Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS) is a globally proven technology that has saved several lives. It prevents the wheels from locking up or skidding on sudden braking, thus keep the vehicle under control. With the population of two-wheelers in India growing, the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways (MoRTH) had issued a notification stating that all two-wheelers with a displacement of 125cc and above need to be ABS-equipped.
Separately, domestic sales saw a drop of 14 per cent as the sales came down from 65,367 units in December 2017 to 56,026 units in 2018. However, international sales jumped from 1601 units to 2252 units, resulting in a hike of 41 per cent.
There were rumours about a possible launch of a Scrambler by Royal Enfield. An early prototype was caught on camera and it looks like the rumours are real. Two pictures of the upcoming Bullet Trials 350 and the Bullet Trials 500 have been leaked online.
2018 has almost come to an end. The year was filled with some incredible launches of motorcycles and scooters. However, most of the new launches came from the premium side – bikes that costs more than Rs 3 lakhs. But the millions of research on BikeWale clearly suggest that the mass market rules the online research. Here, we tell you the top five popular motorcycles of 2018 on BikeWale.
The addition of the safety net has increased the price of the bike by Rs 4,000 and it now comes for Rs 1.51 lakhs (ex-showroom, Mumbai). There are a few other motorcycles you can buy in this price range. Let’s take a look at them.
The sales of Royal Enfield faced a brunt due to the worker’s strike at its Oragadam facility in Chennai. The strike commenced on 24 September and lasted till 12 November resulting in a loss of production of 28,000 motorcycles.