Back in 2013, BMW partnered with TVS with the aim of producing a sub-500cc motorcycle, allowing the German giants to enter into the small bike segment. Read More →
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One of India’s leading auto component manufacturers – Tata AutoComp Systems, have collaborated with a Japanese firm – GS Yuasa Read More →
The Vintage Motorcycle Club of Pune (VMC, Pune) announced an exhibition slated for the 23rd and 24th of May at the Amanora Town Centre in Pune. Read More →
Yamaha’s most awaited bikes have been spotted in India
Exactly one year ago, the birth of Yamaha’s YZF-R25 supersport motorcycle was celebrated by Indian motorcycle enthusiasts who saw a successor to the legacy of the YZF-R15. Then in October 2014, the Japanese company launched a 300cc variant of the bike for the European and American markets. Since then, there have been wild guesses about the arrival of either of the two bikes in the country.
In January, we heard that Yamaha has imported a YZF-R3 for testing purposes and it was confirmed day before when the bike was spotted testing on Indian roads with a saree guard. However, just yesterday, a YZF-R25 was spotted at a workshop in Delhi and it has reignited the debate about which of the two bikes will be coming to India.
It seems like Yamaha have imported both the motorcycles to see which one suits the Indian market better but there is no clear answer to the question as of now. Neither can we confirm when the bikes will be launched as Yamaha have steered away from saying anything on the subject thus far.
However, the sightings are a clear indication that Yamaha will indeed launch either of the two motorcycles in India. Hopefully, sooner than later, for the R25 or the R3 will be a shot in the arm for the Japanese manufacturer since it doesn’t have a single motorcycle between the 150cc to 1000cc range in India. let’s have a look at the engine specifications of the two bikes since they share most of the other components and look identical except for the stickers.
The YZF-R25 is powered by a 249cc, liquid cooled, 8 valve DOHC parallel-twin engine that produces 36 PS at 12,000 RPM and 22.6 Nm at 10,000 RPM. The YZF-R3 has the same engine with a 8mm bigger bore, which has bumped the displacement to 321cc. It produces 42 PS at 10,750 RPM and 26.9 Nm at 9,000 RPM. Both the bikes will be priced in the Rs 3-3.5 Lakh range and will compete against the Kawasaki Ninja 300 but only the YZF-R3 matches the Ninja’s engine performance.
Royal Enfield (RE) have been working hard at spreading its wings in the country and on the global platform as well. It has been quite some time now since we first got a glimpse of Royal Enfield’s adventure tourer christened as the – RE Himalayan. Read More →
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Too tired from he daily grind to go to a showroom and book a scooter? Well now you can buy a Vespa scooter online through Snapdeal with the click of a button. To commensurate the launch of this webstore, Vespa has launched a special offer for the first 100 customers to buy their scooters online – the entire range of Vespa models would be available at a booking amount of Rs. 5,000. This includes the Vespa VX, Vespa S and Vespa Elegante. The amount you pay online is just the booking amount and the rest of the payment and documentation required can be done at the dealership. Vespa is among a few automobile brands to have tapped the online retail market. They say their partnership with Snapdeal is targeted especially towards a younger segment of consumers who are digitally active and prefer purchases that provide easy access and transactions without investing much time. This does make it easier to book a scooter and who knows, they might even start selling their apparel online like other automobile brands.
Suzuki Motorcycle India one of the biggest two-wheeler manufacturers in the country have brought two iconic litre-class motorcycles to Indian shores Read More →
You have probably read this before, and, maybe, even started looking out for race tickets before the Indian round of the World Superbike Championship got dumped two years ago, but, racing enthusiasts in the country rejoice! We have exclusive news that the championship will finally make its Indian debut in 2017.
Bike India was at the Imola round of WSBK last weekend where we learnt from the right sources that Dorna, the rights holder of WSBK, and the Indian promotor (possibly the Jaypee group) are in the final stage of negotiations to host a round of the championship on the Buddh International Circuit from the 2017 season.
The Indian round of the championship was abruptly dropped from the 2013 calender due to “operational challenges” caused by lengthy customs procedures in India. The new project, however, has brighter chances of working out since the Indian government has recently recognised racing as a sport, which should make it easier to get the necessary clearances.
The World Superbike Championship is a world-class motorcycle racing series only second to MotoGP. Unlike the high-tech prototypes raced in MotoGP, the bikes raced in WSBK are based on street-legal motorcycles you and I can buy and that gives the championship a direct connect with the superbike market.