A New Powerful Streetfighter From Yamaha Is Hitting The Indian Road On January 24th
Yamaha has already started teasing their new upcoming motorcycle on their social media channels before its launch on 24th January 2017. We can assure you all that this is definitely not a small commuter motorcycle but something more powerful than the FZ. However we are still not sure about its name yet.
For the past one month or so a new motorcycle was caught being tested on the Indian road and although it was wrapped in camouflage but it looked like a more powerful variant of the FZ. We are not sure about the engine yet but expect the new engine to be in between 250-300 cc displacement. The spy picture clearly revealed that the upcoming motorcycle will be powered by an air cooled unit assisted by oil cooler.
Expect the new air cooled, single cylinder engine to produce around 20-25 ps of peak power. As far as the styling is concerned we expect the new motorcycle to gets some of its inspiration from the M-Slaz while its headlamps resemble that of the Yamaha MT03. Also expect some premium features like upside down forks, split seats, LED daytime running lamps etc.
Expect this soon to be launched 200+ cc streetfighter to compete with some other motorcycles of its segment like the KTM Duke 200 and the soon to be launched Bajaj Pulsar 200 NS.
We will definitely update you with more details as soon as the motorcycle is launched here on 24th January 2017.
Bajaj Pulsar 200 NS FI Teased Launching Soon
Bajaj Auto has shared the first teaser image of their soon to be launched 2017 Pulsar NS 200 on their social network channels. The 200 NS first made its appearance back at in 2012 and for some reason Bajaj decided to discontinue the motorcycle from the Indian market instead of its popularity and impressive sales numbers. However the motorcycle is still exported to some other International markets from India.
Now with the increasing competition from TVS and KTM, Bajaj once again has decided to reintroduce the updated variant of the NS 200 in India. According to the latest reports the updated motorcycle will be launched soon in India and Bajaj has actually made some thorough changes to one of the most popular entry level naked streetfighters.
To begin with the updated 2017 Pulsar 200 NS gets fuel injection instead of carburettor now. The engine too is also completely new; the 194.4 cc single cylinder liquid cooled engine is paired to a 6 speed gearbox now delivers 24.5 PS at 9500 rpm and 18.3 Nm of torque at 8000 rpm. The power output as you all can clearly notice has increased by 1 Ps.
Although we are still not sure about the cosmetic changes the new Pulsar NS200 will receive though but expect it to get perhaps a new duel tone colour option, and a relocated Pulsar logo. There is also a fair chance that Bajaj might provide a single channel ABS as well just like the ones found on their RS200.
There are no details of the prices available yet but expect it to be priced slightly higher than the current bike. However expect the 2017 Pulsar 200 NS to be priced much lower the KTM Duke 200.
We will definitely update you with more details once the motorcycle is launched here in India within the next few weeks.
Did You All Watch The New TVS Apache 200 TVC: Video
TVS Apache RTR 200 4V has launched a new TVC for their most power motorcycle in the RTR series. The new TVC completely focuses on the motorcycles racing DNA as the rider unleashes that on the track.
The video showcases TVS distilled spirit of racing. The TVS racing rider astride the new motorcycle and takes off and accelerates up to 60 kmph from standstill in just 3.9 seconds. The Apache RTR 200 gets many racing equipment and features like Pirelli tyres, race spec speedometer, KVB mono shock suspension setup which has been race tuned for perfection and derived OC3 technology in the engine.
During the time of the launch, TVS said that they will offer their new motorcycle with both Carburetted as well fuel injected variants. The motorcycle gets C-shaped LED DRL’s, more powerful headlamps, the new instrument cluster looks bigger and provides plenty of information like the digital clock and speedometer situated in the central display along with a fuel tank indicator and Lap timer.
The TVS Apache RTR 200 4V recently also won the 2016 Indian Motorcycle of The Year award. The Streetfighter is powered by a 197.75 cc 4 stroke, oil cooled engine capable of producing about 21 PS peak power at 8,500 rpm and 18 Nm peak torque at 7,000 rpm. The engine is paired to a 5-speed manual transmission.
2017 Ducati Monster 797
If there is one range of motorcycles which has made the brand ‘Ducati’ accessible to most of its fans, it is the ‘Monster’. With the Monster series of motorcycles, Ducati has managed to churn out huge volumes and increase its sales. The Monster was Ducati’s first attempt at making proper streetfighters, apart from fascinating the enthusiasts with its fully faired motorcycles.
Years have passed, and Ducati, in order to expand its global presence, came with Monster 795 a few years back. The Monster 795 was specifically crafted keeping the emerging markets of developing nations in mind, including that of India. In Ducati’s previous stint in the Indian market, the Monster 795 was pegged as the most significant model of its lineup, primarily due to its affordable pricing.
Now, as we all know that the Monster 795 has departed into the history books as one of the most successful entry-level Ducati in its entire history, the Italian manufacturer has filled the void left by the Monster 795 with the all new Monster 797. Touted to be the spiritual successor of the Monster 795, the Monster 797 has replaced the Monster 821 as the most affordable model of the Monster family and will co-exist with the Scrambler series to act as the perfect gateway to be a part of the Ducati family.
Premiered for the very first time at the INTERMOT 20916, the Monster 797, needless to say, has its eyes on the Indian market as well, as it will serve as the aptest model for the positively growing middleweight segment, a huge share of which Ducati intends to grab. Here’s our comprehensive review of the all new Ducati Monster 797:-
New 2017 KTM Duke 390 Spied Once Again On Indian Soil!
The motorcycle is already launched in the markets of US and Europe and now it’s almost time for its India launch. We are talking about the much awaited new generation KTM Duke 390. The motorcycle was already quite being tested on the Indian road. But this is the latest spy pictures of the motorcycle available at this moment. Although the motorcycle is strictly covered in heavy camouflage but its unique shape does not hide away the fact that this is actually the upcoming 2017 KTM Duke 390.
The motorcycle was first unveiled at the 2016 EICMA show and apart from being sharper and more responsive the Duke 390 also gets plenty of new exciting hardware as well. To begin with the Duke 390 gets a completely redesigned headlamp cluster which features LED lights; the instrument cluster too is all new and looks bigger than the older unit. It also gets a new exhaust system which has replaced the underbelly unit seen on its predecessor. The new generation Duke 390 also gets a chiselled and sharper looking fuel tank. Some other hardware which are carried over from its predecessor include the upside down front forks and the rear monoshock unit. For the safety of the occupants the Duke 390 gets Abs as standard.
Powering the new generation Duke 390 is the same old 373 cc single cylinder fuel injected, liquid cooled unit which produces exactly the same 44 Ps of power and 37 Nm of torque (the torque amount has increased by 2 percent).The engine is paired to a 6 speed gearbox. The new engine with the new exhausts system is actually BSIV compliant.
Bajaj Silently Launches The V12 Priced At INR. 56,283
This is actually quite surprising that Bajaj did not make any sort of announcement before they introduced the V12 in India. We already have reported earlier that the Bajaj V12 was spotted at some dealerships some time back and looked identical to the more powerful variant.
The Bajaj V12 is priced at INR. 56,283 (ex showroom) and is powered by new powertrain. The V12 houses the 124.5 cc single cylinder, air cooled, DTS-i unit which most probably also powers the Discover 125. The engine is capable of producing about 10.7 PS of peak power at 7,500 rpm and 10.98 Nm of peak torque at 5,500 rpm. The engine is paired to a 4 speed gearbox.
Now to keep the prices in check, Bajaj Auto has done some cost cutting as well. The V12 gets slightly thinner travel forks instead of the fatter 33 mm forks seen on the V15. The V12 also gets 35 watt headlamps instead of the 55 watt headlamps seen on the V15. Lastly the Bajaj V12 features tube based tyres instead of the tubeless tyres found on the slightly more premium V15.However the most disappointing thing is that the V12 does not get front disc brake even as an option. For stopping the V12 motorcycles relies on 130 mm drum brakes at both its front and rear.
The Bajaj V12 measures 2040 mm long, 785 mm wide, 1066 high. The new 125 cc motorcycle will take on other premium 125 cc commuter motorcycles of the Country like the TVS Phoenix and Hero Ignitor.
2017 Honda CB Unicorn 160
We Indians are all quite smitten by the prowess of the Honda Activa. The simple yet practical scooter from Honda has become the de-facto choice of Indians when it comes to owning a no-nonsense family scooter. With the 150cc Unicorn as its first ever motorcycle in the Indian market, Honda tried too hard to make an impact in the segment as deep as it did in the scooter segment with the Activa. But while the Activa went on writing new stories of success and sales numbers, the Unicorn was overshadowed by the likes of Bajaj Pulsar and Yamaha FZ in the segment.
Though, the Unicorn had some really good positives up in its sleeves – its bullet proof build quality, excellent engine refinement and reliability have been second to none in its category. But then, the buyers of this segment (most of them) wanted more, which resulted in the birth of its new generation model – the CB Unicorn 160.
Besides having the good characteristics of the 150cc CB Unicorn, the CB Unicorn 160 brought some dash of chiseled looks and features on board. However, like the 150cc Unicorn, the CB Unicorn 160 too has turned out to be an average seller, particularly due to the fact that its premium sibling, the CB Hornet 160, has become a more popular player in this space owing to its sportier stance and sharper looks. Now, in a wake to make it an even stronger player, Honda has mildly updated the CB Unicorn 160 with some additional features and slight changes to its powertrain. We take a look on what all changes does the new CB Unicorn 160 gets:-
2017 Bajaj Pulsar 200 NS
Recently we have reported that Bajaj Auto will be re launching their 200 cc streetfighter the Pulsar NS in January 2017. Gaadiwaadi was able to get some exclusive images from the local dealership meet where the updated Pulsar 200 NS for the model year 2017 was showcased.
There were rumours that Bajaj has actually axed their popular naked streetfighter which was launched back in the year 2012 in the year 2016 to make way for the slightly better equipped Pulsar AS200. However that is not the case Bajaj surely did cut the supply of the NS200 but they once again will be relaunching the motorcycle and this time this is definitely better equipped and also gets plenty of styling updates as well.
Now this is definitely a good time to relaunch the naked streetfighter as it can directly take on its biggest rival the TVS Apache RTR 200 4V which has definitely swiped away all the awards and became a hot favourite amongst the Indian biking enthusiast. Now that we know that the updated 2017 Pulsar 200 NS will be launching here in the Indian market next month eher are all the details available at this moment about the new naked streetfighter.
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Yamaha’s Upcoming Entry Level Performance Motorcycle Spotted: Walkaround Video
Yamaha’s upcoming mystery motorcycle is making rounds on the internet for quite some time now. We all are quite excited to know that atleast this won’t be another commuter from the Japanese two wheeler brand but an entry level performance motorcycle instead which will be positioned below the R3 and will be priced aggressively.
This is the first walkaround video of the test mule which was spied during testing on India road. Now whether this is the more powerful FZ or a completely different motorcycle is still unknown. However Yamaha has announced that they will be launching a new motorcycle on January 24th 2017. So we all can assume that this is perhaps the more powerful FZ variant that we all have been eagerly waiting for. The motorcycle shares some of its parts from Yamaha’s existing lineup take the disc brakes or the foot pegs for example but the powertrain seems to be an all new oil cooled unit. Now sharing parts with other existing Yamaha products means that Yamaha will definitely price the motorcycle aggressively.
When launched the all new Yamaha FZ200/250 will take on the Duke 200, Bajaj Dominar 400, Bajaj Pulsar AS200, RS200 and also the TVS ApacheRTR 200.
The spy video quite clearly shows that the new Yamaha motorcycle gets sleek and sharp looking headlamps cluster towards the front which also gets integrated LED daytime running lamps, while it also features a chiselled fuel tank with extended cowl, full digital instrument cluster, split seats and fatter rear tyres. The motorcycle gets disc brake towards both front and rear wheels and we are still not sure whether this motorcycle will come fitted with ABS or not.
2017 Yamaha MT-10 SP
Surpassing the fables of its famous FZ range, Yamaha has refurbished its naked streetfighter lineup with the MT range across the globe. Compared to the bulky and muscular looking motorcycles of FZ range, the entire roadster portfolio has been revised by the manufacturer with the new MT portfolio, which features new edgy and futuristic styling, new powertrains and new mechanicals, which have given an importance to Yamaha in the segment of naked streetfighters – a category in which Yamaha hasn’t been able to replicate as much tremendous recognition as it has achieved in the segment of faired supersports.
Starting off from the entry level MT-125 and extending all the way up to MT-10, Yamaha now has a comprehensive lineup of roadsters with the MT nameplate with a prominent presence in each and every segment. Speaking off the flagship, the MT-10, recently at the 2016 EICMA, Yamaha unveiled what can be its most outrageous looking motorcycle in its entire history till date, a performance specific variant of the MT-10, the new MT-10 SP. In simple words, the MT-10 SP is to MT-10 what the YZF R1M is to YZF R1. Here’s a quick outlook on what all revisions and additions does the new MT-10 SP gets over the regular MT-10:-
2017 KTM Duke 390 Caught Testing On Indian Road After Official Unveiling
KTM unveiled the new Duke 390 at the EICMA motorcycle show and after its unveiling the motorcycle was caught testing for the first time on the Indian road courtesy Rushlane. Expect this new generation Duke to arrive in India by the first half of 2017.
Apart from some cosmetic change the new Duke 390 also gets some mechanical updates as well which comes in form of the powertrain getting EUROIV norms in Europe while in India it will get the BSIV update. The Duke 390 continues to be powered by the same 373cc, liquid cooled, single-cylinder engine which is capable of producing about 44 Hp of peak power and 37 Nm of torque. The engine is paired to the 6 speed gearbox.
The Duke390 has been fitted with upside down forks and same monoshock suspension setup. While to bring it to a stop the Duke 390 gets 320 mm disc brakes towards the front and 240 mm disc brakes towards the rear. The Duke390 gets a duel channel ABS setup as standard. In terms of new additions the updated streetfighter gets full LED headlamp setup complete with an all integrated LED daytime running lamps, a completely new digital instrument cluster and more aggressive styling and also the inclusion of ride by wire throttle for the first time.
2017 Yamaha FZ 250
The entry level performance motorcycle segment of India is getting crowded and fast. We now have plenty of worthy motorcycles in this segment from different Home grown as well as Indian two wheeler manufacturers flooding this segment which ranges from INR. 1 to 3 Lakhs. Recently Bajaj too introduced their new power Cruiser as well which is powered by a 373 cc single cylinder engine which definitely has attracted plenty of attention amongst those who wants something little more exciting than their daily commuters. The one and only popular two wheeler manufacturer who was not into this game was Yamaha. Although they have launched the YZF R3 here in India last year but this was way above the reach of many because of its steep pricing. But with that said Yamaha soon will change all that because they are all set to introduce a more powerful FZ variant in India.
Now according to the recent report Yamaha is going to launch a new product in India on January 24th 2017. Now if we are not too wrong could this be the new and more powerful FZ variant which was caught testing couple of times on the Indian roads.
Yamaha introduced the second generation FZ in India in 2014 and although the motorcycle was equipped with fuel injection technology the motorcycles overall power output was reduced because the overall displacement of the engine was reduced as well to make it more fuel efficient. Now that hurt the sentiments of many because although this was a 150 cc motorcycle still the overall power output was way lower than its potential rivals. But now Yamaha definitely has a solution for those who wants a more powerful motorcycle within their budget
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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:-
Bajaj Pulsar 200 NS To Go On Sale Once Again From Mid January 2017
Bajaj Auto is all set to reintroduce the Pulsar 200 NS in the Indian market from mid January 2017 onward. The home-grown two wheeler manufacturer decided to withdraw the motorcycle from the Indian market in the month of April 2016 in order to promote and make room for two of their newest motorcycles the Pulsar AS150 and the AS200. The AS200 is the same NS200 under the skin but is well equipped and slightly more premium than the Pulsar NS200. However Bajaj continued to export the motorcycle to the markets of Latin America where the product is quite popular.
Now according to the recent reports the Bajaj Pulsar 200 NS is once again making a comeback in the Indian market and it will go on sale from mid January 2017 onward. The updated Pulsar 200 NS is expected to get BSIV engine upgrade and that will perhaps be its biggest update.
As far as the other changes are concerned expect the motorcycle to get some new cosmetic updates which might include new colour shades and graphics. The rest of the styling will be identical to the old motorcycle. Another big inclusion will come in the form of addition of new single channel ABS system just like the ones found in the Pulsar RS200. Unfortunately the naked streetfighter won’t be getting duel channel ABS system like the ones seen on the new Dominar 400.
As far as the powertrain is concerned expect the upgraded BSIV 199.5 cc, liquid cooled, 4 valve, single cylinder triple spark unit which has been sourced from the Duke 200 produces the same 23.52 PS of peak power at 9,500 rpm and 18.3 Nm of peak torque at 8,000 rpm. The engine is paired to 6 speed gearbox.
Expect the new updated 2017 Bajaj Pulsar 200 NS to get slight price hike when it finally launches here in January 2017.
2017 Bajaj Pulsar 150
Our home grown two wheeler manufacturers Bajaj Auto is perhaps the busiest auto manufacturer this month. They not only are launching the much anticipated Dominar 400 Cruiser which is their flagship offering for the Indian market but at the same time are also updating their current Pulsar range as well. They already introduced the 2017 semi faired Pulsar 220F in India which gets few cosmetic updates and a BSIV engine upgrade. Now they also launched the updated Pulsar 135, 150 and the 180 as well. While reports also states that Bajaj will also update the AS200 variant with the BSIV compliant engine just like the Pulsar 220F and the Avenger range.
Unfortunately Bajaj has decided not to make too many changes to the overall motorcycle and surprisingly the Pulsar 150 hasn’t actually received the BSIV engine upgrade as well so the motorcycle still carried forward the old powertrain.
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Watch How The 2017 Duke 390 Handles Corners In This New Promo: Video
KTM unveiled the second generation Duke 390 recently at the 2016 EICMA motorcycle show. This streetfighter has received a complete overhaul in terms of overall design however what is disappointing is the fact that the motorcycle hasn’t actually received any change in terms of powertrain. As a result the new Duke 390 is still powered by the same 373.2 cc single cylinder, liquid cooled, fuel injected unit, this unit is capable of producing about 44 ps of peak power 37 Nm of torque. The engine is paired to a 6 speed gearbox while the new Duke also gets the slipper clutch as well. There is also a new ride by wire throttle system added for the first time in this baby Duke which provides different riding modes. For the safety of the rider the Duke 390 also gets a duel channel ABS setup as well.
As far as some other changes are concerned KTM has actually decided to reduce the overall wheelbase of the new motorcycle by almost 10 mm which has made the motorcycle more nimble machine. The result of that change is clearly visible in this new promo video of the Duke 390 where the motorcycle attacks corner quite efficiently. What else is also new is the headlamps that’s right the Duke 390 has received a full LED headlamps for the first time, while it also has received a new TFT instrument cluster as well. All these styling changes have actually made the motorcycle appear more aggressive than the earlier variant.
The promo video of the Duke 390 shows the rider is riding his motorcycle and taking on the corners with ease.
Expect the all new 2017 KTM Duke 390 to hit the Indian market in 2017 and it will be priced slightly higher than the existing variant.