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KTM Duke 790 coming in 2019

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The KTM Duke 790 will be coming to India. This motorcycle was showcased at EICMA last year in November. The Duke 790 is the latest in the Duke series from the KTM. The Duke brand has become very popular in India, within a short span of time. It had given a breath of fresh air to Indian motorcycling. It also created new benchmarks, which the competition is trying to catch up with. Earlier there were rumors about the Duke 690 making it to India. However, now it seems that it will be the 790 which will come here.

This will be one of its kind motorcycles in the country. It comes with futuristic styling. The bike is extremely aggressive in its stance.The bike is light and boasts of superior handling as compared to the 690. The sharp styling of the bike will make it unique in its segment. Want to know more about the KTM Duke 790? When will it come to India? Read further.

KTM Duke 790 Price in India

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INR 9 Lakhs

The Duke 790 would be a tough bike to price. Estimated at around 9 lakhs, it would compete with the likes of the Ducati Monster 797, Triumph Street Triple and the Kawasaki Z900, to an extent. Now the pricing would also depend if the 790 is manufactured in India like the 390 and so on or would it be a CKD(Completely Knocked Down) like the Ninja 650 or a CBU(Completely Built Unit) like the Z900. We think that it may come in as a CBU, initially. It maybe sold as a CKD later.

KTM Duke 790 Launch Date

The production version of the Duke 790 was unveiled at EICMA last year. The bike will go on sale this year. An India launch is expected by 2019. It is expected to be a CBU initially and then assembled locally, later. Local manufacturing is unlikely to take place.

 

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KTM Duke 790 Specifications

Engine799 cc, parallel twin
Power115 bhp
Torque95 Nm
Transmission6-speed

 

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KTM Duke 790 Top Speed

Top Speed210 km/h

The Duke 790 will have an electronically limited top speed of around 210 km/h. This will be a fast machine and will have the electronics to support such speeds and improve its dynamics.

2018 KTM Duke 790 Design

A born street fighter, this kind of styling will continue on the Duke 790. The production version though will get a few changes. For example, the exhaust will not be the underseat one like the concept, but will be a side slung one. The light and strong Trellis frame that is typical of other Dukes will find its way here too. Now that even the Duke 390 has split headlamp it is expected in the 790 as well. From what we got to see on the concept model the bike is sharper than before and much more slimmed down. The Dukes always boast of their light weight mannerism and this would go on. The sharp sculpted tank looks great that was found on the concept.

The handle bars seems set a bit low like the Super Duke and also a bit more aggressive than the Duke 390. The rear set footpegs gave it a more sporty feel. Expect sae upside down WP front suspension and dual discs. Expect the braking to be as good if not better in the new bike.

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KTM Duke 790 2018 Engine

A twin-cylinder engine will be used to power the KTM Duke 790. The engine is expected to be a 803 cc one. Power output would be anywhere from 95 to 115 bhp. Where the Duke always plays well is torque so expect anywhere between 80 to 90 Nm torque. The current 690 may not be very powerful but surely is a high torque machine.

KTM Duke 790 Features

The KTM Duke 790 will be feature packed. Beginning from ride by wire, colour TFT screen with navigations and several other features on the instrument panel. The highlights of this bike will be the addition of cornering ABS and lean-sensitive traction control. Other features like slipper clutch and quickshifter will also be available. The new Duke will get LED headlamps and even tail lamps. The Duke 790 should get some features from the bigger Dukes as well. This will make it a great package to consider, especially for those who need good power and leave out the excess performance.

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TVS Apache RR 310 waiting period upto 4 months

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The TVS Apache RR310 has captured the imagination of young bikers and has been one of the most talked about motorcycles in recent times. The bike was launched with a lot of fanfare last year in December and the deliveries began sometime later. However, initial few weeks saw the company struggling with deliveries and this had made quite a lot of customers anxious. We also learnt that the problems had been resolved and now the bike is  being distributed pan india to meet the lag in deliveries.

However, it is learnt that there is still a waiting period for the Apache RR310. The waiting period goes up to 4 months in some states. We feel, this is hampering the sales and the image of the bike to an extent. If supplies are not timely done, while the excitement is high, the product loses team in the market.

The new bike has been launched for Rs 2.05 lakhs. We the first to reveal the name – Apache RR 310. The bike looks aggressive with twin LED headlamps. It also has DRLs fitted. This is one of the few fully faired bikes in the country and the first one from TVS. It is derived from the Akula 310 concept. What is the TVS Apache RR310 all about? Has it been worth the wait? Who does it rival? Read further to know more about this motorcycle.

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Suzuki GSX250R to be launched in 2018

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Suzuki is revamping its product plan in India. The company is believed to be focussing on higher capacity bikes and scooters. Its also shifting its focus from entry level bikes to larger capacity ones. After the success of the Gixxer 150, Suzuki seems to working on a new 250cc bike for India. This will be the GSX250R. Suzuki is considering this bike to be made in India and also exported to other countries. Thus, it will help Suzuki in enlarging its export portfolio too. The Suzuki GSX250R will be a good offering in the 250cc segment and it will follow the Yamaha Fazer 250 for a full-faired 250cc motorcycle, though it will be a twin-cylinder one. What will this new bike have on offer? Read further to know more about the Suzuki GSX250R Price in India, Features, Specifications, Variants. (more…)

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Bajaj Pulsar NS 200 FI (fuel injection) launch soon

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Bajaj Pulsar NS 200 FI is coming. With TVS Apache 200 RTR 4V FI being the recent talk in 200cc, Bajaj wants to counter them. TVS pipped Bajaj to become the third largest two-wheeler manufacturer in India. Bajaj has lost a lot of ground, especially if we consider few years ago it was second in the ranking and now it is 4th. Honda and TVS have moved ahead. One of the strong points of TVS has been the scooters and its performance bikes. The Apache 200 has got a much better response and it is affecting Bajaj’s NS 200 sales. As there is no fuel-injection version yet, a new FI variant is coming in. (more…)

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Yamaha Fazer 250 (Fazer 25) spied completely

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Yamaha Fazer 250 will be the fully-faired version of the 250cc bike. The new Yamaha Fazer 250 will be coming with the same 250cc engine, which will have different tuning. At the moment there aren’t too many 250cc fully faired bikes in the market. There is only the Honda CBR 250R. Then there is the KTM Duke 250 and Benelli TNT 25, which aren’t faired bikes.

Yamaha is looking at attracting bikers looking at sports bikes as there isn’t any strong product in this segment. The Honda CBR 250R has become an old product and this will be a fresh offering. Looking at the response for the FZ25, Yamaha will be optimistic for the Fazer also. Even though it is a bit early to state everything, we can show how the bike will look. Clear images of the bike have been revealed and it does look handsome. This is an all new bike and Yamaha is looking at dominating this new segment with a new and strong entrant.

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Will Husqvarna bikes be manufactured in India?

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Today Bajaj Auto has just released an official statement that it shall is yet to take the decision on Husqvarna brand. At the moment, Bajaj has the commercial vehicles and KTM – Europe’s biggest motorcycle producer based in Austria. They are celebrating the 10th anniversary of their partnership this year. The product lines DUKE 125 – 390 and RC 125 – 390 are produced in Bajaj´s production facility in Chakan/India and are distributed by the two partners globally. This has helped to increase the bike’s production and also to reach out to multiple new markets as well. KTM is now focusing a lot more on smaller bikes as they are generating higher volumes and helping them to boost profitability and more importantly sustainability.   (more…)

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2017 Honda Unicorn in the making?

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The Honda Unicorn 2017, which is an all new bike is in the making.The Unicorn 2017 is rumoured to be coming to India this year. Honda has been doing well in the motorcycle segment recently, and they would want to bring in their first bike in India with some more panache. The 2017 Honda Unicorn is likely to look more stylish and aggressive than it has ever been. The design will undergo a major change and the bike will be launched this year. What will the new 2017 Unicorn have on offer? Will it be stylish and have more features? Read further to know more. (more…)

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The Honda Activa began its life in 2000. And soon went to become the most successful scooter India has ever seen. Activa became a household name and even more popular than Honda itself. It established a category. The demand was high and still remains. This living legend has changed over the years, not just with the names and design but engine upgrades as well. Now in the 17th year of its existence the company has unleashed the 2017 Honda Activa 125 with the BS4 emission norms and a lot of bells and whistle. Let’s see how well they sound.

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Upcoming new Hero bikes and scooters in India

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Hero MotoCorp is looking at getting several new products in India, and the company has just discontinued several of its old products for which it was paying loyalty to Honda. Now, the company is looking at enhancing its product portfolio as Hero MotoCorp is looking at enhancing its market share in India. Hero MotoCorp is working on several new bikes and scooters for the Indian market. These will include performance bikes, adventure bikes and even premium scooters as well. Which are the upcoming new Hero bikes and scooters in India? Read further to know more.

Upcoming new Hero bikes and scooters in India

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  1. Hero Xtreme 200S: This is an all new bike that will be making its way into India. Hero will not want the Karizma brand following to fade away. For this reason, the company could be looking at introducing the new Xtreme 200S. This will be Hero’s first indigenous performance bike. This will be coming with a 200cc engine that will churn about 19bhp of power and it will be offered with a six-speed transmission. Based on the Xtreme Sports platform, it will be sharing the same design language with it.
  2. Hero Dare 125 scooter: An all new 125cc scooter is in the making. This shall be Hero’s first premium scooter and it will be an all new 125cc engine as well. The company is looking at enhancing its reach in the market and this will be one scooter that it will be looking at to help it capture a major chunk of the market share in the 125cc scooter segment, which is fast growing.Hero Impulse 200/250
  3. Hero Impulse 200/250: After the success of the Impulse, Hero Motocorp will be looking at the Impulse with a bigger engine. This will help them to enhance their market reach as they will be catering to a unique set of buyers. What is more? It shall even be the only bike in this segment and at this price point. So to know more about it, read further on the bike.
  4. Hero Duet-E: An electric version for the Duet. This will help Hero MotoCorp to enter a new segment. This will be one of the aspects that will make it a good option when buyers will look at moving into electric two-wheelers. This will help Hero to get an advantage over its competition. Read more on the Hero Duet-E.
  5. Hero HX250: This will be the company’s biggest engine ever made. The HX250 is made on an all new platform and it will have a 250cc engine. The new HX250 will come with dual riding modes and it shall also offer more features too. There will be Combi-ABS shall be offered. So, Hero has plans to add more performance bikes to its portfolio and the HX250 is one of them. Showcased as the HX250R at the 2014 Auto Expo, this is one the major performance bikes coming up.
  6. Hero XF3R: Showcased at the 2016 Auto Expo, this will be Hero’s new 300cc bike and should make it into production very soon. We aren’t certain if this bike will be coming in anytime soon. But Hero should be looking to expand into the 300cc bike segment, sometime later. Read more on it.

Hero has stated that the company is looking to launch atleast 6-7 new products in this year itself. We are certain that there are several more of the

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Hero discontinues 9 bikes, will launch 6 new bikes and scooters this year

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Hero MotoCorp has discontinued nine of its bikes, for which it paid royalty to Honda. The nine bikes that are discontinued are Hero Hunk, Hero Xtreme, Hero Karizma, Hero Ignitor, Hero Passion Pro TR, Hero Passion XPro, Hero HF Dawn, Hero Splendor iSmart and the Hero Splendor Pro Classic. All of these will no longer be manufactured by the company. (more…)

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Royal Enfield Continental GT 750 spotted

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Royal Enfield Continental GT 750 will be an-all-new-bike, and it has been stopped. Yes, the same Conti GT will be the base platform, but there shall be many changes on them so that it can accommodate a bigger engine with more power and higher torque. So, what does the new Royal Enfield Continental GT 750 have on offer? We share all the details. (more…)

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New TVS Scooty teased

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A new TVS Scooty has just been teased by the company. This could be a new scooter or it be the new hybrid that has been in talks. But the teaser image shared resembles the new Scooty Zest.So, it could either be a new colour option or maybe some new limited edition model. Or maybe a facelift version of this scooty? So, we aren’t certain what is coming up. TVS had recently upgraded the Scooty Zest 110 with some add-on features and at the same time even BS-IV engine.  (more…)

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Royal Enfield to buy Ducati?

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As per some of the latest reports, Royal Enfield is looking at buying Ducati. A while ago there were talks that Ducati could be sold to Hero MotoCorp. Both these brands have their base in India and Ducati could help them reach out to more markets and even enhance their current technologies. Royal Enfield is looking at globalising the brand and reaching out to more markets. the company targets to become the highest two-wheeler seller in the mid-size motorbikes. (more…)

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2017 Jawa 350 is launched!

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A while ago we had mentioned that Jawa will be making a comeback in India. This shall be with the Mahindra brand. The Indian utility manufacturer has got the rights for this brand in India and it will be manufacturing the bikes at its Pithampur plant. Well, it seems that the Jawa products are being reborn. The first of the lot is the 2017 Jawa 350. This does retain the 350cc engine, but it is now four-stroke. Now, before we get into any of the details, this bike has been designed for the European market. If it will come to India, all we can say is that it is too early to comment. (more…)

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Rickshaws in Kerala look like Scorpio and Nano

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Kerala is a state that loves its cars and bikes. There are so many imported cars and bikes in the state and the passion isn’t just amongst the rich. Rickshaw owners have also converted their rickshaws into something funky. With passion having no boundaries there are heavily modified three wheelers in this southern Indian state. What is more, there are some good jobs done that do look cool. There are two such instances that we will like to get to your notice. (more…)

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EXCLUSIVE: Honda Scoopy scooter – against Vespa

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Honda has patented the new Scoopy scooter for India. This will be going against the Vespa scooters and even the Yamaha Fascino. The Yamaha brand has been doing well with the Fascino and Honda could answer that with the new Metropolitan. In some markets it is called as Metropolitan and in some it is termed as Giorno. Both scooters are essentially the same. However there will be major differences in the scooter that comes to India. What all will change? We share our in-depth preview of the Honda Scoopy. There are minor difference between the Metropolitan and the Scoopy, but the Metropolitan design will make it into India. Read further to know more. (more…)

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