The last two years have been the toughest for the entire global economy due to large-scale disruptions in the worldwide supply chains of all manufacturing companies due to the Global pandemic situation created by the super spreading Covid -19 virus. Every nation is facing its bleakest monetary terms at the national level and the individual levels. There has been a tremendous increase in plastics prices refined from crude oil, metals, and rubber, to name a few inputs for the motorbike industry. It has put pressure on the motorbike manufacturing industry’s bottom lines, and they too have increased their on-road prices globally, and Indian motorbike manufacturers have repeated the same. They, too, passed on this increase in costs to the buyers.
Almost all the major Indian motorbike manufacturers have also faced an increase in distribution costs due to the rise in freight charges by rail and road transporters. Most significant players like Bajaj Motors, Hero Motocorp, Honda, TVS Suzuki, and Yamaha have increased their motorbike prices from their benchmark prices in 2019 – 2020. Even motorcycle superbike manufacturers like Enfield and BMW had to increase their prices. Read on to know the new and old prices of the top models by the top motorbike manufacturers.
The oldest and most loved Indian motorbike manufacturer of recent times, Bajaj Motorcycles has increased prices for its top-selling models by Rs. 2000 to Rs. 5000 per vehicle.
Avenger 160 Street
The best-selling super motorbike Bajaj Avenger 160 Street from the house of Bajaj has increased its price from Rs.1.04 lakhs to Rs.1.08 lakhs, an increase of Rs.4000 from the previous financial year. The new Bajaj Avenger 160 Street has not got any new makeover, either cosmetic or mechanical.
- Some of the unique features of this 160 CC motorbike are Dual Spark DTS-1 engine comes with a fuel-injected four strokes single cylinder dual valve air cooled specification.
- You get the best mileage of 47 km/l and power of 15 PS at 8500 rpm, and torque of 13.7 Nm at 7000 rpm.
- This motorbike has front and rear disk brakes for maximum safety.
Pulsar NS 160 and Pulsar NS 200
Bajaj has also increased the ex-showroom prices of its leading motorbike model Pulsar NS 160 and NS 200 by Rs.2000 and Rs. 4000 respectively, so the new cost of Pulsar NS 160 will be Rs. 1.14 lakhs and that of Pulsar NS 200 will be Rs.1.39 lakhs. For the price, you will get great motorbikes with fully loaded features.
- The NS 160 has a 160 CC quad valve, oil-cooled dual spark four-stroke BS 6 DTS-I engine, whereas the NS 200 has a similar engine with three spark plugs.
- The engine power is 17 PS at 9000 rpm and 24 PS at 9750 rpm, respectively.
- These bikes provide the best suspension with a Nitrox single shock absorber at the rear and low friction telescopic shock absorber at the front end. It makes the long journeys on pot-holed city roads or the rural areas dirt track very smooth and refreshing.
The only motorbike to buck the trend is the Bajaj Dominar. Instead of a price rise, the motorbike manufacturer has strategically reduced its price from Rs.1.71 Lakhs to 1.54 lakhs ex-showroom to push its sales and market share. The Bajaj Dominar 250 has always been in vogue in the Indian motorbike community for its off-roader capabilities.
- The Bajaj Dominar is a 250 CC motorbike powered by a monster engine powered by 27 PS at 8500 rpm and equally brutal torque of 23 NM at 6500 rpm.
- What it loses on the mileage of 35 km/l it makes up by its power and super road presence.
- Also, the safety of the ride is well kept in mind by Bajaj with its dual disk brakes and tubeless tire-based alloy wheels for easy maintenance.
Pulsar RS 200
Bringing up the rear is the costliest motorbike from Bajaj, the Pulsar RS 200, which now set you back by Rs. 1.62 lakhs, an increase of Rs.5000 from its earlier price Rs.1.57 lakhs. For this price, you get a powerful motorbike with very smooth acceleration and safety.
One of the leading Japanese motorbike manufacturers in India increased the prices in the range of Rs. 500 to Rs. 3800 to take care of input cost variations and shore up its bottom line. Some of the models with their price increase are below.
YZF – R15 V3
The latest ex-showroom price of Yamaha YZF-R15 V3 begins at Rs. 1.5 lakhs price rice of Rs.2700 over its earlier price. But the price rise is lower for its racing-blue model at Rs. 500, which makes the motorbike cost Rs.1.51 lakhs. The highest-priced model is its matt black colored model with a price tag of Rs. 1.53 Lakhs. This motorbike is the only liquid-cooled engine motorbike with a top speed of 140 km/h.
Ray ZR 125
For its entry-level city motorbike, the Yamaha Ray ZR 125, the price rise has been the biggest with Rs.3800, making the current motorbike price Rs. 76,330 instead of the previous Rs. 73,330. This motorbike comes with built-in Bluetooth and completes digital metering.
Ray ZR Street Rally 125
The next in line for the price rise is the Yamaha Ray ZR Rally 125, now priced at Rs. 77,000 and increase again of Rs. 2000 from its earlier Rs, 75000. This motorbike is BS6 compliant and provides 20% better mileage and 35% more power than any other motorbike in its range.
Even the premium motorbike manufacturer like BMW Motorrad has made its price point of the bike a little higher than its earlier price. Some of the models for which they increased the price is F900 and wholly Made in India G310 R and G310 R. The price increase has been modest though in its G310 model with an increase of just Rs.5000 from its earlier price. In comparison, the price increase of its premium model F900 is more b Rs.45000 to 90000. As a result, the G310 R retails at Rs.2.5 lakhs and the G310GS at Rs.290 lakhs. But the most expensive of the lot is F900 for Rs.10.95 lakhs.
- Some of the unique features of the G310 R and G310GS motorbikes are aluminum cast alloy wheels and tubeless tires with special disc brakes for both front & rear wheels.
- The F900 has a keyless entry and adjustable corner lights as a unique feature.
If you are thinking of buying any of these and more super motorbikes from Bajaj, Yamaha, or BMW e prepared to burn a little more hole in your pocket. But be assured that you will always get your money’s worth when you select any motorbikes from such reputed motorbike manufacturers.
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