The last week witnessed a host of major developments in the two-wheeler industry, not only within the Indian market but also internationally. Hero MotoCorp and Harley-Davidson signing a pact was one such event. Moreover, Triumph revealed its most affordable offering, the Trident. In case you missed these stories in the last week, here’s a quick round-up of the top five bike updates.
Bajaj Auto has launched the updated model of the CT100 KS (kick start) commuter in India. The new version gets additional features in the form of rubber tank pads, crosstube on the handlebar, revised seat cushion and a larger grab rail. The analogue instrument cluster of the bike also gets a fuel gauge now. Priced at Rs 46,432, the new version the CT100 is Rs 1,542 more expensive than the older model.
After launching its first mid-size modern-classic offering in India, Honda has now revealed accessories for the H’ness CB 350. These include things like tank pads and engine sump guards, and touring-oriented components such as luggage panniers. The prices of the accessories start from Rs 309 and go up to Rs 4,199. Honda has pegged the H’ness CB 350 starting from Rs 1.85 lakh and sells it only through premium Big Wing outlets.
Hero MotoCorp has introduced a bunch of offers on its new Xtreme 160R to mark this festive season. The offers come in the form of old two-wheeler exchange bonus, loyalty discount and corporate concession. Buyers can also avail a cashback up to Rs 7,500 on using Paytm or ICICI credit or debit card for transaction. These offers are valid till 17 November with a few terms and conditions applicable.
India’s largest selling two-wheeler brand, Hero MotoCorp, has joined hands with the iconic American cruiser maker, Harley-Davidson. This new deal will witness Hero selling and servicing Harley-Davidson motorcycles in India. The former will also be handing sales of Harley-branded spare parts, accessories, riding gear and apparel. What’s further interesting is that Hero will develop and retail a range of premium bikes under the Harley-Davidson name.
Triumph has globally revealed its all-new middle-weight street bike, the Trident 660. The motorcycle features a neo-retro design with modern gadgetry like full-LED lighting and an optional Bluetooth-enabled console. With Showa suspension, Nissin brakes and Michelin Road 5 tyres, it is also premium on the hardware front. Propelling the Trident is a 660cc, inline triple engine which makes 79.8bhp and 64Nm. The motorcycle will be launched in India next year as the most affordable Triumph offering.
(All prices are ex-showroom)