Three interesting launches and some scoops on upcoming products made the last week busy for us and entertaining for our readers. The most interesting development was the launch of the Benelli TRK 251 that will compete against the KTM 250 Adventure in India. Well, there was more to pay heed to. Read on.
Benelli widened its India portfolio with the launch of the new TRK 251 quarter-litre adventure tourer at Rs 2.51 lakh. The bookings for the motorcycle are open for a token amount of Rs 6,000. This entry-level TRK model will rival the likes of KTM 250 Adventure, Royal Enfield Himalayan, and the BMW G 310 GS in India.
TVS extended the Ntorq 125 SuperSquad edition range with the addition of new options. The 125cc scooter now gets Marvel Spider-Man and Thor inspired decals. These new variants join the existing SuperSquad Edition inspired by Marvel Super Heroes – Iron Man, Black Panther, and Captain America. The TVS Ntorq 125 SuperSquad Edition is priced at Rs. 84,850.
Kawasaki has announced the launch of the 2022 model of the KLX450R dirt bike in India. The purpose-built off-road race motorcycle is priced at Rs 8.99 lakh. For 2022, Kawasaki has also tweaked the engine for better low-end torque than before which should make it easier to get out of tricky situations. Moreover, the suspension setup has also been altered to tackle more abuse and handle rougher terrain.
The upcoming Royal Enfield Super Meteor and the Shotgun 650 production-ready models have been teased for the first time. The Super Meteor 650 is a cruiser version of the Interceptor whereas the Shotgun 650, which is right now called SG650 in its concept form, is a single-seat bobber. The Super Meteor launch was earlier planned in January but it has now been delayed to the April-June quarter. The SG650 will most likely come during the same time.
The all-new KTM RC 125 was launched in India back in October alongside the RC 200. And now, a couple of months later the motorcycle has made its way to dealerships across the country. KTM has priced the 2022 RC 125 at Rs 1.82 lakh, making it just Rs 2,000 more expensive than the previous version. But for the little extra money, you get a bunch of major updates over the previous model.
(All prices are ex-showroom)