MV Agusta launched the 2017 iteration of their popular model Brutale 800 in India last month. The previous generation of the same never reached India and as a result, this model seems to have enticed quite a few luxury bike enthusiasts in the country. It was launched at an ex-showroom price of Rs.15.59 lakh.
Let us take a deep look at the features of this super-premium Italian motorcycle 2017 Brutale 800:
• The oval headlamps get a new LED ring of Daytime Running Lights
• The instrument console has turned all-digital to enhance readability
• The triple exhaust pipes swept upwards and an all-new fuel tank gives the motorcycle a much sleeker look compared to its predecessor
• Redesigned Chassis elongates the wheelbase while the base frame remains the same
• Pillion foot rest has been re-positioned
• Lightweight trellis frame is bonded with 43mm Marzocchi USD forks at the front and Sachs monoshock suspension at the rear
• Braking power is rendered by 320mm twin floating disc brakes at the front and 220mm disc brakes at the rear with ABS
• 120/70 R17 tyres at the front and 180/55 R17 at the rear provide great control and grip on Indian roads
• 2017 Brutale 800 is powered by a 798cc inline triple cylinder engine that produces 110bhp at 11500rpm and 83Nm of torque at 7600rpm
• It claims to attain a top speed of 237kmph
• Fuel tank capacity is 16.5 litres
• Kerb weight of the motorcycle is 175kgs
Bookings for 2017 Brutale 800 have been commenced officially at the three dealerships in India located in Pune, Bengaluru and Ahmedabad. It can also be booked online at the website www.motoroyale.in. Deliveries are expected to begin in another couple of days.
Piaggio Group recently launched two superbikes named Aprilia Shiver 900 and Dorsoduro 900 in India, from their flagship brand Aprilia. The bikes originally priced at Rs.13.33 lakh (Shiver 900) and Rs.13.84 lakh (Dorsoduro 900) are sold at an introductory price of Rs.11.99 lakh and Rs.12.50 lakh (all prices, Ex-showroom Pune) respectively until June 30th, 2017. Aprilia that has marked its presence in the country earlier through bikes like Tuono and RSV4 adds two more to their Indian line-up through this launch.
All new Hero Glamour was launched in the country recently with latest style and technology in addition to the upgraded BS-IV engine. It appears in two variants- a drum brake and a disc brake variant at Rs.57,775 and Rs.59,755 (Both ex-showroom prices, Delhi) respectively. Another fuel injected version, Glamour FI has also been launched with only a disc brake variant priced at Rs.66,580 (ex-showroom price, Delhi). Hero has started selling the 2017 model bike through all its dealerships across the country through prebooking options. The older version still continues to be on sale until stocks last at its price, which is around Rs.10000 lesser than the new one.
Royal Enfield had updated engines on their two best-selling models,Bullet 500 and the Continental GT in the European Market. Now they have launched the 2017 Classic 500 and the Himalayan too with an updated Euro-IV compliant engine. The Eicher Motors owned company is strengthening its global portfolio with updated models and an increasing number of showrooms worldwide.
Royal Enfield motorcycles powered by BS-IV engines are now available in India. The entire lineup is said to have received the engine upgrades with AHO (Automatic Headlamp On) feature (both being stringent norms), even though no official statement has been released by the company yet. According to reports from financial express, Electra 350 was spotted already on sale at one of the company dealerships with updated features as the BS-IV engine and AHO. Other models too are believed to go on sale with the same upgrades in another week, as April 1st, 2017 is the deadline for these norms to be implemented on all motor vehicles in India. The prices have been hiked for the new range of BS-IV motorcycles from Royal Enfield.
Honda launched the first scooter in India, Activa 125cc with an engine that complies with BS-IV norms. The New Activa also becomes the first scooter to get an AHO (Automatic Headlamp On) feature, which is about to be mandatory on all vehicles in India from April 1st, 2017 as part of safety regulations. Not many cosmetic updates have been provided on this best seller. However, few prominent tweaks are seen like the new pair of LED positioning lamps that fit perfectly into the chrome apron on the front, a protuberant Honda badge and also a mobile charging socket.
Bajaj has launched Dominar 400 with a heavy price tag; something that has been familiar here only with the Royal Enfield range of motorcycles. Entering the 1-2 lakh price range itself is a daring game, but seems like Bajaj has everything in place to claim its position in the premium bike segment.