Tuesday, March 28, 2006

New Bike - Honda Shine with Optimax and Ergo Technology.

This is good news for honda lovers. Honda has released the new 125cc bke - Honda Shine with new OPTIMAX (Optimum Input for Maximum Output) and ERGO-TEC (Ergonomics and Technology).

Specifications of the bike are as follows

Engine Type 4 Stroke, Single Cylinder, Air Cooled
Displacement 124.6 cc
Net Power 10.3 bhp @ 7500 rpm
Torque 10.9 Nm @ 5500 rpm
Rear Suspension 3 Step spring loaded hydraulic
Transmission 4 Speed, Constant Mesh
Ignition Digital CDI (Multi-Mapping)
Starting Kick
Front Brake Type 130 mm Drum, 240 mm Disc
Acceleration (0-60 kmph) 5.3 seconds
Rear Tyre 2.75 – 18 48P (6PR)

Honda Shine will be priced on-road around 47xxx/- with disc brakes and around 45k for drum brake version.

Lets see how this bike competes with Hero Honda Super Splendour and Bajaj Discover, as they are the other 125 cc bikes in Indian market.
Discuss More about Honda Shine and other bikes in India at India Bike Forum

Sunday, March 26, 2006

Bajaj Pulsar 250 cc (pulsar 250cc bike) - new bike from Bajaj


Bajaj recently displayed the new version of Pulsar - Bajaj Pulsar 250 cc. The new bike has a high powered 250cc engine, which is almost unmatchable in India.

View some photographs of Bajaj Pulsar 250cc (250 cc) . Well how pulsar 250 cc will perform is yet to be known.. Better wait and watch.

Discuss More about Bajaj Pulsar 250cc and other bikes in India at India Bike Forum

A Pulsar fan..

Thursday, March 23, 2006

Helmets with New Bikes?

Its true... It is mandatory for two wheeler manufacturers in the country to provide helmet with every new bike purchased.

Bike makers have already got tied up with helmet vendors inorder to obey this new rule. For instance, Bajaj Auto has signed up Aerostar, SteelBird and MPA to supply BIS standard helmets to their dealers.

Honda Motorcycles and Scooters India has provided a list of helmet vendors and list prices to its dealers and asked them to handle the situation on their own.

This can make a new twist in Helmet industry as bike manufacturers will be providing helmets, from the company they have a tie up with..

Lets wait and watch...

Wednesday, March 15, 2006

TVS Apache - Bike of the year 2006..!! ???

TVS has rolled out its new bike model TVS Apache , which makes it clear that TVS is still in the competition with Pulsar and Unicorn.

Apache comes with the same 150cc engine of F2 but with heavy modifications which besides making more power is also poised to be fuel efficient!!Apache makes 13.5 bhp of power at 8500 rpm.The bike will come with black alloy wheels as standard fitment ,electric start,monotube inverted rear gas shocks,240mm disc brakes.In technological front the bike now comes with I-DI (Inductive Digital ignition),IE Surge(Intake-Exhaust Surge) system which surely shows up in the road tests conducted by Overdrive. According to Overdrive the bike is fastest of the block both in acceleration as well as top speed n still returns superb fuel economy.

Now most important point is the price-52,***/- (ex-showroom)in Chennai .Also their is an option of thicker tyre for style consious buyers

How much?
Rs 52,498 (ex-showroom Chennai)
How big?
Length: 1,976 mm
Width: 743 mm
Height: 1,100 mm
Ground clearance: 165 mm
Wheelbase: 1,260 mm
Tank capacity: 16 liters


147.5 cc, 1-cylinder, four-stroke
Max power: 13.5 bhp @ 8500 rpm
Max torque: 1.25 kgm @ 6000 rpm


0-60 kph: 5.70 seconds
Top speed: 107 kph
Fuel efficiency: 51.5 kpl (overall)


5-speed manual, 1-down-4-up shift

Already Pulsar has proven to be a big hit.. So we need to wait and see how much TVS can compete with Bajaj... Apache Vs Pulsar Versus (Vs) Pulsar Vs Apache !!

Monday, March 13, 2006

List of Hero honda Bikes in India


these are the hero honda array of bikes in India

Pleasure - This version has close resemblance to honda activa
Karizma - The King of Road
Super Splendor - The new 125cc version of the most trusted bike - splendour
Splendor+ - Modified Splendor
Glamour - 125 cc version of Passion with god looks.
Passion Plus - Modified Passion (still 100cc)
CD Deluxe - Modernised CD awn
CD100SS - The model which made Hero Honda a trusted bike manufacturer
CD DAWN - Common mans vehicle, no styles but has same engine as that of splendor
Achiever - 150cc model from Hero honda

Bikes in India

Hi Welcome to blog on bikes in India,

I want to share the information on bike models of TVS, Hero Honda, bajaj and Enfield released in india through this blog.

Recently there was a move from bajaj to release the first 250cc model from bajaj family - the Pulsar 250cc. I couldn't see this bike in showrooms and it was only shown in an auto expo in Delhi.

You can see some photographs of Bajaj Pulsar 250 cc in India Forums

125 cc bikes control a market share of 18 per cent of total motor cycle market.

Auto analysts in the country feel that 125 cc variants of the executive segment (middle segment) bikes will outnumber their 100/110 cc counterparts in the segment in over one-and-a-half years.

At present, 70,000 bikes are sold in 125 cc segment compared with 2.4 lakh bikes in the 100/110 cc (executive segment) in a month. However, the trend is likely to reverse in the near future.

Improved fuel economy from 125 cc bikes compared with their 100 cc counterparts, diminishing price differential between the two segments and more variety as a result of entry of new players would be the key factors that would drive the 125 cc segment ahead of 100 cc bikes.

“Today a Super Splendour (125 cc) offers better mileage compared with Passion plus (100 cc),” said PS Sunder, general manager, (Marketing), Hero Honda.

The 125 cc executive segment bikes are priced at Rs 44-49,000 compared with their 100 cc counterparts at Rs 41-43,000.

Super Splendor, Glamour, Discover (125), Prima, and Victor GLX are major names in the 125 cc executive segment. Splendor, Passion Plus, Discover (112), LML Freedom (110) and Victor GX (110) are the bikes in the 100/110 cc segment.

“In about three years after its entry, 125 cc bikes control a market share of 18 per cent of the total motor cycle market in the country. The segment has potential to beat the 100cc/110 cc bikes in volumes,” said KS Grihapati, general manager, (Marketing), Bajaj Auto.

Understanding the trend, Honda Motor Cycles and Scooters India (HMSI) and Suzuki have decided to give more focus on 125 cc segment.

Honda, recently launched its executive 125 cc variant, Shine, priced at Rs 45-47,000. The company has plans to launch one more 125 cc bike and another 100 cc bike.

“125 cc would be our focus area as we do feel that the segment would outnumber the 100 cc segment in volumes by 2008 when more 125 cc models would have entered the Indian market,” said senior officials in HMSI.