The last week was majorly dominated by the launch of multi-cylinder big bikes like the Ducati Streetfighter V4 SP and the Suzuki Katana. There were some small-size surprises too from brands like Royal Enfield and TVS and we bring you a round-up of five such interesting bike news from the last week.
TVS Motor Company announced the launch of the new Ronin in India with a starting price tag of Rs 1,49,000. It’s the brand’s first-ever neo-retro scrambler which will mainly compete against the likes of the Honda CB350RS. It runs on a heavily-reworked 225cc version of the Apache RTR 200 4V’s mill and makes 20bhp and 19.93Nm. There’s a lot more to take note of about the Ronin all of which is mentioned in the launch story.
Ducati India brought in its most ferocious super naked, the Streetfighter V4 SP, with a price tag of Rs 34.99 lakh. That makes it about Rs 14 lakh and Rs 10.76 lakh more expensive than the existing standard and S variants, respectively. To justify that premium, the motorcycle comes equipped with higher-spec components like Ohlins suspension, Brembo Stylema R brakes, a lot of carbon-fibre bits and a few other changes.
Another big bike to grace the India shores last week was the Suzuki Katana, which is the brand’s first litre-class motorcycle for 2022. It’s priced at Rs 13,61,000 and is the only 1000cc offering in Suzuki India’s current lineup. The Katana draws power from a 999cc inline-four cylinder liquid-cooled motor that dishes out 149bhp and 106Nm. Safety aids available on the bike include riding modes, a traction control system, low rpm assist, and a ride-by-wire system.
Hungarian brand Keeway, which recently entered India, has finally revealed the prices for the K-Light 250V cruiser. It’s priced at Rs 2.89 lakh for the Matte Blue colour while the Matte Dark Grey and Matte Black are priced at Rs 2.99 lakh and Rs 3.09 lakh, respectively. Notably, the K-Light is the cheapest twin-cylinder motorcycle in India. It runs on a 249cc air-cooled V-twin motor that belts out 18.7bhp and 19Nm.
The Royal Enfield Himalayan is set to get a couple of new paint options in India in the next couple of weeks. One of these is the Glacial Blue colour scheme which is a mix of matte and gloss blue. It was also spotted in the new Dune Brown paint scheme that features patches like that on the Pine Green colour already available.
(All prices are ex-showroom)