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MG's second product for India to be an electric SUV

MG has confirmed that the brand's second product for the Indian market will be an electric SUV, but hasn't provided any specific information about the said model. The electric vehicle (EV) will be launched within one year of its first car launch. 

Earlier this year, the Roewe ERX5 electric SUV was spotted testing in India, which suggests that MG might be evaluating it for the Indian market. The ERX5 is a mid-size SUV that is powered by an electric motor that puts out 114 BHP and 225 Nm of torque. It comes equipped with a 48.3 kWh lithium-ion battery which offers a maximum range of 425 km on a single charge.

The brand plans to expand its footprint in India by appointing 45 authorized dealers with around 100 touchpoints across the country in the first phase. The production capacity of the Halol plant might also be expanded from 80,000 to 2,00,000 units per annum. The company has said that its products will be designed and engineered in the UK and China with the support of Indian engineers and will be heavily localized to make them cost-effective.

Courtesy:- Team BHP

Oct 16, 2018
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Rumour: 2nd-gen Maruti Ertiga launch on November 21, 2018

According to a media report, the second-generation Maruti Ertiga will be launched on November 21, 2018. Production is reportedly underway with 100 units being produced daily.

The new Ertiga was launched in the Indonesian market earlier this year. Compared to the outgoing model, the MPV is longer and wider, while its wheelbase remains unchanged. It features a new grille flanked by twin-pod projector headlamps and a new front bumper that houses circular fog lamps. The new model gets L-shaped tail lamp clusters and a new bumper with integrated reflectors.

Courtesy:- Team BHP

Oct 16, 2018
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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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