New Delhi, February 3, 2016: The world's largest two wheeler manufacturer unveiled 4 new products. Mr. Pawan Munjal, Chairman, MD & CEO, Hero MotoCorp, Along with Hero brand ambassador Ranbir Kapoor unveiled the company's future portfolio of bikes and scooters
After the successful launch of it's in-house developed scooters last year, Her MotoCorp showcased the following products
SPLENDOR iSmart 110: 1st All-New motorcycle developed completely in-house with 110cc TOP (Torque-On-Demand) engine. The bike has complete new engine chassis and frame. The bike is powered by air cooled, Single cylinder, 4 stroke 110cc engine with 9.1 ps of maximum power at 7500 rpm and has maximum torque of 9Nm at 5500 rpm. The engine is mated to a four speed gear box.
XTREME 200 S: The naked sports bike showcased Hero's renewed focus on the premium segment. The bike is shaped along the form of a "Cheetah", the youthful appeal of Xtreme 200 S is further accentuated by aggressive styling elements which included rear mono suspension, ABS, Engine, footrest and muffler cover at the bottom ensured weight concentration at the base. The bike is power by air cooled, single cylinder, 4 stroke 200 cc engine. The maximum power of 18.6 ps comes at 8500 rpm with maximum torque of 17.2 Nm at 6000 rpm. The engine is mated to five-speed gear box.
XF3R: Providing a glimpse into the future of Hero's design and development philosophy for performance bikes is the "Design Concept Vehicle - XF3R. Based on the concept of 'Born to be wild', the XF3R is a street fighter motorcycle, with arresting design, powerful styling, a mid-segment, high performance engine. This balance of form and function is the essence of the concept, which will be reflected in future products in this category.
DUET-E: Electric Scooter concept Duet-E showcased the HMCL's vision of 'Greenovation'. Duel-E is an electric scooter concept aimed at proving a comfortable, convenient and environment friendly commuting option to discerning riders.
India’s 1st “Adventure Utility Vehicle” ISUZU D-MAX V-Cross introduced at the Auto Expo 2016
To be manufactured at the new Isuzu Motors India manufacturing plant at Sri City, Andhra Pradesh from April 2016, in line with the “Make in India” initiative
ISUZU D-MAX V-Cross is the 1st thorough-bred “Adventure Utility Vehicle” in India.
To be launched in 2nd half of 2016.
ISUZU unveils its brand promise - “NEVER STOP”
New Delhi: In a pursuit to offer the dynamic and enthusiastic Indian a product to boost the spirit of adventure, Isuzu Motors India unveiled India’s 1st “Adventure Utility Vehicle” the ISUZU D-MAX V-Cross at the 2016 Auto Expo, which began at the India Expo Mart, Greater Noida. Mr. Susumu Hosoi, Chairman & Representative Director, Isuzu Motors Ltd., and Mr. Naohiro Yamaguchi, Managing Director, Isuzu Motors India, unveiled the new range of ISUZU D-MAX pick-ups which include the commercial range also for India, at a press conference held at the Isuzu Motors India stall (Hall No 1, stall E2).
The ISUZU D-MAX V-Cross will cater to the growing need for an ‘Adventure Utility Vehicle’ that provokes the spirit of adventure with a combination of rugged and durable off-roading capability and passenger vehicle like comforts. There is growing interest amongst Indians to explore new facets of life and the new ISUZU D-Max V-Cross will complement the dreams of adventurous pursuits.
The ISUZU D-MAX V-Cross comes with a 4WD (4X4) configuration, High Ride and a host of exciting features and can be registered as a “Personal Vehicle”. The ‘V-Cross’ badge is unique to the personal lifestyle vehicles.
For commercial purposes, the ISUZU D-MAX will be available in various 4X4 and 4X2 configurations, with a combination of Crew Cab / Single Cab, High Ride / Normal Ride and flat deck / arch-deck load bodies. ISUZU D-MAX will also be available as a Cab-chassis variant.
The ISUZU D-MAX V-Cross is the 2nd generation pick-up from ISUZU’s stable, currently
available in markets like Europe, Australia, Thailand and South America. The pick-up is
tough and durable, encompassing aggressive styling and a host of safety features.
It is backed by ISUZU’s legendary engineering that offers best-in-class efficiency and reliability.
Powered by a 134 hp, BSIV compliant, high pressure Common Rail Fuel Injection Diesel
Engine, the powertrain is mated to a robust 5 speed Manual Transmission that delivers a
maximum torque level of 320 Nm @ 1800-2800 rpm. The ISUZU D-MAX V-Cross is
equipped with off-roading features like 4WD (shift-on-fly) drive mode, High Ride suspension
that offers higher ground clearance, wider track with longer wheel base. The chassis frame is
designed with a new iGRIP feature (Isuzu Gravity Response Intelligent Platform) ensures
greater stability even at hi-speeds and sharp curves.
Besides the proven off-road capable features, the ISUZU D-MAX V-Cross has a host of
contemporary features that offer customers an urban-class driving experience. The exterior
of the vehicle sports an aggressive wedge shaped design with perfect proportions of flowing
lines. Aerodynamic design and muscular fenders makes it look more robust with a
dominating road presence. It adorns projector headlamps, 16” Alloy Wheels, Sporty Roof
Rails, ORVM with turn side indicator and chrome finish for front grille, ORVM and door
The interiors of the V-Cross come with state-of-the-art features to offer customers car-like
comforts with ergonomically designed driver seats, steering mounted audio controls, electro luminescent meters with MID (Multi Information Display) and 7” touch screen audio system
with USB input, DVD, AUX, iPod and Bluetooth connectivity. The optimized door size largely
helps in easy ingress and egress. Besides these, the Adventure Utility Vehicle comes loaded with features that makes driving a pleasurable one. The ISUZU D-MAX V-Cross has many advantages over a Sports Utility Vehicle viz., a large open deck that can carry luggage/equipment to suit the needs of long roadtrips, adventure trips, vacationing etc.
The ISUZU D-MAX V-Cross will be produced at the new Isuzu Motors India manufacturing plant at Sri City, Andhra Pradesh, reinforcing ISUZU’s long-term commitment to India and support the “Make in India” initiative.
WORLD REVEAL OF RENAULT KWID 1.0 LITRE SCe AND RENAULT KWID EASY – R AT AUTO EXPO 2016
New Delhi, February 3, 2016: Renault India, one of the fastest growing automotive companies in India, created history with its global car for conquest, Renault KWID. This Attractive, Innovative and Affordable car, is a true game-changer and volume driver for Renault India, amassing over 100,000 customer orders since its launch about 4 months ago.
Renault demonstrated its ambition to keep building on the success of the Renault KWID, by showcasing the Renault KWID 1.0 Litre SCe and Renault KWID Easy-R at the Auto Expo in India.
Sumit Sawhney, Country CEO and Managing Director, Renault India Operations, said, “Renault KWID is a great success and has revolutionised the compact hatchback segment, living true to our promise of creating a new era in automotive history. It has generated unprecedented success in its category and has won the hearts of customers’ and automotive experts alike. At Renault, we are committed to continuous innovation and we are happy to showcase the Renault KWID 1.0 litre SCe and Renault KWID EASY – R, our automated version. We will launch both these versions sometime in the future.”
Renault also proved its progressive design innovation by showcasing two concept cars, Renault KWID Climber and Renault KWID Racer. The concept cars have been largely designed and developed by Renault’s design studios in Mumbai and Chennai and underscore Renault’s commitment to the Indian market.
Laurens Van Den Acker, Senior Vice President, Corporate Design, who was present at the unveil, shared, “At first glance, Renault KWID blends an emotional design with the need for reassurance expressed by customers. Its SUV lines mirror its tough, robust character and underpin its distinctive, modern look. Both of the show cars are based on the Renault KWID platform. The front end is distinctive and immediately recognisable as a Renault. The wheel arches are generous and the unique body colours bear design touches common to both vehicles.”
“At Renault, our core specialty is concept innovation, with the endeavour of redefining a segment and offering something new to the customer. I believe that to be successful in the automotive space, you need clutter-breaking products, which make the customers’ lives better. Both the Renault KWID Racer and Climber have been developed keeping in mind specific customer needs and cater to very diverse audiences. They reflect our intent to keep pace with global innovations and at the same time make products to suit the local needs,” added Mr. Sawhney about Renault’s 2 concept cars.
RENAULT KWID 1.0 LITRE SCe AND RENAULT KWID EASY – R
RENAULT KWID 1.0 SCe: All new state-of-the-art 1.0 litre DOHC Smart Control efficiency Engine
Renault presented its brand new 1.0 litre engine with an optimized design for better performance that it plans to launch. The 4 valves per cylinder of the Double Over Head Camshaft layout ensures low pressure drop and super-efficient valve lift for a higher air filling; thus allowing the engine to make usable power at low end, mid-range and high-end rev bands.
This high technology engine offers excellent drivability, be it slick city streets or out in the open highway. Built solid and crafted carefully, this all new 1.0 litre SCe engine takes the ever capable and feature rich Renault KWID to all new heights.
RENAULT KWID EASY-R: INNOVATIVE EASY- R GEAR BOX WITH AUTOMATED GEAR SHIFT
Based on the original philosophy of the Renault KWID – Attractive, Affordable and Innovative, Renault introduces the Renault KWID with the Easy-R Gear Box - an all-new 5-speed Automated Manual Transmission (AMT) a technology derived from Renault’s rich and successful expertise in Formula 1.
Easy-R Gear Box: A clutch free driving experience that combines the fuel economy and performance of a manual transmission with the convenience of automated gear shifting. The Innovative Shift Control Dial with three modes Reverse – Neutral - Drive has been smartly designed for ease of use. An advanced control unit automatically optimizes gear shifting in accordance with driving conditions for smooth and regular acceleration to offer a comfortable and stress-free driving experience. The Crawl function helps move forward and backward slowly without any throttle input.
Renault KWID’s SUV-inspired design offering a high driving position for greater visibility, state-of- the-art Media Nav multimedia & navigation system and the all new Easy-R Gear Box come together to offer an unmatched easy and stress-free experience making it perfect to zip around urban jungles.
RENAULT KWID CLIMBER AND RENAULT KWID RACER
RENAULT KWID CLIMBER
Renault KWID Climber stands tall as an off-roader. With its high ground clearance, wide track, short overhangs and the specially designed pattern of its tyres, this car is built for adventure off the beaten track. It has all the qualities of an off-roader, including a compact footprint, high ground clearance, big bumpers, side protective mouldings, and generous, diamond-effect wheels. Its deep Flame Orange finish underscores the sculpted lines of the body.
The wheel arch extensions are highlighted in electric blue. This draws attention to the robust features which have become the Renault KWID’s hallmark.
The special protective housings of the car’s lights heighten its all-terrain feel. A born off-roader, the Climber draws on the DNA of the Renault KWID to develop its SUV capability to the extreme. The result is a very distinctive personality which suits all types of adventure.
The interior features superior materials, like Nappa leather for the steering wheel and upholstery. The snap hooks, shoulder belts and seat belt straps echo the world of rock-climbing and are another outdoor cue. They also bring a high-tech feel to the cabin.
RENAULT KWID RACER
Renault KWID Racer belongs to an entirely different category of car and conjures up the world of racing, with 18-inch alloy wheels, low-profile tyres, honed aerodynamics, bucket seats and a roll cage.
It boasts of a sporty metallic blue finish. Its wide air intakes are suggestive of performance, while the spoilers and diffuser guarantee outstanding handling. The C-shaped LED lighting signature and the high-tech treatment of the lights signal that the Renault KWID Racer is clearly in tune with Renault’s new design strategy.
The inside of the car features materials like Alcantara, aluminium and carbon. The Titane Black trim is emphasised by touches of anodised red that is suggestive of the world of motor racing.
The totem console in the centre of the dashboard displays the telemetry data so the driver can track his or her performance in real time.
Tightly strapped into a four-point harness in the bucket seat, the driver benefits from a digital rev counter and a leather-trimmed steering wheel which boasts an alloy frame specially designed for racing.
Both the show cars are two distinct cars, which complement each other perfectly.
Renault India Pvt. Ltd. is a fully owned subsidiary of Renault S.A.S. France and currently offers seven models in the Indian market – the premium sedan Fluence, the luxury SUV Koleos, the premium compact car Pulse, the segment-breaker SUV Duster, the premium sedan Scala, the revolutionary MPV Lodgy and the recently-launched global compact hatchback, Renault KWID.
Renault India cars are manufactured in the manufacturing facility located in Oragadam, Chennai, with a capacity of 480,000 units per annum. Currently, Renault India also has a widespread presence of more than 205 sales and service facilities across the country with benchmark sales and service quality.
Renault India’s product line up and services have also seen strong recognition among customers and industry experts alike, winning more than 60 titles, including 31 accolades for Duster as well as awards for Pulse and Scala, making Renault India one of the most awarded automotive brands in a single year in India. The recently launched Renault KWID has already bagged 17 awards, which include 8 Car of the Year Awards.
For Further information, please contact:
Head - Public Affairs and Communication
Renault India Pvt. Ltd.
Mobile: +91 9899629246
The 3rd edition of the Ultimate Biker’s Calendar (UBC), created by Jasminder Singh, an
ardent bike enthusiast and an ace photographer was launched on Sunday, 31st Jan at the
Qla- Opposite Qutub Minar by Arjuna Awardee Ms. Deepa Malik, a renowned name in the
Indian athletics and motorcycling communities.
The calendar features some of the finest superbikes in production in the world and also
some classic hand crafted bikes/trikes along with their proud owners, where the
photographer makes the pictures come out alive.
The theme for the calendar is to promote ‘Road Safety’ and ‘Responsible Riding’. Mr
Jasminder Singh who is the brains behind UBC (Ultimate Biker's Calendar) has amalgamated
his passion for photography & biking and channeled the same to promote the cause of biker
safety by means of this unique concept - The Ultimate bikers Calendar. Through this calendar
the message is to encourage riders to wear proper riding gears and ensure safety while
chasing their passion for biking. Jasminder is the founder of start-up JS Photoworks & and
founder and Creative Director at the start-up Creative Angels- A leading web design agency
in Delhi NCR with client base across the globe.
“The Ultimate Biker’s calendar is the sole outcome of my undying passion for biking &
fabulous superbikes. It is a heartfelt New Year present for the biking brotherhood and as you
flip through its pages, you’ll witness a fusion of photography with a touch of technology to
create a never before experience for the biking fraternity. I am proud to create such a piece
of art which is born out of pure passion and hope that it will be revered by people who
share the zeal.” said Jasminder Singh
The event witnessed a never before display of superbikes from all parts of Delhi-NCR;
ranging from a Harley Davidson, KTM RC8R, Suzuki Hayabusa, Twindian Trike (Custom
made), Kawasaki Ninja, Yamaha R1 & Vmax, Honda Goldwing to a Boss Hoss BHC-3-L3SS
featuring a V8 6200 cc engine from Chevrolet, the only bike available in India. The event also
witnessed tree plantation by the NGO Partner of the event - TRY (Tree Relief & You). The
NGO aims to plant, preserve & protect NCR Delhi's Urban Forest through education, active
citizen participation & advocacy. It is dedicated to ensure that the public passion to protect our
woods & forests is firmly rooted.
The Ultimate Biker’s Calendar 2016 is now available for sale online at
www.ultimatebikerscalendar.com with a price tag of Rs.499/- only, with Nationwide delivery.
The previous editions of the Ultimate Biker’s Calendar had gained tremendous response
with around 5,000 copies being distributed all over India.
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Royal Enfield introduces the most definitive motorcycle for your Himalayan adventure.
New Delhi, India, February 2, 2016: Royal Enfield, the fastest growing motorcycle brand in the world, today introduced the Himalayan—a motorcycle purpose-built for adventure and touring in the Himalayas. Bringing together 60 years of Himalayan riding experiences in a completely ground-up design, and powered by a new LS 410 engine, the Royal Enfield Himalayan paves the way for a purer, non-extreme and more accessible form of adventure touring in India. In fact, its extremely capable off-road capabilities make it adept for riding though potholed urban jungles as it does for treacherous mountain trails.
Introducing the Himalayan, Mr Siddhartha Lal, MD & CEO, Eicher Motors Ltd. said, “Himalayan is the culmination of Royal Enfield’s 60 years of enduring history in its spiritual home—the Himalayas. Our single biggest insight in all these years of riding has been that the best motorcycle for the Himalayas is not one that tries to dominate its landscape, but one that is able to go with its flow. Large adventure tourers that currently define this category, do not fare well in the Himalayas as they are very heavy, extremely complicated, intimidating and not really designed for this environment. With its purpose-built ground-up design, the Himalayan is a simple and capable go-anywhere motorcycle that will redefine adventure touring in India.”
Built on a rugged duplex split cradle frame designed and developed by Harris Performance, the Himalayan is stable and agile in equal parts. A strong mono shock rear suspension with linkage allows for longer travel and delivers a smoother ride experience regardless of terrain. The Himalayan’s 220 mm ground clearance ensures it gobbles up obstacles comfortably be it in the Himalayas, rocky river beds or at stream crossings. An optimal wheel size combination allows for better control while riding over rocks and ruts.
The Himalayan is powered by a completely new and evolved overhead camshaft engine platform that forms the base for its new long stroke LS 410 engine. The all new engine delivers high torque and usable power at lower RPMs. This makes for smooth riding in higher gears at lower speeds, making it easy to climb hills, or to maneuver through traffic. Modern design and materials of the engine translate to increased efficiency and low maintenance, and the engine can go 10,000 kilometers between oil changes.
Speaking at the launch of the Himalayan, Mr Rudratej (Rudy) Singh, President Royal Enfield said, “What excites me about our new motorcycle, is that it fundamentally builds on Royal Enfield’s core philosophy of balancing aspiration with access. It allows both seasoned riders as well as enthusiasts to do more with just one motorcycle. The Himalayan serves the purpose of a seasoned rider and at the same time opens the roads (pun not intended) to many more people who will get the confidence that they can ride on and off the road less traveled, going beyond their day-to-day commuting needs.”
“Functionally - the Himalayan’s non-intimidating spartan design, a flat torque curve, accessible seat height and long suspension travel alongside the ease of ownership, make the Himalayan is an extremely versatile motorcycle that is adept for long rides while equally being the definitive choice to navigate our urban jungles”, Rudy added.
Touring utility is built inherently into the Himalayan. A 15 litre fuel tank provides a long range of approximately 450 kilometers. Luggage mounting points, for hard panniers, soft luggage and jerry cans are integral to the motorcycle’s design. A simple instrument cluster keeps track of speed, direction, ambient temperature, travel time, service intervals and multiple trip distances. Most importantly, an ergonomical sync between footpegs, handlebar & seat height provide a comfortable upright riding posture that is necessary for long rides. An accessible 800mm seat height with lower mass-balance ensure ease of planting feet on ground for complete control. Royal Enfield Himalayan comes fitted with dual-purpose tyres that lend a confident grip and performance across a range of conditions. In addition to complete braking control, the 300mm front and 240mm rear disc brakes help to reduce braking effort.
Royal Enfield has also introduced meticulously designed, purpose-built protective riding gear that caters to the long range tourer traveling to unpredictable places, terrains and climates. The protective gear range includes the 4-season Royal Enfield Darcha riding suit made in collaboration with REV’IT; versatile touring jackets and trousers with Cordura, protective armor, removable thermal liners and breathable waterproof lining. The collection also has riding gloves, riding trousers and riding boots.
Royal Enfield has invested significant time and effort in testing the Himalayan extensively with experts and across multiple terrains for both off-road and on-road manners. Starting from the Bruntingthorpe airfield in UK to the race track in Sriperumbudur, Chennai; from off-road terrains to urban settings and then in real world riding conditions in the Himalayas; the motorcycle has clocked lakhs of kilometers and cumulative mileage before hitting the production line.
The Himalayan is more than the sum of its parts; not only does it deliver on its intent of being a purpose-built motorcycle for the Himalayas, it is also extremely versatile and designed to be your only motorcycle.
Available in two color options—Granite and Snow, the Himalayan will be on display in select Royal Enfield stores in the Delhi and the NCR region from February 3, 2016. Customers can book and test ride the Himalayan across the country from March 17, 2016.
To know more about #Himalayan visit: royalenfield.com/Himalayan
India's biggest Automotive show - Auto Expo is back in the form of 2016 Auto Expo, The Motor show #AETMS16
Stay tuned for daily coverage of the show
Not long ago, there was a kid, only 6 years old and who was fascinated by almost everything around him. He used to love seeing the sparrows on his roof, chirping, making noises, flying around in groups and moreover the part they played in making all his mornings wonderful and fresh. He Loved the morning dew and the chill in the air, Loved the street dogs waiting outside his house for morning meals and none of his mornings were complete without a walk in the farms close to his house. Every time that kid went outside for walk he made points to what he would like to capture to have it with him always but had no way to do so. Till one fine morning he was given permission to use his fathers costly Yashica Camera. And the life was never same again.
He was not only given permission to use the camera but also was given few films which he could use and would be printed later. And so his journey started, To click, To capture, To save what he felt saving for. After school and after studies, he used to get some free time. Other kids loved playing during this free time but he loved carrying the camera and clicking almost everything. At times he would click even though there used to be no film in the camera. He Loved clicking mostly his Dog and the street dogs. Things continued for a while before he got busy with his academics, moved to different parts of the country every few year, got busy making new friends every 3 years and along the way forgot what he loved most doing as a kid.
Few years down the line, things went back full circle when he realised that he still has that undying inner desire of capturing the world though his lens. He remembered how beautiful those childhood memories were and are, and now he understood as why his father gave him the permission to use the Camera. It was all a part of learning cycle to make the kid respect the nature, Loving all living beings irrespective of their colour, caste, religion and at times breed. It taught him how to be a good human being and why capturing good things help us in our life. They give you a push to continue in life when you need it most.
22 years later he was no more a kid. He grew older and now had the time, resources and the people around to give him much required another push. A push to start living his dream of capturing The world around, The Happiness, The Love, The moments, The occasions, the Machines, People and their emotions. And this person is no other then yours truly, the one who is still learning, still experiencing new things and still trying to mark his space- The Pictographer.