The 2020 Forty-Eight has appeared on the Harley-Davidson website in BS6-compliant form. Price remains the same at Rs 10.98 lakh (ex-showroom India) and power and torque are identical to before too.
The bike is essentially a Harley-Davidson Forty-Eight with “tallboy” handlebars and new retro graphics on its tank. It also features keyless ignition as an optional extra. Apart from this, the bike remains unchanged. Powering the bike is a 1,202cc air-cooled V-twin motor that churns out 97Nm of torque at 3500rpm.
Ducati is all set to launch the Diavel 1260 in India on August 9. It is likely to go on sale at Rs 16 lakh (ex-showroom), which will make it Rs 1 lakh to Rs 1.5 lakh more expensive than the previous-gen model. The 1260 moniker comes courtesy a larger 1262cc DVT L-twin motor that replaces the 1198cc L-twin of the previous Diavel. This iteration is not only larger but makes more power and torque. The 1260 will get an additional ‘S’ variant which gets fully adjustable Ohlins suspension, machined alloy wheels, Brembo M50 monobloc brake calipers and bi-directional quick-shifter.
Ducati has done well in the design department and the new Diavel 1260 looks sharper and meaner than before. The new headlamp features all-LED lighting while the front LED turn indicators are incorporated into the radiator shrouds. Other notable features include a digital TFT screen that features a multimedia system and keyless ignition.
The new Diavel 1260 weighs 5kg more than before and seat height is up by 10mm. In the handling department, the rake and trail are down by 1 degree and 10mm respectively. Wheelbase, though, has increased by 20mm. The new Diavel 1260 gets new electronic rider aids plus Bosch Cornering ABS as standard across both variants.
When launched, we expect the new Diavel 1260 to command a premium of around Rs 50,000 over the older Diavel.
KTM unveiled the 1050 Adventure at the 2014 EICMA motorcycle show in Milan, Italy. The 1050 Adventure will be the first litre-class offering from KTM in the Indian two-wheeler market. Powering the bike is a 1,050cc V-twin motor churning out 96PS of peak power.
The 1050 Adventure is a modern KTM ADV bike, well equipped with Ride Mode Technology, ABS, and traction control. The ABS can be shut off, as well as the traction control, and the level of electronic intervention is dependent on the chosen ride mode
Though the KTM 1050 Adventure is an entry-level offering, KTM have been generous on the motorcycle as it features goodies such as ride-by-wire throttle, three ride modes (Sport, Street, Rain), traction control, a slipper clutch and ABS. Another novel feature on the KTM 1050 Adventure is the fact the windscreen, handlebars, and foot pegs are all adjustable.
Other details include the expected KTM trellis frame (made from chrome-moly steel and powdercoated orange), plus top-quality WP suspension hardware, dual-plug ignition, Keihin engine management, and a slipper clutch. Also noteworthy are cast wheels, plus adjustable footpegs, an adjustable handlebar and an adjustable windscreen.