Hero MotoCorp have released a teaser on the Duet 125 with a ‘Coming Soon’ tag. The company showcased the scooter in the 2018 Auto Expo and had mentioned that they planned on launching the Hero Duet 125 mid-2018. [Read more…]
Yamaha Motors India have introduced a new edition to their Cygnus Ray ZR line today, called the ‘Street Rally’ Edition. [Read more…]
Honda have updated their Activa 125 this year and it is basically aimed at making life easier for customers who buy it. [Read more…]
Royal Enfield have officially added a café racer to the line-up, finally! Does the Continental GT have what it takes to reawaken the speed demons within? We’re the first in India to ride it and find out! [Read more…]
Victory Motorcycles is one of the greatest examples of pure American iron, after the iconic Harley-Davidson brand, of course, and we know they are indeed headed to India. As if that wasn’t enough, there are updates in the pipeline and the first of the 2014 models to shake the segment up is the new Cross Country 8-Ball.
The new 8-Ball is meaner and incorporates sleeker lines, packing lean styling with a comfort-oriented design. Of course, performance is still top order. Bringing the horses is a big 106 cubic inch (1,731cc) V-twin heart, which pumps out a hefty 144 Nm of torque. A 6-speed transmission with overdrive sends the power via a carbon-fibre reinforced belt, while the 22-litre fuel tank will give you hours of cruising range. 300-mm brake rotors, two up front and one at the rear provide ample stopping power, especially when paired to the wide tyres: 130-section front and 180 rear. Whether on winding mountain roads or out on the open highway, the Cross Country 8-Ball will not leave you feeling wanting. And it does so with style!
Of particular interest are the low, touring-oriented seat, the lockable side boxes and the colossal fairing for protection against elements. You also get integrated speakers and a plethora of optional matching accessories to ensure that riders enjoy any trip as much as possible. Considering all of the kit on board, a dry weight of 339 kg doesn’t seem too bad, does it?
The 2014 Cross Country 8-Ball sports a base price tag of $17,999 (Rs 10.5 lakh approx). However, expect it to cost a “bit” more when it reaches Indian shores, especially if that is via the CBU route, owing to our import duty structure.
Story: Jim Gorde
Bajaj Discover Range
|Bajaj Discover 100(ES)||Bajaj Discover 150
|We Say||Good commuter, high frequency handlebar vibrations.||Commuter with poke.|
|Price INR||Rs. 46980/-||Rs.51025/-|
|Power||7.7PS @ 7500 rpm||13PS @ 7500 rpm|
|Torque||7.85Nm @ 5000 rpm||12.75Nm @ 5500 rpm|
|Fuel Tank||8 Litres||8 Litres|
|Gear||5 speed||5 speed|
|0 to 60 kmph||8.51 seconds||5.79 seconds|
Bajaj Pulsar Range
|Bajaj Pulsar 135LS
||Bajaj Pulsar 150
||Bajaj Pulsar 180
Nice and nimble, good looks and 4 valve technology, a first from Bajaj.
Good fusion of performance, efficiency and looks. Cycle parts could be better built.
|Power||13.5PS @ 8500 rpm||15.6PS @ 9000 rpm||17.05PS @ 8500 rpm|
|Torque||11.4Nm @ 6500 rpm||12.5Nm @ 6500 rpm||14.22Nm @ 6000 rpm|
|Fuel Tank||8 Litres||15 Litres||15 Litres|
|Gear||5 speed||5 speed||5 speed|
|0 to 60 kmph||5.18 seconds||5.4 seconds||4.98 seconds|
Great looks and goodie-loaded, this is the ideal jump for the econo-commuter who wants more.
Top speed :- 80.90kmph
Price :- INR Rs. 43654/-
Engine :- 102cc
Power :- 7.1Ps @ 7000 rpm
Torque :- 7.8Nm @ 5000 rpm
Fuel Tank :- 10 litres
Gear :- Automatic
Saddle Height :- 750mm
WheelBase :- 1240mm
0 to 60 kmph :- 12.18 seconds
Fuel Efficiency :- 47kmpl