Upcoming Bike Launches In July 2020
Published On Jul 1, 2020 By Zaran Mody
Everything from scooters and commuters to ADVs and big bikes
The first half of the year draws to a close and it’s been eventful both inside and outside the bike world. But as we look forward, here are all the new bikes that you can expect to launch in India in July:
Triumph Street Triple R
Triumph understands that the hardcore RS version of the Street Triple might not be everyone’s cup of tea, so it’s gearing up to launch the relatively milder Street Triple R in India very soon. We expect the bike to arrive within the next month at around Rs 9.50 lakh.
Hero 200cc range
With the launch of the highly anticipated Xtreme 160R out of the way, Hero MotoCorp can divert its attention to its 200cc range which is still due for BS6 updates. We expect the brand to focus on the XPulse 200 first, followed by the XPulse 200T and Xtreme 200 range thereafter.
Honda CB Hornet 160R
Erstwhile partner Honda has some 160s of its own which still require a BS6 update. Chief among these is the popular CB Hornet 160R, which we expect to arrive sometime within this month with a new look and at a price of around Rs 1 lakh to Rs 1.1 lakh.
Another Honda bike that shares the same engine is the XBlade. This stylish streetfighter has proved to be quite popular for Honda in India, and we expect the Japanese brand to roll out a BS6 version as soon as possible. It will sit below the more powerful Hornet, at around Rs 95,000.
Royal Enfield Meteor
June has come and gone and there’s still no sign of an official launch for the Royal Enfield Meteor. Nevertheless, the bike has been spotted numerous times and seems very close to ready, so we think RE is just putting in the finishing touches and a launch is just around the corner.
Yamaha FZ 25, FZS 25
Despite having teased and unveiled it a long time ago, Yamaha is yet to officially launch the FZ 25 BS6. The updated bike sports a redesigned headlight unit and a cleaner-burning motor, so we expect prices to go up a bit, to around the Rs 1.45 lakh mark.
Suzuki V-Strom 650XT
Another Japanese brand with a launch that’s far overdue is Suzuki because it teased a launch for the V-Strom 650XT BS6 a long time ago. And yet, as we roll into July, there’s no sign of the updated bike. It was displayed at the Auto Expo in February, so we’re hoping for a launch this month at around Rs 8 lakh.
Kawasaki Z900, Versys 650
Kawasaki had multiple new launches in June but it still hasn’t completed updating its entire lineup to BS6 standards. A couple of important models are still due for an update, and the most popular of these is the Z900.
With most of the 650cc range having already been updated to BS6, Kawasaki will also soon roll out the Versys 650 BS6. We expect it to get a styling update and more features along with an engine that’s kinder to the environment.
TVS Victor, Scooty Zest
TVS has already gotten its most important models out of the way -- all the Apaches have been updated and popular commuters like the Star City Plus and Radeon are already BS6 compliant. But a couple of models still remain. July will bring with it the TVS Victor BS6 and Scooty Zest BS6, both of which have already been teased by the company online.