The 25-year old cruiser motorcycle brand, Regal Raptor, has been brought to India via the CKD route by FAB Motors, owned by Fabulous and Beyond Enterprises in Hyderabad. Regal Raptor’s first showroom in India is located on Road number 36, Jubilee Hills in Hyderabad.
Three new motorcycles will be unveiled at the company’s showroom tomorrow. The models —Cruiser 350, Bobber 350 and Daytona 350 — can be booked at Rs 50,000 only starting tomorrow.
Regal Raptor Cruiser 350: The Cruiser 350 is the entry-level motorcycle in Regal Raptor’s portfolio for the Indian market. It holds a typical design, with an old-school theme. The front has a single chrome-finished headlight unit surrounded by orange indicator lights and reflectors. It also receives a single speedometer. The front unit seems especially tall because of its long travel, telescopic front forks and high-raised handlebars. Notably, the Cruiser 350 has a backrest for the pillion. This cruiser gets 18-inch wheel upfront and a 15-inch one at rear; both 15-spoke with steel finish. Overall, the motorcycle has a dual paint scheme of predominantly black and steel throughout.
Its 320cc parallel-twin, liquid-cooled, four-stroke, fuel-injected engine produces 22.8bhp at 8,500rpm. The Cruiser 350 also produces maximum torque of 2.2kgm at 6,500rpm and is equipped with an electric starter. The bike has a 14-litre fuel tank capacity.
The bike has a 5-speed gearbox. For braking, Regal Raptor’s Cruiser 350 uses twin 300mm disc brakes upfront and a single 240mm disc brake does duty at rear. The bike has a wet weight of 180kg. The Cruiser 350 is priced Rs 2.96 lakh (ex-showroom, Hyderabad).
Regal Raptor Bobber 350: The Bobber 350 is styled keeping a typical sportster in mind. Here the minimalist body panels and slightly aggressive look means that the Bobber is meant for city or street use rather than highway commuting. The first thing you notice is its large 21-inch and 18-spoke wheel upfront and a comparatively smaller, 15-inch rear wheel. The Bobber 350 also has a single chrome headlight upfront and tall handle-mounted rearview mirrors. Although the fuel-tank on the Bobber looks smaller, the capacity on offer is 14 litres. The Bobber does not receive a pillion seat.
Powering the Bobber 350 is a 320cc, parallel-twin, liquid-cooled, four-stroke and fuel-injected engine that makes 22.8bhp at 8,500rpm and a maximum torque of 2.2kgm at 6,500rpm. The bike is also equipped with an electric starter. The bike has a 5-speed gearbox and a wet, multi-plate clutch system. Regal Raptor’s Cruiser 350 uses twin 300mm disc brakes upfront and a single 240mm disc brake at rear. The Bobber 350 weighs 165kg, a bit lesser than the Cruiser 350, but costs more at Rs 3.33 lakh (ex-showroom, Hyderabad).
Regal Raptor Daytona 350: Regal Raptor’s Daytona 350 is the most contemporary of all three motorcycles. The major differentiator here is the front suspension which is an upmarket USD fork system. Also the parts on the Daytona 350 appear to be blackened rather than chrome finished. The front mudguard, single head-light, speedometer, handlebars and wheels are finished in black here. A sleek, tear-drop fuel tank is provided here with a capacity of 15 litres. Like the Cruiser 350, the Daytona also gets a backrest for its pillion seat. The Daytona 350, like the other two motorcycles, has a 320cc, parallel-twin, liquid-cooled, four-stroke and fuel-injected engine which produces 22.8bhp at 8,500rpm and a maximum torque of 2.2kgm at 6,500rpm. This bike too has an electric starter. The bike has a 5-speed gearbox with a wet, multi-plate clutch system. Regal Raptor’s Cruiser 350 uses twin 300mm disc brakes upfront and a single 240mm disc brake does duty at rear. The Regal Raptor Daytona 350 weighs 180kg and will retail for Rs 3.22 lakh (ex-showroom, Hyderabad).
More information on the motorcycles will be revealed once we get to test them.