BMW Motorrad and TVS Motor Tieup for 500cc Bike

BMW Motorrad plans entry into the segment below 500cc. BMW Motorrad and TVS Motor Company sign cooperation agreement.

BMW Motorrad plans entry into the segment below 500cc

Munich / Chennai, India. As part of its strategic reorientation, BMW Motorrad will be entering the segment below 500 cubic centimetres. BMW Motorrad and the TVS Motor Company have signed a long-term cooperation agreement for this purpose. This was announced at a press conference today in Chennai, India.

The aim of the cooperation is to join forces to develop and produce motorcycles in the segment below 500 cubic centimetres.

The various stages through to the finished serial production motorcycle will be planned by both partners but implemented with different focus areas on each side leveraging the strengths of both companies. The cooperation agreement involves the two companies each offering their own vehicle derivatives, which will be sold through their own distribution channels in India and across the globe.

Both contractual partners commented on the future cooperative venture at the press conference. Stephan Schaller, President BMW Motorrad:

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Kawasaki Launches Z250 Streetfighter

Another day to enjoy and celebrate for motorcycle enthusiasts.

Kawasaki Launches Z250 Streetfighter

Kawasaki has launched the Z250 in Indonesia, the Z250 is priced at Rs 2.57 lakh. It is safe to say the Z250 is the streetfighter or naked version of the Ninja 250R. Thus both bikes share a lot of parts and this is the first time Kawasaki has dropped the full fairing on the Ninja 250R to target a new set of buyers. The Z250 looks very similar to its elder sibling, the Z800, which is a very good thing indeed.

Powering the Kawasaki Z250 is a 250cc, parallel-twin, fuel-injected engine which is expected to belt out 33 BHP of peak power and 22 Nm of peak torque. The redline comes up at a stratospheric 13,000 RPM. This motor is mated to a 6-speed gearbox. Performance is nothing short of breath taking and the Z250 is excepted to be slightly faster with lower weight due to lesser body panels. Offered in three colors – red, black and white, the Z250 is manufactured at Kawasaki’s Thailand plant.

Kawasaki has been known to price its products higher than the competition in India and the Z250′s is expected to toe a similar line. On that front, it will >> Read More

Ride That Perfect Wave – Rok Bagoros (Stunt Rider)

2012 was a really stunning year for Rok Bagoros – a factory KTM stunt rider on KTM Duke 125/200 and Duke 690.

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All came gradually together in last couple of months when heat raised and started the ‘Rok on’ tour in South America and completed the stunt-full season on EICMA motor show in Milan – Italy. The intensity was brutal as he performed in Mexico, Ecuador, Chile, Guatemala, Peru, Slovenia, Malaysia, Germany and finally in Italy. Ten weeks, nine countries and three continents!

While on tour, he had a chance to meet his fans all over the world and that was as he stated just surreal! Here it is how he put few impressions together: ‘To see all this people yelling my name and cheering, asking for autographs, for a photo with me, that just gave me incredible boost and motivation to train even harder and longer. Sometimes I train and hone my stunt-riding skills late in to the night, in hot or freezing cold weather, and even when there is around me all covered in snow. I don’t mind the elements! I just want to follow that ultimate goal to become the best stun rider in the world. Sometimes I think I’m in a dream, but than I realize that this is all >> Read More

Hyosung launches the 2013 GV650 Aquila Pro Cruiser and facelifted GT650R in India

DSK Motowheels, the Indian division of Hyosung of Korea have launched two new bikes for India. The bikes launched today are the GT650R sports bike while the other, Aquila Pro 650 is a cruiser.

Hyosung launches the 2013 GV650 Aquila Pro Cruiser and facelifted GT650R in India

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Get ready to cruise with the stunning – Aquila Pro and GT650R 2013

DSK Hyosung launches first super bikes of the year
Aquila Pro and GT650R 2013 all set to blaze the Indian market
Bikes to be sold across all 21 dealerships of DSK Hyosung
Bikes priced at Rs. 4,99,000 for Aquila Pro and Rs. 4,79,000 for GT650 R (Ex-showroom Delhi)

Mumbai, January 16th 2013: Premium super bike manufacturer DSK Hyosung kicked off the New Year in grand style with the launch of two super bikes – Aquila Pro (650 cc) and GT650R -2013 edition. On the occasion, the new superbikes were unveiled by Mr. Shirish Kulkarni, Managing Director, DSK Hyosung in the presence of Mr. Jimmy Park, Managing Director, S&T Motors and Mr. Jason Lee, Manager, S&T Motors.

Packed with looks, technology and unique >> Read More