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 2 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 on the cruiser range 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 also being offered at a discount of Rs 60,000. The Triumph Daytona is also being offered at discounted rates, with Rs 90,000 off on the ex-showroom price.
The Ducati Scrambler Urban Enduro is also 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 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 Harely bikes, dealers say are all BS IV compliant.