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List of all new mass oriented bikes which got launched in 2016

List of all new mass oriented bikes which got launched in 2016

The complete list of all the motorcycles and scooters
List of all new mass oriented bikes which got launched in 2016
List of all new mass oriented bikes which got launched in 2016
List of all new mass oriented bikes which got launched in 2016
List of all new mass oriented bikes which got launched in 2016
List of all new mass oriented bikes which got launched in 2016
List of all new mass oriented bikes which got launched in 2016
List of all new mass oriented bikes which got launched in 2016
List of all new mass oriented bikes which got launched in 2016

Like every passing year, the year 2016 too has proven to be one year which has only been progressive enough to make the Indian two wheeler market more mature and versatile. Almost all the bike makers of India did came up with something which was revolutionary and game changer for the price at which they are offered.

In this feature story, we are going to discuss all those significant all new bike launches in the mass oriented segments of the Indian two wheeler market, with some of them have been build up from scratch and are only redefining the segments and creating new records for value for money. Following are those all new bike launches meant for the common masses, with the criteria being sub-500cc category and below the price point of Rs. 2.5 lakh:-

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Comparison: Bajaj Pulsar 220F vs Hero Karizma

Comparison: Bajaj Pulsar 220F vs Hero Karizma

Tow of the most popular entry level 200 cc motorcycles goes head to head
Comparison: Bajaj Pulsar 220F vs Hero Karizma
Comparison: Bajaj Pulsar 220F vs Hero Karizma
Comparison: Bajaj Pulsar 220F vs Hero Karizma
Comparison: Bajaj Pulsar 220F vs Hero Karizma
Comparison: Bajaj Pulsar 220F vs Hero Karizma
Comparison: Bajaj Pulsar 220F vs Hero Karizma
Comparison: Bajaj Pulsar 220F vs Hero Karizma
Comparison: Bajaj Pulsar 220F vs Hero Karizma

No matter how advanced and fast-forward the Indian motorcycling scenario may have become, the credits to the growth of the performance oriented segments in the 21st century for the mass market will always be given to the two home-grown brands, Bajaj Pulsar and Hero (the then Hero Honda) Karizma. Ever since the beginning, these two brands have created quite a huge fan following which is easily commendable for something which has been developed wholly from scratch. While the Pulsar with its 150cc and 180cc siblings clearly made Indians think beyond their bread and butter 100-125cc commuters, it was the Karizma which forced the more mature enthusiasts to have that essential craving for a more refined, bigger and wholesome experience of two wheeler motoring with its bigger stance.
In 2007, the Karizma finally got a direct rival in the form of Bajaj Pulsar 220 – a motorcycle which intended to change the scenario of performance oriented motorcycling with its feature rich package and exhilarating performance. The arrival of the Pulsar 220 on the block began to make the Karizma a thing of the past and actually dated. Though it’s 2016, and both these motorcycles have come a long way as evolutionary packages. But then, one thing is still common between both these motorcycles – at the price of a premium 150cc motorcycle, these home grown 220cc machines promise a bit more value for money performance package.

Now, much has been said about both the motorcycles in the years gone – while the Pulsar 220F is still touted as one of the easiest and rider friendly entry level performance motorcycle even after these years, the Karizma was given a thorough facelift by Hero as its whole new flag bearer model. The Bajaj Pulsar 220F has recently been given a minute facelift, which once again has brought the motorcycle back to the limelight. Though these motorcycles are now existing in the Indian market for quite a long time now, which make them pretty dated in the first impression in front of the new age premium 150cc offerings from the Japanese makers, but make no mistake, as these two motorcycles are one of the most underrated machines in the price bracket they belong to, as they bring the best ratio of performance to price in this bracket.

In this feature story, we are going to compare the Bajaj Pulsar 220F and the Hero Karizma to find out which one of these two make the better home-grown quarter liter semi-faired sport tourer. Here we go:-

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Comparison of premium commuters – Bajaj Pulsar LS 135 vs Hero Achiever vs Yamaha SZ-RR vs Honda Unicorn

Comparison of premium commuters – Bajaj Pulsar LS 135 vs Hero Achiever vs Yamaha SZ-RR vs Honda Unicorn

Find out who ends on top
Comparison of premium commuters – Bajaj Pulsar LS 135 vs Hero Achiever vs Yamaha SZ-RR vs Honda Unicorn
Comparison of premium commuters – Bajaj Pulsar LS 135 vs Hero Achiever vs Yamaha SZ-RR vs Honda Unicorn
Comparison of premium commuters – Bajaj Pulsar LS 135 vs Hero Achiever vs Yamaha SZ-RR vs Honda Unicorn
Comparison of premium commuters – Bajaj Pulsar LS 135 vs Hero Achiever vs Yamaha SZ-RR vs Honda Unicorn
Comparison of premium commuters – Bajaj Pulsar LS 135 vs Hero Achiever vs Yamaha SZ-RR vs Honda Unicorn
Comparison of premium commuters – Bajaj Pulsar LS 135 vs Hero Achiever vs Yamaha SZ-RR vs Honda Unicorn
Comparison of premium commuters – Bajaj Pulsar LS 135 vs Hero Achiever vs Yamaha SZ-RR vs Honda Unicorn
Comparison of premium commuters – Bajaj Pulsar LS 135 vs Hero Achiever vs Yamaha SZ-RR vs Honda Unicorn

In the last couple of years, the Indian market of two wheelers has seen an upward growth in terms of both sales numbers as well as maturity. Talking about the latter aspect, the urban Indian buyer is gradually beginning to think beyond the sole factor of fuel efficiency, as he wants something more from his machine – factors like comfort, features, added power and a bit more muscle in the machine he rides. For all these factors, it is the segment of entry level 150cc commuters which, in these days, is serving them in the most apt way. This particular category of motorcycles may not serve the fuel economy of a 100/110/125cc motorcycle, but then, it surely gives the consumer a feel of riding a bigger motorcycle, without sacrificing much on his pocket.

The oldest player of this field, Honda CB Unicorn, continues to impress its target audience with its no-nonsense approach towards design, strengthened by its robust build quality, refinement and the credit of introduction of the technology of rear monoshock in the Indian market. Yamaha also opened its cards by launching the SZ-RR Version 2.0 below the FZ range, which serves as its most affordable 150cc offering. And then, recently, Hero gave a comprehensive makeover to its underdog, the Achiever, which claims to have become much more desirable and better in its new avatar.

Finally come Bajaj Auto, which has the most versatile lineup of 150cc motorcycles in the Indian market. But then, it offers a very unique product in the market which offers the performance and features of the 150cc motorcycles aforementioned above, but at a price of a 125cc motorcycle. This product is the Bajaj Pulsar 135 LS, the only 135cc motorcycle in the country today, which aims to take all the lower positioned 150cc motorcycles. Which one of these emerges out to be the best bet? Let’s find out:-

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6 kinds of Hero Splendor you can buy in India

6 kinds of Hero Splendor you can buy in India

The most loved commuter motorcycle of India
6 kinds of Hero Splendor you can buy in India
6 kinds of Hero Splendor you can buy in India
6 kinds of Hero Splendor you can buy in India
6 kinds of Hero Splendor you can buy in India
6 kinds of Hero Splendor you can buy in India
6 kinds of Hero Splendor you can buy in India
6 kinds of Hero Splendor you can buy in India
6 kinds of Hero Splendor you can buy in India

If you were born and brought up or grown here in India, you must have been too much familiar seeing the ‘Hero Honda Splendor’ on the streets of the country. In the Indian two wheeler market, it is the Splendor which completely revolutionized the category of commuters, as it was this very motorcycle which played an important role from shifting the customer preference from 2-stroke motorcycles to 4-stroke ones, due to the change in priorities from performance to fuel efficiency more. With its ‘fill it-shut it-forget it’ philosophy, the brand ‘Splendor’ has become one very phenomenal game changer in the entry level commuter category and changed the way Indians commute on two wheels.

Even today, even after almost twenty two years after its first appearance in the Indian market, the Splendor brand has become so much popular that it still continues to be the highest selling two wheeler, which has crossed the sales mark of a whopping two crore units. Over all these years, the Splendor has seen a lot of changes and new variants, which have been introduced considering the varying customer preferences. In this feature story, we have listed down all the currently available variants and versions of the Splendor, together which make it the highest selling two wheeler brand of India – a lineup which still is hard to beat by any other commuter motorcycle form other manufacturers and even Hero (read Passion lineup). Here you go:-

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Comparison of entry level 150cc commuters – Hero Achiever vs Bajaj V15 vs Yamaha SZ-RR vs Honda Unicorn

Comparison of entry level 150cc commuters – Hero Achiever vs Bajaj V15 vs Yamaha SZ-RR vs Honda Unicorn

Find out who wins the top spot
Comparison of entry level 150cc commuters – Hero Achiever vs Bajaj V15 vs Yamaha SZ-RR vs Honda Unicorn
Comparison of entry level 150cc commuters – Hero Achiever vs Bajaj V15 vs Yamaha SZ-RR vs Honda Unicorn
Comparison of entry level 150cc commuters – Hero Achiever vs Bajaj V15 vs Yamaha SZ-RR vs Honda Unicorn
Comparison of entry level 150cc commuters – Hero Achiever vs Bajaj V15 vs Yamaha SZ-RR vs Honda Unicorn
Comparison of entry level 150cc commuters – Hero Achiever vs Bajaj V15 vs Yamaha SZ-RR vs Honda Unicorn
Comparison of entry level 150cc commuters – Hero Achiever vs Bajaj V15 vs Yamaha SZ-RR vs Honda Unicorn
Comparison of entry level 150cc commuters – Hero Achiever vs Bajaj V15 vs Yamaha SZ-RR vs Honda Unicorn
Comparison of entry level 150cc commuters – Hero Achiever vs Bajaj V15 vs Yamaha SZ-RR vs Honda Unicorn

In the last couple of years, the Indian market of two wheelers has seen an upward growth in terms of both sales numbers as well as maturity. Talking about the latter aspect, the urban Indian buyer is gradually beginning to think beyond the sole factor of fuel efficiency, as he wants something more from his machine – factors like comfort, features, added power and a bit more muscle in the machine he rides. For all these factors, it is the segment of 150cc commuters which, in these days, is serving them in the most apt way. This particular category of motorcycles may not serve the fuel economy of a 100/110/125cc motorcycle, but then, it surely gives the consumer a feel of riding a bigger motorcycle, without sacrificing much on his pocket.

On closely inspecting this segment, we do find that the motorcycles of the higher and premium end of this segment, which comprises of motorcycles like the CB Hornet 160R, Yamaha FZ-S FI and Suzuki Gixxer, are now churning up impressive numbers. But then, it is the lower end of the segment which is forming up the biggest chunk of this segment, as far as volume is concerned. The oldest player of this field, Honda CB Unicorn, continues to impress its target audience with its no-nonsense approach towards design, strengthened by its robust build quality, refinement and the credit of introduction of the technology of rear monoshock in the Indian market. Yamaha also opened its cards by launching the SZ-RR Version 2.0 below the FZ range, which serves as its most affordable 150cc offering. And then, to cater to the reducing customer interest in Pulsar, Bajaj tried to retain its potential customers with the all new V15, a motorcycle which is quite unique to this entry-level 150cc segment, thanks to its individualistic design and the fact that it contains the metal of the very famous INS Vikrant.

After all the action from its arch rivals in the budget segments, how can Hero be so silent? Just recently, Hero revamped its most affordable 150cc offering for the Indian market, the Achiever, with an all new design and retuned powertrain, which makes it feel like an all new motorcycle. In this story, we are going to compare all these four motorcycles which form the lower end of the 150cc segment, to find out which one fits the tag of the segment leader in actual sense.

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Schemes and offers going on for 2016 festive season

Schemes and offers going on for 2016 festive season

offers you get during this festive season
Schemes and offers going on for 2016 festive season
Schemes and offers going on for 2016 festive season
Schemes and offers going on for 2016 festive season
Schemes and offers going on for 2016 festive season
Schemes and offers going on for 2016 festive season
Schemes and offers going on for 2016 festive season
Schemes and offers going on for 2016 festive season
Schemes and offers going on for 2016 festive season

No matter how much the Indian two wheeler market may be suffering from ups and downs in the entire tenure of one year, the one particular period which definitely sets the cash registers ringing for all of them is the festive season of Diwali. If we dig out the history of automobile industry, the performance of all the manufacturers during this particular period of time always goes on exemplary, with all of them playing in profits more than what they usually collect in other months of the year.

Like every other year, the festive season of 2016 too has witnessed all the major players of the tow wheeler industry of India coming forward with their lineup of schemes, offers, limited edition models and new variants of the already existing models. Following is a list of all the schemes which are being offered by all the two wheeler majors of the country. Here they are.

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Comparison – Hero Passion Pro i3S vs Honda Dream Yuga vs Mahindra Centuro vs TVS Star City Plus

Comparison – Hero Passion Pro i3S vs Honda Dream Yuga vs Mahindra Centuro vs TVS Star City Plus

find out which commuter provides the best of everything
Comparison – Hero Passion Pro i3S vs Honda Dream Yuga vs Mahindra Centuro vs TVS Star City Plus
Comparison – Hero Passion Pro i3S vs Honda Dream Yuga vs Mahindra Centuro vs TVS Star City Plus
Comparison – Hero Passion Pro i3S vs Honda Dream Yuga vs Mahindra Centuro vs TVS Star City Plus
Comparison – Hero Passion Pro i3S vs Honda Dream Yuga vs Mahindra Centuro vs TVS Star City Plus
Comparison – Hero Passion Pro i3S vs Honda Dream Yuga vs Mahindra Centuro vs TVS Star City Plus
Comparison – Hero Passion Pro i3S vs Honda Dream Yuga vs Mahindra Centuro vs TVS Star City Plus
Comparison – Hero Passion Pro i3S vs Honda Dream Yuga vs Mahindra Centuro vs TVS Star City Plus
Comparison – Hero Passion Pro i3S vs Honda Dream Yuga vs Mahindra Centuro vs TVS Star City Plus

Gone are those days, when the basic entry level commuters were meant to be monotonous, mere functioning, boring motorcycles, whose only job was to ferry people from point A to point B. In today’s world, however, to match up with the changing times and perceptions, even the entry level motorcycles are becoming premium and rich, apart from performing their very best in their core aim which we have mentioned in the first line.

Speaking of the brigade of premium commuters, Hero (the then Hero Honda) started the trend with its ultra popular Passion, which has written numerous records, owing to its ease of ownership and handsome looks (for the segment). The brilliant fuel efficiency and simple mechanicals are the reason why the Passion has found more than a crore of buyers till date, a chunk of which comes from Tier-II and Tier-III cities.

And unlike most of the common low-priced commuters, the Hero Passion brand has withstood the tide of changing times, as the parent company has regularly given the periodic upgrades to the motorcycle, both in terms of styling and performance. Over the last fifteen years of its life till date, the Passion has received a number of upgrades, starting from Passion Plus and its updates, Passion Pro and its updates, a mild off-roader in the form of Passion Pro TR and a 110cc variant in the name of Passion X-Pro. Now, in its latest update, Hero has equipped the 100cc Passion Pro with the i3S technology, which claims to enhance the performance of the motorcycle.

But going for the new Passion Pro i3S is not so easy. The main reason why Hero updated the Passion Pro was the fact that it was facing stiff competition from other competitors in terms of design and novelty. Majority of that competition has been coming from Hero’s erstwhile partner Honda, which launched the Dream Yuga with the intention of dethroning Hero MotoCorp from being the numero uno among commuters.

The competition has only become spicier with the refreshed avatars of two more motorcycles – Mahindra Centuro and TVS Star City Plus. While the Centuro has tried to lure the consumers with its very premium car-like features, the new Star City Plus has upped the game with its premium upgrade and solid build, which has shown that TVS has still not lost the steam. Which motorcycle among the four emerges out to be the best semi-premium entry level motorcycle, let’s find out:-

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List of sub-1 lakh sporty motorcycles for college goers and youth

List of sub-1 lakh sporty motorcycles for college goers and youth

Find out which motorcycle suits your needs
List of sub-1 lakh sporty motorcycles for college goers and youth
List of sub-1 lakh sporty motorcycles for college goers and youth
List of sub-1 lakh sporty motorcycles for college goers and youth
List of sub-1 lakh sporty motorcycles for college goers and youth
List of sub-1 lakh sporty motorcycles for college goers and youth
List of sub-1 lakh sporty motorcycles for college goers and youth
List of sub-1 lakh sporty motorcycles for college goers and youth
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.

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2017 Hero Passion Pro iSmart

2017 Hero Passion Pro iSmart

The same Hero Passion with added iSmart technology
2017 Hero Passion Pro iSmart

The title image is for representational purpose only

Everyone will have to agree here that the Splendor and the Passion pro has been the pillar of success for Hero for the past decade or so. The Passion Pro is still counted as one of the top sailing motorcycles when it comes to sheer volume. The Passion series is available in three variants namely Passion Pro, Passion Xpro and the Passion Pro TR. Amongst the three motorcycles the Passion Xpro gets the most powerful engine, this commuter is powered by a 110 cc unit while the other two gets the slightly smaller 97.2 cc unit.

The Hero Passion series have been in the Indian market for a long time thus definitely needed some updates. Hero at first introduced the Splendor iSmart few years ago and it featured Hero’s new patented i3S technology which is basically start/stop system for motorcycles. Later they decided to discontinue the less powerful variant and introduce the more powerful Splendor iSmart 110cc commuter which also happens to be their first in house fully developed motorcycle.

The current reports states that Hero now also wants to update the Passion series and install the new i3S technology. Besides the new technology the commuter motorcycle will also get some cosmetic updates too.

Click past jump to read more about Hero Passion Pro ismart

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Comparison – Bajaj Pulsar RS 200 vs Hero Karizma ZMR

Comparison – Bajaj Pulsar RS 200 vs Hero Karizma ZMR

find out which one stands on top
Comparison – Bajaj Pulsar RS 200 vs Hero Karizma ZMR
Comparison – Bajaj Pulsar RS 200 vs Hero Karizma ZMR
Comparison – Bajaj Pulsar RS 200 vs Hero Karizma ZMR
Comparison – Bajaj Pulsar RS 200 vs Hero Karizma ZMR
Comparison – Bajaj Pulsar RS 200 vs Hero Karizma ZMR
Comparison – Bajaj Pulsar RS 200 vs Hero Karizma ZMR
Comparison – Bajaj Pulsar RS 200 vs Hero Karizma ZMR
Comparison – Bajaj Pulsar RS 200 vs Hero Karizma ZMR

No matter how advanced and fast-forward the Indian motorcycling scenario may have become, the credits to the growth of the performance oriented segments in the 21st century for the mass market will always be given to the two home-grown brands, Bajaj Pulsar and Hero (the then Hero Honda) Karizma. Ever since the beginning, these two brands have created quite a huge fan following which is easily commendable for something which has been developed wholly from scratch. While the Pulsar with its 150cc and 180cc siblings clearly made Indians think beyond their bread and butter 100-125cc commuters, it was the Karizma which forced the more mature enthusiasts to have that essential craving for a more refined, bigger and wholesome experience of two wheeler motoring with its bigger stance.

It’s 2016, and times have almost changed with the arrival of more powerful Yamahas, Hondas and KTMs, and just because of these changing times, thankfully, these two brands have evolved much on the forefronts, a phenomenon which has led to the introduction of two fully-faired sportsbikes on the block, the Bajaj Pulsar RS 200 and the all new Hero Karizma ZMR, both of which are flagship models for their respective parent manufacturers. While the Pulsar RS 200 is an all new model, which happens to be the first ever fully faired motorcycle in the history of Bajaj Auto, the currently available Karizma ZMR is essentially the second generation model of the previously available Hero Honda Karizma ZMR which was one step above the company’s highly successful semi-faired tourer, the Karizma.

Now, much has been said about both the motorcycles in the past one year – while the Pulsar RS 200 has been regarded as a whole new face of Bajaj Auto by being its best motorcycle ever, the all new Karizma ZMR was reintroduced to the forefront by Hero as its whole new flag bearer model. In this feature story, we are going to compare the Bajaj Pulsar RS 200 and the Hero Karizma ZMR to find out which one of these two make the better home-grown quarter liter fully faired sportsbike. Here we go:-

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Bajaj Pulsar AS 200 vs Hero Karizma

Bajaj Pulsar AS 200 vs Hero Karizma

Find out who ends on top
Bajaj Pulsar AS 200 vs Hero Karizma
Bajaj Pulsar AS 200 vs Hero Karizma
Bajaj Pulsar AS 200 vs Hero Karizma
Bajaj Pulsar AS 200 vs Hero Karizma
Bajaj Pulsar AS 200 vs Hero Karizma
Bajaj Pulsar AS 200 vs Hero Karizma
Bajaj Pulsar AS 200 vs Hero Karizma
Bajaj Pulsar AS 200 vs Hero Karizma

No matter how advanced and fast-forward the Indian motorcycling scenario may have become, the credits to the growth of the performance oriented segments in the 21st century for the mass market will always be given to the two home-grown brands, Bajaj Pulsar and Hero (the then Hero Honda) Karizma. Ever since the beginning, these two brands have created quite a huge fan following which is easily commendable for something which has been developed wholly from scratch. While the Pulsar with its 150cc and 180cc siblings clearly made Indians think beyond their bread and butter 100-125cc commuters, it was the Karizma which forced the more mature enthusiasts to have that essential craving for a more refined, bigger and wholesome experience of two wheeler motoring with its bigger stance.

It’s 2016, and times have almost changed with the arrival of more powerful Yamahas, Hondas and KTMs, and just because of these changing times, thankfully, these two brands have evolved much on the forefronts, a phenomenon which has led to the introduction of two semi-faired tourers on the block, the Bajaj Pulsar AS 200 and the all new Hero Karizma. While the Pulsar AS 200 is an all new model based on the Pulsar NS 200 and is touted to be the spiritual successor of the erstwhile flagship from Bajaj, the Pulsar 220F, the currently available Karizma is essentially the second generation model of the previously available Hero Honda Karizma which set the path for the quarter liter motorcycles in the country on a larger scale.

Now, much has been said about both the motorcycles in the past one year – while the Pulsar AS 200 has been regarded as a much deserved facelift and successor to the Pulsar 220F, the Karizma was brought to the forefront by Hero as its whole new flag bearer model. Unfortunately, both these motorcycles failed to live up to the expectations of the enthusiasts due to a couple of reasons – some believe that the Pulsar RS 200 is a much better deal over the Pulsar AS 200 even though being available at a healthy premium over the latter, the controversial EBR-inspired design philosophy has almost ruined the Karizma brand. But make no mistake, as these two motorcycles are one of the most underrated machines in the price bracket they belong to, as they bring the best ratio of performance to price in this bracket.

In this feature story, we are going to compare the Bajaj Pulsar AS 200 and the Hero Karizma to find out which one of these two make the better home-grown quarter liter semi-faired sport tourer. Here we go:-

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Hero Motocorp 'Dawn Series' Leaked Via a Video

Hero Motocorp ’Dawn Series’ Leaked Via a Video

Three new commuter motorcycle from Hero will join the lineup
Hero Motocorp 'Dawn Series' Leaked Via a Video

From the video it is quite clear that Hero will soon be launching three new motorcycles under their Dawn nameplate. The leaked video showcases three new motorcycles comprising of the Dawn 100, Dawn 125 and the most powerful of the lot Dawn 150.

For your information Hero already sells the Dawn 100 in India already which is powered by 97.2 cc, single cylinder air cooled four stroke OHC engine. This engine is capable of producing about 8 bhp of peak power at 8,000 rpm and 8.05 Nm of peak torque at 5,000 rpm. This particular model claims an overall fuel efficiency of 87 kmpl. The updates model shown in this video gets a more bigger and plush looking seat and also with a wide rear career as well.

The Hero Dawn is already on sale in some other International markets and this updates model gets few cosmetic updates over the previous model. This motorcycle is powered by the 124.7 cc single cylinder air cooled, four stroke OHC engine capable of producing about 9 bhp of peak power at 7,000 rpm and 10.35 Nm of torque at 4,000 rpm.

The third model in this video as you can all notice is a completely new model which is powered by ATFT 150 cc unit. This is the same unit which powers the Hero Achiever which is an entry level offering from Hero in the 150 c segment. Expect the same unit to produce about 13.4 bhp of peak power at 8,000 rpm and 12.80 Nm of peak torque at 5,000 rpm. The engine is paired to a 5 speed gearbox.

Expect all the three motorcycles to be priced aggressively because Hero has paid most of attention to make these motorcycle less fancy and more practical.

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Bajaj V15 vs Honda Unicorn 150 vs Yamaha SZ-RR vs Hero Hunk

Bajaj V15 vs Honda Unicorn 150 vs Yamaha SZ-RR vs Hero Hunk

Comparison of entry level 150cc commuters
Bajaj V15 vs Honda Unicorn 150 vs Yamaha SZ-RR vs Hero Hunk
Bajaj V15 vs Honda Unicorn 150 vs Yamaha SZ-RR vs Hero Hunk
Bajaj V15 vs Honda Unicorn 150 vs Yamaha SZ-RR vs Hero Hunk
Bajaj V15 vs Honda Unicorn 150 vs Yamaha SZ-RR vs Hero Hunk
Bajaj V15 vs Honda Unicorn 150 vs Yamaha SZ-RR vs Hero Hunk
Bajaj V15 vs Honda Unicorn 150 vs Yamaha SZ-RR vs Hero Hunk
Bajaj V15 vs Honda Unicorn 150 vs Yamaha SZ-RR vs Hero Hunk
Bajaj V15 vs Honda Unicorn 150 vs Yamaha SZ-RR vs Hero Hunk

If there is one segment in the Indian two wheeler industry which has seen a massive evolution and number of changes, it has to be the segment of 150cc commuters. From a segment which was restricted to only two choices at the time of inception, Bajaj Pulsar and Hero Honda CBZ, the segment now spans with a total range of Rs. 25000, i.e, you can buy a 150cc commuter motorcycle as cheap as Hero Achiever or as sophisticated as the new Honda CB Hornet 160R. In effect, we have a wide range of 150cc motorcycles to choose from, depending upon the features, performance and usability of yours.

On closely inspecting this segment, we do find that the motorcycles of the higher and premium end of this segment, which comprises of motorcycles like the CB Hornet 160R, Yamaha FZ-S FI and Suzuki Gixxer, are now churning up impressive numbers. But then, it is the lower end of the segment which is forming up the biggest chunk of this segment, as far as volume is concerned. Till date, the pioneer of this segment, the Bajaj Pulsar, was undisputedly reigning this segment, but now, with the arrival of newer competitors, the going for Bajaj Pulsar is not easy anymore. The motorcycle did found an apt competitor in the form of Honda CB Unicorn almost a decade ago. The Honda doesn’t come with flashy features, but then, has a huge following for itself as well, thanks to the no-nonsense approach strengthened by its robust build quality, refinement and the introducer of the technology of rear monoshock in the Indian market. Then Hero came with the Hunk, a highly underrated motorcycle, which shares its engine with the Unicorn, but then comes with the feature set list similar to that of the Bajaj Pulsar. Lately, Yamaha also opened its cards by launching the SZ-RR Version 2.0 below the FZ range, which serves as its most affordable 150cc offering.

And now, to cater to the reducing customer interest in Pulsar, Bajaj is trying to retain its potential customers with the all new V15, a motorcycle which is quite unique to this entry-level 150cc segment, thanks to its individualistic design and the fact that it contains the metal of the very famous INS Vikrant. There is one thing common between all these motorcycles – they are now too long in the tooth. In this story, we are going to compare all these four motorcycles which form the lower end of the 150cc segment, to find out which one fits the tag of the segment leader in actual sense:-

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List of quarter liter (200-400cc) motorcycles available in India: PART 1

List of quarter liter (200-400cc) motorcycles available in India: PART 1

The complete list of entry level performance motorcycle offering from various manufacturers
List of quarter liter (200-400cc) motorcycles available in India: PART 1
List of quarter liter (200-400cc) motorcycles available in India: PART 1
List of quarter liter (200-400cc) motorcycles available in India: PART 1
List of quarter liter (200-400cc) motorcycles available in India: PART 1
List of quarter liter (200-400cc) motorcycles available in India: PART 1
List of quarter liter (200-400cc) motorcycles available in India: PART 1
List of quarter liter (200-400cc) motorcycles available in India: PART 1
List of quarter liter (200-400cc) motorcycles available in India: PART 1

If there is one segment which is witnessing the fastest growth in the two wheeler industry, it has to be the quarter liter segment. This category, which consists of motorcycles ranging from 200cc to 400cc engines, has been in a solid action in the past 3-4 years, witnessing the arrival of new kinds of motorcycles, which were almost unheard in the market before. This segment is the new stepping stone for all those riders who have a craving for performance and wish to upgrade from their100-150cc commuters.

In this feature story, we are going to have a look on each and every single motorcycle which falls under this space of Indian two wheeler industry, which ranges from naked roadsters to adventure motorcycles. Here you go:-

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Bajaj Platina Comfortec vs Honda CD 110 Dream DX vs Hero HF Deluxe vs TVS Sport

Bajaj Platina Comfortec vs Honda CD 110 Dream DX vs Hero HF Deluxe vs TVS Sport

The ultimate battle of entry level commuters
Bajaj Platina Comfortec vs Honda CD 110 Dream DX vs Hero HF Deluxe vs TVS Sport
Bajaj Platina Comfortec vs Honda CD 110 Dream DX vs Hero HF Deluxe vs TVS Sport
Bajaj Platina Comfortec vs Honda CD 110 Dream DX vs Hero HF Deluxe vs TVS Sport
Bajaj Platina Comfortec vs Honda CD 110 Dream DX vs Hero HF Deluxe vs TVS Sport
Bajaj Platina Comfortec vs Honda CD 110 Dream DX vs Hero HF Deluxe vs TVS Sport
Bajaj Platina Comfortec vs Honda CD 110 Dream DX vs Hero HF Deluxe vs TVS Sport
Bajaj Platina Comfortec vs Honda CD 110 Dream DX vs Hero HF Deluxe vs TVS Sport
Bajaj Platina Comfortec vs Honda CD 110 Dream DX vs Hero HF Deluxe vs TVS Sport

No matter how much growth or potential does the new segments of performance oriented motorcycles are showing in recent years, there is no denying fact that the majority of the volumes have been coming (and will still continue to come) from the entry level 100-110cc commuters. For the simple purpose of rising from point A to point B, an average Indian Joe wants a simple commuter which is high on fuel efficiency and low on maintenance, thus being a fuss-free machine. For him, the segment of basic entry level commuters is perfect, given their simple mechanics.

It all started when Hero (the then Hero Honda) tried to commence an all new era by launching the CD 100, which not only slowed down the sales of two-stroke motorcycles back in that time, but also paved a path for more and more four stroke commuters. Today, Hero has split from its erstwhile partner Honda, but that hasn’t stopped it from churning out high numbers in that segment. The manufacturer has ten different commuters in the 100-110cc space, within which the HF Deluxe is the one of the most affordable of them all.

Hero’s partner from the heydays Honda did split from the former, only for the sole purpose of leading the front on its own. In that direction, it did launch its cheapest motorcycle, CD 110 Dream, which was updated only recently with a couple of additional features. TVS has been performing in this end of spectrum decently with its sole 100cc offering, the Sport, which continues to be one of the freshest looking motorcycles in this company. And now, Bajaj has recently upgraded its Platina brand with the all new Platina Comfortec, by making some mild changes to its chassis and engine, which makes it more fuel efficient and comfortable than before.

In this writeup, we are going to compare all these four entry level basic commuters to find out which one of these is the most perfect commuter for the common man. Here we go.

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Yamaha Alpha vs Hero Duet vs Honda Activa vs TVS Jupiter

Yamaha Alpha vs Hero Duet vs Honda Activa vs TVS Jupiter

Yamaha Alpha vs Hero Duet vs Honda Activa vs TVS Jupiter
Yamaha Alpha vs Hero Duet vs Honda Activa vs TVS Jupiter
Yamaha Alpha vs Hero Duet vs Honda Activa vs TVS Jupiter
Yamaha Alpha vs Hero Duet vs Honda Activa vs TVS Jupiter
Yamaha Alpha vs Hero Duet vs Honda Activa vs TVS Jupiter
Yamaha Alpha vs Hero Duet vs Honda Activa vs TVS Jupiter
Yamaha Alpha vs Hero Duet vs Honda Activa vs TVS Jupiter
Yamaha Alpha vs Hero Duet vs Honda Activa vs TVS Jupiter

The Indian scooter segment has come a long way from the good old times of the likes of Bajaj Chetak, LML Select II and Vespa derived models from the second half of 20th century. Nowadays, the scooter segment has been witnessing a huge rise and spawning of new segments, with even manufacturers like Aprilia venturing into the same space by creating an all new segment of performance oriented scooters in the mass market category with its SR 150. However, the one segment which was, and still is, the biggest volume churner is that of the unisex scooters.

The category of unisex scooters has been the most functional and practical of all the scooters existing in the market. Not only they are the most versatile ones which are used by all kinds of riders irrespective of age and gender, but also are the most practical ones as they focus the most on the core aspects like low maintenance, supple ride quality, usable performance, utility, and most importantly, low maintenance costs.

In recent times, all the manufacturers have started making an impact in this space by launching new and contemporary models. While the Honda Activa has been reigning this segment from day one as far as sales numbers are concerned, TVS has managed to give a tough fight to the Activa with its Jupiter, which provides all the core aspects of the Activa in a much more refined and modern package. Hero, on the other hand, has been trying to bring down the sales of Activa with its all new self developed package, the Duet.

Now recently, Yamaha has updated its sole offering in this category, the Alpha, by giving it a mild facelift with new graphics and a couple of new features and a slight improvement on the front of engine performance and riding dynamics. Last time, when we compared these four scooters – the Hero Duet, Honda Activa, TVS Jupiter and Yamaha Alpha, the Alpha, in its previous generation guise, ended up on the last position, while the Jupiter gained the first position. With the arrival of new Alpha on the block, will the equation change? Let’s find out.

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Comparison – Hero Splendor iSmart 110 vs TVS Victor vs Honda Livo vs Mahindra Centuro

Comparison – Hero Splendor iSmart 110 vs TVS Victor vs Honda Livo vs Mahindra Centuro

Comparison – Hero Splendor iSmart 110 vs TVS Victor vs Honda Livo vs Mahindra Centuro
Comparison – Hero Splendor iSmart 110 vs TVS Victor vs Honda Livo vs Mahindra Centuro
Comparison – Hero Splendor iSmart 110 vs TVS Victor vs Honda Livo vs Mahindra Centuro
Comparison – Hero Splendor iSmart 110 vs TVS Victor vs Honda Livo vs Mahindra Centuro
Comparison – Hero Splendor iSmart 110 vs TVS Victor vs Honda Livo vs Mahindra Centuro
Comparison – Hero Splendor iSmart 110 vs TVS Victor vs Honda Livo vs Mahindra Centuro
Comparison – Hero Splendor iSmart 110 vs TVS Victor vs Honda Livo vs Mahindra Centuro
Comparison – Hero Splendor iSmart 110 vs TVS Victor vs Honda Livo vs Mahindra Centuro

The executive commuter segment has easily come a long way from being confined to only a couple of motorcycles, which too were not as premium in their heydays as the commuters are today. In the yesteryears, the segment of premium executive commuters was initiated by the Hero Honda Passion, which instantly made goodwill for itself for being a more premium and stylish motorcycle over the monotonous Splendor.

Very soon, the segment was fueled up by TVS’s very first home grown motorcycle, the Victor, which not only positioned TVS as one of the most significant players in the Indian two wheeler industry, but also gave the likes of Hero Honda and Bajaj a run for their money. It was the Victor which gave some serious nightmares to Splendor and Passion, the top two motorcycles of those times, as far as sales are concerned.

Witnessing the growing interest of customers towards the bikes like Passion and Victor, other manufacturers too jumped into the bandwagon and started playing serious in this space. And today, we can see that almost all the domestic manufacturers (except Royal Enfield) have tried out their hands in making a deep impact with their very own significant products.

Today, the top of the line segment of premium 110cc segment (yes, the capacity of the premium executive segment too has moved up from 100cc to 110cc) has an offering from all the manufacturers. While Honda and Mahindra have brought in their best till date in the segment, the Livo and Centuro respectively, TVS too some time ago brought back the Victor nameplate with an all new 110cc Victor, which has set new benchmarks in the segment as far as value-for-money is concerned.

And now, Hero, after maintaining a long silence, has finally launched its self-developed 110cc motorcycle, the new Splendor iSmart 110. The Splendor iSmart is an altogether different 110cc motorcycle from the Passion XPro, for the latter has the Honda-sourced 110cc powertrain. Ditching the dependency on Honda for powertrain, the Splendor iSmart 110 is also the second model from Hero to feature its now-famous i3S (Idle Start Stop System). But the going for the Splendor iSmart 110 will not be so easy, as the other three motorcycles do have their own special and unbeaten traits. Here’s our comprehensive comparison between Hero Splendor iSmart 110, TVS Victor, Honda Livo and Mahindra Centuro, to find out which one emerges out as the best bet for your money:-

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Feature – List of 150cc motorcycles available in India

Feature – List of 150cc motorcycles available in India

The complete list of 150 cc motorcycles
Feature – List of 150cc motorcycles available in India
Feature – List of 150cc motorcycles available in India
Feature – List of 150cc motorcycles available in India
Feature – List of 150cc motorcycles available in India
Feature – List of 150cc motorcycles available in India
Feature – List of 150cc motorcycles available in India
Feature – List of 150cc motorcycles available in India
Feature – List of 150cc motorcycles available in India

The Indian two wheeler market is moving up with a rapid pace – so rapid that the segment which was considered to be performance oriented is now considered to be the new commuter category. Yes, the segment which is being talked about here is that of 150cc category, which has turned out to be the most versatile and broad, thus offering something to every kind of buyer in the market, whether performance oriented or a commuter on a daily usage basis.

In this list, we have featured each and every 150cc motorcycle which is currently available in the country, listed and categorized on the basis of segment to which they cater. Following is the list:-

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2017 Hero Xtreme 200S

2017 Hero Xtreme 200S

The most extreme ’Xtreme’ is coming soon
2017 Hero Xtreme 200S

The entry level performance motorcycle segment is perhaps the hottest property right now, we have got some pretty exciting motorcycle from different two wheeler manufactures flocking in this market. Bajaj is definitely on top of their game with their semi faired variant of the NS christened AS while they also have the RS which is selling like a hot cake right now. Apart from Bajaj KTM which too is actually doing business in the Indian market with the help of Bajaj is also popular in this segment for their particular Duke model. There are plenty of other two wheeler manufacturer like Honda who launched the CBR 250R way back and that too has became quite a hit in the Indian market. TVS too stepped in this big game with their latest offering the all new Apache RTR 200 4V. Lastly our very own Hero Motocorp who was popular and was counted as one of the top contenders of their game however lost the crown.

When Hero launched the first generation Karizma which was actually powered by a 220 cc powermil immediately attracted the attention of those motorcycle enthusiasts who wanted a big and powerful bike. After the first generation Karizma received updates along with a new name. Christened as Karizma ZMR it failed to impress the crowd. The reason still remains a mystery though,while many said that it has lost the old charm of Karizma while others did not like the new styling. Whatever may be the case Hero definitely lost their ground in this particular segment. But Hero didn’t gave up and they once again wants to claim the lost spot and that is also the reason why they are planning to introduce some big bikes as well.

Hero showcased the Xtreme 200S at the 2016 Auto expo and this motorcycle is carrying a completely new powerplant which has been designed inhouse by Hero and which will used in some of their other upcoming motorcycle as well. So without any further due let us get straight into the details which are available at this moment about the all new upcoming Hero Xtreme 200S which was showcased at the Auto expo.

Click past jump to read more about the 2017 Hero Xtreme 200S

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Feature – List of 125cc motorcycles available in India

Feature – List of 125cc motorcycles available in India

Complete list of 125 cc motorcycles available for sale in the Indian market
Feature – List of 125cc motorcycles available in India
Feature – List of 125cc motorcycles available in India
Feature – List of 125cc motorcycles available in India
Feature – List of 125cc motorcycles available in India
Feature – List of 125cc motorcycles available in India
Feature – List of 125cc motorcycles available in India
Feature – List of 125cc motorcycles available in India
Feature – List of 125cc motorcycles available in India

It is agreeable that the segments of 100cc and 110cc have been the major categories of the commuter segment of India, the one which churns out the highest number of volumes in the Indian two wheeler industry. However, with the passage of time, the segment of 125cc motorcycles has appeared out to be a more premium one with added performance, features and premium-ness over the regular 100-110cc bracket. To make it simpler, the segment of 125cc motorcycles offers the utility and economy of the 110cc category and the style and stance of a 150cc category.
In this list, we have elaborated the 125cc segment of motorcycles by listing down here all the motorcycles which fall under this category. All these motorcycles features traits of their own – some are bare basic, while a couple of them even have some very premium features like fully digital instrument console and fuel injection system. Here’s our comprehensive lit of all the 125cc motorcycles available in the Indian market today:-

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Hero Motocorp Launching The Splendor iSmart 110 On 14th July

Hero Motocorp Launching The Splendor iSmart 110 On 14th July

This new motorcycle will replace the existing Splendor iSmart 100
Hero Motocorp Launching The Splendor iSmart 110 On 14th July

Just like we reported earlier Hero Motocorp will be launching their all new Splendor iSmart 110 motorcycle in India on 14th July 2016. We have just received the invitation for the event and thus we can confirm you all that the NEW motorcycle will be launched at the Capital on the above mentioned date.

The Splendor iSmart 110 was first showcased officially at the 2016 Auto expo and according to the latest reports it will replace the existing iSmart 100 once it is launched in the Indian market. The Splendor iSmart 110 is actually powered by an air-cooled, single-cylinder, four-stroke 110cc engine which is capable of producing about 8.9 bhp of peak power at 7,500 rpm and 9 Nm of peak torque at 5,500 rpm. The engine is paired to a 4 speed gearbox. Although Hero Motocorp has not revealed the official fuel economy figures yet but expects it to return impressive efficiency figures considering the fact that it too will be equipped with Hero’s i3S technology.

The i3S technology definitely is a completely new technology patented by Hero which shuts of the fuel supply to the engine completely once the bike is idle or stationery for some time, as soon as the clutch is pressed the motorcycle restarts the engine. This is just like the start stop technology used in premium cars.

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Comparison – Hero Duet vs Honda Activa vs TVS Jupiter vs Yamaha Alpha

Comparison – Hero Duet vs Honda Activa vs TVS Jupiter vs Yamaha Alpha

Comparison – Hero Duet vs Honda Activa vs TVS Jupiter vs Yamaha Alpha
Comparison – Hero Duet vs Honda Activa vs TVS Jupiter vs Yamaha Alpha
Comparison – Hero Duet vs Honda Activa vs TVS Jupiter vs Yamaha Alpha
Comparison – Hero Duet vs Honda Activa vs TVS Jupiter vs Yamaha Alpha
Comparison – Hero Duet vs Honda Activa vs TVS Jupiter vs Yamaha Alpha
Comparison – Hero Duet vs Honda Activa vs TVS Jupiter vs Yamaha Alpha
Comparison – Hero Duet vs Honda Activa vs TVS Jupiter vs Yamaha Alpha
Comparison – Hero Duet vs Honda Activa vs TVS Jupiter vs Yamaha Alpha

The scooter segment in India has come a long way from the era of Vespa derived bulky geared scooters to the present day versions of sleek and stylish automatic ones. The segment, which was almost dead in the early 2000s resurrected back, courtesy the revolutionary Honda Activa, which put the scooters back into the game.

But since then, much has changed – the automatic scooters, which were once confined to only the fairer sex buyers has now become the necessity among all family buyers. Not only females, but also males are now inclined more towards scooters, due to the levels of convenience and creature comforts they offer over motorcycles. This has led to the development of scooters which have been designed keeping in mind both males as well as females – the segment of unisex scooters.

The scooters belonging to this segment have been crafted to suit the requirements of all kinds of buyers, irrespective of their age, size and gender. The segment was catapulted by the launch of the Honda Activa back in 2000, and since then, the segment has seen a lot of action from almost all the major two wheeler manufacturers in the country.

The recent scooter to join this bandwagon is Hero MotoCorp’s all new Duet. Hero claims that the Duet, along with the more boisterous Maestro Edge, is the first ever scooter which has been independently developed by itself, without taking any input from its erstwhile partner, Honda. But will it succeed to climb all the way to the top spot?

Going may not be so easy for the Duet, as it will have to face the mammoth popularity of Activa, which has been selling like hot cakes from day one of its launch. Not to mention the two other scooters from other players, TVS Jupiter and Yamaha Alpha, which too in recent times have proven their mettle in the segment by garnering positive responses and many new homes. Here’s a quick comparison of all the four major unisex scooters in the market, and let’s find out who is the new champ on the block.

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