Your weekly dose of bike updates: New Radeon TVS, Hero XPulse 200 Rally, and more!

The Indian two-wheeler has seen a new entrant in different segments, including entry-level commuters, and mid-weight tourers and scramblers. There is also an interesting update in the genre of small-scale adventure tours. In case you couldn’t follow these stories, here’s a quick summary.

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Launch of the new TVS Radeon

TVS has launched the updated model of its commuter motorcycle, the Radeon, in India. The bike comes loaded with additional features that promise to up the Radeon’s convenience quotient. The bike is now equipped with a multi-color reverse LCD instrument panel as well as the Intelligo function which aims to save fuel. For full details on its pricing and variants, click the story link.

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Launch of the 2022 Kawasaki Versys 650

Kawasaki has brought the 2022 Versys 650 to India at Rs 7,36,000. Compared to the previous model, the updated version costs Rs 21,000 more. Justifying that premium is a new, sharper split LED headlight design with an adjustable visor. The engine cover has also been modified to look a little sharp. Feature-wise, the new Versys now has a Bluetooth-enabled TFT display and a two-level traction control system.

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Launch of the Ducati Scrambler Urban Motard

Ducati India has launched the latest Scrambler model in the Urban Motard version. It is priced at Rs 11.49 lakh and sits between the 1100 Dark Pro and the Desert Sled. Ducati made minor cosmetic changes to the Urban Motard trim compared to other Scramblers. It gets a taller front fender, single-side mounted number plate and is draped in Star White Silk and Ducati GP ’19 Red.

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Launch of the Suzuki Katana India

Suzuki Motorcycle India has released a teaser video on its social media platforms, confirming the imminent launch of the Katana in India. This liter-class motorcycle is already available in international markets where it meets Euro5 emission standards. The India-bound model, which will most likely arrive via the CBU route, will contain the same features and specifications as the overseas-available iteration.

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Hero XPulse 200 4V Rally Edition

Hero MotoCorp is working on the more off-road-focused XPulse 200 4V Rally Edition, which will soon be launched in India. The company has yet to make an official announcement, but the type approval certificate revealed several details about this variant. Interestingly, the document states that the Rally Edition will be sold as an all-new variant. Additionally, the company will offer the Rally Edition components as an optional kit for the standard model.

(All prices are ex-showroom)

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