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2019 Yamaha YZF-R3 revealed

Yamaha has taken the wraps off the 2019 YZF-R3. It is expected to be launched in India sometime in the future. 

The new YZF-R3 measures 2,090 mm in length, 729 mm in width and 1,140 mm in height. It has a wheelbase of 1,379 mm and the seat is set at a height of 780 mm. The bike comes with a 14 litre fuel tank.

In terms of styling, the new YZF-R3 takes inspiration from the YZR-M1 MotoGP machine. It has a twin LED headlamp with a V-shaped air-intake in the centre. The turn signals are placed on the side fairings. The fuel tank has been redesigned, while the split seat has been retained. It features a single side-mounted exhaust and a digital instrument cluster. According to Yamaha, the position of the handlebar has been changed in order to improve ergonomics. It gets an inverted telescopic fork at the front and an adjustable monoshock at the rear. 

Powering the 2019 YZF-R3 is a 321cc, 2-cylinder, liquid-cooled engine that features fuel injection and lightweight pistons. The engine is paired with a 6-speed gearbox via a multi-plate clutch. Yamaha hasn't disclosed the power and torque figures yet. The braking setup consists of a 298 mm disc at the front and a 220 mm disc at the rear. It comes equipped with ABS.

Courtesy:- Team BHP

Oct 16, 2018
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Motoroyale ties-up with SWM, FB Mondial & Hyosung

Motoroyale has announced three new global brand tie-ups taking the total number of brands under its umbrella to 5. In addition to Norton and MV Agusta, the Kinetic group company will now offer SWM, FB Mondial and Hyosung products in India.

Motoroyale has also unveiled seven new bikes in India. These include two limited edition Norton motorcycles, one each from MV Agusta, SWM and FB Modial and two bikes from Hyosung.

MV Agusta Brutale RR 800

The Brutale RR is a naked street bike that weighs 175 kg (dry weight). It is powered by a 793cc, 3-cylinder engine that produces 140 BHP and 87 Nm of torque. It comes with 4 riding modes - Normal, Rain, Sport and Custom. It has an 8-level traction control system, ABS with Rear Wheel Lift Up Mitigation (RLM) and a slipper clutch.

Norton Commando & Dominator

The Norton Commando limited edition comes in an all-black finish and a hand-painted British flag on the fuel tank. The Dominator gets an aluminium fuel tank. Only 37 units will be on offer and each bike will have a special number and the customer's name embossed on it. Both bikes are powered by a 961cc, twin-cylinder engine that produces 88 BHP @ 6,500 rpm and 90 Nm of torque @ 5,200 rpm.

SWM SuperDual 650

The SuperDual 650 is an off-road motorcycle. It is powered by a 600cc, single-cylinder engine that produces 54 BHP and 53.5 Nm of torque. The bike weighs 169 kg and comes equipped with Brembo disc brakes at both ends and switchable ABS.

FB Mondial HPS 300

The HPS 300 features a "Hipster" design and weighs 135 kg. It comes with stainless steel double barrel exhaust and a dual-tone fuel tank. The bike is powered by a 250cc, single-cylinder, liquid-cooled engine that produces 24 BHP and 22 Nm of torque. It comes equipped with disc brakes with a Bosch ABS Modulator.

Hyosung GT 250 RC & GV 650 Aquilla Pro

The GT 250 RC sports bike is powered by a 249cc, 2-cylinder engine that produces 28 BHP @ 10,000 rpm and 22.07 Nm of torque @ 8,000 rpm. The engine is mated to a 5-speed gearbox. 

The GV 650 Aquilla Pro is a cruiser based on a tubular steel cradle chassis featuring upside-down telescopic front suspension and hydraulic double shock absorbers at the rear. It is powered by a 647cc, 2-cylinder engine that puts out 74 BHP and 62 Nm of torque. It comes with a 5-speed transmission and a belt drive.

Motoroyale is planning to open new dealerships in Thane, Hyderabad, Chennai, Delhi, Cochin and Bangalore in the coming months. The company is also looking for dealer partners in Pune, Indore, Chandigarh, Ahmedabad, Jaipur and Kolkata.

Courtesy:- Team BHP

Oct 16, 2018
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Ducati announces festive season offers

From a free GoPro Hero to an all-expense paid trip to the Ducati Museum in Bologna, Italy, the offer is available across Ducati dealerships.

Ducati has just announced limited-period offers on the Scrambler 800, Multistrada and Diavel range, across all Ducati dealerships in Delhi NCR, Mumbai, Bengaluru, Pune, Ahmedabad, Kochi, Kolkata and Chennai.

Ducati has tied up with GoPro to offer a free GoPro Hero with mounts on the purchase of any model in the Scrambler 800 range. Similarly, on the purchase of a Multistrada 950, the buyer will get a GoPro Hero 7 silver camera with mounts. Buyers of the Diavel and Diavel Diesel, on the other hand, get an all-expense paid trip to the Ducati Museum in Bologna, Italy.

Commenting on the offers, Sergi Canovas, managing director of Ducati India, said, “We are committed to delight our customers, and these festive offerings are a testament to our commitment. The partnership with GoPro will allow Ducatistis to capture their meaningful experiences, thereby adding to the allure of festivity. To further enhance the excitement, a trip to Ducati Museum will be the perfect festive gift from Ducati India to Diavel fans in the country."

Courtesy:-  AUTO CAR

Oct 16, 2018
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TVS Apache RTR 160 4V crosses 1 lakh sales

TVS Motor Company announced that the Apache RTR 160 4V has crossed the 1 lakh sales mark. Launched on March 14, 2018, TVS' new 160cc offering has achieved this sales milestone within six months of its time in the market.

The RTR 160 4V is the Hosur-based manufacturer's latest offering in the premium 150-160cc segment. In terms of styling, it's more in line with the TVS Apache RTR 200 4V, but gets different cycle parts. The motorcycle is available in three variants – carburettor with front disc (Rs 82,810), carburettor with front and rear disc (Rs 85,810) and fuel-injected with front and rear disc (Rs 91,810 all prices, ex-showroom, Delhi).

Commenting on the milestone, Arun Siddharth, Vice President Marketing – Premium Two Wheelers, International Business and TVS Racing said, “The TVS Apache RTR 160 4V has resonated with enthusiasts across the country, thus exponentially increasing our loyal Apache tribe. This community was built by superior products and a host of owner engagement initiatives which have today successfully created a strong and connected owner base. We are grateful for their support and it fuels our endeavour to create customer delight by providing them with best-in-class products and Apache owner engagement initiatives.”

Powering the motorcycle is a 159.7cc, four-valve motor generating 16.8hp on the fuel-injected model and 16.5hp on the carburettor model; and 14.8Nm of torque on both models. Both engines are mated to a 5-speed transmission.

The TVS Apache RTR 160 4V competes against the Suzuki Gixxer, Honda CB Hornet 160, Yamaha FZ and the Bajaj Pulsar NS 160.

Courtesy:- AUTOCAR

Oct 04, 2018
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INTERMOT 2018: Aprilia Tuono V4 1100 Factory updated

Aprilia has unveiled its new 2019 Tuono V4 1100 Factory at the 2018 Intermot. As part of the update, the super-naked in the range-topping Factory trim now gets top-of-the-line Ohlins electronic semi-active suspension and more. The Italian motorcycle manufacturer also revealed a mildly updated RSV4 and Shiver 900 for 2019.

The list of electronics on the super-naked V4 has also gone up with the new Ohlins’ suspension. The bike gets a SmartEC 2.0 NIX fork, a SmartEC 2.0 monoshock and an Ohlins electronic steering damper which are controlled by an ECU. This suspension setup offers four settings in total – Road, Sport, Track and Manual.

Each of these settings can also be tuned by the rider to suit their needs. This can be done via the new Aprilia OBTi (Object Based Tuning interface) on the TFT screen. The Tuono V4 1100 RR, however, continues to use the slightly lower-spec, Sachs adjustable suspension (front and rear). Powering the Tuono V4 Factory is the same 1077cc, V4 engine producing 175hp and 121Nm of torque. The engine is mated to a 6-speed gearbox with a bi-directional quickshifter. Electronics include traction control, launch control, wheelie control and ABS.

The motorcycle also gets two new paint jobs for 2019. Similarly, Aprilia has also updated the RSV4 and Shiver 900 with new colour schemes. The 2019 Shiver 900 also gets a revised exhaust system that is designed to vent gasses more effectively, and a new ECU which means traction control can now be adjusted for intrusiveness and even switched off

Courtesy:- AUTOCAR

Oct 04, 2018
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