2019 was a turbulent year for the Indian automotive industry and 2020 is following the suit. Indian automobile manufacturers were already struggling with the deadline of BS6 Emission Norms adoption when it came to terms with Coronavirus epidemic. Originating in China first, it's spreading like a wildfire inflicting dozens of deaths in India with thousands infected. The economic fallout is severe on the industry with dealerships closing down, production units shutting down while the customers are staying at home due to the Nationwide lockdown. Manufacturers had unsold BS4 inventory and had offered discounts and benefits to clear the stock but the national lockdown has forced prospective customers to stay away from showrooms. With financial losses looming, manufacturers asked the Supreme Court for relief in regards to extending the BS4 deadline. The Apex Court has allowed the automotive brands to sell BS4 bikes till 24 April 2020 in a major relief to them. Therefore what we have brought for you here today are some of the most lucrative deals that are being offered by brands - dealers mainly on their remaining BS4 stock.
Triumph is offering heavy discounts on BS4 models like the Tiger 800 XR which has benefits of up to Rs 2.8 lakhs. Powered by an 800cc BS4 engine, the motorcycle generates 94 bhp and 79 Nm of peak torque as it comes equipped with a 6-speed manual gearbox. Selected dealerships are selling Tiger 800 XR with benefits like a basket worth Rs 1 lakhs and a store voucher of Rs 1.5 lakhs. Triumph 800 XCx is powered by an 800cc engine churning out 94bhp of power and 79Nm of peak torque through a 6-speed manual gearbox. Triumph Street Triple RS is powered by a 765cc engine that generates 121 bhp with 77Nm peak torque. It’s now available with an EMI of Rs 11,000 per month for next 5 years.
The Italian manufacturer is offering heavy discounts on the outgoing BS4 models. BS4 Ducati Multistrada 1200 Enduro gets the biggest discount of Rs 3.5 lakhs. Ducati Multistrada 1200 Enduro is equipped with a BS4 - compliant, 1,198cc, L-Twin petrol engine delivering 162 bhp and 136 Nm of torque. The adventure motorcycle is coupled with a 6-speed manual gearbox with four riding modes – Sport, Touring, Urban and Enduro. Meanwhile the Ducati Scrambler 1100 and Monster 821 comes with Rs 3 lakhs discount, with the Ducati Diavel range offering a Rs 2.5 lakhs discount. Ducate 959 Panigale Red and 959 Panigale Corsa are being offered with discounts worth over Rs 1 lakh.
Harley Davidson Fat Bob 2018 powered by a 1745 cc engine generating 145 Nm of peak torque is available at a discount of up to Rs 1.5 lakhs. Harley -Davidson Iron 883, 1200 Custom, Roadster and Forty-Eight are also available with a discount of Rs 1.5 lakhs. Some dealerships are offering a cash discount of up to Rs 75,000 on BS4 versions of these motorcycles for the model year 2019.
German two wheeler manufacturer - BMW Motorrad is offering Rs 4 lakhs discount on the F 750 GS and F 850 GS Adventure. Both these motorcycles share a new 853cc, parallel-twin engine but have different tunes. The BMW F 750 will appeal to riders who love riding on the road and touring while the BMW F 850 GS is more for the off-road lovers.
MV Agusta Turismo Veloce 800 is available for Rs 16.5 lakhs on-road with a heavy discount of Rs 6.5 lakhs. This motorcycle is powered by a BS4 compliant 798cc, three-cylinder motor churning out 110 bhp and 80 Nm of torque. The features on this bike include an LED headlight & tail light followed by LED turn indicators and a digital instrument console. The sports motorcycle comes in 2 colours -red and grey.
Kawasaki Ninja 1000 is available at an (ex-showroom) price of Rs 10.29 lakh with now a discount of over Rs 1.2 lakhs. Powered by a 1043cc, 4 cylinder BS4 engine, the sports motorcycle generates 140 bhp with 111 Nm of peak torque. It offers a fuel tank capacity of 19 litres and has an expected mileage of 17 kmpl, making it one of the most desired motorcycle in its segment.