Cleveland Cyclewerks had announced their intentions of setting foot in the Indian market earlier this year at the Auto Expo 2018. Now, the company has launched its first two products here – the Cleveland Ace Deluxe and the Misfit. The Cleveland Ace Deluxe is priced at Rs 2.24 lakh while the Misfit is priced at Rs 2.49 lakh, ex-showroom. The motorcycle maker currently has one operational dealership in India at Vashi, Mumbai. As of now, the Ace Deluxe will be available for booking while the Misfit sales will start from October 2018.
Cleveland CycleWerks is an American motorcycle brand that sells their vehicles in more than 22 countries. The company was started by Scoot Colosimo and is based out of Ohio, USA. The current motorcycles coming to India are being imported from China and assembled in Pune. As of now, localisation is pegged at six per cent. This explains the slightly high-ish price for the bikes. Cleveland has said they will have 10 dealerships coming up by the end of this year.
What is the Cleveland Ace Deluxe?
The Cleveland Ace Deluxe harks back to a retro design. The motorcycle is as minimalist as it gets. There is a classic round headlight, 17-inch spoked aluminum wheels, inverted front fork, raised front fender, wide handle bars, dual purpose tyres and a flat seat. The Celeveland Ace Deluxe gets disc brakes at both ends but no ABS. The speedometer is a digital unit while the ground clearance is 150mm. Fuel tank capacity is pegged at 14 litres and the claimed mileage is 34kmpl.
Common to both the motorcycles is a 229c single cylinder, air-cooled engine. This engine makes 15.4PS and 16Nm, the lowest numbers from a 230cc engine in India today. The engine is coupled to a 5-speed gearbox. However, given the 133kg kerb weight, the performance should not be hampered either.
What is the Cleveland Ace Misfit?
This is a cafe racer styled motorcycle. It will remind many of the now defunct Continental GT. While it shares the same engine and transmission from the Ace, this one gets 18-inch spoke wheels. The kerb weight has increased by 10kg while the fuel tank capacity has gone up by a litre over the Ace Deluxe.
Two other motorcycles that were showcased at the expo too will go on sale sometime next year. These motorcycles though will have ABS as standard. The Ace Deluxe and the Misfit were certified before the ABS norms came into place. Rest assured by April 2019, even they will have ABS.