Upcoming Bikes In Nepal
2021 is nearing its end but there are plenty of new and improved motorbikes coming soon in the showrooms near you. These motorbikes are better than their predecessors in both performance and quality. Some of the motorbikes in this list might even be on the streets now. The time that these bikes will be arriving in Nepal is not certain. Mainly as there are various regulations for the distributors to launch these bikes. These regulations can indeed cause the mentioned two wheelers to not be available until even 2022. All the bikes mentioned in this list will be BS6 compliant. To learn the difference between BS6 and BS4 follow this link. “Difference Between BS6 and BS4 compliant vehicles”. Now without wasting a single moment, lets get into the list of the new bikes that are about to arrive in the showrooms near you.
YAMAHA R15 V4:
Yamaha unveiled its entry level super sport motorcycle R15 V4 series in September. The bike is already available in India. It might take a few months for the bike to come to Nepal and get on the streets. The entry level super sport motorcycle is a first in its league as well. There have not been any other company that has given the same amount of functions that R15 V4 has as a low displacement bike. The V4 series has two different variants. The first being the normal Yamaha R1 V4 while the second being Yamaha R15 M. The new R15 V4 series has a completely revamped design. The R15 V4 series, which we can call a base model version comes in three different color variants, which are Racing Blue, Dark Night, and Metallic Red. Whereas, R15 M sports a Metallic Grey color scheme.
The new generation of the R15 series also has a pair of golden USD forks upfront with 37mm inner tubes. The rear suspension duties have a mono-shock unit. Similarly to many of the new generation bikes, the new bikes also come with a front and rear disc brake coupled with a dual channel ABS system. The new R15 V4 series also is the first to share the Traction Control System that is normally prevalent in leadership class bikes. Yamaha claims that the Traction Control System controls the ignition timing and fuel injection volume to instantly adjust engine power output which results in avoiding excessive slippage.
The new R1 V4 is also the first to feature a quick shifter as a single cylinder motorcycle for Yamaha. The quick shifter is used for smooth, clutchless, gear upshifts. The quick shift for the activates when over the speed of 20 km/hr, and also when the rpm is over 2000 rpm and accelerating.
While the price for R15 V4 base model starts at INR 1,67,800 and the R15 M starts at 1,77,800. The prices of these bikes will be well over 4 Lakhs Rupees in Nepal. This being mainly due to the recent increase in taxes for imported vehicles.
Honda unveiled the CB200X on August. The 184cc, single-pot, air cooled motor that propels the Hornet 2.0 is the same engine that powers the Honda CB200X. The bike is one of the entry level ADV bikes that Honda has made for the younger youths. This bike is suitable for daily commute as well as off terrain rides. Honda CB200X is also competing against two of the favored bikes Hero Xpulse 200 and Royal Enfield Himalayan.
Honda CB200X offers an engine that belts out a maximum power of 17 hp coupled with a peak torque of 16 Nm. The CB200X has suspended gold-finished upside-down (USD) front forks and a monoshock. Additionally, the bike also features dual channel ABS with front and rear disc brakes. This ensures that the off terrain rides will be alot more smoother and safer.
The highlights of the equipment list also include a tall fairing visor, all-digital liquid crystal digital instrument console, knuckle guards, off-road spec tires, all-LED lighting, split seat setup, raised and swaged handlebar, dual petal disc brakes with ABS, engine kill switch and hazard lights.
Honda CB200X shares the same body with CB200. The bike will be available in Pearl Nightstar Black,, Matte Selene, Silver Metallic and Sports Red
Honda CB200X is yet to be released in Nepal. The speculated price for this ADV bike is Rs 5 Lakhs.
Yamaha Aerox is a 155 cc scooter. The scooter boasts the same engine that the R15 V4 has. This means that the scooter will have similar power that the bike has.
The scooter has a 155cc, liquid-cooled, single-cylinder engine with VVA technology and fuel-injection system that is able to produce 14.75bhp at 8000rpm and 13.9Nm of peak torque at 6500rpm.
Yamaha Aerox also includes telescopic front forks, twin-sided rear springs, and a disc brake at the front. Additionally, the scooter also has side-stand cut off function, Bluetooth-enabled instrument cluster, multifunction key, automatic start and stop system and ABS.
The price for Yamaha Aerox is estimated to be similar to Yamaha R15 V4 which is around Rs 4 Lakhs.
TVS has entered the low displacement bike competition again. After three years, TVS unveiled its 125 cc bike, the TVS Raider 125cc. The TVS raider is expected to the bike that bridges the gap between the Apache RTR series and the 110 cc commuters series that the company provides.
The only information about the bike is that it will be available in three different variants: Disc, Drum and Connected.
The price of the bike is expected to be around Rs 2 Lakhs to Rs 3 Lakhs in Nepal. The bike is yet to be released in Nepal.
KTM RC125 for the year 2021 got leaked recently. Not all details about the bike has been released. But we do know a few information about the bike.
The motorcycle will be powered by a 124.71 cc, single-cylinder, liquid-cooled engine. The power output will be around 14.5bhp, coming at 9250rpm.
The newer model for the RC takes its inspiration from a discontinued model of RC8. Compared to its predecessors the design is speculated to be toned down a bit to look a lot less edgy.
The estimated price for the bike is around Rs 3 Lakhs to Rs 3.5 Lakhs.