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    Suzuki Sales March 2022 – Access, Avenis, Burgman, Gixxer

    Suzuki two wheeler domestic sales suffered de-growth while exports were positive with 52.03 percent YoY growthImage – SouRik MotoworldSuzuki Motorcycle India Pvt. Ltd. (SMIPL) saw domestic sales in March 2022 down by 15.76 percent. Sales in the domestic market stood at 50,734 units, down from 60,222 units sold in March 2021. This was a 9,488 unit volume de-growth with every model posting lower sales. MoM sales dipped 13.43 percent from 58,603 units sold in February 2022.Suzuki Domestic Sales – Access Scooter at No. 1Most domestic sales last month were contributed by the Access scooter along with the new Avenis. Access scooter sales stood at 31,097 units, down 36.11 percent over 48,672 units sold in March 2021. MoM sales also suffered de-growth of 17.10 percent from 37,512 units sold in February 2022. Share percentage dipped from 64.01 percent to 61.29 percent. Suzuki Access scooter was the third best-selling scooter in India in FY 2022 following the Activa and Jupiter.New Avenis scooter was at No. 2 with sales of 9,815 units. This was a MoM de-growth over 10,382 units sold in February 2022. The recently launched Suzuki Avenis standard variant is priced at Rs 86,500 while the Avenis Ride Connect and Race editions cost Rs 88,000 and Rs 88,300, respectively. It is the sportiest-looking scooter in Suzuki’s portfolio here and rivals the TVS Ntorq 125.Lower down the order at No. 3, was Suzuki Burgman with sales of 8,975 units. This was a 0.69 percent YoY de-growth over 9,037 units sold in March 2021 while MoM sales improved 3.93 percent from 8,636 units sold in February 2022.Suzuki Two Wheelers Domestic Sales March 2022Gixxer and Gixxer 250 sales dipped 68.65 percent and 43.30 percent respectively to 633 units and 203 units in March 2022 from 2,019 units and 358 units sold in March 2021. It was also a MoM de-growth of 65.12 percent and 13.25 percent respectively over 1,815 units and 234 units sold respectively in February 2022. Hayabusa domestic sales were down to 7 units from 12 units sold in February 2022 while there were 4 units of the Suzuki Strom 650 sold down from 12 units sold in February 2022.Suzuki Exports led by GixxerSuzuki exports in March 2022 stood at 14,762 units, up 52.03 percent over 9,710 units shipped in March 2021. MoM exports also increased by 8.57 percent over 13,597 units shipped in February 2022. Suzuki Gixxer led the company’s export list last month. Exports stood at 8,832 units, up 56.71 percent over 5,636 units sold in March 2021. MoM shipments improved by 24.34 percent over 7,103 units sold in February 2022.At No. 2, Suzuki Burgman saw its exports surge 145.43 percent YoY to 2,793 units, up from 1,138 units shipped in March 2021. MoM exports however dipped 12.61 percent from 3,196 units sold in February 2022. Gixxer 250 exports dipped 9.43 percent YoY to 2,333 units while MoM exports fell 16.92 percent over 2,808 units shipped in February 2022.Suzuki Two Wheelers Exports March 2022Hayate exports increased 400 percent on a YoY basis to 600 units from 120 units sold in March 2021 while Intruder and Access exports stood at 156 units and 48 units in the past month. Demand for the Access scooter in global markets dipped 89.52 percent MoM over 458 units sold in February 2022. More

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    Suzuki Burgman Electric Scooter Launch Delayed By Two Years

    Despite undergoing final stages of testing, Suzuki has announced a two-year delay for the launch of Burgman Electric scooter in IndiaSuzuki Burgman Electric Scooter SpiedLike all other auto manufacturers, Suzuki is also looking to venture into the electric mobility space in India sooner or later. The company has already started testing a new e-scooter whose design appears to be based on Burgman Street 125. Test mules of this battery-powered scooter have been spied testing on multiple occasions previously.As per a new report, development of this upcoming electric scooter has been delayed by a couple of years. Earlier, Suzuki Burgman Electric was expected to make its debut in India later this year, but that is no longer the case as launch has been postponed by a couple of years.Suzuki Burgman Electric Launch Delay – Possible ReasonsIn a recent interaction with an online publication, Satoshi Uchida, Company Head, Suzuki Motorcycle India Pvt Ltd, and Devashish Handa, Executive Vice President (Sales, Marketing, & After Sales) SIMPL, revealed that Burgman Electric’s launch is still a couple of years away. According to Suzuki officials, development time of the upcoming electric scooter has been extended thanks to high ambient temperatures in our country.Another possible reason for this delay could be the fact that Suzuki is still awaiting Government’s policy on battery standardisation. All four major Japanese brands including Honda, Yamaha and Kawasaki, have already signed an agreement to standardise swappable batteries and replacement systems for international markets.Suzuki Burgman Electric ScooterA near production-ready prototype of the Burgman battery-powered scooter was first spied back in December 2020 which apparently wore a similar look in comparison to its IC engine-powered counterpart. A test mule of the same was last spotted in March this year. While its shape and silhouette are very similar to conventional scooters, Burgman Electric is expected to feature very unique internal mechanics.Challenges for E-Scooter ManufacturersThis comes at a time when several battery-powered scooters have been reported to catch fire across India recently. Several prominent brands like Ola Electric, Okinawa and Pure EV are under scanner and have earned a bad name for themselves. It is understandable that other manufacturers and not just Suzuki might extend their launch timeline, putting some extra time and effort into research and development.Henceforth, EV manufacturers are expected to test batteries and battery management software quite rigorously and improve functioning of their thermal system. Honda too has been testing the Benly E utility scooter in India for some time now to check performance of its removable battery in Indian conditions.Other Upcoming E-scootersMany prominent two-wheeler brands have lined up their respective EV offerings for launch in India in coming months. While Honda has confirmed that it will be launching its first e-scooter in the Indian market this fiscal, Hero MotoCorp will be venturing into EV manufacturing and retailing with a separate vertical and a new brand name Vida.Also, Yamaha recently showcased its first two production-spec battery-powered scooters named E01 and Neo’s in the country. It will be interesting to see if launch timelines of any of these models get affected due to recent events.Source More

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    KTM 250 ADV Vs New Suzuki V Strom SX, Benelli TRK 251 – Comparison

    While KTM 250 Adventure offers the best performance, Suzuki V-Strom SX offers the best equipment at the lowest priceNew Suzuki V Strom SX 250cc ADV MotorcycleThe entry-level adventure motorcycle segment has witnessed a boom in recent past with many manufacturers bringing exciting new products to this category. The latest one is Suzuki V-Strom which is the brand’s entry-level ADV slotted below V-Strom 650. It goes up against other 250cc adventure tourers like KTM 250 Adventure and Benelli TRK 251.Other than cubic capacity of their engines, all three bikes share many similarities and ought to be compared with each other. Let us check out how the latest entrant stack up against its well established rivals in terms of specs, features and price, at least on paper.Suzuki V Strom SX vs KTM 250 ADV vs Benelli TRK 251Suzuki V Strom SX vs KTM 250 ADV vs Benelli TRK 251 – DimensionsStarting with its dimensions, V-Strom SX is around 10 kilos lighter than its KTM counterpart at 167kg. However, TRK 251 is the lightest in this space with a kerb weight of 165kg. Suzuki outshines others in terms of ground clearance with 205mm. Benelli offers the most accessible seat of 800mm in comparison to KTM and Suzuki with saddle heights of 855mm and 835mm respectively.V-Strom also trumps others as far as length, height and wheelbase are concerned. KM is the widest of the lot at 900mm. On the other hand, Benelli gets a class-leading fuel tank capacity of 18 litres. In comparison, V-Strom only gets a 12-litre tank.Suzuki V Strom SX vs KTM 250 ADV vs Benelli TRK 251FeaturesSuzuki is the clear winner here with plenty of bells and whistles at its disposal. All three bikes are laced with common features like LED taillights, LED DRLs, a digital instrument console and dual-channel ABS. However, Suzuki nails it with features like mobile app connectivity, in-built navigation, LED headlamp and a Bluetooth charging port.Suzuki V Strom SX vs KTM 250 ADV vs Benelli TRK 251In terms of hardware, KTM 250 Adventure gets the best equipment with upside-down forks and rear mono-shock both sourced from WP Apex. All three bikes get single disc brakes at both ends, although size of rotors on V-Strom hasn’t been specified by Suzuki yet. While KTM and Suzuki ride on a larger 19-inch alloy in front, Benelli makes do with a 17-inch unit.Engine Specs and PriceAll three motorcycles are powered by a single-cylinder engine with almost an exact cubic capacity of 249cc. However, while Suzuki and Benelli are air-/oil-cooled motors, KTM is a liquid-cooled mill and hence produces the maximum output among the three models. TRK 251 and V-Strom SX are closely matched to each other as far output figures are concerned. All three bikes are offered with a 6-speed gearbox.Suzuki V Strom SX vs KTM 250 ADV vs Benelli TRK 251Suzuki V-Strom SX is clearly the most affordable bike at Rs 2.11 lakh (ex-showroom) in this category and by a fair margin. It is followed by KTM and Benelli with respective prices of Rs 2.35 lakh and Rs 2.59 lakh (both ex-showroom). More

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    Suzuki V-Strom SX 250cc ADV Launch Price Rs 2.11 L

    Quarter litre bike segment in India is expected to emerge as a key growth driver in coming yearsSuzuki V Strom SX 250cc ADVIn 250cc segment, Suzuki currently has the naked Gixxer 250 and its faired sibling SF250. With growing preference for entry-level dual-purpose ADV bikes, Suzuki has launched V-Strom SX 250. It will primarily rival the likes of KTM 250 Adventure, Benelli TRK 251, Yezdi Adventure and BMW G 310 GS. It could also emerge as an alternative for Himalayan and recently launched Royal Enfield Scram.Based on Gixxer 250 platformIn international markets, Suzuki V-Strom 250 has been in production since 2017. It is part of the company’s dual-sport range that also has other products like Suzuki V-Strom 650, Suzuki V-Strom 1000 and the Suzuki V-Strom 1050. In India, Suzuki sells V-Strom 650XT, which is popular for its versatile performance. V-Strom 250 claims to have similar capabilities at an affordable price point.Developed primarily for Asian markets, V-Strom SX utilizes a single cylinder 249cc engine that also powers Gixxer 250 and SF250. This engine makes 26.5 ps at 9300 rpm and 22.2 Nm at 7300 rpm. It is mated to a 6-speed gearbox. Power and torque output could be adjusted to suit the bike’s ADV character.Mr. Satoshi Uchida, Managing Director, Suzuki Motorcycle India, said, “We feel delighted to announce our entry in the 250cc adventure sports segment with the launch of V-Strom SX. The All-New V-Strom SX has been manufactured to cater to the needs of the riders who like a versatile sports adventure tourer. V-Strom SX will be perfectly suitable for city and highway riding as well as to explore various kinds of adventure terrains on a motorcycle.Suzuki V Strom SX 250cc ADVToday, motorcycles have evolved as an extension of its owner’s personality and riders look at their motorcycle as a partner rather than just a vehicle to commute. We are confident that with its all-round capabilities, V-Strom SX will perfectly blend with the latent demands of the Indian riders. All-New 250cc sports adventure tourer has been conceptualized to follow the footsteps of its big brother and make people fall in love with its performance on a daily basis, touring capabilities and features.”Suzuki V-Strom 250 featuresV-Strom 250 is projected as a multi-use bike that can effectively tackle a variety of terrain and environments. It can work for everyday commutes as well as be ready for some mild off-roading and long distance highway cruising.The bike has a comfortable, upright riding stance. Wide, ergonomically placed handlebar and scooped rider seat ensure optimal control and handling across varied terrain. Other key features include LED headlamp, decent sized windscreen, knuckle guards, signature ADV beak, sporty rear view mirrors, sculpted fuel tank, split seats and upswept exhaust.Suzuki V Strom SX 250cc ADVV-Strom 250 will have a full digital instrument cluster that will host Bluetooth-based connectivity features, powered by Suzuki Ride Connect app. The bike is also equipped with a USB charger. Suspension system will comprise standard telescopic forks at front and swingarm linked monoshock unit at rear. In line with its ADV character, the suspension system onboard V-Strom 250 will have relatively longer travel in comparison to that of Gixxer 250.Braking duties will be performed by disc brakes at both ends, integrated with dual-channel ABS as standard. The bike could get wire spoke wheels, shod with dual-purpose tyres. Three colour options are on offer – Yellow, Orange, Black. Prices start from Rs 2.11 lakh, ex-sh. Bookings are now open. More

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    New Suzuki 250cc Adventure Motorcycle Teased – KTM 250 ADV Rival

    Latest teaser shared by Suzuki Motorcycle India today, more or less confirms that it is V Strom 250, and not V Strom 1050XT2022 Suzuki V Strom 250. Image – MisterzamSuzuki Motorcycle India is expected to launch a new adventure motorcycle in the country soon. The company has been sharing teasers on its social media handles that indicate that the Indian arm of the Japanese automaker could launch a new ADV offering in the near future.The brand already retails V-Strom 650XT in India and we believe there are two possible options for Suzuki for its upcoming ADV. It could be a toss between an entry-level ADV in the form of V-Strom 250 or a flagship model in the form of V-Strom 1050. A test mule of either model hasn’t been spotted on Indian roads as of now.Suzuki 250cc Adventure – V Strom 250Seeing the latest teaser shared today, it is highly likely that the upcoming motorcycle is V-Strom 250. It will be a potential rival to a host of other ADVs like KTM 250 Adventure, Royal Enfield Himalayan, Benelli TRK 251, BMW G 310 GS and Yezdi Adventure. It is most likely to be based on the Gixxer 250 platform featuring the same quarter-litre heart.Powering the naked streetfighter and its faired sibling- Gixxer SF 250, this 249cc single-cylinder, oil-cooled engine is paired with a six-speed gearbox. This unit belts out 26.1 bhp at 9300rpm and 22.2 Nm of peak torque at 7300rpm. Hardware components may differ in order to suit the bike’s adventure characteristics. For instance, suspension setup may offer more travel than the road-friendly Gixxer siblings.The #MasterOfAdventure is here to take you on the most thrilling rides across different terrains, from your regular city rides to the most adventurous spots!#SuzukiIndia #StayTuned pic.twitter.com/HPNwpf1aez— Suzuki Motorcycle India (@suzuki2wheelers) April 6, 2022Moreover, V-Strom 250 could be the upcoming Adventure bike since Suzuki recently announced that India could be a global manufacturing hub for all models in the 125cc and 300cc range. The company currently operates through its production facility based out of Gurugram in Haryana and has an annual capacity of over one million units.2022 Suzuki V Strom 250Suzuki V-Strom 1050XT: Flagship ADVAnother possibility is the flagship V-Strom 1050 which might be offered in its most hardcore XT form. The fully-fledged ADV has been labelled as a “master of adventure” by the Japanese brand. If launched, this model could arrive in India as a fully imported model under the CBU route and could rival the likes of Honda CRF 1100L Africa Twin and Kawasaki Versys 1000.Powering V-Strom 1050XT will be a 1037cc liquid-cooled, V-twin motor that pumps out 106 bhp at 8,500rpm and a peak torque of 100 Nm at 6000rpm. This motor is paired with a 6-speed gearbox. Suspension setup consists of inverted forks at front and a mono-shock at rear. Braking is handled by disc brakes at both ends, assisted by dual-channel ABS as standard.XT trim of V-Strom 1050 rides on alloy wheels shod with dual-purpose tyres. If and when launched, the flagship ADV could be priced upwards of Rs 15 lakh (ex-showroom). On the other hand, if V-Strom gets launched, it could be priced above Rs 2.00 lakh (ex-showroom). More

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    Suzuki Two Wheeler Sales March 2022 – Burgman, Gixxer, Avenis, Access

    Suzuki Motorcycle India Pvt. Ltd. (SMIPL) reports sales decline for March 2022, ends FY22 on a strong noteImage – MRD VlogsSuzuki 2W sales in March 2022 were somewhat of a mixed bag. Domestic sales were on a decline, and exports gained. Domestic sales last month were reported at 50,734 units, down from 60,222 units. Volume gain stood at 9,488 units at 15.76 percent decline. Of total sales, its domestic business accounted for over three quarters of volume.Last month, Suzuki Two Wheeler exports were on a high at 14,761 units, up from 9,720 units. Volume gain stood at just over 5k units at 51.86 percent growth. Total sales in March 2022 are reported at 65,495 units, down from 69,942 units.At 6.36 percent decline, volume loss stood at 4.4k units. Seeing current trends at Suzuki, March 2022 sales were the lowest for the quarter. Sales trend deviated a bit for the usual growth numbers Suzuki 2 wheelers has been reporting in recent months.Suzuki Sales March 2022 – MoM delineKeeping in mind the decline in March 2022, MoM sales too are reported at a decline. In February 2022, sales were reported at 58,603 units. MoM volume loss stood at 7,869 units at 13.43 percent decline. MoM exports improved 8.56 percent, up from 13,597 units. Volume gain is reported at 1,164 units. MoM total sales decline is reported at 9.29 percent, down from 72,200 units. Volume loss stood at 6,705 units.Suzuki Sales March 2022Through Q1 2022, Suzuki Two Wheeler domestic sales are reported at 1,69,960 units, down from 1,76,756 units in Q1 2021. Volume loss stood at 6,796 units, following a 3.84 percent sales decline. Exports in the last three months improved by over 25 percent.Cumulative export in Q1 2022 is up at 37,827 units from 29,717 units. Volume gain is reported at 8,110 units at 27.29 percent growth. For the quarter just concluded, domestic sales contributed to almost 82 percent of total sales. Total sales in Q1 2022 is reported at 2,07,787 units, marginally up from 2,06,473 units. Volume gain stood at 1,314 percent at less than 1 percent growth. Overall growth is attributed to improved exports.Suzuki FY22 sales growthFor the fiscal just ended, FY22 (April 2021 – March 2022), SMIPL reports cumulative sales at 754,938 units, up from 591,846 units sold in the previous financial year. Overall result is positive at 27.6 percent growth.Satoshi Uchida, Managing Director, Suzuki Motorcycle India Pvt Ltd. said, “It is quite satisfying that despite the COVID-19 induced challenges and supply chain issues, we successfully registered a sales growth of 27.6 % in FY 2021-22. This growth reflects that our products have been well received by our consumers. Additionally, the sales response on our recently launched scooter, Avenis has been overwhelming. We are thankful to all our customers and dealer partners for their trust and belief in the brand, and making Avenis a successful product in just a couple of months.” More

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    Suzuki Sales, Exports Feb 2022 – Gixxer, Access, Avenis, Burgman

    Suzuki two wheeler domestic sales fell in February 2022, exports improved – New Avenis is showing steady progressSuzuki AvenisSuzuki 2W domestic sales for February 2022 is reported at 58,603 units. Sales fell from 59,530. Volume loss stood at 927 units following 1.56 percent decline. MoM Total sales fell from 60,623 units. Volume loss is reported at 2,020 units at 3.33 percent decline.As always, Access scooter leads from the top at 37,512 units. Sales decline is reported at 22.65 percent at about 11k units in volume loss, down from 48,496 units. MoM Access sales fell from 42,148 units. Volume loss stood at 4,636 units at 11 percent decline.Gixxer domestic sales and exportsSuzuki Avenis, a fairly new launch has been received well, and outsold the popular Burgman. Sales are reported at 10,382 units. MoM sales are up from 6,314 units at just over 4k units in volume gain.Burgman sales were more or less flat at 8,636 units, up from 8,533 units. Volume gain is at just over a 100 units. MoM sales fell from 9,504 units to 568 units volume loss. Sales decline stood at 9.13 percent.Suzuki Sales Feb 2022Suzuki Gixxer sales too were flat at 1,815 units, down from 1,823 units. MoM Gixxer sales fell from 2,462 units. Sales declined more than a quarter at 26.28 percent. Volume loss stood at 647 units. Gixxer 250 sales less than halved at 234 units, down from 549 units. Volume loss stood at 315 units at 57.38 percent decline. MoM sales are up from 172 units at volume gain of 62 units at growth of over a third.Hayabusa sales stood at 12 units, the same as V-Strom 650 units. MoM Hayabusa sales fell from 18 units. MoM V-Strom 650 sales are up from 7 units. Where exports are concerned, Gixxer leads at 7,103 units. This is even better than a year earlier when exports stood at 6,488 units. Volume gain stood at 615 units at 9.48 percent growth. Burgman exports is up at 3,196 units, up from 2,558 units. Volume gain stood at 638 units at 25 percent gain.Gixxer 250 exportsGixxer 250 exports are up at 2,808 units, up from 2.3k units. Volume gain stood at 508 units at 22.09 percent growth. Access exports are up at 458 units, up from 10 units. Intruder, now not sold in India, saw 32 units exported. YoY numbers fell from 128 units. Total exports stood at 13,597 units, up from 12,132 units. Volume gain stood at 1,465 units at 12.08 percent growth.Suzuki Exports Feb 2022MoM exports improved noticeably, up from 9,469 units. Volume gain stood at 4,128 units at 43.59 percent growth. Gixxer exports are up from 4,842 units. Volume gain stood at 2,261 units at 46.70 percent growth. Burgman exports are up from 2,510 units. Volume gain stood at 786 units at 32.61 percent growth.Gixxer 250 exports are up from 1,633 units. Volume gain stood at 1,175 units at 71.95 percent growth. Access exports are up from 249 units. Volume gain stood at 209 units at 83.94 percent growth. Intruder exports fell from 160 units. Hayate exports are down to naught from 164 units. More

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    2022 Suzuki Burgman Electric Scooter Spied Again – New Spy Shots

    Upon its launch, the electric scooter from Suzuki will compete against rivals like Ather 450X, Bajaj Chetak, TVS iQube and Ola S12022 Suzuki Burgman Electric Scooter. Image – Saubhagya VasdevLike many other automakers, Suzuki has been investing its time and resources in developing an electric two-wheeler for the Indian market. The company has been testing a prototype that could be the brand’s first electric scooter in the country for more than a year now.This scooter, which is speculated to be a fully electric derivative of Burgman 125, has been spied testing once again recently. The latest spy shots have been clicked by automotive enthusiast Saubhagya Vasdev. The electric scooter looks very familiar to Burgman Street 125 in terms of look.Suzuki Electric Scooter SpiedLike in previous instances, the test was completely undisguised and wore a dual-tone paint scheme with blue and white colours. Biggest highlight from the recent spy images is the absence of an exhaust canister which is clearly visible. It also features a grey sleeve around the footboard which offers a visual distinction. Overall exterior appearance of the test mule is very similar to conventional scooters- both petrol and battery-powered.However, as per patents leaked earlier last year, it features a unique set of internal mechanics. Conventional scooters in EV space usually feature an electric motor and swingarm as a combined unit or take another approach of mounting the motor on the hub of the rear wheel. This allows freeing up space within the chassis to create more room for luggage or larger batteries.2022 Suzuki Burgman Electric Scooter. Image – Saubhagya VasdevIn this case, however, patents have revealed a unique design where a drivetrain is located in the under-seat area connected to a motor via a chain drive setup. Rest of the electric scooter’s electronics are mounted on top of the motor along with a speed controller, transformer and battery.Other visual highlightsAdditionally, the reflector is now re-positioned above the registration plate as opposed to below the plate. It also gets a rear tyre hugger for better protection and a digital instrument console, which might feature Bluetooth connectivity as well as 4G LTE. This allows for smartphone connectivity as well as connected features.Most visual details from the electric scooter have been carried forward from Burgam Street 125 though there are very noticeable variations. For starters, a single-sided shock absorber in Burgman is replaced by twin shock absorbers at rear – probably to carry additional weight of lithium-ion battery pack. Like Burgman Street, the battery-powered scooter features a similar set of alloy wheels and a chunky grab rail for pillion.2022 Suzuki Burgman Electric Scooter. Image – Saubhagya VasdevSuzuki hasn’t yet revealed any official word on its EV program in India. We expect the upcoming electric scooter to feature a powertrain comprising a 3-4kWh battery pack and a 4-6 kW electric motor. Its exact launch timeline isn’t confirmed yet, we expect Suzuki to officially unveil this upcoming electric scooter sometime later this year. Honda, TVS, Yamaha, Hero are other major two wheeler brands which have plans to launch electric scooter in India. More