MotorBeam Daily News Roundup – 28th August
News highlights of the day include Vespa, Revolt, BMW and Maruti.
Vespa – The Italian premium scooter maker will introduce the limited edition Vespa Racing Sixties in India on 1st September. It is a special edition version based on the SXL 150 with race inspired styling which includes unique colour combination with graphics. The retro scooter will share the same hardware and features with the regular counterpart.
Revolt – The Indian electric motorcycle maker has announced the inauguration of its first showroom in Mumbai which will open on 30th August. It is situated in Andheri West. Both RV300 and RV400 models will be on sale in Mumbai. Customers can buy the electric bikes with subscription plans too which starts from Rs. 2999/- per month. They are now present in 6 cities including Mumbai, Delhi, Hyderabad, Ahmedabad, Pune and Chennai.
BMW Motorrad – BMW Motorrad has recalled more than 16,000 motorcycles in the US for faulty fuel pump issue. Bikes manufactured between 2005-2012 are affected. Multiple models are recalled including the GS range of adventure bikes.
Maruti – India’s largest carmaker has announced their subscription programme for their entire range of cars and it is called Maruti Suzuki Subscribe. The carmaker is introducing it in a phased manner. Today it has been launched in Pune and Hyderabad. All-inclusive monthly subscription charge starting Rs. 17,600/- for Swift Lxi in Pune and Rs. 18,350/- in Hyderabad (including taxes) with no down payment. Customer can avail buyback option once the tenure is over.
Motor Trivia – Did you know, approximately 5 months of a person’s life is spent waiting in a car at red lights.
Comment of the day – Mahesh Thampi – “A bit of Trivia- Tata SOUL earlier meant Safari Owners United League. Now they changed it to SUV Owners United League.”