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Triumph launches Tiger Explorer XCx

Triumph Motorcycles, the iconic British super sports motorcycle brand, on Tuesday introduced its new Tiger Explorer XCx adventure bike in Asia’s third biggest economy to expand its range and boost sales.

With a price tag of Rs 18.75 lakh at any showroom in India, the imported bike will take on the

Rs 18.05 lakh Ducati Multistrada Enduro and the BMW R1200 GS Adventure priced between Rs 17.8-21.8 lakh, in Indian market.

M&M looks to regain SUV dominance with new launches

Mahindra and Mahindra, which last month saw the end of its dominance in utility vehicles segment in Asia’s third biggest car mart, is planning a major product offensive to recapture its top position and fight off growing stiff competition.

Bajaj-KTM finalising deal to buy out Ducati

Bajaj Auto, India’s third biggest motorcycle maker by sales, is in the throes of one it’s biggest ever acquisitions. Along with its Austrian partner KTM, the company is in advance stage of buying out German Volkswagen’s superbike maker Ducati, the iconic Italian brand.

Bajaj Auto net dips 6%, revenue beats estimates

Bajaj Auto, the two-wheeler and three-wheeler major, on Thursday posted a 5.6 per cent fall in net profit as sales were hit by the changeover to BS-IV compliant vehicles and the transition to GST.

Profit stood at Rs 924 crore in the first quarter ended 30 June, which was almost in line with expectations.  The Pune-headquartered automaker had reported a net profit of Rs 978 crore in the same quarter last year.

Ducati unveils Scrambler Desert Sled at Rs 9.32 lakh

Ducati, the Italian iconic racing motorcycle maker, has introduced the new Scrambler Desert Sled off-road bike in the country with prices starting at Rs 9.32 lakh at Delhi showroom.

The Ducati Scrambler is already available in a number of flavours, the company has given for the Scrambler Desert Sled a serious overhaul with a modified and strengthened chassis, higher-spec long-travel suspension and an accompanying jump in ground clearance.

All these combined features make the machine a far more capable motorcycle off-road than its standard siblings.

Honda Cliq 110 cc Scooter Launched

Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India, country's second biggest two-wheeler maker by sales, on Wednesday rolled out the affordable new Honda Cliq scooter in Maharashtra, India’s biggest scooter market, to penetrate the semi-urban and rural markets in the country.

Jeep launches petrol variant of Grand Cherokee

Ahead of the launch of its first made-in-India model  – the all new Jeep Compass sports utility vehicle (SUV) in India, the American SUV maker on Wednesday introduced the petrol variant of the Grand Cherokee SUV to boost sales. Fiat Chrysler Automobiles India also announced new prices across its luxury range in the country. The revised prices make Grand Cherokee SRT cheaper by Rs 5 lakh and Grand Cherokee Limited Diesel cheaper by a whopping Rs 18.49 lakh to woo the buyers in the country. Fiat Chrysler Automobiles India also announced new prices across its luxury range in the country.

Honda brings in Amaze Privilege Edition at Rs 6.48 lakh

Honda Cars, the Japanese car brand on Tuesday introduced the 2017 ‘Privilege Edition’ of its successful compact sedan Honda Amaze in Asia’s third biggest economy to boost sales.

Prices for the Honda Amaze Privilege Edition start at Rs 6.49 lakh for the petrol and Rs 7.73 lakh for the diesel version at Delhi showroom. Honda Amaze competes with the likes of Ford Aspire, Hyundai Xcent, Volkswagen Ameo and Maruti Suzuki Dzire.

No longer down market

For those justifiably worried about the chronic shortage of 19 million units in urban housing in the country, there is good news. Knight Frank, the independent international property consultant’s seventh edition of its flagship half-yearly report titled India Real Estate, says its field surveys in the Mumbai Metropolitan Region (MMR), Delhi-NCR and Bangalore establish that the affordable housing scheme has received very good response thus far.

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