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New Hero Super Splendor Canvas Black Edition launched. Prices start at INR 77,430 ESP
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New Hero Super Splendor Canvas Black Edition launched. Prices start at INR 77,430 ESP

Hero MotoCorp has launched its latest Super Splendor Canvas Black Edition at INR 77,430/- for the drum variant and INR 81,330/- for the disc variant. Prices are ex-showroom, Delhi.   Apart from the 3D branded logos for the badging and the all-black colour scheme, this variant is identical to the standard Super Splendor. In its new avatar, Hero Super Splendor Canvas Black Edition offers improved fuel efficiency, up by 13 percent. Mileage is listed at 60-68 kmpl. The New Super Splendor Canvas is powered by a 125cc, air-cooled, 4-stroke, single cylinder engine. It returns power of 10.7 BHP @ 7500 RPM and max torque of 10.6 Nm @ 6000 RPM. An advanced programmed fuel injection (FI) system, wet multi plate clutch and an all-new 5-Speed Gearbox. The new Super Splendor fea...
BMW G 310 RR launched in India at INR 2.85 lakh
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BMW G 310 RR launched in India at INR 2.85 lakh

BMW has launched its latest sportbike, the G 310 RR. Its Standard version (only available in Black colour) is priced at INR 2.85 lakh, while the ‘Style Sport’ variant is priced at INR 2.99 lakh. The only differences between the two versions are colour schemes. The BMW G 310 RR is a sibling to the TVS Apache RR 310 but the company has given it few cosmetic updates to the BMW G 310 RR it gets BMW-specific colours and graphics, making its more in line with BMW Motorrad models. It sports BI-LED twin projector headlights which have been carried over from its TVS sibling, just like the taillight, mirrors, golden USD forks and windscreen. The biggest differentiator between the two motorcycles is the livery and the BMW badging, which are synonymous to larger BMW supersport motorcycle...
TVS Ronin 225cc motorcycle launched at INR 1.49 lakh
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TVS Ronin 225cc motorcycle launched at INR 1.49 lakh

TVS has launched the Ronin neo-retro motorcycle in India, which is priced from INR 1.49 lakh (ex-showroom, India). The new TVS Ronin is available in three variants - SS (INR 1.49 lakh), DS (INR 1.56 lakh) and TD (INR 1.69-1.71 lakh). Before the launch today, there were a lot of rumours about the new TVS motorcycle; From Zeppelin to Retron. They have all now been put to rest. There is only one new motorcycle, and that is TVS Ronin. In terms of design, the new TVS Ronin takes the shape of a retro-styled, scrambler-cum-cafe racer motorcycle. The motorcycle gets circular headlamp and rear view mirrors, tear-drop fuel tank and wide rear mudguard. Other key features include dual-tone colour theme, USD forks in golden finish, slim seat design and conventional grabrail. Lower section...
2022 Bajaj Pulsar N160 launched. Prices start at INR 1.27 lakh
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2022 Bajaj Pulsar N160 launched. Prices start at INR 1.27 lakh

Bajaj has launched next-gen version of Pulsar 160NS. Price starts from Rs 1.27 lakh, ex-sh, Delhi. In its new avatar, it has been rebranded as N160. The Pulsar N160 follows the Pulsar 250 twins launched last year and shares some of its DNA in terms of design and styling. The Pulsar N160 gets an aggressive design language with a dual-tone paint job. Split seats are offered and the rider seat is 795mm tall making it quite accessible. The tail end draws design cues from the NS160.  The bike features an an underbelly exhaust. Next-gen Pulsar 160N gets an updated fully digital instrument console with gear position indicator, distance to empty. It also gets USB mobile charger. Powering the Pulsar N160 is a 165cc, single-cylinder engine that makes 16 BHP and 14.65 Nm. The bike ri...
Hungarian automaker Keeway launches K-Light 250V, Vieste 300, Sixties 300i in India
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Hungarian automaker Keeway launches K-Light 250V, Vieste 300, Sixties 300i in India

Founded in 1999 in Hungary, Keeway is primarily known for its product line covering scooters, motorcycles, and ATVs with displacements ranging from 125cc to 1200cc. Keeway is owned by the China's QJ Motor, the same group that also owns Benelli. The two scooters that Keeway has launched in India are called the Vieste 300 and Sixties 300i, while the motorcycle is named the K-Light 250V. Keeway Vieste 300 One of the two scooters unveiled by Keeway India is the rather smart-looking Vieste 300. It is powered by a 278cc, single-cylinder, four-valve, liquid-cooled engine that's good for 18.4bhp and 22Nm of torque. Sitting on 13-inch alloy wheels, the Vieste 300 offers front & rear disc brakes, dual-channel ABS and telescopic front suspension. This maxi-scooter 300 is available in...
Royal Enfield Scram 411 launch around the corner
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Royal Enfield Scram 411 launch around the corner

The next big launch from Royal Enfield is the Scram 411 which is essentially a road-friendly version of Himlayan. Sources say that the first units have now arrived at dealer showrooms which hints the launch is around the corner, The Scram 411 is essentially a stripped-back version of the Royal Enfield Himalayan, with the intention of offering a more playful, scrambler-style motorcycle as an alternative to the ADV-style Himalayan. What is immediately clear is that the Scram loses the Himalayan’s windscreen, and instead of the tubular metal structures around the fuel tank, it gets a small fuel tank shroud. The other significant visual change is that the Scram 411 gets a small metal headlamp cowl. A few more changes are in the form of a new single-piece seat and different side pa...
Spied: Royal Enfield 650cc Cruiser. Global unveil likely soon
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Spied: Royal Enfield 650cc Cruiser. Global unveil likely soon

A new set of spy shots have emerged on the internet of what very well appears to be the Royal Enfield 650 Cruiser. According to RideApart, it could be the first glimpse of a real-world SG650 Concept. That certainly appears to be the case as the styling cues are similar to the Interceptor 650. There have been quite a number of RE spy shots. To list some, we’ve seen multiple iterations of the 650cc, a scrambler-based version of the 350cc, the upcoming Scram 411 (Himalayan-based) and more. However, there has been no word on if the J-Series engine will be making its way to the Bullet lineup anytime soon. Being a retro motorcycle, it continues the theme of circular elements. The headlamp, tail lamp and turn indicators are circular. The rear tail lamp is the same unit that we have seen...
Tork Kratos, Kratos R electric motorcycles launched. Prices start from INR 1.08 lakh
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Tork Kratos, Kratos R electric motorcycles launched. Prices start from INR 1.08 lakh

Bharat Forge-backed electric two-wheeler maker Tork Motors has finally launched not one, but two e-bikes – the Kratos and Kratos R. The Kratos is priced at Rs 1,92,499, while the R version retails for INR 2,07,499 (ex-showroom, Pune). FAME-II subsidies knock a significant INR 60,000 off these prices, bringing the effective ex-showroom prices down to INR 1,32,499 and INR 1,47,499. In states where a state subsidy for EVs is applicable, there are further benefits on purchasing the bikes -- in Pune, state subsidies bring effective ex-showroom prices down to INR 1,07,999 and INR 1,22,999, while in Delhi, the Kratos' ex-showroom price is as low as INR 1,02,499. The Kratos is powered by a 7.5kW, 28Nm motor, while the R gets a 9kW, 38Nm unit. This is good enough for a 0-40kph sprint i...
TVS Apache RTR 165 RP launched at INR 1.45 lakh. Limited to 200 units only
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TVS Apache RTR 165 RP launched at INR 1.45 lakh. Limited to 200 units only

TVS has launched its Apache RTR 165 RP at INR 1.45 lakh (ex-showroom, India). This is the first offering under the company’s Race Performance sub-brand. TVS said that the model will be limited to 200 units. At Rs 1.45 lakh, the TVS Apache RTR 165 RP costs significantly more than the top-spec version of the Apache RTR 160 4V (Rs 1.21 lakh). It also costs more than the top-spec version of its more powerful sibling, the TVS Apache RTR 200 4V (Rs 1.39 lakh). While the design is the same as the RTR 160 4V, it does feature a unique colour scheme and seat cover. Additional aesthetic add-ons include a dual-tone red and black seat along with red alloy wheels at both ends. It also sports a ’15 Years Anniversary Edition’ decal on the fuel tank. The most notable change on the TVS Apac...
Ducati DesertX adventure motorcycle unveiled
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Ducati DesertX adventure motorcycle unveiled

If there's two things that are hugely popular in motorcycling these days, it's retro motorcycles and adventure bikes. The Italian brand Ducati has unveiled arguably the most exciting bike of the lot, the eagerly anticipated DesertX at this year's Ducati World Premiere 2022. The Italian motorcycle manufacturer says that this new model has been designed to perfectly tackle the most demanding off-road conditions. The Ducati DesertX has a 21-inch front and 18-inch rear wire-spoke wheels. They are fitted with Pirelli Scorpion Rally STR tyres. The motorcycle uses a pair of 46 mm USD Kayaba forks at the front and a Kayaba mono-shock at the rear. The entire suspension setup is adjustable for compression, rebound and preload. Being an off-road-focused motorcycle, the Ducati DesertX...
BSA Motorcycles returns with Gold Star 650. Specifications revealed
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BSA Motorcycles returns with Gold Star 650. Specifications revealed

Mahindra’s Classic Legends has officially re-introduce the iconic British bike maker – BSA Motorcycles at a special event in the Birmingham in the UK. The company has showased the first model – the BSA Gold Star classic motorcycle. The BSA Gold Star was originally sold between 1938 and 1963 and was offered with multiple engine options ranging from 350cc to 500cc. The images it can be seen that the 2022 BSA Gold Star retains the classic design of the original model. The classic lines are neatly executed and the bike has a proportional design. The bike also has twin-pod analogue gauges for readouts for the speed and RPM. The Gold Star is powered by a 652cc, liquid-cooled, DOHC, four-valve unit that makes 45hp at 6,000rpm and 55Nm of torque at 4,000rpm paired to a 5-speed gea...
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 ...