The Indian two-wheeler market witnessed a launch carnival carnival of sorts last week. While Yamaha added two new products to its portfolio, BMW brought three mile munchers for adventure-seekers in India. Moreover, we also got to sample Triumph’s smallest Tiger model, the Tiger Sport 660. To sum it all up, here’s a quick low-down of all the important updates from the last week.
Yamaha India has finally launched the MT-15 Ver 2.0 which gets feature and mechanical updates over its predecessor. As was expected, the bike is equipped with USD forks instead of the conventional ones and gets a new aluminium swingarm as well. It also gets an updated LCD console that now offers Bluetooth connectivity (Y-connect). This gives you access to phone calls/SMS/email alerts, phone battery status, malfunction notifications, last parked location and more.
Yamaha also took the wraps off the commemorative World GP 60th Anniversary edition of the YZF R15 V4 in India. it is adorned with a special livery featuring Yamaha’s white and red ‘speed block’ colour scheme along with golden alloy wheels, the brand’s factory race bike tuning fork emblem, black levers and, special badging on the fuel tank. Notably, only the M variant of the R15 has received this special visual treatment.
BMW Motorrad has launched the new 2022 BS6-compliant iteration of its adventure motorcycles, the F 850 GS Pro and the F 850 GS Adventure Pro, in India. BMW will bring them as CBU (completely built units) models to India and the deliveries will commence from June 2022. The company has given them minimal changes while keeping the engine unaltered. Read all about the bikes by clicking on the story link.
The German bike maker also brought in the 2022 edition of its sport tourer, the F 900 XR. This too will be available as completely built-up units (CBU) with a price tag of Rs 12.30 lakh. A majority of its traits have remained unchanged like the styling cues, the Bluetooth-enabled 6.5-inch full-colour TFT screen, and the comprehensive list of rider aids. Even the engine is the same 895cc, liquid-cooled, parallel-twin cylinder unit but gets BS6-bound alterations.
The Tiger Sport 660 is Triumph’s newest and smallest product carrying the iconic Tiger badge. It is based on the Trident 660 that already exists in India but gets touring-oriented changes like more comfortable ergonomics and slightly longer travel for the suspension. Now, have these changes really made it more touring-friendly and relaxed? Click on the review link to find out.