Superbike – Maxabout News https://news.maxabout.com Latest Car & Bike News in India Wed, 07 Aug 2019 15:41:10 +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 Superbike – Maxabout News https://news.maxabout.com 32 32 Ducati Panigale V4 R Gets 2 Bookings in India; Deliveries Next Month https://news.maxabout.com/bikes/ducati/ducati-panigale-v4-r-bookings-india/ https://news.maxabout.com/bikes/ducati/ducati-panigale-v4-r-bookings-india/#respond Fri, 26 Jul 2019 14:23:08 +0000 https://news.maxabout.com/?p=516024 New Delhi, 26th July 2019: Italian luxury brand Ducati India has confirmed two bookings of its flagship motorcycle, Ducati Panigale V4 R. Five units of the Panigale V4 R were allotted to India, of which two units have been booked by Ducati India’s dealer North Star Automotive in Delhi-NCR. Embodied with the maximum expression of […]

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New Delhi, 26th July 2019: Italian luxury brand Ducati India has confirmed two bookings of its flagship motorcycle, Ducati Panigale V4 R. Five units of the Panigale V4 R were allotted to India, of which two units have been booked by Ducati India’s dealer North Star Automotive in Delhi-NCR. Embodied with the maximum expression of Ducati values, racing-inspired livery, and Ducati’s racing DNA, the new Panigale V4 R is a symphony of emotions and the most powerful road-legal production bike ever.

Ducati Panigale V4 R Front 3-Quarter View
Ducati Panigale V4 R Front 3-Quarter View

Sergi Canovas, Managing Director of Ducati India said, “The Panigale V4 R is a depiction of the finest Ducati precision and racing pedigree that delivers performance akin to a MotoGP bike. Bringing that experience in India marks a special chapter for Ducati. We are very excited and proud to have the Panigale V4 R on the Indian racetracks very soon. There is nothing quite like the Panigale V4 R and we are confident that it will disrupt the racing and riding experience for the superbike enthusiasts in the country. We are also looking forward to the Ducati V4 R making a strong statement at the upcoming superbike championships in India.”

Sanjeev Oberoi, Dealer Partner at North Star Automotive said, “It gives us pride and joy to share that first two units of Panigale V4 R have already been booked and will be delivered to the Ducatistis on the track; turf that is most capable of respecting our racing DNA. Being off to such a great start, we will strive to further enhance our portfolio and provide the best of Ducati experience to all our new and existing customers.”

Ducati Panigale V4 R Rear 3-Quarter View
Ducati Panigale V4 R Rear 3-Quarter View

The Panigale V4 R is a road-legal WSBK category racing bike and constitutes the technical platform for the official Ducati Superbikes that will compete in the 2019 season. The 1,103 cm3 90° V4 engine has been replaced with the 998 cm3 Desmosedici Stradale R which brings it within the displacement limits established by WSBK championship rules.

The bike features a new fairing incorporating wings elements of MotoGP origin. It also has race-grade Öhlins suspension with mechanical adjustment and an aluminium swingarm with an adjustable four-position axle. Moreover, the front frame has been modified to achieve the stiffness targets set by Ducati Corse. Sophisticated electronic controls borrowed from the Panigale V4 S, have revised threshold levels now to make them more compatible with pro rider requirements.

Ducati Panigale V4 R Console
Ducati Panigale V4 R Console

The modifications extend far beyond the engine and suspension set-up: for the first time, they also include an Aero Pack designed directly by Ducati Corse in close collaboration with the Ducati Style Centre to improve on-track aerodynamic efficiency.

Priced at INR 51,80,000 (Ex-Showroom), bookings for the new Panigale V4 R are open across all Ducati dealerships in Delhi – NCR, Mumbai, Pune, Ahmedabad, Hyderabad, Bengaluru, Kochi, Kolkata & Chennai.

Ducati Panigale V4 R Specs

  • Displacement – 998cc
  • Max. Power – 221 HP @ 15,250 rpm
  • Max. Torque – 112.4 Nm @ 11,500 rpm
  • Max. Power (Akrapovic Exhaust) – 234 HP @ 15,500 rpm
  • Max. Torque (Akrapovic Exhaust) – 119 Nm @ 11,750 rpm
  • Number of Cylinders – 4
  • Number of Gears – 6
  • Seat Height – 830 mm
  • Kerb/Wet Weight – 193 kg
  • Fuel Tank Capacity – 16 litres
Ducati Panigale V4 25° Anniversario 916
Ducati Panigale V4 25° Anniversario 916 Launched @ INR 54.90 Lakh

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Ducati Panigale V4 25° Anniversario 916 Launched @ INR 54.90 Lakh https://news.maxabout.com/bikes/ducati/ducati-panigale-v4-25-anniversario-916/ https://news.maxabout.com/bikes/ducati/ducati-panigale-v4-25-anniversario-916/#respond Tue, 16 Jul 2019 06:01:13 +0000 https://news.maxabout.com/?p=515210 Ducati Panigale V4 25° Anniversario 916 Launched in India (Official Press Release) – In 2019 a quarter of a century will have elapsed since the Ducati 916 arrived on the global stage, forever changing the Superbike world. Born from Massimo Tamburini’s sketches, this bike has revolutionized the world of motorcycle design and has made fans […]

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Ducati Panigale V4 25° Anniversario 916 Launched in India (Official Press Release) – In 2019 a quarter of a century will have elapsed since the Ducati 916 arrived on the global stage, forever changing the Superbike world. Born from Massimo Tamburini’s sketches, this bike has revolutionized the world of motorcycle design and has made fans fall in love all over the planet. Incredibly innovative in its style, elegance, lightweight and compactness, by many it’s believed to be the sexiest and most iconic bike ever built.

The Ducati 916 wasn’t just a beautiful bike and an enormous sales success. It also won World Superbike championships: the 916 SBK was a force to be reckoned with even as it made its debut in 1994, and the following years saw it win 120 races, 8 constructors’ titles and 6 riders’ titles, four of them with Carl Fogarty. The Englishman has won 55 races with Ducati, of wich 43 riding a Ducati 916 SBK and 996 SBK. “King Carl” and the 916 remain the most successful “couple” in Ducati SBK history.

Ducati has decided to celebrate this anniversary by building a special 916-dedicated version of the Panigale V4. Hence the genesis of the Panigale V4 25° Anniversario 916: a unique limited-edition bike of only 500 pieces, designed to let all true Ducatisti re-live the spirit of the 916.

The “25° Anniversario 916” is built on the mechanics of the Panigale V4 S. This has been upgraded with racing content from the Panigale V4 R such as the Front Frame, designed to Ducati Corse specifications. The look of the bike combines a special livery with forged magnesium wheels, a titanium type-approved Akrapovič exhaust and a long list of Ducati Performance components.

For its world-first preview, Ducati chose round nine of the Superbike World Championship, taking place this weekend at Laguna Seca (California, USA). Here, Francesco Milicia (VP Global Sales & After Sales Director Ducati Motor Holding), Jason Chinnock (CEO Ducati North America) and Carl Fogarty unveiled the Panigale V4 25° Anniversario 916.

The presentation of the bike was also an occasion of remembrance, honouring Californian Carlin Dunne, the Spider Grips Ducati team rider who recently died at Pikes Peak. Jason Chinnock announced Ducati’s decision to remove the number 5 from selling, the same number that Dunne used to race with. The bike will be auctioned, with proceeds going to a fund-raising effort aimed at providing Carlin’s mother with support.

Sergi Canovas, Managing Director of Ducati India said, “The Ducati 916 is one of the most iconic motorcycles to have come out of the Borgo Panigale factory and it redefined design and performance at its time. At Ducati, we’re very proud of our heritage and what better way to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the 916 than to produce an ultra-exclusive version of the Panigale V4, recognizing our present and the past. The Panigale V4 25° Anniversary 916 is coming to India and I’m sure bike enthusiasts and collectors alike will appreciate its uniqueness.”

“I’m thrilled to be here at this event,” stated Carl Fogarty after riding the Panigale V4 25° Anniversario 916 onto the stage at Pebble Beach. “The Ducati 916 gave me some fantastic, unforgettable moments. It played a starring role in my career and in the history of the World Superbike Championship. On the wider motorcycling scene, it set a whole new standard of style and performance. I’m proud to have played a pivotal role in that success story, and equally proud to be here today and celebrate this important anniversary by officially unveiling this breath-taking bike.”

Starting from Saturday morning, the Panigale V4 25° Anniversario 916 will go on display at Ducati Island (the space Ducati traditionally sets aside for its fans during American races).

The Panigale V4 25° Anniversario 916 will arrive in dealerships starting from October 2019 at a price of INR 54,90,000 Ex-showroom (price is country-specific).

Panigale V4 25° Anniversario 916 Photos

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2020 Yamaha R1 and R1M Superbikes Officially Unleashed https://news.maxabout.com/bikes/yamaha/2020-yamaha-r1-r1m-superbikes/ https://news.maxabout.com/bikes/yamaha/2020-yamaha-r1-r1m-superbikes/#respond Mon, 15 Jul 2019 09:52:52 +0000 https://news.maxabout.com/?p=515077 Yamaha Motor Company has unveiled the 2020 models of its superbike portfolio, the R1 and R1M. The updated superbikes have been introduced at the American WSB round in Laguna Seca in California. The 2020 Yamaha R1 has been updated with a distinguished fairing at the front that offers improved aerodynamics while the brand has also […]

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Yamaha Motor Company has unveiled the 2020 models of its superbike portfolio, the R1 and R1M. The updated superbikes have been introduced at the American WSB round in Laguna Seca in California. The 2020 Yamaha R1 has been updated with a distinguished fairing at the front that offers improved aerodynamics while the brand has also updated the electronic package for the new R1 series.

The 2020 tweaks offered to the superbikes have been one of the most significant updates ever since 2015. The newly updated Yamaha R1 can be availed in the UK markets from September 2019 in ‘Yamaha Blue’ and ‘Midnight Black’ colour options while the 2020 Yamaha R1M can be availed in a new shade with carbon fibre livery, known as ‘Silver Blu Carbon’.

2020 Yamaha R1M
2020 Yamaha R1M

Taking inspiration from the Yamaha factory MotoGP bikes ridden by Valentino Rossi and Maverick Vinales, the 2020 Yamaha R1 gets a new visor as well as a new fairing that has been merged with the fuel tank of the motorcycle, leading to improved aerodynamics efficiency by 5.3%. The wider seat makes way for more comfortable riding for a different range of riders.

The 2020 model of the superbike has been equipped with a new aluminium air duct besides the front fairing for stronger reinforcement. The bike now weighs less due to the use of aluminium clad fuel tank as well as wheels making it much easier to handle.

2020 Yamaha R1
2020 Yamaha R1 in Blue Shade

The slightly-tweaked LED-equipped dual headlight setup gives the superbike a beast look while the refreshed colour combinations add onto its premium profile. Powering the Yamaha R1 and R1M is the same 998cc, inline-four cylinder engine that has been tweaked to offer a maximum power of 200HP and a maximum torque of 113.3 Nm. The engine has been made Euro5 compliant and features four catalytic converters while the bike has been equipped with Bosch fuel injectors that feature a 10-hole design for a wider spray of fuel for more efficient combustion.

2020 Yamaha R1
2020 Yamaha R1 in Black Shade

The Brake Control System (BCS) allows the riders to choose one of the two ABS modes: BC1 and BC2 as per the road and cornering conditions. The use of ride-by-wire throttle offers the rider more control over the motorcycle and better performance. The newly updated Yamaha R1 and R1M get six-axis IMU with seven electronic control units as well as a slightly redesigned TFT instrument panel. As per the reports, the superbikes are expected to be launched in India by the end of the year 2019.

2020 Yamaha R1 Console
Instrument Console of 2020 Yamaha R1 Series

2020 Yamaha R1 Key Features

  • Aerodynamic, new M1-style bodywork
  • Refined, high efficiency 998cc EU5 engine
  • Next-generation LED headlights and position lights
  • Improved front and rear suspension performance
  • New 2-mode Brake Control (BC) cornering ABS
  • New 3-mode Engine Brake Management (EBM) system
  • Ride-by-wire APSG throttle
  • Optimised Launch Control (LCS) system
  • 320mm front discs, new high friction pads
  • Latest Bridgestone Battlax RS11 tyres
  • Premium finish with outstanding build quality
  • Uprated TFT instruments with EBM and BC displays

2020 Yamaha R1M Key Features

  • New aerodynamically efficient M1-inspired bodywork
  • Premium Öhlins Electronic Racing Suspension (ERS)
  • New Öhlins NPX anti-cavitation gas forks
  • New 2-mode Brake Control (BC) system
  • New 3-mode Engine Brake Management (EBM) system
  • High efficiency 998cc EU5 engine
  • New carbon tail section, carbon bodywork & mudguards
  • New Bridgestone Battlax RS11 tyres – 200 wide rear
  • Production number engraved on special R1M plaque
  • Lightweight ride-by-wire APSG throttle
  • Optimised Launch Control (LCS) system
  • Exclusive CCU enables wireless trackside tuning
Yamaha XSR 155 in the Making
Yamaha XSR 155 in the Making; India Launch Possible

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Delhi-To-Spiti Road Trip on a Suzuki Hayabusa by Jasminder Singh https://news.maxabout.com/offbeat/delhi-spiti-road-trip-suzuki-hayabusa/ https://news.maxabout.com/offbeat/delhi-spiti-road-trip-suzuki-hayabusa/#respond Fri, 12 Jul 2019 08:24:25 +0000 https://news.maxabout.com/?p=514464 Delhi-To-Spiti Road Trip on a Suzuki Hayabusa: Proving himself once again as one of the most adventurous superbike Motovlogger in India, Jasminder Singh of JS Films took his Suzuki Hayabusa GSX1300R to yet another difficult terrain, the Spiti Valley. Being regarded as Daring Singh, Jasminder and his team earlier took a cross country India-Bhutan-Nepal ride before […]

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Delhi-To-Spiti Road Trip on a Suzuki Hayabusa: Proving himself once again as one of the most adventurous superbike Motovlogger in India, Jasminder Singh of JS Films took his Suzuki Hayabusa GSX1300R to yet another difficult terrain, the Spiti Valley.

Being regarded as Daring Singh, Jasminder and his team earlier took a cross country India-Bhutan-Nepal ride before taking over the mountains in the Spiti Valley. The route chosen by Jasminder was Delhi-Spiti-Manali-Leh-Srinagar and back to Delhi.

The group of four friends including Jasminder started their journey from Delhi on June 20, 2019. Two of his friends took the adventure tour on their KTM 390 Duke while one of the friends conquered the distance on his Royal Enfield Himalayan.

Delhi-To-Spiti Road Trip
Delhi-To-Spiti Road Trip on a Suzuki Hayabusa by Jasminder Singh

The group covered a distance of 335 km from Delhi to Chail where they were welcomed with heavy rainfall, and according to them, it was one of the biggest challenges they faced on Day 1. The group completed their journey from Chail to Rampur Bushahr on the second day and covered a distance of 145 km. The third day went along as the group reached Nako by covering a distance of 185 km.

Delhi-To-Spiti Road Trip
Kunzum Pass

Jasminder and team went ahead with their bikes on the fourth day and covered a distance of 111 km from Nako to Kaza. The 5th day of their journey marked the beginning of the adventure as the 150 km route covered to reach Kunzum from Kaza was completely off-road.

The weather conditions were hard considering their first interaction with the breath chilling snow. The shorter route from the Kunzum pass to Leh was closed due to the heavy snow which made the riders take a longer route via Manali. According to Jasminder Singh, they could have saved three days if the Kunzum to Keylong route was not blocked.

Delhi-To-Spiti Road Trip
On the 7th Day of Travel, They Met with 3 Landslides

They reached back to Kaza safely and carried on with their 6th-day travel to Tabo. The distance from Kaza to Tabo was just 48 km though, the team met with harsh rains on the way which did hinder their progress to cover more distance.

After starting their journey to Manali via the Jalori pass on the 7th day of travel, they met with three landslides on the way which indeed slowed down their speeds. At this point of time, the group parted ways as two of the riders (Sunny and Bulu Patnaik) were supposed to return to Delhi.

Jasminder Singh and Omkar Khanna then completed their travel to Manali along the Jalori Pass and covered a distance of 435 km. The duo travelled amidst the empty roads and scary woods on their way to Manali.

Delhi-To-Spiti Road Trip
Rohtang Pass

On their 8th day of travel, the duo covered a distance of 137 km from Manali to Jispa where they were met with several halts due to the ongoing tourist traffic as well as the rain and snow in Rohtang did hinder the journey.

The onwards journey from Rohtang to Jispa was one of the highlights of their adventure tour since they have to cover all the distance amidst the slush and water crossings that indeed put a test to their mettle.

Day 9 was one of the most difficult times of their adventure since the road from Jispa to Leh was covered in snow and Jasminder’s Hayabusa met with a flat tyre. The ongoing traffic and the harsh snow didn’t help the situation either. Both the riders crossed maximum water crossings on the 9th day and decided to make a halt in Leh for the next two days.

Delhi-To-Spiti Road Trip
Magnetic Hill (Leh Ladakh)

Jasminder’s wife accompanied him in exploring the Leh valley while a new pillion on the mighty Suzuki Hayabusa gathered the attraction of locals along the way. The group explored the Magnetic Hill and the Gurudwara Pathar Sahib. On the 11th day, Jasminder with his wife as a pillion rider explored Khardungla top and then came back to Leh at the end of the day.

Delhi-To-Spiti Road Trip
Khardungla Top

On the next day, the riders travelled from Leh to Pangong where Jasminder has to give up the Hayabusa for a while and rented a much practical plus capable Royal Enfield Himalayan to explore the location with his wife. One Day 13, they travelled from Pangong to Leh by covering a distance of 222 km.

Day 14 and 15 went along by travelling from Leh to Srinagar (419 km) and from Srinagar to Jammu (264 km) respectively. The Zozila pass along the way was quite muddy to travel while the ongoing Amarnath Yatra via Jammu hindered their speed due to multiple traffic diversions.

The riders then covered a distance of 106 km from Jammu to Pathankot. First, they took a detour to Atal Setu Basohli (110 km) and then went ahead to cover the 496 km from Pathankot to Delhi. They covered an unbeatable distance of 712 km on the last day. The entire trip turned out to be one of the most Herculean tasks overtaken by Jasminder on his Hayabusa considering the offroad conditions, harsh weather as well as the traffic.

It was Jasminder’s second road trip to Leh on his Hayabusa though considering there are no proofs of a traveller riding on the mighty Hayabusa to Spiti Valley, Jasminder is the first person to conquer such difficult terrains on his superbike. His entire journey shrieks of utmost strength and vigour that is highly appreciated.

Delhi-To-Spiti Road Trip

List of Riders

  • Jasminder Singh (Suzuki Hayabusa)
  • Omkar Khanna (KTM 390 Duke)
  • Sunny (KTM 390 Duke)
  • Bulu Patnaik (Royal Enfield Himalayan)

Travel Log

  • Day 01: Delhi to Chail (335 km)
  • Day 02: Chail to Rampur Bushahr (145 km)
  • Day 03: Rampur Bushahr to Nako (185 km)
  • Day 04: Nako to Kaza (111 km)
  • Day 05: Kaza to Kunzum Pass & Back (150 km)
  • Day 06: Kaza to Tabo (48 km)
  • Day 07: Tabo to Manali via Jalori Pass (435 km)
  • Day 08: Manali to Jispa (137 km)
  • Day 09: Jispa to Leh (335 km)
  • Day 10: Magnetic Hill and Gurudwara Pathar Sahib (Sightseeing)
  • Day 11: Leh to Khardungla & Back (Sightseeing)
  • Day 12: Leh to Pangong & Back (Sightseeing)
  • Day 13: Pangong to Leh (222 km)
  • Day 14: Leh to Srinagar (419 km)
  • Day 15: Srinagar to Jammu (264 km)
  • Day 16: Jammu to Pathankot (106 km), Atal Setu Basohli & Back (110 km), Pathankot to Delhi (496 km), Total distance clocked on the last day: 712 km

Delhi-To-Spiti Road Trip Video

Delhi-To-Spiti Road Trip Photos

Photos & Video Source: JS Films

Jasminder Singh
Delhi-to-Leh Road Trip on a Hayabusa by Jasminder Singh

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New BMW S1000RR Superbike Launched in India @ INR 18.50 Lakh https://news.maxabout.com/bikes/bmw-bikes/new-bmw-s1000rr-launched-india/ https://news.maxabout.com/bikes/bmw-bikes/new-bmw-s1000rr-launched-india/#respond Thu, 27 Jun 2019 08:39:57 +0000 https://news.maxabout.com/?p=311420 BMW S1000RR has been officially launched in India with an ex-showroom price tag of INR 18.50 lakh. The 2019 model of the superbike gets more power and an all-new design for the litre-class segment. The 999cc, four-cylinder engine used here is good for 207 HP at 13,500 rpm and 113 Nm at 11,000 rpm. BMW […]

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BMW S1000RR has been officially launched in India with an ex-showroom price tag of INR 18.50 lakh. The 2019 model of the superbike gets more power and an all-new design for the litre-class segment. The 999cc, four-cylinder engine used here is good for 207 HP at 13,500 rpm and 113 Nm at 11,000 rpm.

BMW offers titanium valves, water cooling, and ShiftCam technology for the newcomer. The superbike still claims a top speed of 299 kph (electronically limited) and weighs just 197 kg with full fuel tank and fluids. Applying M-package to the motorcycle lowers the same to 193.5 kg.

The motorcycle measures 2,073mm in length, 848mm in width and 1,151mm in height. The seat height measures 824mm while fuel tank carrying capacity is 16.5-liters. The front tire measures 120/70-ZR17 while the rear comes with a massive 190/55-ZR17 tire. The design is all-new, getting symmetrical front headlights and reduced fairing with focus on aerodynamic improvement.

The tail section is lighter and frame can be seen under the seat. The BMW S1000RR competes in the Indian market with the likes of Honda CBR1000RR Fireblade, Yamaha YZF-R1, Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R, Suzuki GSX-R1000R, MV Agusta F4 RR, Aprilia RSV4 RR, and the Ducati Panigale V4.

Variant-Wise Price List

  • Standard: INR 18.50 lakh
  • Pro: INR 20.50 lakh
  • M Sport:  INR 22.95 lakh

New BMW S1000RR Shades

New BMW S1000RR Photos

Technical Specifications

  • Displacement: 999cc
  • Max Power: 207 HP @ 13,500 rpm
  • Max Torque: 113 NM @ 11,000 rpm
  • No. of Cylinders: 4
  • Gearbox: 6-Speed
  • BMW ShiftCam Technology
  • Cooling: Liquid-Cooled
  • Fuel Supply: Fuel Injection
  • Top Speed: 299 kph (Limited)
  • Mileage: 15.62 kmpl (Certified)
  • Front Brake: Dual 320mm Discs
  • Rear Brake: 220mm Single Disc
  • BMW Motorrad Race ABS
  • Dynamic Traction Control
  • Overall Length: 2,073mm
  • Overall Width: 848mm
  • Overall Height: 1,151mm
  • Wheelbase: 1441mm
  • Seat Height: 824mm
  • Kerb Weight: 197 kg
  • Tank Capacity: 16.5-litres
  • Front Tyre: 120/70-ZR17
  • Rear Tyre: 190/55-ZR17
  • Frame: Cast Aluminum
  • Riding Modes: Rain, Road, Dynamic, Race
  • Front Suspension: Adjustable USD Telescopic Forks
  • Rear Suspension: Adjustable Monoshock

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5 Must-Know Facts About the BMW HP4 Race Superbike https://news.maxabout.com/bikes/bmw-bikes/facts-bmw-hp4-race-india/ https://news.maxabout.com/bikes/bmw-bikes/facts-bmw-hp4-race-india/#respond Fri, 14 Jun 2019 13:48:42 +0000 https://news.maxabout.com/?p=241602 BMW HP4 Race is now available in India with a price tag of INR 86.70 lakh. The German manufacturer is known for its reliable machines that perform extensively well in the toughest possible circumstances. If you are a fan of high-performance motorcycles with a unique approach, these five must know facts for BMW HP4 Race […]

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BMW HP4 Race is now available in India with a price tag of INR 86.70 lakh. The German manufacturer is known for its reliable machines that perform extensively well in the toughest possible circumstances. If you are a fan of high-performance motorcycles with a unique approach, these five must know facts for BMW HP4 Race will blow away your mind.

5 Interesting Facts About BMW HP4 Race

1) Featherweight Frame & Body

HP4 Race measures 2070mm in length, 777mm in width and 1193mm in height. These dimensions match to almost entire SuperSport category racers available around the world. What’s astonishing here is that HP4 Race weighs just 146kg (dry) and adds 25.4kg to take on any challenge. This added weight includes 17.5-litres of fuel, tipping the scale at 171.4kg. For comparison, a motorcycle producing the same amount of power weighs around 200kg. You get KTM RC 390’s weight with a litre-class engine under the fairing.

2) Powerful Engine & Premium Components

BMW HP4 Race comes with a 999cc, inline-4 engine, producing 215HP at 13,900 rpm and 120Nm at 10,000 rpm. The engine comes mated to a 6-speed, anti-hopping clutch with straight cut gears. What makes HP Race even more special is the use of racing camshafts, four titanium valves, and Pankl connecting rod. The engine comes with electronic racing injection and full titanium WSBK racing exhaust.

3) Engine Life & Replacement Interval

If you feel that buying this INR 86.70 lakh motorcycle would be the only expense, this track bike has a different story. The engine requires rebuilding (not to be confused with servicing) after a 5000km interval. The cost of rebuilding is so high that BMW recommends buying a new engine for 15,000 euros (INR 12 lakh approx). The value seen here is without import tax. The high price makes every kilometre highly expensive to ride.

4) Most Expensive Motorcycle in India

At INR 86.70 lakh, BMW HP4 Race is the most expensive motorcycle in India that you can buy from a dealership. Earlier, this record was held by Kawasaki Ninja H2R at INR 72 lakh. As both these bikes are track legal only, no extra registration charge will be applicable to both of them. In fact, you will need a towing vehicle to carry the same around different tracks or hire a professional service occasionally.

5) Missing Parts

Those who are new to track bikes, you will be amazed to see no headlight, tail light, indicators, number plates or rear mudguard on the bike. All these are not available on track bikes to keep their overall weight lower. A rear seat cowl saves additional weight by replacing the pillion seat. Above all, the frame and wheels on BMW HP4 Race are made out of carbon fibre, giving them additional strength and agility, in comparison to other track spec bikes with road legal properties.

BMW HP4 Race Specs

Engine & Performance

  • Engine: 999cc, Water/oil-cooled 4-cylinder 4-stroke in-line engine
  • Maximum Power: 215 HP @ 13,900 rpm
  • Maximum Torque: 120 Nm @ 10,000 rpm
  • Bore x stroke: 80 mm x 49.7 mm
  • Clutch: Multi-disc clutch in oil bath, anti hopping clutch, mechanically operated
  • Gearbox: Constant-mesh 6-speed racing transmission (EVO) with straight-cut gears (gears 1, 2, 4, 5 and 6)
  • Engine management: Electronic racing injection, variable intake pipe length, four selectable modes
  • Emission Control: Akrapovic full titanium 4 in 2 in 1 WSBK exhaust system
  • Fuel Type: Superplus unleaded, minimum octane number 98 (RON)
  • Top Speed: 330 KMPH (Approx.)

Frame & Suspension

  • Frame: Carbon monocoque RTM frame with steering head angle and swing-arm pivot adjustment, load-bearing engine
  • Front Suspension: Öhlins FGR 300 WSBK Fork, 130mm travel
  • Rear Suspension: Öhlins TTX 36 GP Central Spring, 120mm travel

Front & Rear Tyres

  • Front Tyre: 120/70 ZR 17 Pirelli Diabolo Superbike Slick SC2
  • Rear Tyre: 200/60 ZR 17 Pirelli Diabolo Superbike Slick SC2

Front & Rear Brakes

  • Front Brake: Brembo Racing twin disc brake, T-floating racing brake discs, 320×6.75mm diameter, 4-piston monobloc WSBK GP4-PR fixed calliper with titanium pistons
  • Rear Brake: Brembo Racing single-disc brake, 4-piston WSBK fixed calliper with titanium pistons, brake disc diameter 220×4.0mm

Dimensions & Weight

  • Length: 2070mm
  • Width: 777mm
  • Height: 1193mm
  • Seat Height: 831 mm
  • Dry Weight: 146 kg
  • Wet Weight: 171.4 kg
  • Fuel Tank: 17.5 litre
  • Reserve: 4 litre
  • Wheelbase: 1440 mm

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15 Must-Know Facts About the Kawasaki Ninja H2R https://news.maxabout.com/bikes/kawasaki/15-must-know-facts-kawasaki-ninja-h2r/ https://news.maxabout.com/bikes/kawasaki/15-must-know-facts-kawasaki-ninja-h2r/#respond Fri, 14 Jun 2019 13:45:14 +0000 https://news.maxabout.com/?p=422400 Kawasaki Ninja H2R is a dream machine of every true motorcycle enthusiast of India. The powerful motorcycle has numerous exclusive features and above all, a technology that puts 1.5 times the power into a similar package when compared to regular sporty options available in the country. The output values can leave any potential product, even […]

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Kawasaki Ninja H2R is a dream machine of every true motorcycle enthusiast of India. The powerful motorcycle has numerous exclusive features and above all, a technology that puts 1.5 times the power into a similar package when compared to regular sporty options available in the country. The output values can leave any potential product, even a track-focused race car, in confusion to accept the challenge. Here are 15 important points that one should know about the motorcycle.

Kawasaki Ninja H2R

15 Must-Know Facts

1) World’s Fastest Production Bike – Ninja H2R touched the 400 kph top speed when World Supersport champion Kenan Sofuoglu took it for a ride on the Osman Gazi bridge near Istanbul. The feat was achieved in just 26 seconds on the closed bridge. The rider normally experiences 300 kph of speeds on average during the Supersport races and this was a new experience for him too. The record was made during low wind conditions.

2) Self-Healing Paint – The original silver mirror paint finish helps the motorcycle stay young among other supersport machines of the world. The highly durable paint automatically heals the scratches as hard and soft segments of the paintwork together to create a smooth layer all the time. The paint only heals scratches from the soft sources.

3) Bank Angle Display – Kawasaki Ninja H2R comes with a bank angle display that records the maximum angle achieved and shows the same whenever required. The inertial measurement unit on the motorcycle is very effective and helps the H2R bring such impressive features.

4) Not Road Legal – The motorcycle is only for track use or in special cases, roads that have been legally closed for an event. The lack of mandatory parts like the headlight, taillight, and mirrors make H2R a limited-use product. In other words, you won’t get a number plate for your motorcycle.

5) Supercharged Engine – Kawasaki brings the 998cc, supercharged engine into the motorcycling world, producing 310 HP in normal and 326 HP in the RAM air-assist mode. The power is achieved at 14,000 rpm while 165 Nm of torque is available at 12,500 rpm. Ninja H2R loves being revved and taking the range into 5-digit number brings exclusive performance.

6) Carbon Fiber Wings – Ninja H2R comes with carbon fiber wings for improved downforce and those are placed at the same location as the rear view mirrors on regular bikes. The setup is lightweight and very effective when considering speeds of over 300 kph.

7) Bridgestone Battlax V01 Tires – Kawasaki offers the most impressive rubber combination on the H2R, that too with a unique way of listing the size. The race-spec tires can’t be changed at will as every electronic feature is configured according to their dimensions and capability.

8) Single-sided Swingarm – The premium single-sided swingarm saves some weight and looks very impressive when seen from any of the sides. As the disc brake and swingarm stays on the left side of the rider, the right looks very sporty with just the visible alloy design and titanium exhaust system of the H2R.

9) Brembo Brakes – The 330mm, dual Brembo semi-floating brakes with 5.5mm of thickness help keeping the unsprung weight low and takes the stopping power to a new level. The rear comes with 250mm rear disc brake with 2-piston unit while the front features M50 4-piston setup.

10) Ohlins Suspension – Ninja H2R comes with Ohlins TTX36 gas-charged shock with 135mm of travel. Not just that, the precise steering damper is also made in collaboration with Ohlins. The front suspension is a 43mm USD unit with 120mm of travel.

11) Informative Console – Kawasaki Ninja H2R comes with an informative console with analogue tachometer and TFT display for rest of the values. The screen features a gear indicator, speedometer and trip meter with the highest amount of readability.

12) Availability & Price in India – Ninja H2R is available in India for INR 75.80 lakh and attracts just 1% TCS over the same for the total value. The charges related to RTO documentation are not applicable on the H2R. The total one time cost adds up to INR 76.56 lakh for the motorcycle.

13) India vs US Price – The huge INR 75.80 lakh price tag is due to the huge amount of taxes applicable to the import. On the other hand, the Ninja H2R costs just $55,000 (INR 38.40 lakh approx) in the US market. The price is almost double in India and thus, the number of units sold is directly affected by the difference. The first 2019 Ninja H2R was recently delivered by Anzen Kawasaki in Mumbai (Know More).

14) Service Interval – The Ninja H2R requires regular checkups at every 15 hours of operation. The console calculates the time automatically and not just that, only the number of minutes above 8000 rpm is calculated by the system.

15) No Warranty – Even after spending INR 76.56 lakh on the motorcycle, the buyer is offered no warranty on any of the components by Kawasaki. Even the engine and basic parts are out of warranty on the H2R. Every service falls under the paid segment for the motorcycle.

Kawasaki Ninja H2R Specs

  • Engine Displacement – 998cc
  • Liquid-cooled, 4-stroke, In-line 4 with Supercharger
  • Bore and Stroke – 76.0 mm x 55.0 mm
  • Compression Ratio – 8.3:1
  • Valve System – DOHC, 16 Valves
  • Fuel System – Fuel Injection
  • Ignition – Digital
  • Lubrication – Forced Lubrication
  • Transmission – 6 Speed, Return
  • Max. Power – 310 HP @ 14,000 rpm
  • Max. Power with Ram Air – 326 HP @ 14,000 rpm
  • Max. Torque – 165 NM @ 12,500 rpm
  • Frame Type – Trellis, High-tensile Steel
  • Tyre (Front) – 120/600 R17
  • Tyre (Rear) – 190/650 R17
  • Wheelbase – 1450 mm
  • Ground Clearance – 130 mm
  • Seat Height – 830 mm
  • Kerb Weight – 216 kg
  • Fuel Capacity – 17 Litres
  • Overall Length – 2070 mm
  • Overall Width – 850 mm
  • Overall Height – 1160 mm
  • Price – INR 75.80 Lakh (Ex-Showroom)

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New BMW S1000RR Superbike to Launch in India on June 27 https://news.maxabout.com/bikes/bmw-bikes/new-bmw-s1000rr-superbike-india-launch/ https://news.maxabout.com/bikes/bmw-bikes/new-bmw-s1000rr-superbike-india-launch/#respond Fri, 14 Jun 2019 11:34:09 +0000 https://news.maxabout.com/?p=509976 New BMW S1000RR is all set to launch in India on June 27, 2019. The motorcycle is available with class-leading technology, lightweight body, and power that can bring a big smile on the rider’s face. The biggest visual change to the motorcycle’s design is the front slim LED headlamps, replacing the old asymmetrical units from […]

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New BMW S1000RR is all set to launch in India on June 27, 2019. The motorcycle is available with class-leading technology, lightweight body, and power that can bring a big smile on the rider’s face. The biggest visual change to the motorcycle’s design is the front slim LED headlamps, replacing the old asymmetrical units from the 2018 variant.

The aluminium chassis is great and overall body dimensions can be called sleek for sure with the 2019 year update. The motorcycle features a coloured TFT instrument console with navigation and Bluetooth support. The safety features include BMW Motorrad Race ABS, dynamic traction control, and hill start assist.

It feels more like the track-spec HP4 race with its updated design while performance part brings 207 HP in the standard tune. The maximum torque is 113 Nm, out of which more than 100 Nm is available from 5,500 rpm. The peak value is achieved at 11,000 rpm for the torque and 13,500 rpm for the power.

New BMW S1000RR comes with a top speed of 299 kph, electronically limited like most other litre-class motorcycles with standard configurations. BMW ShiftCam technology and titanium valves for the engine further help the motorcycle stay efficient at high rpm levels.

BMW claims 15.6 kmpl of mileage for the motorcycle though achieving this value may not be possible on the track at all. 2019 BMW S1000RR comes with 45mm USD front forks, 1441mm of compact wheelbase and 190/55-ZR17 rear tire.

The braking duties are handled by 320mm dual discs at the front and 220mm single disc at the rear. The motorcycle measures 2073mm in length, 848mm in width and 1151mm in height. The standard weight tips the scale at 197 kg while those buying the M Package will get the motorcycle with a lowered 193.5kg of wet weight.

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2020 Ninja ZX-10R Listed on the Official Kawasaki Website in India https://news.maxabout.com/bikes/kawasaki/2020-ninja-zx-10r-kawasaki-india/ https://news.maxabout.com/bikes/kawasaki/2020-ninja-zx-10r-kawasaki-india/#respond Fri, 10 May 2019 05:20:06 +0000 https://news.maxabout.com/?p=503863 Kawasaki’s official website has listed the 2020 Ninja ZX-10R ahead of the launch in India in the coming weeks. The newly updated motorcycle offers a slightly higher power output in comparison to the last-gen model. According to the reports, the pre-bookings for the superbike begun on April 26 and will remain open till May 30, […]

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Kawasaki’s official website has listed the 2020 Ninja ZX-10R ahead of the launch in India in the coming weeks. The newly updated motorcycle offers a slightly higher power output in comparison to the last-gen model. According to the reports, the pre-bookings for the superbike begun on April 26 and will remain open till May 30, 2019. The customers can pre-book the 2020 Ninja ZX-10R by paying a token amount of INR 1.5 Lakhs. The superbike still maintains its image of being the benchmark of an affordable locally assembled superbike in India.

The bike gets a host of mechanical updates in addition to various other features. The 2020 Ninja ZX-10R produces 3HP of more power than its predecessor. It now offers a maximum power of 203 HP at 13,500 rpm while the torque figure stands at 114.9 Nm at 11,200 rpm. The engine has been mated to a 6-speed transmission with the Kawasaki Quick Shifter (KQS). The superbike weighs 206 kgs and will be available in KRT special edition paint scheme.

The suspension duties are handled by 43mm balance-free USD forks at the front and the superbike retains the same adjustable monoshock absorber at the rear. The 2020 Ninja ZX-10R gets 330mm dual discs with Brembo M50 monobloc callipers at the front while the motorcycle features a 220mm single disc brake at the rear. The 2020 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R also features S-KTRC (Sport-Kawasaki Traction Control), KLCM (Kawasaki Launch Control Mode), KCMF (Kawasaki Cornering Management Function) technologies in addition to KIBS (Kawasaki Intelligent anti-lock Brake System) for added safety.

The 2018 model of Ninja ZX-10R was launched with an introductory price tag of INR 12.80 lakh, and the superbike got a price hike of INR 1.50 lakh recently. The last ex-showroom price tag was INR 14.30 lakh, before being discontinued and making way for the next-gen model. The upcoming 2020 Ninja ZX-10R is likely to get a price tag of around INR 15 lakh (ex-showroom), while the deliveries are expected to start from June 2019.

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2019 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R India Launch Soon; Bookings Open https://news.maxabout.com/bikes/kawasaki/2019-kawasaki-ninja-zx-10r-india-launch/ https://news.maxabout.com/bikes/kawasaki/2019-kawasaki-ninja-zx-10r-india-launch/#respond Fri, 26 Apr 2019 16:42:53 +0000 https://news.maxabout.com/?p=501241 2019 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R is now available for bookings in India, with token money for the supersport motorcycle being INR 1.50 lakh. The updated motorcycle is using a powerful engine, pushing the limits higher for Kawasaki fans with the jump in power value through revised components in its making. The jump in power is 3HP […]

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2019 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R is now available for bookings in India, with token money for the supersport motorcycle being INR 1.50 lakh. The updated motorcycle is using a powerful engine, pushing the limits higher for Kawasaki fans with the jump in power value through revised components in its making.

The jump in power is 3HP in the standard variant, helping the motorcycle achieve 203HP of maximum power at 13,500 rpm. The redline for the motorcycle is now further extended by a considerable margin. The torque figure on the litre-class motorcycle is 114.9 Nm at 11,200 rpm.

2019 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R
2019 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R

Known as the 2020 Ninja ZX-10R worldwide, the upgraded machine’s standard variant weighs 208 kg. It can also be had in the KRT special edition paint scheme. Kawasaki has removed the last-gen variant of ZX-10R from the official website in India but, the existence of ZX-10RR variant clears that they have some stock for the track-specific motorcycle left on their side.

The 2019 variant of ZX-10RR is good for 204HP of maximum power and 115.7 Nm of maximum torque. Ninja ZX-10R comes with 120-section front and 190-section rear tyre, wrapped over lightweight wheels for a reduction in the total unsprung mass from the motorcycle.

2019 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R KRT Edition
2019 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R KRT Edition

The wheel travel is limited to 120mm at the front and 114mm at the rear, resulting in a tighter steering feel and well-planted riding throughout the circuits. The official mileage for the model has not been released while getting anything above 10 kmpl on regular traffic-filled roads seems impossible from the 998cc, inline-4 engine.

The braking department is handled by 330mm dual discs with Brembo M50 monobloc callipers for the front and 220mm disc at the rear. The 43mm balance-free USD front forks further help the responsive chassis to add life to the riding feel. The ex-showroom price tag for the motorcycle is expected to fall above INR 15 lakh as most brands have already raised the pricing for their litre-class motorcycles in India.

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