Cleveland Cycle Werks flaunted their single cylinder line of motorcycles at the Auto Expo 2018. Recently Pranav Desai, the CEO and Director of the company confirmed that their Misfit and Ace both will be launched in India during October and the sales will be beginning the very next month.
The launch was scheduled for June, but eventually got delayed and shifted for next month. The Ace Deluxe and Misfit 250 are priced at Rs. 2.23 lakhs and Rs. 2.49 lakhs respectively. The manufacturer has already tied up with 10 dealers all over India, and now they are all set to go on with the launch. The Chinese manufacturing units will be importing CKD (completely knocked down) units from there which will be assembled in India.These Chinese units serve 23 markets worldwide. The CKDs will be assembled in the Pune facility of the Cleveland Werks, which has a capacity of 35000-40000 units production per year. Once the unit reaches 30% of its capacity the company plans on opening another one.
The naked motorcycles, both of them, run on 229 cc single cylinder, air cooled engine with overhead camshaft valve train configuration along with a counterbalancer to reduce vibrations. The bikes also share some other mechanical parts. The engine churns out 15.2 Bhp power at 7,000 rpm and 16 Nm of peak torque at 6,000 rpm. The transmission duties are handled by a 5 speed gearbox. USD forks up front and twin shocks at the rear are good enough to deal with the suspension of the motorcycles. The bikes come to a standstill with the help of disc brakes equipped on both the wheels.
The Ace, a single cradle retro classic, weighs 133 kg whereas the Misfit, a tubular double cradle chassis cafe racer, measures 21 kg more,i.e, 154 kg. Few of its parts are sourced within the country, like the headlamps units are going to be from the FIAM and the tyres will either be CEAT or MRF.