A Glimpse of 2015: Compilation of all the Two-Wheeler Launches
Modified On Oct 24, 2018 By Sameer Sheikh
Like every year, 2015 has also seen the ups and downs in the world of two-wheelers and finally coming to a happy ending. Started with the launch of 2015 Bajaj Platina ES and ended with the launch of smallest displacement motorcycle from the Kawasaki’s portfolio. The year not just saw the launches of new vehicles but also witnessed the discontinuation of many products in the two-wheeler industry. Honda promised to launch 15 products, which the Japanese company fulfilled while some of the foreign automakers such as MV Agusta entered the Indian market after the success of other supersport motorcycles. Here is the list all the two-wheelers launched in 2015.
In the month of January, we witnessed only two launches, which were actually the updated version of the existing models. Bajaj introduced the 2015 Platina ES whereas the Suzuki Motors India Ltd. brought the updated 2015 Swish.
February 2015 saw the launch of Indian Roadmaster, Honda Activa 3G, Mahindra’s third variant of its Gusto series, Gusto HX with height adjustable seat, Hero took its CBZ legacy further and launched Xtreme Sports. The British motorcycle maker, Triumph brought the two variants in its Tiger Series - XRx and XCx.
Here comes the March, the first month of Spring Season. The month wasn’t quite good for the two-wheeler industry and Bajaj was the only company to increase its product portfolio. The Pune based manufacturer launched its fastest bike in the portfolio - Bajaj Pulsar RS200 in India.
The second month of the season of greenery and prosperity had something for both supersports and the commuter categories. For the Superbike enthusiasts, Kawasaki Launched the most powerful machine Ninja H2 in India while Yamaha brought its YZF-R1 and R1M. On the other hand, Suzuki introduced fully-faired Gixxer SF and TVS launched Phoenix 125 while Yamaha brought 125cc Saluto in India.
The month of May came with the beginning of summers and started troubling with its heat. April was quite good for the superbikes lover whereas the May was more focused on the commuter segment but with style. Hero Motocorp brought the another version of its one of the highest selling motorcycles, Hero Motocorp Passion Pro while Yamaha introduced its retro styled scooter Fascino, which later became the highest selling scooter of Yamaha.
June came with a little bit of drizzling for both real world and motorcycle world. This month, Triumph introduced the Limited Edition of Rocket X, Mahindra presented Disc Brake version of Centuro while Honda RC213V-S Moto GP Replica was also introduced. Besides, Honda launched 2015 version of Activa-i and Aviator.
Now the monsoon has arrived and brought the rain of launches in two-wheeler industry. This month Bajaj launched another 125cc variant in its Discover lineup, Honda launched its 110cc motorcycle Livo, Yamaha introduced disc brake variant of Saluto and the nation’s pride Royal Enfield Classic 500 Dispatch was launched. On the other hand, Triumph launched Tiger XR - another model in its Tiger Series.
In the month of August, we were ready to celebrate 68th Independence day and the Japanese Two Wheelers also had something to offer for us. Honda and Yamaha introduced two of theirs most awaited motorcycles in India. On August 4, 2015, Honda launched CBR 650F while Yamaha YZF-R3 was launched on August 11, 2015. On the other hand, Suzuki updated the Hayate and TVS introduced Jupiter ZX with new features and colour schemes.
Autumn has just arrived and leaves started to fall but not in the world of two-wheelers. The month was quite impressive for all. The Italian company, Piaggio launched its two variants in its Vespa series, British automaker Triumph launched Tiger XCA, Yamaha introduced YZF-R15 S, American Manufacturer, Harley re-launched Road King and Benelli TNT 600i limited edition was launched in the Indian market while Indians were not far behind and presented the New TVS Sport with improved mileage and Hero launched its highly awaited scooter, Maestro Edge.
The month of October came with a lot of surprises in the industry. During the month TVS launched Special Gold Edition of Star City Plus, Hero Motocorp launched Facelift of Splendor Pro, Mahindra finally launched its highly awaited Mojo, Gusto Special Edition was introduced, MV Agusta Brutale 1090 Launched in India and booking for F4 started, TVS Motors brought its 100XL Moped in Uttar Pradesh, Bajaj Launched the all-new Avenger Series and Hero Motocorp finally launched Duet.
Finally, the year is coming to an end. This month, Suzuki Launched its ATVs in India, Honda CB Hornet 160R became the 15th product of the year from the company. Hero was not much behind and updated the website with facelift version of 2016 Hunk and Benelli is ending the year with the launch of its smallest displacement motorcycle, TNT 25 to increase it market presence in the country and lastly, Kawasaki has launched Versys 650 and KLX 110.