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Top 5 Bike News Of The Week: Suzuki Gixxer 250, SF BS6 Launched, TVS Apache RTR Prices Hiked, Ola Electric Acquires Etergo And More


A new Benelli has been spotted and Ola Electric aims to enter the international EV market

 

Manufacturers have been at it this week, launching new products, hiking the prices of existing ones, and even acquiring other companies! Here are all the important happenings from the bike world over the last seven days:

BS6 Suzuki Gixxer 250s Launched

After being unveiled back at the Auto Expo in early February, Suzuki has finally launched the BS6-compliant versions of the Suzuki Gixxer 250 and Gixxer SF 250. We’re pleasantly surprised because the price hikes for these models are far smaller than some of Suzuki’s previous BS6 updates. Head here for detailed pricing.

Ola Electric Acquires Dutch Startup Etergo

Ola Electric, which is backed by the famous ride-sharing company, has acquired Dutch startup Etergo as part of its plans to enter the international electric two-wheeler market. Etergo is on the verge of launching its first product, the electric AppScooter. To check out how it fares against our very own Bajaj Chetak, head here.

Kawasaki Z650 BS6, Ninja 1000 BS6 Launched

Another Japanese manufacturer to offer new BS6 products this week was Kawasaki with not one but two new launches. The Z650 BS6 and Ninja 1000 have both arrived in an updated form with a fresh new look and also some additional features. On the downside, prices have gone up. For more details on the Z650 BS6, click here and to learn more about the Ninja 1000 BS6, head here.

Benelli’s New CBR650R Rival Breaks Cover

Benelli had some big plans for this year before COVID-19 threw a spanner in the works. Nevertheless, progress is being made and the latest development is the unearthing of its new 600RR fully-faired motorcycle. It looks pretty swanky and it’ll go up against the Honda CBR650R once launched. Click here for more details.

TVS Apache RTR Series’ Price Hiked

Despite receiving their BS6 less than six months ago, TVS has already hiked the prices of the Apache RTR 160 4V and RTR 200 4V models. There are no changes or additions to the bikes, so to know by how much the prices have gone up and why, head here.

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