It is well known that KTM has been developing the next-generation Duke. The bike was discovered on a test run in Spain, where several test mules had surfaced over the previous few months. These are the most recent spy photos of the bike. What's known about it is as follows.
KTM plans to make both aesthetic and technical improvements to its streetfighter models. In comparison to the current model, the LED headlamp on this test mule appears to have been modified. The bike seems livelier because even the tank shrouds are bigger and look much sharper. Furthermore, the rear subframe seems different and increases the apparent weight.
With a few minor adjustments and improved heat management, we anticipate KTM to use the same engine as it does in the current Duke models. Dual radiator fans have been added to the new RC to accomplish the latter. Even the six-speed transmission is anticipated to remain the same. The motorcycles will most likely include a TFT dash, which might include smartphone connectivity in addition to the necessary readouts.
The test mule shown here also has USD front forks that could be adjusted, as well as noticeably larger front brake discs. It appears that the alloy wheels are the same as those on the upgraded RC. On the 390 Duke, traction control and ABS are planned to be available as rider assistance.
As previously noted, several test mules have been discovered, and they appear to be more similar to the final product. Soon, we anticipate a formal statement from KTM. With all these upgrades, the Duke series' price will probably increase as well.
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Matter is a Gujarat-based startup that has uncovered the Aera 5000+ in India. It is the first electric bike equipped with a liquid-cooled powertrain tuned to a 4-speed gearbox. This EV is intended to offer a conventional cruiser experience to riders progressing from petroleum-powered motorcycles. Design and Features:The Matter Aera 5000+ bike has wide tank panels reminiscent of popular models like Apache and Xtreme, providing a sense of familiarity for riders. Moreover, the headlamp has illuminated side panels, adding a futuristic touch to the design. Its design looks amazing and attracts eco-conscious riders.The riding position feels good and familiar, catering to riders of all sizes with its 790mm seat height. The standout feature of the Aera 5000+ is its 7-inch TFT display, offering detailed data and a cutting-edge interface that shows the bike’s innovation. Matter has invested in extensive research and development, registering numerous patents and design trademarks over the past 5 years.Power & Comfort:The motorcycle is powered by a 10.5kW/26 Nm motor that offers a maximum speed of 105 kph and accelerates from 0 to 60 kph in only 6 seconds. However, with its advanced specs, the Aera 5000+ weighs 169kg, which influences its ability and mobility on the streets.Moreover, it has a telescopic fork-up suspension at the front that holds an under-damped on rough landscapes. The braking system is outfitted with 220mm disc brakes at both ends with single-channel ABS, giving sufficient stopping power.Riding Experience: Right from the start, the Matter 5000+ is not like your usual bike because it is powered by battery and not fuel. Instead of the usual noise, you get this cool humming sound from the motor. But as you pick up speed, it quickly goes into its regular modes and reaches top speeds. This electric bike offers more softness and comfort while driving. Areas Of Improvement In Matter Aera 5000+ EVThe Aera faces a weight issue, being about 30 kilograms heavier than other electric bikes like the Tork Kratos and the Revolt RV400. This extra weight is due to features like the liquid cooling system and gearbox.Despite its loudness caused by the motor, gearbox, and chain drive, Matter positions the Aera as more rugged than sporty, suited for rough roads. However, the suspension feels lacking over big bumps, occasionally tossing the rider.The Aera boasts disc brakes on both wheels with standard single-channel ABS, an improvement over competitors. Yet, the front brake's initial bite is weak, requiring a hard pull for sudden stops.During test rides of pre-production models, issues like inconsistent finish quality and panel gaps arose. Some bikes even experienced random shutdowns, requiring intervention from engineers. Matter assures these faults will be resolved before production units reach customers.Verdict and Pricing:Matter expects to start production of the Aera 5000+ toward the finish of the ongoing quarter, with deliveries set to start in Ahmedabad prior to growing to 100 urban areas nationwide. The bike is accessible in two variations, with costs beginning at Rs 1.74 lakh for the base model and Rs 1.84 lakh for the Aera 5000+ variation reviewed here.Meanwhile, the Aera 5000+ offers a unique proposition in the electric two-wheeler market. Its success will depend on Matter's ability to ramp up production and address quality concerns. The bike competes with petrol-powered machines like the Yamaha R15 and Honda CB300F in terms of pricing, posing a challenge for potential buyers considering the unconventional concept of a geared EV.Before you go, don’t forget to check out the new Triumph Tiger 1200 bike. 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
Bajaj is India’s No.1 bike exporter and has sold more than 18 million bikes in around 70 countries. Moreover, the brand is the very first company in the world to have a market value of INR one trillion for both two-wheelers and three-wheelers. The company is ready to launch the 2024 Bajaj Pulsar NS200 in India. It is a famous motorcycle that created a new category, Sports Biking. This bike has arrived at dealerships, as seen in a YouTube video by ‘Sameer Vlogs’. Let’s check out the updated features of this bike.2024 Bajaj Pulsar NS 200: Engine Performance The Pulsar NS200 bike is equipped with a 199.5cc liquid-cooled, triple spark, 4-valve, FI DTS-i engine that delivers 24 bhp @ 9,750 rpm and 18.74 Nm @ 8000 rpm of torque. Moreover, its power-packed engine is mated to a 6-speed gearbox that ensures smoother accelerations. The 6th gear makes the bike more powerful when you're riding fast and reduces strain on the gearbox. Also, this bike is now 1.5 kg lighter, which ensures a better power-to-weight ratio. 2024 Bajaj Pulsar NS 200: HardwareThis bike comes with USD telescopic forks at the front and a nitrox mono-shock absorber with a canister at the rear end. It makes riding more thrilling, and the bike can take sharp corners quickly and handle smoothly. Moreover, it comes with 300mm disc brakes at the front and 230 mm disc brakes at the rear with dual-channel ABS. This braking setup ensures safety while riding. This bike is more stable and easier to control due to wider tyres (100/80-17 in the front and 130/70-17 in the rear). This helps prevent slipping, especially in wet or challenging conditions.2024 Bajaj Pulsar NS 200: Design & Aesthetics The 2024 Pulsar NS200 keeps its bold streetfighter style but adds some modern touches. The bike's sharp, blade-like speed lines show its aggressive and sporty style. Its naked streetfighter design looks even more fierce and muscular now. Moreover, it looks sophisticated and powerful with black chrome, grey, and carbon fibre finishes. The new LED headlight with boomerang-shaped DRLs looks cool and provides better visibility. It still has its muscular look, but now with sportier graphics for fresh aesthetics. The bike's sharp lines and tough stance appeal to riders who want a bike that looks as good as it rides. This bike is now available in two colour schemes, including Metallic Pearl White and Glossy Ebony Black. 2024 Bajaj Pulsar NS 200: Features This Pulsar bike gets a fully digital instrument cluster with Bluetooth connectivity. It features a Distance-To-Empty Readout, which tells you how far you can go on the fuel left. Moreover, Instantaneous Fuel Economy shows how efficiently you're using fuel at that moment, and Average Fuel Economy gives you an idea of your overall fuel efficiency. Also, it gets a DC, 12 V, 8Ah VRLA electric system for more convenience. 2024 Bajaj Pulsar NS 200: Price & Rivals Pulsar NS200 faces off against rivals like TVS Apache RTR 200 4V and Honda Hornet 2.0. Bajaj hopes the new design and added features will boost sales for NS200. Its prices in India start from Rs. 1,49,363 (ex-showroom). Before you go, don’t forget to check out the Bounce Infinity E1+ electric scooter prices slashed by Rs.24,000. 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
Royal Enfield is known in India for its iconic cruiser bikes. And recently, the brand announced the introduction of new motorcycles in India this year. Among these upcoming models, the Classic 650 and Scrambler 650 have captured the attention of enthusiasts. These bikes are upgraded versions of their older models with a new 650cc engine. Royal Enfield Classic 650This RE bike is expected to launch around Diwali 2024 in the Indian market. The Royal Enfield Classic 650 motorcycle is likely to be priced between Rs. 3,00,000 and Rs. 3,20,000. This bike is based on the Interceptor 650 platform and promises to inherit the classic styling similar to that of the current 350cc models. It is expected to come with a round-shaped headlamp, a minimalistic fuel tank, and a comfortable riding position.Power & PerformanceThe Classic 650 bike will be powered by a 649cc, parallel-twin engine found in its counterparts. Its powerful engine generates 47.4 bhp and 52.4 Nm of torque. Moreover, its engine is mated with a 6-speed gearbox that ensures smoother acceleration during riding. This bike also gets a twin peashooter exhaust setup, adding to its timeless appeal.Classic 650: Features This bike may feature LED lighting that offers enhanced visibility. Also, the company will provide a lot of optional accessories to customise the riding experience. The production-ready test mules suggest that the Classic 650 will be equipped with wire-spoke rims. Also, it has an option for alloy wheels and tubeless tyres for enhanced convenience.Royal Enfield Scrambler 650Scrambler 650 has been undergoing a lot of testing for a really long time now. This bike is also based on the Interceptor 650 platform and is expected to offer an exhilarating off-road experience. The Scrambler 650 promises to be a formidable competitor in its segment and is scheduled for a mid-2024 launch. Power & PerformanceIt is expected to come with a 649cc parallel-twin, air/oil-cooled engine, delivering 47bhp and 52 Nm of torque. Moreover, its engine is also coupled with a 6-speed gearbox for smoother gear shifts. It has a long-travel suspension, and a round LED headlamp will further enhance its off-road capabilities.Scrambler 650: FeaturesThis Royal Enfield bike is likely to be fitted with an all-LED lighting setup, an offset single-pod console, a ribbed-pattern seat, oval-shaped side panels, and a taller handlebar. These features enhance rider comfort and convenience during rides. Moreover, it is equipped with a 19-17 inch shod with block-pattern tyres and spoke wheels. It has a single-sided, two-into-one exhaust canister. Also, it gets an upside-down fork for its front suspension system.Royal Enfield continues to fascinate riders with its combination of heritage and innovation with the introduction of these thrilling 650cc motorcycles. Before you go, don’t forget to check out India’s first all-metal body electric cruiser, MX Moto M16. 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 showdown between the Kawasaki Z650RS and the Triumph Trident 660 ignites the middleweight motorcycle segment. Kawasaki just released the new Z650RS in India. The updated version comes with a traction control system, which bumped up the price by Rs 7,000. Despite this price increase, it remains a good deal. The Z650RS offers retro charm and aims for affordability against the Trident's premium appeal, while the Trident dazzles with modern tech. Both bikes come with 650cc engines, and they compete for riders looking for performance and style. Let's compare it to the Kawasaki Z650RS bike with its main rival, Triumph Trident 660. Performance and PowerThe Kawasaki Z650RS is equipped with a 649cc 4-stroke, 2-cylinder, DOHC, liquid-cooled that delivers 50.2 kW @ 8,000 rpm and 64Nm @ 6,700 of torque. On the other hand, the Triumph Trident 660 is fitted with a 660cc Liquid-cooled, 12-valve, DOHC, inline 3-cylinder engine, delivering 81PS of power @ 10,250 and 64Nm @ 6,250 of torque. Moreover, the Z650RS’s engine is coupled with a 6-speed gearbox with a Wet, multi-disc clutch. Meanwhile, the Trident 660 bike comes with a 6-speed gearbox with Wet, multi-plate, slip clutch. Technology and FeaturesBoth bikes are equipped with advanced features to enhance rider safety and control. The Z650RS introduces a new traction control system with two KTRC modes that cater to different riding conditions and skill levels. On the contrary, its rival, the Trident 660, offers a suite of rider aids, including road and rain riding modes, switchable traction control, and ABS, providing maximum control and confidence on any road surface.Both bikes have LED lights for safety. The Trident edges ahead with a modern TFT/LCD featuring Bluetooth. This gives it an advantage in connectivity and riding options compared to the Z650RS. Design and AestheticsThe Kawasaki Z650RS bike has a modern-retro look with a round LED headlight, slim fuel tank, and steel trellis frame. Also, it has a timeless charm with a touch of modern flair. However, the Trident 660 represents Triumph's signature design DNA, featuring clean lines, a muscular stance, and premium finishes, making it an attractive choice for riders. Comfort and Convenience Both bikes offer comfortable riding ergonomics that make them ideal companions for daily commutes. The Z650RS comes with a 41mm telescopic fork at the front and a horizontal Back-link with spring preload adjustable rear suspension for optimal comfort and stability. Moreover, the Trident 660 also aims to provide enhanced comfort to its customers. It features front-Showa 41mm upside down separate function forks (SFF) and rear-Showa monoshock RSU, with preload adjustment suspensions. Also, it has lightweight cast aluminium wheels for maximum control during rides. Safety & Handling In terms of safety, both brands are known as the most preferred choice among rides. The Z650 Rs bike gets 300 mm dual disc brakes at the front with a Dual-piston calliper and 220mm single-disc with a single-piston at the rear end. On the other hand, the Trident 660 bike is fitted with Nissin two-piston sliding callipers, twin 310mm floating discs at the front and a Nissin single-piston sliding calliper, single 255mm disc with ABS at the rear end. Apart from this, Triumph offers additional accessories such as frame protection, front axle, protectors, engine cover protection and classic bar end mirrors. Moreover, the Kawasaki is not behind; it offers a knee cover, a large clear windscreen and a passenger grab bar. These accessories enhance safety while riding. Price and ValueThe Kawasaki Z650RS comes at a price tag of Rs. 6.99 lakhs (ex-showroom) in India. Meanwhile, the Triumph Trident 660 commands a slightly higher price tag, starting from Rs. 8.12 lakh. Both bikes are formidable contenders in the midsize motorcycle segment. The choice between these two bikes comes down to personal preference and priorities.The Z650Rs bike is available in 3 colour schemes, including Candy Medium Red, Metallic Phantom Silver/ Metallic Matte Carbon Grey and Ebony/ Metallic Carbon Grey. However, the Trident 660 bike has 4 colour variants: Crystal White, Sapphire Black, Silver Ice and Diablo Red, Matte Jet Black and Matte Silver Ice. Before you go, don’t forget to check out the launch of the new Kawasaki Ninja Z500 bike 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
Bounce Infinity is a Bengaluru-based electric vehicle manufacturer. The company has announced a significant price reduction of Rs. 24,000 for its E1+ electric scooter. Customers can purchase the Bounce Infinity E1+ at the new price of Rs. 89,999 (ex-showroom) in India. Moreover, its booking price starts from just Rs. 499 and is refundable. The Infinity E1+ comes in various colour options, including Gray, Blue, Green, Dark Gray, Yellow, and Matte Gold.This special offer is valid until 31 March 2024 and is applicable to all Bounce Infinity E1+ scooters across India. Despite the price cut, the electric scooter's features remain unchanged. It continues to offer liquid-cooled batteries that are removable and can be charged using a 15A wall socket. Here are details of the features and hardware of the E1+ electric scooter: Battery PerformanceBounce E1+ scooter is powered by a 2.2 kW motor that offers a claimed top speed of 65 kmph. It is equipped with a 1.9 kWh capacity removable lithium-ion battery pack. This EV offers a range of 85 km on a single charge. Moreover, it has swap batteries at designated swapping stations for added convenience. Bounce Infinty E1+: Features This electric scooter has advanced features to upgrade the riding experience. It has an all-LED lighting system and a completely digital instrument cluster with cell phone connectivity. These features incorporate geo-fencing, theft and tow location, remote tracking, and battery charge status.The electric scooter also offers three riding modes: Eco, Power, and Turbo. Furthermore, the Infinity E1+ features a reverse mode and crawl feature. Cruise control further upgrades the riding experience, giving added comfort during long tours. Comfort & Convenience The Bounce Infinity E1+ features a tubular frame with a telescopic fork and twin rear safeguards for a smooth ride. Besides, it has a 230 mm front and a 203 mm rear disc brake with a regenerative braking system. This bike has 12-inch alloy wheels wrapped with tubeless tyres, which offers brilliant safety. It has a kerb weight of 94 kg, ground clearance of 155 mm, and a seat height of 780 mm, which makes it ideal for each rider. Bounce InfinityBounce Infinity was launched in May 2018 by Vivekananda Hallekere, Anil G, and Varun Agni. This company has a dream to smooth out daily travel and offer reasonable, safe, and helpful ride-sharing services.The brand has presented dockless scooters in Bangalore, quickly growing to different parts of Karnataka, Telangana, and Andhra Pradesh. In its debut year, it facilitated 100,000 rides every day and a fleet of 30,000 scooters. The organisation quickly rise as one of India's quickest developing startups, accomplishing a striking achievement of 100,000 transactions each day in its first year. Remarkably, Bounce collected a valuation of $500 million only 11 months post-launch.Before you go, don’t forget to check out the 2024 Kawasaki Z900 bike 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
Yamaha has announced that its legendary R1 range will be discontinued by 2025. The EU5+ laws' stricter emission criteria are the reason behind this decision. The Yamaha YZF-R1 and YZF-R1 M models, loved by generations of bike enthusiasts, will start production once the EU5+ mandate comes into effect.Following a trend set by different producers, like Suzuki and Yamaha will, at this point, not offer litre-class bikes in its lineup. This strategic move showcases the organisation's commitment to adjusting to developing emission guidelines while exploring new business opportunities. Enthusiasts of the Yamaha R1 have until 2025 to purchase these famous bikes before they are no longer accessible. Yamaha R1 range to discontinue post EU5+ emission standards kick in from 2025: What’s Next?Amidst this news, there is a glimmer of hope for enthusiasts. Speculation about a potential R9 model in development suggests that Yamaha is staying within high-performance motorcycles altogether. Similar to the fate of the R6, Yamaha may continue producing the R1 for track-use post-EU5+ standards. These track-focused versions could feature enhanced performance attributes, including lighter weights and unrestricted exhaust systems, catering to enthusiasts seeking race-ready performance. The R1 may find a new niche in the racing community, given their popularity in prestigious racing series like WSBK and BSB.The motorcycle market is witnessing a shift towards sub-litre-class bikes, driven by demands for agility and affordability. This transition makes the upcoming R9 crucial for Yamaha's flagship contributions, especially despite changing buyer preferences and administrative landscape.The motorcycle features a 998cc 4-cylinder engine, delivering an impressive power of 194.3 bhp, a torque of 112.4 Nm and a 6-speed gearbox. In India, the discontinuation of the R1 marks a shift in Yamaha's product strategy. However, the company's focus on smaller-capacity motorcycles and scooters has kept its interest in performance-oriented models. With the introduction of models like the YZF-R3 and MT-03, alongside plans for the R7 and MT-07, Yamaha aims to strike a balance between performance and accessibility in the Indian market.Overall, while the future of Yamaha's litre-class bikes for road use remains uncertain, track enthusiasts can still anticipate exciting developments. As Yamaha navigates through regulatory challenges and evolving market dynamics, its strategic shifts reflect broader industry trends towards accessibility and high-performance motorcycles worldwide.Before you go, don’t forget to check out the newly launched Kawasaki Z900 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