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Upcoming Two-wheelers In March 2023

The month of March promises to be an action-packed one with bikes and scooters of all kinds coming our way

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March promises to have something fresh for everyone; from modest city slickers to tenacious middleweight streetfighters. Here’s a lowdown on all the two-wheelers that we think will coming our way this month: 

TVS Apache RTR 310

A second TVS-badged motorcycle will result from the marque’s relationship with BMW, the company said in 2020. Now while their agreement prohibited them from selling bikes of the same category, with the introduction of the BMW G 310 RR, the initial agreement has clearly changed.

The streetfighter could very well make its debut at the TVS MotoSoul in Goa that’s slated to take place on March 3-4. The Apache RTR 310 will likely retain all the features from the TVS Apache RR 310, while being priced around the Rs 2.5 lakh (ex-showroom) mark.

TVS iQube ST

Another TVS two-wheeler on this list is the TVS iQube ST. Yes, we know it’s been forever since the brand updated the iQube lineup and we’ve been getting impatient to see the e-scoot ever since. While we did get a glance of it at the Auto Expo 2023, we think the iQube ST too, could be launched at the MotoSoul for a price of around Rs 1.20 lakh (ex-showroom).  

Triumph Street Triple R And RS

In November 2022, Triumph introduced its 2023 Street Triple lineup, with the naked undergoing a thorough redesign that included both aesthetic and technical improvements. The Street Triple R and RS will be launched in March. The former could be priced at around Rs 9.40 lakh while the latter could set you back by around Rs 11.70 lakh, both ex-showroom. 

Honda 100cc Commuter Bike

We know that Honda’s working on a 100cc commuter bike. In fact, design patent leaks have even shown that the bike could have a sloper engine. Here's what it could be named. The bike’s all set to be launched on March 15 and we expect it to be priced very aggressively to take on the Hero Splendor, somewhere around the Rs 62,000 (ex-showroom) mark. 

Updated Bajaj Chetak

A leaked homologation document revealed that the Bajaj Chetak is all set to get more range. The current IDC range of the Chetak is 90km in Eco mode, while the updated scooter will offer a claimed IDC range of 108km. The updated Chetak is expected to be launched without any substantial hike in its current price tag of Rs 1,51,958 (ex-showroom Delhi including subsidies).

Updated 650 Twins

Royal Enfield’s retro beauties, the Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 and the Continental GT 650 are all set to get important updates this month. Tubeless alloys, LED headlight, USB charging and more; the old school bikes will get a touch of modernity. We expect Royal Enfield to charge a premium of about Rs 40,000 over the bikes’ current asking prices for the upgrades. For perspective, prices for the Continental GT 650 start from Rs 3.05 lakh and from Rs 2.89 lakh (both ex-showroom Delhi) for the Interceptor 650.  

Spoke-wheeled KTM 390 Adventure

The KTM 390 Adventure meanwhile, is set to go the opposite way: trading its alloys for a set of spoke wheels. With the ADV having been updated globally exactly a month ago, we expect KTM India to do the same to the model sold here sometime this month.

OBD 2 Updates

With India moving into phase two of its BS6 emission norms from April 1, a lot of manufacturers will be rolling out their OBD 2 compliant bikes and scooters in March. Yamaha has already updated most of its lineup to be OBD 2 compliant, with the exception being the Aerox 155 and the FZ25 range.

Expect most of these OBD 2 compliant two-wheelers to either come with some new features or fresh colours. OBD 2 norms, for the uninitiated, will require vehicles to comply with preset emission levels in real time and not just in laboratory conditions. They’ll hence be fitted with a second-generation Onboard Diagnostic Device.

Deliveries Commencement

The Ola S1 Air was launched in October last year, with the brand promising to begin deliveries of its entry-level electric scooter range from March. 

The Bajaj Pulsar 220F made a surprise comeback last month. Set to be sold in very limited numbers, deliveries of the final lot of the popular bike had begun in some showrooms by the end of February.

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