The South African motorcycle designer Pierre Terblanche know for designing modern cruiser style machines has worked with companies such as Norton, Piaggo and Confederate. [Read more…]
KTM’s latest dual-purpose adventure bike, the 1050 Adventure, is finally here. [Read more…]
More than 700 Harley-Davidson owners gathered for the 3rd Northern Harley Owner’s Group (HOG) Rally in Pushkar recently. Harley owners from across 13 Indian H.O.G. Chapters gathered in Pushkar, making this the largest zonal rally so far.
The riders had the privilege of camping amidst sand dunes and got to participate in a assortment of activities such as hot air balloon, and helicopter rides above the mystical city of Pushkar. This along with a custom motorcycle zone, arm wrestling competitions, workshops on pre-ride motorcycle maintenance,a fusion music night, and, not to forget Harley’s signature custom contest where riders showcase their creativity in customizing their motorcycles. After such an enormous turn out, the H.O.G. will ride on, next stop, the 3rd Eastern H.O.G. Rally to Khajurao in December 2014.
The festivities, however, continue. This time in Mumbai with the Harley Rock Riders festival. This year Grammy nominated American alternative rock band Mutemath will be performing along with other popular names like Zero, Scribe, Blackstratblues, Modern Mafia, One Night Stand, The Circus, Such Nice Boys (feat. Kanan Gill & Kenneth Sebastian), The Supersonics, Devoid, Blakc, Ravi Iyer, Pangea, Tough on Tobacco, Undying Inc, Reverrse Polarity, Duncun Rufus and Until We Last. Along with headbanging to great tunes, attendees will also get a chance to view the first ever Harley-Davidson Street 750 which has been customized by Rajputana Customs. So, overall, It should be one wild fun night.
Tickets available at Insider.in.
Dates – November 15th to 16th, 2014
Time – 3pm to 10pm
Venue – Richardson & Cruddas Foundry, Sri JJ Flyover, Mazgaon, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Story: Rommel Albuquerque
Benelli, the premium Italian motorcycle company showcases three new bikes at EICMA – the BN600GT, the BN302 and the BN251, all of which are part of the company’s 2015 line-up. [Read more…]
The Indian motorcycle company Hero MotoCorp made headlines at EICMA, by announcing the company’s global expansion plans, and also by showcasing two new products – the Hastur 620, which was showcased at the Auto Expo as a concept bike, and, as we mentioned back in October, they will also launch the HX250R.
The first phase of its entry in Europe, will see products being launched in Italy, Spain and France and the second phase will include UK and Germany. The firm also announced an investment of Rs 4917 crore in building capacity across the globe in the next few years. Hero will first launch the the 125cc hybrid scooter called “Leap” in these markets, and subsequently bring in more models including scooters and motorcycles.
The Hastur 620 is an aggressive looking parallel twin street-fighter, which claims to produce 80 PS and the HX250R is a fully faired sports bike designed in partnership with Erik Buell Racing, with a single-cylinder engine producing 31 PS.
Commenting on this major feat, Hero CEO, Pawan Munjal said, “Today, one out of every 10 bikes sold globally is a Hero bike and every second two-wheeler sold in India is from Hero. This places us in a unique position to expand our business into new markets across continents. We are now looking at stepping into the European market by the end of 2015.”
Story: Ryan Lee
Moto Guzzi are in the limelight once again, this time around its at EICMA. The Italian marque showcased their cruiser prototype – The MGX-21 at the famous Milan show.
The MGX-21 prototype cruiser is a re-worked Moto Guzzi California 1400, which is clad in carbon fibre, matte black paint and red highlights. The other interesting change is the 21-inch carbon fibre front disc wheel.
Well, the MGX-21 prototype does stand out where cruisers are concerned, but we shall wait and see, what the finished production model will brings to the table.
Story: Ryan Lee
Triumph will be offering a range of special edition motorcycles for a select few of their customers. The special edition Street Triple RX and the three editions of Bonneville, viz. T214, NewChurch and Spirit were showcased at INTERMOT. At EICMA, the company also unveiled the Thunderbird Night Storm and the Triumph Rocket X. The special edition bikes will receive cosmetic changes and will be available in limited numbers.
Triumph Motorcycles have introduced the revised product range of the Tiger series at EICMA. The previous version of the tiger XR and XC have been upped and the top end models XRx and XCx have been introduced with a first-in-class cruise control option. [Read more…]
Kawasaki have finally revealed the road-legal version of the 300-PS track-only Ninja H2 R, called the H2, complete with a head lamp. [Read more…]
EICMA and the couple of months leading up to it is the busiest time for motorcycle manufacturers across the globe. [Read more…]