Tug-of-war is a good way of checking the low-end power of the bike. How will a 200cc bike perform in the tug-of-war against two 125cc commuter bikes? Here is a video showing just that. What is happening here? The video first shows the Bajaj Pulsar RS200 gong against the Hero Splendor Plus in the video. As expected, the Pulsar RS200 easily pulls the Splendor Plus and wins the battle without any problem. To make things difficult for the Pulsar, a Honda CB Shine joins the tug-of-war to help the Hero Splendor. The Bajaj Pulsar RS 200 is pulled by two commuter segment 125cc bikes and even after two attempts, the Bajaj Pulsar RS 200 could not overpower the duo. Later, the Pulsar RS 200 gets some extra weight and a pillion sits on the bike for extra traction but even that does not help and both the commuter segment bikes from Hero and Honda successfully brings Pulsar RS 200 to this side of the line. The Bajaj Pulsar RS 200 is powered 199.5cc single-cylinder, water-cooled engine that generates … [Read more...] about Bajaj RS200 vs Hero Splendor + Honda Shine in a tug of war: Who wins? [Video]
Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India has launched the 2018 CD Dream 110 DX in India. The commuter segment bike is priced at Rs. 48,461, ex-showroom, Delhi. It will take on the best-selling commuter bike in India – Hero Splendor. With the update, Honda now offers the bike with new golden graphics and new chrome muffler protector. There is also a new heavy-duty carrier at the rear. The CD Dream is Honda’s one of the first commuter bikes in India. It was first launched in 1949 in the Japanese market and is specifically targetted at the buyers from Tier II and Tier III cities. It gets a single-piece comfortable seat and a very high ground clearance of 179mm. The bike gets a key lock utility box too that can be used to store small things. Mr. Yadvinder Singh Guleria, Senior Vice President – Sales and Marketing, HMSI. said, “The iconic CD brand has been winning the trust of millions of customers globally since 1966. Taking forward its legacy, 2018 CD 110 Dream DX … [Read more...] about Honda CD 110 Dream DX launched in India: Hero Splendor challenger
The Honda Activa automatic scooter continues to be India’s best selling automatic scooter, beating the Hero MotoCorp Splendor commuter motorcycle range. The Activa range consists of a number of automatic scooters including the Activa-i, Activa 5G and Activa 125. In April 2018, Honda sold 3.4 lakh units of the Activa across India. Hero MotoCorp managed to sell 2.66 lakh units of the Splendor in the same period. While the Activa’s year on-year sales improved by about 9 %, the Splendor did a lot better, with about 17 % sales growth. The Activa has successfully changed the way India commutes – from commuter motorcycles to automatic scooters. The reasons why Indians are buying automatic scooters in droves are many. The country is rapidly urbanizing, with roads getting better. This means that automatic scooters are a much more comfortable and practical options as they no longer have to deal with poor road infrastructure in most urbanized areas. Then … [Read more...] about Honda Activa continues to be India’s best selling two wheeler; Hero Splendor second!
Hero Splendor, world’s largest selling motorcycle and Honda Activa, India’s largest selling automatic scooter have a stiff competition among themselves. In the month of March, Hero Splendor regained the top-selling two-wheeler position that it had lost to Honda Activa sometime back. Both the products sell quite well in the Indian market and extremely popular. Hero sold 2,62,232 units of the Splendor in India in March while Honda sold 2,07,546 units of the Activa during the same period. While most of the times, the margin of the leader is extremely close, last month, Hero zoomed past Activa in terms of sale. This comes at a time when Honda launched the new Activa 5G in the Indian market. There are not many changes to the new Activa but subtle changes like LED headlamps keep the scooter fresh in the market. Honda launched the Activa in March and many prospective customers must have waited to see the scooter before deciding. It may have lead to the lower sales of the Activa … [Read more...] about Hero Splendor BEATS Honda Activa in India
The Hero Splendor is India’s largest selling motorcycle. India’s favorite commuter bike is known for its fuel efficiency and tried and tested engine. Here is a video of the Splendor that shows it doing something unseen and unexpected. What is happening here? The video shows a Hero Splendor doing a burnout with rear wheel on fire! Yes, the video shows the Splendor resting against a flyover and doing a burn out. More than often, we see smoke coming out of burnouts but in this case, the rear tyre is engulfed in fire and has formed a halo around the rubber. The Splendor is rarely seen indulging in such situations where smoking tyres or riding on one wheel is involved. This is something that has been seen for the time. The rear wheel become extremely hot due to high friction against the road and starts to emit thick white smoke that smells like tyre burn. The tyre catching fire on its own is extremely rare as it needs to be at very high temperature. Many people spray oil and … [Read more...] about Forget burnouts, this Hero Splendor literally BURNS tyres