With BS6 Stage 2 emission standards set to come into force on April 1, 2023, the two-wheeler space is set to see a number of launches over the next month. Most two-wheeler models are expected to have mechanical upgrades to comply with OBD 2 and RDE regulations. That said, the manufacturer is also preparing an all-new and globally refreshed model for the Indian market, which should arrive next month.
We’ve compiled a list of upcoming two-wheeler models that could hit the market next month. While an official launch for either model has yet to be announced, we do expect the date to shift slightly. take a look.
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Honda Activa 125 H-Smart – Early April
The Indian Honda two-wheeler could be one of the first two-wheelers to be launched in April this year, and the Activa 125 H-Smart is expected to be launched soon. Details of the updated Honda Activa 125 H-Smart leaked online recently, promising smart features like auto lock/unlock, remote engine start, keyless ignition, and more. The updates will be part of a process by which Honda will bring its range of two-wheelers up to the latest emissions standards and bring some added value. Once the Activa 125 H-Smart arrives, design changes will be kept to a minimum.
2023 Triumph Street Triple R & RS – Mid April
Triumph Motorcycles India was originally scheduled to launch this month, but in the last hour it announced an indefinite postponement of the 2023 Triumph Street Triple R & RS launch date. With no new launch date in sight yet, there is a good chance the bike will ship to India by April this year. The 2023 Street Triple R & RS gets a host of upgrades that make the model more powerful and rideable than before.
Simple One – End of April
The Simple One is one of the long-awaited additions to the electric scooter space and is expected to finally go on sale by the end of April. Sources close to the company recently revealed that production is about to start and the new factory in Tamil Nadu will soon have a customer-ready model. The Simple One promises some stellar numbers, including a 300km (claimed) range with the optional battery pack. Prices will go up as models arrive.
Ducati Monster SP – Tentative
Ducati India announced last year that it will bring nine motorcycles to the country in 2023. The first model that may be launched in the second quarter of this year will be the Ducati Monster SP. A more performance-friendly version of Street Fighter will join the standard version. It’s around 2kg lighter than the standard Monster and also packs better hardware, including Brembo Stylema brake calipers, fully adjustable Ohlins suspension, road-certified Termignoni slip-on exhaust and more.Ducati has announced the price of the Monster SP, starting at ¥1.595 million (ex-showroom)
First published date: March 25, 2023 at 15:11 PM CST