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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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Mahindra TUV300 facelift spied

The compact SUV will feature a revised body structure to meet the upcoming crash test norms.

The 2019 Mahindra TUV300 facelift was spotted undergoing testing. As seen in from the images, the SUV is set to receive cosmetic and feature upgrades.

The TUV300 facelift was spotted with a new X-shaped spare wheel cover mounted on the boot and a new design for the alloy wheels. Inside, there is a touchscreen infotainment screen. In addition, LED daytime running lights will be offered as part of the updated package.

The refreshed TUV300 will also receive modifications to the body structure in order to comply with India’s new crash test norms that become applicable on all cars from October 2019. 

The TUV300 is currently powered by a 1.5-litre, three-cylinder diesel engine that makes 100hp and 240Nm of torque, and is mated to either a 5-speed manual or an AMT gearbox. With the facelift, Mahindra aims to attract more buyers for its rugged compact SUV. We also expect the 9-seater TUV300 Plus to get a similar treatment to its structure along with a BS-VI-compliant engine in the future.

Mahindra is currently set to launch two all-new products this fiscal year, which include the flagship Y400 SUV and the feature-laden S201 compact SUV.

Courtesy:-  AUTO CAR

Oct 16, 2018
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2018 Hyundai Santro: 5 things to know

With the new Santro, Hyundai hopes to rekindle the magic of the older model in the budget hatchback segment. The Korean brand’s Eon failed to make so much as a dent in terms of sales, and now that it has been replaced by the upcoming Santro, Hyundai plans to take the fight to Maruti Suzuki and Tata in this competitive segment.

With this in mind, here are the five key things to remember about the all-new Hyundai Santro:

It’s tall-boy-ish

The new hatchback brings back the original model's nameplate and is also a return to the tall-boy design. While our specifications comparison showed it to be one of the tallest and widest in its class (1,645mm and 1,560mm, respectively), it is by far the shortest in length (3,610mm). While its silhouette may not put it at par with the original Santro or the boxy Maruti Suzuki WagonR, the new Santro is definitely a tall boy. This, along with the fact that the new hatchback is based on the same platform as the larger Grand i10, indicates that the Santro could boast class-leading space on the inside.

It gets segment-first features

A long features list is a very Hyundai trait and the Santro carries this ethos forward. The top-spec Asta trim will sport quite a few segment-first features, including a 7.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, rear AC vents and a reverse camera. Lower-spec variants are expected to get steering-mounted controls, power windows, a USB port at the front and power-adjustable and folding wing mirrors with integrated turn indicators. Interestingly, there is some kit that the Hyundai misses out on, like adjustable headrests at the front and rear and a height-adjustable driver’s seat.

Though it’s down on its safety kit

Surprisingly, the Santro does not get dual front airbags – a feature available on its rivals like the Datsun Go and Tata Tiago. Meanwhile, the Santro and Celerio both get a driver’s side airbag as standard though the Celerio gets the option of a passenger-side unit. Other safety kit on the Santro includes ABS with EBD, seat-belt reminders and pretensioners, a rear defogger and wiper, and rear parking sensors. The latter feature is meant to help the Hyundai meet the upcoming Indian crash test norms.

Marks debuts of AMT for Hyundai

For the first time since Hyundai's arrival in India, the brand will offer the low-cost automated manual transmission instead of the more expensive torque convertor automatic unit. The 5-speed AMT (and the 5-speed manual that comes as standard) comes mated to an updated version of the Epsilon petrol engine which powered the previous Santro Xing. In its current form, the 1,086cc, four-cylinder, naturally aspirated motor makes 69hp and 99Nm of torque, and has an ARAI fuel efficiency figure of 20.3kpl. The hatchback will also be offered with a CNG kit which brings output figures down to 59hp and 84Nm of torque, and is rated to go 30.5km/kg of gas.

It will be priced aggressively

In order to beat Maruti Suzuki at its own game, Hyundai is looking to undercut the Celerio. Our sources indicate that the enSantro will start at about Rs 3.7 lakh for the base Dlite variant and go up to Rs 5.4 lakh for the top-spec Asta trim. This means that it will comfortably slip under the Rs 4.21-5.40 lakh you have to shell out for the Celerio; though it will directly compare with the Tata Tiago petrol (Rs 3.40-5.63 lakh) and the recently updated Datsun Go (Rs 3.29-4.89 lakh).

All prices, ex-showroom, Delhi

Courtesy:-  AUTO CAR

Oct 16, 2018
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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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