The biggest news of last week was the launch of the 2021 KTM 125 Duke in India. Subsequently, we also witnessed several other major developments such as the KTM and Husqvarna offerings receiving a new price hike. In case you couldn’t keep a track of all of it, here’s a quick round up of the top five bike updates from the last week
KTM introduced the majorly-updated 2021 model of the 125 Duke in India. It sports a design identical to the new 200 Duke and looks more aggressive and sportier than before. It has also received other changes such as a larger 13.5 litre fuel tank, a split type trellis frame and, larger rider and pillion seat. The price of the bike has also gone by Rs 10,000 as it costs Rs 1.50 lakh now.
Piaggio’s highly-anticipated maxi-scooter, the Aprilia SXR 160, is scheduled to be launched this month. Ahead of its introduction, our sources have revealed that it will be priced at Rs 1.27 lakh which will make it around Rs 20,000 dearer than the SR 160sport scooter. The SXR 160 will share underpinnings with the SR, but in a revised format to suit its character. It will come equipped with modern features and utility bits for delivering practicality.
KTM price hike
KTM has increased the prices of all of its motorcycles in India, except for the RC 200 and 125 Duke. In the Duke series, the most substantial hike has been observed for the 390 Duke which costs Rs 2,66,618, as compared to the previous pricing of Rs 2,58,103. The 390 Adventure has also become around Rs 1,900 more expensive and carries a price tag of Rs 3,05,878 now.
Alongside the KTMs, their quarter-litre cousins, the Husqvarna Svartpilen 250 and the Vitpilen 250 have also attracted a substantial price increment. While both bikes were pegged at Rs 1,84,960 previously, the Vitpilen now costs Rs 1,87,136 and the Svartpilen demands Rs 1,86,752. Besides these price hikes, both bikes have remained unchanged in all other aspects.
Harley-Davidson’s upcoming adventure motorcycle, the Pan America, has been in the news for a long time given the fact it will be the brand’s first ever ADV. Now, the company has finally released an unveil date for the motorcycle – 22 February 2020. The motorcycle was first showcased at the 2019 EICMA in its prototype form. Besides the adventure-oriented components, powering the Pan America will be the new 1250cc, 60-degree, V-twin motor which churns out around 143bhp and 122Nm.
(All prices are ex-showroom)