December 2019 Motorcycle News.
8:01 AM 12/4/2019
Yamaha Motorcycle agents in Sri Lanka are providing 5 number of their motorbikes from Rs 50,000/- - Rs 10,000/- on selected models. Mean while in India TVS had announced their BS VI requirements meeting Jupiter two wheeler. Also their BS-6 standard acceptable Apache motorbike models RTR 160 4V and RTR 200 4V are announced with LED Head Lights. They are priced at INR 1.03 and INR 1.24 respectively. In the indian two wheeler market England's Triumph Motorcycles has announced their Triumph Rocket 3 Rand Triumph Rocket 3GD. These motorcycles re powered by 2,500 cc engine.
13:50 PM 10/182019
Baja the Indian two wheeler maker has announced their Electric Scooter for the Indian commuters. It is powerd by Lithium-ion Battery. It got a range of 95 Km on normal conditions. Also the electric battery powered scooter got one special features it can ove backwards for parking purpose. Steel body is another feature of this new Escooter from Bajaj. It is priced around INR 100,000/-. The E-Scooter is expected to be in the market by December and it will be available by January 2020, all over India. Sri Lanka users have to wait and see whether this will be available here. Meanwhile other top two wheeler makers (Hero, TVS, Yamaha, Honda and Suzuki) in India too are with the idea of making their own escooters and emotorbikes for commuters.
Bajaj Chetak Electric Scooter.
8:50 PM 10/14/2019
Motorcycle manfacturers and Importers must comply with the BS VI emmission conditions from 20th April 2020. For the customers it means more price for their motorcycles in the near future. Already Honda Activa 125 acooter is marketed in the Indian market with a BS 6 engine. Yamaha is ready to release its BS6 motorcyles by November 2019. Meanwhile nearly all the Motorcycl manufacturers are concentrating on producing Electric Scooters and electric motorcycles. Already Hero motors are marketing their own Escooters for the Insian market. Bajaj motorcycle makers are expected to unveil their first E-scooter by October 2019. TVS too is ready to release their Electric Scooter. Cheap Lithium batteries that can be charged quickly, can hold more energy and with less weight made all the motorcycle makers to go with producing their own re-chargable battery powered electric two wheelers in India. So Sri Lanka motorcycle prices to may go up once the BS6 motorcycles are imported to Sri Lanka from India. Their prices may go up by 10- 15%. On the other hand India made electric scooters and motorcycles may hit the Sri lanka two wheeler market soon.
Royal Enfield Classic 350 (Called as Classic 350S) Launched in India.
7:50 AM 10/3/2019
2019 Price: INR 1.46 - 1.54 lakh
Royal Enfield Bullet Price: INR 1,12,000/-
Indias' shining motorcycle makers had come with a new affordable version of the Classic 350 as Classic 350S. To reduce the production costs, the bike is provided with blacked out engine and rims without any shiny. Also provided is a simple Royal Enfield Logo on the Petrol tank. It is available in two color models as Pure Black and Mercury Silver.
Royal Enfield Classic 350.
Price in Inda: INR 1.45 lakh+
6:49 AM 9/24/2019
A person riding a motorcycle with modified Exhaust was fined by the Jaffna courts for breaching the law. The person was riding the motorcycle under the influence of liquor and was found to be not holding proper motorbike documents. Modified Exhaust was fined with Rs 50,000/-, drunk driving was fined with Rs 25,000/- and for the missing documents Rs 9,000/- was fined by the judge. So the person had a total fine of Rs 84,000/-for his traffic violation in Sri Lanka.
7:30 AM 9/18/2019
One motorcycle rider in Sri Lanka was imposed with a fine of Rs. 80,000 for riding a motorcycle under the influence of liquor and not having a valid riding licence and other legal documents for the vehicle.The person was arrested around 11pm in Yatagala, Unawatuna when he was riding the motorcycle by the Sri Lanka police office.The motorbike rider was fined Rs. 25,000 for riding while drunk, Rs. 25,000 for riding without a driving licence, Rs. 15,000 for riding with no revenue licence, and Rs. 15,000 for riding with no insurance certificate for the motorcycle, making for a total fine of Rs. 80,000.
Italian Racing Scooter Aprilia is now available in Sri Lanka.
Aprilia SR 125 Scooter Price: Rs 299,990/-
Aprilia SR 150 Price: Scooter Rs 345,090/-
Also Vespa scooters too are now available in Sri Lanka.
Capacity: 125cc and 150cc
Vespa Scooter Sri Lanka Price: Rs 350,000+
MV Agusta has launched the F3 RC 800 motorbike in India at INR 21.99 lakh (Sri Lanka price Rs 57 Lakh excluding Freight and Taxes). The Italian motorbike makers had released 6 numbers of them for sale in India. This uperbike is powered with 798cc, three-cylinder engine 153hp out put @ 13,250rpm and 88Nm of torque at 10,600rpm. The F3 RC weighs around 165kg and can get a top speed of 240k/h. SC-Project exhaust, anodized aluminum mirror caps, billet aluminum brake, clutch levers and foot pegs are provided to the bike. Fibre glass rear seat cover is fitted to it. The motorbike comes with electronic aids like ride-by-wire, four rider modes, an eight-level traction control system and Bosch ABS with Race Mode setting and Rear-wheel Lift-up Mitigation.The F3 RC 800is fitted with 3 cyclinders.
Czechoslovakia's Jawa Motorcycles, are now coming under Mahindra & Mahindra as a subsidiary. Recently three of its Sport and Bobber models were unveiled. Jawa Classic was recenly launched for the price of around INR 1.64 lakhs
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