Hero give CBZ Xtreme cosmetic upgrades

The CBZ Xtreme has been one of the most successful 150-cc bikes from the Hero MotoCorp stable.

With rising competition and new products in the segment, survival of the fittest has become the norm. In keeping with the changing times Hero have upgraded this bike, which now sports a digital-analogue combo instrument console, split seats, new prism LED tail-lights and new five-spoke alloy wheels along with front and rear disc brakes. The buzz is that Hero might knock off the ‘CBZ’ prefix, legacy of their former partners, Honda, and might just call it the Hero Xtreme.

 

Brad Pitt buys son a brand new Suzuki motorcycle

Many of us are already aware about actor Brad Pitt’s love for motorcycles, so it should come as no surprise that the actor recently bought his eldest son Maddox’s first motorcycle. And we aren’t talking about any kiddish pocket bike either, the actor has gone the whole hog and bought a Suzuki DRZ-125 dirt bike. The single 4-stroke, single-cylinder, SOHC 2-valve, air cooled 125cc engine weighs around 88Kg and has a top speed of 80 km/h. Pretty impressive for a pocket rocket, we say.

Brad, in fact, has a motocross track built at his Chateau Miraval home where he enjoys his passion for bikes safely and in complete privacy with his family. Since Maddox, who turned 11 recently, is too young to ride publicly, he’s been allowed to learn on the grounds of Brad and Angelina’s home in Surrey and their castle in France. All we can say is that when you have a father like Brad Pitt you are one lucky dude.

 

Polaris invests USD 13 million in Brammo

The Future of EV motorcycle manufacturers like Brammo looks to be heading the right direction in terms of growth and financial stability as power-sports specialists Polaris have invested a total of USD 13 million in the 5 year old EV motorcycle firm.

This move clearly is showcasing the fact that the future is all about EVs, be it within the 4 wheel sector or the 2 wheel sector. After the recent launch of their Empulse electric sport bike, Brammo recently announced the close of the first USD13 million tranche of a total of USD 45 million funding figure which Polaris are investing.

This is certainly great for a start up manufacturer like Brammo, because the investment comes from Polaris, maker of ATVs, snowmobiles, motorcycles and low-emission vehicles, and a household name in the power-sports world. In fact, earlier this week Cleantech nominated this particular investment deal for its EV Deal of the Year Award in 2012. We can only hope that that Brammo, with such a funding, will be churning out even more amazing motorcycles like the Empluse in the near future.

KTM 200 Duke gets Raceline sticker set

The KTM Duke 200 is a very distinctively styled bike with its bright orange colour and extremely sporty stance.

But with there being no variation in colours, what can a KTM Duke owner do to make his bike stand out from the rest? Well for now you can get yourself the new KTM Raceline Sticker set. But be warned, it doesn’t come cheap. The set of stickers comes for a whopping Rs. 4,560. This set comes packed with more than 20 stickers which will turn your regular KTM into a factory racing lookalike. There are stickers that can be put on the fuel tank, rear seat cowl and engine cowl. There are also KTM racing stickers for the frame, KTM stickers for the rim and WP stickers for the front shock absorbers. Take a look at the picture below to get an idea of what the bike will look like with these new add-ons. So if you don’t mind the cost of these add-ons and want to make your KTM Duke 200 look sportier than before, you know what to do.

 

 

 

KTM 200 Duke gets Raceline sticker set

The KTM Duke 200 is a very distinctively styled bike with its bright orange colour and extremely sporty stance.

But with there being no variation in colours, what can a KTM Duke owner do to make his bike stand out from the rest? Well for now you can get yourself the new KTM Raceline Sticker set. But be warned, it doesn’t come cheap. The set of stickers comes for a whopping Rs. 4,560. This set comes packed with more than 20 stickers which will turn your regular KTM into a factory racing lookalike. There are stickers that can be put on the fuel tank, rear seat cowl and engine cowl. There are also KTM racing stickers for the frame, KTM stickers for the rim and WP stickers for the front shock absorbers. Take a look at the picture below to get an idea of what the bike will look like with these new add-ons. So if you don’t mind the cost of these add-ons and want to make your KTM Duke 200 look sportier than before, you know what to do.

 

 

 

Audi RS5 coupe with Ducati paint scheme

Audi have released a set of photos along with a video teaser of their aptly named mystery RS5 project at the 2012 Pikes Peak International Hill Climb festival.

The picture shows a radical sport-themed RS5 coupe with a Ducati Multistrada motorcycle, both draped in the famous Ducati Corse racing colors, that clearly highlights the German marques’ acquisition of the Italian motorcycle maker.

Audi have stated that they and Ducati have teamed up at Pikes Peak to celebrate their common heritage at the iconic hill climb. As of now we can just say that the RS5 coupe looks stunning draped in Ducati Corse colors. For more information about this project and the accompanying video, hit the link below:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=EJCU82xlpPI

Aamir Khan starts shooting for Dhoom III in Chicago with BMW K1300R

The original Dhoom was arguably the most influential biker movie Bollywood ever spawned, making John Abraham and his Suzuki Hayabusa a household name everywhere. Then came its equally epoch-making sequel that upped the ante by a fair bit. And now, for the third installment of this lucrative franchise, the producers have roped in none other than Mr. Perfectionist, Aamir Khan.

Aamir was recently spotted shooting on the streets of Chicago with a matte black BMW K1300R. Looking lean and fit in his new villainous avatar, the actor was clad in sinister-looking all-black Alpinestars riding gear and an LS2 half-face helmet. To find out just how many new stunts the team comes up with featuring this Bavarian monster, moviegoers will have to wait until early next year when this YRF release hits theaters.

 

Original Source: http://www.unitezz.com/aamir-khan-pics-from-dhoom3-chicago-shoot/

2013 Kawasaki Ninja 650R launched in India

The wait is finally over.

All you diehard Kawasaki enthusiasts and motorcycle lovers alike, Bajaj Auto have just launched the new Kawasaki Ninja in the Indian market. Ever since the 2013 650R was launched globally by the Japanese motorcycle marque, we knew it was enroute to India but had no idea when it would make its appearance.

With a 649cc, DOHC liquid cooled mill that’s capable of producing 71 PS of power @ 8500 rpm and 66 Nm of torque @ 7000 rpm, this Kwacker does justice to its sports-tourer tag very well. We are sure that like its previous version, the 2013 Ninja is a completely well rounded package as nothing much has changed mechanically. Bajaj has priced the new Ninja 650R at  Rs 4,99,834 (ex-showroom, New Delhi) and the motorcycle will come in Kawasaki lime green color tone as well as a black version for the Indian market.

 

2013 Kawasaki Ninja 650R to be launched in India on 9th August

The wait is finally over.

All you diehard Kawasaki enthusiasts and motorcycle lovers alike, Bajaj are all set to launch the new Kawasaki Ninja in the Indian market tomorrow, the 9th of August. Ever since the 2013 650R was launched globally by the Japanese motorcycle marque, we knew it was enroute to India but had no idea when it would make its appearance.

 

With a 649cc, DOHC liquid cooled mill that’s capable of producing 71 PS of power @ 8500 rpm and 66 Nm of torque @ 7000 rpm, this Kwacker does justice to its sports-tourer tag very well. We are sure that like its previous version, the 2013 Ninja is a completely well rounded package as nothing much has changed mechanically. The price has been estimated around 5.80 lakhs and the 650R will come in Kawasaki lime green color tone as well as a black version, for the Indian market.

 

2013 Victory Boardwalk cruiser unveiled

Victory motorcycles who are known for their exquisite cruisers, and who have carved out their own identity in the market dominated by heavy weights like Harley Davidson, Triumph, Honda and Suzuki have officially unveiled their 2013 Victory Boardwalk cruiser.

And boy oh boy, it is surely a head turner, we say. The DNA of this motorcycle is largely based on the classic-looking cruiser’s of the mid 60s.

Powered by an air-cooled, four valve per cylinder, fuel-injected 1731cc monstrous V-twin engine, the Broadway is not for the faint of heart. A six-speed gearbox which drives the rear wheel via a carbon-reinforced belt is all but waiting for its rider to unleash it’s throttle. The engine has a maximum torque of 149 Nm. But for us the icing on the cake surely are the white wall tires, wrapped around 16-inch wheels, which make this Victory motorcycle a worthy contender to be displayed at its famous namesake theaters. This steady mill will burn a hole in your pocket by $ 15,499 (Rs 8 lakhs approx).

A fair price to pay for that unparalleled sensation of hitting the open road and rumbling into the sunset on a virtual sofa-on-wheels, we say.