The partnership between Indian Motorcycles and Jack Daniel’s has entered its fourth year and has spawned another limited edition motorcycle like the previous three years. Called the Limited Edition Indian Springfield Dark Horse, only 177 units will be produced as a nod to Jack Daniel's iconic Old No. 7 branding. The limited edition motorcycle wears a special two-tone Heavy Metal Crystal & Thunder Black Vivid Crystal paint, which is further augmented with a faux woodgrain feature on the tank and saddle bags. Additionally, it gets special features like a quick release tinted flare windscreen, all-LED lighting, gloss black finish, and custom Jack Daniel's single barrel badging, including the Jack Daniel's ''Bottles and Throttles Don't Mix'' reminder on the front fender. It is priced at $36,999 (roughly Rs 26 lakh) and is only available through a lucky draw on the American motorcycle manufacturer’s official website.
Benelli TRK 502 AND TRK 502X: Benelli has launched the TRK 502 and its more off-road-focused sibling, the TRK 502X, in India. Priced at Rs 5 lakh and Rs 5.40 lakh, respectively (ex-showroom Delhi), both models belong to the mid-size adventure tourer category and are powered by the same 499.6cc, liquid-cooled parallel-twin engine that produces 47.6HP. The suspension setup on both models is the same, featuring a 50mm USD fork and a monoshock at the rear. However, the difference between the TRK 502 and TRK 502X comes in the form of different wheels and ride height. While the TRK 502 is more road focused and has alloy wheels measuring 17-inch at both ends, the TRK 502X comes fitted with spoke wheels measuring 19-inch in the front and 17-inch at the rear. The seat height on the TRK 502X is 840mm, which is 40mm higher than its road-focused sibling.
Bonneville with a difference
2019 Triumph Street Twin: The updated Triumph Street Twin in India will be priced at Rs 7.45 lakh (ex-showroom), which is Rs 25,000 cheaper than the older model. The 2019 model continues to be the entry-level motorcycle from Triumph’s Bonneville range and arrives with quite a few updates. Triumph has tweaked the ergonomics of the new motorcycle to make it more comfortable for the rider. The seat foam thickness has also been increased by 10mm. The biggest change comes in the form of more power which has been extracted out of the same 900cc 'High-Torque' parallel-twin liquid-cooled engine. The power has been increased to 64hp. Minor cosmetic changes include new alloy wheels (an 18-inch front, 17-inch rear), updated styling of the side panels and new graphics. The 2019 Street Twin now gets the option of two riding modes — Rain and Road.
2019 Kawasaki Versys 1000
Kawasaki has launched the 2019 Versys 1000 in India with a price tag of Rs 10.69 lakh (ex-showroom).
The Japanese motorcycle manufacturer’s flagship adventurer tourer is now brought to the country through the CKD route and is being locally assembled. The new Versys 1000 features several updates over the previous model, including styling changes that match Kawasaki’s fresh design language.
The twin-headlamp setup has been redesigned which now gets LED lamps, while the updated semi-analogue instrument cluster looks similar to ones found on the newly updates Kawasaki motorcycles. The Kawasaki Versys 1000 is powered by a 1043cc, liquid-cooled, inline-four engine that churns out 118 horsepower and is equipped with rider aids like electronic cruise control, five-axis Bosch IMU, cornering ABS and three-mode traction control. The suspension setup has also been tweaked for better ride quality. The motorcycle is available in two colour options of Pearl Stardust White and Metallic Flat Black.