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2020 BMW G 310 R and G 310 GS launched. Gets new colour scheme and LED headlights
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2020 BMW G 310 R and G 310 GS launched. Gets new colour scheme and LED headlights

BMW has updated the GSG 310 R and G 310 GS. The bikes are priced at Rs. 2.45 lakh and Rs. 2.85 lakh (ex-showroom) respectively. The G 310 R features a 'Style Sport' colour scheme with Limestone metallic colour, red rims and red frame. The G 310 GS features a 'Style Rallye' colour scheme with Kyanite Blue metallic colour and a red frame. The adventure bike also comes in a special '40 Years GS' edition colour scheme based on the classic R 100 GS. Barring the paint schemes, the rest of the body panels, be it the tank, BMW GS-correct beak and wheels are exactly like on the BS4 G 310 GS. In terms of equipment, BMW has updated the motorcycle with an LED headlamp that has an integrated DRL. The turn indicators and tail lamps are LEDs too. The motorcycle also gets new adjustable lev...
Peugeot Django 125 210th Anniversary Edition launched. Celebrates 210th anniversary of Peugeot
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Peugeot Django 125 210th Anniversary Edition launched. Celebrates 210th anniversary of Peugeot

Peugeot Motorcycles has launched a limited edition of Django 125 scooter, to celebrate the 210th anniversary of the Peugeot family business. The Django 125 210th Anniversary Edition will have a limited production run of just 21 units. Mahindra-owned Peugeot Motorcycles new scooter doesn’t commemorate the founding of Peugeot’s motorcycle wing, rather it is a celebration of the family business which preceded the company. The Peugeot family started business as a manufacturer of coffee mills and bicycle in France, back in 1810. Peugeot was founded in 1896, by Armand Peugeot. In 2015, Mahindra & Mahindra purchased a majority stake in its motorcycle department (51 per cent), independent of the PSA Groupe. In 2019, Peugeot Motorcycles became a fully-owned subsidiary of Mahindra. R...
Honda H’ness CB350 launched. Rival to Royal Enfield’s upcoming Meteor 350
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Honda H’ness CB350 launched. Rival to Royal Enfield’s upcoming Meteor 350

Honda has launched a new modern classic bike called the H'Ness CB350 in India with prices starting at Rs. 1.90 lakh (ex-showroom).  For now, the motorcycle will be displayed at some of the key Big Wing India dealerships in Gurgaon, Mumbai and other regions, wherein customers can get a look and feel of the product. The CB 350 will be sold in two variants, DLX and DLX Pro. The new Honda H’ness CB350 is powered by a 348.36cc, single-cylinder, air-cooled engine that produces 20.8hp at 5,500rpm and 30Nm of torque at 3,000rpm. The peak torque figure is produced rather low in the rev range and this should enable good initial performance off the line. The H’ness CB350 employs a 5-speed gearbox. The styling is inspired by yesteryear Honda CB motorcycles, which is evident in the round...
Harley-Davidson wrap up its India business
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Harley-Davidson wrap up its India business

Harley Davidson announced their official exit from the Indian market. Harley Davidson’s announcement of closing its manufacturing operations in India and reducing the size of its sales office in Gurgaon does not come as a surprise. Over the past few months, Harley-Davidson has been announcing multiple cost-saving measures as part of its new Rewire business strategy. The latest news is the biggest so far and the American company has just reported to the Securities and Exchange Commission of USA that it will be ending its sales and manufacturing business in India.  Harley-Davidson has recently celebrated ten years in India and there is a vibrant Harley-Owners-Group or HOG community in place. While Harley-Davidson is clearly  wrapping up its own business here, there are some signs ...
Ducati Scrambler 1100 Pro and 1100 Sport Pro launched in India
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Ducati Scrambler 1100 Pro and 1100 Sport Pro launched in India

Ducati has launched the Scrambler 1100 Pro and 1100 Sport Pro in India. The bikes are priced at Rs. 11.95 lakh and Rs. 13.74 lakh (ex-showroom) respectively. Powering the Scrambler Pro is the BSVI compliant air-cooled L-twin 1,079cc that puts out 83.5PS at 7,250rpm and generates 91Nm of torque at 4,750 rpm, mated to a six-speed gearbox. the Ducati Scrambler 1100 PRO features new two-tone Ocean Drive shade, paired with a steel Trellis frame and a rear aluminium subframe, both black. The motorcycle features a new right-side dual tailpipe and low-slung plate holder that offer distinctive rear-end styling and, together with the new livery, give the Scrambler 1100 Pro a compact look. The framed headlight is inspired by the protective adhesive tape used back in the '70s, a black metal...
BMW R 18 launched in India at INR. 18.90 lakh
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BMW R 18 launched in India at INR. 18.90 lakh

Update: BMW Motorrad has launched the R18 cruiser offering in India. The motorcycle is available in a Standard and a First Edition variant which are priced at Rs 18.90 lakh and Rs 21.90 lakh, respectively (both prices are ex-showroom).  Watch walk-around video. Click here 14-Sep-2020: BMW Motorrad India will be launching its flagship and the only cruiser offering, the R 18 on September 19. The company dealerships all across the country have started accepting bookings for a token amount of Rs 1 lakh.  Most of the BMW Motorrad dealerships have display units that are being previewed to prospective customers as well as the general public. This flagship offering is being brought to the country through the CBU route. The BMW R 18 cruiser could be priced at Rs. 20 lakh...
Supercharged Bimota Tesi H2 makes 242PS. Other details revealed
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Supercharged Bimota Tesi H2 makes 242PS. Other details revealed

Bimota had already been teasing the motorcycle on its social media platforms but now has officially revealed the prices which start at $ 64,000, an equivalent of Rs 55.61 lakh sans the import duty and taxes. Bimota will be making 250 units, to begin with, and has already started accepting pre-bookings for the same. Powering the Bimota Tesi H2 supercharged, is the Kawasaki-sourced supercharged 998cc four-cylinder engine. This unit puts out a maximum of 242PS at 11,500 rpm and generates 141Nm of torque at 11,000 rpm. These numbers are identical to that of the Kawasaki H2. The Tesi H2 has a fuel tank capacity of 17 litres and measures 2,074 mm in length, 770mm in width and 1,155 mm in height with a ground clearance of 140mm. The outlandish design cues had actually helped th...
Royal Enfield Meteor details leaked. Launch expected on 22nd Sep in 3 variants
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Royal Enfield Meteor details leaked. Launch expected on 22nd Sep in 3 variants

While Royal Enfield is yet to announce the launch details for the new Meteor 350, leaked data has revealed the specifications of the upcoming motorcycle. Launch date is expected to be on 22nd September but we have no official confirmation on the same. The Thunderbird 350 replacement, based on a new "J-Platform", gets revised styling, a new frame, and a new engine over the model it replaces. Royal Enfield will market the M350 as an Easy Cruiser. As per the leaked marketing material, Meteor 350 is Easy as well as Cruiser. Easy because it has Easy Turning Ability, Smoother Gear Shifts, Low Cost Ownership, Refined Engine. Cruiser because it has Leant Back Seating, Forward Footpegs, Raised Handlebars, Low Seat Height. The Royal Enfield Meteor will be powered by a 349cc, air-c...
Triumph Rocket 3 GT launched at INR 18.4 lakh
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Triumph Rocket 3 GT launched at INR 18.4 lakh

The Triumph Rocket 3 GT has been launched at Rs 18.4 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). At this price point, the Rocket 3 GT costs Rs 40,000 more than the Rocket 3 R that was launched late last year.  The GT, as the name suggests, is the cruiser version of the Rocket 3, while the R is the street-oriented roadster. The latter has a sportier riding position and a flat, single-piece handlebar. The Rocket 3 GT has a slightly relaxed riding position, with forward-set foot pegs, a slightly pulled-back handlebar and a lower seat height, at 750mm (compared to 773mm on the R).  In addition, the GT gets a fly-screen, heated grips and a height-adjustable backrest for the pillion. The alloy wheel design is the same on both models, but for the chrome accents seen on the GT’s wheels. While th...
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...
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...
Triumph Scrambler 1200 Bond Edition. Limited to 250 units
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Triumph Scrambler 1200 Bond Edition. Limited to 250 units

Triumph has rolled out the Scrambler 1200 Bond Edition, a limited edition of their Scrambler 1200 XE, featured in 'No Time To Die' the 25th film in the James Bond franchise. In the movie, 007 is seen to race through the crowded city streets, leaping huge ramps and generally causing mayhem on Triumph’s successful retro-styled off-roader. The motorcycle features unique 007 design scheme and the production will be limited to only 250 units across the globe. It is powered by a 1200cc liquid-cooled, parallel-twin engine coupled with a 6-speed gearbox that pushes 90PS of power and pulls 110Nm of torque. The bike features a Brembo braking system with dual-channel ABS, LED headlamps, cornering ABS, traction control, heated grips, illuminated backlit switches, torque-assist clutch, cruis...
BMW Motorrad rides in F 900 R and F 900 XR to India. Bookings open
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BMW Motorrad rides in F 900 R and F 900 XR to India. Bookings open

BMW Motorrad India has launched its F 900 twins in India. While the F 900 R is available in only the Standard variant, at INR 9.90 lakh, the F 900 XR sports tourer is available in two variants – Standard (Rs 10.50 lakh) and Pro (Rs 11.50 lakh). The bikes are imported as CBUs and bookings for both bikes open today. These two motorcycles were unveiled at the 2019 EICMA in Milan and have been launched in the middle of 2020, as planned. BMW F 900 R Powering the bikes is a new 895cc, inline-twin engine that is based on the 2018 BMW F 850 GS' motor, albeit with a slightly larger bore (by 2mm) and higher compression ratio. The displacement has been increased from 853cc. Also, the power output has been increased to 105PS from 95PS in the GS. The torque rating, however, has bee...
Royal Enfield Interceptor MCH scrambler. Limited to 10 units
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Royal Enfield Interceptor MCH scrambler. Limited to 10 units

The Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 is more popular in the international markets than it is here in India, especially in European countries. One such country in Europe is Latvia, where the RE dealer is currently offering a custom-made version of the Interceptor at a € 2530.00 premium over the bike’s standard price. The ‘Royal Enfield Interceptor MCH Scrambler’ is built by Moto Classic House - the Royal Enfield dealership in Latvia, and has been equipped with genuine Royal Enfield accessories. The bike gets an official exhaust system from Zard. The scrambler exhaust makes the bike look exclusive and also reduces the weight by a massive 12 kg. That’s not all, the bike also produces more power with a new ECU booster. The handlebar has been updated too. It now gets a motocross-style ...
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...
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...
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 ...
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...
Royal Enfield Meteor 350  spied during TVC shoot
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Royal Enfield Meteor 350 spied during TVC shoot

Royal Enfield Meteor, which could replace the RE Thunderbird motorcycle in India has been spied during TVC shoot. It's been rumoured for a while now that Royal Enfield will drop the ‘Thunderbird’ name in favour of ‘Meteor’, a name the company trademarked early last year. However, the latest spy images of the upcoming motorcycle have now confirmed that Royal Enfield's all-new motorcycle will be called the Meteor 350. The Meteor 350 will be Enfield’s first bike from the new J-platform. There are radical changes to the chassis as well as the motor. However, the styling remains quite similar to the Thunderbird 350X. The bulbous tank arrives in an eccentric yellow colour. The triangular black side panels bear the new Meteor 350 badging. Even the blacked-out rims get body-coloured ri...