All the latest happenings in the Indian bike industry, latest information on new bikes launches and what the grapevine has about the bikes to hit the Indian market, BikesMedia's news section covers it all.
Ducati India has launched ‘Scrambler Desert Sled’, the bike is featured with all new chassis which is focused on ‘soft-off road’ riding experience. Inspired from the off-road motorbikes of the 60’s and 70’s era from the USA, the Scrambler Desert Sled is meant for soft off-road adventure riding.
‘Motoroyale’ which is a subsidiary of Kinetic Engineering India has introduced another beauty in India from the house of MV Agusta- Brutale 800. The naked monster has come to India in its 2017 avatar, which has loads of upgrades over its current predecessors. The new 2017 MV Agusta Brutale 800 is a middleweight roadster which is also known for its brute performance amongst all Italian motorcycles in the class. The bike is coming to India via SKD (Semi-Knocked Down) route hence the tax benefits would also be passed on to the customers.
TVS Motor Company has announced the much anticipated 3rd season of their ‘TVS Zest 110 Himalayan Highs’. The TVS Zest 110 Himalayan Highs Season 3 has generated a lot of anticipation among the young riders. The third season is followed by two successful seasons of the same event organized by TVS Motor Company. The event is much regarded among the youth of our country and it is considered as the feat of conquering the mighty Himalayas astride a scooter which is undoubtedly a unique iconoclastic experience in itself.
DSK Benelli is officially going to launch their first faired motorcycle in India on 25th July’17. In an official communication the company has asked us to block the date for the launch event. The Benelli 302R, aka. Benelli Tornado 302 was first unveiled at the 2015 EICMA and later was displayed at the 2016 IBW.
Kawasaki Motorcycles after parting their ways with Bajaj Auto Ltd is firing their all guns by launching entire updated series in the country. In the current spree Kawasaki has launched the 2017 Ninja 1000 at a very attractive price tag of Rs 9.98 Lakh. Kawasaki could only be able to pull out the rabbit from the hat with the help of their SKD route, which they have chosen after getting separated from Bajaj and establishing their own manufacturing plant at Chakan.
Bajaj Auto Ltd. (BAL) has introduced one more color palette to their flagship product- Dominar 400. The Bajaj Dominar 400 now also comes in classic ‘Matte Black’ color option. With the additional Matte Black option the Dominar is now available in four colors- Matte Black, Moon White, Midnight Blue, and Twilight Plum.
Ducati Motorcycles India has delivered their first 1299 Superleggera in New Delhi. The Ducati 1299 Supperleggera is known for its cutting edge technology and radical Italian engineering. The very first Ducati 1299 Superleggera has been handed over to motorcycle aficionado Vikram Oberoi. Vikram is a regular rider at the Buddh International Circuit (BIC) and he is a proud owner of Ducati 1299 Panigale S, a Ducati 916 and the Ducati 1098.
Stefan Pierer, CEO of KTM AG and Rajiv Bajaj, Managing Director of Bajaj Auto Ltd., decided to take Husqvarna Motorcycles brand global and scale up the business multiple times. The first model Vitpilen 401, Svartpilen 401 and Vitpilen 701 will be produced in Mattighofen, Austria, and launched in early 2018. Later in 2018, the Vitpilen 401 and Svartpilen 401 production for the global markets will be transferred to Bajaj's Chakan factory.
Nidhi Shukla from Team CEAT a consistent winner for the last 2 years, scored a hat trick by winning the title of Best Lady driver in the 28th Gulf Monsoon Scooter Rally held in Belapur in Navi Mumbai. She participated in the rally on her Honda Activa which was fitted CEAT Grippy Tyres that enabled her to complete the course in the stipulated time.
Bajaj Auto Ltd. (BAL) has launched the 160cc Naked Sportsbike ‘Pulsar NS160’. The new Pulsar NS160 is strip-down version of the famous Pulsar NS200. The bike looks exactly similar to its elder sibling except few changes. The Pulsar NS 160 comes equipped with 160cc Oil cooled, DTSi engine with 4- valve setup.