Coronavirus: These 5 Motorcycle Launches In India Postponed (Image: Jawa Perak) (Photo Credit: File Photo)
Coronavirus pandemic has wreaked havoc in the world. More than 7 lakhs cases have been registered so far globally, with death count crossing 34,000-mark. The situation is no different in India. To contain further spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), PM Modi on March 22 announced complete lockdown for 21 days i.e. till April 14. The lockdown has adversely affected business in the country as only essential services are allowed to operate. The automobile industry has also been affected due to the lockdown. Like cars, the launch of motorcycles has also been postponed indefinitely. It is to be noted that various motorcycle makers including Hero, Triumph, Benelli Imperiale, Triumph, and Royal have delayed the launch of their bikes indefinitely due to the outbreak of the COVID-19 virus.
Hero Xtreme 160R was scheduled to be launched this month. Due to coronavirus pandemic, the launch of Hero Xtreme 160R has been indefinitely delayed. Hero Xtreme 160R draws power from 160 cc single-cylinder fuel-injected motor churns out 15 bhp and 14 Nm of peak torque. The powertrain is mated to a 5-speed gearbox.
The 2020 Triumph Street Triple RS was scheduled to be launch on March 25. In the wake of coronavirus pandemic, the launch of 2020 Triumph Street Triple RS has been delayed indefinitely. The motorcycle draws power from BS6/Euro5 compliant 765 cc three-cylinder engine that belts out 121 bhp and 79 Nm of peak torque.
Benelli Imperiale 400 BS6 was all set to be launched in India in April, 2020. Due to the coronavirus lockdown, the launch has been postponed. Benelli’s first BS6 motorcycle is powered by a 374 cc single-cylinder, fuel-injected engine that churns out 20.7 bhp and 29 Nm of peak torque.
The 2020 Triumph Tiger 900 was slated to be launched in India in April this year. Due to coronavirus lockdown in India, the launch is likely to be pushed by a few weeks.
According to NDTV’s carandbike report, Royal Enfield J1D was supposed to be launched in India by the end of April this year. However, it now seems that the launch could be delayed as a result of the Coronavirus pandemic.
It is worth mentioning here that the Jawa Perak deliveries were scheduled to begin from April 2, 2020, onwards. However, with the lockdown in India and the coronavirus restricting the supply of components from China, Classic Legends announced that the deliveries of the Bobber-styled motorcycle will be delayed. Jawa Perak was launched in India in November last year.