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Mahindra Scorpio modified into a Pick-Up truck with a soft top
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Mahindra Scorpio modified into a Pick-Up truck with a soft top

Bimbra 4×4 has modified a Mahindra Scorpio featured below to have a pickup truck like rear bed along with a soft top. The body panels and the soft top among other things are well proportioned and this one does not feel like a hastily done mod job in any way. Finished in a dark shade of teal green, it looks quite good too and is built on the latest generation model of the SUV. The interiors have been kept stock apart from the fact that there are only two seats in the cabin now. The middle and last low seats have given way to the metal rear bed which is the distinguishing feature of this SUV now. The soft top can be rolled up and down easily according to the requirement or need. The tail lamps have been replaced with simpler rectangular units from Thar CRDe. Thi...
Why do most cars have engines in the front? We pick 5 possible reasons
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Why do most cars have engines in the front? We pick 5 possible reasons

We pick five main reasons for why most cars have engines in the front? 1) Manufacturing Cost: Having the entire engine-transmission-drive-cooling package in the front saves on assembly and production costs. The transmission box is directly attached to the engine and it operated manually by a lever mechanism. If the engine is placed at rear side, it will cause the transmission box placed at rear side which requires a more complex mechanism to operate transmission by driver manually. Similarly, the front side engine are easy to connect with control linkages like clutch and accelerator. This is also easy for servicing. 2) Engine Cooling: We know why cooling of an engine is essential for proper running for a car. If an engine got hot, it will fail soon or later. Most of modern autom...
Image Gallery: Thar M2DiCR 4×4 BS4
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Image Gallery: Thar M2DiCR 4×4 BS4

The Mahindra Thar is a compact and mid-size four-wheel drive off-road Jeep CJ-like SUV manufactured by Indian automaker Mahindra & Mahindra Limited. The vehicle was launched in the Indian market to fill the void left by its predecessor the Mahindra MM540. The 7-seater Thar is available in 3 variants - M2DiCR 2WD,4WD and CRDe. All the variants are available with soft top version only. The Mahindra Thar M2DiCR is powered by a 2,523 cc DI engine which is BS IV compliant. The 2,523 cc mill churns out 63 bhp of power at 3,200 rpm and torque of 195 Nm @ 1,400 to 2,200 rpm and is mated to a 5-speed manual gearbox. Image Gallery: Mahindra Thar M2DiCR 4x4
“Can I fly the Indian flag on my vehicle?”. Flag code explained
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“Can I fly the Indian flag on my vehicle?”. Flag code explained

India will celebrate its 71st Independence Day on the 15th of August and the preparations are on to make it a grand affair. Motorcycle groups and car clubs across the country will get in the act as well, adding to the festivities with their own unique twist. It is a common sight, especially in the days preceding Independence Day to see citizens celebrating with the national flags. But there are some codes to be followed before you fall into a big trouble !! THIS CAN HAPPEN WITH YOU!! (more…)
Cornering Brake Control (CBC) explained
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Cornering Brake Control (CBC) explained

For greater safety when braking on curves - Cornering Brake Control stabilises your vehicle by applying braking pressure asymmetrically (unevenly). Using the revolutions of the wheel, CBC regulates the pressure in the different wheel brake cylinders so that wheels operate separately and brake optimally. (more…)
Royal Enfield Himalayan put to durability test
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Royal Enfield Himalayan put to durability test

The Royal Enfield Himalayan was a milestone for the brand as it not only broke away from the traditional RE format of classic motorcycles, but also ushered in a new era of affordable adventure tourers. While the Himalayan is likeable in many ways unfortunately it was plagued by several issues. The updated, BSIV variant is said to be a lot more reliable. Recently, folks at ADV Pulse decided to put the Himalayan through its paces. Here are their observations - Engine: With the 411cc, 24 horsepower motor that redlines at 6,500 RPM, the Himalayan is incapable of tearing itself apart. There were no mechanical issues with the motor in spite of rigorous tests. Transmission: Ride it more like a 125 two-stroke, to keep the momentum up and not letting the RPMs drop too low. The ga...
Ford Freestyle goes off-road at CBC Ford Fest in Mavelikkara, Kerala
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Ford Freestyle goes off-road at CBC Ford Fest in Mavelikkara, Kerala

Have you heard of a new segment CUV ? Ford has a answer for that. Christened as Compact Utility Vehicle (CUV), Ford recently launched the Freestyle in India which is essentially the rugged, cross-hatch version of the Figo. But I'm not going to get into the details of the Freestyle here. I am going to share my drive experience at the CBC Ford Fest . The event was organised in Mavelikkara, Kerala by India’s one of the youngest off-road racer Athira Murali  in association with CBC Ford Thumpoly, Alappuzha . It was an honour to be a part of this event and was one of the best platform to explore the Freestyle's off-road capability. The 2-day event, 24th - 25th May, 2018, saw participation of potential customers and enthusiasts experience the Ford Freestyle.   Th...
27th Club Malayalam movie – the story of 1% motorcycle club
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27th Club Malayalam movie – the story of 1% motorcycle club

In 2013, the Malayalam film saw the arrival of a road movie, which later went on to become one of the best movies of the genre, setting a standard of its own. Directed by Sameer Thahir , Neelakasham Pachakadal Chuvanna Bhoomi was the movie that delivered what it promised. Malayalam film industry will soon be witnessing, yet another, a hard-core biker movie called the 27th CLUB !! Directed by Raz Angel and Jishnu Sudevan, the movie is about a famous 1% motorcycle club based in Kochi, Kerala. The poster of the movie has been released on Facebook and the shoots are said to be in its initial phase. We are excited to see the story of that 1% motorcycle club !! But what is "1%"?   The history of 1%  On July 3, 1947, AMA (American Motorcycle Association) hosted a 3-day...
The story behind why cops seized Mercedes A-Class look-alike Baleno in Kerala
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The story behind why cops seized Mercedes A-Class look-alike Baleno in Kerala

A Suzuki Baleno modified to make it look like a Mercedes Benz A-Class hatchback was in the news for getting confiscated by the Regional Transport Office (RTO) of Tirur in Malappuram District, Kerala. Everyone thought the car was seized because it was heavily modified which is illegal as per RTO norms. But there's the other side of the story. Take 1:  Someone complained to the RTO about the A-Class-lookalike Baleno that’s been doing the rounds in the northern Kerala. RTO officials swung into action, seizing the car, and issuing a show cause notice to the owner of the car, informing him that the car would be de-registered. According to authorities the original owner of the car had modified it, replaced the bumper, with a Mercedes Diamond grille, alloy wheels, head and tail la...
Women celebrities who drive the Tesla
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Women celebrities who drive the Tesla

Celebrities love Tesla. Tesla is a favorite make of car amongst celebrities who prioritize the environment. Let’s take a look at a few women celebrities who own a Tesla. Cameron Diaz Dallas Buyers Club actress Jennifer Garner has a Tesla Model S Shakira Shakira has been spotted being driven around Los Angeles in a black Tesla Model S Source: Shakira  Zooey Deschanel "New Girl" actress Zooey Deschanel drives a black Tesla Model S Jennifer Garner Dallas Buyers Club actress Jennifer Garner has a Tesla Model S Jenna Elfman Can't Hardly Wait actress Jenna Elfman drives a Tesla Roadster     Disclaimer: Image credits to respective owners as the exact source was not available Credits will be given if claimed...
Kia gifts the Stinger to Rafael Nadal – the world’s number one tennis player
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Kia gifts the Stinger to Rafael Nadal – the world’s number one tennis player

Kia Motors has delivered a new Kia Stinger to Rafael Nadal, the world's number one tennis player and global ambassador for Kia. Nadal started his relationship with Kia Motors in Spain in 2004, in the early stages of his professional tennis career.  President of Kia Motors Iberia Yangseop Gihl, Managing Director Emilio Herrera, and Marketing and Communications Director Ricardo de Diego handed the car over to the tennis star at the Rafael Nadal Academy in Manacor, Majorca – Nadal’s home town. Emilio Herrera commented: “Nadal is the best ambassador a brand could dream of, and we have had the privilege of having grown together. Rafa represents consistency, effort, modesty and passion. These are values we have in common. We are honoured to hand him the keys to a new Stinger, the most ...
Bikers ride to retrace story of the man behind ‘The White Revolution in India’
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Bikers ride to retrace story of the man behind ‘The White Revolution in India’

Motorcyclists loaded with full of energy and enthusiasm are geared up to embark on a 1600 km journey from Kozhikode in Kerala to Anand in Gujarat on their Royal Enfields. The purpose of the journey to retrace the life and work of the nation’s beloved Father of the White Revolution in India; Dr. Verghese Kurien.   Bikers Arun, Surjit, Rex Sulu, Athira & Hisham who initiated the #IntroducingDrKurien will be joined by other bikers from the cities of Kozhikode, Mangalore, Goa, Kolhapur, Pune, Mumbai and Vadodara. The ride was flagged off at Milma Dairy, Kozhikode on November 20, 2017. The event was graced with the presence of Shri P T Gopal Kurup (Chairman, MILMA) and Shri K M Jhala (Chief Operating Officer, AMUL). The bikers will be reaching Anand on November 26, ...
The Bikerni learns how to tight the nut @ TnW’s DIY motorcycle repair workshop
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The Bikerni learns how to tight the nut @ TnW’s DIY motorcycle repair workshop

The 2nd edition of the DIY Motorcycle Maintenance Workshop for female bikers by TECH 'N WHEELZ concluded on October 01, 2017. The workshop witnessed majority of participants from the ‘Bikerni Motorcycle Club’ — India’s first all-female motorcycle group. The enthusiasm of the participants is something that has to be really appreciate of. The daylong session was designed in a way that the riders can be confident and can complete any maintenance, service or repair work in case of an emergency and by acquiring new skills. "Attended this workshop held on this Sunday, I must say this was a great experience. First of all, thanks for the great idea for doing it exclusively for women! This workshop helped us all in a way wherein if we are stuck up anywhere in the middle. We won't be helpless ...
Classic Tales: Fiat Jolly 650
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Classic Tales: Fiat Jolly 650

Classic Tales: Fiat Jolly 650 / Fiat 126 P (1973) Car owned by: Details not available. The car Delhi registered, was spotted in Pune, Maharashtra Engine Specs: Inline-2, Naturally aspirated, 652 cc with power output of 23 hp (17 kW) and torque of 43 Nm (32 lb·ft) History: The Fiat 126 (Type 126) is a rear-engined, small economy or city car, introduced in October 1972 at the Turin Auto Show as a replacement for the Fiat 500. The majority of 126s were produced in Bielsko-Biała, Poland, as the Polski Fiat 126p, where production continued until year 2000. In many markets Fiat stopped sales of the 126 in 1993 in favour of their new front-engined Cinquecento. At a vehicle length of 3.05 metres, the Fiat 126 is almost exactly the same size as the original British Mini, and i...
Electric vehicles can cause job loss at workshops? Here’s why
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Electric vehicles can cause job loss at workshops? Here’s why

It takes people to make cars: to lift and install parts, check quality, test-drive them after assembly, and so forth. Automation has eliminated many of the jobs performed by humans a century ago and now the electric cars may pose a new threat: they will require even fewer workers to build. "EV’s maintenance cost to be 1% of ICE vehicles; can cause job loss at workshops", Abhay Firodia, President of Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM) Source: http://auto.economictimes.indiatimes.com A simple calculation: a battery-electric car has fewer than 200 moving parts, while a vehicle with a modern, turbocharged, multi-valve engine and nine-speed transmission (and perhaps all-wheel drive) has 10 to 30 times that number. EVs are much easier and cheaper to build than vehic...
ISIHMA (ISI helmet manufacturer association) demands compulsion on helmet rule. Ban non ISI
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ISIHMA (ISI helmet manufacturer association) demands compulsion on helmet rule. Ban non ISI

With the rise in number of road accidents on Indian roads, ISIHMA (ISI helmet manufacturer association) has demanded that the Government of India make Helmet compulsory for all riders in India. According to a report by Ministry of Road Transport and Highways that marks a 9.42 percent increase in road accidents over the last 11 years. Around 10,135 motorcyclists have lost their lives after either not wearing a helmet or using one that has no quality accreditation. The main reason for accidents of two-wheelers on Indian roads is that the riders are buying low-quality or non-ISI mark helmets from the roadside. In 2016, the death toll in road accidents in India was 19 percent, while the 70 percent riders that were injured or died were hypothesized to be due to not wearing a helmet. In Delh...
Ranveer Singh turns 32. Gifts himself an Aston Martin Rapide S
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Ranveer Singh turns 32. Gifts himself an Aston Martin Rapide S

Birthday boy Ranveer Singh gifted himself a brand new Aston Martin Rapide S. The 32 years old Bollywood actor was spotted driving his newest prized possession late night in Mumbai with his friend and fellow actor Deepika Padukone. The supercar is powered by a 6-litre V12 of a monstrous engine under the hood that pumps out 552 bhp of power at 6000 rpm and 630 Nm of peak torque that kicks in at 5000 rpm, while paired to a ZF-sourced 8-speed automatic transmission. It is the most powerful Rapide engine ever built by the automaker and helps the saloon sprint from 0-100 kmph in just 4.2 seconds. The top speed is rated at 327 kmph. Suspension duties are handled by independent double wishbones at the front and rear with an Adaptive Damping System, while the safety list comprises dua...
Lost Sojourn Drifters (LSD) announces tour to Phuket and Phi Phi Islands
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Lost Sojourn Drifters (LSD) announces tour to Phuket and Phi Phi Islands

In November this year, Lost Sojourn Drifters (LSD) will be heading to Thailand. Initiated by motorcycle riders- Vartika and Prajakta, Lost Sojourn Drifters will be organising a 6-day tour to Thailand covering Phuket and Phi Phi Islands. Interested can join the trip with LSD Girls. Started in January 2017, LSD has been exploring various parts of India on their motorcycles. " Our aim is to make travel glamorous, on a backpacking budget. Every journey of ours is magical. We take you across the different cultures, food, people, historic places and also see that it is filled with thrill, freedom, creativity, adventure and excitement", says Vartika, Co-founder, LSD. The Trip to Thailand will be commencing in November this year and the dates are yet to be announced. The 6-day tour will ...
Belkin hosts its first Photo contest #LiveBelkin across 11 countries in Asia Pacific
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Belkin hosts its first Photo contest #LiveBelkin across 11 countries in Asia Pacific

Belkin® – the market leader in tech accessories will be launching a month long campaign, #LiveBelkin, from 19 June – 17 July 2017.  This campaign urges everyone to stay charged, live on the go, make a statement about themselves, and make time for life’s best moments. 3 weekly winners from India will be chosen based on their creativity. They will win CEA award winning Valet Charger Power Pack worth INR 7000 #LiveBelkin will go live across 11 countries (Japan, Korea, China, Hong Kong, India, Thailand, Philippines, Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, Vietnam) from 19 June – 17 July 2017. Every week, the participants can share their photos of adventures on hashtag #LiveBelkin. Participants are required to post their photo entry on either Facebook, Instagram or Twitter. All national wi...
Richard Hammond survives crash while filming ‘ The Grand Tour’ driving show
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Richard Hammond survives crash while filming ‘ The Grand Tour’ driving show

Richard Hammond, the former Top Gear presenter, was involved in a harrowing crash where his car burst into flames today. Hammond, who was filming scenes for 'The Grand Tour' series for Amazon. Richard Hammond was driving the $1m Rimac Concept One electric super car then went off the road and slid down the hillside, where it later caught fire. He escaped serious injury and was airlifted to hospital after climbing out of the car on his own. It was Hammond’s second crash in three months while filming The Grand Tour series for Amazon. In March, he was knocked unconscious after falling off a motorbike in Mozambique.   The Rimac Concept One, made in Croatia, costs nearly $1 million and was designed to help promote the zero-emission Formula E motor sport. The car is capable o...