Yulu is India’s biggest shared electric mobility manufacturer. The company is planning to invest $500 million (roughly Rs 4,000 crore) in the upcoming 3 years, aiming to hit 3 million electric 2-wheelers by 2025. And after the recent partnership deal between Yulu and Bajaj, the company intends to ramp up its production at Bajaj’s factory to 1 lakh units by 2023.
In the recent launch event of the DeX GR and Miracle GR, the CEO of Yulu, Amit Gupta, told the press, “the mobility transition to EV is inevitable, and it is no more a question mark, and the company is right in the intersection of disruption of new age, shared and electric for last mile. We are looking at a 10X growth in revenues and almost 100X growth in the fleet. The concept has been very well accepted by both individual and last-mile delivery providers. We are of a firm belief that if you want to move fast, it is important to be working with like-minded partners – who believe in our vision, and that is where we are lucky to have partners like Bajaj and Magna.”
Amit Gupta further added, “Yes, people will buy their own cars or bikes, but there are many use cases where the journey can be all-electric. We want to make it so frictionless that if you want to come out of your home, office or metro, you will have a Yulu to meet your needs.”
In addition to meeting individual last-mile needs, 60% of Yulu rides are taken by last-mile delivery services since they can reduce their costs by 30% to 40%.
With more capacity coming online, Yulu plans to expand its business mode. The brand plans to add franchisee partners and possibly earn fees through them. Moreover, later this year, they will begin to sell electric scooters to individuals.
The CEO added that there is a big white space for “personal easy mobility, the product is at the final stage, we should launch it by the end of the year.”
The global auto component giant Magna recently purchased about 9% equity in Yulu, while Bajaj Auto currently controls about 18–29% of the company's stock. Yulu hopes to partner with franchisees that want to deploy EVs and wants to make use of the partners' global reach.
“We are looking at South East Asia and Latin America markets, there are several partners who have showcased their interest in our platform, and we hope to have a presence in at least one country this year.”
After doubling its fleet in the previous three months, Yulu is prepared to deploy 1 lakh vehicles across India's major cities and is aiming for a more than 10-fold increase in revenue by the end of the year. Yuma Energy powers the swappable batteries used by Yulu's fleet. The business intends to increase the number of Yuma stations from the existing 100 across Bengaluru, Mumbai, and Delhi to 500 other cities by 2024.
Do check out the 2 new upgraded 2-wheelers Yulu unveiled in partnership with Bajaj Auto!
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Bajaj Auto has finally launched the 2024 Pulsar NS125, which costs Rs 1.05 lakh (ex-showroom). Previously, Bajaj also launched the Pulsar NS160 and Pulsar NS200, with the NS160 priced at Rs 1.46 lakh and the NS200 priced at Rs 1.55 lakh, respectively.Like its other larger models, the Pulsar NS125 has some subtle changes to set it apart from the others. Most of the components, including the engine, design, and hardware, remain the same throughout the meantime. In comparison to the previous generation model, the Pulsar NS125 has an updated LCD instrument panel, LED headlamp, LED DRLs, and indicators. Crucial data, including speed, fuel level, and odometer, are displayed clearly and easily on this improved NS model. This updated NS model offers a crisp, easy-to-read display of crucial information like speed, fuel level, and odometer.Below are the features and specifications of Pulsar NS125, which makes it a standout bike.Bajaj Pulsar NS125: Engine SpecificationWith a 4-stroke, SOHC 4-valve, air-cooled, BSVI-compliant DTS-i Ei engine, the Bajaj Pulsar NS125 has a sturdy engine layout. Its powerful performance on the road is attributed to its displacement of 124.45 cc. With a maximum power output of 8.82 kW at 8500 rpm, it guarantees exhilarating rides with plenty of acceleration. Moreover, it delivers superb acceleration and seamless handling with a maximum torque of 11 Nm at 7000 rpm. The smooth gear changes that come with a 5-speed constant mesh transmission improve the riding experience for cyclists as a whole.Bajaj Pulsar NS125: Advanced Features Fuel TankWith a large 12-litre gasoline tank, the Bajaj Pulsar NS125 is a great choice for riders looking for longer travel times. Its large gasoline tank makes for continuous travel, which improves the riding experience all around.TyresThis 2024 Bajaj Pulsar NS125 features a stylish front with an 80/100 Tubeless tyre, providing excellent grip and stability on the road. At the rear, it is equipped with a 100/90 Tubeless tyre, ensuring enhanced traction and control while riding. These high-quality tubeless tyres offer superior durability and reduced risk of punctures, enhancing the overall safety and performance of the bike.Suspension In the 2024 Bajaj Pulsar NS125, the front suspension features telescopic forks, providing enhanced stability and control over rough terrain. The bike's overall safety and performance are improved by these premium tubeless tyres, which also have a lower chance of punctures and greater longevity. This combination of front telescopic suspension and rear mono-shocks delivers superior comfort and performance, making it ideal for both city commutes and adventurous rides.BrakesIn the 2024 Bajaj Pulsar NS125, the front brake features a robust 240 mm disc, while the rear brake is equipped with a reliable 130 mm drum with CBS technology. With a power-to-weight ratio of 83.3 PS per ton, this bike ensures responsive braking performance and enhanced safety on the road.DimensionThe Bajaj Pulsar NS125 has remarkable dimensions in 2024. Its 805 mm seat height provides riders with a comfortable position while guaranteeing ideal handling and control. The bike is quite agile and light, weighing only 144 kg, which makes it easier to manoeuvre over all types of terrain. Furthermore, with 179 mm of ground clearance, riders can comfortably navigate obstacles and rough roads while still enjoying a steady and smooth ride.Bajaj Pulsar NS125: Additional features Additionally, Bajaj replaced the NS125's old semi-digital instrument console with a brand-new, totally digital model. In addition to supporting smartphone connectivity, the 2024 Pulsar NS125's LCD features an odometer, trip metre, rev counter, and fuel level readout. The latter shows the battery level and allows the rider to receive calls and SMS messages. USB charging port and ABS are additional features. But before you go, don’t forget to check out our long-term review of the Royal Enfield Himalayan 450. 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
On February 14 2024, Triumph Motorcycle America issued a safety recall for its - Trident 660s and Tiger Sport 660s models. As per the NHTSA's Safety Recall Report, China claimed the first service warranty back in mid-July. Then, two more claims from China came by late August month. This situation led Triumph Motorcycles to start an investigation to find the cause of these continual claims. When the quality department submitted its findings on February 24, 2024, Triumph realised that detaching front fork caps was the cause of this issue. Also, it involves the replacement of the MAP hose, which can create issues with the MAP sensor. Triumph adds to the report that bikes produced before May 2022 were affected by the recall due to a machining error, which has since been corrected.Triumph Bikes Affected After the RecallAround 107 bikes sold in the US are believed to be facing issues due to improperly machined front fork caps. The table given below provides the production date for the models recalled by Triumph Motorcycle America. Model Name Production DateTriumph Trident 660May 18, 2022 to April 28, 2022Triumph Tiger Sport 660 May 5, 2022 to May 24, 2022The fork caps inserted during the production could have their threads torn away, thereby detaching from the fork tube. Both models have incorrectly machined threads on fork caps, causing detachment. This results in poor performance, causing high risk in controlling vehicles and preventing potential crashes. Now, let's quickly go through the features, engine, and its ability to provide various ride experiences. Tiger Sport 660 The Tiger Sport 660 boasts a powerful 3-cylinder engine, delivering Triumph's signature triple sound and performance. It is a bike that is ideal for city commuting and touring. Also, it offers a balance of low-end torque and top-end power. This model is powered by a 660cc engine capacity that delivers 81 PS peak power and 64 Nm peak torque. Its 3-cylinder engine generates a unique triple-level sound for creating a smooth and enjoyable riding experience. This ensures an enhanced riding experience, from premium Showa suspension, Nissin brakes, and Michelin Road 5 tyres. Tiger Sport 660 features include ABS, full LED lighting, and traction control. Moreover, this model ensures a convenient ride with a 17-litre fuel tank and integrated pannier mounts. Also, its adjustable screen allows the rider to manoeuvre the bike at their convenience. Trident 660 The TRIDENT 660 is a high-class model with competitive pricing. It offers triple-powered performance with a balance of torque and power. Its 660cc engine delivers 64 Nm torque and 81PS power. This model has class-leading technology like TFT instruments and LED lighting. Also, it ensures advanced safety with ABS and traction control. The minimalist design of this model exudes sporty confidence, while its agile handling and low seat height enhance manoeuvrability. As suggested by Triumph Motorcycles, the bike has a service interval of 10,000 miles. It makes the Trident 660 bike a top choice for riders seeking exceptional value with premium features and performance. The Trident 660 does it all with its sporty-built appearance and stylish features.Before you go, remember to check out our latest news coverage on the upcoming Royal Enfield Roadster 450 and everything it is going to offer. 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
Hero has re-launched the Vida V1 Plus, a smaller battery version of the Vida V1 electric scooter. It now costs Rs 1,45,000 in Delhi (including the FAME 2 subsidy). But here's the exciting part: there's a whopping Rs 30,000 discount, making the effective price just Rs 1,15,000. Moreover, The Vida V1 Pro, which has a bigger battery, costs Rs 1,45,900 in Delhi. People in Delhi, Chandigarh, and Punjab can save even more, up to Rs 20,000, because of state subsidies. Prices might differ in other states, so it's best to check with your local dealer. The Vida V1 Plus is the basic model in the Vida V1 scooter range, which also includes the Vida V1 Pro. The main differences between them are the battery size, range, and features. Learn more about Hero Vida V1 Plus features and specifications below: Hero Vida V1 Plus: Delivering High Performance Hero Vida V1 Plus delivers high performance with quick acceleration, reaching 40 kmph in just 3.4 seconds. It's powered by a 3.44 kWh battery, which consists of two removable batteries, each with 1.72 kWh capacity. This setup provides a real-world range of 100 km on a single charge. Weighing 124 kg, it offers three riding modes: Eco, Ride, and Sport, catering to different preferences. Its motor, a Permanent Magnet Synchronous Motor (PMSM) with an integrated gearbox, delivers a peak power of 6 kW and a continuous power of 3.9 kW, generating a torque of 25 Nm. Hero Vida V1 Plus: Charging Time And Range Hero Vida V1 Plus charges fast, taking less than 65 minutes to reach 80% battery capacity. At home, using a parking portable charger, it takes about 5 hours and 15 minutes to charge both removable batteries. In public, using a DC fast charger charges at a rate of 1.2 kilometres per minute. When fully charged, it offers a real-world range of 100 kilometres. Hero Vida V1 Plus: Other SpecificationsBraking System The braking system of Hero Vida V1 Plus includes a disc brake at the front and a drum brake at the rear, both equipped with a combined braking system (CBS) as standard. This setup ensures efficient braking performance for enhanced safety on the road. Suspension System Hero Vida V1 Plus is built with an underbone frame. It has a telescopic fork suspension at the front and a single rear monoshock suspension. This design provides a comfortable and stable ride, handling different types of roads smoothly. Key DimensionsHero Vida V1 Plus has key dimensions that include a wheelbase of 1301 mm, a ground clearance of 155 mm, and a seat height of 780 mm. It rides on 12-inch machined cast alloy wheels, providing a sturdy and reliable base for comfortable riding. Hero Vida V1 Plus: Additional FeaturesSplit-Seat Design With Extra Storage: Hero Vida V1 Plus offers 26 litres of boot space to carry your belongings. With its split seat and sturdy grab rail, it's a stylish and comfortable electric scooter, perfect for city rides. LED Headlamps: Hero Vida V1 Plus features LED headlamps with 90 lux, offering superior reach and spread compared to others. TFT Display: Vida V1 Plus comes equipped with a 7-inch full-colour TFT display featuring smartphone connectivity. They offer turn-by-turn navigation, anti-theft alarms, geofencing, and remote immobilisation functionalities. APP Connectivity: Take control of your ride with the VIDA consumer app. You get features like navigation, locating charging stations, tracking your scooter, and analysing your trips. Emergency Alert: In case of an emergency, use the SOS feature to alert your chosen contact. You can locate your scooter and receive low-battery notifications. Convenience Features: Experience convenience with features like "Follow me home" lights, keyless entry, electronic seat and handle lock, cruise control, two-way throttle for reverse and regenerative assist, and incoming call alerts. Removable Batteries: The removable battery of Hero Vida V1 Plus makes it easy to carry and charge, enhancing convenience for users. Available Colors: Hero Vida V1 Plus is offered in three appealing colors: Orange, Red, and White. Hero Vida V1 Plus: WarrantyHero Vida V1 Plus offers a vehicle warranty of 5 years or 50,000 kilometres. It also includes a battery warranty of 3 years or 30,000 kilometres. The motor is rated IP68, and the battery is rated IP67 for protection against ingress. Hero Vida V1 Plus: CompetitorsVida V1 Plus competes with other electric scooters in the market, such as the Ather 450S, TVS iQube, Ola S1 Air, and Bajaj Chetak.Before you go, don’t forget to check out the upcoming Royal Enfield Roadster 450 – What do we know so far? 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
Suzuki Motorcycle India has hit a major achievement by manufacturing one million two-wheelers in FY2023-24. The one-millionth unit is a Suzuki Access 125 in shiny beige colour, which was produced at the Kherki Dhaula plant in Gurugram, Haryana. Furthermore, SMIPL celebrated producing its 5 millionth Access 125 scooter earlier in June 2023. This journey took 16 years. Suzuki is one of the top bike makers in India, alongside brands like Bajaj Auto, TVS, Hero MotoCorp, and Honda. They produce bikes domestically and sell big bikes like the Suzuki Katana and Hayabusa, which are assembled from imported kits. Their lineup includes various bikes and scooters like the V-Strom SX, Gixxer SF 250, Access 125, and Burgman Street. Suzuki’s Vice President ThoughtsThe Executive Vice President of Production at Suzuki, Rajneesh Kumar Mehta, said, “Achieving the production of one million units in less than a year is a remarkable accomplishment for Suzuki Motorcycle India. In order to keep up with the consistently increasing demand for Suzuki Two-Wheelers both from the domestic market and our overseas markets, we have gone beyond our original installed capacity of 1 million units per year. Our workmen and engineers have demonstrated a very high level of ingenuity and commitment while operating the plant at its peak capacity and simultaneously taking steps to enhance delivered capacity.” Moreover, Mr Mehta said, “Our workmen and engineers have demonstrated a very high level of ingenuity and commitment while operating the plant at its peak capacity and simultaneously taking steps to enhance delivered capacity. We are thankful to all our employees and our suppliers whose efforts have made this significant milestone possible.” Access 125: Engine Performance Suzuki Access 125 has an engine for smooth performance and reliability. It comes with a 124cc 4-stroke, single-cylinder, air-cooled engine. Moreover, it has SOHC with 2 valves that ensure efficient fuel intake and exhaust. The engine produces a maximum output of 8.7 bhp @ 6,750 rpm and 10Nm @ 5,500 rpm of torque. This gives the scooter good acceleration and pulling power to the scooter. Furthermore, this scooter has a fuel injection technology that ensures precise fuel delivery and improves fuel efficiency. This results in offering a mileage of 45 kmpl. The Access 125 features both kick and electric starters, offering convenience and reliability. Moreover, it has a CVT system, which provides seamless gear shifting, making it easy to ride in varying conditions. Access 125: HardwareSuzuki Access 125 scooter is designed for comfort and manoeuvrability. It is suitable for various riders with a length of 1870 mm, width of 690 mm, and height of 1160 mm. Moreover, it has a wheelbase of 1265 mm and ground clearance of 160 mm, which contributes to stability while riding. This Suzuki scooter is light in weight. The Alloy Disc and Alloy Drum versions weigh 103 kg, while the Steel Drum version weighs 104 kg. Furthermore, it features reliable braking systems with options for both front and rear drum or disc brakes. The tyres are sized at 90/90 - 12 54J for the front and 90/100 – 10 53J for the rear. This provides good traction and stability on various road surfaces. Moreover, it is equipped with a telescopic system in the front and a swing arm setup in the rear end. The electrical system includes a maintenance-free 12V, 4Ah battery and LED headlights for enhanced visibility and durability. Access 125: Features & AccessoriesAccess 125 scooter accompanies a few features for further developing comfort and well-being. The range of Suzuki scooters is presently E20 compliant, which transmits less carbon emissions. The scooter is furnished with an LED headlamp that upgrades visibility at night time. Also, the LED situating lights further develop visibility in poor climates. Additionally, it has a side stand interlock, which guarantees the scooter can't be started while the side stand is down. The fuel lid requires a key to open, adding another layer of safety. This scooter accompanies a Bluetooth-enabled digital console that offers features like turn-by-turn navigation and a mobile battery-level display. Besides, it incorporates calls, SMS and WhatsApp alerts, over-speed alerts, and ETA updates. Simultaneously, Suzuki offers accessories like footrests, meter visors, seat covers, and floor mats. This allows riders to modify their scooters to their inclinations with adding style. Access 125: Price & RivalsSuzuki Access 125 comes in 3 variants, including Standard, Special, and Connect Edition. The prices range from Rs. 82,253 to Rs. 93,025, depending on the variant and colour. Moreover, it competes with the Activa 125, TVS Jupiter 125, and Fascino 125. These scooters offer similar features and target the same audience.Before you go, don’t forget to check out the comparison between Bajaj Pulsar NS160 and Apache RTR 160 4V. 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 likely to release a new 450cc bike, which is expected to launch in mid-2024 in India. The Roadster 450 motorcycle is based on the Himalayan 450 adventure bike. It is designed for city riding with comfort and safety. Moreover, this Royal Enfield bike has been seen many times during spied testing in India. Spy shots reveal its sporty appearance, featuring a muscular fuel tank, wide handlebars, and rear foot pegs. Furthermore, after its launch, it will give tough competition to models like the KTM 390 Duke, Husqvarna Svartpilen 401, Triumph Speed 400, and TVS Apache RTR 310.Let’s know more about the design, features and specifications of the Roadster 450 cruiser. Royal Enfield Roadster 450: Design & Styling Roadster 450 bike stands apart from other naked streetfighters due to its classic design elements. This bike is likely to be fitted with a round LED headlamp, a tear-drop-formed fuel tank, a single-piece seat, and a stubby tail. Besides, it will have a similar chassis to the Himalayan 450, but it might have a different subframe.The bike's styling prompts a traditional roadster feel, and spy images suggest it could feature modern comfort like a round TFT display with Bluetooth connectivity. The Roadster 450 is expected to feature Google Maps integration, different riding modes and ride-by-wire throttle. Royal Enfield Roadster 450: Performance & HardwareThe Roadster 450 will be powered by the engine found in the Himalayan 450. It comes with a 452cc liquid-cooled engine that delivers 39.47bhp @ 8,000rpm and 40Nm of torque @ 5,500rpm. Moreover, its engine is paired with a 6-speed gearbox with assist and slipper clutch for smoother gear changes.The bike will have a telescopic fork with gaiters at the front and a monoshock at the rear end. Also, it is expected to use 17-inch alloy wheels fitted with street-oriented tyres. This Royal Enfield bike has disc brakes at both ends with dual-channel ABS for enhanced safety.Royal Enfield’s Legacy & Portfolio Royal Enfield is a really old motorcycle company that started in 1893. They started by making bicycles and motorcycles for the British army. Moreover, their most famous bike was the Bullet, which they first manufactured in 1932. But now, the company has more than just the Bullet. Some are sporty, like the Continental GT and Interceptor 650. Others are good for adventure, like the Himalayan. And there's the Meteor 350, which is more like a cruiser. This brand is known for bringing riders together through events and their official merchandise, creating a close-knit community. Before you go, don’t forget to check out the details of Access 125 and Suzuki’s 1 millionth unit sale 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
The Royal Enfield Himalayan 450 has been crowned the Indian Motorcycle of the Year for 2024. This bike is catching the hearts of riders with its adventurous spirit and tough abilities. To give a complete comprehension of what it's really like to ride on the Himalayan 450.The StrategyThe goal of this long-term review is to enjoy an extended period with the Himalayan 450, covering at least 5,000km over 6 months. This long-term analysis considers a more profound investigation of the bike's performance as a commuter and a long-distance traveller. It also offers experiences with the bike’s versatility and potential for personalisation.Moreover, detailed reports will focus on rough terrain riding encounters for beginners, investigating the official accessory list and contrasting the Himalayan 450 with its ancestor. These experiences give prospective purchasers a complete outline of the bike’s strengths and weaknesses.The SpecsThe Royal Enfield Himalayan 450 addresses a huge development from its predecessor. This bike is outfitted with a new 450cc, liquid-cooled engine with a four-valve motor. The introduction of further developed cycle parts, including upside-down front forks with extended travel and a rear monoshock. Moreover, the improved braking hardware enhances the bike's overall performance and handling.Despite these enhancements, the Himalayan 450 comes with a higher price tag, prompting questions about its value proposition. Through the long-term review, a comprehensive evaluation will be conducted to determine whether the improvements justify the increased cost.Riding ExperiencePrevious encounters with the Himalayan 450 during short stints left riders impressed. Still, now, with an extended period of testing, attention will be focused on uncovering any shortcomings that may become more apparent over time. Rough terrain abilities will also be entirely explored, giving important experiences to riders wandering on uneven roads. Reports will explore into the bike’s performance on different surfaces, its dealing with attributes, and the simplicity of mobility for riders of various ability levels.Accessories and PersonalizationInvestigating the official accessory inventory will reveal insight into the choices accessible for customising the Himalayan 450 to suit individual preferences and riding styles. From luggage solutions to protection accessories, riders will acquire a superior comprehension of how they can fit the bike to meet their particular requirements.Comparison with PredecessorThe Royal Enfield Himalayan 450 long-term survey promises to deliver exhaustive insights into one of the most discussed cruisers. Through broad testing and investigation, riders will acquire a more profound comprehension of the bike’s capacities and its reasonableness for various riding situations.Before you go, don’t forget to check out the 2024 Kawasaki Eliminator 400 bike new variants. 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