, 2011, 10:07 pm

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

    • Faisal November 18, 2011, 12:44 am

      Vibin, I am not kidding buddy ;-)

  • Anil November 18, 2011, 3:24 pm

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

  • yeasin November 19, 2011, 7:09 am

    this bikes r look cool

  • Makarand ,Pune November 20, 2011, 2:05 pm

    Very nice article,Nothing new from Harley Davidson?

    • Faisal November 20, 2011, 9:06 pm

      Thanks Makarand, nothing confirmed from Harley-Davidson yet.

  • thoofan November 21, 2011, 6:22 pm

    nice bikes

  • Anand November 23, 2011, 1:16 pm

    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 November 25, 2011, 1:06 pm

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

  • shaz November 28, 2011, 8:20 pm

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

    • Faisal November 28, 2011, 9:14 pm

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

  • salil December 31, 2011, 10:34 pm

    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 January 1, 2012, 12:14 pm

      Salil, wait for the new Pulsar.

  • Ankur January 2, 2012, 4:17 pm

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

    • Faisal January 2, 2012, 6:14 pm

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

  • Charlie Boy January 15, 2012, 2:03 am

    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 January 15, 2012, 11:23 pm

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

  • rocker January 30, 2012, 11:13 am

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

  • Rahul April 24, 2012, 2:38 pm

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

  • salil April 24, 2012, 4:22 pm

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

  • kaushik April 25, 2012, 9:12 am

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

  • sony May 17, 2012, 2:32 pm

    Hyosung GT250R looking awesome. is it released in india ?

  • jayboy June 18, 2012, 12:18 am

    great bikes next generation bikes of india

  • Yogananda July 13, 2012, 10:08 am

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

  • charmingvijay August 16, 2012, 5:07 pm

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

  • BHUPENDER September 7, 2012, 11:50 am

    pls comming soon this byke in india.

  • vishal jain September 9, 2012, 1:41 pm

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

  • Gaurav October 28, 2012, 5:40 pm

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

    • Faisal Khan November 1, 2012, 1:39 am

      Gaurva, no upcoming launches in this segment in 2012.

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  • Sarath December 8, 2012, 10:29 pm

    Broo knw d excat realisn date f tvs velocity?

    • Faisal Khan December 9, 2012, 11:37 pm

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

  • Anand October 21, 2013, 12:38 pm

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


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