Hero MotoCorp have launched their first 125-cc scooter, the Destini 125. The company showcased the scooter at the 2018 Auto Expo and has been launched with prices starting from Rs 54,650. [Read more…]
TVS Motor Company have launched yet another iteration of the Jupiter which appears to be aimed at the premium scooter buyer. [Read more…]
We recently did a story about the launch of the Vespa Notte 125, the Piaggio Group’s most affordable scooter yet; you can read that story here: http://bikeindia.in/vespa-notte-cheapest-vespa-scooter-in-india-launched/. The news today is that the Italian marque has now announced that they will soon begin production on the Vespa Elettrica, an electric scooter that will take the iconic Vespa design into the future.
Piaggio had earlier promised that they would start production of the Elettrica by late 2017, a deadline that is long past, but the latest reports suggest that production will start later this month. Sales are expected to kick off in Europe, before the model is introduced to the United States and then Asia, and we will hopefully see this Italian electric on Indian roads.
The Elettrica will be powered by an electric motor rated at 4.0 kW (5.4 PS) of peak power with 2.0 kW (2.7 PS) of continuous power on tap, with a decent amount of torque as well, we expect. Expect two riding modes — ‘eco’ and ‘power’, as well as a reverse mode to help with getting out of tight parking spaces. Range is expected to be in the region of 100 kilometres, and the scooter will be equipped with an on-board charger to ease charging on the go. The full TFT dash will pack in all the info a rider may need on the go, and the scooter will also feature smartphone connectivity for a bit of added convenience.
Vespa have also mentioned that a hybrid ‘X’ model is also in the works, which will use a conventional petrol engine as well as a battery pack, and use the engine as a generator to charge the battery back on the go. The hybrid model is expected to push range up to 195 kilometres; 145 on just the petrol motor, and another 50 on electric power alone. It must be noted here that the hybrid model gets a smaller battery pack, to make room for the engine.
The TVS Ntorq 125 has spent a few months in the Bike India garage. Here is what we found. [Read more…]
TVS Motor Company have never been ones to shy away from sustainable mobility. Clearly visible from their electric and hybrid concepts on display at the Auto Expo over the years. [Read more…]
Suzuki have introduced a stylish contender to the 125-cc scooter segment, the India-specific Burgman Street 125, that takes styling cues from its larger cousins abroad. [Read more…]
TVS may have a larger Ntorq scooter in the works, one with a 150-cc engine. [Read more…]
Honda have updated their Activa 125 this year and it is basically aimed at making life easier for customers who buy it. [Read more…]
The scooter that could go up against Aprilia’s SR 150, and maybe even Honda’s smaller 125-cc Grazia and TVS’s Ntorq 125, is on display at Vaishnavi Automobiles, the Yamaha Scooter Boutique at Vishakhapatnam. [Read more…]