Two-wheelers Launched In June 2022: Bajaj Pulsar N160, Hero Passion Xtec, Kawasaki Versys 650, Bajaj Pulsar F250 And More
We got quite a few new variants of existing two-wheelers this month
We never really got quite a lot of new motorcycles this month. The only new motorcycle launch in June 2022 was the Bajaj Pulsar N160, with the rest simply being new trims of existing bikes and a model that has been re-introduced with a BS6-compliant powertrain. Here’s the list:
Bajaj Pulsar N160
We had been saying for a while that Bajaj’s next new Pulsar was going to be a 160cc bike to take on the likes of the Hero Xtreme 160R and the TVS Apache RTR 160 4V. The Pulsar N160 finally did arrive this month and on paper, it does have the cred to take on the segment champs. Its trump card, though, has to be the dual-channel ABS version, the only 160cc bike in the country to arrive with the safety aid. We should be riding the bike in July, so keep tuned to this space.
Kawasaki Ninja 400
It is back and it is still too damn pricey. The Kawasaki Ninja 400 has to be one of the best sub-400cc supersports that has ever been made, especially in the 21st century. However, Kawasaki India hasn’t been able to find the right pricing strategy for the KTM RC 390 rival. While it is still carrying the same Rs 4.99 lakh (ex-showroom India) price tag as its BS4 avatar, the Ninja is still quite a lot more expensive than its rivals.
Kawasaki Versys 650
Not only did Kawasaki bring the Ninja 400 to India this month but also rolled out the updated Versys 650. It now gets a new face with LED headlights, electronic rider aids like traction control, and a colour TFT dash among other small but significant updates. It does come in at a slight premium over the outgoing model, though.
Bajaj Pulsar N250 And F250 Dual-channel ABS
It would’ve been hypocritical if Bajaj didn’t provide dual-channel ABS to its 250cc Pulsars after kitting the N160 with the extra safety feature. Hence, just a couple of days after the launch of the N160, came the dual-channel ABS versions of the Pulsar F250 and the Pulsar N250. Mechanically, everything apart from the ABS remains the same. The models do come in a new dark Brooklyn Black shade, exclusive to this trim.
Hero Passion Xtec
Hero has continued the mantra of introducing Xtec connected variants of its popular commuter two-wheelers and this time around it was the 110cc Passion that got the fancy bits. The new LED face, full-digital console and USB charger should help the Passion Xtec stand apart from the plethora of seemingly mundane crop of commuter motorcycles.
Ducati Scrambler Urban Motard
The arrival of the Ducati Scrambler Urban Motard was pretty delayed as it was supposed to come a couple of months ago. Still, this youthful brash version of the Scrambler does have quite some interesting bits that make it stand out from the rest of its family. The 17-inch wire-spoke rims come shod with Pirelli Diablo Rosso 3 tyres, there’s a flatter seat and the graphics are Hypermotard-inspired.
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