8 hrs ago
The Lake Stevens Journal Online
"Dog Day Diary" Spotlight Kato & Kona
They burst into the park, two black and white ping pong balls of fur, tails curled, ice blue eyes sparkling, bounding effortlessly over the ground delighting in the act of running.
17 hrs ago
The Washington Post
Mahindra Said to Be in Talks to Buy Peugeot's Scooter Unit
Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd., India's largest maker of tractors and sport-utility vehicles, is in advanced talks to buy PSA Peugeot Citroen's scooter business, according to three people familiar with the matter. An announcement may be made soon, two of the people said, declining to be identified because the discussions are private.
20 hrs ago
BMW sales record|New S 1000 RR confirmed
New BMW S 1000 RR to see world premiere at INTERMOT 2014 BMW Motorrad supplies more than 90,000 vehicles for the first time as of August From January to August 2014 BMW Motorrad sold a total of 90,226 motorcycles and maxi scooters, thereby achieving a new all-time high . The retail figure for August of 7,587 vehicles is almost at the level of last year's exceptionally strong figure 7,708 units / -1.6%).
Mon Sep 15, 2014
India Auto News
Honda delays start of two wheeler production at Gujarat plant
Production from Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India fourth plant in Gujarat is set to commence from early 2016 and not from end of 2015 as originally planned. This delay is on account of elections held earlier this year which has delayed work on the plant and pushed commencement of production operations a good five months ahead.
Suzuki to increase market share in motorcycles segment to 5%
From the present level of its market share of around 1 per cent for mobikes, Japanese firm Suzuki Motorcycle India is aiming to increase it to 5 per cent over the next two years, a company official said today. "We are aiming to increase the market share in the motorcycle segment from one to five per cent in the next 24 months.
Sun Sep 14, 2014
Mods and rockers get together on Hunstanton's Green
More than 200 motorcycles and scooters left Wisbech on Sunday afternoon bound for Hunstanton but stopping off at Lynn on the way. The mods and rockers raised A 104 from bucket shaking and from the sale of T-shirts and rally patches the group raised A 669.76, making a total of A 773.76.
Fri Sep 12, 2014
Four years after parting with Hero, India becomes Honda's largest two-wheeler market
India is now Honda's largest two-wheeler market in the world, crossing Indonesia and Vietnam in the past two months, Keita Muramatsu, President & CEO of Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India said. 'We have been growing very fast and right now demand is higher than we can produce.
Thu Sep 11, 2014
Cape bikers rev up to go BATty again
Bikers Against Tolls is gearing up to deliver a memorandum stating its objection to Sanral's tolling of our roads to the Western Cape transport MEC. It's understood that a memorandum is a weighty thing to transport and BAT has appealed for riders of all shapes and sizes of street-legal motorcycles and scooters to rally round on Sunday 14 September, to spread the load.
TVS eyes higher share in scooter segment
TVS Motor Company, India's leading two-wheeler manufacturer, expects to increase its market share in the scooter segment from 15 percent to 18 percent in two months. The company, which launched TVS Scooty Zest 110 here Thursday, is looking at monthly sale of 75,000 scooters, up from current level of 60,000.
Wed Sep 10, 2014
MotoBuyKers Makes Grab For European Shopping Dominance
An internet motorcycle shop that was started in Spain a few years back is making a grab to dominate the European motorcycle clothing and accessory shops. And it would seem that they are doing a pretty good job.
Indiaa s car sales up 15% in August, industry sees slow turnaround
New Delhi, Sept 10 : Car sales in India grew for the fourth successive month, posting an increase of 15.16 per cent in August, prompting industry body SIAM to see a slow turnaround after two years of slump. According to the data released by the Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers, domestic car sales in August added up to 1,53,758 units as compared with 1,33,513 units in the same month of 2013.
Vintage car show on Embankment will be a classic
The Peterborough Classic and Vintage Vehicle show is being organised by Peterborough City Council and more than 200 vehicles have already registered. The weekend show will be the first of its kind in the city and is open to classic and vintage cars, motorcycles, scooters, commercial and agricultural vehicles, buses, ex-military and other forms of transport from yesteryear to modern classics.
Tue Sep 09, 2014
Suzuki Launches Premium 150cc Bike Gixxer Priced at Rs 72,199
NEW DELHI: Suzuki Motorcycle India today launched its premium 150cc bike Gixxer priced at Rs 72,199 to tap the youth segment as it aims to figure among the top three two-wheeler manufacturers in the country in three years. "This is the first year of our entry into the youth segment.
Mon Sep 08, 2014
Riding on air
Made in Singapore: The engine designed by the firm, Mr Nair says, can reduce fuel consumption by about 30 per cent. Alife Air Automobiles is launching seven scooter designs in October.
Don't Like The Color Of Your Motorcycle Helmet Anymore?
Even if your motorcycle or scooter helmet is still in good shape, you may have gotten bored with the color or design. Maybe you bought a new jacket and the color of the helmet does not go with it.
Sun Sep 07, 2014
Church Of MO 2001 Yamaha Tmax 500
One of the coolest scooters to ever grace the streets, Yamaha's TMax 500 eventually came to the States, but didn't find the level of popularity it has enjoyed in Europe. It's too bad, as fans of the TMax 500 will tell you the big scoot is a nice blend of motorcycle and scooter.
Yamaha considering electric leaning trike?
Recent patent filings appear to indicate that Yamaha might be thinking about bringing a leaning, three-wheeled electric scooter to the US. While the idea of a trike cycle is hardly new after all Yamaha already has its own Tricity this one would have its dual wheels in the back with each one powered by its own electric motor.
Fri Sep 05, 2014
Motorcycle Parking Coming to West Commuter Lot
Next week, the Village will be restriping a portion of the west commuter lot to create five parking spaces for use by motorcycles or scooters. These spaces will be smaller than other parking stalls, will be signed for motorcycle use only, and will cost the normal daily rate of $1.00.
In business, as in life, it is often a question of timing. Bajaj Auto, once famous for its iconic Chetak scooters in the country, did not find value in the scooter segment and one fine day, about five years ago, decided to become a specialist motorcycle maker instead.
Y'see, the price of independence and freedom might not be quite as unaffordable as you might have first thought. If you've got college to attend or a job at McDonalds to hold down, two wheels might just be a lot more practical than four.