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New Fighter Jet-Inspired Hero Xoom Combat Edition Debuts at Rs 80 967"

New Fighter Jet-Inspired Hero Xoom Combat Edition Debuts at Rs 80 967"

The Hero Xoom Combat edition, starting at INR 80,967, is the most premium variant in the lineup, featuring a unique color scheme and top-tier features

The Hero Xoom Combat edition has been officially unveiled by Hero, with a starting price tag of INR 80,967, the highest for a variant in the Xoom lineup. This model comes with a unique color scheme as well as all the top-tier features from the ZX variant.  Hero_Xoom_Combat_edition Hero has now introduced an exciting addition to their range of scooters, revealing a new iteration of the Hero Xoom - the Combat edition. Priced at INR 80,967, it makes it the most premium variant in the Xoom lineup. This exclusive edition of the Xoom will have its ex-showroom in Delhi. Stepping up the game, Hero has adorned the Combat edition with a distinct color scheme dubbed 'Matte Shadow Grey'. The base coat in a dull grey is complemented by detailing in both black and yellow. This exclusive coloring serves as a tribute to the iconic shades seen on fighter jet aircraft, lending the scooter a sporty and eye-catching edge. Furthermore, the Xoom Combat edition is steeped in features, borrowing heavily from its sibling, the ZX variant. It carries the ZX's cornering lights feature, adding a unique touch to the scooter's aesthetics and functionality. Under the hood, it boasts an air-cooled, single-cylinder engine with a displacement of 110.9cc. This hardy engine produces a maximum power of 8.2hp at 7,250rpm and offers a peak torque of 8.7Nm at 5,750rpm. Alongside its striking external appearance, the Combat edition's internals are equally impressive. It carries over the ZX's digital display which allows for features such as Bluetooth connectivity, providing handy call and SMS alerts for the rider. Hero_Xoom_Combat_edition The Xoom lineup's prices start at INR 71,484 for the base LX variant, with the Combat edition sitting at the most expensive end of the spectrum. In terms of competition, the main opponent for the Xoom is the Honda Dio, priced between INR 70,211 and INR 77,712. Other upcoming Hero MotoCorp offerings are expected to be priced within a range of INR 90,000 to INR 2.71 lakh, further broadening the company's diverse range. These new models, along with the Xoom Combat edition, indicate an exciting future for the two-wheeler market and Hero's continued commitment to delivering standout aesthetics, robust performance, and cutting-edge user-friendly technology. While the Xoom Combat edition awaits real-world reviews and comparison videos, potential customers can also look forward to exploring a variety of bikes within different price segments offered by Hero. This includes bikes priced from INR 50,000 to above INR 2 lakh, allowing potential buyers a wide array of choice to pick a bike compatible with their budget and preferences.

New Clutchless KTM ADV Motorcycle with AMT Gearbox Teased

New Clutchless KTM ADV Motorcycle with AMT Gearbox Teased

KTM teases a new ADV bike featuring an Automated Manual Transmission with a foot gear selector and handlebar shifters, omitting the traditional clutch lever.

KTM recently announced a teaser trailer for its newest ADV motorcycle, featuring an Automated Manual Transmission (AMT) gearbox. This new addition to the ADV line stands out from previous models with its inclusion of a foot-operated gear selector and handlebar shifters. However, notably absent from this model’s design is the common clutch lever found in most traditional ADV motorcycles. KTM ADV Motorcycle The ADV prototype showcased in the teaser video recently took part in the prestigious Iron Road Prologue category during Redbull’s Erzberg Rodeo held in Eisenerz, Austria. Limited to only twin-cylinder motorcycles, this racing category was the perfect opportunity to show off the prototype's off-road capabilities. The professional French enduro rider, Johnny Aubert, skillfully demonstrated the superior off-road and terrain handling of the prototype during the event. Even the motorcycle's camouflage branding: KTM, AMT and Prototype, emphasize exactly what it brings to the two-wheeler market. With an increasing industry trend towards semi-automatic motorcycles, the prototype joins the ranks of recent models, including Honda Africa Twin DCT and Goldwing DCT, which have ushered in an era of automatic gearboxes in motorbikes. KTM ADV Motorcycle The prototype works via a clutchless operation allowing the rider the choice of either shifting by foot or from the handlebar. Another unique feature is an auto mode for those not keen on shifting gears manually, thus eliminating the need for gear shifts and clutches. It will potentially have a slight learning curve for current riders, but seems to offer a more smooth and simplified riding experience. This new riding technology is particularly favored among ADV and large bagger bikes. Their heavy-duty nature often sees them utilized on long continental rides, where the simplicity of an automatic transmission can offer increased comfort and convenience. This also enables riders to focus solely on challenging off-road terrains, rather than constantly adjusting gears. KTM ADV Motorcycle In India, KTM is meanwhile focusing on testing its soon to be released 390 platform motorcycles, which include the 390 Adventure and 390 Enduro. The company is also working on the development of a new RC 390 slated for potential release in the Indian market. From the BMW Motorrad's ASA technology for the R 1300 GS ADV to the recently teased KTM 1390 Super Adventure, the motorbike industry is experiencing noteworthy shifts towards automated technology that enhances rider's experiences. As motorcycle manufacturers embrace this innovation, the future of automatic transmission in motorcycles is already upon us.

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UK-Built Toyota Hilux FCEV Begins Testing with Ten Hydrogen-Powered Prototypes

UK-Built Toyota Hilux FCEV Begins Testing with Ten Hydrogen-Powered Prototypes

Toyota pioneers hydrogen-powered Hilux FCEVs, producing 10 units in Derby, UK, as an alternative to battery-electric commercial vehicles

Toyota, the well-known automaker with a knack for taking unconventional paths, is now exploring the world of hydrogen-powered Hilux vehicles. With the industry focusing on battery-powered electrification for commercial vehicles, Toyota takes a different approach. They've constructed 10 fully operational, hydrogen-powered Hilux Fuel Cell Electric Vehicles (FCEVs) at their Motor Manufacturing factory in Derby, UK. Hilux_FCEVs Instead of merely trialing a single prototype, the company has manufactured ten FCEVs, which showcases a bold step by the automotive giant. Other than the Toyota livery, these hydrogen-powered Hiluxes are virtually indistinguishable from their diesel-fueled counterparts. Their standard dimensions remain the same, and they even sport increased payload and towing weight owing to the lightweight nature of hydrogen. The hydrogen that powers these vehicles lies in three 2.6 kg fuel tanks embedded in the ladder frame chassis, with the battery positioned above them in the rear deck. The 330-cell fuel cell that generates electricity is situated above the front axle. Toyota assures that the cabin space remains unimpacted. However, the load bay may have slightly reduced capacity— yet there aren't any available pictures to confirm this. Hilux_FCEVs At 182hp power and 221lb ft torque, the hydrogen-fueled Hilux may not compete with the 2.8-litre diesel version's 204hp and 369lb ft. Nevertheless, it should serve the vehicle's intended functions and only emits water vapour. Toyota predicts that 600km (373 miles) driving range is attainable using a full tank, outperforming comparable battery-powered trucks. The challenge remains to find hydrogen replenishment stations, although refueling is faster than recharging batteries. Toyota's hydrogen fuel cell units are assembled in Belgium at the Hydrogen Factory Europe. The factory is designing a third-generation model, earmarked for launch by 2027. This upgrade aims to elevate the range and power of vehicles like the Mirai, another hydrogen-powered vehicle from Toyota. The focus lies on lowering costs through technological advancements and economies of scale, making such emission-reducing drivetrains more affordable and attractive to the market.  Hilux_FCEVs Although the hydrogen-powered Hilux still has progress to be made, its fleet's initiation is an encouraging sign. Half of these vehicles will undergo intense field testing for safety, performance, functionality, and durability. The remainder will be used for media demonstrations, including featuring in the Olympics. Toyota aims to combine its thirty-plus years of experience in hydrogen vehicles with Hilux's latest field test data to improve the next generation of FCEVs.   Hilux_FCEVs The European market stands to be among the largest markets for hydrogen come 2030. However, concrete data regarding the extent of hydrogen adoption remains elusive. The car industry is steadily moving towards carbon neutrality, but the pace of change is unprecedented and unpredictable. With the development of vehicles like the hydrogen Hilux, Toyota keeps its options open and remains hopeful. Their iconic truck has achieved ambitious feats since the 1960s, and readying it for the hydrogen ecosystems and infrastructure across Europe should be an achievable task.

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2025 Kawasaki ZX-6R Receives New Color Update Overseas

2025 Kawasaki ZX-6R Receives New Color Update Overseas

Kawasaki introduces the 2025 Ninja ZX-6R KRT Edition globally and unveils two new color options for the ZX-6R: Pearl Robotic Metallic Matte Dark Gray

On June 8, 2024, Kawasaki announced the release of the new 2025 Ninja ZX-6R KRT Edition in global markets. They also revealed two new innovative colour configurations for the standard ZX-6R. Highlighting their commitment to design innovation, the new standard ZX-6R sportbike variants will now be available in Pearl Robotic White/Metallic Graphite Gray and Metallic Matte Dark Gray/Ebony colour schemes. 2025Ninja_ZX_6RKRT_01 The KRT edition, dedicated to Kawasaki's factory racing team, will sport an eye-catching, vibrant Lime Green/Ebony/Pearl Blizzard White colour scheme. These colour updates mark the only changes to the Kawasaki ZX-6R; no modification has been made to the bike's mechanical details. Presently, the Kawasaki ZX-6R houses a 636cc, inline-four-cylinder engine, delivering an impressive 129hp at 13,000rpm and 69Nm at 11,000rpm while also powered by ram air. Its Aluminium perimeter frame and 17-inch wheels, coupled with Showa suspension, further boost the performance of this middle-weight sports bike. 2025Ninja_ZX_6RKRT As it stands, only two colour options are available for the ZX-6R in India, namely Grey/Black and Lime Green/Black. Despite the new colour innovations introduced internationally, it remains uncertain if these colour options or the KRT Edition will be offered in India. The ZX-6R was initially launched in India for Rs 11.09 lakh, but it now sees a slight increase and is currently priced at Rs 11.20 lakh (ex-showroom).

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Force Gurkha 4x2 The Upcoming Thar RWD Competitor"

Force Gurkha 4x2 The Upcoming Thar RWD Competitor"

Force is gearing up to launch the Gurkha 4X2, a budget-friendly variant aimed to compete with the Thar RWD, targeting a broader audience.

Force Motors is vigorously preparing to introduce an affordable and more user-friendly version of the 3-door Gurkha, the Gurkha 4X2, as a future competitor to the Thar RWD. The Gurkha, a niche off-roader with a relatively small mass-market appeal, recently underwent a series of enhancements, including a more powerful engine, numerous new features, and an additional 5-door style. However, the addition of a 4X2 variant will likely attract a larger customer base that doesn't require the hardcore specifications of the 4x4 model. the_Gurkha_4X2 Sales of the Gurkha, despite its recent updates, haven’t really taken off. The new 4X2 version of the Gurkha aims to address this situation. By removing some of the 4x4 features, such as the drivetrain, manual transfer case and differential locks, Force Motors is making the Gurkha 4x2 a more affordable option. This strategy mirrors Mahindra's approach with their Thar model. The compact RWD variants of the Thar now make up nearly 50 percent of its total sales, boosted by tax concessions for this segment. As the majority of Thar owners use their vehicles in the city, they rarely use their 4x4 features. The Gurkha 4x2 is expected to maintain its four-seater configuration, with forward-facing rear seats. To keep up with the competition, it's predicted that the Gurkha 4x2 will be priced closer to Rs 15 lakh, aiming to directly compete with the Thar 4x2 that costs between Rs 11.35 lakh and Rs 14.10 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). the_Gurkha_4X2 It’s worth noting that the Gurkha has only recently been updated, so aside from the change in body style and deletion of certain features, no other changes to the model are anticipated at this stage. Viewers can expect the Gurkha 4x2 to serve as an entry point to the line-up whilst also serving as a firm challenge to Thar’s dominance in the market. It signals a strategic shift for Force Motors, lessening its reliance on the hardcore off-roader market and broadening its appeal through more affordable, versatile vehicles. The auto company is currently readying itself for the launch, which is undoubtedly eagerly anticipated by SUV enthusiasts keen to experience the new reasonably priced model. Force Motors is highly esteemed in India for its quality SUVs, including the beloved Gurkha 3-door, priced at Rs 16.75 lakh. It recently made headlines for the updated SUVs and the patenting of the MG Bingo hatchback in India. Various other models and gallery viTitle: "Force Gurkha 4x2 The Upcoming Thar RWD Competitor" the_Gurkha_4X2 Force Motors is vigorously preparing to introduce an affordable and more user-friendly version of the 3-door Gurkha, the Gurkha 4X2, as a future competitor to the Thar RWD. The Gurkha, a niche off-roader with a relatively small mass-market appeal, recently underwent a series of enhancements, including a more powerful engine, numerous new features, and an additional 5-door style. However, the addition of a 4X2 variant will likely attract a larger customer base that doesn't require the hardcore specifications of the 4x4 model. Sales of the Gurkha, despite its recent updates, haven’t really taken off. The new 4X2 version of the Gurkha aims to address this situation. By removing some of the 4x4 features, such as the drivetrain, manual transfer case and differential locks, Force Motors is making the Gurkha 4x2 a more affordable option. This strategy mirrors Mahindra's approach with their Thar model. The compact RWD variants of the Thar now make up nearly 50 percent of its total sales, boosted by tax concessions for this segment. As the majority of Thar owners use their vehicles in the city, they rarely use their 4x4 features. the_Gurkha_4X2 The Gurkha 4x2 is expected to maintain its four-seater configuration, with forward-facing rear seats. To keep up with the competition, it's predicted that the Gurkha 4x2 will be priced closer to Rs 15 lakh, aiming to directly compete with the Thar 4x2 that costs between Rs 11.35 lakh and Rs 14.10 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). It’s worth noting that the Gurkha has only recently been updated, so aside from the change in body style and deletion of certain features, no other changes to the model are anticipated at this stage. Viewers can expect the Gurkha 4x2 to serve as an entry point to the line-up whilst also serving as a firm challenge to Thar’s dominance in the market. It signals a strategic shift for Force Motors, lessening its reliance on the hardcore off-roader market and broadening its appeal through more affordable, versatile vehicles.

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Mercedes to Launch EQA SUV in India on July 8

Mercedes to Launch EQA SUV in India on July 8

On July 8, 2024, Mercedes-Benz India will launch the electric EQA SUV, expanding its EV lineup to compete with the Volvo XC40 Recharge and BMW iX1.

On July 8, 2024, the premium automotive company, Mercedes-Benz India, will enhance its electric vehicle (EV) lineup with the eagerly awaited launch of the all-new, electric EQA SUV. This launch marks the brand’s entry into the expansive Indian EV market, where it will go head to head with contemporary rivals like the Volvo XC40 Recharge and the BMW iX1. Electric_EQA_SUV Presently, Mercedes-Benz India's EV portfolio comprising three models: the EQB seven-seat SUV, EQE SUV, and the flagship EQS sedan. The addition of the EQA model is in line with Mercedes' larger plans of expanding its EV range and targeting a comprehensive lineup of six electric cars by the close of 2024. The EQA, which was globally unveiled following its facelift in August last year, is the next EV poised to make its Indian debut. Wrapped in a sleek, crossover-like build, contrasting the more conventional architecture of its seven-seater sibling, the EQB, the EQA boasts an array of popular Mercedes design elements. Electric_EQA_SUV_0 The exterior design is marked by a front grille panel featuring the distinctive Mercedes star pattern and a unique, full-width light-bar. At the rear, the resemblance to the EQB is replicated, reinforcing brand identity while maintaining unique product characteristics. Stepping inside, the cabin strikes a balance between classical elegance and futuristic design aesthetics. Accentuating the interior space are intricately patterned dashboard and door trims bathed in gentle backlighting, reminiscent of the trims found in the high-end S-Class and EQS models. Expected standard features for the Indian model include a touch-capacitive three-spoke steering wheel, a digital driver display, a 10.25-inch touchscreen running the latest operating system, and a Burmester surround sound system with Dolby Atmos functionality. Electric_EQA_SUV In terms of the powertrain, Mercedes is yet to unveil the specifics of the India-bound EQA. However, globally, the EQA is offered in four variants, each outfitted with a potent set of batteries. These include the EQA 250, EQA 250+, EQA 300 4Matic, and EQA 350 4Matic; minus the 250+ variant, which receives a 70.5 kWh battery promising up to 560 km of range, all other EQA variants draw power from a 66.5 kWh battery pack that has a maximum range of 528 km (under WLTP parameters). Electric_EQA_SUV Assuming that Mercedes retains a comparable pricing strategy to its existing EV models, the EQA, considered as Mercedes’ entry-level e-SUV, is expected to slot in slightly below the EQB, currently priced at Rs 77.75 lakh. Furthermore, the Mercedes EQA's primary competition will come from models like the Volvo XC40 Recharge and C40 Recharge (priced between Rs. 54.95 to 62.95 lakh) as well as BMW’s iX1 (priced at Rs. 66.90 lakh). The Kia’s EV6, priced between Rs. 60.97 to 65.97 lakh, could also pose a viable challenge. As the electric vehicle market continues to evolve in India, the arrival of the Mercedes EQA is sure to stir things up. Keep an eye out on July 8 for the official release, with more updates and developments to follow.

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New Fighter Jet-Inspired Hero Xoom Combat Edition Debuts at Rs 80 967"

New Fighter Jet-Inspired Hero Xoom Combat Edition Debuts at Rs 80 967"

The Hero Xoom Combat edition, starting at INR 80,967, is the most premium variant in the lineup, featuring a unique color scheme and top-tier features

The Hero Xoom Combat edition has been officially unveiled by Hero, with a starting price tag of INR 80,967, the highest for a variant in the Xoom lineup. This model comes with a unique color scheme as well as all the top-tier features from the ZX variant.  Hero_Xoom_Combat_edition Hero has now introduced an exciting addition to their range of scooters, revealing a new iteration of the Hero Xoom - the Combat edition. Priced at INR 80,967, it makes it the most premium variant in the Xoom lineup. This exclusive edition of the Xoom will have its ex-showroom in Delhi. Stepping up the game, Hero has adorned the Combat edition with a distinct color scheme dubbed 'Matte Shadow Grey'. The base coat in a dull grey is complemented by detailing in both black and yellow. This exclusive coloring serves as a tribute to the iconic shades seen on fighter jet aircraft, lending the scooter a sporty and eye-catching edge. Furthermore, the Xoom Combat edition is steeped in features, borrowing heavily from its sibling, the ZX variant. It carries the ZX's cornering lights feature, adding a unique touch to the scooter's aesthetics and functionality. Under the hood, it boasts an air-cooled, single-cylinder engine with a displacement of 110.9cc. This hardy engine produces a maximum power of 8.2hp at 7,250rpm and offers a peak torque of 8.7Nm at 5,750rpm. Alongside its striking external appearance, the Combat edition's internals are equally impressive. It carries over the ZX's digital display which allows for features such as Bluetooth connectivity, providing handy call and SMS alerts for the rider. Hero_Xoom_Combat_edition The Xoom lineup's prices start at INR 71,484 for the base LX variant, with the Combat edition sitting at the most expensive end of the spectrum. In terms of competition, the main opponent for the Xoom is the Honda Dio, priced between INR 70,211 and INR 77,712. Other upcoming Hero MotoCorp offerings are expected to be priced within a range of INR 90,000 to INR 2.71 lakh, further broadening the company's diverse range. These new models, along with the Xoom Combat edition, indicate an exciting future for the two-wheeler market and Hero's continued commitment to delivering standout aesthetics, robust performance, and cutting-edge user-friendly technology. While the Xoom Combat edition awaits real-world reviews and comparison videos, potential customers can also look forward to exploring a variety of bikes within different price segments offered by Hero. This includes bikes priced from INR 50,000 to above INR 2 lakh, allowing potential buyers a wide array of choice to pick a bike compatible with their budget and preferences.

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Revival of The Jeep Meridian X Special Edition A Tech-Savvy Urban Vehicle

Revival of The Jeep Meridian X Special Edition A Tech-Savvy Urban Vehicle

Jeep reintroduces the limited edition Meridian X in India for 2024, featuring unique personal touches. Get ready to experience this extraordinary vehicle once again!

Jeep enthusiasts in India pay attention! If you've been keeping up with the latest updates from Jeep India, you will be familiar with the limited edition Jeep Meridian X, which debuted last year. This extraordinary vehicle was introduced with another special edition variant named 'Upland'. After much anticipation, Jeep has decided to re-introduce the Meridian X in 2024, offering customers a chance to experience the unique personal touches this model comes with. Jeep_Meridian_X As part of its 2024 line-up, Jeep Meridian X has been relaunched with added appeal for urban dwellers. The Meridian X, valued at Rs. 34.27 lakh, is a more distinguished, tech-forward variant of the Meridian, and comes equipped with a plethora of additional features and design highlights. Since its resurgence is due to popular demand, it is expected to be available in limited quantities. The Meridian has long been a significant part of Jeep's line-up, boasting a coveted 7-seater, 3-row seating configuration. Built on the robust framework of the Jeep Compass, the Meridian is an attractive proposition for those seeking a spacious monocoque SUV with superior ride quality and handling. Jeep_Meridian_X In addition to its exterior enhancements, such as side moulding and puddle lamps, the Meridian X offers interior modifications like programmable ambient lighting, sunshades, an air purifier, a dash camera, and premium carpet mats. Customers can also opt for a rear-seat entertainment package, catering to those who prefer to be chauffeured. Countering the outdoorsy disposition of the Jeep Meridian X and Upland (which was introduced in 2023), the Meridian X leans more towards cosmopolitan aesthetics. It brings a sense of sophistication hitherto unseen in the standard Meridian, with a series of exterior modifications. These include body-coloured lowers, a sophisticated grey roof, grey inlays in the alloy wheels and other design elements guaranteed to garner attention. Under the hood, the reliable 2.0L 170PS engine remains unchanged. Jeep_Meridian_X While making this announcement, Jeep India's Brand Director, Kumar Priyesh, commented, "The Jeep Meridian X is the result of our commitment to constant innovation and our desire to improve driving experiences for our customers. This Special Edition embodies the SUV's dual nature, being skilled at mastering rugged terrains and in city driving dynamics." Jeep_Meridian_X He further added, "We have enhanced the Meridian’s dual character through an assortment of accessories, appealing to both adventure enthusiasts and connoisseurs of fine aesthetics. Whether crossing challenging landscapes or sophisticated city streets, this edition promises to fascinate those seeking elegance, performance, and unparalleled capability. This new launch not just heightens the design for Jeep lovers but also offers a wider palette of expression, enabling drivers to reveal their distinctive identities on the road." In related news, the refreshed Jeep Meridian was previously seen during testing, equipped with Advanced Driver Assistance Systems technology.

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BMW R 1300 GS Launch in India Details Revealed

BMW R 1300 GS Launch in India Details Revealed

The BMW R 1300 GS, replacing the R 1250 GS, launches in India on June 13. Priced between Rs 22-23 lakh, it features sleek bodywork, a matrix LED headlight

On June 13, the BMW R 1300 GS adventure motorcycle is set to hit the Indian market, replacing the outgoing R 1250 GS. Its bookings have already started at select dealerships for a token amount ranging between Rs 50,000 - Rs 1 lakh, contingent on the variant opted. Pronounced variants are already up for viewing on the Indian website and include the Option 719 Tramuntana, GS Trophy, and Triple Black. The_BMW_R_1300_GS Priced in between Rs 22 - 23 lakh (ex-showroom), the BMW R 1300 GS will offer a design upgrade from its predecessor with sleeker bodywork, a flatter fuel tank, a matrix LED headlight featuring an X-shaped design with daytime running lights, a split-seat layout, and a slimmer tail-section. The top-spec Tramuntana comes equipped with tubeless spoked rims while the other two make use of alloy wheels, but hold identical tyre sizes (120/70-R19 front and 170/60-R17 rear). The_BMW_R_1300_GS Underneath the upgraded bodywork of the BMW R 1300 GS lies a new sheet metal frame, and the rear features a tubular steel sub-frame that replaces the former die-cast aluminium unit. The suspension setup has been improved, with the bike featuring a new Telelever at the front and a Paralever setup at the rear, with both being sourced from EVO. Another notable inclusion is the electronically adjustable suspension allowing riders to adapt the spring preload and damping via the optional dynamics suspension (DSA). This feature also provides an adaptive ride height control, adjusting the bike's height automatically. The_BMW_R_1300_GS The new BMW R 1300 GS draws its power from BMW's most powerful series production boxer engine. Displacing 1,300cc, it churns out 144bhp at 7,750rpm and 149Nm of peak torque at 6,500rpm. The engine is mated to a 6-speed gearbox now positioned underneath, making it more compact than the previous models. In terms of electronic aids and features, the BMW R 1300 GS does not disappoint. It offers a 6.5-inch colour TFT display, keyless ignition, a ride-off assistant, Full Integral ABS Pro, and four standard riding modes — Rain, Road, Eco, and Enduro. Depending on the chosen package (Pro and Riding Assistant), the bike can be equipped with added features. The Pro package offers three additional riding modes — Dynamic, Dynamic Pro, and Enduro Pro. On the other hand, the Riding Assistant package includes adaptive cruise control, active cruise control, lane change warning, and front collision warning. The_BMW_R_1300_GS Weighing 237kg with fuel, the BMW R 1300 GS is 12kg lighter than the R 1250 GS. Once launched in India, it will compete against the Honda Africa Twin, Harley-Davidson Pan-America 1250, Triumph Tiger 1200, and the Ducati Multistrada V4.

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