Friday, April 24, 2009

Honda Indian Bikes: "Unicorn"

Honda Unicorn: Standard Motorcycle

Price: Rs. 65,391 on Road in Mumbai

All New Sporty Unicorn is powered by a newly developed Honda 4-stroke, 150cc engine and incorporates many cutting-edge technologies developed by Honda’s global R&D team. It sets new benchmark in the uppper majority motorcycle segment in India with its swift acceleration, superior mileage, international styling, riding comfort and convenience.

Unicorn is engineered and styled for the taste of the younger generation. With the 4-stroke, 150cc engine delivering a whooping 13.3 bhp, Unicorn is the fastest motorcycle in India racing from 0 to 60 kms per hour in a mere 5 seconds. It has a distinctive sporty and macho design with a racy front face, masculine fuel tank with knee grip and a sleek rear cowl.

Unicorn offers perfect balance of pickup and mileage, delivering 60 kmpl through its famed 4-stroke Honda engine, cutting edge technologies like Multi-Mapping CDI, Tumble Flow Combustion Chamber, Roller Rocker arm, and a Classy Aerodynamic Body.

This engineering masterpiece with international design appeal, guarantees to quench your thirst for motorcycle frenzy with all its stunning features.

Instead of conventional twin shock absorbers in the rear, Unicorn incorporates a single, high performance shock absorber housed centrally below the seat and mounted on a much tougher frame. Advanced technology mono suspension coupled with advanced tough and flexible diamond frame offers superior riding comfort and excellent stability.


Kerb Weight

146 Kgs


2095 mm


750 mm


1100 mm


1340 mm

Fuel Tank Capacity (Full )

13 litres

Reserve Tank Capacity

1.3 litres


Max Speed

101 Kmph

Acceleration (0-60 kmph)

5 sec.


60 Kmpl



Advanced Design Diamond Frame

Front Suspension


Rear Suspension

Advanced Technology Mono-suspension

Front Tyre

2.75 x 18

Rear Tyre

100 / 90 - 18

Front Brake Type

240 mm Disc

Rear Brake Type

130 mm Drum


Engine Type

4 Stroke, Air Cooled OHC,
Single Cylinder


149.1 cc

Bore × Stroke

57.3 mm × 57.8 mm

Net Power

13.3 bhp @ 8000 rpm (9.9 KW)


1.3 Kg-m @ 5500 rpm (12.8 Nm)

Air Filter

Paper Type


CV Type

Starting System



Constant Mesh, 5 Speed gear

Gear Shift Pattern

1 Down - 4 Up



Digital CDI (Multi-Mapping)


12 - 7 Ah Elec. Start


Halogen 12V / 35W

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Welcome Tata NANO

Tata “Nano” is finally out. Tata publically launched the most awaited and anticipated car “Nano”. Now anyone interested can go on to book the car from 9th of April. Why this car does received so much of limelight. Why was it so much hyped? What so great about it?

There are many reasons for that. To start with it was most anticipated car because Tata Motors tagged it as a “Worlds cheapest car”. And it was said to be Ratan Tata’s dream to make an affordable car for Indians for just Rupees 1 Lac. It was big challenge for Tata Motors. World was keen to see how they manage to make such a cheap car without compromising on quality. People used to joke that Tata motors will end up making a golf cart with doors, nothing more. But Tata motors come out winners. The car has celebrity status in India today.

It also received publicity due to the row in West Bengal over the acquisition of farmers land for the Nano’s manufacturing unit. It was big political mess, many thought that Nano won’t be out this year. But Tata motors still manage to produce the cars.

Tata “Nano” is going to capture the small car market big way. It is going to be next Indian car after the Maruti 800. It will not only eat out large chunk of small car market but also create its own market as it is affordable for almost everyone in India. And anyone who has a dream to own a car will go for it. As the Nano is priced from 1 Lac 20 Thousand to 1 Lac 90 Thousand as per the city and as per colors, accessories and models.

Now the interesting thing to watch will be, how rival companies counter the Tata Nano? What will be their answer to Tata’s Nano? If they also going to announce cheap cars like this. Then it will change the face of Auto industry. And as consumer it will be for our benefit only. So Tata Nano opened many doors of possibilities and hopes.

Check out what Tata Nano’s Official website has to say about the car:

Stylish, comfortable:

- Designed with a family in mind, the Nano has a roomy passenger compartment with generous leg space and head room.

- Can comfortably seat four persons. Four doors with high seating position make ingress and egress easy.

- With a length of 3.1 metres, width of 1.5 metres and height of 1.6 metres, with adequate ground clearance, it can effortlessly manoeuvre on busy roads in cities as well as in rural areas.

- Its mono-volume design, with wheels at the corners and the powertrain at the rear, enables it to uniquely combine both space and manoeuvrability, which will set a new benchmark among small cars.

Fuel-efficient engine:

- The Nano has a rear-wheel drive, all-aluminium, two-cylinder, 623 cc, 33 PS, multi point fuel injection petrol engine. This is the first time that a two-cylinder gasoline engine is being used in a car with single balancer shaft.

- The lean design strategy has helped minimise weight, which helps maximise performance per unit of energy consumed and delivers high fuel efficiency.

- Performance is controlled by a specially designed electronic engine management system.

Meets all safety requirements:

- The Nano's safety performance exceeds current regulatory requirements. With an all sheet-metal body, it has a strong passenger compartment, with safety features such as crumple zones, intrusion-resistant doors, seat belts, strong seats and anchorages, and the rear tailgate glass bonded to the body.

- Tubeless tyres further enhance safety.

- The Nano's tailpipe emission performance exceeds regulatory requirements. In terms of overall pollutants, it has a lower pollution level than two-wheelers being manufactured in India today.

- The high fuel efficiency also ensures that the car has low carbon dioxide emissions, thereby providing the twin benefits of an affordable transportation solution with a low carbon footprint.

You Tube


Automobile Blogs - Blog Top Sites