The last week was more about upcoming products than new bike launches. We witnessed spy shots of two popular products doing rounds on the internet including that of the Royal Enfield Himalayan 450 and the TVS Ntorq 125’s upcoming XT variant. Well, there was so much more in the last week to pay heed to and here’s a round-up of it all.
Kawasaki India updated its product portfolio with the launch of the 2022 edition of the Ninja 300 in our market. This new iteration of the entry-level Ninja is priced at Rs 3.37 lakh which is Rs 13,000 more than before. Unsurprisingly, the changes to this model are limited to styling revisions in the form of just updated graphics. Bookings for the motorcycle are open across India.
The premium Italian bike maker Ducati brought the new Multistrada V2 to India with prices starting from Rs 14.65 lakh onwards. This sub-1000cc sports tourer rivals the Triumph Tiger 900 range and the BMW F 900 XR in the Indian market. It’s the successor to the Multistrada 950 and gets minimal updates over the outgoing iteration. There are two variants available – the base trim and the top-spec S model with semi-active suspension.
The upcoming XT variant of the TVS Ntorq 125 was recently spotted at a dealer indicating that it will be launched in our market soon. As observed in the spy pictures, this new variant will get a styling upgrade in the form of new graphics. It will also be better on the feature front with a voice assist function and a new instrument cluster comprising a fancier split-style display. Click on the story link to read more on the Ntorq 125 XT.
It was not the first time that Royal Enfield’s upcoming Himalayan 450 was spied last week. However, the latest spy shots gave a brief glimpse of its tail section and the compact exhaust canister. As can be seen in the images, the exhaust canister on this liquid-cooled Himalayan is shorter than the Himalayan 411. It also features a more modern design along with new LED turn indicators. The official launch of the Himalayan 450 is expected to take place early next year.
Bajaj Auto has trademarked two new names for the Pulsar lineup - Pulsar Elan and Pulsar Eleganz. The filing was done in March, perhaps for the sake of locking the name for future use. And, as of now, there has been no chatter around Bajaj developing any new product which could resurrect the first-gen classic Pulsar. However, Bajaj might surprise us with something unexpected in the future. Stay tuned to this space for more updates.
(All prices are ex-showroom)