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Royal Enfield Meteor 350  spied during TVC shoot
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Royal Enfield Meteor 350 spied during TVC shoot

Royal Enfield Meteor, which could replace the RE Thunderbird motorcycle in India has been spied during TVC shoot. It's been rumoured for a while now that Royal Enfield will drop the ‘Thunderbird’ name in favour of ‘Meteor’, a name the company trademarked early last year. However, the latest spy images of the upcoming motorcycle have now confirmed that Royal Enfield's all-new motorcycle will be called the Meteor 350. The Meteor 350 will be Enfield’s first bike from the new J-platform. There are radical changes to the chassis as well as the motor. However, the styling remains quite similar to the Thunderbird 350X. The bulbous tank arrives in an eccentric yellow colour. The triangular black side panels bear the new Meteor 350 badging. Even the blacked-out rims get body-coloured ri...
Women Motorcycle Diaries: Devika on her motorcycling stories, love for superbikes and track racing
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Women Motorcycle Diaries: Devika on her motorcycling stories, love for superbikes and track racing

technwheelz: How long have you been riding motorcycle? Devika: It's been 5 years. I mean, on public roads. Actually, I used to try controlling the motorcycle, not recommended though, when I was too young for this. That was my favorite part when my father used to take me for a ride somewhere nearby and I used to try different controls of the 2-wheeler. Then I was very fond of bicycles and never missed a chance to pedal if someone approached me with one. I really struggled hard to get myself balanced on bicycles and has really helped me in riding motorcycles. Learning bicycles, I did fall a lot of times and I was even happy about those bruises. It kept me rolling. So I still love to pedal & it's healthy though. Then after the age of 15, my interest in motorcycles started growing. ...
VW e-BULLI concept – a 1966 classic with 2020 electric drive
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VW e-BULLI concept – a 1966 classic with 2020 electric drive

Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles (VWCV) unveils the e-BULLI concept, an all-electric vehicle that produces zero emissions on the road. Equipped with the drive system components of the latest Volkswagen electric vehicles, the concept vehicle is based on a T1 Samba Bus produced in 1966 and comprehensively restored. VWCV partner eClassics is planning to offer T1 conversions in the style of the new e-BULLI to European customers. The 43-hp four-cylinder boxer engine gave way in the e-BULLI to a silent Volkswagen electric motor delivering 82 horsepower. With maximum torque of 211Nm, the new drive provides more than twice the force of the original T1 engine from 1966 (101Nm). Power transmission is by means of a single-speed gearbox. The e-BULLI reaches a top speed of 80 mph / 129 kmph (...
MG to supply 100 ZS EVs to NHS in UK
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MG to supply 100 ZS EVs to NHS in UK

MG Motor UK has announced that it is supplying up to 100 fully-electric MG ZS EVs to NHS (National Health Service) agencies across the UK free-of-charge for up to six months to support the national effort to overcome COVID-19. The cars will be supplied via MG’s nationwide dealer network for up to six months, completely free of charge, to support the national effort to overcome COVID-19. By providing additional transport capacity with low running costs to the NHS, MG and its dealers are doing their bit to support the national effort in these unprecedented times. The first six cars have already been supplied to Lancashire and South Cumbria NHS Trust by MG dealer Chorley Group. Daniel Gregorious, Head of Sales & Marketing at MG Motor UK, said “As a proud British brand, MG is more ...
2020 Mahindra Bolero launched. Details inside
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2020 Mahindra Bolero launched. Details inside

Mahindra & Mahindra has launched the 2020 Bolero facelift in the latest BS6 specification. Prices start from Rs 7.77 lakh ex-showroom. With the update, the company has introduced a host of cosmetic enhancements to the SUV, which is also one of the best-selling products from the brand. Under the hood, the new Mahindra Bolero has an upgraded, BS6 1.5-litre turbocharged diesel engine called mHawk75. The new engine produces 55.9 kW (76.00 PS) at 3,600 rpm and 210 Nm of torque at 1,600-2,200 rpm. The BS4 1.5-litre mHawk70 turbocharged diesel engine of the discontinued model developed 52.5 kW (71.38 PS) at 3,600 rpm and 195 Nm of torque at 1,400-2,200 rpm. In its BS4 format, the engine was good for 70bhp and 195Nm. There is only one choice for the transmission system and that is a 5-spee...
BS6 Mahindra Bolero base trim B4 detailed in video
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BS6 Mahindra Bolero base trim B4 detailed in video

Mahindra Bolero BS6 is expected to be launched in the coming days. Some dealerships have started accepting unofficial bookings for a token amount of Rs 10,000 With the BS6 version, Mahindra has made some changes to the exterior of the Bolero. It now gets a revised front fascia, few changes on the rear and interior as well. The overall profile, however, is unchanged. Inside, it gets the same dashboard layout as the outgoing BS4 model. Here we have a video that shows how the base B4 trim of the new Mahindra Bolero feels like both from outside and inside. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rzGkZFA-rQA The video has been uploaded by Auto Gear India on their Youtube channel. The Bolero B4 being the entry level variant does not get many of the features that the higher trims get. ...
2020 Maruti Dzire with new Dual Jet K-series BS6 petrol engine launched
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2020 Maruti Dzire with new Dual Jet K-series BS6 petrol engine launched

The new 2020 Maruti Suzuki Dzire is priced from Rs 5.89 lakh for the base LXi petrol variant and going up to Rs 8.80 lakh for the top spec ZXI+ AGS model (ex-showroom, Delhi). The prices of the car have increased marginally with the update for the base variant.It is available in seven variants with AMT automatic transmission as an optional unit starting from the mid-level variant. VariantPrice (in Rs.)VariantPrice (in Rs.)Lxi589,000–Vxi679,000Vxi (AGS)731,500Zxi748,000Zxi (AGS)800,500Zxi+828,000Zxi + (AGS)880,500 The 2020 Dzire comes with a sole 1.2-litre, four-cylinder K12C DualJet petrol engine, which is also available with the Baleno. Maruti Suzuki says it has higher compression ratio, cooled EGR system and piston cooling jet for better engine efficiency and friction red...
Tiger Tasmania rally for cars built before 1985; 25-days & 5,763km
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Tiger Tasmania rally for cars built before 1985; 25-days & 5,763km

Living up to its reputation for delivering innovative classic motoring experiences, Bespoke Rallies is running a 25-day 5,763km adventure in Tasmania and Victoria state, Australia, this November. Named after the now extinct marsupial that roamed Tasmania as recently as the 1930s, Tiger Tasmania is for pre-1985 cars. It combines 11 days of unrivalled driving on many of the roads used on the legendary Targa Tasmania rally with the opportunity to indulge in the history and beauty of this extraordinary island. Starting and finishing in Melbourne, the event then comprises a further nine days exploration of the state of Victoria, taking in the iconic 12 Apostles, the volcanic crater of the Blue Lake, the famous Halls Gap village and Ballarat (a gold rush town from 1851), as well as th...
Euro NCAP rewards Volkswagen’s ‘Local Hazard Warning’ system
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Euro NCAP rewards Volkswagen’s ‘Local Hazard Warning’ system

Volkswagen’s car-to-x communication system becomes the first technology to be rewarded by Euro NCAP in nearly six years. The technology, fitted as standard to the Golf 8 and to future ID models, allows cars to communicate with each other and with properly equipped road infrastructure and emergency vehicles to give the driver advanced warning of local safety hazards. Using ITS-G5 technology, cars equipped with the system can transmit a signal to others if they have broken down or have stopped suddenly and present a safety risk. Other manufacturers are also considering equipping their vehicles with ITS-G5 technology and, in time, it may be possible for drivers to receive advance warning of motorcycles and tractors. Secretary General of Euro NCAP, Michiel van Ratingen, sai...
Rolls-Royce production at the company’s Goodwood plant to suspend
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Rolls-Royce production at the company’s Goodwood plant to suspend

Rolls-Royce Motor Cars announced today that production at the company’s Goodwood-based manufacturing plant will be suspended from Monday 23 March for two weeks.  In order to further secure the health and welfare of the employees of the company this suspension will be followed by an already-planned two-week Easter maintenance shutdown. The day-to-day operations of the company will be assured by non-production employees who will remain at work at the company’s head office on the Goodwood Estate in West Sussex or who will work from home on a rotational basis.  Social distancing measures have been introduced throughout the company. This unprecedented action has been taken following the introduction of additional measures by the UK Government to tackle the Covid-19 pandemic. ...
Mahindra Bolero BS6 revealed completely
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Mahindra Bolero BS6 revealed completely

As with other SUVs in its lineup, Mahindra is set to update the Bolero for 2020. The BS6 Bolero will not be updated just with a BS6 engine, but there will be cosmetic updates as well, majority of which will be centred around its looks. As for the cosmetic changes, the 2020 Bolero will get a revised grille, new front bumper incorporating a new air dam and fog lamps housing, new headlamps and a slightly redesigned hood. Apart from these updates, the new Bolero looks similar to the current version. At the rear, changes are limited to tweaked tail lamps. Inside the Bolero gets sublte changes. It features the digital instrument cluster which looks similar to the one in the outgoing model. The new Bolero will also borrow the Bolero Power Plus’ updated safety kit. So expect it...
Suzuki Baleno Cross launched. Details inside
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Suzuki Baleno Cross launched. Details inside

Suzuki Baleno Cross has been launched in Columbia. The made-in-India car receives a sportier and more expressive front bumper which is seen on the India-spec facelift, special dual-tone alloy wheels, side rub strips and roof carrier. There are no black lower body cladding, raised ground clearance or faux skid plates as we see in hatchback derived crossovers. Like the regular hatchback, it has a length and width of 3,995 mm and 1,745 mm respectively. It is 35 mm taller with a height of 1,505 mm. It can be said that the Suzuki Baleno Cross is basically an accessorised Suzuki Baleno. Under the hood is the same old K14B engine. It produces 95 HP (-1 HP) at 6,000 rpm and 130 Nm of torque at 4,000 rpm, though. This 1.4-litre naturally aspirated four-cylinder petrol mill is off...
Royal Enfield timing cover removal procedure for STD and AVL engine
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Royal Enfield timing cover removal procedure for STD and AVL engine

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RiderGirl Vishakha rides solo with ‘Save River Save Nation’ message
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RiderGirl Vishakha rides solo with ‘Save River Save Nation’ message

Vishakha Fulsunge a.k.a RiderGirl Vishakha is doing her solo ride right now and we have reasons to be proud of!! India’s First female Motovlogger, Vishakha, is riding her KTM Duke 390 - Kashish along the Narmada river to spread the message of 'Save River Save Nation' from 28th Feb 2020 to 8th March 2020. We have often seen Bollywood celebrities, politicians who have extended their support to save rivers campaign, urging fans and followers to help save the country's rivers. This is for the first time ever we are seeing something like this from a female rider !! Vishakha's aim is to to raise awareness about the ever-increasing pollution in Narmada river and to encourage more people to do the same Parikrama as her. Vishakha started off her ride from Mumbai on 28th Feb 2020 an...
2020 Maruti DZire spied with updated exteriors. Launch soon
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2020 Maruti DZire spied with updated exteriors. Launch soon

2020 Maruti Suzuki Dzire gets cosmetic and feature updates along with a new 1.2-litre DualJet petrol engine found in the Baleno The 2020 Maruti DZire has been spied at its production facility. On sale since 2008, the compact sedan has set new benchmarks for the brand for more than a decade now and it still continues to dominate. With competition on the rise, Maruti Suzuki will likely launch the facelifted Dzire later this month or in early April. The DZire’s front fascia has been revised with enlarged grille and redesigned front bumper. The fog lamps have been given new chrome trim. The overall silhouette of the five-seater sedan remains the same and the rear end also gets subtle cosmetic revisions. The interior design of the facelifted Maruti DZire would be the same as t...