The Indian two-wheeler manufacturers have been trying to make their portfolios more colourful by introducing new paint schemes. Besides that, the 300-500cc segment has been witnessing a lot of new developments, such as the unveiling of the Honda H’ness CB 350. More such interesting stories grabbed the attention of netizens last week and here’s a wrap-up of the top five of them.
KTM RC series new colours
KTM introduced a new colour for each of its RC models including the 125cc, 200cc and the 390cc iteration. The smallest RC 125 is now available in the spanking new Dark Galvano shade. Meanwhile, the RC 200 and the RC 390 come in Electric Orange and Metallic Silver colour options. The three motorcycles have remained unchanged in all other aspects, including pricing.
Suzuki Gixxer series new colours
Suzuki also rolled out new colour options for its Gixxer models in India. The 155cc Gixxer naked offering has received Metallic Triton Blue and Pearl Mira Red paint schemes while the Gixxer SF fully-faired model is available in new Pearl Mira Red version. The 250cc derivative of the latter, the Gixxer SF 250, has been bestowed with Suzuki’s new racing livery inspired by the brand’s 2020 MotoGP machine. Meanwhile, its naked sibling, the Gixxer 250 too has been introduced in a racy-looking Metallic Triton Blue colour option.
Honda H’ness CB 350 unveiled
Honda has unveiled its first mid-size modern-classic offering, the H’ness CB 350, in India. It will compete against the highly popular Royal Enfield Classic 350, the Jawa Standard and the Benelli Imperiale 400. The H’ness sports a styling inspired by the larger CB 1100 EX and features a host of modern kits such as a semi-digital display, full-LED lighting and traction control. Mechanically, it is based on a double cradle frame which holds a 20.5bhp, 348cc, air-cooled, single-cylinder motor. The CB 350 will go on sale through Honda’s Big Wing showrooms soon.
BMW G 310 GS unveiled
BMW Motorrad has unveiled the upcoming version of its baby GS, the G 310 GS, ahead of its official launch scheduled to take place on 8 October. The motorcycle boasts of a sportier look with a redesigned front end along with jazzy decals and red chassis. The lighting set up has also been updated from the previous conventional bulbs to LEDs. Powering the motorcycle will certainly be the same 312cc, single-cylinder engine but with certain revisions to be BS6-compliant. It is likely to remain unchanged in all other aspects.
Triumph begins road tests of the Trident
After taking the wraps off the design prototype of the Trident roadster in August 2020, Triumph has now confirmed that the development of the motorcycle has progressed to its road testing phase. The company also showed the camouflaged test mule of its production-spec model. Triumph will reveal the final model of the Trident around March-June 2021 and it will be competitively priced. The motorcycle will take on the likes of the Honda CBR650R and the Kawasaki Ninja 650.
(All prices are ex-showroom)