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10 most fuel-efficient motorcycles in India.

Now that Yamaha has launched the Saluto RX, one of the most fuel efficient motorcycles in their current product portfolio, we thought it’d be a good time to look at some of the other bikes in the country that are known for their high mileage. Of course, this list is based on the mileage claimed by the companies who make them. But still, it should serve as a good reference point regarding which two wheelers really are the champions when it comes to stretching that litre of petrol to the maximum.
 
1. Hero Splendor iSmart
Claimed mileage: 102.5kpl
Engine: 97.2cc, single-cylinder, air-cooled
Starting price: Rs 50,000 (ex-showroom, Delhi)
 
 
With an almost unbelievably high fuel efficiency that goes into triple digits, was there any doubt that this bike was going to be at the top of our list? Hero MotoCorp has basically taken their best-selling product of all time, the Splendor and slapped on what they call ‘i3s technology’, or idle Start Stop System. We’ve already seen such start-stop systems make their way into more affordable cars over the past few years, but this is the first time that we’re seeing it on a motorcycle in India. What this system does is switch off the engine every time you pull the bike to a halt and idle for more than a few seconds, and automatically restart it when you pull in the clutch once again. Switching off the motor during idle situations makes an already very efficient motor even more so.
 
2. Bajaj CT100
Claimed mileage: 99.1kpl
Engine: 99.2cc, single-cylinder, air-cooled
Starting price: Rs 35,034 (ex-showroom, Delhi)
 
 
Launched in 2015, the CT100 was one part of Bajaj’s one-two punch last year (the other being the Platina 100ES) to take on the commuter segment of motorcycles in India. The previous CT100 was one of the more successful bikes in its segment and Bajaj brought the name back last year to signify their resolve in taking on the competition in a class that is undoubtedly the largest chunk of the Indian two-wheeler space. It’s billed as the slightly less premium sibling to the Platina, but gets almost similar features such as the SNS rear suspension. However, the motor doesn’t get DTS-i technology and makes slightly lesser torque as compared to the Platina. Recently, the company also launched a variant called the CT100 B that features a round headlight instead of a bikini fairing, which is over Rs 4,000 cheaper.
 
3. Bajaj Platina 100ES
Claimed mileage: 96.9 kpl
Engine: 102cc, single-cylinder, air-cooled
Starting price: Rs 45,252 (ex-showroom, Delhi)
 
 
The Platina has always been one of Bajaj’s best-selling and highly efficient motorcycles. In its 2015 avatar, the Platina sports new styling along with an electric start as standard. The air-cooled motor features the company’s proprietary DTS-i twin-spark for improved combustion efficiency leading to the high mileage figure that the company claims. It also gets the company’s dual-spring SNS (spring-in-spring) suspension for added comfort as well as what Bajaj claims to be the longest seat (21.9 inches) in the segment. At 190mm, even the ground clearance is said to be the highest in class. So tackling the worst of Indian roads shouldn’t be too much of a problem.
 
4. TVS Sport
Claimed mileage: 95kpl
Engine: 99.77cc, single-cylinder, air-cooled
Starting price: Rs 36,880 (ex-showroom, Delhi)
 
 
The TVS Sport has been around for a few years, but last year, the Chennai-based company launched an updated version of this entry-level commuter motorcycle, which now boasts an even higher fuel efficiency. Besides a bump in the mileage, TVS has equipped the motorcycle with a few more features. It now gets electric start as standard, aluminium grab rails, a chrome muffler guard and a new instrument cluster. The Sport is powered by TVS’ DuraLife Engine that reduces the friction in engine components and provides improved fuel efficiency. And what’s more, the Sport wasalso ranked number 1 amongst Economy Segment Motorcycles in the JD Power APEAL Study 2015. The company claims that this makes the bike “the most appealing economy motorcycle”. It’s also the only motorcycle in the 100cc class that features large 130mm drum brakes that facilitate better braking.
 
5. Hero Splendor range
Claimed mileage: 93.2kpl
Engine: 97.2cc, single-cylinder, air-cooled
Starting Price: Rs 46,850 (ex-showroom Delhi)
 
 
When you think of fuel efficiency, no doubt the first name that comes to mind for most people is the Hero Splendor. This is pretty much the company’s bread-and-butter motorcycle, and has been on the top of sales charts for the better part of the last two decades. The 97.2cc sloper motor has remained fundamentally unchanged in that time, but recently, with the introduction of the 'Pro' model, various internal bits were refined to provide improved power and torque figures – which currently sit at 8.36hp and 8.05Nm respectively. And in a surprising move by the otherwise conservative bike maker, Hero MotoCorp released a single-seat café-racer version of the Splendor Pro in the form of the Splendor Pro Classic, which yields similar performance and mileage figures. The bike is also available in the Splendor+ avatar which sports the familiar first- generation Splendor design.
 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
6. Hero HF range
Claimed mileage: 88.5kpl
Engine: 97.2cc, single-cylinder, air-cooled
Starting Price: Rs 39,470 (ex-showroom Delhi)
 
 
Hero MotoCorp has been known to make a huge number of products based on the same basic platform. So even right now, the company has about nine motorcycles based almost exactly on their ever so successful Splendor platform. And with a mileage figure of nearly 90kpl, it’s the HF series of bikes from this family that take the number six spot in terms on the chart of the most fuel efficient bikes in the country. The HF series is billed as the more affordable take on the Splendor, with a few features left out to keep costs down. Currently, there are three bikes in this range starting with the most affordable HF Dawn going on to the HF Deluxe and the HF Deluxe ECO, the last of which actually features low rolling resistance tyres for better mileage. Engine-wise, there is no real difference in specs between these bikes and the other Splendors.
 
7. Mahindra Centuro
Claimed mileage: 85.2kpl
Engine: 106.7cc, single-cylinder, air-cooled
Starting price: Rs 43,250 (ex-showroom Delhi)
 
 
Often, it’s hard for motorcycles to differentiate themselves in this cut-throat commuter motorcycle segment, but the Mahindra Centuro certainly does try its hardest. Apart from its distinctive styling, it gets a number of segment-first features such as a flip-key and find-me lamps which flash along with audio beeps at a press of a button on this key, to help locate the bike in a crowded parking lot. Then there are take-me-home lamps which stay on to light up your path once you’ve parked and locked your bike. And to top it off, the Centuro gets a tachometer along with a digital instrument cluster. Mahindra also offers variants of this bike which get a 240mm disc brake at the front for enhanced braking performance. The Centuro packs a 106.7cc single-cylinder motor which comes with the company’s patented lubrication system for improving efficiency.
 
8. Yamaha Saluto RX
Claimed mileage: 82kpl
Engine: 110cc, single-cylinder, air-cooled
Starting price: Rs 46,400 (ex-showroom Delhi)
 
 
The Saluto RX is the latest bike in this list, launched recently as part of Yamaha’s initiative to make headway into the commuter bike space. The company says that the target market for the bike is rural youngsters and that was part of the reason for bringing back the legendary RX name in a bid to have better brand recall. The Saluto RX’s 110cc motor is based on that of its larger capacity sibling the Saluto 125 and also gets some mileage improving features such as the offset cylinder. There isn’t much to write home about in terms of specifications, with the motor churning out 7.5hp of peak power and 8.5Nm of torque. However a kerb weight of just 98kg should make for a sprightly ride. One major advantage that the Saluto RX does have going for itself is the fact that it’s the only bike in this list that meets BS-IV emissions norms.
 
 
9. New TVS Victor
Claimed mileage: 76kpl
Engine: 109.7cc, single-cylinder, air-cooled
Starting price: Rs 49,490 (ex-showroom Delhi)
 
 
While the Victor brand name has its origins back in 2002, just this year, TVS brought the name back in a totally revamped avatar. The changes aren’t just limited to the visuals though. Pretty much everything else has been changed from the ground up as well. This new Victor packs the company’s 3-valve EcoThrust motor which can generate 9.6hp of peak power and 9.4Nm of peak torque, making this the most powerful bike in this lot. And there are a lot more features on offer as well, which really make this new Victor great value. The bike gets tubeless tyres as well as an optional petal disc brake at the front for added safety. Even fit and finish has really been taken to a higher level, making this a bike that leaves very little to fault with.
 
10. Suzuki Hayate EP
Claimed mileage: 76 kpl
Engine: 113cc, single-cylinder, air-cooled
Starting price: Rs 52,235 (ex-showroom Delhi)
 
 
It’s true that the original Suzuki's Hayate did not enjoy much success in the highly competitive arena of entry-level commuter motorcycles in India. However, in a bid to remedy that, the company launched a major update to this bike in the form of the Hayate EP. The 110cc single-cylinder motor now gets Suzuki’s Eco Performance (SEP) technology and makes 8.7hp of peak power and 9.3Nm of peak torque. According to the company, the motorcycle uses a‘Super Sleek Piston’, high-ignition spark plug and low-friction cylinder and piston rings, which helps in delivering improved combustion, a high compression ratio, reduced friction and weight reduction. The new Hayate EP also features a longer seat, a long wheelbase and a new diamond frame. On the convenience front, the motorcycle comes with a maintenance-free battery, tubeless tyres and a five-step adjustable rear shock absorber.

Courtesy : Autocar

Apr 19, 2016
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Custom Triumph Bonneville Street Twin unveiled in Paris

The Triumph Street Twin has been built in collaboration with custom bike builders, Down and Out Cafe Racers.
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Triumph unveiled a custom Street Twin motorcycle that has been jointly developed with custom bike builders, Down and Out Cafe Racers. The  bike was showcased at The Bike Shed MCC custom www.paybestwatches.com bike exhibition in Paris.

The custom  motorcycle, built on the Street Twin’s classic looks, follows a minimalist design theme with micro switch switchgear, micro turn indicators and a single-pod instrument cluster housing the speedometer set on a custom mounting. The bike also features multiple custom design elements such as brushed alloy guards, large-spoked wheels with a 150 section front and 180 section rear tyre, and custom front forks to house the large front wheel and tyre. The bike also comes with a hand-made saddle and a custom seat base.

“The Street Twin provides an ideal platform for customisation; staying true to the classic Bonneville features, the custom Street Twin emerges as a perfect amalgam of classic aesthetics and contemporary looks,” said Vimal Sumbly, managing director, Triumph Motorcycles India.

The custom Street Twin is finished in a shade of candy orange with black livery and many blackened-out components.

Courtesy :  Autocar






Apr 18, 2016
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Volkswagen SUV concept teased ahead of Beijing debut

The SUV concept is powered a 386hp hybrid powertrain with an all-electric range of about 80km; likely to preview the all-new Touareg.

Volkswagen has released teaser images of an upcoming SUV concept set to make its debut at the Beijing auto show later this month. The concept is expected to be the precursor to the all-new Touareg that is likely to be brought to international markets sometime next year.

The images shown reveal a number of LED styling details on the car, such as the C-shaped LED inserts on the front bumper, an LED strip running the www.fakeapwatch.com length of the grille and merging into the LED elements in the headlamp units, as well as LED tail-lamps. Other styling details include prominent character lines and vents on the bonnet.

The SUV concept, uses a 386hp hybrid powertrain with a choice of driving modes. VW claims an all-electric range of around 80km, and a six-second 0-100kph sprint time in its most powerful mode.

VW says the concept features a curved glass screen and heavily digitalised interior; it is likely to get an advanced new infotainment system. With this in mind, we can expect to  see www.hublotchannel.com
a clean dash design with very few buttons.

The upcoming all-new Touareg will make its way to India following its global debut, and is part of a massive nine SUV assault planned by Volkswagen and its sister brand, Skoda. The first two SUVs from the line-up making its way to India will be the new VW Tiguan that was showcased at the 2016 Auto Expo, and the Skoda VisionS-based full-sized SUV that is expected to arrive sometime next year. Other SUVs under this plan include the next-gen Skoda Yeti, and a host of SUVs from VW including the T-Cross and T-Roc-based production compact SUVs and the CrossBlue-based full-size SUV.

Courtesy : Autocar




Apr 18, 2016
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Mahindra e2o launched in UK

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Mahindra has launched the e2o electric city car in the UK. The car unveiled in London is a replacemenwww.nurrawatches.comt for the G-Wiz (the earlier Mahindra Reva in India).
 
Available in two trim levels, the top trim gets features like an infotainment system, rear-view camera, navigation with plotted charge points, leather seats, alloy wheels and a Revive remote charging feature capable of providing up to 13km of range on a depleted battery.
 
The e2o uses a 13.5kWh battery that gives it a claimed range of 127km and is paired to an electric motor capable of developing 43hp and 91Nm of torque. The car has a claimed top speed of 101kph.
Mahindra's electric division boss Arvind Mathew said that he expects 90 percent of vehicle maintenance - mostly servicing - to be carried out at owners' homes and cost no more than traditional servicing.
 
On the safety front, the e2o is equipped with dual airbags, anti-lock braking system and electronic stability control. When asked whether the e2o would be a safer proposition than the car it replaces, the G-Wiz, which was notoriously unsafe, Mathew said: "The G-Wiz was a quadricycle; this is a car which can be driven on highways and is a full M1-certified vehicle."
 
The e2o will be built at Mahindra’s factory in Bangalore and will be sold in the UK online in four cities – London, Birmingham, Bristol and Milton Keynes – with Mahindra saying that online marketing UK Replica Rolex Watches should help it “close the price gap between diesel and electric cars”.

Courtesy : Autocar

Apr 16, 2016
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Rolls-Royce Wraith Nautical revealed.

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Rolls-Royce has built a one-off yacht-inspired Nautical variant of the Wraith. The carmaker has refrained from divulging the car’s price and the name of the buyer.
The bespoke Wraith is painted in Arabian Blue and gets an Orchid White roof. It features an anchor emblem by the door handles and above the centre console. The interior too gets a yacht-themed dashboard made of Santos Palisander and Tudor Oak.

Rolls-Royce also confirmed that more yacht-inspired models could appear in the future, as a large portion of its customers also have an interest in boats.

Before the Wraith, the brand had also commissioned a  Cheap Replica Handbags Nautical edition for the Phantom in 2015.

Courtesy : Autocar




Apr 16, 2016
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