List of sub-1 lakh sporty motorcycles for college goers and youth
In the current times, the average Indian motorcycling buyer has a lot more expectations from a motorcycle which he intends to buy and run. While he is putting up his/her hard earned money on the motorcycle he wishes to buy, he/she expects it to be an all rounder and a complete package, which means that the motorcycle should be perfect in all parameters – it should look good, it should handle all kinds of tarmac and it should perform equal levels of finesse in both performance as well as well as fuel economy.
If the current trend of motorcycles is to be studied, it can be easily detected that the majority of the prospective buyers are the youths, out of which the college goers and young salaried class buyers form the major chunk of buyers. They want a motorcycle to be fit on all parameters aforementioned above, and they nowadays find 100/125cc motorcycles below their expectations. Since most of them have an average budget of almost 1-lakh rupees, they tend to incline towards buying the premium 150cc offerings or the entry level 200cc machines.
In this list, we have mentioned all those zestful motorcycles which have been designed keeping such youth customers in mind, who don’t mind to compromise on the kilometers per liter factor for getting a slightly more all-rounded package. Here’s a list of all the sporty motorcycles which lie below the impactful 1-lakh mark.
Royal Enfield Electra ES Is The New Name Of The Electra
There were rumours that Royal Enfield discontinued the Electra from the Indian market because of the low demand and perhaps in order to promote some more premium models like Classic. However that is not the case according to the latest report Eicher Motors has denied the rumours of discontinuing the Electra from the Indian market.
They also said that motorcycle won’t be taken out of the market but instead decided to rename the motorcycle to Electra ES where ‘ES’ stands for Electric Start.
An official said that the motorcycle is very much in sale and available across all the RE dealers. The motorcycle is available in four different colours which include Black, Silver, Grey and Blue. The officials also included that the name of the Bullet Electra was officially changed to Electra ES couple of months ago but because it did not showed in the website was the main reason people though that the motorcycle was discontinued. The only difference between the Electra and the Bullet 350 is that the former gets the additional Electric start option while the rest of the specification is identical.
The technical specification of the Electra ES too remains unchanged and it is powered by the same 346cc Single Cylinder, 4 strokes, Twinspark, Air-cooled engine which produces about 19.8 bhp of peak power at 5250 rpm, and 28 Nm of maximum torque at 4000 rpm.
Few Things You Should Know About Hyundai Tucson Launching This October
Hyundai will be launching the Tucson SUV on October 24th 2016 which will sit on top of the Creta SUV. The vehicle was already showcased at the 2016 Auto expo and there it picked up lot of attention.
The new SUV features fluidic sculpture 2.0 design languages but unlike Creta’s sharp design the overall SUV gets curvy and roundish design. Towards the front the Creta gets hexagonal grille, while the front bumpers too looks quite sporty as well. Towards the side profile the SUV gets flared wheel arches and stylish alloy wheels too. Moreover the side profile of the SUV gets some muscular accents as well. The overall design and silhouette looks like that it has taken some of its styling inspiration from the bigger Santa Fe. Towards the rear the Santa Fe gets wrap around taillamps which definitely looks stylish and definitely reminds you of the bigger Santa Fe as well.
Inside the cabin does not look extremely modern but the dashboard features a big 8 inch touchscreen system. The other features in the inside include climate control system, automatic parking system, smart powered tailgate etc. For the safety of the driver the Tucson features blind spot assist system and also autonomous braking.
2016 Mahindra Centuro Mirzya Edition
Mahindra hasn’t been able to replicate the success of the SUV/MUV segment into the business of two wheelers. While the sales of half of its product lineup have been lukewarm, the sales of the other half have actually bombed in the market. However, the one product on which the company has been riding smoothly and has trust upon is its first ever premium 110cc commuter motorcycle, Centuro.
The Mahindra Centuro, when launched, instantly gained a huge and positive response for showcasing a lot of useful and premium features, which were usually only seen in cars and not in scooters or motorcycles. Adding to it, the decent engine and ride quality ensured a good recipe for success in its favor.
Ever since its launch, the Centuro has been the best selling product of Mahindra Two Wheelers. Not only this, the motorcycle is also exported to a lot of countries. Witnessing its increasing popularity and positive response, Mahindra launched two more basic variants of the motorcycle, named as Centuro Rockstar.
For the year 2016, to keep the momentum of the sales going, Mahindra has quietly introduced a limited edition version of the motorcycle, with the name Mahindra Centuro Mirzya Edition. The quirky name is due to the fact that the manufacturer has collaborated with a soon-to-be-released Bollywood movie, with the motorcycle basting some cosmetic variations depicting the fantasy theme of the movie. Here’s our quick review of the all new limited production model of the Mahindra Centuro Mirzya Edition:-
Bajaj Kratos VS400 Non ABS Variant Caught Testing Offroad
The production variant of the Bajaj CS400 concept was caught testing once again and this time it was caught testing off road. The production variant of the CS400 which is now called VS400 will be launched under the Kratos brand. The Kratos brand is the new sub brand from Bajaj which will be positioned above the Pulsar range of motorcycles.
The motorcycle which was caught testing this time was the non ABS variant of the motorcycle and it was caught while it was testing off road. The ‘Kratos’ name was added recently and perhaps looks like a last moment strategy change. The motorcycle was caught testing last month in Leh and that time the motorcycle still had the Pulsar logo on it. However recently according to the recent reports we came to know that the Bajaj official that the motorcycle won’t be launched under the Pulsar range of motorcycles.
The latest motorcycle which was caught testing had neither the Pulsar logo nor the Kratos logo on it. From what it looks like the motorcycle will be offered with both ABS and non ABS variant in the market. The non ABS variant will obviously be priced less than the non ABS variant.
The Kratos VS400 will be powered by the same 373 cc engine but the overall output of the engine has been reduced, the engine paired to a 6 speed gearbox will be capable of producing about 34 Bhp of peak power. The VS400 will get exclusive feature like LED headlamps, duel instrument cluster and offcourse ABS for the safety of the rider.
CCTV Footage saves Maruti Ertiga driver From Going To Jail: Video
This is definitely something that you don’t get to see everyday this incident took place in on a busy road of Mehdipatnam in Hyderabad.
In this video you can watch a daily traffic scene on one of the busy road, a few people can also be seen crossing the road and then suddenly you can watch one of the pedestrian crossed the one section of the road and instead of going to the other side he stood there on the road divider. Obviously his motive was unknown to the person who was driving his car on the road then suddenly surprisingly the person threw himself infront of one of the oncoming car.
This was a pure case of suicide and fortunately the chilling CCTV footage reveals the other side of the story which will definitely help the case to go in favour of the driver. As of now the person who was driving the Maruti Suzuki Ertiga was charged for under section 304-a of IPC which states death cause by negligent or rash driving. The police have already seized the vehicle and the case is pending in court.
The man surely wanted to commit suicide and thus he threw himself infront of the car.
Honda To Launch Brio Facelift In October Before The Festive Season
Honda will be launching the new facelift Brio in India on first half of October 2016. Now don’t get too excited because the facelift Brio has only received few cosmetic updates which we have seen on the Amaze facelift compact sedan already.
Nonetheless the Brio will receive its first proper update after a long time. Talking about change the facelift hatchback gets a new front face which comes with bigger air intakes, a completely new slightly bigger grille finished in Black. The headlamp too gets a revamped touch to it. The front grille which too has been redesigned sports the Honda logo positioned on top of it. Towards the side profile the hatchback gets new set of alloy wheels while towards the rear the hatch gets a redesigned taillamps as well.
The cabin inside the hatch gets a completely new dashboard which is identical to the Amaze facelift sedan. The interiors are finished in Silver and chrome. The instrument cluster too has been redesigned and it now also gets a digital screen as well. For the entertainment of the passenger the Brio facelift will most probably continue with the existing system which has integrated Aux and USB connectivity.
Under the hood there won’t be any changes either the Brio facelift retains the same powertrain. It gets the same 1.2 liter SOHC petrol engine but the engine has been retuned to produce more power and torque. The same petrol unit now produce about 89 Bhp of peak power and 110 Nm of torque (the pre-facelift variant produced about 87 Bhp and 109 Nm of torque). The engine is paired to a 5 speed manual transmission.
As far as the pricing is concerned expect it the new facelift Brio to be priced slightly more than the existing variant.
Bajaj VS400 To Be Launched Under The’ Kratos’ Brand Name
This is definitely exclusive news for all the Bajaj fans because quite honestly we all are eagerly waiting for this exclusive new motorcycle from Bajaj, now according to the recent reports the upcoming VS400 which is the production variant of the CS400 will be launched under a new brand called ‘Kratos’.
That’s right! Kratos is a new brand name and these motorcycles will be positioned above the Pulsar brand of motorcycles. The VS400 where the VS stand for Vantage Sport will be Bajaj’s flagship offering for the Indian market.
Coming to the Kratos brand name, the word ‘Kratos’ in the Greek Mythology stands for God of Strength. So when the motorcycle will be launched we are certain that the instead of the Pulsar logo on the fuel tank you will actually notice this new Kratos logo on the motorcycle.
As far as the motorcycle is concerned the VS400 will be powered by the same 373 cc, single cylinder liquid cooled engine which will produce about 34 Bhp of peak power as against 44 Bhp produced in the KTM Duke390. The engine will be paired to 6 speed gearbox. The way things are going we must definitely say this is surely not going to be the fastest motorcycle but will rely more on cruising and will target the Royal Enfield category of motorcycles.
Additional features on this motorcycle will include LED headlamps, duel instrument cluster and also duel channel ABS. Expect the launch to take place in the month of November 2016 in India.
2017 Jeep Compass
Jeep has introduced their brands new global compact SUV Compass in Brazil and yes! For all your information this will make it to the Indian market as well. In other International markets the Compass has been positioned in between their entry level offering the Renegade and the Cherokee. According to Jeep this global SUV will be launched in more than 100 countries around the world and will be available with 17 different powertrain options depending on the region.
The new compact SUV promises uncompromised performance and also best in class 4x4 capability. While the fuel efficient powertrains under the hood will make sure that they do not burn a hole in the pocket either. The new SUV definitely carries a proportionate and authentic Jeep styling and the new compass SUV borrows some of its design elements from the bigger Grand Cherokee.
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Volkswagen Ameo Diesel Variant Launching Tomorrow
Volkswagen will be introducing the diesel variant of the Ameo in India on 27th September. Until now the compact sedan was available in the Indian market with a 1.2 litre petrol engine option.
The diesel variant of this compact sedan will be powered by an updated 1.5 Litre TDI engine which also powers the Volkswagen Polo and the Vento sedan. The engine has recently been updated and it now features a slightly bigger turbocharger which has helped in improving the overall power output. The 1.5 Litre diesel unit now produces about 110 Bhp of peak power. Expect the diesel engine to be paired to a 5 speed manual gearbox while one can also expect an optional 7-speed DSG gearbox as well.
Just like the pterol variant the Ameo diesel variant will also be sold in three trim levels which includes the Trendline, Comfortline and Highline. You definitely won’t find any change when it comes to styling, however the Diesel variant will get a new badge towards the rear.
Inside expect the same feature from the petrol variant to be carried over to the diesel variant as well. Some of the highlighted feature in the Ameo diesel might include touchscsreen infotainment system, automatic climate control, and leather wrapped steering wheel. For the safety of the passengers the Ameo gets dual front airbags as standard along with ABS as well. The top end variants will also feature cruise control, automatic rain sensing wipers, reverse parking camera etc.
The Volkswagen Ameo diesel variant will compete directly with the Maruti Dzire, Tata Zest and the Hyundai Xcent.
Upcoming Bajaj Motorcycles Set To Make Its Name In The Royal Enfield Territory
We all were quite excited about the fact that Bajaj has finally decided to introduce the new VS400 before the festive season but now according to the recent reports they have actually postponed the launch date of the much anticipated motorcycle towards the month of November. The reason behind this delay is Bajaj wanted to concentrate fully on their current products and meet the demands of the people during the festive season.
Bajaj officials have also informed that compared to the last year their sale of product has also picked up because of their recent launches which included the Pulsar AS200, AS150 and the RS200 along with the new range of Avenger cruisers.
But as far as their big motorcycle is concerned it will most probably not be launched under the Pulsar brand name. Mr. Rajiv Bajaj said that they want to get into a new territory with their upcoming motorcycle and thus also wants to look into introducing a new brand.
Now this is obviously a last minute change from Bajaj because the motorcycle was caught couple of times while it was being tested on road and it carried the Pulsar logo on the tank. Even the leaked brochure group of motorcycles with its touring capabilities.
2016 Hero Achiever
Hero Motocorp has launched the all new Achiever iSmart in India; this will replace the existing Achiever in the Indian market. This is the fourth product after the recently introduced Hero Splendor 110 iSmart which was developed and manufactured completely by Hero without any7 assistance from Honda.
The new motorcycle from Hero will help the two wheeler manufacturer to make their presence felt in the premium segment. They already have their strong foothold in the 100cc & 125cc segments in the domestic market with their Splendor and passion series of motorcycles.
Coming to the motorcycle the Achiever 150 has been completely developed in-house in their Centre of innovation R&D centre in Jaipur. This is also where Hero’s future products will also be developed. The motorcycle promises to make a bold statement in the 150 cc segment with its completely new styling and also the new BS-iv compliant engine which also features Hero’s patented i3s technology. The motorcycle also promises to deliver an amazing ride experience too at the same time.
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