BS III Ban Effect : Heavy Discounts Offered on Superbikes -
BS III Ban Effect : Heavy Discounts Offered on Superbikes
Posted 31 Mar 2017 12:45 PM


Superbike brands are offering heavy discounts on bikes across dealerships to clear out motorcycles which do not meet Bharat Stage IV (BS IV) emission regulations which come into effect from 1 April 2017. On Wednesday, the Supreme Court upheld the deadline, banning the sale and registration of all such vehicles which do not meet BS IV emission norms. Superbike brands such as Ducati and Triumph are offering heavy discounts, up to almost Rs 3 lakh discount on certain models which are not BS IV compliant.

The most discounts are being offered on cruisers from Triumph in Mumbai - a whopping Rs 3 lakh discount which includes the Triumph Thunderbird Storm, Triumph Thunderbird LT and Triumph Rocket III. The Mumbai Triumph dealership is also offering Rs 1 lakh off on the BS 3 supersport Daytona. In Delhi, Triumph's best-selling adventure bike, the Triumph Tiger 800 XR is being offered at Rs 80,000 discount, with an additional Rs 66,000 worth of accessories thrown in. The Triumph Tiger 800 XCx is being offered at a discount of Rs 60,000, while the Triumph Daytona is being offered at discounted rates, with Rs 90,000 off on the ex-showroom price.

Ducati dealers are also in a rush to clear out existing stock of motorcycles by 31 March 2017 before the new emission regulations come into effect. The maximum discount is being offered on the Ducati Monster 821, to the tune of Rs 2.7 lakh. Ducati Mumbai is offering the Monster 821 at an on-road price of Rs 11 lakh, down from Rs 13.7 lakh.

The Ducati Scrambler Urban Enduro is being offered at Rs 2.5 lakh discount, and is now available at Rs 8.3 lakh (on-road Mumbai), down from Rs 10.8 lakh (on-road Mumbai). The base Ducati Scrambler Icon however, is already sold out after the discounts were announced.

In Delhi too, the Ducati dealership is offering a massive Rs 2 lakh discount on the Ducati Diavel, which now costs Rs 15.7 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi). The Ducati Scrambler Urban Enduro is being offered at Rs 6.8 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi), at a discount of Rs 1.7 lakh. Harley-Davidson is offering over Rs 30,000 discount on its most popular model - the Harley-Davidson Street 750. The other Harley bikes, dealers say are all BS IV compliant.

Dealers across brands maintain that most of the existing stock has already been sold out with only a few bikes left. But that's not the same story with mass market motorcycles and scooters. Over 6.5 lakh of the existing stock of BS III vehicles are two wheelers and most of these belong to the mass market brands. Dealers are offering huge discounts on those bikes as well to clear out as many numbers as possible. As of now, manufacturers are tight-lipped about what to do with any bikes which may not be sold before the 31 March deadline. The options are few and looks like most manufacturers, especially the mass market manufacturers with big volumes will take a hit.

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