The 7th edition of the World Ducati Week started off on 21st June and came to an end on 24th June, yesterday. This Bologna based bike manufacturer has a reason to celebrate back at home as this year’s World Ducati Week witnessed record braking attendance.
The event is held each year but this year it was a little more special with an incredible 65,000 visitors. This is the biggest ever WDW the appeal of the brand is so widely spread that almost 30 percent of the visitors were known to be from other parts of the world such as USA, Europe, Australia, Russia, India, Brazil, China and Malaysia and with countries such as Gabon, Iceland and Nepal.
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Triumph offers some amazing motorcycles of which the tourers are quite popular. For a while now motorcycle enthusiasts like me have been waiting for the 2013 iteration of the Triumph Trophy 1200 Tourer. Recently the 2013 Trophy 1200 model was revealed and that too officially, no leaked images. Triumph plans to inject the motorcycle into the market in September of this year as the pricing is not available, inevitably we will have to wait for the official pricing at the time of its launch.
The bike will compete with the likes of BMW K1600GT and R1200RT which are priced at £15,495 and £12,595 respectively. We estimate the price of Trophy 1200 will be in the range of £13,900 to £14,200. Technically the motorcycle sports the same 1215 cc engine as the Tiger Explorer, only difference is that in Trophy the sixth gear will be at a higher ratio. The company clearly stated in the presentation that they do not intend to sell more than 1500 units of the same in the first year.
image – 2013 Triumph Trophy 1200
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Husqvarna is a legendary brand that has been manufacturing motorcycles since early 19th century is continuously showing its dominance in motocross world for quite some decades now. Currently owned by BMW, Husqvarna manufactures motocross, enduro and supermoto motorcycles.
Now after enjoying a record breaking year, Husqvarna has announced its 2013 line-up that will feature numerous upgrades. The 2013 CR125 model has been unveiled and after going over the same we noticed a couple of changes. Including CR125, no fewer than 11 models of Husqvarna have been revamped than its Italian-made models and many of them feature the signature Red Head engines that draw inspiration from Ferrari’s legendary car, Testarossa. Beside these specific changes a couple of changes made in general are also there. These changes include black handgrips, a handlebar pad, updated graphics and improved sticker quality.
image – Husqvarna CR125
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Every Royal Enfield lover would wish to be a part of the The Royal Enfield Himalayan Odyssey at least once in a lifetime. If there is a journey with loads of excitement and adventure, it has to be the Enfield Himalayan Odyssey. Early today morning the 9th Royal Enfield Himalayan Odyssey was flagged off from the India gate. It is not a competition but an adventurous journey of 16 days where 67 riders from India and aboard will cover a distance of 2700 kilometers from the capital of India to Khardung La on their Royal Enfield motorcycles.
Addressing the group of Royal Enfield enthusiasts, and hundreds of people present to wish the riders luck, Dr. Venki Padmanabhan, CEO, Royal Enfield, said, “We are honoured that this band of riders have elected to come with us, on our motorcycles, on this epic bucket list ride, not just honored but deeply touched..”
image – 9th Royal Enfield Himalayan Odyssey
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Welcome readers, I am Kashish from Car Blog India and this is our new blog dedicated to two-wheelers. Be it the latest two-wheelers being launched in India, mean superbikes ready for their international debut or motorcycle technologies, we will cover them all and are committed to bring the best quality content for you.
A few weeks ago, Bajaj Auto showcased its latest motorcycle, the Discover 125 ST Sports Tourer. The showcase was informative enough but unfortunately Bajaj did not disclose the price of 125 ST, which now would only be revealed at the time of its launch. Expectations were that the 125 ST will be launched somewhere close to end of June 2012, but so far we have no confirmation on the same.
Although the price is yet to come officially, according to sources the on-road price of this new sports tourer will fall close to Rs. 60,000 for Maharashtra. This is not the exact figure and a variation of a a few thousand rupees could be there.
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