Cleveland CycleWerks To Start India Operations This October
For now, the company will bring in two models to India - the Ace and the Misfit
After officially making its debut in India at the Auto Expo 2018, Cleveland CycleWerks is set to launch two new motorcycles, the Ace and the Misfit, this October. Both bikes will arrive on our shores via the CKD route and will be assembled at the company's factory in Pune. We expect them to be priced around Rs 2 to 2.5 lakh (ex-showroom). The company has partnered with a Hyderabad-based company, Laish-Madison Motor Werks for distribution in India.
The Misfit is the sportier offering of the two, with a cafe racer like design, sculpted fuel tank, low clip-on handlebars and aggressive riding ergonomics. The Ace, on the other hand, has an old-school charm with a traditional teardrop-shaped fuel tank and a minimal design. As we saw at the Auto Expo, Cleveland will offer the Ace in three different variants - Ace Deluxe, Ace Cafe and the Ace Scrambler.
Powering both the motorcycles is the same 229cc, air-cooled, single-cylinder engine, which delivers 15.4PS of power at 7000rpm and 16Nm of torque at 6000rpm. This motor is originally manufactured in China by the Lifan Group, using Honda CG series' design. While the power figures may seem unimpressive, given the Ace's kerb weight of 136kg, we expect a decent performance from the motorcycle.
The Ace uses a conventional diamond type frame where the engine acts as a stressed member, whereas the Misfit has a tubular dual-cradle unit. Suspension duties on both the bikes are handled by USD forks at the front and a twin hydraulic shock at the rear, with 5-stage preload adjustability. Braking is taken care of by a single 298mm disc at the front and a 210mm disc at the rear.