New ar­rivals

It’s all green and clean with elec­tric scoot­ers and BS6-com­pli­ant ve­hi­cles

Evo India - - MAHINDRA TRINATION 2019 -


Af­ter months of wait­ing, Ba­jaj has fi­nally launched the Chetak in not one but two vari­ants—Ur­bane and Premium. The scooter is pow­ered by an IP67-com­pli­ant elec­tric mo­tor pro­duc­ing 3.8kW of con­tin­u­ous power that peaks at 4.08kW. It gets a 3kWh Li-ion bat­tery which can be charged with a stan­dard 5A out­let. It boasts of a 85km range in Eco mode and 95km in Sports mode. Ba­jaj will be giv­ing home charg­ing sta­tions com­pli­men­tary with the Chetak. The scooter will be on sale only in Pune and Ben­galuru, as of now, and can only be pur­chased from the ded­i­cated web­site.


The BS6-com­pli­ant Hi­malayan fi­nally gets switch­able ABS and a haz­ard lamp switch. It con­tin­ues to draw power from the sin­gle­cylin­der, 411cc mo­tor but now makes 24.3bhp and 32Nm. RE claims to have im­proved the brak­ing per­for­mance of the ADV and have added a new side stand. How­ever, all the up­dates have re­sulted in the Hi­malayan putting on 5kg.


Pi­ag­gio has joined the BS6 band­wagon, and well ahead of the dead­line! The SR se­ries now gets a 160cc, fuel-in­jected, sin­gle cylin­der en­gine de­vel­op­ing 10.84bhp and 11.6Nm, up from 9.92bhp and 10.9Nm on the SR 150. The price has gone up by al­most `26,000. Pi­ag­gio is of­fer­ing ac­ces­sories upto `4,200 with the SR 160 range.


The sixth-gen Ac­tiva gets a 109.51cc en­gine churn­ing 7.68bhp and 8.79Nm. And, it now shares its un­der­pin­nings with the Ac­tiva 125 BS6, mak­ing it 72mm longer and giv­ing it a 22mm longer wheel­base.


The Clas­sic is now BS6 com­pli­ant! The up­dated bike now fea­tures dual-chan­nel ABS, fuel in­jec­tion and new paint schemes. Though it uses the same 346cc, sin­gle­cylin­der en­gine, it now makes 19.1bhp in­stead of 19.8bhp. The torque, how­ever, re­mains the same. Also, Royal En­field is now of­fer­ing a three-year warranty and three years of road­side as­sis­tance as stan­dard.

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