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Honda Roars in with H’Ness – CB350

September 30, 2020 / 1 Comments / 252 / Bike News
Honda H'Ness

Making a grand entry in the mid-size 350-500cc motorcycle segment, Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India Pvt. Ltd. today announced its global unveiling of the brand new Honda H’ness – CB350. Built with 9 new patent applications, H’ness – CB350 is the 3rd BSVI model in the Honda’s BigWing portfolio – its exclusive Premium Bike vertical.

  • Classic style meets modern aesthetics: Honda’s originality with a timeless sense of design
  • Power at heart: Big powerful 350cc, 4 stroke OHC single-cylinder engine with PGM-FI technology
  • Rich thumping exhaust note creates a distinct statement on the roads
  • Segment First Honda Selectable Torque Control (HSTC) maintains rear wheel traction
  • Segment First Honda Smartphone Voice Control system (HSVCS)* – convenient connectivity
  • Segment First Assist & Slipper Clutch ensures less fatigue and more comfort
  • Segment First Advanced Digital- Analogue Speedometer displays real-time advanced information
  • Segment First Full LED Setup (front & back) for extra visibility
  • Comfort & convenience: Wide section rear tyre, dual disc brakes with dual-channel ABS, Engine Start/Stop Switch, Hazard Switch, 15-litre fuel tank
  • Bookings open at Honda’s BigWing dealerships and website from today

Honda H'Ness

 

Also marking their Digital presence on this global unveiling of H’ness – CB350 were Mr. Noriaki Abe (Managing Officer, Honda Motor Co., Ltd. & Chief Officer, Motorcycle Operations, Honda Motor Co., Ltd.) and Mr. Masayuki Igarashi (Operating Officer, Honda Motor Co., Ltd., Chief Officer, Regional Operations (Asia & Oceania), Honda Motor Co., Ltd. President and CEO, Asian Honda Motor Co., Ltd) from Japan.

Speaking on this occasion, Mr. Atsushi Ogata, Managing Director, President & CEO, Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India Pvt. Ltd. said, “Globally, CB series of motorcycles symbolize Honda’s history of challenges. For more than 60 years, Honda has consistently given the prefix “CB” to models representing on-road sports. Also, the riders have always been the focus in the evolution of the CB. It was once again the Indian riders who motivated the development of H’ness – CB350. To this end, the latest technologies are generously reflected in its 9 new patent applications. Today, we are proud to usher in a new motorcycling culture in the mid-size segment with this global unveiling of H’ness – CB350.”

 

Elaborating on Honda H’ness, Mr. Yadvinder Singh Guleria, Director – Sales & Marketing, Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India Pvt. Ltd. said, “The basic value of H’ness is in its majesty which enriches rider’s motorcycling experience to “go further with free spirit”, encounter new roads and landscapes with Honda’s unrivalled reliability. With its authentic roar, upright road presence & a wide range of new values, H’ness – CB350 delivers an unmatched riding performance. H’ness – CB350, proudly takes forward the rich legacy of Honda’s CB DNA and provides the joy of riding through a wide range of situations like daily use in the city or long road trips. Get ready for a true companion that radiates royalty & evokes emotion.”

CLASSIC STYLE MEETS MODERN AESTHETICS

Honda H'Ness

With an eye on the future and respect for the past, H’ness – CB350 blends Honda’s originality with a timeless sense of design and substantial character. The style resonates with the new age motorcyclists’ sense of self-expression and uniqueness.

From the dominating front facia with handlebars, suspension and large wheels H’ness – CB350 looks confident and commanding.

Dual-tone fuel tank* with bold Honda mark provides a heritage inspired look that attracts every eye on the road. Further highlighting this bold and classic outlook is the big powerful 350cc engine with machined fins.

Stunning 7-Y Shaped spoke alloy wheels compliment the dimension of H’ness – CB350 and announce a distinctive modern roadster look. Chrome plated parts (exhaust, mirrors and fenders) and wider rear section tyre define a bold macho look with retro yet modern appeal.

POWER AT THE HEART

At the heart of Honda H’ness is the big powerful 350cc, air cooled 4 stroke OHC single-cylinder engine equipped with PGM-FI technology. It delivers a category leading max torque of 30 Nm@3000 rpm which make it an easy going versatile motorcycle be it for daily city commute or longer weekend rides.  The evolved sensors, developed through computer simulations, makes it a machine that fully respects the riders wish delivering them an ultimate sense of comfort and controllability.

Main shaft coaxial balancer placed on the cylinder eliminates both primary & secondary vibrations, making H’ness – CB350 a perfect companion for longer rides, offering a highly attractive engine feel that transmits throbs from the long-stroke engine.

H’ness – CB350 comes with a large tailpipe of 45mm that optimizes balance with the muffler capacity, producing a bold low-pitched sound. A single one-chamber structure in the expansion chamber helps deliver a rich thumping exhaust note when you wind on the throttle. Exhaust pipes are double skinned to prevent heat discoloration and intact the visual appeal for long.

The engine uses offset cylinder position that reduces the sliding friction and asymmetrical connecting rod ensures minimum energy loss while combustion. It uses closed crankcase with a wall between crankcase and transmission reducing energy loss due to internal friction.

The air cooling system maintains highly dense air intake to improve efficiency and ensures favorable combustion in all rpm ranges by keeping the engine temperature within ideal range. The piston cooling jet improves engines thermal efficiency, leading to an improved fuel efficiency.

AHEAD OF THE CURVE

Exhibiting Honda’s finest craftsmanship that ‘Excites the World’, are 5 segment first features:

Segment First Honda Selectable Torque Control (HSTC) helps in maintaining rear wheel traction by detecting difference between front and rear wheel speeds, calculating the slip ratio and further controlling engine torque via the fuel injection. HSTC can be turned ON/OFF using a switch on the left side of meter. A ‘T’ indicator in the digital display flickers when the system is engaging.

Segment First Honda Smartphone Voice Control system (HSVCS)* allows riders to remain in touch with the world while enjoying the exciting riding experience on H’ness – CB350. To deepen connect of the riders, DLX Pro variant is equipped with the world’s first-ever Honda Smartphone Voice Control system (HSVCS) developed in-house. Rider can connect his smartphone with the motorcycle via Bluetooth through HSVCS application. Once connected, rider can operate the system with controls on the left side of the handle bar to use distinct features such as phone calls, navigation, music playback and incoming messages. To facilitate complete concentration on riding the information accessed will be communicated from the helmet headset speaker**.

Segment First Assist and Slipper Clutch makes the gear shifts smoother while reducing clutch lever operation load ensuring less fatigue and more comfort during a rides that involve frequent shifting.

The heritage inspired Segment First Advanced Digital – Analogue Speedometer presents intelligent information on the go. It integrates details like HSTC, ABS, side stand indicator with engine inhibitor, ECO indicator, mileage features, HSVCS, gear position indicator and battery voltage meter. The ride experience is further enriched with fuel efficiency details displayed in 3 modes – real time mileage, average mileage and distance to empty.

Segment First Full LED Setup (both front & back) allows rider to banish the darkness and light up the darkest of paths also adding an oomph to the style quotient.

COMFORT & CONVENIENCE

Honda H’ness gets Dual channel ABS prevents wheels from locking when brakes are applied in emergency or when operated on slippery roads ensuring a greater sense of confidence. Anchoring the motorcycle is a large 310mm disc brake up front and 240mm rear disc providing adequate braking performance.

Large section front suspension not only enhances the massive imposing image but also provides immense comfort on rough roads. Pressurized nitrogen charged rear suspension provides highly responsive rear damping performance.

Engine Start/Stop Switch gives the convenience of turning-off the engine on brief stops with flick of a switch. Ensuring safety of riders in low visibility conditions is the Hazard Switch feature.

Chrome plated dual horn* not only add to rider’s convenience but also amplify the premium look.

19-inch front tyre exhibits a distinctive modern roadster style along with an increased stability in different road conditions. Giving a comfortable lower stance is 18-inch 130 section rear tyre for an enhanced ride quality and improved overall road grip.

The half – duplex cradle frame in steel pipe is used for a soft steering feel. Load allocated to the front is optimized by mounting the engine at low position to lower the center of gravity, which immensely impacts the overall riding feel and maneuverability of the motorcycle.

A highly rigid box-section steel tube is used for the swing arm to effectively reduce distortion and transmit torque of the driving force to road surface improving overall comfortable riding feel.

Tailored for complete control, the riding position features a closely set handlebar and a positional relationship between seat and footrest has been designed to allow the rider to hold on firmly in any riding condition.

Dual seat with superior cushioning is provided to make your daily and highways rides immensely comfortable. Fuel tank capacity of 15 liters gives a sense of freedom from frequent pit-stops during long rides.

VARIANT & COLORS

Starting today, Honda has opened the bookings for H’ness – CB350 at its premium BigWing dealerships.

H’ness – CB350
Variant DLX DLX Pro
Colour Precious Red Metallic Athletic Blue Metallic &
Virtuous White
Pearl Night Star Black Pearl Night Star Black & Spear Silver Metallic
Mat Marshal Green Metallic Mat Steel Black Metallic & Mat Massive Grey Metallic

 

Honda will also be offering a special 6-year warranty package (3 years standard + 3 years optional extended warranty) on H’ness-CB350.

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ROYAL ENFIELD LAUNCHES SERVICE ON WHEELS

July 30, 2020 / 0 Comments / 247 / Bike News, Uncategorized

New service initiative aimed at safety and convenience

  • 800 units of Service on Wheels motorcycles deployed across dealerships in the country
  • Purpose-built motorcycles that offer authorized, reliable and hassle-free service at doorstep for customers

Bengaluru, July 28, 2020: Royal Enfield, the global leader in the mid-size motorcycle segment (250-750cc) announced the launch and roll-out of Service on Wheels, a new, customer-friendly initiative, aimed at safe, seamless and hassle-free motorcycle service experience to customers at their doorstep. Under this initiative, Royal Enfield has deployed 800 units of purpose built Royal Enfield motorcycles across the dealerships in the country.

Service on Wheels is a fleet of mobile service-ready motorcycles. The Service on Wheels motorcycles are purpose-built, and equipped to carry tools, equipment and spare parts to undertake upto 80% of all typical service and repair requirements at the doorstep of a customer including scheduled maintenance service, minor repairs, critical component testing, parts replacement, electrical diagnosis, and more. Customers can be assured of the quality of service as Service on Wheels will be handled by trained and authorised service technicians equipped with lubes and parts that will have a 12 months warranty. Customers can now book the Service on Wheels by contacting their nearest Royal Enfield dealership outlet.

A fleet of 57 units of ‘Service on Wheels’ motorcycles have been deployed in the state of Karnataka across all its authorized dealership outlets.  

Speaking on the launch of this new initiative, Mr. Lalit Malik, Chief Commercial Officer, Royal Enfield, said, “Customer Satisfaction through Retail and Service Excellence is a huge focus for Royal Enfield. We are committed to constantly enhancing the purchase and ownership experience and the brand interface for the customer. Last year, we launched 600 new Studio Stores to take the brand retail experience all the way to tier II and tier III towns across the country. The recent launch of several service initiatives, and the launch of Service on Wheels today, endeavours to enhance the service experience for the customer in a way that is hassle-free and convenient without compromising on service quality. We will continue to innovate and add value to the overall consumer experience journey through the implementation of various sales and service ideas going forward.”

In addition to Service in Wheels, Royal Enfield offers a slew of initiatives that ensure Contactless Purchase and Service Experience. From easy Home Test Rides, to e-payment options for motorcycle purchase and service, to pick-up and drop facilities, these initiatives aim to ensure maximum safety and convenience for the customer. Royal Enfield’s ‘Ride Sure’ program offers 3 attractive ownership packages for a worry-free motorcycling experience. Customers can opt for an Extended Warranty package of additional 2 years or 20,000 km , over and above the standard warranty. Royal Enfield also offers contactless vehicle servicing with pick-up and drop facilities available at its dealerships.

About Royal Enfield:

The oldest motorcycle brand in continuous production, Royal Enfield made its first motorcycle in 1901. A division of Eicher Motors Limited, Royal Enfield has created the mid-sized motorcycle segment in India with its unique and distinctive modern classic bikes. With its new manufacturing base in Chennai, India, Royal Enfield is able to grow its production rapidly against a surge in demand for its motorcycles. With more than 40% growth every year for the last 5 years, Royal Enfield is fast becoming a very important player in the global mid-size motorcycle market and is working towards re-inventing this space with motorcycles that are evocative and engaging and great fun to ride.

 

Royal Enfield’s motorcycle line-up includes the newly launched Interceptor 650 and the Continental GT 650, powered by a modern 648cc twin cylinder engine. Royal Enfield also manufactures the Classic, Bullet and Thunderbird models in 350cc displacement and the purpose-built Himalayan powered by the new LS410 engine. Royal Enfield operates through 18 company-operated stores and 940 large format stores and 500 studio stores in all major cities and towns in India, and exports to over 50 countries across the world including the USA, UK, several European and Latin American countries, as well as the Middle East and South-East Asia.

Royal Enfield also organizes and supports many motorcycling events and rides globally, more prominently the Rider Mania – an annual gathering of Royal Enfield riders from all over the world to the lovely beaches of Goa, and the Himalayan Odyssey, the most arduous motorcycle ride over some of the toughest roads and highest mountain passes in the Himalayas. Royal Enfield also conducts the popular ‘One Ride’ where people around the world ride out on their motorcycles on the first Sunday of April.

Royal Enfield reopens retail network across India

June 23, 2020 / 2 Comments / 446 / Bike News

Introduces digital sales and service initiatives to ensure customer safety

  • More than 90% of retail network now open – Sales and service operations resumed across more than 850 dealerships
  • Introduces online and digital initiatives to allow for Contactless Purchase and Service experience with maximum compliance to safety guidelines

Bangalore, June 19, 2020: Royal Enfield, the global leader in the mid-size motorcycle segment (250-750cc), today announced that it has reopened and resumed operations at more than 90% of its retail network across India. The company’s facilities, offices and stores across the country remained closed in compliance with government guidelines between March 22 and May 5, 2020. Since May 6, the company has gradually restarted its commercial and manufacturing operations in a phased manner. As of today, more than 850 stores and 425 studio stores across India are operational for sales and service. In Bangalore, Royal Enfield has resumed its sales and service operations with 20 stores and 1 studio store to offer seamless sales and service support to customers, with all necessary safety guidelines issued by the government. Overall, in Karnataka, 30 stores and 17 studio stores have commenced operations. While most of these stores are completely operational, the stores in certain cities are functioning partially or on alternate days as advised by local authority guidelines.

In an effort to enhance customer satisfaction and ensure maximum safety and convenience to customers, Royal Enfield has rolled out a slew of initiatives that offer Contactless Purchase and Service Experience. Through several digital and online conveniences and ‘At-your-doorstep’ services, Royal Enfield aims to provide customers a seamless and hassle-free purchase and ownership journey.

Speaking about the initiatives, Mr. Lalit Malik, Chief Commercial Officer, Royal Enfield, said, “Our focus is to bring more value and engagement to our customers across all levels of brand interaction to create an involved purchase and ownership experience that is seamless and hassle-free. These initiatives will ensure safety of our customers and give them more options to be connected with the brand, without compromising on the ownership experience. We have created an engaging and convenient online approach that brings the world of Royal Enfield to the customer’s fingertips, and allows him or her to remain connected with the brand. The array of online and digital customer-centric initiatives we’ve launched is an initial step towards the larger digital journey we will undertake. This is only just the beginning and we aim to introduce a plethora of new digital features that will facilitate seamless interaction, higher functionality and most importantly, an outstanding customer experience”

Customers can now bring home their favourite Royal Enfield motorcycle in three simple steps without as much as walking into a store. An Online Discovery of your favourite motorcycle on the Royal Enfield website can be followed by a Home Test Ride and an Online Booking facility available on the website itself. Customers can go through the gallery of motorcycle variants and colour options, choose genuine accessories to enhance appeal and functionality of the motorcycle, and have a look at the kitted-up motorcycle before booking it online. The customer can then connect with the closest local dealer and complete payment formalities through e-payment options available across Royal Enfield dealerships and the motorcycle can be delivered at the customer’s doorstep.

On the service front, Royal Enfield has deployed Service on Wheels – a fleet of mobile service-ready motorcycles. The Service on Wheels motorcycles are purpose-built, and equipped to carry tools, equipment and genuine spare parts to undertake almost 90% of all typical service and repair requirements at the doorstep of a customer, and will even be deployed as RoadSide Assistance vehicles. Service on Wheels is accompanied by authorised Royal Enfield technicians who strictly adhere to all safety related guidelines. E-payment options will be available to the customer for a truly contactless service experience. The Royal Enfield Service on Wheels motorcycles will be available across all dealerships by July.

Should the customer choose to bring the motorcycle to the service centre, the company has a set of strict safety guidelines in place to ensure sanitization and distancing. Motorcycle pick-up and drop facilities will be available across select cities. All Royal Enfield stores and service centres will follow all prescribed safety precautions, including sanitization of facility and display and test vehicles, mandatory use of facemask, and thermal screening at the entrance for staff and visitors. All commercial transactions at the store and service centre will be accepted through online / digital payments only. The customer lounge at the store and workshop and the apparel trial rooms will remain closed.

 

About Royal Enfield:

The oldest motorcycle brand in continuous production, Royal Enfield made its first motorcycle in 1901. A division of Eicher Motors Limited, Royal Enfield has created the mid-sized motorcycle segment in India with its unique and distinctive modern classic bikes. With its new manufacturing base in Chennai, India, Royal Enfield is able to grow its production rapidly against a surge in demand for its motorcycles. With more than 40% growth every year for the last 5 years, Royal Enfield is fast becoming a very important player in the global mid-size motorcycle market and is working towards re-inventing this space with motorcycles that are evocative and engaging and great fun to ride.

Royal Enfield’s motorcycle line-up includes the newly launched Interceptor 650 and the Continental GT 650, powered by a modern 648cc twin cylinder engine. Royal Enfield also manufactures the Classic, Bullet and Thunderbird models in 350cc displacement and the purpose-built Himalayan powered by the new LS410 engine. Royal Enfield operates through 18 company-operated stores and 940 large format stores and 500 studio stores in all major cities and towns in India, and exports to over 50 countries across the world including the USA, UK, several European and Latin American countries, as well as the Middle East and South-East Asia.

Royal Enfield also organizes and supports many motorcycling events and rides globally, more prominently the Rider Mania – an annual gathering of Royal Enfield riders from all over the world to the lovely beaches of Goa, and the Himalayan Odyssey, the most arduous motorcycle ride over some of the toughest roads and highest mountain passes in the Himalayas. Royal Enfield also conducts the popular ‘One Ride’ where people around the world ride out on their motorcycles on the first Sunday of April.

Triumph Motorcycles launches Black editions of Bonneville T100 and T120

June 16, 2020 / 0 Comments / 265 / Bike News

 The T100 Black and T120 Black are inspired by the legendary 1959 Bonneville,
incorporating more of the original’s iconic DNA. Both with a significantly higher level of
finish, beautifully authentic detailing and standard of equipment set a new benchmark
in classic motorcycles.
 Both the motorcycles are built to enhance the iconic Bonneville character in addition to
timeless styling and modern capabilities.
 Bonneville T100 Black and T120 Black are launched at an introductory price of INR
8,87,400 lac (ex-showroom) and INR 9,97,600 lac (ex-showroom) respectively

Triumph Motorcycles, the iconic British premium brand launched
the all-new Black Editions of its popular Bonneville T100 and T120 today in India. Like the
iconic original Bonneville T120 and the T100 that enjoyed global success thanks to its heart-
stopping looks and game-changing performance, the new Bonneville T100 and T120 Black are
perfectly in tune with today’s desire for authenticity, character and capability. The T100 and
T120 Black are the latest additions to the contemporary Bonneville range in India, each one
built to enhance the iconic Bonneville character and to satisfy today’s demand for bikes that
combine timeless style with modern capabilities.
The classically styled motorcycles are inspired by the legendary ’59 Bonneville; T100 and T120
Black each have their own distinctive character, enhanced by the premium finishes and
signature touches of a genuine motorcycle icon. The Bonneville T100 Black is available in two
moody and sophisticated paint schemes – Jet Black & Matt Black while The T120 Black is
available in Jet Black & Matt Graphite.

Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Shoeb Farooq, Business Head – Triumph Motorcycles India
said: “We are excited to introduce the new members of our Bonneville range in India. The T100
Black and T120 Black have taken forward the heritage of the Bonneville family with classic
design and modern capabilities. The Black Editions are a tribute to the legendary 1959
Bonneville and incorporate the styling and character of the Bonneville DNA. Both the
motorcycles are being offered with Triumph Motorcycles’ custom accessory range and the
riders can choose from more than 150 high-quality accessories to make their Bonneville T100
Black and T120 Black customized to reflect their personality.”

Modern Capability
The Bonneville T100 and T120 Black set a new standard of capability in modern classics, with a
wealth of rider-focused technology to deliver advanced control, safety and enhanced rider
confidence – integrated sensitively and without compromise to maintain the authentic
Bonneville style and character.

Original styling
Bonneville T100
Along with all the quality enhancements offered on the T100, the T100 Black boasts even more
style and sophistication featuring fully black components including wheel rims, a twin skin
peashooter exhaust in a matt black finish and blacked out engine covers for a truly unique look.
Bonneville T120
With all the character, detailing and finish of the T120, the new Bonneville T120 Black brings
even more style and attitude – with a sophisticated dark brown seat and all-black detailing,
including: black rims, grab rail, exhaust and engine finish.

The engine profile has been beautifully crafted to incorporate key heritage styling cues from the
legendary 60's Bonneville bikes, sensitively incorporating contemporary components to
maintain that iconic engine silhouette. The finish has also been taken to a new high standard,
black engine covers with machined aluminium detailing on the T120 Black.

Relaxed Handling & Accessibility
Bonneville T100 Black: The new chassis and suspension set-up which significantly enhances
comfort levels for the rider giving a better overall riding experience whether for long-distance
journeys, everyday use, or with a pillion. The T100 Black has cartridge front forks and a longer
rear suspension unit that work together to offer the rider an engaging yet easy-going riding
experience. The combination of low seat height and relaxed riding stance make the T100 Black
more accessible and easier to ride.

Bonneville T120 Black: Triumph Motorcycles developed an all-new chassis and suspension
set-up combining the brand’s signature ride dynamic of neutrality, agility, and stability with a
more comfortable seat and greater suspension travel for an engaging, yet easy-going ride. The
motorcycle also offers heated grips as standard for maximum comfort and real-world
practicality.

Capable Modern Classics
The iconic styling is matched with modern capabilities including rider focussed technology for
maximum comfort, safety, and practicality.
Bonneville T100 Black:
Ride-by-Wire Delivering enhanced rideability, feel, safety, and control, from a

single throttle body.

ABS The latest generation anti-lock braking system – introducing a new
level of safety and control yet remaining unobtrusive and with
minimal visual impact.

Switchable Traction
Control

Switchable traction control via the instrument menu helps to
maximize rider safety and comfort.

Torque Assist Clutch Designed to reduce clutch lever effort for the rider, bringing a
lighter touch and feel to the clutch and making it easier to ride, and

for longer.

LED Rear Light Incorporated into the classic design, it creates a distinctive light
pattern with enhanced power efficiency and excellent visibility.
Engine Immobiliser Thatcham approved immobilizer incorporated into new key with

high-value Triumph badge.

USB Charging Socket Mounted underneath the seat for convenient charging of essential

devices.

Stylish Twin Clocks Feature-packed clocks (speedo and rev counter) cleverly
incorporating a digital menu system for fingertip control while
riding.
 Gear position indicator
 Odometer
 Two trip settings
 Service indicator
 Range to empty
 Fuel level
 Average and current fuel consumption
 Clock
 Traction control settings

Bonneville T120 Black:
 ABS
 Ride-by-Wire
 Traction control
 Two rider modes – Road & Rain for maximum control and safety
 Torque assist clutch
 LED DRLs and rear light
 Heated grips
 USB charge socket
 Engine immobilizer
 Stylish twin clocks with heated grips setting and rider mode setting
Custom Accessory Range
Both the motorcycles are built to stand out in the crowd and with Triumph Motorcycles’ custom
accessory range, customers can make them more distinctive and personal.
Custom accessories for T100 Black include heated grips, a center stand and grab rail and cruise
control and stunning range of premium luggage options.

The T120 Black is being offered with a garage full of custom inspired parts including:
Vance & Hines chrome peashooter style slip-on silencers, beautifully stitched seats, chrome
clutch, alternator, and throttle body embellishers and an authentic 4-bar Triumph tank badge.
Customers can now save the customization of their favourite Bonneville on the Triumph India
website and send it directly to the dealer, allowing them to pick their personally customized
motorcycle during delivery. Triumph motorcycles India is currently offering home test ride and
home deliveries of motorcycles in states where the lockdown has eased; opening dealership
with all safety operating procedures in place.
Specification

Bonneville T100 Black Bonneville T120 Black

Engine Type Liquid-cooled, 8 valve
SOHC, 270° crank angle
parallel twin

Liquid-cooled, 8 valve, SOHC,
270° crank angle parallel
twin
Capacity 900cc 1200cc
Bore/Stroke 84.6mm x 80mm 97.6mm x 80mm
Compression Ratio 10.55:1 10.0:1
Maximum Power 55 PS / 54 HP (40.5kW) @

5900 rpm

80 PS/ 79 Bhp (59 kW) @
6250 rpm

Maximum Torque 80Nm @ 3200 rpm 107 Nm @ 4000 rpm
Fuel system Multipoint sequential
electronic fuel injection

Multipoint sequential
electronic fuel injection

Exhaust Black 2 into 2 exhaust system
with twin black silencers

Black 2 into 2 exhaust system
with twin black silencers

Final drive X ring chain X ring chain
Clutch Torque assist. Wet, multi-
plate. Cable-operated

Wet, multi-plate assist clutch

Gearbox 5-speed 6-speed

 

Ducati Panigale V4 25 Anniversario 916 launched at Rs 54.90 lakhs

July 24, 2019 / 0 Comments / 537 / Bike News
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Ducati recently unveiled a limited edition Panigale V4 that celebrates 25 years of the company’s iconic 916. Called the Panigale V4 25° Anniversario 916, the motorcycle is limited to 500 units and comes with both, cosmetic and mechanical changes and will arrive in dealerships starting October 2019. The motorcycle has now been launched in India and is priced at Rs 54.90 lakh (ex-showroom, India).

At this price, this limited edition model is the most expensive version of the V4. For comparison, the V4 Speciale and V4 R are priced Rs 51.81 lakh and Rs 51.87 lakh (ex-showroom, India)

The Italian brand say that “the Ducati 916 wasn’t just a great bike, it also won World Superbike Championships: the 916 SBK was a force to be reckoned with even as it made its debut and the following years saw it win 120 races, eight constructors’ titles and six riders’ titles – four of them with Englishman ‘King’ Carl Fogarty. Even now, the English racer and the 916 remain the most successful ‘couple’ in Ducati SBK history.” The bike was also designed by Massimo Tamburini, who was a very popular motorcycle designer.

The 25th Anniversary edition 916 shares most of its mechanicals with the Panigale V4 S, including the 1,103cc V4 engine that makes 214hp and 124Nm of torque. However, it does use the sportier frame from the V4 R. The bike also uses a dry clutch, unlike the standard model, and gets track-specific electronics, such as Ducati Quick Shift EVO 2 and Ducati Traction Control EVO 2.

The look of the bike combines a colour scheme that takes its cue from the Ducati 996 SBK (winner of the 1999 World Superbike Championship). It also runs forged-magnesium Marchesini Racing wheels, a titanium Akrapovič exhaust and a long list of carbon-fibre and billet-aluminium components.

Being a collector’s bike, it comes with an authenticity certificate, which displays the bike, frame and engine numbers. Ducati will auction bike number 5 (Dunne’s race number) of the Panigale 25°Anniversario 916 limited edition that was unveiled at the WSBK round in Laguna Seca. All proceeds from the auction will go towards a fund in the memory of Carlin Dunne.

Kawasaki India recalls Ninja 300s locally built from 2018

July 24, 2019 / 0 Comments / 475 / Bike News

Kawasaki has issued a mass recall for all Ninja 300 motorcycles built using locally sourced components from 2018 onward. The Japanese bike manufacturer says that there is an issue with the front-brake master cylinder made by Endurance, and it could potentially lead to brake failure. Kawasaki dealers across India have begun to contact owners to replace the faulty master cylinder with a new unit, free of cost. As of now, Kawasaki is yet to tell us the exact number of units that have been recalled.

In 2018, Kawasaki India decided to localise a few components – including the brakes, wheels, tyres and plastics – of the Ninja 300 in order to reduce the production costs and consequently reposition the bike at a lower price point. Priced at Rs 2.98 lakh (ex-showroom) the localised Ninja 300 is cheaper than the CKD model by 62,000. This makes it the most affordable twin-cylinder sportsbike currently on sale in India, although we do feel that the Ninja 300 could’ve been priced around Rs 2.5-Rs 2.7 lakh mark after localisation.

The bike is powered by a 296cc, liquid-cooled, twin-cylinder engine that produces 39hp and 27Nm of torque. The motor is quite refined, and our road test of the Kawasaki Ninja 300 also revealed that it is a very easy motorcycle to live with.

While Kawasaki has replaced the Ninja 300 in international market with the new Ninja 400, there is no news about Kawasaki discontinuing the Ninja 300 anytime soon. That being said, we hope Kawasaki India decides to localise the Ninja 400 in order to price it competitively in the Indian market.

At present, the Ninja 400’s Rs 5.7 lakh (On the road, Mumbai) price tag is quite high and tantalisingly close to the Kawasaki Z650. It certainly is the proverbial chink in the armour of what is a really good motorcycle.

Suzuki Gixxer SF MotoGP edition launched at Rs 1.11 lakh

July 24, 2019 / 0 Comments / 501 / Bike News
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Suzuki has launched the Gixxer SF MotoGP edition at Rs 1.11 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). As its name suggests, this version of the Gixxer SF features the Suzuki Racing Blue colour scheme that takes cues from Suzuki’s MotoGP machine, GSX-RR. This special colour scheme will set you back an additional Rs 800 over the Gixxer SF with the standard colour options.

Like with the MotoGP editions of previous generation models, this one too gets the bright blue colour, Ecstar decals and a fluorescent rim tape. However, everything else, both mechanically and in terms of design remains unchanged from the standard bike. That said, the Gixxer SF was recently updated for 2019, where it got significant cosmetic revisions. The fairing is new and it now features a sharp-looking LED headlight. Other new additions include a new split-seat configuration, in place of the single seat one on the older model. The updated bike also uses a sportier clip-on handlebar.

Powering this special edition is the same 154.9cc, single-cylinder air-cooled engine that was available with the previous-gen model, but it makes a slightly lower 14.1hp and 14Nm of torque. Other hardware elements – like the suspension and brakes – also remain the same. The anti-lock braking system continues to be a single-channel unit like the one found on the older model.

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