A fully-faired version of Suzuki’s premium 155cc motorcycle, the Gixxer, was recently spotted in Delhi, where shutterbugs managed to capture the motorcycle undergoing trials alongside its naked sibling. While the fairing and a majority of the test mule’s bodywork was heavily camouflaged, an Indonesian website has rendered the motorcycle, along the lines of Suzuki’s bigger capacity supersport motorcycles.
Bajaj Auto has announced that its distributor in Sri Lanka, David Pieris Motor Company, has secured a repeat order from the government for the supply of 1.25 lakh Discover 125M motorcycles.
Hyosung is planning to introduce a new 250cc motorcycle, christened EXIV R, in South Africa. Dealers in country have started accepting bookings for the EXIV R, and it is expected to be priced at AUD 44,900 (Rs 2.31 lakh).
Earlier this week, KTM rolled out the 1,00,000th motorcycle off its production, thereby breaking its personal record for most number of motorcycles produced in a single year. The 1,00,000th motorcycle to leave the production line at main factory in Mattighofen, Austria, was a 2015 MY 1190 Adventure.
Suzuki Motorcycle India has its calendar full in terms of expanding its presence in the country. It is planning to add close to 70 dealerships during the last quarter of the current fiscal year.
Sarath Kumar, has become the first-ever Indian to register a podium finish at the Honda Asia Dream Cup. The 22-year old racer from Chennai scored a second place in the final race of Honda Asia Dream Cup Road Racing Championship at the Losial International Circuit in Qatar, thereby securing a ninth position in the overall standings.
Italian design house Officine GP Design has lifted the covers off the limited edition MV Agusta One. Based on the MV Agusta Brutale 800, the One is a manually crafted streetfighter motorcycle and represents the best of Italian design eccentricity. Featuring a hand-hammered monocoque structure, the One is almost production ready and is expected to be made in very limited numbers.
Since its split with Honda, Hero MotoCorp has been aggressively expanding its footprint across the globe. Within the last two years, the company has set up shop in over 22 countries, with Africa and Sri Lanka slowly emerging as Hero MotoCorp’s largest export markets.
Triumph’s two new litre-class cafe racer motorcycles have been spotted testing in Spain. Though the motorcycle looked similar to the Thruxton classic motorcycle, these test mules sported a larger 1,100cc engine, which hints at the British manufacturer’s intentions of entering a new segment.
Honda Motorcycles and Scooters India (HMSI) launched the much anticipated CB Unicorn 160 yesterday. They also announced that they were planning to develop a low-cost motorcycle for the Indian market.
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