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HISTORY OF MOTORBIKES
Motorcycles invention followed the invention of a bicycle and the development of a four stroke gasoline engine. A German Gottlieb Daimler created the first motorcycle in the year 1885. He attached a four-stroke gasoline engine to a wooden bicycle frame and added two extra side wheels for stability, similar to training wheels on a bicycle. Daimler’s engine turned the rear wheel with a pulley. However, if one counts two wheels with steam propulsion as being a motorcycle, then the first one may have been American. One such machine was demonstrated at fairs and circuses in the eastern US in 1867, built by Sylvester Howard Roper of Roxbury, Massachusetts. One such example of a Roper machine dated 1869 is still existent..
. the BSA Group purchased Triumph Motorcycles in 1951 to become the largest producer of motorcycles in the world claiming "one in four". Until the First World War.In the early period of motorcycle history there were many manufacturers as producers of bicycles adapted their designs for the new internal combustion engine. After the Second World War. BMW motorcycles came on the scene in 1923 With shaft drive and an opposed-twin or "boxer" engine enclosed with the transmission in a single aluminum housing. the largest motorcycle manufacturer was Indian. until 1928 when DKW took Over as the largest manufacturer. The German NSU was the largest manufacturer from 1955 until the 1970s when Honda became the largest manufacturer -. this honour went to Harley-Davidson. After that.a title it holds to this day. As the engines became more powerful and designs outgrew the bicycle origins. the number of motorcycle producers increased.
:- Bajaj : Discover 112 Hero Honda : Passion TVS : Centra. CT 100. Hero Honda : Splendor. There are four segments. Entry level This segment is made of 100CC motorbikes used for mainly for commuting. Yamaha and Honda. Victor Yamaha : Libero G5 Executive . Hero Honda. CD Dawn TVS : Star City. These are barebasic machines that are less for tantrums and more for utility. This segment has got all the players participating actively in it products from various manufacturers are listed below :Bajaj : Platina. This segment is not majorly different form the entry level but it features more fancy stickering and snazzy paints but as far as the engine and power are concerned they are more or less the same as entry level bikes . Commuter This is a segment has been recently differentiated from the entry level. TVS. Royal Enfield. INDIAN MARKET Indian market Indian motorbike market consists of quite a few players namely Bajaj.
Pulsar 180. However these bikes are preferred over the entry level. This mainly consists of 125 cc class. Pulsar 150. CBZ Xtreme. a divergent trend in share price and the sharp swing in the price-earnings multiple. Developments such as the entry of more number of players into the motorcycle market.This segment of the bike market is rapidly growing. The impact of these developments is reflected in a change in market share. Major players and their products are :Bajaj : Avenger. While the companies are slugging it out to maintain or increase their market share. price discounts offered by producers. These machines although more powerful than the commuter and the entry level segment the fuel economy is a bit less. . Bajaj : Discover DTSi Hero Honda : Super Splendor. Pulsar DTS-Fi Hero Honda : Achiever. the consumers are a happy lot. 500S THE two-wheeler industry is passing through a very interesting business phase. Electra. monsoon failure and growing competitive pressure have changed the underlying basics of the industry. They are less on the utility side and more on the fun side. They form a segment at and above 150cc. Karizma TVS : Apache Royal Enfield : Thunderbird. Glamour Fi Yamaha : Gladiator TVS : Victor GLX Honda : Shine Premium This segment is mainly consisted of motorbikes which are more powerful.
on the other hand. have not been well received and the Splendor has now started to lose its charm and looks dated. It consists of three segments viz. mopeds and motorcycles.. Selling over 85. In 1971. Hero Honda's new products. sales were . Hero Honda's has been feeling the heat from new competitors like its own HMSI. The signs are ominous for the market leader when one compares the difference between the two companies a year back in September 2005. scooters. which has been inching closer to the numero-uno position in the last few months is now at a sniffing distance from arch rival Hero Honda. ―Bajaj has put in a lot of effort and planning in its new products and is reaping the benefits. These reforms were aimed at encouraging competition. The Indian two wheeler industry resembles a cartel in the matter in which non price factors are used to make the output of a given firm more valuable than that of rival. This industry has been subjected to a high growth. Hero Honda was then undisputed leader.The battelines are drawn between the two rivals in the two wheeler segment Bajaj Auto.000 motorcycles more than Bajaj." said a Society for Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM) official. The two wheeler industry has been in existence since 1955. Within a period from 1985-91 Indian two wheeler industry has undergone a huge change due to the economic reforms during this period. INDIA'S POLICIES AND ITS EFFECTS In an evolving industry such as India it is extremely important to formulate optimal policies on the competition in order to promote both competition as well as growth.
she starts feeling for her. they are used to flaunt the cleavages to get the product’s sale up and running.1 million units per annum and this has increased to 3 million per annum. . Regulatory policies like FERA and MRTP caused the growth of some segments in the industry to stagnate. No question that motorbikes are a tool meant for males. which shows that a girl has had a fight with her boyfriend and after looking at the hero’s Apache. by and large. ROLE OF MEDIA AND FINANCE: Role media plays in any or every aspect of life today cannot be ignored. These kind of advertisements. though does not makes sense is a trend. The two wheeler industry in India. but flaunting a girl to sell a man’s product. affect the young and immature people. If we take for example and advertisement for TVS apache. It has always played an important role in shaping the public opinion. banners and poster have always been flaunting a man on a macho bike.around 0. Nowadays even to sell a product not related to females in any sense. to a great extent has been shaped by the evolution of the industrial policy of the country. There is another very interesting factor in this market which has led the demand to sore to the new heights is the finance. Easy Rider. movies. finds the lead role player riding a bike. Advertisements. Indian media has been one of the most freely practicing media in the world. Many movies like already mentioned. Recently advertisement trend has been changing and the fairer sex has got a priority over the males. Manufacturers have used media as a way to lure the young. which is hefty enough to get the heads turned.
BMW K1300S BMW K1300S is super bike model in India. The jointly developed bikes would .10 to Rs. when will available BMW K1300s bike in the market. I would like to know about it.let see some details. I have seen only BMW cars in the country. Presently. Bajaj Auto – KTM has invested 35-40 million euros for the developement of these platforms. Its price is too high at around Rs. company not only manufacture luxury cars but also manufacture super bike in India. Bajaj KTM bikes Bajaj Auto and KTM is developeing two new motorcycle platforms which is scheduled to hit the market in 2010. This has made every one think of the option at least once.Most of the banks have started lending the money to eligible customers at a very low interest rate and many a times at 0% interest. 2. I wish to see this model.12 lakh. 1.
This motorcycle has aggressive power and performance spawning from a rubbermounted. 4. Hero Honda New Karizma ZMR . 3. 1895000.be produced at BAL’s Chakan facility for export to Europe under KTM branding and the commuter version of the bike on the same platform could be sold in India under the Bajaj badge. Harley Davidson NIGHT ROD The 2010 Harley Davidson Night Rod has a sinister look and style from the H-D VRSC family. machined cast aluminum disc wheels and nimble control provided by Brembo brakes and an ultra-fat 240 mm rear tire. featuring black-slotted. liquid-cooled 1250 cc Revolution 60-degree V-twin engine with 122 hp @ 8250 rpm producing 85 ft lbs of torque @ 7000 rpm.price is Rs .
5. HONDA DN-01 . PGM Fi model. OHC engine.00 ltrs fuel tank.276mm Dia Disc and 240mm Dia Disc(rear) and 16.6 Bhp @ 7000 rpm. max power is 17.New karizma ZMR is a sports bike.04. price= 1. it has 4 Stroke. Fuel Injection.300Rs. 3 Years OR 40000kms Warranty.max torque is 18. its top speed is 126kph.35 Nm @ 6000 rpm.
6. sport touring machines. But underneath that bodywork the DN-01 is even more revolutionary. And for good reason: Honda’s stunning new DN-01 is in a class of its own—the world’s first crossover bike. showing influence from the world of our sportbikes. Its styling and seating position alone set it completely apart. and cruisers. offering Honda’s radical new HFT Transmission. Suzuki GSX-R 1000 .It’s like nothing you’ve ever seen on two wheels.
class leading performance it offers switchable ECU maps.Suzuki GSX-R 1000 offers something different when compare to other bike in same segment amongst the usual selling points of superb handling. With switchable ECU fuel mapping you can switch to low performance for easy handling in traffic. new apache RTR 180cc menace will not have ABS as it will push up the price. The proposed 200cc version of apache RTR might come with ABS. TVS Apache RTR Menace 180 TVS announced earlier that it would introduce the ABS (Anti-lock Braking System) in its forthcoming powerful bikes. 7. medium for faster rides with the 600cc and full power for the track and Hayabusa owners. 8. Kawasaki Ninja 250R . fuel economy and when riding with cruisers.
Charcoal Silver. and is mated to a more durable clutch. Its expected price in India will be around 1. An entirely new radiator provides better cooling while being lighter in weight.3 Lacs 9. and Candy Red. namely. Blue.50 Lacs.Made its debut on 1986 Kawasaki Ninja after a long wait will soon be in India by 2009. A new radiator fan is quieter.00-11. .11. liquid cooled.the 2009 model keeps its YCC-T (Yamaha Chip Controlled Throttle). The expected price of YZF R1 would be between Rs. 16 valve. The Ninja 250R features a six-speed transmission that has been revised for smoother shifting. three vibrant colors. in-line four-cylinder engine. Yamaha YZF-R1 This very powerful upcoming bike in India comes with a powerful 1000 cc. Another advancement included on the 09 model is D-Mode Throttle Control Valve Mapping which allows a rider to choose between 3 distinct maps depending on the rider’s environment.
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