The All Electric Motorcycle from India the Tork T6x is finally coming

KeralaOnRoad | Jan 12, 2019
trending The Pune based electric motorcycle company Tork first announced their presence back in 2016. However, since then no vehicle had rolled out from their garage till date.

Recently the Tork T6X bike was seen test driving in its production ready specs. The exterior of the bike appeared similar to that of its concept which was first showcased 2 years back, but the side panels were not present showcasing its trellis frame. We are not quite sure if this will be the case in the production ready model as well.

The front forks are telescopic unit and the rear monoshock. The instrument cluster is a TFT unit that will act as an interface between the user and the machine with a lot of information, that is shared through smartphone connectivity option.

The motor will feature a 6kw unit that produces 27Nm of torque as we learnt already. The top speed is set to be limited to 100kmph. Back in the time when it was showcased, the LI-ion battery was claimed to cover 100km in a single charge with 80% of battery charged in 60mins and full charge will take around 2 hours.

As per reports, the bike will be launched in the country’s top tier cities with prices ranging at Rs.1,25,000 and says that it will be more cost effective during the run as the amount spent to fully charge the battery will be less than 20 bucks.

Bookings begin for Honda CB300R ahead of official launch in India

KeralaOnRoad | Jan 18, 2019
trending Honda has officially confirmed their launch of CB300R in India by March of this year. It has also been confirmed that CB300R will be arriving as completely knocked down units and will be priced aggressively. The price of CB300R in India is expected to be under Rs.2.50 lakh (Ex-showroom).

Honda CB300R made its global debut in 2018 and after a year it started eing retailed in other countries as well. After much wait, Honda has finally planned to bring this motorcycle to India. In the mini sports bike segment, Honda has CBR 250R, albeit it is very outdated now. Honda has decided to attend to the need of the hour with their latest offering in the naked bike segment, CB300R.

Unlike CBR 250R, the CB300R is a naked bike and inspired by the Neo sport Café rider. This bike is powered by a 286cc DOHC, 4 valve unit with liquid cooling technology. Hondas are known for their smooth yet performance punchy engines and this bike does it well with power delivery of 31PS and 27.5Nm of torque.

The chassis is a pressed steel frame tubular chassis. It has a minimalistic covering area, exposing the frame which adds to its beauty. The front suspension system has USD forks while the rear has a 7-step adjustable monoshock. This new motorcycle is designed in a such a way that it can easily negotiate the traffic with a tapered handlebar and 40% turning angle.

The design is minimalistic, but appealing with its all LED lights on the headlamps cluster with a horseshoe shaped light inside the circular doom. Exposed framework and split seats all add more charm to CB300R that is available in two colours, matte axis grey metallic and candy chromosphere red.

This bike comes to India after earning good accolades across the globe for both its engine and rideability and Honda brings it to the country at a competitive price. CB300R sits on the likes of BMW G310R, KTM Duke 390. It is in the same price range as the Royal Enfield Continental GT but can’t match it in terms of power.

The booking for this bike has begun already in India at a token amount of Rs.5000. This is only across 22 dealers in the country and the delivery for this is expected to begin from March 2019 immediately after the official launch.

Upcoming Compact SUV Ford Ecosport spotted in camouflage dressing

KeralaOnRoad | Jan 17, 2019
trending Ford seems to be working on gaining some serious mass in the Indian Market. They have plans to launch a new car or maybe an update to the Ford Ecosport.

A new car from the stables of Ford has been seen rolling out in its camoflauged disguise. It seems to possess the characteristics of a sub-compact SUV. Apparently, this car is based on the Euro spec Ford Fiesta platform with a raised up stance.

As we all know, Ford Ecosport has been in the Indian market for a very long time. Hence, an update for this model even if lined up for 2020 is inevitable. In India, Ford and Mahindra are in a joint collaboration where Mahindra provides Ford with BS VI compliant petrol engines in exchange for the latter’s Figo platform which the former will use for their upcoming EV vehicle.

The BS VI engine is said to be a 1.2L turbocharged petrol engine and we can hope that this engine is featured in the upcoming Ford Ecosport. However, the updated Ford Ecosport with the new engine option will be first available in the European Market before it is available to any other country. Hence, the expected launch in India may be around the year 2020.

Toyota rebadged Baleno to launch soon in India

KeralaOnRoad | Jan 15, 2019
trending The Japanese and the Indo-Japanese, Toyota and Maruti Suzuki had signed up an agreement in India, back in 2017, where both car companies decided to exchange their platform for mutual benefit. It was agreed upon that Maruti Suzuki will provide Toyota the platform of their best selling hatchback Baleno and their compact SUV Vitara Breeza, two segments where Toyota was literally disabled in the country. Toyota in return had agreed to give platform of Corolla Altis to Maruti Suzuki.

As we all know from our earlier news reports, the first car to roll out from this combination will be Toyota’s rebadged Baleno. This Baleno to be released from Toyota’s garage will be more or less similar to Maruti Suzuki Baleno, except for some minor tweaks in its design that adds a dash of luxe to this hatchback.

This car is expected to launch in the mid of this year, but we feel it might take some more time. The launch could be somewhere in the start of 2020. No feature list or engine options have been officially revealed yet, but as Baleno has been set in the premium car space, we can expect Toyota to come up with an added feature list compared to the present model, maybe also a bigger engine.

This combination can reduce a lot of price cut in both the car makers’ budget, as it will now be cheaper to produce a car which has already been tried and tested in the market.

Maruti Suzuki to launch new Vitara SUV soon in India

KeralaOnRoad | Jan 12, 2019
trending Indian Auto market has witnessed few tough competitions in past decade. The Japanese car maker Maruti Suzuki and the Korean giant Hyundai continue their cold war against each other in India in all the segments. The small car segment has Wagon-R and Santro with both models recently updated. Baleno and i20 rules the premium hatchback segment while Ciaz and Verna are in the sedan segment, locking horns with each other.

Now the rivalry has further aggravated with Hyundai planning to hit the market of Maruti’s best-seller Vitara Brezza with their upcoming sub-compact SUV Carlino. To hit back, Maruti Suzuki too seems to have planned to launch a premium SUV against Hyundai’s best-seller Creta.

This model will be the pumped up version of Brezza with bold front fascia and strong shoulder lines. It could also be the most premium offering by Maruti Suzuki and will be launched in Nexa showrooms. This new SUV will be powered by the in-house 1.5L diesel engine which Maruti is currently working on and will also feature 1.2L turbocharged petrol engine, powerful than the 1.5L engine present in the Ciaz. This new launch may set new statement for Maruti Suzuki by elevating the brand to a more premium level.

Maruti Suzuki had faced some downside by launching its premium SUV, Grand Vitara at a higher price compared to its competitors. We hope Maruti prices this model aggressively and do not repeat the old mistake on their new launch.

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