Whats New on offer?
Mahindra has just introduced a top spec trim of their Compact SUV TUV300. The high spec T10 variant is priced at INR. 9.75 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi) and INR. 9.66 lakh (ex-showroom, Mumbai).
Launched during the time of the festive season this top spec surely will turn heads because it offers plenty of goodies to keep the buyers happy. On the outside, the top spec trim gets a slightly tweaked front grille with Black Chrome inserts. The redesigned, headlamp units make the SUV one of the first in its segment to receive static bending lamps which will help illuminate the corners, especially when driving at night. The front profile also gets stylish fog lamps with premium Black inserts. Apart from these changes one another major cosmetic change comes in the form of a new Grey alloy wheels alongside new Metallic Grey roof rails. Lastly, the top spec TUV300 also gets an additional glossy metallic Grey finish on the tailgate-mounted spare wheel.
Inside the cabin, there are few sophisticated changes as well which has helped in making the interior look plusher. The TUV300 T10 variant gets a new faux leather seat. There is a new 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system as well which gets Wireless Bluetooth calling music and Audio calling besides GPS navigation USB video and image playback option.
A treat for Fortuner loves during this festive season
Toyota launched a new Fortuner variant in India just a few days before the Festive season. Called the Fortuner TRD Sportivo this trim is priced at INR. 31.01 lakh (Ex-showroom, New Delhi). The Sportivo variant is developed by Toyota Racing Development (TRD) and is available in Indian market only in the 4x2AT variant.
Now to distinguish it from the standard variant this unique trim gets few cosmetic updates both on its exterior as well as interior. However, there were no changes made under the hood. Launched back in 2009, the Fortuner has dominated the Indian market since then. The updated new generation SUV was launched last year, and it managed to score fairly in the Indian market as well.
Under the hood, the Toyota Fortuner TRD Sportivo gets the same 2.8 Litre four-cylinder diesel unit that produces about 175 bhp of peak power and 450 Nm of peak torque. Besides this diesel unit it also gets a 2.7 Litre petrol engine as well which is capable of producing about 164 bhp of peak power and 245 Nm of peak torque. The Fortuner gets a 6-Speed manual or a 6-Speed automatic gearbox as an option along with 4WD for some variants.
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This article is all about the self-spirit this grandpa has. Here in India, it is just not possible for old folks to commute, especially in the metros. The chaos and pollution are alone enough to tire them up.
But it’s an all-together different case in the European countries where the traffic is minimal, roads and the air are clean and not filled with potholes. And surprisingly people from all age group ride and drive in those countries. That said, not often will you find a three digit aged person riding or driving.
And it was a modified Ninja running at 300 bhp and 24 psi
When factories make machines, they do so with extreme accuracy and precision. With a good amount of tolerance levels, their machines are made to last quite long. And if the supercharged Ninja H2 is what we talking about, it is the most technologically advanced machine to come out of the famed Japanese green outfit that created a new benchmark in the industry.
When you take that 207 bhp monster and pump it all the way upto 300, you cannot expect even the best of Japanese engineering from saving your arse. That is exactly what happened to one unlucky Ninja H2 which ended up with an exploded crankcase when the bike was running at a whopping 300 kph in a motorsport event.
Honda urges us to leave our house more often. Something is coming that will take you to "What lies beyond".
And we think it is the 2018 Honda Goldwing.
Unveiled for the first time in the world at the Cologne Motorcycle Show in October 1974, the Honda Goldwing has, over the years, become more than just another motorcycle. It became an icon which is undoubtedly re-writing the rules and creating the benchmarks for touring motorcycles all these years.
In a five part ad campaign, Honda has released a video that hints the launch of this behemoth on the 24th of October, 2018. Honda is finally resurrecting the Goldwing for 2018 and with the amount of technology it is packing, the competition should run far away and never return.
A 128gb device that can do more than just a phone call or an experience of a lifetime?
Yes, I know. It’s damn too cliché. "Here is another blatant iPhone joke" your brain could say. But c’mon you could cut me some slack because I can’t stop thinking about things I can do with that much money (₹ 1,02,000 is how much for a 128gb iPhone X). Not that I have it in my pocket, but if I did hypothetically, would I spend it on the phone or buy myself a better experience with my ride?
Honda Motorcycles & Scooters India on a path to become the number one player in the motorcycle segment by 2020.
With the way Honda is strategizing its game plan and its given performance in the current market, it taking the top slot is inevitable.
When Honda entered India, it did so with four ventures: Kinetic Honda Motor Ltd (1984-1998), Hero Honda (1984-2011) and Honda Siel Cars India (1995-2012). Each one of them gave the required push for the Japanese brand to establish itself into the roots of the automotive market and the rest, as they say, became history.
For the two wheel world though, it was the 2001 entrant scooters, Activa and Dio that went on churning a large number of volumes for their parent company. On this fortunes, Honda became the second largest two wheeler manufacturer in the Indian market and in 2016, Honda 2 Wheelers India became the number one contributor to Honda’s global two-wheeler business.
With such laurels up their alley, Honda decided to pump in major investments and R&D into the country’s production and service with one goal in sight: To become the number one player in the motorcycle segment by 2020 taking over reigns from Hero MotoCorp.
Diavel S gets an all new Iceberg White paintjob and its looks just as good.
First showcased at the EICMA motor show in Milan 2015, the xDiavel took all eyeballs for a trippy show. Long and low, with sleek and sexy lines, forward controls and a low seat height, this bike was something totally new from the Italian company known the world over for blending impeccable design and high-performance machines. Something like putting purists into a realm of more content and less bitter.
The bike always had a menacing outlook to it that was both handsome and evil at the same time. Rightfully it was quoted as ‘The Gentleman and The Bastard’. Now, the brand has given the premium ’S’ model of the bike a whole new character that contradicts its otherwise antagonist outlook. And they did it by just having the bike painted in Iceberg White.
Codenamed “Urbanite", the company is planning to build a hot of EVs by 2020.
The Pune based manufacturer has been in the news for a lot of reasons, and most often than not, it is a good one. With the latest being the eyebrow-raiser Triumph-Bajaj global partnership, Bajaj is making the right moves to get ahead of the competition soon enough.
Now, fresh information from the industry sources is pointing out at the firm’s newfound love for alternative fuel powered vehicles, most probably being electric. Coined as "Urbanite", the new project will aim at developing upmarket products in the electric vehicle segment.
0-400-0 in just 42 seconds!
Bugatti is known to break record since they introduced the Veyron in the year 2005 which was later succeeded by Chiron last year. After the Veyron broke a world record of being the fastest production car the Chiron too now walked on the same path and recently set a new World Record.
According to the reports, the Chiron recently broke the World Record for being the fastest production car to pull this driving manoeuvre. To make sure everything went according to plan the entire record attempt was supervised and certified by SGS-TÜV Saar, part of SGS. This team happens to be a world leader in inspection, testing, verification and certification.
The Chiron was able to complete the 0-400-0 km/h mark in just 41.96 seconds making it the fastest production car to reach the top speed of 400 km/h and then coming to a standstill by applying the brakes within the notified time. Former Formula 1 driver, Juan Pablo Montoya was behind the wheels of this car for this record attempt.
High participation costs and low returns steer them away from participation at the biennial event.
South Asia’s biggest biennial Auto Expo will be back for the 14th edition at India Exposition Mart Ltd (IEML) in Greater Noida, New Delhi. Spread for six days in the February of 2018, the Motor Show will bring in a great opportunity to see some spectacular vehicles, some radical concepts and enchanting conversations about anything automotive.
But it is not the case with a few of the manufacturers who have decided to stay away from the Expo floors this year citing economical confrontations. Most of who have a huge presence in the country’s automotive market. And they include both two wheel and four wheel vehicle manufacturers.
The British brand is on track with putting the race-spec 765cc engine through its paces.
Back in June this year, the British motorcycle manufacturer had announced their entry into the world of motorsports by replacing Honda as the engine manufacturer for the Moto2 Motorcycles from the 2019 season.
Making use of the talented 765cc Triumph Street Triple engine, the folks at the racing department are putting all their resources into tuning this three pot motor into a dedicated Moto2 worthy engine. With multiple enhancements and developments underway, the engine has successfully being tested with the second track test at the Ciudad del Motor de Aragón by Julian Simon, 2009 125cc World Champion, Moto2 runner-up and experienced Moto2 test rider.
Launched in Thailand, the CB150R is a look into the future.
One of the largest motorcycle manufacturer, Honda, is firing on all pistons and doing tremendously well in pioneering many great technology and features onto the world streets. Now, they are getting busy in a run to stay as the world leaders by introducing newer models to their line-up and getting a fresh breed of motorcycles for us to grin about.
The latest one is the Honda CB 150R street motorcycle that the company launched in the Thailand market. It showcases an entirely new design language from Honda for the small capacity commuter motorcycles that will roll out of its plants in the near future.
A new chapter in Ducati’s rich lineage of engines and the 1103cc plant screams at the top of its voice at 14000 rpm.
In what will go down as the biggest shift for the company, Ducati officially launched its four cylinder V4 Desmosedici Stradale engine at the Misano World Circuit on Thursday, 7th September 2017.
It will be replacing the Superquadro twin-cylinder which is having its final run on the mighty 1299 Panigale R Final Edition. The first motorcycle it will run on will be the Ducati Panigale V4 to be unveiled November 5, 2017.
A guide to notice the obvious elements to watch out for before you buy one.
If you are reading this, then I bet you must be a motorcycle enthusiast who is looking to get into the world of two wheels or just want to try out a new style of riding. Whichever it is, you always want to get the best without it burning a hole in your pocket.
To do that, there are multiple considerations one must take into account if you want a satisfactory ride. Of course, you cannot expect it to be as good as brand new, but then there are quite a lot of passionate bikers out there who have taken care of their ride and not ridden it like a hooligan from Mad Max.
And if you are not already a used-bike mogul, you might end up spending way too much for way too less of a motorcycle that someone wants just to get rid of. Being smart in such situations saves you, and one way to be smart is to be informed of what checks you need to tick before zeroing on one bike.
Though not comprehensive, this guide should get you through buying yourself a satisfactorily good two wheeler for your usage:
After selling zero units, Vespa 946 Emporio Armani gets takes off the shelves.
The reason I say that zero units have been sold is because Piaggio declined to release an official figure of the same. Nonetheless, there were rumours about orders and enquiries coming in for the Vespa 946 Emporio Armani.
After the Aprilia SRV 850 ABS/ATC (priced at ₹ 15 lakh), this scooter from another Italian maker was the most expensive scooter being on sale in India. It was commissioned by the famous Italian designer, Georgio Armani and was priced at ₹ 12.04 lakh. But now, since the contract between Armani and Piaggio has ended, the scooter is no longer on sale anywhere in the world.
Ford Motors Extends Mechanical Support To Mumbai & East India Customers Whose Cars Were Affected By Torrential Rains
The Auto Manufacturer is offering 50 percent discount on damaged parts and labor charge
There is some big news for the Ford vehicle owners living in Mumbai and East India. After the devastating rains in Mumbai, Ford Motors has decided to extend their helping hand to those customers whose cars were damaged by the rains, subsequent floods and water logging.
Ford has decided to bare 50 percent of their customer’s liability in replacement of auto parts for which they claimed insurance. To ensure smooth flow of work Surveyors from insurance companies have been stationed at the Ford service centres to make sure that the insurance claims are processed swiftly. To further help their customers Ford is also extending additional benefits as well which includes free engine oil replacement on all affected Ford vehicles, 50% discount on anti-rust coating on the underbody and a 50% discount on labor charges for replacement of those parts not covered under insurance claims.
Additionally all the service centers will remain open and operational until extra hours to continue with the maintenance and repair work. Ford is also helping those customers by offering 20 percent discount on booking self-driving cars from Zoom car in case the cars take more than 24 hours to complete.
Ford Customers can also seek for Ford Road Side Assistance at 1800-209-7400 or 1800-103-7400 and Ford Customer Relationship Centre at 1800-419-2500 or 1800-425-2500 for all other queries.
The man was held captive since 2011 and was released a couple of months ago.
Imagine you are going on a motorcycle tour from one country to another and you get abducted by the world’s biggest terror organisation, al-Qaeda, in an unknown country and are held captive for six years.
That is exactly what happened to a Swedish national, Johan Gustafsson and a few others while he was on a motorcycle trip from Sweden to South Africa in 2011. Now, after his release, he is being donated a brand new adventure motorcycle by his loved ones.
Carrying over from the Thunderbird, they also get new color schemes and swingarm.
Be it that or the competition breathing fire down their neck, the Chennai based brand is adding more stuff to their best selling range of motorcycles, the Classic 350 and 500. What should have been updated along with the BS-IV and AHO editions, will see the limelight soon now.
The Classic range is set up to get the long due rear disc brakes on them that will increase braking power and safety by a huge margin. Apart from this, the bikes will see new swingarm and new colour options increasing their appeal even further.
It all started after the company declined by 77 percent in the domestic market.
The Mahindra Group is billed at USD 19 billion currently but their motorcycle division hasn’t seen a single buck as profit on any year ever since its inception. Except for the 2012 launch Mojo, the rest of its housemates never entered the competition seriously and have been a disaster.
In a bid to tap the newfound interests in the sports tourer segment, Mahindra Two Wheelers is on the path to growing its premium motorcycle brand, Mojo. Doing so, the motorcycle division has officially withdrawn from the domestic mass market segment, and are looking to enter into the unknown.