We have been hearing slow whispers about a price hike on the mighty Duke 390 and here comes a report on Autocar India. The pocket rocket Duke 390 is going to be dearer now by INR 6500.
390 Duke which was launched at a shocking price of INR 1,80,000 (ex-showroom, Pune) will now be available for INR 1,86,500 (ex-showroom, Pune). [click to continue…]
Fastrack of watches, jewellery and eye-wear renown is expanding its portfolio to include helmets as one of its products. The helmets are priced between Rs 1495/- and Rs 3495/- and will be available for sale at exclusive Fastrack stores across the country.
Thankfully, the life-saving property of this important piece of biking accessory is slowly being recognized in our country and manufacturers are all ready to serve the demand. Very recently we have been reading how Steelbird is getting aggressive in the market. Competition also means the helmets finally are shunning the usual grey-black hues and are now being manufactured in eye-catching shades and colours. [click to continue…]
Produced under the Yash Raj banner, Bollywood movie Dhoom has been a rage among youngsters and bike crazy folks. So far there have been two movies produced and the third one is about to hit the screens on 20th of December in India.
To leverage the popularity of Dhoom 3, helmet manufacturer Steelbird has officially launched licensed Dhoom 3 helmets in India. The D:3 range of helmets come with Dhoom specific graphics and colours and may actually lure movie lovers to wear one. Dhoom being a movie based on motorcycles, such a step may get people interested in buying a helmet for their wear, in all that blood rush! [click to continue…]
A few years back Hero MotoCorp and Honda split up to pursue their goals independently. Hero’s going solo meant lesser access to the company when it comes to cutting-edge technology and know-how. Since then, Hero has been scouting for partners to fill in the shows. With this new partnership with Fiat Group’s auto parts company Magneti Marelli Hero hopes to bridge that gap.
Magneti Marelli SpA of Italy is in the business of designing and producing advanced systems and components for the auto industry.
According to the new JV between Hero and Magneti Marelli, the new company HMC-MM Auto Ltd will have a 60:40 share split. Hero will hold 60% of the stake and MM 40%. [click to continue…]
Joining Harley Davidson and Triumph in India, will be Indian Motorcycles which are known for their big classic mile munchers! Back in May this year, we got the first (official) hints of Indian Motorcycles coming to our town, when they put ‘India’ under the ‘Coming Soon’ countries list (here).
And in a new report by Overdrive.in, Indian Motorcycles will launch their Indian operations in January 2014 which is barely a month away. Indian Chief will be brought into our shores by the parent company Polaris which already sells their off-road motors here. The Indian Chief will get its share of competition from Harley Davidson which is present in the country since 2010 and the very recently launched Triumph. [click to continue…]
One would think a natural progression from 150-200 cc bikes to a bigger capacity would be to have a bike with a 250 cc mill. But it seems that’s not how the bike manufacturers read the markets.
The big 4 Japanese bike manufacturers known for their phenomenal successes with their 250 cc bikes in the Moto GP have been inexplicably slow in introducing a street legal quarter liter bike in our country. Needless to say, a body gorging himself fat on the Moto GP naturally would want to ride a similar machine is something that most of the bike manufacturers seem to ignore. [click to continue…]
So, if you were waiting only for the bigger and faired Pulsars, here is Bajaj coming up with a quick one. For all you cruiser-o-holics, Avenger 220 is currently the cheapest motorcycle available in this segment.
Bajaj has officially confirmed that the company will showcase a cruiser concept at the upcoming Auto Expo which is scheduled during the early part of February in Noida. [click to continue…]
Wait over, guys. The British babes are out!
It has been more than a year since the Auto Expo of 2012 when Triumph first announced its plans to enter the Indian market (Check Triumph 2012 AE Stall). 28th November 2013 was the day when they chose to do it, finally! A total of 10 bikes were officially launched in Delhi and one can book one of these starting 9th December 2013.
Out of the total 10 models that will go on sale shortly, the Classics, the Roadsters, and the sole Supersport will be assembled at Manesar, Haryana. The remaining four bikes, two of both the Adventure and the Cruiser series will be brought in imported (CBU).
All bikes carry a 2 year unlimited mileage warranty. Bangalore and Hyderabad launch will be in the middle of December, followed by Delhi and Mumbai in January 2014. Other tier I cities can expect these bikes during March the same year. [click to continue…]