India Yamaha seems to be in a good spot these days, at least since the new Yamaha Crux became a hot seller in the Indian market. Combining a low price tag and impressive mechanical characteristics, the Yamaha Crux is definitely well suited for a mass market like India.
The Crux isn’t a bike that you’d consider when you’re looking for a world-beater, but if it’s astonishing looks or eye-catching graphics that you’re after, it’s a great choice, even with its simple and sober color schemes. More to that, the Crux also carries some pretty useful features, including an analogue instrument panel, a standard braking system and suspension system, and an engine that packs an impressive punch, at least relative to its stature.
Speaking of its powertrain, the engine of the Yamaha Crux produces top power of 7.6 horsepower at 7,500 rpm and a peak torque of 7.85 Nm at 6,000 rpm. In order to use its engine output in a better way, the company has fitted it with four-speed manual gearbox with the multiplate clutch.
That’s more than enough for us to call this bike worthy of the price consumers will have to shell out for it.
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The Yamaha YBR 125 is a sought-after bike in the entry model segment for all the right reasons. Its popularity has even spawned successful returns in a number of countries, including India, China, some countries in Europe, and even some in Central and South American.
Of all the things that makes the YBR 125 a cool bike, it’s simplicity is arguably its best quality. It’s not flashy, nor does it scream for attention. This sports bike is all about being no-frills and that’s what makes it endearing to a lot of riders.
Then there’s the powertrain, which isn’t powerful by any stretch of the imagination, but where it lacks in power, it makes up for in being a bike that can be relied upon. The YBR 125’s 123 cc air-cooled, 4-stroke, SOHC engine can produce 10.7 horsepower at 7,500 rpm and 10.4 Nm of torque at 6,500 rpm to go with a six-speed transmission.
Suffice to say, the YBR 125 is about as good a bike as you can get without having to spend too much on a machine.
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Back in the early 70’s, Ducati built a number of 350-cc Mark 3s for the Swiss Army. But since the Swiss Army were limited to use only Swiss bikes, the Ducati 350 Mark 3s were rebadged as Condors.
To ensure that these bikes were up to the standard of the Swiss Army, the Italian automaker addressed a number of shortcomings in the original Ducati design, including the oil filter, which was modified to fit a standard Ducati. Other changes made to the bike include a bolt-up exhaust flange, an oil dipstick, and filler setup. Finally, the rear wheel was designed to be removed without having to deal with the chain, while the seat mount and electrical connectors were designed for ease of access.
All told, the bike at the 2012 RM Auctions in Monaco, which was powered by a 340cc SOHC single engine and mated to a five-speed transmission, was in good, original condition. It’s yet to be restored, which it may need in some respects, but it’s still good enough to fetch €3,000 - €4,000, which is about $3,800 - $5,200 based on current exchange rates. Actual selling price, however, was $2,273.
The all new Hero Honda Splendor Pro has arrived with bolder looks and the appearance of a bike that carries similar styling dynamics to the older versions of the Splendor.
The new Splendor Pro is about as stylish as a bike can get for this segment. The sleek body graphics add some appeal to the bike while the front and rear face give off the same feel of a sports bike. The bike’s front cowl sports stylish graphics that enhance the bike’s sporty appeal as well.
In addition to the impressive looks, the Hero Honda Splendor Pro is also a very economical bike, an important characteristic for a bike in the Indian market.
It also has 11 liters of fuel tank capacity along with one liter of fuel reserve.
Finally, the Splendor Pro is powered by a 97.2 cc air-cooled, four-stroke single-cylinder OHC engine that produces 8 horsepower at 7,500 rpm and 8.04 Nm of torque at 4,500 rpm.
Find out more about the Hero Honda Splendor Pro after the jump.
For the longest time, the utility motorcycle category didn’t exist in India. But all that appears to be changing with TVS, who is set to introduce a new line of utility bikes to a market long in need of one.
One of TVS’ new offerings is the Max 4R, which neither looks the part of a road runner nor does it perform like one. This bike actually serves a variety of purposes at a fraction of the price other bikes would have fetched. Hence, the word "utility."
Powering the Max 4R is a 109.7 cc 4 Stroke, Single Cylinder air-cooled engine with 53.5 mm Cylinder Bore and 48.8 mm Stoke. The engine offers an expected eloquent power of 8.4 horsepower @ 7,500 rpm and a torque of 8.3 Nm @ 5500 rpm.
While not exactly the type of bike that will blast off on the roads, the Max 4R can be served for business activities, include loading items such as vegetable, milk, and the like.
Find out more about the TVS Max 4R after the jump.
Looking the part of a camouflaged all-road runner, the Yamaha Grizzly 450 EPS is designed to enable you to stay comfortable under any conditions during a lengthy working day. It’s fitted with Electronic Power Steering, fully independent suspension, a rear wet brake, On-Command drive system, and a one-piece lightweight frame. If lively and quick were the name of the game, the Grizzly 450 EPS would be lapping the field.
With the help of effort-reducing technologies like automatic transmission and Electric Power Steering and ergonomic designs, the Grizzly 450 EPS lets you feel comfortable after a long day in the saddle. Certainly, they are economical and only need low maintenance.
Moreover, the lightweight tires and a comfortable seat enable you to feel the comfort during riding. The fuel economy, low maintenance requirements, and a range of handy accessories complete your overall riding experience.
Furthermore, the torque-heavy engines allows you to get moving when terrain is tricky, or even when loads are heavy.
Just the right combination for an all-world ATV.
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A lot of ATVs promise you the world yet fail to live up to it. The Yamaha YFM350R isn’t one of them. As a full-size ATV that promises to bring you to the next level of off-road experience, the YFM350R isn’t about breaking its word.
It comes powered by a 348 cc 4-stroke engine that’s mated to a six-speed gearbox, providing enough power and reliability to make your off-road trabels as smooth as smooth can be.
In addition, the ATV also carries an up standard suspension set-up with dual rate springs that bring you the best of both worlds. The small bumps are of no hindrance as they are increasingly absorbed, while the bigger hits are controlled by second-stage springing.
Over at the back, you’ll find the rear shock, which limits the performance-reducing effects of heat build-up. Meanwhile, the lightweight aluminum wheels minimize unsprung weight, allowing the suspension set-up to handle its business.
Just take this YFM350R into your daily life and you’ll find the extraordinary riding experiences that enable you to feel the comfortable along with the fun situation.
Find out more about the Yamaha YFM350R after the jump.
When you have a bike that’s being described as "splendorful," you know the people behind it are doing a great marketing job for the product. Not that the Hero Honda Splendor NXG needs publicity help because it’s already "splendorful" enough on its own.
Designed with new graphics and stickers that complement the bike’s basic body shape, the new Splendor NXG was given aesthetic and aerodynamic touches to improve it’s overall fuel efficiency, as well as its reliability and low cost maintenance. The facelift done on the Splendor NXG highlights the strengths of the bike’s redesign, complete with an attractive meter console and visor, black alloy wheels, and clear lens winkers. These features make it more appealing to a whole new market of motorcycle enthusiasts in India.
As far as performance is concerned, the Hero Honda Splendor NXG comes packed with a pretty impressive powertrain that features a 97.2cc air-cooled, four-stroke single cylinder OHC engine that produces 7.8 horsepower at 7,500 RPM and 8.04 Nm of torque at 4,500 RPM.
Find out more about the Hero Honda Splendor NXG after the jump.
If passion were manifested in a bike, that’s what the Passion Pro is all about, making it one of strongest and most popular bikes in the Indian two-wheeler market.
In terms of style, the Passion Pro comes with a design that speaks to its sleek shape and aggressive looks. It comes available in a whole blend of exciting colors, including Black & Sport Red, Vibrant Blue, Force Silver, Sports Red, Black & Frost Blue, and Palace Maroon. Plenty of new technologies have also been fitted into the Passion Pro, including a new digital-analog speedometer, a stylish visor with black-tinted windscreen & clear–lens indicator, a radical twin bulb tall light, and new custom graphics.
More than just its looks, the Passion Pro is complemented by a very powerful and efficient 97.2 cc air-cooled, 4-stroke, single cylinder OHC engine that produces an impressive 7.8 horsepower at 7,500 RPM and 8.04 Nm of peak torque at 4,500 RPM.
Find out more about the Hero Honda Passion Pro after the jump.
Hero Honda feels so strongly about this bike that they apparently had no problems calling it the Super Splendor. Then again, the motorcycle company is always looking at improving its product line, which explains why they have taken to great lengths to improve the Super Splendor model past its rather optimistic name.
Designed and developed to be better than ever before, the 2012 Super Splendor carries plenty of improvements, highlighted by a new 125cc "Quantum Core" engine that delivers the best fuel efficiency in the Hero MotoCorp family. This powertrain is capable of hitting 9 horsepower at 7,000 RPM and 10.35 Nm at 4,000 RPM with an impressive top speed of 56 miles per hour.
On top of its engine credentials, the Super Splendor also boasts of a Trip-Meter that measures distance during travel, a peephole to check the engine oil level, a large utility box, a broad muffler with its own heat shield, a multi-reflector headlight and tail-light, a translucent visor, and a pass switch & push cancel indicator switch.
The combination of new engine and new technology has allowed the Super Splendor to live up to its name. Not that it should make a whole lot of difference because the bike is already stellar in its own regard.
Find out more about the Hero Honda Super Splendor after the jump.