The last week was the busiest and most interesting one in a long time as we saw as many as four important launches in India. While we covered each one of them in detail, there were several other noteworthy stories that made headlines. In case you were too busy to check them out, here’s a quick lowdown on the top five two-wheeler updates from the last week.
Royal Enfield finally took the wraps off the 2021 edition of the Himalayan. It gets a couple of changes over the previous model some of which include a redesigned windscreen, tweaked side racks and denser seat foam. Most importantly, it gets RE’s new Tripper navigation setup. All of these changes demand a price premium of around Rs 10,000 over the previous trim. For the detailed prices, click on the story link.
Classic Legends introduced the new facelifted model of its neo-retro offering, the Forty-Two. It is called version 2.1 and it boasts several new elements that make it even more appealing. The entire hardware package has been finished in black while the spoke wheels have been replaced by alloys. The 293cc engine is mostly unaltered but it feels more refined and punchier now. The Jawa Forty-Two V2.1 costs Rs 1,83,942.
Yamaha launched the 2021 edition of the FZ FI and the FZ S FI in India. Both variants get subtle visual updates but a major feature addition is in the form of Yamaha Motorcycle Connect X Bluetooth technology that offers access to functions such as answer back, e-lock, locate my bike, hazard, etc. Notably, this was earlier available only in the Dark Knight and Vintage editions of the FZ.
Triumph has launched the most affordable member of the Tiger family, the Tiger 850. It is priced at Rs 11.95 lakh which is Rs 1.75 lakh cheaper than the Tiger 900 GT. While it is powered by the same 888cc inline triple cylinder engine as other Tiger models, the 850 makes lesser power and torque at 84bhp and 82Nm, respectively. Nevertheless, it comes equipped with premium hardware like Marzocchi suspension and Brembo brakes and the feature list is also pretty impressive.
Bajaj will soon launch the naked version of the existing Pulsar 180F Neon in India. The styling of the bike will perhaps be the same as the Pulsar 150 and Pulsar 125. While the company is yet to make an official announcement, dealer sources have revealed that the motorcycle will be available at an ex-showroom price tag of Rs 1,05,216 (ex-showroom). On the mechanical front, it will be the same as the semi-faired Pulsar 180F.
(All prices are ex-showroom)