The overall two-wheeler industry continued to remain fairly inactive due to the Coronavirus pandemic last week. However, we still witnessed a couple of interesting developments online, such as the TVS Radeon’s silent launch and Aprilia Terra 250’s spy image surfacing. As these stories deserve a second glance, here’s a roundup of five such important bike updates from the last week.
TVS launched the more environment-friendly version of its 110cc commuter, the Radeon BS6. The carbureted fueling system of the motorcycle has been replaced by a fuel-injected setup which has resulted in a mild decrement in its power output. Moreover, the weight of the bike also rose by 4kgs. As for its pricing, the Radeon BS6 now demands a premium of up to Rs 8,632 over the BS4 version.
Harley-Davidson added a new motorcycle in its Softail line-up as it launched the new Low Rider S in India. It is a more premium iteration of the already-available Low Rider standard and costs Rs 14.69 lakh. It gets higher-spec suspension and braking setup while the ergonomics are also aggressive. Furthermore, it follows an all-black styling theme, as opposed to the chrome-finished components in the standard trim. Powering the Low Rider S is a Milwaukee-Eight 114, 1,868cc, V-twin motor which makes 92.5bhp and a meaty 155Nm of torque.
Ahead of the official launch of the Xpulse 200 BS6, Hero MotoCorp has revealed the specifications of the motorcycle. It’s noteworthy that the adventure bike now makes slightly lesser power over the BS4 model while being 3kgs heavier as well. This might affect its performance up to some extent in the real world. Unofficial bookings for the Hero Xpulse 200 BS6 had begun long ago while the deliveries might commence soon after the lockdown is lifted.
Aprilia could be gearing up to launch an all-new quarter-litre ADV, the Terra 250, in the international markets in the coming weeks. What gives rise to this speculation is the recent spy shot of the bike which was recently at Aprilia’s factory. It looks to feature styling similar to its 125cc and 150cc siblings, which are already available in select international markets. Meanwhile, the engine is likely to be the 249cc, single-cylinder, liquid-cooled mill which powers the fully-faired GPR250.
The new BS6 emission norms is one of the most widely discussed topics over the past few months. With an aim to curtain the pollution caused due to vehicles, the government has set up more stringent laws in regards to the amount of pollutants a vehicle can emit. While there has been a lot spoken about it already, click on the above link for a quick low down on the top five effects BS6 regulations will have.
(All prices are ex-showroom)