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Honda_Activa_3G_LeftHonda 2 Wheelers today announced the continued success of its popular automatic scooter Activa, which has bagged the title for being country’s top selling scooter for the fifth time this fiscal in January 2016. Last month Honda sold a total of 210,123 units of the iconic automatic scooter Activa in India crossing the 2 lakh sales mark. This brings the Activa’s sales over four times bigger than the nearest competition, Hero Maestro, which recorded total sales of 48,000 units in January 2016.

In its official statement, Honda 2 Wheelers mentioned that to meet the growing demand for the Active, the company is currently manufacturing the scooter is all four plants at Manesar Tapukara, Narsapuram, and Vithalapur. In fact it’s not just the Activa, but all the Honda scooter models are in the top 10 selling scooter models in the month, says Yadvinder Singh Guleria, senior VP for sales & marketing at Honda Motorcycle & Scooter.

Commenting on this new milestone Gularia said, “For Honda, 2016 is a landmark year and the positive momentum will only grow further. Honda’s new 4th plant in Gujarat – its first scooter only factory has started commercial production in January 2016. This is a GAME CHANGER. The additional capacity will help us to spread ‘Scooterization’ even to the last mile network and serve our customers with speed. Parallely, this plant now allows us to optimize production of motorcycles with special focus on recent fun motorcycle launches viz. Livo, CB Shine SP and CB Hornet 160R.”

In terms of impact on industry, thanks to the growing sales of the Honda Activa, the Japanese two-wheeler giant was able to help the industry grow by 2 per cent points to 30% in April-January period of FY’2015-16. And this is just with Honda’s contribution of automatic scooters. In addition Honda 2 Wheelers saw some great success in the motorcycle segment as well with the newly launched Honda Live 110cc motorcycle and much more popular 125cc premium commuter CB Shine.

In a very short span since its launch, Honda’s urban sporty 110cc motorcycle Livo has crossed 1 lakh unit sales milestone led by overwhelming demand of first time aspirational urban customers. This milestone comes at a time when overall 110cc mass motorcycle segment continues to decline by -6% led by weak buying sentiment in rural economy. At the same time Honda’s leading 125cc premium commuter CB Shine reclaimed the premier spot as segment leader with 76,562 units being sold last month. With this the CB Shine sales jumped a massive 23% taking Honda’s pushing Honda’s market share in the segment up to 46%.





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With car sales down, it has been quite a challenge that the automotive industry is facing. However, there is one part of it that is doing well and that is the motorcycle segment. Most of the concentration with regards to sales has been the 100-110cc commuter bike segment.

The segment has already registered over 6.2 million sales in the financial year of 2013-14. The success has been thanks to the concentration of the companies on mileage over power. Hero Motocorp over the years has had strong presence in this segment but bikes like Honda’s Dream Neo has managed to give the likes of the Splendor tough competition.

TVS recently made the headlines by introducing the Star city+ and Yamaha too has announced plans to manufacture world’s cheapest motorcycle costingRs. 30000 in India to attempt and establish themselves in the commuter bike segment.

With more than 20 offerings in this segment we give you the top picks:

TVS Star City Plus

TVS is back with the launch of the Star City Plus which is the latest avatar from the Star bike family. The bike was first showcased at the Delhi Auto Expo and is a refreshed and premium variant aimed to attract young buyers who are now spoilt for choice in this continuously growing entry-level motorcycle segment. Since this is the most recent one to be launched we wait to see how the market reacts to it. But TVS has made it one competitive bike.

Price: Rs. 44,000 (ex-Showroom, Delhi)

Engine: 109cc

Claimed Mileage: 86 km/l

Hero Splendor

Now, there is a slight confusion over the number of Splendors in the market. There is the Splendor Plus, Splendor Pro, Splendor NXG and the latest of them all, the Splendor i-smart. With so many versions, it is easy to see how successful this bike has been for Hero. The easy to maintain 100cc engine, has made life easier for customers and with the i-smart the company is taking it to the next level. The i-smart has a new technology developed by the company called the i2S. This green technology helps the engine to shut automatically when idling and turns it on when needed thus increasing the fuel efficiency. So, a Start/ Stop function in a bike.

Price: Rs. 42,750-48,550

Engine: 98cc – 104cc

Mileage: 65-70 km/l

Honda Dream Neo

The Honda Dream Neo was the 2014 NDTV motorcycle of the year in the upto 110cc segment. It is the first commuter segment bike from HMSI to get HET or Honda Eco Technology. The styling and mature looking bike with an analogue speedometer and fuel-gauge was an instant hit. Value for money is the only way to describe this bike.

Price: Rs.43,842-47,869 (ex-showroom Delhi)

Engine: 109cc

Claim mileage: 72 km/l

Honda Twister

Now some might say that this is an old bike and yes it has been in the market for a while now. The sharp looks and slightly raked rear shows that the target audience is the youth. With the 110 cc engine and the smooth gear box the Twister scores high on ride and handling as well.

Price: Rs. 47,691

Engine: 109cc

Claim mileage: 74 km/l

Bajaj Discover 100M

Now, one cannot completely discount Bajaj from this competition and with the Discover line-up of bikes it caters to a different sub-section in the commuter bike segment. The entry level Discover model has defiantly eaten up a small slice from the big cake which is dominated by Hero MotoCorp.

Visually the 100M and 100T are no different as the bikes come with a muscular fuel tank and alloy wheels very much like the 125ST. The 100M misses out on a monoshock and the fuel switch on the side panel.

Rest all features are very similar to the Splendor pro series – Electric start, low maintenance battery,4 valve engine but Bajaj has managed to make its bike look better.

Price: Rs. 48,028

Engine: 102cc

Claimed mileage: 82 km/l


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Maruti Suzuki India first unveiled the Vitara Brezza at the Auto Expo 2016. The new sub-4 metre SUV from the Indo-Japanese carmaker is based on the bigger, Suzuki Vitara that retails in a number of global markets. Though nearly the same size as the Ford EcoSport, the Vitara Brezza is more beefy, aggressive, and bettering looking SUV compared to the EcoSport. The SUV comes with a number of style additions like projector headlamps, dual tone body colour and other customisation options that gives it a more premium feel. The car will be available only with the 1.3-litre diesel engine that produces a maximum of 88.5bhp and a peak toque of 200 Nm that comes mated to a 5-speed manual gearbox.


hexa_650x400_71477145299Home-grown auto major Tata Motors is all set to launch its new premium crossover – Tata Hexa early next year. Slated for 18th January 2017 launch the car will be targeted against the Toyota Innova Crysta and Mahindra XUV500. Tata Motors has been very forward about the car’s design and styling, so you already know what the all-new Tata Hexa looks like and we have already shared our first impressions of the crossover, taking about our driving experience and feature offerings of the Hexa. So here’s all the other things that need to know about the soon-to-be-launched Tata Hexa.

tata-hexa-performance_827x510_81477068631Tata Hexa Side Profile

The Tata Hexa will replace the carmaker’s previous premium 7-seater – the Aria,in the Indian car market. The Hexa will be the carmaker’s flagship model in the country and apart from the price, we now know almost everything about the Hexa. In terms of design and styling, the Tata Hexa is much more than just a new crossover in the market. It is an effective replacement to the underwhelming Aria. The styling is beefier, modern and upmarket with an abundance of chrome and gloss thrown in. In addition to that the Hexa offers a host of exterior features like – projector headlamps, LED DRLs, accentuated wheel arches with black body cladding, 17-inch diamond cut alloy wheels, LED tail lamps and dual exhausts.

Tata Motors will be offering a total of six variants and nine different iterations on the premium crossover and it will come with the option of both 6-seater and 7-seater cabin layout. The variant list includes – XE, XM, XT, XMA, XTA, and XT 4×4, out of which, the 6-seater configuration as an option will be available only on the XT, XTA and XT 4×4. The remaining trims will be offered in the 7-seater configuration as standard.

tata-hexa-cabin_827x510_81477068372Tata Hexa Cabin
The cabin offers a sporty feel with an all-black treatment that is further accentuated by the use of a good amount of soft touch materials to give it an upmarket feel. The three-spoke steering wheel that is seen on latest Tata cars, makes an appearance here as well along with a host of features. The new crossover comes with several comfort features like high-quality contoured leather seats (height adjustable for the driver), high head room and leg room for passengers, and auto climate control among others. There car also gets a lot of gizmos on board including, touchscreen infotainment system with Bluetooth, USB, AUX-IN and smartphone connectivity, 10 JBL speakers, and more.

Under the hood the new Tata Hexa draws power from the 2.2-litre diesel engine that is available in two trims – Varicor 320 and Varicor 400. The former develops 148bhp and 320Nm of peak torque, and comes mated to only a 5-speed manual gearbox sending power to the rear wheels and is offered only with base XE variant .

On the other hand, the more powerful Varicor 400 engine makes 154bhp and develops 400Nm of peak torque and does duty on all the higher models. Transmission options include a 6-speed manual gearbox and a 6-speed automatic unit. Furthermore, Tata Motors will be offering 4×4 or as the company calls it ‘Super Drive Mode,’ which will only come with the XT trim, while the lower variants will send power only to the rear wheels. The 4×4 trim also gets a Terrain Management System.

tata-hexa-rear-profile_827x510_81477068297Tata Hexa Rear Profile

Bookings have already commenced at a token amount of ₹ 11,000, while deliveries will begin soon after the launch. However, Tata’s efforts will boil down to the pricing that could truly make or break the Hexa. With the Innova and XUV being strong contenders, Tata is likely to undercut the competition, something we’ve seen it do with the Tiago, and that could work in the crossover’s favour.


                                                                               Passion Pro TR

Hero MotoCorp unveiled a slew of new and revamped products at the 2014 Auto Expo followed by back to back launches through the course of the year. The company will launch three more bikes with the onset of the festive season.


These three bikes include the Splendor Pro ClassicXtreme Sports and the Passion Pro TR. These motorcycles will be launched in the period starting from now to the end of September. While the Passion Pro TR has already reached a few dealerships, the other two bikes are yet to be officially launched in the Indian market.


The Splendor Pro Classic is a cafe racer styled motorcycle based on the Splendor Pro. The bike’s fascia sports a classic round headlight with a cafe racer cowl and round-shape rear view mirrors. It boasts of a new handle bar, new chrome parts for the front and rear fenders and a suspension cover.


Xtreme Sports


Hero MotoCorp recently launched the 2014 version of the Xtreme and the Xtreme Sports is based on this bike. It comes with new decals and additional features. The Passion Pro TR also comes with new colour options and graphics but also features off-roading capable tyres, a head-lamp grille, a high and bigger front fender, new knuckle guards and differently designed side mirrors. There are no mechanical changes to any of the bikes and they come equipped with the same engine specifications as those of the outgoing regular models.


Passion Pro TR


Pawan Munjal, Hero Moto-Corp chief, said, “We will be rolling out three new bikes the Passion Pro TR, Splendor Pro Classic and the Xtreme Sports in quick succession over the next five-six weeks. We have already commenced  the despatch of Passion Pro TR to some key markets. There is surely going to be more as we head closer to the festive season, but I don’t want to divulge everything at this time.”


Splendor Pro Classic


Source: ETAuto

Credit: http://www.bikewale.com


maruti-suzuki-rally-of-arunachal_827x510_61482309202 (1)It was Jagmeet Gill and Chandan Sen in the new Vitara Brezza who conquered the fifth leg of Maruti Suzuki National Super League TSD Rally Championship 2016 (MS-NStrdRC) – Rally of Arunachal concluded in Dambuk. The team covered a total distance of over 700 km from Itanagar to Dambuk to win the title as they competed against a total of 40 participants.

team-maruti-at-maruti-suzuki-rally-arunachal_827x510_61482309275Team Maruti at the Maruti Suzuki Rally of Arunachal

Commenting on the occasion, Vinay Pant, Asst. Vice President, Marketing, Maruti Suzuki India said, “The adrenaline-charged TSD rally championship has witnessed some extremely enthusiastic rallyists, exuding zest and passion.”

It was for the first time that North East India was chosen for any Maruti Suzuki motorsport activities and the TSD rally coincided with the Orange Festival of Adventure and Music that added to the excitement of the participants. The winning ceremony was also graced by the Honourable Chief Minister of Arunachal Pradesh, Mr. Pema Khandu at the Orange Festive in Dhambuk.

maruti-suzuki-rally-of-arunachal_827x510_41482309318Maruti Suzuki Rally Of Arunachal

The rally saw participants team up in the Maruti Suzuki Swift, S-Cross, Gypsy as well as the Vitara Brezza, the newest offering from the automaker in the UV space. Speaking on his victory, Jagmeet Gill said, “It was one of the quaintest destinations I have been to. We are glad to have conquered the undulating terrain and witnessed the music festival on the sidelines too. We are looking forward to the final leg in Gujarat and maintain the winning streak.”

The Maruti Suzuki National Super League TSD Rally Championship is yet another feather in the cap for Maruti Suzuki motorsports in India. With cross country rallies like Raid de Himalaya, Desert Storm and Dakshin Dare as part of Maruti Suzuki’s motorsport activities, the National Super League TSD Rally Championship only adds to the exciting events in Indian motorsport. The MS-NStrdRC is a small format TSD rally championship that lasts over a span of three days and has been designed to encourage more and more motorsport enthusiasts to participate in the events. TSD rallies are already conducted in Indian National Rally Championship (INRC)

maruti-suzuki-rally-of-arunachal-in-action_827x510_41482309346Maruti Suzuki Rally Of Arunachal In Action

Final results with total penalties:

First -Jagmeet Gill and Chandan Sen- 00:07:18
Second – Ali Ajgar and Mustafa Mohd- 00:08:41
Third – Sachin Singh and M Prakash- 00:12:48



TVS Victor – the name ring a bell? The Victor was the flag bearer of the Hosur-based two wheeler manufacturer’s commuter motorcycle line-up a decade ago. The old TVS Victor, when launched in 2001, did almost the unthinkable for TVS Motor Company. A refined, yet frugal engine, as well as comfortable ergonomics and good ride quality made the TVS Victor immensely popular.

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During the time it was in production, the TVS Victor developed a loyal fan following, and even dented sales of the market leader in the commuter motorcycle segment. Rising competition, and a slew of new products in the same segment however saw the Victor brand eventually discontinued in 2007. History lessons apart, the Victor is a very important brand for TVS and one, which now the two-wheeler manufacturer has again revived, in a fresh, new product in the 110cc commuter motorcycle segment.

Indeed, the 2016 TVS Victor, has a lot of expectations riding on its – er, handlebars. The new Victor however, is not just a facelift or a “tweaked” and upgraded version of the old model. TVS says the company did considerable market research to understand what the target customer seeks in a new commuter class 110cc motorcycle. So, the development of a brand new product claiming several best in class features and technology was begun. And those efforts show in the result.

Looks & Design

The 2016 TVS Victor is refreshingly new. The overall design speaks out high quality – full proportions and a muscular silhouette point to the contemporary styling of the bike. Sharp creases run along the length of the body and complemented by smart graphics create an essence of a ‘premium’ commuter motorcycle.

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A modern part-analog, part-digital speedometer takes pride of place in the cockpit. Although not over-the-top hi-tech, the instrument panel is neat and offers good readability. Switch gear is of decent quality too, although the engine kill switch has been given a miss. Instead, that switch has been swapped for the hazard lights. The short and stubby exhaust muffler looks good and supposedly engineered for better performance and efficiency.


The single piece seat is wide and long and there’s been considerable thought and research given to its design and development as well, says TVS. The result is a claimed best-in-class comfort for both rider and pillion. The large clear lens headlight too has been designed keeping in mind the voice of the customer. Although we didn’t get a chance to check its effectiveness, the headlight is also said to give best-in-class illumination, both on low and high beam. Then of course, the rear end gets a sleek look with a softly rounded grab rail and a smart looking hexagonal tail lamp flanked by clear lens indicators.

Engine and Performance

The most significant change however, is in the heart. The all-new single-cylinder, air-cooled, 110cc engine from the company’s Ecothrust series makes 9.46bhp at 7,500rpm and 9.4Nm of peak torque at 6,000rpm. What’s worthy of mention here is that TVS has designed the engine with a unique combustion chamber oil cooling jacket around it, making for better performance, better NVH levels and very good throttle response.


The engine starts with a mild note and performance is par for the course. Initial pick up is quite impressive and so is in-gear acceleration. What is noteworthy is that refinement levels are quite commendable – and are clearly evident at speeds between 55-70kmph – speeds normally where such commuter bikes will eventually be ridden. That’s not to say that the 2016 TVS Victor is not capable of higher speeds.

At the TVS Motor Company test track in Hosur, we managed to hit a top speed of 94kmph. And for a 110cc engine, there is no sense of harshness or vibrations even at higher rpms. The TVS Victor can easily cruise steadily between 70-80kmph, without breaking a sweat or even letting the rider get any sense of the engine feeling strained or protesting from high-speed riding.

Ride, Handling and Brakes

Ride quality is on the softer side – again to cater to the customer voice. But the TVS Victor offers a supple and comfortable ride. Whether going through undulations on the road surface or even over broken terrain – the likes of which we subjected the bike to at the test track – the Victor took everything in its stride without protest or giving any sense of losing its composure.

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Although not meant for sporty riding, the TVS Victor manages to put a smile when put through the paces of the test track. The chassis doesn’t get in the way of sporty riding and offer surprisingly good handling, even when cornering hard. The new TVS Remora tyres – which are said to offer reduced rolling resistance yet significant improvement in wet grip – offer impressive grip. Braking is handled by a 240mm petal disc up front and a 110mm drum at the rear. Overall braking is quite effective and offers confident stopping power from the combination.


The 2016 TVS Victor is positioned at the premium 110cc segment – and it will compete against the likes of the Honda Livo and the Hero Passion XPro. The new TVS Victor is without doubt a well-rounded product, with little to find fault in. How it fares against the competition is another story and we will of course do a full comparison review soon.

Where the TVS Victor could have seen some more improvement is perhaps in the overall design and styling – making it more desirable for the consumer it caters to. But then there is always that customer in this segment who likes the design to be a little understated than brash and young. And that is where the Victor with its simple, yet elegant looks, will have its bases covered well.


The new TVS Victor is priced at a very 49,490 (ex-showroom Delhi). What you get at that price is a very good 110cc commuter motorcycle – one that will meet most of your requirements – great looks, refined motor, comfortable ride and very good fuel efficiency. Will it revive the magic the Victor brand did for TVS? Not easy to predict. But from all indications, this Victor is certainly going to be a winner, at least for us.

Photography: Rahul Kapoor and Preetam Bora


kawasaki-to-launch-two-motocross-bikes_827x510_71481615048Dirt bikes are a rarity in India. But manufacturers are opening up and exploring this untouched segment of sorts. Kawasaki is one of the very few manufacturers who have officially launched off-road ready dirt bikes in India. The Kawasaki KX100 and the KX250F were recently launched across the country at a price of ₹ 4.68 lakh and ₹ 7.14 lakh respectively. The prices are ex-showroom, Delhi and are exempt from road and registration taxes as they are not road-legal. Therefore, riding these dirt bikes will be restricted to off-road trails and tracks only.

kawasaki-kx100_827x510_71481615238(Kawasaki KX100)

The Kawasaki KX100 is a mini-motocross bike which gets a 99cc 2-stroke (Yes! These still exist!) Single-cylinder engine which is liquid-cooled and features Kawasaki’s integrated power valve system (KIPS) which can change the exhaust port open times and the ignition timing as well, so as to offer a broader powerband. It also gets 36 mm inverted forks at the front which has 275mm of travel and can be adjusted for compression while at the rear, it gets a Uni-Trak monoshock, again fully adjustable and having 275mm of travel. The bike weighs in at barely 77kg.

kawasaki-kx250_827x510_71481615144(Kawasaki KX250)

On the other hand, the Kawasaki KX250F gets a bigger 249cc single-cylinder engine which is liquid-cooled. The highlight is the launch control, which ensures that you get the perfect start in a race situation or even just for kicks. The bike is built around an aluminium perimeter frame and weighs in at 107 kg. At the front end, it is fitted with Showa SFF forks and a Showa monoshock at the rear. The travel is 310mm at both ends. The ground clearance on the bike is a massive 330mm. Both these bikes will be brought to India as CBUs. Time to get dirty, then!


Have you ever wondered what the next generation of cars will be? We already have projects which range from dealing with autonomous vehicles and many others which are aimed at making urban transport a less of a nightmare. An urban vehicle is the need of the hour and ZF has been working on one such project and it’s called the Smart Urban Vehicle concept.

The company says that the concept has been built entirely in-house and though it might not be quite the looker, it is the technology it comes with, that speaks volumes about how the concept takes into account two of the most important aspects of urban transport – fuel efficiency and maneuverability.

When you look at the picture above, you see how innovative the company has been. You can see that the front axle is more flexible than ever as it allows for steering angles of up to 75 degrees. According to ZF, the technology reduces the steering effort substantially during parking and turning maneuvers, thus making it adept to handle city traffic conditions.

What the car also boasts of having is a Smart Parking Assist system. As all Parking System assist systems go, this one too is made to automatically parallel or perpendicular park itself into any open space. So, there are the usual sensors on the car but in this car there are twelve ultrasound sensors and two infrared sensors which can find an available parking space and then guide the car into it.

ZF has also made sure to keep up with the times and the Smart Urban Vehicle concept also comes equipped with a PreVision Cloud Assist assistance system that uploads the car’s route to the cloud. According to what ZF says, “If the driver follows the same route again, the system calculates the optimum speed for an approaching bend on the basis of these empirical data and actual vehicle data. The assistance function then throttles back the torque early on before entering the bend, to the point where the bend can be negotiated without any mechanical braking.” What this in turn will do is protect not only vehicle’s battery and braking system, but also provides safety on blind corners.

There’s not a lot that’s been said about the concept vehicle when it comes to specifications. ZF has only said that the car will come with two electric motors, each producing 53 bhp and it is because of this that the car is able to reach a top speed of 150 km/h. The Smart Urban Vehicle Concept makes a strong statement for itself as it takes into account the problems faced by many motorists on a daily basis in cities and simplifies them through technological advances. The concept then is something that could be put into daily usage.