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Diesel Bikes In India: Race Up Your Desires

Updated on September 9, 2012

As the price of petrol has reached new heights, every consumer is looking for alternative solutions to this serious problem. However, the good news is that due to the continuous efforts of the automotive industry, India will now see the entry of diesel based bikes. Companies like Hero Group and Royal Enfield are planning to introduce diesel bikes in India by the end of this year. Royal Enfield, which has to its credit a range of Bullet bikes, has already entered into talks with another Indian motorcycle producer for the launching of diesel bikes. In addition to this, Hero Group has also started working on its own 400 cc diesel bike which is currently undergoing ARAI certification testing.

Although, the final colors make and model of these new diesel bikes have not been revealed yet, it is sure that these super bikes are going to be very attractive. For instance, the Hero Honda diesel bike will run with the help of an air cooled and powerful 400 cc engine along with massive torque and speedy accelerations. The bike has quite an aggressive build having impressive body designs and body colors that will have a metallic finish. The seating arrangement will be very comfortable without compromising on the style quotient. On the other hand, Royal Enfield is planning to launch the street version of its Café Racer concept in India. The diesel bikes manufactured by this company will have excellent graphics and styling along with an engine capacity of 500cc and 350cc.

Earlier, people preferred to use petrol engines over diesel engines because the latter came with a massive weight along with a noisy ignition. Also, the petrol based engine was easy to start, could be cheaply built and required low maintenance. But, the major automotive companies are making an effort to resolve these issues in the current set of diesel bikes so as to give their consumers a wholesome experience.

Currently, diesel bikes do not make for a common sight in India, but with large automotive giants entering this domain, it is sure to gain a lot of popularity in the coming years. Diesel bikes are known for their excellent performance statistics as well as long life. So, India will be the perfect market for these new age utility vehicles. Although, some of you might feel that the initial investment is too much, but it will be compensated in the long run by the reduction in your fuel prices. So get, set and go by lending power wheels to your dreams.


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      Alan R Lancaster 5 years ago from Forest Gate, London E7, U K (ex-pat Yorkshire)

      There's always something new on the market! Trouble is over here derv/diesel is more expensive than petrol, (at some stations there's a difference of as much a 8p per litre over unleaded). Not exactly the answer people are looking for at the moment. Fuel efficiency notwithstanding, there's no gain until somebody comes up with a motor bike that runs on rape seed oil.