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World Women Bikers: Onenienla Imsong from Nagaland and her motorcycling stories
Women Riders

World Women Bikers: Onenienla Imsong from Nagaland and her motorcycling stories

tnw: Tell us about yourself Onenienla: Hello, I am Onenienla Imsong also known as Onen Nenty. I come from the small hilly state called Nagaland, which is in the extreme east of the Indian map. I am the Chairman and Managing Director of Kongro Naga on Wheels; I am also honoured and blessed to be the ambassador for Nagaland Tourism. Apart from my profession, I enjoy riding my bike and I am also fond of making and playing good music on my bass guitar. tnw: Are you a Biker Girl or a Car Girl? Onenienla: I am a biker girl. The joy that I get from bikes cannot be compared with any earthly pleasure in my life. I admit that I have a soft spot in my heart for cars as well but if I were to choose between a car and a bike, my heart would definitely let me choose the bike. tnw: H...
Ducati Superleggera V4 001/500 rolls off the production line of the Borgo Panigale plant
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Ducati Superleggera V4 001/500 rolls off the production line of the Borgo Panigale plant

The first Superleggera V4 has come off the Borgo Panigale production line . This is the #001 of the 500 units scheduled in a limited and numbered series; the only motorcycle in the world approved for road use with a frame, swingarm and carbon fibre rims, is finally available.  The exclusivity of the materials and technical solutions adopted on the Superleggera V4 are also reflected in the maximum number of motorcycles envisaged: 500 numbered units accompanied by a certificate of authenticity. The progressive numbering of the motorcycles (XXX/500), coinciding with the chassis number, is shown on the steering head, and on the ignition key.The first of the lucky owners of this fantastic bike has been invited to Borgo Panigale for a delivery ceremony and, in the nex...
Fashion brand Dior gives Vespa scooter a makeover
Customization, Fashion

Fashion brand Dior gives Vespa scooter a makeover

France and Italy has come together for this epic collaboration between the Parisian couture House and the iconic scooter brand with the Vespa 946 Christian Dior.  The two brands – both founded in 1946 – have come together to create a limited-edition scooter that marries their individual histories in one covetable item, set to land in Dior boutiques, as well as a selection of the Piaggio group’s Motoplex locations, next spring.  The Dior Vespa was designed by Maria Grazia Chiuri, the creative director of Dior’s women’s collections and makes for the perfect link between the Roman designer’s work at the famed French luxury house and her Italian heritage. Coincidentally, 1946 marks the very same year that Dior opened the doors to its maison in Paris and the one in whic...
Royal Enfield ‘Kamala’ is custom Continental GT 650 by Sosa Metalworks
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Royal Enfield ‘Kamala’ is custom Continental GT 650 by Sosa Metalworks

The Kamala is indeed a one-of-its-kind. We haven’t seen anything like this modified Royal Enfield Continental GT 650 before.  Sosa Metalworks, known for some unique custom builds and this is an exquisite piece of metal artwork to say the least!    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g5xe4ub63as&feature=emb_logo The Kamala is so extensively customised that it’s hardly recognisable that it is based on a Royal Enfield Continental GT 650. Only a few stock parts and components have been used in this build including the fabulous 650 cc parallel-twin engine. Sosa Metalworks have tried to keep the custom frame of the Kamala as close to the stock bike’s frame as possible. Kamala doesn't come with a rear suspension and the suspension duties are performed by the front custom suspensio...
2020 Mercedes-Benz GLS launched. Gets Mercedes’ latest MBUX multimedia system
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2020 Mercedes-Benz GLS launched. Gets Mercedes’ latest MBUX multimedia system

Mercedes-Benz India launched the new flagship GLS 2020 SUV at ₹99.90 lakh. The three-row SUV now in its third-generation is available in two variants- the 400d diesel and 450 petrol. Both the petrol and diesel variants have the same price tag. This is the second major launch for the German luxury car maker in just a few weeks after it introduced AMG C 63 Coupe and AMG GT R towards the end of May. As the previous-gen model, the 2020 GLS SUV has arrived in India as a CKD (completely knocked down) product. It is being assembled at the company's Pune based facility. In India, the GLS sales have crossed 6,700 units. The new GLS is based on Mercedes' Modular High Architecture (MHA) platform and is even larger than the model it replaces. The new GLS measures 5,207mm in length, ...
Range Rover 50th anniversary edition revealed. Limited to 1970 units
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Range Rover 50th anniversary edition revealed. Limited to 1970 units

On June 17th 2020, the Range Rover SUV celebrated its 50th anniversary. On the occasion, luxury automaker Jaguar Land Rover unveiled a special model of the vehicle. Dubbed the Range Rover Fifty, this special edition will be limited to just 1,970 units – 1970 was the year that the Range Rover was first introduced. Prices have yet to be announced. The Fifty special edition is based on the already luxurious Autobiography trim and can be ordered with a variety of petrol and diesel powertrains in regular or long-wheelbase form. Being a special edition and all, the Range Rover Fifty has plenty of bespoke features, like exterior accents painted in Auric Atlas and two unique 22-inch wheel designs. Further distinguishing the fact that the Fifty is a spe...
World Women Bikers: Brittany on her life beyond motorcycles
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World Women Bikers: Brittany on her life beyond motorcycles

tnw: Introduce yourself?  Brittany: Myself Brittany “Bunny” Easter (@R3AMPUTEE) from Maryville, Tennessee and working as 911 Operator. tnw: Are you a Biker Girl or a Car Girl? Brittany: Biker Girl, Started out as a Car Girl though! tnw: How long have you been riding motorcycle? Brittany: I rode before my wreck for many years, but I only count my real riding for three seasons now.  tnw: Any specific reason you ride for? Brittany: I am an amputee.  I lost my leg on my bike back in 2015 when I totaled it into the side of the mountain.  When I am on my bike I am free again, free of judgement, free of reality, I am normal.  tnw: Describe on how you got to where you are with motorcycling today Brittany: When I lost my leg in 2015 I guess y...
2021 Mercedes-AMG E63 S : More comfort, same power
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2021 Mercedes-AMG E63 S : More comfort, same power

The 2021 Mercedes-AMG E63 S lineup is here, and it's chock full of improvements. No, said improvements don't extend to the powertrain. The new E63 retains the previous version’s 4.0-litre V8 biturbo engine, which produces 603hp and 850Nm of torque in the top-line S version. Power continues to be sent to all four wheels through a 9-speed automatic gearbox. The front end gets the A-shaped grille inspired by the Panamericana 300SL; it is beautifully integrated and gives this AMG a far more aggressive look than before. Twelve vertical slats emphasize the vehicle's family resemblance to the AMG GT range. The rear end of the sedan gets a significant makeover as well: the previously vertical, egg-shaped taillights are replaced by horizontal taillights that give the E63 a more tight...
GlamperRV Business Line is ideal for business travel or work-away commuting
Automobile News, Overload

GlamperRV Business Line is ideal for business travel or work-away commuting

With home working looking set to stay, GlamperRV, the bespoke luxury motorhome brand, is launching a new ‘business class’ home office - the GlamperRV Business Line - which can also be used as a mobile office hotel, and on post lockdown weekends away or adventurous touring holidays. Offering an ultimate home office space without the need to move house, the GlamperRV Business Line motorhome will enable business people to travel to meetings while avoiding hotels, restaurants and additional shared facilities. Full business class facilities include a large central desk, LED lighting, bathroom, multiple USB charging points, mobile wifi, Nespresso coffee machine, large fridge freezer, blackout blinds and plug sockets without the need for an electric hook up, courtesy of a powerful in-b...
LuxeCamper is India’s first commercially approved premium motorhome
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LuxeCamper is India’s first commercially approved premium motorhome

Bengaluru-based start-up Campervan Camps and Holidays India have unveiled LuxeCamper. CM of Karnataka along with the tourism Minister CT Ravi flagged off a fully-equipped Camper Van called the Luxe Camper that promises to bring in a whole new dimension to the concept of travel. The campers are now available in Karnataka & soon will be available across the country. The luxe Camper which is India’s first commercially approved premium Motorhome is not your ordinary vehicle, it's literally your home on the move. The camper can accommodate about 8 people. The LuxeCamper has been approved by the ARAI as per the AIS-124 standards. The motorhomes are based on an Ashok Leyland chassis with a 4,200mm wheelbase. The camper comprises two independent compartments for driver and the p...
Royal Enfield launches women’s apparel, riding gear range in India
Fashion

Royal Enfield launches women’s apparel, riding gear range in India

Royal Enfield has announced the launch of its first ever apparel and riding gear range, exclusively for women in India. Available online at store.royalenfield.com and at the select stores in Delhi, Bangalore, Ahmedabad and Kolkata, this is the first time that the company has introduced a range of official clothing and accessories for women, ever since it launched the Royal Enfield apparel line in 2014. The collection is anchored by a set of riding jackets, trousers, gloves and helmets with a complement of t-shirts, shirts and jeans. The riding gear has been crafted keeping in mind the habits of the brand's female customers and the varied weather conditions across the Indian heartland. The helmet range includes a half-face helmet and a full-face helmet, the latter being DO...
Kerala to deploy 65 Nexon EV for MVD’s enforcement activities
Automobile News, Gadgets and Technology

Kerala to deploy 65 Nexon EV for MVD’s enforcement activities

Kerala will become the first State in the country to deploy electric vehicles (EVs) for enforcement activities. The Motor Vehicles Department (MVD) has placed orders for ‘plug-in electric vehicles’ for 65 Enforcement Squads of the Safe Kerala project for enforcing motor vehicles rules and to ensure road discipline. The government has opted for 65 Tata Nexon EVs for eight years by payment of upfront cost. The EVs are being dry-leased (car without chauffeurs) from the Energy Efficiency Services Ltd (EESL), a Central government institution under the Ministry of Power, through the Agency for Non -Conventional Energy and Rural Technology (ANERT). An EV-charging network will also come up in the State with charging stations set up in the 65 offices of the Enforcement Squads. ...
The Outlierman – Luxury silk face masks is handcrafted by master tailors from Como
Fashion

The Outlierman – Luxury silk face masks is handcrafted by master tailors from Como

The Outlierman, makers of handcrafted luxury automotive inspired accessories, has reopened for the first time since the COVID-19 pandemic with the release of a beautifully designed collection of non-medical face coverings, featuring some of the company’s most popular automotive designs. Using 100 percent silk and handcrafted by highly skilled artisans in Como, Italy, each set of face masks comes in a selection of designs, including the ‘Gentleman Driver’, ‘World Beater’ and ‘Vintage Race’. Designed with comfort in mind, these multi-layer masks are made for covering your face while maintaining the best possible comfort: the external and internal layers are both made of 100 percent silk and include a filter pocket that has been incorporated for a one-time use medical filter. ...
Women on Wheels: Athira Murali, National record holder and off-road racer
Women Riders

Women on Wheels: Athira Murali, National record holder and off-road racer

We interview Athira Murali, who has the unique distinction of being India’s one of the youngest upcoming woman off-road racer. She was also honoured in the India Book of Records and Universal Record Forum for being the youngest person to hold the most number of vehicle licenses. tnw: Tell us about yourself? Athira: I am Athira Murali from Kottayam, Kerala. I completed my Bachelors in Computer Applications (BCA). As my interest is in the field of automobiles, I later pursued Mechanical Engineering from Regional Institute of Engineering in Thiruvananthapuram. tnw: How long have you been riding / driving and describe on how you got to where you are with your passion of driving today. Athira: I started riding at the age of 12. The very first vehicle I ...
World Women Bikers: Kalyani Potekar on life with motorcycles and track racing
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World Women Bikers: Kalyani Potekar on life with motorcycles and track racing

Kalyani Potekar - a biker, adventurer, photographer, horse rider and much more. Kalyani was the youngest woman biker to participate in the 2013 Raid X-treme. She has also participated in “Chase the Monsoon Season3” reality show organized by Ceat and MTV. tnw: Tell us more about yourself Kalyani: Myself, Kalyani Potekar from Dewas, Madhya Pradesh. I like adventure sports like paragliding, skiing and mountaineering which I started at an early age of 15. Also what I like the most is horse-riding. Achieved lots of medals, trophies at national level and also been awarded the ‘Best Rider Girls-India’ title. I represented MP Remount & Veterinary Squadron, NCC Mhow at Republic Day Parade in 2011. Also, received a golden chance to visit INS VIRAAT in Jan 2012. tnw: Describe how...
Mercedes-Maybach S 650 Night Edition limited to just 15 units in the US
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Mercedes-Maybach S 650 Night Edition limited to just 15 units in the US

Mercedes-Maybach recently unveiled the Maybach S650 Night Edition. With the next-gen Mercedes-Maybach S-Class just around the corner, this might just be the current car’s last hurrah. The Mercedes-Maybach S 650 is exclusive. Only 15 units of the Mercedes-Maybach S 650 Night Edition will be made, exclusive to the US market. The S650 Night Edition is powered by a 6.0-liter V12 biturbo engine producing 621 hp and 738 lb-ft of torque. The car goes from 0-60 mph in 4.6 seconds, making it the most powerful sedan in the Mercedes-Maybach line. It also has the MAGIC BODY CONTROL® suspension, which comes with a camera that surveys the road ahead to detect and counteract surface imperfections, and leans into curves for a more dynamic feeling and handle. The latest LED Intelligent ...
FIIDO D11 foldable eBike with 100km range announced
Gadgets and Technology

FIIDO D11 foldable eBike with 100km range announced

FIIDO has brought D11 foldable eBike for such people who often travel a lot within the city premises to earn a daily livelihood, or for any casual or usual work. FIIDO D11 can also work as a normal bicycle to keep to healthy and refreshing through the ongoing difficult times. FIIDO may not yet be a common name for many e-bike shoppers. Their latest flagship e-bike, the FIIDO D11 recently won the German Red Dot Award for its modern, minimalist design. FIIDO D11 is well-designed and ultra-efficient to bring engaging and smart riding experience. It uses green technology and has zero emissions with the riding range of up to 100kms. The lightweight aluminum bike tips the scales at just 12.9 kg (28.4 lb), making it one of the lightest folding e-bikes out there. The Fiido D11 wi...
BMW X7 M50d – range topping trim launched in India
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BMW X7 M50d – range topping trim launched in India

The top-spec X7 M50d has been priced at ₹1.63 crores (ex-showroom, India). The German carmaker’s flagship SUV is now available in four variants – the 30d DPE (Rs 92.50 lakh), the 30d DPE Signature (Rs 1.02 crore), the 40i M Sport (Rs 1.07 crore) and the M50d. The BMW X7 M50d is powered by a 3.0-litre, in-line six-cylinder, quad-turbocharged diesel engine that produces 400hp and 760Nm of torque. The engine is mated to an 8-speed automatic transmission as standard, which sends power to all-four wheels via BMW’s xDrive system. The M50d does 0-100kph in a claimed 5.4secs and has a limited top speed of 250kph. The new BMW X7 M50d comes with a host of features and equipment. Most of them are carried over from the current model on sale, although there are a few additional equipment...
Juiced Bikes HyperScorpion – Electric Moped-Style Bike
Gadgets and Technology

Juiced Bikes HyperScorpion – Electric Moped-Style Bike

The U.S based e-bike maker, Juiced Bikes, unveiled its latest electric bike model, the Juiced HyperScorpion. The moped-style bike was pre-sold via an Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign. Deliveries on the first items have started and now the Juiced HyperScorpion is showing up in the driveways and garages of the first early adopters. So lets deep dive and talk about it in more detail. The HyperScorpion looks like a moped. It reminds us of Kinetic Luna which was manufactured in India manufactured in 70's-90's. The Juiced Scorpion is rated for a top speed of 30 mph (48 km/h) and a range of up to 70+ miles (112 km) from its nearly 1000Wh battery pack. Because of the combination of powerful motor and big battery, HyperScorpion is able to tackle steep hills and do extended commutes...
2020 BMW X6 performance luxury SUV launched
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2020 BMW X6 performance luxury SUV launched

BMW has launched the thrid generation BMW X6 in India at INR 95 lakh, ex-showroom. The X6 is an aggressive looking SUV with ample road presence.  The coupe-SUV is being brought in as a CBU, straight from Germany, and is available with a single petrol engine option. Because of its unique design BMW calls X6 SAC which stands for Sports Activity Coupe. Powering the new X6 is a 3.0-litre, six-cylinder turbo-petrol engine that puts out 340hp and 450Nm of torque. Power is sent to all-four wheels via an 8-speed automatic gearbox and BMW’s xDrive four-wheel drive system.  Two trims: xLine and M Sport are available, priced identically. The xLine version comes with aluminium exterior trim in the grille, roof-rail, etc., grey body cladding and unique front bumper and alloys. The M ...