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Yamaha FZ250 Launch In India Possible In 2011

Posted: 08 Jan 2011 12:21 AM PST

Yamaha needs to stay in the game with products to compete with the new range of 250 CC bikes hitting Indian roads in the year 2011. Honda has recently opened bookings for Honda CBR250R and Bajaj is also going to launch its Bajaj Pulsar 250 soon. With these performance bikes coming to roads, time is apt for Yamaha to launch it 250 CC bike in India. As per some of the sources, Yamaha may launch its FZ250 bike in India which is powered by an oil cooled 250CC fuel injected petrol engine. The power delivered by this bike will be about 20 BHP which is enough for the punch one can expect from this segment of bike.


The price of the FZ 250 is expected to be kept below Rs. 1.5 Lakhs. The pricing will be a crucial for the bike as the Honda CBR250 is also priced quite aggressively. The launch is expected after mid of the year 2011, we will bring you the latest updates as they emerge.

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2011 Honda Accord Facelift India Launch In February

Posted: 08 Jan 2011 12:00 AM PST

Honda City, Honda Civic and Honda Accord are the most popular products from Honda ever and are extremely popular in India as well. More than being mere machines these products mean a lot to the brand and their customers since the same are responsible in changing the brands fate in the Indian Automobile market.

Way back in July last year we informed you of the upcoming 2011 Honda Accord which is meaner and better than the existing sedan and now the time has come for it to make its mark once again. Refreshing the Accord does bring a lot of improvements and much more attraction for the new buyers and the list includes the following:

  • Altered exterior and interior styling
  • Better fuel efficiency
  • New design alloys

More or less the car's overall appeal remains to be same yet some minor tweaks have been made not to disappoint the customers.


Although the car has suffered seriously because of the gaining popularity of Skoda Superb but still the 2011 iteration promises to defend its title of the most loved luxury sedan. Coming to the technical part, the car will sport the same 2.4-litre MPFI petrol and a 3.5 litre V6 heart with improved fuel efficiency.


The new model is expected to be acceptable since it is drawing some attention ahead of its official launch but the only thing to worry is that the car seems almost the same and had the manufacturer offered more features, it would have been a lot more interesting.

Also Read: 2011 Honda Accord Specifications & Features

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Skoda Fabia At Monte Carlo Rally 2011

Posted: 07 Jan 2011 11:58 PM PST

Mladá Boleslav, January 6, 2011 – A total of 10 Fabia Super 2000 will appear at the legendary Monte Carlo Rally. This is the opening event  of the 2011 Intercontinental Rally Challenge (IRC), in which Skoda is going to be defending its titles in both the Manufacturers and Drivers competitions.

Skoda Motorsport (factory team) will appear with both of its successful crews – last year’s IRC winners Juho Hänninen & Mikko Markkula and the runners-up, Jan Kopecký and Petr Starý. Skoda Motorsport’s Fabia Super 2000 project has been receiving positive response from Skoda importers in many markets. As a result, the Monte Carlo Rally will see some big names drive a Fabia Super 2000, including the new member of Skoda UK Motorsport Andreas Mikkelsen, the 2008 IRC champion Nicolas Vouilloz, Freddy Loix (winner of three IRC races last year) and Mark Wallenwein of Skoda Auto Germany. A number of other Fabias Super 2000 are going to appear in the colours of private teams, and also want to fight for the best possible result in Monte Carlo, one of the world’s most challenging rally events.



The Skoda Motorsport team will introduce an update livery to Monte Carlo – the most striking element is the strong green shade that is so typical of the Skoda brand. In contrast with the design used over the past few years, the new green-and-white combination is "reverse". The frontdoors will bear the logo "110 years of motorsport", an anniversary that Skoda Motorsport is celebrating this year.


The Monte Carlo Rally starts on 19 January in the area around Valence, France and ends with night-time special stages in the mountains near Monte Carlo, in the small hours of 22 January. The drivers can look forward to a total of 13 special stages (337 competition kilometres) and over a thousand kilometres of road sections plus unpredictable weather, as usual at this time of the year.

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Diesel Engine Powered Bikes Coming From Hero Honda And Enfield

Posted: 07 Jan 2011 11:43 PM PST

Hero Honda India is in talks with a Chennai based company to supply a 400 CC diesel engine which will be fitted in the upcoming Diesel Engine powered bike by Hero Honda. Its not clear as of now whether it will be an mechanical injector based engine or CRDI Diesel Engine, but we expect that chances of a it being a CRDI is higher so as to keep up with the emission and performance needs. Although the Diesel bikes are heavier and more expansive than the Petrol engine bikes, which is why they have not been so popular in India so far, yet the technological advancements of the Diesel engines have made it feasible to make it a viable option.


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At the same time, Royal Enfield is also in talks with the same supplier for the Diesel engine and is working on a Diesel bike with a modern diesel engine. The 400CC Diesel engine is right now undergoing Homologation process at the ARAI.

Hero group is ramping up the product development of this bike and expects to launch this bike by 2013. Hero group expects to sell about 1.5 Lakh units of the Diesel bikes in the launch year.

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