Royal Enfield has relaunched the Bullet 500, and we get up close and comfortable with it. Hari Warrier writes. Bestselling cars, April 2013 | Automotive Scrabble | The bullet siblings | Verdict
Harley-Davidson India recently expanded its completely knocked down (CKD) line-up in India, adding the Fat Boy, Heritage Softail Classic and Fat Boy Special, a step in the right direction considering the custom duty hike after the budget.
Hot on the heels of their successful Indian debut with the 200 Duke in 2012, KTM and Bajaj Probiking are all set to launch their second motorcycle in India, the 390 Duke. This is the first KTM bike ever to be sold in all 76 markets KTM today has a presence in.
Kawasaki’s Ninja 250R rode into the country in 2009, grabbing attention at Bajaj’s existing Probiking showrooms. The 250R has just been replaced by the Ninja 300, a new motorcycle to build which the Japanese marquee has pulled out all stops.
The Pantero is Mahindra 2-wheeler’s sequel to the Stallio. The Stallio found the going tough in India’s demanding two-wheeler market, but Mahindra has since taken their time, toiling to perfect the new bike, before attacking the market anew with the Pantero.
Hero MotoCorp’s Passion motorcycles have been a hit since production began in 2001, second only to the Splendor in terms of sales figures. Over the last decade, the Passion series has received a number of aesthetic upgrades.
Hyosung has just launched the GV650 Aquila Pro, priced at Rs. 4,99,000 (ex-showroom, Delhi) that is making its way into India via the CKD route, assembled at Wai, Maharashtra. The Aquila Pro is Hyosung’s second product since DSK Motowheels took over the company in India.
Hyosung’s second Indian innings has been favourable, with an encouraging response coming in for their current fleet of motorcycles. The GT650R has been the company’s flagship since it set foot in our market two years ago.
The Discover launched back in 2004, becoming for Bajaj commuter bikers what the Pulsar is to performance bikers. The Discover meets conventional bike users requirements, and has improved steadily over the years. The Indian market certainly has evolved in this decade, but some basics remain, with a section of practical 100cc loyalists steadfastly refusing to embrace larger capacity bikes.
Has it already been four years since Yamaha launched the FZ-16? Time has flown, but in my book that’s done little to dim the FZ’s impressive appeal. Which is why, I promptly called dibs on the long-term FZ-S that joined our fleet. First impressions? The new stickers do the
Classic cruiser style, massive fenders and solid alloy wheels with beautiful detail work define the ST7. A mammoth motorcycle by any standard, the ST7 is fat and low, with huge chrome-clad forks framing its simple round headlamp and enormous handlebars reaching back to the rider.
The Swish 125 is the marginally taller and lighter sibling to Suzuki’s acclaimed Access scooter. The company has done a good job on the design of this smart looking scooter, giving it a flair that was missing on the Access. The rounded mudguard and front apron are endowed with smooth lines, while the clear-lens, flush-fit front indicators are neatly set into the front apron.
First pictures of revised Mahindra Stallio break cover. Will be launched next month.
Formula One mogul Bernie Ecclestone faces charges in Germany relating to a bribery case, the daily Sueddeutsche Zeitung reported Tuesday.
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