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Monthly Roundup: Bikes & Scooters Launched In  June 2023

Monthly Roundup: Bikes & Scooters Launched In June 2023

Article by Drivio | 1st Jul 23

We finally got some launches that we all were eagerly waiting for

  • Athergave us its most affordable scooter, the 450S this month.
  • This month also marked the comeback of the legendary Hero Passion Plus.
  • KTM made the 200 Duke a lot more desirable by giving it an LED headlight.

In June, the Indian market witnessed a significant influx of multiple new or updated two-wheelers, keeping both enthusiasts and industry observers occupied. The month was packed with exciting releases, and if you've been finding it hard to keep up, don't worry! Here's a concise overview of all the bikes and scooters that made their debut:

   1.Ather 450S

Specifications  Ather 450S
Motor6kW (peak)
Top Speed90kmph
Battery3kWh
Range115km

This month, Ather Energy introduced the 450S, their latest scooter model targeting affordability without compromising on performance and features. However, to achieve a more accessible price point, some adjustments were made, specifically in the battery pack, resulting in a reduced range compared to Ather 450S’s predecessor. 

   2.Hero MotoCorp Bikes 

SpecificationsHero Xtreme 160R 4V
Engine163.2cc, air-cooled with an oil-cooler engine
Maximum power16.9PS
Maximum torque14.6Nm
Transmission5-speed

In a recent update, Hero reintroduced its iconic commuter, the Passion Plus, to the market. While the latest version boasts an array of added features, it also comes with a relatively higher price tag.

However, the most anticipated release from the leading two-wheeler maker this month was Hero Xtreme 160R 4V. The bike offers increased power, enhanced hardware, additional features, and various other improvements.

   3.Suzuki Two-wheelers

SpecificationsSuzuki V-Strom SX
Engine249cc engine
Maximum Power26.5PS
Maximum Torque22.2Nm
Transmission6-speed

Suzuki India has taken a significant step by ensuring that its entire line-up of scooters and bikes is now compliant with OBD 2 (On-Board Diagnostics 2) standards. While certain models had already received updates in the past, this time the focus was on the V-Strom SX, the Gixxer 250cc series (which includes the Suzuki Gixxer 250 and Gixxer SF 250), as well as the Burgman Street EX.

   4.KTM 200 Duke

Specifications2023 KTM 200 Duke
Engine199.5cc liquid-cooled engine
Maximum power25PS
Maximum torque19.3Nm
Transmission6-speed

For the year 2023, the KTM 200 Duke received a subtle upgrade that brings it closer in resemblance to its sibling, the KTM 390 Duke. The design changes implemented in this update enhance the visual similarity between the two models, giving the KTM 200 Duke a refreshed look that aligns it more closely with its larger counterpart.