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.
Today TVS Motor Company announced the successful completion of ‘Himalayan Highs Season 3’ which witnessed twelve riders riding to the mighty Himalayas on their TVS Zest 110. The adventure on two wheels, in its third edition, saw 10 women and 2 men riders participating from different parts of the country. The riders on the TVS Zest 110 have gone through some of the world’s most treacherous roads peaking over 18,000 feet. The riders covered a total distance of over 970 km in a span of 11 days.
Steelbird Hi-tech India Limited, takes a step forward with the "SBA-2 helmets" designed especially for the ultra protection of the raiders. The biggest selling point of this helmet is its visor. The SBA-2 boasts one of the longest visors in the industry.
TVS Motor Company has launched ‘Premium Edition’ of their TVS Victor model for the upcoming festive season. The 110cc motorcycle is now featured with new sticker scheme and comes with a body colored grab rails. There are chrome details on the side panels of the bike adding a touch of style.
The Bologna, Italy based motorcycle manufacturer has introduced its first ever production V4 engine. Based on the extensive MotoGP experience of Ducati the new V4 engine is all set to rock the biking fraternity pretty soon. Ducati has unveiled the new Desmosedici Stradale 90 degree V4 engine at Misano during the San Marino and Rimini Riviera GP, the 13th round of the ongoing 2017 MotoGP championship.
UM Lohia Two wheelers, which is Indian subsidiary of American motorcycle manufacturer, UM International LLC in association with Lohia Auto, India have launched- ‘Renegade Commando Mojave’ and ‘Renegade Commando Classic’. Both motorcycles are featured with liquid cooled, single cylinder, 4- stroke engine with 4- valve setup.
With the new emission laws being pushed by the Government of India this year, all bike manufacturers selling their bikes in the Indian market have updated their entire line up to meet the new emission norms. One brand missing from the list was DSKs Hyosung. In an exclusive interview with Shirish Kulkarni from the DSK group, the company head confirmed that Hyosung will be updating their bikes to the new BSIV emission norms and the new range of bikes are expected to be on sale in around September – October 2017. The Hyosung range of bikes in India include the GT 250R, Aquila 250, ST7, GV 650 Aquila Pro and GT 650N
Yamaha Motor India has launched the 250cc faired ‘Fazer25’ motorcycle today at a launch event organized in Mumbai. The fully faired Fazer25 is the faired avatar of the naked FZ25, the bike shares all the underpinnings with its naked sibling. Apart from the full fairing rest of the motorbike is essentially a FZ25.
Bajaj Auto Ltd and the iconic British motorcycle marquee- Triumph Motorcycles have announced their global partnership. Through an official Press Release Triumph Motorcycles India has informed that they have undergone a non-equity partnership with Bajaj Auto Ltd.
Ducati Motorcycles India has launched another variant of their Scrambler series- Café Racer. The bike is based on the Scrambler platform and it shares the underpinnings with the other outgoing Scrambler motorcycles. The new motorcycle is powered by the air and oil-cooled EURO 4-compliant 803 cc L-twin engine. The Desmodue engine of the new Scrambler Café Racer is capable of producing 73 hp of power at 8,250 rpm and 67 Nm of torque at 5,750 rpm.
DSK Benelli India has launched the awaited full faried ‘302R’ at a launch event taken place in Pune. The new 302R which is popularly known as ‘Tornado 302’ worldwide shares its underpinnings from the ongoing TNT300. The bike is equipped with 300 cc Liquid cooled, 4-valve DOHC Inline twin engine. The mill is mated to a 6-speed transmission gear and it is capable of generating maximum power of 38 Ps at 11,500 rpm and peak torque of 26.5 Nm at 10,000 rpm