The KTM Dukes, the 125, 200 and the 390 have seen huge international success and for the first time since their inception back in 2011, there seems to be an update in line for the single-cylinder naked bikes. While from the outside, the engine seems to have undergone minimal change in design,the rear subframe seems to have changes made to it, the most anticipated one being a higher raked subframe similar to the one on the RC series (200 and 390). While the subframe appears to be a bolt of affair for now, it may indicate that the design and placement has not been final as of yet. The 125 seems to get a modified subframe and new rear indicator mounting positions The rear number plate hangers and position of the rear indicators seem be revised and while there appears to be alterations to the riders footpegs. It is also anticipated that the forged rearsets from the RC series would make way on the Dukes, especially since there have been a lot of complaints of the current ones being very brittle, having a tendency to snap off even under a stationary fall. The 390 Duke might see a change in exhaust design, shifting from the underbelly to a large side mounted unit While the biggest change here seems to be to the large side-mounted exhaust but at this moment it is quite unclear if the Dukes would break away from the neatly-tucked underbelly system that the current model employs. If the change does occur, it could be to keep the noise emission norms in check. While these images are far from the final product that would be unveiled at the 2015 EICMA Motor Show in Milan, we could also see changes to the way the new Dukes deliver power via changing the ECU power maps.

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  2015 Ford Figo -Picture credits to autocarindia site Ford has already unveiled the Figo compact sedan at the 2014 Auto Expo.Now,as a second innings,the next generation Figo is about to make its debut in India,by the next year,whose spy shots has been spotted for the first time in Pune, Maharashtra.However,this hatchback has made a good start in Brazil in the name of Ford Ka(Left Hand Drive),garnering over 7,000 bookings in the launch month of September.Besides,the India-bound right hand drive version was caught in Brazil,too.Here are the spied out images that has been caught in Brazil.   India-bound Ford Figo spied out in Brazil Further,Ford has plans to start a second manufacturing facility by April 1,2015 in Sanand,Gujarat for both the Figo hatchback and Figo sedan(sub-4m).According to an earlier report,it is to be known that the car is going to use the “Figo” moniker as it has a high recall value,while the aforementioned statement also makes this fact a crystal clear.While  focussing on the engine options,a little changes are to be made whereas the platform remain to be the same.When the view gets trimmed down to the changes made to the engine department,the 1.5 litre diesel engine will be shared with the Fiesta,yet the 1.2-litre petrol unit(only used by the Figo)will be replaced by a fully-localized 1-litre engine(based on the Ecoboost but without a turbo).Expected to arrive at an attractive price tag that falls between the range of Rs3.5 and Rs5.5 lakhs,Ford Figo hatchback is about to compete with Hyundai Grand i10,Maruti Celerio,Chevrolet Beat,Honda Brio and Tata Kite. Apart from these products,Ford has been preparing to launch another product that is the new Ford Endeavour, hence by the next year the Ford is about to give  an excitement to the customers with the launch of three products. Related Posts Ford’s 2015 Figo is here Ford announces prices of Figo Ford to launch Ecosport in India Ford says no to automatic variant of Figo Ford Figo Compact sedan Complete Pictures (Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) The post Next generation Ford Figo spied out for the first time in India appeared first on .

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Honda has announced an extension to supply the Moto2 World Championship with its engines till the end of 2018. HRC will continue to be the exclusive engine supplier for the next three years to the 600cc four-cylinder class that replaced the two-stroke 250cc class since its inauguration in 2010. The Honda engine is based on its CBR 600RR and is prepared and maintained by the Motorland Aragon-Based ExternPro. Honda’s 600cc Moto2 engine is based on the CBR 600 RR Dorna Sports CEO Carbelo Ezpeleta said: ” Moto2 has been a success from the start, and just continues to get better! Honda has been our sole engine supplier since the inaugural race in 2010 and I am extremely please that we will continue to use its machinery for the next three years. The Honda engine has not only proved as an exciting addition to the paddock, but has also been a technically very reliable asset, which is extremely important in motorsports. I would also like to welcome ExternPro on board, who have so far done a very good job during pre-season testing, and will no doubt continue to do so throughout the next three seasons.” The Moto2 category continues to advance and prepare riders for the premier class and Honda are very happy to support this class for a further three years” added Shuhei Nakamoto, HRC Executive Vice-President. “Together with ExternPro and Dorna, we will continue to work had to provide the best equipment for this class.” Marc Marquez was the 2012 Moto2 Champion Since 2010, Moto2 has seen some great talented riders like Toni Elias, Stefan Bradl, Marc Marquez, Pol Espargaro and Esteve Rabat who have taken the Moto2 Championship crown.

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The Versys 1000 marks Kawasaki’s India Entry Into The Adventure Segment Kawasaki India has launched its litre-class adventure motorcycle the Versys 1000. Being missing from the action in the adventure motorcycling segment in India, the Versys is Kawasaki’s foray into the segment to compete with motorcycles from other international players such as the Suzuki V-Strom and the Triumph Tiger 800XC. The Versys would compete with the Triumph Tiger 800 and the Suzuki V-Strom In India Priced at Rs 12.9 Lakh (ex-showroom Pune), the Versys 1000 sports a 1043cc liquid-cooled inline four-cylinder engine producing 120bhp and 102Nm of torque. Unlike the Z1000 streetbike, the Versys receives Kawasaki’s fabulous KTRC traction control system and has ABS as part of the safety feature list. Featuring a twin-tube aluminum frame, upside down forks at the front and single monoshock at the rear with adjustable rebound damping and adjustable preload, the Versys weighs in at a lumpy 250kgs. The updated front has close resemblance to the Ninja family Unveiled at the Intermot Motorcycle fair this year, the Versys would be offered as a completely built unit (CBU) throughout Kawasaki showrooms all across India and the bookings will commence as of today nationwide.

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The Small Naked Commuter Premieres at the Motorcycle Live expo, UK. The ‘extensively revised’ 2015 Honda CB125F has been unveiled. The small displacement naked commuter motorcycle made its first public appearance at the ongoing Motorcycle Live Expo at Birmingham, UK. According to Honda, the ‘entry-level learners’ bike is designed with strong family resemblance to the CB500F and CB650F twin-cylinder motorcycles. The commuter offers an upright riding position and wide handle bars for easy control. The CB125F’s engine gains a balancer shaft to enhance refinement. Compared to the previous edition which rode on 17-inch wheels, the 2015 model employs 18-inch alloy wheels. The all-new steel chassis claims to have added strength while the braking system (front disc and rear drum) is designed to offer a novice-friendly yet safe operation. Conventional telescopic fork (front) and dual shock absorbers (rear) suspend the vehicle. The CB125F has easy riding dynamics for novice riders. The sharply styled streetfighter is powered by an improved 124.7 cc single-cylinder air-cooled engine which comes mated to a 5-speed transmission. The fuel-injected engine which is engineered for strong low and mid-range torque output generates 10.45 bhp at 7,750 rpm and 10.2 Nm at 6,200 rpm. Also read: Honda RC213V-S unveiled at EICMA 2014 The refinement of the motor is enhanced by the addition of a balancer shaft. The motorcycle has a claimed fuel economy of 42.53 km/l. The fuel tank can hold 13 litres of fuel and the kerb weight stands at 128 kg. 2015 Honda CB125F – Image Gallery 2015 Honda CB125F – Press Release [Head to Slideshare if you can’t view the press release.]

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Off-road and on-road variants feature different suspension systems. The 2015 Triumph Tiger 800 was unveiled at the EICMA 2014 earlier this year in not one, not two but four variants to cater to all types of touring enthusiasts. The company has released a promotional video starring the 2015 Triumph Tiger 800 XC variant. [Head to youtube if you can’t view the video.] While the XR series is equipped for tarmac touring, the XC series is more rugged to cope up with off-roading. The XCx is the top-end variant which adds features like advanced trip computer, additional 12v AC power socket, auto-cancel indicators, cruise control, centre stand, knuckle guard, ‘comfort’ seats, and Road and Off-Road riding modes plus three configurable riding modes. The XCx also gets aluminium sump guard and engine protection bars. ABS and traction control are standard across all variants. The Tiger 800 XC is equipped with WP suspension system. Compared to the tarmac-friendly XR Series with makes do with Showa suspension system, the rugged XC series sports WP inverted telescopic fork upfront and monoshock at the rear both of which are fully adjustable. The 800 cc inline three-cylinder liquid-cooled engine which is mated to a 6-speed transmission to generate 94 bhp at 9,250 rpm and 79 Nm at 7,850 rpm, is common across the range. 2015 Triumph Tiger 800 XC – Image Gallery

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EBR debuts a new category with its faithful 1190cc V-Twin engine. Backed by the cash rich Hero Motocorp of India, EBR is attempting to emerge as a mainstream global sportsbike maker. After the bitter split from Harley Davidson, EBR has come a long way, thanks in part to its new technical partnership with the Indian two wheeler stalwart. The adventure bike based on the 1190 platform would have a long travel suspension. The EBR 1190RX fully faired superbike and 1190SX naked street fighter marked the brand’s revival. AutoEvolution reports that the American superbike maker is working on an adventure tourer based on the 1190 platform which would be called as the EBR 1190AX. Here is a speculative rendering of the bike by AutoEvolution. The news was confirmed by Mr. Gary Pietruszewski, VP of global sales, EBR. He did not divulge an exact timeframe for the launch but has confirmed that it would be ready to hit showrooms in 2016. Not surprisingly the technical details are under the wraps too. The EBR tourer will borrow majority of its components from the 1190RX and 1190SX (image). Just like the 1190RX and 1190SX, it’s safe to assume that the adventure tourer in question will employ the same 1190 cc 72-degree V-Twin liquid-cooled engine which is mated to a 6-speed transmission. While the engine puts out 185 hp and 138 Nm of torque in its existing state of tune, there would be some tweaks made to make it suitable for off-road applications. And a long travel suspension system and tourer friendly equipment goes without saying. EBR 1190SX – Image Gallery (Unrelated) [Source:

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Defective ECUs could lead to flooding in the combustion chamber Triumph Motorcycles have issued a recall for several of its 2014 and 2015 models due to a defective ECU. The recall has been announced in nations like Australia, UK and Canada while the rest of the markets including the US are expected to receive information regarding the exercise in due course. The 2014 and 2015 models are affected. [Image: 2015 Triumph Tiger 800 XRx.] According to Transport Canada, the affected ECUs may activate one of the fuel injector when its not supposed to, resulting in a fuel flood in the combustion chamber. This may result in the affected motorcycle refusing to start or if it’s already running, may cause one cylinder to lose ignition due to over fueling. The UK’s Vehicle and Operator Safety Agency described the issue as caused by ECU components which may be “incompatible when operating at extremes of tolerance”. The concerned vehicles will be inspected by the dealers and the issue will be fixed free of cost. The affected ECUs will be replaced free of cost by the dealers [Image: Thunderbird Night Storm.] Also read: 2015 Triumph Tiger 800 variants unveiled at EICMA 2014 The models affected are Bonneville, Bonneville T100, Thruxton, Scrambler, Thunderbird, Thunderbird Storm, Tiger 800, Tiger 800XC, Speedmaster, America, Rocket III Touring and Rocket III Roadster. Triumph Rocket X Edition – Image Gallery (Unrelated)

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The French mini-scooter gets a design overhaul. The Peugeot Speedfight 4, the fourth iteration of the scooter, has made its debut at the Motorcycle Live 2014 UK’s Largest Motorcycle Show. The 50 cc two-stroke engine is available in both air-cooled as well as liquid-cooled versions The 50 cc 2-stroke Scooter features a revamped design involving new front apron, twin-HID headlamps, revised air intakes, revised instrument console complete with new digital display and snazzy new colour schemes. The runabout is available in two engine variants. The 50 cc two-stroke motor is can be had either in air-cooled or liquid-cooled form. In the former guise, the engine develops a modest 3.8 hp and in the latter version, it puts out 4.8 bhp with a CVT transmission transferring power to the rear wheel. Other design highlights include low-mounted front turn indicators, alloy wheels, a stylish exhaust canister finished in black, air intakes on either side of the pillion seat and new rear view mirror stalks. The stylish light scooter features inverted telescopic forks at the front and a single-sided coil mono-suspension at the back. The fuel filler cap is located rather unusually on the footboard between the riders legs. We presume that it would make for quite awkward moments for a pump attendant to lean over and fill-up the scooter. The Speedfight 4 gets front and rear petal discs and upside down forks Despite the modest power, the punitive two wheeler is equipped with front and rear disc brakes and top-spec meaty rubbers. It’s to be noted that India’s Mahindra Two Wheelers Ltd. has announced the acquisition of 51% stake in Peugeot Scooters, meaning the French brand could receive a much need push as far as expansion into new markets go. [Images: Caradisiac ]

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  Maruti Suzuki Wagon R Xrest-Picture credits to indian autosblog site The production version of Maruti Suzuki Wagon R Xrest which was presented at the 2014 Auto Show has been spotted.Mechanically no changes are seen,since the same 1-litre K10B engine that gets mated to a 5-speed transmission unit is to power up the car with 68 PS of power and 90 Nm of torque.But in terms of cosmetic upgradtions,Maruti Wagon R Xrest flaunts a black plastic cladding around the lower part of the body,silver skid on the sides,darkened tail-lamps,new look air vents flanked by plastic black garnish,roof rails and alloy wheels.Further,it gets the dual-tone treatment along with some plastic bits being get  added thus  giving Wagon R Xrest a crossover look whilst the interior part gets a beige and black-tone embellishment.Unfortunately,the black cladding doesn’t extend to the rear bumper of the Wagon R Xrest that was spotted.The front fascia gets smoked projector headlamps a new look radiator grille,the same black plastic cladding as on the sides,and a silver colored bumper lip.Already Wagon R’s CNG variant does well in certain cities,so it is time for MSIL to reveal that  the upcoming variant would be  launched as a petrol option only. Related Posts Suzuki gains upper hand in Maruti stakes Maruti to showcase RIII MPV concept Maruti Suzuki offers discounts on Alto, Zen, Wagon-R,SX4 and Swift Upcoming: Maruti Suzuki WagonR 2010 Maruti 2010 Wagon-R price list (Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) The post The production model of Maruti Suzuki Wagon R Xrest spied out appeared first on .

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