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,” […]

Hero unveils first touring motorcycle XPulse 200T

Hero MotoCorp Ltd., the world’s largest manufacturer of two-wheelers, said it will launch its XPulse series of 200cc premium motorcycles early next year. The company announced the second in the XPulse series, the XPulse 200T. While the original XPulse is an off-roader, the ‘T’ variant is built for longer rides and, according to the company, offers […]

TVS Motor posts 26% jump in October auto sales as Scooters overtake Motorcycles

TVS Motor Co, one of the world’s largest two-wheeler makers, reported a 26% jump in October sales, thanks in part to a festival season that came early this year. Sales, including exports and three-wheelers, jumped to 398,427 in October from 317,411 last year. This is a better performance compared to September, when overall sales had […]

Hero MotoCorp to raise prices of bikes and scooters from next month

Hero MotoCorp, the world’s largest two-wheeler manufacturer, said it will increase the price of its two-wheelers from October 3. The prices of its motorcycles and scooters could go up by up to Rs 900 per unit. “The revision has been necessitated by the increasing commodity costs and currency depreciation. “The price hike will translate to […]

Hero MotoCorp launches e-commerce portal for selling genuine parts

Hero MotoCorp has launched online shop for consumers to buy genuine parts and accessories for their Hero scooters and motorbikes. The portal, www.hgpmart.com, will be run by the company directly. However, it will tap close to 100 distributors in a ‘hub and spoke’ model for fulfillment. Consumers can buy any part by following a step-by-step […]

Royal Enfield to set up new production unit near Chennai at Rs 800 cr

Royal Enfield, which makes the iconic ‘Bullet’ retro motorbikes in India, said it will invest Rs 800 cr this financial year to create the second phase of its factory at its Vallam Vadagal site near Chennai. The company, whose products cost upwards of Rs 1.15 lakh, has seen sales of its motorbikes rise rapidly in […]

TVS Motor adds fast clutch technology to Apache RTR 200 4V

TVS Motor Co announced a new variant of its 200cc Apache RTR motorbike with special ‘race derived’ clutch technology that makes it easier to shift gears. The new model costs about Rs 1,600 extra. “The ‘A-RT Slipper Clutch’ technology, accentuates the motorcycle’s performance, with 22% reduction in clutch force for quicker upshifts, enabling the rider […]

Harley Davidson motorcycles may get cheaper in India thanks to Trump

So far, Donald Trump has earned many fans in India for his tough stance on terrorism, especially that emanating from India’s western neighbor Pakistan. Soon, he may win over a new class of fans — bikers — thanks to his latest attempts to reduce import duties Harley Davidson bikes in India. India has a policy […]

Hero MotoCorp unveils off-roader XPulse, 125cc Maestro scooters at Auto Expo

Hero MotoCorp, India’s largest two-wheeler maker unveiled what it called India’s first adventure bike in the 200cc class, the XPulse, as well as 125cc variants of its Maestro scooters. The XPulse is Hero’s second offering in the premium motorcycle segment after the Xtreme 200R that was unveiled just a week ago. The new scooter range […]