New Bajaj Chetak Electric ScooterDue to global shortage of semiconductors, electric two-wheelers are unable to reach full potential
Intense rivalry between Bajaj Chetak and TVS iQube continues, with the latter registering MoM growth of 20.19% in August. Sales are at 649 units. In comparison, Chetak sales are down to 364 units in August from 730 units in July 2021. That’s MoM loss of more than 50%. In YoY terms, Chetak has gained 89.58% in comparison to 192 units sold in August last year. iQube YoY growth is much higher at 2721.74%, as compared to 23 units sold in August last year.
iQube maintains lead in 2021
Taken together, Chetak and iQube have sales of 1,013 units in August. YoY growth is 371.16%, as compared to 215 units sold in August last year. MoM numbers are down by -20.24%, as compared to 1,270 units sold in July 2021.
Cumulatively, iQube is ahead of Chetak this year. During Jan-August period, iQube total sales are at 2,904 units in comparison to 2,355 units of Chetak. iQube was ahead in five months this year whereas Chetak has registered higher sales in April, May and July. iQube August sales are its highest ever this year. In comparison, Chetak highest sale this year was in July.
Shortage of semiconductors
Several auto companies including Bajaj are experiencing production constraints due to global shortage of semiconductors. Due to this, Chetak is only being sold in batches. Bookings are closed when a batch is sold out. The company had to close bookings multiple times since Chetak was launched last year in January.
Bajaj Chetak vs TVS iQube Electric Scooter Sales Aug 2021
Bookings are currently open for Chetak, but it will be closed again when the batch is sold out. Bajaj is not taking bulk bookings, as it does not want customers to be kept waiting for months.
Threat from new rivals
While there are several electric two-wheeler brands, Chetak and iQube are the only ones currently being manufactured by mainstream players. Normally, one would expect established players to achieve better results than start-ups. However, as things are unfolding now, it appears that start-ups and tech companies are taking the lead in electric two-wheeler segment.
As this is a technology-driven space, anyone with better technology has the potential to emerge a winner. In recent times, better equipped scooters such as Simple One and Ola Electric have been launched. Ola recently opened bookings for its S1 and S1 Pro scooters, which have clocked sales worth more than Rs 600 crore in a single day. This is likely to be a new record in electric two-wheeler segment.
Bajaj Chetak, TVS iQube electric scooter sales cross 5k in first 8 months of 2021
These developments indicate that Chetak and iQube will have to prepare themselves for a tough fight ahead. They need to introduce consistent updates to improve overall customer experience. Things like range need to be increased whereas charging time should be reduced. Manufacturers also need to invest in developing battery charging infrastructure, so that customers can take their electric vehicles out on the streets without any doubts or concerns. More
New Bajaj Chetak Electric ScooterDue to global shortage of semiconductors, electric two-wheelers are unable to reach full potential
Bajaj ChetakBajaj Chetak and TVS iQube electric scooter sales have grown over 10 times in 2021, compared to 2020
Electric scooter sales in India have been noting a marked increase over the past year, following ever increasing fuel prices. New entrants have entered the fray that include recently launched Ola and the Simple One, competing with more established rivals from Hero Electric, Okinawa, Ampere, Ather, Bajaj Chetak, TVS iQube, etc.
In 2021, sales of Bajaj Chetak and TVS iQube have noted significant increase over sales in the same period of the previous year. Bajaj Chetak sales stood at 1,991 units in 2022, up from 332 units sold in 2021. TVS iQube sales increased to 2,255 units up from 71 units in the corresponding period. Total sales of these two, increased from about 400 in 2020 to over 4k in 2021 (Jan-July period).
Chetak, iQube Sales Increase
Bajaj Chetak and TVS iQube, these two electric scooters have seen widescale acceptance by buyers in India over the past few months. Sales in June-July period have been the highest. Both scooters have posted a total of over 1,000 sales in both these months.
Sales of both e-scooters could have been higher, but they currently on sale only in a few cities only. Bajaj Chetak sales only recently expanded to Nagpur, Aurangabad, Mysore and Mangalore while more cities will be added in the coming months. By end of 2021, Bajaj expects that the Chetak will go on sale across 22 new cities and by March 2022, Chetak will be available in 40 cities.
Chetak and iQube electric scooter sales – 2021 vs 2020
TVS iQube, on the other hand, is currently available in Pune, Delhi, Bengaluru, Chennai and Coimbatore. It is expected to go on sale in more cities of Ahmedabad, Hyderabad, Mumbai and Kolkata soon. iQube will also be available in a number of Tier I cities.
Electric Scooter Demand
Not only Bajaj Chetak and TVS iQube, all electric vehicles are registering increase in sales / demand. Be it cars or two wheelers, EVs are much in demand. Boost in demand is due to multiple reasons. Top two reasons which has boosted EV demand in recent months – is the increase in petrol price and increase in subsidy thanks to FAME scheme and state govt incentives.
OEMs are currently working towards increasing their manufacturing capacity, to meet the growing demand of EVs. Bajaj will setup new plant in Chakan near Pune for EVs. TVS has Rs 1,000 crore investment plan for EVs. Hero Electric is increasing production capacity to 10 lakh units. Ampere, Okinawa also has plans to increase production of EVs. Basically everywhere you look, all are trying to be a part of the EV boom.
Currently, many buyers are staying away from EV due to reasons like higher price, little to no availability of charging network, etc. But these concerns will not remain for long. With increase in production, rise in sales, battery prices are expected to decline in coming years. With more people buying EVs, network of EV chargers is also expected to grow at a similar rate. This will boost EV sales across segments. EVs are likely to replace ICEs at a faster rate than expected. More
Image – The Bental RiderPulsar can be credited with introducing and popularizing performance-oriented biking in the country
It was two decades back when Bajaj introduced its Pulsar 150 and Pulsar 180 bikes in the country. Over the years, Pulsar range has been expanded to include several other motorcycles. These are popular globally as well, with exports covering around 70 countries. As part of its ’20 years of Pulsar mania’ celebrations, the company is offering attractive discounts and benefits on several Pulsar motorcycles.
Pulsar 150 SD and NS160 offers
Bajaj is offering cash benefit worth Rs 4,000 on Pulsar 150 SD and NS160. Customers also gain in terms of low down payment, starting at Rs 18,348. Pulsar 150 SD is priced at Rs 1.04 lakh. With the cash benefit, it will come closer to the 1 lakh price range. Pulsar NS160 is priced at Rs 1.15 lakh. All prices are ex-showroom, Delhi.
As the festive season has commenced, the offers on Pulsar motorcycles can help boost sales. It is likely that these offers will be subject to stock availability and other terms and conditions. Customers can contact any of Bajaj dealerships to know more about these offers.
Pulsar 150 SD features and specs
The first Pulsar motorcycle, Pulsar 150 has undergone significant changes over the years. In its current form, the bike boasts of dagger inspired graphics. It has an aggressive look and feel, evident in wolf eyed headlamp, laser edged graphics and carbon fibre accents. Colour options for 150 SD variant include Blue Black, Red Black, Black Red, and White Black.
Bajaj Pulsar Discount Offer Sep 2021
Pulsar 150 SD is powered by a 149.50 cc Twin Spark, DTS-I FI motor that is capable of generating 14 ps of max power at 8500 rpm and 13.25 Nm of max torque at 6500 rpm. It is mated to a 5-speed gearbox. The bike has 31mm telescopic front forks and gas filled twin shock absorber at the rear. Braking duties are performed by 260 mm disc (with single-channel ABS) at the front and 130 mm drum brake at rear.
Pulsar NS160 features and specs
Talking about NS160, the bike is one of the best-looking in Pulsar range. It has a chiselled profile with features such as sporty graphics, split seats, underbelly exhaust and rear tyre huggers. Colour options include Metallic Pearl White, Brunt Red and Pewter Grey.
Pulsar NS160 gets its power from a 160.3 cc, oil cooled, SOHC motor. It makes 17.2 ps at 9000 rpm and 14.6 Nm at 7250 rpm and is mated to a 5-speed gearbox. The bike utilizes telescopic suspension with anti-friction bush at front and Nitrox mono shock absorber at rear. Both ends have disc brakes, measuring 260 mm and 230 mm, respectively. Front brakes are integrated with single-channel ABS.
Pulsar family is expected to get bigger soon with addition of new 250cc models. There could be three versions, a naked bike called NS250, a semi-faired motorcycle called 250F and a fully-faired unit named RS250. Pulsar 250 is expected to debut during the festive season. More
Bajaj Chetak Bookings OpenBajaj Chetak competes against the likes of TVS iQube, Ather 450X and the upcoming Ola S1 and Simple One
Bajaj Auto has reopened bookings for its sole electric two-wheeler offering Chetak. The company has expanded the e-scooter’s footprints to two new cities- Chennai and Hyderabad. Registrations for Chetak have commenced for the two new places in addition to the six cities in which the electric scooter was already available.
These included Pune, Nagpur, Bengaluru, Aurangabad, Mysore and Mangalore. Interested buyers in these places can visit the brand’s official website and book the electric scooter. This requires them to authenticate themselves by filling in their contact number and then entering the OTP.
Bajaj Chetak Registrations Open In Chennai And Hyderabad
Once done, the buyer needs to fill out details such as city, dealer, variant and the colour of the scooter of his/her choice. After the selections have been filled, the detailed price break up of Chetak will be displayed on screen.
The electric scooter can be booked at a token amount of Rs 2,000. It is to be noted that there only a limited number of Chetak on offer. Bookings will be closed after that.
Bajaj Chetak Electric Scooter Bookings Open
Chetak Powertrain Specs
Getting into specifications, Chetak electric scooter is powered by a 3.8kW electric motor that delivers a peak output of 5.4 bhp and 16.2 Nm of torque. The motor is fed energy from a 3kWh IP67 rated lithium-ion battery which offers a maximum range of up to 90 kms (in Eco mode) on a single charge. It takes 5 hours for the battery to get fully charged from 0-100 percent. The powertrain is available in two modes- Sport and Eco.
Features, Variants on offer
Bajaj has equipped the e-scooter with many innovative features including a reverse assist mode, regenerative braking and an onboard Intelligent Battery Management System (IBMS) to control charge and discharge seamlessly. Further, it gets modern amenities such as LED lighting, a USB charging port and a fully digital instrument console with Bluetooth connectivity.
Chetak is offered in two variants- Urban and Premium. Price starts from Rs 1.41 lakh, ex-sh Pune (FAME price). It is available in a total of six colour options including pink, blue, black, red, yellow and white. Bajaj is hoping to expand the presence of Chetak by making it accessible in over 20 locations across India by next year.
The Chakan-based two-wheeler manufacturer seems to be losing out to newbies in the electric mobility space. New electric scooters from Ola Electric, Simple Energy and Ather Energy are more premium offerings with better performance and range which are offered at similar or lower prices. Hence, Bajaj has its work cut out to iron out its limitations. More
New Bajaj Pulsar 250cc – Pulsar 250FThe upcoming range of Bajaj Pulsar 250 will compete against the likes of Suzuki Gixxer 250, Gixxer SF250 and Yamaha FZ25
Bajaj Auto’s focus has shifted towards the development of its new range of 250cc Pulsar motorcycles in recent months. Earlier last month, Rajeev Bajaj, MD of Bajaj Auto, has revealed that the company will launch the ‘biggest Pulsar’ around Diwali in November this year which is speculated to be the upcoming quarter-litre Pulsar.
The new Pulsar 250 is said to be offered in multiple iterations- a naked streetfighter in the form of NS250, a semi-faired commuter in the form of 250F and a fully-faired supersport iteration in the form of RS250. Out of these, NS250 and 250F have been spotted most frequently.
Recently, a few days ago, both these bikes were spotted by Bunny Punia. The automotive vlogger has again caught these two upcoming Pulsar duos in flesh near Jaisalmer in Rajasthan conducting pre-launch test trials. This is the second occasion where both iterations of the quarter-litre Pulsar have been caught in cameras. Like in previous spy shots, the bikes have been spotted wearing a heavy dose of camouflage.
Despite the covering, certain styling details of the new Pulsar 250 are evident from the latest spy shots. These include a single LED projector headlamp upfront flanked by sleek twin LED DRLs on both bikes. While the NS250 doesn’t feature a prominent front apron, 250F, just like the current 220F, gets a large front apron comprising a headlamp cowl and a windscreen that integrates into the side fairing.
The naked iteration of Pulsar 250 also gets a bikini fairing along the front panels which extend up to the tank shrouds. From the looks of it, the fairing on NS250 also gets air scoops that cut into the air thus enhancing the bike’s aerodynamic qualities. Both motorcycles feature a similar raised tail section and a split seating setup. However, the riding posture on Pulsar 250F seems a bit more committed and aggressive in comparison to NS250.
Other common styling highlights on both derivatives of Pulsar include a rear tyre hugger, a muscular front fender, split grab rails for pillion, an engine underbelly cowl rear-set footpegs and a clip-on handlebar. The new Pulsar 250 is also expected to offer a new instrument cluster, most probably a semi-digital unit which could come with Bluetooth connectivity.
Expected Mechanical Specs
Powering the new quarter-litre Pulsar motorcycles will be a new 250cc single-cylinder, air-cooled engine which is likely to dish out 24 bhp and 20 Nm of peak torque. This unit will be mated to a six-speed gearbox most likely equipped with a slipper clutch.
Suspension duties will be handled by telescopic forks at front and a mono-shock linked to the swingarm at rear. Braking hardware will comprise disc brakes at both ends complemented by dual-channel ABS. More
New Bajaj Pulsar NS200Bajaj Auto has reported a de-growth in domestic two wheeler sales while exports increased significantly
Bajaj Auto Limited has released their sales report for August 2021. It may be seen that while domestic two wheeler sales suffered a de-growth, exports increased substantially YoY. On the other hand, commercial vehicle sales reported growth in domestic markets while exports dipped 26 percent YoY.
Major contributors to these sales figures were the Bajaj Pulsar while models such as the CT100, Platina, Avenger and Dominar also noted good demand in domestic markets. In terms the exports, it was the Boxer and Pulsar range which contributed to higher sales.
Total two wheeler sales stood at 3,38,310 units in August 2021, up 5 percent over 3,21,058 units sold in August 2020. Domestic sales dipped 11 percent to 1,57,971 in the past month over 1,78,220 units sold in August 2020 while Exports surged 26 percent to 1,80,339 units last month as against 1,42,838 units shipped in August 2020.
With added impetus being shown towards electric two wheelers, Bajaj Auto has announced the opening up of its oldest plant in Akurdi, Pune from where the company will roll out new electric vehicles, including Chetak. Rajiv Bajaj, Managing Director of Bajaj Auto, has stated that the company would invest Rs 250 crore to manufacture half a million EVs from this plant by 2023.
Bajaj Auto Sales Aug 2021
Commercial Vehicle Sales
Sales growth of 91 percent was reported in domestic markets in the past month. Sales which had stood at 7,659 units in August 2020 increased to 14,624 units last month. Exports on the other hand dipped 26 percent to 20,336 units in August 2021, down from 27,482 units exported in the same month of the previous year.
Total sales in this segment remained more or less flat with 35,141 units in August 2020 down 1 percent to 34,960 units in the past month. There has been a growth in commercial vehicle sales in the country primarily due to markets being opened and an improvement in construction activity as the economy has picked up.
Total two wheeler and commercial vehicle sales increased 5 percent YoY to 3,73,270 units, as against 3,56,199 units sold in August 2020. Domestic sales dipped 7 percent to 1,72,595 unit while exports increased 18 percent to 2,00,675 units in the past month.
Bajaj Auto Sales YTD FY 2022
YTD Sales Growth
Taking into account sales over the April to August 2021 period, two wheeler domestic sales stood at 6,56,755 units, up 27 percent over 5,16,675 units sold in the same period of 2020. Exports increased 106 percent to 9,11,429 units in the 2021 period over 4,42,868 units exported in the same 5 month period of 2020, thus taking total sales in this segment up 63 percent to 15,68,184 units.
CV sales on the other hand noted a 107 percent increase in domestic sales to 40,250 and 84 percent increase in exports to 1,39,966 units taking total sales up 89 percent to 1,80,216 units. Total 2 wheeler and commercial vehicle domestic sales and exports increased 66 percent to 1,748,400 units in April to August 2021 period over 1,055,134 units sold in the same period of the previous year. More
New Bajaj Pulsar 250 NS – Render by Siddharth Pandey
The upcoming Pulsar range of 250cc motorcycles will take on the likes of Suzuki Gixxer 250, Yamaha FZ25 and KTM 250 Series
Bajaj is currently in the final stages of development of its upcoming Pulsar 250 which has already been pegged as the “biggest Pulsar ever made” by Rajiv Bajaj, MD at Bajaj Auto a few weeks back. Numerous spy shots of the quarter-litre motorcycle have been leaked on the internet in recent months.
Apparently, multiple iterations of the flagship Pulsar will be on offer from the Chakan-based manufacturer in the form of a semi-faired version, a fully-faired version and a naked version. All three quarter-litre bikes are likely to be christened as 250F, RS250 and NS250. A digital rendering of the naked iteration has been created based on recent spy images.
The latest illustration is courtesy of Siddharth Pandey, a design student and an automotive enthusiast. The render shows the naked streetfighter with production-spec panels. The design in this render is starkly different from the rest of the NS bikes in the Pulsar lineup.
Seen from the side angle, the new Pulsar 250 NS features a bikini fairing which is extended from the tank shrouds. Despite being a naked bike, the designer has been able to incorporate an air duct in the fairing in order to improve aerodynamic qualities.
New Bajaj Pulsar 250 NS spy shot. Credit – Bunny Punia.
It also gets a massive engine underbelly cowl. The tail section gets a higher raise than its smaller peers. Unlike other Pulsar NS models, this one is expected to receive a stubby exhaust muffler in a metallic canister instead of an underbelly exhaust. Other styling highlights include split-style seats, a rear tyre hugger and slightly rear-set footpegs. Overall, the front fascia looks mean and aggressive.
The earlier spy shots of the test mule revealed a wider headlamp with a projector lens with inspiration from Yamaha FZ25 which is likely to get full LED illumination. Further, the exposed structure underneath reveals a slanted top frame. The new Pulsar 250 is also expected to offer a new instrument cluster, most probably a semi-digital unit which could come with Bluetooth connectivity.
Expected Mechanical Specs
From the looks of it, Pulsar 250 NS gets a suspension setup comprising conventional telescopic forks at front and a Nitrox-charged mono-shock linked to the swingarm at rear. Braking duties will be handled by disc brakes at both ends which should be assisted by dual-channel ABS as standard.
Powering the new Pulsar 250 will be a new 249cc single-cylinder air/oil-cooled engine that could generate an output of 24 bhp and 20 Nm of peak torque. This unit will be mated to a six-speed gearbox most likely equipped with a slipper clutch. The new Pulsar range of 250cc motorcycles is expected to start at around Rs 1.50 lakh (ex-showroom) and is slated to launch in November this year. More
Image – The Sameer VlogsBajaj Auto domestic sales grew 2.16 percent YoY in July 2021 while exports surged 121.66 percent
Bajaj Auto Limited has reported a 2.16 percent YoY growth in terms of sales in domestic markets. Sales which had stood at 1,48,383 units in July 2020 increased to 1,51,594 units in the past month with the Pulsar and Platina adding most numbers.
Bajaj Pulsar and Platina
Bajaj Pulsar was the company’s best-selling model in July 2021 despite de-growth of 11.84 percent. Sales which had stood at 73,836 units in July 2020 dipped to 65,094 units in the past month. In a breakup, Pulsar 125 added most numbers at 34,667 units while of Pulsar 150, 21,535 units were sold along with 5,408 units of Pulsar 200 and 3,484 units of Pulsar 250.
Bajaj Platina at No.2, saw sales of 54,606 units in the past month, up 55.56 percent over 35,103 units sold in July 2020. At No. 3 was Bajaj CT of which the company sold 27,962 units last month, down 17.21 percent over 33,774 units sold in July 2020.
Domestic sales of the Avenger and Dominar dipped 35.28 percent and 5.04 percent respectively YoY to 2,396 units and 806 units respectively while Bajaj Chetak added 730 numbers to domestic sales. This was the highest ever monthly sales reported by Chetak, Bajaj’s new electric scooter.
Bajaj Domestic Sales July 2021
In July 2021, Bajaj Auto has also introduced a dual tone edition of the Dominar 250 at Rs 1.54 lakh. It includes three new dual tone options. Bajaj Auto gears up for launch of Pulsar 250 during the upcoming festive season. Pulsar brand, is one of the longest-running motorcycle nameplates in the company lineup and completes 20 years in November 2021. The Pulsar 250 will be launched in celebration of this momentous event.
Boxer and Pulsar tops Exports
Bajaj Auto Limited has seen an increase of 121.66 percent in terms of YoY exports. Total exports in the past month stood at 1,65,357 units, up from 74,599 units shipped in July 2020.
Bajaj Boxer 110cc, 125cc and 150cc were most in demand with a total of 93,548 units sold last month, up 89.30 percent over 49,418 units shipped in July 2020. The Boxer commuter motorcycle commands a 56.57 percent share in the company lineup.
Bajaj Exports July 2021
At No. 2 was the Pulsar range with 35,371 units shipped in the past month, up 194.22 percent over 12,022 units shipped in July 2020. Bajaj CT, Discover, Platina and Dominar each posted positive growth in the past month with Platina sales surging 2,161.11 percent from 216 units shipped in July 2020 to 4,884 units exported in the past month.
Avenger exports stood at 96 units and 447 units respectively with a total of 543 units exported in the past month. Dominar 250 and 400 saw exports of 1,388 units and 2,189 units respectively making up the total of 3,577 units exported in July 2021. More
Upcoming Bajaj Pulsar 250cc – Naked NS250 and Semifaired 250FBajaj is expected to launch naked (NS250), semi-faired (250F) and fully-faired (RS250) versions of Pulsar 250
Based on what Bajaj MD, Rajiv Bajaj had recently said in an interview, Pulsar 250 could debut around Diwali. Rajiv had said “biggest Pulsar we have ever made”, which most probably indicates towards Pulsar 250. It is not yet certain if all Pulsar 250cc models will be revealed simultaneously.
New Pulsar 250cc models have been spotted on road tests on multiple occasions. Latest snaps are that of the naked and semi-faired variant, which can be assumed to be called as NS250 and 250F respectively. These were spotted by Bunny Punia.
Bajaj Pulsar NS250 design
Just like earlier sightings, these new test mules can be seen wearing heavy camouflage. Still, some design and features are clearly evident. At the front, the bike gets projector headlamp, sleek dual LED DRLs, and a standard looking front fender. Overall, the front fascia has an aggressive look and feel.
Take a look at the detailed video of the upcoming Pulsar 250cc motorcycles, testing on highway at speeds of over 120 kmph. The video is shot from inside of a car, which is also travelling along side the Pulsar 250cc motorcycles. At one point in the video, the camera shows the speedometer of the car, which is doing over 120 kmph. It is at this moment the Pulsar 250 test rider manages to accelerate away. Bajaj Pulsar 250cc top speed is not yet known, but the video shows that the Pulsar 250cc has enough grunt to perform overtaking manoeuvre at over 120 kmph speed.
Talking about the side profile, some key features include a large, sculpted fuel tank with extensions, engine cowl, crash guard, stubby exhaust in metallic finish, exposed frame bits, slanted top frame, and split seats. At the rear, the bike has a short tail and dual tyre huggers.
Bajaj Pulsar 250cc manages to accelerate away from a car which was already doing over 120 kmph.
Bajaj Pulsar 250cc engine and specs
It is expected that Pulsar 250cc models will be based on an entirely new platform. This new platform will eventually be used to upgrade existing Pulsar motorcycles as well. Talking about the engine, this too can be an entirely new 250cc unit. It could be capable of generating 24 bhp of max power and 20 Nm of peak torque.
There’s a strong possibility of a new engine, as it would work as a major differentiator against the existing 250cc products manufactured by Bajaj such as Dominar 250, KTM 250 Duke and Husqvarna twins. These motorcycles use a 248.77cc, liquid cooled motor that makes 27 bhp at 8,500 rpm and 23.5 Nm at 6,500 rpm. The engine used for Pulsar 250cc models is expected to be equipped with variable valve actuation (VVT).
New Bajaj Pulsar 250cc motorcycles
Pulsar NS250 gets standard telescopic front forks and swingarm-linked monoshock unit at the rear. The bike has disc brakes at both ends. Dual-channel ABS is expected to be offered as standard.
Till date, most Pulsar models have emerged as popular choices in their respective class. Bajaj will be aiming to achieve something similar with Pulsar 250cc models. Being the flagship, Pulsar 250 is expected to get a range of features such as ride modes and connected tech. It will also be made available at a competitive price point.
Upon launch, Pulsar 250cc models will take on respective offerings from Suzuki and Yamaha. In case of Pulsar NS250, the bike will rival the likes of Yamaha FZ25 and Suzuki Gixxer 250. It will also go up against KTM Duke 250 and sibling Dominar 250. More