There are plenty of new two-wheelers coming from well-known manufacturers as well as a new brand entering the Indian market.
While the year till date has already been full of some exciting product launches, some of the biggest ones are still to come. November is when some of them will be launched. Here’s looking at the new motorcycles and scooters expected to be introduced in India this month.
Royal Enfield Super Meteor 650, Shotgun 650
The biggest launch that’s likely this month and arguably also one of the biggest launches of the year, will be Royal Enfield’s long-awaited new 650cc models. The Super Meteor 650 and Shotgun 650 have both been spotted testing, and the most recent sighting shows them looking rather production-ready.
With EICMA just around the corner, the stage is set for their official unveiling, and with Rider Mania scheduled for later in the month, it seems very likely that at least one if not both these models hit the Indian market in November.
Updated Hero Xpulse 200T
Another Indian OEM that’s likely to roll out a new product this month is Hero MotoCorp, which has just teased the updated Xpulse 200T. The teaser highlights the visual tweaks that Hero will be making to the Xpulse 200T. Expect a launch sooner rather than later, accompanied by a small price hike.
Gogoro electric scooters
Hero MotoCorp recently launched its inaugural electric scooter, the Vida V1, and now Gogoro, the Taiwanese e-scooter manufacturer that Hero has partnered with, is all set to announce its India plans.
The company will lay out its roadmap for India on November 3, and it’s quite likely to introduce its inaugural products sometime this month.
Ultraviolette F77 electric motorcycle
November 24 will see the official launch of the Ultraviolette F77 electric motorcycle. The Bengaluru-based company, whose product rollout plans were delayed by the pandemic, has worked on fast-tracking many of the planned updates for the Gen 2 machine onto this first production version. In the process, battery capacity has jumped up to a massive 10.5kWh and IDC range is a very impressive 307km.
Unlike the removable battery packs seen on the initial prototype in 2019, the new battery pack is fixed, larger and packs more lithium-ion cells. Encased in an aluminium case are 21,700 lithium-ion cells as opposed to the 18,650 cells in the prototype. That translates to a usable capacity of 10.5kWh on the top variant of the Ultraviolette F77. That effectively makes the F77’s battery size the largest of any electric two-wheeler in India.
The TVS-backed brand has commenced bookings for the F77 on October 23.
An all-new brand will be entering the Indian market in the form of QJMotor. This is a sister brand to Benelli and both companies are owned by the Chinese Qianjiang group.
In China, the company offers a vast array of over 30 models, across motorcycles, scooters and even electrics. But QJMotor’s India debut will feature four models, all of which will be petrol-powered motorcycles. The most familiar of these is the SRC500 (pictured above).. You can read all about the four India-bound motorcycles here.
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