Weekly News Wrap Up - Honda Activa H-Smart Launched, Updated KTM RC 390 and Royal Enfield Himalayan 450 Spied, And More

Modified On Jan 28, 2023 08:01 AM By Sudipto Chaudhury for 2025 KTM RC 390

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From new launches to spy shots and other important developments, quite a bit happened in the bike world this week

The first month of 2023 was rounded off with quite a few happenings in the two-wheeler world. Here are the top five headline-grabbers:

Honda Activa H-Smart Launched, EV plans outlined

The week kicked off with Honda launching the Activa H-Smart, essentially the range-topping variant of our favourite family scooter. It comes with a few segment-first features; to know more, read our report. Moreover, we’ve also explained the differences between the H-Smart and standard variants.

Besides, we also got to know about the Honda Activa Electric, as the bikemaker hinted at both its specifications as well as possible launch timeline

A host of developments from KTM 

Early on in the week, we got to know KTM shall be launching the updated 390 Duke, as well as the official shelving of its 490 project. But that wasn’t all, as we also got a sneak peek of what the upcoming KTM RC 390 and RC 125 will look like, straight from Europe.

Updated Yamaha MT-15 To Launch Soon

Now, we already know that the Honda Activa H-Smart is the first OBD2 norms-compliant two-wheeler. But Yamaha, too, isn’t far behind with the MT-15 V2 to get the eco-friendly update soon, which we covered in our exclusive story.

Royal Enfield Himalayan 450 spied again

We’ve spotted the Royal Enfield Himalayan 450 multiple times, both in India, as well as abroad. And yet, this week we got some more details, including a clear view of its instrument cluster.

Aprilia RS350 spied for the first time

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We already knew about a 300-400cc bike from Aprilia being under development. And now, it looks like Aprilia is right on track as a camouflaged test mule was spotted for the first time.

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