As the iconic scooter Chetak goes electric, ET NOW caught up with the Executive Director of Bajaj, Rakesh Sharma. Bajaj said, "We are a company with a very rich past, rich legacy. I think it is the credibility of this rich past that gives us a solid foundation for the future". The company is bringing back its iconic brand Chetak in an electric avatar and will start selling the model from next year in Pune followed by Bengaluru.
According to sources, about 2 billion e-rickshaws ply in the country, manufactured primarily by players in the unorganised sector. This segment is seeing an annual growth of about 10% with addition of 100,000-150,000 new vehicles every year.
KTM launched the much-awaited Duke 790 in India on Monday at Rs 8,63,945 lakh (ex-showroom). This puts KTM 790 Duke more expensive than its Japanese rivals, the Suzuki GSX-S750, which costs Rs 7.52 lakh and Kawasaki Z900, which comes bearing a price tag of Rs 7.69 lakh. However, the bike is cheaper than KTM's European rivals such as Ducati Monster 821 and Triumph Street Triple S.
Pune-based Bajaj Auto Limited (BAL) Wednesday forayed into the electric two-wheeler market with iconic scooter Chetak.Apart from India, the new Chetak will be sold in relevant markets in Europe starting next year. BAL Managing Director Rajiv Bajaj said as far as volumes are concerned, the company will continue to focus on motorcycles, but as far as meaningful niches are concerned Bajaj will work on developing electric vehicles.
Chetak's launch marks Bajaj Auto's foray into the electric two-wheeler segment. Its managing director Rajiv Bajaj said that the company will focus on developing electric vehicles as far as meaningful niches are concerned and not for volume growth.
Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India (HMSI) continues to be the undisputed leader in the segment followed distantly by Chennai-based TVS Motor Company.
The company will be setting up an independent network across 22 locations with 100 outlets in the country in the coming 18 months.
The Yamaha FZ and Suzuki Gixxer have been battling it out in the unique segment that has been combining commuters with the entry-level sport-bike space since 2014. While both bikes have remained largely unchanged over the years, they recently got significant updates for 2019. Interestingly, the latest updates to the Suzuki Gixxer and Yamaha FZ-S have made choosing between them easier than ever before. Here's an Autocar India comparison test.
The new vehicle norms, Bharat Stage-VI (BS-VI), are to come into place from April 1 next year and the domestic auto industry has been gearing up for its seamless implementation.
With plans of launching 5-7 new bikes in India over the next 12-18 months, including the new Husqvarna brand, KTM aims to ride ahead of market.
The premium product is the first outcome of the three-way strategic partnership initiated last year between Hero Cycles Ltd, Yamaha Motor Co., Ltd. and Mitsui & Co., Ltd, the press statement said.
Bebek, manufactured in Jakarta, boasts of strong suspension, disc brakes, front and rear carriers.
The separation plan, valid until September 28, is applicable for employees above 40 years and those who have completed a minimum of five years of continuous service at Hero MotoCorp.
The company had faced massive labour unrest last year and has since been working to sign a wage settlement agreement.
Due to auto sector slowdown and transition to BS-VI norms, Suzuki India has deferred its investment plans.
The Bajaj Pulsar range has garnered immense popularity, over the years, for bringing affordable performance to the masses. From the 135 LS to the NS 200 and 220F, every Pulsar was known for its sporty appeal. So it comes as a surprise to see Bajaj launch a Pulsar in the 125cc segment. Does the latest entrant in Pulsar family hold the same ethos as it's siblings? Rishab Bhaskar finds out.
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