New Bike Launches In April: 2021 Suzuki Hayabusa, Bajaj Pulsar NS 125, Hero HF 100 And More
This month witnessed a whole range of new launches despite several pandemic-related challenges
The Indian two-wheeler industry has managed to soldier on despite the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. This month, enthusiasts witnessed a full spectrum of new launches, ranging from humble commuter bikes to superbikes such as the 2021 Suzuki Hayabusa. Here’s a quick recap of all the bike launches from this month:
Triumph Trident 660
Triumph launched its most affordable motorcycle in India, the Trident 660, on April 6. Armed with a delightfully sweet 660cc triple engine, the motorcycle offers a great balance of performance, features, and value for money. It is priced at Rs 6.95 lakh (ex-showroom, introductory), and you can read all about it in our launch report here.
Hero HF 100
Earlier this month, Hero MotoCorp launched its most affordable motorcycle, the Hero HF 100, based on the tried-and-tested Hero HF Deluxe. While it misses out on an electric starter, it comes with a set of alloy wheels with tubeless tyres as standard. Priced at Rs 49,400 (ex-showroom Delhi), the Hero HF 100 is pricier than the most affordable bike in India, the Bajaj CT100, by just around Rs 250.
While Hero launched its most affordable motorcycle, Bajaj Auto did one better by launching a unique rugged-looking commuter bike, the Bajaj CT110X. It is essentially the CT 110 but designed to be sturdy enough to tackle bad roads. At Rs 55,494 (ex-showroom Delhi), it is just around Rs 2,000 pricier than the standard Bajaj CT 110 and offers much better crash protection, rugged tyres, and a luggage rack for added practicality.
Vadodara-based EV manufacturer, Joy e-Bike, recently launched not one but four electric motorcycles: Hurricane, Thunderbolt, Skyline and Beast. The Skyline and the Thunderbolt are faired bikes that look pretty similar to the Kawasaki Ninja 300. On the other hand, the Beast seems to be a Kawasaki Z1000 rip-off, whereas the Hurricane looks like the Chinese electric cousin of the Benelli TNT 300. Prices range from Rs 2.29 lakh to Rs 2.42 lakh. You can check out more details of these China-sourced electric bikes here.
Bajaj Pulsar NS125
The Bajaj Pulsar NS125 is the smallest motorcycle under the Bajaj’s NS family. At Rs 93,690, the pricing is a tad premium, but the bike looks similar to the more expensive Bajaj Pulsar NS 160. That said, it is a whole Rs 10,000 dearer than the Bajaj Pulsar 125, but offers just a 0.19PS and 0.2Nm edge over the Pulsar 125.
2021 Suzuki Hayabusa
The 2021 Suzuki Hayabusa is more of an evolution than a revolution over its predecessor. The Japanese bikemaker launched the bike just earlier this week and the first batch has been sold out already! Wondering what makes it so special apart from its famed reputation from the Dhoom movie series? Here are all the details.
Harley-Davidson Pan America 1250
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Harley-Davidson has announced the prices of its first ADV, the Pan America 1250, in India. It starts from Rs 16.90 lakh, impressive pricing for a bike in this segment. Both standard and Special variants will be available in the country. Bookings are already open and we expect the brand to announce the delivery timelines soon. An interesting tidbit: it gets an optional feature that lowers the seat while the bike is stationary. This could be a boon, especially for shorter riders. Check out all the juicy details about the ADV in our detailed launch report.
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