The two-wheeler industry witnessed some interesting developments in the last week. TVS launched the yellow colour trim of the Ntorq 125 Race Edition while Honda increased the prices of the Activa 6G for the second time since its launch. More such stories went up on BikeWale. In case you couldn’t keep a track of them, here are the top five two-wheeler stories from the last week.
TVS launched the yellow paint scheme of the Ntorq 125 Race Edition in India with a price tag of Rs 74,365. The scooter features funky graphics similar to the red colour trim, but with yellow-coloured portions on its body panels. It also gets additional features over the standard variant including full-LED headlamp and hazard lamp switch. The Ntorq 125 Race edition remains identical to the standard model in all other aspects.
Kawasaki introduced the 2020 edition of its middle-weight touring motorcycle, the Versys 650, in India. It has been priced at Rs 6.79 lakh which is a premium of Rs 10,000 over the outgoing BS4 version. The only mechanical change it has received is the tweaked 649cc, parallel-twin engine which makes 65.7bhp and 61Nm. Also, the green-colour graphics on its body panels are slightly different than before.
Triumph has finally ridden in the Street Triple R in India. It has replaced the Street Triple S version as the base model and sits below the higher-spec RS variant. The street naked is powered by a 765cc, inline triple cylinder engine which produces 116bhp and 77Nm. This is accompanied by modern electronic aids including up and down quick shifter, three riding modes and traction control. The Street Triple R is priced at Rs 8.84 lakh which makes it 2.49 lakh cheaper than the top-spec RS iteration.
Honda’s highest-selling product, the Activa 6G, has become Rs 955 more expensive than before and now costs Rs 65,419 (standard) and Rs 66,919 (deluxe). Notably, it was launched in January 2020 and this is the second hike since then. The scooter is a major improvement over the previous 5G edition in terms of features, cycle parts and engine while the styling is also mildly updated to look sleeker and edgier.
KTM is working on a heavily updated model of its supersport, the RC 390, which was recently spotted testing. As revealed by the spy shots, it sports an all-new styling which looks more matured than before. Another significant alteration is on the ergonomics front which looks more relaxed than the existing version of the bike which has a very committed riding position. Moreover, it will also get a revised engine with cleaner emissions. India launch of the next-generation RC 390 is expected to take place sometime next year.
(All prices are ex-showroom)