Riding on the success of the recently launched Gixxer, Suzuki India have been chipping away at the sales block. [Read more…]
The Indian market has evolved and the availability of 400cc and 600cc bikes is not a reality. What do we really need? [Read more…]
The 2015 edition of the Dakar Rally is set for its flag off on the 4th of January, 2015. [Read more…]
Keep your nunchucks ready, because one the most highly anticipated Ninjas – the H2 is coming to India. [Read more…]
Honda are not one to rest on their laurels and as 2014 comes to an end, they have already outlined their business plan for the next year. A look back at 2014 makes it clear that Honda are keen on increasing their market share in India with a renewed strategy.
It’s payback time – Triumph are compensating all Street Triple owners in India, after test results showed that the power output is around the 80-PS mark as opposed to claimed 106 PS. [Read more…]
The end of the year calls for a revision of the rules and regulations for the World Superbike series and the superbike commission, composed of the top brass at FIM, Dorna and the WSBK met at the Dorna headquarters in Madrid to revise the rules for the upcoming season. The revision will see changes across sporting, disciplinary and medical regulations, which will now be harmonised as much as possible to the Grand Prix regulations. The move will benefit everybody including the riders, teams, technical staff, event organisers, track authorities and marshals. This will also allow circuits to host either both events or switch between the two series.
The changes on the technical end include changes in the balancing rules for different engine designs thus allowing a healthy competition between teams using different engine formats. Also, teams will be allowed to use the 2014 Electronics package for the first two races of the season, in case the new system should cause any technical problems to the bikes.
The meeting has also led to discussions about the prospective Supersport 300cc class, which will be the new entry-level class for the WSBK series. The commission is creating a working group to look at this new class and has approved the assembly of any interested machine manufacturers to develop a class structure for said category. The move is intended to provide a low cost impetus to young riders without making a dent in their bank account.
If Dorna and FIM are able to garner enough interest in this new entry-level category, then there is a high possibility of WSBK coming to India. It will also give riders from the Sub-Continent a chance to enter the glamorous world of WSBK.
Story: Aniruddha Mulgund
KTM Austria have broken their personal production record, having manufactured 1,00,000 motorcycles in a year at their factory in Mattighofen, Austria. [Read more…]
Triumph is recalling 2,180 units of the Tiger Explorer 1200 adventure tourer. [Read more…]
The Hyosung GD 250 has been a hot topic over the past year for many. The motorcycling community in the country has been waiting for quite some time for Hyosung to break the news on the 250cc sports bike. [Read more…]