Your weekly dose of motorcycle updates: Yamaha YZF R15 V4, New Hero Xpulse 200 4V and more!


While the past week brought several new spy launches and shots, the highlight of the show was undoubtedly Yamaha. The Japanese bicycle maker not only presented the new YZF R15 V4, but also surprised us with the new Aerox 155 maxi sport scooter. And like every Sunday, we give you a sneak peek at the most notable bike updates from the last week.

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Launch of the new Yamaha YZF R15 V4

One of Yamaha’s most popular motorcycles in India, the R15, received a major update with the suffix “V4”. The supersport offering benefits from a new style inspired by the R7, new features in the segment such as traction control, a new more complete console and an inverted fork in the front. While all of these changes surely make it more desirable, prices have increased by around Rs 10,000. It starts from Rs 1,67,800.

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Launch of the Yamaha Aerox 155

After being available in international markets for a long time, the Yamaha Aerox 155 has finally arrived in India. Along with the distinctive pit-scooter-type styling, the Aerox develops a power output of 14.75 hp, making it the most powerful scooter on sale in the country. It also has LED lighting all around as well as a Bluetooth enabled instrument cluster. The Yamaha Aerox 155 was priced at Rs 1.29 lakh.

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Launch of the Ducati Monster 2021

The naked Italian street DucatiMonster has entered Indian shores in his new 2021 avatar. Unlike previous iterations, he now calls himself only the Monster while skipping the numbers in his names. Prices for the bike start at Rs 10.99 lakh. The bike gets a plethora of changes, the most important of which is its 937cc Testastretta L-twin engine which develops 111hp of power. In addition, the design is updated while the overall curb weight is also less.

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Spy shots Hero Xpulse 200 4V

Hero tested a new version of the Xpulse 200 in India. Close examination of its spy shot revealed that its 200cc engine will sport a four-valve cylinder head, unlike the existing motorcycle’s two-valve cylinder head. This will surely increase its power output, possibly making it a better highway tourer. In addition, the motorcycle will also come in new paint schemes.

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Yezdi’s Adventure Bike Spy Photos

A new adventure touring motorcycle has been spied on for testing on Indian roads. This will likely be Classic Legend’s next ADV which will be sold under its soon to be relaunched Yezdi banner. At first glance, the bike will be quite similar to the Royal Enfield Himalayan with a round headlight, high front fender, high windshield, front fork with bellows and a similar looking raised exhaust. The official launch is expected to take place early next year.

(All prices are excluding showroom)

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