The last week was much more than just launches of new products. In our exclusive report, we revealed the spy images of the upcoming Bajaj Pulsar 250 which we caught testing out on the road. We also reported on three different 650cc Royal Enfield models that were sighted undergoing tests. If you couldn’t read these updates in detail, here’s a quick lowdown of the top five bike stories from the last week.
In a surprising event, we snapped one of the first test mules of the upcoming Bajaj Pulsar 250 being ridden near Pune. While the motorcycle sported an aggressive design that is common in the Pulsar family, it was deprived of a liquid-cooled engine present in the Pulsar NS200. Instead, it was running an air/oil-cooled motor. The spy shots revealed a lot more about the bike and to read all of it, click on the story link.
It’s a known fact now that Royal Enfield is working on a new 650cc cruiser based on the same platform as that of the Interceptor 650 and Continental GT 650. But thanks to a new spy video emerging on the internet, we can now confirm that the cruiser will be accompanied by two other 650cc roadsters as well. Rumours suggest that these will be called the Classic 650 and Meteor 650 with a design similar to their corresponding smaller-displacement counterparts.
Ahead of Kawasaki officially launching the BS6 model of the Ninja 300, a lot has been uncovered about the bike. Firstly, its 296cc, parallel-twin engine will produce the same power (38.4bhp) as its BS4 counterpart. While its design has been left majorly unaltered, three will be three colour options available including Lime Green with Kawasaki Racing Team graphics, Lime Green with Ebony, and Ebony. Moreover, pre-bookings for the Ninja 300 BS6 have commenced at select Kawasaki dealerships.
After launching the R18 cruiser in India, BMW Motorrad has now introduced its more premium Classic trim in the country. It is priced at Rs 24 lakh which is a premium of Rs 1.5 lakh over the base model. For the extra money, you get auxiliary lights, a large windscreen and a different rider’s seat with an added pillion seat. It also gets a pair of saddlebags. Meanwhile, the Classic version remains unchanged in all other aspects and runs on a 1,800cc mill which is the largest boxer-twin mill ever made by BMW.
The German bike maker is on a roll lately as it also introduced the 2021 versions of the R nineT and R nineT Scrambler in India. While the former is priced at Rs 18,50,000, the latter costs Rs 16,75,000. Both bikes are unique for their distinctive neo-retro styling but come equipped with a few modern features. They are powered by a 1,170cc, air and oil-cooled, twin-cylinder engine that belts out 107.2bhp and 116Nm.
(All prices are ex-showroom)