TVS Motor Company has registered a 46 per cent growth in sales in August, as compared to the corresponding period in 2013. Currently the country’s fourth largest two-wheeler manufacturer, TVS’ growth has been driven mainly by the strong demand for its wide range of scooters, commuter motorcycles as well as three-wheelers.
The new Ducati Monster 1200 was first shown at the ECIMA in November last year. With prices starting at around 13,500 Euros (Rs 11.40 lakh), it’s the new flagship model of the Monster range from the Italian motorcycle brand.
Seven months after launching the Street 750 in the Indian market, Harley-Davidson has finally unveiled the new most affordable motorcycle in its line-up, the 2015 Street 500. The Street 500 is on sale in the US market for USD 6,799 (Rs 4.11 lakh) and is currently manufactured at the company’s facility in Kansas City, Missouri, USA.
A semi-faired version of the quarter-litre Suzuki Inazuma GW250 motorcycle has been spotted at a gas station in Indonesia. The motorcycle was completely undisguised and except for the fairing, looks very similar to its naked sibling. The only other difference is that the semi-faired version sported silver alloy wheels, as opposed to the black wheels the naked version is offered with.
Moto Guzzi has revealed the 2015 updates for its popular motorcycles, the Griso 1200 8V SE and the V7 Stone. Though both the motorcycles are mechanically identical to the previous version, they feature quite a few cosmetic changes to retain their novelty factor.
After millions of spy shots and equal amount of speculations around the launch date, Bajaj has finally announced that the RC 200 and RC 390 motorcycles will go on sale in India starting September 9.
The 2015 Indian Scout has been launched in the Indian market at Rs 11.99 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi). The company has started accepting bookings for the motorcycle, though there isn’t any word about when the deliveries will begin.
UM Motorcycles had showcased their line-up of cruisers and naked motorcycles earlier this year at the 2014 Delhi Auto Expo. Specialising in motorcycles ranging from 150cc to 300cc, the American manufacturer has been planning its entry into the Indian market for quite some time. Latest reports suggest that the company is going to launch its 225cc cruiser motorcycle, the Renegade Commando, this November, with a competitive price tag of Rs 1.25 lakh.
BMW Motorrad is expected to come up with an updated version of the S1000RR. Scheduled for an early October reveal in Germany, or in November at the EICMA show in Milan, the new S1000RR has partially appeared on the internet with the help of a rendering.
Hero MotoCorp had everyone spellbound when it unveiled a host of motorcycles from different segments earlier this year. While a majority of these motorcycles were highly innovative and futuristic, the HX250R stuck to the traditional norms of motorcycling and seemed to be one of the most production-feasible motorcycles among the bunch. Now, rumours suggest that the HX250R has completed its development phase and that the Delhi-based two-wheeler manufacturer is planning to launch it in India in November, this year.
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