Top Bike Launches In November 2021: Yamaha R15S V3, Suzuki Avenis, 2021 Aprilia SR Range And More!
This month has been jam-packed with exciting launches across segments, and here’s a quick low-down
The penultimate month of this year has been action-packed with several new launches both in the affordable commuter segment and in the premium space. If you're looking to buy a hot new arrival, take a look at this month's finest:
Yamaha R15S V3.0:
In a bid to make its supersport more practical, Yamaha launched the new R15S V3.0. As the name suggests, the variant is based on the R15V3, and it gets a new single-piece seat. The best part? The bike is pegged at the same price as the regular variant.
Suzuki already has a premium offering in the 125cc segment (Burgman Street) and a commuter model (Access 125) too. The Japanese manufacturer came full circle by launching the Avenis, designed to cater to the 'sporty' end of the 125cc segment. And yes, it is reminiscent of a particular scooter from the south.
Honda Grazia 125 Repsol Edition:
The 125cc scooter segment also got an energetic jolt in the form of the Grazia 125's Repsol Edition variant. Staying true to its name, the sporty 125cc scooter got even sportier with Repsol Honda's MotoGP-inspired livery. Fortunately, it doesn't cost an arm and a leg either.
2021 Aprilia SR 160, SR 125:
Aprilia launched the 2021 iterations of its sporty scooters, the SR125 and SR160, complete with new colour schemes, and more importantly, feature updates like all-LED headlights, redesigned bodywork, and an instrument cluster. That said, the two scooters come at a hefty premium.
Ducati Scrambler Desert Sled Fast House:
Ducati launched an exclusive, limited-edition version of the Scrambler Desert Sled, called the Fast House Edition. Costing just Rs 10,000 over the standard variant, this 800-unit limited-run version comes with an exclusive colour scheme and dedicated logos on the bodywork. The mechanicals have remained unchanged.
Ducati Hypermotard 950:
Ducati further continued the onslaught with the introduction of the Hypermotard 950. This Supermoto comes in two tasteful variants: RVE and SP. The former features a striking colour scheme, whereas the latter means business with its lightweight Marchesini wheels, top-end Ohlins suspension, and carbon fibre bits. The RVE retails at Rs 12.99 lakh, and the SP version is pegged at Rs 16.24 lakh (both ex-showroom, India).
Ducati Panigale V4 SP:
Ducati ended November with a blast with the launch of the brutal yet gorgeous Panigale V4 SP in the country. Priced at a hefty Rs 36.07 lakh, it is one of the most expensive Ducatis in the country. That said, the bike is loaded to the gills with go-fast aids, including lighter forged wheels, carbon fibre bodywork, Pirelli Diablo Supercorsa SP tyres, and an exclusive livery, apart from track-spec accessories.
2021 Kawasaki Ninja 1000SX:
Kawasaki launched the 2021 Ninja 1000SX in the country at Rs 11.40 lakh (ex-showroom India), the same as its predecessor. The updated iteration comes in new colour schemes, but there have been no changes to the mechanicals.