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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...
Yamaha FZ-X launched in India. Prices start from INR 1.16 lakh
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Yamaha FZ-X launched in India. Prices start from INR 1.16 lakh

Yamaha finally launched their all-new motorcycle in the market today. The prices for the Yamaha FZ-X motorcycle starts at Rs 1,16,800 (Ex-Showroom Price Delhi). It is Yamaha’s first ever motorcycle with retro styling in Indian market. There is also a Bluetooth-equipped Y-Connect variant that costs Rs 3,000 more. The FZ-X is Yamaha's neo-retro scrambler based on the FZ series motorcycle. As the name suggests, FZ-X is actually based on the 150-cc FZ motorcycle from the brand. In terms of design, it has no similarity to the other motorcycle. The design of FZ-X motorcycles is actually inspired from Yamaha’s XSR 155 motorcycle which is available in international markets. The FZ-X follows a neo-retro design that gives it a distinct look from any other motorcycle in the Yamaha line up. ...
2021 Ducati Panigale V4 launched in India with host of updates
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2021 Ducati Panigale V4 launched in India with host of updates

Ducati has relaunched its flagship superbike, the Panigale V4, in India. Prices start from Rs 23.50 lakh for the standard bike and go up to Rs 28.40 lakh for the ‘S’ variant (both prices, ex-showroom, India). This makes the standard variant around Rs 80,000 more expensive than before, while the ‘S’ variant has become dearer by Rs 1.90 lakh. The Panigale V4 range is powered by a 1103cc Desmosedici Stradale V4 engine. To comply with stringent emissions regulations while ensuring no loss of power, Ducati has reworked the exhaust internals. It now delivers a ludicrous 213PS and 124Nm, with a redline set at a high 13,000rpm! In addition to this, in 2020, Ducati also tweaked the chassis and suspension setup, and made an attempt at friendlier power delivery to make the Panigale V4 sligh...
BS6 Ducati Diavel 1260 launched in India at INR 18.49 lakh
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BS6 Ducati Diavel 1260 launched in India at INR 18.49 lakh

Ducati has launched the BS6 Diavel 1260 in India. The motorcycle is available in two variants, standard and S. Both variants are available with a comprehensive suite of electronics. It includes launch control, cornering ABS, wheelie control and multi-level traction control. An up/down quickshifter is part of the standard equipment on the Diavel 1260 S. The Ducati Diavel's 1,262cc, Euro5/BS6 compliant L-twin engine produces 162hp at 9,500rpm, which is a 3hp increment over its predecessor. Peak torque, on the other hand, is the same, a mammoth 129Nm at 7,500rpm. The Diavel has always been known for its manic acceleration and it'll be interesting to test the BS6 version to see what it's like. Especially since the kerb weight of the standard variant has gone up from 244 to 249kg. The...
2021 Kawasaki Ninja H2R priced at INR 79.90 lakh
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2021 Kawasaki Ninja H2R priced at INR 79.90 lakh

Kawasaki has listed the 2021 Ninja H2R motorcycle on its India website. The bike has been priced at Rs. 79.90 lakh (ex-showroom). The Ninja H2R is built for the track and is not street legal. It comes with a trellis frame, carbon fibre bodywork and does not have a headlamp or turn indicators. The bike comes equipped with 43 mm inverted fork suspension at the front and an Ohlins mono-shock at the rear. The Ninja H2R is powered by a supercharged 998cc, liquid-cooled, 4-cylinder engine that produces 306 BHP @ 14,000 rpm (322 BHP with a RAM air intake) and 165 Nm @ 12,500 rpm. The engine is mated to a 6-speed transmission. Stopping power comes from twin 330 mm Brembo discs with dual semi-floating 4-piston calipers at the front and a single 250 mm disc at the rear paired with a 2-p...
Bajaj CT 110X – the rough road commuter motorcycle launched
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Bajaj CT 110X – the rough road commuter motorcycle launched

The Bajaj CT 110X has been launched in India at INR 55,494 (ex-showroom, Delhi). The new CT 110X has been designed to take on some off-road beating, especially in the rural areas. The CT 110X comes equipped with a headlight grille and the added pair of fork gaiters enhance the overall front look. The motorcycle also gets high-rise front fender, blacked-out visor that accommodates an LED DRL. The bash plate and crash guard appear to be quite sturdy. The new Bajaj CT 110X has a long and comfortable seat at the end of which is a rack for carrying luggage weighing up to 7kg. For aesthetics, we have attractive graphics on the fuel tank and side panels. The commuter runs of alloy wheels with somewhat dual-purpose tyres. As for the colours, there are four choices - blue with black, red ...
Hero HF 100 commuter motorcycle launched at INR 49,400 (ex-showroom, Delhi)
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Hero HF 100 commuter motorcycle launched at INR 49,400 (ex-showroom, Delhi)

The world’s largest manufacturer of two-wheelers is asking INR 49,400 (ex-showroom, Delhi) for the new motorcycle. At this price, the Hero HF 100 has become the most affordable motorcycle in the company’s entire product range. The new Hero HF 100 is another variant of the highly popular Hero HF Deluxe and is available in only a single colour, black with red, In terms of equipment, the new HF 100 has 130mm drum brakes at both ends and uses a pair of conventional telescopic forks at the front and twin shock absorbers at the rear. Being a basic model, there’s no electric start; only kick start is available. The motorcycle is 1965mm long, 720mm wide, and 1045mm tall. It has a seat height of 805mm and weighs 110kg with a fuel tank capacity of 9.1L. Powering the new Hero HF 100 ...
Jawa Scrambler spied testing. Based on Jawa Forty Two
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Jawa Scrambler spied testing. Based on Jawa Forty Two

Classic Legends, the company part-owned by Mahindra, may introduce a new scrambler model based on the Jawa Forty Two in the near future. A camouflaged test mule was spotted recently in Pune, Maharashtra. Looking at the photos, it is clear that the model is based on the Forty Two.  The Jawa Scrambler has a raised rear sub-frame, which gives it a taller stance. It features dual-purpose tyres, fork gaiters, off-road styled seat and an exposed rear section. The engine layout and the engine covers are similar to the Forty Two along with other bits like the mudguard, fuel tank, wheels and even the suspension. The new scrambler motorcycle may get the 293 cc single-cylinder engine which makes 27 bhp of max power at around 6,800 rpm and 27.03 Nm of peak torque at 5,000 rpm. There i...
Hanway G30 is Chinese copy of Royal Enfield Himalayan
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Hanway G30 is Chinese copy of Royal Enfield Himalayan

Chinese automotive manufacturers ripping off designs from prominent international models is very well known. Their choices of counterfeits are usually premium automotive brands. What you see here is a shameless copy of the Royal Enfield Himalayan motorcycle with minor with tweaks here and there. Meet the Hanway G30 - a 250cc adventure tourer from the People's Republic. While it may look identical to the Himalayan the Hanway misses out on the Himalayan's torquey long stroke single cylinder. The Hanway G30 is powered by a 249.2cc single-cylinder liquid-cooled engine, churning out 26.5PS at 9000rpm and 22Nm at 7500rpm. The company claims a mileage of 32.2kmpl and a top speed of 128kmph, decent enough for a bike of its class. The engine nestles inside a double-cradle frame, linked to a ...