Norton Dominator California - 650cc

Norton to make 650cc bikes in India

Norton Motorcycles has launched their new Dominator California (pictured above), signed a deal with India’s Kinetic Group to build 650cc motorcycles and plans on a scrambler and off-roader. Norton is one of many motorcycle manufacturers looking to do business in the world’s biggest motorcycle market. However, the latest move has many purists concerned that it …

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Monkey steals motorbike fuel

Addicted monkey steals motorcycle fuel

Some of the best and strangest motorcycle videos come from India and now there is this YouTube video of a monkey stealing motorcycle fuel. The chimp has been seen around markets in Panipat where riders have been complaining of empty fuel tanks. They must have thought a thief was stealing the fuel. Or perhaps vandals …

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Royal Enfield 650 twins factory

Royal Enfield surprises with 650 twins

Royal Enfield has surprised everyone with a pair of 650 twins, rather than the expected 750cc Interceptor. The Interceptor INT 650 and Continental GT 650 were unveiled overnight at the EICVMA motorcycle show in  Milan after they had revealed the engine at their UK Technical Centre at Bruntingthorpe. Royal Enfield claims the 648cc, single-overhead-cam, eight-valve, …

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Bajaj Auto Dominar 400

Indian Bajaj Auto targets Australia

Indian motorcycle company Bajaj Auto is reported to be setting its sights on Australia with the introduction of its Dominar 400 learner bike. The company is the world’s biggest motorcycle manufacturer, taking back the lead from fellow Indian company Royal Enfield. Bajaj Auto makes bikes from 100cc to 373cc and holds a 47% in Austria’s …

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Proposed Triumph 250

Triumph deal to build LAMS bikes in India

Learner-approved Triumph motorcycles are expected to come from India after the British company announced a deal with Bajaj Auto to build bikes up to about 600cc. Triumph had considered building its own 250cc learner bike (pictured at the top of the page) in India for several years, but dropped the plan in 2014. This latest …

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Police hammer noisy motorbike exhausts

Police hammer noisy motorbike exhausts

Police have been known to hand out fines for noisy motorcycle exhausts, but in India you not only get a fine, the cops hammer the exhausts at the side of the road until they are useless. The police crackdown follows noise complaints by Residents in Bangalore and Mysore, according to Indian motoring website Rushlane.com. That seems …

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Free Indian motorcycle adventure movie

Nevermind Adventure welcomes riders to the free premiere screening of the movie “Rajasthan Rampage – 10 Days Motorcycling Through Deserts and Jungles of Central India”. The short movie was pulled together in partnership with Melbourne-based Adventure Machine and the Aussie Nevermind Adventure company which runs tours through India and Nepal. Nevermind Adventure spokeswoman Emma Plunkett says …

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2017 Triumph Bonneville T100 review Triumph Motorcycles increasing

Triumph increasing Indian production

Triumph Motorcycles is increasing assembly in India to keep pace with the rapidly growing local market, now the largest in the world. While Triumph build several models for export in their Thailand facility, there is no talk that the assembly factory at Manesar will supply any markets outside of the country. They currently make about 20% …

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Royal Enfield CEO Siddhartha Lal on the new Himalayan engineer

Engineer sues Royal Enfield over Himalayan

An Indian court has ordered Royal Enfield pay an engineer an undisclosed compensation payment after he complained of 40 defects in his Himalayan adventure bike. Owner M Puneeth, an engineer, noticed issues from the first day he picked up the bike. They include a leaking carburettor and fuel tank, engine noises, stalling, oil leaks, idling problems …

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Harley has a ‘cow’ as sales slide

Harley has a ‘cow’ as sales slide

Harley-Davidson revenue has dropped 14% in the first quarter as a Bollywood actor has called for the company to be banned in India for selling cow leather products. The Milwaukee company blames the slide in sales on weak pricing for used motorcycles, a buildup of 2016 inventory at dealers and sluggish sales in areas of the …

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