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Suzuki Hayate launched at Rs 40,162

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Article by Raza Ahmed
We had brought you the news of Suzuki Motorcycle India Limited (SMIL), launching the Hayate commuter motorcycle by mid 2012. The commuter motorcycle debuted at the 2012 Auto Expo in Delhi was a significant launch for the Japanese brand, as the previously launched Slingshot did not do fairly well in the Indian market. Coming at a starting price of Rs 40,162, the Suzuki Hayate is now available to the Suzuki fans. Suzuki Hayate, in Japanese translates to ‘Fresh Breeze’ or ‘Swift Wind’, gets an 112cc 4-stroke air-cooled engine that is good for 8.4 PS max power and 8.8 Nm peak torque. Driving the power to the wheels is a four-speed gearbox. It sports an eight litre fuel tank, and Suzuki [...]

Triumph developing 125 cc motorcycle for India

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Article by Raza Ahmed
The British two-wheeler manufacturer, Triumph unveiled its range of performance motorcycles ranging from 675cc to 2,300cc at the 2012 Auto Expo in Delhi. Expect these high performance motorcycles to hit the showroom later this year. We had recently reported that Triumph is mulling over launch of 350 cc motorcycle to take the performance two-wheeler segment in India. There have been recent reports that the British two-wheeler marque has plans to go up against Bajaj Auto and Hero MotoCorp in the volume-driven commuter motorcycle segment. Sources suggest that the development is on high and a launch can be expected next year. The motorcycle will feature a small capacity, 125 cc engine, at a considerably [...]

Honda 2012 CBR250R getting new colors

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Article by Raghu Raj Murmu
After showing off its 2012 CBR250R at the Indian Auto Expo earlier this year in New Delhi, the bike has been given new look with cosmetic changes by Honda. The new pearl-heron blue color tone will increase the cost of this sports tourer by Rs.1000 from its base variants which is Rs.1,44,000 (ex-showroom, New Delhi), as well as ofthe ABS model which costs Rs.1,69,000 (ex-showroom, New Delhi). The body is more powerful now because of the use of a premium quality plastic. There are no changes in the short stroke 250cc engine as such. It will still give a powerful output of 25 bhp and 22.9 Nm torque, and since this incredible engine was designed and developed through a series of technical innovations, [...]

Yamaha to launch Ray scooter by Diwali

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Article by Raza Ahmed
Yamaha just doesn’t seem to have had enough being the leading performance bike-maker in India. Now the Japanese giant wants to downshift and take on the scooter segment with its Ray. Previously showcased at the 2012 Auto Expo in Delhi, the Yamaha Ray is a small capacity scooter targeting the mileage crazy customers. This segment is currently dominated by other Japanese automakers with Suzuki being number two, after Honda. When launched, the Yamaha Ray will go up directly against Honda Activa, TVS Wego , Mahindra Duro and Suzuki Access to battle the scooter segment which has seen some remarkable growth in the last one year. Other Japanese giants competing in this segment is Honda with its [...]

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 [...]
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