It has been four years since Kingshuk stepped into the interesting world of automotive journalism. From being a part of a team that drove two Mercedes-Benz SUVs from Germany to India to covering the WRC in Australia, he has done it all. He is equally happy behind the wheel of a car or on a motorcycle. All he wishes is to own and adventure touring motorcycle and explore India. In case you would want to help him realise his dream, please drop him a mail. Donations are accepted in cash and kind. Also, automotive photography, Liverpool, Football and Metallica are things close to his heart.
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After launching India operations in 2019, CFMoto wasn't quite active in 2020, thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic. But the company recently teased the BS6 650NK on its social media handles, indicating that the motorcycle will be launched soon.
Hero MotoCorp launched the HF 100 in India barely a week ago. It happens to be the company's most affordable motorcycle on sale right now. Here's everything you need to know about the same.
Keeping good on its promise, Jawa Motorcycles met Railways Pointsman Mayur Shelke and handed over the key to a brand new Jawa Forty Two, in Nebula Blue colour, with golden stripes.
Ola Electric is betting big on electric vehicle ecosystem. The company announced plans for its 'Hypercharging Network', which is said to be the world's largest, densest EV charging network.
Citroen India has approved AkzoNobel as a supplier for its after-sales repair network as the company meets the quality specifications for paintwork repair on Citron cars.
The new-generation Suzuki Hayabusa will be launched in India on April 26, 2021.
BMW Motorrad took the wraps off the BMW F 900 R Force edition, a limited edition version of the motorcycle, exclusive to the French market. Only 300 units of the F 900 R Force will be manufactured.
In a video that recently went viral, Railways hero Mayur Shelke is seen saving the life of a child at a railway station in Mumbai. It caught the eye of Anupam Thareja, Director, Jawa Motorcycles, who's promised to present Shelke with a new Jawa motorcycle under the Jawa Heroes initiative.
The used car market in India was about 50 per cent larger than the new car market in FY'20. The 2021 Indian Blue Book report suggests that by FY'25, the used car market is estimated to be 90 per cent larger than the new car market.
The 2021 World Car Awards have been announced and the 2021 Mercedes-Benz S-Class has been crowned the World Luxury Car of the year.
Bajaj has increased the prices of the Chetak EV significantly. The Bajaj Chetak Premium gets a price hike of Rs. 24,620 while the Urbane variant gets a price hike of Rs. 27,620.
Bajaj Auto has launched the new Pulsar NS125 in India and priced it at Rs. 93,690 (ex-showroom, Delhi).
Hero MotoCorp silently launched its most affordable motorcycle, the Hero HF 100, at a price of Rs. 49,400 (ex-showroom, Delhi).
We were invited to participate in the first ever 2021 Trans Arunachal Drive, that spread across the entire breadth of the beautiful state that is Arunachal Pradesh.
Okinawa has entered into a strategic partnership with Welectric, where it will deliver EVs for last mile deliveries and provide electric two-wheelers to various corporations and individuals.
Steelbird India has launched a new range of helmets called 'Brat'. The new helmets are priced at Rs. 5,149 and have been manufactured in collaboration with Blauer, a US company which manufacturers protective apparel.
Nissan Receives 50,000 bookings for the Magnite and has made about 10,000 deliveries till date. Nissan says that almost 60 per cent of the bookings have been made for the top-spec variants - XV and XV Premium.
Bajaj Auto re-opened online bookings for the Chetak electric scooter on 13th April and had to close just 48 hours later due to overwhelming number of bookings.
Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India has set up a new overseas business vertical with the idea to promote India as a global manufacturing hub for Honda.
Bajaj Auto launched the new CT110X in India and it is priced at Rs. 55,494 (ex-showroom, Delhi). The commuter motorcycle now gets extra features to make it more rugged and durable.
Along with its other two-wheelers, TVS Motor Company has updated the prices of its Jupiter, Scooty Pep Plus and the Scooty Zest 110 range in India.
The subcompact SUV segment probably comes closest to a perfect competition situation in the Indian automotive market. Here's how the segment performed and we list the highest-selling models in March 2021.
Triumph Motorcycles took the wraps off the 2021 Scrambler 1200 Steve McQueen edition, which will be sold in limited numbers. The Steve McQueen edition pays homage to the Triumph TR6 which people will remember from the famous jump scene in 'The Great Escape'.
With almost all two-wheeler manufacturers increasing prices of their portfolio, Royal Enfield too has updated the pricing on its 350 cc range, significantly. In fact, some of the models get a price hike of over Rs. 10,000. Here's a complete list of the motorcycles and their new prices.
TVS Motor Company has increased the prices of the RTR 200 4V in India by Rs. 1,295. Right now, the single-channel ABS is priced at Rs. 129,315 and the dual-channel ABS model is priced at Rs. 134,365. All prices are ex-showroom, Delhi.
It was in 2020 that Hero MotoCorp Launched its 'Hero Connect' feature, on the Hero Xpulse 200 range. Now the Hero Destini 125 also gets Hero Connect as an additional feature.
Kabira Mobility, a Goa-based electric two-wheeler startup, has launched a new electric scooter called Hermes 75. The company claims that Hermes 75 is India's first high-speed commercial delivery electric scooter. It is priced at Rs. 89,600 (ex-showroom, Goa).
The prices of both, Bajaj Dominar 250 and Bajaj Dominar 400, have been increased by Rs. 3,000, in what is the second price update for the Dominar range in 2021.
TVS Motor Company increased the prices of the NTorq 125 scooter by up to Rs. 1,540.