Hero Motorcycles and Scooters Limited launched their first ever 125cc scooter Hero Destini 125 in India. Initially named as Duet 125, this model first made its appearance at the Auto Expo 2018 but now the scooter had been renamed as Destini 125.
This new family scooter comes with a host of features including the start stop system or the Hero i3S technology, first of its kind in the scooter segment. This start stop system was introduced by Hero in its range of motorcycles, to automatically turn off the engine when it is in idle position for more than 5 seconds. Destini 125 is the first scooter to receive this technology attributed to fuel efficiency.
Hero Destini 125 is equipped with a 125cc, air cooled, single cylinder engine that produces 8.7bhp and 10.2Nm of peak torque. This engine is fine tuned to produce better performance for efficient riding in the city traffic. Telescopic front forks and hydraulic rear monoshocks are provided for smooth suspension while the braking duties are handled by drum brakes with CBS (Combined Braking System) as standard.
Other features include side stand indicator, under seat mobile charging port, boot light, external fuel filler cap, remote key, semi digital instrument cluster and many more. Hero Destini 125 is available in two variants- LX priced at Rs.54,650 and VX priced at Rs.57,500.
New Hero Destini 125 competes against Suzuki Access 125, Tata Ntorq and Honda Activa 125.
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.
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.
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.