Weekly Bike News Wrapup: Launches, Spy Shots And Land Speed Records

A new Hero and Honda are here, new BMWs are coming soon, and someone aims to break a land speed record


As we enter the second half of 2020, we hope things start proceeding in the direction of normality. In the bike world, things are already looking familiar once more, with multiple new launches, spy shots and some interesting international news. Here’s everything you might have missed over the last seven days:

Hero Xtreme 160R Launched

The most exciting of all the launches this week was the eagerly anticipated Hero Xtreme 160R. This marks Hero’s entry into the popular 160cc segment, and the Xtreme seems like the right tool for the job. It even manages to undercut nearly all its rivals! To find out how much it costs, head here.

BMW 310 Twins Spotted Testing In India

While the TVS Apache RR 310 has already received a rather comprehensive BS6 update, the BMW 310 twins powered by the same motor haven’t gotten the same treatment yet. But both the G 310 R and G 310 GS have been spotted testing in their updated form right here in India. Head here to check out how they look.

Ducati Panigale V2 Gets New Colour Scheme

You’ll be hard-pressed to find a prettier looking sportsbike than the Ducati Panigale V2. We usually picture all Ducatis in red by default, but this gorgeous new White Rosso livery for the V2 is absolutely stunning. Click here to get a closer look at the new paint scheme.

Honda Livo BS6 Launched

Livo 5 things

Another important launch this week was that of the Honda Livo BS6. This bike provides a more stylish and feature-rich alternative to the fairly barren and simple CD 110 Dream. But it comes at a cost: the Livo is even more expensive than the 125cc Shine BS6! To find out exactly how much the Livo costs, head here.

Voxan Wattman Aims To Break Electric Land Speed Record

Voxan electric motorcycles unveiled

French manufacturer Voxan recently unveiled its Wattman electric cruiser to take on the likes of the Harley-Davidson LiveWire. In addition to this, the company is also preparing a radical-looking streamliner to break the current electric land speed record of 327kmph. For more details, read here.

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