Another week went by and we witnessed a couple of noteworthy developments within the Indian two-wheeler industry. Our news section was filled with stories about upcoming bikes, price hikes and a couple of new launches. In case you couldn’t keep a track of them, here’s a quick round-up of the top five bike updates from the last week.
TVS made the Jupiter more accessible to its customers by launching the new entry-level variant of the scooter – Sheet Metal Wheel. It has been priced at Rs 63,497 which makes it Rs 2,000 cheaper than the Standard model. Apart from sporting a different wheel, this trim remains identical to all other variants, except for the Classic edition. Moreover, all the iterations of the Jupiter have received a minor price hike.
Honda has launched the new 2021 edition of its flagship adventure tourer, the Africa Twin Adventure Sport. The only change it has received is the new colour options. While the Dual Clutch Transmission (DCT) trim is available in Pearl Glare White Tricolor shade, the manual transmission version can be had in Darkness Black Metallic paint scheme. The ex-showroom prices of the bike start at Rs 15.96 lakh and you can book one at Honda’s premium BigWing Topline dealership.
The 2021 Royal Enfield Himalayan is going to be launched with a couple of noticeable changes. We had earlier told you about it being spied with a Tripper navigation system. To make things more interesting, new data leaked about the bike last week revealed that it will also get new colour options. One of them will be white paint scheme along with brown colour in certain areas. A new pine green shade is also reported to be in the pipeline.
The price hike spree of manufacturers continued last week and we witnessed the TVS Apache range getting more expensive. The Apache RTR 200 4V and the Apache RTR 160 4V became dearer by Rs 2,000 and Rs 1,770, respectively. Moreover, the long-running Apache RTR 180 also received the same amount of price bump as the RTR 160 4V. Thankfully, these increments aren’t substantial and the Apache family continues to be a desirable range of motorcycles.
Bajaj too joined TVS in the price hike campaign and made most of its offerings expensive last week. The price increment ranged between Rs 3,000-3,500 for the Avenger Cruise 220, Dominar 400 and the Dominar 250. The same amount of the premium is also attracted by the Pulsar 220F, Pulsar NS160 and the Pulsar NS200. Furthermore, the smaller Pulsars, Platina and CT range of bikes have also become dearer now.
(All prices are ex-showroom)