Saturday, 31 October 2015

Yamaha unveils ROBIKE

Yamaha unveils ROBIKE

It is time for driverless vehicles.. automobile world is going to bring handsfree driving.. well.. we saw it in cars, now it is time to bikes. Yamaha has unveiled a robot capable of riding a motorbike. Called Motobot, the machine has been designed to go around a racetrack at high speeds.
The firm says it will use it to improve racer safety - but also hinted it will 'pioneer new lines of business' with the technology.

Yamaha said It is entirely autonomous. 'This is an autonomous motorcycle-riding humanoid robot built around a fusion of Yamaha's motorcycle and robotics technology,' a spokesperson for the company said. 'R&D is currently underway with the goal of developing the robot to ride an unmodified motorcycle on a racetrack at more than 200 km/h.' However, it also said it hopes to use the technology to 'pioneer new lines of business', which could one day see self driving motorbikes taking on cars to ferry
'We want to apply the fundamental technology and know-how gained in the process of this challenge to the creation of advanced rider safety and rider-support systems and put them to use in our current businesses, as well as using them to pioneer new lines of business.'

Sunday, 4 October 2015

Bajaj Avenger with new look

Bajaj Motorcycles is ready to launch its cruiser model again.. the new Avenger is all set to come into market this month. Now it is not Avenger... it is Avenger Street.

The new avenger's design is same as the older one. Bajaj has stuck to the same design.. But there are some changes in the new version.. the new avenger gets new alloy wheels, which resembles the ones on the Harley-Davidson Street 750. The long seat is new and looks better cushioned. The handle bar has been blacked out to give the bike a more rugged look. While the overall layout of the instrument cluster is the same as the old one. this time avenger has a digital odometer. stickering on fuel tank made this bike little bit ordinary bikes.. but not as cruiser model.
The fuel tank, front fender, exhaust, headlight and turn indicators are the same that we see on the current Avenger. The all-black theme on this new Avenger worked really well as it gives the bike a completely new look. However, like we mentioned above, only few things are new on this bike, which includes a nice sticker job. The engine displacement of this new bike is still unclear but it surely is an air-cooled one. The right side of the bike has a number printed on it. However, due to the low resolution of these pictures, we are unable to tell you the exact displacement figure.

Saturday, 3 October 2015

Harley is ready for 2016

Harley striking..

Harley-Davidson displayed it's new bikes in india. Street 750 and Forty-Eight get styling tweaks... and Softail series have higher capacities. Harley is planning to reintroduce its Road King in the Indian market.

Harley-Davidson Street 750

This is the smallest and the most agile motorcycle in the H-D line-up, the Street 750 is a Harley aimed towards the younger riders. it is meant for everyday commute. The chassis has been developed for sharper handling, while the liquid-cooled V-Twin motor offers seamless power. What’s new in the Street 750 for 2016 are the bigger and better front braking system and improved wirings and a Superior Blue paint shade.

* Street 750 is now priced at Rs 4.52 lakh in Delhi.

Harley-Davidson Iron 883

Looking for a motorcycle with a bit more Harley character, the Iron 883 is the ride for you. It takes inspiration from garage-built styling, featuring bullet design detailing – straight cut mufflers, a drag-style handlebar and the likes. Completing the bad-to-the-bone appeal is the solo seat. Other changes include adjustable rear shocks for better stability and comfort.
it is available in Black Denim shade along with a line of accessories to customise the bike further.

* The H-D Iron 883 may be @Rs 7.4 lakh

Harley-Davidson 48

The popular model from the Sportster series, the Forty-Eight too gets new clothing for 2016. The iconic peanut tank gets new graphics that pay homage to the custom bikes of the 70’s. For 2016, the Forty-Eight gets a new seat and alloy wheel design, while the front suspension gets a wider 49mm forks and adjustable rear suspension, similar to the 883. Also new for 2016 is the blacked out exhaust and Velocity Red Sunglo paint job.

* It is priced at Rs 8.8 lakhs onwards

Heritage Softail Classic

H-D has something in store for you as well. The 2016 Softail Classic model gets refreshed as well, but you will have to pay close attention in order to spot them. The redesign saddlebags lets you stow more on the go, and cruise control is standard now – something that should be perfect for highway cruising. H-D also claims that it has tuned the engine for better touring capabilities.

* It may available at Rs 16.6 lakh