The last week saw Bajaj introducing a new paint scheme for the semi-faired Pulsar F250 and listing the 2022 KTM 390 Adventure ahead of its launch. We were also intrigued by Honda’s statement that revealed its plans to introduce an EV in the next financial year. If you think these updates are interesting, read on to know more.
Bajaj has started rolling out a new colour option for its newly launched Pulsar F250 in India. This new paint has also started to arrive at the dealerships before Bajaj even updated its website with this colour option. This monotone Blue shade is likely to be officially launched soon with the same price tag of Rs 1.41 lakh as the existing colours.
KTM has updated its India website by listing the upcoming 2022 390 Adventure ahead of its imminent launch. Although it will be officially launched next month, select dealerships already have the bike in their line-up and started accepting pre-bookings. As for the updates, the motorcycle will get the new, lighter alloy wheels, similar to the international-spec model. The prices of the bike will be slightly higher than the outgoing trim.
Honda will launch its own electric two-wheeler in India within the next financial year, as confirmed by the president of the brand in a recent interview. The company was spotted testing the Benly e last year but we think it will certainly bring the Activa E as its first offering. Considering the popularity that the Activa moniker enjoys in India, it only makes sense for the brand to cash in on the brand recall by launching its electric version.
Besides the Activa E, Honda might also bring back the CBR150R in India sometime soon. As revealed by the brand’s top honcho, Honda plans to focus more on the 150cc bike segment in the near future. It also filed design trademarks for the CBR150R recently, which further strengthens the speculations. The motorcycle will be a close rival to the Yamaha YZF R15 V4 which is hugely popular in India.
We rode the new Kratos R electric motorcycle which has been developed and produced indigenously by Tork Motors in India. One of the interesting aspects of it is that it looks like a proper 150-160cc ICE motorcycle. But is it as good to ride as its petrol-powered contenders? Click on the review link to find out.