June 2020 was a busy month. In this story we list all the bikes that were introduced in the month. including the very interesting Xtreme 160R…
India’s transition to the new stricter BS-VI emission norms forced all the vehicle manufacturers to update their portfolio with newer, greener engines. But, the nationwide lockdowns and uncertainties due to COVID-19 led to a delay in the launch of several motorcycles and scooters.
However, as the lockdown has been partially lifted, manufacturers have started launching new motorcycles and scooters again. June 2020 saw as many as six brand new launches, and here we list them out for you.
Honda CD100 Dream BS6
Honda re-launched their 110 cc Dream with a new BS6 engine on June 1st, 2020. Equipped with a fuel injected engine, the new motorcycle is over ₹12000 expensive than its predecessor. You can read a long list of around 17 changes in the motorcycle here.
Bajaj Pulsar 125 Split Seat
With this nationwide launch, Bajaj has further strengthened its position in the premium 125 cc segment. The bike looks almost identical to it’s elder sibling – the Pulsar 150 twin disc. Read more about it here.
Triumph Tiger 900
The UK-based motorcycle maker Triumph launched the new Tiger 900 in India on 19th July. You can read about this feature-packed motorcycle here.
Honda Grazia BS6
After teasing the scooter for a while, Honda launched the BS6 version of Grazia on June 24th. The 125 cc scooter has now become one of the most expensive scooter in its segment but it also offers a lot more. Follow this link to know more.
Honda Livo BS6
By launching the new 110 cc BS6 Livo, Honda took everyone by surprise, as the motorcycle now costs more than its elder sibling – the 125 cc Shine. Read more about it here.
Hero Xtreme 160R
The last one in our list is probably the biggest launch of the month. It is one of the most promising 150cc motorcycle from Hero in many years. The motorcycle packs a lot of features that have a potential to turn around Hero’s ailing fortunes in this segment. Find our launch story here.
Manufacturers are at their toes and are trying their level best to get people to their shops – either offline or online. The initial pent-up demand just after the lockdown has also raised homes, but, by and large, it still remains a very unpredictable market. It will be very interesting to see how things pan out in the weeks to come..
– Moin Ahmed