As BS6 norms will come into effect in a few weeks, this might be your last chance to save big on BS4 two-wheeler purchases.
With just a few weeks to go before the BS6 norms come into play, dealers are doing their best to get rid of the old BS4 stock. The situation this time around is far less frantic than before (when the BS4 norms became mandatory on April 1, 2017) with both manufacturers and dealers being much better-prepared this time around. Still, there will be plenty of stock waiting to be liquidated, especially for the slower-moving products. This is a list of discounts that we have come across and we’ll be updating the list as the clock ticks down to April 1, 2020. What you will find below are some small offers available with multiple vehicles, as well as a few really good deals that might just be available on the last units lying at a dealership. With a little luck and plenty of patience, you may be able to snag a really good deal on a BS4 two-wheeler in the coming weeks. Scroll down to get an idea of the sort of discounts on offer.
Discounts are subject to change depending on city and availability of stocks. Contact your local dealer for exact discounts.
Activa 5G Discounts: Up to Rs 6,500 off Original price: Rs 55,934 onwards The Activa is Honda’s highest-selling scooter and is also the most sought-after scooter in our market. Its BS6-compliant iteration, the Activa 6G, costs over Rs 8,000 more.
CB1000R Discounts: Up to Rs 2 lakh off Original price: Rs 14.4 lakh onwards The CB1000R is one of the few big bikes that Honda has on sale in India. The bike is powered by a 998cc in-line-four engine that produces 145.5hp at 10,500rpm and 104Nm of torque at 8,250rpm.
CB300R Discounts: Up to Rs 5,000 off Original price: Rs 2.42 lakh onwards An entry into the Japanese manufacturer’s big bikes, the CB300R is a premium entry-level sport naked. Its 286cc, single-cylinder engine makes 30.4hp at 8,000rpm and 27.4 Nm of torque at 6,500rpm.
Gixxer SF250 Discounts: Up to Rs 20,000 off Original price: Rs 1.71 lakh onwards The SF250 is Autocar India’s Bike of the Year, and the Rs 20,000 off that multiple dealers are offering puts the bike at its lowest price yet.
Dealers across the country are offering discounts of up to Rs 10,000 on Heroes scooters. These models include the Pleasure Plus, Duet, Maestro and Destini. The brand’s motorcycles, meanwhile, are being offered with discounts going up to Rs 7,500, varying from city to city.
Ninja 650 Discounts: Up to Rs 65,000 off Original price: Rs 5.89 lakh onwards The Kawasaki Ninja 650 was recently updated internationally with a new design and TFT display, among other features. These updates, along with the Euro 5/BS6-compliant engine will see a hike in prices for the new bike.
Ninja 1000 Discounts: Up to Rs 1.56 lakh off Original price: Rs 10.29 lakh onwards The Ninja 1000 is Kawasaki’s litre-class sports-tourer that’s powered by a 1,043cc in-line-four engine that makes 142hp at 10,000rpm and 111Nm at 7,300rpm.
Z650 Discounts: Up to Rs 1 lakh off Original price: Rs 5.69 lakh onwards The 649cc parallel-twin on the Z650 makes 68hp at 8,000rpm and 65.7Nm of torque at 6,500rpm.
Z900 Discounts: Up to Rs 65,000 off Original price: Rs 7.99 lakh onwards The company only has a limited supply of these bikes and is only available at this price (only full payment) till March 20. The 2020 model is set to become a lot more expensive (by Rs 50,000-1 lakh) once the BS6 variant is launched closer to April.
Bonneville T100 Discounts: Up to Rs 2 lakh off Original price: Rs 8.87 lakh onwards Powering the Bonneville T100 is a parallel-twin, liquid-cooled engine that makes 55hp at 5,750rpm and 76.73Nm of torque at 3,050rpm.
Scrambler 900 Discounts: Up to Rs 1 lakh off Original price: Rs 8.55 lakh onwards This iteration of the Street Scrambler was launched early last year. Peak power is 65hp and peak torque is 80Nm.
G 310 R and G 310 GS Discounts: Up to Rs 70,000 off Original price: Rs 2.99 lakh onwards The G 310 twins are rather expensive offerings for what they have on offer and these current discounts put them at a price point they should have been priced at. We could also see these models discontinued for a while after the BS6 norms kick in; so at the moment, this is likely the last opportunity you could have to get your hands on either bike.
F 850 GS Discounts: Up to Rs 3.5 lakh off Original price: Rs 12.95 lakh onwards The 853cc parallel-twin motor on the F 850 GS produces 85hp and 92Nm of torque and this motorcycle is one of the most capable ‘middleweight’ adventure motorcycles in the market.
Multistrada 950 Discounts: Up to Rs 3 lakh off Original price: Rs 12.84 lakh onwards The younger sibling of the very versatile Multistrada 1200, the Multistrada 950 wasn’t as popular as in our market and Ducati dealerships have a few units that are being offered with discounts.
Multistrada 1260 S Discounts: Rs 1.5 lakh lakh off Original price: Rs 19.60 lakh onwards The 1260 is the company’s flagship adventure-tourer and comes with a number of changes over the model it replaces. These updates include additional power, a revised chassis and new equipment.
Scrambler Mach 2.0 Discounts: Rs 90,000 off Original price: Rs 8.70 lakh onwards The Mach 2.0 has a unique low-slung tapered aluminium handlebars, a Flat Track Pro seat, black-finished exhaust and cylinder head covers – as well as café racer-style brushed cooling fins.A dealer in Mumbai has two units of the Scrambler at this price.
Monster 797 Discounts: Up to Rs 1.68 lakh off Original price: Rs 12.84 lakh (on-road) onwards Unlike the Monster 821, the baby Monster doesn’t feature any electronic wizardry and the only safety feature is a dual-channel ABS.A dealer in Mumbai has one unit of the 797 at this price.
Monster 821 Discounts: Up to Rs 1.70 lakh off Original price: Rs 14.70 lakh (on-road) onwards Electronic aids consist of eight levels of traction control and three ride modes – Urban, Touring and Sport – along with switchable ABS. A dealer in Mumbai has one unit of the 821 at this price.
Forty Eight Special Discounts: Up to Rs 75,000 off Original price: Rs 10.98 lakh onwards The standard and Special variants of the Forty Eight are both powered by the same 1,202cc, air-cooled, V-twin engine in the same state of tune. The Forty Eight Special comes with a different, shorter version of an ape-hanger-styled handlebar that raises the rider’s hands higher but also brings them slightly forward.
Certain dealers we spoke with were also offering a similar discount on the 1200 Custom.
Multiple dealers we spoke with have cleared out all their BS4 stock. A select few had a few units of the Pulsar Twin Disc (which was being offered with a Rs 15,000 discount) and the RS200 (which was offered with a Rs 18,000 price cut). The available models will vary from city to city and dealer to dealer, so enquire at the one closest to you to see what’s available.
Just like the Bajaj motorcycles, BS4-compliant Vespa and Aprilia scooters were unavailable at multiple dealers, but the ones that did have a few in stock were offering discounts going up to Rs 12,000.
790 Duke Discounts: Rs 2.65 lakh off Original price: Rs 8.64 lakh onwards KTM originally imported 100 units and the dealerships are now offering a huge discount to clear the final stock of BS4-spec units before the April 1 deadline when the new BS6 norms kick in.
Chief Dark Horse Discounts: Rs 1 lakh off Original price: Rs 20.40 lakh onwards The Indian Chief Dark Horse has a single saddle and blacked out panels and wheels. The disc brake up front, strips on the engine, long silencer and a stripe curving off the rear fender are the only chromed parts standing out from the completely blacked out bike. A dealer in Delhi has one unit at this price.
Scout Discounts: Rs 1 lakh off Original price: Rs 14.98 lakh onwards The Scout is a classic cruiser. From its shape to the chrome treatment, there’s no mistaking its traditional cruiser soul. The tapering down of the design as you move rearwards is inspired from the Scouts of the 1920s.A dealer in Delhi has one unit at this price.