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Royal Enfield launches two new models in India

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Article by Lijo Mathai
We were right when we reported yesterday that Royal Enfield would be launching souped versions of their motorcycles. Mr Venki Padmanabhan, the CEO of Royal Enfield and Shaaji Koshy, the Senior VP for Sales were present at the do. Saying that the bikes were for leisure, we expected that there would be a new café racer on the block, however, what came out were just two new color schemes for the Royal Enfield Classic 500 version, namely Desert Storm and Classic Chrome. Both the variants come with a 500 cc engine which is derived from the latest UCE construction plus the added advantage of have electronic fuel injection in their fold. For the reliability factor, Royal Enfield have ensured that the [...]

Visit to Thane’s Annual Vintage Auto Show

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Article by admin
By late afternoon on Sunday, our team at Indiandrives converged at the Big Mall grounds on Ghodbunder Road, Thane to witness the annual vintage auto show organised by the Heritage Vehicle Owner’s Club of Thane. The event was a feast for all auto enthusiasts, showcasing 10 vintage cars and 18 vintage bikes, all from the model years 1923 to 1983. While the vintage car display was dominated by American and British manufacturers, the vintage bike segment did feature Indian manufacturers albeit a few. There were many scooters on display ranging from the Vespa to many different Lambretta models. Among the motorcycles, the models included the likes of Royal Enfield, the British Matchless, Rajdoot [...]

Garware Motors Launch Hyosung Bikes in Mumbai in association with Ronit Motors

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As promised, we are here with the coverage of the launch of the Hyosung bikes in Mumbai. The duo of bikes was launched in Delhi last night but the Mumbai launch was done today. Ronit Motors from Lower Parel are handling the Mumbai operations of the Hyosung Garware tie up.  The two bikes displayed were the Hyosung GT650R and the ST7. Inaugurating the showroom were Diya Garware Ibanez, the Managing Director of Garware Motors and Mr Jairaj Bhagchandani, Managing Director of Ronit Motors. Diya in an exclusive interview with Indiandrives said that she was very excited about the Mumbai launch as there have been more than 30 pre order bookings from here. On being asked about the debacle with Kinetic [...]

2011 Surat Auto Expo visit by Indiandrives

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Article by admin
The Indiandrives team visited the recently concluded 2011 Surat Auto Expo which, as the name suggests was held in Surat, Gujarat. Well, it was the biggest disappointment as far as bikes were concerned since there was only one manufacturer, Bajaj, which was present with its whole range of bikes. The reason remains relatively unknown as to why other two wheeler manufacturers chose to remain away from this event. Top Gear magazine had got the Suzuki Hayabusa as also the Suzuki Intruder while Bajaj had the Pulsar 220F, Avenger 220, Pulsar 135, Discover 125 and also the Kawasaki Ninja 250R. The Ninja and the Pulsar 220F were the star attractions and thankfully enough, the patrons at Bajaj were [...]

Dirt never looked good before; a day at RotoCross Mumbai

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Car and Bike Racing Show It was early morning and the dirt was made to settle with a sprinkle of water at the Somaiya Grounds, Sion East. The event was a great one that attracted more than 60 participants in scooter and motorcycle racing class from all over India. It was only 9 in the morning when the Indiandrives team arrived at the Somaiya grounds. The dirt track was all ready and some final water feeding work was going on. The track was all dirt with lots of sand, with lots of curves and hard corners but didnt have jumps as most of the participants were with modified street motorcycles. The name RotoCross sounds similar to MotoCross but the track was far simpler than those found in the International [...]
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