We are back to fill some excitement in your lazy Sunday! While the last week did not witness any major two-wheeler launch, it still brought along some interesting developments to report about. From spy shots to the price cut, we covered every update in detail and here’s a quick round-up of the top five amongst them.
TVS’ only electric two-wheeler, the iQube, has made its way to Delhi where it has been priced at Rs 1.08 lakh. Interestingly, that makes it Rs 8000 cheaper than its pricing in Bengaluru where it made its debut. The most notable things about the iQube are its claimed range of 75kms, its top speed of 78kmph and the Bluetooth-enabled console. We had also ridden the iQube on TVS’ test track and had come back quite impressed.
Benelli reduced the price of the Imperiale 400 by Rs 10,000! The modern-retro motorcycle is now priced at Rs 1.89 lakh and that’s courtesy of an increase in localisation content and improvement in the value of the rupee against the dollar. Apart from the price, the motorcycle remains unchanged. It locks horns with the Royal Enfield Classic 350 and the Jawa Standard.
After discontinuing the legendary Hayabusa for a while, Suzuki has finally taken the wraps off the third-generation model of this iconic sportsbike. It gets a redesigned bodywork, Euro5/BS6-compliant 1,340cc in-line four cylinder engine and a lot of rider aids (finally). Following its international launch this month, expect the motorcycle to come to the Indian shores in the second half of 2021.
One of the many upcoming motorcycles from Royal Enfield was recently spotted testing. This one looks more like a modern roadster with a tall stance, blacked-out components, alloy wheels and a short stubby exhaust. Rumours suggest that this bike will be called either the Hunter or the Roadster. Similar to the Meteor 350, it will perhaps be based on RE’s new J platform. Expect the official launch to take place by early-2022.
The Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 and Continental GT 650 are likely to get alloy wheels soon. While these wheels will be available as an option at the time of purchasing the bikes, existing owners will also get them as accessories. Expect the price of the alloy wheels to hover around Rs 10,000-15,000. The availability of alloys will allow the 650 owners to have proper tubeless tyres.
(All prices are ex-showroom)