2008 - Suzuki Intruder M1800R Launched

By Divya Sai on 11/29/2008

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Along with Suzuki's superbike Hayabusa 1300, it has launched an even advanced cruiser bike Intruder M1800R. With a much powerful engine and displacement of 1800cc, this bike will be quite heavy on our soft Indian roads.
Intruder with race proven braking technology has the widest rear-tyre (see the click-able wallpaper below), and one of the biggest pistons... Performance wise the M1800R is the ultimate production cruiser.

Suzuki_Intruder M 1800R 2008
Check out the specifications here:

 Overall length  2480mm (97.6in)
 Overall width  875mm (34.4in)
 Overall height  1185mm (46.7in)
 Wheelbase  1710mm (67.3in)
 Seat height  705mm (27.8in)
 Dry mass  319kg (703.3lbs)
 Fuel capacity  19.5litres (4.3gallons)
 Engine capacity  1783cc
 Type  Four stroke, liquid-cooled, DOHC, 54° V-twin
 Bore  112mm x 90.5mm
 Compression ratio  10.5 : 1
 Lubrication  Semi-dry sump
 Ignition  Electronic ignition (Transistorised)
 Fuel system  Fuel Injection
 Starter  Electric
 Transmission  5-speed constant mesh
 Drive  Shaft Drive
 Front  Inverted telescopic, coil spring, oil damped
 Rear  Link type, coil spring, oil damped
 Front  Disc brake, twin
 Rear  Disc brake
Tyres Size 
 Front  130/70R18 M/C 63V tubeless
 Rear  240/40R18 M/C 79V tubeless

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Suzuki Hayabusa 1300 Landed In India

By Divya Sai on 11/28/2008

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2008 Suzuk Hayabusa GSX1300Rcc
After Yamaha's 1000cc YZF-R1 and Monster & Multistrada from Italian moto-major Triumph, now it is the turn of Suzuki Motorcycle India Pvt. Ltd. (SMIPL), a subsidiary of Suzuki Motor Corporation of Japan has launched two super sport bikes, Hayabusa and Intruder M1800R, for Indian roads at a price tag of Rs.12.50 lakh.

Hayabusa the world's fastest bike, which got it's maximum popularity through the movie "Dhoom" in India, is finally on the Indian roads officially.

Even in these days of recession, Suzuki aims to sell around 350-400 bikes in one year, i.e. around 1 bike per year.According to the company, it has already got orders for around 38 bikes.

Depending upon the response to these products, Suzuki —among the largest manufacturer of bikes in the world after fellow Japanese makers Honda, Yamaha and Kawasaki—also plans to bring its GSX -R series of motorcycles to India.

“We are currently evaluating the market. A lot of the product launches depend on the market response to the Hayabusa and Intruder, though we are expecting higher demand for the much smaller GSX-R sport bikes, which are in the 400 cc to 600 cc range of engine power,” Mr Gupta said.
Specifications are as follows:

Dimensions and Weight
 Overall length  2195mm (86.4in)
 Overall width  740mm (29.1in)
 Overall height  1170mm (46.1in)
 Wheelbase  1485mm (58.5in)
 Seat height  805mm (31.7in)
 Dry weight  220kg (485lbs)
 Fuel capacity  21.0litres (4.6gallons)
 Engine capacity  1340cc
 Type  4-stroke, 4-cylinder, liquid-cooled, DOHC
 Bore  81mm x 65mm
 Compression ratio  12.5:1
 Lubrication  Wet sump
 Ignition  Electronic Ignition
 Fuel system  Fuel injection
 Transmission  6-speed constant mesh
 Drive  Chain
 Front  Inverted telescopic, coil spring, oil damped
 Rear  Linky type, coil spring, oil damped
 Front  Disc brake, twin
 Rear  Disc brake
Tyres Size 
 Front  120/70ZR17M/C (58W), tubeless
 Rear  190/50ZR17M/C (73W), tubeless

Colors available are "Metallic Majestic Gold" and "Metallic Phantom Gray"

For wallpapers, visit this page : Biking2Blogging

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Maruti Suzuki's A-Star 2008

By Divya Sai on 11/20/2008

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Maruti Suzuki on Wednesday launched its new hatchback A-Star in the Indian market and said it would in four years come out with its first indigenous car.The A-Star will be available at an introductory price ranging from Rs 347,000 to Rs 412,000.

Although Nano was expected to be in the market by now, but which could not fulfill it's promise, for more than one reasons. But that doesn't mean Maruti's new model A-Star will be free from competition, as this year and the year ahead is full of small cars in the Indian 4-wheeler market. i10 from Hyundai, Spark from Chevrolet, and the already present cars like Alto and Swift from Maruti itself.

"We have started the ground work to launch a car which is conceived, designed and developed fully in India," Maruti Suzuki India managing executive officer (engineering) I V Rao told PTI. The company is hopeful of rolling out the car in the next four years, he added. He however, declined to comment whether it would be a small car or a bigger one."We are discussing it internally," Rao said.

A-Star is Maruti's fifth global model which would be manufactured only in India. The company plans to sell 50,000 units in the domestic market, while targets to export 100,000 units.The car would be manufactured at Manesar production facility. A-Star will be powered by a 998cc K10B petrol engine and will be available in three variants in the domestic market. For exports, the company would manufacture A-Star in over 200 variants and sell to around 150 coutures across Europe, the Middle East, Latin America, Asia, Australia and Africa.

The company expects that A-Star would contribute half of its overall export target of 200,000 units by 2010-11.

Name A-Star Model
Vxi Car Body Type Hatchback Segment:A Segment

Displacement 998cc, 3 cyl, MPFi, KB-series 
Engine Type Petrol 
Maximum Power 67 Bhp @ 6200 rpm 
Maximum Torque 90 Nm @ 3500 rpm

Length 3500 mm 
1600 mm
 Height 1490 mm

Seating Capacity 4
Tyre Size:155/80 R13  155/80 R13
MacPherson Strut & Coil Springs 
Turning Circle 4.50 mtrs. 
Boot Space 129.00 ltrs. 
Steering Power 
Brakes Front Ventilated, Rear Disk 
Gears 5
Manual Ground Clearance 170.00 mm 
Fuel Tank 35

AC AC Without Climate Control
Power Windows: Yes
Central Locking Manual 
Remote Boot Yes

Remote Fuel Filler
Rear Wiper No
Rear Armrest No
Streeing Adjustment (Rake/Reach) Yes/No
Driver Seat Adjustment Manual 
Music System CD Player with 2 Speakers 
Leather Seats No
Door Mirror Driver Side Manual 
Tinted Glass No
Rear AC Vent No
Folding Rear Seats Yes
Sun Roof
Buttons/Controls on Steering No
Auto Viper No
Auto Headlamp No

The Eco-friendly car
With Delhi's pollution levels crossing those of pre-CNG days, this car may help a little in controlling it.
Emission from the A-Star not only complies with the Euro 3 (Bharat-3) norms that are operational in 13 Indian cities, including Delhi, but also geared to meet stringent emission norms that will be implemented across Europe in the coming years. The A-Stars CO2 emission will be even lower than 109 gm/km which we had envisaged earlier.

India's Euro 3 norms is 5 years behind those currently enforced in Europe, while Euro 4 norms that are enforced outside the 13 Indian cities are 10 years behind European benchmarks.

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2009 Yamaha FZ 1 - Big Brother Of Yamaha FZ 16

By Divya Sai on 11/16/2008

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If you were amazed by the looks of so called "Lord Of The Streets", Yamaha FZ 16, then just have a look at this Mega Beast Yamaha FZ 1 - A clear advanced version of FZ 16, with a powerful engine, smoother edges and more muscular looks. Launched by Yamaha Europe. The FZ1 has got heart-pumping knockout performance and it’s got serious attitude on top of that, a lean and mean look that’s all about raw power.
Yamaha FZ 1 2009

Just have a look on it's specifications too:

Engine type                    Liquid-cooled, 4-stroke, 4-cylinder, DOHC
Displacement                  998 cc
Maximum power             110.3 kW (150 PS) @11,000 rpm
Maximum torque            106.0 Nm (10.8 kg-m) @ 8,000 rpm
Transmission system       Constant mesh, 6-speed
Fuel tank capacity           18 L
Oil tank capacity            3.8 L
Chassis:                                  Aluminum die-cast, diamond shaped
Rear suspension system           Swing arm (link suspension)
Front brake                             Dual discs, Ø 320 mm
Rear brake                              Single disc, Ø 245 mm
Front tyre                               120/70 ZR17M/C (58W)
Rear tyre                                 190/50 ZR17M/C (73W)
Length                                     2,140 mm
Width                                      770 mm
Height                                    1,060 mm
Wheel base                              1,460 mm
Minimum ground clearance        135 mm
Wet weight                               214 kg / ABS: 221 kg

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Yamaha FZ 1 2009

courtesy: Yamaha-Europe

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India Is Voting - You Vote To NoBody

By Divya Sai on 11/15/2008

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It is Over in United States, But yet to start in India

People say "you vote you win" and "it is better to vote than to complain", in all your school life you would have studied that:
"Good Citizens - do vote
Bad citizens - do no vote"
If you are a biker and want good roads for biking, then do vote.
But we have seen our country in the hands of Congress and also in the hands of BJP, or whatsoever.... do you really think voting does really work?

So if you think that there's nobody eligible to get your valuable vote, and you consider yourself as a "good citizen", who does always vote, then as usual go to the voting booth this time too, but give your vote to NOBODY.

Section 49-O of the Constitution

Did you know that there is a system in our constitution, as per the 1969 act, in section "49-O" that a person can go to the polling booth, confirm his identity, get his finger marked and convey the presiding election officer that he doesn't want to vote anyone!

Yes such a feature is available, but obviously these seemingly notorious leaders have never disclosed it. This is called "49-O".

Why should you go and say "I VOTE NOBODY"... because, in a ward, if a candidate wins, say by 123 votes, and that particular ward has received "49-O" votes more than 123, then that polling will be canceled and will have to be re-polled. Not only that, but the candidature of the contestants will be removed and they cannot contest the re-polling, since people had already expressed their decision on them. This would bring fear into parties and hence look for genuine candidates for their parties for election. This would change the way, of our whole political system... it is seemingly surprising why the election commission has not revealed such a feature to the public....

Please spread this news to as many as you know...Seems to be a wonderful weapon against corrupt parties in India... show your power,expressing your desire not to vote for anybody, is even more powerful than voting... so don't miss your chance. So either vote, or vote not to vote (vote 49-O) and pass this info on...

Its the official site of Law Ministry. But i cant find any mention of cancellation of candidature, if 49-O is more than winning margin of vote cast. if u read it...


(Let the page load completely then find (CTRL+F) this on the page - 49-o)

"Please forward this article to as many as possible, so that we, the people of India , can really use this power to save our nation". Use your voting right for a better INDIA .

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Chandrayaan 1 - Destination Moon - Mission Accomplished

By Divya Sai on 11/14/2008

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It's not bikes this time.
Now India is in the 5 elite countries list, to have it's flag [Moon Impact Probe (MIP)] on Moon.
Chandrayaan today reached the final resting orbit, about 100 kms from the moon. The timing of this proud moment had been specially designed to coincide with Children's Day.Chandrayaan will remain in this orbit for the next two years.
The device inbuilt with three instruments: radar altimeter, video imaging system and mass spectrometer, ISRO has carried out three orbit-lowering moves since the spacecraft entered the lunar orbit on Saturday. The spacecraft, which was launched on October 22, was propelled on its 3,86,000km voyage to the moon in a number of stages, with its orbit being raised progressively towards the moon by activating its liquid motor.
The idea behind flying the tricolour on the moon was of former president and legend space scientist A P J Abdul Kalam, who had suggested the ISRO scientists in an International Lunar Exploration Working Group conference held at Udaipur in November 2004.
The MIP will send the still and digital video graphic pictures to the ISRO scientists that will be used for analysing the surface of the Moon, only natural satellite of our Earth. “The unmanned Chandrayaan-1 spacecraft will map the moon to get an idea about the minerals present there, which is of prime importance,” said ISRO official.
Wait for the pictures to come soon direct from Chandrayaan 1....

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Compare : Pulsar vs Apache vs Unicorn vs Hunk vs CBZ Xtreme vs Karizma vs FZ 16 vs R15

By Divya Sai on 11/08/2008

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Now that we have a number of bikes in the 150cc to 220cc segment, while selecting a bike from this huge range of options, people get confused even in a single company, and when they visit showrooms of different companies, it only adds to their confusion.
For your convenience and to help you in better selecting the right bike, this post contains the specifications of all popular bikes in the 150cc to 220cc segment.
The bikes are from Bajaj, Hero Honda, Honda, TVS, and Yamaha, namely Pulsar 150cc, Pulsar180cc, Pulsar 200cc, Pulsar 220cc, Hero Honda Hunk, Hero Honda CBZ Xtreme, Hero Honda Karizma, Yamaha FZ 16, Yamaha R15, Honda Unicorn, TVS Apache.
You can compare the following specifications in the pictures below:

Engine and transmission : Displacement, Engine type, Stroke, Power, Starter type.
Physical measures : Front suspension, Rear suspension, Front brakes, Rear brakes, Gear box, Length, Height, Curb weight, Fuel capacity, Reserve fuel volume, Mileage/Fuel efficiency, ex-Showroom price.

Bajaj Pulsars - Click the Image to Enlarge
pulsar 150cc 180cc 200cc 220cc

Hero Honda - Click the Image to Enlarge
hero honda hunk cbz xtreme karizma

Yamaha - Click the Image to Enlarge
Yamaha R15 FZ16

TVS Apache & Honda Unicorn - Click the Image to Enlarge
tvs apache honda unicorn compare

You can download all these details together
in a single file (Excel sheet) from here :
[Download From Here]

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