• Carberry Motorcycles debuts in India
• Royal Enfield 1000cc launched at Rs.7.35 lakh
• Booking begins at an amount of Rs.1 lakh
Carberry Motorcycles has launched their first ever Indian made motorcycle named Carberry Double Barrel 1000 at a price of Rs.7.35 lakh (ex-factory). This custom Royal Enfield maker from Australia had begun their Indian operations last year as they set out to develop a 1000cc Royal Enfield V-twin engine, built using two 500cc engines from the same brand. This engine was launched in India two months ago at a price of Rs.4.96 lakh (ex-factory). Carberry Double Barrel 1000 is the product of this new engine and hence the name.
The air cooled V-twin engine in this motorcycle is coupled to a 5-speed gearbox and makes 52bhp worth power and 82Nm of torque. The brand Carberry that had been selling custom twin engines on Royal Enfield since 2011 in Australia was brought to India in the year 2016 through Dream Engines Manufacturers. These motorcycles will be manufactured at their facility in Bhilai, Chhatisgarh.
While specifications of the aforesaid are yet to be known, it has been announced that the company will produce 29 motorcycles in the first batch for which the booking amount is Rs.1 lakh. The delivery time will be 5 to 10 months in the order of booking done.
TVS launched their new flagship motorcycle Apache RR 310 this week in India at Rs.2.05 lakh (ex-showroom). Being more than just a commuter bike with an attractive price tag, it competes against KTM RC390, Kawasaki Ninja 300, Dominar 400 and the upcoming Yamaha R3.
Kawasaki has launched its smallest adventure tourer and the most affordable of its lineup of motorcycles Versys X300 in the country. Priced at Rs.4.60 lakh, this entry-level tourer is the smallest displacement bike from the Kawasaki tourer stable and targets both the city and highway cruising enthusiasts.
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.
Yamaha launched its latest offering in the FZ series named FZ 25 as a gentle step towards the booming 250cc bike segment. Comfortably placed between the YZF R15 version 2.0 and YZF R3, this motorcycle marks Yamaha’s entry into the performance bike segment which is being dominated by giants like Royal Enfield, KTM and Bajaj Auto. The bike was initially named as FZ 250, but later the company decided to dump the 0 and name it FZ 25.