Chennai-based brand Blacksmith are all set to launch their new electric motorcycle in India. It will be called the Blacksmith B2.
TVS Motor Company celebrates its ‘Scooter of the Year’ by introducing a new colour Matte Silver for the TVS Ntorq 125.
The TVS Ntorq 125 was launched in February 2018 and since then it has received a great response from its target audience. The scooter won nine automotive industry awards in India and held some award-winning marketing campaigns making it the ‘Scooter of the Year’. The Ntorq has crossed the two-lakh-sales milestone in less than a year of its launch.
Last month TVS had introduced a drum brake variant of the scooter for Rs 58,552 (ex-showroom). The TVS Ntorq 125 is currently being sold in six colours – Matte Yellow, Matte White, Matte Red, Metallic Blue, Metallic Grey and Metallic Red. Matte Silver is the latest shade added to the current line-up and it will be available with the disc-brake variant of the scooter.
The Ntorq comes with a CVTi-REVV, 124.79-cc, air-cooled, three-valve, SOHC, single-cylinder engine that churns out 9.4 PS at 7,500 rpm and has a peak torque of 10.5 Nm at 5,500 rpm. The scooter will now be accompanied with a ‘Scooter of the Year’ emblem which will be sported by all models going forward.
The TVS Ntorq 125 continues to be one of the best scooters in its segment and is priced at Rs 59,995 (ex-showroom) offering buyers a bang for their buck.
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The exotic Italian bike-makers are bringing six units of the limited-edition MV Agusta F3 800 RC that will be sold at Rs 21.99 lakh (ex-showroom) each.
‘Reparto Corse’ or ‘RC’ is the MV Agusta racing team that competes in the World Supersport Championship. The MV Agusta F3 800 RC is developed under the RC tag with constant feedback from track riders making every component of the bike function seamlessly and perfectly. The motorcycle uses a 798-cc, 12-valve DOHC, three-cylinder engine that makes 153 PS at 13,250 rpm and has a peak torque of 87.9 Nm at 10,600 rpm.
The MV Agusta F3 800 RC weighs just 165 kg dry, making it a perfect tool for the racetrack. The motorcycle is priced at a premium of Rs 4 lakh over the standard F3 800, and the racing kit is included at no extra cost. The kit includes a titanium SC Project exhaust, a special ECU, and lightweight parts.
Electronic aids on the MV Agusta F3 800 RC are based on the MVICS (Motor & Vehicle Integrated Control System) that has its origins on the racetrack. The bike will also have four riding modes and eight-level traction control, giving a rider total control and stability. Electronic Assisted Shifting (up and down) has been revised to reduce shift-times. The F3 800 RC gets fully-adjustable 43-mm Marzocchi USD forks, fully-adjustable Sachs monoshock on a single-sided swingarm, Brembo monobloc calipers up front and a two-piston Brembo caliper at the rear.
Safety features such as the two-channel Bosch 9 PLUS ABS with race mode, allow the bike to be ridden with more confidence and ease. The Rear Wheel Lift-Up Mitigation system allows the rider to use the front brakes hard, while avoiding any rear wheel lift.
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Bajaj Dominar 400 has become the first Indian motorcycle to successfully complete the world’s first Polar Odyssey from the Arctic to the Antarctic.
For quite a while now, TVS have been organising rides for Apache owners popularly known as AOG (Apache Owners Group).
The much-awaited MotoGP 19 video game has officially been launched and is available for PC, PS4, XBOX ONE and Nintendo Switch.
Bajaj Auto have launched the new Platina 110 H-Gear for the year 2019, which according to Bajaj will be their most comfortable Platina till date.
The new Vespa Urban Club has been launched in India at Rs 72,190 (ex-showroom).
The Ducati Hypermotard 950 Concept has won an award in the Concept Bikes category at the Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este.
A new limited edition of the Honda Activa 5G with a dual-tone colour scheme has been launched in India.