Words by Afzal Rawuther
Cleveland CycleWerks today unveiled two of their bikes at the Auto Expo 2018. The bikes are slated to be launched in India later this year. The ‘Ace’ and the ‘Misfit’ are the two retro-inspired motorcycles that are making their way to India. The brand has a reputation of making retro-themed bikes with modern technology and workmanship. Buyers can have the option of three different styles for the Ace. The ‘Ace’ model would have three sub-models, the Ace Deluxe, the Ace Scrambler and the Ace Café, available in India. The Gen 2 ‘Misfit’ was unveiled at the Auto Expo.
The Cleveland Ace range motorcycles are powered by a single-cylinder, air-cooled, 229cc engine that produces 15.2bhp and 16Nm of torque. The Ace is positioned as a bike geared towards young riders looking for a retro-style riding experience and is a commuter that you can take out for a longer ride on the weekend. The Ace Deluxe and the Ace Café variants get aluminium wheels, inverted front forks and twin hydraulic shock absorbers at the rear.
The Gen 2 Misfit would be powered by the same engine as the Ace range of motorcycles. The Misfit will be the flagship of the current range and will have styling cues similar to a Café Racer. It will have a 320mm disc upfront and 220mm disc at the rear that will be handling braking duties. It also gets gold-finish inverted forks adjustable for rebound and compression at the front.
With distribution spread across 23 countries, Cleveland CycleWerks has established itself internationally over a short period of time. The brand is collaborating with Laish Madison Motor Werks Private Limited to bring its American motorcycles to India. LMMW is headquartered in Mumbai and has a fully-integrated assembly facility in Pune to fulfill Indian demand for CCW motorcycles.