Upcoming Royal Enfield bikes in 2018

The legendary Chennai based two-wheeler making company, Royal Enfield is all set to introduce new bikes for 2018 very soon. The upcoming Royal Enfield bikes in 2018 are slotted to be launched by the third quarter of 2018 which means, you can assume the launches to happen around the festive season of 2018. The company has already announced it plans for this year, which definitely includes two new Royal Enfield 600cc plus models including Interceptor 650 and Café Racer 650. These bikes were first showcased by the company a few months back, and are the exclusive Royal Enfield 600cc bikes that the company has chosen to get back into higher capacity game, after decades. These two models will also be launched internationally very soon, that means Royal Enfield fans waiting around the globe to get their hands on these bikes won’t have to wait no more. That said, there are a couple of more 2018 Royal Enfield upcoming models in India which you can read about in the article below.

Royal Enfield Continental GT 650

Price- Rs 4 lakh to 4.4 lakh

Launch date- September to October 2018

Engine- 649 cc 4 stroke, Single Overhead Cam, Air-Oil cooled, Parallel Twin

Power- 47.65 PS @ 7100 rpm

Torque- 52 Nm @ 4000 rpm

Mileage- 25 km/lt

Colours- N/A

The company has developed the new 650cc twin-cylinder engine that is slated to be used in three different models including the Continental GT 650, Interceptor 650 and the Himalayan 650. The company claims the new 650cc engine will be the most modern engine ever by Royal Enfield. Surely, Continental GT 650 specifications reveal that it will be a fun bike to ride because of torque abundancy and modern engineering that has gone inside the engine. Also, the company suggests, the fit and finish on the new bikes will be the best ever seen from a Royal Enfield bike.

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Royal Enfield Interceptor 650

Price- Rs 3.8 lakh to 4.2 lakh

Launch date- September to October 2018

Engine- 649 cc 4 stroke, Single Overhead Cam, Air-Oil cooled, Parallel Twin

Power- 47.65 PS @ 7100 rpm

Torque- 52 Nm @ 4000 rpm

Mileage- 25 km/lt

Colours- N/A

The second confirmed launched in the new Royal Enfield bike launches for 2018 is the new Interceptor 650 that was showcased alongside its cousin we just talked about. Both the bikes will be built around the same engines but will serve two different categories of riders. The Interceptor will attract more of the retro roadster biking crowd while Continental GT will focus on the bikers with a thing for café racers. Also, both of them will be priced very closely and competitively against all of the competition. Though every other bike in the competition comes at a fairly higher premium, like the Ducati Scrambler, Triumph Street Twin, or the Harley-Davidson Street 750.

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New Royal Enfield Bullet Electra 350

Price- Rs 1.2 lakh to 1.3 lakh

Launch date- March to May 2018

Engine- 346cc 4 stroke, Single Overhead Cam, Air-Oil cooled, Single-cylinder

Power- 23 PS

Torque- 30 Nm

Mileage- 40 km/lt

Colours- Black, Blue, Red

Also read: 5 solid reasons why Royal Enfield motorcycles suck

The Bullet Electra was discontinued from the Indian motorcycle market a few days back, but now the company is planning on the relaunching the same in an all new avatar. The new bike will feature new bells and whistles including AHO, BS4 complaint engine and ABS which is expected to be optional. Bullet Electra has a huge fan following in the Indian market and launching back such a famous model is expected to boost the sales of the company by a significant margin.

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Royal Enfield Thunderbird 350X

Price- Rs 1.5 lakh to 1.8 lakh

Launch date- March to May 2018

Engine- 346cc 4 stroke, Single Overhead Cam, Air-Oil cooled, Single-cylinder

Power- 20 PS

Torque- 28 Nm

Mileage- 38 km/lt

Colours- N/A

The bike was shot at one of the Royal Enfield dealerships in Delhi, and it is nothing but a tackier version of the standard Royal Enfield Thunder 350. It boasts of tubeless tyres and the new multi-spoke design of the alloys. Also, the paint scheme is all new that looks more on the sporty side than being classier. All of the body panels remains the same, but rear grab handle has been taken off to give the bike, a different, modern appeal. And our verdict, it looks great!

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Royal Enfield Thunderbird 500X

Price- Rs 2 lakh to 2.2 lakh

Launch date- March to May 2018

Engine- 499 cc 4 stroke, Single Overhead Cam, Air-Oil cooled, Single-cylinder

Power- 28 PS

Torque- 41.3 Nm

Mileage- 28 km/lt

Colours- Blue, White, Yellow and Red

Also read: KTM 390 Adventure bike spied for the first time

The new RE Thunderbird 500X is like its smaller sibling, the sporty variant of original Thunderbird 500. It will not have any mechanical upgrades but on the looks, it will significantly different. It is expected to come along with a whole new racy color scheme to woo the riders that demand slightly sporty appeal from the Royal Enfield motorcycles.

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Royal Enfield Himalayan 650

Price- Rs 4 lakh to 4.5 lakh

Launch date- December 2018 to March 2019

Engine- 649 cc 4 stroke, Single Overhead Cam, Air-Oil cooled, Parallel Twin

Power- 47.65 PS @ 7100 rpm

Torque- 52 Nm @ 4000 rpm

Mileage -25 km/lt

Colours- N/A

The third bike to get the all-new 650cc double-cylinder engine from Royal Engine will be the Himalayan 650. But will not be launched anytime soon. You can expect the launch date on the same only after December this year, and when launched it will go head on with the Kawasaki Versys X-300 (not 650, it will too much to take in). Though it might sound illogical, but as per Indian market pricing, both will sit in a tight price bracket, hence if not technically, both will competitors at least in the similar price range.

Also read: Yamaha MT-03/ M-Slaz caught getting tested in Delhi

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Lamborghini Urus vs Bentley Bentayga vs Porsche Cayenne Turbo vs BMW X6 M

Lamborghini, the super sport car manufacturer, launched the new Urus SUV in the Indian supercar market, priced at Rs 3 Cr (Ex-Showroom). This is not the first time that the Italian supercar maker is trying its hands on SUV as it already has a history of making SUV, the LM002. But that’s a thing of the past. But Urus is the thing of the future.

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A Lamborghini SUV may sound outlandish, but Urus is as exceptional as it gets. It has stance of a proper exotic SUV but at the same time it looks like a supercar on steroids, and by that we mean it shares a hybrid design of SUV and a supercar both. Carrying the typical Lamborghini styling elements such as the ‘Y’ designed taillights, sharp and edgy body design lines, and hexagonal styling bits both on the exteriors and the interiors.

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Lamborghini Urus interior vs competition

Comparing the looks of Lamborghini Urus interior to its competition, the car gets signature Lamborghini hexagonal styling bits all across its seats and dashboard. It also gets the company’s signature red flip engine start button, and the flat bottom steering wheel just adds to the sporty appeal of the car. It gets triple digital screens for (one for the instruments, one for infotainment and one for comfort functions, including virtual keyboard feature with hand-writing recognition).

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The Bentley Bentayga interior is more on the plusher side and is minimally sporty. Comprising of fully wood and cream leather built, all across its dashboard and seats. Unlike Urus, it only has a single digital screen placed in the center. Also, it doesn’t have a flat-bottom steering wheel, unlike Urus. The Porsche Cayenne Turbo interior comes fully drenched in black while BMW X5M gets dual black and red colored interior. It gets old-school dual clock meter that is certain to woo a lot of car enthusiasts who prefer analog meters over digital screens.

Lamborghini Urus engine and specification vs competition

  • The Urus comes with a 4.0L V8 bi-turbo engine that generates a ton of power that officially makes it the world’s fastest SUV. This engine is capable of producing close to 478 kW / 641bhp of maximum power and 850Nm of peak torque.
  • Talking of the Bentley, it comes powered with a huge W12 6.0 litre engine delivering 600 bhp / 447 kW @ 5000-6000 rpm and 664 lb-ft / 900 Nm / @ 1350 rpm.
  • The BMW X5M draws its power from 4.4 L Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded V-8 engine churning out 567 bhp of maximum power at 6000rpm and 553 Nm of peak torque at 2200rpm.
  • The Porsche Cayenne Turbo runs on 4.8L V8 engine, churning out 550 bhp of maximum power and 770 Nm of peak torque.

On paper, Clearly, Urus is the most powerful SUV against all of its competition.

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The company claims acceleration figures of 0-100kmph in close to 3.6 seconds, which is seriously fast for an SUV. Bentley claims 4.1 seconds on the Bentayga, sharing same timing with the Porsche Cayenne Turbo. The only rival that comes really close to the Urus, is the BMW X5M, which crosses the 0-100kmph mark in close to 3.8 seconds. Just .2 seconds behind the Lamborghini Urus.

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Also Read: Maruti Suzuki Cars at AutoExpo 2018

Lamborghini Urus Price in India vs competition

  • Lamborghini Urus price in India: Rs 3 Cr (Ex-showroom)
  • Bentley Bentayga price in India: Rs 3.85 Cr (Ex-showroom)
  • Porsche Cayenne price in India: Rs 1.83 Cr (Ex-showroom)
  • BMW X5 M price in India: Rs 1.55 Cr (Ex-showroom).

UM Motorcycles makes the ugliest copy of KTM 200 Duke, calls it Xtreet 250X

UM Motorcycles have been known for launching some funny bikes in the past. Some of the products like the Renegade series have taken serious backlash for its build quality and some other issues. The company recently launched the Renegade Thor which was marketed as the first geared electric bike of the world. Well, we seriously have no idea who would want to ride a bike like this that looks like an abandoned elephant baby. But anyways, the company recently showcased the new Xtreet 250X and with a mere glimpse of the bike, we felt unsure if UM Motorcycles is a US based country or a China-based. The new Xtreet 250X is one of the worst copy jobs you would have ever seen on a motorbike, and we don’t think anybody in the room will disagree to this.

The baby 200 Duke runs on a 199cc single cylinder liquid cooled engine, while this third copy utilizes a 223cc single air-cooled engine which puts out close to 16.5bhp of power. It has the same trellis frame design, tank, engine belly pan, seats, and tail section as well. Things were ok until the UM designers added something that they themselves designed, the head, now the bike looks like the outcome of the love affair of a KTM and a Hero Xtreme 200, no, seriously. And why on Earth would somebody want to buy this?

Also read: New generation Suzuki Hayabusa in the making!

The company is already selling the same product in countries such as China, where intellectually property laws are weaker than ours. And thank god, this little ugly alien won’t come to India.

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Exclusive: Suzuki GSX-S750 launched at Rs 7.50 lakh, bookings open

After quite a wait of almost a year, Suzuki has finally launched the new GSX-S750 in the Indian market with price starting at Rs 7.50 lakh (Ex-showroom, Delhi). The company has already started the bookings on the same and deliveries will commence within a week.

Suzuki GSX-S 750 competition –

The on-road pricing of the new GSX-S750 in Delhi comes close to Rs 8.30 lakh, which makes it rub shoulders with the Kawasaki’s street naked, Z900. At this price point, GSX-S750 also competes against other established rivals such as the Triumph Street Triple S and Ducati Monster 797.

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Since the middleweight street naked segment is on the rise in India, all the major motorcycle manufacturers have already laid out their best possible products for this segment. Also, the Austrian motorcycle company, KTM will be launching its 790 Duke in India by late 2019 which (if not by price point) will compete in the same segment since it puts out performance very close to bikes of this category.

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Suzuki GSX-S 750 engine and specifications –

Talking about the Suzuki GSX-S750, the bike promises quite a show since it comes powered with a 759cc inline-four DOHC liquid cooled engine which delivers heathy power figures in the form of 110bhp at 10,500rpm. The bike weighs close to 213 kg (wet), which though might not make it the lightest bike of its segment.

Suzuki GSX-S 750 price in Delhi – Rs 7.50 lakh (Ex-showroom)

Suzuki GSX-S 750 on road price in Delhi – Rs 8.30 lakh

Stay tuned for more updates.

Man burns to death after his bike catches fire post falling in open manhole

In a highly tragic accident, a 27 years old, gym trainer name Mohan Rathod from Ulwe lost his life after falling in an open manhole. As per reports, Mohan was on the way to home from the gym he used to train at. After falling in the manhole, his motorcycle caught fire and engulfed Mohan in flames. What’s even more saddening is the aftermath of his death, leaving behind his wife and 1.5 years old daughter.

Senior Police Inspector Smita Jadhav of NRI police station said, “Rathod was riding his bike and was on his way home in Ulwe. Suddenly his bike fell into an open manhole and the petrol tank of the bike went up in flames. In a few seconds, Rathod’s body sustained severe burn injuries which led to his death.”

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Our Question to the system:

This is not the first instance of somebody losing his life due to such a deadly case of negligence, this time it was Mohan, next it can be anyone. When will this stop?

The CIDCO contractor who was responsible for maintaining the road might be arrested but will surely be discharged soon on bail, lessons learned? None!

Will this ever stop?

Let alone this case, even big cities like Delhi, Mumbai and Gurgaon have thousands of open manholes which are trouble for everyone on the route. Daily commuters surely know or have learned over the period of time, how to avoid daily manholes, but at the same time, such manholes are a bigger trouble for the newbies learning to ride or drive and even strangers taking these routes for the first time. In most of the cases, people are hurt badly and in others like this one, they end up losing life.

It will carry on until the system changes their rules and punishments for such lethal mistakes.

Please ride safely.

Lexus makes way to India with the launch of Rs 1.7 Crore car, the LS 500h

Lexus has finally launched the new super luxurious LS 500h in the Indian car market, the car is priced at Rs 1.7 Cr (ex-showroom, Delhi), and the price for the top most variant touches near Rs 1.9 Cr (ex-showroom, Delhi).

 

The new LS 500h made its first public appearance at the 2017 Detroit Motor Show where it gathered a lot of attention for its clean, and classy looks and design. Now the brand has finally entered the Indian car market with the first launch being the LS 500h.

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The car gets a 3.5-litre V6 Dual VVT-i engine paired along with twin electric motors. Both the engine and the electric motors work in conjunction to produce a combined output figure of 295 bhp of maximum power and a peak torque of 350 Nm. The engine comes mated to a 10-speed e-CVT gearbox. The car gets an optional 4WD optional feature.

 

The packs a host of utility, luxury and safety features. It is made on the Toyota New Global Architecture (TNGA) design philosophy which is also shared with Lexus’ other models including the Lexus LC.

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The company is now looking forward to launch the new NX400h in the Indian market that will arrive in a matter of next few months. It will be the 2nd car in the entire line up of Lexus models in India. Stay tuned as will shortly update you with the complete list of Lexus India showrooms and upcoming Lexus cars in India very soon.

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Triumph Motorcycles launches its 15th Indian dealership in Gurugram

Triumph Motorcycles India has just extended its dealership count by inaugurating a new showroom in Gurugram city. It is company’s 15th dealership in the country and 2nd in the Delhi NCR region. The showroom is situated close to Galleria market, sector 28, Gurugram, Haryana.

Last month, the company also celebrated its four years of successful operation in India and the launch of the new showroom also comes as a part of the same celebration. The Gurugram dealership is also the biggest Triumph dealership in the country comprising of 5000sq.ft of area and 3 floors that are equipped with a café, service bay, customizing area, and a merchandise zone.

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Mr. Vimal Sumbly, Managing Director, Triumph Motorcycles India Pvt. Ltd. said, “The opening of the Gurugram dealership will enhance strength of the Triumph marquee in the northern India. The comprehensive suite of after-sales services promises to deliver the best in class amenities for our esteemed customer base here. We are confident that the opening of this ultra-modern dealership coincides with our anniversary celebrations. This only goes to show our commitment and love for the Indian market. We are grateful for the great response we’ve had from the entire Indian riding fraternity and hope to continue delighting them with more fantastic motorcycles.”

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Royal Enfield launches Classic 500 Stealth Black and Classic 350 Gunmetal Grey at Rs 2.05 Lakh and 1.6L, respectively

The Chennai based retro motorcycle making firm, Royal Enfield has today launched the new Stealth Black Classic 500 priced at Rs 2.05L, its smaller sibling, the Classic 350 Gunmetal Grey has been launched at Rs 1.6L (both prices On Road, Chennai). Both the motorcycles come with front and rear disc brakes and new exclusive paint scheme.

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None of the motorcycles offer ABS but comes along with a special paint scheme to lure more customers. Talking in terms of mechanical updates, they offer a new swingarm that has been taken from the RE Thunderbird bikes and that also makes them ABS ready motorcycles. While running on the same 350cc motor and 500cc as previously!

For full specification and features read: Royal Enfield Classic 350 and Classic 500 rear disc brake to launch soon

Royal Enfield Classic 350 and Classic 500 rear disc brake to launch soon

Apart from the new rear disc brake, both the bikes will also be utilizing a new swingarm from the famous Thunderbird series which is expected to improve the overall riding dynamics of these bikes. With the disc brake variants of these bikes, the only bike that will remain separate without a disc brake in the entire lineup will Royal Enfield Bullet.

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The Royal Enfield Classic 350 new Gun Grey color also looks astonishing. This color scheme is significant on the fuel-tank, mudguards, side boxes, on the other hand, there is certain matte black touch on the sticker sets. The new Classic 350 seats come in contrast color.

The Royal Enfield Classic 350 new Stealth Black color looks impressive too. The bits like headlamp ring, handlebar and its clamp and the spoked wheels come finished in black on the flip side, front and rear mudguards, fuel-tank, toolbox and the air-filter box comes finished in matte black color.

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Royal Enfield Classic 350 Rear Disc Brake Engine and Specification:

Talking about the engine, the Classic 350 runs on the same 350cc single-cylinder engine. It churns out the same 19.8 HP of power and 28 Nm of torque. The company has not brought any changes in terms of better cooling system or new injection in the 350 Classic.

Royal Enfield Classic 500 Rear Disc Brake Engine and Specification:

On the flip side, the Classic 500 get a new fuel-injection, while utilizing the same 499cc single-cylinder air-cooled engine that produces earlier 27.2bhp of maximum power and 41.3Nm of peak torque. Both these motorcycles come mated to a 5-speed gearbox.

The Classic 350 ABS or in fact the Classic 500 ABS is not expected in the near future, as the brand is currently more interesting in researching and developing the 750cc twin-cylinder bike that can compete in a higher or more premium market, locking horns with other bike makers such as Triumph and Ducati.

Royal Enfield Classic 350 Gunmetal Grey Rear Disc Brake Price: 1.60 L (OTR Chennai)

Royal Enfield Classic 500 Rear Disc Brake Price: 2.05 L (OTR Chennai)

Video: Watch Game of Thrones stars – Jon Snow and Ser Davos, doing a Lap at Monza in an F1 car

The Game of the Thrones Season 7 is over, but not the craze of it. Jon Snow, the bastard of the North along with Ser Davos, played by Kit Harrington and Liam Cunningham takes a lap in a two-seater Formula One car.

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About Monza circuit: The legendary race circuit is present in Italy, North of Milan. It was built in 1922 and has hosted Formula One Italian Grand Prix since the starting of the series with an exception in 1980. The circuit has huge significance in the world of Formula One Championship but apart from that, it has hosted various types of races including 1000 km Monza, Race of Two Worlds events, Superbike World Championship and the World Touring Car Championship.

The modern Grand Prix track stretches up to 5.793kms (3.60 miles) and is comprised of 11 turns. Ruben Barrichello, the famous Brazillian Race driver holds the record of going the fastest on the Monza track till date with the lap time of 1:21.046 driving with the Ferrari team.

P.S: Enjoy the video as uploaded on the official Formula 1 YouTube handle.

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