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Monthly Archives: April 2011

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Royal Enfield to Soon Launch Classic 500 UCE as Carb Variant

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Article by Andrea Rodrigues
According to recent reports Royal Enfield looks set at launching a carbureted variant of their Classic 500 UCE soon. Because of this launch, the deliveries of the Classic 500 UCE have also been stalled, even as they were gearing up to launch it an upgraded variant. This is definitely a great move on their part as the former fuel injected structure without the O2 sensor didn’t seem to be working in this market. Without the O2 sensor, the FI refused to work according to expected standards leaving its owners quite perplexed. According to a source at Royal Enfield’s Brand Store located in Bangalore, the Classic 500 will now be available in a carburetor variant. This would also make the [...]

Ducati Delays Debut of New Chassis for Upcoming GP

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Article by Andrea Rodrigues
As was expected, Ducati did not do a great job of tackling this years MotoGP season. Neither did Nicky Hayden or Valentino Rossi make any positive impressions in the new seasons first two rounds. If it hadn’t been for the rainy weather at Jerez, three weekends ago, Ducati would be back at the Estroil race this week without winning a thing in 2011. The Italian team was prepared to debut their new chassis this weekend at the Portuguese Grand Prix. The chassis had been thoroughly tested at Mugello before Easter holidays began. Although they had aimed at making it to the GP11 for Estroil, the team manager of Ducati, Vito Guareschi, confirmed that the new chassis would not be employed because [...]

Royal Enfield Announces Dates for 2011 Himalayan Odyssey

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Article by Andrea Rodrigues
Royal Enfield recently announced dates for their annual event, Himalayan Odyssey. This years event will begin from Delhi on June 25. It will cover three different mountain ranges at Khardung La, reaching the highest altitude of 18,380 feet. Riders who will take part in this adventurous event will also get to ride across the Moré Plains, which has a desert even at this high altitude, before they return to Delhi by 10 July. Most motorcycle enthusiasts regard Delhi to Ladakh as being the most challenging routes when it comes to riding. This event will be the Chennai based bike company’s 8th successive year of organising this adventurous event. Every year, the number of participants who line [...]

BMW Motorcycles to Get Gearboxes from Hero Motors

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Article by Andrea Rodrigues
While the Indian auto industry has grown by leaps and bounds, it is still to make a mark in the international market, with the numbers of Indian auto companies having a presence in the International market very minuscule. Recent developments however show that this is all set to change. According to recent reports, Hero Motors recently bagged a contract as the only international gearbox supplier for motorcycles by BMW in both the global and domestic market. This is big news for the Indian auto manufacturer, part of the $4.5bn Hero Group. This is because of the fact that gearboxes engage high end engineering, which could also lead to Hero Motors supplying other parts in the future as well. It [...]

Honda Twister CB vs TVS Jive – War Of Commuters

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Article by Jerin Jacob
War of commuters is what I would say when I compare these two commuter bikes on Indian grounds. Picking two commuter rides and comparing to the utmost is what we have done every time and that to with visitors point of interest. TVS Jive and Honda Twister CB are this generation legends which are incorporated with latest features that proves as a hero, on the killer Indian traffics and wavy torturous roads. In this comparison we have considered the fundamental requirements that have to be considered while going in a commuter segment bike. 110 cc segment in India is definitely the one that generates the maximum volume numbers for motorcycles makers of India. The intense competitive market of India [...]
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