Times Now :: Times Drive New Automotive Show


I just saw it on Times Now tv.. a new automotive show!! it was really good one. Highlights :: city ride of Audi A4, celebrity interview, some reviews, great chopper maker in Mumbai... Host of the show is really so attractive!! i think she is one who was there as actress in some program on MTV... Want to see her pic deadly!! :(

Times Now, one of the leading English news channels of India has launched a weekend automobile show `Times Drive` to fulfill the needs of the Indian auto consumer.

This show will be aired every Saturday at 11.30 am and 7.30 pm and on Sundays it will be telecast at 1.30 pm and 6.30 pm.

The show will reflect the widespread momentum in the Indian automobile landscape and will center themes on relevant user reviews, the experiences of driving, travel and lifestyle associated with car ownership.

Sandeep Sharma, Times Now SVP (marketing and sales), said, "This new show is all set to change the way people look at auto programs. With a focus on the quality of the show, we have included variants which will give our viewers that much needed dose on automobile information."

Times Drive will profile individuals whose passion and zeal for cars surpass mechanical and technical knowledge. These individuals will include car lovers including celebrities, sports people, racers and auto-enthusiasts.

Times Now introduces automobile show `Times Drive`In a release, the channel said, "The new platform claims to be a 360 degree auto show where they will showcase different segments which include geek review, city drives, best of the web, pop cars and celebrity interview."


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The Fast & Furious 4 - Trailer 09




i m waiting for this movie for so long time... the last tokyo drift was amazing... nila ( forgot the real name!) and lucas black played well.. 2 month are remaining to launch this movie...


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Honda Civic Sports :: Price, pictures


Honda motors India crossed 3 lakh customer mark in India and to mark the occasion they launched new variant of their famous Honda Civic as Honda Civic Sports . This is a limited edition version of Honda Civic and shall be powered by same 1.8 ltr patrol engine which find in existing civic models. The difference is primarily of looks between new Honda Civic sports and existing model of Civic.




The new Honda Civic Sports now comes with more sporty looks. It has unders poilers in front and sides and trunks poilers at the rear and rear under. It flashes an extremely sporty look with its alloy wheels on the exterior. The interiors bespeak of plush decor with auto climate control AC and integrated 2-DIN and a 6 CD changer. It even has a sports serial number plate.




Overall the ground clearance is reduced.. after all its sports version. The new Honda Civic Sports is priced at Rs. 12.36 lakhs (ex-showroom Delhi) .


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HONDA UNICORN , TVS RTR FI, HERO HONDA HUNK


Every one has its own advantage and disadvantages. In short..
Hondo Unicorn is smooth, nice handling but it needs more refinement now to match current competitors in the market.

TVS RTR FI is latest among three and choosing RTR FI is totally subjective ie. if you need something sporty and responsive, RTR is there. Can't say much about its disadvantages as its pretty new and I am yet to see feedback for it.

HONDA hunk is sort of all round fine, good looks and fine engine and competitive too. If you need something balanced then Hero Honda Hunk is the choice as it was already refined and launched after cBZ Xtreme.

Price of RTR FI is 64,990 (ex-showroom, Delhi).
HUNK costs Rs. 58,000 approx. on Road. (Delhi)
Unicorn costs. approx Rs. 60,400 on Road (Delhi)

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show only post title on clicking label


this help me a lot and i want to share it with you guys... this technique is used to display only post titles while clicking on LABEL or while using blog search...

www.bloganol.com/2008/05/show-only-post-title-at-label-and.html 


hope it will help you... i hvnt tried the link about... i was trying it to post code here but its not allowing me to do so!! i have posted so many code but this one was ridiculous!!! :-x


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Price cut :: Petrol by 5 and Diesel by 2


One Good news..  The government has announced the cut in fuel prices. the price of Petrol is cut by Rs. 5 and Diesel by Rs. 2. This is the second cut in price of petroleum fuels in the past 2 months.

The new prices are applicable since midnight.


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My New Spykar Jeans :)


Hey see my new collection of jeans!! its just beginning, coz my dad don't give me even a single Penny, it will take time to grow the number!!! That means i buy all things on my own!!













Hey dumbo !! if you're here, tell me hows all these?? cool na??


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what is SNS suspension...


That means spring in spring suspension. The suspension will have two springs instead of one. That means good comfort on bad Indian roads. This suspension really lowers the strain and back pain.


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cheapest car :: Suzuki Maruti 800


Launched in 1983, the compact Maruti 800 with a 796-cc gasoline engine was the smallest car ever to hit Indian roads. Made by Suzuki Motors in partnership with the Indian government at a plant in Gurgaon, outside New Delhi, the Maruti has been the king of the small-car market. Nobody has been able to beat the four-door, 3.3m long, 650kg. M-800 on price.

With a current price tag of $4,400(app 2 lakh) and up, it was the dream drive for middle-class Indians. Suzuki has done little to tweak the design of the fuel-efficient-15 km a liter (roughly 36 mpg)-vehicle. Maruti has been saying that it’s phasing out the M-800 for some time now.

But with Tata’s $2,200(approximately 1 lakh) car expected in 2008, there’s talk that the M-800 price will be slashed to take on the new competitor. Its clientele has largely been buyers upgrading from two-wheelers. The M-800 is exported to Chile, Egypt, Algeria, Peru, and Nicaragua.


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Hyundai Getz


Taking careful aim at the European small-car market, Hyundai had the Getz designed at the company’s European styling studio to ensure the final product met European tastes and needs. In late 2006, Getz production shifted from Korea to India, expanding the role of the Indian subsidiary as Hyundai’s global hub for small cars. Getz exports from India began recently.


The five-seat, five-door hatchback stands 1.5m tall, shorter than the Atos, but the Getz is longer, sporting a wheelbase of 2.5m and an overall length of 3.8m. Power comes from a wide variety of powerplants: The base Indian version is fitted with a 1.4-liter SOHC. Gas-electric hybrid versions of the Getz are available in Korea, while Europeans favor the 1.5-liter diesel. The 1.6-liter DOHC gas engine is the most popular in all other markets. Electronic brake force distribution and dual front and side airbags are among the options. Since the model’s introduction in 2002, more than 863,000 units have been sold.

Getz prices start at $9,400(Rs4,01,474) and max out at $11,700(Rs4,99,707).


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how to put leg guard in fz 16


As per my friend said, if you ask company showroom guys, they will fit leg guard and charge you about Rs.600!!

And see what i found at YouTube... "Hi Guys, Now I Own FZ 16 and believe you me its a master peace and I have the orange colour. It cost me 76050/- on road from Excellent Yamaha at Andheri (# 26842390 & 26842440) But I inquired with Yamaha Showroom the price was 74850/-. When asked why the difference of 1200/- , they said the company showroom later charges for the smart car (Rs. 500/- and a 600/- Leg guard) and thats true."


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Bugatti Veyron Details, photos


The Bugatti Veyron EB 16.4 is a mid-engine supercar produced by Volkswagen Group subsidiary Bugatti Automobiles SAS and introduced in 2005 as the fastest production car in the world. It is currently the fastest accelerating and decelerating production car in the world, with a 0 -100- 0 time of 9.6 seconds and, at 1.1 million Euro (1.5 million USD) , it is also one of the most expensive cars.







Specs...

Engine(s) - 8.0 L quad-turbocharged W16
Transmission(s) - 7-speed DSG sequential
Wheelbase - 2,710 mm (107 in)
Length - 4,462 mm (175.7 in)
Width - 1,998 mm (78.7 in)
Height - 1,159 mm (45.6 in)
Curb weight - 1,888 kg (4,160 lb)
Fuel capacity - 100 L (22 imp gal; 26 US gal)
Designer - Hartmut Warkuss, Jozef Kabaƈ[1]


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Honda CBR150R


The Honda CBR150R is powered by a 150cc (149.4cc) 4-stroke carburetted single cylinder 4 valve DOHC engine with 11.0:1 compression and CDI ignition, mated to a 6-speed wet clutch manual transmission. It produces 18.98 PS at 10,500rpm and 13.5Nm of torque at 8.500rpm.


The engine is water cooled with an electric fan that turns on automatically when needed. The bike has a 10 liter fuel tank which will cost RM19.20 to fill up at current RON97 fuel prices. Front suspension uses telescopic shocks while the rear is a monoshock. The meter panel has a speedometer, an RPM meter, a fuel gauge and a temperature meter. Brakes are discs at both the front and rear, sized 276mm and 220mm respectively.


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New Royal enfield 350cc Machismo


Following the Thunderbird Twinspark , Royal Enfield is all set to launch the twinspark variant of its 350cc Machismo . The new UCE engine first seen in Thunderbird twinspark will be fitted in the new machismo twinsparkRoyal Enfield new Machismo Twinspark will feature badges of twinspark over the body panels but other than that there will be no visible changes to distinguish.

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Yamaha R6 2009 specs, price, pics, details


Engine and transmission
  • Displacement: 599.00 ccm (36.55 cubic inches)
  • Engine type: In-line four
  • Stroke: 4
  • Compression: 13.1:1
  • Bore x stroke: 67.0 x 42.5 mm (2.6 x 1.7 inches)
  • Fuel system: Injection. Fuel Injection with YCC-T and YCC-I
  • Fuel control: DOHC
  • Ignition: TCI: Transistor Controlled Ignition
  • Starter: Electric
  • Cooling system: Liquid
  • Gearbox: 6-speed
  • Transmission type final drive: Chain
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Physical measures
  • Weight incl. oil, gas, etc: 187.8 kg (414.0 pounds)
  • Seat height: 851 mm (33.5 inches) If adjustable, lowest setting.
  • Overall height: 1,100 mm (43.3 inches)
  • Overall length: 2,040 mm (80.3 inches)
  • Overall width: 701 mm (27.6 inches)
  • Wheelbase: 1,379 mm (54.3 inches)




Chassis and dimensions
  • Rake (fork angle): 24.0°
  • Trail: 97 mm (3.8 inches)
  • Front suspension: 41mm inverted fork
  • Front suspension travel: 102 mm (4.0 inches)
  • Rear suspension: Single shock
  • Rear suspension travel: 102 mm (4.0 inches)
  • Front tyre dimensions: 120/70-ZR17
  • Rear tyre dimensions: 180/55-ZR17
  • Front brakes: Double disc
  • Front brakes diameter: 310 mm (12.2 inches)
  • Rear brakes: Single disc
  • Rear brakes diameter: 220 mm (8.7 inches)

  • Fuel capacity: 17.41 litres (4.60 gallons)
  • Fuel consumption pr. 10 km (6.2 miles): 5.88 litres (1.55 gallons)
  • Oil capacity: 3.40 litres (0.22 quarts)
  • Color options: Vivid Orange/Raven, Team Yamaha Blue/White, Raven


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New superbikes from Honda In India?



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Suzuki has launched the Hayabusa & Intruder and now its Honda’s turn to unleash its superbikes in India. Honda plan to launch the CBR1000RR by March 2009.
“We will launch two models in super bike category with 800-1000 cc engines in this fiscal. Apart from this, we will also bring a new model in the mass market category before March next year.” said Honda General Manager Marketing N K Rattan. “To start with, we will establish our showrooms in the metros. Later on we will expand taking into account serviceability and other issues,” he added.


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Maruti A-Star Details, price, pictures


Maruti Suzuki has launched the much awaited A-Star. The A-Star was initially expected to be launched in October, but due the poor economic conditions postponed to November. Maruti has followed its usual style of introductory pricing (ex-showroom) by offering the base LXi variant for Rs. 3.47 lacs, the VXi for Rs. 3.75 lacs and the ZXi for Rs. 4.12 lacs.



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The A-Star has been launched in three variants LXi, VXi and ZXi. The ZXi gets all the bells and whistles from ABS, EBD, Rear Defogger to Dual Airbags. Maruti has really made the car look so much value for money that Hyundai won’t find it easy to sell the i10. On paper the A-Star does look very good but we really can’t say much about the A-Star till we drive it.

The A-Star is completely made in India and will be sold worldwide in more then 150 countries. It is the new Alto in the European markets. The 998cc K10B petrol engine produces 67PS of power @ 6200RPM and 90NM of torque @ 3500RPM. The 155/80/R13 tires are more suited for ride and fuel efficiency than handling and grip. Stay tuned for a review on the A-Star.


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New Honda Wave 110i


Honda has just revealed a new PGM-FI “cub” bike in Thailand. The new Honda Wave 110i joins its bigger engined sibling, the Honda Wave 125i in the Thai market, which has already been around for quite some time.

The 110cc 4-stroke engine with PGM-Fi fuel injection is said to be 18% more economical than the unit installed in the Honda Wave 100. At the same time it also provides 25% more power. It can use gasohol E20, a fuel that is sold in Thailand at the pumps.

The new Honda Wave is available in 3 series and 8 designs and colours. Features include a key shutter for the ignition, and easy starting without the need of a fuel choke thanks to the PGM-FI sytem. The bike either has disc brakes or drum brakes depending on the variant you pick. It goes for 34,000 Thai baht onwards.


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Mahindra-Kinetic co-branded scooters to be launched later this month


M&M, which bought a controlling stake in the Pune-based two-wheeler manufacturer, Kinetic, in July/August 2008, is now ready to re-launch the Kinetic range of scooters. These vehicles have been revamped and will now be co-branded as Mahindra-Kinetic. These re-branded vehicles will be available in Kinetic showrooms (which will also be revamped and which will now carry new logos) by the end of this month.

Kinetic scooters will still be manufactured at its Pithampur plant (near Indore, in MP) and prices will not change. The range will include the Flyte 125 and Nova 135, though it isn’t clear whether the Blaze will also continue. Fitted with a 170cc engine (originally sourced from Hyosung), the Blaze is India’s biggest, most powerful scooter, but hasn’t been doing too well in the market and may be discontinued.

With its Mahindra-Kinetic products, M&M is said to be looking at focusing on entry-level mass-market two-wheelers to begin with, though it may also develop other products for the ‘lifestyle’ segment later on. In fact, M&M is said to be looking at tying up with a European bike manufacturer for high-end bikes, which it will launch at a later date.


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2010 Toyota Camry


Toyota has unveiled the 2010 Toyota Camry at the Detroit Auto Show. Not much to differentiate the curreny Camry with the new one except a few engineering and design tweaks. On the outside, the 2010 Camry receives a new front bumper with enlarged air intakes, uprated headlamps and a set of restyled taillights. On the inside Toyota has changed the audio system a bit.


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3rd International Bikex India Expo 2009


After two resoundingly successful shows, the 3rd International Bikex India Expo is going to take New Delhi by storm from 11-15 February 2009.

Many domestic 2-wheeler and allied industry players have been associated with the previous shows. The overwhelming public response and quality of execution was an eye-opener for many skeptics.

'International Bikex India Expo' conceived and created by 'Sunstar Expositions Pvt. Ltd.', has firmly entrenched itself as a niche platform for the 2-wheeler automotive industry. It is an ideal showcase not only for the 2-wheeler mega corps but also for manufacturers of bicycles, E-bikes, lubricants, tyres, accessories, and OEMs, service providers, replacement marketers, auto designers, and product developers. It is also an excellent ground for the participating companies to join hands with overseas buyers and manufacturers who would be visiting the show.

In other words, “International Bikex India Expo” is carefully catering to and emphatically fulfilling the needs of the entire 2-wheeler industry in the sub-continent.

For the Government of India targeting ambitious $145-billion revenue under the 'Mission Automotive Plan 2016', the Indian 2-wheeler sector is poised to enter into an aggressive growth cycle.

Zee Business, the premier business news channel of India has come on board this year and putting behind its strength of mobilizing and informing masses by associating Zee News, 24 Ghanta, Zee 24 Taas channels.

To give multiplying effect in terms of visibility, footfalls and brand exposure a certain special on ground activities are planned for biking enthusiasts of the country. You may expect many firsts in the show.




Show Highlights...

  • Show arrangement and layout of International standard.
  • Special entertainment and Celebrity show every day.
  • Super Bikes' on display and contests.
  • Motor Bike & Bicycle stunts by professional riders.
  • Reality competitions for participating audience and prizes galore.
  • Seminars and Product launches every day.
  • Colourful execution and Cheer Leaders in the show.
  • Designer / Modified Bikes on display.
  • Vintage Bikes on display. Special Italian and French pavilions.

Show Venue...

The venue is one of the best known exposition location in the capital of India New Delhi. It has all the necessary features required for a large trade show and parking facility for 1000 plus cars and 5000 Motorcycles. It is located in the heart of the city and easily approachable from the Airport and Railway Station. Large no. of 5 Star, 4 Star & 3 Star hotels and plush guest houses are closely located.


11-15 february, 2009
Circus ground, Adjacent to Puspha Bhawan, Saket, New Dehli, India


Official Site : http://bikexindia.com/index.htm


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When ninja 250 is going to be launched?


wooof!!! Finally, i got the answer of ma Big question!!!

Bajaj officially announced the launch date for Ninja 250. Bajaj says that the Kawasaki Ninja will not be assembled in India and will be imported as CBU (Completely Built Unit) which means this price will go up significantly. Expect the price of Ninja 250 to be upwards of Rs2 lakh, “The Kawasaki Ninja 250 will be launched soon by May or June and was likely to be priced above Rs 2 lakh,” Mr Rajiv Bajaj, the companys Managing Director,said.


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