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

McLean V8 MonoWheel

Lexus - Minority Report

Thursday, April 17, 2008

Lamborghini Reventon - 0 to 100 kmph in 3.4 seconds Howzzat

Lamborghini Reventon is currently the most powerful and expensive Lamborghini road car, costing one million euro.

Suzuki Hayabusa - The new 1340cc

New 1340cc, DOHC liquid-cooled engine with 16-valves, Twin Swirl Combustion Chambers provides 11% higher performance and smoother operation
New Suzuki SDTV fuel injection system with dual injectors per cylinder and ram air intake with large volume airbox
New S-DMS (Suzuki Drive Mode Selector) allows the rider to choose from three different engine settings depending on riding conditions or rider preferences
New lightweight titanium intake and exhaust valves with narrow 14 degree valve angle for high combustion chamber efficiency
New lightweight aluminum alloy pistons feature a revised shape and a higher compression ratio of 12.5:1 for maximum performance in all conditions.
SCEM (Suzuki Composite Electro-chemical Material) plated cylinders minimize cylinder size and improve heat dissipation and new hydraulic cam chain tensioner for reduced mechanical noise
New ventilation holes at the cylinder skirt for reduced pumping losses and increased performance
High efficiency curved radiator now features dual electric fans controlled by the ECM for increased cooling capacity. Oil cooler now has 10 rows cores for increased heat dissipation.
New large volume 4-2-1-2 exhaust system with a large capacity catalyzer, dual triangular canisters and closed loop system that meets Euro 3 and Tier 2 regulations
New Shot-peened chrome-moly steel connecting rods for maximum durability
Ion plating treatment utilizing PVD (physical vapor deposit) method is applied to piston rings providing a smoother surface treatment for increased durability, reduced friction loss and reduced oil consumption
Slick shifting 6 speed transmission working in conjunction with an innovative back torque limiting clutch for smooth and controlled downshifts


Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Yamaha MT01 - The next One from Yamaha Motors



Overall length - 2185mm
Overall width - 800mm
Overall height - 1105mm
Seat height - 825mm
Wheelbase - 1525mm
Minimum ground clearance - 145mm
Dry(without oil and fuel) - 243kg
Wet(with oil and a full fuel tank) - 262kg


Maximum speed (crouched) - 210km/h
Minimum turning radius - 3.2m

Engine Performance

Engine type - Air cooled 4-stroke,OHV
Cylinder arrangement - V-type 2-cylinder
Displacement - 1670cm3
Bore & stroke - 97 X 113mm
Compression ratio - 8.4 : 1
Maximum horse power - 66.3kW(4750min-1)
Maximum torque - 150.3N・m(3750min-1)
Starting system type - Electric starter
Lubrication system - Dry sump
Engine oil capacity - 5.0L


Air filter type - Oil-coated paper element
Fuel tank capacity - 15.0L


Primary reduction system - Gear
Primary reduction ratio - 71/48 1.479
Secondary reduction system - Chain
Secondary reduction ratio - 39/17 2.294
Clutch type - Wet,multiple-disc

Gear ratio

Transmission type - Constant mesh 5-speed


Frame type - Double Cradle


Effective radius of disc(Front) - 283.0mm
Effective radius of disc(Rear) - 238.0mm


Suspension type(Front) - Telescopic fork
Suspension type(Rear) - Swingarm(link-suspension)

Shock absorber

Shock absorber assembly type(Front) - Coil spring/oil damper
Shock absorber assembly type(Rear) - Coil spring/gas-oil damper


Speedometer - Digital
Tachometer - Analog
Odometer - Digital
Trip meter - Digital
Clock - Liquid crystal Digital

Place orders now for Yamaha R1 and Yamaha MT01

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Yamaha YZF-R1 and MT01

Yamaha brings in flagship super bike models YZF-R1 and MT01 in India.

Yamaha YZF R1 Specifications


Model name YZF-R1


Overall length - 2060mm
Overall width - 720mm
Overall height - 1110mm
Seat height - 835mm
Wheelbase - 1415mm
Minimum ground clearance - 135mm
Dry(without oil and fuel) - 177kg
Wet(with oil and a full fuel tank) - 200kg


Maximum speed (crouched) - 285km/h
Minimum turning radius - 3.4m

Engine Performance

Engine type - Liquid cooled 4-stroke DOHC4-valve
Cylinder arrangement - Forward-inclined parallel 4-cylinder
Displacement - 998cm3
Bore & stroke - 77.0 X 53.6mm
Compression ratio - 12.7 : 1
Maximum horse power - 132.4kW(12500r/min)
Maximum torque - 112.7N・m(10000r/min)
Starting system type - Electric starter
Lubrication system - Wet sump
Radiator capacity(including all routes) - 2.51L
Engine oil capacity - 3.83L


Air filter type - Paper
Fuel tank capacity - 18L

Gear ratio

Transmission type - Constant mesh 6-speed


Frame type - Diamond
Tire size(Front) - 120/70ZR17MC(58W)
Tire size(Rear) - 190/50ZR17MC(73W)


Suspension type(Front) - Telescopic fork
Suspension type(Rear) - Swingarm

Shock absorber

Shock absorber assembly type(Front) - Coil spring/oil damper
Shock absorber assembly type(Rear) - Coil spring/gas-oil damper
Wheel travel(Front) - 120mm
Wheel travel(Rear) - 130mm

Bulbs(voltage/wattagex quantity)

Headlight bulb type - Halogen bulb
Headlight - 12V, 55W ×4
Auxiliary light - 12V, W5W ×2
Brake/tail light - LED, 12V 2.3W/0.2W
Turn signal light(Front) - 12V, R10W ×2
Turn signal light(Rear) - 12V, R10W ×2


Speedometer - LCD Digital
Tachometer - Analog
Odometer - LCD Digital
Trip meter - LCD Digital
Water temperature meter - LCD Digital
Clock - LCD Digital

Hero Honda Hunk - Competition to Apache Yes / No?

While the Apache RTR 160 can reach a top speed of 118 kmph and Muscular Hero Honda Hunk reached somewhere close to 108 to 109 kmph. And yes this new beast from the stable of Hero Honda does look too good.

With a combination of the old analog meters and some cool color combinations I first did not adore this beast much until I got to see it personally. It is muscular, it is good.

Visit the website

Wednesday, April 9, 2008

KTM 1190 RC8 Superbike

KTM Motorcycles is an Austrian motorcycle manufacturer. It was named after Kraftfahrzeuge Trunkenpolz Mattighofen when it was started in 1934 as a metalworking shop. And then it was renamed Kronreif & Trunkenpolz Mattighofen.

KTM 1190 RC8 is a superbike from KTM. The first ever. KTM has invested 10 million euros in this project and has spent over 30 months with engineers. The bike has been tested for over 50,000 kms for endurance and various prototypes. And finally the KTM 1190 RC8.

More information at

Visit the KTM website or check the RC8 directly here

Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Overdrive Awards 2008 Nominees

Bike of the Year

1. TVS Apache RTR160
2. TVS Flame
3. Bajaj Pulsar 220 DTS FI
4. Bajaj Pulsar 200DTS-i
5. Bajaj XCD125
6. Hero Honda Hunk
7. Royal Enfield Machismo 500LB

Bike Maker of the Year

1. TVS Motor Company
2. Hero Honda Motors Ltd.
3. Bajaj Auto Ltd.

Ad Campaign of the Year

1. Tata Safari
2. TVS Apache
3. Bajaj XCD
4. MRF Tyres
5. Audi TT
6. Honda 10th anniversary

Automotive Technology of the Year

1. Suzuki 1.3 DDiS engine
2. Bajaj DTS-Si

Indigenous Design of the Year

1. Mahindra Axe
2. TVS Flame
4. Bajaj XCD125
5. Bajaj Pulsar 220

Performance Bike of the Year

2. Bajaj Pulsar 220
3. Hero Honda Hunk

X - Fossil - concept electric bike from TVS

TVS Motors’ concept vehicle X-Fossil can move at speeds of 140 kilometres per hour and go from zero to 100 in just 3.2 seconds.

X-Fossil is loaded with high-tech components and coloured white.

According to Venu Srinivasan, chairman and managing director of Chennai-based TVS, “X-Fossil is a concept bike which we have showcased. We want to show that even electric bikes have the power and style.

Thursday, April 3, 2008

And if you wanted more - Here is TVS Taurus 250cc

An Indian company with wild creativity and imagination. Dirt bike masters know how to capture the hearts.. Check out the Taurus 250cc from the TVS stable.... GROWL!!!!!!!!!

Expected to cost 1.2 Lacs. Would you prefer Tata Nano.. huh!

Successor of the Fiero

For those who have not read the dawn of Apache.. here it goes from the TVS website

The TVS Apache is the successor to the Fiero F2 and FX, but only in a chronological sense. In ever other way, the Apache is leaps and bounds ahead. TVS based the motor on the old F2’s unit, but stretched it taut and created a motor that’s fast, entertaining and still frugal enough to be widely acceptable to 150cc buyers.

Further, they created an all-new chassis to create what is easily one of India’s best corner carvers and added in their usual engineering excellence to leave the BSM jury looking for an excuse to take points away from it. So thorough was the Apache, that even the usual TVS Achilles’ heel – styling – left us falling over each other with compliments.

Even naysayers who thought it looked like the current market leader in the photographs fell silent when they first cast eyes on it. Ladies and gentlemen, the Business Standard Motoring Bike Of The Year 2006 is the superb new TVS Apache. Congratulations, TVS!