Another interesting week went by and we witnessed multiple noteworthy developments in the two-wheeler industry as launches and spy shots majorly grabbed the headlines. For those who couldn't keep a track of all of it, here's a lowdown of the top five bikes stories from the last week.
More powerful TVS Apache RTR 160 4v launched
TVS launched a more powerful version of the Apache RTR 160 4V in India. The new model churns out 17.4bhp of power, as opposed to the 15.6bhp output from the previous model. The peak torque output is rated at 14.73Nm. The base model, which will use a drum setup on the rear wheel, has been priced at Rs 1.07 lakh while the disc brake variant retails for Rs 1.10 lakh.
Hero Xpulse 200T BS6 launched
Hero MotoCorp has launched the BS6-compliant XPulse 200T in the Indian market at Rs 1,12,800. The updated model carries a substantial price increase over the BS4 model that was sold at Rs 95,500. The updated 199.6cc, oil-cooled, single-cylinder, fuel-injected motor produces 17.8bhp at 8,500rpm and 16.15Nm of peak torque at 6,500rpm. The BS4 version, in comparison, made 18.1bhp at 8,000rpm and 17.1Nm at 6,500rpm.
Hero 100 million editions launched
Hero MotoCorp also launched the 100 million celebratory edition of multiple products including Xtreme 160R, Splendor Plus, Passion Pro, Destini 125 and the Maestro Edge 110. These trims are cosmetically fancier versions of their respective base models with new colour options and graphics. And these changes demand a slight premium over their standard variants.
New KTM RC spotted testing
A camouflaged mule of the upcoming KTM RC200/RC125 was recently spotted during its test runs. The underbelly exhaust hints at the lower displacement model of the RC series as the RC390 comes with a side-slung exhaust. The test mule reveals the bolted sub-frame on the motorcycle along with the new alloy wheel design and the sporty pillion grabrails.
Royal Enfield Classic 350 spied with tripper navigation
The latest spy photograph of the 2021 Royal Enfield Classic 350 reveals the updated instrument cluster that now features the company’s Tripper Navigation system. Unlike the 2021 Himalayan, the Tripper Navigation system is neatly integrated into the console. Apart from the Tripper Navigator, the instrument cluster will feature an analogue speedometer and a digital display.
(All prices are ex-showroom