The last week was quite eventful for the Indian two-wheeler industry as it witnessed two new scooter launches and spy shots of two upcoming Royal Enfield models. Also, the prices of Kawasaki’s cheapest upcoming offering were leaked online. In case you missed reading these reports, here’s a quick round-up of them to add some excitement to your lazy Sunday.
After unveiling the Monster Energy MotoGP edition of the Aerox 155 last month, Yamaha finally announced the price of the scooter. It costs Rs 1.41 lakh which makes it Rs 2,000 more expensive than the standard model. Justifying that premium is a set of graphics that’s inspired by Yamaha’s MotoGP motorcycle M1 comprising Monster Energy decals on several parts of the scooter.
TVS introduced the new Classic edition of the Jupiter with a price tag of Rs 85,866. With this edition, the company is celebrating the five million sales milestone of the Jupiter. It differs from other variants mainly on the visual front sporting black mirrors and front fender garnish, a tinted visor, a 3D black premium logo, handlebar end weights, diamond-cut alloy wheels, and dark brown inner panels.
Kawasaki is all set to launch its smallest offering, the W175, in India today, 25 September. Interestingly, ahead of its launch, the prices of the bike were leaked through one of Kawasaki’s social media handles. It will be available in two cosmetically-different variants including standard and a special edition that will be priced at Rs 1.47 lakh and Rs 1.49 lakh, respectively. It will go up against the likes of the Royal Enfield Hunter 350 and Honda Hness CB350.
Royal Enfield’s iconic and oldest offering, the Bullet 350, is due to be updated soon. While the exact launch timeline is not known yet, we believe it’s not too far as the bike was recently spied testing in a nearly production-ready avatar. Besides the obvious introduction of the new J platform, the motorcycle seems to have received subtle cosmetic changes to make it look fresh. Also, the list of features and prices will be updated.
What was more surprising than the Bullet 350’s spy shots was the sighting of the Interceptor 650-based Scrambler that was undergoing test runs overseas. While the engine looked nearly the same as the Interceptor, there were some evident changes like different styling, more premium hardware like USD forks, a shorter and stubbier exhaust canister, and a shorter sub-frame. Considering this is the first emergence of its spy shots, this Scrambler from Royal Enfield is still some time away, maybe as much as a year.
(All prices are ex-showroom)