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Top two-wheeler news for this week includes a bunch of new Italian scooters introduced in the Indian market, while a major auto manufacturer plans to enter the electric two-wheeler segment in the country. Also, Bajaj and Royal Enfield have announced their future plans. Here are all the details:
Vespa BS6 scooters have been launched in the Indian market. The BS6 scooters are now available at a starting price of Rs 93,035, while the top-of-the-line Vespa 149 SXL BS6 is priced at Rs 1,26,650. All prices mentioned are ex-showroom (Delhi).
The scooters are available with two engine options and in seven variants. Vespa has carried forward the same 125cc engine to make it BS6-complaint, while the larger 150cc engine has been tweaked in due process of BS6 norms.
The new BS6 compliant 149cc engine now produces 10bhp and 10.6Nm of torque. In comparison, the BS4 engine produced 10bhp and 10.9Nm of torque. The peak power output on the BS6 model is produced higher in the rev range as compared to the BS4 model — here is are all the details variant wise.
Bajaj has confirmed that the Discover and the ‘V' range of motorcycles will be launched in the Indian market. However, the launch of the updated motorcycles will be delayed due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic in the country.
The upcoming Discover and the V models will be introduced with a BS6 compliant engine and a host of new updates. Both motorcycles offered exceptional value with the Discover motorcycle's best-in-class mileage, while the Bajaj V offered 150cc performance for the price of most 125cc motorcycles in the Indian market — click here to know more.
With the current trend of connected features on bikes and cars, most manufactures have already adopted the technology on their models. According to a report, Chennai based two-wheeler manufacturer, Royal Enfield is also expected to join the world of connected mobility soon.
The connected feature on these classic bikes will be offered with smartphone pairing via Bluetooth. It will offer the rider a host of information including turn-by-turn navigation call alerts and more — here are more details.
The Hero plans to enter the growing two-wheeler EV segment in the Indian market. This news has been confirmed after an Electric Maestro concept scooter was spotted in India.
The upcoming eMaestro electric scooter will feature smartphone connectivity, digital instrument cluster and host of other features. Although the exact specs of the electric powertrain have not been revealed, we can confirm that the upcoming electric scooter will feature a permanent magnet hub-mounted motor connected to a Lithium-ion battery pack — here are more details.
Royal Enfield has announced that they will launch new models once the nation-wide lockdown has been lifted due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic in the country. The two-wheeler manufacturer stated that they will heavily invest in developing new technologies despite the current automotive sales slowdown.
The updated Thunderbird 350X codenamed fireball' launch has been delayed due to the current crisis, however, the company have assured that it will hit the market as soon as the business resumes operations in the country — click here to know more.
Thoughts About The Top Two-Wheeler News Of The Week
Most manufacturers have delayed their product launches due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent lockdown announced in the country. All in all a good week with a bunch of new scooters and promise of new ones coming up in the Indian market.