The festive season is upon us and as always, there’s a huge consumer interest in purchases of new cars, bikes and scooters. Two-wheeler manufacturers also line up their new product launches just around the festive season. This time around though, there are not too many new two-wheeler launches planned for the festive season. Many manufacturers have instead started refreshing their bestselling products with cosmetic upgrades like new colour schemes and new variants. If you’re in the market for a new two-wheeler, here’s a list of bikes and scooters you can buy this festive season 2017- from entry-level automatic scooters, commuter motorcycles, to the entry-level premium motorcycle.
Honda Activa 4G
Earlier this year, Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India (HMSI) introduced the latest generation model of its bestselling scooter, the Honda Activa. The Honda Activa 4G, as it’s called now, got an updated engine which meets the latest Bharat Stage IV emission regulations, as well as a few extra features, including the now-mandatory “always on” headlight feature. Just ahead of the festive season, Honda has introduced a new Matte Axis Grey colour scheme on the Activa 4G, but the ex-showroom Delhi price remains the same at ₹ 50,846. The Honda Activa 4G is powered by the same 109 cc, single-cylinder, air-cooled engine which makes 8 bhp power and 9 Nm of peak torque. It gets an optional USB charging port in the underseat stowage, as well as the combined braking system. The Honda Activa is the largest-selling two-wheeler in India, and combined with Honda’s strong after sales and service network, it still makes for a compelling and practical purchase in the scooter segment.
TVS Motor Company’s bestselling scooter the Jupiter also makes for a very good purchasing choice in the automatic scooter segment. It may not clock sales volumes to give the Honda Activa any serious competition, but the TVS Jupiter still makes for a very good, well-rounded product. The Jupiter is powered by a 110 cc engine which makes 7.9 bhp of power and 8 Nm of peak torque. And just ahead of the festive season, TVS has introduced a new “Classic Edition” variant of the Jupiter, priced at ₹ 55,266 (ex-showroom Delhi). Compared to the leader in the automatic scooter segment, the TVS Jupiter gets some handy features, including an external fuel filler cap, large 12-inch wheels, a mobile charger, and telescopic front suspension. With the new Jupiter Classic Edition, TVS offers a fresh update to a well-rounded automatic scooter.
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In 2016, TVS Motor Company decided to revive one of the most popular names in its commuter motorcycle portfolio – the Victor. The new TVS Victor, relaunched after a gap of almost a decade, ticks all the right boxes to make it a well-rounded, well-specced 110 cc commuter motorcycle. It sells in decent numbers, and only recently, TVS has introduced to give it a fresh upgrade with a “Premium Edition” tag. The new variant shares the same 110 cc single-cylinder, air-cooled engine, which makes 9 bhp of power and 9.4 Nm of peak torque, but gets some cosmetic upgrades – including new decals and some chrome detailing. The TVS Victor Premium Edition has been priced at ₹ 55,065 (ex-showroom Delhi).