Spy shots, launches and price hike, the last week had all the ingredients of being profoundly interesting. And we also had an exciting announcement to make about BikeWale. In case you missed any of it, let’s look back at the five most important two-wheeler updates from the last week.
Piaggio has finally launched the much-anticipated maxi-scooter, the Aprilia SXR 160, in India. It has been priced at Rs 1.26 lakh which makes it around Rs 20,000 more expensive than the SR 160, the scooter it is based on. We recently rode the maxi-scooter and were impressed by the performance from its 160cc, three-valve engine. The styling, handling and ride quality of the scooter are also likeable. You can read our first ride review here.
The next-generation model of the KTM RC 200 was recently spied at Bajaj’s Chakan plant which indicates that its launch is just around the corner. The motorcycle sports an all-new styling along with refreshed graphics. Spy shots which had surfaced earlier had also revealed that it will offer a friendlier and more comfortable ergonomics. The 2021 KTM RC 200 is likely to be launched in the first quarter of next year.
Royal Enfield has had a good start with the Meteor 350 which was evident from its sales in the first month of its launch. The motorcycle fetched 7,031 customers in November which kept it on the second position in the list of best-selling REs. The Meteor is Royal Enfield’s first offering based on its J platform with a new 346cc engine clinging on to its dual cradle frame. The motorcycle is priced between Rs 1.75 lakh to Rs 1.90 lakh.
Kawasaki has circulated the new prices of its products which will come into effect from 1 January 2021. All the kwackers will receive a price hike ranging from Rs 10,000 to Rs 20,000. You can check out the list of new prices by clicking on the story link. Do note that only the street-legal Kawasakis will become dearer while the KX and KLX range of dirt bikes won’t have any effect on their prices.
The second edition of the TVS Ntorq 125 Call of Design contest has come to an end and we’re proud to report that Bilal Fifiray from BikeWale has won the media category of the competition. As from the students, Ayush Bijalwan, Abhishek Chellapandiyan and Arsh Riyaz clinched the first, second and third positions, respectively.
(All prices are ex-showroom)