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2021 Ducati Panigale V4 launched in India with host of updates
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2021 Ducati Panigale V4 launched in India with host of updates

Ducati has relaunched its flagship superbike, the Panigale V4, in India. Prices start from Rs 23.50 lakh for the standard bike and go up to Rs 28.40 lakh for the ‘S’ variant (both prices, ex-showroom, India). This makes the standard variant around Rs 80,000 more expensive than before, while the ‘S’ variant has become dearer by Rs 1.90 lakh. The Panigale V4 range is powered by a 1103cc Desmosedici Stradale V4 engine. To comply with stringent emissions regulations while ensuring no loss of power, Ducati has reworked the exhaust internals. It now delivers a ludicrous 213PS and 124Nm, with a redline set at a high 13,000rpm! In addition to this, in 2020, Ducati also tweaked the chassis and suspension setup, and made an attempt at friendlier power delivery to make the Panigale V4 sligh...
BS6 Ducati Diavel 1260 launched in India at INR 18.49 lakh
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BS6 Ducati Diavel 1260 launched in India at INR 18.49 lakh

Ducati has launched the BS6 Diavel 1260 in India. The motorcycle is available in two variants, standard and S. Both variants are available with a comprehensive suite of electronics. It includes launch control, cornering ABS, wheelie control and multi-level traction control. An up/down quickshifter is part of the standard equipment on the Diavel 1260 S. The Ducati Diavel's 1,262cc, Euro5/BS6 compliant L-twin engine produces 162hp at 9,500rpm, which is a 3hp increment over its predecessor. Peak torque, on the other hand, is the same, a mammoth 129Nm at 7,500rpm. The Diavel has always been known for its manic acceleration and it'll be interesting to test the BS6 version to see what it's like. Especially since the kerb weight of the standard variant has gone up from 244 to 249kg. The...
2021 Kawasaki Ninja H2R priced at INR 79.90 lakh
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2021 Kawasaki Ninja H2R priced at INR 79.90 lakh

Kawasaki has listed the 2021 Ninja H2R motorcycle on its India website. The bike has been priced at Rs. 79.90 lakh (ex-showroom). The Ninja H2R is built for the track and is not street legal. It comes with a trellis frame, carbon fibre bodywork and does not have a headlamp or turn indicators. The bike comes equipped with 43 mm inverted fork suspension at the front and an Ohlins mono-shock at the rear. The Ninja H2R is powered by a supercharged 998cc, liquid-cooled, 4-cylinder engine that produces 306 BHP @ 14,000 rpm (322 BHP with a RAM air intake) and 165 Nm @ 12,500 rpm. The engine is mated to a 6-speed transmission. Stopping power comes from twin 330 mm Brembo discs with dual semi-floating 4-piston calipers at the front and a single 250 mm disc at the rear paired with a 2-p...
Renault Triber scores 4 Star Global NCAP safety rating
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Renault Triber scores 4 Star Global NCAP safety rating

Renault Triber has scored four-star rating in the GNCAP crash test.  The Triber was awarded four stars in adult occupancy safety and three stars for child occupancy safety . The Triber is Renault India's sub-four metre seven-seater SUV and one of its most successful offering, having sold more than 75,000 units since its launch in August 2019. The NCAP test recorded the ratings based on a front-impact crash test at 64kmph. The Triber model being tested featured two front airbags and seatbelts with a pre-tensioner on the driver's side. In terms of adult safety, the Triber scored 11.62 points out of 17 points and in child safety, it scored 27 points out of 49 points. These points are given on basis of various parameters. Going by the ratings, the Renault Triber is one of the safest ...