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Month: May 2017

Bajaj Avenger FLG Rides’ Cruising Season 2017-18 calendar announced
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Bajaj Avenger FLG Rides’ Cruising Season 2017-18 calendar announced

Bajaj Auto has launched ‘Avenger FLG Rides’ Cruising Season 2017-18 – a pan-India riding community initiative for its popular Avenger brand. The ride is exclusive to Avenger owners and will be covering more than 20,000 kms. FLG rides were initiated in 2016 and received tremendous response. Taking the experience forward and making it even bigger, Avenger FLG Rides Cruising Season 2017-2018 will now be a round-the-year initiative. This season, there will be 40 rides across the country to 17 divine destinations, covering more than 20,000 km. The first FLG ride of the season will be organized on 24th June 2017 to Spiti Valley, followed by rides as per Riding Calendar  Riding Calendar (below) to scenic locations like Leh, Jaisalmer, Goa, Yercaud and Yumthang Valley, among others. Some...
All-New Mégane R.S. to make its debut at the Monaco Formula 1 Grand Prix
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All-New Mégane R.S. to make its debut at the Monaco Formula 1 Grand Prix

The All-New Mégane R.S. is poised to break cover in Monaco on Friday 26th May, driven by Renault Sport Racing Formula One Team’s Nico Hülkenberg. For the occasion, the car will sport a yellow and black livery to mark the 40th anniversary of Renault’s involvement in Formula 1. It’s possible that the R.S. could be powered by a new motor that develops a figure of around 300bhp. Another new addition will be the EDC dual-clutch automatic gearbox from the Clio RS. Following its brief outing at Monte Carlo, the new Megane RS will make its ‘proper’ debut at the 2017 Frankfurt motor show in September. PR__ Since 2004, the successive generations of Mégane R.S. have provided their owners with landmark innovations and technologies, from independent steering axis front suspension and a ...
Nicky Hayden – Former MotoGP world champion passed away
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Nicky Hayden – Former MotoGP world champion passed away

Nicky Hayden (35), the World Superbike Championship rider and 2006 MotoGP world champion, has passed away five days after being involved in a road collision. The 35-year-old American was cycling along the Rimini coastline in Italy last Wednesday when a car collided with his bicycle. Hayden, from Owensboro, Kentucky, suffered head and chest injuries in the collision and was transferred to the Maurizio Bufalini Hospital in Cesena, where he was treated in the intensive care unit.     The driver of the vehicle that struck Hayden was given a breathalyser test and was not found to have been over the limit at the time of the accident. Italian police have opened an inquiry into the accident, with their conclusions expected in July. Hayden entered MotoGP, motorcyclin...
Ladies of Harley (LOH) gears up for their first official ride on May 26, 2017
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Ladies of Harley (LOH) gears up for their first official ride on May 26, 2017

Harley-Davidson's exclusive riding group for women called the ‘Ladies Of Harley’ (LOH)  will be taking off on their first ride to Dandeli, Karnataka. Scheduled to take place from May 26-28, 2017, this will be the first official ride for the chapter since its inception.     In a bid to bring women bikers together, Harley-Davidson created an exclusive riding group for women called the ‘Ladies Of Harley’ (LOH) in February 2017. The group will be taking off on their first ride to Dandeli, Karnataka. Scheduled to take place from May 26-28, 2017, this will be the first official ride for the chapter since its inception. Close to 50 LOH members will be riding from as far as Ahmedabad and Pune for a weekend full of interesting activities and workshops at the Regenta Resort...
BS4 TVS Scooty Zest 110 launched in new colours and with added features
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BS4 TVS Scooty Zest 110 launched in new colours and with added features

TVS Motor has launched the new Matte series for its popular scooter, TVS Scooty Zest 110. The new variant will now be available in 4 new Matte colour options - Matte Blue, Matte Red, Matte Yellow and Matte Black at Rs. 50,448/- (Ex showroom Mumbai). The BSIV compliant TVS Scooty Zest 110 also comes with added features, including an all-new 3D logo, under seat storage light, silver oak interior panels, dual tone seat colours and Daytime Running Lamp (DRL). With the addition of the Matte series, the Scooty Zest 110 will be available in 8 exciting colour options which include Turquoise Blue, Pearl Peach, Powerful Pink and Citrus Orange in the standard variant. The Scooty Zest 110 is powered by 109.7cc, single cylinder, air-cooled CVTi engine that produces 7.91hp of power and 8.7N...
1959 VW Camper van ‘Holy Grail’ for auction at the Warwickshire Exhibition Centre
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1959 VW Camper van ‘Holy Grail’ for auction at the Warwickshire Exhibition Centre

A super rare 1959 Volkswagen 23 Window Samba Campervan, is set to bring Camper fans flocking to the West Midlands when it goes to auction with Classic Car Auctions (CCA) at the Warwickshire Exhibition Centre on Saturday 10th June.     The rare 23 window model, featuring eight small skylight windows and sunroof, is among the most sought-after of all VW Campers and is considered as the ‘Holy Grail’ among collectors and enthusiasts. The right hand drive, manual example is believed to be one of just a handful on UK roads and today appears just as it did when it rolled out of the German factory in 1959 following a painstakingly detailed restoration. Originally dispatched to South Africa, the Camper spent the first four decades of its life in warmer climes before bei...
The mystery of tiny arrow next to fuel pump icon explained
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The mystery of tiny arrow next to fuel pump icon explained

Here's a simple question I asked few car owners pointing towards the instrument cluster. What does a tiny arrow next to the fuel pump icon on your car's fuel gauge indicate? Along the arc between the F and E is a symbol of a fuel pump. To the left of it is an arrow. What is it for? I received variety of answers as to what the arrow indicates. About 95% car owners were not aware while some had witty answers to reply. So, the answer is simple. The arrow indicates to which side of the car the fuel filler cap is on. If the arrow points left, that means the car’s filler cap is on the left side of your car!! This mystery has gone unnoticed for too long. As it turns out, this little arrow is super helpful. You may be surprised to know, but the majority of new cars from the past co...
Biker woman’s stunt video goes viral, fined Rs 3,000 by Chandigarh police
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Biker woman’s stunt video goes viral, fined Rs 3,000 by Chandigarh police

A video of Chandigarh based bike stunt girl, Ravinder Kaur alias Ruby,  performing risky stunts on her motorbike was viral on social media. However, the stunt video also cost her dear as she was fined Rs 3000 for doing stunts on a highway. Though Ruby has been doing bike stunts from last decade but the video clip shot by an unknown car driver went viral on and earned her a national fame. However, the stunt video also cost her dear as she was fined Rs 3000 for doing stunts on a highway. Finding Ruby was not an easy task for the Chandigarh traffic police as the video did not show her bike registration number. Cops took the help of cyber experts to figure out where she was performing these stunts and clamped traffic violation sections to penalize her for doing stunts on a highway.....
World Women Riders: Ligia Martins from Brazil, professional stunt rider
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World Women Riders: Ligia Martins from Brazil, professional stunt rider

I'm Ligia Martins, professional Stunt Rider from Brazil. I started riding motorcycles 10 years back, but I started to practice stunt in 2015, October. My boyfriend, Daniel Ferreira, is a Stunt Rider too. He is my biggest supporter. Q) Any specific reason you ride for? A) I ride because I love motorcycles. I love to feel the adrenaline and stunting to me is my work and my fun.. I'm showing all my love and dedication for the Stunts. Q) Scooters or motorcycles? The first motorcycle you started riding/ learnt riding? A) I prefer motorcycle than scooter because it's more fast and fun. I learned riding on my father's motorcycle- Honda XL125. My motorcycle now is a Yamaha TTR125. But I ride on my boyfriend's motorcycle, a Honda CB600 and a Honda CBX250. My Yamaha TTR125...
Jawa to re-enter India with 350 OHC and 660 Vintage motorcycles
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Jawa to re-enter India with 350 OHC and 660 Vintage motorcycles

Jawa seems a step closer to re-entering the motorcycle market in India. Sources* say that Jawa could re-enter India by 2018 with the 350 OHC and 660 Vintage motorcycles.     Jawa was acquired by Mahindra & Mahindra, a major name in the four-wheeler industry last year. Mahindra plans of doing research and development of the Jawa motorcycles in India. The production will take place at Mahindra’s Pithampur plant in Madhya Pradesh and the motorcycles will be exported to other south-eastern nations.   While Jawa has been known for two-stroke engines, the company has launched two motorcycles in Europe with four-stroke units - 350 OHC and 660 Vintage.     The 350 OHC is a brand new model that pays tribute to the 350 Type 634 two-str...
Reviewed: Letstrack Bike Series  – real time motorcycle tracking device
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Reviewed: Letstrack Bike Series – real time motorcycle tracking device

How to get back your motorcycle if it was stolen? Having a motorcycle tracker installed is just about the best way to ensure that if your motorcycle is stolen, you have a decent chance of getting it back.  We understand the time, effort, money and memories you’ve put into a motorcycle. Tracking devices can tell you exactly where your bike is at any moment. While there are increasingly cheap options available on online shopping sites, only a premium product will offer the build quality and reliability so important in something like this. This is why we at technwheelz have come up with a review of LETSTRACK Bike Series  tracking device that can be easily and securely fitted to your bike.   LETSTRACK?? Letstrack, having its headquarters in London (UK), offers a large rang...
Godrej & Boyce launches Bambusa – bamboo bicycles
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Godrej & Boyce launches Bambusa – bamboo bicycles

Godrej & Boyce, the holding company of the Godrej Group, launched Bambusa, its premium range of bicycles built from bamboo. The frames of the Bambusa bicycles are entirely bamboo, giving them a durability and lightness unmatched even by conventional steel and aluminum-frame cycles. Moreover, they are more sustainable to make as bamboo is a fast-growing grass and therefore very sustainable. Their manufacturing process is not reliant on electricity from coal-burning power plants, and the economic benefits of their manufacture are spread along every step of the process, from sourcing-to-sale.     Commenting on the launch, Vijay Crishna, Executive Director, Godrej Lawkim said, “At Godrej & Boyce, we are constantly striving to come out with ever more innovative...