Showing posts with label News. Show all posts
Showing posts with label News. Show all posts

Thursday, 23 April 2015

Kawasaki to launch Ninja Z250SL, ZX6R 636 and Vulcan S in India. Price, main specs inside.

In the recent past, Bajaj has been on a spree to launch new performance motorcycles in India and they're still not done with it. Moreover, their partner in crime, Kawasaki, is also going to join them soon. Kawasaki is planning to give us Indians the taste of their performance and reliability once again. The dishes in the oven this time are the already talked-about naked Z250SL, the fully fared typical mid-sized superbike ZX6R 636 and and a Harley-type (yeah, that's a custom-term I hear a lot from laymen!) cruiser Vulcan S.

Thursday, 16 April 2015

Its official, Bajaj will launch Pulsar CS400 in 2015-16 fiscal year itself.

Bajaj has been on a spree of launching new models off late, with bringing out Pulsar RS200, AS200 and AS150 within a tiny span of time. And they don't seem in the mood of stopping either. If the blokes at an online automobile based website Motoroids are to believed, the Pulsar CS400 is not very far from getting its share of daylight. If we go by some earlier reports, the motorcycle manufacturer had planned to introduce 6 new models under brand Pulsar in 6 months. Out of which, we have already seen the RS200, AS200 and AS150. The CS400 could very well be one of the rest three. Or atleast, we'd like it to be!

Wednesday, 15 April 2015

KTM to stop manufacturing street-legal superbikes. Says they are too dangerous for public roads.

The new (ok, not so!) motorcycle manufacturer KTM, who has managed to grab the eyeballs of motorcycle enthusiasts in India, just made a statement which might sound heartbreaking to most of us. KTM has officially declared that they will not be making street-legal superbikes anymore. The logic they justify this bitter decision being that these machines have gone too far in the quest of more and more power and now in no way represent practicality. The international motorcycle industrty has just recently seen every major manufacturer bringing out their flagship models with power output crossing the 200bhp mark. This much of power is nowhere close to what any rider would use on the public roads. The practicality has taken a back seat and these monsters are, for sure, can prove to be quite dangerous if unleashed on public roads. Well, all this has been KTM's logic to come up to the decision of stopping the manufacturing of superbikes for public roads.

Tuesday, 14 April 2015

Bajaj Launches its 'Adventure Sports' line-up. Reveals Pulsar AS200 and AS150 main specs, features and price.

Looks like the chaps at Bajaj Auto have sworn of raining the market with their products off late. While the new RS200 is still keeping people busy gawking wide-eyed on it, the automaker has already put forward another potential crowd-puller in front of us. Today, they have launched another line-up into their products, calling it Adventure Sports. The new line-up, as the name itself suggests, is to comprise sports touring and probably off-roading focused motorcycles. As of now, they have placed two if their much anticipated new products in the line-up, namely Pulsar AS200 and PulsarAS150. These motorcycles are essentially great options for touring enthusiasts who have always felt neglected in the crazy-for-faired-machines kind of market we have here.
Bajaj Pulsar Adventure Sports launch

Monday, 6 April 2015

Royal Enfield to come up with a 750cc twin-cylinder?

Royal Enfield has bumped back in the game after they've brought the much liked Continental GT to the daylight. Performance enthusiasts, for whom the brand had become a big name from history, yet again started eyeing the brand. The cafe racer reawakened performance-lovers' hopes from the brand and seems like the company is on the right path to deliver what is hoped. People at an motorcycling related website called BikePortal came up with a set of images of a Royal Enflied which doesn't look like the usual ones.

Sunday, 5 April 2015

Suzuki Gixxer SF, the lowest priced fully faired motorcycle in India. Price, Specs, Bookings, all you need to know about it!

Yesterday, International Business Times reported that Suzuki has started booking the new Gixxer SF in India for an advance payment of INR 5000. Later in the evening, some brochures leaked over internet revealed some important information about the bike including engine specifications, features of the motorcycle, colors on offer etc.

Saturday, 4 April 2015

DSK-Benelli starts up strong. Receive 300 bookings in the first week itself!

It hasn't been so long ago when DSK shook hands with the Italian motorcycle maker Benelli to bring some of their offerings to Indian market. Hardly a fortnight ago, DSK-Benelli announced the prices for their current offerings in the market and they have already received 300 bookings. Considering the presence of Benelli in India and the recent past of DSK, the bikes aren't priced too low if not a bit on the higher side. But the Italian beauties have still managed to get a good start. Though, it is too early to say anything as they are quite new here and the sales as well as service network is not quite well established yet either. But the way things are turning up at initial level deserve to have a corner of every enthusiast's eye on the company's progression.

Friday, 3 April 2015

Hero might soon launch an Impulse 250, right after HX250R.

Back then, it was a joy to the ears of touring and offroading enthusiasts in India when Hero MotoCorp announced about the launch of its 'Transroader', a word Hero used to describe its Onroad/Offroad motorcycle, Impulse. When it was finally launched, the numbers in the sales sheets went pretty well initially. But on a longer run, it was constantly losing the numbers compared to as expected on the sales front. The downfall can, ofcourse, be attributed to the underpowered mill doing its duty under its saddle. However, sensing the problem, Munjal(s) decided to halt its production which was dissappointing for a large number of enthusiasts as it was one of a kind.Though the bike was discontinued with a note stating that they'll bring the great product back with bigger displacement motor.
Image used for representation purpose. (Hero Impulse 150cc)

[SCOOP]: The new Bajaj Pulsar 150AS spied while being tested!

After the news about Pulsar 200AS being spotted along with 200RS doing rounds on internet, the smaller Pulsar 150AS is reported to be spotted testing by someone at Autocar. As can be guessed from the pictures through that huge watermark, the motorcycle borrows its design and asthetics from the bigger sibling 200AS. The engine though being a 150cc liquid-cooled, triple spark one churning out 17PS of power and 13Nm of torque.

Thursday, 2 April 2015

Suzuki to revolutionize the developing markets with its Recursion Concept. Files patents!

Suzuki is all set to revolutionize the motorcycling industry with their sleeves folded. The Suzuki Recursion concept motorcycle is their weapon this time. A semi-faired urban styled bike that looks great but nothing too futuristic at first look is powered by a 588cc water-cooled twin-cylinder engine. Though the striking point lies in its possession of a turbocharger with an intercooler.


Friday, 1 August 2014

KTM to re-enter MotoGP in 2017.

KTM chief, Stefan Pierer announced that the Austrian two-wheeler manufacturer of which Bajaj Auto owns 47 per cent share plans to enter the world of premier class racing. Speaking to Speedweek he revealed KTM’s plan of returning to MotoGP by the 2017 season. For this purpose it has developed the KTM RC16 that will be powered by a V4 powerplant. The KTM RC16 will be unveiled by 2016 after which the Austrian bikemaker will carry out testing and developing. There is also speculation that KTM would jump the gun and field the RC16 prototype as a wild-card entry in the 2016 season of MotoGP itself. 

Thursday, 31 July 2014

Indian Motorcycles unveiled its luxury tourer Roadmaster!

Indian Motorcycles has recently unveiled a new product called Roadmaster 2015 in the luxury tourer product-line. It revives the company's heritage from the original Roadmaster the company prodcued from 1947 to 1953. Indian Motorcycles hopes to bring back the popularity with this new 2015 model Roadmaster. The new motorcycle will be made public at the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally this year.

Tuesday, 29 July 2014

230bhp speculated 2015 Yamaha R1 spied!

After a lot of speculations and renderings based on them, the 2015 Yamaha R1 has been seen in action in Sydney. As speculated, its is going to get very serious upgrade this year. The image, though its not very clear, can only show you the cosmetic changes. Some are arguing about whether it is an R1 or R6 but if reporting of the picture taker is to be believed, it is definitely an R1 and not an R6.


Part motorcycle, part car. Its Polaris Slingshot! Price, Details and Video.

Part motorcycle, part car. Its the Polaris Slingshot! Celebrating their 60 years of innovation, the American ATV maker unveiled this three-wheeled roadster. If Polaris is to be believed, this high-performance automobile represents the future of on-road driving. This futuristic vehicle will take your breath away with its chiseled and muscular bodywork and pump up your adrenaline to new heights with its exhilarating performance. Its a motorcycle with certain attributes of cars such as wide  front body, side seating arrangement, wide set of wheels shod with low profile rubber. Whereas the open air cockpit, single wheel at the rear and the unobstructed 360 degree view ensure the motorcycle-riding like experience.

Monday, 28 July 2014

BMW's answer to Ducati Multistrada: The BMW S1000F!

The reknowned German automaker BMW has been caught testing a motorcycle which could most probably compete with the Ducati Multistrada for being a highly multipurpose (or rather, multi-terrain) premium motorcycle in the world. The BMW S1000F will be Bavarians' much awaited answer to Multistrada and will be based on their flagship motorcycle, the faired S1000RR. It is expected that the bike will make its first public appearance at Intermot 2014 in October.

Sunday, 27 July 2014

Suzuki Gixxer 150 to be launched in August! Launch date, Price and Details!

As Suzuki is desperate to make more presence in the Indian 2-wheeler market, they are all set to launch the new 150cc bike named as Suzuki Gixxer 150 in India on August 10. The name, taken from Suzuki's much reknowned superbike series GSX-R, is clearly put to use by the company in order to attract the customers by giving them a feel of being associated with a premium brandname. But not only the name, the bike surely looks much attractive in comparison with the models Suzuki have usually offered to Indian market till date. In fact, if you ask me, the bike has absolutely no issues with its looks unlike the rest of the Suzuki India's stable and is at par with the competition it will be facing in our market. The bike was already showcased by the Japanese automaker at Auto Expo 2014 in Delhi. It will compete against the like of Yamaha FZ 2.0, Honda Trigger, Hero Xtreme etc and will be offered at a price of around 73,000 INR.


Friday, 25 July 2014

Spy shot of Ducati's upcoming bike revealed!

After giving their employees a chance to feast their eyes on the company's newest motorcycle 'Scrambler, Ducati showed the 2 wheeled beauty to a limited number or lucky fans as announced at World Ducati Week, 2014. Despite the restriction on taking mobile devices into the room at Misano circuit, a fan has managed to capture the bike into a picture. The picture became public when it was put on facebook.

Thursday, 19 June 2014

Top Speeds - R25 Vs CBR 300R!!

Recently, we all have seen the images and video of Yamaha R25 flaunting its top speed over the internet. Everyone, including me, was very much impressed and elated by the numbers appearing on the speedo and thought it was FAST!! But hold your horses, the much awaited Honda CBR 300R is no less either. The pics and video surfacing on the web put it right beside the quarter litre Yammie in terms of top speed, whereas it deserves praises in looks department too. The new baby CBR now really looks like a CBR (Fireblade) finally coming out of the "CBR which looks like a VFR" controversy. We bring you both avatars of the dope to get high on to!

Tuesday, 20 May 2014

Yamaha R25 launched at INR 2.7 Lacs in Indonesia!

Well, the much awaited Yamaha R25 comes out of the box in Indonesia. With a 250cc parallel twin cylinder DOHC engine having 8 valves, the bike is a pure rev maniac churning out 36PS of power at 12,000 RPM and 22.1Nm of torque at 10,000 RPM. The heart beats with DiASil forged pistons and cylinders having a high compression ratio of 11.6:1.Yamaha unveiled the bike to the mass media in three paint schemes in Indonesia - Racing Blue, Diablo Red and Black Predator.

Wednesday, 11 September 2013

Ducati unveils 899 Panigale to replace 848 Evo in 2014.

Ducati has unveiled the new 899 Panigale which is said to replace the 848 Evo. This smaller sibling of the reknowned Panigale churns out 148bhp power at 10,750rpm and 99Nm of torque at 9,750rpm. It is lighter and more powerful than the 848 evo and resultantly, faster too.