Honda has launched the 40th anniversary special edition of its popular luxury touring motorcycle, the Gold Wing GL1800 in India, at Rs 28.50 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi). First introduced as the GL1000 in 1975, the Gold Wing has evolved over these years and the GL1800 is currently one of the most luxurious two-wheelers in the market.
A new spy picture of the Bajaj Pulsar 400SS has been doing rounds of the internet. The picture seems to be taken at the factory floor and shows the motorcycle partially covered in a translucent sheet.
Just over a month after KTM unveiled the stupefying 1290 Super Adventure, the touring version of the adventure motorcycle has been spotted undergoing trials in Spain, earlier this week. Slated for a 2016 launch, this new motorcycle will be a successor to the 990 SMT (SuperMoto Touring), which was based on the now defunct 990 Adventure.
Labour unrest is one thing that daunts the manufacturing industry in India. But the major victim of this unrest is the automobile industry, which over the last few years has seen some critical strikes. Hero MotoCorp is the latest victim where the labourers of the Haridwar facility have stopped the production.
Suzuki has unveiled a new special edition of its popular adventure touring motorcycle, the V-Strom 1000 Adventure, at the Motorcycle Live 2014 in Birmingham, UK. Called the Dessert edition, the motorcycle is mechanically identical to the standard version, though it gets a new paint scheme and some extra equipment to justify the extra GBP 600 (Rs 58,568) it costs over the regular V-Strom 1000 Adventure.
Less than a week after opening a new showroom in Chandigarh, Triumph has inaugurated a new dealership in Kolkata. The British manufacturer has been on the front foot ever since it entered the Indian market less than a year ago, and has set up 10 dealerships across the country in quick succession, so far.
Honda has announced that it has crossed the 300 million milestone for the production of two-wheelers, ever since it first set up shop in 1949. While the first model to roll off the company’s production line in 1949 was a Dream Type-D, a Goldwing 40th Anniversary model became the300 millionth motorcycle to leave the factory floor.
Honda has launched the 2015 CRF230F trail bike in Australia at AUD 5,749 (Rs 3.05 lakh). The CRF230F has been designed as an easy-to-use and non-intimidating motocross motorcycle and is meant for beginners and youngsters.
Triumph has recalled some of their motorcycles due to an issue pertaining to the engine control unit (ECU). A total of 256 motorcycles of model years 2014 and 2015 have been recalled due to the faulty ECUs.
Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India Pvt. Ltd. (HMSI) has inaugurated yet another traffic park in Delhi to promote road safety and educate about safe two-wheeler riding in India. This is the second traffic park started by the company in Delhi and is located at Baba Kharak Singh Marg.
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