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