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Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 hitting the Road

Royal Enfield 650 twins have witnessed a 67 per cent increase in sales. All-new aesthetics, including new colourways and a 1970s-inspired, blacked-out edition with cast alloy wheels that’s guaranteed to make hearts race and heads turn. All-new features, including a USB port, an LED headlamp, aluminium switchcubes and more. The 2023 Interceptor 650 is an irresistible combination of modern-day engineering and an old-school soul.

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HERO MotoCorp and ZERO Motorcycles Join the hands for Premium Electric Motorcycles

Hero MotoCorp, the world’s largest two-wheeler manufacturers, and California-based Zero Motorcycles, leading manufacturers of premium electric motorcycles and powertrains, have signed agreements to collaborate for high-end electric motorcycles in India. the collaboration combines Zero’s expertise in powertrain development and electric motorcycles with hero MotoCorp’s scale of manufacturing, sourcing and marketing. with technology from silicon Valley and a classic motorcycle soul, Zero Motorcycles elevate the motorcycle experience for riders all over the world, being designed and made in California. their range of motorcycles includes street bikes such as the Zero S, SR, SR/S, SR/F and FXE, as well as dual-sport models such as the DS, DSR, DSR/X and FX, capable of travelling for up to 300 kilometres on a
single charge with top speeds of up to 200 km/h.

As part of their mission to “be the future of mobility,” Hero MotoCorp are addressing the rapidly developing electric vehicle (eV) market, having already introduced their first electric VIda V1 scooter, under their developing mobility brand “VIda”. they have started operating their public charging infrastructure in Bengaluru, delhi, and Jaipur.

The company has already installed approximately 300 public charging stations in the three cities and are expected to expand into more cities in the near future.

BMW R 18 Transcontinental has been Launched

The BMW R 18 TRANSCONTINENTAL has been launched for 38K US $. The new iteration of the “big Boxer” R18 takes on proper grand touring guise.
The instrument console includes four analogue circular instruments and a 10.25- inch TFT colour display. this classic touring motorcycle features a big handlebar-mounted fairing with windscreen, wind deflectors, pillion seat, casings finished in body colour, and light cast alloy wheels. the double-cradle
frame, larger 24-litre teardrop tank, exposed nickel-plated driveshaft, and the paintwork with delicate double pinstripes are just a few highlights of the classic design. these features are evocative of the motorcycle from 1936.

Other features include new adaptive led headlights, a Marshall gold series stage 2 audio system with six speakers, and a booster. on the safety front, it comes with active cruise control, automated stability control, dynamic engine brake control, hill-start control, keyless entry, and electronic cruise control as standard. Three riding modes—rain, roll, and rock—are available to accommodate different rider
preferences. This 400+ kilogram motorcycle also has an optional reverse gear.


Matter launched their First Geared Electric motorcycle called the “Aera”. Two variants are available, the 5000 and 5000+, with the Aera 5000 priced at INR Rs. 1.44 lakh, and the Aera 5000+ priced at INR Rs. 1.54 lakh (ex-showroom) in India.
The new Matter Aera has a distinctive sharp and rather aggressive street bike design. the motorcycle’s tank has the front indicators incorporated into its design, with the blinkers on either side visible from the front as well the side. the aera has a slim and clean look at the rear with an led tail-light cluster. Underneath the tail-lights, there are the separated located rear turn-indicators. Moreover, the aera also boasts of a split seat, clip-on handlebars, and a rear grab-rail. The Aera also gets a 7.0-inch touchscreen instrument cluster. It has navigational tools, alert warnings, and even music playback capabilities. It also receives over-the-air (OTA) updates. the rider can obtain additional information such as ride statistics, bike position, and charging status using the mobile app.

Both the Aera 5000 and 5000+ have the same powertrain: a 10- kw (13.6-hp) motor and a 5.0 kwh battery pack. standard charging takes five hours and rapid charging, as claimed by the firm, just two hours. the bike also has active liquid cooling for the battery and the drivetrain. Its claimed range is 125 kilometres and it takes less than six seconds to go from standstill to 60 km/h.

Honda Launched Shine 100 cc

Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India have Launched the Shine 100, making it one of the most affordable commuters in the Indian market. Honda still have the shine 125 on sale as well.

The shine 100 makes use of a 99.8-cc, single-cylinder, air-cooled motor that churns out 7.6 hp and 8.05nm of peak torque. This engine is OBD2-compliant and should deliver good mileage. The chassis of the shine 100 is a diamond frame. The bike comes equipped with a telescopic fork at the front and twin shock-absorbers at the rear. The bike gets a drum brake set-up aided by CBS (Combi Braking system).
The shine sports twin analogue dials for the speedometer and tachometer and, in terms of features, gets a side-stand engine cut-off. The bike is available with the option of five colour schemes. The price starts from INR Rs. 64,900.

Honda Launched Activa 125

Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India have Launched the new OBD2-compliant 2023 Activa 125 priced at INR Rs 78,920 (ex-showroom). This new 125-cc scooter also gets an H-smart variant which is priced at
INR Rs. 88,093 (ex-showroom).
The 2023 Honda Activa 125 comes with Honda’s H-smart Tech which offers a car-like smart key with smart-find feature. this feature allows the rider to locate the scooter by flashing all four indicators at the press of a button. It also offers “smart start” feature which helps in starting the scooter by just rotating the knob from the lock mode to ignition and pushing the start button without even taking out the key.
For this function, the smart key should be within a range of two metres from the scooter.

There is a “smart unlock” feature that allows the rider to lock or unlock the scooter without using a physical key. In case the system does not detect any activity for 20 seconds after the function is used,
the scooter is automatically deactivated. The smart key also has an immobilizer system which prevents a non-registered key from starting the engine.


The Kawasaki Z900RS has been released a new In India. It is priced at INR Rs. 16.47 lakh (ex-showroom). the 2023 Z900rs comes via the completely built-up unit (CBU) route resulting in significant import duties and taxes that make it more expensive.

The 948-cc liquid-cooled, in-line four-cylinder engine from the Z900 naked bike is retained in the Z900rs. It produces 111 hp at 8,500 rpm and a maximum torque of 98.5 nm at 6,500 rpm. although the Z900rs and Z900 share the same primary frame, the subframe has been modified to make room for the traditional stepped single-piece seat. The fuel-tank can hold 17 litres, which is the same as that on the Z900. Twin 300-mm front and single 250-mm rear disc brakes shoulder braking responsibilities and dual-channel ABS comes as standard equipment.

The Z900rs’s twin analogue dials with a small digital inset take the place of the Z900’s full-colour TFT dash. Although it has a classic look, it has some contemporary features like KTRC (Kawasaki Traction Control), assist and slipper clutch, all-led lighting, spoke-style cast wheels, and many more. The Kawasaki Z900rs comes in two colours: Candy tone Blue and Metallic diablo Black/Metallic Imperial red.

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