The Bullet 500 and 350 ES already had the front disc brake and the addition of rear disc resulted in just a minor price hike. In the case of Bullet 350, though, the price increase is around Rs 12,000 since it had drum brakes on both the ends.
The organiser of India Bike Week, 70 EMG, has announced a Club Outreach Program for the fifth edition of the biking festival. Under the program, rider clubs tying up with the organisers will get special perks during the festival, which will be held in Goa on 24 and 25 November.
Bajaj Auto has been very clear that its latest, the Dominar 400, is primarily here to take on Royal Enfield. In fact, Rajiv Bajaj has gone on record to say that one could ride a Bullet, but if one wants to go faster, they should get a Dominar. Rajiv also expects its latest – or as Bajaj calls it: its most powerful bike yet – to sell at least 10,000 units a month. That’s as much as the Pulsar 220 sells; Bajaj’s best selling premium motorcycle.
Royal Enfield has gone ahead and dropped the Electra model name from its website. However, Royal Enfield is continuing to sell this motorcycle under the Bullet 350 nomenclature. This change makes sense since the Bullet 350 can be opted with a disc brake and electric start which makes both motorcycles identical.
Titan India, the makers of watches, eyewear, and bags has ventured into the helmets segment. The company will sell a range of helmets under its Fastrack brand in the Rs 400-crore organised industry. The company has priced these helmets between Rs 1,495 and Rs 3,495.
Vardenchi, the custom motorcycle maker from Mumbai is in talks with the Italian brand Moto Morini to get their range of motorcycles to India. In return, Moto Morini will import and sell Vardenchi motorcycles in European markets.