Exciting Launches, Unveilings, and Developments in the Two-Wheeler Industry Last Week

Exciting Launches, Unveilings, and Developments in the Two-Wheeler Industry Last Week

News by Team Drivio | 22 Apr 2024

The Indian two-wheeler market had been buzzed with a flurry of activity last week, witnessed: 

  • The introduction of the Yamaha Aerox S, a more expensive model in the well-liked scooter range 
  • The arrival in India of the Tuareg 660 adventure bike, the Aprilia 660 triple, and the RSV4 Factory 
  • Spy photos showing the new Kinetic Green electric scooter and the 2024 Suzuki Access 125

The industry has kept fans on the edge of their seats with premium debuts and exciting advances, guaranteeing an exciting and innovative future. 

Yamaha Aerox S: Elevating the Scooter Game

The expensive model of their well-liked scooter portfolio, the Aerox S from Yamaha Motor India is meant to take on high-end options such as the Aprilia SR 160 and BMW G 310 R. The Aerox S costs Rs 1,50,600 (ex-showroom), which is Rs 3,300 more than the base model. The Aerox S, which comes in the eye-catching colors Silver and Racing Blue, promises to revolutionize the scooter experience with its high-end features.

Aprilia's Victorious Quartet 

With the introduction of four much awaited models, Italian motorcycle maker Aprilia has made a splash in the Indian market, competing against industry heavyweights like Ducati, Triumph, and Kawasaki in their respective classes. Offering something for every riding preference, Aprilia has unveiled the Aprilia RSV4 Factory, which is a direct competitor of the Ducati Panigale V4, Aprilia RS 660, which goes up against the Kawasaki Z650RS and Triumph Trident 660, Aprilia Tuono 660, which goes up against the Kawasaki Z650, and Aprilia Tuareg 660, which goes up against the likes of the Kawasaki Versys 650 and Suzuki V-Strom 650

As the only adventure bike available in the nation from the brand, the Aprilia Tuareg 660 stands out and promises an exciting off-road ride to compete with rivals like the Benelli TRK 502 and Kawasaki Versys 650. Furthermore, Aprilia India has reaffirmed their commitment to the Indian market by appointing Bollywood star John Abraham as their brand ambassador.

Triumph's Roaring Tigers

The Tiger 900 GT and Rally Pro are part of the new 2024 Tiger 900 line that Triumph Motorcycles India has unveiled. These revised versions are priced at Rs 13,95,000 and Rs 15,95,000 (ex-showroom Delhi), respectively. They come with new color options, improved functionality, and standard Bluetooth connection. 

While the Tiger 900 Rally Pro will fight against the Honda Africa Twin and Ducati DesertX, the Tiger 900 GT will go up against the likes of the BMW F 850 GS and Ducati Multistrada V2.

Suzuki Honors the Legacy of the Hayabusa

 Suzuki India has introduced the Hayabusa 25th Anniversary Celebration Edition in remembrance of the legendary Hayabusa's 25-year heritage. This limited-edition motorbike has a bold paint job in black and orange, with 25th-anniversary badging and V-shaped decals. The price tag of Rs 17,70,000 (ex-showroom Delhi) reflects its rarity, charging an extra Rs 80,000 above the normal Hayabusa. 

Golden anodized pieces lend a touch of elegance. The Hayabusa, with its unparalleled performance, remains the market leader in the hyperbike class, but the BMW S 1000 RR and Kawasaki Ninja ZX-4R are competitive models.

Hero's Unorthodox Moves 

The Jaipur-based manufacturer Hero MotoCorp has hinted at their entry into the 440cc Scrambler market by filing a trademark application for the Mavrick 440 Scrambler. This next model, which is based on the Mavrick 440 roadster, is anticipated to compete with the Royal Enfield Himalayan and Yezdi Scrambler and provide improved off-road skills. 
Hero has now started delivering the Mavrick 440 to consumers all throughout India; the first shipment of bikes was made available to the public at the Hero Premia store in Gurugram. The BMW G 310 R and KTM 390 Duke are two more middleweight options that the Mavrick 440 will go up against.

The Electrifying Offers of Ola Electric 

The S1 X line has been relaunched by Ola Electric with savings of up to Rs 10,000. The EV manufacturer is offering a free 8-year/80,000-kilometer extended battery guarantee on all of its scooters in an effort to increase consumer confidence. In addition, the S1 X is the first Ola electric scooter with a physical key, which increases convenience and security. Other electric scooters such as the Ather 450X, TVS iQube, and the soon-to-be Bajaj Chetak will compete with the Ola S1 X.

Kinetic Green's Modern Electric Scooter

A brand-new Kinetic Green electric scooter with a sleek and contemporary look was observed being tested. This future e-scooter is anticipated to provide a modern option within the manufacturer's high-speed e-scooter line, competing with models like the Ola S1 Pro, Ather 450X, and TVS iQube. It is most likely built on the same platform as the retro-styled Kinetic Green Flex.

Suzuki Access 125: A Refreshing Update

Spied testing in 2024, the Suzuki Access 125 offers us a sneak peek at the improved scooter's features and look. The spy photos show new features and an updated look, which should provide Suzuki fans with an enjoyable experience. Popular scooters like the Yamaha Fascino 125, TVS Jupiter, and Honda Activa 125 will compete with the Access 125.

KTM and Husqvarna's Warranty Assurance

In an effort to better serve its customers, KTM and Husqvarna India are now providing free 1-year roadside assistance and a 5-year extended warranty for all of their model lineup. This deal, which is good for all new bike purchases starting on April 1, 2024, gives riders further assurance and piece of mind as they compete with other high-end motorbike manufacturers in the Indian market.