2018 Honda Activa 125: Everything You Need To...
- Jul 5, 2018
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Hero Xtreme 200R Price Revealed
Almost six months after unveiling it, Hero MotoCorp has (accidentally?) revealed the prices of the much awaited Hero Xtreme 200R. The company has delivered on its promise by pricing the 200R at Rs 88,000 (ex-showroom) for the standard ABS variant, making it the most affordable 200cc motorcycle in India.
All said, the pricing on the official website is only limited for the eastern part of the country. Particularly West Bengal and its neighbouring north eastern states, leaving out other major cities in the country. Hence, it won't be too surprising to see a minor price hike in cities like Mumbai and Pune, for when Hero does decide to launch the bike.
Click here for more details - Hero Xtreme 200R Prices Revealed, Costs Rs 88,000
2018 Honda Activa 125 Launched
With competition in the 125cc scooter segment heating up, it's no surprise that every manufacturer wants a piece of the pie. To that effect, Honda has updated its 125cc scooter, no not the Grazia, the Activa 125. We bet you forgot about it, didn't you?
For a revised pricing of Rs 59,621 (ex-showroom Delhi), a premium of Rs 2,116, the Honda Activa 125 gets some handy new features. These include new LED headlamps similar to the Honda Activa 5G, Honda Grazia and the 2018 Honda Dio, 4-in-1 lock mechanism, a 3-way adjustable rear suspension and more.
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Suzuki Burgman Street To Be Launched on July 19
Speaking of 125cc scooters, Suzuki is also set to launch the Burgman Street in the upcoming days. The maxi-styled scooter, which first made its debut in the country at the Auto Expo 2018 will be launched in India on July 19.
While full-spec maxi scooters are still some time away from arriving in India, the Suzuki Burgman Street should be able to fill that void for the time being. After all, it is designed after the Suzuki Burgman 200, which has been a popular offering in the European markets. The Burgman Street is said to carry the same engine as that of the Suzuki Access 125, along with some new features.
Click here to know more - Suzuki Burgman Street To Launch On July 19
Royal Enfield Continental GT 535 discontinued
Showrooms across Mumbai and Pune are reporting that Royal Enfield has officially stopped the sale of the Continental GT 535 in both international and domestic markets. This can be attributed to its falling sales number and the imminent arrival of the Interceptor 650 and the Continental GT 650.
The cafe racer first made its debut back in 2012 but didn’t get as good a reception as other RE motorcycles do. This might as well have been due to the styling of the motorcycle and its performance. However, with the recent popularity of neo-retro motorcycles, we're expecting the Conti GT 650 to receive an opposite reaction from the general public.
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Suzuki Electric Two Wheeler In The Works
We already know that Maruti Suzuki will be bringing its first EV to India in 2020. And now, a top official at the company has confirmed that Suzuki Motorcycles will be introducing an electric two-wheeler alongside the company’s EV. This will most likely be an electric scooter, however, the company hasn't ruled out the possibility of bringing an electric motorcycle too.
Suzuki's portfolio already consists of an electric scooter, the e-Let's. However, it was only limited to the Japanese market and was discontinued shortly due to its expensive pricing and minuscule range of 30km. But, with the advancement in technology, prices can now be brought down to an affordable level. So, is an e-Let's revival on the cards? Click here to know more.
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2019 Kawasaki Ninja 650 Launched In Black
Kawasaki has launched the Ninja 650 in an all-new black paint scheme, which now gives it a more subtle appearance. The Kawasaki Ninja 650 will now be sold in three colour options - the new black colour, the existing blue paint scheme and the KRT edition, which was launched last year.
The 2019 Kawasaki Ninja 650 has been priced at Rs 5.49 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi) for the standard trim, while the KRT edition retails for Rs 5.69 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi).
Mechanically, it remains unchanged, packing in the same 649cc, liquid-cooled, parallel-twin engine, which churns out 68PS of power at 8000rpm and 65.7Nm of torque at just 6500rpm, mated to a 6-speed gearbox.
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Honda's Six-Cylinder Retro Motorcycle
With every bikemaker hopping aboard the retro-styled motorcycle bandwagon, Honda has also decided to get onboard with a bonkers new motorcycle. Recently filed patent images suggest that the Big Red is gearing up to introduce a six-cylinder retro superbike!
While this may sound like a wild concept designed just for grabbing eyeballs, like the Honda CB4 Interceptor. The patented renders may indicate that it might be a concept bike but then some intricate details reveal a different story. Some reports even state that it may be a revival of the Honda CBX.
Click here to know what we're on about - Honda Working On Six-Cylinder Retro Motorcycle
Norton Scrambler Concept Unveiled
As mentioned earlier, retro-motorcycles seem to be the flavour of the month. This time around, it's Norton Motorcycles who will be debuting their Scrambler concept called the 'Norton Atlas 650' at the NEX bike show in the UK.
Named after the 1963 Norton Scrambler, the Atlas 650 features a retro-styled design with minimal bodywork all around, high-mounted mudguard, a fly screen and classic round headlamps. Adding to the Scrambler characteristics are dual-purpose tyres wrapped around spoke wheels. Bookings of the motorcycle are set to begin in 2019, suggesting that we can get a production-ready model by early next year.
Click here to know more - Norton To Debut Scrambler Concept In November
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