While the last week brought along multiple new launches and spy shots, the show stopper was undoubtedly Yamaha. The Japanese bike maker not only introduced the new YZF R15 V4 but also surprised us with the new Aerox 155 maxi sport scooter. And just like every Sunday, we give you a low down of the most notable bike updates from the last week.
One of Yamaha’s most popular motorcycles in India, the R15, received a major update along with the suffix ‘V4.’ The supersport offering gets a new R7-inspired styling, segment-first features like traction control, a new more comprehensive console, and inverted forks up front. While all these changes surely make it more desirable, the prices have gone up by around Rs 10,000. It starts from Rs 1,67,800.
After being available in the international markets for a long time, the Yamaha Aerox 155 has finally arrived in India. Apart from distinctive pit scooter-like styling, the Aerox churns out 14.75bhp of power which makes it the most powerful scooter on sale in the country. It also gets LED lighting all around along with a Bluetooth-enabled instrument cluster. The Yamaha Aerox 155 has been priced at Rs 1.29 lakh.
The Italian street naked DucatiMonster entered the Indian shores in its new 2021 avatar. Unlike the previous iterations, it’s now called only the Monster while skipping the numbers in its names. The prices of the bike start at Rs 10.99 lakh. The motorcycle gets a plethora of changes with the biggest being its 937cc, Testastretta L-twin engine that makes 111bhp of power. Moreover, the design is updated while the overall kerb weight is lesser too.
Hero has been testing a new version of the Xpulse 200 in India. A close look at its spy shot revealed that its 200cc engine will sport a four-valve head, unlike the existing bike’s two-valve head. This will surely increase its power output, perhaps making it a better highway tourer. What’s more, the motorcycle will also come in new paint schemes.
A new adventure touring motorcycle has been spied testing on the Indian roads. This is likely to be Classic Legend’s upcoming ADV that will be sold under its soon-to-be-revived Yezdi banner. From the looks of it, the bike will be quite similar to the Royal Enfield Himalayan with a round headlamp, high-set front fender, tall windscreen, front forks with gaiters, and a similar-looking upswept exhaust. The official launch is likely to take place early next year.
(All prices are ex-showroom)