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TVS Jupiter now available in two mo...

The only contender to get close to Honda Activa, TVS Jupiter is bringing two new colors this festive season. Well it might be not that easy job beatin...

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Yamaha launched the Fazer FI v2.0 a...

Yamaha Motor launched the 2nd version of the Fazer FI on September 17, 2014 with a price tag of INR 83,850 according to the ex-showroom prices in Delh...

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Ducati unveils the only 1199R Panig...

The 119R Panigale manufactured by Ducati is one of the dream bikes in the world. The Italian automaker has designed it almost perfectly with a host of...

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Revealed – Engine specificati...

The vital statistics related to the engine of the mighty namely Kawasaki Ninja H2 have been leaked. It was a member of the forums of the Ninja H2 who ...

TVS Jupiter now available in two more colors: Matte Beige & Sparkling Silver

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The only contender to get close to Honda Activa, TVS Jupiter is bringing two new colors this festive season. Well it might be not that easy job beating Activa, because a rival is about stand up as Mahindra Gusto. Jupiter is now enriched with a choice of two new colors. The newly added two colors to TVS Jupiter are Matte Beige and sparkling silver to the range of other spectacular colors, midnight black, mercury white, titanium grey, volcano red.

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The Jupiter is motorized by a 4stroke air cooled, single cylinder, OHC engine that replaces 109.7cc moving at a power of 5.88kw at 7500rpm and torque of 8nm at 5500rpm, Jupiter is able to catch 0-60 km /h in 11.42 seconds. The Jupiter sports key shutter lock, external fuel filler cap, break lock, low fuel warning lamp, an Econometer and an LED tail lamp. The scooter exhibits digital IDI ignition with I-Map feature. The dimensions of Jupiter are 1834mm x 650mm x 1115mm and it has a wheel base of 1275mm.

Furthermore, apart from a hydraulic and gas filled suspension at the back, Jupiter gets an evolved telescopic suspension too. It has 90/90-12 inch tubeless tyres both at back and the up front and is stopped by drum brakes of 130mm both up front and back. The fuel tank of TVS Jupiter can hold up to 5liters of petrol. Counting on its millage you can run along 54km per liter.

Yamaha launched the Fazer FI v2.0 at INR 83,850 (ex-showroom Delhi)

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Yamaha Motor launched the 2nd version of the Fazer FI on September 17, 2014 with a price tag of INR 83,850 according to the ex-showroom prices in Delhi. The new bike was seen at the company’s dealership located in Gurgaon only a few days back. The on-road price quoted by the dealership was around INR 94,305. The upcoming Fazer FI is surely one of the most premium bikes in its category. The main reason for the expensive price tag of the bike is its innovative design which shows resemblance with that of the FZ-S and FZ. The presence of the new SOHC fuel injected 149cc engine combining with the Blue Core technology makes sure that the rider enjoys a striking improvement in refinement as well as mileage. Yamaha will be aiming the Fazer FI at youngsters in the age broup between 18 to 30 that is people who are extremely concerned about fuel economy and style at the same time.

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The macho and sporty Yamaha Fazer v2.0 is extremely competitive in terms of performance. You can use it for riding on city roads or going on long weekend tours. This is mainly due to the relxing riding position as well as comprehensive ride quality.

The major attractions of the upcoming Fazer FI v2.0 consist of a different engine having competitive acceleration and rated with 14 percent better fuel efficiency, new tandem split seating arrangement, different pillion grab rail, ECO indicator, multi-functional instrument panel, light weight, re tuned suspension settings at both ends, re-tweaked chassis and different set of tyres.

Ducati unveils the only 1199R Panigale for the first time in India

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The 119R Panigale manufactured by Ducati is one of the dream bikes in the world. The Italian automaker has designed it almost perfectly with a host of excellent credentials. The powerful bike has been registered to hold firepower similar to that of the exclusive LaFerrari. The Italians pronounce it as the “Pan ee gah lee”. The upcoming bike breaks the company’s Superbike tradition in order to include the 1199 cc engine.

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The soul of the bike has been created to give it the brand of a true sports motorcycle with competition oozing from each part. Ducati showed the 1199 Panigale for the first time in the racing action during the FIM Superstock Championship held in 2012. According to the development program of the company’s factory, the two-wheelers was able to get launched during the 2013 World Superbike Championship.

The 1199 Panigale R is the top model of the company’s flagship Ducati 1199 range of bikes. It has been furnished with a much lighter flywheel and titanium finished con rods. These modifications have enabled the company to reduce the weight of the moving equipments residing inside the mill by more than 1.3 kg thereby leading to a massive improvement in speed, efficiency and power. There have been some minute modifications on the interiors as well thereby allowing the engine to reach a maximum torque of 12,000 rpm. The Ducati 1199 R also comes with a special Termignoni exhaust unit which is capable of boosting the power to 202 hp from 195 hp and the torque to 100 lb-ft from 98 lb-ft. The bike can reach a mammoth top speed of 202 mph.

The great news is that Ducati will unveil any one of the exclusive stallions in India, precisely in Bangalore. Though the company hasn’t revealed the price, there is no doubt that will have to pay an extremely premium cost for having it in your house.

Revealed – Engine specifications of Kawasaki Ninja H2

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The vital statistics related to the engine of the mighty namely Kawasaki Ninja H2 have been leaked. It was a member of the forums of the Ninja H2 who claims that he has been successful in getting the engine details leaked from an insider of the company. And going by the reports, Kawasaki is on the right track of being successful in meeting the expectations, speculations and the hype surrounding the Ninja H2. It will don a muscular 1000cc centrifugally supercharged inline 4 cylinder engine which would enable it to belt out a maximum speed of a whopping 222 bhp. It will also be looking to break the maximum speed record of 300 kph held by the Japanese motorcycles.

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The forum has revealed some more details which lead to the fact that the engine under the Kawasaki Ninja H2 will be completely new without sharing any part with the already existing Kawasaki bikes. The bike will carry a trellis frame and a one sided swingarm along with electronic aids including 10 different power modes, advanced ABS and a faster shifter.

In addition to the usual street model producing 222 bhp, Kawasaki may also reveal a Ninja H2 race version which will be able to produce up to 307 bhp of power.

Thus, the new Ninja H2 will be a completely new bike which will be aiming to create new benchmarks. Till date, the records are held by the Banger S1000R. The Ninja H2 may defeat the Banger S1000R in terms of power but only time will tell whether it will pose the same result for the other parameters as well.

Top 5 bikes under Rs 50000

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There is a wide range of Bikes from different manufacturers available in the Indian two-wheeler market that would let your head go round wondering which vehicle would be the best choice for you. But when we talk about the best bike, it includes mileage, price and specifications along with many other aspects that are to be considered before we arrive to a decisive point. There are many factors that assist any bike to achieve a position in a list of top fives but your choice entirely depends on the priority of specifications in your list of desires.

To assist you figure out the best Bikes available today under a price range of Rs. 50,000 here’s a compiled list of top five Bikes that we have found to deliver the best value for the money you will spend on buying them.

Best bikes under Rs 50,000 in India

1. Honda CD 110 Dream: Rs 41,100

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Do you love perfection in simplicity? If yes, the Honda CD 110 Dream could be a great choice for you. The bike is basically a refreshed version of Dream Neo, but with a more simplistics approach, making it an apt choice for office going commuters. You might not like this if you are looking for a sporty and muscular kind of bike.

  • Engine: Air-cooled, single cylinder, 4-stroke 109cc Engine
  • Peak Power: 8.4 ps at 7500 rpm
  • Maximum Torque: 8.63 Nm at 5500 rpm
  • Brakes: Drum Brakes
  • Suspension: Telescopic, 5 step spring loaded suspension
  • Start: Kick
  • Fuel tank capacity: 8 litres
  • Mileage: 74 kmpl
  • Price: around Rs. 41,100

2. TVS Star City Plus: Rs 41,445

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The TVS Star City Plus is a revamped version of the much popular Star City, which can be considered as the most succesful bike in the company’s portfolio. The style it offers at its price is simple appreciable. Sturdy and sporty, the TVS Star City Plus could be an opt choice if you don’t want to keep things simple.

  • Engine: Air-cooled, single cylinder, 4-stroke 109.7cc Engine
  • Peak Power: 8.29 ps at 7000 rpm
  • Maximum Torque: 8.7 Nm at 5000 rpm
  • Brakes: Drum Brakes
  • Suspension: Telescopic, 2 step adjustable shocks
  • Start: Kick/Self
  • Fuel tank capacity: 16 litres
  • Mileage: 86 kmpl
  • Price: around Rs. 41,445 (Kick start), around Rs 44,000 (Self start)

3. Hero MotoCorp iSmart: Rs 47,550

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The Hero iSmart is again the revamped Hero Splendour NXG, but with significant visual upgradations and the i3S (idle stop and start system) technology. The i3S technology automatically shuts down the engine when the bike is idle, and again starts it when you need to move the bike. This leads to great fuel savings in the city driving conditions.

  • Engine: Air-cooled, single cylinder, 4-stroke 97.2cc Engine
  • Peak Power: 7.8 ps at 7500 rpm
  • Maximum Torque: 8.04 Nm at 4500 rpm
  • Brakes: Drum Brakes
  • Suspension: Telescopic hydraulic Shock Absorbers, Swing arm with 2 step
  • Start: Kick/Self
  • Fuel tank capacity: 8.7 litres
  • Mileage: 81 kmpl
  • Price: around Rs. 47,550

4. Bajaj Discover 125M: Around Rs. 48,500

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The Bajaj Discover 125M is the latest addition to the Discover line-up from Bajaj. Although the looks have been toned down in comparison to the 125T, but the bike looks a perfect balance of looks and performance. This is not just the most powerful bike at this price point, but also comes as a complete package, scoring good in all the departments.

  • Engine: Single cyl, 4-valve, DTS-I with ExhausTEC, 124.6cc Engine
  • Peak Power: 11.5 ps at 8000 rpm
  • Maximum Torque: 10.8 Nm at 6000 rpm
  • Brakes: Drum/Disc Brakes
  • Suspension: Telescopic, Nitrox Twin
  • Start: Kick/Self
  • Fuel tank capacity: 9.5 litres
  • Mileage: 76 kmpl
  • Price: around Rs. 48,500

5. Mahindra Centuro: Rs 45,000

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The Mahindra Centuro is an interesting bike which comes with a range of features hard to find in even high-end motorcycles. While the design is just average, the twin moilded bars below the fuel tank give it a bold look. The instrumnt cluster has unique indicators like distance to empty and a clock. Some other unique features include Guide me home – keeps headlight on for 30 seconds after the bike has been turned off, find me – indicator flash and sound to find bike in parking, and engine immobiliser – immobilise the engine when wrong key is inserted.

Triumph launches Thunderbird LT in India for INR 15.75 lakhs

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British automaker Triumph Motorcycles unveiled their classic bike tagged as the Thunderbird Light Touring or LT in India. This was done after the company received overwhelming response throughout the globe after the release of 11 classic cruisers worldwide. According to ex-showroom Delhi prices, the new bike will be available for INR 15.75 lakhs. It will bolster the range of cruisers which include the Storm Rocket III Roadster. Triumph will hope for a massive competitive lead in the luxury bike sector which has grown considerably in the Indian market.

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According to the MD of Triumph Motorcycles India, the company is very happy at the enthusiasm shown by Indians for its premium cruisers. The Thunderbird LT is extremely elegant with superb looks, great performance, comfortable handling and class leading luxury and is built for comfortable long range rides. And they are extremely confident of extending their market share with the Thunderbird LT.

The Thunderbird LT will don a beastly 1699 cc flexible parallel twin 8 valve DOHC engine which offers torque rich speeds so that you can achieve maximum performance and apt highway cruising while making minimum gear shifts. The engine is capable of belting out 151 Nm and 94 PS of output. The presence of wire spoked ultra wide wheels having white walled radial tyres gives you a far better ride than others. Other mind blowing features include detachable saddlebags of leather, deep and custom styled mudguards, quickly detachable windshield, modern ergonomic refinement, dual layer foam seat having lumbar support and shrouded forks. You get unlimited mileage warranty for 2 years as well.

The reshaped and redesigned deeply foamed seat along with lumbar support provide utmost comfort without increasing the seat height too much thereby making it apt for all kinds of riders. They are made of dual layer dual density foam that is not only soft but provides more support as well. The carefully shaped driver’s seat distributes the pressure equally and has flared sides besides a lumbar support pad. Even the cover for the seat was chosen after it was made sure that it provided sufficient elasticity and remained unaffected even under the sun.

Riders interested in the Thunderbird LT can opt from two colors: one a mixture of Crystal White and Caspian Blue and other a mix of Lava Red and Phantom Black.

Piaggio reveals the limited edition Vespa Elegante officially

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It was in Pune where Piaggio showcased the new limited edition Vespa Elegante automatic moped. The upcoming vehicle will surely give goosbumps to people who still have a special corner in their heart for traditional scooters and love to ride on a premium one.

Although the scooter is scheduled to get officially launched after some days, it is available at all the dealerships for viewers who are interested to have a close look after 20th September 2014. The Vespa Elegante looks like a sibling of the VX model with which it shares the core specifications. This means that the engine under the hood of the Special Edition moped will be the already seen 125cc 4 stroke one which is rated to deliver 10 PS and 10.06 Nm. The engine will be paired with a CVT transmission unit.

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The scooter will have a single coiled spring on the back and an exclusive single sided tailing link on the front for managing the suspension tasks. Although the brakes at the back are still the usual drum systems, the front end will feature the modern disc brakes.

The exclusive features that will be available with the Special Edition Vespa Elegante include leather finished dual seats complementing the color, different chrome grille on the front, special Elegante badge, chrome guard kit protecting the front bumper and scooter. It will be available in two amazing metallic colors which are Pearl white or Bianco Perla resembling white pearls found in seas and Metallic brown or Marrone Crete Senesi representing special Italian clay. The package also includes a helmet of the same color.

With automatic scooters winning hearts amidst a pool of powerful and stylish bikes, the company hopes to sell around 3000 units of the Limited Edition Elegante during the upcoming quarter. There has been no announcement about the prices yet although you must be ready to pay a premium if you are interested in buying it.

Kawasaki Ninja H2 revealed in action in teasers

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The motorcycle giant from Japan, Kawasaki has released yet another teaser showing the soon to be launched Ninja H2 in action. It is all set to get launched in Intermot on the last day of this month. During this teasing video, Kawasaki has drawn comparison between the upcoming H2 and the one which was launched in 1971 and also branded as 750SS Mach IV. The H2 that was launched in 1971 had the reputation of being the speediest bike packed with incomparable acceleration in those times.

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Kawasaki promises that the latest 2014 H2 bike will live up to the expectation of becoming one of the fastest one on the road. Even in the videos launched previously, Kawasaki had teased the upcoming 2014 H2 comparing it with the fastest bikes of their own. And the latest video which lasts only for a few seconds discloses the upcoming model of Ninja H2 in motion. This new bike will most probably be equipped with the 4 cylinder supercharged engine which was inaugurated by Kawasaki during the Motor Show held at Tokyo in 2013.

Only time will be able to tell whether the upcoming Ninja H2 from Kawasaki will become the speediest motorcycle on the road till date or not. If you are too keen to get an answer, you will have to keep an eye on the motorcycle show to be held at Intermot on 30th September this year.

Vespa set to launch 946 in India in early 2015

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The ostentatious price of the Vespa 946 has sent a lot of waves in the media. Vespa was planning to launch the latest moped sometime in the latter part of 2014. However, it has now been officially declared that Vespa will import the 946 only in the early part of 2015. The announcement was made during an event where the upcoming Vespa Elegante was showcased. And the reason for the delay is the slowness of the homologation task. The bosses of Vespa said that customers will have to wait till the next year for the launch of the Piaggio 946.

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If you have been unaware of the speculations surrounding the Vespa 946, then you will be interested to know the mechanical configuration on the inside. It will don a 125 cc single cylinder 3 valve petrol oil burner that is capable of generating a peak power of 11.7 hp and a maximum torque of 10.3 Nm while being paired with a CVT auto transmission unit. It is the Piaggio MP6 launched in 1946 from where the upcoming Vespa 946 draws inspiration. The outfit has been created using sheet steel along with elements of aluminium. Such elements include front mudguard, side panels, saddle support and handle bar. It uses an ABS braking unit besides an ASR electronic traction control system. It sits on big 12 inch wheels and can be stopped by applying twin disc brakes.

The scooter looks extremely exquisite from the outside but lacks sufficient power on the inside. On being imported to India, it will be available at INR 8-9 lakhs. This is undoubtedly one of the most overpriced mopeds in the global market but Vespa has been touting it as an exceptionally beautiful vehicle. Vespa doesn’t expect a boost in sales with the 946; instead it wants its wealthy fanatics to keep it as a piece of art in their garage.

Honda drops plans of bringing the face-lifted CBR 150R to India

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PNB and Honda entered into a collaboration in which Indian customers will be able to save Rs 10000 on getting Honda bikes financed by Punjab National Bank. During the same event, the VP of Sales and Marketing, Honda, Mr. Yadvinder Guleria confirmed that that they are not planning to bring the refreshed version of CBR 150R to India and have also delayed the inauguration of the brand new 160cc bike.

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After the face-lifted model of CBR 150R was unleashed in Indonesia some weeks ago, Indian fans were very keen of riding the new CBR bike in the near future. However, Honda has hardly made enough modifications to the existing model for you to miss it too much. The most prominent cosmetic change in the new bike will be the modified version of dual headlamps. Under the hood, it will have an engine which enables it to deliver a slight enhancement in torque to 13 Nm from 12.66 Nm. Moreover, the bike will deliver the peak performance at a speed which is 1000 rpm lesser in comparison to the outgoing bike’s peak speed of 8500 rpm. Thus, you will have to make less gear shifts in busy city traffic.

But the disappointing thing is that the maximum power produced by the engine is reduced to 17.1 PS from 17.8 PS and that too at exactly the same speed of 10500 rpm. The upgrades have increased the bike’s weight by 5 kgs as well. Thus, the bike will come with a lower power by weight ratio and lesser pulling energy as well. The newer version of CBR is only slightly better in comparison to the older model in terms of looks. In fact, if the R15 arrives in India some weeks later, you will have a more lucrative option.