Weekly News Wrap-up: BS6 Yamaha R15, 2020 Suzuki Hayabusa Launched; BS6 KTM’s Prices Hiked, 350cc Harley-Davidson Motorcycle Production Begins & More
The past weeks hottest happenings recounted in brief
The past week witnessed a couple of high-profile launches. On one hand, you had Yamaha launching the BS6 iteration of its R15 V3.0 entry-level sports bike and on the other was Suzuki launching the final edition of its BS4 Hayabusa in India. In other news, KTM is set to hike the prices of its BS6 range of bikes and the premium could run well into five digits. On a positive note, Husqvarna unveiled the Svartpilen 200 overseas, which will eventually make it to India. Also, Harley-Davidson’s most affordable motorcycle is set to enter production. Here is a quick recap of the week that went by.
BS6 Yamaha R15 V3.0 launched:
After the BS6 Yamaha FZ-FI and FZS-FI, Yamaha launched the BS6 R15 V3.0. Besides the updated BS6 motor, the R15 gets new colours and graphics along with new features. The updated motor loses out on performance. Know more details here.
KTM BS6 bikes to get a substantial price hike:
According to our sources, KTM will launch its BS6 range soon and the new motorcycles will witness a large price hike. By how much? How about five figures! Know the exact numbers here.
2020 Suzuki Hayabusa launched:
This will be the final lot of BS4 Hayabusas to come to India from Japan as Suzuki will discontinue the Hayabusa by the end of this year. The 2020 Hayabusa gets cosmetic updates and braking upgrades. Know what’s new here.
Husqvarna Svartpilen 200 unveiled
The Swedish bikemaker has pulled the wraps off a smaller Svartpilen. The 200cc motorcycle shares its powertrain and underpinnings with the KTM 200 Duke. The Svartpilen 200 is expected to be launched in India as the most affordable Husky. More details here.
350cc Harley- Davidson motorcycle to enter production:
Harley-Davidson is set to begin production of its most affordable motorcycle in China. The new 350cc motorcycles will be produced at Harley’s Chinese partner Qianjiang Motorcycle’s manufacturing facility. These bikes are expected to be launched in India by 2021. Know more details here.