In last one year potential customers of two-wheelers may have noticed several new models have been displayed by Bajaj under Pulsar brand and it is also said these bikes will be launched one after the other in near future.
One of the models is Pulsar 150NS and reported to be replacing the existing Pulsar 150 DTS-i. Recently the two-wheeler giant also showcased the 150NS at a dealer event in Turkey.
The new bike will look similar to the Pulsar 200NS that had earlier replaced Pulsar 200. Considering the Pulsar 200 was replaced by Pulsar 200NS, in the same way it is also believed the new Pulsar 150NS may be replacing the existing Pulsar 150 DTS-i.
The new Pulsar 150NS comes with a single piece seat but it is assumed the final version may get the spilt unit, similar to what is seen in the Pulsar 200NS.
It is rumored the new Pulsar 150NS may come equipped with a kick-start function and standard electric starter too. It will be powered by a 150cc, single-cylinder, air-cooled engine having triple spark ignition technology. It will be mated to a 5-speed gearbox and to deliver around 15bhp.
It is said the new model may compete with the Suzuki Gixxer, FZ FI V2.0 and CB Unicorn 160.
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Honda and Shriram Auto Mall have come together to sell pre-owned two-wheelers in India in an organized way.
Earlier, under brand Best Deal the Japanese giant initiated the concept of opening up certified pre-owned outlets here in India and now it has more than sixty such showrooms in eleven different states. However, these sold only pre-owned Honda two wheelers, and now with exclusive deal with Shriram the pre-owned non-Honda two wheelers outlets will be opened too.
According to Honda, its tie-up with Shriram to offer trustworthy solution for transactions of pre-owned two wheelers.
In a released statement Honda said the shriram Auto Mall would be used in replacing non-Honda vehicles with new Honda vehicles. Shriram will be conducting the bidding process with proper documentation and fair pricing as well.
Honda added further that sellers will get maximum value for their two-wheelers as it will be calculated using methodical process and buyers will get multiple purchase options. More to all these, the buyers an also conduct inspection of vehicles before physical bidding process.
Mr. Sameer Malhotra, CEO of Shriram Auto Mall, said they are delighted with the exclusive tie-up and are optimistic too about the fast growth. They will be able to pull customers in huge numbers with their hassle-free transactions, on ground events for physical bidding apart from Online Bidding, Private Treaty and One Stop Classified Kiosks.
Honda may soon come up with a 150cc scooter dubbed as PCX, which was first showcased last year at the Delhi Motor Show. Recently it imported the scooter for R&D.
Besides Honda, Hero MotoCorp too has been learned to be coming up with a 150cc scooter named Zir.
The upcoming PCX 150 from the stable of Honda is said to be a pretty big scooter if compared today’s scooters being sold in the Indian market. It weighs 130kg; usually, 110cc scooters weigh around 100 to 110kg and is propelled by a 153cc, single-cylinder, 4-stroke, SOHC, liquid cooled, PGM-FI petrol motor that churns out a maximum power output of 13.4bhp at 8,500rpm as well as a peak torque of 14Nm at 5,000rpm. The power is the new scooter is transferred to wheel via a V-Matic automatic gearbox.
The PCX 150 scooter is to come with a fuel tank capacity of 8 litres.
The scooter will come with wide head-lamps and wind deflector above it as well. Similar to existing scooters, it sports same type of handlebar and long contoured seats.
Apart from all these, the PCX 150 features alloy wheels, analogue instrument cluster with small digital display, floor carved out for rider footrest, pillion grab rail etc. The front suspension is of telescopic type and braking system comprises of disc.
It is rumored Honda may price tag the PCX 150 somewhere around Rs. 70,000 – 75,000.
Bajaj seems to be becoming aggressive this year in the Indian market to improve its share. The Indian motorcycle giant is reported to be coming up with up to six new bikes in the six months. The bikes will range between 100cc to 400cc in commuter and sports bike segment.
It is said the six new bikes from the stable of Bajaj Auto may improve the market share of the company in India which is now around 17 percent. By next year March the share will reach at least 20 percent.
According to Bajaj Auto President for Business Development & Assurance, S Ravikumar, there will be one launching every month for another six months.
He added further that they have Platina in the 100 cc segment that will address value-for-money customers and the executives may opt for Discover. The company will also be launching a 400 cc bike and it will be placed under their flagship Pulsar brand.
As of now Bajaj has ot disclosed names of the upcoming bike, but below is what the rumor world presently knows:
1.New Bajaj Platina: Expected Price – Rs. 36,000 – Rs. 40,000
2.Bajaj Pulsar 200 SS: Expected Price – Rs. 1 lakh – Rs. 1.30 lakh
3.Bajaj Pulsar 400 SS: Expected Price – Rs. 1.60 lakh – Rs. 1.80 lakh
4.Bajaj Pulsar 150/160NS: Expected Price – Rs. 65,000 – 70,000
5.Bajaj Pulsar CS400: Rs. 1.60 lakh – Rs. 1.80 lakh
6.Update Bajaj Pulsar 180: Rs. 70,000 – Rs. 75,000
Everyone in the automobile industry have been looking forward to what world’s largest motorcycle manufacturing Company Honda has to offer in the new rage among motorcycle enthusiasts. For them Honda has come up with an all new NC 750 based three wheeled motorcycle in the tilting trike segment.
There are two models to the superfast bike- the NC 750 X and the NC 750 S. While the NC 750 S is the regular one, the NC 750 X is an adventure styled bike for some grand touring among the likes of the Can-Ams. The NC 750 has a roadster, a trail and maxi scooter and an amazing car like feature; an automatic transmission: specifically in this case it is a Dual Clutch Transmission commonly known as DTC. This automation makes NC 750 much more comfortable and smooth ride option.
In comparison with the previous model of CB650 and the Hornet, this one is bigger and even more massive. The frame and other hardware bits seem to be a carry over from the NC750 motorcycle although the size of the front wheels seems to be a 15 incher as compared to the 17” rear wheel. Honda has also added an extra balancer shaft as well to help counteract vibrations at higher rpms. While you think it can’t get better, this giant has a surprise storage compartment in place of the petrol tank.
This new Honda sensation is available in White, Black, Silver and Red colour options and expected to be tagged in price around £7499.
Bajaj finally launched their new Platina ES with modified design and surprisingly improved fuel efficiency. It is pitched to be probably the next cheapest offering by the company following the Platina 100. The Platina ES launched at Rupees 44,507 is claimed to be the “World’s Mileage Champion” as this bike comes with a surprising fuel efficiency of 96.9 kmpl. So far no Indian motorcycle has given that much mileage therefore this feature is definitely a catcher.
The Platina ES comes with the all new 102cc single cylinder engine that gets Bajaj’s Exhaust TEC and DTSi technology. Design wise, as compared to the existing Platina not much has changed other than new side panels, new exhaust changes and brighter graphics. It comes in candy red, electron blue and ebony black colours. The front cowl is wider than in this model but the twin-pod cluster has been carried over to the 100 ES.
Comparing from old model, the dials of the new Platina ES instrument cluster are in white, while they are black in the previous one. The side indicators on the new motorcycle are orange, a revision from the clear lens ones.
The Platina ES is powered by a new 102cc, DTS-i petrol motor producing 8.02 PS & 12.75 Nm mated to an amazing 4-speed gearbox. This product from Bajaj will definitely prove to be a tough competitor to its rivals Hero and Honda in the entry – level space. However, it is a lone variant with no added option for disk brake.
Usually it is seen Indonesia is ahead of us in terms of launching of foreign bikes. It is happening with Yamaha YZF-R3 which is rumored to be hitting the Indian roads. It is already available in Indonesia.
Now, when we are waiting for an official announcement of Pulsar 200 SS, a new variant of the brand has already been spotted in Indonesia. It is said the new Pulsar is designed for those bikers who are looking for an affordable adventure sports bike.
The new variant may probably be named as Pulsar 200 AS in which AS stands for Adventure Sport.
It is rumored the Pulsar 200 AS to debut alongside Pulsar 200 SS in Indonesia and it is based on the Pulsar 200 NS. The front section of the bike seems to be inspired from Discover 150F and it carries a sticker that in not very much readable. The rear resembles to 200 NS with similar seat positioning, swing arm and non-ABS disc brakes.
The new bike features larger windshield compared to the Pulsar 200 NS and a semi-fairing that is merged into the tank. It comes with a big headlamp too that is equipped with projector. If features same powertrain too.
Bajaj has not yet revealed anything about the bike but rumor world says the variant may soon hit the Indian roads.
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Trend is changing rapidly in the biking world and now India seems gradually grabiing the market for 300-500cc two wheelers, if consider the great success of KTM Duke 390, Kawasaki Ninja 300 and RC 390.
Hence, it is time for the bike manufacturers to encash from rising popularity of 300cc bikes in India.
Meanwhile, it is reported Yamaha too is planning to step into the new space and probably to launch its R3, which was unveiled last year in the European market.
Earlier it was rumored Yamaha may soon come up with its R25 in the Indian market, but now strategy seems changing. In fact, it is almost confirmed about R3 to be hitting the Indian roads as two units of it were recently imported from Indonesia for R&D on Indian roads.
Cool, but the challenge remains for the Japanese bike giant. The pricing may be a tough part as Rs 3 features a 2-cylinder engine and Indian customers may not welcome it at higher cost.
The other bikes in India come with single cylinder engines and hence they get price advantage.
Suppose Yamaha does not assemble the bike locally and decides to import it as a CBU (Completely Built-Up Unit), the cost will shoot up further and R3 will become more expensive compared to the rivals.
Apart from all these production technicalities, it is learned the Yamaha YZF-R3 to be powered with a 320cc, twin-cylinder engine that can offer 41bhp and 29.5Nm.
Hero MotoCorp is unveiling the Xtreme sports series bike in Asia Pacific countries including Nepal and India this January 2015. According to a reputed Nepal journal, the 150cc motorcycle will reach the Nepal markets soon this month, so we can expect similar launch in India as well. Hero Xtreme Sports bike is the first motorcycle of Hero MotoCorp which might be launched in abroad before Indian release.
According to reports, the Xtreme Sports motorcycle will be priced in between whopping Rs. 1.42 lakh to Rs. 1.51 lakh. The bike is being tested in Indian roads for sometime to check the performance of this sport bike. The sports model is set to feature modern handlebars and instrument clusters. The engine of the Xtreme sport variant is similar to the standard Xtreme bike model. Also, the engine is of superior quality and can produce 15.2 bhp and 12.8 Nm of Torque. In order to distinguish the Xtreme Sport model from normal version, it sports remodeled cowl near to fuel tank and engine.
As mentioned above, the sports bike will be little costlier than that of standard Hero Xtreme bikes. The sports bike will against favorites like Yamaha FZ-S v2.0, Honda CB Unicorn 160 and Suzuki Gixxer.
Kawasaki bikes are already well known for their strong performance and looks. The company’s previous model ZX14 R was a huge success and it is now making a better vehicle with the name Ninja H2. Kawasaki is offering supercharged engine to the bike for superb torque and power.
The H2R model sport a 1 liter engine which produce up to 300 bhp while the H2 model can deliver around 200 bhp. The Kawasaki bikes are fitted with 998 supercharged engine producing 133.5 Nm torque unlike any other motorcycle which makes it a standout. Three way KTRC traction control, engine brake control, ABS, launch control and anti wheel control are supported to assist this high power beast. The H2 might have slight difference from H2R in the engine as it is tuned to deliver milder and smoother performance. The supercharger on H2 gives only 20.5 PSI of boost which is lot higher in H2R. Also, comparatively less torque and power in delivered by H2 than that of H2R. CNC milled gear of H2 can produce speed of about 130000.
Kawasaki is giving away the motorcycles in H2 and H2R variations where H2R is a track model. In India, H2 is priced at Rs. 30 lakhs and pre booking amount is Rs. 10 lakhs. Pre-bookings are already made available.