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Indian two-wheeler manufacturer, TVS Motor Company, will introduce their BS-VI motorcycles from November. The company will look to carry a soft launch of their BS-VI models in India.
According to the reports from IAB, the news was confirmed by Director, Chief Executive Officer, TVS Motor, K.N. Radhakrishnan. Ahead of the launch, the BS-VI compliant Apache RTR 200 4V and the Apache RTR 160 4V have already been spotted testing in Indian streets.
MR. Radhakrishnan, said, the company will start introducing BS-VI models from November, and start supplying it to the market. The company's last quarter of the financial year will be completely concentrated towards making the BS-VI models available in the market, and we can proactively sell the BS-IV models. He also confirmed that the company is ready for the new emission norms deadline, stated by the government.
Although, the timeline for the BS-VI motorcycles was revealed, Mr. Radhakrishnan did not provide further information such as product name, or the expected price increase over the outgoing BS-IV motorcycles.
TVS will look to update their motorcycle line-up to BS-VI first. It will be followed up with BS-VI models of the company's scooter line-up starting early next year. The BS-VI models of motorcycles and scooters is also expected to carry a 10 per cent to 15 per cent price increase over the BS-IV models.
However, TVS has been pushing updates to their motorcycles on a regular basis. The recent one to receive the treatment was the Apache RTR 200 4V. The motorcycle was updated with company's ‘SmartXonnect' technology, that pair with the smartphone using Bluetooth connectivity.
Another one to receive upgrade was company's flagship model, the Apache RR310. The motorcycle was updated with a slipper and assist clutch, among others. Because of the recent update on both these motorcycles, we expect the first one to receive a BS-VI complaint engine would be the TVS Apache RTR 160 4V.
Other auto manufacturers like Yamaha, Hero and Honda are looking to introduce their BS-VI compliant products in India. Honda, started their BS-VI shift, with launching the first BS-VI compliant Activa scooter in the country, last month.
The new BS-VI emission norms are stricter, and aims to reduce pollution across the country. The deadline for the upcoming emission norms are slated to April 1, 2020.
In other news, TVS Motor Company, is promoting safety for Indian two-wheeler market with the launch of 'TVS Racing Performance Gear'. There are two categories of the newly launched riding gear from the company, which are ‘Riding Gear' and ‘Urban Wear' — here are all the details.
Thoughts About The TVS Motor BS-VI Products Launching From November
TVS has a huge line-up of motorcycles, scooters, mopeds, and three wheelers, all of which need to become BS-VI complaint. However, according to the company's officials, the company is ready to meet the deadline for the upcoming emission norms comfortably. Now we wait and watch as we expect a series of BS-VI products getting launched from different two-wheeler manufacturer in quick successions.