The last week was once again a pretty colourful period as manufacturers continued to introduce new colour options to rake in more sales this festive season. Apart from that, we also covered a few other interesting updates about the upcoming motorcycles from KTM and Royal Enfield. Now, with no further ado, let’s take a quick glance at all these important stories from the last week.
Hero MotoCorp introduced the distinctive-looking Blaze edition of its premium commuter, the Glamour. This variant sports a Matte Vernier Grey paint across the bodywork accentuated by yellow graphics. Moreover, Hero has also equipped it with a handlebar-mounted USB charger as standard, which is absent in other trims. The Glamour Blaze is priced at Rs 72,200, which keeps it between the drum and the disc brake variants.
Hero also made its scooter portfolio more interesting by introducing the Pleasure Plus Platinum version. While it retains the same styling as the standard model, there are a few additional cosmetic elements for a fancier look. It adorns a Matte Black shade with brown interior panels, dual-tone seat and a pillion backrest. This version also has a bit of old-school charm with chrome-finished mirrors along with chrome accents on the front fender and exhaust muffler. Pegged at Rs 60,950, it is Rs 2,000 more expensive than the top-spec Cash Wheel variant.
Besides Hero, even Bajaj added a dose of sportiness to its Pulsar NS and RS series. The fully-faired Pulsar RS 200 is now available in three new colours - Burnt Red, Metallic Pearl White and Pewter Grey. Meanwhile, the Pulsar NS160 and the Pulsar NS200 have received four new paint schemes including Burnt Red (Matte Finish), Metallic Pearl White, Pewter Grey, and Plasma Satin Blue. What makes these new colour options more eye-catchy than before is the presence of white colour on the chassis and alloy wheels. Notably, the prices of the bikes have remained the same as before.
KTM is all set to launch the new 250 Adventure in India soon. Ahead of its official debut, select KTM dealers have started accepting bookings for the bike at a minimum token amount of Rs 1,000, which is refundable in most cases. The 250 Adventure will be a more accessible sibling of the 390 Adventure. It will get a styling similar to its bigger sibling with minor differences. While the cycle parts will also be the same, the 250 Adventure will be powered by a 248cc mill, borrowed from the 250 Duke. It is expected to be priced between Rs 2.50-2.60 lakh.
Royal Enfield’s future models have been spied multiple times till date. Now, the recent sighting was that of the company’s upcoming 650cc cruiser which will be based on a platform similar to the Interceptor 650 and Continental GT 650. However, this motorcycle boasts of a cruiser styling with a long wheelbase and more premium upside down forks up front. It is also likely to incorporate modern features, similar to RE’s forthcoming products. Moreover, it is expected to be powered by a slightly revised version of the INT’s 648cc, parallel-twin engine. Considering all these things, this cruiser will be the flagship offering from the Chennai-based manufacturer.
(All prices are ex-showroom)