The Indian two-wheeler industry witnessed a variety of events taking place in the last week. We saw launches of two high-end motorcycles, Bajaj’s Dominar siblings becoming more expensive and the Honda Hornet 2.0 reaching showrooms. In case you missed these noteworthy bike updates in the last week, here’s a quick round-up for you.
Kawasaki launched the new 2020 edition of its middle-weight streetfighter, the Z900, in India. Besides a cleaner BS6-compliant 948cc engine, it also gets a new styling which comprises of a more aggressive-looking front end. The feature list is also more attractive now with full-LED lighting and a Bluetooth-enabled display. Priced at Rs 7.99 lakh, the 2020 Z900 is Rs 30,000 more expensive than its predecessor.
Triumph rode in the new touring-oriented GT variant of its Rocket 3 power cruiser in India. As compared to the already-available R version, the GT trim gets more laid-back ergonomics with a pulled-back handlebar and forward-set footpegs. However, the heart of the matter remains the same. It is powered by a 2,500cc, in line three cylinder engine which makes an astounding 221Nm of torque and 165bhp of power. To tame that power, it gets a host of electronic aids. Triumph has priced the Rocket 3 GT at Rs 18.40 lakh.
After revealing the technical details of the Maestro Edge 110 BS6, Hero MotoCorp has now disclosed the prices of the scooter. It is available in two variants which are pegged at Rs 60,950 and Rs 62,450. Powering the scooter is a fuel-injected version of its 110.9cc, air-cooled engine which produces 8bhp and 8.75Nm now. The company claims this motor delivers improved acceleration and fuel-efficiency. Moreover, the cosmetic changes only comprise of funkier graphics.
Bajaj has increased the prices of its Dominar models in the last week. While the flagship Dominar 400 became more expensive by Rs 1,507, the smaller Dominar 250 received a more substantial increment of Rs 4,090. Notably, it was the latter’s first price hike since its launch in March 2020. Following the price revisions, the D400 now costs Rs 196,258 while the D250 sets you back by Rs 164,090. Both the Dominars are touring motorcycles with an identical design but a different hardware package.
Honda’s newest offering, the Hornet 2.0, has started reaching dealerships in India. The motorcycle is a successor to the CB Hornet 160R and gets new styling with beefier and sharper body panels. It also gets more premium mechanicals such as a larger 184cc mill and golden upside down forks up front. Furthermore, there are a few modern kits such as full-LED lighting, fully-digital LCD dash and a hazard switch. Priced at Rs 1.26 lakh, the Hornet 2.0 competes against the TVS Apache RTR 200 4V and Bajaj Pulsar NS200.
(All prices are ex-showroom)