The Indian two-wheeler market finally brought us some noteworthy developments last week. Besides launches of the new Hero Splendor variant and upgraded TVS iQube, we also witnessed the entry of a new Hungarian two-wheeler brand, Keeway. There were more such interesting bike news last week and here’s a quick round-up of the top five of them.
Hero’s highest-selling model, the Splendor Plus, is now available in a new Xtec trim. It gets a couple of changes over the standard model and is priced slightly higher at Rs 72,900 (ex-showroom, Delhi). For that extra premium, you get a fully digital console with Bluetooth connectivity, call and SMS alert, real-time mileage readout, USB charging port and side-stand engine cutoff. Moreover, it is available in four new colour options.
TVS has launched the updated iQube along with two new variants: iQube S and iQube ST. The Hosur-based bikemaker has updated the standard model while the S and ST trim take things up a notch. the main difference in these trims lies in their features, battery range, and top speed. Of course, there’s a difference in their prices as well and the cheapest base trim now costs Rs 98,564 (on-road Delhi). Click on the story link for variant-wise details of the iQube.
Hungarian two-wheeler marquee, Keeway, has stepped foot in India with its first three offerings - K-Light 250V, Vieste 300, and Sixties 300i. The brand will co-exist with its sibling brand, Benelli, across its retail stores present in India. While the K-Light is a quarter-litre, parallel-twin cruiser motorcycle, the Vieste 300 and Sixties 300i are both scooters with the same engine but different designs. Get all the details about the new Keeway offerings by clicking on the story link.
After the Himalayan 450’s spy shots created a lot of buzz on the internet, Royal Enfield’s upcoming 450cc naked roadster was recently spied out in the open for the first time. The motorcycle will be mainly going up against the KTM 390 Duke and the BMW G 310 R. It might also be pitched as the smaller sibling of the Interceptor 650. We have done a detailed analysis of the test mule in written as well as video format. Click on the above link to check it out.
The 2022 KTM RC390’s India launch timeline has been delayed for a while now. However, the manufacturer is finally scheduled to launch the heavily updated motorcycle in the country next month. For the new model year, the RC390 receives both mechanical and cosmetic changes all of which will demand a premium of Rs 36,000 over the outgoing iteration.