From Simple One to Honda Activa 125 H-Smart: Two-wheeler launches in April 2023
With BS6 Phase 2 emission norms set to arrive from April 1, 2023, the two-wheeler space will see a slew of launches next month. Expect most two-wheeler models to arrive with mechanical upgrades to comply with the OBD 2 and RDE regulations. That said, manufacturers are also lining up all-new and globally updated models for the Indian market that are set to arrive next month.
We’ve compiled a list of upcoming two-wheeler models that are likely to make their way to the market next month. While an official launch for either of these models is yet to be announced, we do expect the dates to change slightly. Take a look.
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Honda Activa 125 H-Smart - Early April
Possibly one of the earliest two-wheeler launches in April this year, Honda Two-wheelers India is expected to bring the Activa 125 H-Smart soon. Details of the updated Honda Activa 125 H-Smart were leaked online recently, promising smart functions like auto lock/unlock, remote engine start, keyless ignition and more. The updates will be a part of Honda’s process to upgrade its two-wheeler range to the latest emission norms and bring some value addition. Changes to the design will remain minimal upon the Activa 125 H-Smart’s arrival.
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2023 Triumph Street Triple R & RS - Mid-April
Originally scheduled for launch this month, Triumph Motorcycles India announced at the last hour that the launch date for the 2023 Triumph Street Triple R & RS was indefinitely deferred. With a new launch date not in sight at the moment, odds are the bike make its way to India by April this year. The 2023 Street Triple R & RS come with a host of upgrades that makes the model more powerful and rideable than before.
Simple One - End of April
One of the much-awaited launches in the electric scooter segment, the Simple One is expected to finally go on sale by the end of April. Sources close to the company recently revealed that production was beginning soon and the new facility in Tamil Nadu will be rolling out customer-ready models very soon. The Simple One promises some stellar numbers including a range of 300 km (claimed) with the optional battery pack. Prices though will go up with the arrival of the model.
Ducati Monster SP - Tentative
Ducati India announced last year that it will bring nine motorcycles to the country in 2023. And the first model likely to arrive in the second quarter of the year will be the Ducati Monster SP. The more performance-friendly version of the streetfighter will join the standard version. It’s about 2 kg lighter over the standard Monster and also gets better hardware with Brembo Stylema brake calipers, fully-adjustable Ohlins suspension, a road-homologated Termignoni slip-on exhaust and more. Ducati has already revealed the Monster SP’s price which starts from ₹15.95 lakh (ex-showroom)