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Powerup an update for Bajaj Vikrant


Published: 24-Dec-2018

News - Powerup an update for Bajaj Vikrant

Bajaj Vikrant has updated its V15 model with new gearing pattern and increased performance.

Vikrant V15had created a hype during its launch. Apparently, Bajaj had used the metal from INS Vikrant, a warship which onceserved during many battles in the Indian Army. The bike itself was a new design depicting a cruiser styled commuter. It also had a distinct thump soundfired from the exhaust while riding.

Now, Bajaj has given it a minor update that isn’t negligible. The updated version sees a little rise in the horsepower by 1bhpcompared to the outgoing modelthat results in a revised output of 12.8bhp and 13Nm of peak torque from its 149.5cc air-cooled engine. The gearing pattern as well has been revised from an all down pattern to a 1 down and 4 up pattern that has been trending in all bikes now.

Along with the small mods in the engine and gearing setup, updated V15 receives new graphics on the fuel tank and side panels. Other than that, everything remains the same with telescopic forks at the front and twin shocks at the rear for suspension. Braking is done by 240mm discs in the front and 130mm drum brakes at the rear and reports claim that we can expect an ABS on this motorcycle by April 2019.

The 2019 Bajaj V15 has been released at a price of Rs.67,187 and it is available now at all Bajaj showrooms in the country. The main competitors for V15 are Honda Unicorn 150, Hero Achiever and Yamaha SZ-RR.

Kawasaki Ninja ZX6R launched in India

Kawasaki Ninja ZX6R launched in India


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.


2019 Suzuki Hayabusa launched in India at a price of Rs.13.74 lakh

2019 Suzuki Hayabusa launched in India at a price of Rs.13.74 lakh


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.

Will India get BS-IV compliant Royal Enfield models
Will India get BS-IV compliant Royal Enfield models

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 BS-IV range of vehicles launched in India
Royal Enfield BS-IV range of vehicles launched in India

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 FZ 25 What's unique with this machine
Yamaha FZ 25 What's unique with this machine

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 Activa 125cc- the first scooter in India launched with BS-IV
Honda Activa 125cc- the first scooter in India launched with BS-IV

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.


Hero launches Glamour 2017 in India at Rs.57,775
Hero launches Glamour 2017 in India at Rs.57,775

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.


BMW Motorrad officially launches its global portfolio in India
BMW Motorrad officially launches its global portfolio in India

BMW Motorrad commences Indian operations through BMW group officially. Initially the brand used to sell its products through importers here in Mumbai and New Delhi. But now, the global portfolio comprising of premium motorcycles from the brand reaches India through company’s official dealership network in India. The dealership network is expected to begin with stores at Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Mumbai and Pune while the company plans to widen its presence in the country soon. Mumbai, Bengaluru and Pune showrooms will be inaugurated in the upcoming three days.


Harley Davidson launches Street Rod 750 in India at Rs.5.86 lakh
Harley Davidson launches Street Rod 750 in India at Rs.5.86 lakh

Harley Davidson, a brand that gained a lot of fan following in India since its first launch has come up with their latest offering, All-New Street Rod 750 in the country at a price of Rs.5.86 lakh. The 2017 iteration is based on the old 750 Street model and comes with few remarkable changes to captivate the youth here, special mention to the robust looks and a more powerful engine. In India, Harley Davidson progresses towards a wider audience through the launch of this iconic creation.


Honda Africa twin to land in India by June 2017
Honda Africa twin to land in India by June 2017

Honda finally readies itself to launch Africa twin in the country by June 2017. It is expected to reach India as CKD units. The launch that was supposed to happen earlier was delayed due to an earthquake near the company facility in Hamamatsu, Japan which produced the assembly kits. The price for this adventure tourer is not yet officially known but it is expected to be anywhere between Rs.16-18 lakh. However, it is still unclear whether India might receive both manual and Automatic Dual Clutch transmission variant or any of these.


bike COMPARISON

BAJAJ Pulsar NS 160

BAJAJ
Pulsar NS 160

STD
Rs  81,498

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HONDA CB Unicorn 160

HONDA
CB Unicorn 160

STD
Rs 75,339

Bajaj launches BS-IV compliant Pulsar RS200 and Pulsar NS200

Bajaj launches BS-IV compliant Pulsar RS200 and Pulsar NS200

Bajaj Auto launched the 2017 version of its two best performers, Pulsar RS200 and Pulsar NS200 with upgraded engines that comply with the BS-IV emission norms. As per the order from Government of India, all automobile companies are asked to upgrade their vehicles (both existing and upcoming) with BS-IV compliant engines before March 31st, 2017. This initiative was taken as a first step to curb the pollution levels in the country.

Bajaj Auto launches Dominar 400, starting price at Rs.1.36 lakh

Bajaj Auto launches Dominar 400, starting price at Rs.1.36 lakh

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.

ALTERNATIVE MODELS

BAJAJ V15 BSIV

BAJAJ V15 BSIV

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