What started as a small time transportation company has now become a major two wheeler manufacturer. They first had a 19 year long relationship with Suzuki, which ended in a bitter divorce in 2001.

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Things were going okayish for TVS Motors. The Apache, which was born in 2007, was company’s flagship however, they seemed to be stuck at just 180ccs! Things took a dramatic change on April 8, 2013, when TVS announced that they have signed a long term cooperation agreement with BMW Motorrad, to develop and produce sub 500cc motorcycles. [click to continue…]

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Hero MotoCorp, the world’s largest two-wheeler manufacturer has announced a joint venture with the Nitol Niloy Group as per which the two companies will jointly invest over 240 crore (40 million USD) in a span of five years.

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They aim to set up a manufacturing unit which shall have a capacity of 1.5lac units per annum. Hero will have a 55 per cent stake in the joint venture and aims to have the unit operational by the second quarter of the financial year 2015-16. [click to continue…]

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Almost all two wheeler manufacturers around the world see India as a very demanding but potent market. And why not, it is world’s largest two wheeler market.

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After lot of others, the latest entrant to the two-wheeler scene is Miami-based United Motorcycles which debuted and displayed its products for the first time during the Auto Expo in February. [click to continue…]

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After announcing new dual-tone colors for Pulsar 180 and Pulsar 220F, Bajaj has launched similar new dual-tone colors on their ageing yet bread and butter Pulsar 150!

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The Pulsar 150 still looks pretty much similar to the Pulsar 180, with a few missing features like the split seats, thinner rear tyre and a few other visual elements.

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After promising a launch in March 2014, Hero has finally launched their 2014 Xtreme in the market and has updated the website with all the details.

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Hero, which has been surprising us with amazing concepts, has very interestingly taken the tried and tested route again, and instead of launching the more powerful Xtreme Sports, they have launched the more tamer (regular) updated version. The new Xtreme has the same internals of the previous model, which produces 14.4PS of power and 12.8Nm of torque from its 149cc engine, with the five speed gearbox taking care of the transmission duties. [click to continue…]

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So, you’ve graduated from the 150-250cc class of bikes and now intend to join the big league. If such is the case with you, there had never been a more conducive time in this country than what you will see in the very near future. Bike manufacturers from far and wide have spread their wares and are awaiting eagerly your footfall.

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Before you let out a war-whoop and go about getting a middleweight, spare a thought about bikers in some of the “developed” countries with hog-tie requirements for riding a motorized bike. For instance, in the U.K., you can’t legally ride most of the middle weight bikes unless you have seen and survived 24 summers. [click to continue…]

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Planning to own a bike from Triumph? Well then, the most wallet-friendly bikes from Triumph you will find are from their Classic range. Triumph has brought all the 3 retro bikes in its inventory into India via CKD. And if you like your history books, you are going to love what these bikes have to offer.

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The Bonneville twins and the Thruxton are as quintessentially British as the BBC. [click to continue…]

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After Toyota its Bajaj’s turn to face a possible labour strike and that does not sound to be a very good update for the Pune based manufacturer. Just six months back the company had faced nearly a 50 day closure when a section of workers from the Chakan plant had demanded that 500 equity shares of the company be made available to them at Re 1 per share.

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The management had dismissed this plea immediately. The union workers had returned to work with the assurance that the management would talk to them after they restored production. In February 2014, the Bajaj Auto management had even decided to give a wage rise of Rs. 10,000 per month in a phased manner to the workmen at Chakan. [click to continue…]

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