Bikes and Scooters to See Price Hike by April 2018, Know the Reason

Indian two-wheeler manufacturers are likely to increase the prices of motorcycles and scooters in April this year. The considerable reason behind this price hike is the inclusion of CBS technology as mandate component in two-wheelers. The two-wheelers with less than 125cc engine will be affected by this rule. On the other side, the ABS will be compulsory on the vehicles with engine capacity more than 125cc.

For a reminisce, Honda is already offering the CBS features on its Activa range of scooters. With the single brake lever press, the CBS activates both the front and rear brakes. This not only enhances the braking but also gives confidence to the rider without any risk of the skid.

If the ABS is considered, it stands for Anti-Lock Braking system that prevents the locking of brakes while harsh braking. In the rainy season, the system proves really effective. Altogether, while braking at high speed on the slippery surface it ends up the risk of the skid. The rule will be applicable to the two-wheelers launch post 31 March 2018.

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Though, most of bike and scooters in India now comes with ABS system. We can witness the hike in prices of bikes, post introduction of this feature. With the integration of ABS on motorcycles, the price will rise ranging from Rs 10,000 to Rs 20,000. In contrast to ABS, CBS is much cheaper and will receive the hike in the price of scooters and motorcycles around 1k-2k.

Moreover, Kawasaki is going to bring in a three-wheeler bike concept that is expected to launch by 2019. In current time, like the smartphone industry is growing day by day, similarly new experiments are happening in the automobile world. Following the same, Japanese company Kawasaki has also brought its three-wheeler bike concept that is named as ‘J’. For the first time, it was showcased at the 2013 Tokyo Motor Show.