Weekly News Wrap-up: Hero XPulse Launch Date Announced, Bajaj Pulsar 150 & 180F Get ABS, Honda CBR650R Launched, And More!
Here’s a quick highlight of what transpired in the two-wheeler world over the past week
Last week, the two-wheeler space in India was quite jam packed with various manufacturers, including Bajaj, Honda, Triumph and Ducati, launching new motorcycles. We also received details about the launch date of the upcoming XPulse 200 adventure tourer from Hero MotoCorp. Here are the top five news which created the most buzz in the last seven days.
Honda CBR650F’s replacement, the CBR650R, is here!
Honda has finally launched its mid-displacement sportbike, the CBR650R, in India at a very tempting price of Rs 7.7 lakh (ex-showroom India). The new CBR650R costs just Rs 32,000 more than the CBR650F it replaces. It seems to be a cracker of a deal considering the number of updates it has received. Know more details about the new Honda CBR650R here.
Ducati launches 2019 Scrambler range in India:
Iconic Italian bike manufacturer, Ducati, has launched its 2019 Scrambler range in India. Depending on the variant, the new Scrambler commands a premium of Rs 38,000 to Rs 56,000. For the added premium, the new bike gets minor cosmetic updates, added features and new safety tech as well. Know what Scrambler bikes have been launched and their respective prices here.
Triumph debuts Thruxton’s street-friendly sibling, the Speed Twin:
At a price of Rs 9.46 lakh (ex-showroom), the Speed Twin is the most affordable 1200cc Bonneville in India. The Speed Twin is powered by the same engine as seen on the Thruxton: a 1200cc, liquid-cooled, parallel twin motor that produces 97PS and 112Nm of torque. However, Triumph has made some tweaks to make sure that the Speed Twin is more usable than the Thruxton on a daily basis. What are the changes? Click here to know.
Hero to launch XPulse 200 on May 1:
After months of anticipation, Hero has finally given us a launch date for the XPulse 200. The bikemaker will launch both the XPulse 200 and the XPulse 200T on May 1. You might be aware of every tiny detail regarding the upcoming entry-level adventure bike, but if you want a refresher, then click here.
Bajaj Pulsar 150 Neon, Pulsar 180F now available with single-channel ABS:
Bajaj has unofficially launched the Pulsar 150 Neon and 180F with single-channel ABS. How much more do you need to shell out over the non-ABS equipped model? Head here to know.