Mahindra and Mahindra has acquired the motorcycle business of British firm, BSA. The acquisition was made by Classic Legends Private Limited (CLPL), a subsidiary of the Indian auto major wherein the company bought 1.2 lakh shares for GBP 34 lakh (Rs 28 crore).
The main focus for the Ducati at Intermot 2016 was its new range of motorcycles under the brand – Supersport. But the Italian manufacturer made sure to display a few of its bikes which have been upgraded for 2017. However, things are looking a bit different for EICMA next month, where Ducati plans on unveiling an all-new Scrambler and a 1408 supersport superbike.
Early this week, we were informed by Piaggio India about the launch of the Vespa 946 and the 70th anniversary edition on October 25. However, the launche has been postponed to early November due to changes in the company’s launch plan.
Hero MotoCorp has entered into a partnership with Al Futtaim group to set up shop in the Gulf countries. Hero’s first showroom in the region was inaugurated earlier this month in Dubai, along with the launch of seven models.
The festive season and the healthy monsoon have been kind to the Indian two-wheeler industry. September has been one of the best months for the two-wheeler manufacturers in this year, and there have been a few surprises when it comes to the biggest gainers and losers. Here is our list of the scooters who took full advantage of the opportunities in September and the ones who missed the bus.
Benelli is opening its second showroom in Pune on October 25. Being set up in partnership with A B Automotive LLP, this showroom is located at Nyati Unitree, Nagar Road, Pune.
UM Motorcycles has opened its eighth dealership at Raipur, Chhattisgarh. Called UM Raipur, the new dealership is situated at Akash Automobiles, Ashtavinayak (V) Tower, Azad Chowk, G. E. Road, Raipur.
BMW Motorrad says the futuristic cars (self-driving) will do a better job at spotting riders than current drivers do. And that these futuristic cars will be more efficient than people in control of their vehicles.
Flat Strapz are Velcro fastened stretchable luggage belts made by Australian motorcycle luggage specialists, Andy Strapz. Targeted at the touring audience, the Flat Strapz is pegged as a convenient and safe way to attach luggage to your motorcycle.The need for the Flat Strapz arose in the first place due to the increase in eye injuries caused by bungee cords. While bungee cords have been the preferred equipment for touring enthusiasts for ages, they have their own set of drawbacks which the Flat Strapz aims to iron out.
Jack Daniel’s limited edition Indian Chief Vintage auctioned for 1,50,000 dollars (Rs 1 core). The motorcycle was auctioned at Barrett-Jackson Las Vegas and raised the money for the benefit of Operation Ride Home. This program assists active duty US military personnel in travelling home to visit their families through a partnership with the Armed Services YMCA.
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