Wednesday, October 31, 2007
xBhp merchandise : T-shirts
xBhp is India's biggest motorcycling club.
Home of xBhp
What is xBhp
We have been making official xBhp t-shirts (called as x-tees) for some time now. The latest stock came in some days back. Sizes available at :
Extra Large (xl)
Extra Extra Large (xxl)
Every tee costs Rs 250, and every additional costs Rs 225.
Courier charges are Rs 35 for first tee, and Rs 15 for every additional tee
To order, shoot a mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
The tees take 24-48hrs to reach you depending on your location
Tuesday, October 30, 2007
Here is a video shot at the motor show..
As you can, a lot has changed. The following is how we all thought the bike would look initially.. :
Suzuki also showcased the Biplane concept.
Here is a video..
Saturday, October 27, 2007
FHM (For Him Magazine) is the worlds largest selling mens magazine and is now in India.
Some of you might be knowing that Im currently employed with Next Gen Publications for their upcoming motorcycling portal. The same company also has magazines like "Car India" and "Bike India" - yeah i used to work for these print magazines earlier, but now im with the online thing.
Anyways, Next Gen, along with Emap of UK decided to get in the FHM brand to India and the first issue of FHM India rolled out some days back. Check out the magazine's website
Theres a link on the website from where you can also watch a preview of the latest issue. Clicking on the LINK takes you a new site where you can flip through some of the pages.
This is how you can see a preview of the mag online
NEXT GEN corportate website : www.nextgenpublishing.in
FHM INDIA website : www.fhmindia.com
FHM UK : www.fhm.com
Heres a comparison of the old and the models:
Meanwhile, Visordown managed to get hold of this spy shot of new Ducati 848 bikes awaiting shipment to the UK. Sources say the machines are heading for the NEC show and that the bikes will be in the shops for Spring 2008. The machines are available in Red or Pearl White, although other countries will get black too.
Friday, October 26, 2007
Honda Motor Co., Ltd. announced the line-up of motorcycles that will be premiered at the 40th Tokyo Motor Show 2007 (organized by Japan Automobile Manufacturers Association), to be held at Makuhari Messe in Chiba, Japan from Saturday, October 27 to Sunday, November 11, 2007. Honda’s motorcycle exhibition will feature World Premiere concept models (prototype), pre-launch models, and a comprehensive line-up of other motorcycles and advanced environmental and safety technologies.
Thursday, October 25, 2007
The all-new XL700V Transalp really stands out with dynamic new Adventure Sports styling that’s sure to turn heads wherever it goes. Its sleeker, more aggressively curved and angled bodywork speaks of breathtaking road-going agility and a lighter, fresher way of enjoying all the thrills that motorcycling has to offer. Modelled on the image of galloping horse, the Transalp’s intrepid new lines seem to strain at the reins even when standing still. The Transalp’s compact new front cowl area features an aggressive wind management design that intentionally does not provide the same degree of wind protection offered by its predecessor. Instead, this crisply attractive new design reduces the amount of wind blast to the chest while providing a more enhanced wind feel that deftly avoids becoming uncomfortable. Wind-tunnel-tested ports under the mini windscreen and to the sides of the headlight expand air flow around the rider for enhanced wind protection at higher speeds and lighter, more responsive handling. Behind the screen resides a compact, cleanly integrated instrument panel with large tachometer dial and large LCD readout of speed, odometer, dual trip, clock and six-segment fuel level. The new Transalp’s fuel tank is smaller in capacity than its previous version (down from 19 to 17.5 litres), but the greatly improved fuel consumption figures of its new fuel-injected engine actually extend its riding range. A flat, flush-mount hinged fuel tank cap eases fill-ups while contributing to the bodywork’s more modern look.
Wednesday, October 24, 2007
We had told you about the new Cagiva Mito 125 way back on 17th August (READ) and heres the how the bike will finally look!
The picture clearly shows that this is the first major design change in the 13 years. The seat and fairing are shaped to mimic Cagiva’s C594 500GP machine from the 1990’s, replacing the Ducati 916-alike shape seen on every Mito since 1994.
The swoopy fairing houses two wide-eyed headlights and a dummy intake shaped just like the C594’s carbon intake ducts, and the slim tail piece tapers to a point.
The motorcycle’s chassis appears identical to the outgoing model in this image, but it remains to be seen whether the bike is to get a new four-stroke engine to pass emissions laws, or whether Cagiva has managed to get the current motorcycle’s 30bhp two-stroke engine through emissions laws.
Source : MCN
Saturday, October 20, 2007
It is sold in a 125cc version in UK. The 125cc version pumps out 11Ps of power and weighs in at around 115kgs - not bad! Whats bad is that it sells for around Rs 1,10,000! Err..
Then we have the Vity 125.
Pumping out a modest 8.7 ps of power, it still looks better than the likes of the Honda Activa sold in India.
And in Japan, the 100cc version is the Grand Axis 100
A sweet looking scooter, it pumps out 10ps of power, and weighs just 90kgs! It sells for around 52000 bucks in Japan, quite less than the other scoots (like the 125cc ones). You do get a lot for this money, including a front disc brake! If Yamaha can make this scoot locally, and price it at around 40,000 (sans some of the features of the Japan version), then they do have a winner on their hands.
Megelli is the creation of Barry Hall, Managing Director of SLD UK Ltd, whose vision and drive has enabled the realisation of this new and exciting brand of motorcycles.
Using a wealth of knowledge at one of Europe’s leading Motorcycle design centres, linked with a well respected UK vehicle production and engineering company, the functionality, reliability and sheer stunning appearance has been crafted into what is truly a desirable series of Megelli motorcycles.
A 'must have' attitude has already developed.
From the general public to the most serious of importers and distributors, everyone wants a piece of the Megelli action.
Megelli have drawn on their substantial expertise gained over the last 10 years in the arena of two and four wheeled transportation.
This 125cc bike (also available in 50cc version) makes 11hp of power along with 9Nm of torque. The bike weighs in at just 110kgs, even with those fat 100mm front and 130mm rear tyres.
Has the same engine, weighs the same too, but looks far more aggresive
The Sport: (main pic)
Ofcourse the best looking of the lot!!
The bikes will be unveiled at EICMA, Milano on 6th November
Thursday, October 18, 2007
Yesterday Triumph motorcycles announced the launch of a touring variant of the highly successful, Triumph Rocket, the Triumph Rocket III Touring. Read the full details of this iconic new Triumph Rocket on www.inter-bike.co.uk by clicking here.
Wednesday, October 17, 2007
You wouldnt want to say that to the fair sex, would you? Im sure Hero Honda never thought about this when they came up with the.. err... "HUNK"!
The news first broke out on www.xbhp.com quite sometime back. The name of the bike was right, but details werent. Anyways, HH finally launched this "old wine in a new bottle" bike yesterday in Delhi.
It is powered by the same 150cc CBZ-Xtreme engine (pumping out 14.2bhp). Everything remains the same : The engine, chassis, running parts etc, but whats different is the way this bike (im not gonna type "hunk" again) looks. The CBZ-Xtreme had a weird front end, and this one has a far better one. Ditto for the massive scoops and the exhaust. Overall, there is a dramatic improvement in the way the bike looks.
The bike will go on sale at a price of Rs 55,000 ($1375) for the kick start and Rs 57,000 ($1425) for the disc version (ex-showroom, Delhi).
Im not photoshop guy, just played around with the images I could lay my hands on from xBhp, Rearset.blogspot.com and 2007hunk.blogspot.com
Tuesday, October 16, 2007
"Bend it like Bakshi"
I m sure many of you must be wondering about the header picture (top most pic) on this blog. The bike in picture is the India made Hero Honda Karizma, a 223cc 17bhp motorcycle with a 2.75inch front and a 4.00 inch (100mm) rear tyre. And still, riders like Kunal Bakshi, can made the bike dance like this.
Kunal stays in Australia, and was in Delhi for a while earlier this year. And he did show us how to take corners very well. Enjoy the pictures.
Motorcycle-USA have just done the 2007 Street-fighter comparo and it has gone live on their website.
The bikes were
1. Aprilia Tuono Factory
2. Ducati Monster SR4
3. Kawasaki Z1000
4. Triumph Speed Triple
5. Yamaha FZ1
There are some interesting results, check out the
Monday, October 15, 2007
A sports tourer vs a sports bike? Sounds insane right?
But deep inside our hearts, we all know we would like to see such a comparo, and Performance Bike of UK just did that. They picked up one of the best sports tourer in the business, the GTR 1400 and pitted it against the agile missile, the ZX-6R over a distance of 594 miles (950km) from Bladel to Berlin. Ofcourse, the GTR with its way bigger powerful engine made sure the ZX-6R never caught up, but the riders admitted it was a close call. The GTR took 7hrs 28min, and ZX6R another 32mins.
The GTR may have a 29% bigger fuel tank, but its 20% more thirsty than the lil Ninja. Its just that the GTR will make you reach the destination in a relaxed way, as compared to the ZX-6R, on which you butt will sue you for the pain, and your arms will be aching! And yeah, did I tell you that at 150mph/240kmh, the ZX is spinnin at 13,000 revs, while the GTR is at a lazy 7000!!
Read the October 2007 issue of PB (performance biking) for more
Just published a great new motorcycling article on www.inter-bike.co.uk by journalist Tammy Milsom all about the "Pocket Rocket" who is Sammi Tee. Young Sammi is a Scottish Moto-X champion and the 2004 Scottish mini-moto champion. Read all about this young motorcycle champion by clicking here.
Friday, October 12, 2007
Where - Mumbai, India
Base bike : Hyosung Aquila GV250
Yes, believe it or not, this is the Aquila GV250!
Runs on a 110mm front and 200mm rear set up. The rear suspension is one sided swingarm, power transfer to rear wheeles is thru belt drive.
I rode the bike for around 15km in India's pathetic traffic. In the starting, it was a bit of the bother, but then I got used to it. The free flow exhausts sounded awesome and the bike was an eye magent for sure!!
For more, you may get in touch with me (bunny - 919223285630) or the guy who made this bike (Akshai - 919820801998)
Thursday, October 11, 2007
Firstly Fowlers Honda of Bristol announced they have have commissioned ten limited edition replicas of John McGuinness' Honda Fireblade to commemorate his record-breaking win at the 100th Isle Of Man TT races. More info and how you can buy one is on www.inter-bike.co.uk by clicking here.
Ducati have announded that the stunning MotoGP replica race bike the Ducati Desmosedici RR production run will be limited to 1500 units. Read more from Ducati about this on www.inter-bike.co.uk by clicking here.
Aprilia UK have announced that there interesting new model the the Aprilia SL750 Shiver is now for sale in Aprilia dealer showrooms. To find out more about this new Aprilia model on www.inter-bike.co.uk, click here.