Listen to the Honda CBX 1050. An F1 shaming motorcycle.
Don’t you always, I mean every single time, turn around whenever you listen to the glory symphony coming out of a four-pot motorcycle? It has become an instant reflex built in your body that will make you forget what you are doing and your eye starts searching the source of this vibration that is making airspace.
Here is a bike from Japan that is no ordinary motorcycle. It takes the vibe game to another level with having six cylinders under the belly rather than the contemporary four. Yes, it will make any four cylinder motorcycle sound like a baby and gives serious competitions to the Formula One cars. We are talking about the Honda CBX 1050.
Manufactured by Honda between 1978 and 1982, it is a production bike that has deceiving bodywork and a massive 1047cc inline, 24-valve, 6-cylinder engine that produced 105 bhp. That low-frequency rumble coming out of this at idle and the high pitch tone when revved will make the hair on the back of your neck stand.
Close your eyes, put on to some niche headphones, and turn the volume up.
This Double Barrel thumper is brought to life. And it sounds gothic.
There are a few divine beings who build motorcycles as an extension of their self. Every motorcycle out there was someone’s dream once upon a time, and it is because they dreamt, we are blessed to be able to feel the way we do while riding.
This here is the dream of one Paul Carberry and he believes in having fun, twice. Check out his new upload of the brand new twin cylinder engine called as ’The Double Barrel 1000" firing up.
KTM fires the hooligans responsible for abusing the new Duke 250 and 390 in the showroom.
Last week, an idiotic chap posted a live video on the social media site, Facebook, where a group of 5 who happens to be the employees at one of the KTM showrooms in Kerala, abused the newly launched Duke 250 and 390 bike.
The video went viral because of the heart-wrenching content that saw this group of hooligans revving the engine hard till the redline and playing with the headlight operating switches in a very harsh manner. To top it all, they were found dancing and shouting around just for the sake of the LIVE feed.
Take a look at it yourself, and hold a hand on your heart. It is painful.
This video tells you why ABS for motorcycles is so important
There has never been a rider comfortable in a situation where his wheel got locked due to aggressive braking. This is where ABS (Anti-lock Braking System) comes into the picture.
Bajaj has made a video for us to know how this tech works in favour of keeping us safe and prevent any untoward accidents from happening.
TVS commences exporting the BMW G 310R
TVS is already producing a single cylinder G 310R for BMW Motorrad in their Hosur plant. This is no new news that BMW teamed up with TVS Motors in a Euro 20 million partnership to support them with the manufacturing and distribution of smaller capacity motorcycles, starting with the G 310R.
Now, TVS is doing just that. Production is in full swing and TVS Motor Company has begun with exporting the bike to several foreign markets as BMW Motorrad has made India home to their low capacity models.
Aston Martin Valkyrie Is The New Hypercar Which Can Talk With The Wind: Video
Aston Martin and Red Bull Advanced Technologies are developing a revolutionary Hypercar which was formerly codenamed as AM-RB 001, now officially being called Aston Martin Valkyrie.
The name starts with the letter ‘V’ which is actually Aston Martins tradition of naming their cars which began back in 1951 when they named their car Vantage. The Vantage name was given to their high-performance variant of their standard production car DB2 back then. The Vantage back in 1952 produced an impressive 125 Bhp of peak power while the standard variant produced around 102 Bhp. The Vantage sticker was also first used on the side of the DB5.
Now after almost 7 decades of the first use of the Vantage nameplate Aston Martin Valkyrie propels this uniquely distinctive and lyrical family of model names to the next level. The Valkyrie is the ultimate Aston Martin. The name of the car has been inspired by the ancient mythology but it is equipped with all the modern technologies of the world.
Although no details of the Hypercar is available at this moment but it will have the performance which will be on par with some other LMP1 cars. While the reports also state that Aston Martin could also make a street legal variant of this Hypercar as well in the near future which will also be their flagship offering. The Valkyrie will most probably use the 6.5 Litre V12 unit along with an electric motor. Thus it will actually be powered by a hybrid motor.
We will definitely inform you with more details of this Hypercar as soon as something comes up. So till then enjoy the teaser image and video of this new upcoming beast.
Bollywood Actor Boman Irani Adds A New Jaguar XF To His Garage
Only recently we informed you that Jaguar started manufacturing the locally made XF for the Indian market at their Pune plant. Now, we came to know that of the famous Bollywood Actor, Boman Irani who is well known for some of his unique roles in movies like 3 Idiots and PK gifted himself a brand new XF sedan. The car keys were handed to him by none other than Mr Rohit Suri, Managing Director & President, Jaguar Land Rover India Ltd.
The all new locally manufactured XF is one of the most popular cars of the Jaguar lineup since its introduction in 2009. The new sedan is all about performance, technology combined with an entirely new blend of design. The new XF takes its design inspiration from their flagship sportscar F-Type. The car also gets an updated interior as well which now features an InControl Touch Pro system with the all-new 25.9 cm (10.2) touchscreen infotainment system and a Meridian Sound System.
The new XF is made available with a 2.0 Litre petrol unit and a 2.0 Litre Ingenium diesel unit. The diesel unit is capable of producing about 132 KW of peak power at 4000 rpm and 430 Nm of peak torque in between 1 750-2 500. The 2.0 Litre petrol unit, on the other hand, churns out about 177 KW of peak power at 5500 rpm and 340 Nm of torque in between 1 750-2 000 rpm. Both the engines paired with an eight-speed automatic gearbox. While the petrol unit promises to return around 13.12 km to a litre the diesel unit, on the other hand, returns a claimed fuel efficiency of 19.33 km to a litre.
Police Van Hits Motorcyclist & Then Escapes From The Scene: Video
In a bizarre accident which took place in Noida, a Police van hits two motorcyclists and then fled away from the accident scene. Luckily the entire incident was captured by CCTV camera. The accident took place in Sector 11, Noida at 11 around AM on Sunday morning.
As you can watch in this CCTV footage, two motorcyclists on a Royal Enfield Thunderbird were trying to cross the road when the speeding PCR van carrying a constable and a driver appointed by the Noida law body rear-ended the Thunderbird motorcycle. Both the rider and the pillion were thrown up in the air because of the impact before hitting the ground. After hitting the motorcyclist the PCR van stopped for a few seconds as it is quite clear in the CCTV footage before fleeing away from the spot.
After the accident took place surprisingly the PCR van escaped from the spot instead of saving the accident victims and taking them to the Hospital. The local residents gathered at the spot and then rushed both the victims to the nearby hospital. The reports say that both the motorcycle riders are in seriously injured and are still not out of danger. Both the riders have broken legs and also suffered several other injuries to other parts of their body as well.
However, this is not the first time where an accident victim was not saved by the onlookers. There were many instances where the accident victim died on the spot because they were not taken to a hospital in time where their life could have been saved. But Indian Government has quite clearly passed a law which does not prevent any onlookers to rush an accident victim to the Hospital. The person won’t have to answer anyone about why he brought the victims to the Hospital.
2017 Maruti Alto K10 Plus
Maruti Suzuki has launched a special edition Alto K10 in India today called the K10 plus. This special edition hatchback gets plenty of new features which are missing in the standard variant.
Maruti introduced the K10 which is the premium variant of their entry level Alto 800 hatchback. The Alto K10 powered by a slightly more powerful 1.0 Litre petrol unit, and it also gets an AMT Transmission as well. The K10 competes directly with the Alto KWID 1.0 Litre unit and the Hyundai Eon 1.0 Litre in the Indian market.
This special edition Alto K10 Plus is only offered in the VXi trim and gets a total of ten new features.
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Confirmed! Maruti To Sell Ciaz Sedan Through The Nexa Dealerships
Maruti launched the Ciaz sedan back in 2014 after the Ciaz concept was showcased at the Auto Expo the same year. The mid-size sedan quickly became popular amongst the crowd and also earned the crown of being called a worthy competitor to the popular Honda City. Until now Maruti used to sell the Ciaz through their standard Maruti Suzuki dealerships along with their other products, but there were constant rumours that Maruti will perhaps start selling the Ciaz via their Nexa dealerships when they first inaugurated the dealership in India last year.
Currently, Maruti sells a total of 4 cars via their premium dealership Nexa, which includes the SX4 S-Cross, Baleno, Baleno RS and the Ignis Crossover. We have already reported earlier that Maruti perhaps has plans to sell the Ciaz sedan via their Nexa dealerships with a Nexa kind of badge spotted towards the rear profile of the Ciaz sedan.
Now according to the recent reports, it’s been confirmed that Maruti Suzuki’s flagship sedan offering for the Indian market will be sold through the Nexa dealerships soon. It will also be available in 5 trim levels. While the four trim levels include Sigma, Delta, Zeta and Alpha variants. There will be an additional new trim which will be offered as well in the form of a new S (Sport).
2017 Honda Activa 4G
Over and over again, we have repeatedly mentioned how the Honda Activa has proven itself to be a very significant model for not only establishing Honda in India but also in rejuvenating the scooter market in India that was dying a slow death post the discontinuation of Bajaj Chetak in the country. Paving the path for other four stroke automatic scooters in the country, the Activa was Honda’s first ever single product for the Indian market, which gradually went on to become so legendary that even after almost 17 years of its launch, it is still going very much strong and is recording as the highest selling two-wheeler.
Though, over the years, we have seen a couple of more iterations of the Activa brand in the form of a more slim and girly Activa-i and a more proper, powerful and premium 125cc scooter, the Activa 125. However, it is the original Activa which is churning out the majority of numbers even today. After a successful journey spawning three generation, the Honda Activa has entered its 17 years of existence in India with its fourth generation model, the new Activa 4G. It now comes with a couple of more cosmetic changes and a significant change to its powertrain, which makes it a bit more contemporary than before, if not much. So let’s see what’s new in the new Activa 4G:-
How to get your motorcycle driving license in India
If you just turned 18 and are looking to get yourself a driving license, then you are at the right place folks. Just so that it is clear, a driving licence is the official document which authorises its holder to operate various types of motor vehicle on highways and some other roads to which the public have access.
We will give you a step by step procedure to get yourself licensed to ride around in your favourite machine. It is a fairly simple procedure that you must follow that will have you fill applications, necessary document papers and finally to give your theory and practical examinations. As it is a valid document issued by the government within the country and can, therefore, also be considered as valid proof of identification in non-driving contexts (e.g. when opening a bank account) or age (e.g. when applying for a mobile connection).
Jeep To Introduce Their Entry Level Compass SUV In India This April
Jeep is all set to unveil the Indian spec Compass SUV on 12th April 2017. The Compass will be India’s first Jeep vehicle to manufacture in India at the Fiat’s facility in Ranjangaon. However, Jeep will only showcase the SUV on 12th April whereas the launch is still far away. For the International model, the new Compass will replace the existing outgoing Compass and Patriot SUVs while this new SUV will also be a major product for the Indian market as well.
The Jeep Compass SUV positioned in between the entry level Renegade and Cherokee SUV in the automaker lineup. Although the Compass SUV was spotted testing a couple of times in India the engine details are not out yet, but it will most probably get the Multijet 2.0-litre, four-cylinder diesel engine which is expected to churn out about 170hp of peak power and 350Nm of torque. The engine paired to a nine-speed automatic gearbox. The Petrol variant of the Compass, on the other hand, will get the 1.4-litre Multiair engine which is expected to produce around 140 Hp of peak power. The Transmission options will include a 9-speed automatic, while a manual gearbox is also likely to be offered as well. The new Compass SUV will stay true to its SUV offroading genes and thus expect the top end variants will get the 4X4 system along with a low ratio and a traction management system for various terrains like sand, mud, rocks, etc.
2017 Tata Tigor
Tata Motors have revamped their image for the Indian market; they already created a lot of hype in the Indian automobile market with their latest hatchback offering Tiago. If you all remember alongside the Tiago hatchback, Tata had also showcased a Tiago based compact sedan at the 2016 New Delhi Auto Expo as well. There was no doubt that both the Tiago hatchback and the compact sedan based on the hatchback grabbed people’s attention at the Auto show. The sub-4 meter car was codenamed Kite5 while later it was officially renamed as ‘Tigor’.
There is no denying the fact that Tata Motors started the trend of compact sedans in the Indian market, but later the segment was overtaken by their rivals. But Tata Motors was determined to get their hold back once again here, and as a result of all that, they have launched some modern generation products with refined styling and improved overall interior and exterior. Their new generation products cetainly worked fror the Indian market and after almost a year of launch, the Tiago hatch still sells like hot cakes.
Tata Motors used the same strategy and introduced the Tigor compact sedan as well which is based on the same hatchback platform. But Tata called it Styleback because it did not have the typical styling of a small car. As a matter of fact, the Tigor is the most unique looking car of its segment. I mean honestly look at this car which falls under budget compact sedans category but it still has the appeal of a premium offering which will impress many.
Yes, the Tigor shares the same drivetrain with the Tiago hatchback gets the same face with few tweaks, but the similarities end there.
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Undisguised New-Gen Maruti Swift Dzire Spotted As Production Starts
The new generation Maruti Swift Dzire has been spied once again but this time without camouflage. The new compact sedan will be launching soon in the Indian market and according to the latest reports has already entered production at Maruti’s Manesar plant.
Expect the launch to take place in around the month of May here in India the new generation sub-4Meter sedan will be a lot different than its predecessor. There are also rumours that Maruti will even drop the Swift badge from the sedan and will only call it Dzire.
There is no doubt in the fact that the Swift Dzire is one of the best-selling compact sedans of the Indian market. The new generation sedan is based on an entirely new platform which also supports the Baleno hatchback as well. This lightweight platform will help the Swift Dzire in the fuel efficiency department. If we talk about styling, then the next generation will take all its design cues from the new Swift.
Royal Enfield is testing a new twin cylinder on our roads
We have been giving your reports of Royal Enfield developing a brand new- game changing product that will set the standards for the middleweight category. Looks like we were not wrong.
Spied by a reader at Team-BHP, this image shows that the twin cylinder cafe-racer has landed in India and the company is currently testing it on our roads near the Royal Enfield factory in Chennai.
2017 Honda Activa 125
In today’s automotive scenario, the word ‘Honda Activa’ needs no introduction. For a scooter which revolutionised the entire scooter market, or to be precise, gave a fresh lease of life to the almost dying scooter, the Activa has enjoyed a golden journey to date becoming the highest selling two-wheeler in some of the previous months.
The Activa began its life with a 100cc engine which was later upgraded with an 110cc engine. A couple of years ago, Honda decided to make the Activa brand a bit more premium by launching a bigger and more powerful version of the same, the Activa 125.
The Activa 125 came with a slightly revised design and dimensions, the inclusion of a few new features and most importantly, a larger heart in the form of a bigger 125cc engine. This flagship scooter from Honda may not be a high volume churner as its 110cc counterpart, but it gave the scooter buyers an option to go for a big lifestyle or powerful scooter, which offers a more mature and better product over the regular Activa.
Recently, Honda silently launched the first ever facelift of the Activa 125, which hosts of a couple of new features and slight mechanical changes to its powertrain. Let’s have a look at what all changes the new Activa 125 has been blessed with:-
Lamborghini Huracan Performante Launching In India This April
There is no denying the fact that Lamborghini now takes the Indian market very seriously, they are on a launching spree and already introduced almost all their products in the Indian market. The recent rumours are that they are even planning to bring the more powerful and wild Huracan variant in India as well.
The Huracan Performante unveiled at the 2017 Geneva Motor show where it attracted lots of attention because this happens to be the wildest Lamborghini till date. Not only does this Lamborghini gets many race specs accessories but also is powered by the most powerful V10 engine that Lamborghini ever built.
There is no doubt that the Huracan Performante designed for sheer performance and it was even able to set a new Nurburgring Lap time of 6:52:01. Although it still is powered by the same 5.2-litre V10 engine which powers the standard Huracan this engine has been tweaked to produce an impressive 630 bhp of peak power and peak torque of 600 Nm. The engine still paired to the same 7-speed dual clutch transmission. The Huracan Performante gets few upgrades which come in the form of new titanium valves, revised intake and lighter exhaust system.
Audi A3 Facelift Will Launch In India On 6th April 2017
Some of the reports on the internet suggest that Audi will be launching their entry level compact sedan on 6th April 2017. The A3 will be the German premium auto manufacturers third launch after the A3 Cabriolet and the A4 diesel variant for the Indian market; they have planned 10 new products for the Indian market for the year 2017.
The 2017 model A3 gets few cosmetic updates both on the exterior as well interior but the most interesting part though is that it gets a new petrol engine under the hood as well.
Visually the cosmetic updated made to the facelift sedan includes a slightly larger hexagonal shaped grille and also new LED headlamps as an option, the standard version, on the other hand, gets Bi-xenon lights. The headlight unit also integrated LED daytime running lamps as well which looks a lot sharper. Besides the new grille and the headlights, the A3 facelift also gets a redesigned front grille as well which gets bigger air vents. The side profile, however, remains identical to the pre-facelift variant however the updated sedan does get new 16-inch alloy wheels. The rear profile just like the front gets a revised bumper and tweaked and revised taillamps.
Just like the exterior the interior too has been changed as well. The dashboard remains unchanged and gets the same multimedia screen that pops out from inside. Now the Audi A3 also features a wireless mobile charger. Unlike the other International models, the A3 facelift also misses out the Virtual cockpit but instead gets the analogue instrument console.
2017 Force Gurkha
Force Motors has introduced the updated 2017 Gurkha in India. The new Gurkha has been confronted to meet the BSIV emission norms and is now available with both three and five doors body configuration. The updated SUV is provided with two body variants called Xplorer and Xpedition. The updated Gurkha is not exactly a new generation offering and thus gets minor tweaks to the exterior and interior styling along with the drivetrain.
There is no doubt that the Gurkha has achieved a lot and proved its toughness and durability since its introduction back in 2008. A true contender to the Mahindra Thar Force Motors has tried to retain the offroading genes even in this updated version and made it even more comfortable and upmarket.
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The supreme court wants a list of unsold BS-III motorcycles.
2017 BMW G310 R
When BMW Motorrad joined hands with TVS Motorcycles in 2013, we knew we were in for some special treat. And guess what? It’s time to taste the sweet.
BMW had a sub 500cc model in the works for quite some time which they intended it to cater to the global market. Unveiled at the 2016 Delhi Auto Expo, BMW surprised us with this G310R and created a buzz across the riding community with the entry-level naked roadster.
Although it is the smallest bike from BMW, when it comes to performance, it is anything but small. Perfect for a handful of folks new to motorcycles, it is a rocket trainer for the experienced purists and is sure hell lot of fun for everyone riding on this machine. The combination of being lightweight and having a real powerhouse has always won the wars for every manufacturer, and this is no exception.
Tata Starts Taking Pre-Bookings For Tigor Styleback Launch On 29th March
Tata Motors today commenced the pre-Bookings for their soon to be launched Tigor Styleback from today onward. The Tigor is the production variant of the Kite5 sedan which was showcased at the 2016 Auto expo and will be launching in the Indian market on 29th March 2017. The bookings for the upcoming compact sedan like we said has already commenced across all the dealerships in India with booking amounts of INR, 5000.
There is no doubt in the fact that the Tigor brings a fresh new air of break freestyling to its segment. The the new styling and design approach is meant to the new and fast generations of the Country according to Tata Motors.
Coming to the car, in particular, the Tigor is the third car from the Tata Motors lineup which embodies IMPACT design philosophy. The Tigor definitely is one of the most stylish car from Tata that will be plying the Indian roads soon. The Coupe like styling an impressive boot space of 419 Litres at the rear, 5-speed opening doors for easy access, a hexagonal detailing on the front grilles are some of its exterior highlights. While the LED elements at the taillamps and chrome bar running in between the rear taillamps are some of the premium elements that is worth praising. Inside things are equally interesting as well compared to the hatchback Tiago the compact sedan has an extended wheelbase by 50 mm which has also helped significantly in improving the rear leg room as well. The compact, besides getting a redesigned seats also gets a touchscreen infotainment system as well.