The last week was quite eventful in terms of new two-wheeler launches. We witnessed the launch of two new electric two-wheelers and the revision of a couple of ICE scooters. Moreover, TVS showcased four Ronin-based custom projects that are a visual treat. In case you aren’t aware of these developments, here’s a quick round-up for you.
2023 Bajaj Chetak Premium launched
Bajaj introduced the 2023 iteration of the Chetak Premium electric scooter in India at Rs 1,51,910. The updates for 2023 include a larger and fancier instrument console and three new paint schemes for 2023: Matte Coarse Grey, Matte Caribbean Blue, and Satin Black. Moreover, the Chetak gets a two-toned seat, body-coloured rear view mirrors, and a satin grab rail. Even the headlight casing and blinkers are draped in Charcoal Black.
Matter Aera electric motorcycle launched
Ahmedabad-based EV maker, Matter launched its first product in India, the Aera electric motorcycle. It’s priced at Rs 1.43 lakh and will be available in four trims: Aera 4000, Aera 5000, Aera 5000+, and the Aera 6000+. The Aera 5000 range is propelled by a 10kW motor that is linked to a liquid-cooled 5kWh battery which offers a maximum claimed range of 125km. Matter claims that its battery can be fully charged in five hours using a regular charger setup which comes down to two hours using a fast charger.
TVS Ronin-based custom projects showcased
At this year’s MotoSoul event in Goa, TVS took the wraps off four Ronin-based custom projects created by different design houses. These include SCR by TVS Design Team, Agonda by Germany-based JvB Moto, Wakizashi by Rajputana Customs, and Musashi by Smoked Garage based in Indonesia. Each one of these creations exudes a unique vibe not just in terms of looks but also functionality and broadens the thinking horizon for Ronin owners who want to personalize their motorcycles.
Suzuki updates its scooters for 2023
Suzuki launched the 2023 edition of the Access 125, Burgman Street 125, and Avenis 125 scooters in India. The prices of these scooters start from Rs 79,400, Rs 93,000, and Rs 92,000, respectively. The only change these scooters have received is compliance with OBD2-A and E20 fuel which will be a mandatory inclusion from 1 April, 2023. While the OBD2-A system allows for on-board diagnostics of the engine, compliance with E20 fuel makes these scooters suitable for running with a 20 per cent ethanol blend in fuel.
Royal Enfield Shotgun 650 spied again
Royal Enfield’s upcoming offering, the Shotgun 650 has been spied on Indian roads once again. Typical of an RE, the Shotgun 650 will feature a retro design theme with a round headlight accompanied by a rather neat cladding around it. Moreover, the Shotgun also sports a split seat setup and a split-type tubular grab rail. It’ll be the fourth Royal Enfield motorcycle in the 650cc segment.
(All prices are ex-showroom)