Royal Enfield Himalayan, Bajaj V, Suzuki Access 125 banned for sale in Delhi
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Other manufacturers will also take a hit.
According to NDTV Auto, the Delhi government’s ruling that no newly introduced vehicle beginning April 1, 2016 that does not comply with Bharat Stage IV emission norms shall not be allowed to be registered in Delhi will affect the Royal Enfield Himalayan, Bajaj V and the new Suzuki Access 125 as they are BS-III compliant.
The publication reports that Royal Enfield officials have said the Himalayan will be made BS-IV compliant soon and will go on sale in Delhi in due time. Until then the motorcycle will be showcased at showrooms in Delhi.
The existing two-wheelers will have time until April 1, 2017 to be upgraded to BS-IV. Hence the other models of RE like the Continental GT and Thunderbird are unaffected, and can be upgraded to meet BS-IV standards anytime before the April 2017 deadline.
Siddhartha Lal, MD & CEO Eicher Motors Ltd., says “The Royal Enfield Himalayan has been registered across all states in India and will be available across the country in a phased manner. In Delhi as of now the Himalayan is not being registered as the NGT decision came in last minute. It is available in NCR for test rides and bookings. We are working with the authorities to resolve this situation along with several other manufacturers who are facing the same issue.”
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[Source: NDTV Auto]