Your weekly dose of bike updates: BMW G310 RR, Suzuki Hayabusa 2023 and more!
From entry-level commuters to high-end sportbikes, the past week has seen notable developments in nearly every two-wheeler segment. And like every Sunday, we’re back with the top five bike updates that buyers and enthusiasts might not want to miss.
Opening of BMW G310 RR reservations
BMW Motorrad India is set to launch its smallest sports motorcycle, the G310 RR, which will be based on the TVS Apache RR310 which has been on sale in India for a long time. Apart from a few changes, the G310 RR will be essentially identical to the Apache. Full details of the bike will be revealed when it launches on July 15, but official reservations have already started online and offline.
Hero Splendor Xtec hits dealerships
Hero MotoCorp recently launched the Splendor Plus X-tec in India at Rs 72,900 (ex-showroom) and the first batch of the bike has arrived at dealerships. The X-tec trim gives the Splendor Plus a new list of features like an all-digital console with Bluetooth connectivity. It also gives you access to call and SMS alerts as well as real-time mileage. In addition, the Splendor Plus also has a USB charging port and an engine cut-off function on the side stand.
Honda e-scooter patented in India
Just days after filing patents for the ADV 350 and Vario 160 in India, Honda filed patents for its electric scooter called U-Go. On paper the U-Go looks impressive with a claimed range of 75km (expandable to 130km) and a top speed of 53km/h. However, does the filed patent justify the entry of the U-Go in India? Click on the story link for the answer.
2022 KTM RC390 first ride
The 2022 KTM RC390 is finally on sale in India and almost everything about the bike has been overhauled with the aim of making it more versatile. Has the Austrian bicycle manufacturer achieved this? We tried to answer that question by driving the new RC 390 on the Bajaj test track in Chakan, before we could sample it in the real world later.
2023 Suzuki Hayabusa unveiled
Suzuki Motorcycle has unveiled the 2023 Hayabusa for international markets. The Hayabusa’s only update for 2023 is three new color combinations. It is available in a blacked-out paint scheme called Metallic Matte Black with Glass Sparkle Black, Metallic Thunder Gray with Candy Daring Red accents, and Pearl Vigor Blue with the Pearl Brilliant White color option.