Kawasaki UK has confirmed  the prices of the Ninja 250SL, Z250SL and Z300 entry level motorcycles for 2015. The similar-engined Ninja 250SL and Z250SL only differ in their looks with the Ninja 250SL sporting a full fairing while the Z250SL maintains a street naked look. The Ninja 250SL would be priced at £3,849 while the Z250SL would cost £3,649. Both the Ninja 250SL and the Z250SL use the same 249 cc single-cylinder, fuel-injected engine that is capable of producing 27.6 bhp of power and 22.6 Nm of torque and is mated to a six speed transmission. Off course due to the lack of steering the Z250SL is slightly lighter than the Ninja 250SL standing at 148 kg for the non-ABS version. The Z300 is a slightly more premium version, one rank above the Z250SL and features a 296 cc parallel-twin that is claimed to produce 39 bhp power and 19.9 Nm of torque and is priced at £4,349. The slightly larger-displacement Ninja 300 ABS sees a price drop for 2015, as it’s price gets dropped from £5,200 and £4,899. The Ninja 250SL and the Z300 are available at dealerships starting now while the Z250SL would arrive at dealerships as early as next month. Also See:  Kawasaki Ninja 250SL, Z250SL showcased at EICMA 2014 2015 Kawasaki Z250SL at EICMA 2014 – Image Gallery 2015 Kawasaki Ninja 250SL at EICMA 2014 – Image Gallery

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Kymco Europe after the ‘Scrap and Renew’ scheme, which is available till April 30, has now launched a new interest-free financing scheme on it’s People One, Agility R16, Amazon and People GTi models. The Taiwanese manufacturer would be offering the People One 125i and 125i DD, Agility R16 125 and 200 Plus, Amazon 125 and 200i and People GTi 300 and 300 ABS with interest free finance. With the new promotion, the People One 125i can be picked up with an option of 12 months instalments starting from € 183.3 ($207) per month or a 15 month instalment starting at €146 ($165) or 18 months instalments with €122 ($138) per month. The People One 125i retails for €2,200 ($2,500). The People GTi 300 will be available at €325 ($369) per month for 12 months, €260 ($295) per month for 15 months and €216 ($245) per month for 18 months. The People GTi 300 retails for €3,900 ($4,432). The Kymco Agility R16 200 Plus features a 163 cc single cylinder, air-cooled engine which is capable of producing 8.2 bhp power and 12 Nm of torque. The Agility 125 features a 124.6 cc single cylinder, air-cooled engine that produces 6.9 bhp power and 9.1 Nm of torque and is mated to a CVT gearbox. Kymco’s products are doing quite well recently in Europe. Being priced dramatically cheaper than the competing European or Japanese products, their motorcycles and scooters are quite well endowed with features and a decent engine. Scooters like the recently launched Kymco Downtown 300i could prove to be quite a competition to machines like the Kawasaki J300.

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Kymco is on a constant expansion of its range of offerings for Europe. After recently announcing the introduction of the Kymco Downtown 350i scooter, Kymco is now ready to introduce a smaller engined motorcycle for Europe. The Kymco CK1 is a new 125 cc motorcycle which is powered by a single-cylinder 125 cc, four-stroke engine producing 10.5 bhp of power and 10 Nm of torque. The motorcycle would be priced at €1,999 ($2,270) and would be available through Kymco’s dealerships by the end of March 2015. The latest offering from the Taiwanese motorcycle manufacturer would compete with the likes of the KTM Duke 125 and the Yamaha MT-125. Both the competing motorcycles have much better build quality and a more sophisticated engines that produces close to 15 bhp. Although, both these motorcycles come for a much higher price tag of around €4,000 ($4,550), double the price of the CK1. While the Kymco CK1 is half the price of the KTM and the Yamaha machines, it still tries its best to retain its appeal. the large tank with integrated turn signals on its shrouds and multi-spoke alloy wheels actually are quite appealing and the motorcycle looks well proportioned from every angle. Also see:  Kymco Downtown 350i Scooter To be Available Soon At Dealerships 2015 Kymco CK1 – Image Gallery

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Day 3 of the second pre-season test at Sepang, Malaysia saw riders and teams up the pace in the second half of the day, running full race distance simulations under the hot afternoon sun. Movistar Yamaha MotoGP Team rider Jorge Lorenzo emerged as the second fastest rider for the day, posting a time of 1:59.437 behind Team Repsol Honda’s Marc Marquez putting in a time of 1:59.115. The time was Lorenzo’s fastest of both this and the previous test as Sepang, giving clear indications that the new Seamless Shift Gearbox on the YZR-M1 machines has been helping in improving the pace. Lorenzo’s teammate, Valentino Rossi finished the day in fifth position with a time of 0.718 sec from the leader, Marquez. While CWM LCR Honda rider Cal Crutchlow secured the third fastest laptime of the day at 1:59.658, ahead of Ducati’s Andrea Lannone at fourth position with a time of 1:59.722. Monster Yamaha Tech3 rider Bradley Smith secured the sixth fastest laptime behind Valentino Ross, followed by Marc Marquez’s teammate Dani Pedrosa with a time of 1:59.912 coming in at seventh position. Anintia Racing Rider Hector Barbera was the first from the top to post a 2 minute plus timing with 2:00.244, placing him at eighth position. Team Suzuki MotoGP rider Aleix Espargaro and Ducati Team rider Andrea Dovizioso completed the top 10 riders for the day with Espargaro posting a time of 2:00.275 aboard the Suzuki GSX-RR, placing him at ninth fastest position, while Dovizioso aboard the new GP15 motorcycle posting a fastest time of 2:00.468, placing him as the tenth fastest rider for the day. 1.    Marc Marquez (SPA)    Repsol Honda Team    1’59.115 2.    Jorge Lorenzo (SPA)    Movistar Yamaha MotoGP    1’59.437 3.    Cal Crutchlow (GBR)    CWM LCR Honda    1’59.658 4.    Andrea Iannone (ITA)    Ducati Team    1’59.722 5.    Valentino Rossi (ITA)    Movistar Yamaha MotoGP    1’59.833 6.    Bradley Smith (GBR)    Monster Yamaha Tech3    1’59.883 7.    Dani Pedrosa (SPA)    Repsol Honda Team    1’59.912 8.    Hector Barbera (SPA)    Avintia Racing    2’00.244 9.    Aleix Espargaro (SPA)    Team Suzuki MotoGP    2’00.275 10.    Andrea Dovizioso (ITA)    Ducati Team    2’00.468 11.    Pol Espargarò (SPA)    Monster Yamaha Tech3    2’00.490 12.    Danilo Petrucci (ITA)    Pramac Racing    2’00.556 13.    Yonny Hernandez (COL)    Pramac Racing    2’00.603 14.    Maverick Viñales (SPA)    Team Suzuki MotoGP    2’00.604 15.    Stefan Bradl (GER)    Forward Racing    2’00.685 16.    Scott Redding (GBR)    Estrella Galicia 0,0 Marc VDS    2’00.695 17.    Nicky Hayden (USA)    Drive M7 Aspar    2’00.813 18.    Michele Pirro (ITA)    Pramac Racing    2’00.875 19.    Alvaro Bautista (SPA)    Aprilia Racing Team Gresini    2’01.310 20.    Mike Di Meglio (FRA)    Avintia Racing    2’01.487 21.    Karel Abraham (CZE)    AB Motoracing    2’01.536 22.    Jack Miller (AUS)    CWM LCR Honda    2’01.593 23.    Eugene Laverty (IRL)    Drive M7 Aspar    2’01.815 24.    Loris Baz (FRA)    Forward Racing    2’02.587 25.    Alex De Angelis (RSM)    Octo IodaRacing Team    2’03.300 26.    Katsuyuki Nakasuga (JPN)    Yamaha Factory Test Team    2’03.448 27.    Marco Melandri (ITA)    Aprilia Racing Team Gresini    2’03.569

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PRESS RELEASE Vicky.in launches India’s First Do-It-Yourself Tool  Chennai, February 26, 2015:  Vicky.in – India’s leading Auto portal today launched its India’s first Do-It-Yourself tool for Car & Bike Users. With this tool, Owners can know what and when to replace the spares in their Car/Bike. http://www.vicky.in/faqs/do-it-yourself-tool/ The basic task of replacing a wiper blade in car or a battery in a bike is simple. But since the information is held by retailers and OEM showrooms, customers are always forced to get their vehicle to the showroom even for a minor replacement.  With Vicky.in DIY tool, customers can be assured of what to be bought for replacing Tyre, Head Lamp, Fog Lamp, Synthetic Engine oil /  Mineral engine oil, Wiper blade and Battery for cars and Headlamp, Tyre pressure, Engine oil, Battery and Tyre for Motorcycles.   Customers can also use the Vicky.in DIY tool to upgrade these spares without any hassle. This tool will help the customers to identify the specifications which they need to look for to make sure that product is compatible with their vehicle prior to the purchase. Indian Auto after market is unorganized and is highly notorious for its incompatible products, which results in last minute surprises for end users. Vicky.in DIY tool will help the customers to choose the right ones and enables easy up gradation to premium products. Commenting on the launch of the tool, Mr.Karthick Annamalai, Co-Founder of Vicky.in said “We are sure that life will be much easier for car enthusiasts by preferring our ‘Doing-It-Yourself’ (DIY) tool when it comes to vehicle maintenance and repairs. This information has been privy to technicians and available in service manual which is hard to decode for normal users. With Vicky.in DIY tool, all these key information are just a click away.  It will save lots of money and time for our customers. Also pride and satisfaction a customer gets by performing these basic tasks on their Car/Bike will be unmatched.” Karthick Annamalai also adds, “With the Smartphone revolution in India, DIY OBD using mobile app is not far away. We at Vicky.in wish to take the lead in the DIY Auto market. To help our customers, we plan to add DIY videos and launch an app based on this tool shortly” About Vicky.in Vicky.in (www.vicky.in) is India’s popular online destination for buying cars and bikes. Vicky.in is one of the few Leading Internet companies in India operating from the Tier-II city like Tirunelveli in Tamilnadu, India. Vicky.in is founded by brothers-duo , Vignesh Annamalai & Karthick Annamalai, is Self funded and is profitable since its inception in 2009. Other than regular Car and Bike sections, Vicky.in remains as the favorite destination for Online Auto customers through its First in India tools like Used Bike Valuation, Service Cost Estimator and Spare parts Price Calculator, which makes the Vicky.in as the Top most Auto portal with highest average time spent on site. Vicky.in also features independent sections for trucks, tractors, buses, excavators, commercial vehicles, atvs, mini trucks and cycles to serve to niche target groups   Vicky.in/shopping is the India’s first and largest E-Commerce Store for car and bike accessories. Vicky.in is also the online partner for many manufacturers to sell their merchandises. People’s Choice Car and Bike Awards of Vicky.in is the most coveted and celebrated award by the Auto manufacturers. Vicky.in is owned by Annap Interactive Solutions Pvt Ltd which also runs Spicyonion.com (Leading Indian Movie Database Portal), 600024.com (Leading Tamil E-Commerce Portal) & CellBharat.com (Mobile Price Comparison Portal)   For more Information, visit www.vicky.in. Media contact: devi ( @ ) annap dot in +91-7502565872 Related Posts TVS launches 2008 Apache RTR Maruti Suzuki Grand Vitara Pictorial Review 1 Cars and Bikes launched in 2010 Teaser website – www.buildadreamcar.com Ford to gesticulate more on Figo line up (Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) The post Vicky.in launches India’s First Do-It-Yourself Tool appeared first on .

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Hollywood star actor, producer and Ambassador to the Indian Scout has partnered with Indian Motorcycles to launch a new range of limited-edition apparel line. The Mark Wahlberg collection is a casual, all-season line of clothing that represents the actor’s personal style and passion of the America iconic motorcycle brand. The new line would debut this week at participating Indian Motorcycle dealerships across the United States and Canada and also online at Indian Motorcycle’s official website. “I am a long-time fan of Indian Motorcycle and admire Polaris for revitalising this great American brand,” said Mark Wahlberg. “I wear t-shirts all the time, so it was an organic collaboration of my style and Indian Motorcycle’s iconic look.” “Mark has been a great champion for our brand, from helping launch the Indian Scout at Sturgis last August to integrating our brand in his films, and his involvement in the creative process for this new line reflects his commitment to bringing this collaboration to life,” said Steve Menneto, VP of Motorcycles, Polaris Industries. “We’ve received tremendous support from our dealers for the Mark Wahlberg Collection and expect it will appeal to riders and non-riders of all ages who want to celebrate a great American brand and participate in the Indian Motorcycle lifestyle.” 2015 Indian Scout – Image Gallery (Unrelated)  

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Piaggio UK has recently announced a 0% finance deal on some of the Aprilia, Moto Guzzi models as well as two of its own Piaggio scooters. For those who are interested in purchasing a Aprilia Shiver, Moto Guzzi V7 or the Dorsoduro 750, all these motorcycle will now be available with 0% finance over 24 months, following a 40% deposit. For Piaggio, people looking to buy the Zip 50 and the Fly 125 scooters can also avail a similar discount scheme with a smaller 30% deposit. Aprilia’s RS4 125 is now on offer with a 2.9% APR finance over 24 months and a 30% deposit, resulting in montly payments as low as £138 ($215). Moto Guzzi has also announced PCP scheme for the Griso, Norge and Stelvio models which can now be taken home with ‘lower than usual rates’. All these offers are available from now till March 31, 2015. For 2015, the Aprilia Shiver remains unchanged, carrying the same 750 cc 90-degree V-Twin engine as it’s previous year’s model. The engine produces 95 bhp power and 81 Nm of torque channeled through a six speed gearbox to the wheel. The motorcycle features ride-by-wire technology and provides three different throttle modes, Sport, Touring and Rain. The list prices for the bike available for 0% finance are: Aprilia Shiver 750 is priced at £7,134 ($11,070) Dorsoduro 750 is priced at £8,134 ($12,649) Moto Guzzi V7 prices start at £6,299 ($9,780) Piaggio Fly 125 is priced at £2,071 ($3,200) Piaggio Zip 50 is priced at £1,371 ($2,128) 2015 Moto Guzzi V7 II Racer – Image Gallery (Unrelated) 2015 Aprilia Dorsoduro 750 – Image Gallery (Unrelated) 2015 Aprilia Shiver 750 – Image Gallery (Unrelated)

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A Suzuki dealership has accidentally leaked the prices of the soon to launch GSX-S1000 and GSX-S1000F. The dealership have listed the price of the motorcycles on their website, revealing that the GSX-S1000 will cost £8,699 and the GSX-S1000F would cost £8,995. Previous to this, the official power figures were too leaked on Suzuki’s official website, revealing that both the identical-engined motorcycles would make 145 bhp power at 9,500 rpm and will be launched later this summer. Both the GSX-S1000F is exactly the same as the GSX-S1000 with the addition of the fairing. Both the bikes were showcased at the 2014 EICMA Motor Show back in November. Both the bikes get their power from the old GSX-R1000’s 999 cc, in-line four cylinder engine. The GSX-S1000 and 1000F both are to feature a beefy set of 43 mm upside down forks by KYB that would have fully-adjustable damping, rebound and compression. For braking, both the bikes employ 310 mm radially-mounted Brembo monobloc callipers up front and a single disc at the rear. Upon launch, bot the machines are expected to be lighter than the GSX-R1000 and would feature Suzuki’s three way traction control system and Anti-lock Brakes, ABS as standard equipment. Source: Visordown Also See:  2015 Suzuki GSX-S1000 And GSX-S1000F Power Figures Leaked 2015 Suzuki GSX-S1000F at EICMA 2015 – Image Gallery (Unrelated)

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After having constant braking problems during day one of the second official pre-season test for the 2015 MotoGP, Repsol Honda rider Marc Marquez posted the fastest time on day 2 aboard the RC213V, clocking a 1:59.844. The Spanish rider was closely followed by Movistar Yamaha’s Jorge Lorenzo, trailing by 0.058 seconds, who was the only rider apart from Marquez to post times below 2:00. Finishing in at third, 0.254 seconds behind Marquez was Ducati Team’s newest rider, Andrea Lannone onboard the new Ducati GP15 machine, followed by teammate Andrea Dovizioso. Lannone spent the day tweaking the GP15’s chassis and suspensions. Repsol Honda rider and Marquez’s teammate Dani Pedrosa finished the day with the fifth fastest time, 0.431 seconds behind Marquez’s time, as he kept tuning his suspensions and other settings. Rossi followed in with the sixth fastest lap time aboard the YZR-M1. While the Italian was faster than his day 1 times, he still trailed by 0.464 sec. Monster Yamaha Tech 3’s Bradley Smith finished 7th quickest, while CWM LCR Honda rider Cal Crutchlow finished in at eighth position. Suzuki Team making a return to MotoGP this year had its rider Aleix Espargaro aboard the GSX-RR place ninth fastest ahead of his younger brother Pol Espargaro aboard the Monster Yamaha Tech 3 by 0.280 seconds.

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Suzuki motorcycles just launched the 2015 GSX-R1000 in America. The highlight of the 2015 GSX-R1000 is the addition of a much needed ABS system and a brand new livery. Painted in “Suzuki Racing Blue” with stickering that resembles their MotoGP machine, the GSX-RR. While engine and all mechanicals combined, there is nothing that has changed in Suzuki’s flagship supersport motorcycle in the last seven years and it seems that 2015 would be no different. The GSX-R1000 features the same 999 cc in-line four cylinder, liquid-cooled, DOHC engine that is capable of producing 185 bhp of power and 117 Nm of torque, mated to a six speed gearbox. Suzuki is the last of the Japanese manufacturers who has yet to update their flagship supersport motorcycle to the likes of it’s competition. While almost every other manufacturer has a new machine for 2015, and almost all of them producing upwards of 200 bhp, and some machines like the new Kawasaki Ninja H2 and H2R even crossing new boundaries by mating a supercharger with their standard in-line engines, Suzuki really needs to get back in the game to be even in the same league as the rest of the manufacturers, but that’s now clearly a plan for 2016 or ahead. Suzuki has launched the 2015 GSX-R1000 in America with the base prices starting at $13,899 and $14,399 for the ABS version. 2015 Suzuki GSX-R1000 ABS – Image Gallery

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