Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India launched the all-new Activa 125, the company’s first 125-cc scooter, in two variants, with the Standard being priced at Rs 56,607 and the Deluxe at Rs 62,588 (both prices ex-showroom, Mumbai).
Honda’s new stealth fighter on two wheels is like few other creations. So what’s it all about?
Piaggio Vehicles Pvt. Ltd. – the Indian subsidiary of Italian scooter brand Piaggio launched their latest offering for the Indian market – The all new Vespa S. [Read more…]
Hero MotoCorp have unveiled five new vehicles, yes, that is the appropriate word, because the line-up consists of a petrol scooter, a hybrid scooter, a diesel scooter, a new Xtreme 150 and a new HX 250R. [Read more…]
Every year, Bike India awards the most outstanding motorcycles launched during the past year with the accolades they deserve. [Read more…]
Suzuki Motorcycle India Limited (SMIL) have updated their product portfolio in India with the launch of two more offerings – the Suzuki Gixxer motorcycle and the Let’s scooter. [Read more…]
Kawasaki has always created many attractive, smooth and powerful motorcycles while, undoubtedly, also having a monstrously-styled evil little brute or two lurking about their range. What happens when they decide to mix a bit of both, and then add even more practicality? Well, we get a big scooter!
The J300 is the latest addition to Kawasaki’s range in select markets around the globe. Ever wished your scooter had more power? Well, there’s the Suzuki Burgman or Aprilia SRV850, but they can seem like a bit of an overkill now, can’t they? This, the J300, actually seems to make a lot of sense. Here’s why.
The J300 uses a four-valve, liquid-cooled, fuel-injected 299cc single cylinder motor. The output figures from that motor are equally potent: 28 PS at 7,750 RPM and 28.7 Nm of torque at 6,250 RPM. Power flows through a CVT ‘box to a wide rear wheel. The rubber on the bike is in tune with the rest of the bike – 120/80-14 up front and a 150/70-13 at the rear. The brakes on the J300 are a 260mm petal disc up front with a 240mm petal disc at the rear too. The brake levers are adjustable too. The scooter weighs 191 kg, and thus, the setup for grip and handling seem more than adequate. A power-to-weight ratio of 146.5 PS/tonne isn’t half bad either. Then, there’s the 13-litre tank which will take you a fair distance before a fill-up is needed. You also get a sealed glovebox with a 12V charging point.
What isn’t very pleasant, is the £4,049 (Rs 4.05 lakh) price tag, and that’s in the UK. We don’t want to put figures for India here, so just enjoy the fact that it’s a peppy scooter which can give you bike like fun without the bother of a clutch.
Story: Jim Gorde
Images: Kawasaki Europe
Piaggio’s Vespa has taken the Indian scooter market by storm since it’s arrival in the country. Currently, two variants of the Vespa are available on these shores – the Vespa LX 125 and the Vespa VX. [Read more…]
Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India (HMSI) announced the launch of updates to its scooter range with its newly-developed environment-friendly HET.