Cleveland Cyclewerks to launch Royal Enfield challengers in India at auto expo 2018

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An American based Motorcycle Company, Cleveland CycleWerks will soon enter the market as Cleveland CycleWerks India. According to a report on OverDrive, the brand will make its formal Indian debut at the Auto Expo 2018. The brand will launch two new sub 250-cc bikes. The two motorcycles that will be launched are Cleveland Ace and the Cleveland Misfit. Cleveland will launch retro-inspired bikes to ride on the high popularity of such bikes in India, especially looking at the success of the Royal Enfield brand. The Cleveland Ace is a retro-neo commuter bike and the Misfit shares the same platform but the Ace is designed as a scrambler while the Misfit is designed as a cafe racer. The Misfit is also higher powered than the Ace.

Powered by a 229.5-cc single cylinder engine that makes a maximum power of 14.5 PS and highest torque of 16.5 Nm. The carburetted engine is air-cooled and there’s nothing extraordinary about it. Cleveland is yet to share the Indian specific details about the engine and the motorbike but it is probable to get around the same power. The bike is targeted at the young audience who want retro styling accompanied by modern engine and fittings. The motorbike is designed to carry out daily commutes with weekend highway runs. The Ace also gets a Deluxe variant that features aluminium wheels, inverted front forks and a more aggressive seating position. It is not yet clear if the brand will launch either the bikes or only the standard version of the model.

The Cleveland Misfit is a sporty commuter bike with retro-neo looks. The bike has been designed with classic American looks with modern attire. The bike is powered by a 223cc single-cylinder engine with overhead cam and counter-balancer. The engine produces a maximum power of 16.3 PS and 18 Nm. It gets 315mm disc brake at front and 220 Nm disc at the rear. It also gets twin-pod instrument cluster with upside down forks and various other accessories.