Weekly News Wrap-up: KTM 390 Adventure, Husqvarna Svartpilen 250 and Vitpilen 250 Unveiled In India, Mantis Electric Bike Showcased & More!

Modified On Dec 7, 2019 By Alpesh Rajpurohit for KTM 390 Adventure

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The first week of December was pretty action-packed and the credit for that goes to the 2019 India Bike Week (IBW). Not only did we get to see the 390 ADV on Indian soil, we also got to see the updated 790 Adventure and the big-daddy of them all, the 1290 Super Duke R. What was surprising, though, was the Husqvarna stand where we got to see the new Vitpilen 250 and the Svartpilen 250. Yes, the Swedish bike maker brought the 250s instead of the 401s. What else kept us on the edge of our seats? Scroll down to know more:

KTM 390 Adventure Unveiled In India:

KTM took a very, very long time to unveil the 390 ADV in India, but it’s here. Finally! However, we have to wait a bit more to get our hands on the bike as KTM will officially launch the motorcycle next month. But, looking at how eager KTM fanboys were about this motorcycle, dealers across the country already have started accepting bookings weeks before the official unveiling! 

Husqvarna Svartpilen 250 And The Vitpilen 250 Make Their Way To Our shores! 

Well, that was a surprise, wasn’t it? While everyone (including us) was pretty confident that Husqvarna will start its India innings with the 401 twins, the Swedes brought the 250cc iteration of the Svartpilen and the Vitpilen instead. Want to know more about the baby Huskys? Head here.

Mantis Electric Motorcycle Unveiled At The 2019 India Bike Week:

Bengaluru-based startup Orxa Energies has unveiled its maiden electric two-wheeler, the Mantis, at the 2019 India Bike Week. The electric bike gets a 200km range and a top speed of 147kmph, which is 7kmph more than the Ultraviolette F77. Head here to know more about this bug-eyed electric motorcycle.

BS6-compliant Vespa, Aprilia Scooters Get A Massive Price Hike:

Until now, we have seen BS6-compliant two-wheelers being a bit expensive compared to their BS4-compliant counterparts. However, Vespa took this price increment to a whole new level as the updated scooters now cost Rs 17,000 to Rs 21,000 more than before. And apart from the BS6-compliant engine, there aren’t many changes to report also. 

BS6 Hero Glamour Spotted For The First Time:

Here’s your first look at the BS6-compliant Hero Glamour. As of now, these are the first set of images and there aren’t many changes that we could spot between the new one and its predecessor. However, we do expect the updated motorcycle to get minor cosmetic updates like a new paint scheme and new decals. Head here for more details. 

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