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:
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.
|Specifications||Hero Xtreme 160R 4V|
|Engine||163.2cc, air-cooled with an oil-cooler engine|
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.
|Specifications||Suzuki V-Strom SX|
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.
|Specifications||2023 KTM 200 Duke|
|Engine||199.5cc liquid-cooled engine|
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.