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Royal Enfield SG650 concept motorcycle unveiled at EICMA 2021
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Royal Enfield SG650 concept motorcycle unveiled at EICMA 2021

Royal Enfield revealed its SG650 concept motorcycle at EICMA 2021. It marks another chapter in the brand’s 120-year-old journey of creative expression and conceptual development. The SG650 concept combines the company's classic design while including few futuristic touches as well. At its core, the message underpinning the concept build was about celebrating 'transition' - marking another chapter in the brand's 120-year-long journey of creative expression and conceptual development. The concept motorcycle can be seen finished with heritage-inspired polished aluminium front end along with a digital graphics scheme which signals the transition from the analogue to the digital era. The motorcycle also features a round headlight, which has a nice flow to it, neatly integrating the tw...
2022 Suzuki Katana unveiled. Gets engine and electronics updates
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2022 Suzuki Katana unveiled. Gets engine and electronics updates

Suzuki’s popular retro-inspired Katana roadster has got a significant makeover for 2022. The new model receives revisions to its engine platform, electronic rider aids suite, and aesthetic details among other things. The Katana shares its platform with the GSX-S1000. The semi-faired litre-class bike features a retro-modern look. It has a rectangular LED headlamp and a short tail section. The modern-day Katana is powered by a 999cc inline-four engine. For 2022, it gets new intake and exhaust camshafts, valve springs, exhaust and airbox it’s now not only Euro5 compliant but power is up from 148 to 150bhp with a broader spread of mid-range torque. The 2022 Katana comes with the Suzuki Riding Mode Selector System with three engine modes, ride-by-wire throttle, a bi-directional...
Limited Editon Royal Enfield Interceptor & Continental 650 revealed at EICMA 2021
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Limited Editon Royal Enfield Interceptor & Continental 650 revealed at EICMA 2021

Indian motorcycle manufacturer Royal Enfield has revealed the 120th Anniversary edition of the Interceptor and Continental GT 650 twins at EICMA 2021. The special-run bikes celebrate the brand's 120th anniversary. Royal Enfield's first-ever motorcycle was launched in November 1901 at the Stanley Cycle show in London. There'll be a limited production run of only 480 units of both 650 cc motorcycles, with Royal Enfield allotting 120 units each for India, Europe, Americas and South-East Asia. Both Royal Enfield 650 motorcycles feature a black-chrome colour scheme, with the engine, silencer and other elements finished in black, hand-painted pinstriping, while their die-cast brass tank badges are said to pay homage to the brand's 120-year-long rich and storied legacy. Mechanica...
Suzuki Avenis 125 launched in India at INR 86,700/-
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Suzuki Avenis 125 launched in India at INR 86,700/-

Suzuki has launched a new 125cc scooter called the Avenis at INR. 86,700/-. The 125cc scooter is a sportier alternative to the Access 125 and Burgman Street. The Avenis features a sporty bodywork with an apron-mounted LED headlamp and split LED tail lamps. Also new is the inclusion of an external fuel filler cap and split grab rails. The Avenis gets a digital instrument console that sits behind a neat looking visor. It features Bluetooth connectivity and once connected to the Suzuki Ride Connect app, displays call and message alerts on the instrument console screen in addition to turn-by-turn navigation and event reminders. Underneath the new bodywork, the Avenis shares its chassis and engine with the tried and tested Suzuki Access 125. It has the same telescopic fork, mon...
Bajaj Pulsar N250, F250 launched. Prices start at INR 1.38 lakhs
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Bajaj Pulsar N250, F250 launched. Prices start at INR 1.38 lakhs

Bajaj has launched the Pulsar N250 and F250 in India at Rs 1.38 lakh and Rs 1.40 lakh respectively (all prices, ex-showroom Delhi), The former is a naked variant whereas the latter is a semi-faired variant. The Pulsar N250 and F250 features bi-functional projector-type LED headlamp along with LED DRLs.. In terms of features, both motorcycles come with an “Infinity Display Console” with a tachometer needle. The foldable mirrors on the F250 are mounted on the sharp-looking semi-fairing. The naked Pulsar N250, meanwhile, has an aggressive front-end with a prominent LED headlight. Both motorcycles have a common split seats, sharp tail section, features split grab rails and the signature twin slat taillights, albeit with a boomerang shape now. A floating bracket holds the registra...
Bajaj Dominar 400 turns touring friendly with new accessories
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Bajaj Dominar 400 turns touring friendly with new accessories

Bajaj Auto has launched the updated Dominar 400 with factory-fitted touring accessories at INR 2.17 lakh (ex-showroom).The new accessory package is offered as a standard fitment and comprises strong touring essentials which make the bike more touring friendly. The standard Bajaj Dominar 400 used to cost INR 2.12 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). But the new model with accessories – which is the only variant available for sale – costs just INR 5,000/- more and replaces the current model. The new accessories package on the Dominar 400 has been optimised for long-distance touring, and, as such, comes equipped with a much taller visor and new hand guards. It also gets a new luggage carrier and a back rest for the pillion. Other functional upgrades to the motorcycle include a metal en...
TVS Jupiter 125 launched at a starting price of INR 73,400/-
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TVS Jupiter 125 launched at a starting price of INR 73,400/-

TVS Motor Company launched the new Jupiter 125 at a starting price of INR 73,400/-(ex-showroom Delhi). Until now, the Jupiter was only offered with a 110cc engine option.  With the launch of Jupiter 125, it joins a long list of 125cc scooters such as Honda Activa 125, Suzuki Access and others. The Jupiter 125cc is almost identical to its 110cc sibling except for a few subtle variations. The most prominent are reshaped turn indicators mounted on the front apron. Complemented by new, sharper LED DRLs, front face of the scooter looks more aggressive in this iteration. It boasts signature commuter scooter styling elements such as a single-piece saddle with a grab rail for pillion, alloy wheels and headlamp clusters on the handlebar. TVS has developed a brand new 124.8cc engine for this...
2021 Ducati Monster launched. Open for bookings
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2021 Ducati Monster launched. Open for bookings

Ducati has launched the new Monster in India and has started taking bookings for it. The bike is available in two variants - Base and Monster Plus, priced at Rs. 10.99 lakh and Rs. 11.24 lakh (ex-showroom), respectively. Powering the Monster is the 937cc engine also seen in the Multistrada 950 and the Supersport. This motor complies with the stricter Euro 5/BS6 emission norms. Power and torque stand at 111hp and 93Nm, which is a slight increase over the older model. The Monster is based on a new aluminium chassis and features a glass fibre reinforced polymer sub-frame. This has resulted in a weight saving of 18 kg over the previous model and a competitive kerb weight of 188kg. As for the suspension, the new Monster comes with a non-adjustable 43mm USD fork and a preload-ad...
Yamaha Aerox 155 Maxi-scooter launched at INR 1.29 lakh
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Yamaha Aerox 155 Maxi-scooter launched at INR 1.29 lakh

Yamaha Motor India has launched the Aerox 155 maxi-scooter in the country priced at ₹ 1.29 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). The new offering will compete at the premium end of the scooter segment but is by far the only of its kind to go on sale. The new maxi-scooter will start arriving at the company's dealerships by the end of September. It is available in three colour options - Racing Blue, Grey Vermillion and the Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP Edition. One of the biggest highlights of the new Aerox 155 is, as its name suggests, the 155cc, VVA, single-cylinder engine that’s based on the one that R15 uses. In global markets, the Aerox makes 15.36hp and 13.9Nm, while the Indian version makes 15hp and 13.9Nm. The chassis on the new Yamaha Aerox 155 gets a trail that is 5 mm longer ...
Yamaha YZF-R15 V4 and YZF-R15M launched at INR 1.68 lakh and INR 1.78 lakh respectively
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Yamaha YZF-R15 V4 and YZF-R15M launched at INR 1.68 lakh and INR 1.78 lakh respectively

Yamaha has launched the updated R15 V4.0 and the sportier R15M variant in India. The bikes are priced at Rs. 1,67,800 and Rs. 1,77,800 (ex-showroom) respectively. The R15 V4.0 arrives barely three years since V3.0 arrived in 2018, and the company has brought a new design language, new features, and even a new and sportier R15M version joining the line-up. Online bookings for the new R15 range begin from today while deliveries will begin by the end of September. The styling of the new Yamaha R15 is inspired by the YZR-R7. It features an LED projector headlamp with LED daytime running lights on either side. It comes with a new digital instrument cluster offering Bluetooth connectivity. It has two display modes - Street and Track. The R15 is powered by the same 155cc, single-...
TVS Raider 125cc motorcycle launched at INR 77,500/-
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TVS Raider 125cc motorcycle launched at INR 77,500/-

TVS Motor Company has officially launched the new Raider 125 motorcycle in India at INR 77,500/-. This sport-commuter bike adds to the ever increasing list of 125cc bikes in the country. It will be offered as a capable competitor to the Honda CB Shine, Bajaj Pulsar 125, Bajaj Discover 125 and Hero Super Splendor in the Indian market.   Sporty styling elements are among the main aspects buyers look for in this space and TVS has delivered. The Raider features a LED headlamp with integrated U-shaped LED daytime running lights, muscular tank, sharp belly-pan and split-seat set. The minimalist LED tail-light is also unique and something we don’t see often on bikes at this price point. TVS Raider 125cc is available in four colour options of Blue, Red, Yellow, and Black but with...
Benelli’s new quarter-litre sport bike, the 252R unveiled
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Benelli’s new quarter-litre sport bike, the 252R unveiled

Benelli has unveiled the 252R, brands new quarter-litre sport bike. Benelli has launched the bike in China at 25,800 Yuan, which works out to Rs 2.94 lakh. The 252R is certainly the most striking to look at. It derives most of its styling cues from the 2021 302R, so the oval headlight on the front fairing is surrounded by scoops, vents and cut-outs. The 252R also has a muscular fuel tank that holds 14 litres, neat side fairings and a tail-section that looks as aerodynamic as the front. It is powered by a 26hp, 24Nm, 249cc DOHC parallel-twin engine. Despite the extra cylinder, the 252R's output figures aren't exactly mind-blowing, so it is quite likely that Benelli has gone down its usual route of tuning the engine for a great exhaust note and friendly power delivery, rather t...
2022 Kawasaki KX250 and KX450 dirt-bikes launched in India
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2022 Kawasaki KX250 and KX450 dirt-bikes launched in India

Kawasaki has launched the 2022 KX250 and KX450 dirt-bikes in India at a price of INR 7.99 lakh and INR 8.59 lakh (ex-showroom), respectively. Bookings for the new KX250 and KX450 are open at all Kawasaki dealerships across the country. The KX250 uses a 249cc, single cylinder, liquid cooled, fuel injected engine while the KX450 uses a larger 449cc, single-cylinder mill. Exact output figures haven’t been shared. Starting with their design, both KX250 and KX450 are very similar in their styling barring a few minor variations. Handling of the bike has been improved too with a retuned race-ready suspension setup comprising 49mm inverted telescopic forks at front and a new Unit Trak unit at rear. Both units are adjustable for compression and rebound damping. For KW250, the suspension tr...
2021 Ducati SuperSport 950 launched in India. Prices start from INR 13.49 lakh
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2021 Ducati SuperSport 950 launched in India. Prices start from INR 13.49 lakh

The new Ducati SuperSport 950 has been launched in India. The 937cc twin-cylinder sportbike will be available in two variants - standard and S - with a starting price of INR 13.49 lakh. The SuperSport was on sale in India as a BS4 model, and now makes its return as a BS6-compliant machine. The base variant is priced at INR 13.49 lakh (ex-showroom, India), while the ‘S’ version costs between INR 15.49 lakh and INR 15.69 lakh (ex-showroom, India) depending on the colour scheme. The base model of the new Ducati SuperSport 950 will come with a Ducati Red fairing with Ducati Red frame and Glossy Black wheel rims. On the other hand, the S variant of the new motorcycle will be available in either ‘Arctic White Silk fairing with Ducati Red frame and Glossy Black wheel rims with Ducati Re...
2021 Royal Enfield Classic 350 launched. Prices start at INR 1.84 lakh
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2021 Royal Enfield Classic 350 launched. Prices start at INR 1.84 lakh

Royal Enfield has launched its 2021 Classic 350 in India. Prices for the entry-level model start at Rs 1.84 lakh (ex-showroom, India). Variant wise pricing (ex-showroom) INR 1.84 lakh for Redditch with rear drum brake equipped model INR 1.93 lakh for Halcyon with disc brake and dual-channel ABS INR 2.04 lakh for Signals with rear disc brakes and dual-channel ABS INR 2.11 lakh for Dark with alloy-wheel rear disc brakes and dual-channel ABS INR 2.15 lakh for Chrome with rear disc brakes and dual-channel ABS The 2021 Classic 350 is based on the company's J-platform. It uses a double-cradle frame similar to the Meteor 350. The bike is equipped with 41 mm forks at the front and gets dual shock absorbers at the rear. It rides on 19-inch front and 18-inch rear wheels sh...
Bajaj Dominar 250 Dual-Tone Edition launched
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Bajaj Dominar 250 Dual-Tone Edition launched

Bajaj Auto has introduced three new colour options for the Dominar 250 in the Indian market – Racing Red/Matt Silver, Citrus Rush/Matt Silver, and Sparkling Black/Matt Silver. The bike is priced at Rs. 1,54,176 (ex-showroom, Delhi). Apart from the colours, the dual-tone variants sport no changes over the existing Dominar 250. It continues to offer a bulbous LED headlamp, USD front forks, a muscular fuel tank, monoshock rear suspension, and a stubby twin-barrel exhaust. Said exhaust is tuned to generate a throaty sound, which suits the sporty nature of the motorcycle. The Dominar 250 is powered by a 248.8cc, single-cylinder, liquid-cooled engine that produces 27 BHP @ 8,500 rpm and 23.5 Nm @ 6,500 rpm.
Benelli 502C launched in India at INR. 4.98 lakh
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Benelli 502C launched in India at INR. 4.98 lakh

Benelli has announced the launch of the new 502C cruiser in the Indian market. The motorcycle has been priced at ₹4.98 lakh (ex-showroom). It is a direct rival to the likes of the Kawasaki Vulcan S. The cruiser’s design includes aggressive styling, visible steel trellis frame, ultra-comfortable riding ergonomics, free floating single piece seat, muscular tank, LED lighting, imposing front fascia, chunky front suspension and double-barrel stainless steel exhaust pipes. The Benelli 502c will be offered in two colour options – Matte Cognac Red and Matte Black. The 502c is powered by a refined 500cc, four-stroke, twin cylinder engine with EFI, DOHC and TLI. The engine churns out 47.5 PS of peak power at 8500 rpm and 45 Nm of peak torque at 6000 rpm. In terms of hardware compon...
New Hero Maestro Edge 125 with LED Headlamp, Bluetooth, Digital Speedo launched
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New Hero Maestro Edge 125 with LED Headlamp, Bluetooth, Digital Speedo launched

Hero MotoCorp has launched the new Maestro Edge 125 scooter with connected technology and new colour options. The new Maestro Edge has been priced at ₹72,250 for the Drum variant, ₹76,500 for the Disc variant and ₹79,750 for the Connected variant. All prices are ex-showroom, Delhi. Hero MotoCorp has also added a fully digital instrument cluster in the new Hero Maestro Edge 125. Customers will be able to benefit from handy features such as turn-by-turn navigation, call alerts, theft alert, and more thanks to Bluetooth connectivity. The display also shows real-time mileage and has Eco and Low Fuel indicators. Overall design is retained as it gets the same design from the current model. There are subtle feature upgrades such LED headlight, a sportier front apron and sporty colour co...
Limited edition Yamaha FZ 25 MotoGP launched at INR 1.36 lakh
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Limited edition Yamaha FZ 25 MotoGP launched at INR 1.36 lakh

India Yamaha Motor has announced the launch of the FZ 25 Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP Edition. This edition of the quarter-litre naked roadster, which will be available in limited numbers, has been launched in India at an ex-showroom (Delhi) price tag of Rs 1,36,800/- The Yamaha FZ25 MotoGP Edition gets a host of visual updates. It features Yamaha MotoGP branding on the fuel tank, side panels and the signature tank shrouds while the Monster Energy decals can be clearly seen on the side panels and tank shrouds giving a sporty vibe. The ENEOS logo has been applied on to the fuel tank surface as well. The FZ25 is the most attractive proposition in the quarter-litre segment. This limited-edition motorcycle continues to use a negative LCD instrument cluster, an LED headlight with ...
Hero Glamour Xtec launched at INR 78,900/- Gets turn-by-turn navigation
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Hero Glamour Xtec launched at INR 78,900/- Gets turn-by-turn navigation

Hero MotoCorp has announced the launch of the new Glamour Xtec in the Indian market. The 125cc motorcycle will be sold in two variants – Drum (Rs 78,900) and Disc (Rs 83,500). The latest iteration of the Glamour packs several new features over the standard motorcycle. The new Glamour Xtec benefits from Bluetooth connectivity function, turn-by-turn navigation system, integrated USB charger, and an LED headlamp. The instrument cluster also packs more information than the standard motorcycle. These include a gear position indicator, eco mode, tachometer, and real time mileage indicator (RTMi). The rider aids on the Glamour Xtec include side-stand engine cut off and a bank angle sensor. The bank angle sensor cuts off the engine in case of a fall. As for the performance, the sa...