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Tuesday

KTM 790 Duke slated for a September launch: Report

A report related to the launch of the 790 Duke now suggests that the bike is now expected to hit Indian streets sometime in September. A few reports had earlier stated that KTM was looking for an April/May launch.

The 390 Adventure along with the 790 Duke are perhaps two of the most anticipated bikes from the KTM stable.

The 790 was recently spotted at a Bajaj warehouse but the company is also supposedly setting up a new assembly line for quality check and supervision of the bikes. The bike is also now rumoured to come to India now via the CKD route.

The 790 Duke is powered by KTM's new 799cc LC8c parallel twin that makes 105 PS of maximum power at 9,000 rpm and 86 Nm of peak torque at 8,000 rpm. Transmission comes via a 6-speed gearbox and a slip-assist clutch and a quick-shifter for clutchless shifting.


The bike also gets ride-by-wire throttle giving you four riding modes, namely sport, street, rain and track. Riding aids come in the form of traction control, motor slip regulation, switchable cornering ABS and wheelie control.

The KTM 790 Duke is expected to be priced in the Rs 8 lakh range and will compete against the likes of the Triumph Street Triple, Kawasaki Z900 and Suzuki GSX-S750.

KTM RC200 Red Bull MotoGP edition showcased

KTM RC200 Red Bull MotoGP edition showcased


- Was showcased at a show in Jakarta, Indonesia

- Gets a livery inspired by KTM MotoGP race bike

- Unlikely to be launched as a production motorcycle

KTM has showcased a Red Bull MotoGP edition of its fully-faired offering, the RC200, in Jakarta, Indonesia.

The motorcycle was adorned with a livery inspired by KTM’s MotoGP race bike. With black being the base colour, it carries bold graphics on its body panels making this RC200 truly attention-grabbing. It boasts of a huge Red Bull branding running from its fuel tank to the fairing, accompanied by a ‘KTM’ and ‘Motorex’ badging. What makes it further distinctive is a Red Bull logo sitting prominently on the windscreen. Besides the livery, the motorcycle remains unchanged in terms of mechanicals.

The KTM RC200 is powered by a 199.5cc, single-cylinder, liquid-cooled motor which churns out 24.6bhp at 10,000rpm and 19.2Nm at 8,000rpm. This unit comes mated to a six-speed gearbox. Underpinned by a steel trellis frame, the motorcycle is suspended by WP upside down forks at the front and a monoshock at the rear. Meanwhile, braking is taken care of by a 300mm disc up front and a 230mm disc at the rear with dual-channel ABS being offered as standard.

The KTM RC200 Red Bull MotoGP edition is unlikely to be launched as a mass production bike as the company didn’t make any such announcement. The motorcycle is priced at Rs 1.90 lakhs (ex-showroom, Delhi) and it competes against the Kawasaki Ninja 300, Benelli 302R and the TVS Apache RR310. 

2019 Yamaha R15 V3 Monster Energy MotoGP Edition India launch soon

2019 Yamaha R15 V3 Monster Energy MotoGP Edition India launch soon
Just like last year, India will get the updated MotoGP Edition of Yamaha R15 V3.

2019 Yamaha R15 V3 Monster Energy MotoGP Edition
Yamaha has launched a range of Monster Energy MotoGP Edition motorcycles and scooters in Indonesia. These include 2019 Yamaha Aerox, R15 V3, R125, YZF-R25, Vixion and MX-King. Of these, the latest offering R15 Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP Edition borrows inspiration from MotoGP superbikes of Valentino Rossi and Maverick Vinales.



2019 Yamaha R15 V3 Monster Energy MotoGP Edition has just been launched in Indonesia at Rp 36,360,000 (approximately Rs 1.78 lakh). It will be launched in India next, ahead of the festive Diwali season.

Yamaha R15 V3 Monster Energy MotoGP Edition is presented in a dual color scheme of blue and black. It gets black paint on body panels and blue highlights on fairing and fuel tank. Branding of ‘Monster Energy’ is seen on its front fender, fascia and fairing and it also gets ENEOs branding, official sponsors of Yamaha’s factory racing team in MotoGP championships, and Yamalube decals.



All features remain the same as seen on the Yamaha R15 V3 as on date in India. This includes full LED headlamp and taillamp, split seats and a digital instrument console. The Indonesia spec model gets upside down telescopic front forks and aluminum swingarm while when launched in India it will be seen with conventional telescopic forks in front.

No changes have been made to the engine. 2019 Yamaha YZF-R15 V3.0 Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP Edition continues to be powered by a 155cc, liquid cooled, 4 valve, FI engine with VVA technology offering 19 bhp power at 10,000 rpm and 15 Nm torque at 8,500 rpm mated to a 6 speed gearbox. It comes in with dual channel ABS as standard and braking via single disc brakes at both ends.



In India, the standard Yamaha R15 V3 is available in colour options of Thunder Grey and Racing Blue priced at Rs.1,39,680. It also gets a new Darknight colour scheme, priced at Rs.1,41,680. Next, it will get the Monster Energy MotoGP Edition, which will be priced marginally higher. Yamaha India had launched the R15 V3 MotoGP edition last year as well. It was sold as a limited edition of 5,000 units. All of which were sold off quickly. Expect a similar strategy this year around for the 2019 model year R15.

Wednesday

Jawa motorcycles booked on 1st 2 days will be delivered by end May 2019

Jawa motorcycles booked on 1st 2 days will be delivered by end May 2019
Jawa delivered their first motorcycle in India on 30th March 2019.

Those who have booked Jawa motorcycles are waiting eagerly for delivery. Most buyers booked their Jawa in the first few days of launch, which took place on 15th November 2019.

After delivering the first few bikes on 30th of March 2019, Jawa is now getting ready to deliver the remaining bikes. The following mail has been reportedly sent to Jawa dealers in India;

Jawa Bike Delivery Information
*Communication on April’19 and May’19 Vehicle delivery.*
1) All customers who booked on 15th Nov will get their motorcycle by April end (last 10 days)
2) Customers who booked on 16th Nov and have bookings IDs from JAWA20181116003 to JAWA201811163931 will be delivered in first half of May.
3) Customers who booked on 16th Nov and have bookings IDs from JAWA201811163949 to JAWA201811166344 will be delivered in second half of May
4) These does not include bookings for dual channel ABS. Dual channel ABS booking will start from June onwards.
*Please inform the online booking customers accordingly.*

First Jawa owner in India.
As per the information above, Jawa will deliver motorcycles to only those who have booked on 15th and 16th November. Those who have booked after that, will have to wait till June or later. Those who have booked dual disc, will have to wait till end of June for deliveries to start. This also means that some Jawa dealers might not deliver a single motorcycle till June 2019.

Jawa has not announced the total number of bookings they have received till date. They have also not revealed how many bikes they have delivered in March 2019.

Jawa is offered in three colour options – Maroon, Grey and Black. In comparison, Jawa Forty Two has 6 colour options – Comet Red (Glossy), Nebula Blue (Glossy), Starlight Blue (Matte), Lumos Lime (Matte), Galactic Green (Matte), and Halley’s Teal (Matte). Multiple colour options could be advantageous for Jawa, as it would appeal to a larger audience base. A number of accessories are also available for Jawa twins.

Powering the Jawas is a 293 cc, single cylinder, 4-stroke, liquid cooled, DOHC engine that makes 27 BHP of max power and 28 Nm of max torque. Engine is mated to a constant mesh 6-speed gearbox. Engine has been tuned to deliver optimal mid-range performance and exhaust note is also quite adorable, as it is similar to that of classic Jawa motorcycle.

Saturday

India’s first woman Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 owner is here [Video]

India’s first woman Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 owner is here [Video]

The Royal Enfield Interceptor, which was launched last year in the Indian market alongside the Continental GT 650 has become quite popular in the Indian market. The all-new 650 Twins have gathered over 1,000 customers as Royal Enfield dispatched more than a thousand units of the bike in the month of January. The rising popularity of the bike is getting attention everywhere in the market. While mostly biking is taken up by the males, there are many well-established female motorcycle riders in India too. Here is a video of the first woman Royal Enfield Interceptor customer who took the delivery from Whitefield Motors, Bangalore, Karnataka



The video uploaded on Jacob’s tribe YouTube channel and it shows that the Royal Enfield showroom had arranged for a cake and a bouquet for the first lady owner of the Interceptor too. She also took the bike for a quick spin and looked impressed by the bike. While Royal Enfield has not officially said that she is the first woman in India to own the Interceptor, we checked for other lady owners but could not find any. If you know more such owners, do send us the details

Coming back to the Royal Enfield Interceptor, it is priced very attractively at Rs. 2.49 lakh, ex-showroom, Delhi. It is the most affordable parallel-twin cylinder motorcycle available in the Indian market. The Interceptor is powered by an all-new 649cc, air-cooled, parallel-twin cylinder engine that generates a maximum power of 47 Bhp and a peak torque of 52 Nm. It gets a 6-speed transmission with a slipper clutch as standard. The Royal Enfield Interceptor also gets disc brakes at both front and rear. It also gets dual-channel ABS as standard.

The Royal Enfield Interceptor is the smoothest Royal Enfield bike ever made. The 270-degree parallel-twin engine of the bike is almost vibration-free. However, it loses its signature thump for which the Royal Enfield bikes are popular. The Royal Enfield Interceptor gets a very sublime rumble with the stock exhaust. However, there are many aftermarket exhausts available in the market now that can change the exhaust note of the bike completely.

The Royal Enfield Interceptor and the Continental GT have created quite a ripples in the Indian market. Both the bikes get a waiting period of up to 3-6 months, depending on the colour of the bike. Currently, Royal Enfield is dispatching over 2,500 units of the Continental GT 650 and the Interceptor but most of the units are exported to various countries including the Europen countries, Australia and USA. Royal Enfield also exports to developing countries like Brazil, Indonesia and Thailand.

Royal Enfield uses the all-new “P” platform for both the new bikes. Soon, Royal Enfield is expected to launch all-new bikes on the same platform. In 2020, Royal Enfield may showcase bikes like Himalayan 650 and Classic 650 and the actual launch may happen later in the year.

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2019 Bajaj Dominar 400 unveil

Bajaj has just  unveil the next-generation Dominar 400 at the ride event, which is currently underway. To read our first ride review, head HERE. The new Dominar has been one of the most awaited motorcycles of the year and a lot of its updates were revealed when the bike was spotted testing over the last few months.


Now that the bike has officially been revealed, we can clearly see what other updates the bike has received. Firstly, the 2019 Dominar now gets a single-cylinder, fuel-injected 373.2cc DOHC engine. The new engine produces considerably more power than the outgoing model. Peak power has gone up from 35hp at 8,000rpm to 40hp at 8,650rpm. Peak torque remains unchanged at 35Nm, but comes in at 7,000rpm – 500rpm higher than on the older bike.


Another significant change is the use of a USD fork similar to the one on the 390 Duke unlike the older bike, which featured a conventional telescopic unit. The new front suspension will play a major role in improving the Dominar’s handling and ride quality. The exhaust has also been updated and now sports a twin-exit end can. The optional dual-channel ABS on the old bike is now standard equipment as per updated mandatory safety norms. The new hardware does come at a cost though – an additional 2kg, to be precise. The 2019 Dominar now weighs 184kg (kerb). Bajaj has also made the Dominar 400 available in a new, bright green colour scheme called Auroral Green.

Tech updates come in the form of an updated instrument cluster. Just like the previous-gen Dominar 400, the new bike sports two displays – a primary, conventionally placed handlebar display, and a secondary display on the tank. That being said, the new Dominar’s secondary display is a more advanced unit that displays gear position, trip meters and more while the primary display now conveys information and warnings in text form.

We don’t have a price yet, but expect the Dominar to cost about Rs 15,000-20,000 more than the outgoing model, which should put it somewhere along the Rs 1.8 lakh mark. This means that the new 2019 Bajaj Dominar 400 will still cost less than the KTM 390 Duke (Rs 2.44 lakh) and the TVS Apache RR 310 (Rs 2.23 lakh); and probably even lower than the 250 Duke ABS (Rs 1.93 lakh).

At this price point, despite the substantial expected hike in price, the updated 2019 Bajaj Dominar 400 continues to be a strong value proposition within its segment.

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Erik Buell opens electric two-wheeler brand Fuell

American engineer Erik Buell has teamed up with Frédéric Vasseur and Francois-Xavier Terny to launch Fuell – an electric two-wheeler brand that will specialise in urban mobility solutions. The brand is set to fully reveal both products on April 23, 2019. Frédéric Vasseur is the team principal at the Alfa Romeo F1 team and founder of Spark Racing Technology, which builds the Formula E powertrains. François-Xavier Terny, on the other hand, is an entrepreneur who has invested in companies like Veldt Helmets and is the CEO of high-end motorcycle brand Vanguard Moto Inc.


Backed by the expertise provided by his partners, Buell aims to enter the EV segment. The two upcoming products that have been announced are the Flow e-motorcycle and the Fluid electric cycle. The Flow will be available in a 11kW Flow-1 (150-200cc equivalent) and a 35kW Flow-1S version (350-400cc equivalent). From what can be seen of the design, it seems like the Flow features a motor that is packed into the rear wheel hub, eliminating the use of a chain or a belt. Meanwhile, the electric cycle Fluid, will be available with two removable batteries with a total of 980Wh, with a claimed range of up to 125 miles (200km). The Fluid will be offered in a 250W motor Pedelec (max speed 32kph) or a 500W motor S-Pedelec (max speed 45kph) model.

Prices for the Flow start at $10,995 (Rs 7.69 lakh) and $3,295 (Rs 2.3 lakh) for the Fluid in the United States of America. Fuell claim that deliveries of the Fluid will start in 2019, with the Flow being made available in 2021 in the USA. It remains to be seen which other markets Fuell will make itself available in

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Sunday

2019 Bajaj Dominar 400 ABS revealed

Bajaj Auto has released a new advertisement that completely reveals the for-2019 Dominar 400 ABS. The video released starts off with riding shots of the upcoming 400cc, ABS-equipped bike, which in turn confirms many rumours about Bajaj’s updated flagship offering.


First, there’s no missing the USD fork that the new Dominar is equipped with. The unit appears to be similar to the one seen on KTMs, with similar dimensions. What further leads us to believe that this is a similar unit, is that the braking set-up is now on the other side, just like KTM’s. That said, we believe the damping on the Dominar will be set up differently; more in tune to the cruiser nature of the motorcycle.


Other major updates visible in the video are the reworked exhaust system and a redesigned tank panel. The cowls on the tank are smaller than the outgoing model’s, and the tank, as a whole, loses some of its body-coloured bits for blacked-out ones. Bajaj has also appeared to have ditched the golden-coloured wheels and gone back to black-finished rims with polished outer edges.

While not much else can be seen in the advertisement, it confirms the authenticity of previous rumours that talked about the updated instrumentation and reworked exhaust system. The motorcycle is expected to get a digital secondary unit that displays gear position, the odometer and time. The earlier functions of the tank display have been taken up by the handlebar-mounted primary display, which now conveys information in text. As for the exhaust, it is now a twin-exit unit that will produce a much throatier sound.

The outgoing Bajaj Dominar is powered by a 373cc, single-cylinder engine, which puts out 34.5hp and 35Nm of torque. We expect the upcoming bike to receive a mild increase in output figures. Bajaj might also switch to a DOHC engine as seen on the KTM 390 Duke. This switch, along with the reworked exhaust, may enable the Dominar 400 to comply with upcoming emission norms.

Bajaj is expected to launch the updated 2019 Dominar 400 ABS very soon with a price tag slightly more than the current models’ Rs 1.63 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi) figure.

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2019 Yamaha FZ V3.0: 5 all about to know

Just like previous ‘version’ updates from Yamaha, the updates on the FZ V3.0 and FZS V3.0 have been inspired from a bike higher up in the brand’s line-up – in this case, it’s the Yamaha FZ25. Here are the five key things to keep in mind about the updated bikes:

New styling
The bikes receive updated bodywork but retain the sharp, muscular profile of the FZ series. A wider front-end stance is a result of wider panels and side shrouds around the tank. Speaking of, the front-end of the tank also sports a faux air vent-like grille structure. The motorcycles also lose their split seat layouts for a single unit that is larger and better padded than before. Adding further to pillion comfort is a new, large one-piece aluminum grab handle. Rider comfort gets a boost on the new bikes too, as Yamaha has also decided to use a new handlebar that’s slightly raised compared to the previous model’s and will allow for a more upright riding position. The switchgear and dual-cable throttle also appear to be borrowed from the FZ25. Prior to this, the FZ series last received an update over four years ago and so the changes are most welcome. However, an aspect that misses out on an update is the powertrain.

Same old powerplant
Both bikes continue to be powered by the same engine on the second generation iterations of the bikes. The 149cc, air-cooled, two-valve, single-cylinder motor makes 13.2hp at 8,000rpm and 12.8Nm of torque at 6,000rpm. The previous-gen FZ was one of the lightest motorcycles in its class, but also happened to be the least powerful. However, with an increased kerb weight of 137kg (up from the previous bike’s 132kg), the FZ no longer has the weight advantage it earlier did, and in fact, has the lowest power-to-weight ratio in its segment. Take a look at how the FZ V3.0 compares against its closest rivals in terms of power-to-weight ratio.


Cut from the same cloth
In case you were wondering what the differences between the FZ and the FZS are – the S variant receives a belly pan while the FZ doesn't. The FZS also gets chrome-finished outlines on the faux air intake-like vents on the tank, giving the bike a more premium appearance. Apart from these minor stylistic differences, the only other thing that sets the two bikes apart is the colour options. The new FZ is available in two colour schemes – Metric Black and Racing Blue – while the FZS comes in three colours – Matt Black, Dark Matt Blue and Grey and Cyan Blue.

Features
One of the most significant updates is the addition of a Bosch single-channel ABS unit. The bikes also receive a new LCD instrument cluster that has now gone from a positive mode LCD to a negative mode one. This means that light coloured letters appear on a darker background instead of the other way, which was seen on the older bike. The new LED headlight is reminiscent of the one on the FZ25, but we hope it offers a more powerful beam. The addition of ABS allows the FZ and FZS to comply with the upcoming mandatory ABS norms that come into effect from April 1, 2019.

Competition and pricing
The FZ-FI V3.0 ABS and FZS-FI V3.0 ABS have been priced at Rs 95,000 and Rs 97,000, respectively. This is a hefty hike of around Rs 13,000 over the non-ABS second generation variants. In terms of competition, the FZ takes on the likes of the Honda CB Hornet 160R, TVS Apache RTR 160 4V, Suzuki Gixxer and Bajaj Pulsar NS160. The Suzuki Gixxer and the CB Hornet 160R are currently the only other bikes from those mentioned to come with ABS (single-channel unit on both).

The FZ is one of the manufacturer’s most successful motorcycles in the country and the update makes it fresher and safer as well. How the customer base will respond to the lack of a powertrain update remains to be seen.

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Bajaj Dominar Polar Odyssey concludes successfully

The ‘Polar Odyssey - Arctic to Antarctic’ – a 51,000km journey from the Arctic Circle to the Antarctic Circle – concluded successfully after 99 days of riding. Deepak Kamath, Avinash PS, and Deepak Gupta achieved this feat riding their slightly tweaked Bajaj Dominars.



While the Polar Odyssey was flagged off in Pune at the end of July in 2018, the bikes were shipped to their starting point in the Arctic Circle from where, Bajaj tells us, the ride actually took 99 days to complete.

The riders went from Anchorage to Tuktoyaktuk in the Arctic Circle and then all the way down to Ushuaia in Argentina by the Antarctic Circle. Led by Deepak Kamath, the journey took them across 15 countries and three continents. The Bajaj Dominars used for the ride also managed to complete the entire journey without breaking down.

The bikes were tweaked to adapt to the terrain and conditions that the riders would face during their journey. The front mudguard was replaced by an ADV-like beak, a larger fly screen and seat were installed, and they were also outfitted with hand guards. Other changes included all-weather tyres, panniers and jerry cans. Other than this, Bajaj has said the bikes were completely stock.

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KTM RC200 ABS launched at Rs 1.88 lakh

KTM has just updated the RC200 with a single-channel ABS unit, as seen on the Duke 200 that recently received a similar update in November 2018. The updated KTM RC200 ABS has been priced at Rs 1.88 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi), a premium of Rs 9,000 over the previous price tag of Rs 1.79 lakh for the non-ABS variant.

Apart from the addition of ABS, the bike has received no other updates. The RC200 is one of the most powerful entry-level supersports in the country and continues to be powered by a 199.5cc, single-cylinder, liquid-cooled motor that makes 25.8hp and 19.2Nm of torque. Handling suspension duties is a 43mm USD fork and a preload-adjustable monoshock.

Dealers have started to accept bookings and a few have already commenced deliveries for the bike. The sale of non-ABS RC200s will continue until stocks last.

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Monday

2019 Bajaj Dominar 400 ABS spied video captured

Back in September 2018, we broke news on Bajaj having an update for its flagship motorcycle in the pipeline. Now, a new video of the bike has been uploaded on YouTube, revealing a few updates expected on the next-gen Dominar 400.

While the test mule in the video is camouflaged, there’s no missing the new USD fork. The front suspension unit looks similar to the one seen on the KTMs, but we believe the damping on the Dominar will be set up differently, more in tune to the cruiser nature of the motorcycle. Meanwhile, the monoshock appears to be the Nitrox unit seen on the current Dominar.


Other major updates visible in the video are the redesigned instrument cluster and the reworked exhaust system. The Dominar currently on sale displays relatively minimal information on the secondary tank mounted display, with ABS, side-stand and battery status indicators taking up most space. The video shows that the upcoming iteration of the bike gets a digital secondary unit that displays gear position, the odo and time. The earlier functions of the tank display have been taken up by the handlebar-mounted primary display that now conveys information in text, with messages like 'Side Stand Down' and 'Engine Kill On'.

The new Dominar is fitted with a twin-exit muffler. The exhaust note is a lot more throaty with a thumping idling note.

The current-gen Bajaj Dominar is powered by a 373cc, single-cylinder engine which puts out 34.5hp and 35Nm of torque. We expect the upcoming bike to receive a mild bump in output figures. The brand might also switch to a DOHC engine as seen on the KTM 390 Duke. This switch may see the bike comply with BS-VI norms, or at least get it closer to clearing the upcoming emission norms.

Bajaj recently stopped production of the non-ABS Dominar. The upcoming Dominar is likely to come equipped with a dual-channel unit, as seen on the current bike. Bajaj hasn't released any official information yet but you can expect the bike to cost slightly more than the current Rs 1.63 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi).

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Friday

Yamaha india launched new YZF-R15 V3.0 ABS with Dark night color scheme price Rs 1.39L

Yamaha Motor India has launched the 2019 YZF-R15 V3.0 ABS in its new year, with price of 1.39 lakhs. This price is more than Rs. 12,000 compare to no ABS bike. The third generation of this successful bike was launched in the auto expo 2018 and the R15 series proved to be a very rewarding bike for the company in terms of sales. This vital bike was not being given important safety features such as ABS, the company has now completed this deficiency with the dual-channel antilock braking system. After getting the Dual-Channel ABS 2019 YZF-R15 V3.0, this bike is safe enough to be able to get rid of new safety rules.



 2019 Yamaha YZF-R15 V3.0 motorcycle is the first bike in the 150cc segment, which is standard dual-channel ABS. Apart from ABS, the company has not made any technical changes in the bike for the new year and it has come with VVA technology, Assist and Slipper Clutch, LED Headlamp and Taillamp from the previous model. The bike has a similar 155cc single-cylinder, liquid-cooled engine which generates 19 bhp power and 14.7 Nm torque, this engine is equipped with a 6-speed gearbox.



Yamaha Motor India has made the new YZF-R15 V3.0 ABS available With new Dark night color scheme,Thunder Grey and Racing Blue. The company has already started booking for ABS R15, which can be booked on a nearby Yamaha dealership. However, Yamaha is going to launch the new two-wheeler on January 21, 2019, with which the company has kept silent. 



Wednesday

Samsung battery equipped Harley Davidson's e-bike LIVEWIRE; Booking starts, price Rs 21 lakhs

The 116-year-old American motorcycle company Harley Davidson also showcased its first electric bike, LIVEWIRE, which is equipped with Samsung's battery pack. The company has It has started taking its booking in, which costs $ 30,000 i.e. around 21 lakh rupees.

Harley's electric motorcycle equipped Samsung's battery pack, which has been taken under Harley Davidson and Samsung SDI Corporation, in which both companies will work on electric motorcycle projects for about 4 years.

This electric motor runs with a lithium-ion battery whose strength can be estimated from the fact that it reaches 0-60kmph in just 3.5 seconds. At the same time, it is capable of traveling upto 177km in single charging.

It is easy to charge its batteries, which can be charged from standard power outlets at home. Its power cable is just below the seat.

Rider can also locate a nearby charging station with a specially designed mobile app, as well as the dealer who sells the bike will also have the charging station.

Changing clutch and gear in this electric motorcycle will get rid of which new riders will be able to run smoothly. At the same time, it will save the energy spent on breaking and send it to the battery which will be helpful in driving on traffic-laden roads.

There will be a new HD connect system in which the rider can detect the battery charging status. The location of the bike in the parking can also be detected by this system. In case of a bike being stolen, a message will be sent to Rider's smartphone which can also be tracked through GPS system.

There will be a color touchscreen display on the handbars of the bike, which the rider can adjust according to its convenience, which will have many features like navigation system, music. In this 12-volt lithium ion battery will power its power control, instrument display, lights and horn.

Suspension of bike can be adjusted in 7 riding mode. It has 4 standard modes which can be customized by the remaining three riders.

In this, the electric motor has been fitted in the bike frame in a manner that gives better handling to the rider.

Bajaj Pulsar 220F ABS and priced it at Rs 1,05,254

The Bajaj Pulsar 220F was recently updated with fresh graphic schemes and a new crash guard. We’ve spoken to a few dealerships and found out that Bajaj has now equipped the Pulsar 220F with ABS and priced it at Rs 1,05,254, which is an increase of about Rs 7,600 over the non-ABS version that costs Rs 97,670 (all prices, ex-showroom, Pune).

The single-channel ABS unit on the 220F is expected to be similar to that seen on the RS200 and NS200. Powering the 220F is a single-pot 220cc engine, producing 20.9hp at 8,500rpm and 18.5Nm of torque at 7,000rpm.

Despite its age, the Bajaj Pulsar 220F continues to be one of the most popular entry-level sports bikes in the market. Since its launch, the bike hasn’t received a significant upgrade, but the ABS update hints that Bajaj has no plans to withdraw the 220F from our market anytime soon.

The updated 220F ABS is yet to reach dealerships. However, few dealers have started to accept bookings, with deliveries expected to start in the coming week

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Saturday

Yezdi and BSA Re-launch in india:Mahindra officially announced

Mahindra is planning to introduce Yezdi and BSA bikes in India following the introduction of Jawa motorcycles. Classic Legends, which is part of Mahindra, has introduced three new generation models of Jawa brand on year. These models have been launched in the price range of Rs.1.55 lakh.


According to Classic Legends, the company plans to introduce new models of Yezdi and BSA Brands. However, the company Mahindra recently confirmed that they will introduce the BSA and Yezdi brands in India. The introduction process may include local production for the first phase for export markets and planned launch for Yezdi bikes at the Auto Expo 2020. BSA came into the spotlight with Mahindra announcing an all-new product, hinting at another superstar entry like Jawa 300 and 42 for India. On the other hand, the displacement expectations are double than what Jawa brought to India with the BSA brand. Yezdi earlier came with the 250cc engine and that makes it purely eligible for another Mahindra Mojo based motor with added character.

It is likely that the new bike models will be introduced in the next couple of years. Furthermore, the Yezdi bikes come with New design in the same platform as the Jawa motorcycles are manufactured.

The new bike models from the Yezdi brand will be stabilized at 250cc to 350cc. At the same time, the bikes in the BSA brand come with more cc engine capabilities. The engine ranges from 500cc to 750cc.



Jawa 42 and Jawa motorcycle models delivery works will begin in February. Jawa bike production line up at Mahindra's Pithampur plant and also planned 7500 bikes per month.

The three brands of Jawa, Yezdi, and BSA are expected to replace the Indian roads. Fans are waiting for these motorcycles to look forward to their expectations.

Thursday

Hero to Honda scooters will launch in India 2019


The last year was very interesting for the scooter market and in 2018 several companies launched their product in market. At this time, two-wheeler manufacturers have focused their attention on 125cc segments. Meanwhile, some electric scooters in the segment have also signed up . In Indian scooter market is expected to move forward in the same pace in 2019. In this way, companies will launch many products in the market in 2019, today we are going to tell you about the same scooters that will be launched in 2019.

Hero Maestro Edge 125


 Hero to Honda scooters will launch in India 2019

Hero MotoCorp had first showcased this Hero Maestro Edge 125 at the 2018 Auto Expo, and it is Maestro's strongest sporty model. The company has introduced this scooter with attractive style and better design, along with many good features, including many features like IOS start-stop system, USB charging point, semi digital instrument console and stand indicators. The company has given the same 125cc single-cylinder engine in the scooter, which generates 8.7 bhp power and 10.2 Nm peak torque. This engine is equipped with CVT autobox.

Estimated Launch: First Quarter of 2019

Estimated cost: Rs. 60,000 ex-showroom

TVS Jupiter 125

TVS Motor Company has enjoyed the success of the 125cc segment with the TVS Ntorq and TVS Jupiter is already the second best-selling scooter in India, in such a case, the 125cc version of Jupiter will definitely increase the company's sales growth. The TVS Jupiter 125 will probably be a fuel-injected model and will be the next BS 6 Emission norms, along with the Combined Braking system with the scooter and the previous suspension to be restrained.

Estimated launch: by end of 2019

Estimated cost: 55,000 Exshowroom

Okinawa Electric scooter

The electric two-wheeler maker Okinawa had launched the Praise Electric Scooter in India last year and now the company will introduce its new version soon. The Okinawa is expected to be launched this month and this scooter will have a lithium-ion battery, this battery can be removed and fully charged at home in just 2-3 hours. it has a 1000-watt battery with a range of 160-180 km in its range, while its top speed is 75 km / h. Booking has started and can be booked with 5,000 taka tokens.

Estimated launch: January 2019

Estimated cost: 78,000 Exshowroom

Aprilia Storm 125

The Aprilia Storm 125 showcase was done at the 2018 Auto Expo, which is a simple model of the company's general Aprilia SR, which has been given new body graphics with mat paint scheme. With the normal SR 125, now Storm 125 will be an option and will be offered until the first half of 2019. In appearance it will be similar to SR 125 but new Storm 125 will be equipped with small alloy wheels, Chunky Tires and Combined braking system. The company has given the same 125cc engine as SR in Storm 125, which keeps the shine to generate 9.4 bhp power and 9.9 Nm peak torque.

Estimated Launch: First Quarter of 2019

Estimated cost: 65,000 Exshowroom

UM Chill 150

The US-based two-wheeler manufacturer, UM Motorcycles, originally works mainly to build cruiser bikes, but this year it can change because it is being said that UM is the first to make a scooter for the Indian market. According to the reports, UM's forthcoming first scooter UM Chill 150 will be a retro-style 150cc scooter. UM Chill 150 will be available in many colors and chrome paint work and it will be competed with the vespa 150 range. At present, much of the scooter information is not revealed, it is estimated that it will be launched by the end of 2019.

Estimated Launch: 3rd Quarter of 2019

Estimated cost: 90,000 Exshowroom

New Honda Two-Wheeler

Honda Two-Wheeler India has long dominated the Indian scooter market, thus it is unlikely that the company will not launch any vehicle in 2019. While we believe that the company will launch and update its vehicles as usual, the company can offer a new product in the market till March 2019, which may be a scooter and will be launched by the end of the financial year

Estimated Launch: March 2019

Jawa project to sell 90,000 bikes in the year of 2019

Jawa recently stopped the bookings two of its models – the Jawa and Forty Two – as they are sold out till September 2019. Though the company is not commenting on numbers, sources say the target for the first year is 90,000 units. Deliveries of the Jawa bikes begin from March.

Jawa project to sell 90,000 units in the year of 2019

According to an industry source, 200 motorcycles are produced per shift. The plant in Pithampur currently operates in a single shift. While Classic Legends, the Mahindra-backed owner of Jawa and BSA brands, has received an encouraging response from customers, it has to ensure smooth delivery experiences and good after sales support to build a success story.

According to the company, the focus first is to ensure good production quality consistently and then a ramp up in output.  "The company will soon send out a communication, directly informing every customer about their delivery timeline. We will work on ramping up our production to reduce the waiting period, but quality is paramount for us and we request patience and understanding from Jawa fans. The wait, we promise, will be worth it,” said Anupam Thareja, co-founder, Classic Legends, last month.

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Royal Enfield 14 percent sales drop in India,what reason?

According to the sales report of Royal Enfield's December 2018 Sales Report, India's oldest and retro-style motorcycle, the company has recorded a decline of 14% sales this month. While export has recorded an increase of 41%.
According to the company sales report, in December 2018 only 56,026 units of Royal Enfield motorcycle were sold, while in the year 2017, a total of 65,367 units were sold in December.
Royal Enfield 14 percent sales drop in India,what reason?

At the same time, the company has recorded an increase of 41 percent in exports. In December 2018, the company exported a total of 2,252 units, which was just 1,601 units in December 2017. Let us know that employees from September 24th to 12th November 2018 were on strike, due to which the low increment is being considered for salaries.

The company is set to launch its Scambler-style motorcycle trials 350 and 500 soon in India, whose photos have been leaked recently. Along with this, the recently launched Interceptor 650 was selected for the award of the Indian Motorcycle of the Year, with which the company took a lot of headlines.


Royal Enfield is India's 5th most motorcycle selling company, but only a few months ago Yamaha India got the position. Royal Enfield was increasingly moving towards making a company selling 10 million units annually but for some reasons it was limited to half. At the same time, by giving ABS features in every of its models, the price of almost every model of the company has increased to around Rs 15 thousand. Now the initial price of Royal Enfield motorcycle has increased to 1.28 lakh rupees.

Wednesday

2019 Bajaj Avenger 220 ABS Spotted, llike to launch in January

Bajaj is shortly launching the new Avenger 220 motorcycle in India, along with the anti-lock braking system. The low-end cruiser bike has been spotted with this safety feature in recent times, the company can launch the new Bajaj Avenger 220 ABS in January 2019. Similar Bajaj Pulsar RS 200 has been given to this type of single-channel ABS available in the bike's cruiser and street version. The company will also make this safety feature available in the Avenger 180, which was launched last year as an Avenger 150.


2019 Bajaj Avenger 220 ABS Spotted, llike to launch in January

The Indian government has made the anti-lock braking system mandatory in all two-wheelers from April 1, 2019, in which the company has enough time to equip its vehicles with this feature. Now it is mandatory to have the anti-lock braking system with all the bikes that are more than 125cc and it is mandatory to have combi breaking system with vehicles with less than 125 cc capacity. There is no technical change besides this in the bike and it will launch with 220cc single-cylinder, which generates 19 bhp power and 17.5 Nm torque. The company has equipped this engine with a 5-speed gearbox.



It is estimated that the price of Bajaj Avenger 220 ABS will be over 10,000 rupees.

Bajaj has not highlighted the price of the bike at the moment, but it is estimated that the price of Bajaj Avenger 220 ABS will be more than 10,000 rupees, at present the bikes of the Ex-showroom price in Delhi is 96,222 rupees. There is limited competition in the market of Avenger 220 and motorcycles like Suzuki Intruder 150 ABS and Royal Enfield Classic 350 ABS are available to compete in the country. In addition to Bajaj, Piaggio has also made ABS available in Vespa VXL 150 with Aprilia SR 150 and Vespa SXL.

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Tuesday

Royal enfield 500 scrambler leaked photos launch this year march

Royal Enfield, India's oldest motorcycle company, has always been in the news of its retro style motorcycle. Recently, 300 and 500 photographs of the Royal Enfield scrambler look Motorcycle Trials came out. According to media reports, RE scrambler 500 will be launch  March 2019.
Royal enfield 500 scrambler leaked photos launch this year march

Recently, in the headlines about the Royal Enfield Interceptor 650, which was selected for the Indian Motorcycle Award of the Year 2019 But now the company will be launching its first scrambler look motorcycle in the headlines, which will be launched in 350 cc and 500 cc two engine options which look exactly like the bullet 350 and 500.

In leaked photographs it can be seen that single seat option is available in the trials, in which a luggage rack is also given which can be converted into seat. Tires and high mud gauges have been given for the offer for expressing and special exclusions have been given.

It can be seen in pictures that it has been painted with silver, but the special thing is that its frame has been given special structure. It has Twenty-650 like sporty tails. It has the same engine as the bullet 350 and 500 which is equal in terms of output. But it is expected that its engine will be tuned in different ways. At the same time, the new trials will be given in the model 350 and 500 as dual channel ABS standard features, with an initial price of approximately 1.70 lakhs.

Saturday

Aprilia SR 150 ABS will be available from January 2019, starting price ₹ 82,000

Aprilia SR 150 has identified the funny scooter in the 150cc scooter segment, and now the company is going to provide ABS in this scooter from January 2019. Aprilia SR 150 ABS will start reaching dealerships from the beginning of next year and the company has also started advance booking for this. With the new Aprilia SR 150, now a single-channel anti-lock braking system will be made available, in which the initial exorbitant price of the normal model is Rs 82,000, while for scooters SR 150 Carbon you will have to pay 83,000 rupees. Exorbitant price of scooter top model is 88,000 rupees. This price is more than Rs. 10,000 compared to the previous model.

In the beginning of this year, the company had introduced Aprilia SR 150 and Vespa Range in new connectivity features and color options. Piaggio has introduced a new semi-digital instrument cluster in Aprilia and Vespa Scooters according to the 2019 model upgrade, while the speedometer of the scooter is still anelog pattern. The USB charging port is given below the seat, as well as with Bluetooth connectivity, you can get a lot of information from the 'Aprilia Connect' mobile app by connecting your smartphone to the scooter. It will provide features such as navigation, mobile connectivity, distraction buttons and vehicle tracking by supporting Android and iOS devices.

Apart from the color of the Aprilia SR 150 , the company has not made any major changes. The scooter has a single-cylinder air-cooled engine of 154.8cc. This engine generates 10.25 bhp power at 6750 rpm and 11.4 Nm peak torque at 5000 rpm. The company has equipped the scooter with the CVT unit. Piaggio has given the telescopic forks in the next part of this SR150, while the latter part is hydraulic shock absorber. In this scooter, the company has given better braking even with a sturdy engine. In the next wheel of the scooter, there is a 220 mm single disc and 140 mm drum brake setup in the rear portion.

Royal Enfield Scrambler 500 in the market soon

Royal Enfield is about to launch Scrambler 500 in the market soon, which has once again spotted at the time of testing in Pune. It is a direct hint that the company can launch this bike till March 2019. In Spy Photo, only cosmetic changes have appeared in the Royal Enfield Scramblers 500, which are seen in the bike's fender design and wide handlebars central base. Looking at the Spy Photos, it seems that these are almost ready-made models, so there is a possibility that the company is working on Royal Enfield 650 Scambler?

 Royal Enfield Scrambler 500 in the market soon

Expected to be equipped with the new Royal Enfield Scramblers 500, a similar engine to be found in the classic 500. This 4-stroke, air-cooled, fuel-injected 499cc engine generates 27.2 bhp power at 5250 rpm and 41.3 Nm peak torque at 4000 rpm. Bike Wheels can also be of the same size.Bikes will be suitable for both tires off-road and on-road and will come with different grip patterns. Disc brakes will be given in both the wheels of Scrabble 500, while ABS will be given standard in the bike.

Royal Enfield had a custom bike showcase which is based on Interceptor 650,this bike comes with a long journey suspension, Standard Engine Bash Plate, Nobby Tires and Flat Seat. The wide handlebars in the bike are based on the 1960s scribbler design and brushed aluminum finish with LED handlines in this neo-retro scribbler show its superior quality. Although this bike will only be made for a while, but Royal Enfield 650 Twins has become a great option for many custom bikes. Himalayan is a better bike but the modern scrambler with a 650cc engine can prove to be very beneficial for the bike company.

Friday

2019 Suzuki Hayabusa Launch in India price at 14 lakh


Suzuki Motorcycle India Limited launches the new model of its popular sports bike Hayabusa on Thursday in the Indian market. 2019 Suzuki Hayabusa 's Ex showroom price in Delhi has been kept at Rs 13.74 lakhs. Its on road prize is likely to be more than 14 lakhs rupees.

The company has introduced a new bike in two new colors, including Metallic
 Grey and Glass Sparkle Black.

Suzuki Motorcycles India Managing Director Santoshi Uchida said, "Suzuki Hayabosa is one of the most preferred sports bikes since last 20 years . It is also very liked in India too. '
New Suzuki Hayabusa has been updated graphics and two side reflectors. It has a 1,340 cc, in-line, 4-cylinder engine. This engine generates power of 197 bhp at 9,500 rpm and 155 Nm peak torque at 7,200 rpm.
The company claims that this bike can hold 0 to 100 kilometers per hour in just 2.74 seconds. Its top speed is 299 kilometers per hour

Thursday

Royal Enfield Classic 350 Redditch ABS at showroom price Rs 1.52 l

In August this year, Royal Enfield began equipping its full range of motorcycles with ABS in a phased manner. Its latest bike to get this much-needed safety feature is the Classic 350 Redditch. The inclusion of dual-channel ABS comes at a reasonable hike of roughly Rs 6000, which sees its cost rising from Rs 1,47,464 to Rs 1,52,900 (ex-showroom Delhi). The bike now costs Rs 1,74,400 on-road in Delhi.
Royal Enfield Classic 350 Redditch ABS  at showroom price at Rs 1.52 l

The 350 Redditch is powered by the same 346cc, single-cylinder, air-cooled engine found in the rest of the Classic 350 range. Output figures, too, remain unchanged at 19.8hp at 5,250rpm and 28Nm of torque at 4,000rpm. The bike comes in three colors inspired by the models built during the 1950s at the Redditch factory in UK.

Royal Enfield has now equipped most of its portfolio with ABS with only the standard-colour variants of the 350 Classic and the Bullet series yet to receive the feature.
The addition of ABS on the Classic 350 (Signals, Redditch and Gunmetal Grey variants) helps it further rival the Jawa and the Forty-Two which were recently equipped with a rear disc brake and dual-channel ABS. The ABS-equipped Jawa has been priced at Rs 1.73 lakh, while the similarly-equipped Jawa Forty -Two has been pegged at Rs 1.64 lakh (all prices ex-showroom), which is a considerable premium over the ABS-equipped Classic 350s.

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Tuesday

Jawa online bookings to close at Today midnight

Online bookings to close at midnight 25th December.
100+ Dealers by 15th February. As scheduled, deliveries start March 2019.

Online bookings to close at midnight 25th December.
100+ Dealers by 15th February. As scheduled, deliveries start March 2019.

Speaking about this unprecedented development, Anupam Thareja, Co-Founder, Classic Legends Pvt Ltd. said, “With such a tremendous response, it is my duty to inform the customers that we are sold out till September 2019 based on the current online bookings. Authenticity and honesty have been the hallmark of the brand. With such a large booking order, Jawa believes it is only fair to announce the waiting period for those with confirmed bookings. The current waiting period for online bookings already extends till September 2019 however the deliveries will start from March 2019 as per the booking sequence.”

The company will soon send out a communication directly informing every customer about their delivery timeline. We will work on ramping up our production to reduce the waiting period, but quality is paramount for us and we request patience and understanding from Jawa fans. The wait we promise will be worth it,” adds Anupam.

Jawa Motorcycles is now focussing on its retail experience and continuing with the planned roll-out of 100+ dealerships that are on-schedule to be opened across the country by 15th February 2019.

Speaking on the network strategy, Anupam added, “Given the continued demand for bookings, all dealerships will be open for test rides and we would encourage our buyers to come experience the Jawas and build a relationship with us. While, the dealerships will continue to take bookings for deliveries beyond September, we believe it was our responsibility to transparently set delivery expectations for bookings done at dealerships. We invite customers to walk into our showrooms for further bookings.”

The company has already launched 10 dealerships across Pune (2), Bangalore (3) and Delhi (5).

Sunday

Jawa Motorcycle Delhi showroom Details with Price list

Jawa opened Five Showrooms in Delhi and address listed below

After Opened Two showroom in Pune and Three in Bengaluru,Jawa inaugurating Five showroom in Delhi by Yesterday.Both Two models of Jawa Run by 293cc engine,which gets power of maximum 27BHP and 28Nm of Maximum Torque and connected with six speed gear Box.
Jawa Motorcycle Delhi showroom Details with Price list

Jawa Dual channel ABS Price listed:


Jawa 42 single channel ABS : INR 1.55 Lakh

Jawa 42 Dual Channel ABS: INR 1.64 Lakh

Jawa 300 single channel ABS: INR 1.64 Lakh

Jawa 300 Dual Channel ABS): INR 1.73 Lakh

Kandelwal Motorcraft
 Ground Floor, 
Rani Jhansi Road. 

Cruise Automotive Pvt. Ltd 
44/3, Tilak Nagar. 

Kirat Sartaj Motors,
383/10B, 
East Azad Nagar,

Kripa Automotive, 
No-9, BLK-A, 
Gujranwala Town.

 Chahal Automobiles,
 SCO 93 IDC, MG Road, Sec.14, Gurugram

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Jawa will come with Dual Channel ABS system 10000 more than Single Channel ABS



Jawa will come with Dual Channel ABS system 10000 more than Single Channel ABS

 Last month, the JAWA brand was launched in India again. In the Jawa brand, the three Jawa models, Jawa 42, Jawa Classic and Jawa Parak were introduced. In this case, the ABS braking system will be compulsory for more than 125 cc engine sales in India . 
Jawa will come with Dual Channel ABS system 10000 more than Single Channel ABS

However, Dual Channel ABS brake is not available in Jawa motorcycles. In the foreground of Jawa motors, the 280 mm disc brake is on the front and 153 mm drum brake on the back. As the straight competition rival Royal Enfield models has been improved with Dual channel ABS braking system, the lack of jawa motorcycle  have been seen. Many have doubts about this. In this case, it is revealed that the Dual Channel ABS Braking System will be available in Jawa motorcycle models delivery start at june 2019.

 Also, disc brake option is also available. Jawa 42  selling rate at Rs 1.5 lakh while the Jawa Classic model was priced at Rs 1.64 lakh and Jawa Parak at Rs 1.89 lakh. In this case, the models with Dual ABS braking system are expected to come from Rs 10,000 to Rs 15,000. With traditional design features, jawa motorcycles with modern technological features have provoked great interest among Indian consumers.  the Jawa 42 and Classic 300 models have been used in 293cc  engine. 

The engine is capable of delivering a maximum of 27 BHP power and 28 Nm Torque power. The Jawa Parak motorcycle has a 334 cc engine. The engine will showcase 30 BHP Power and 31 Nm Torque Capacity.