At Auto Expo 2023, the Mumbai-based electric mobility startup Liger Mobility unveiled the Liger X and the Liger X Plus, two brand-new electric scooters. The company further asserts that these electric scooters are the first self-balancing scooters ever made in India.
Bookings for both will start in the middle of 2023, and deliveries should start by the end of the year. The Liger X is anticipated to cost around Rs 1.7 lakh, while the X Plus variant will probably cost around Rs 1.9 lakh. However, the business hasn't provided any pricing information.
The company claims that its patented "Auto-Balancing" technology enables the e-scooter to balance itself at slow speeds or even while it is standing still. The two-wheeler company further mentioned that this device immediately enters standby mode for reliable handling at higher speeds. Furthermore, to further suit their comfort, the rider also has the option of manually engaging this mechanism.
Both the Liger X and Liger X Plus share similar design features, such as cutting-edge LED headlights. Additionally, the same five colour options - Grey, Polar White, Blue, Titanium, and Red - will be available for each of these e-scooters.
A feature known as "Learner mode" allows the rider to restrict the vehicle's top speed on the new Liger X and Liger X Plus. The business also disclosed that both e-scooters might get software updates over the air (OTA).
A lithium-ion battery pack is included with both the Liger X and Liger X plus electric scooters. The Liger X is the only device with a detachable battery, though. The business also announced that it would provide fast-charging alternatives for both e-scooters, but only as a supplement.
Both models' top speeds are 65 kmph. However, the Liger X claims to have a range of 60 km and a charging period of 4.5 hours. On the other hand, the Liger X Plus has a non-detachable battery pack with a claimed range of 100 km and charges in 3 hours.
Both e-scooter models come equipped with 4G, GPS, and smartphone connectivity. The e-scooter will provide data through this option, including its current position, past rides, battery pack SOC, and temperature. Additionally, the smartphone app offers tow, accident, and service reminders.
In January 2024, Hero MotoCorp, the largest two-wheeler maker in the country, saw a remarkable 16.46% year-on-year growth. They sold 4,45,257 units, up from 3,82,317 units in January last year. Honda, in second place, experienced an even more impressive year-on-year growth of 82.31%, selling 4,13,967 units in January 2024 compared to 2,27,064 units in January 2023. In January 2024, TVS Motor Company maintained a robust position, registering a YoY growth of 20.82%, selling 2,67,502 units. Furthermore, Bajaj Auto, Suzuki, and Royal Enfield significantly contributed to the sector's expansion, recording YoY growth percentages of 41.71%, 58.82%, and 5.39%, respectively. The cumulative domestic two-wheeler sales for January 2024 reached an outstanding 14,48,479 units, showcasing a remarkable 35.62% YoY growth.Hero MotoCorp maintained its lead with a 5.78% month-on-month growth, selling 4,45,257 units in January 2024, up from 4,20,934 units in December 2023. Honda followed with an 8.22% increase, selling 4,13,967 units in January 2024. TVS saw a slight decline of 0.27%, while Bajaj Auto experienced a more significant drop of 11.80%. Suzuki and Royal Enfield also faced challenges, with declines of 3.47% and 3.73%, respectively, month-on-month.February 2024 Two-Wheeler Export Updates In February 2024, Bajaj Auto topped the export charts with a notable 7.94% year-on-year (YoY) growth, shipping 1,24,157 units. This was compared to 1,15,021 units exported in the same period last year. TVS showed an impressive YoY growth of 97.94%, exporting 90,308 units, a significant increase from 45,624 units in February 2023. Honda secured the third spot, reporting a remarkable 122.49% YoY growth, exporting 44,744 units. Hero MotoCorp and Suzuki also displayed substantial growth percentages of 90.67% and 22.23%, respectively.In February 2024, two-wheeler exports surged to 3,04,506 units, indicating a remarkable 39.57% YoY growth. Bajaj dominated with a 40.77% share, followed closely by TVS at 29.66%, showcasing their global stronghold. Bajaj Auto sustained momentum with an 8.06% MoM growth, exporting 1,24,157 units, while TVS witnessed a substantial 46.36% MoM growth, exporting 90,308 units. Honda and Hero MotoCorp also demonstrated positive MoM growth, while Suzuki faced a marginal 7.34% decline.Two Wheeler Total Sales Feb 2024 – Exports + DomesticIn February 2024, Hero MotoCorp experienced a significant year-on-year (YoY) increase, selling 4,68,410 units compared to 3,94,460 units in the corresponding period last year. Meanwhile, Honda achieved remarkable YoY growth of 85.58%, securing the second position with sales totalling 4,58,711 units in February 2024. Additionally, TVS contributed significantly, achieving an impressive 34.00% YoY growth, with total sales amounting to 3,57,810 units.Bajaj Auto and Suzuki performed well, contributing to the industry's growth with YoY increases of 25.21% and 37.97%, respectively. Royal Enfield also saw positive YoY growth at 6.12%. Total two-wheeler sales for February 2024 reached an impressive 17,52,985 units, marking a significant 36.29% YoY growth. Hero MotoCorp led the market with a 26.72% share, closely followed by Honda with 26.17%, showcasing the dominance of these two manufacturers in the industry.The industry maintained positive momentum month-on-month (MoM). Hero MotoCorp, Honda, and TVS showed growth percentages of 8.03%, 9.37%, and 8.45%, respectively. Bajaj Auto saw a slight decline of 4.40%, while Suzuki and Royal Enfield experienced minor fluctuations.But before you go, don’t forget to check out the Royal Enfield February 2024 Sales Report, Showcasing A 6.12% YoY Growth! Follow us for the Latest Bike Industry UpdatesFacebook - https://bit.ly/BikeJunction_offl_fb Instagram - https://bit.ly/BikeJunction_ofl_insta Twitter - https://bit.ly/BikeJunction_ofl_twitter...Read full news
Ola Electric, headquartered in Bengaluru, has extended its discount offers until the end of March. You can now save up to Rs. 25,000 on their electric scooters. The S1 Pro, S1 Air, and S1 X+ models all qualify for these discounts. The S1 X+ is the most affordable, now priced at Rs. 84,999 after a discount of Rs. 25,000. Furthermore, The S1 Air is priced at Rs. 1,04,999 with a discount of Rs. 15,000, and the S1 Pro is priced at Rs. 1,29,999 after a discount of Rs. 17,500.Current Scenario Only the S1 Pro, S1 Air, and S1 X+ models have discounts; the rest, like the new Ola S1 X, remain at regular prices. Additionally, Ola had the most registrations in February, reaching 35,000 units. Since December 2023, it has totalled over 100,000 registrations, with about 30,000 each month afterwards. It's important to note that these are registration counts, not actual sales figures. Ola S1 Pro: Specification The S1 Pro is Ola's premium electric scooter model. It has a top speed of 120 kilometres per hour and a 4kWh battery. It has four ride modes: Eco, Normal, Sport, and Hyper. It also has a ton of features, like speakers, OTA updates, hill hold, proximity lock/unlock, cruise control, smartphone connectivity, GPS, and more. Ola provides the S1 Pro with five distinct paint jobs.Design The OLA S1 Pro features an iconic headlamp and sleek, fluid design, offering both style and functionality. With a spacious 34L boot space and a flat footboard, it ensures ample storage and a comfortable riding experience. Additionally, the stronger grab rail enhances safety and stability for riders.Performance The OLA S1 Pro offers remarkable performance, boasting a certified range of 195 km for extended rides with peace of mind. With a top speed reaching 120 kmph, it ensures thrilling journeys while upholding efficiency and dependability.TechnologyThe OLA S1 Pro showcases modern design and cutting-edge technology. Through the Ola Electric App, users can manage the scooter from their phone, including functions like geofencing and mode selection. Rider profiles, party mode, and navigation via Ola Maps further enrich the riding experience. Additionally, the scooter includes an auto turn-off indicator for ease and a hill hold for stability on slopes.Ola S1 Air: Specification Design The OLA S1 Air Design features an iconic headlamp that shines like the moon, ensuring visibility and style. Its dual-tone body adds a touch of sophistication, while the flat footboard provides extra space for comfort and convenience. Additionally, the stronger grabrail offers security and support for thrilling adventures.PerformanceThe OLA S1 Air boasts impressive performance features, including a certified range of 151 km and a top speed of 90 kmph. It accelerates from 0-40 kmph in just 3.3 seconds, offering quick and smooth rides. Additionally, its cruise control feature allows riders to maintain speed without constant throttle input, providing a comfortable and relaxing experience for the wrist.Technology OLA S1 Air Technology offers advanced features for an upgraded riding experience, enabled by MoveOS. It includes proximity unlock, ensuring security only when you're nearby, and rider profiles with access controls. With the Ola Electric App, users can control their scooter remotely, and features like party mode, energy insight, navigation and Eco Mode for conserving energy with Ola Maps enhance the overall experience.OLA S1 X+: Specification The OLA S1 X+ boasts impressive features, including a 3 kWh battery capacity and a certified range of 151 km. Its 12.7 cm (5") segmented display offers easy navigation, while keyless unlock and smart connectivity enhance convenience and security.But before you go, don’t forget to check out Hero XPulse 200T 4V’s 5000 Km Long Term Review. Follow us for the Latest Bike Industry UpdatesFacebook - https://bit.ly/BikeJunction_offl_fb Instagram - https://bit.ly/BikeJunction_ofl_insta Twitter - https://bit.ly/BikeJunction_ofl_twitter...Read full news
The Hero Xpulse 200T 4V is one of Hero MotoCorp's latest bikes, which was launched in October 2022. It is inspired by the Xpulse 200 and is good for roads and light off-road adventures. Hero designed it as a great choice for a smaller adventure touring bike. The Xpulse 200T 4V has become quite popular due to its versatile performance and cool features. It has a stylish neo-retro design with capable performance at an accessible price point of Rs. 1,37,751 in India.Hero XPulse 200T 4V: Design & Aesthetics The Xpulse 200T bike has a cool "neo-retro" design that combines old-school with modern styles. It has a round LED headlight with DRLs for a modern look. The curvy fuel tank and raised back end give it a classic adventure bike vibe. The bike looks strong and tough with its bold graphics. However, it doesn't really catch people's eyes or look special on the road. It kind of just looks like other regular commuter bikes. But its small size makes it ideal to move around and handle city traffic. Moreover, this bike weighs 153 kg, making it ideal for accelerating, climbing hills, and having an easy handle.Hero XPulse 200T 4V: Engine PerformanceThis bike is equipped with a 199.6 cc oil-cooled 4-valve engine that delivers 18.9 bhp @ 8,500 rpm and 17.3 Nm @ 6,500 rpm of torque. Moreover, its engine is coupled with a 5-speed gearbox that ensures smoother acceleration. This Hero bike has a fuel tank capacity of 13 litres and offers a mileage of 43 kmpl. Hero aimed for instant acceleration in this bike, but it resulted in abrupt power delivery and uneven shifts when throttling on and off. Moreover, this bike gives an uncomfortable experience due to the constant lurching at slow speeds in traffic. The power band between 3000 and 6000 rpm feels too narrow. Below or above this range, the bike feels sluggish and lacks enthusiasm. Such a limited power band is not ideal for a bike positioned as a commuter, where versatility and ease of use are paramount.The XPulse 200T 4V didn't do well in terms of fuel efficiency, only managing to average about 30.5 kmpl in real-world conditions. This is not great when compared to bikes like the KTM 390 Duke, which can do over 25 kmpl in city conditions. Hero XPulse 200T 4V: HardwareHero Xpulse 200T bike comes with telescopic forks at the front and a seven-step adjustable mono-shock suspension at the rear end. It also has disc brakes on both wheels, with a design that looks like a flower petal. For safety, it has single-channel ABS. The bike has 17-inch alloy wheels with tubeless tyres, which are good for riding on regular roads.Hero XPulse 200T 4V: Features & Rivals This bike features a digital meter console with Bluetooth connectivity for call alerts and a turn-by-turn navigation function. Also, it gets a USB charging port and a side stand sensor. This feature enhances riders' convenience. It comes in three different colour schemes, including Black Sports Red, Funk Lime Yellow, and Matt Shield Gold. Hero XPulse 200T bike gives direct competition to bikes such as Bajaj Pulsar NS200 (Rs. 1,49,363) and TVS Apache RTR 200 4V (Rs. 1,46,820). Therefore, for riders considering an upgrade to a sporty 200cc bike, there may be better choices than the Hero Xpulse 200T 4V, given the competition's superior offerings.Before you go, don’t forget to check out the upcoming 650 cc bikes of Royal Enfield in India. Follow us for the Latest Bike Industry UpdatesFacebook - https://bit.ly/BikeJunction_offl_fb Instagram - https://bit.ly/BikeJunction_ofl_insta Twitter - https://bit.ly/BikeJunction_ofl_twitter...Read full news
Comparing the figures from January 2024, the sales charts for February 2024 from Royal Enfield depicted a slight 0.33% MoM decline.Royal Enfield, an iconic motorcycle manufacturer and India's top classic bike producer closed February 2024 on a high note. The company saw a significant year-on-year growth compared to the previous year's sales. It's only a slight month-on-month decrease in comparison to sales from the previous month.YoY Sales Data for Royal Enfield in February 2024Royal Enfield dominates the 300cc to 500cc motorcycle segment with a remarkable 85.3% market share. Within the brand's sales data, the 350cc range stands out as the top performer, driven by a 349cc J-series engine and J-platform.This platform has given rise to four different motorcycles: the Classic 350, Bullet 350, Hunter 350, and Meteor 350. Taking February 2024 as an example, 350cc bikes made up an impressive 87.12% of the company's total sales, amounting to 66,157 units. Compared to the 64,810 units sold in February 2023, this reflects a YoY growth of 2.08%.The 67,620 units sold in January 2024 contributed to a 2.16% MoM decline in Royal Enfield's 350cc portfolio. The YoY volume growth was 1,347 units, while the MoM volume decline was 1,463 units. Year-to-date, 350cc bikes sold a total of 7,45,724 units in FY24, reflecting a 10.71% YoY growth compared to 6,73,582 units sold in FY23. Royal EnfieldFeb 2024Feb 2023DiffGrowth % YoY% Share Feb 2024<350cc66,15764,8101,3472.0887.12>350cc9,7786,7343,04445.2012.88Domestic67,92264,4463,4765.3989.45Exports8,0137,10890512.7310.55TOTAL75,93571,5544,3816.12100.00 In Royal Enfield's lineup, there are numerous models that have engines larger than 350cc. These include the Scram 411, which is based on the older 411cc platform. The New Himalayan is built on the Sherpa 450 platform and a lineup of 650cc models, including the Interceptor 650, Continental GT 650, and Super Meteor 650. The most recent addition to this range is the Shotgun 650.MoM Sales Data for Royal Enfield in February 2024The motorcycles in the >350cc portfolio, when combined, made up 12.88% of Royal Enfield's total sales, with 9,778 units sold. This segment saw a 45.2% year-over-year growth, an increase from 6,734 units sold the year before and a 14.14% month-over-month growth from the 8,567 units sold the previous month. The volume growth amounted to 3,044 units year-over-year and 1,211 units month-over-month. The <350cc segment witnessed a 2.67% YoY growth in the YTD analysis, with 91,457 units sold versus 89,078 units the previous year, reflecting a volume growth of 2,379 units. Domestic sales by Royal Enfield totalled 67,922 units, comprising 89.45% of the company's total sales. Compared to February 2023, this segment experienced a 5.39% YoY growth with 64,446 units sold. Royal EnfieldFeb 2024Jan 2024DiffGrowth % MoM% Share Jan 2024<350cc66,15767,620-1,463-2.1688.76>350cc9,7788,5671,21114.1411.24Domestic67,92270,556-2,634-3.7392.61Exports8,0135,6312,38242.307.39TOTAL75,93576,187-252-0.33100.00 February 2024 Royal Enfield Sales - Year-to-Date (YTD)There was also a 3.73% MoM decline compared to January 2024, where 70,556 units were sold, translating to a volume loss of 2,634 units. Domestic sales experienced a 13.90% YoY growth in YTD analysis, with a total of 7,68,751 units sold. The introduction of newer and more advanced products has expanded the potential for exports.Royal Enfield exports totalled 8,013 units, marking an impressive 12.73% YoY growth and a substantial 42.30% MoM growth compared to the 7,108 units shipped a year ago and the 5,631 units shipped a month prior. In year-to-date (YTD) analysis, however, exports witnessed a 21.98% YoY decline, with a total of 68,430 units shipped.Royal EnfieldFY24 YTDFY23DiffGrowth % YoY% Share FY 2024<350cc7,45,7246,73,58272,14210.7189.08>350 cc91,45789,0782,3792.6710.92Domestic7,68,7516,74,95693,79513.9091.83Exports68,43087,704-19,274-21.988.17TOTAL8,37,1817,62,66074,5219.77100.00Final ThoughtsOverall, Royal Enfield sales in February 2024 reached 75,935 units. This marked a 6.12% year-over-year (YoY) growth compared to the 71,554 units sold in February 2023. However, there was a 0.33% month-over-month (MoM) decline compared to the 76,187 units sold in January 2024. In terms of year-to-date (YTD) sales, Royal Enfield achieved a total of 8,37,181 units, reflecting a 9.77% YoY growth over the 7,62,660 units sold in FY23, with a volume growth of 74,521 units.But before you go, don’t forget to check out our latest news coverage on the recently launched 2024 Honda Fireblade. Follow us for the Latest Bike Industry UpdatesFacebook - https://bit.ly/BikeJunction_offl_fb Instagram - https://bit.ly/BikeJunction_ofl_insta Twitter - https://bit.ly/BikeJunction_ofl_twitter...Read full news
Tork Motors is a Pune-based EV manufacturer known for its exceptional quality motorcycles. Recently, it has announced a massive discount of Rs 37,000 for its Tork Kratos R bike, packed with powerful batteries for improved performance. The initial price range (ex-showroom) of this motorcycle is Rs 1,87,999 (ex-showroom Pune, including FAME 2 subsidy). After its new discounted price, it is available at Rs. 1,49,999, which makes this electric motorcycle highly affordable, but this is a limited-period offer valid till March 31, 2024. Having said that, no upgrades have been made to the Tork Kratos R bike, yet this motorcycle continues to maintain its appearance, spare parts, motor, battery, and features. Kratos R Bike: Technical SpecificationsTork Kratos R Bike is powered by a 4.0 KwH lithium-ion (IP67-rated) battery, connected with a 9 Kw “Axial Flux’, which is a peak power motor to produce 12 bhp and a peak torque of 38 Nm. This bike comes with a “City Ride” riding mode with a top speed of 70 kmph and an outstanding range that exceeds a 100 km distance. Also, it claims to deliver a top speed of 105 kmph.There are four ride modes for this bike: Eco, Eco+, City, and Sports. Also, Tork Kratos R Motorcycle claims a 120 km driving range in Eco mode, which is favourable for sporty bike riders. This electric motorcycle gets quickly charged from 0% to 80% within an hour when connected with a powerful adapter. The Tork Kratos R bike runs on telescopic and monoshock front forks. Also, it contains front and rear disc brakes with ABS. These disc brakes are fixed on 17-inch alloy wheels to retain their sturdiness and rigidity. Moreover, the alloy wheels have been engineered to front size (90/80) and rear size (120/80) tyres, ensuring better traction on highways and uneven roads. FEATURESBesides having impressive specifications, the Tork Kratos R Motorcycle features a digital instrument cluster, reverse mode, and regenerative braking for superior driving performance. Also, its USB charging, mobile connectivity, and front storage box ensure convenience for the rider of the Kratos R EV Bike. Moreover, OTA updates, geofencing, find my vehicle, crash alert, motor walk assist, track mode, and smart charge analysis assist the bike rider in maintaining their motorcycle to prevent breakdowns and damages. COLOUR SCHEMESTork Motors offers its Kratos in five colour options, including Oceanic Blue, Innocent White, Jet Black, Streaky Red, and Midnight Black. Before you go, don't forget to check out our latest news coverage on the 2024 Honda Fireblade. Follow us for the Latest Bike Industry UpdatesFacebook - https://bit.ly/BikeJunction_offl_fb Instagram - https://bit.ly/BikeJunction_ofl_insta Twitter - https://bit.ly/BikeJunction_ofl_twitter...Read full news
Honda has unveiled the 2024 Honda CBR1000RR-R Fireblade, boasting enhanced performance and a fresh appearance. With the price starting from 2,849,000 yen (approximately Rs 15.75 lakh), the 2024 CBR1000RR-R Fireblade SP variant is a key part of Honda's super sports CBR lineup and serves as the flagship model.2024 Honda Fireblade: Features & Specifications The 2024 Honda Fireblade gets updated winglets and a cowling, though the overall design stays the same. These visual updates also serve a practical purpose by enhancing the bike's aerodynamics. Furthermore, the sporty fairing with attractive graphics and decals remains one of the standout features of this bike.Both the standard and SP variants come in the Grand Prix Red colour option. The standard version features black USD forks, while the SP variant comes with golden USD forks. Additionally, the SP variant offers a Matte Pearl Morion Black option.2024 Honda Fireblade: What’s NewThe 2024 Fireblade marks Honda’s debut with a new two-motor throttle-by-wire (TBW) system. This innovative system employs two motors to manage throttle valve operation independently for each cylinder pair. Collaborating with other mechanical enhancements on the bike, the new TBW system enhances performance and control.Furthermore, Honda has altered the shape and weight of the crankshaft to reduce inertia mass, resulting in improved throttle response and engine connectivity. Changes to the transmission's gear ratios complement these adjustments. The electronic control equipment has also been updated to support the engine's mechanical tweaks.To enhance the power-to-weight ratio, Honda has utilised lightweight frame components. Additionally, they've focused on improving the bike’s rigidity to enhance turning performance and provide a better ground feel.2024 Honda Fireblade: Engine SpecificationThe 2024 Honda Fireblade, available in standard and SP variants, is powered by a 999cc liquid-cooled 4-stroke DOHC 4-valve parallel 4-cylinder engine, delivering 218 PS of power and 113 Nm of torque. Both models feature a 6-speed gearbox. The Fireblade achieves a mileage of 15.4 km/l as per WMTC standards, with the standard version weighing 200 kg and the SP variant slightly heavier by 1 kg.The 2024 Honda Fireblade SP variant offers additional features, including a quick shifter, Brembo front brake calliper, and Ohlins electronically controlled suspension. It also calculates and displays the ideal preload values for the front and rear suspension based on the rider’s weight.CBR1000RR-R Fireblade SP 2022 SpecificationsYou can also find the CBR1000RR-R Fireblade SP 2022 model listed on the official website, which includes engine capacity, gearbox weight, and more.Engine SpecificationsThe 2022 CBR1000RR-R Fireblade SP's powerful water-cooled engine produces remarkable performance from its inline 4-cylinder configuration. With a 999.9cc displacement, it generates 160kW of power at 14,500 rpm and 113Nm of torque at 12,500 rpm, guaranteeing exhilarating rides with powerful torque and quick acceleration.Dimensions and WeightsThis bike has a robust 12-2Li-ion battery that provides dependable performance in terms of weight and dimensions. Longer rides are possible because of the 16.1-liter fuel tank and stable AL TWIN-TUBE frame. It is lightweight (201.3 kg), has a ground clearance of 118.6 mm, and has an 831 mm comfortable seat height. It is agile and easy to handle.Transmission The gearbox of the 2022 CBR1000RR-R Fireblade SP is a wet, multiplate hydraulic clutch that is cable-operated. Riding on it is made more enjoyable with its 6-speed manual transmission, chain final drive, and smooth gear shifts.Before you go, don’t forget to check out the recently unveiled 2024 Yamaha TMAX560!Follow us for the Latest Bike Industry UpdatesFacebook - https://bit.ly/BikeJunction_offl_fb Instagram - https://bit.ly/BikeJunction_ofl_insta Twitter - https://bit.ly/BikeJunction_ofl_twitter...Read full news