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Lorenzo wins Aragon GP. Marquez, Pedrosa, Rossi fall

It was all a rainy show! Both Repsol Honda riders – Marc Marquez, and Dani Pedrosa might be cursing the rain offering an unpredictable wet condition at the Gran Premio Movistar de Aragon circuit, as the Spanish motorcycle racer, Jorge Lorenzo, marked his first victory of the season by beating Aleix Espargaro by 10 seconds. Meanwhile, Cal Crutchlow found the third spot in a welcome podium for Ducati!

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INTERMOT 2014: Big boys coming home?

INTERMOT did a lot in the editions of 2010 and 2012. So, the expectations are higher for all from INTERMOT 2014. Yep! This time too the coordinators will meet your expectations  for sure. Because, the guys are planning to focus more on e-bikes, e-scooters, and e-motorcycles, with an entire hall reserved just for these green beauties!

“Our concept of presenting pedelecs and e-bikes on a motorcycle show is not only very good but also contemporary. Electromobility is an alternative means of local transport for many end-users. Pedelecs and e-bikes are a sign for urban mobility,” said Christoph Werner, Senior Vice President of Koelnmesse GmbH.

With over a lakh of visitors, the importance of having a special e-motion hall was inevitable. Providing a dedicated venue for the e-machines, the show helps a lot in the growth of electric motorcycle industry, which is good for environment as well.  Continue reading

Kawasaki Ninja H2 – What the hell are you?

Yep the industry is all shivering and awestruck. The reason is a newly developed awesome-defying machine from the house of Kawasaki. The Japanese giant underlines that the new baby is “built beyond belief”. The rumor shops are constantly churning new stuff, and they believe the Ninja H2 will be the fastest motorcycle in production when it launches. Currently, Kawasaki’s own Ninja ZX-14R is holds that record.

Kawasaki has rolled out 8 teasers so far regarding the Ninja H2, and the next is dated to be revealed on 26th September. Through all these teasers, the firm differentiates power, technology, mystery, history, tradition, and engine of the machine.

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Triumph Launches Thunderbird LT in India

The UK based motorcycle monster, Triumph has launched its third cruiser, the Thunderbird LT (Light Touring), in India at Rs. 15.75 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi). The Thunderbird Storm and the Rocket III Roadster are the other two machines already parked in the country side.

While launching the Thunderbird LT, Triumph Motorcycles Managing Director, Vimal Sumbly said that the firm would focus much on the Indian market with a long term view. Because, the new government policies are giving better opportunities to the motorcycle manufacturers. And this year, Triumph is targeting 15% market share over 500 cc segment.

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Xtreme Vs FZ-S FI V2 Vs CB Trigger Vs Discover 150 F Vs Gixxer 150

Shootout for the best Trending 150cc Commuter Bikes in India

150cc class in the Indian motorcycle industry is certainly a benchmark. As it stands in between the exact commuter class bikes and entry-level superbikes, the 150cc motorcycle segment becomes very important to the makers just like the other classes. The 150cc bikes looks sporty and do ensure good mileage as well. And these are why the 150cc machines are chosen by both youngsters and working men. Now, let’s go through the trending 150cc commuter bikes in India and get introduced them in detailed. You might be in confusion in choosing the best 150cc two-wheeler you want. I hope this article will help you to take your matching pair.

We have got five motorcycles in the shootout – Hero Xtreme, Yamaha FZ-S FI V2, Honda CB Trigger, Bajaj Discover 150 F, and Suzuki Gixxer 150.

Looks
Certainly looks matters especially when someone chooses a motorcycle in the 150cc class. So it affects in the sales as well.

The all new updated FZ-S FI V2 looks like the best looking in the competition. The new design and graphics works have of course won hearts for Yamaha. The retouched headlight, rear light, and exhaust give new air to the rider. However, the massive fuel tank remains untouched.  Continue reading

2014 Yamaha Fazer FI Version 2.0 launched

Giving no stop to any pit, India Yamaha Motor Pvt. Ltd. has launched yet another motorcycle, the 2014 Yamaha Fazer FI Version 2.0 . The bike is tagged at Rs. 83,850 (ex-showroom Delhi). Only few months ago, the Japan subsidiary machinist rolled out the wonder-struck FZ-S FI V2 with a reengineered engine and design.

The all new fuel injected Fazer version comes with some minor changes to ensure a total revive in the appearance. Powered by Yamaha’s all new Blue Core technology, the Fazer V2 arrives with a lesser displaced air-cooled 149cc 4-stroke, SOHC, single-cylinder fuel-injected engine, just what is seen in its naked sibling, the FZ-S FI. Coupled with a 5-speed transmission, the bike delivers a peak power of 13.1 PS @ 8000 rpm and a cool power of 12.8 Nm @ 6000 rpm, which are comparatively down with its predecessor on paper. However, it has resulted in giving back 14% extra mileage than the previous one. On the other hand, the new bike has quicker acceleration as well.  Continue reading

Suzuki Launches Gixxer at Rs 72,199 – Game on!

Suzuki Motorcycle India Pvt. Ltd. launched their most awaited motorcycle, the Gixxer. The bike is priced at Rs. 72,199 (ex-showroom Delhi). The all new thunderstorm of Japanese firm’s Indian subsidiary will stay in the commuter class eying both youngsters and working men.

The name ‘Gixxer’ is more than enough to label the power of the bike. Being addressed as the naked baby machine to the monster liter class Gixxer, the Indian Gixxer employs its own hallmark. Its bikini fairing, sculpted tank, and short and thick chrome tipped exhaust give big way to the ultimate 150 cc powerhouse of Suzuki.

The Gixxer is powered by a 154.9cc, 4-stroke, 1-cylinder, air-cooled, SOHC, 2 valve engine generating a peak power of 14.8 PS @ 8000 rpm and a tremendous torque of 14 Nm @ 6000 rpm. Meantime, the heart is crosschecked to a 5-speed manual transmission. The highlight of the engine is Suzuki Eco Performance (SEP) technology, which is equipped to reduce mechanical losses and thus to maximize combustion for better fuel economy figures. Suzuki offers a mileage of 63.2 kmpl.  Continue reading

2015 Aprilia Tuono V4 R ABS gets more power!

Gone are the days of better stuffs. Now the days are obviously with the best. The same is the thing with the motorcycles as well. The Tuono V4 R APRC is one of the best selling streetfighters in the world. The Italian maker hasn’t spared even a single fault on the machine. Still, the firm is not getting settled with that piece, but looking for the best from its production house. That’s the all new 2015 Tuono V4 R APRC ABS.

The 2015 Tuono V4 R arrives with some interesting things added to the unmatched existing features. What new you could see in the motorcycle is a re-engineered internal exhaust system. But, that’s not all you can find from it, but something more. That’s about the performance of the machine. Now, you can throttle this super streetfighter with a monstrous aura for 3 more horses have been added to pull the heart, which makes a freaky 170 hp in total.  Continue reading

Honda Gold Wing get 2 new editions!

Honda cannot stop anywhere from launching new stuffs and updating their best products to the next level. The ultimate tourers of the Japanese maker – the Gold Wing, and the Gold Wing F6B are only a couple of them. Recently, world’s motorcycle leader, Honda has launched 40th Anniversary Gold Wing and 2015 Gold Wing F6B. While the 40th Anniversary edition of the Gold Wing commemorates the long legacy of Honda in quintessential touring, the Gold Wing F6B rewrites the rules of touring miles.

“For 2015 we are proud to be celebrating 40 years of the Gold Wing. This model means so much to our company and our customers,” commented Lee Edmunds, Manager of Motorcycle Marketing Communications at American Honda.

Honda has rolled out the 2015 Gold Wing 40th anniversary edition in an overwhelming two-tone Candy Red and Black color marked shade with unique adornments featuring special 40th Anniversary badging and emblems to make the stuff unique and extra ordinary. The reason why Honda would like to call it the best touring motorcycle in the world is it is coupled with a hell of rider’s pack like luxury, power, riding comfy, and features.  Continue reading

2015 Suzuki GSR250F Unveiled in Japan

Clearly Suzuki is a failure with the lately launched quarter liter machine, the Inazuma. The thing that made the bike a complete letdown in its pathetic design. Seeing the Inazuma’s design, you may even think whether the Hayabusa is from Suzuki’s garage or not. Ensuring some comfort, Suzuki has unveiled a full faired variant of the Suzuki Inazuma in Japan, the 2015 Suzuki GSR250F. Suzuki hopes that the all new motorcycle will be their game changer.

The GSR250F comes up with some additions in the looks. It has got better wind protection. The side fairings are cool as well to enrich the bike to the next level. But, there is not much with the all new baby from Suzuki’s factory. The left are same and looks alike the Inazuma. So, experts don’t think that the new machine will do much for the company.  Continue reading