Motoroids https://www.motoroids.com Best auto news, reviews and features from the world with focus on India Wed, 30 Sep 2020 07:19:13 +0000 en-GB hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.5.1 https://www.motoroids.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/favicon.png Motoroids https://www.motoroids.com 32 32 Honda H’Ness CB350 Launched At INR 1.9 Lakh https://www.motoroids.com/news/honda-hness-cb350/ https://www.motoroids.com/news/honda-hness-cb350/#respond Wed, 30 Sep 2020 06:28:58 +0000 https://www.motoroids.com/?p=376382 The Honda H’Ness CB350 is a brand new motorcycle which has been developed specifically for India. Flaunting retro styling which takes inspiration from Honda’s bigger CB series motorcycles, the Honda H’Ness CB350 will be powered by a single-cylinder, air-cooled, 350cc engine which cranks out about 21 hp and 30 Nm of torque. The motorcycle is […]

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The Honda H’Ness CB350 is a brand new motorcycle which has been developed specifically for India. Flaunting retro styling which takes inspiration from Honda’s bigger CB series motorcycles, the Honda H’Ness CB350 will be powered by a single-cylinder, air-cooled, 350cc engine which cranks out about 21 hp and 30 Nm of torque. The motorcycle is scheduled for launch today and this post will be updated real-time with all the information. Keep the F5 button busy:

12:35 PM: The long-stroke engine features a balancer to keep vibrations in check. The bike gets loads of chrome-finished bits. Since it’s an India-specific motorcycle, Honda engineers ensured the exhaust sound matched the motorcycle’s styling. The motorcycle was developed over a period of two years where the Honda India team was in the lead.

Honda H’Ness CB350 side profile

12:27: The Honda H’ness CB350 will be available at INR 1.9 lakh (Ex-showroom). The bike will be available at Big Wing outlets for touch-n-feel at Gurgaon, Delhi, Cochin and Mumbai.

Honda H’Ness CB350 Rear

12:18 PM: The Honda H’Ness CB 350 features semi-digital instrumentation, dual-channel ABS and an LED headlight and tail light. The bike also gets an assist clutch, a smartphone pairing system. The engine develops 30 Nm of peak torque at 3000 rpm. It also gets HSTC (Honda Selectable Torque Control).

Honda H’Ness CB350 Red and Black

12: 11 PM: 50 new Big Wing outlets will be open across India by the end of 2020. These outlets will also sell world-class riding gear

Honda H’Ness CB350 Colour options

12:05 PM: At least four new motorcycles will expand Honda’s premium portfolio for India

Upcoming Honda BIkes in India

12:02 PM: Mr Noriaki Abe talks about the brand new Honda ‘CB’

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Tata Altroz Turbo Specs And Prices Leaked https://www.motoroids.com/news/tata-altroz-turbo-specs-and-prices-leaked/ https://www.motoroids.com/news/tata-altroz-turbo-specs-and-prices-leaked/#respond Wed, 30 Sep 2020 06:18:57 +0000 https://www.motoroids.com/?p=376376 Tata Motors launched its premium hatchback, the Altroz, earlier this year. Although it also offers a 1.5-litre diesel engine, the 1.2-litre petrol motor lacked the firepower required for a hatchback of this class. However, it seems that a turbo-petrol version is almost ready and should arrive just in time to compete with the upcoming new-gen […]

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Tata Motors launched its premium hatchback, the Altroz, earlier this year. Although it also offers a 1.5-litre diesel engine, the 1.2-litre petrol motor lacked the firepower required for a hatchback of this class. However, it seems that a turbo-petrol version is almost ready and should arrive just in time to compete with the upcoming new-gen Hyundai i20. It has already been spied on multiple occasions, sporting a turbo badge at the rear and donning a new shade of blue.

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The turbo-petrol variant was first showcased in production form at the 2019 Geneva Motor Show. Tata Motors too, has been pretty vocal on multiple occasions, giving an official nod that they indeed are developing a turbo-petrol Altroz. And now, a new document of the turbo-petrol variant has leaked, revealing the prices as well as the specs.

Tata altroz turbo petrol

Specifications

As we expected earlier, the Altroz will come with a 1.2-litre three-cylinder turbo petrol engine. Performance figures stand at 110 PS of peak power and a peak torque of 140 Nm. It is being speculated that Tata Motors will offer the Altroz with a DCT transmission instead of an AT found on the Nexon. The leaked documents suggest that transmission options are most likely to be a 6-speed manual gearbox, while the aforementioned DCT is expected to be introduced later down the line. The document also suggests that the 1.2-litre turbo petrol engine will be offered with four variants including XT, XT (O), XZ and XZ (O).

Altroz turbo leaked specs

Pricing

Like we mentioned earlier, the leaked documents also contain its prices. The prices for the Altroz Turbo will start at INR 7.99 lakh for the XT variant, INR 8.19 lakh for the XT (O) variant, INR 8.59 lakh for the XZ variant and INR 8.75 lakh for the XZ (O) variant. All prices are ex-showroom. Now that all the major details are out in the open, we can expect Tata Motors to officially launch the Altroz in the upcoming festive season. Tata has already filed for its registration. We can also expect to see some visual changes to differentiate it from the standard variants and reflect its performance-based character.

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The currently available 1.2-litre naturally aspirated petrol engine on the Altroz produces 85bhp and 113Nm and comes with a 5-speed manual transmission. Currently, the Tata Altroz petrol variant retails for Rs 5.44 lakh to Rs 7.89 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). The Altroz’s rivals, the Maruti Suzuki Baleno and Hyundai i20, both feature a 1.2-litre naturally-aspirated petrol engine. The introduction of more powerful turbo petrol will certainly give the Altroz an edge over its rivals. In this price segment, the only other hatchback offered with a turbo petrol engine is the Volkswagen Polo 1.0 TSI which packs a 110bhp and 175Nm three-cylinder turbocharged petrol engine and is considered as a fun-to-drive car. Another considerable option in this segment is the Hyundai Grand i10 Nios Turbo which makes 100 PS and 171 nm of torque from its 1.0-litre 3-cylinder turbo petrol engine.

Also read: Tata Motors Makes Diesel Variants Of Altroz More Affordable

Apart from the turbo-petrol engine, the enthusiast in us also wants to see some revisions to the stock suspension setup, to complement its added performance. Let’s see what Tata Motors has in store for us.

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Tata Motors Launches India’s First 4×2 Prime Mover With 55 Tonne GCW https://www.motoroids.com/news/tata-motors-launches-indias-first-4x2-prime-mover-with-55-tonne-gcw/ https://www.motoroids.com/news/tata-motors-launches-indias-first-4x2-prime-mover-with-55-tonne-gcw/#respond Wed, 30 Sep 2020 05:23:09 +0000 https://www.motoroids.com/?p=376366 Tata Motors has announced the launch of the Signa 5525.S, which comes with a 55-tonne GCW, which is India’s highest Gross Combination Weight in any prime mover (tractor) in the 4×2 segment. On the performance front, the Signa 5525.S 4×2 prime mover is powered by a Cummins 6.7-litre engine with a power rating of 250bhp […]

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Tata Motors has announced the launch of the Signa 5525.S, which comes with a 55-tonne GCW, which is India’s highest Gross Combination Weight in any prime mover (tractor) in the 4×2 segment. On the performance front, the Signa 5525.S 4×2 prime mover is powered by a Cummins 6.7-litre engine with a power rating of 250bhp and torque rating of 950Nm from 1000-1800rpm, ensuring fatigue-less driving and reduced turnaround time for more trips and higher revenue. The drivetrain is equipped with a G1150 9-speed gearbox, 430mm dia. organic clutch and heavy-duty RA110 rear axle with enhanced pulling power; designed for demanding terrain and multiple application requirements. The Signa 5525.S is also equipped with 3 drive modes – Light, Medium and Heavy, coupled with Gear Shift Advisor to ensure optimum power and torque selection, based on the load and terrain, and on-drive coaching for right gear selection ensuring high fuel efficiency and the lowest total cost of operations in its segment.

Tata Signa 5525.S (1)

Speaking at the launch, Mr RT Wasan, Vice President, Product Line, M&HCV, Tata Motors said, “With the introduction of the Signa 5525.S 4×2, Tata Motors continues its mission to be the pioneer in the Indian commercial vehicle industry with the widest range of products, offering its customers the best-in-class solutions to improve their overall profitability through both levers of higher revenue generation and operating cost reduction. Continuing with our constant endeavour to deliver the best product offering to our esteemed customers, we are happy to announce that we are the first manufacturer to offer the 55-tonne GCW on a 4×2 prime mover. Through our Power of 6 philosophy, we will continue to offer best-in-class products and solutions and further strengthen our numero uno position in both the cargo and construck segments. Each of these new vehicles come factory fitted with the Tata Motors’ digital solution for optimal fleet management, the Fleet Edge, to further enhance the productivity of the fleet and improve customer profitability.”

The new model is available with the company’s popular Signa cabin, which is also the country’s highest-selling M&HCV cabin offering. It comes with a 3-way mechanically adjustable driving seat, spacious sleeper berth, tilt & telescopic steering system and ample utility space. The Signa 5525.S’ suspended cabin guarantees lower NVH characteristics and the company claims that the cabin will provide a comfortable ride even on tough terrains.

Tata Motors upgraded BS6 range of commercial vehicles

In terms of features, the cabin comes with air conditioning system coupled with Ambient Air Temperature sensor to ensure lower fuel consumption. The cabin is also crash-tested and comes with a high seating position, bigger daylight opening, rearview mirror, blind spot mirror, solid steel 3-piece bumper, Engine Brake and iCGT brake. If that’s not enough to convince you, Tata Motors has also added the standard fitment of Fleet Edge, which is the next-gen digital solution for optimal fleet management, to further increase the uptime and reduce the total cost of ownership.

The Signa 5525.S 4×2 offers a one-stop solution to its customers, with multiple advantages like better financing terms, earning from delivery day, nationwide service warranty and higher resale value, to name a few. The entire range of Tata Motors M&HCV trucks comes with a warranty of 6 years / 6 lakh kilometres, which is the highest offering in the industry. Tata Motors also offers Sampoorna Seva 2.0 and Tata Samarth, the company’s commitment to commercial vehicle driver welfare, uptime guarantee, on-site service, and customised annual maintenance and fleet management solutions with each M&HCV.

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BS6 BMW G310 Twins Will Arrive On 8th October https://www.motoroids.com/news/bs6-bmw-g310-twins-will-arrive-on-8th-october/ https://www.motoroids.com/news/bs6-bmw-g310-twins-will-arrive-on-8th-october/#respond Wed, 30 Sep 2020 05:19:34 +0000 https://www.motoroids.com/?p=376369 BMW Motorrad India has been teasing the launch of the BS6 G310R and G310 GS for some time now and now the company has announced that it will launch the BS6 iterations of the G310 twins on 8th October. BMW Motorrad has already started accepting bookings of the same. When the BMW G310 twins were […]

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BMW Motorrad India has been teasing the launch of the BS6 G310R and G310 GS for some time now and now the company has announced that it will launch the BS6 iterations of the G310 twins on 8th October. BMW Motorrad has already started accepting bookings of the same. When the BMW G310 twins were first introduced here, the twins were the latecomers to the party where all the other affordable performance motorcycles were already grooving to the beats. And the same scenario is being replicated now as well because almost all the other motorcycles in this segment are already BS6 compliant.

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The updated versions of the twins have been spotted testing on Indian roads and in some instances, European roads on multiple occasions.

BMW G310 BS6 Teaser

BMW Motorrad made the announcement of the launch date accompanied with another teaser image. The teaser images reveal a new LED headlamp. The other big change will be a BS6/Euro5 compliant engine. For the uninitiated, the G310 twins are locally assembled at TVS’ Hosur manufacturing facility and share its powertrains and platform with the Indian manufacturer’s flagship Apache RR310. The 2020 BS6 BMW G310 twin spy images revealed a redesigned headlamp unit and a revised digital instrument console as well. The overall shape of the headlamp unit will remain the same, but the cluster will sport a new design for a sharper look. The side panels could be new as well and relay a sense of sportiness to the bike, compared to the current version that looks all sobered up.

Spy pictures

While it wasn’t very clear in the spy pictures, it seemed that the body panels of the eco-friendlier G 310 GS had been tweaked for a sportier look. Also, the beak of the ADV appeared to be narrower than that of the BS4 model. The forthcoming BMW G 310 GS would also feature a set of new LED indicators along with a slightly reworked exhaust.

BMW G 310 twins spotted

Both the BMW G 310 twins are powered by a 313 cc single-cylinder, liquid-cooled engine which produced output figures of 34 PS and 28 Nm in its BS4 form. The updated bikes will use a BS6 version of the same mill. The power and torque outputs are likely to be more or less the same. It will be paired to a 6-speed manual gearbox. Like the RR 310, BMW’s bikes could also feature riding modes, a slipper clutch and ride-by-wire.

Also read: The Moto S450RR Looks Like German Sausage, Tastes Like Rotten Meat

In their BS4 form, the G 310 GS and the G 310 R were retailed at an ex-showroom price of Rs 3.49 lakh and Rs 2.99 lakh. The BMW G310R competes with the likes of Honda CB300R and KTM 390 Duke but is more expensive than both of them and as for the BMW G310 GS, its direct competitor is the KTM Adventure 390. Like we mentioned earlier, all the company dealerships in India have started accepting bookings wherein prospective customers can also visit the company website to fill an online enquiry. It could really work in BMW Motorrad’s favour if it could somehow bring the prices down a bit, rather than giving the G310 twins a price bump.

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Mahindra Thar Accessories Leaked, Will Come With Regular and Adventure Accessories https://www.motoroids.com/news/mahindra-thar-accessories-leaked-will-come-with-regular-and-adventure-accessories/ https://www.motoroids.com/news/mahindra-thar-accessories-leaked-will-come-with-regular-and-adventure-accessories/#respond Tue, 29 Sep 2020 13:00:59 +0000 https://www.motoroids.com/?p=376362 Mahindra is all set to launch the all-new Thar on 2nd October. The homegrown manufacturer has also announced that the bookings of the all-new Thar will commence on the same day. One of the most defining traits of the Thar apart from its ruggedness has always been its customization possibilities. The Thar is so popular […]

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Mahindra is all set to launch the all-new Thar on 2nd October. The homegrown manufacturer has also announced that the bookings of the all-new Thar will commence on the same day. One of the most defining traits of the Thar apart from its ruggedness has always been its customization possibilities. The Thar is so popular in customization circles that a bone-stock Thar is a rare sight on the road. If you are thinking of booking yourself a Thar and have already thought of umpteen ways you are going to customize it, there’s good news for you.

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Apparently, Mahindra is going to offer a wide array of optional accessories with the Thar. While we still wait for the official prices to roll out, the accessories list of the model has been leaked on the web.

Mahindra thar accessories (1)

Regular accessories

As suggested by the leaked images, the Thar will be offered with a range of regular accessories as well as adventure accessories. Regular accessories for the Thar’s exteriors include a style kit, claddings, chrome kit, chrome appliques, footsteps, body decals, alloy wheels, wheel covers, front DRLs, and front fog lights. Mahindra will also offer a bunch of accessories to soup-up its cabin. It is worth noting that Mahindra has significantly improved the Thar’s cabin over its predecessor. The cabin can be customized with accessories like amplifier and subwoofer pack, roof speaker mounting kit for the second row, body covers, scuff plates, seat covers, steering cover, floor mats, lamination mats, magnetic sunshades.

Adventure accessories

Like we mentioned earlier, Thar will also be offered with adventure accessories. The list includes Go-Pro adventure camera, and its accessories, moulded mud flaps, tyre repair kit, digital tyre gauge, RV air compressor, sim band, towel, cooled arm sleeves. Considering the fact that the Thar owners will eventually step out in the wilderness, Mahindra will also offer camping accessories like tin shovel, sleeping bag, sleeping bed, tents and backpack among many others.

Mahindra thar accessories

All-new Mahindra Thar specs

Compared to the older model, the new Thar has been tweaked to appeal to a new set of buyers and also those who liked what it offered but sat on the fence as it wasn’t a practical vehicle for everybody. Mahindra has addressed that and will offer the new Thar in two variants – AX and LX. The new Thar gets an updated version of the 2.2-litre mHawk diesel engine which cranks out 130hp, 300Nm and will be available with a 6-speed manual gearbox and an optional, Aisin-sourced, 6-speed torque converter.

Also read: All-New 2020 Mahindra Thar Gets Stuck in a Lake

All new mahindra Thar

If you like petrol engines, the 2.0-litre mStallion motor will also be on offer. It cranks out 150hp of power and 300 Nm (MT), 320Nm (AT) of torque. Transmission options include a 6-speed manual and a 6-speed automatic gearbox. Colours on offer are – Red Rage, Mystic Copper, Napoli Black, Aquamarine, Galaxy Grey and Rocky Beige. The new Thar can wade through 650mm of water and offers an unladen ground clearance of 227mm and approach, ramp-over and departure angles of 42 degrees, 27 degrees and 37 degrees. All variants will offer a manual shifter for the 4WD drivetrain with 2H, 4H, and 4L modes.

Image credits: Team BHP

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Mercedes-Benz Hits A Rough Patch Over Continuous Recalls and Hefty Fines https://www.motoroids.com/news/mercedes-benz-hits-a-rough-patch-over-continuous-recalls-and-hefty-fines/ https://www.motoroids.com/news/mercedes-benz-hits-a-rough-patch-over-continuous-recalls-and-hefty-fines/#respond Tue, 29 Sep 2020 12:13:38 +0000 https://www.motoroids.com/?p=376360 Mercedes-Benz Australia recently issued a recall of 956 AMG vehicles with Model Years from 2015 to 2018 (MY15-MY18). The concerned model line-up includes the likes of the GT, GT S and C63 from the 2015 to 2018 model years. The recall was issued over potentially malfunctioning ECUs that might lead to faulty emissions. This is not […]

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Mercedes-Benz Australia recently issued a recall of 956 AMG vehicles with Model Years from 2015 to 2018 (MY15-MY18). The concerned model line-up includes the likes of the GT, GT S and C63 from the 2015 to 2018 model years. The recall was issued over potentially malfunctioning ECUs that might lead to faulty emissions. This is not the first time the German carmaker has found itself in trouble over emission issues.

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A couple of weeks back, Automaker Daimler AG and subsidiary Mercedes-Benz USA agreed to pay $1.5 billion to the U.S. government and California state regulators to resolve allegations they cheated on emissions tests. More on that later.

Mercedes Benz C63 AMG Saloon Paris Motor Show Launch – 2

 

Recall in Australia

The 956 AMG vehicles which were recalled in Australia were sold locally between May 1, 2015, and July 30, 2017. The information was released by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC). According to the agency, if the engine remains turned off for almost three days, then the computer could malfunction and the car would not meet the required safety emissions. “If the vehicle is shut off for more than 67 hours, the engine control unit (ECU) may not function as intended”, the ACCC noted, adding that “the vehicle may not meet the required emissions standards.”

Hefty fines

Like we mentioned earlier, the German carmaker agreed to pay $1.5 billion to the U.S. government and California state regulators. The U.S. Department of Justice, Environmental Protection Agency and the California attorney general’s office said Daimler violated environmental laws by using so-called “defeat device software” to circumvent emissions testing. In doing so, the companies sold roughly 250,000 cars and vans between 2009 and 2016 with diesel engines that didn’t meet state and federal standards.

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The settlement, which includes civil penalties and still awaits court approval in Washington, will require Daimler to fix the already sold vehicles. Daimler AG must repair at least 85% of the affected cars within two years and at least 85% of the affected vans within three years, justice department officials said. The company must also offer extended warranties to drivers on certain vehicle parts and conduct emissions tests on the repaired vehicles each year for the next five years.

G63 Recalled in India

Speaking about recalls, a recent recall was issued for 51 units of the Mercedes-AMG G63 sold in India to rectify a child safety lock problem. The units with the issue were manufactured between 9th July 2018 and 10th July 2019, said Mercedes-AMG apart from issuing a statement explaining what went wrong.

Also read: Mercedes-Benz Issues Another Recall In North America, This Time For ESP Related Issues

2018 Mercedes-Benz G63 AMG Side View

According to the manufacturer, the lock symbol embossed on the operating lever for the child safety lock in the G63 may show the locking status incorrectly. Thus, it might be possible to open the rear doors from the inside despite the symbol showing that the door is locked, which could result in the rear seat occupants getting injured or being exposed to potential danger.

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Triumph Trident Enters Final Stage of Testing https://www.motoroids.com/news/triumph-trident-enters-final-stage-of-testing/ https://www.motoroids.com/news/triumph-trident-enters-final-stage-of-testing/#respond Tue, 29 Sep 2020 11:42:27 +0000 https://www.motoroids.com/?p=376354 Only a few weeks after Triumph unveiled the Trident motorcycle’s prototype version at the London Design Museum, the British bike maker has now released a new set of images of the Trident. This time around, the upcoming motorcycle is showcased in its final stage of testing, and were taken in and around the Triumph headquarters […]

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Only a few weeks after Triumph unveiled the Trident motorcycle’s prototype version at the London Design Museum, the British bike maker has now released a new set of images of the Trident. This time around, the upcoming motorcycle is showcased in its final stage of testing, and were taken in and around the Triumph headquarters in Hinckley. The motorcycle will arrive at the dealerships next spring at a price the manufacturer said “represents great value”, with a “full reveal” to follow in the coming weeks.

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Triumph has been working on the middle-weight motorcycle since the last 4 years and the new bike will see the light of the day in 2021. Once launched, it might become the most affordable Triumph.

Triumph trident final testing

The motorcycle caters to the roadster class and Triumph is eyeing to steal some attention from the likes of Kawasaki Z650, Honda CB650R and the Yamaha MT-07. The Trident will sit below the Street Triple family. Triumph used to sell motorcycles under the ‘Trident’ moniker back in 1990s. Triumph has also revealed that it is going to be priced aggressively in order to appeal to a large number of motorcyclists who want to get themselves a not-too-racetrack-oriented middleweight machine. The new set of pictures reveal that the motorcycle has entered its final stage of testing and bears a camouflaged coating. We do get a glimpse at the headlamp unit and some more minute details.

Triumph trident final testing (2)

The design

The designing part is being taken care of by Rodolfo Frascoli who is also responsible for designing the current Tiger 900. While the Street Triple is positioned as an aggressive naked motorcycle, the Trident will have a more relaxed approach. The wide handlebars, seat height and the footpeg position show that the motorcycle can also double-up as your touring companion. The roadster features a minimalist, uncluttered design characterized by a muscular fuel tank with accentuated knee indents, cantilevered tailpiece devoid of bodywork, circular headlamp (appears to be an LED unit), and a simple digital instrument console. Other features that will be there on the Trident include an underbelly exhaust and upside-down front suspension.

Triumph trident final testing (3)

The powertrain

The details regarding the specifications of the motorcycle like weight, drivetrain and components like the brakes and the suspension are yet to be disclosed by Triumph. What will set apart the Trident from the rest of its rivals is the fact that it is going to have a three-cylinder configuration. Its main rivals are powered by either four-cylinder engine or a twin-cylinder engine. It has been claimed that this powertrain will have the ‘perfect balance of low down torque and top-end power.’ The other thing that Triumph confirmed was that the Trident will have a steel chassis in the interest of cost and not an aluminium one like the Street Triple has.

Also read: Triumph Rocket 3 GT Introduced In India At INR 18.40 Lakh

Triumph trident final testing (1)

We can expect the roadster to be introduced in India a few months after its international debut. One major thing that we should get out of the way is that this isn’t the Bajaj-Triumph product, which is set to debut in 2022. Triumph has particularly focused on Trident’s aggressive pricing, hinting that once launched, it could become the most affordable Triumph. Making the brand accessible to a larger number of motorcyclists is the prime focus of the British marque.

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Benelli TNT 650 GT Patent Image Leaked https://www.motoroids.com/news/benelli-tnt-650-gt-patent-image-leaked/ https://www.motoroids.com/news/benelli-tnt-650-gt-patent-image-leaked/#respond Tue, 29 Sep 2020 08:41:33 +0000 https://www.motoroids.com/?p=376345 Benelli fanboys might remember the TNT 600 GT which was essentially Benelli’s take at making an ADV-tourer. Based on the TNT600i, the TNT 600 GT was known for its big and bulky looks and not to forget, the inline-4 cylinder howl. When it existed, it used to have one of the best exhaust notes in […]

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Benelli fanboys might remember the TNT 600 GT which was essentially Benelli’s take at making an ADV-tourer. Based on the TNT600i, the TNT 600 GT was known for its big and bulky looks and not to forget, the inline-4 cylinder howl. When it existed, it used to have one of the best exhaust notes in its segment but just like other Benelli motorcycles, it was discontinued as well. It seems like the Italian brand, under Chinese ownership, is looking forward to reviving the TNT 600 GT.

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The Qianjiang Group-owned brand has filed type approval documents in China which reveal a new 650 cc touring bike. It looks strikingly similar to the TNT 600 GT we had on sale here, hinting that it will receive a minor displacement bump.

Benelli TNT 650 GT

Euro 5 emission norms will come into action from January 1st, 2021 and to meet the stricter standards without a drop in performance, manufacturers are trying to bump up the displacement of their offerings. Yamaha is reportedly doing it with its 900cc triple-cylinder platform and it seems like Benelli is going on a similar path. The leaked motorcycle might look based on the Benelli 600GT, but now it gets a ‘650’ designation, although the actual engine capacity will be 628 cc. We recently reported that Benelli is developing as much as 10 engines and this updated four-cylinder engine might be one of them.

The changes

As far as visual appearance goes, it does sport some crucial design changes as compared to the TNT 600 GT. The patented motorcycle seems more adventurous and touring capable, with sturdy alloy panniers, and a taller windscreen.  Another crucial change is the handlebar position which now seems wider and taller for a more comfortable riding position. Adding to its adventure quotient is the pair of handguards, which seem to have been borrowed from the Benelli TRK adventure bike. It is also expected to have a reduced wheelbase. It might get a bigger engine but the performance figures are expected to remain the same. It is most probably going to develop the same 84 bhp as the old 600 cc variant. Like the rest of its new models, we are expecting Benelli to load the new 650 GT with a fancy instrument cluster as well.

Benelli’s new engines

The ‘On a roll’ phrase would be an understatement for Benelli, given the current scenario. It legit feels like everyone at Benelli’s headquarters have taken something which have made them hyperactive. The Italian brand, now owned by a Chinese company unveiled a hoard of new motorcycles at the CIMA. And now, images of a presentation have leaked online which reveal that Benelli is developing as much as 10 engines which it will swap in its upcoming motorcycles. The engines displace between 250cc-1200cc and will be equipped across its portfolio.

Also read: The SRK600 Has Been Launched But It’s Not A Benelli

Benelli new engine plaforms

Benelli’s parent company, QJ Motor recently joined hands with MV Agusta and will take care of the latter’s distribution in China. The symbiotic relationship will then further evolve where Benelli will carry out engine research. Expect Benelli to bring the updated models in India by the end of this year or sometime next year.

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Aprilia Tuareg 660 Spotted Testing https://www.motoroids.com/news/aprilia-tuareg-660-spotted-testing/ https://www.motoroids.com/news/aprilia-tuareg-660-spotted-testing/#respond Tue, 29 Sep 2020 06:30:17 +0000 https://www.motoroids.com/?p=376337 We often see manufacturers developing a wide variety of motorcycles using the same platform. Now it seems like Aprilia has taken a similar path. Aprilia has been absent from the middleweight segment but the RS 660 will mark the Italian marque’s foray into the 600-800cc segment. It is also out in the open that the […]

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We often see manufacturers developing a wide variety of motorcycles using the same platform. Now it seems like Aprilia has taken a similar path. Aprilia has been absent from the middleweight segment but the RS 660 will mark the Italian marque’s foray into the 600-800cc segment. It is also out in the open that the Tuono 660 will also follow sometime later. What’s new is, there’s another motorcycle which will be joining the supersport and the naked. And guess what? It is going to be an adventure tourer and will be dubbed as ‘Tuareg 660’ which was recently spied.

Revival of the Tuareg moniker?

For the uninitiated, Aprilia has made adventure motorcycles under the Tuareg brand name for years and the revival of the Tuareg moniker couldn’t have happened at a better time.

Aprilia Tuareg 660 (1)

Expected features

Adventure tourers are gaining huge popularity and the 660 triplets from Aprilia will mean a ruthless onslaught from the Italian brand. Although the spy shots do not reveal much, it is safe to assume that the Tuareg 660 will be powered by the same 660cc parallel-twin engine which dishes out 100bhp. We can expect Aprilia to retune the engine to suit the characteristics of the Tuareg. More torque low down rather than more power higher up should be the way to go. Similar to other Aprilia big bikes, the feature list might also be impressive with things like cruise control, cornering ABS, traction control, multiple riding modes and a TFT screen.

Aprilia Tuareg 660

The overall silhouette reveals that it is going to be purpose-built and it might turn out to be capable enough to endure some serious beating. It looks like a large enduro motorcycle and also seen is wire-spoke rims at both ends, a high rise handlebar, a short windshield and an extremely high upswept exhaust. Unlike the Kawasaki Versys 650 which is a soft-roader, we can expect the Tuareg 660 to be more in line with the likes of Yamaha Tenere 700. Aprilia teased the Tuareg 660 last year as well, at the EICMA but now that it is spotted out in the open, we can expect to see it in its production guise soon.  Although the styling isn’t clearly visible in the picture, expect it to sport a headlamp and tail lamp design similar to its RS660 and Tuono 660 siblings.

Aprilia SXR160

Talking about Aprilia’s India operations, it recently teased its upcoming sporty SXR160 scooter, on their official website. Manufacturers like Honda and TVS have enjoyed a huge chunk of market share for the scooter segment in India, for decades. But now, the time is changing, and so is the demand, which has allowed other two-wheeler manufacturers to grab a piece of the pie in the Indian market. One such segment which is gaining popularity in India is the maxi-scooter segment.

Also read: Aprilia To Introduce Sub-400cc Motorcycles In India

aprilia sxr160 teaser pic

The SXR169 will retain the typical sporty character, just like the SR range and will also come with 12-inch alloy wheels. The SXR160 will share the same engine, which is a 160cc, BS6 compliant single-cylinder engine, which produces 11 bhp of power and 11.6 Nm of peak torque. Also, other things which the scooter will share with the SR range is the suspension and brakes.

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Honda 2 Wheelers India Conducts All Females Digital Road Safety Awareness Training https://www.motoroids.com/news/honda-2-wheelers-india-conducts-all-females-digital-road-safety-awareness-training/ https://www.motoroids.com/news/honda-2-wheelers-india-conducts-all-females-digital-road-safety-awareness-training/#respond Tue, 29 Sep 2020 06:13:00 +0000 https://www.motoroids.com/?p=376329 Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India Pvt. Ltd. (HMSI) conducted its Digital Road Safety Awareness Training exclusively for females. This program is aimed to make women independent & safe riders in the challenging times of this new normal. The digital safety awareness training called ‘Honda Road Safety E-Gurukul’ has successfully educated over 160 females including working women, housewives, young […]

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Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India Pvt. Ltd. (HMSI) conducted its Digital Road Safety Awareness Training exclusively for females. This program is aimed to make women independent & safe riders in the challenging times of this new normal. The digital safety awareness training called ‘Honda Road Safety E-Gurukul’ has successfully educated over 160 females including working women, housewives, young school & college students, teachers & staff through three different, 1-hour learning programs across 6 cities of Southern and Western parts of India. These cities include Chennai, Coimbatore, Trichy, Hyderabad, Thane and Yeola.

Honda 2Wheelers India conducts Digital Road Safety Awareness Training exclusively for females

Official statement

Speaking on this initiative, Mr Prabhu Nagaraj, Senior Vice President – Brand & Communications, Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India Pvt. Ltd. said, Empowering women to be independent riders, Honda launched its unique Dream Riding initiative for females. Further keeping up to its commitment to build more confident female riders in the new social distancing era, Honda has initiated digital road safety awareness training exclusively for females. We are delighted with the response from more than 160 females who actively participated in Honda Road Safety E-Gurukul and learnt about the important aspects of safe riding habits & road safety norms.”

Keeping it informative yet engaging, Honda’s road safety instructors utilized Road Safety Learning Programs to enhance the retention of Road Safety awareness. The training focused on explaining the importance of safe riding etiquettes, safety gears, road rules, traffic signs through a mix of theory, videos and case studies. The 1-hour long video session was followed by a Question & Answer session for resolving queries on various topics.

Honda Activa largest selling two wheeler India

As a socially responsible corporate, Honda is actively contributing to spread road safety awareness and has already educated over 2.50 lakh people in Tamil Nadu through its regular activities and awareness camps in traffic training parks, schools, colleges & corporates. While sensitizing people from all age groups, Honda has made 36 lakh Indians aware on road safety through its 14 adopted traffic training parks, which include 2 parks in Delhi, and rest in Jaipur, Chandigarh, Bhubaneswar, Cuttack, Yeola, Hyderabad, Chennai, Ludhiana, Coimbatore, Trichy, Karnal and Thane. The company has also focused on training learners license applicants and traffic rule violators at its 4 traffic parks in Karnal, Bhubaneswar, Trichy & Coimbatore, and 4 safety driving education centres at Ranchi, Kozhikode, Vijayawada and Una, and regular activities for schools, colleges, corporate & societies.

Furthermore, Honda is also spreading road safety awareness amidst this pandemic, in a digital way, through its Road Safety E-Gurukul started in May’20 and has educated over 40,000 people across 68 cities and 19 States and U.Ts. Together, with the support of civil society, Honda is making all efforts to ensure that Indians are safer on roads as India continues to unlock further in the times to come.

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