The last week was as exciting as it could get! The Indian two-wheeler industry witnessed three new launches, all of them being big bikes. Moreover, a few spy shots of upcoming bikes also made headlines. Now, following our Sunday ritual, here we are with the lowdown of the top five bike updates from the bygone week.
Honda has launched the all-new CB500X in India. It belongs to the brands 500cc family which also comprises a naked, a sports and a cruiser bike. The CB500X carries an exorbitant price tag of Rs 6.87 lakh and it is available only at Honda’s premium Big Wing dealerships. Powering the bike is a 471cc, parallel-twin engine that makes 47bhp and 43.2Nm. Click on the story link for other details about the bike.
Benelli rolled out the new BS6-compliant model of its middle-weight ADV, the TRK 502X. Interestingly, it has been priced lesser than its BS4 counterpart. The Metallic Dark Grey colour option costs Rs 5.19 lakh while the Pure White and Benelli Red paint schemes demand a premium of Rs 10,000. As for the changes, it runs on a cleaner 499cc, parallel-twin mill and gets a few other subtle yet purposeful changes.
Kawasaki has launched the new 2021 iteration of its litre-class missile, the Ninja ZX-10R. The motorcycle has gone through a major overhaul which is instantly evident by its all-new design that is more aerodynamic now. Moreover, its 998cc, in-line four cylinder motor now churns out 200bhp and 114Nm. And the hardware and electronics package continue to be as premium and comprehensive as ever.
Bajaj had recently launched the naked street version of the Pulsar 180. Now, the Chakan-based brand will soon introduce four new colour options for the bike. These include Matte Red, Matte Blue, Moon White, and Black. It will also get other minor cosmetic changes like a carbon-fibre texture on the front fender and the engine cowl, a revised font for the '180' badge on the rear panel, and a blacked-out look for the exhaust canister.
KTM has been actively testing its next-generation RC series that have been spied multiple times lately. The most recently spied test mule was that of the upcoming RC 390 that was partially camouflaged. But the fresh styling was clearly visible that isn’t as sharp and aggressive as the existing version. It will also offer more comfortable ergonomics. The next-gen RC 390 is likely to get many more changes which will be uncovered as we get closer to its launch.
(All prices are ex-showroom)