Wednesday, November 24, 2010
The company which has its strategy clear with premium Kawasaki and KTM brands, it is planning to distribute two brands Pulsars and Discover to be the two major brands. The new dealers, largely in small towns, would take the total number to more than 600 dealerships across India.
But all this could change in a matter of few days now. It was in 2004, the Hero group and Honda extended their agreement for 10 years, under which the Japanese partner would continue to provide technology to the JV. The technology agreement is valid till 2014. But the dream run is all set to end with Honda itself is contending in the market with its own host of motorcycles competing directly against the Hero Honda stable. There has been various reports in the past few months about the impending end of the JV in which Honda has 26 percent stake.
Wednesday, November 17, 2010
Monday, November 8, 2010
Mr. Tangigawa said that there is no competition between Kawasaki Ninja 250R and Honda CBR 250 because they have different following. He elaborated the fact that Ninja 250R sports a parallel twin engine as opposed to single cylinder engine in Honda CBR250. He was of a opinion that customers who would prefer an entry level bike would go for Ninja 250 over CBR.
Kawasaki clearly stated that they do not have any competition with Honda because both bikes are different as regards look, power, efficiency and styling. Whatever he may say but we know for sure that with Honda coming up with CBR 250 the equation is going to change.
Though Ninja 250 has everything a biker may want in his bike, completion from Honda cannot be ruled out. Overall, one can just say that the fight has just begun and it will definitely go miles.
Royal Enfield Company was found in the year 1893, in Great Britain. The word “Royal” was added to company name in the year 1911, few years before First World War started.
By that time Royal Enfield was producing motorcycles with 225cc and 425cc V-twin engines.
The most memorable model from next 20-30 years was the Royal Enfield WD/RE (Flying Flea) – a lightweight 125cc motorcycle, created to support soldiers in Second World War. The Bike had an engine that churned out 4bhp and maximum speed of approximately 60km/h. Another great motorcycle was post-war Royal Enfield Model G 350 – it had new telescopic front fork and great power at one’s disposal, while price was quite modest the bike sold like hot cakes.