Cleveland Cyclewerks has inaugurated a local assembly plant in Pune, Maharashtra and have plans of entering the Indian market with two of their retro style motorcycles. For production and distribution of these motorcycles, they have partnered with Laish-Madison Motor Werks, based in Hyderabad.
The two models that are lined-up for launch are the Misfit and the Ace. The bikes will be CKD kits that are imported from China and locally assembled at their plant in Pune. Powering both the bikes, is a 229cc, air-cooled, single-cylinder motor that makes 15.4hp and 16Nm, and will be mated to a five-speed gearbox. However, the Misfit and the Ace are built on different chassis types. The Misfit is built on a tubular, backbone-type dual cradle chassis, and the Ace is built on a square section downtube frame. Both the bikes feature USD forks as a standard, as for the rear it is equipped with dual shock absorbers with five-step preload adjustability.
The Misfit has a 15-litre fuel tank and weighs 144kgs. The bike gets steel spoked rims and boasts a ground clearance of 150mm. Braking duties are carried out by a 320mm disc with a four-piston caliper at the front and a 220mm disc at the rear. The Ace on the other hand has a smaller 14-litre fuel tank and steel spoke rims. It has a ground clearance of 150 to 180mm. Braking duties are carried out by a 298mm with a two-piston caliper at the front and a 210mm disc with a single-piston caliper at the rear. The Ace will be available in three variants which is the Cafe, Deluxe and Scrambler. ABS will be a standard fitment for both the bikes.
The bikes are rumoured to go on sale by end of October 2018.