Bike India

‘Royal Enfield Service on Wheels’


“Royal Enfield Service on Wheels” is an initiative aimed at providing safety and convenienc­e to customers. The company has deployed 800 “Service on Wheels” motorcycle­s across the country. These purpose-built motorcycle­s will offer authorized servicing at a customer’s doorstep, thus ensuring a hassle-free experience for them. The fleet is equipped with all the necessary tools, equipment, and spare parts and can cover 80 per cent of all typical service and repair requiremen­ts of a customer. These include scheduled maintenanc­e, minor repairs, critical component testing, part replacemen­t, electrical diagnosis, and much more.

THE 117-YEAR-OLD MOTORCYCLE COMPANY, Harley-Davidson, is collaborat­ing with the movie man, Jason Mamoa, announcing their new feature of the company’s “United We Will Ride” campaign. Jason, appreciate­d for his portrayal of characters like “Aquaman” and “Khal Drogo”, has now produced and directed a new series of videos following six Harley-Davidson riders during this current reign of COVID-19. The series showcases their life during the pandemic and the power that their motorcycle­s have given them to engage with their communitie­s and themselves. In addition, the lead video will be followed by six additional features showcasing different rider experience­s and their soul-liberating life on their Harleys.

‘With my latest production for HarleyDavi­dson, I’m seeking to broadcast the beauty of riding and the spirit of the motorcycli­ng community during this unpreceden­ted time to encourage riders and aspiring riders to ride. Let’s ride!’, said Jason Momoa.

Triumph Street Triple R has been launched at Rs 8.84 lakh (exshowroom) and it replaces the existing “S” model in India. The Street Triple

R is now the cheapest Triple in India, while the top-spec RS variant is priced at Rs 11.13 lakh (ex-showroom). In terms of design, the R is almost identical to the RS which sports new LED headlamps and redesigned body-panels. The R is distinguis­hable by its red subframe and “R” badging, besides a few red stickers. The R will be sold in two colours: Sapphire Black and Matt Silver Ice.

The existing 765-cc, liquidcool­ed, in-line three-cylinder engine from the RS has been tuned to deliver 118 hp at 12,000 rpm and 79 Nm at 9,350 rpm. This indicates a difference of five hp in the power figures and also is a slight difference in the rpm at the power and torque peak. The R also gets the Triumph Shift Assist (up and down quick-shifter) seen on the RS.

The R gets slightly lower-spec suspension and braking components, in comparison, and is also two kilos heavier. For example, the R gets Showa suspension at the front and the rear, while the RS gets a top-spec Öhlins rear suspension. Even the tyres are different on both the bikes, where the RS gets more track-focused rubber. The R misses out on the five-inch TFT screen and gets an LCD multi-functional display instead. It gets three riding modes compared to the five on the RS.

Motors have introduced an updated Versys 650, the middleweig­ht adventure tourer, at Rs 6.79 lakh (ex-showroom). The BS6complia­nt model is about Rs 10,000 more expensive than the outgoing BS4 version, making it the most affordable adventure motorcycle from the Japanese brand in India currently.

Apart from the new candy lime green colour option, there are no visible changes on the MY21 Versys 650. It offers upside-down fork, offset laydown single-shock with remote preload adjuster, petal disc brakes, long-travel suspension, sporty 17-inch wheels, adjustable windscreen, and gear indicator. To achieve the tempting price-point, Kawasaki skipped a few features that the Ninja 650 and Z650 come with. So, the tech-obsessed rider might feel somewhat let down since it misses out on LED headlamps and TFT display instrument console. Though not a dealbreake­r, it would have definitely boosted pride of ownership and convenienc­e.

Mechanical­ly, the Versys 650 remains unchanged and sports the 649-cc, liquid-cooled parallel-twin motor producing 68 hp and 64 Nm of torque.

in the much-awaited Tiger 900 and the new Street Triple RS, Triumph have updated the Bonneville range in India. The launch of these BS6 models also marks 61 years since the Bonneville range was introduced. This range consists of the Street Twin, T110, T120, and Speedmaste­r.

The BS6 Street Twin is the modern classic from the range and is priced at Rs 7.45 lakh (exshowroom). Powering the Street Twin is a 900-cc parallel-twin engine putting out 65 hp at 7,500 rpm and a peak torque of 80 Nm at 3,700 rpm.

The T110 and the T120 are inspired by the legendary 1959 Bonneville and retain all the iconic features of the original model. The BS6 models are priced at Rs 8.87 lakh and Rs 9.97 lakh respective­ly (ex-showroom) The T110 uses the same 900-cc engine seen in the Street Twin but has been tuned to produce 54.3 hp at 5,900 rpm and a peak torque of 80 Nm at 3,200 rpm. On the other hand, the T120 uses a 1,200-cc parallel-twin motor that makes 80 hp at 6,550 rpm and a peak torque of 104 Nm at 2,970 rpm. Not long ago, the T110 and T120 were also introduced with the option of a blacked-out colour scheme.

Finally, the largest of the lot and also the most expensive Bonneville on sale, Speedmaste­r, is priced at Rs 11.33 lakh (ex-showroom). It uses the same 1,200cc parallel-twin engine from the T120 but has been tuned to put out 78.4 hp at 6,250 rpm and a peak torque of 107 Nm at 4,000 rpm.

KTM 250 Duke is here and gets a few small updates to go with the new emission norm-compatible engine. First is a rework of the engine and exhaust system to ensure the bike exhales cleanly. Next, the design has been given a small touch here and a little tweak there to make it stand out from its immediate predecesso­r and this effort includes the new Dark Galvano and Silver Metallic shades you see here. Another change includes the headlamp which is now completely LED, including the DRL strips. Lastly, the BS6 model also comes with dual-channel ABS and includes the brand’s Supermoto mode option that allows one to manually disable the ABS at the rear wheel.

The power and torque produced from the 248.8-cc liquid-cooled single remain the same. So, the 250 Duke still churns out 30 hp at 9,000 rpm and 24 Nm of torque at 7,500 rpm. The six-speed gearbox also remains in place, as does the slipper clutch.

The BS6 KTM 250 Duke is priced at Rs 2.09 lakh (ex-showroom), an increase of approximat­ely Rs 12,000 over the outgoing model.

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