The month of September has seen the highest two-wheelers launches in India. From the starting of the month, two-wheelers launching started and it continued till the end. The last launch is Hero Electric's E Sprint. In this month Yamaha VMAX, Hero Honda Karizma ZMR PGM FI, Mahindra Duro, Mahindra Rodeo, limited edition of Yamaha FZ series bikes and many other two-wheelers were launched. In the electric bike segment, Hero's E Sprint is clearly a winner. It comes in three attractive colours like Mystic Silver, Exotic Red and Olive Black. Apart from the mouth-watering colours, it is fitted with best technology in the industry. It includes sensor braking system, front disc brakes, cell phone charger, larger storage box capacity and so on. E-Sprint could go up to 65 km in a single charge with a maximum speed of 45 km per hour. It comes with very much new technology which is Advance Throttle Mechanism (ATM) that ensures better throttle response. The electric bike with all these features is priced Rs 37,400 (ex-showroom in UP). Bike lovers will see another sports bike, Kawasaki Ninja 250R, in India on October 5.
Wednesday, September 30, 2009
Thursday, September 24, 2009
Bajaj declared the launch date of much-awaited Kawasaki Ninja 250 R in India. Ninja 250 R will be launched on October 5. This bike will be an entry level sports bike with 250cc displacement. It will be priced between Rs 1.50 lakh to Rs 2 lakh. The Kawasaki Ninja 250 R will be available in four different body colours-Lime Green, Passion Red, Candy Plasma Blue and Ebony. The bike sports liquid cooled, parallel twin, DHOC engine with 249cc displacement. This liquid cooled engine churns maximum power of 30 bhp at 10500 rpm and maximum torque of 21Nm at 9500 rpm. it houses 290 mm front hydraulic disc brake (front) and 220 mm petal disc brake at rear. As announced earlier by Bajaj, the Ninja 250 R will be sold through Bajaj Probiking showroom located across India. The company is going to launch new Bajaj Pulsar within next three months. It may be noted that Bajaj and TKM has singed an MoU. As a result, both the companies will market this sports bike in India. Bajaj holds 30 per cent share in KTM. On the other hand, Hero Honda has launched its new Karizma ZMR PGM FI recently followed by Yamaha launched its international superbike VMAX.
Wednesday, September 23, 2009
The largest two-wheeler of country, Hero Honda, rolled out its new bike in India. The new version of Karizma is christened as Karizma ZMR PGM Fi. This bike is powered by a four stroke, oil cooled, fuel injected, OHC engine with a displacement of 225cc. The premium bike develops a maximum power of 17.6bhp, .6 bhp more than its predecessor, at 7000 rpm and a maximum torque of 18.35 Nm at 6000 rpm. It is interesting to know that Bajaj Auto successfully increased the power and torque figures at the very same cc engine in Bajaj Pulsar 220 DTS-i. And the price is also competitive as against the Karizma ZMR PGM Fi that is priced at Rs 91,000. According to Hero Honda, the Karizma ZMR is compliant with BS-III emission norms. The new Karizma ZMR, selling will start from the end of the month, will be available in moon yellow, pearl white, sports red, panther black and vibrant blue. This Karizma ZMR is aimed at young customers who loves sporty looking and style. The new added features in new Karizma Fi are- new headlamp and LED tail lamp, oil cooled, all new console, front and rear disc brakes, split rear grab bars and many more. The front turn indicators are also carved in front full fairing. Recently, Yamaha launched VMAX in India and left Suzuki Hayabusa far behind in every respect.
News Update:- Recently Hero Honda hiked the prices of its popular bikes in India including Hero Honda CBZ Xtreme and Hero Honda Hunk but Hero Honda Karizma models are not affected.
Wednesday, September 16, 2009
Yamaha's another super machine has stepped in India quite silently. The new and third international superbike of Yamaha, Yamaha VMAX, on Wednesday in New Delhi. The bike has an whooping price tag Rs 20 lakh. There is no competetor against it. Only Suzuki sells Suzuki Intruder and Suzuki Hyabusa which are superbikes. But the VMAX is the only bike with a price tag of Rs 20 lakh. This big beast is powered by a awesome 1679cc V4 power mill. This gigantic power train churns a maximum power of 200 horses and a maximum torque of 166.8Nm. Now you can imagine the power, speed and acceleration of the flying machine when it hit the Indian. This dream bike will be available only at selected showroom in the country as Yamaha YZF R1 and MT-01. Yamaha YZF R1 and MT-01 are the exisiting international bikes in India. In addition to this new bike, the company also rolled out special limited editions of FZ series bikes that include Yamaha FZ16,Yamaha FZS and Yamaha Fazer. The new edition of these bikes will be available in only 3000 units. At the launch Yuki Mine Tsuji, Managing Director and CEO, India Yamaha, said that the company is aiming to grab 10 per cent market share in the industry by 2012. Yamaha is also targeting for 30 per cent market share. This awesome powemill produces a maximum power of 200 horses and a maximum torque of 166.8Nm. Indian of Yamaha Motor had posted a sale of 19,508 units during August, a growth of 63 per cent over 11,974 units during August 2008.
Monday, September 14, 2009
Gradually India becomes hot favourite of world class bike manufactures. A few days ago, Harley Davidson announced to launch its bikes in India. Now, Italian leading bike manufacturer, Ducati Motor Holding, introduced its five bikes in India on Wednesday. The launch includes its Monster series. The launched bikes in India are: Classic 1098, Monster, Hypermotard, 1098R and 848. The Monster S4Rs is the most advanced superbike with a lot of exciting features. The S4Rs is powered by desmodromic Testastretta engine. It has single sided swing arms, twin silencer. This naked bike has Y spoke wheels and the Brembo braking system. The powerful mill churns a maximum of 130 horsepower at 9,500 rpm while maximum torque is 10.6 kgm at 7,500 rpm. The chassis of the new Monster incorporate five per cent greater torsional rigidity than that of the older Monster. The swing-arm is Ducati's exclusive single sided unit that equips all members of the SR family. The superbike sports the Brembo braking system. A radial master cylinder with a 19 mm piston and separate reservoir, coupled with a pair of radial callipers, with four 34 mm pistons and four separate pads is fitted at the front while the rear braking system is the same that comprises a master cylinder with an 11 mm piston and a fixed calliper with two opposed 32 mm pistons and a 245 mm disc. The diameter of both the discs is 320 mm. The primary down pipes and secondary collectors have increased to 45 mm in diameter (vs. 40 mm of the S4R), and meets strict limits Euro 3 emission norms.
Saturday, September 12, 2009
Being addicted to texting , people always worry about the astronomically high bill which burns a hole in their pocket. Fed up of ever changing Sms schemes one wonders if there is some Free SMS service on mobile that just lets one message with no worries and tensions. Check out this awesome mobile application for free messaging called 'Zozoc'. Zozoc is a simple mobile application which was first launched in China in 2006 and boasts of 16 lakh users. It uses the internet connection on the phone to send and receive messages. Something similar to how we can send free sms from a website using a pc. But its way more cooler than that with amazing features. Click here to downlaod Free SMS Zozoc App. First of all its a free mobile application that means its free to download and gives the independence of free messaging from anywhere,anytime. Secondly it has unlimited characters which enables a user to write to his heart's content. There are absolutely no ads inserted in the messages unlike other free sms services. Another feature is its ease of use. Its so simple and user friendly that even an amateur at using mobiles can benefit from its usage. Its got a very neat interface and has the same look and feel of the default inbox. A perk that Zozoc provides is they don't differentiate between a local sms or national sms. Even group messaging is treated like one sms so irrespective of sending a message to one person or many, national or local, all will be at the same rate which is minimal data charges that your operator will charge you for using GPRS. What is the most alluring, eye-catching characteristic is that in India, on special days and holidays, not a single penny is charged for those special SMS's. SMS's from Zozoc are free and unlimited on these days too. Zozoc is available in both Java and Symbian version making it more compatible with all the phones. Zozoc supports more than 300 + mobile phones and can be used in 140 countries. The Symbian version integrates itself in the default inbox which is a very impressive feature. The user just needs to go to the inbox and instead of text message select Zozoc message. Thats it. There is no need to login or logout. The application keeps you connected all the time . Zozoc also boasts of a 1500 plus ever-growing Ning community as Zozoc Community. It has a good support and queries are addressed on time. Zozoc supports both PC-Zozoc and non PC-Zozoc. Overall the service is reliable and instant. Zozoc also provides free message delivery report and you can even add a nickname instead of your name while sending messages. To get started with Zozoc download it from wap.zozoc.in or Click here to downlaod Free SMS Zozoc App.
Friday, September 11, 2009
Despite a good expected demand during the upcoming festival season in India, car and bike makers are not producing more vehicles than the previous month. BMW India, Mercedes-Benz India, Toyota Kirloskar Motor, Hindustan Motors and General Motors are produced less units of vehicles in August than the respective last month. BMW cut the production by 8 per cent while Mercedes-Benz produced 80 per cent less cars last month. On the other hand, Toyota Kirloskar Motor produced 10.67 per cent less units even getting a good response for Fortuner that was launched in the month of September. Hindustan Motors and General Motors cut their production by 2 per cent and 5 per cent respectively. According to the figures released by the Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM) on Tuesday, motorcycle sales also followed suit, logging 25.94% increase at 6,11,173 units (4,85,270 units) whereas total two-wheeler sales were up by 25.11% to 7,76,777 units (6,20,883 units). Commercial vehicles grew, for the second month in a row, at 18.48% to 40,624 units (34,289 units).With the continued growth, SIAM is expected to revise its annual forecast for the industry upwards later this month.
Tuesday, September 8, 2009
If you are going to buy a latest SUV than wait for a few days as a very new and stylish SUV is going to launch in India. You have seen Toyota Fortuner already. Now you will see the automatic version of Ford’s New Ford Endeavour in the next week. In the new version of the New Ford Endeavour exterior has been changed and no major change in interior. Apart form this, the mill of the SUV is remain the same. But torque is more than Toyota Fortuner. As far as the cosmetic changes are concerned, it has a new front fairing and rear looking. Face is having mounted headlamps and a stylish new grille. Tail lamps are more rounded, beige interiors, a bigger and badder badge on the front fenders will accompany addition of automatic transmission in the new model. The facelifted version will have a 5-speed automatic gearbox known as Transmission Control Module.
Friday, September 4, 2009
The wait for younger brother of N97 is expected to be over in just one month’s time as the world’s largest mobile manufacturer, Nokia, announced to launch it, Nokia N97 mini , in India by October. This becomes a tradition to launch a new handset in market near or before the festival season in the country. This new version of N97 is already launched outside the country. Nokia India Managing Director D. Shivakumar confirmed that N97 mini will be available in India by October while the music devices will hit the country by the fourth quarter of FY 2009-10. The new version will be available here at Rs 31,000. It features a titling 3.2” touch display, fully customizable homescreen and QWERY keyboard. The N97 mini has less in-built memory than its big brother, the selling point of the new version is Lifecasting. The Finnish company has partnered with social networking site, Facebook, and people could update their location and status or Lifecast as called by Nokia, on the website through the device. The MD also ruled out that Nokia is not doing well in high-end segment. He clarified that Nokia is beating the expectations and has sold millions of high-end mobiles. The company has sold around 2 million units of N97 worldwide since its launch. It may be noted that N97 was launched in the last Nokia World event in June 2009. The company is the leading manufacturer in India whether low-end handsets or high-end. Nokia has launched Nokia 5530 XpressMusic and Sony Ericsson has come up with Sony Ericsson W205.