Revolt Intellicorp, Gurugram based automobile startup entered the Indian Motorcycle market with the launch of two electric bikes. What made the entry magnificent was the Artificial Intelligence technology equipped on these motorcycles. This is perhaps the first time, India received electric motorcycles with an AI system. Rahul Sharma, the co-founder of Micromax Mobiles is the founder of Revolt Motors as well. The new venture he started, introduced a new dimension in the market of electric motorcycles thereby making personal mobility, not just economical but also practical.
KTM recently revealed its middleweight motorcycle 790 Duke A.k.a Scalpel in India at a starting cost of INR 8.64 lakh, while the on-road price may approximately touch the 10 lakh mark. As of now, the company plans to sell the Duke 790 in only 9 Indian cities- Surat, Mumbai, Pune, Delhi, Kolkata, Hyderabad, Guwahati, Bengaluru and Chennai. The company plans to make this bike available in other cities as well in the next phase of launches expected around April 2020.
Triumph has added Street Scrambler to its line up. The Triumph Scrambler 1200 XC seems to be a hard-core off-roader and the most gorgeous bike of its kind. This is a brand that has an adventure bike in its line up; The Tiger 800 and The Tiger 1200. Beginner riders might struggle a bit to tame this pure off-road motorcycle. The body works are appropriately minimal. Scrambler 1200 is designed to utilize the centre of mass for its stability while taking it through challenging terrains or while riding it across a stream or during jumps.
Suzuki has launched its brand new model by upgrading the older version. Suzuki like other brands have realized that India is one unique and potential market with unique needs. Perhaps this is why the brand goes out of the way to manufacture special models that are exclusively designed to target the Indian buyers. The recently launched Gixxer SF 250 is one of those products that will eventually be also exported to other market owing to the influence we have over the international arena.
It is quite exhilarating given while writing a comparison review about KTM DUKE 200 and Bajaj Pulsar 200 NS. KTM was the brand that entered into the Indian automobile market shaking hands with Bajaj Auto who now has close to 48% of stake in KTM.Duke 200 manufactured by Bajaj Auto for KTM in India holds close resemblance to Bajaj Pulsar 200 NS that comes from the same family. However, when it comes to performance, these two beasts are purely one to one competitors. What keeps the enthusiasts wondering is the price difference of 30-35% between these models, even though either model does not show any superiority in terms of engine displacement, power and torque.
Yamaha launched the international naked model of the R15 recently which is already a popular model in countries like Thailand, Vietnam, and Indonesia. Let’s take a deep look into the MT15 and see what keeps this motorcycle distinct from the other models.
One of the main attractions of Milan Auto Expo 2017 was unveiling of Royal Enfield’s 650 twins - Continental GT650 and the Interceptor 650. In 2013, RE had launched their 535cc single cylinder cafe racer bike, the Continental GT 535. Sadly, this motorcycle did not fare well in the market. But now, this brand learning how to play in the market has launched twin bikes Continental GT 650 and Interceptor 650, two new bike models with 650cc engines. What makes them twins is the fact that they both share most of the parts including the engine.
The all-new 2019 Dominar 400 edition was launched with a UG BS-VI engine in India. Bajaj had done a great deal of rework on the old Dominar that has shaped into this new Dominar as of CS400 which was displayed on the 2014 Moto Expo. Within a short time period of 2 years, Dominar changed the mindset of long distance riders to a hyper rider mood. Hats off to Bajaj for developing such a unique machine in the country.
Most awaited bike of 2018…….Yes, the JAWA was launched after a long gap in India once again. Jawa, Royal Enfield, Yezdi and Rajdoot were quite popular names in the country during the 80s period. However, when globalization hit the country, more and more two-wheeler companies from Japan started looking upon India as a potential market. As a result, most of our iconic models were replaced by easy to use commuters and flashy looking sports bikes.
Ever since its Indian debut through a healthy collaboration with Bajaj, back in 2012, the celebrated Austrian motorcycle brand KTM has very well managed to enthrall the aspirant 'performance' (literally) biker in the average Indian with their shallow, yet powerful lineup, consisting of the RCs and the Dukes in their 200 and 390 guises. As part of the inevitable effort to cope up with the endless tide of time, the bikemaker had recently launched the latest avatars of these ready to race sets of wheels. That seemed fine and not so surprising then, but what left us with eyes popped out was the automaker adding up another model to its Duke lineup, dubbed the Duke 250- the fresh at heart, quarter liter naked bike. Its nothing else that we are now going to spend our time with...
In 1987 George M Hendy has started a Bicycle manufacturing company in America, named Hendy Manufacturing Company. The company introduced bicycles under the names, silver kenley, American India(which is converted as the brand name Indian).
From 1901, joined hands with Oscar Heads Trom , has started producing motorcycles with gasoline engine.And in the same year the Indian Motor Cycle came to reality and it got sold in the very next year.In years Indian Motor Cycle has become a brand, with the un comparable performance of its motorcycles.The company faced a shut down issue in 2003 due to financial issues. In 2008 a London company Stellikyen and in 2011 Polaris Industries has taken over the company. Last year, Indian bikes hited the Indian roads.
Let’s look at the new gen Indian Scout..
Royal Enfield Himalayan has been one bike that has left the media sleepless over last couple of months. This adventure tourer is destined to cruise the Indian roads especially the off roads in Gods own country, Kerala.
Finally after days of wait, I get my hands on Himalayan, sought to be one of the much awaited vehicles in recent days. I remind myself that I am about to embark on an exhilarating journey through highways, forests, mountain roads and even hilly rivers and enjoy nature at its best on this off roader making my dream come true.
Vehicle models coming into the market, whether two-, three-, or four-wheelers, are becoming day by day, more youthful and more attractive. How many visually attractive, youthful designs are appearing on the roads every day! In fact, it will not be wrong to say that the ageing process is going in reverse gear only for Mammootty and vehicle designs!
In India, today there is a flood of youth-oriented scooters. Honda DO, Yamaha Ray and Hero Maestro are just some examples of new generation scooters aiming at the youthful market. Into the midst of these, there now comes with a more contemporary shape and with a much better engine, a new star from Yamaha: Cygnus Ray ZR.