With the new BS6 Emission regulation in place, several motorcycles and scooter across different brands have been discontinued from the Indian market. The new more stringent BS6 regulations will reduce the content of harmful emissions emanating from petrol and diesel-powered vehicles.
Check out the list of the two-wheelers that will get axed due to lack of resources in making them BS6 compliant:
Royal Enfield Bullet 500
With the advent of BS6 emission norms, Royal Enfield has discontinued the Bullet 500. The motorcycle was launched at an introductory of Rs 2.07 lakhs (ex-showroom). Due to the low sales number, the motorcycle will not be upgraded to meet the BS6 standards. Best suited for off-roading, it was powered by a 499 cc petrol engine that delivers 27.5 bhp of power output with 41.3 Nm of peak torque. The engine was mated to a 5-speed manual gearbox.
Royal Enfield Classic 500
Over the past few months, Royal Enfield could barely sell Classic 500 in two-digit figures. Due to this the company had discontinued it from the Indian market and did not upgrade it to the BS6 specifications. It was powered by a 499cc single-cylinder air-cooled, fuel-injected motor, that produced 27.5 bhp power @ 5250 rpm and 41.3 Nm torque @ 4000 rpm. The engine was mated to a 5-speed manual gearbox. The motorcycle featured a matte black colour scheme with brass highlights on the bodywork.
Royal Enfield Thunderbird 500
Royal Enfield discontinued Thunderbird 500 with the advent of BS6 emission norms. The Thunderbird 500 got its power from a 499cc, single cylinder, air-cooled engine mated to a five-speed manual transmission system. The motor produced 27.57 bhp power output @ 5250rpm and 41.3 Nm torque @ 4000rpm.
The first-gen Hero Pleasure debuted in the Indian market as Hero Honda Pleasure in the year 2006. After being in production for nearly 14 years, the scooter has been discontinued. The first-generation Pleasure was powered by a 102 cc single-cylinder, air-cooled petrol engine with an overhead camshaft that churned out 6.7 bhp power @ 7,000 rpm and around 7.85 Nm torque @ 5,000 rpm. With the introduction of BS6 emission norms, Hero Motorcorp has decided to bid adieu to the First-Generation Hero Pleasure’s 102 cc engine.
Honda Navi was conceptualized, designed and completely developed in India. Initially, when it was launched in 2016, it became quite the rage, but soon its sales started falling. Honda Navi generated 8 bhp power and 8.94 nm torque from its 109.19cc petrol engine. The single cylinder engine of Navi was mated to an automatic gearbox.
One of the most affordable scooters from Honda, the Cliq has been discontinued in India with the initiation of BS6 norms. Based on Honda Activa, it was positioned for the rural market but failed to set the sales chart on fire. The Honda Cliq used a knobby tyre pattern, had a maxi-scooter like presence and yet simple mechanicals. It was powered by a 109.19cc petrol engine that powers the Honda Activa 4G and delivered 8.11 bhp power @ 7,000 rpm, while 8.94 Nm torque @ 5,500rpm.
Honda Unicorn 150
Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India has axed the CB Unicorn 150 from its portfolio after 16 years of service. The motorcycle remained unchanged for over a decade. In 2015, the company replaced it with the modern CB Unicorn 160. But, the bike was resurrected due to its strong demand which forced Honda to re-introduce it sometime later. It was sold in the market with a CB suffix and a BS 4 updated engine. It also received ABS which became a mandate last year. Now with the introduction of BS6 updated models, Honda Unicorn 150 has been discontinued.
Honda’s only offering in the 250 cc segment in India is the CBR250R. Honda discontinued the CBR250R as it upgradation to BS6 norms will result in a higher price tag. Honda CBR250R was powered by a 249.60 cc single-cylinder, liquid-cooled engine with 4 valves and a DOHC setup. The motor produced 26.5 bhp power and 22.9 Nm torque. With Honda’s PGM-Fi system, the CBR250R had a crisp and precise throttle response. The engine was mated to a 6-speed manual gearbox.
Yamaha Ray, Ray ZR
Yamaha Motor India announced the discontinuation of its current 110cc scooter line-up, with the Yamaha Ray and Ray ZR being replaced by the Ray ZR 125. Both the scooters are powered by 113cc air-cooled, 4-stroke, sohc, 2-valve petrol engine which came equipped with an automatic transmission.
One of the most popular scooters from the Japanese two-wheeler manufacturer, Yamaha Fascino will not be upgraded to BS6 emission regulations. Yamaha Fascino was powered by a 113 cc air-cooled, 4-stroke, sohc, 2-valve engine that came mated to an automatic transmission. Launched at a base price of Rs. 56,023 (ex-showroom), the Yamaha Fascino also gets the boot and has been replaced by a 125 cc model.
The legendary Suzuki Hayabusa has been permanently discontinued in India. The BS6 version has not been planned yet. The Suzuki Hayabusa BS4 costs INR 13.80 lakh (ex-showroom). One of the fastest motorcycle in the world, it has a massive 1,340 cc 4-cylinder, liquid-cooled petrol engine which produces a whopping 197 bhp of power and 155 Nm of peak torque.