2 months, 10 motorcycle & scooter launches: From TVS Apache RTR 160 to Royal Enfield Interceptor

2 months, 10 motorcycle & scooter launches: From TVS Apache RTR 160 to Royal Enfield Interceptor

There will be a great influx of new bikes and scooters in India in the coming two months. Starting from this month, the Indian market will see a number of new exciting launches. What are these upcoming bikes and scooters? Let’s find out.

Honda X-Blade

Honda will launch the Hornet 160R based sporty bike known as the X-Blade in India. The motorcycle was unveiled at 2018 Auto Expo and looks very sporty for its segment. The motorcycle with share the same 163cc engine with the Hornet. It produces a maximum of 14 Bhp – 14 Nm. The motorcycle’s official price will be under Rs. 79,000 as per a statement released by Honda.

Honda Activa 5G

Honda also revealed the fifth generation of Activa 5G and the bookings for the scooter will start soon. Overall, the Activa 5G remains similar to the Activa 4G but now it gets LED headlamp with integrated LED DRL. There is also new chrome accents on the scooter to make it look premium. The instrument cluster also gets an overhaul with the new bike. The 110cc, fan-cooled engine remains same. It generates a maximum of 8 Bhp and 9 Nm.

TVS Apache RTR 160

TVS Apache RTR 160 has been spied testing in India with a new frame and features. A formal announcement with official prices will take place this month. The entry-level Apache is quite popular among the youngsters and TVS is doing subtle changes to keep the bike fresh in the market. The engine specifications are not expected to change. However visual changes are expected with the upgrade. TVS will also upgrade the Apache RTR 180 soon after the launch of the Apache 160 in 2018.

Royal Enfield Interceptor

The Royal Enfield Interceptor was recently unveiled by the manufacturer at the EICMA show. The much-awaited bike will be the first parallel-twin engine powered bike from the brand and it will be the most powerful Royal Enfield ever built by the company. The Interceptor is a cruising motorcycle and vintage looks with modern bits like disc brakes and ABS.

The motorcycle will be powered by 650cc parallel-twin, liquid-cooled engine that develops a maximum power of 46 Bhp and 52 Nm of peak torque. The Royal Enfield Interceptor is expected to carry a price tag of around Rs. 3 lakh when launched. The official bookings will start from April 2018.

Royal Enfield Continental GT 650

Royal Enfield discontinued the Continental GT 535 to make way for the new, more powerful Continental GT 650. The new parallel-twin engine will power the bike and the specifications will be similar. However, the riding position will be much more aggressive and it will be suited for the riders who like to go on short trips rather than long highway journey.

Honda CB Hornet 160R ABS

Honda showcased the updated 2018 Hornet 160R at the 2018 Auto Expo. The bike will be launched in India this month. The design of the motorcycle remains same as the previous generation model. The changes include all-new LED headlamp and a single-channel ABS. The bike also gets an all-digital instrument cluster and hazard indicator that can engage all the four indicators at the same time. New colours will be offered with the new bike too.

Suzuki Intruder 155 FI

Suzuki recently launched the Intruder 150 in India. Now the Japanese brand will soon launch the fuel injected version of the entry-level cruiser. The fuel injected engine is already available with the Gixxer SF. The addition of the fuel injection makes the engine more responsive and increases the fuel efficiency too. The power figures of 14.3 Bhp and 14 Nm will remain same as the carburetted version. We can expect a price hike of around Rs. 9,000 with the launch of the fuel injected version of the bike.

Aprilia SR 125 Storm

Aprilia launched the long-awaited 125cc version of the SR150 in the Indian market. With the launch, it also showcased a new scooter based on the SR125 called the Storm. It is basically an adventure version of the SR125 and gets additional accessories like a tall windshield and a sporty body graphic. The 125cc engine that generates around 9.6 PS and 9.9 Nm remain the same.

Aprilia SR 150

The SR150 is currently the quickest scooter in the affordable segment in India. Aprilia showcased the new SR150 at the Auto Expo 2018. The sporty scooter now gets a new analogue-digital instrument console. Rest of the engine specifications and the body design remains the same. The scooter will be launched in April.

Hero Duet 125

Focusing on the bigger, more premium scooters in the Indian market, Hero MotoCorp has showcased new Duet 125. It will be launched in the Indian market soon. The Duet is a sleeker version of the scooter and is powered by a 125cc engine that generates a maximum of 8.7 Bhp – 10.2 Nm. It gets Integrated Braking System, service reminder, high beam pass switch external fuel tank and more.

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