Top bike news making waves: Weekly Roundup

Top bike news making waves: Weekly Roundup

News by Team Drivio | Feb 27, 2023

From RE Interceptor 650, Continental GT 650 to River Mobility’s debut scooter and Vida V1, the two-wheeler industry had a lot of exciting news this week.

  • Royal Interceptor 650 and Continental GT 650 launched overseas
  • Bounce Infinity releases limited edition e-scooters
  • River debuts with Indie, featuring long battery life and top speed at par with fossil fuel run two-wheelers. 

 The world of two-wheelers has seen a lot of action this week, with plenty of exciting news and developments to report. From Royal Enfield's modernized versions of its popular 650 Twins to the launch of River's first e-scooter, there's much to keep up with. 

Yamaha has also updated two of its most popular models, while Bounce Infinity has released a limited edition of its electric scooter.

The two-wheeler industry had a lot of exciting news this week, and we've got all the juicy details right here.

What are the recent India launches?

Royal Enfield launched modern versions of its popular Interceptor 650 and Continental GT 650 models abroad. The bikes come with modern features, such as alloy wheels, and have also received special limited-edition Thunder and Lightning versions in Europe that come with cool accessories.

Indian e-scooter company, River, launched its first e-scooter, Indie, in Bengaluru. Priced at Rs 1,24,999 (ex-showroom Bengaluru, including FAME II subsidy), the scooter boasts an attractive design and interesting features, including a 55-liter total storage.

Yamaha has updated its popular Fascino 125 Fi and Ray ZR models for 2023, and both scooters now come in a range of new color and are now more environmentally friendly.

Bounce Infinity has launched a limited edition of its electric scooter, the E1. The new model has a stealthier appeal and costs Rs 16,800 more than the standard E1.

What is the latest EV News?

In the EV space, the Ola S1 Pro E-scooter's battery pack costs more than most petrol-powered scooters' ex-showroom price of Rs 87,298. Ather Energy has installed the highest number of fast charging points (1000) of any EV two-wheeler brand in the country, while Vida has set up 300 fast charging points in three major Indian cities.

KTM Supermoto Tourer

Finally, the KTM has been spotted testing a new Supermoto Tourer, which could be the much-loved KTM 890 SMT making a comeback. We'll have to wait and see!