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Aprilia Storm 125 disc-brake variant launched at Rs 91,321
Aprilia has launched the disc brake-equipped Storm 125 at Rs 91,321. This higher-spec model was expected to go on sale in March 2020, but it appears that it was delayed due to the pandemic. The higher-spec variant costs around Rs 5,500 more than the standard Storm 125 that’s priced at Rs 85,802.
Honda’s retail sales have crossed the 21,000 units’ mark.
Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India Pvt. Ltd. (HMSI) today shared that since the re-opening of its network outlets in step wise manner and resuming dispatches this week, the retail sales momentum has started building up and Honda’s retail sales have crossed the 21,000 units’ mark.
honda introduces livo bs6
The all new Livo BSVI is designed and built for next era of transformation. At the heart of Livo BSVI ticks Bharat Stage VI compliant Honda’s trusted 110cc PGM-FI HET (Honda Eco Technology) engine, boosted by Enhanced Smart Power (eSP).
mv agusta brutale 1000 rr ml
MV Agusta is known for its run of limited-edition motorcycles based on products that are quite exclusive to begin with. We’ve seen the company make 300 units of the Superveloce 800 Serie Oro and 144 units of the Brutale 800 RR LH44, but this blue and white Brutale 1000 RR ML has taken exclusivity to the next level – it comes with a unique limited-run plaque that reads 1 of 1! The company hasn’t revealed what ML in its name stands for.
BS6 Suzuki Access 125, Burgman Street prices hiked
Suzuki Motorcycle India has just announced price hikes for the BS6 Access 125 and the Burgman Street 125. Prices of the Suzuki Access have gone up by Rs 1,700 while the Burgman is dearer by Rs 1,800.
The major talking point here is that this is the second time that Suzuki Access 125 prices have increased since the BS6 model was launched in January 2020, at Rs 64,800. At that time, the difference between the BS4 and BS6 Access 125 was around Rs 6,500. A month ago, Suzuki hiked the price by Rs 2,300 and now, it has gone up by an additional Rs 1,700. That takes the total price difference between the BS4 and BS6 Access 125 to a little over Rs 10,000.
Honda takes Hero Electric to court over scooter design
Honda Motor Co. has approached the Delhi High Court accusing Hero Electric of imitating one of its scooter’s designs. The application seeks the restriction of manufacturing, selling or advertising the Hero Electric Dash.
In its application, Honda has alleged that Hero Electric is “infringing” the “registered design” of its Moove scooter, particularly the rear cover and front and rear lights. The Moove isn’t on sale in India, but it was on sale in certain Asian markets – like Thailand – up until 2017. In its application, Honda has also submitted the design registration numbers for the aforementioned parts, with a registration date of December 24, 2014; that’s quite a while before the Hero Electric Dash came into existence.
Lighting Motorcycles patents enclosed motorcycle concept
Lightning Motorcycles, a US-based electric motorcycle manufacturer, is potentially developing an enclosed motorcycle, according to a patent image that's circulating online. The image has not been officially published by the company. However, it has been registered as a design patent in China. Lighting Motorcycles already has a huge components manufacturing factory in China which could be used to build the new motorcycle, if it makes it to production. At present, the Chinese facility manufacturers components for the Lighting Strike, which is its most affordable electric motorcycle priced at $13,000 (about Rs 9.8 lakh).
Suzuki Motorcycle launches doorstep delivery service
Suzuki Motorcycle has introduced its ‘Suzuki at your doorstep’ service in India. As the name suggests, test rides, the buying process and aftersales services can now be availed at home. The Japanese brand has said that this will help them meet customer demand, during and post lockdown. Suzuki has said that the new service will be available through the company’s website.
BS6 Honda CD 110 Dream launched at Rs 62,729
Honda has launched its most affordable model, the CD 110 Dream in BS6-spec. The Honda CD 110 Dream Standard variant is priced at Rs 62,729. At this price point, the BS6 model costs around Rs 12,000 more than its BS4 counterpart. Honda has also said that the updated entry-level commuter also comes in a Deluxe variant, the price for which hasn’t been revealed yet.
BS6 Hero HF Deluxe kick-start launched at Rs 46,800
Hero has launched more affordable variants of the BS6-compliant HF Deluxe, which get a kick-starter in place of the electric-start feature. The bike is available in two variants – spoke wheel and alloy wheel, priced at Rs 46,800 and Rs 47,800, respectively. For reference, prices of the BS6 HF Deluxe self-start that launched in January start at Rs 56,675; a full Rs 9,875 more than the now most affordable version.
Bajaj Pulsar 150 Neon price hiked to Rs 90,000
One of Bajaj’s more affordable Pulsar models, the 150 Neon, has witnessed another price hike. The most recent hike, of around Rs 5,000, has taken the 150cc motorcycle’s price to Rs 90,000 (ex-showroom, Delhi). The on-road cost, meanwhile, is expected to cross the Rs 1 lakh-mark.
Bajaj launched the Pulsar 150 Neon back in November 2018 at Rs 64,889. Not only was it the cheapest 150cc motorcycle on sale, but also the company’s most affordable Pulsar offering. As time went on, the 150 Neon witnessed multiple small price hikes. Bajaj also went on to launch a 125cc version of the bike, which took the 150 Neon's title of being the most affordable Pulsar.