Bajaj takes aim at Royal Enfield, Jawa with Triumph tie-up

Bajaj Auto has just announced its grand entry into the retro-motorcycle market with a new partnership with 118-year-old British brand Triumph. The two companies will jointly develop and market retro-look motorcycles in the Indian market at prices less than Rs 2 lakh — the bread and butter segment for Royal Enfield and Jawa. Until about […]

BS-VI Transition: Last-minute discounts on Royal Enfield bikes unlikely

Royal Enfield, the country’s biggest maker of premium motorcycles, is unlikely to offer last minute, stock-clearance discounts as part of the BS-VI transition, given that strong festival sales helped clear out much of its inventory. According to company officials, the festival sales this year have been so strong that they have effectively cleared out any […]

Royal Enfield sales down 22% in July-September

Royal Enfield, the country’s most popular premium motorcycle brand, reported a 22% decline in its September quarter motorcycle sales, even as revenue for parent Eicher Motors fell 9%. Royal Enfield sold 1.63 lakh motorcycles during the three months, down from 2.10 lakh motorcycles sold over the same period in 2018, even as it invests heavily […]

Royal Enfield says BS-VI plans on track

Royal Enfield, one of the biggest manufacturers of premium motorcycles in India, today refuted reports that the company could face an increase in input costs if it does not source an electrical component from a Delhi-based autoparts maker. The Mint newspaper carried a report today claiming that most motorcycle makers source the electrical rectifier — […]

TVS’s Ethanol bike priced at Rs 1.2 lakhs, top speed 129 kmph

TVS Motor Co has launched a unique bike that could play a part in reducing India’s dependence on oil imports — a two-wheeler that runs on ethanol produced from plants instead of petrol. The TVS Apache RTR 200 Fi E100 has been priced at Rs 1.2 lakhs ex-showroom, and will be available in Maharashtra, Uttar […]

Mahindra announces price increases of up to Rs 36,000 for its SUVs and cars

Mahindra & Mahindra, one of India’s largest car and SUV makers, announced that the prices of its cars and SUVs will jump by up to Rs 36,000 due to new safety norms that kick in from July 1. The biggest price increases will be felt on cheaper and older models such as Scorpio, Bolero, TUV300 […]

Hero Splendor is the first BS-VI bike in India

Two-wheeler manufacturer Hero MotoCorp Ltd said that it has received the BS-VI certification for its Splendor iSmart motorcycle, becoming the first two-wheeler manufacturer in India to receive the stamp. Hero MotoCorp said that it received the Type Approval Certificate from International Centre for Automotive Technology (ICAT) for the Splendor iSmart model, after it was successfully […]

TVS Motors launches upgraded version of sports bike TVS Apache RR 310

Two-wheeler maker TVS Motors said it launched an upgraded version of its sports bike TVS Apache RR 310 model with Race Turned (RT) Slipper Clutch technology. The upgrade provides swift gear shifting with low hand fatigue and maintains the vehicle’s stability at high speed during downshifts, especially in corners, TVS Motors said. The slipper function […]

Royal Enfield waiting period down to zero as Jawa readies to vroom

Royal Enfield, the country’s largest maker of mid-sized motorcycles, said it has cut down on the waiting period on most of its motorcycle models, and promised to keep the excitement going as it deals with new competitors like Jawa. The comments by Siddhartha Lal, CEO of Eicher Motors comes in the context of the impending […]

Jawa opens motorcycle showrooms in several cities ahead of launch

Jawa, the retro motorcycle brand from Mahindra & Mahindra, has opened showrooms in many cities, indicating that the launch will happen within one month. Kerala, as the biggest market for such bikes, has seen the opening of several such showrooms in the last few days, including one in Kochi (see above) and another in Trivandrum. […]

BS-VI switchover could bring mega deals for consumers

Consumers planning to purchase a vehicle towards the end of this year may consider postponing their purchase as automakers may offer big discounts in February and March in an attempt to flush out old stock ahead of the shift to BS-VI fuel standards. According to a judgement by the Supreme Court, no automaker can sell […]

Mahindra Jawa sold out till September, launch “soon”

Mahindra Jawa, the reincarnation of an old Polish motorcycle popular in the 1960s through the 80s, has been sold out till September 2019, company officials said, promising that the bike will be launched “soon”. “We are sold out till September 2019 based on the production capacity we have planned and the bookings we have had,” […]