Saturday, November 29, 2008

Bugatti Veyron

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

The Scuderia Spider

Starting way back in 2004 the Scuderia Spider has come a long way starting from the Ferrari F430. The scuderia like the F430 can change gears in less than 60 milliseconds. And it comes packed with all the gizmos that the F430 offered. Being 80 kgs lesser than the spider the Scuderia boasts a V8 engine with 512 PS of power.
The Scuderia can reach 100kmp/h in less than four seconds with a top speed of 315 kmp/h.

Friday, November 7, 2008

Valentino Rossi Superbike - Yamaha YZR M1

Rossi is an Italian Motorcycle racer and has won several MotoGP championships. He is one of the highest earner in the world of sports with earnings upto $34 million in 2007. And is also a successful motorcycle racers of all time with eight grand prix world championships to this name.

In the 2008 MotoGP championship he made use of the Yamaha YZR-M1 superbike. The Yamaha YZR M1 is an 800 cc superbike developed by the Yamaha Motor company. The following are the specifications of the bike

Engine type: 4-cylinder, 4-stroke with 16-valve DOHC
Displacement: 800 cc
Fuel System: Fuel injection
Maximum power: 210 bhp
Maximum speed: > 320 km/h

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Suzuki GS150R

The next horse in Suzuki's stable is the Suzuki GS150R.

The Suzuki GS150R is a 150cc bike that develops an output of 13.8bhp @ 8500rpm and torque of 13.4Nm @ 6000rpm and is equipped with a 6-speed manual transmission.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Yamaha FZ16 Spec and Cost


Top Speed : 132kmph
Displacement: 153 cc
Max Power : 14 bhp
Max Torque : 13.6 Nm
Gears : 5 Manual
No. Of Cylinders : 1
Valve per cylinder : 4

Weight : 126 Kg
Fuel Tank : 12 Ltrs
Colors : Red, Black and Orange

Fuel Gauge : Digital
And off Course self start too.

And the most important

Price : 65,000 Rs.

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Lamborghini Estoque 4

Lamborgini Estoque is a concept car built by Lamborghini. It is a four-door sedan that was introduced at the 2008 Paris Motor Show. Estoque is seriously considered for production. It houses a 5.2 litre V10 engine. However this could also be replaced by a V12,V8 or even a hybrid engine.

It derives its name from bullfighting. An estoque is a type of sword traditionally used by matadors (bullfighters).

Friday, September 26, 2008

Civic Hybrid

Honda Civic Hybrid has a small 1.3 litre unit when compared to the 1.8 litre i-VTEC gasoline engine. So small engine and lesser fuel. The Civic Hybrid is 30 kg lighter than its conventional petrol engined counterpart and it still means a lower power to weight ratio which translates into more work to be done by the 1339cc.

Engine : Inline 4,2 valves per cylinder
Displacement : 13339cc
Max Power : 6000 rpm
Max Torque : 4,600 rpm
Transmission : CVT
Wheelbase : 2700mm
Length : 4545mm
Width : 1750mm
Weight : 1235kg

Saturday, September 13, 2008

Yamaha Fazer FZ16

This year Yamaha introduced the much-awaited YZF-R15 and it shocked the competition with its brilliant handling and performance that would challenge the likes of the Pulsars and Karizmas. What you see here is the next offering from Yamaha India in the 150cc segment, called the FZ16. Schedules for launch next week the FZ17 will be powered by a single cylinder 4-stroke air-cooled motor.

Ducati 1098 - Bimota DB7


Engine Type : Liquid Cooled V Twin
Displacement: 1099cc
Bore x Stroke: 104 x 64.7mm
Carburation: Marelli/Walbro injection system
Max Power: 9750 rpm
Max Torque: 8000 rpm
Tranmission: 6 speed
Fuel Capacity: 18 Litres
Weight: 172 kg
Vertically stacked projectors present the DB7 with an agrressibe stance. Styling is clearly identical to the DB5 with edgy lines and overall compact size.

The liquid-cooled V-Twin is borrowed from Ducati albeir with a new injection system from Magneti Marelli and a tunable ECU from Walbro.

For the DB7, Bimota reverted back to conventional exhaust position unlike the under-seat layout seen on the DB5 earlier.

What you see here is a self-supporting seat unit made out of carbonfibre - no sub-frame. The pillion-seat is for namesake.

Corolla Altis

For the past two decades there has been an intense rivalry between two great auto giants, Honda and Toyota. And this time between the Honda Civic and the Corolla Altis. The fight between these two vehicles has always been neutral with each one gaining the hot spot alternatively.

The Corolla Altis which was launched last week comes about two years after Honda's quantum Civic and it promises to keep the executive segment up to mark in all aspects.

The following is the specifications:

Engine: Inline 4,4-valves per cylinder
Displacement: 1794 cc
Bore x Stroke: 79.0 x 91.5
Max Power: 6,000 rpm
Max Torque: 4,200 rpm
Length: 4,540mm
Width: 1,760mm
Height: 1,488mm
Weight: 1235kg

Saturday, September 6, 2008

Stunning Yamaha YZF R1

Engine type - Liquid-cooled, 4-stroke, forward inclined parallel 4-cylinder, 4-valve, DOHC
Displacement - 998 cc
Bore x Stroke - 77.0 x 53.6 mm

Maximum power - 132.4 kW (180 PS) @ 12,500 rpm
Maximum torque - 112.7 Nm (11.5 kg-m) @ 10,000 rpm*
Starting system - Electric
Lubrication - wet sump
Carburettor/Fuel supply - Fuel injection

length x width x height - 2,060mm x 720mm x 1,110mm
Wheelbase - 1,415mm
Minimum ground clearance - 135mm
Dry weight - 177kg / 131kg
Fuel tank capacity - 18 litres
Oil capacity - 3.83 litres

Yamaha YZF R15 Specifications

COST : Rs 97,425

Engine type - Liquid-cooled, 4-stroke, SOHC, 4-valve
Cylinder arrangement - Single cylinder
Displacement - 149 .8cc
Bore x Stroke - 57×58.7mm

Maximum power - 17PS / 8,500rpm
Maximum torque - 15 N.m / 7,500rpm
Starting system - Electric Start
Lubrication - wet sump
Engine oil capacity - 1.0 liters
Fuel tank capacity - 12 liters
Fuel supply system - Electronic fuel injection

length x width x height - 1,995mm x 670mm x 1,070mm
Seat height - 790mm
Wheelbase - 1,290mm
Minimum ground clearance - 160mm
Dry weight / Curb weight - 120kg / 131kg

Monday, September 1, 2008

Fiat 500 Price Tag - 14 lac and more.... wooooo!!!!

What makes this care so expensive?

Lets look at the price tag first.
Delhi - 14,82,500 (Fiat Lounge & Fiat 500 Sports)
Bangalore - 14,80,500 9Fiat Lounge & Fiat Sports)

Now lets look straight at the points

1) Built at company's Tychy plant in poland.
2) Compact bodyshell, 3546mm length, 1627mm width, 1488mm height
3) High speed stability, reduced wind noise
4) 75 bhp, 1.3 litre 16 valve multijet turbodiesel, 5 speed manual gearbox

Fiat Palio MultiJet

fiat introduces the Fiat Palio Multijet in India. The MultiJet engine is designed to bring in more power, less noise, more mileage and low emission according to Fiat. The vehicle is packed with other exciting features. For more information visit the Fiat website.

The 1.3 Diesel Fiat Palio MultiJet is priced at

1.3 SD = 4,48,678 Rs
1.3 SDE = 4,68,681 Rs
1.3 SDX = 4,88,686 Rs

Thursday, August 28, 2008

Suzuki's wooden GSX-R

Suzuki has launched an all new 'Kiddimoto GSX-R' wooden child's motorcycle to their existing range of biking accessories. The bike is made of birch ply, which is painted in the typical Suzuki blue and white color paint job along with the legendary GSX-R logo on its flanks.

The Kiddimoto GSX-R is suitable for kids in the age group from two to six years and is priced at Rs. 8000 including VAT.

Sunday, August 24, 2008

The first old TVS Apache advertisement

Volkswagen Jetta in India.

Finally the German company has cast its shadows on India. The first introduction is the Volkswagen Jetta. A stunning vehicle from the German Automobile manufacturer.

Jetta is available in five different colors. And the following is the price list of the three versions of the car.

Jetta 1.6 TrendLine - 12,97,000
Jetta 1.9 TDI TrendLine - 14,22,000
Jetta 1.9 TDI ComfortLine CSG - 16,67,000

Excluding RTO registration charges, tax, handling charges and insurance.

TVS Apache website update

Check out the new TVS Apache website at

New music, new interface it just looks cool. Desi gaadi Veedesi style. Wah!

Saturday, August 23, 2008

Know your car - what is what????

AWD - All Wheel Drive:
An AWD system incorporates a specially designed drive train with a center differential that delivers power to all the four wheels of an automobile. A center differential means that each tyre can rotate at a different speeds.

Air Cooled Engine:
An air-cooled engine is cooled by the passage of air, generally forced around and over the cylinders.

Air Filter:
An air filter is installed to prevent the dust and dirt particles in the air from entering the engine's cylinders. It filters out the grime and sends clean air into the cylinder for the combustion process to take place.

Aluminum Cylinder Block:
It is an engine block cast of aluminum usually with cast iron sleeves installed as cylinder bored. Aluminum helps reduce the weight of the engine and in return makes the car lighter improving its performance.

Yamaha YZF R15 Vs Bajaj Pulsar 220 Vs Apache RTR 160

The Apache is attractive with the screaming racing stripe running along the center. The pulsar is over a year and half old and its presence on Indian road is unmatchable. And the Yamaha YZF R15 with its R15 technological prowess is just cannot be ignored.

The following three blogs below clearly show Yamaha beating the other two boys in all aspects excepting for the price. And if a 150cc can do the job of a 220 cc pulsar why go for pulsar then??? Off course there are so many other things to consider. But yet, Yamaha speaks from its raw experience. And it does matter a lot.

The Yamaha R15 comes equipped with a Deltabox frame and some of the best mechanical bits that is miles ahead that any other motorcycle in the country. The bike is indeed very entertaining. The Yamaha R15 belongs to the racetrack. And so does TVS in the dirt biking arena. I wonder if Bajaj has this background.

So my best pick starting from the best

1) Yamaha R15
2) Apache RTR 160
3) Bajaj Pulsar 220

Friday, August 22, 2008

TVS Apache RTR - FI 160cc

Engine - 159.7cc, single cylinder, air cooled
Power - 16 PS@8500 rpm
Torque - 13.10 Nm@6500 rpm
0-60 - 5.07 s
Top Speed - 118.70 km/h
Fuel Efficiency - 49.67 kmpl
Price (Ex S Pune) - Rs 64,990

Bajaj Pulsar 22 DTS-FI Gold - Stunning

Engine - 22cc,single cylinder, air cooled
Power - 20.06 PS@8500 rpm
Torque - 19.12 Nm@6500 rpm
0-60 - 4.76 s
Top Speed - 127.06 km/h
Fuel Efficiency - 47.4 kmpl
Price (Ex S Pune) - Rs 81,515

Yamaha YZF-R15

Engine - 149.8cc, single cylinder, liquid cooled
Power- 17PS @8500 rpm
Torque - 15 Nm@7500 rpm
0-60 km/h - 4.50s
Top Speed - 129.15 km/h
Fuel Efficiency - 55.63 kmpl
Price (Ex S Pune) - 97,450

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Fiat 500

The Fiat 500 is a car produced by the Fiat company of Italy between 1957 and 1975 .

Launched as the Nuova 500, it was marketed as a cheap and practical town car. Measuring only 2.97 m (9 ft 9 in) long, and originally powered by a tiny 479 cc two-cylinder, air-cooled engine, the 500 redefined the term "small car" and is considered one of the first city cars.

In 2007 Fiat launched a similar looking, retro-styled car, the Fiat Nuova 500.

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Hero Honda 125cc CBF Stunner

Hero Honda launches the CBF Stunner the new 125 cc sports bike.

Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India launched its new 125 cc sports bike with a price tag between Rs 47,070 and Rs 51,655 (Ex-Showroom, Delhi).

HMSI would launch an 800cc category superbike in 2009 priced above Rs10 lakh. The company would import these high performance bikes as completely built units.

Monday, July 21, 2008

Bizarre Vehicles

Hyundai QarmaQ Concept

Hyundai revealed a new concept called the QarmaQ at the Geneva Motor. Designed at Hyundai Motor Europe’s Design, QarmaQ is a showcase for 30 technologies that will find their way into Hyundai’s new models to be rolled out from 2008-2014.

Tata Elegante

The new Tata Elegante from Tata Motors. The all-new sedan. Tata also mentioned the possibility of a V6 gas engine and Fiat-sourced common-rail direct-injection turbodiesels.

Sunday, June 22, 2008

TVS Motors India new website

TVS Motors India have now revamped their website to something more elegant and cool. A screen shot below. Visit to see how the site is.

Kinetic Coment - Forgotten???

Looks like Comet from Kinetic is out of trace from the minds of Indian bikers.

Just in case you need a reminder here it is. The Comet 250 made by Hyosung Motors , brings breakthrough technology and performance with its 250cc, v-twin , 8 valve, oil-cooled engine that gives 27 bhp power, 21 Nm torque and a top speed crossing 140 kph. The Comet 250, India's only speedster with advance technology like upside down front suspension, 5 step adjustable rear monoshock and much more takes the motorcycles scene in India to a new level!

The first real sportsbike in India, the Comet is priced at Rs. 1.67lacs (ex showroom, everywhere except in Hyderabad where it is Rs. 1.63 lacs); and is available only as a “limited edition” bike in select cities only.

"The comet GT250 is superior to anything weve seen"
Autocar India

Kinetic Flyte and Bipasha Basu. Phew!

Kinetic Flyte Specifications

Yamaha to launch 150cc and 180cc bikes

Japanese Motorcycle manufacturer Yamaha plans to launch a 150cc bike by mid 2008. The new bikes would be four valved and would possibly be a variation to the yamaha R1. The price of this vehicle is expected to be from 80,000 to 90,000 rupees. And is expected to be a tough competition to Bajajs Pulsar and Hero Hondas CBZ Extreme and Karizma.

Yamaha has already planned the launch and release of YZF-R1 (1000cc) and MT-01 (1600cc) this year. Fingers crossed It keeps up its name like the RX-100.

Saturday, May 24, 2008

Electric Charge Station

An electric car charging service is demonstrated in Spenser Street in London. Westminster Council is to launch the largest on street electric car charging service in the UK.

Sunday, May 18, 2008

McLaren F1 - The fastest road car on earth

Yamaha RX100 - The Old Speed Master

Yamaha RX100 was a 2 stroke motorcycle from Yamaha with a top speed of 100 kmph with a 4 speed gearbox and a fuel economy of 25-35 kilometers/litre. This speed monster was released in India after Escort, Royal Enfield and Jawa (also known as Yezdi) came into picture with their own bikes. Yamaha partnered with a foreign company Escorts to release Yamaha RX 100 with 11 bhp. This bike had the best pickup and speed in the 1980s. Just literally unmatched for its agility, light weight structure and speed even today.

The only bike in the 1980s which could beat the speed monster was the Kawasaki KB100 RTZ. And also the Suzuki shogun 110cc. RX100 began losing its count in India due to new emission norms posed by the Govenment. The RX 100, Kawasaki 100 and the Suzuki Shogun - 2 stroke bikes were banned.

Sunday, May 11, 2008

Kawasaki and Ninja

Kawasaki has been marketing Ninja since 1986. The marketed bikes in the US is Ninja 250R. And according to the bike has been kawasaki's best selling bike.

The following are the changes done to the bike for 2008:

For the 2008 model year, the Ninja 250 increased in price by $500 US, to $3,499, and saw the first major design changes in some two decades.

The most significant changes are the loss of the center stand, an overall more modern look, and increasing the wheel size to 17". The front "petal" disk brake was also enlarged, the front suspension was increased in diameter and the dual exhaust was changed to a 2 into 1 layout. The addition of a fuel gauge, a rarity in motorcycles, and the choice to make the speedometer more prominent than the tachometer imply an emphasis on attracting new riders rather than enthusiasts.

The engine and drive train are 70% new, retaining only 30% of the older models parts, according to Kawasaki's marketing literature. Compression and maximum torque have been lowered for 20% better midrange performance.

Bajaj Ninja 250R - India

Bajaj is about to launch Kawasaki super bikes in India. And the first out of the stable is the Kawasaki Ninja 250R. Bajaj has got into an alliance with Kawasaki on this deal. Bajaj would import the components of the bike from kawasaki and then assemble the parts here in India at Bajajs Chakan plant.

Click here for more information.

Thursday, April 24, 2008

2006 Bugatti Veyron

Was the world's fastest road-legal production car from Volkswagen, France
253 mph
0 - 60 in 2.46 seconds

Worlds Fastest Trains

InterCity Express - Germany
342 mph

Taiwan High Speed Rail - Taiwan
186 mph

Shinkansen Trains - Japan
189 mph. Journey between Tokya and Osaka in 2 hours and 25 minutes. The distance is about 402 kilometers or 250 miles.

Train à Grande Vitesse - France
Worlds fastest wheeled trained. 357 mph

Alta Velocidad Española - Spain
217 mph

Shanghai Maglev Train - China
267 mph

KTX Rail - South Korea
186 mph