You heard right. With the upcoming sequel Dhoom 3 which is scheduled for a global release on December 30, 2013, Steelbird-Bieffe plan to launch an exclusive range of Dhoom 3 helmets. [Read more…]
KTM have released two official action videos of the 2014 KTM Super Duke R. [Read more…]
World class French company Motul who specialize in high-tech engine lubricants has entered into a three year partnership with DSK Motowheels as their official lubricant partners. [Read more…]
Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India (HMSI) recently announced its association with Tour de India (TDI) 2013, organised by ID Sports and claimed to be the biggest cycling race in the country. HMSI’s CBR 250R has been selected as the official lead bike for the Tour de India 2013 races, scheduled for 15th, 17th and 22nd December 2013 in Mumbai, Jaipur and Delhi respectively.
The Tour de India is claimed to be India’s first and largest international cycling event aiming at the promotion of cycling as a sport in India. Actor John Abraham has been signed on as the face of Tour de India for the next three years.
By associating with Tour de India 2013, HMSI hopes to connect with the youth and urban affluent population of the country. Speaking about the association, YS Guleria, VP – Sales & Marketing, HMSI, commented that the company was proud to be associated with Tour de India, as it would connect with the youth and encourage them to adopt cycling as a part of their regular sporting culture. The company hoped that the CBR250R – as one of India’s most awarded sports bikes – would complement young racing enthusiasts who were participating in Tour de India 2013.
Story: Gaurav Nagpal
Ducati have unveiled their latest asphalt-shredding masterpiece in the form of the 2014 Streetfighter 848. After the launch of the 1199 Superleggera and the Monster 1200 at EICMA, the Bologna-based motorcycle marque have added yet another maniacal weapon to their arsenal. [Read more…]
The Tokyo Motor Show is right around the corner, and Japanese heavyweights Yamaha have released a few details about the concepts that they’ll have on display there. Judging by their cast at Tokyo, they’re taking a definitive step towards the electric vehicle scene – and how!
Of the three electric two-wheelers on display, the first two, and probably the most exciting ones of the lot are the PES1 and PED1, street and dirt siblings based on the same electric motor. The bikes are designed on a monocoque frame, and will both weigh under 100 Kg. They will be propelled by Yamaha’s Smart Power Module, and will run on conveniently interchangeable lithium-ion batteries. As Yamaha are going for the next gen Electric Vehicle (EV) motif, they will also feature smartphone integration of some form, and come pre-equipped with a switchable automatic and manual transmission system.
Next up is the EVino, an electric scooter based on Yamaha’s classically styled production version that goes by a similar moniker – The Vino. Built to function as a city commuter, Yamaha intend on keeping costs down so that this EV can challenge for the mantle of ultimate short-distance scooter. This too will feature a similar swappable battery power module as the PES1 and PED1, and Yamaha have paid special attention to the bike’s weight balance, with low-speed handling convenience in mind.
The last bike making its global début in Tokyo for Yamaha is the Bolt Café concept. Based on the Yamaha Bolt that came out some months ago, the Bolt Café concept showcases the bike’s versatility and massive potential for customisation. Built around the same frame and powered by the same 950 cc V-Twin, this concept features handlebars that point downwards, and upside down rear-view mirrors, along with a leather-wrapped single cowled seat. This concept is basically Yamaha’s way of putting their money where their mouth is, anyone can claim that a bike is customisation friendly, Yamaha however are actually acting upon this claim.
We’ll be at the Tokyo Motor Show, and will keep you updated with more in-depth details about all these bikes as soon as they’re announced there, so watch this space.
Story: Harket Suchde
Bikers rejoice – for those of you who are planning to buy the KTM 390 Duke there is some amazing news for you, the 390 will now also be available in black. [Read more…]
Triumph, as we announced earlier, are all set to enter the Indian two-wheeler market on the 28th of this month, and they’re going the whole hog. They aren’t just importing finished bikes for sale or parts for assembly here, instead they will manufacture some bikes locally too, and at EICMA 2013, they released a sketch of what will the first 250cc Triumph to come off the blocks, once their factory is up and running.
The styling of the bike, as is evident from the image are greatly inspired by the Triumph Daytona, and Triumph also confirmed at EICMA that the bike would sport a single cylinder 250cc powerplant. Triumph’s upcoming Karnataka plant will be the production base for this model, and since the as yet unnamed bike will indigenously produced expect it to compete with the KTM Duke 390 and the Honda CBR 250R in terms of price.
Story: Harket Suchde
Triumph India’s launch details: http://bikeindia.in/triumph-set-to-roar-in-next-month/
Peugeot’s scooter division showed off its latest offering for 2014 at the recently concluded EICMA show. Titled the Django, this scooter will evoke a sense of nostalgia with its neoclassic design, and is a hat-tip from Peugeot’s design team to the French manufacturer’s flagship S55 and S57 of the 1950s era.
Peugeot will release the scooter with 3 engine options, a 2-stroke 50cc and a 4-stroke 125 and 150cc engines. While the Django may look, aesthetics-wise, like something you were most likely to find on the roads outside a live Elvis concert, under the old-timer visage you’ll find a backbone of cutting edge engineering.
The lights across the bike are all LEDs, safety is covered with the Synchro Braking Control technology, and sitting alongside the analogue speedometer in the old-school dash you’ll find a LCD display screen serving up the bike’s vitals, and the Django even sports a 12V power socket in its glove box.
Peugeot will also allow for prospective owners to add their own personal design touch to their bikes with the unique Django ID configuration programme. Through Django ID, buyers can mix and match in terms of the bike’s appearance, and can chose from a prospective 118,000 different outcomes. This apart from the preexsting option of 4 design “universes” already available.
Story: Harket Suchde
If you thought the year 2013 was great with the release of the KTM 390 Duke – an insane single cylinder with unbeatable power-to-weight ratio, KTM is all set to rock 2014 with its RC line. [Read more…]