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Month: June 2017

Royal Enfield ties up with custom-builders. Four custom-built motorcycles revealed
Automobile News, Customization

Royal Enfield ties up with custom-builders. Four custom-built motorcycles revealed

Royal Enfield has collaborated with four custom builders across India in a bid to promote motorcycle personalisation. The list of customer builders includes - Inline Three, TNT Motorcycles, Bull City Customs and Bombay Custom Works. With this tie up, Royal Enfield's models: Classic 500 and Continental GT have been curated into unique custom motorcycles reflecting the spirit of personalisation. Each of these four motorcycle design brands have added their uniqueness in the design of these bikes. The modifications that have been done are mainly aesthetics as the performance bit has been left unchanged. Royal Enfield clarified that this is purely a collaboration and that it is not selling the customized bikes. The tie-up with the designers is to promote the motorcycle customis...
Honda launches Cliq 110 cc automatic scooter at INR 42,499/-
Automobile News, Automobiles India

Honda launches Cliq 110 cc automatic scooter at INR 42,499/-

Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India has launched a new 110cc Scooter - Honda Cliq at Rs 42,499 (Ex-Delhi). The Cliq was showcased as a design concept at the Auto Expo 2016. The scooter is  powered by a 110 cc BS-IV engine which produces a power of 8 bhp and 8.94 NM of torque. Honda Cliq gets a wide footboard and sufficient under-seat storage capacity. For the first time, the company has also introduced tubeless Block Pattern Tyres which claims to give extra grip on patchy roads. Honda Cliq gets a wide footboard and sufficient under-seat storage capacity. Honda has also thrown in a mobile charger for more convenience. Behind the seat there is also a carrier which adds to the utility which is the overall theme of this product. Honda Cliq will be manufactured at the company's pl...
Cop stops President’s convoy in Bengaluru to make way for ambulance
TnW Driving Sense

Cop stops President’s convoy in Bengaluru to make way for ambulance

Traffic police sub-inspector M L Nijalingappa, a traffic cop deployed at Bengaluru's Trinity Circle did something that others of his department would think twice before attempting. The traffic police officer was rewarded for his act later. Nijalingappa, who is attached to Ulsoor Traffic police station, was deployed at Trinity Circle on the special duty for VVIP convoy movement. As President Pranab's convoy was moving towards Raj Bhavan, he spotted an ambulance desperately trying find a way in the heavy traffic to a hospital nearby. The traffic cop immediately swung into action and contacted his seniors over wireless to do the needful and let the ambulance travel through the traffic-heavy road. Deputy Commissioner of Police -Traffic East Division, Bengaluru City Abhei Goyal lat...
Lost Sojourn Drifters (LSD) announces tour to Phuket and Phi Phi Islands
Feature Stories, Featured Posts, Food and Travel

Lost Sojourn Drifters (LSD) announces tour to Phuket and Phi Phi Islands

In November this year, Lost Sojourn Drifters (LSD) will be heading to Thailand. Initiated by motorcycle riders- Vartika and Prajakta, Lost Sojourn Drifters will be organising a 6-day tour to Thailand covering Phuket and Phi Phi Islands. Interested can join the trip with LSD Girls. Started in January 2017, LSD has been exploring various parts of India on their motorcycles. " Our aim is to make travel glamorous, on a backpacking budget. Every journey of ours is magical. We take you across the different cultures, food, people, historic places and also see that it is filled with thrill, freedom, creativity, adventure and excitement", says Vartika, Co-founder, LSD. The Trip to Thailand will be commencing in November this year and the dates are yet to be announced. The 6-day tour will ...
Belkin hosts its first Photo contest #LiveBelkin across 11 countries in Asia Pacific
Feature Stories, Featured Posts

Belkin hosts its first Photo contest #LiveBelkin across 11 countries in Asia Pacific

Belkin® – the market leader in tech accessories will be launching a month long campaign, #LiveBelkin, from 19 June – 17 July 2017.  This campaign urges everyone to stay charged, live on the go, make a statement about themselves, and make time for life’s best moments. 3 weekly winners from India will be chosen based on their creativity. They will win CEA award winning Valet Charger Power Pack worth INR 7000 #LiveBelkin will go live across 11 countries (Japan, Korea, China, Hong Kong, India, Thailand, Philippines, Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, Vietnam) from 19 June – 17 July 2017. Every week, the participants can share their photos of adventures on hashtag #LiveBelkin. Participants are required to post their photo entry on either Facebook, Instagram or Twitter. All national wi...
One Day DIY Avenger Maintenance Workshop organised by AMC, Pune
Automobile News, Upcoming Events

One Day DIY Avenger Maintenance Workshop organised by AMC, Pune

Avenger Motorcycle Club (AMC) Pune in association with technwheelz organised a one day DIY Avenger maintenance workshop on June 11, 2017 at Kondwa, Pune. Chinmay Dangre, Technical Head of technwheelz,  was the trainer for DIY workshop in which 15 bikers  participated with full enthusiasm. The workshop had both theory and hands-on practice session which helped the participants to develop and understanding the basics of motorcycle maintenance that goes beyond reading a book or service manuals. Moreover FAQ session was also organised after the workshop in which participants interacted about motorcycle technologies. About Avenger Motorcycle Club The Avenger Motorcycle Club (AMC) is a diverse group of like minded people who are passionate about riding and having fun. Ave...
Richard Hammond survives crash while filming ‘ The Grand Tour’ driving show
Automobile News, Feature Stories, Featured Posts

Richard Hammond survives crash while filming ‘ The Grand Tour’ driving show

Richard Hammond, the former Top Gear presenter, was involved in a harrowing crash where his car burst into flames today. Hammond, who was filming scenes for 'The Grand Tour' series for Amazon. Richard Hammond was driving the $1m Rimac Concept One electric super car then went off the road and slid down the hillside, where it later caught fire. He escaped serious injury and was airlifted to hospital after climbing out of the car on his own. It was Hammond’s second crash in three months while filming The Grand Tour series for Amazon. In March, he was knocked unconscious after falling off a motorbike in Mozambique.   The Rimac Concept One, made in Croatia, costs nearly $1 million and was designed to help promote the zero-emission Formula E motor sport. The car is capable o...
Tata Motors to implement hierarchy free culture
Feature Stories, Featured Posts

Tata Motors to implement hierarchy free culture

Tata Motors has decided to scrap designation policy in its bid to create a hierarchy free culture in the company. All managers between L1-L5 grades who have a team reporting to them will use the job title 'Head' followed by the function/department. Designations such as general manager, senior general manager, deputy general manager, vice-president and senior vice-president are among those that will be scrapped. Other employees, who are largely at the front end and do not have teams reporting into them, also known as individual contributors (IC4 - IC6), will only use the title of the function/department after their name. At this stage, however, the Executive Committee comprising of the MD and CEO and the leadership team, will continue to use their designations. The company expects ...
Jeep Compass bookings open. Launch expected on June 17, 2017
Automobile News, Automobiles India

Jeep Compass bookings open. Launch expected on June 17, 2017

Jeep dealerships have started accepting bookings for their Compass SUV. Launch expected to happen by 16th or 17th June 2017. According to a report by Financial Express, a dealership in Delhi has started accepting bookings for the Compass SUV with a token amount of INR 50,000. The SUV is expected to be launch by 16th or 17th June 2007. The dealership also confirmed that the starting price of the Compass will range between Rs 15 lakh and Rs 22 lakh, ex-showroom, Delhi. The Jeep Compass will be powered by a 1.4-litre Multiair petrol engine and a 2.0-litre diesel engine. The petrol engine will generate 160 hp of power and 250 Nm of torque while the diesel engine will produce a little more than 170 hp of power and 350 Nm of torque. As per the dealership, the petrol engine will be availabl...
NASA Mars Rover Concept Vehicle unveiled at Kennedy Space Center
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NASA Mars Rover Concept Vehicle unveiled at Kennedy Space Center

NASA has unveiled a new concept for a vehicle that could one day transport next generation of space explorers. Created by Parker Brothers Concepts, the rover is 8.5 metres long, 4.3 metres wide and 3.3 metres high, sitting on six massive wheels and weighing 2.7 tonnes. It can carry up to four astronauts and has a detachable mobile lab. Despite its bulk, the vehicle can reach a speed of 110 km/h, thanks to an electric motor powered by solar panels and a 700-volt battery, though it's not likely to travel more than 24 km/h in the atmosphere and terrain of Mars. It features life-support systems, navigation and communication systems, and design and materials that relate to conditions and resources on Mars.     Two previous rovers, Spirit and Opportunity, landed o...