Weekly Bike News Wrap-up: Yamaha FZ-S FI V4 DLX New Colour Launch, Bajaj Pulsar NS400, Chetak & TVS iQube New Variants, Royal Enfield Classic 350 Bobber Patent Images & More

  • May 11, 2024
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From new launches, and spy shots to valuable insights on the upcoming two-wheelers, this week has been super exciting

Weekly Bike News Wrap-up - ZigWheels

This week has been a pretty interesting week for the Indian two-wheeler industry. We witnessed a hurricane of news updates from different manufacturers. From new launches, and spy shots to valuable insights on the upcoming two-wheelers and more. Here are this week’s top news highlights:

Bajaj News:

Bajaj Pulsar NS400 To Get Another Variant

In a recent interview, CEO Rajiv Bajaj mentioned “...there will always be a better Pulsar…”, which hints at a more advanced variant of the Pulsar NS400. This is also evident with the addition of the ‘Z’ suffix in the all-new Bajaj Pulsar NS400Z.

Rajiv Bajaj also revealed Bajaj’s future plan to expand the Chetak lineup. Bajaj Auto also plans to launch a new Chetak every year. He further talked about the upcoming Bajaj CNG bikes, and mentioned that 5-6 CNG bikes are in the pipeline out of which, Bajaj will launch 1 or 2 this year.

Dominar 400 and Dominar 250 Update

Meanwhile, during the launch of the new Pulsar NS400Z, the executive director of Bajaj Auto, Rakesh Sharma confirmed that the manufacturer has something planned for the Dominar 400 and Dominar 250. Here’s our analysis of the possible updates in the Dominar range.

Rajiv Bajaj has some interesting things to say about the government’s GST structure for commuter bikes. 

EV News

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The Revolt RV400 and RV400 BRZ received a price cut of Rs 10,000 along with an exchange bonus. Valid for a limited period, this discount has made the RV400 BRZ the most affordable electric bike in India.

The TVS iQube electric scooter is likely to get more affordable variants this year. In the recent earnings call, its CEO revealed that the manufacturer is working on multiple variants of the electric scooter with different ranges and prices.

Upcoming Ola electric bikes’ patent designs have been revealed. There are three bikes in the lineup: a roadster, a commuter bike, and a sportier roadster with clip-on handlebars among other changes.

Royal Enfield News

upcoming Royal Enfield Classis 350 Bobber

The design patent of the upcoming Royal Enfield Classis 350 Bobber have surfaced online. Based on the Royal Enfield Classic 350, it features some significant modifications.

Royal Enfield has applied to trademark the name "Guerrilla 450," which is probably what their next 450cc roadster will be called. Additionally, a Guerrilla 450 logo also surfaced online. 

If you are planning to buy the Royal Enfield Himalayan 450, here’s how long you will have to wait to add one in your garage.

Yamaha FZ-S Fi V4 DLX New Colours

Yamaha FZ-S Fi V4 DLX New Colours

The 2024 Yamaha FZ-S Fi V4 DLX has received two new colours - Cyber Green and Ice Fluo-Vermillion. Both these colours are priced the same as the existing colour schemes.

Kawasaki News

Kawasaki KLX230 S Spotted Testing

The Kawasaki KLX230 S was spotted testing in India recently, and it could be launched by early 2025. The KLX230 S will rival the Hero Xpulse 200 4V and weighs a whopping 25kg less than the Hero bike.

The Kawasaki Ninja 400 was discontinued this week. The 400cc bike has been succeeded by the bigger Kawasaki Ninja 500 which was launched at the same price in February 2024.

Honorable Mention: Big Bikes

2025 KTM 990 RC R Officially Revealed

After 15 years, KTM has officially revealed a fully faired, street-legal, large-capacity prototype sportbike in the form of the 2025 KTM 990 RC R. This model is set to succeed the legendary KTM RC8.

The 2024 Harley Davidson bikes have been launched in India with prices ranging from Rs 13.39 lakh to Rs 41.79 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi). The Breakout has also made a comeback as the Breakout 117 with a 1,923cc engine, making it the only factory chopper available in India right now.

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