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View Poll Results: Which is YOUR 2-wheeler of 2023?
Hero Xoom 1 0.10%
BGAUSS C12i EX 1 0.10%
Honda SP 160 2 0.19%
River Indie 30 2.90%
Simple Energy One 0 0%
Oben Rorr 1 0.10%
Hero Karizma XMR 16 1.54%
Royal Enfield Bullet 350 24 2.32%
Triumph Speed 400 288 27.80%
Harley Davidson X440 36 3.47%
TVS Apache RTR 310 37 3.57%
TVS X 9 0.87%
Triumph Scrambler 400 X 49 4.73%
Royal Enfield Himalayan 322 31.08%
KTM Duke 390 55 5.31%
Royal Enfield Super Meteor 650 113 10.91%
Kawasaki ZX-4R 23 2.22%
Triumph Street Triple 765 7 0.68%
Ducati Scrambler 6 0.58%
Honda Transalp XL 750 10 0.97%
Ducati DesertX 6 0.58%
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Team-BHP 2-Wheeler of the Year, 2023. Edit: It's the Royal Enfield Himalayan!

It's time to look back at the year and cast your vote for The Team-BHP Two Wheeler of the Year. This is where YOU - the BHPian - will choose our Two-Wheeler of 2023. The Team-BHP 2WOTY is by owners & enthusiasts, not advertorial experts & paid jury members. Just as well since us bike owners are the ones who pay the industry's bills .

Listed below are the launches of 2023.
  • The contenders have been sorted in a price-ascending order (cheapest first).
  • It's only ALL-NEW bikes that are included in our 2WOTY award. That excludes the "refreshed" headlamp & tail-light versions, facelifts and engine variants.
  • This is a public poll. Other BHPians will be able to see what bike you have voted for.
  • Models costing over ~20 lakh rupees and a few niche players have been excluded from our 2WOTY. Reason = Low relevance & commitment to the Indian marketplace.
  • Note that the list does not include the bikes that will be launched in December. The reason being that it would be a new product of which neither we nor BHPians would've taken a test ride to form an opinion. There would be no ownership reviews or posts, hence such bikes would be included next year.
  • Link to Team-BHP's 2WOTY 2022
  • As has always been the case, we insist there will only be ONE Team-BHP Two Wheeler of the Year. Why? Simply because we don't believe in handing out an award for the "headlamp of the year" or "footpeg of the year" (as examples). Some award ceremonies have 25 awards to ensure there's one for each bike manufacturer (aka advertiser) in India. We have no such inclination, and will only focus on the best, most important new two-wheeler of 2023.

Looking forward to your votes, and also the reasoning behind your choice. Thanks!

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Hero Xoom - Related thread

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Hero MotoCorp has launched a new 110cc scooter in the Indian market. The new model called ‘Xoom’ is available in three variants: LX, VX and ZX, priced at Rs 68,599, Rs 71,799 and Rs 76,699 (ex-showroom, Delhi), respectively. Bookings will open on February 1, 2023.

The Hero Xoom is a sporty-looking scooter featuring dual-tone bodywork finished in bold colours. It has an X-shaped LED headlamp in the front, a digital instrument console and an LED tail light at the back. It offers features such as Bluetooth connectivity, cornering lights and a USB charger.

Powering the Hero Xoom is a 110.9cc, single-cylinder, air-cooled engine that develops 8.05 BHP and 8.70 Nm. The engine is paired with a continuously variable transmission.

The Xoom gets telescopic fork suspension up front and single rear shock absorbers. It is equipped with a single front disc brake and rear drum brake and rides on 12-inch alloy wheels.

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BGAUSS C12i EX - Related thread

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BGAUSS has launched a new variant of its C12i electric scooter in India. The new EX variant costs Rs 99,999 (ex-showroom), which is over Rs 26,000 less than the C12i Max.

The BGAUSS C12i EX is a stylish electric scooter that features a dual-tone bodywork. The C12i looks like a conventional scooter, unlike most of its rivals. It has a circular LED headlamp with an integrated LED ring that serves as the daytime running light.

The C12i EX comes with a removable lithium-ion battery that offers a range of 85 km on a single charge. The IP 67-rated battery pack powers a 2,500-watt electric motor.

The BGAUSS C12i EX comes with a 5-year warranty. The introductory pricing is valid until September 19, 2023.

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Honda SP 160 - Related thread

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Honda has launched a new 160cc bike called the SP160 in the Indian market. It is available in two variants and is priced from Rs 1,17,500 (ex-showroom).

The Honda SP160 is a sporty-looking motorcycle. The bike features an LED headlamp, tank extensions and an aerodynamic under cowl. It comes with a single-piece seat and a digital instrument console. Some of the other features include an engine stop switch, a hazard switch for emergency stops, 177 mm of ground clearance and a wheelbase of 1,347 mm.

The SP160 is powered by a 162.71cc single-cylinder air-cooled engine that makes 13.2 BHP and 14.59 Nm and is mated to a 5-speed gearbox. The engine has a long stroke and a high compression ratio of 10:1. It features a roller rocker arm and a counter-balancer that is said to deliver smooth power.

The suspension setup consists of a telescopic fork at the front and a mono-shock at the rear. The bike is available with a single 276 mm front disc and either a 220 mm disc or 130 mm drum at the rear.

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River Indie - Review Link

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What you'll like:

• Very distinct styling that makes the Indie immediately stand out in a vast sea of two-wheelers
• Lots of customization possible through accessories, making the scooter very versatile in terms of applications and user profile
• 3 Riding Modes with varying power delivery and range allow for flexibility of use
• Motor produces 9 BHP and 26 Nm of torque. Riding in Rush mode is tremendous fun!
• 4 kWh battery gives the e-scooter a realistic range of ~120 km in Eco mode which is generous for bumper-to-bumper traffic
• Ample storage space and then some more! 43 litres of under-seat storage capacity, 12 litres of glovebox space, and more on the floorboard / storage hook
• The bike feels sturdy and easy to maneuver. Wide seat, extended front footrests and ample leg / knee room make for comfortable ergonomics

What you won't:

• We expected more aggressive pricing, relative to the entrenched players. Furthermore, the pre-launch price tag of 1.25 lakhs will be increased soon
• Missing features like phone pairing (music, calls), turn-by-turn navigation, ABS. Also, a very basic MID display
• Fit and finish could be better. A few plastic panels and body parts feel extremely flimsy
• Several features such as fast charging, connectivity features, and Accessories are still under development
• With a dealer and service centre network yet to be set up, buying and servicing experience are unknown. Additionally, expect sales outside Bangalore / Karnataka only in the next fiscal year
• This being a new product from a new company, the long-term ownership experience is unknown

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Simple Energy One - Related thread

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Simple Energy has re-launched the Simple One electric scooter in India at a price of Rs 1.45 lakh (ex-showroom, Bangalore). For Rs 1.58 lakh, you get a 750 W charger with your e-scooter. The Simple One e-scooter looks sporty with its crisp lines. It features a triangular LED headlamp that is mounted on the front apron, a single-piece seat and a touchscreen instrument console with Bluetooth connectivity.

The Simple One comes with a removable and fixed battery. The 5 kWh unit is said to deliver a maximum range of 212 km. It powers a 4.5 kW electric motor, which enables the e-scooter to sprint from 0-40 km/h in 2.77 seconds, and it can reach a top speed of 105 km/h.

According to the company, the fixed battery takes 3 hours 47 minutes to charge, while the removable battery pack can be charged in 2 hours 7 minutes. The scooter rides on 12-inch alloy wheels with telescopic suspension in the front and a monoshock at the rear. It features disc brakes at both ends. The Simple One e-scooter has four ride modes: Eco, Ride, Dash and Sonic. It supports OTA updates and offers features such as navigation and park assist.

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Oben Rorr - Related thread

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Hero Karizma XMR - Review Link

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What you'll like:

• Massive brand recall as it was the first successful "sports bike" in India
• Fantastic styling coupled with acceptable build quality
• Value for money! We find the Karizma well-priced for what it offers
• Powerful 210cc engine mated to smooth 6-speed gearbox with slip & assist clutch
• Comfortable seating for both rider and pillion
• Hero MotoCorp's widespread sales and service network
• Features such as adjustable visor, automatic headlamps, slip & assist clutch, dual-channel ABS, turn-by-turn navigation, USB Charger etc.

What you won't:

• Not as ground-breaking as the original Karizma. Might not live up to its legendary status
• Market is dominated by competition. Hero needs to aggressively market this bike if they intend to get a breakthrough
• Fairly neutral to ride. Not as exciting as some rivals
• Small 11-litre fuel tank will limit touring range
• Missing features such as riding modes, upside-down fork, traction control etc.
• Available in a single variant only and just 3 colours
• 6,000 km service interval is on the shorter side

Royal Enfield Bullet 350 - Related thread

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Royal Enfield has launched the 2023 Bullet 350 at a price of Rs 1.74 lakh (ex-showroom).

The new Bullet 350 is based on the J-platform. The same architecture underpins the Hunter 350, Classic 350 and Meteor 350. In terms of design, the new model looks almost similar to the outgoing version. It gets a single-piece seat and other minor changes. The bike also gets a semi-digital instrument console but misses out on the Tripper Navigation feature.

The Bullet 350 is powered by a 349cc single-cylinder air-cooled engine that develops 20.2 BHP @ 6,100 rpm and 27 Nm @ 4,000 rpm. It is mated with a 5-speed gearbox. The bike is equipped with a telescopic front fork and dual rear shock absorbers. The brake setup consists of discs at both ends. The base model, however, gets a drum brake at the rear and single-channel ABS.

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Triumph Speed 400 - Review Link

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What you'll like:

• Quintessential Triumph design that can stand proud next to the rest of its modern classic range
• Build quality, fit and finish are of a high order - arguably the best in the broad segment it straddles
• Stunning price proposition! Bajaj and Triumph have launched it at a price that leaves no doubt that they're gunning for a thumping success
• 39.5 BHP engine is reasonably tractable with a strong pull. Smooth & refined power delivery at a kerb weight of ~176 kg, results in a fairly peppy performance aided further by a slick 6-speed gearbox
• Great ground clearance in real-world riding, combined with a reasonably plush ride
• Exciting but not intimidating - the bike is very beginner-friendly and will be easy to recommend to newer riders as well as older ones getting back to some easy riding after a gap
• A very generous 16,000 km / 1-year service interval. Parts and service costs are also expected to be kept competitive

What you won't:

• Absence of some features like connected tech, riding modes etc.
• Very tall folk may find themselves gravitating towards the Scrambler 400. The Speed 400 looks just a tad small for very heavyset / very tall riders
• Non-adjustable brake and clutch levers, although they are light and easy to operate. Adjustable levers would have been a nice touch.
• Analogue + Digital speedometer doesn't suit the bike's character. They should've gone in one of these directions, either the simple round style similar to the Trident or the gorgeous twin dials of the 1200 classic
• Only single-sided saddle bag luggage is being offered by Triumph as of now. You will have to look at aftermarket solutions for double-sided saddle bags
• The entire service experience remains uncharted territory with Triumph leaving a negative perception on this front in some parts of the country. Whether one can have a positive dealership experience under Bajaj’s watch is something that remains to be seen

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Harley Davidson X440 - Review link

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What you'll like:

• Single-cylinder, 440cc engine has good low-end torque to make city riding as well as highway cruising comfortable
• NVH and refinement are really good. Combined with good ergonomics, you can cruise at 80-100 km/h all day long
• Well priced. It is on par with its peers, albeit with an extra ~40-90 cc
• Built by Hero, who know the Indian two-wheeler consumer extremely well
• Decent level of kit - standard dual-channel ABS, Bluetooth connectivity, connected features, etc.

What you won't:

• Design and styling can be polarising. Not your typical Harley
• In a segment that has heated up with lots of new offerings, the X440 doesn't ace any specific aspect
• No riding modes or traction control. Essentially not a lot of ways to customize your ride
• This is the first product of the Harley Davidson - Hero partnership. Sales, after-sales and service support and experience are unknown

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TVS Apache RTR 310 - Related thread

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TVS has launched a streetfighter version of the Apache RR 310. The new naked bike is called the Apache RTR 310 and is priced at Rs 2.43 lakh (ex-showroom).

The Apache RTR 310 can be seen as TVS' version of the BMW G 310 R. While it shares the same architecture, the RTR 310 boasts a unique look. It has sporty dual LED headlamps with integrated LED daytime running lights, an exposed frame and a chin fairing. The bike gets a short tail section with twin LED tail lights. The Apache RTR 310 features a 5-inch digital instrument console, cruise control, GoPro control and 5 riding modes. It is also the first bike in the segment to get a climate control seat and dynamic lights that change their intensity depending on the speed.

The RTR 310 is loaded with a host of safety features as well. It gets Cornering ABS, Cornering Cruise Control, Cornering Traction Control, Rear Lift Off Control, Front Lift Off Control, Slope Dependent Control and Tyre Pressure Monitor.

The Apache RTR 310 is powered by a 312.12cc, single-cylinder engine that gets all-new forged aluminium pistons that are said to be 5% lighter, throttle-by-wire and a 46 mm throttle body. It generates 35.11 BHP @ 9,700 rpm and 28.7 Nm @ 6,650 rpm. The engine is mated with a 6-speed gearbox via a bi-directional quick-shifter. TVS claims a 0-60 km/h time of 2.81 seconds and a top speed of 150 km/h. The bike is suspended by an upside-down KYB fork at the front and a mono-shock at the rear. It rides on lightweight 8-spoke alloy wheels.

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TVS X - Related thread

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TVS has launched its second electric scooter called, 'X' in the Indian market. With a price tag of Rs 2.50 lakh, the new TVS X is the most expensive e-scooter in India and is not eligible for the FAME-II subsidy.

The TVS X is based on the company's new 'Xleton' architecture. It uses an all-new aluminium alloy frame that is said to be 2.5 times stiffer than a conventional frame. The e-scooter has a wheelbase of 1,285 mm and a ground clearance of 175 mm. The seat is set at a height of 770 mm, with an underseat storage capacity of just 19 litres.

The TVS X certainly looks exciting though. The design is inspired by the Creon concept that was showcased at the 2018 Auto Expo. It has a vertical LED headlight with sequential turn indicators on either side and additional daytime running lights. It has a maxi-scooter look featuring sporty, dual-tone bodywork and a stepped seat. The rear sub-frame and brake calipers are painted blue.

The TVS X has a tilt-adjustable 10.25-inch touchscreen instrument console with an in-built NavPro navigation system. It supports games, live video streaming and browsing. The X also comes with several safety features like an anti-theft alarm, speed limiter, overspeed alerts, fall alert, geo-fencing, auto-locking, tow alert, live vehicle location sharing and a PIN-based unlocking system. It also gets cruise control.

The TVS X uses a 4.44 kWh nickel-manganese-cobalt battery pack offering a range of 140 km. It powers a ram-air-cooled permanent magnet mid-drive motor that generates a continuous power of 9.38 BHP and a peak output of 14.75 BHP. There are three riding modes: Xtealth, Xtride and Xonic. TVS claims the X can sprint from 0-40 km/h in 2.6 seconds and 0-60 km/h in 4.5 seconds, while its top speed is 105 km/h.

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Triumph Scrambler 400 X - Review link

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What you'll like:

• Quintessential Triumph design that looks distinctly like its bigger Scrambler siblings for the most part
• Build quality, fit and finish are among the best in the segment
• Thanks to its taller and more substantial stance, it does better visual justice to the 400cc ‘big bike’ feeling than the much more compact Speed 400
• Larger riders will also appreciate its relatively roomier ergonomics compared to the Speed
• Nice bespoke touches which lend aesthetic value as well as utility where needed - sturdier metal bash plate, headlight grille, twin barrel exhaust with the black cladding, round indicators, tank grips, step-up seat to highlight some
• 19” wheel, superior ground clearance, longer wheelbase and better suspension travel, all make for a much more stability-biased ride, in keeping with its Scrambler DNA
• 39.5 BHP engine is reasonably tractable with a strong pull. Smooth & refined power delivery at a kerb weight of ~185 kg results in fairly peppy performance aided further by a slick 6-speed gearbox
• Still a hoot to ride despite its taller stance and longer wheelbase
• Generous 16,000 km / 1-year service interval. Parts and service costs are also expected to be kept competitive

What you won't:

• Missing features like connected tech, riding modes, adjustable clutch and brake levers, etc.
• Inexperienced riders (especially shorter ones) may find the 835 mm seat height a tad challenging
• Analogue + digital instrument cluster doesn't suit the bike's character
• Some ergonomic issues such as mirrors fouling with hand and footpegs flexing downwards while stand-up riding
• Vibrations at higher rpms
• Split rear seat is compact. Riders should carefully evaluate how comfortable the bike will be for two-up touring with luggage if that is a key use case
• Only single-sided saddle bag luggage is being offered by Triumph as of now. You will have to look at aftermarket solutions for double-sided saddle bags or wider luggage options
• Entire service experience remains uncharted territory with Triumph leaving a negative perception on this front in some parts of the country. Whether one can have a positive dealership experience under Bajaj’s watch is something that remains to be seen

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Royal Enfield Himalayan - Related thread

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Royal Enfield has announced the launch of the Himalayan 450 at Motoverse 2023 in Goa. The new ADV is available in four variants, with prices starting at Rs 2.69 lakh (ex-showroom).

The Himalayan 450 replaces the Himalayan 411 in Royal Enfield’s line-up. It is based on a twin-spar tubular frame designed to handle rough terrain. The bike is equipped with an LED headlamp and a 4-inch digital instrument console offering Bluetooth connectivity and a Ride-by-Wire system.

The Himalayan 450 is powered by a 452cc, liquid-cooled, single-cylinder engine that produces 39.5 BHP @ 8,000 rpm and 40 Nm @ 5,500 rpm. The engine is paired with a 6-speed gearbox via a slip-and-assist clutch. There are two riding modes – Eco and Performance.

The ADV comes with a 43 mm upside-down front fork with 200 mm travel and an adjustable monoshock at the rear, also offering 200 mm of travel. The brake setup comprises of a single 320 mm disc at the front and a 270 mm disc at the rear, supported by switchable ABS. The bike rides on 21-inch front and 17-inch rear spoked wheels shod with dual-purpose tyres.

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KTM Duke 390 - Review Link

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What you'll like:

• Spectacular new 399 cc LC4C engine! Torque and power delivery will most likely outlast the road for most owners
• A delight to handle on track as well as on the streets. Very nimble and flickable around the corners
• Adjustable suspension settings are now available as standard for the front and the rear. Helps you customise your ride experience
• Full suite of electronics. Has customisable ABS, Traction Control, Ride modes, and even Launch control!
• Entire range of features like Connectivity features (calls, music, turn-by-turn navigation), Bluetooth pairing to Phone and even a wired/wireless Headset
• Top quality build. Fit and finish levels are good too

What you won't:

• While the low-end torque has improved by almost 5 Nm, you'll continue to go 3-2-1 on the gears while within the city
• The Quickshifter, while a huge leap from the outgoing model, still isn't textbook perfect during gear shifts
• OEM tyres don't match up to the performance the bike is capable of
• Narrow seat can get uncomfortable on longer journeys
• Looks have generally been polarising on the KTMs

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Royal Enfield Super Meteor 650 - Related thread

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Royal Enfield has launched the Super Meteor 650 in India. The cruiser is available in three variants: Astral, Interstellar and Celestial, with prices starting from Rs 3,48,900 (ex-showroom).

The Super Meteor 650 is the third model based on the 650cc platform and shares its underpinnings with the Interceptor INT 650 and the Continental GT 650. The bike features a circular LED headlamp and a windscreen, a classic teardrop-shaped fuel tank, a stepped seat and dual chrome exhausts.

The Super Meteor also gets Royal Enfield’s Tripper Navigation system integrated into a twin-pod instrument console. It offers Bluetooth connectivity and a USB charging port as well.

The Super Meteor 650 is powered by a 648cc, twin-cylinder engine that belts out 47 BHP and 52.3 Nm and is mated to a 6-speed gearbox. The bike gets an upside-down fork suspension at the front and dual shock absorbers at the rear, while braking is handled by disc brakes, a single rotor at each end.

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Kawasaki ZX-4R - Related thread

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Kawasaki has introduced its newest inline 4-cylinder supersport model, the Ninja ZX-4R, in India. It is priced at Rs 8.49 lakh (ex-showroom).

Globally, the Ninja ZX-4R comes in three trims: Standard, SE and ZX-4RR. Kawasaki is offering the base variant in India. The bike is equipped with a 4.3-inch digital instrument console with Bluetooth connectivity and has four riding modes: Sport, Road, Rain and Rider.

The ZX-4R is powered by a 399cc 4-cylinder liquid-cooled engine that revs to 15,000 rpm and produces 79 BHP @ 14,500 rpm with RAM air assistance and 37.6 Nm @ 12,500 rpm. The engine is mated with a 6-speed gearbox.

The ZX-4R features an upside-down fork from Showa at the front and an adjustable mono-shock at the rear, while braking is handled by dual 290 mm discs at the front paired with Nissin 4-piston calipers and a 220 mm disc at the rear. The bike rides on 17-inch wheels shod with 120/70 section front and 160/60 section rear tyres, while dual-channel ABS is offered as standard.

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Triumph Street Triple 765 - Related thread

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Triumph has launched the 2023 Street Triple in India. The naked bike is available in two variants: R and RS, priced at Rs 10.17 lakh and Rs 11.81 lakh (ex-showroom), respectively.

The Street Triple gets several updates for the 2023 model year. The bike gets an updated twin-pod LED headlamp and redesigned body panels. The RS version of the streetfighter gets a belly pan, a lower chain guard and a pillion seat cowl with an interchangeable pillion seat.

The Street Triple range now comes with a revised engine. While it still uses the same 765cc, 3-cylinder block, performance has been bumped up to 118 BHP and 128 BHP for the R and RS, respectively. Torque figures remain the same at 80 Nm. This has been achieved through new pistons and connecting rods, a shorter intake and a new camshaft. Both variants are now available with a bi-directional quick-shifter as standard, which operates a 6-speed gearbox.

Triumph has also tweaked the chassis of the new Street Triple. The wheelbase has been shortened on both variants, while the RS gets a taller subframe. The R variant rides on Continental ContiRoad tyres, while the RS gets Pirelli Diablo Supercorsa SP V3 boots. Both variants use Brembo brakes, with the latter getting Brembo Stylema anchors.

The Street Triple R now comes with four riding modes: Road, Rain, Sport and Rider, while the RS gets an additional 'Track' mode. Triumph has also included cornering ABS and lean-sensitive traction control on the latest model.

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The second-generation Ducati Scrambler made its debut in November last year at EICMA 2022. The bike comes in three variants: Icon, Full Throttle and Nightshift, and is now available in India at a starting price of Rs 10.39 lakh (ex-showroom).

The Scrambler Icon features a new fuel tank with a coloured portion in the centre that is replaceable, along with the fenders, tags on the wheels and headlight covers. The bike gets a revised handlebar that is lower and closer to the rider. The new seat is flatter and is set at a height of 795 mm. The Icon is available in six different colours and nine livery options. The bike gets black under-seat side panels with Ducati Scrambler graphics.

The Scrambler Full Throttle is inspired by US flat track competitions held on dirt ovals. It features side number plates bearing the number 62, a skid plate and comes in GP19 Red/Dark Stealth livery with black exhaust heat shields and front side covers. The Full Throttle also gets a shorter front fender, a tail without a rear fender, red tags on the alloy wheels, a Termignoni silencer, Ducati Performance LED turn signals and a quick-shifter as standard.

The Scrambler Nightshift features a cafι racer style saddle in a dark leather shade with glossy and matte body panels. It also gets side number plates, a minimal front fender, no rear fender, dark aluminium details and LED turn signals. The bike comes equipped with spoked wheels, a flat-set variable section handlebar and bar-end mirrors.

The 2023 Scrambler is powered by an 803cc air-cooled twin-cylinder engine that produces 73 BHP @ 8,250 rpm and 65 Nm @ 7,000 rpm. The engine is paired with a 6-speed gearbox and comes with two riding modes: Road and Wet. The new model features ride-by-wire throttle management for the first time.

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Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India (HMSI) has launched the XL750 Transalp in India. The adventure tourer is priced at Rs 10,99,990 (ex-showroom, Gurgaon). Honda BigWing dealerships are currently taking bookings for the first batch of 100 units. The bike will be imported via the CBU route.

The XL750 Transalp is inspired by the original Transalp of the 1980s. The bike features a compact LED headlamp with a large windscreen and a stepped seat. It rides on a Showa upside-down front fork and Pro-Link monoshock at the rear. Braking is handled by dual 310 mm wave discs with 2-piston calipers in the front and a 256 mm disc at the rear.

The XL750 Transalp is powered by a 755cc parallel-twin engine that puts out 91 BHP and 75 Nm. The engine features downdraft intakes and 46 mm throttle bodies. The cylinders are coated in Nickel-Silicon Carbide which is said to improve engine efficiency.

The bike is equipped with a 6-speed gearbox and a throttle-by-wire system. Riders can choose between 5 riding modes – Sport, Standard, Rain, Gravel and User. Other features include a 5-inch TFT instrument console, Honda Smartphone Voice Control system, Honda Selectable Torque Control, ABS and assist slipper clutch.

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Ducati has announced the launch of the DesertX adventure bike in India. It is available in a single variant priced at Rs 17.91 lakh (ex-showroom).

The Ducati DesertX is an off-road-focused motorcycle. The semi-faired ADV features twin LED headlamps with a short windscreen and a 5-inch digital instrument console. The bike rides on 21-inch front and 18-inch rear wire-spoke wheels with 46 mm upside-down Kayaba fork suspension at the front and a Kayaba mono-shock at the rear. The fully adjustable suspension offers a ground clearance of 250 mm.

The DesertX is powered by a 937cc, L-twin, liquid-cooled engine that makes 110 BHP @ 9,250 rpm and 92 Nm @ 6,500 rpm. The engine is mated with a 6-speed gearbox. The bike comes with 6 riding modes: Sport, Touring, Urban, Wet, Rally and Enduro and four power modes: Full, High, Medium and Low.

Some of the electronic aids offered on the DesertX include engine brake control, traction control, wheelie control, cornering ABS and a bi-directional quick-shifter.

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