Ahead of its official launch, we revealed the prices of the upcoming Bajaj Dominar 250 which we will be riding on 19 March. More such stories made the last week quite interesting and in case you missed out on keeping a track of them, here are the five most important two-wheeler updates from last week.
Royal Enfield launched the most affordable variant of its highly popular offering, the Classic 350 BS6. The single channel ABS trim of the motorcycle has been priced at Rs 1.57 lakhs. That makes it Rs 8,000 cheaper than the dual ABS-equipped, entry-level variant of the Classic 350 which costs Rs 1.65 lakhs. It has been introduced in five colour options including Mercury Silver, Ash, Chestnut, Redditch Red and Pure Black.
Classic Legends has also joined the BS6 league by launching the updated models of the Jawa Standard and Forty Two. Both bikes are available with single and dual channel ABS and in different colour options with varying prices. Click on the story link for prices of each variant of both the bikes. The price hike ranges from Rs 5,000 to Rs 9,928 which is a result of inclusion of larger a catalytic converter and for rationalisation of prices across colour variants. Although Jawa hasn’t shared exact performance numbers of the BS6 models yet, it has affirmed that they are similar to the BS4 models.
After launching the BS6 Burgman Street 125 last month, Suzuki has now introduced updated models of the Gixxer and Gixxer SF. Both bikes already incorporated a fuel-injected engine, even in their BS4 version. Despite of that, they have witnessed a steep price hike of around Rs 12,000. Now, the Gixxer costs Rs 1.12 lakhs while its fully-faired derivative is Rs 10,000 more expensive. The BS6 update has also resulted in a drop in their performance figures which now stand at 13.4bhp and 13.8Nm.
Bajaj is all set to add a new offering to its line-up in the form of the new Dominar 250. Ahead of its official launch, our dealer sources have revealed that the motorcycle will be priced at Rs 1.60 lakhs. With that pricing, the Dominar 250 will be Rs 30,000 cheaper than its larger sibling, the Dominar 400. Powering the bike will be a 250cc, single-cylinder engine based on the KTM 250 Duke’s mill. Meanwhile, the styling and cycle parts will remain closely similar to the 400cc version, except for a few changes for making it more affordable.
Select KTM dealers across India have started accepting bookings for the Husqvarna Svartpilen 250 and Vitpilen 250. The refundable booking amount stands at Rs 5,000 and deliveries are scheduled to take place from next month. Bajaj has recently launched the Husky twins at Rs 1.80 lakhs in India. Both bikes are based on the KTM 250 Duke with which they share a majority of components and engine. Initially, the Husqvarna Svartpilen 250 and Vitpilen 250 will be available in 100 KTM showrooms across India.
(All prices are ex-showroom)