Auto Shows – Maxabout News https://news.maxabout.com Latest Car & Bike News in India Wed, 11 Sep 2019 10:58:14 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.8.9 https://news.maxabout.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/cropped-Maxabout-News-Favi-Icon-2017-32x32.png Auto Shows – Maxabout News https://news.maxabout.com 32 32 2020 Auto Expo Dates and Timings Officially Revealed https://news.maxabout.com/autos-shows/2020-auto-expo-dates-timings/ https://news.maxabout.com/autos-shows/2020-auto-expo-dates-timings/#respond Sun, 04 Aug 2019 08:42:44 +0000 https://news.maxabout.com/?p=516769 The dates for the upcoming 2020 Auto Expo, one of the most anticipated events of the automotive industry have been announced. One of Asia’s largest automotive shows, the 2020 Auto Expo will be held at two locations. The vehicle show will start on February 7 and will last till February 12. The venue for this […]

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The dates for the upcoming 2020 Auto Expo, one of the most anticipated events of the automotive industry have been announced. One of Asia’s largest automotive shows, the 2020 Auto Expo will be held at two locations.

The vehicle show will start on February 7 and will last till February 12. The venue for this year’s Auto Expo will be India Expo Mart, Greater Noida, UP. On the other hand, the components exhibition will be held from 6 February to 9 February, at Pragati Maidan in New Delhi.

The Automotive Component Manufacturers Association of India (ACMA), Confederation of Indian Industries (CII) and Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM) are the three entities responsible for organising the 2020 Auto Expo.

Ford Mustang GT
Ford Mustang GT

The activities for the 2020 Auto Expo will start from 6th February with the inauguration event followed by media day and special invites. The general public would be able to visit the expo on all days (7 Feb-12 Feb) while the business hours for the Auto Expo will be held on 7, 10 and 11 February from 10 AM to 1 PM. The Auto Expo will be subjected to multiple new car and bike launches from a variety of automotive brands across the world. The complete exhibitor’s list has not been announced yet though, one can expect all leading automakers to take part in the 2020 Auto Expo.

2020 Auto Expo

Dates & Timings (General Public)

  • Feb 7 (Friday) – 1:00 PM – 6:00 PM
  • Feb 8 (Saturday) – 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM
  • Feb 9 (Sunday) – 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM
  • Feb 10 (Monday) – 1:00 PM – 6:00 PM
  • Feb 11 (Tuesday) – 1:00 PM – 6:00 PM
  • Feb 12 (Wednesday) – 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM

Dates & Timings (Business Hours)

  • Feb 7 (Friday) – 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM
  • Feb 10 (Monday) – 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM
  • Feb 11 (Tuesday) – 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Kawasaki Ninja H2R
Kawasaki Ninja H2R

The automakers like Maruti Suzuki, Jeep, MG Motor, Hyundai, Mahindra, Renault, Kia, Honda, Toyota and Tata are expected to feature their new range of products while the premium segment will have Mercedes-Benz, Jaguar, Audi, BMW, Volvo, and other global automakers, debuting their electric and hybrid vehicles.

In the 2-wheeler segment, Yamaha, Hero, Honda, Royal Enfield, Harley-Davidson, CFMoto, Kawasaki, Ducati, Vespa, TVS Motor, and Aprilia are expected to be present at the 2020 Auto Expo. TVS is expected to showcase the production version of the Zeppelin 220 while Royal Enfield will be showcasing the updated 2020 range of the Classic and Thunderbird series.

According to the reports, Hyundai will be launching the next-gen Creta at the upcoming Auto Expo while Tata Motors will unveil the H2X compact SUV. Maruti Suzuki is also expected to unveil their first electric car in the Indian market by the name WagonR electric. The 2020 Auto Expo will also be the first-ever platform to showcase the next-gen Mahindra Thar, Scorpio as well as XUV500.

2020 Auto Expo Venue

  • Complete Address: India Exposition Mart Limited, Plot No. 25,27,28,29, Knowledge Park, Greater Noida, Uttar Pradesh

In case of any further inquiries and details, you can contact SIAM:

Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers

  • Address: Core 4-B, 5th Floor, India Habitat Center, Lodi Road, New Delhi-110 003, India.
  • Phone: +91-11-47103010, 24647810-12
  • Fax: +91-11-24648222
  • Email: delhimotorshow@siam.in
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5 Reasons Why New Honda CBR150R Should be Launched in India https://news.maxabout.com/bikes/honda/new-honda-cbr150r-india-launch-reasons/ Sat, 02 Mar 2019 08:43:40 +0000 https://news.maxabout.com/?p=113842 New Honda CBR150R is undoubtedly a quality benchmark for the lightweight segment. You can hear people telling tales about their long drives on the old-gen model, returning even more energized than they were at the start and the new one is simply a level higher than all that has been heard for the Indian version. […]

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New Honda CBR150R is undoubtedly a quality benchmark for the lightweight segment. You can hear people telling tales about their long drives on the old-gen model, returning even more energized than they were at the start and the new one is simply a level higher than all that has been heard for the Indian version.

The factor that pulled it back was the use of old VFR inspired design, and only Honda knows why the brand preferred halting the production and not bringing in the next generation model of CBR150R to India. Here are five reasons why the New Honda CBR150R should be launched in India.

5 Reasons Why New Honda CBR150R Should be Launched in India

1) Impressive & Next-Gen Design: The design language of the new bike is far more impressive than the old generation CBR150R. It now uses LED lights, sharp front fascia and a very competitive design in the 150cc segment. Chances of launching the 2019 CBR250R under the same design is also a possibility.

2) Better Performance & Features: The drive quality on the next generation model has been improved by using a better fairing. New Honda CBR150R even offers a better balance in power and torque while the use of LED lights and better brakes makes it even better than before. The interest of buyers for the old CBR150R fell largely due to better bikes being introduced in the same segment that even carries better technology in comparison to the discontinued CBR.

New Honda CBR150R Specs

  • Displacement – 149.16 cc
  • Maximum Power – 17.1 HP @ 9000 rpm
  • Maximum Torque – 14.4 NM @ 7000 rpm
  • Number of Cylinders – 1
  • Number of Gears – 6
  • Seat Height – 787 mm
  • Ground Clearance – 166 mm
  • Kerb/Wet Weight – 135 kg
  • Fuel Tank Capacity – 12 litres
  • Top Speed – 135 kmph (Approx.)

3) Honda Losing Premium Market Share in India: Honda presently exist right till Hornet 160R and then completely vanishes from the lightweight premium market. The large gap that can be felt from INR 1 lakh has helped rivals place products with much ease, taking away the bunch of sales that were once in the hands of Honda products. The old Honda CBR150R was not capable of breaking into the sales of Yamaha R15 in the last few years.

4) Better to Invest on Localization of New Models: Investing more money into an already slow-selling product is worth nothing while getting the new design and localizing it to a good extent can promise better results for the next few years. Most brands have moved the old products as they were not willing to invest more in BS4 upgrades. Honda could do the same and bring a new engine with better economy and performance than ever. This investment could be the biggest negative for rivals as their future products will not have easy access to product slots in the Indian market.

5) Best Time to Gain Popularity & Make Fans Happy: As many queries regarding the new CBR150R arise every day, Honda should hit the right spot. As the brand went forward for CB300R with a higher priority, the New CBR150R should be placed next in order to get the maximum benefits from the popularity point of view.

The maximum number of sales in the above INR 1.25 lakh segment comes from the popularity of the product among the buyers. We feel that this is the right time for Honda to launch the latest CBR150R in India if they want to survive in the INR 1 lakh to INR 2 lakh price segment.

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834cc V-Twin Royal Enfield Motorcycle is Coming @ EICMA 2018 https://news.maxabout.com/bikes/royal-enfield/new-royal-enfield-834cc-motorcycle/ https://news.maxabout.com/bikes/royal-enfield/new-royal-enfield-834cc-motorcycle/#respond Fri, 02 Nov 2018 06:20:03 +0000 https://news.maxabout.com/?p=305290 A recent report from AutoCar Pro has confirmed that the teased Royal Enfield Bobber is carrying a powerful 834cc, V-Twin engine under the fuel tank. The engine is an updated version for traditional twin-cylinder units as liquid cooling further improves the efficiency of the motorcycle. The first glimpse of the motorcycle is planned for November […]

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A recent report from AutoCar Pro has confirmed that the teased Royal Enfield Bobber is carrying a powerful 834cc, V-Twin engine under the fuel tank. The engine is an updated version for traditional twin-cylinder units as liquid cooling further improves the efficiency of the motorcycle. The first glimpse of the motorcycle is planned for November 2018, most probably on the first media day (6th November) of EICMA 2018 in Milan, Italy. Earlier, the motorcycle was expected to get the 650cc motor. The 834cc engine is BS6 compliant and the upcoming motorcycle carries longer than usual wheelbase for the perfect feel. Royal Enfield will finally enter the Triumph’s territory this year.

834cc V-Twin Royal Enfield Motorcycle
Official Teaser Image of 834cc V-Twin Royal Enfield Motorcycle

The model will be showcased as a prototype to the audience, clearing the fact that production version may not even arrive during the year 2019. However, Royal Enfield will utilize this platform to bring more genres like a tourer, cruiser and more. The second teaser has already confirmed that the profile will be totally unique for the Royal Enfield Bobber. The extended fuel tank length and low seating will definitely attract eyeballs at the show.

Royal Enfield 834cc Twin-Cylinder Motorcycle
834cc V-Twin Royal Enfield Motorcycle is Coming @ EICMA 2018

“The JV company will design, develop, manufacture and sell a full new range of personal vehicles suitable for India and other emerging markets,” quoted the official communication that was notified by Eicher Motors to the Bombay Stock Exchange in July 2012.

“There was also an agreement between Eicher Motors and Polaris Industries in the past on the front of special cooperation for Royal Enfield motorcycles within their alliance. This special arrangement between the two companies was tightly guarded and was not made public. The power-train engineers at Polaris and at Royal Enfield had together developed this liquid-cooled, twin-cylinder, engine platform for Royal Enfield during the time their alliance was alive. This project was carried out in the UK between the technical centers of Polaris and Royal Enfield. The 834cc power-train has spawned out of that arrangement,” revealed another source, aware of the matter.

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All-New Royal Enfield Bobber Teased; Official Unveil @ EICMA 2018 https://news.maxabout.com/bikes/royal-enfield/new-royal-enfield-bobber-eicma-2018/ https://news.maxabout.com/bikes/royal-enfield/new-royal-enfield-bobber-eicma-2018/#respond Tue, 30 Oct 2018 09:17:50 +0000 https://news.maxabout.com/?p=302085 Royal Enfield Bobber was recently teased by the Indian manufacturer, showing an all-new product with a unique stance and extended wheelbase. The start of EICMA 2018 will mark the entry of third Royal Enfield product with a twin-cylinder engine under the fuel tank. The image seen here throw some light on the basic designing and […]

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Royal Enfield Bobber was recently teased by the Indian manufacturer, showing an all-new product with a unique stance and extended wheelbase. The start of EICMA 2018 will mark the entry of third Royal Enfield product with a twin-cylinder engine under the fuel tank. The image seen here throw some light on the basic designing and also, hints that the engine used here will be shared with the 650 Twins. The wrap around the fuel tank area can be partially seen hiding a grille similar to Interceptor 650, most probably being an oil-cooler part like the upcoming 650cc option.

The clearest part is the Bobber style front headlight with LED illumination and partial rings. The extended front fascia can be compared to the Indian Scout Bobber while a closer look reveals alloy wheels instead of regular spoke rims. The fender is also shorter than what most Royal Enfield bikes offer as stock. The handlebar is flat and comfortable, hiding the original shape of the fuel tank that the manufacturer will use for its new bike. Royal Enfield Bobber comes with a strict single seat with a raised rear area for that perfect Bobber feel. The exhaust seems bolder than regular Royal Enfield bikes.

Royal Enfield Bobber
All-New Royal Enfield Bobber Teased Ahead of Official Unveil on November 6, 2018

EICMA 2018 is starting on November 6, bringing a host of new products from global brands. The hype for new products is intentionally created before the show as the platform makes products globally popular in a single shot. Royal Enfield’s plan of unveiling the new Bobber at EICMA clears that they will go for the bigger engine and target developed markets in the first phase. As with the 650 Twins, the Bobber may also go on sale first in the US and European market. The brand is now listed among top Indian manufacturers with more sales number than even Suzuki India.

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TVS Graphite 150 May Launch in India by Mid-2019 https://news.maxabout.com/bikes/tvs/tvs-graphite-150-india-launch/ https://news.maxabout.com/bikes/tvs/tvs-graphite-150-india-launch/#comments Mon, 15 Oct 2018 08:16:30 +0000 https://news.maxabout.com/?p=167249 When every manufacturer in India is willing to get a chunk of scooter sales in the premium 150cc segment, why would TVS stay behind and see others enjoy the feast? Going right with this notion, TVS Graphite 150 is expected to launch in the first quarter of next fiscal. It has been spotted testing on […]

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When every manufacturer in India is willing to get a chunk of scooter sales in the premium 150cc segment, why would TVS stay behind and see others enjoy the feast? Going right with this notion, TVS Graphite 150 is expected to launch in the first quarter of next fiscal. It has been spotted testing on various occasions and none other than Aprilia SR150 was seen chasing the power scooter. It was seen back at Auto Expo 2014 and getting a production version in 2019 would be a great idea. It will support triple digit speeds with ease as the SR150, that was once chasing the camouflaged scooter, was traveling at 110 kph.

TVS Graphite 150
TVS Graphite 150 May Launch in India by Mid-2019

Not even a single detail regarding engine specs leaked in last four years by TVS. It made more sense as they first entered the 125cc segment and now, using the same frame and body basics would be a great idea for the 150cc scooter. The decision to target the lesser selling Vespa and Aprilia range of scooters is also a brave step. Only these two offer a 150cc engine under the seat while all others are over at 125cc. TVS is expected to use the fully digital instrument console from Ntorq 125 and better braking than any other scooter presently on offer in their lineup. The front is seen with a small visor and disc brake on the Graphite.

TVS Graphite 150

The scooter is expected to get priced around INR 68,000 and will feature ABS as most TVS performance models. It will be their first attempt into the performance scooter segment as the primary focus of TVS stands on Jupiter, Apache and XL series of products. All three of them are the highest selling products of all time in the company lineup. TVS Motor is currently the third largest manufacturer in terms of overall sales. It still has a long way to go as the first two brands have almost double the sale as TVS. The booming scooter market offers a great chance.

TVS Graphite 150

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Quick Facts About the 22HP Yamaha R15 Version 3 Race-Spec Edition https://news.maxabout.com/bikes/yamaha/r15-version-3-race-spec-model/ https://news.maxabout.com/bikes/yamaha/r15-version-3-race-spec-model/#respond Tue, 09 Oct 2018 04:33:46 +0000 https://news.maxabout.com/?p=186485 Yamaha R15 Version 3 is now available in India for INR 1.27 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi). It is not just the stock version that raised eyebrows on the Auto Expo 2018 as R15 Version 3 Race-Spec variant took the performance quotient higher by a considerable margin. Use of Daytona free flow exhaust, track spec Metzeler rear […]

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Yamaha R15 Version 3 is now available in India for INR 1.27 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi). It is not just the stock version that raised eyebrows on the Auto Expo 2018 as R15 Version 3 Race-Spec variant took the performance quotient higher by a considerable margin. Use of Daytona free flow exhaust, track spec Metzeler rear tire and frame friendly body sliders have raised the overall component list on the R15 V3. This typical race-spec version generates an approximate maximum power of 22HP!

Yamaha R15 Version 3 Race-Spec Edition
22HP Yamaha R15 Version 3 Race-Spec Edition: All You Need to Know

The engine components remain exactly the same as the stock bike. Yamaha R15 Version 3.0 is the most impressive product that Indian fans got through the Auto Expo 2018. It is affordable (compared to track spec machines) and will keep operating costs lower for beginners in terms of track racing. Frame sliders are helpful when sportbikes suddenly fall while stock MRF tires won’t work that well on high-speed track chasing. The total cost for Race-Spec variant is INR 1.56 lakh. Here is the break-up of this price tag:

R15 V3 Race-Spec Price

Stock Model INR 1,27,000
Daytona Race Exhaust INR 16,700
Metzeler Rear Tyre INR 9998
Frame Sliders INR 2450
Race-Spec Model INR 1,56,148
*The Race-Spec Model is not road-legal, it can only be used on closed circuits/race-tracks.

Photos Source: Motoroids

Yamaha R15 V3 Specs (Stock Model)

Displacement 155.1 cc
No. of Cylinders 1
No. of Gears 6
Maximum Power 19.3 HP @ 10000 rpm
Maximum Torque 15 NM @ 8500 rpm
Engine Description Liquid-cooled, 4-stroke, SOHC, 4-valve
Cooling Liquid Cooling
Fuel System Fuel Injection
Ignition T.C.I
Lubrication Wet Sump
Compression Ratio 11.6 : 1
Bore 58 mm
Stroke 58.7 mm
Fuel Type Petrol
Clutch Assist & Slipper Clutch
Front Brake 282mm Single Disc
Rear Brake 220mm Single Disc
Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)  No ABS
Front Suspension Telescopic Forks
Rear Suspension Monoshock
Front Tyre 100/80-17M/C 52P (MRF)
Rear Tyre 140/70-17M/C 66S (MRF)
Wheel Size 17-inch
Overall Length 1990 mm
Overall Width 725 mm
Overall Height 1135 mm
Seat Height 815 mm
Ground Clearance 170 mm
Wheelbase 1325 mm
Kerb/Wet Weight 139 kg
Fuel Tank Capacity 11 litres

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2020 Hero Karizma R & ZMR to Launch @ Next Auto Expo in India https://news.maxabout.com/bikes/hero/2020-hero-karizma-series/ https://news.maxabout.com/bikes/hero/2020-hero-karizma-series/#comments Sat, 08 Sep 2018 05:32:27 +0000 http://news.maxabout.com/?p=3967 Hero Karizma, the popular flagship motorcycle from the homegrown manufacturer, will get a third inning for the Indian market. A recent report in the automotive industry claims that the 2020 Hero Karizma will definitely launch in India as Hero has restarted the research process on its flagship model. The brand is working on a new model (Version […]

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Hero Karizma, the popular flagship motorcycle from the homegrown manufacturer, will get a third inning for the Indian market. A recent report in the automotive industry claims that the 2020 Hero Karizma will definitely launch in India as Hero has restarted the research process on its flagship model. The brand is working on a new model (Version 3) and they would re-enter the Indian premium motorcycle segment around Auto Expo 2020.

Once a tough rival to Bajaj Pulsar 220F, the BS4 model of Karizma ZMR is presently listed on the website for INR 1.08 lakh. Hero MotoCorp is well known of the fact that the brand is suffering a lot and they would take some time to make the Karizma fans happy once again. Hero Karizma was the best seller in its segment and that could happen again anytime in the future. The new Hero Karizma would bring a nostalgic experience to the fans who were waiting for a reboot after failure of Karizma V2.

New Hero Karizma
2020 Hero Karizma R & ZMR Launch @ Auto Expo 2020

The first generation of Hero Karizma was a true success story. The second generation had an EBR treatment on its design, which was the worst thing that could have happened to such a successful brand. No doubt, the engine and performance of the motorcycle was improved but the design issue created a mess for this successful product from the Hero lineup.

The Karizma R is not on-sale right now, and motorcycle was powered by a carburetor fed engine while the ZMR comes with a fully faired design and fuel injected engine. The Karizma R produces 19.2 BHP while the ZMR has an output of 20 BHP. The updated motorcycle could be named as Karizma Version 3.0 and would most probably carry liquid cooling instead of the oil cooler being used in the current generation. It may even get a 6-speed gearbox and thereby the claimed top speed could then be above 135 kmph for the ZMR version.

New Hero Karizma
Hero Karizma R Version 1.0
New Hero Karizma
Hero Karizma R Version 2.0
New Hero Karizma
Hero Karizma ZMR Version 1.0
New Hero Karizma
Hero Karizma ZMR Version 2.0

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Yamaha Aerox 155 Spotted at a Dealership in Visakhapatnam https://news.maxabout.com/bikes/yamaha/yamaha-aerox-155-visakhapatnam/ https://news.maxabout.com/bikes/yamaha/yamaha-aerox-155-visakhapatnam/#comments Fri, 22 Jun 2018 12:31:52 +0000 https://news.maxabout.com/?p=184106 Yamaha Aerox 155 was recently spotted at a dealership in Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh. According to the dealer (Vaishnavi Automobile), the scooter is not for sale and it has been specially imported from Indonesia to put on display at the showroom. Yamaha Aerox was officially unveiled in 2016 and the 155cc scooter currently sells in select markets […]

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Yamaha Aerox 155 was recently spotted at a dealership in Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh. According to the dealer (Vaishnavi Automobile), the scooter is not for sale and it has been specially imported from Indonesia to put on display at the showroom. Yamaha Aerox was officially unveiled in 2016 and the 155cc scooter currently sells in select markets around the globe.

Calling it the scooter version of R15 V3 won’t be wrong as it shares the same VVA engine. The 155.1cc, single cylinder, liquid cooled engine on the scooter is good for 14.8 BHP at 8,000 rpm and 14.4 Nm at 6,000 rpm. The engine is available in this de-tuned state for scooter friendly dynamics.

Yamaha offers impressive design lines that includes twin LED front headlights and LED rear lights on Aerox 155. Features are class leading as it comes with 5.8 inch LCD display, smart key ignition and ABS. Scooter market is growing rapidly and more powerful products will further help riders select comfort packed performance for improved riding experience in India.

Yamaha launched the R15 V3 and 2018 model of R3 in India @ Auto Expo 2018. As of now, Yamaha has not made any official announcement regarding the launch of Aerox in India. Aerox is one of the most-awaited products in India and we hope the brand brings it here in coming months.

Yamaha is presently gaining traction through commuter centric products and scooters as introducing new products has helped them retain the number five spot in terms of sale number in India. If launched in India, Aerox 155 is expected to demand something close to INR 80,000-90,000 (ex-showroom).

Quick Specs of Yamaha Aerox 155

Displacement 155 cc
Maximum Power 14.89 HP @ 8000 rpm
Maximum Torque 13.8 Nm @ 6250 rpm
Number of Cylinders 1
Number of Gears Automatic
Seat Height 790 mm
Ground Clearance 142 mm
Kerb/Wet Weight 116 kg
Fuel Tank Capacity 4.6 litres

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UM Renegade Duty 230 to Launch in India in September 2018 https://news.maxabout.com/bikes/um/um-renegade-duty-230-launch-india/ https://news.maxabout.com/bikes/um/um-renegade-duty-230-launch-india/#respond Tue, 22 May 2018 08:06:28 +0000 https://news.maxabout.com/?p=184205 Renegade Duty 230 S was officially unveiled at Auto Expo 2018. It was earlier spied in production-ready guise at a dealership stockyard. This model is presently available in the international lineup under UM Global branding. UM had also unveiled a higher placed variant named Duty 230 Ace. The official pricing for both models will stay […]

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Renegade Duty 230 S was officially unveiled at Auto Expo 2018. It was earlier spied in production-ready guise at a dealership stockyard. This model is presently available in the international lineup under UM Global branding. UM had also unveiled a higher placed variant named Duty 230 Ace.

The official pricing for both models will stay INR 1.10 lakh for Duty 230 S and INR 1.29 lakh for 230 Ace. A recent official report from UM claims that the entry-level model will launch around September 2018.

UM Renegade Duty 230
UM Renegade Duty 230 S

When compared to present day UM lineup, Duty 230 feels tiny and clearly show cost-effective components and parts all over. It comes with basic round headlight that almost every cruiser around this segment supports internationally. Peanut fuel tank looks good while focus primarily shifts to comfort through its wide and comfortable seat layout.

The dimensions seem to make Renegade Duty 230 a city-friendly product. Rider gets an upright sitting position with relaxed arms and legs. It measures 1975mm in length, 730mm wide and 1050 mm in height. The seat height on offer stays impressive at 756 mm. Before its introduction, UM will launch 2 variants based on their existing lineup of products in India.

UM Renegade Duty 230 S comes with impressive alloy wheel design while disc brake used here is shared with bigger UM 280cc bikes. The direct rival to Duty 230 will be Bullet 350 while UM is trying its best to fetch sales out of Classic 350’s stable. This seems the perfect move in this direction.

UM Renegade Duty 230
UM Renegade Duty 230 Ace

Availability of the 223cc, single cylinder engine in its international lineup helped UM put this product on the fastest possible route. This engine is good for 17 HP at 8000 rpm and 17 Nm at 5000 rpm. It comes mated to a 5-speed gearbox. UM Renegade Duty 230 S comes in matte finish for the Indian market.

A backrest was seen on some images while the variant seen for India comes without any rear support. Both bikes are offered with a 10-liter fuel tank. UM will launch ABS and Fi variants of Duty series by the end of this year. Also, they are planning to introduce a 450cc and 650cc motorcycle in India before 2020.

Images Source: AutoCarIndia

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2018 Honda CB Hornet with ABS & LED Headlight to Launch in a Few Days https://news.maxabout.com/bikes/honda/honda-cb-hornet-abs-auto-expo-2018/ https://news.maxabout.com/bikes/honda/honda-cb-hornet-abs-auto-expo-2018/#respond Tue, 20 Mar 2018 03:50:31 +0000 https://news.maxabout.com/?p=186412 2018 Honda CB Hornet ABS was recently showcased at Auto Expo 2018. As per the latest details available, Honda will launch the upgraded model of Hornet 160R in India in a few days. Seems like Honda is on a launching spree as they recently launched the 2018 models of Livo, CB Shine, CB Shine SP, […]

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2018 Honda CB Hornet ABS was recently showcased at Auto Expo 2018. As per the latest details available, Honda will launch the upgraded model of Hornet 160R in India in a few days. Seems like Honda is on a launching spree as they recently launched the 2018 models of Livo, CB Shine, CB Shine SP, Activa (5G), CBR250R, and Dream Yuga in India.

Along with Anti-Lock Braking System, 2018 model of CB Hornet also gets LED headlights within the redesigned front fascia. It now looks sharper than ever and gets Hornet branding within the low and high beam section. Like most brands in this segment, Honda is offering single channel ABS on their 2018 Hornet. Honda will also offer a new Dazzle Yellow Metallic shade with updated body graphics for CB Hornet ABS.

Honda CB Hornet ABS
Auto Expo 2018: Honda CB Hornet ABS Officially Unveiled

Apart from these visible changes, Honda CB Hornet stays exactly the same in terms of performance. It is powered by a 162.71cc, single cylinder, air cooled and carburetor fed engine producing 14.9 BHP at 8500 rpm and 14.5 Nm at 6500 rpm. The engine comes mated to a 5-speed manual gearbox.

Addition of ABS makes this model the first from its segment to get advanced safety on-board. Additionally, LED lights are also available exclusively on CB Hornet ABS as others like Yamaha FZ series and Suzuki Gixxer use non-ABS disc brakes and halogen headlights as standard.

A report even claims that CB Hornet will now be available with standard, CBS and ABS equipped variants. This means those with strict budget could also enjoy the CB Hornet experience through the decently loaded variant.

Apart from the upgraded models, Honda xBlade was also launched recently with an ex-showroom price tag of INR 78,500. It has been specifically made for buyers with more interest in commuter style riding. Honda CB Hornet ABS is expected to get INR 10,000 worth of price hike for these additional features.

Photos Source: Motorbeam

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