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Monthly Archives: February 2012

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Garware Motors will launch Hyosung GV 250 and GV 650 in May

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Article by Kushal Dey
The wait is almost over. Garware Motors is going to launch Hyosung GT250R and GT250N bikes in May this year. Previously they planned to launch these motorcycles this March 2012, but they postponed the launch to see the changes made by the Indian Government in the upcoming budget. These motorcycles will be imported from South Korea and will be assembled locally at a place near Pune named Wai. But the first Cruiser motorcycle that the company is going to launch this May 2012 is the GV 650. Technical Specifications of Hyosung GV 650: Engine Type: DOHC 4 Valve 90o V twin Engine Displacement: 647cc Bore & Stroke: 81.5mm x 62mm Compression ratio: 11.6 : 1 Cooling: Liquid Cooled Fuel System: Fuel [...]

Royal Enfield set for aggressive expansion

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Article by Saptarshi Pal
The Auto Expo has been to the biking world what moisture is to sodium. If you aren’t a chemistry geek, then we meant the Auto expo has sky rocketed the biking industry to a completely new level. The auto Expo had been hosted in Mumbai last year and this year back in January it again made an impact in Delhi. The event catapulted a number of bikes, never before seen right into the hearts of a lot of biking enthusiasts, and embedded in their mind one strong though, “I want one of those”. All the upcoming bikes showcased themselves at the auto show, some of them featuring on Indian turf for the first time. Among the many that flaunted themselves on the Auto Expo, were the British [...]

Two-Stroke and Four-Stroke Engines

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Article by Raza Ahmed
It is the age-old dilemma of selecting a motorcycle depending on its engine type. Two-Stroke and Four-stroke engine. Its power versus economy, efficiency versus stability. We all have fallen in love with the Yamaha two-stroke series. It’s ruthless power and noise just begged you to open the throttle a little more. Dad would tell us stories about their experience with RX100 and RXZ. We never wonder if the stories were true, but they would always say, there is nothing like a two-stroke motorcycle. In MotoGP, the 500cc two stroke motorcycles would go up against 990cc four strokes. So what makes the two-stroke nearly twice as powerful as the four stroke engine. To understand the working of [...]

Yamaha Motor Thailand Plans to Form Joint Venture in Burma

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Article by Kushal Dey
The subsidiary of Yamaha Motor Corporation in Thailand, named Yamaha Motor Thailand, is now planning to set up a joint venture company in Burma along with few other investors. The reason behind Yamaha Motor Thailand’s coming to this decision is Burma’s new industrial policy to get overseas investors to invest in the country. Yamaha Motor Thailand is still in the consultation mode with their main company Yamaha Motor Corporation, regarding its business plan and strategy which involves production, prospect and distribution in Burma. During their first year of production the company expected to produce around 10,000 units. Cambodia and Laos is in authorized supervision of Yamaha Thailand [...]

Repsol to Sponsor 15-year-old Female Rider

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Article by Raza Ahmed
We know Repsol as the Spanish oil company and the sponsor of many a teams in motorsports. It has come to closing deals with a 15-year-old Red Bull Rookies Cup racer Maria Herrera to join its racing mania. Herrera, the 2011 Mediterranean PreGP Champion, is the first female racer to be selected to compete in the Red Bull Rookies Cup. The Red Bull Rookies Cup is a youth racing series, held jointly with the MotoGP tour. Herrera also joins training with MotoGP racer Alvaro Bautista, who also backs her financially. The two racers are to work under the management of Armando Guerrero. Reports say, Repsol will sponsor Herrera in Spain’s CEV Moto3 Championship, with a potential to move to the Moto3 [...]
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