WSBK all set to debut at the Buddh International Circuit

Ladies and gentlemen, the prestigious World Superbike Championship is finally making its way to Indian shores.

Jaypee Sports International Limited (JPSI) and Infront Motor Sports have inked down an agreement to hold the WSBK championship rounds on the 9th and 10th of March.

 

The WSBK championship, founded in 1988, consists of a series of rounds which are held on permanent racing facilities and each round had two races and the results of each race were combined to determine two annual winners, one for the riders and the other for the manufacturers. Almost all the renowned superbike makers such as Honda, Yamaha, Suzuki, Kawasaki, Ducati, Aprilia, and BMW take part in the World Superbike Championship which is regulated by the FIM (Fédération Internationale de Motocyclisme).

JPSI MD and CEO, Mr Sameer Gaur has stated that they are extremely happy to announce the World Superbike Championship at the BIC. The WSBK is specially significant for manufacturers and customers because it uses highly modified production superbikes, thus differentiating it from the multimillion one-off prototype machines in MotoGP. The event it will be a treat for the eyes of Indian motorsport enthusiasts who had thoroughly enjoyed the F1 Indian Grand Prix last year at the Buddh International Circuit.

WSBK all set to debut at the Buddh International Circuit

Ladies and gentlemen, the prestigious World Superbike Championship is finally making its way to Indian shores. Jaypee Sports International Limited (JPSI) and Infront Motor Sports have inked down an agreement to hold the WSBK championship rounds on the 9th and 10th of March.

The WSBK championship, founded in 1988, consists of a series of rounds which are held on permanent racing facilities and each round had two races and the results of each race were combined to determine two annual winners, one for the riders and the other for the manufacturers. Almost all the renowned superbike makers such as Honda, Yamaha, Suzuki, Kawasaki, Ducati, Aprilia, and BMW take part in the World Superbike Championship which is regulated by the FIM (Fédération Internationale de Motocyclisme).

JPSI MD and CEO, Mr Sameer Gaur has stated that they are extremely happy to announce the World Superbike Championship at the BIC. The WSBK is specially significant for manufacturers and customers because it uses highly modified production superbikes, thus differentiating it from the multimillion one-off prototype machines in MotoGP. The event it will be a treat for the eyes of Indian motorsport enthusiasts who had thoroughly enjoyed the F1 Indian Grand Prix last year at the Buddh International Circuit.

WSBK all set to debut at the Buddh International Circuit

Ladies and gentlemen, the prestigious World Superbike Championship is finally making its way to Indian shores.

Jaypee Sports International Limited (JPSI) and Infront Motor Sports have inked down an agreement to hold the WSBK championship rounds on the 9th and 10th of March.

 

The WSBK championship, founded in 1988, consists of a series of rounds which are held on permanent racing facilities and each round had two races and the results of each race were combined to determine two annual winners, one for the riders and the other for the manufacturers. Almost all the renowned superbike makers such as Honda, Yamaha, Suzuki, Kawasaki, Ducati, Aprilia, and BMW take part in the World Superbike Championship which is regulated by the FIM (Fédération Internationale de Motocyclisme).

JPSI MD and CEO, Mr Sameer Gaur has stated that they are extremely happy to announce the World Superbike Championship at the BIC. The WSBK is specially significant for manufacturers and customers because it uses highly modified production superbikes, thus differentiating it from the multimillion one-off prototype machines in MotoGP. The event it will be a treat for the eyes of Indian motorsport enthusiasts who had thoroughly enjoyed the F1 Indian Grand Prix last year at the Buddh International Circuit.

WSBK all set to debut at the Buddh International Circuit

Ladies and gentlemen, the prestigious World Superbike Championship is finally making its way to Indian shores. Jaypee Sports International Limited (JPSI) and Infront Motor Sports have inked down an agreement to hold the WSBK championship rounds on the 9th and 10th of March.

The WSBK championship, founded in 1988, consists of a series of rounds which are held on permanent racing facilities and each round had two races and the results of each race were combined to determine two annual winners, one for the riders and the other for the manufacturers. Almost all the renowned superbike makers such as Honda, Yamaha, Suzuki, Kawasaki, Ducati, Aprilia, and BMW take part in the World Superbike Championship which is regulated by the FIM (Fédération Internationale de Motocyclisme).

JPSI MD and CEO, Mr Sameer Gaur has stated that they are extremely happy to announce the World Superbike Championship at the BIC. The WSBK is specially significant for manufacturers and customers because it uses highly modified production superbikes, thus differentiating it from the multimillion one-off prototype machines in MotoGP. The event it will be a treat for the eyes of Indian motorsport enthusiasts who had thoroughly enjoyed the F1 Indian Grand Prix last year at the Buddh International Circuit.

Pulsar 200 NS officially launched!

The wait is finally over. The most awaited bike from the Bajaj stable has been officially launched

There has been a lot of speculations regarding why this, the most exciting revision of the Pulsar in a long time, has been delayed, after the first impression ride offered by the firm back in February 2012. Apparently, the company was making some last moment adjustments to the bike on customer and media feedback, like upgrading the headlight bulb from 35 to 55 Watt.

The 200 NS comes with a triple-spark, 4 valve, SOHC layout with fueling handled by a Mikuni UCD33 carburettor. It is also the first Pulsar to get a monoshock, while suspension duties up front are taken care of by meaty 37mm forks. With a kerb weight of 145 kg and 23.52 PS of power on tap at 9.500 RPM the all-new Pulsar was a hoot to ride around the Chakan test track. Now we are waiting and hoping it to be as much fun to ride on the city roads too, which you can expect to see soon in our forthcoming issue. The new generation Pulsar has been priced at Rs 94,280 (OTR, Pune).

Read our first ride impression of Bajaj Pulsar 200NS here.

SCOOP! Hero Ignitor ready to be launched

Hero MotoCorp Ignitor 125ccHero MotoCorp is just about to launch a bike called the Ignitor with a 125cc ATFT engine.


The bike was displayed by the company earlier this year at Auto Expo in New Delhi, and yes, it does resemble the Honda Stunner a lot. India’s No. 1 two-wheeler maker hopes to strengthen its grip on the 125-cc segment where it has other models like Super Splendor and Glamour, priced between Rs 55,000 to Rs 60,000 (on road, Pune).

However, the sporty looking Ignitor is a premium offering in the segment and will bear on-road Mumbai price tags of Rs 66,139 for the drum and self-starter version, while the disc and self-starter variant is priced at Rs 68,426.

Hero MotoCorp Ignitor - website

It’s not just the external design that resembles the Honda Stunner, even the specs of the 129kg bike at Hero’s official website states that the 124.7cc engine will produce 11.15 PS power and 11 Nm peak torque, which is identical to the Honda. You get to chose from four colour options – Pearl Whilte, Sports Red, Vibrant Blue and Panther Black Metallic.

Visit Hero MotoCorp’s website for more information

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS

Engine
Type Air cooled , 4 – stroke single cylinder OHC


Displacement 124.7 cc


Max. Power 8.20 kW ( 11 bhp ) @ 8000 rpm


Max. Torque 11 N-m @ 5000 rpm


Bore x Stroke 52.4 x 57.8 mm


Carburettor CV Type


Compression Ratio 9.2 :1


Starting Self Start / Kick Start


Ignition Digital CDI


Transmission & Chassis


Clutch Multiplate wet


Gear box 5 Speed constant mesh


Chassis Type Tubular , Diamond Type


Suspension


Front Telescopic Hydraulic Shock Absorbers


Rear Swing Arm with adjustable hydraulic shock absorbers


Brakes


Front Brake Dia 240 mm Disc – Non Asbestos type


Rear Brake Internal expanding shoe type ( 130 mm ) – Non Asbestos type


Wheels & Tyres


Rim Size Front 17 x 1.85, Cast Wheel


Rim Size Rear 17 x 2.15, Cast Wheel


Tyre Size Front 80/100 x 17 – M/C 46 P ( Tubeless Tyre )


Tyre Size Rear 100/90 x 17 – M/C 55P ( Tubeless Tyre )


Electricals


Battery 12 V – 3 Ah , MF Battery


Head Light 35 W / 35 W – Halogen Bulb ( Multi-Reflector )


Tail Stop Lamp 5 W / 21 W ( Multi-Reflector )


Turn Signal Lamp 10 W x 4 nos ( Multi- Reflector )


Dimensions


Length 2010 mm


Width 710 mm


Height 1095 mm


Wheelbase 1270 mm


Ground Clearance 175 mm


Kerb Weight 129 kg


Mahindra spruce up Rodeo

Similar to the upgrade Mahindra 2-Wheelers gave to the Duro, transforming it in to a more refined Duro DZ, the company is now ready to do the same with the Rodeo gearless scooter. The spruced-up Rodeo will be christened as Rodeo RZ and is now purported to be more efficient, smooth and also powerful than the older version.

The current Rodeo is powered by a peppy 125-cc engine that churns out 8.11 PS of power and 9 Nm of peak torque. The scooter has a small fuel tank with a capacity of 4.5-litre, which give an approximate range of under 200 kpl. It is a fun to ride scooter with features like front loading fuel tank and telescopic front forks.

The Rodeo RZ is scheduled to be unveiled on June 7th, 2012, and we hope the current price of Rs 50,436 (on road, Pune) will remain unchanged.

 

Suzuki’s new Hayate TVC with Salman Khan

There an awesome new TVC doing the rounds on YouTube and with every passing second getting hits after hits. It’s our very own good/bad cop Chulbul ‘Dabangg’ Pandey a.k.a Salmaan Khan busting crime with ease and capturing runaway criminals with ease in the story line of this advert. Even though a bit stereo typical in its approach, the TVC manages to create an impression in the minds of the people with a humorous approach. As far as the marketing aspect is concerned Suzuki are bang on and roping in the character of Chulbul Pandey is sure to work in favor of the brand.

The new Hayate ad is slated to hit prime-time television very soon, but for now you can watch it here.

Hyosung ties up with DSK Group

 

Hyosung DSKThe Korean company splits up with Garware Motors

 

This news might come as a blessing in disguise to Hyosung fans. Garware Motors has sold its stake in Hyosung JV to the DSK Group, a prominent real estate developers also known for their Toyota dealerships in Maharashtra. Company insiders have revealed that Sachin Kulkarni, son of D.K. Kulkarni, Chairman, DSK Group, will be holding the reins of the new partnership.

This foray by DSK in the Indian two wheeler market, will be quite interesting to watch, given their vast experience in the automotive industry and significant capital that the company can invest in this partnership. We feel that they can make a big difference by restructuring the pricing strategy, especially since the company is about to launch the new GT250R this month. Currently, the company’s two-wheeler line-up includes the GT650R, GT650N and ST7 in India which are priced between Rs 5-7 lakh bracket.

The reason for Garware Motors selling its stake in Hyosung Indian operations is not yet known officially, with various speculations making the rounds. The official statement is expected to be released tomorrow.

 

Bajaj Pulsar 200NS price announced!

Pulsar 200NSBajaj has discretely disclosed the price of the much anticipated Pulsar 200NS at its dealerships in Pune.

It is no surprise the the Pune-based automobile major chose its home city for the soft-launch. The all-new Pulsar 200NS will bear a price tag of Rs 94,210 (on the road, Pune) which is bang on to what we had predicted in our first ride / impression of the bike. With 23.52PS of power on tap at 9500rpm and 18.3Nm of turning force at 8000rpm, the triple spark plugged, four valves SOHC, 200NS is a hoot to ride!

The price of the Pulsar 200NS might vary in different states of India but we are certain it will remain with-in the Rs 1 lakh price bracket, which makes it a good value for money proposition. The bike will be available for test ride from next week onwards. But if you have already made up your mind about the purchase, then you can book it by paying Rs 10,000 up front.

Bajaj also released a 360-degree tour of the Pulsar 200NS, with Transformers-style animation that one can watch here.

For a detailed ride report of the Pulsar 200NS visit www.bikeindia.in or click here