Suzuki has launched the updated Suzuki Hayabusa in India at a price of Rs.13.74 lakh for which bookings had commenced already in the first week of December.
For past 2 decades, Suzuki Hayabusa has been one of the most loved and respected bikes by all motorcyclists. This model had not seen any major change in the past years. Neither it had any other rivals other than the Kawasaki ZX-14R. Hayabusa has remained to be a king of its own class.
Being the most respected bike in the market, it has passed three generations with only minor changes. The latest model has now been released in India and the bookings for it have already begun earlier in December 2018. Bookings were being accepted at an advance amount of Rs.1 lakh. The price revision on this new upgrade is meager too from Rs.13.65 lakh to Rs.13.74 lakh, thanks to Suzuki for the localized production. This bike is built as a CKD assembled in SMIPL factory in Manesa, Gurugram.
The new iteration of Hayabusa is powered by the same engine which is a 1340cc unit producing 197bhp of power and 115Nm of torque. It also gets new paint schemes with Metallic Oort grey and Glam Sparkle black.
Hayabusa is now not available in the European market due to its emission norms and soon will be not available in India too as this engine is not a BS VI complaint, but to sort this out Suzuki is working on a Turbocharged engine that will replace the existing one to meet the power and comply with emission norms.
Two times championship winner in the world, SSK racing competition comes to India. Yutaka Yamashita, Managing Director, India Kawasaki Motors officially launched the Mighty Kawasaki Ninja ZX6R in India. It is the only bike from Kawasaki available in the country in this class. Priced at Rs.10.49 lakh (Ex-showroom), the bookings had already begun in October 2018 as we all know. Delivery of the motorcycle will commence from Feburary 2019.
Bajaj Vikrant has updated its V15 model with new gearing pattern and increased performance.
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.
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.
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.