The second-largest two-wheeler manufacturer in the nation seems to be bracing up for a very busy year ahead. Slackening demand and growing competition from Honda has led to a slip in its market share as well as profit margins, no matter how minuscule they seem.
With an aim of clawing back the market share and keeping profits at a healthy level, Bajaj has resorted to a….well, you could call it a confusing move. We told you that Rajiv Bajaj has shed some light on the future launch plans of Bajaj Auto to take the fight to Honda. The MD of Bajaj Auto revealed their plans to launch as-many-as-6 Discovers in the current fiscal year! [click to continue…]
If you have been reading and waiting eagerly about the big bikes in the 250-400cc segment like the Honda cbr400, Duke 390, Pulsar 375 among others, here is one bike you just cannot afford to sideline.
Mahindra’s Mojo is a desperate attempt from the company to catch fancy of the premium buyers in the country which will also give them a big push of their brand name in the motorcycle market. Till now, Mahindra’s motorcycles have not really been able to lure the generic crowd of India but with Mojo, Mahindra aims to do just that. [click to continue…]
In a recent interview, Rajiv Bajaj spilled Bajaj’s launch plans for this year. There were not one but two surprises. The first one, about two upcoming Pulsars, is what we have talked about earlier (More Details).
The second one was the launch plan of not one or two but as many as 6 new Discovers in India. Out of these 6, he said, he is sure that 4 will definitely be launched this year. A decision on the remaining two will be taken based on the conditions and competitions responses. [click to continue…]
A few days back KTM has unveiled its all new electric scooter concept at the Tokyo motor show in Japan under the ambitious name of E-Speed. By this move the Austrian brand is all set to mark their territory in a completely new Electric auto-mobile segment.
The E-SPEED as a concept weights 140kg and has a top speed of 50mph and can withstand a 40 mile range on a full charge cycle that just takes two hours from a normal household power socket.
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Last Sunday DSK Hyosung conducted a Hy Ryders Ride Meet in Kolkata to promote Superbiking Culture in India. Around 45 bikers draped in their riding attires on Hyosung’s premium Aquila Pro, GT650R and other bikes went around Kolkata flaunting their machines and their passion for riding.
The ride started from DSK’s Kolkata dealership, Kolkata Riders around 7 am in the morning and culminated at Sher-E-Punjab which totaled a distance of approximately 65 kms. Before the start of the ride all the riders were instructed to follow the basic safety guidelines for a thoroughly enjoying ride. [click to continue…]
Last year of 2012 was surely a great year for all the the biking enthusiasts. Right at the start, we had the Delhi Auto Expo where Honda 2 wheelers sweetly surprised everyone by showcasing (and later on launching) the Honda CBR150R. The very same month, Bajaj Auto finally announced the advent of the KTM Duke 200, a bike we all had been waiting for since a long time.
And leveraging on the technology support of KTM, it seemed Bajaj also wanted to go out and have some more thrill which made them bring the 2012 version of the Pulsar, the Pulsar 200NS (NS standing for Naked Sport). Bikers of the nation suddenly had not one but two powerful 200cc monsters to chose from. This was surely something that was unprecedented and clearly revealed the changing face of Indian biking. [click to continue…]
Someone’s finally gonna cross Harley-Davidson’s path in India. And it is none other than the “Chief”!
A quick background check, now. Indian Motorcycle is a brand of the United States which has a rich legacy dating back to the pre-World War era. In its heydays, Indian Motorcycle easily outnumbered any other bikemaker in terms of roll-outs from the assembly line. But it went into a tizzy after the Second World War. Quality took a dip, and it finally nosedived in 1953, landing with a thud “in the red”. [click to continue…]
The world’s largest two wheeler maker – Hero MotoCorp has now marked its foray into the Central American market. The company yesterday launched the brand ‘Hero’ and its range of two-wheelers in Guatemala City, El Salvador and Honduras, marking the iconic Indian brand’s first foray into new international markets.
The company was mentioning about this move for quite a long time and the day has finally come for them to take this giant leap from its end. [click to continue…]