This week’s compilation of top two-wheeler stories comprises two reviews including that of the highly-awaited Bajaj Pulsar 250 twins and our track review of the BMW G 310 R. But that’s not all. There were a couple of more bike updates you should keep a tab on and we tell the top five of them.
Bajaj recently launched the biggest Pulsar models ever which are based on an all-new platform. Notably, the same platform will spawn all the next-generation Pulsar iterations with varying displacements. We got to spend a few hours with the Pulsar N250 and the Pulsar F250, and you can read our first impressions of both bikes by clicking on the link above.
Our regular readers will know that we recently wrapped up the 2021 edition of the BikeWale Track Day. We got to ride a bunch of interesting motorcycles on the MMRT circuit and one of them was the BMW G 310 R. Its torquey motor and agile handling meant the motorcycle was quite fun and satisfying to ride around the track. Stay tuned as there will be a few more enticing track reviews coming up on the website.
Royal Enfield’s upcoming scrambler model, to be called the Scram 411, was recently spied out in the open once again. The motorcycle will be based on RE’s much-hallowed adventure bike, the Himalayan. The Scram 411 will sport a slightly different design and a smaller 19-17-inch spoke wheel combination. Meanwhile, the chassis and engine are likely to remain majorly the same as Himalayan’s.
Leaked type approval documents have revealed that might be preparing to launch a more affordable S variant of the YZF R15. Unlike the recently-launched YZF R15 V4 that’s bestowed with a host of goodies, the R15 S will be a simpler and more basic trim. It might comprise the same design as the V3 and lose out on things like traction control and quick shifter which are present in V4. This will essentially help Yamaha clear the remaining stock of the R15 V3.
Ducati has widened its portfolio with the launch of the limited-edition Scrambler Desert Sled Fasthouse in India. The motorcycle has been priced at Rs 10.99 lakh. Limited to just 800 units worldwide, this version has been developed in collaboration with the American clothing brand, Fasthouse. Helping this trim stand out is its special livery that replicates the graphics on the Mint 400 bikes.
(All prices are ex-showroom)