From scooters to big bikes, the last week brought along interesting news from almost every segment. While Suzuki rode in the 2021 Hayabusa, Harley dropped its first-ever ADV on our shores. For those who missed out on going through such noteworthy updates, here’s a recap of the top five of them.
The Aprilia SXR 125 was silently launched in India with the same price tag of Rs 1.15 lakh that we had reported a few weeks back. While it sports the same styling, features and most of its hardware as the bigger SXR 160, the 124cc, three-valve engine is similar to that of the SR 125. Online bookings for the SXR 125 are open for Rs 5,000.
After launching the 2021 Hayabusa in the international markets in February, Suzuki recently launched the much-hallowed sports tourer in India. With a price tag of Rs 16.40 lakh, it is around Rs 2.65 lakh more expensive than its predecessor. For the extra money, you get a new styling, revised hardware, a tweaked 1,340cc powerplant and a much longer list of electronic aids.
Harley-Davidson has launched its first ever adventure touring motorcycle, the Pan America 1250, in India. The prices of the bike start at Rs 16.90 lakh, and it aims to take on the likes of the BMW R 1250 GS. It is powered by a 1,252cc Revolution Max engine that is accompanied by adventure-oriented cycle parts and a host of modern features.
After the next-gen models of the 125 Duke and 250 Duke were spotted a while back, KTM was also spied testing the new 390 Duke last week. The images suggest a bunch of major updates being on their way to the street bike. The changes include sharper styling, a revised frame and sub-frame along with a new swingarm and braking hardware.
After receiving relentless requests from the Indian riders to launch the XSR 155 in the country, Yamaha is finally going to pay some heed to these voices, but in its own way. Instead of the R15-based modern-classic, the Japanese brand has developed an all-new product based on the FZ FI. But what’s the logic behind this move? We try decipher it in our comprehensive opinion piece.
(All prices are ex-showroom)