The last week was nothing short of a carnival as we witnessed a new launch almost every single day. From the debut of the new BMW G 310 siblings to the price announcement of the Honda H’ness CB 350, there were a host of new developments. And to give you a quick recap, here are the top five two-wheeler updates from the last week.
BMW Motorrad took the wraps off the 2020 editions of the G 310 R and the G 310 GS in India. And as we had already suspected, they are priced much lesser than their BS4 counterparts. Priced at Rs 2.45 lakh, the R version is around Rs 54,000 cheaper than before. Meanwhile, the GS costs Rs 2.85 lakh which makes it Rs 64,000 more affordable than the outgoing model. Both bikes have received bold new paint schemes along with subtle bodywork changes and new features. Moreover, the 312cc engine continues to produce 34bhp and 28Nm, despite the BS6-bound changes.
After unveiling the H’ness CB 350 in India last month, Honda has now revealed its prices. The motorcycle will be available in DLX and DLX Pro trims which are pegged at Rs 1.85 lakh and Rs 1.90 lakh, respectively. What sets them apart are different paint schemes and the presence of Honda Smartphone Voice Control system (HSVC) which comes only in the more premium Pro variant. The CB 350 boasts of a retro-inspired styling and runs a 20.8bhp, 348.36cc, single-cylinder motor. It competes against the Royal Enfield Classic 350, Benelli Imperiale 400 and the Jawa Standard.
Suzuki has equipped its 125cc scooters, the Access 125 and the Burgman Street 125, with a Bluetooth-enabled instrument cluster. The console pairs with the rider’s smartphone and gives access to data like turn-by-turn navigation, estimated time of arrival, message notification (incoming calls, WhatsApp and SMS), missed call alert, phone battery level and over-speeding alert. It also enables tracking the scooter’s last parked location and sharing trip information.
The Hero Maestro Edge 125 is now available in a fancier Stealth edition which adorns a matte grey paint complemented by ‘Stealth’ crest badging, carbon fibre textured strips, white accents, and tone-on-tone stripes. For the new clothes, the Maestro Edge demands a marginal premium over the regular colour options and carries a price tag of Rs 72,950. Rest of the aspects of the scooter have been retained as they were.
The KTM 250 Adventure was spotted testing in India in August 2020, hinting at its imminent launch. Now, our dealer sources have revealed that KTM is highly likely to launch the motorcycle as early as this week. The 250 Adventure will be positioned as a more accessible and affordable alternative over the higher-spec 390 Adventure. It will share its engine with the 250 Duke while a majority of its cycle parts and styling will be identical to the 390 ADV. The motorcycle is likely to be priced in the ballpark of Rs 2.5-2.6 lakh.
(All prices are ex-showroom)