Friday, December 15, 2017

Bike

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With scrambler + cafe racer like design elements, the Bajaj V15 surely looks a lot better looking bike than sibling Discover 150 and the Pulsar AS150.

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Powering the Bajaj V15 is an all-new 150cc, single-cylinder DDis engine that produces 12bhp with 13Nm of torque.

The Bajaj V15 was finally unveiled in India on February 1, 2016 at an event in Delhi. What makes the Bajaj V 15 a special bike is the fact that it is made using the Indian Navy’s first aircraft carrier – INS Vikrant. This 150cc premium commuter creates a niche segment, though it might also affect the sales of Suzuki Gixxer, Yamaha R15 and other premium 150cc bikes in India. To be priced between Rs 60,000 to Rs 65,000, The new Bajaj V bike is positioned above the Discover 150.

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With scrambler + cafe racer like design elements, the Bajaj V15 will target executive segment buyers. This will help the company grow its volumes in the fast-growing premium commuter category. In terms of design and styling, the Bajaj V looks much better than the Discover 150 and the Pulsar AS150. The Indian two-wheeler major might bring in more products under Bajaj V range across different segments.

New Bajaj V15 Images

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Bajaj V15 Launch Date
The Bajaj V bike has been unveiled just prior to the Auto Expo 2016. Though, the company has announced to launch it in March, 2016.

Bajaj V15 Price in India
The new Bajaj V bike will be offered within the price range of Rs. 60,000 to Rs. 65,000 (ex-showroom).

The Bajaj V bike is made from INS Vikran’t metal that had played a crucial role in 1971 Indo-Pak War. First commissioned in 1961, the INS Vikrant served the country for over 36 years before finally getting decommissioned in the year 1997. After that it was kept as a museum ship in Mumbai, and was sent to scrapyard in January 2014. “But we were determined not to let history fade away into oblivion. So, we took INS Vikrant’s metal, melted it and gave it a new face – Bajaj V.”, said Bajaj Auto.

Bajaj V 15 Engine & Transmission

The Bajaj V15 is powered by an all-new 150cc, single-cylinder DDis engine that is claimed produce a maximum power of 12bhp at 7,500rpm and 13Nm at 5,500rpm of peak torque. This powertrain provides an ample reserves of torque at any RPM for different riding terrains. Transmitting power to the wheels is a 5-speed constant mesh gearbox, which is again the same that is used for the Discover series. The bike comes equipped with 33 dia telescopic forks upfront and twin-spring loaded hydraulic type with gas filled rear suspension, which is largest in its segment.

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The Bajaj V bike is made from the metal of the Indian Navy’s first aircraft carrier – INS Vikrant.

Bajaj V15 Design & Styling

Based on the semi-double cradle frame, the new Bajaj V bike looks quite rugged and aggressive. The same platform underpins the Discover 150. The V15 features a cafe-racer inspired front fascia, INS Vikrant badge, removable rear seat cowl, LED tail lamp ergonomic handlebars and bold stance. Bajaj claims that the bike’s trapezoidal headlamp is 60% brighter than other bikes. Its large fuel tank contains the invincible metal of the INS Vikrant that provides it strength and solidity. There is a new speedometer cluster with a dual colour LED fuel level indicator.

The new Bajaj bike rides on 5-twin spoke aluminium die-cast wheels with 90/90 – 18-inch front and 120/80 – 16-inch rear tyres that are claimed to offer best-in-class road grip and stability. Braking power comes from the large 240 dia disc front brake and 130 dia rear drum brake. The bike will be available with 2 colours – Ebony Black and Pearl White.

Coming to dimensions, the new V bike measures 2,044mm in length, 780mm in width, 1,070mm in height, and has a wheelbase of 1,315mm. Its saddle height and ground clearance stand at 780mm and 165mm respectively. The vehicle carries a kerb weight of 135.5kgs.

Bajaj V15 Mileage
Around 45kmpl – 50kmpl

New Bajaj V15 Specifications, Colors, Dimensions, Features & Other Details
Engine Details
Type – 150cc, single-cylinder, air-cooled
Maximum power – 12bhp @ 7,500rpm
Maximum torque – 13Nm @ 5,500rpm
Transmission – 5-speed constant mesh unit

Bajaj V Colour Options – Ebony Black and Pearl White
Dimensions
Length – 2,044mm
Width – 780mm
Height – 1,070mm
Wheelbase – 1,315mm
Saddle Height – 780mm
Ground Clearance – 165mm
Kerb Weight – 135.5kgs

Suspension
Front – Telescopic forks
Rear – Twin-spring loaded hydraulic type (gas filled)

Braking System
Front – 240-dia Disc
Rear – 130 dia Drum

Tyres Size
Front – 90/90 – 18-inch
Rear – 120/80 – 16-inch

Key Features
INS Vikrant badge
INS Vikrant’s metal made fuel tank
Trapezoidal headlamp
LED tail lamp
Bold stance
Ergonomic handlebars
Removable rear seat cowl
New speedometer cluster with a dual color LED fuel level indicator

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BMW Motorrad has just unveiled a new concept motorcycle dubbed the Concept Stunt G 310 which previews a production version that will follow and be built in India. The Bavarians decided to debut the bike at South America’s largest motorcycle show with the help of Chris Pfeiffer, a four time stunt riding champion.

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The production version of the Stunt G 310 will be manufactured and sold in India by BMW Motorrad’s Indian partner TVS. This is the reason why the Stunt G 310 is important to India. Moreover, TVS’s motorsport initiative, TVS Racing is known for its stunt biking shows.

When launched in India, the production-spec Stunt G 310 is likely to be sold as a TVS offering and there will be market-specific differences.

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Like the ‘310’ in the name suggests, we expect a 300-odd cc single-cylinder engine, with, as the pictures show, a liquid-cooled, four valve, DOHC set-up making anywhere between 30-45 PS and proportional torque. The engine cylinder is rotated 180° and actually inclines to towards the rear. This allows for placement to better suit mass centralisation as well as allows for a shorter wheelbase, making the bike more nimble-handling.

Mechanically, it looks set to feature anodised USD forks up front and an adjustable damped monoshock at the rear. Rubber comes from the Metzeler Sportec series, so we can expect the grip levels to be on par or even better than that of the KTM 390 Duke, which will be its primary target.

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The Concept Stunt G 310 is specifically set-up for stunters, and adds the hand-brake lever near the clutch lever for the rear brake. The rear disc brake is a larger unit and has two sets of callipers biting on it. The design is mostly naked street-fighter with add-on bits to make it suitable to the rigours of stunting. Expect to see similar styling for the road bike, with the chiselled tank and muscular proportions all round making their way to the production version.

Edgar Heinrich, Head of BMW Motorrad Design said, “The BMW Concept Stunt G 310 is a real eye-catcher. Everything on this concept seems to be shouting out to ride it and defy the laws of gravity.” We agree!

 

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The Yamaha YZF-R1S is the weapon of choice for riders who want a sport bike primarily for canyon carving and commuting.

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The YZF-R1S is meant to be the most affordable of the three superbike models and to this end, its engine has undergone several changes. The titanium connecting rods in the inline four-cylinder powerplant have been exchanged for steel ones that weigh 60 percent more, therefore requiring some work on rebalancing the crank shaft. As a result, the R1S has a lower maximum rotation level and subsequently outputs less peak horsepower. Yamaha has not yet disclosed any specific horsepower figures, although on the Canadian website the announced torque output of the R1S is precisely the same as the R1 and R1M – 83.2 ft-lbs (11.5 kg-m) at 11,500 rpm.

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Enter the YZF-R1S: the YZF-R1 to address the real world needs. Priced at $14,990 (Rs 9.75 lakh approximately) in the USA, the YZF-R1S is $1500 (Rs 97,500 approximately) less than the YZF-R1 priced at $16,490 (Rs 10.72 lakh approximately).

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In line with the cost cutting agenda, the S version gets steel replacement for the exotic titanium bits like the fracture-split connecting rods and exhaust header. Aluminium parts will be used in place of the magnesium bits like the oil pan, engine cover and the wheels. This means the S gains nearly 4 kg translates to a drop in power and torque figures, but Yamaha have been tight-lipped about these. The race-spec Bridgestone Battlax RS10 tyres will be replaced with Bridgestone Hypersports S20. The S will also lose the quick-shifter but will be available as an optional.

On the brighter side, the electronics package remains the same and that means the IMU (Inertial Measurement Unit) will be retained. The manually-adjustable KYB suspension also find their way on the YZF-R1S which make it a compelling buy.

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Two wheeler maker Bajaj has introduced a new colour to its popular model, Pulsar RS 200 in India.

Dubbed as the ‘Fear the Black edition’, the new colour, which is a combination of Black and red, looks very sporty. The new Demon Black of Pulsar RS 200 gets grey and red body decals and rest of the things remain the same as the other variants of the bike. With the new demon black body paint, Pulsar RS 200 is now available in three colours including Red and Yellow.

Launched in March, Bajaj Pulsar RS 200 is offered in two variants — with ABS and without ABS. While the Pulsar RS 200 ABS variant has been priced at Rs 1,30,000, the Non-ABS costs Rs 1,18,000 (ex-showroom Delhi).

Pulsar RS 200 is powered by 199.5cc single cylinder, 4 stroke and SOHC 4valve, liquid cooled engine, which is tuned to churn out 24.5 ps of power @9,750rpm and 18.6nm of torque @8000rpm. The engine comes mated to a 6-speed transmission.

Other features of the Pulsar RS 200 include twin projector headlamps, crystal LED tail lights, ABS and stubby exhaust, digital-analogue instrument cluster, split seats and clip-on handlebars.

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Gixxer and pulsar 200ns are very different bikes. They are of different capacity class and pulsar is more costly than gixxer. Still here’s your comparison:

PULSAR 200 NS

 

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200ns is not at all for short heightened persons (pls don’t take it offensively) .I know you can do everything ,but that one landmass where road is uneven, you’ll go down for sure .

200NS
Pros:
1). Powerful and in my opinion the best in its class currently.
2). Gives me an average of 40kmpl. Under hard riding around 35.
3). It has all the goodies of the latest bikes sans the Fi. But then again, carb is cheaper
4). Looks great

Cons:
1). Baja SVC was a major dissapointment. My trusted llocal mechanic does the work much better.
2). Vibrations at 6K RPM. Minor issue, learnt to live with it.
3). Tires suck. Ok for commuting. Bad for touring or long rides.

Suggestions if u take NS:
1). Add a extra foam layer to seat. Helps ur bum in those long rides.
2). Change tires to a more soft compund one.
3). Get a double horn. Stock horn is very weak.
4). Dont expect the engine smoothness like yamaha or honda.
5). Get a motul chain clean and lube and DIY. Chain clean and lube after every 500 to 600 kms of run. U wont face chain problems.

Gixxer 150 :

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  1. New engine design,  performance is good.  14.8bhp power Is more than enough for a city ride and even in highways
  2. Amazing mileage 55avg, although company claims 62kmpl
  3. Price tag and digital console. \U0001f60a

  • Engine: pulsar’s engine is 199.5cc liquid cooled 4 valved engine with triple spark tech that is shared with ktm. It is vibe free and easy to rev engine. Gixxer’s engine is 155c air cooled engine. Its engine is also very smooth and power delivery is linear as well. Both bikes are carburettor fueled. The efficiency of gixxer is better than pulsar under normal conditions.
  • Power figures:Pulsar 200ns is 23.5 bhp and gixxer is 14.3bhp. Thus, pulsar excels here. Also is the case in terms of torque. Pulsar is 18Nm and gixxer is 14Nm. Hence, acceleration & top speed both goes to pulsar.
  • Comfort: Both bikes have easy-on-the-back riding stance. But gixxer’s single piece seat is more comfortable than pulsar’s split seat.
  • Looks: both naked bikes have awesome looks and can turn heads. But when seen from the back, its the gixxer’s fresh yet imposing looks that steals the show.  Pulsar also is awesome especially with a cleaner side because of underbelly exhaust, but gixxer 2-hole exhaust looks fabulous.
  • Brakes: gixxer has a disc-drum setup whereas pulsar has petal discs at both sides. Pulsar wins this hands down.
  • Reliability: suzukis are reliable but with bajaj and ktm developing an all new engine with loads of tech, their engine is also a tough one to break.
  • Build quality: both bikes feel good but if i were to nitpick, then i would go for suzuki.

 

Finally, both bikes have their own strong and weak points. Where suzuki excels, the pulsar is not far behind, but when pulsar is ahead, its way ahead.
I cant comment on the pricing of the two bikes as it depends upon the area and taxes etc but they have a difference of atleast rs.15000.
If you are looking for something different and sporty go for 200ns.
Low on budget or need mileage and less maintenance costs then go for gixxer.
I believe both are stylish and reliable in their own way. For long rides would go for 200ns.

 

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Here is the all new supersport bike from KTM, the RC 390 ready to set the road on fire. KTM has announced the launch of it’s new bike which is the sport version of the Duke 390.

It has all those techie stuffs similar to the Duke 390. You get the same 1 cylinder,4-stroke water-cooled 373.2 cc engine delivering 43Hp and some are given below:

  • 1-cylinder 4-stroke water-cooled engine
  • 373.2 cc displacement
  • 43HP of Performance
  • Electric starter
  • 6 speed claw shifted transmission
  • Mechanically operated Wet multi-disc clutch
  • Tubular space frame made from steel, powder-coated
  • WP Suspension Up Side Down Fork
  • WP Monoshock shock absorber
  • Disc brake with four-pot brake caliper (Front)
  • Disc brake with one-pot brake caliper, floating brake discs (Rear)

The RC 390 also has the naked frame design as that of the Duke 390. Then where lays the difference!! The RC 390 has a steeper steering head-angle for swift handling and sharper turns. Now, this is where the Duke 390 evolves into a supersport bike. The RC 390 has 66.5o steering head angle as compared to a steering head angle of 65o that of the Duke 390.

Again the distinction comes with the aerodynamic fairing of the RC 390 which is the primary feature of any sports bike.

The Wheel base of RC 390 is reduced to 1340mm from 1367mm that of the Duke 390 for better handling. The RC 390 has a larger ground clearance of 178.5mm than that of Duke 390 which is 170mm. The seat position is also elevated so that the rider can lean forward so as to increase the aerodynamicity. This gives the rider an aggressive feel while riding. Also, the suspensions are more stiffer than the Duke 390.

RC 390 has twin-headlamps and that’s how it is different externally from the Duke 390 and the engine compartment is more covered than the Duke 390.

The fuel-tank capacity of the RC 390 is reduced to 10Liters as compared to 11Liters of Duke 390.

The RC 390 is ready to hit the Indian roads shortly this year itself.

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Two wheeler manufacturers are having fun launching leading models into the Indian market. With the launch of the new V-Storm 1000 adveture bike, at the Auto-Expo, 2014, Suzuki has also stepped into this scenario.

Suzuki’s entry into the adventure bike class has been marked by the new V-Storm 1000 .

The Suzuki V-Strom 1000 is an adventure tourer and comes with styling unique to adventure class motorcycles. The Suzuki V-Strom 1000 is powered by a four-stroke, 1037cc, liquid-cooled and V-Twin engine, mated to a six-speed gearbox.

The bike features an upright riding position with an adjustable wind screen. The motorcycle comes with inverted telescopic front forks, and a rear monoshock and braking power in the form of dual discs with a 110/80 x 19 tyre up front and a single disc on a 150/70 x 17 tyre at the rear, with ABS available as standard.

The high-placed headlight gives the bike a distinct appeal with a beaked front-end. The instrument cluster features multi-information display and high-quality switchgear with ride mode selection. Sporting black cladding around the tank, the V-Strom imposes a masculine yet agile look. This new motorcycle gets an LED tail-light, with indicators showing off a honeycomb design.

Suzuki V-Strom 1000 is brought to India through the CBU route and is priced at Rs 15 lakh. Booking for this adventure bike has already started. But the adventure lovers will have to wait till the end of this month to have an experience of this creation.

 

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Raptor 700R is an implausible example of the most wanted creations in the world of strength and speed.

A glance through its features and one will b awestruck at the exemplary innovation of this ATV:

Engine:

Forged lightweight piston, connecting rod and crankshaft in the 686cc engine are light and strong, for a hard-hitting, quick-revving power plant that revs all the way to 9000 rpm with a compression ratio of 9.2:1

Yamaha Fuel Injection (YFI) means consistently excellent engine performance in a wide range of conditions.

Competition-spec dry-sump lubrication system. Digital TCI w/16-bit electronic control unit controls fuel injection and ignition systems Reliable pushbutton electric start in any gear.

YZ-spec ratchet shifter ensures smooth, resistance-free shifting under power. Heavy-duty clutch features extra-sturdy basket and plates designed to harness the Raptor 700R’s power.

Easy-to-reach oil filter and tool-free air filter

Chassis/Suspension:

State-of-the-art chassis combines a steel front section with an aluminium rear section and detachable sub frame to create a super-strong structure.

Compact, CAD-designed chassis creates the ideal wheelbase for light, quick, super-accurate steering.

Front and rear piggyback shocks offer full adjustability and optimal bump absorbing performance.

Piggyback shocks provide excellent sport-riding comfort, with high- and low-speed compression adjustability, rebound and preload adjustability, and 9.1-inch travel.

YZ-style piggyback rear shock gives 10.1-inch wheel travel with high- and low-speed compression adjustability for maximum sport versatility, along with preload and rebound adjustment.

Front brake master cylinder features an adjustable lever for increased comfort and feel.

Twin piston rear brake calliper for excellent stopping power on the trail or in the dunes.

Twin aluminium-piston front disc brakes deliver tremendous stopping power. Discs are drilled, which helps reduce unsprung weight for excellent suspension compliance.

Handlebar-mounted flip-type parking brake lever.

High-performance 21×7-10 front and 20×10-9 rear Maxxis tires with a specially designed tread pattern deliver superb, class-leading traction for razor-sharp handling in a variety of terrain and conditions.

Lightweight aluminium wheels.

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Additional Features:

Inner rolled wheels reduce weight while maintaining strength.

Long seat allows maximum rider comfort and movement with superb sport-riding ergonomics.

Multi-reflector 30-watt Krypton headlights set back in the front cowl and an LED taillight provides great visibility.

Large-capacity, 2.9-gallon fuel tank and Yamaha Fuel Injection (YFI) mean more time on the trail between fill-ups.

Thumb throttle lever has a smooth shape for a feel riders will appreciate, with less fatigue at the end of the day.

The Raptor 700R is proudly assembled in the U.S.A., alongside Yamaha’s 4×4 and Side x Side utility vehicles.

The design & shape of Raptor 700R make it look as threatening as it really is. May it be a mountainous region, sand dunes or a track, the big bore Raptor 700R is all set to break the barriers and reach its destination.

Powered by our most potent big-bore Raptor engine ever – 686cc of liquid cooled, fuel-injected power. The engine produces big torque right off idle, transitioning into a fat mid-range and monstrous top-end.

Raptor 700R is a combination of big power & light weight. Combination of hybrid steel aluminium frame and Controlled-Fill aluminium sub-frame and cast aluminium swing arm produce a super-strong structure and the lightest ATV in its class.

A thick comfortable seat, adjustable suspension with sport-tuned piggyback shocks provide excellent comfort while the dual counter balancers, electric starting, and reverse keep things nice and well mannered, but when it comes time to pull the trigger the big-bore Raptor 700R stands tall.

The YFZ inspired handling of the Raptor 700R is incredible to experience blasting through the woods. Thanks to the 9.1 inches of front travel and 10.1 inches out back, the rider keeps things in command through any sort of difficult path. In order to enjoy and appreciate the strength and style of Raptor 700R one has to experience the expert engineering of power, solid handling and great suspension.

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