Hero to develop Harley Davidson bikes for India

Hero MotoCorp said it has signed an agreement to co-develop and sell “a range of premium motorcycles” with iconic US motorcycle maker Harley Davidson. The announcement comes a month after Harley Davidson decided to exit the Indian market due to poor sales. The company had been selling over 10,000 units per year during the peak […]

COVID not driving buyers to cheaper models: Bajaj Auto

Bajaj Auto, one of India’s biggest motorcycle manufacturers, said it is yet to see any down-trading or change of behavior among motorcycle buyers in India due to the COVID pandemic, and that demand is already at 80-85% of normal levels. Speaking to investors and analysts after the company’s quarterly results last week, executive director Rakesh […]

Hero MotoCorp sells 10,000 two-wheelers post COVID lock-down

Hero MotoCorp said it has sold 10,000 motorcycles and two-wheelers since its dealerships and showrooms opened after a 41-day lockdown earlier this month. As of today, said the world’s largest manufacturer of motorcycles and scooters, it has opened more than 1,500 outlets and service centers which account for around 30% of the company’s total retail […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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,” […]

Bajaj Auto reports 45% jump in domestic 2-wheeler sales for Nov 2108

Bajaj Auto reported a 45% jump in two-wheeler sales in India in November, while overall sales of two-wheelers and three-wheelers, including exports, were up 25%. India two-wheeler sales jumped to 2.05 lakh in November from 1.42 lakh last year. However, compared to October, sales were down from 2.82 lakh. Nevertheless, the performance is better than […]

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 […]

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 […]