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Lighter, more powerful Ducati Panigale V4 Superleggera leaked: Limited to just 500 units!

Lighter, more powerful Ducati Panigale V4 Superleggera leaked: Limited to just 500 units!

Jan 17, 2020

Powering the Ducati Panigale V4 Superleggera will be the same Desmosedici Stradale R engine that propels the Panigale V4R. However, the engine on the Superleggera produces 234hp of peak power and this has been made possible with the ECU update and Akrapovic exhaust.

BattRE LoEV electric scooter launched with reverse gear, 2 hour charging time and more

BattRE LoEV electric scooter launched with reverse gear, 2 hour charging time and more

Jan 17, 2020

BattRE electric mobility is a start-up founded in the year 2017 and is currently headquartered in Jaipur, Rajasthan. The LoEV electric scooter supports fast charging as well and the company is claiming a charging time of just 2 hours for the scooter.

Benelli’s 1200cc tourer inches towards production: Here’s how it will look!

Benelli’s 1200cc tourer inches towards production: Here’s how it will look!

Jan 17, 2020

Designated as QJ1200-3, the engine on the said tourer will be good for producing a maximum power output of 134hp. The said model meets China’s most recent emission norms called China-IV and these are equivalent to Euro-IV standards. 

BS-VI Royal Enfield Interceptor 650, Himalayan bookings open at Rs 10,000: Launch soon

BS-VI Royal Enfield Interceptor 650, Himalayan bookings open at Rs 10,000: Launch soon

Jan 17, 2020

After raking in immense popularity for itself in India and internationally, the Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 will get its 2020 BS-VI update in the coming weeks. However, we’re not expecting any other drastic changes.

Riders caught without helmet asked to write essays by MP Police, here’s why!

Riders caught without helmet asked to write essays by MP Police, here’s why!

Jan 17, 2020

During the period, pamphlets were also distributed among the local residents to inform them about traffic rules. An eye check-up camp for auto-drivers was also organised, an official said.

Budget 2020 expectations from two-wheeler industry: ‘Reviving rural economy can help tackle current slowdown’

Budget 2020 expectations from two-wheeler industry: ‘Reviving rural economy can help tackle current slowdown’

Jan 16, 2020

The PM Narendra Modi-led government will present the 2020 Budget on 1st February, and many are expecting FM Nirmala Sitharaman to announce support for localisation of battery tech, reconsider GST component in tyre pricing, etc.

Steelbird launches SBH 20 ZIP, SBH 21 WIZ at Rs 849: Lightest ISI-certified helmets in India

Steelbird launches SBH 20 ZIP, SBH 21 WIZ at Rs 849: Lightest ISI-certified helmets in India

Jan 16, 2020

Steelbird Hi-Tech India says the motive behind launching more affordable and lightweight helmets was to promote ISI standards in helmets and ultimately the use of helmets amongst two-wheeler riders in India.

Hero Cycles acquires Germany’s HNF to enhance stronghold in European e-bike market

Hero Cycles acquires Germany’s HNF to enhance stronghold in European e-bike market

Jan 16, 2020

Europe currently stands as the leading market in the e-bike space with over 20 per cent year-on-year growth. As a result of this, Hero Cycles is aiming at getting a bigger slice of the pie here.

Road Ministry not open to relax norms for electric two-wheelers, here’s why

Road Ministry not open to relax norms for electric two-wheelers, here’s why

Jan 16, 2020

Two-wheeler makers said the conditions under the first phase — from April 2015 to March 2019 — were simpler, as they did not have tighter rules.

Bajaj-Triumph alliance announcement on 24th January: 500cc Royal Enfield rival might be showcased!

Bajaj-Triumph alliance announcement on 24th January: 500cc Royal Enfield rival might be showcased!

Jan 17, 2020

With the said partnership, Bajaj Auto and Triumph Motorcycles will be benefitting from each other’s expertise in different areas. The two might try to exploit the Royal Enfield territory by bringing a 500cc retro classic motorcycle as their first product.

EXCLUSIVE: Ayush Lohia clarifies on the ill-fated UM-Lohia alliance in India

EXCLUSIVE: Ayush Lohia clarifies on the ill-fated UM-Lohia alliance in India

Jan 16, 2020

It seems that after the initial bloom, UM developed cold feet and thereon didn’t upgrade its motorcycles to meet the upcoming emission norms or safety regulations.

Bengaluru City Police introduces all-women motorcycle brigade with 15 Royal Enfield Himalayan bikes

Bengaluru City Police introduces all-women motorcycle brigade with 15 Royal Enfield Himalayan bikes

Jan 16, 2020

The joint initiative by Bengaluru Police and Royal Enfield called ‘We for Women’ not only aims to improve women’s safety in the city but also to break gender stereotypes around male-dominated sectors of society.

Honda two-wheelers doesn’t expect revival in auto sector in near term, here’s why

Honda two-wheelers doesn’t expect revival in auto sector in near term, here’s why

Jan 16, 2020

With the Activa 6G, the Japanese two-wheeler maker has introduced a host of new features offering the latest technology.

2020 Honda Activa 6G vs TVS Jupiter: BS-VI compliant 110cc scooters compared

2020 Honda Activa 6G vs TVS Jupiter: BS-VI compliant 110cc scooters compared

Jan 15, 2020

Honda Activa 6G vs TVS Jupiter Classic: Currently the only two BS-VI compliant 110cc scooters in the market, the Activa 6G and Jupiter Classic have both been updated with new colour options and features as well.

Jawa Motorcycles launches Perak Fridays: Now test ride the Perak bobber at night

Jawa Motorcycles launches Perak Fridays: Now test ride the Perak bobber at night

Jan 15, 2020

Classic Legends, a Mahindra & Mahindra subsidiary, has announced that the initiative will evolve into a Night Ride programme once deliveries of the Perak begin in April this year.

2020 Honda Activa 6G launched at a price of Rs 63,912: Improved fuel efficiency, better features and more!

2020 Honda Activa 6G launched at a price of Rs 63,912: Improved fuel efficiency, better features and more!

Jan 15, 2020

The new Honda Activa 6G now gets conventional telescopic forks up front for better comfort. The new Activa 6G will start reaching dealerships by the end of this month and the company is offering a six-year warranty with the new Activa 6G that includes three-year standard warranty and three-year optional.

Bajaj Chetak Electric vs Ather 450 spec comparison: Range, charging, features, price

Bajaj Chetak Electric vs Ather 450 spec comparison: Range, charging, features, price

Jan 15, 2020

Bajaj Chetak vs Ather 450 electric scooter spec comparison: The Chetak is entering a market segment that has been paying a lot of attention to the Ather 450. So, it is plausible that we compare the two.

New helmet launches, expansion plans and road safety to be focus areas: Rajeev Kapur, Steelbird Helmets

New helmet launches, expansion plans and road safety to be focus areas: Rajeev Kapur, Steelbird Helmets

Jan 14, 2020

We got in a conversation with Rajeev Kapur, MD, Steelbird Helmets, to find about the future plans for Steelbird Helmets and about what he thinks of government proposals on the ban on non-ISI helmets.

Bajaj Chetak electric scooter launched at Rs 1 lakh: Range, top speed, warranty & availability!

Bajaj Chetak electric scooter launched at Rs 1 lakh: Range, top speed, warranty & availability!

Jan 14, 2020

Bajaj Chetak electric scooter will be available in Pune and Bengaluru as of now. The scooter comes with two riding modes namely Eco and Sport with a maximum range of upto 95 km. Here is everything you need to know about the all-electric Chetak!

EXCLUSIVE: KTM 390 Adventure to be priced at Rs 2.99 lakh – India launch this month

EXCLUSIVE: KTM 390 Adventure to be priced at Rs 2.99 lakh – India launch this month

Jan 14, 2020

KTM 390 Adventure is now only some days from a formal launch in India. But if you are planning to buy one, we could help you budget well for your KTM ADV by letting you in on the price.

2020 Honda Activa 6G launch tomorrow: India’s favourite scooter’s new avatar

2020 Honda Activa 6G launch tomorrow: India’s favourite scooter’s new avatar

Jan 14, 2020

The new Honda Activa 6G will get multiple new features and an environment-friendlier engine. Here is what all to expect from the sixth-generation Activa.

Bajaj Chetak electric scooter to launch tomorrow: Range, features, expected price

Bajaj Chetak electric scooter to launch tomorrow: Range, features, expected price

Jan 13, 2020

Bajaj Chetak Electric is all set to launch in India tomorrow marking Bajaj Auto’s foray into all-electric two-wheelers and the Chetak’s return to the market after a 14-year absence.

Dakar 2020: Hero rider and rally legend, Paulo Goncalves passes away after fatal crash on stage 7

Dakar 2020: Hero rider and rally legend, Paulo Goncalves passes away after fatal crash on stage 7

Jan 13, 2020

Paulo “Speedy” Goncalves finished in the top 10 at the Dakar over four times with his best result in 2015 where he finished second overall.

2020 Ducati Dream Tour for Rajasthan registration opens: How to book one of just 10 available seats!

2020 Ducati Dream Tour for Rajasthan registration opens: How to book one of just 10 available seats!

Jan 13, 2020

As the headline suggests, in case you wish to go for the Ducati Royal Rajasthan Chapter 2 ride, you will have to be real quick as the tour is limited to 10 riders only. Here is all you need to know about Ducati Dream Tour 2020 – The Royal Rajasthan – Chapter 2.

2020 Auto Expo: New scooters & bike launches – Suzuki Intruder 250 to electric bikes

2020 Auto Expo: New scooters & bike launches – Suzuki Intruder 250 to electric bikes

Jan 13, 2020

Auto Expo 2020 India: Those like Honda, TVS, Yamaha, Hero MotoCorp will not be at the expo this year – although do not be disheartened, there are some motorcycles to look forward to – especially from the house of Suzuki.

Bajaj Chetak electric charging time, range estimator, braking time and other features revealed

Bajaj Chetak electric charging time, range estimator, braking time and other features revealed

Jan 13, 2020

Bajaj has also said that the Li-ion battery is IP67 rated and has a 50,000km/3 year warranty on the powertrain.

Royal Enfield Bullet 500, Thunderbird 500 discontinued in India: How you can still buy!

Royal Enfield Bullet 500, Thunderbird 500 discontinued in India: How you can still buy!

Jan 12, 2020

Majority of the sales for Royal Enfield comes from the 350 range of motorcycles and the 500cc bikes have been consistently seeing low sales figures. Even the 650 twins have been doing a decent job for the brand right since their launch in November 2018.

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