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Freeride 350 unveiled by KTM

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Article by Lijo Mathai
Austrian bike maker and Bajaj’s India’s technology partner, KTM have unveiled a new bike for the worldwide market and it is called as the Freeride 350. Well, KTM is still some time away from launching it in India, however, as a gift or rather a prelude, we have the news of the bike unveiling. First and foremost, this is an all purpose bike but like all the KTM bikes, this one is also sort of a motocross champion types. The kerb weight is just below 100 kgs while its 350 cc engine endowed with fuel injection and liquid cooling enables it to make 24 Ps of power. KTM says that this is one bike wherein they have focused on the fuel efficiency part more than anything else. KTM have provided [...]

Ducati Monster 795 launched

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Article by Lijo Mathai
Italy’s answer to the bikes from Korea and Japan is the new Ducati Monster 795. Ducati have finally realized that to make a mark in the Indian bike scene, they need to have a bike which would be priced competitively amongst its peers rather than flaunt an Italian flamboyance and be over priced for it. The Ducati Monster 795 would be sold alongside the Ducati Monster 796 that Ducati currently have in their Indian portfolio. This bike would be priced lower than the 796, however the final pricing for the same hasn’t been revealed yet. This bikes would come into India as CBU, built in Ducati’s spanking new facility in Thailand via the CKD route. Triple parabola head lamp is the [...]

2011 December would welcome the all new Pulsar

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Article by Lijo Mathai
The 10 years of ruling the roost as far as performance and affordable motorcycling in India is concerned, definitely seems to have gone in the right sense with Bajaj Motorcycles. The company today announced that it has built up an all new Pulsar from scratch and would be launching it by December 2011. Earlier, there were rumors that the new Pulsar range would see a Diwali launch, however things got postponed and now Bajaj is keen on a December 2011 launch. The company launched their first set of Pulsars in the month of November 2001 and would like to commemorate 10 years of the same by launching the all new Pulsar range. Managing Director of Bajaj Auto, Rajiv Bajaj said that after the advent [...]

Sepang witness to Simoncelli’s death in MotoGP crash

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Article by Lijo Mathai
In what can be called as perils of living life in the fast lane, Honda’s MotoGP rider, Italian Marco Simoncelli died in a crash which happened on the circuit. Marco was involved in a crash with Valentino Rossi and Colin Edwards. The 24 year old’s bike just slipped off the track and went directly into his compatriots steeds. Upon impact, Marco’s helmet was knocked off and within a few hours, the circuit doctor pronounced him dead. MotoGP or for that matter motorsports has been plagued with many tragic incidents off late and this recent incident has brought forth the safety issues associated with this sport. It may be recalled that Dan Wheldon passed away last week in a crash [...]

Stylish new TVS Scooty Streak launched

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Coinciding with the festive season, TVS Motors have launched an all new TVS Scooty Streak. This new model has got stylish graphics as also an all black theme with contrasting graphic themes. It is said that this model would bring in more youth buyers to the TVS fold. This new Scooty Streak is centered more towards the female customers and the scooter’s lower contoured seat, external fuel filler and broader tyres only bring forth its female centric styling. Not only this, a front lockable glove box as also an easily propable center stand help matter more. Additional goodies include the likes of LED tail lamps and a mobile charger. This makes the new TVS Scooty Streak one of the most stylish [...]
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