Yamaha has officially confirmed production of two all-electric bikes. These two Yamaha’s will roll out in 2016. Introduced to the world at the 2013 Tokyo Motor Show, one will be a street bike named PES1 and other a dirt bike named PED1. PES1 stands for ‘Passion. Electric. Street’ and PED1 stands for ‘Passion. Electric. Dirt’.
Showcased at the 2014 Delhi Auto Expo, Honda has finally launched the 125cc variant of their flagship automatic scooter, Activa. Launch price of new Honda Activa 125 for all Indian cities have been revealed. In Pune, the ex-showroom price of Honda Activa 125 starts at Rs 54,559 for the Standard variant and Rs 60,277 for the Deluxe (Disc Brake & Alloy wheels) variant.
Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India Pvt. Ltd. (HMSI) today announced that CB Shine has become the country’s all time highest selling 125cc motorcycle, the 1st in this segment to reach the 30 lakh unit sales mark. Globally, CB Shine has raced ahead to be recognised as Japan’s top selling motorcycle for the first time through FY 13-14.
Triumph Motorcycles India Private Limited has today inaugurated its Kochi dealership called Syamadynamic Motorcycles. Triumph Motorcycles already have a dealership in Bangalore and Hyderabad. Triumph Motorcycles India reports 326 bookings across 5 model categories. 3 more dealerships will be set up by 2nd May in Mumbai, Pune and Ahmadabad. 9 dealerships are planned for 2014.
Mahindra Centuro, one of the fastest selling motorcycles in India proved its mettle with one of its owner, Mr. Longri I. Aier, a resident of Dimapur, Nagaland in getting his vehicle back with the help of the Anti Theft facility of the bike. The Anti-Theft Alarm with Engine Immobilizer, an internationally patented feature on the Mahindra Centuro deterred a thief from starting the motorcycle while trying to steal it.
Suzuki Let’s 110cc automatic scooter was unveiled in January, in presence of Salman Khan and Parineeti Chopra. Later, it was also showcased at the 2014 Auto Expo in February. Now, it is all set to arrive in company dealerships starting next month. Dealers have already opened bookings of the new scooter with a down payment of INR 1,000.
Yamaha had showcased a cool blue colour concept version of their FZ-S at the 2014 Auto Expo held earlier this year in February. Now a Yamaha bike was spotted on test in Greater Noida which looks similar in a number of respects to the FZ-S Concept which could indicate an upcoming launch.
Honda is about to launch a revamped version of its CBR 150R (Honda K45), according to reports from Indonesian blogs. Highlights of the face lift include dual headlamps and new fairing design inspired by its brothers CBR250R and CBR300R.
UM Global’s Hypersport 2015, Renegade Commando and Renegade Sports bikes made unofficial debut in Pune recently. This American born motorcycle brand UM showcased its Renegade series of bikes at 2014 India Auto Expo and revealed plans to establish market here. But this spy shot indicates that 2015 UM Hypersport is being considered for launch here, despite the fact that it was not showcased in Auto Expo.