Cleveland Misfit and Cleveland Ace India launch in February
Cleveland CycleWerks India will be launching the Cleveland Ace and the Cleveland Misfit in February, at the 2018 India Auto Expo. The company has teamed up with Laish-Madison Motor Werks (LMMW) for manufacturing, service and ride experience. LMMW has a plant in Telangana, near Hyderabad. While the Ace has a scrambler design, the Misfit is more of a cafe-racer.
The Cleveland Misfit employs a 223 cc OHV engine with air cooling. The engine features a counterbalancer and is capable of reaching speeds of over 112 kmph. The manufacturer estimated mileage stands at 34 kmpl. The powerplant makes 16.3 PS at 7,500 rpm, and 18 Nm at 5,500 rpm. The engine pairs with a 5-speed transmission. The Misfit bike is one of the retro-themed bikes that the US bike maker is looking to launch in India. The styling of the product is likely to create an appeal among Indian motorists, who have a taste for the vintage look.
The Ace Deluxe motorcycle is a relatively simple-looking bike and is likely to priced lower than Misfit owing to its simplicity. The Cleveland Ace gets a single cylinder 229.5 cc mill that is good for 14.2 PS and 16.5 Nm. A five speed gearbox transmits the power. The Ace Standard version comes with telescopic forks and upright riding position, while the Ace Deluxe variant gets aluminium wheels, inverted forks, a slightly raised front fender, wide bars, dual purpose tires, bigger brakes, and a flat seat. The bikes will primarily rival the Royal Enfield and the UM Renegade range. The Misfit has the potential to be the least expensive café racer if it is priced competitively. Expect more details about the upcoming bikes at the show