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Kawasaki W800 BS6 gets price cut of INR 1 lakh
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Kawasaki W800 BS6 gets price cut of INR 1 lakh

The retro-styled Kawasaki W800 was launched in India in July 2019. When launched, the W800 was priced at INR 7.99 lakh (ex-showroom). Kawasaki India has just revealed updated BS6 model prices, as of April 1, 2020,and the W800 is now listed at INR 6.99 lakh, which is a full INR. 1 lakh price drop. Nothing much has changed on the bike and all the specifications remain more or less the same. The W800’s 773cc, fuel-injected, SOHC, air-cooled unit makes 52hp at 6,500rpm and 62.9Nm of torque at 4,800rpm. The style is straightforward retro, but with clean and minimalist. There isn’t much new-age technology, but you do get a full-LED headlamp and a slipper clutch. The bike comes with dual-channel ABS. Suspension is taken care of by a 41mm telescopic fork and twin shock absorbers. The wheels...
Dyson N526 electric car was killed. Now revealed
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Dyson N526 electric car was killed. Now revealed

Dyson, the technology company best known for its vacuum cleaners, short-lived electric car project started in 2017. At one point some 600 people at Dyson were working on it. In 2018, Dyson said it would build a manufacturing plant in Singapore to make the EVs, and was also working on developing solid-state batteries for the vehicle. But after spending £500 million (about $605 million) of his own money on the project, Sir James Dyson, the inventor, scrapped the EV plans last October. While Dyson has killed its EV project, it kept most of its staff. Many of the 500 people working on the project are continuing to work on battery technology, robotics, air treatment, and lighting. Now Dyson, 73, has revealed his doomed vehicle for the first time in an exclusive interview and photo for T...
BS6 Royal Enfield Himalayan gets first price hike since launch
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BS6 Royal Enfield Himalayan gets first price hike since launch

Royal Enfield has silently increased the prices for the BS6 Himalayan. The BS6 version was launched earlier this year at a starting price of INR 1.87 lakh (ex-showroom, India). Now, the company has hiked the prices by INR 2,754 raising the starting price to INR 1.90 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi) for the Granite Black colour of the Royal Enfield Himalayan. The BS6 iteration of the Himalayan comes in 6 colours options - Lake Blue, Rock Red, Gravel Grey, Sleet Grey, Granite Black & Snow White. The Granite Black and Snow White are priced at INR 189,565 while the Sleet Grey and Gravel Grey are priced at INR 192,318. The Rock Red and Lake Blue colours are priced at INR 194,154. All prices are ex-showroom, Delhi. Apart from the price hike of around INR 2,754, the dual-sport motorcycle...
2021 Porsche 911 Targa makes its debut with all-wheel drive
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2021 Porsche 911 Targa makes its debut with all-wheel drive

Coupé, Cabriolet and now the Targa !! One of Porsche's most iconic iterations of the 911, the Targa, becomes the third model to be brought into the eighth generation 992 lineup. The Targa, which gets a virtual debut in lieu of the canceled 2020 Beijing Motor Show, makes its entrance on the Carrera 4 and 4S models. The distinguishing feature of the Targa remains its innovative, fully automatic roof system and, just like the legendary original Targa model from 1965, it features a characteristic wide roll hoop, a movable roof section above the front seats and a wraparound rear window. The roof can be comfortably opened and closed in just 19 seconds. It is powered by a six-cylinder, three-litre boxer engine with twin turbochargers: the 911 Targa 4 now delivers 379 HP and, in combin...
The history of the Mercedes-Benz E-Class Coupes and Cabriolets
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The history of the Mercedes-Benz E-Class Coupes and Cabriolets

Elegant, sporty and luxurious: in the history of the Mercedes-Benz E-Class, this is personified by the two-door coupe and cabriolet variants. These vehicles combine the classic virtues of the E-Class – exemplary safety and comprehensive long-distance comfort – with an aesthetic finesse. To this day, these strengths continue to make the E-Class Coupes and Cabriolets so successful. These model series' tradition began more than 50 years ago with the Stroke/8 Coupes of the 114 model series and almost 30 years ago with the cabriolets of the 124 model series. Mercedes-Benz coupé from model series C 123. Since 1993, when the cars in this market segment from Mercedes-Benz were assigned the E-Class designation, there has also been a tradition of top-of-the-range Mercedes-AMG engines. The per...
Bajaj Platina 100 BS6 launched, prices start at INR 47,763
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Bajaj Platina 100 BS6 launched, prices start at INR 47,763

Bajaj Auto has launched the Platina 100 BS6 in two variants with a starting price of INR 47,763*. The more eco-friendly Bajaj Platina 100 uses a revised 102 cc single-cylinder engine in order to comply with the stricter BS6 emission standards. The 100 cc mill comes equipped with electronic fuel injection for enhanced mileage and improved performance. This air-cooled mill is capable of producing a maximum power of 7.9 PS at 7,500 rpm and 8.34 Nm of peak torque at 5,500 rpm. The transmission here is a 4-speed unit. As per Bajaj Auto’s internal tests, the Platina 100 BS6 can reach a top speed of 90 km/h. The Platina 100 BS6 is one of the most stylish commuters in its segment. Some of its key features include: LED daytime running lightAttractive headlamp with a small visor...
BS6 Kawasaki Ninja 650 launched @ INR 6.24 lakh
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BS6 Kawasaki Ninja 650 launched @ INR 6.24 lakh

For someone looking for a powerful middleweight supersport motorcycle, the Kawasaki Ninja 650 promises to be a formidable package . The new 2020 Kawasaki Ninja 650 has been launched in India at a price of Rs 6.24 lakh (ex-showroom). That said, the new model commands a premium of Rs 35,000 over the outgoing one.  The Ninja 650 is now powered by a BS6-compliant, liquid-cooled, 4-stroke, parallel twin, 649cc engine with FI (fuel injection) system. Mated to a 6-speed gearbox, the motor delivers 68PS and 64Nm of peak torque. Kawasaki has updated the airbox and exhaust system of the motorcycle to make sure that it meets the BS6 emission norms. In terms of visuals, the new Ninja 650 gets an all-new aggressive-looking fascia up front similar to the one on the Ninja 400, Ninja ZX-6R ...
BMW 5 Series facelift teased. To pull wraps off soon
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BMW 5 Series facelift teased. To pull wraps off soon

BMW has released a teaser campaign of the upcoming 5 Series facelift with a shadowy image. The updated sedan is set to debut in the coming weeks, featuring a tweaked exterior design and a new plug-in hybrid powertrain option. Compared to the current model, the facelifted 5 Series will get a larger grille (why are we not surprised), restyled bumpers, slimmer LED headlamps and new alloy wheels. Overall, the front fascia has become more aggressive now. Inside, the 5 Series will now feature the BMW Operating System 7.0. That means BMW will finally offer support for Android Auto as opposed to only having Apple CarPlay connectivity in the current generation of 5 Series! Inside, the 5 Series facelift is expected to get only minor updates. However, a major feature addition will be the...
BYD Han electric sedan revealed. Rival to Tesla Model 3
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BYD Han electric sedan revealed. Rival to Tesla Model 3

BYD Han EV, the China automaker’s flagship premium all-electric executive sedan is set to go on sale in international markets following its home-market debut in June. The model was supposed to debut in April at Auto China, which was cancelled due to Covid-19 pandemic, and now will come to Europe. It is not clear when such a launch event would be possible in Europe – however, BYD wants to stick to the schedule of selling the Han EV in China from the end of June. Although BYD has not yet given a date for the premiere of the announced Han EV, it has revealed more details about the electric car. The Han EV features ‘Blade Battery’ technology, which is claimed to be simpler and more space efficient than rival battery packs, with improved range and “greatly enhanced” safety.  The Bl...
Irresponsible!! Poonam Pandey busted in a BMW for violating Covid-19 lockdown
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Irresponsible!! Poonam Pandey busted in a BMW for violating Covid-19 lockdown

As on May 17, 2020 With nearly 90,000 cases, the number of COVID-19 patients in India is growing rapidly. India has already overtaken China in terms of number of people affected by the Coronavirus. The total number of positive cases in the country is now at 90, 927, including 53,946 active cases, 34,109 cured/discharged/migrated cases. Government has now divided areas into Red, Orange and Green Zones on the basis of number of cases being reported in the area. People are advised not to step outside until and unless it is unavoidable. Maharashtra is one of the worst hit states in the country with more cases being reported everyday. Police officers and other frontline workers are working 24X7 across the country to contain the spread. On May 11, 2020 Poonam Pandey, glamour model ...
Datsun Go, Go+ BS6 launched
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Datsun Go, Go+ BS6 launched

Datsun launched the BS6-compliant Go and Go+ in India. The five-seater Datsun Go BS6 is available for a starting price of INR 3.99 lakh (ex-showroom) and INR 6.25 lakh (ex-showroom) for the MT and the CVT, respectively. The seven-seater Datsun Go+ BS6 prices start at INR 4.20 lakh (ex-showroom) for the MT and INR 6.70 lakh (ex-showroom) for the CVT. Datsun GoDatsun Go+ Both Datsun Go and Datsun Go+ are now equipped with a BS6-compliant engine. The power and torque figures remain similar to what was available in its BS4 version. The 1.2-litre petrol engine delivers maximum power of 77PS and 104Nm of peak torque and is mated to a 5-speed MT, with an option for an automatic CVT transmission with Sports mode. Outside, the Datsun Go and Datsun Go+ get features like 3D-shaped h...
2020 Suzuki Swift launched in Japan
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2020 Suzuki Swift launched in Japan

The updated 2020 Swift has officially gone on sale in Japan, sporting minor design changes to its exterior, tweaks to the interior, and a bit more in terms of equipment. The Swift gets most of the design tweaks to the front. The car features a refreshed exterior design, newly designed front grille. There are two different front grille designs, and both are new. New alloy wheels and a few new colour options (including new dual-tone exterior finishes) round off the changes to the 2020 Swift's exterior. Suzuki offers the 2020 Swift facelift in two new dual-tone colour options: Flame Orange Pearl metallic with Black roof and Rush Yellow metallic with Silver roof. On the inside, there’s an upgraded 4.2-inch colour MID that, unlike in the old car, displays the speed as well. Al...
Mazda celebrates 100 years. History of MX Models
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Mazda celebrates 100 years. History of MX Models

In a year that sees Mazda celebrate its centenary, the Japanese firm is also looking to the future with the debut of its first all-electric production vehicle – the Mazda MX-30. With UK customer deliveries beginning in early 2021, the MX-30 is a unique, stylish and versatile crossover EV. Mazda MX-30 With its distinctive styling and freestyle doors combined with a cabin where the use of environmentally-friendly materials has been carefully matched to meticulous quality and finish, the MX-30 is a stand-out addition to the Mazda line-up. However, why does it wear the MX moniker? A badge made most famous by the MX-5. Well, a look back through Mazda’s history highlights that the MX name pre-dates the world’s best-selling roadster and in fact has been used more than a dozen times across ...
MotoChic introduces line of stylish Face Masks
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MotoChic introduces line of stylish Face Masks

First and most importantly, we hope you are staying safe and well during these unprecedented times. Social distancing is our new reality. Not only are face masks recommended by the CDC  (Center for Disease Control), but they are also now being mandated in more than 50 countries. So whether you're looking for a non-medical option to wear during the COVID-19 health crisis or interested in warding off the elements while you're motorbiking, skiing, or even shopping, MotoChic has you covered. MotoChic founder Debra Chin developed the brand's latest accessory to allow active women and men to express their personal style while staying safe, in keeping with its brand promise of creating fashionable and functional products that have become cherished go-to items for its customers. Moto...
2020 Ashok Leyland Dost BS6 rolls out from production line
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2020 Ashok Leyland Dost BS6 rolls out from production line

Even after 9 years since its launch, Ashok Leyland Dost has managed to create a niche for itself in the 1 – 1.5 tonne payload category and manages to sell in decent numbers. So, it is not a surprise that Ashok Leyland wants to keep its LCV alive in the new BS6 era. The Dost is available in 3 variants - Dost Lite, Strong and Plus with rated payload capacities of 1,150 kg, 1,250 kg and 1,475 kg respectively. The vehicle is powered by a 1.5-liter three-cylinder turbocharged diesel engine which was developed by the Indo-Japanese JV. On board the Dost Plus which has a payload capacity of 1,475 kg, the motor produces 60 hp and 170 Nm of torque. The entry and mid-level Dost Lite and Dost Strong modes make do with a 58 hp and 157.5 Nm version. All the variants employ a 5-speed m...
Lamborghini Huracán EVO Rear-Wheel Drive (RWD) revealed using AR technology
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Lamborghini Huracán EVO Rear-Wheel Drive (RWD) revealed using AR technology

Lamborghini revealed the new Huracán EVO Rear-Wheel Drive Spyder virtually during this time of global emergency and social distancing, using Augmented Reality (AR) for the first time on its official website lamborghini.com. Using Apple’s AR Quick Look, the company is bringing its latest V10 super sports car directly to customers and fans worldwide: all they need is an iPhone or iPad. While looking at the Lamborghini website on your iPhone or iPad, simply tap “See in AR” and the new open-top rear-wheel drive model can be admired in people’s driveways, gardens or even sitting rooms. The virtual experience enables the viewer to rotate and expand the size of the vehicle, including on a 1:1 scale, looking closely at both its exterior and interior details and taking pictures of...
600 road crashes in first 40 days of lockdown in India
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600 road crashes in first 40 days of lockdown in India

India recorded around 600 road crashes during the first 40 days of the ongoing nationwide lock down, with 30% of the victims being migrants returning home, a study by SaveLIFE foundation has revealed. SaveLIFE Foundation is an independent, non-profit non-governmental organization working on road safety in India. A deeper dive into the statistics reveals 57 percent of the deaths were of those who were driving, and 30 percent were of migrants trying to make their way back home. With interstate travel prohibited during the lockdown, scores of stranded migrant workers were forced to either make the journey back home on foot or find someone willing to drive them home.  As per data compiled by the SaveLIFE for the period between 24th March to 3rd May, the country recorded more than 60...
Women Motorcycle Diaries: Amber Spencer and her motorcycling stories
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Women Motorcycle Diaries: Amber Spencer and her motorcycling stories

technwheelz: How long have you been riding motorcycle? Amber: I started riding in Feb 2017. So as of this writing, 2.5 years technwheelz: Any specific reason you ride for? Amber: I am hooked. Riding a motorcycle encourages me to travel to places I’ve never seen before. I met my partner through motorcycle riding and have met so many incredible new friends. Motorcycles have this inherent community. We have fun together and we watch each other’s backs on the road. I love the visceral feeling of using my body to move the bike and feel the road. Being one with the bike and maneuvering on technical roads is an indescribable feeling. I also enjoy the friendly competitiveness of racing at the track, which I am doing this year. It’s an “always-learning” cycle. You always have to be...
Skanda Motors Mojo Tribe – Mahindra Mojo Exclusive dealership now in Bangalore
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Skanda Motors Mojo Tribe – Mahindra Mojo Exclusive dealership now in Bangalore

Skanda Motors Mojo Tribe re-opens its Mahindra Mojo Exclusive dealership in Bangalore. The outlet situated at Rajajinagar will cater to the needs of new Mahindra Mojo  customers as well as take care of its existing customer base. After NAFS Motors of Banaswadi this will be the second outlet in Bangalore to sell the all-new Mahindra Mojo ABS. Given the magnitude and size versus the size of the city, Skanda Motors Mojo Tribe is expected to cater to motorcyclists at the north eastern frontier of Bangalore. At the Distance for about fourteen kilometers apart it rightly be said that  Mahindra Mojo is steadily taking on one of India’s motorcycling enthusiasts cities. A brief snapshot of the 2019 Mahindra Mojo 300 ABS features are as follows: 4 Valve DOHC 295cc liquid cooled engine...
‘Hanuman Gear’ in trucks !! Details inside
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‘Hanuman Gear’ in trucks !! Details inside

Before moving to the topic of what is Hanuman Gear we should know who is Hanuman. ‘Hanuman’ is the name of a fictional character in the Indian epic “The Ramayana”, who is also worshiped as a lord in Hinduism. Lord Hanuman is often referred to as ‘Vira’, ‘Mahavira’, ‘Mahabala’, etc., signifying his unmatchable strength. He is said to be capable of lifting and carrying any burden for a cause. In fact, an incident in the epic war of ‘The Ramayana’ between Rama and Ravana adds evidence to his impeccable physical power. The story narrates that when Lakshmana, Rama’s brother, gets hurt during the war and is in need of a rare herb that grows only the Himalayan ranges, it is Hanuman who brings Lakshmana the whole of a mountain scrapped out of the ground with dense herb growth, carrying it al...