Big Auto News: KTM Duke ‘Badmaash’ edition, Mahindra-Ford Partnership SUVs, CNG cars to get cheaper & more

Today's highlights include the new KTM 390 Duke 'Badmaash' that has been designed by Rajputana Customs. Another big one is that Royal Enfield is going to launch the new Interceptor 650 and Continental GT soon. More such stories in this round-up.

By: | Updated: March 22, 2018 9:35 PM

The KTM 390 Duke has been given a cosmetic makeover by Jaipur-based Rajputana Customs. The resulting motorcycle has been named as 'Badmaash' and it is designed on the lines of an off-road Scrambler. The front end of the motorcycle has a rounded LED headlamp that offers it a lot of character. The extra body work on the motorcycle has also bee ditched and hence, the minimalistic styling offers it a rugged kind of appeal. The front fender and the fuel tank design of the Badmaash look new along with several other parts. If you wish to check out the KTM 390 Duke 'Badmaash' in detailed images, you can click the link below.

Read More: OMG! Meet the KTM 390 Duke ‘Badmaash’ by Rajputana Customs: What a stunning bad boy look!

Chennai-based Royal Enfield is one of the most successful motorcycle brands in India. From shipping the country's first motorcycle in during the war to making large displacement motorcycles easily accessible to the masses, Royal Enfield has a way with riders in the country. The Royal Enfield Classic and Bullet series of cruisers have been a byword for RE enthusiasts for over decades now. While the brand is very diversifying, maintaining its base origins, into younger products like Thunderbird and Himalayan, the Bullet and Classic still remain the core of RE's success in India. Now though, two brand new flagship cruisers Royal Enfield Interceptor INT 650 and Continental GT 650 are set to enter our market.

Read More: Royal Enfield Interceptor, Continental GT 650 launch soon: Can the twins beat Harley-Davidson? We explain

The two big auto giants - Mahindra and Ford Motor Company had first announced their partnership in September last year and now this partnership will yield new SUVs and small electric vehicle as a part of several initiatives. Mahindra and Ford will jointly make new platforms for the upcoming SUVs and small electric cars. Mahindra is a leading name in Utility Vehicle space and globally Ford also has the resources and is a leader in new technology including electric cars. So, what exactly is cooking under the Mahindra Ford Joint venture?

Read More: Mahindra-Ford Partnership to launch SUVs, electric vehicles: 5 new MoU signed, Hyundai Creta rival on cards

Keeping the alarming level of pollution in Delhi in mind, Arvind Kejriwal led AAP Government has announced to roll-out 1000 all-electric buses on the roads in the national capital this year. The budget presented by the AAP government in the Delhi Assembly has shed a lot of light on reducing pollution in Delhi. Manish Sisodia, who is the Deputy Chief Minister of Delhi has presented the estimates for the 2018-19 budget and said that this is the first ever green budget by the Delhi government that has been aimed at taking measures to reduce the alarming rising pollution in the city.

Read More: Delhi to get 1000 electric buses, 50% rebate for CNG Cars registration by Kejriwal’s AAP Government

India happens to be one of the largest two-wheeler markets in the world and each day, numerous people in the country bring home a brand new motorcycle or a scooter. As is the case with everyone, be it human being or machine, motorcycles and scooters too, demand care and attention time to time in order to have smooth functioning. There are some simple care and maintenance tips with the help of which you can avoid unnecessary expenditure of thousands of rupees and also multiple visits to the service center. Keeping these simple tips handy will ensure that not only you will have a smooth running two-wheeler but also you will save a lot of time and money. That said, let's take a look at the top five maintenance tips that will help you stay free of worries when it comes to two-wheeler maintenance.

Read More: Top 5 self-service & maintenance tips for two-wheelers that can save you thousands of rupees and lives

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