Wednesday, 10 August, 2022
TopicMotorbike

Topic: Motorbike

Before Bollywood entry, Salman Khan did a Hero Honda ad. But CD100 bike was its star

Launched in 1985, Hero Honda CD100 took India’s two-wheeler market by storm & ruled the roads for at least 2 decades, because of its affordability & mileage. Many remember it as their first bike.

Indian Army wanted Royal Enfield Bullets — Nehru ensured they were ‘made in India’ first

In ‘Indian Icon’, Amrit Raj traces the journey of Royal Enfield setting up an Indian company with Madras Motors because the Army wanted hardy bikes.

More and more Indians are buying used cars & bikes to avoid public transport, shared cabs

Apart from Covid fear, job losses and pay cuts across industries has increased risk aversion among customers leading to a sharp fall in discretionary spending.

Bajaj Sunny, the lightweight scooter that was young India’s favourite first two-wheeler

For people who couldn't handle heavy scooters or afford expensive bikes, Bajaj Sunny was an obvious choice.

America discovers a motorbike made in India gives the best bang for biking buck

Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 is endearing with its cool vintage styling, affordable performance & reliable construction that match the promise of its brand.

Yamaha RX 100, the bike loved by Bollywood, bike enthusiasts and thieves alike

Launched in 1985, the RX 100’s sound, agility, reliability and lean beauty made it one of the most iconic bikes to hit the road.

Rajdoot was for weak boys, Bullet for macho men: Yezdi was everyman’s ‘forever bike’

Jawa Motorcycles’ Yezdi built a cult around it in times of its two famed rivals but legal and financial troubles hold back its relaunch now.

On Camera

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File photo of Sterlite copper unit at Tuticorin in Tamil Nadu | By special arrangement

Shut since 2018 violence, TN Sterlite plant’s closure cost economy Rs 14,749 cr, says study

Copper plant in Thoothukudi was closed after protests turned violent & police firing left 13 people dead. Job losses one of major impacts, says study by NGO CUTS International.

Defence

Representational image | Indian Army soldiers during the Army Day Parade at Cariappa Parade Ground in New Delhi | ANI Photo

Army looks to reduce troops by 2 lakh, deployment in Kashmir could be rejigged

The Army, which faces a shortage of about 1.35 lakh personnel, is aiming to reduce its strength from 12.8 lakh to around 10.8 lakh.

In Kashmir 3 years on, 3 positive changes, 3 things that should’ve happened & 3 that got worse

Kashmir as a crisis has fallen off our headlines and from the top of our collective minds. Which is precisely the most important change for the better.
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