These 22 defining moments in Indian motorcycling made headlines in 2015

by Motorcykle Staff on December 31, 2015

The year 2015 was full of automotive buzz with lots of new bike launches, big motorcycling events and some record breaking sales. Year 2016 looks even more exciting as motorcycle industry continues to grow further and get more mature for Indian riders.

However, to bid a hearty goodbye to 2015, we have compiled the best of the news and motorcycling stories that happened in last 365 days and are worth looking back. Some of them are hilarious, some are heartbreaking and few are down right amazing. Have a look.

PS: The events listed are not in the order of occurrence.

1. Hero Moto Corp. sold more than 300,000 bikes worth 1,500 crores on snapdeal.com within 10 months.

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News Source | Image: Snapdeal

 

2. Ducati re-enters India with world’s biggest showroom in Gurgaon.

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Image: motownindia

 

3. India’s first two-wheeler taxi startups like Baxi and M-Taxi launch operations in Gurgaon.

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News Source

 

4. Chennai traffic cop helps a dog cross the road.

5. Benelli (in partnership with DSK motowheels) enters India with 5 motorcycles launch.

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Image: Benelli

 

6. Petrol price changed 18 times in 2015. Lowest in Feb at INR 56.49/ltr & highest in June at INR 66.93/ltr (Delhi).

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Image: factly.in

 

7. Hyderabad traffic police make carry the digital copy of vehicle documents on mobile valid.

8. Mahindra Mojo launched after 5 long years of testing phase at an introductory price of 1.58 lacs (ex-showroom, Delhi)

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Image: Mahindra Two Wheelers

 

9. Gujrat state traffic police add 6 Harley Davidson Street 750 to its fleet of patrolling bikes.

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10. Yamaha surprises everyone with R15-S (unibody seat) launch.

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Image: Yamaha India

 

11. Hero Moto Corp. founder Mr. Brijmohan Lall Munjal dies. He was 92.

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Image: Hero Moto Corp.

 

12. Worst floods in 100 years hit Chennai. Royal Enfield, Yamaha, TVS and other automobile makers suffer major production loss.

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Image: India Today

 

13. 200 units of limited edition Royal Enfield motorcycle ‘Despatch’ sold in just 26 mins in an ‘online-only’ sale. RE launches its own e-commerce website.

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Image: Royal Enfield

 

14. Couple caught having sex on a bike in Goa. Fined Rs. 1000 by police.

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Image: mirror.co.uk

 

15. Federation of Motorsports Clubs of India (FMSCI) gets government recognition under ‘Other Sports” category.

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News Source | Image: suzukigixxercup.in

 

16. Hero Moto Corp. donates 100 units of 150cc motorcycles ‘Achiever’ to Nepal as part of earthquake relief material.

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Image: Hero Moto Corp | ndtv.com

 

17. A guy on Bullet gets accused of teasing a girl at a traffic light. Incident authenticity is still unclear. Charge sheet filing pending by Delhi police.

18. Kawasaki launches Ninja H2 at INR 29 lacs (ex-showroom, Delhi) in India. Mahendra Singh Dhoni buys one of first 5 units.

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Image: Kawasaki | facebook.com/CircleofCricket.MSDhoni

 

19. Bangalore gets country’s first bike ambulance. 30 units costing 2 lacs each, to be in service initially.

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Image: Patrika.com

 

20. 1 crore units of Honda Activa sold. The first scooter model ever to cross this milestone.

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Image: Honda Motorcycles & Scooter Limited 

 

21. Bangalore traffic police seizing legal superbikes for noise pollution.

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Image: Best (Bangalore Exotic Superbike Team)

 

22. Pawan Munjal (Director, Hero Moto Corp.) becomes highest paid director in India with 44 crores per annum pay package.

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Image: bloomberg.com

Did we miss out anything? Let us know in the comments :)

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