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World Women Bikers: Urjita Basu and her motorcycling adventures
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World Women Bikers: Urjita Basu and her motorcycling adventures

tnw: Tell us about yourself. Urjita: Hi, I am Urjita Basu. I am a content creator, a traveler and I just completed my college this year. tnw: Are you a Biker Girl or a Car Girl? Urjita: I am 100% a Biker girl. I don’t even know how to drive. Although in future I would like to get the taste of travelling in a car too. tnw: How long have you been riding motorcycle? Urjita: I am riding a scooty from as young as 15 years old. I learnt to ride a bike in 2018 and I got my own ride this year January. tnw:  Any specific reason you ride for? Urjita: Well, back in class 8 my dad bought me a pink ladybird cycle and it was quite embarrassing for me as I was a complete tomboy. I started riding the scooty to avoid the cycle. That’s how it started. But growing up I used to se...
Malayalam actress Mamta Mohandas buys Porsche 911 Carrera S
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Malayalam actress Mamta Mohandas buys Porsche 911 Carrera S

Mamta Mohandas is known for her roles in several Malayalam movies. She is an actor, singer and producer as well. Mamta has now added a brand new Porsche 911 Carrera S sports car to her garage. She is the first actress in India to own a Porsche 911 supercar in Racing Yellow shade. https://www.instagram.com/p/CUKdYtkhcIl/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link Pictures of Mamta Mohandas taking the delivery of her brand new car have already surfaced online. The Porsche Carrera S owned by the Mamta Mohandas comes with 3.0 litre twin turbo petrol engine that is placed at the rear. The engine generates a maximum of 450 Bhp and 530 Nm of peak torque. The engine is mated to an 8-speed dual clutch transmission. All the power is sent to the rear wheels. The Porsche 911 Carrera S is a fast car and can ...
2021 Ducati Monster launched. Open for bookings
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2021 Ducati Monster launched. Open for bookings

Ducati has launched the new Monster in India and has started taking bookings for it. The bike is available in two variants - Base and Monster Plus, priced at Rs. 10.99 lakh and Rs. 11.24 lakh (ex-showroom), respectively. Powering the Monster is the 937cc engine also seen in the Multistrada 950 and the Supersport. This motor complies with the stricter Euro 5/BS6 emission norms. Power and torque stand at 111hp and 93Nm, which is a slight increase over the older model. The Monster is based on a new aluminium chassis and features a glass fibre reinforced polymer sub-frame. This has resulted in a weight saving of 18 kg over the previous model and a competitive kerb weight of 188kg. As for the suspension, the new Monster comes with a non-adjustable 43mm USD fork and a preload-ad...
Volkswagen Taigun launched at INR 10.50 lakh. Gets 7 variants with 2 turbo-petrol engine options
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Volkswagen Taigun launched at INR 10.50 lakh. Gets 7 variants with 2 turbo-petrol engine options

Volkswagen has launched Taigun SUV in India at an introductory price of INR 10.50 lakh (ex-showroom, India). The Taigun is available in two variant - Dynamic Line and Performance Line. The Dynamic Line includes three trim levels - Comfortline, Highline and Topline, while the Performance Line includes two trims - GT and GT Plus. Taigun Dynamic Line: 1.0 TSI Comfortline MT: INR 10.49 lakh 1.0 TSI Highline MT: INR 12.79 lakh 1.0 TSI Highline AT: INR 14.09 lakh 1.0 TSI Topline MT: INR 14.56 lakh 1.0 TSI Topline AT: INR 15.90 lakh Taigun Performance Line: 1.5 TSI GT Line MT: INR 14.99 lakh 1.5 TSI GT Plus DSG: INR 17.49 lakh The Taigun features large LED headlights with DRLs, a two-slat chrome grille and chrome inserts on the lower part of the bumper. At...
Audi e-tron GT and RS e-tron GT launched in India starting at INR 1.79 crore
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Audi e-tron GT and RS e-tron GT launched in India starting at INR 1.79 crore

Audi India has launched the Audi e-tron GT and Audi RS e-tron GT at INR 1.79 crore and INR 2.04 crore respectively. Prices are ex-showroom and the cars will be imported as a CBU. The e-tron GT uses two electric motors; one on each axle, with a combined output of 469 BHP and 630 Nm. It comes with an 'over-boost' function which bumps the output to 523 BHP. The RS version packs 590 BHP and 830 Nm. The rear motor is mated to a 2-speed transmission. The e-tron GT uses an 85 kWh battery that is said to provide a maximum range of 488 km on a single charge. The RS variant has a slightly lower range of 472 km on a single charge. The battery can be recharged from 5-80% in 9.5 hours using an 11 kW AC charger or in 5 hours 15 minutes using a 22 kW AC charger. A 270 kW DC charger can r...
Yamaha Aerox 155 Maxi-scooter launched at INR 1.29 lakh
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Yamaha Aerox 155 Maxi-scooter launched at INR 1.29 lakh

Yamaha Motor India has launched the Aerox 155 maxi-scooter in the country priced at ₹ 1.29 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). The new offering will compete at the premium end of the scooter segment but is by far the only of its kind to go on sale. The new maxi-scooter will start arriving at the company's dealerships by the end of September. It is available in three colour options - Racing Blue, Grey Vermillion and the Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP Edition. One of the biggest highlights of the new Aerox 155 is, as its name suggests, the 155cc, VVA, single-cylinder engine that’s based on the one that R15 uses. In global markets, the Aerox makes 15.36hp and 13.9Nm, while the Indian version makes 15hp and 13.9Nm. The chassis on the new Yamaha Aerox 155 gets a trail that is 5 mm longer ...
Yamaha YZF-R15 V4 and YZF-R15M launched at INR 1.68 lakh and INR 1.78 lakh respectively
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Yamaha YZF-R15 V4 and YZF-R15M launched at INR 1.68 lakh and INR 1.78 lakh respectively

Yamaha has launched the updated R15 V4.0 and the sportier R15M variant in India. The bikes are priced at Rs. 1,67,800 and Rs. 1,77,800 (ex-showroom) respectively. The R15 V4.0 arrives barely three years since V3.0 arrived in 2018, and the company has brought a new design language, new features, and even a new and sportier R15M version joining the line-up. Online bookings for the new R15 range begin from today while deliveries will begin by the end of September. The styling of the new Yamaha R15 is inspired by the YZR-R7. It features an LED projector headlamp with LED daytime running lights on either side. It comes with a new digital instrument cluster offering Bluetooth connectivity. It has two display modes - Street and Track. The R15 is powered by the same 155cc, single-...
Okaya launches Freedum electric scooter with 250 km range
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Okaya launches Freedum electric scooter with 250 km range

Okaya Group has launched its Freedum electric scooter in India. Okaya is claiming a riding range of 250 km on a single charge which is the highest of any scooter that we have seen in the Indian market. The Freedum starts at Rs. 69,900 ex-showroom for the base variant but it does not get 250 km of range. You would have to step up to the higher variants to get the full 250 km of range. There will be four variants on offer and 12 colour options. The Okaya Freedum has an indicator-mounted front apron, a flat-type seat with a pillion grab rail, a flat footboard, and arrowhead-shaped mirrors. The scooter packs LED headlamps with DRLs, a digital instrument console, and rides on wheels wrapped in 10-inch tubeless tires. Okaya Freedum uses a 250W BLDC hub motor linked to a 48V, 30Ah Lithi...
Omega Seiki Mobility M1KA SCV unveiled with 250km range
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Omega Seiki Mobility M1KA SCV unveiled with 250km range

Omega Seiki Mobility has unveiled the country’s first-ever electric SCV (small commercial vehicle) the M1KA. The M1KA is the brand’s first attempt in the four-wheeled commercial vehicle space. The M1KA is equipped with a high-voltage electric powertrain, comprising a 90 kWh NMC battery pack and an electric motor with a peak torque of 347 Nm. The battery can be charged up in 4 hours using DC fast charging stations. Interestingly, The M1KA will come with a 5-speed manual gearbox to ensure there’s enough grunt at all times. The eSCV has a payload capacity of 2-tonnes. It is one of the highest figures in its class. The M1KA has a 6-leaf suspension on the front and a 7-leaf setup for the rear to support the payload and weight of the battery. The eSCV e comes with a large 10-feet l...
Tata Safari #Gold edition launched at INR 21.89 lakhs. Public debut at the VIVO IPL 2021 in Dubai
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Tata Safari #Gold edition launched at INR 21.89 lakhs. Public debut at the VIVO IPL 2021 in Dubai

Tata Motors launched the exclusive edition of its flagship SUV – the Safari #Gold priced at INR 21.89 lakhs (ex-showroom). The Gold edition will make its first public appearance at the VIVO IPL 2021 in Dubai. The Safari #Gold edition will be available in two colours White Gold and Black Gold. White Gold: It uses Frost White colour with contrasting black elements. The variant also gets a black roof to provide a dual tone appearance. In order to justify the ‘Gold’ monicker, the white colour gets subtle golden accents. Black Gold: It has coffee bean inspired exteriors along with the radiant golden accents on the exteriors. The interiors come with a combination of Dark Marble finish mid pad and golden flourishes in the cabin.   The interiors of the Safari #Gold get...
Singer Shankar Mahadevan’s new ride is Kia Carnival
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Singer Shankar Mahadevan’s new ride is Kia Carnival

Indian singer and composer Shankar Mahadevan is known for his work in the music industry and he is a person who needs no introduction. He recently added a new car to his garage - the Kia Carnival. In terms of space, the Kia Carnival is super spacious and that is mainly because of its dimensions. It is 5,115 mm long, 1,985 mm wide and 1,740 mm tall. Kia Carnival is an apt vehicle for those who think Innova Crysta is too common and don’t want to spend a lot of money of Toyota Vellfire and Mercedes-Benz V-Class. It is positioned between these two segments. Kia Carnival is powered by a 2.2 litre turbocharged diesel engine that generates 200 Ps and 440 Nm of peak torque. The engine is available with an 8-speed automatic transmission as standard. Kia Carnival offers a comfortable ride ...
India bound Citroen C3 compact SUV unveiled globally.  India launch in 2022
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India bound Citroen C3 compact SUV unveiled globally. India launch in 2022

Citroen has globally unveiled the production-spec C3. The C3 is the first of three models under Citroen’s C-cubed programme, and has been specifically developed for emerging markets like India and South America. India launch in the first half of 2022. The C3 will be locally manufactured here in India with more than 90 percent localisation. Citroen entered the Indian market with the C5 AirCross. It was priced on the higher side because it is being brought as a CKD or Completely Knocked Down unit. Citroen would not be able to rely just on the C5 to compete in the market. So, they have been working on a compact SUV that will be called C3. Launching a compact SUV makes a lot more sense because they are selling like hotcakes right now in our market. The manufacturer has now revealed the ...
TVS Raider 125cc motorcycle launched at INR 77,500/-
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TVS Raider 125cc motorcycle launched at INR 77,500/-

TVS Motor Company has officially launched the new Raider 125 motorcycle in India at INR 77,500/-. This sport-commuter bike adds to the ever increasing list of 125cc bikes in the country. It will be offered as a capable competitor to the Honda CB Shine, Bajaj Pulsar 125, Bajaj Discover 125 and Hero Super Splendor in the Indian market.   Sporty styling elements are among the main aspects buyers look for in this space and TVS has delivered. The Raider features a LED headlamp with integrated U-shaped LED daytime running lights, muscular tank, sharp belly-pan and split-seat set. The minimalist LED tail-light is also unique and something we don’t see often on bikes at this price point. TVS Raider 125cc is available in four colour options of Blue, Red, Yellow, and Black but with...
Mahindra Furio 7 range of LCVs launched
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Mahindra Furio 7 range of LCVs launched

Mahindra & Mahindra’s Truck and Bus Division (MTB) launched the new Mahindra Furio 7, its latest range of Light Commercial Vehicles (LCVs). The new product is an extension of the Furio intermediate CV (ICV) revealed in July 2018 and launched in 2019. The new Mahindra Furio 7 will be available across three product platforms: 4-tyre cargo, 6-tyre cargo HD and 6-tyre tipper. Vehicle telematics is handled by the company’s iMAXX platform. Furio 7 ex-showroom Pune prices: 10.5 ft. HSD - Rs. 14.79 lakh HD - Rs. 15.18 lakh Tipper - Rs. 16.82 lakh The Furio 7 range is designed by Pininfarina and is manufactured at Mahindra's Chakan facility near Pune. The trucks are powered by lightweight, low friction engines with MDi and MDi Tech, along with Dual Mode FuelSmart tec...
MG Astor mid-size SUV revealed. First SUV in segment with Level 2 ADAS tech
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MG Astor mid-size SUV revealed. First SUV in segment with Level 2 ADAS tech

MG Motor unveiled its compact SUV Astor for the Indian market. It will be on display at MG showrooms from September 19 and bookings will start soon thereafter. The Astor is MG’s new offering in the mid-size SUV space that sits below the Hector. Given the Astor’s smaller 4.3m length (compared to the Hector’s 4.6m), MG aims to compete more directly with the current segment leader – the Hyundai Creta. MG Astor will get a segment-first personal AI as well as Level-2 ADAS (Advanced Driver Assistance Systems) functions which brings with it multiple active safety features. These include Adaptive Cruise Control, Forward Collision Warning, Automatic Emergency Braking, Lane Keep Assist, Lane Departure Prevention and Speed Assist. While we have seen ADAS on other SUVs like the MG Gloster and m...
2021 Force Gurkha unveiled officially. Launch on September 27
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2021 Force Gurkha unveiled officially. Launch on September 27

Force Motors has officially unveiled the new generation Gurkha in its final production-spec form. The prices will be announced on 27th Sep 2021, while deliveries will start on Dusshera Day (15th Oct 2021). The new Gurkha's design is similar to the outgoing model though the entire body shell is new. Noticeable styling changes include a new grille, bumpers, light clusters, larger windows for the rear passengers – the company calls them panoramic windows – and a larger rear windshield to aid rear visibility. Hardware such as the snorkel comes fitted as standard from the factory. The rear end of the SUV gets a flat tailgate with a spare wheel mounted on it. The redesigned taillamps are now vertically oriented. Other styling highlights include black ORVMs, a roof-mounted luggage carri...
Tata 407 CNG variant launched. Prices start at INR 12.07 Lakh
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Tata 407 CNG variant launched. Prices start at INR 12.07 Lakh

Tata Motors has launched a CNG variant of its popular 407 light commercial vehicle (LCV). It is priced from INR 12.07 lakh (ex-showroom, Pune). The 407 light truck has been one of the most popular offerings from Tata Motors in the Intermediate and Light commercial vehicle (I&LCV) segment, and, so far, it was only sold with a diesel engine on offer. The company claims that compared to the diesel model the new CNG-powered Tata 407 light truck will offer 35 per cent more profitability to owners. Powering the new Tata 407 CNG is a 3.8-litre CNG engine leveraging the fuel-efficient SGI engine technology and delivers a maximum output of 84 bhp, whiling developing a peak torque of 285 Nm. The truck comes with a fuel tank capacity of 180 litres to ensure faster turnaround time and hi...
Bollywood actress Kriti Sanon brings home the Mercedes-Maybach GLS600
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Bollywood actress Kriti Sanon brings home the Mercedes-Maybach GLS600

Mercedes-Maybach GLS600 SUV is very popular among the Bollywood industry. Ranveer Singh, Arjun Kapoor and Ayushmann Khurranaa also bought the GLS600 quite recently. However, the latest one to do so is an actress. Now, Kriti Sanon has bought herself a Mercedes-Maybach GLS600 luxury SUV. She has opted for a single-tone blue paint scheme. The SUV costs Rs. 2.43 Crores ex-showroom before any customization options. The kerb weight of the GLS600 is a massive 2.4 tonnes. So, you need a lot of power to move the SUV. Power comes from the 4.0-litre bi-turbo V8 engine that develops 550 bhp and 730 Nm of peak torque. It's paired with a 9G-TRONIC automatic transmission. The engine is also paired with a 48-volt system EQ Boost system that adds 21 bhp and 250 Nm of peak torque for better initial a...
Benelli’s new quarter-litre sport bike, the 252R unveiled
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Benelli’s new quarter-litre sport bike, the 252R unveiled

Benelli has unveiled the 252R, brands new quarter-litre sport bike. Benelli has launched the bike in China at 25,800 Yuan, which works out to Rs 2.94 lakh. The 252R is certainly the most striking to look at. It derives most of its styling cues from the 2021 302R, so the oval headlight on the front fairing is surrounded by scoops, vents and cut-outs. The 252R also has a muscular fuel tank that holds 14 litres, neat side fairings and a tail-section that looks as aerodynamic as the front. It is powered by a 26hp, 24Nm, 249cc DOHC parallel-twin engine. Despite the extra cylinder, the 252R's output figures aren't exactly mind-blowing, so it is quite likely that Benelli has gone down its usual route of tuning the engine for a great exhaust note and friendly power delivery, rather t...
Actor Gul Panag adds Jawa Forty Two motorcycle in her collection
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Actor Gul Panag adds Jawa Forty Two motorcycle in her collection

Actor Gul Panag is known for her love towards automobiles, she has been featured in many bike rallies, SUV mountain expeditions and more. The actor has some exciting wheels in her garage with the latest addition being the Jawa Forty Two. Gul also revealed that she was in a dilemma choosing between the Forty Two and the Perak, both from Jawa, but ultimately chose the former. https://www.instagram.com/p/CTqyClAtPGd/ Gul Panag shared the images of her new Jawa 42 on Instagram captioned, "And my @jawamotorcycles 42 is here ! Finally. Welcome to the stable. And it has my name and year of is birth on the fuel tank lid. I had a tough time choosing between the. #Perak and this. But there's something about the #jawa42." The Jawa Forty Two is powered by a 293 cc single-cylinder engine tu...