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.
Honda has worked hard to raise the style quotient of its new, longer, slimmer and taller Dio by endowing its body panels with multiple smooth edges. Unlike the previous model, the absence of multi-colour graphics makes its lines more prominent and attractive.
Royal Enfield’s Thunderbird 500 has received a raft of notable touches to bring it up to date. A ride reveals more.
The Honda Activa has ruled the Indian automatic scooter segment for over a decade and rival manufacturers have strived hard to eat into the Activa’s market share with limited success.
Vespa’s return to India comes in good time, when the scooter market here is showing healthy growth and ample promise. The LX125 is well suited to India.
This year has been rather unforgettable for most in the domestic automobile industry. Sales have been sluggish, sentiment has been low, excitement lower and footfalls at showrooms the lowest. Yet, as is always the case there are some that flow against the tide. Not many new cars have struck gold ...
Red Bull’s Sebastian Vettel won the Brazilian Grand Prix on Sunday to chalk up a record ninth victory in a row, and 13th of the Formula One season.
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