Continuing with our two-part series of last week’s launches in the Indian automobile market, this 2nd and the final part showcases various two-wheeler launches that took place in the last week.
Last week, there were two new launches in this segment by two major brands, Kawasaki and TVS. Japanese two-wheeler manufacturer Kawasaki launched its new ADV, the Versys 650, updated to the current BS6 norms. TVS, on the other hand, launched a new colour (yellow) for its popular scooter, the Ntorq 125 Race Edition.
Kawasaki, in the previous week, updated the Versys line-up and launched the BS6 Versys 650 in India, following the recently launched BS6 Ninja 650 and the Z 650. For 2020, the BS6 Kawasaki Versys 650 will be available in just one colour option – Kawasaki’s Candy Lime Green colour, along with a similar list of features and specifications like the predecessor.
The new BS6 compliant parallel-twin engine has lost 3hp and 3Nm of torque, thereby making a total power output of 69hp and 61Nm of torque. Another change which the new Versys 650 has seen is in its weight. The BS6 Kawasaki Versys 650 has put on 2kg and thus tips the scale at 218 kg.
Apart from these two changes, the bike and its features remain unchanged. Kawasaki Versys 650 is a versatile ADV / touring bike made to tackle any terrain with ease. The pricing has also been increased by Rs. 10,000. Kawasaki has listed the new Versys 650 on its official website as the 2021 model.
Indian two-wheeler manufacturer TVS, in the past week, launched a brand new colour option for its popular and sporty scooter, the Ntorq 125 Race Edition. TVS launched its scooter in a yellow colour scheme, thereby making the scooter available in two colour options – Red & Yellow.
The newly launched yellow coloured Ntorq 125 Race Edition is priced at Rs 74,365, similar to the red coloured variant. TVS Ntorq 125 Race Edition scooter costs around Rs. 3,000 more than regular Ntorq with disc brakes and Rs. 6,000 more than the Ntorq with drum brakes. Feature-wise, the yellow Ntorq 125 Race Edition has an equipment list similar to its red-coloured variant.
TVS Ntorq 125 Race Edition makes 9.4hp and 10.5Nm of torque, similar to its discontinued predecessor, the BS4 Ntorq. The TVS Ntorq 125 is the only scooter in its segment to offer a digital instrument cluster and Bluetooth connectivity.
These were the 2 major two-wheeler launches last week and with this, we conclude the two-part weekly launch report.