The Indian two-wheeler market was deprived of new two-wheeler launches last week. However, some other updates kept the excitement going like spy shots of upcoming bikes and the announcement of a new brand’s entry into India. If you are unaware of these developments, here’s a quick round-up of the five most noteworthy two-wheeler stories from the last week.
The reports of Royal Enfield hopping on the electric bandwagon have started surfacing. The company has started testing a few prototypes of electric motorcycles in India and abroad. Moreover, investments and the hiring of new talents have also begun for electric mobility at Royal Enfield. However, the first RE electric motorcycle is still a few years away as the brand wants to understand buyers’ requirements and approach towards EVs.
While Royal Enfield’s EVs are far away as of now, what it is expected to unveil as early as next month is the Super Meteor 650. There is a high chance that the motorcycle will be officially uncovered at this year’s EIMCA show in Milan, followed by its India unveil at the Rider Mania which will take place between 18-20 November 2022. Click on the story link to read more on this.
The Taiwanese electric two-wheeler and charging solutions brand, Gogoro, is all set to enter India on 3 November 2022. The company has sent out an official invite for an event to reveal its plans related to its India operations. Gogoro has already tied up with Hero MotoCorp a few months back and both companies will benefit from the former’s expertise in EV charging and battery swapping solutions. Moreover, Gogoro might also launch its own electric two-wheeler in India.
Two reviews went up on our website last week and one of these was the Bajaj CT125X. With this motorcycle, the company is targeting buyers looking for a rugged commuter but with slightly funkier looks and better performance than entry-level daily workhorses. So, has Bajaj managed to bring in all the right ingredients that this genre demands? Click on the review link to find out.
The Tiger Sport 660 is the sport-touring version of the Triumph Trident 660. The latter had left us profoundly impressed on a lot of fronts when we rode it comprehensively a few months back. But, as the touring tag gets attached to a motorcycle, the expectations are considerably more than from a street naked. Is the Tiger Sport 660 enticing enough to justify its 9.08 lakh price tag (ex-showroom)? Get the answer in the road test review of the bike.