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Posted on December 16, 2018 by Keshav PrabhakaranHonda Automobiles India has determined to extend the costs of its whole product vary from January 2019 on the wake of rising enter value. The choice to extend the costs is part of cyclical value revision which has turn out to be a norm within the trade. Not too long ago, a few of the main carmakers reminiscent of Maruti Suzuki, Tata Motors, Ford, Renault, Nissan, Toyota and BMW have additionally made value hike bulletins citing comparable causes. Nevertheless, the Japanese carmaker has not given the quantity of the worth enhance and has stated it might notify in regards to the quantum of enhance later.Chatting with the media, Rajesh Goel, Senior Vice President- Honda Automobiles India stated, “Our enter prices are up by four per cent already attributable to rise in enter prices. In an effort to offset the affect we wish to enhance automobile costs from January. We’re
2019 Formulation E: Mahindra Finishes On Podium In Advert Diriyah e-Prix, Andretti Autosport's Da Costa Wins Season 5 Opener
Posted on December 15, 2018 by Keshav PrabhakaranMahindra Racing has kickstarted the 2018-19 Formulation E Season 5 with a bang, taking a podium within the season opener. Mahindra’s Jerome d’Ambrosio completed third within the Advert Diriyah e-Prix competing within the Gen2 electrical race automotive. BMW i Andretti Autosport’s Antonio Felix da Costa gained the season opener, whereas reigning champion Jean Eric-Vergne of Techeetah took second place on the rostrum. The Advert Diriyah e-Prix noticed a bunch of adjustments to the electrical motorsport collection with a very new venue, extra highly effective vehicles, and with new groups and drivers on board.Antonio Da Costa gained the Formulation E season opener for BMW Andretti Autosport Eric Vergne completed second after passing Ambrosio within the ultimate levels of the race, after a late security automotive allowed the motive force to catch as much as the Mahindra automotive. In the meantime, Da Costa was unstoppable having began on pole and continued
Posted on December 15, 2018 by Keshav PrabhakaranAfter Mumbai Police confirmed its disapproval of Dulquer Salmaan making an attempt out “weirdo” stunts on roads, the favored actor stated they need to have checked some info first and known as himself “not a weirdo”. A video was posted by Mumbai Police’s Twitter deal with on Friday. Within the video, Dulquer is seen checking his cellphone whereas sitting behind the wheel. Actress Sonam Kapoor may be heard calling him “weirdo”. We agree with you @sonamakapoor ! Fairly a ‘weirdo’ to strive such stunts whereas driving and placing the lives of fellow drivers in danger too! We do not fairly approve of those even in ‘reel’ life.#NotDone pic.twitter.com/WWoDz16hKj — Mumbai Police (@MumbaiPolice) December 14, 2018 The caption learn: “We agree with you Sonam Kapoor. Fairly a ‘weirdo’ to strive such stunts whereas driving and placing the lives of fellow drivers in danger too! We do not fairly approve of
Posted on December 15, 2018 by Keshav PrabhakaranTraditional Legends Pvt. Ltd. revived the Jawa model final month with three bikes and the corporate has now opened its first dealerships within the nation earlier than deliveries start subsequent 12 months. Jawa Bikes’ first two dealerships are situated within the metropolis of Pune at Baner and Chinchwad respectively, and are the primary of the 105 shops set to open by early subsequent 12 months. On the time of launch, the corporate had stated that each one of its 105 showrooms will likely be 3S amenities comprising gross sales, service and spares.With the shops turning into absolutely operational, clients in Pune can now guide and test-ride the Jawa and Jawa Forty Two bikes. Additionally Learn: Jawa First Journey Evaluation Talking on the inauguration, Jawa Bikes co-founder Boman Irani stated, “Itgives me nice pleasure to inaugurate Traditional Legends first Jawa Bikes dealership in Pune. Jawa Bikes has loved an enormous
Posted on December 15, 2018 by Keshav PrabhakaranYamaha Motor India has launched the 2019 editions of the Saluto RX 110 and Saluto 125 bikes within the nation. The 2019 Yamaha Saluto RX 110 is priced at Rs. 52,000, whereas the 2019 Yamaha Saluto 125 is priced at Rs. 59,800 (all costs, ex-showroom Delhi). Each commuter choices comes with new graphics and paint choices, however most significantly get the Unified Braking System (UBS). The brand new UBS unit is Yamaha’s model of the mixed braking system (CBS) that applies the entrance and the rear brake collectively for extra managed stopping energy.The characteristic can be obligatory on all two-wheelers under 125 cc beginning April 2019, as per the federal government laws. Yamaha Motor India – Chairman, Motofumi Shitara stated, “Yamaha’s distinctive model is to repeatedly innovate its merchandise with a view to have a robust join with the purchasers. On the identical time, the corporate additionally feels equal
Posted on December 15, 2018 by Keshav PrabhakaranInfiniti will preview a imaginative and prescient for its first fully-electric crossover at The North American Worldwide Auto Present (NAIAS) in Detroit in January, revealing a brand new kind design language for electrification, infused with Japanese DNA. The arrival of electrified platforms heralds a contemporary strategy to what crossover and sedan platforms appear to be, each in and out. In January 2018, the corporate introduced that it might electrify its portfolio from 2021 onward, utilizing both e-power (serial hybrid) or pure EV powertrains.Roland Krueger, Chairman and International President of Infiniti Motor Firm stated “As such, INFINITI has a compelling imaginative and prescient as a luxurious challenger model to carry a full portfolio of beautifully-designed electrical automobiles to prospects world wide. We’ll deal with growing the complete portfolio of e-power and EVs.” The Q Inspiration, revealed on the 2018 NAIAS, and Prototype 10, seen on the 2018 Pebble Seaside Concours
Posted on December 14, 2018 by Keshav PrabhakaranThe yr of 2018 noticed a number of new efficiency bikes being launched in India and right here is our record of finest sportbikes that had been launched this yr and on this case we’re contemplating solely faired sportbikes launched this yr in India. Yamaha R15 V3 (The 2018 Yamaha YZF-R15 Model three.zero will get a much bigger engine and variable valve actuation) The Yamaha YZF-R15 was first launched in 2008 and has spawned a cult following amongst efficiency fanatics and an enormous fan following of the sporty, entry-level sportbike from Yamaha.Virtually a decade later, Yamaha launched the most recent, third-generation mannequin of the R15. The 2018 mannequin does not solely get some styling updates, however important modifications all-round, together with a much bigger, extra highly effective and extra technology-laden engine, up to date delta-box chassis, new swingarm and revised steering geometry. The brand new-gen R15 will get a
Posted on December 14, 2018 by Keshav PrabhakaranThe 12 months 2018 has seen a whole lot of new two-wheeler launches, from 150-160 cc bikes, to top-end litre-class supersport bikes. The 12 months has additionally seen some groundbreaking new merchandise, just like the return of the Jawa model with two new bikes, and Royal Enfield’s first 648 cc, parallel-twin engine and two very succesful fashionable classics, presumably the very best bikes within the firm’s historical past. Hero MotoCorp entered the 200 cc premium commuter section with a model new road bike, the Xtreme 200R, and the made-in-India BMW G 310 R was lastly launched in India.Here is a have a look at among the finest bikes of 2018. Yamaha YZF-R15 Model three.zero The 2018 Yamaha YZF-R15 Model three.zero will get a much bigger engine and variable valve acutation In early 2018, Yamaha launched the third-generation mannequin of the Yamaha YZF-R15, known as the Yamaha YZF-R15 Model three.zero.
Posted on December 14, 2018 by Keshav PrabhakaranThere have been a plethora of latest motorbike launches in India this yr. Whereas we noticed a bunch of latest bikes launched within the efficiency bikes and the journey bikes phase, there have been only a handful of correct work-horse like gasoline environment friendly bikes launched in India this yr. These bikes are usually not probably the most gasoline environment friendly fashions ever, however undoubtedly probably the most gasoline environment friendly bikes launched this yr. Right here is our checklist of high three gasoline environment friendly bikes that have been launched this yr.Bajaj Uncover 110 (2018 Bajaj Uncover 110) Bajaj launched the primary ever ‘Uncover’ mannequin about 14 years in the past and since then, there have been a bunch of ‘Uncover’ fashions from Bajaj which ranged from 100 cc to 150 cc. It was this yr that Bajaj launched the Uncover 110 and Bajaj commuters are recognized for
Posted on December 14, 2018 by Keshav PrabhakaranVirtually each single Indian has atleast one nice reminiscence of the Maruti 800. It actually put the lots in India on four wheels! And though there have been a good few vehicles to select from earlier than the standard 800 got here alongside, the reliability and refinement of the 800 was unmatched. Launched in Delhi by Indira Gandhi on December 14, 1983, the primary ever Maruti 800 was delivered to its proprietor Harpal Singh and at present marks the 35th birthday of the standard commuter automobile that every one of us have come to like and the automobile that laid the foundations of what Maruti Suzuki is at present.Additionally Learn: Maruti Suzuki to discontinue iconic Gypsy. (The unique Maruti 800 SS80 (left) with its successor, the SB308) The Maruti mission – or what was then Maruti Ugyog Restricted was the brainchild of Rajiv Gandhi, who himself was a radical
Posted on December 14, 2018 by Keshav PrabhakaranAustrian bike producer KTM has mentioned that it’s engaged on a brand new 500 cc parallel-twin engine which can make its means on new KTM fashions within the subsequent few years. In an interview to German auto publication ‘Speedweek’, KTM CEO Stefan Pierer confirmed the identical. He additionally mentioned that the brand new engine is being developed for brand new fashions which will probably be offered in growing two-wheeler markets like India. Whereas the brand new engine will probably be developed by KTM, it will likely be manufactured by Bajaj in India, at its Chakan plant.Pierer has not revealed any particulars however there could possibly be a unadorned bike together with an journey bike and a supersport as effectively. There isn’t a concrete timeline for the launch of the bikes which will probably be utilizing the brand new engine however we count on them to be launched solely after
Posted on December 14, 2018 by Keshav PrabhakaranTVS Motor Firm has launched three premium two-wheelers in Peru, and likewise inaugurated a state-of-the-art showroom in Lima. The flagship motorbike from the Indian two-wheeler producer, the TVS Apache RR 310, together with the premium 125 cc scooter, TVS NTorq 125 and the premium 160 cc motorbike, TVS Apache RTR 160 4V have been launched for the Peru market. TVS has additionally inaugurated a brand new state-of-the-art showroom in Lima, providing gross sales, service, spares and different amenities for TVS bikes in partnership with the corporate’s native distributors – Indian Motos.“We’re optimistic about strengthening our presence within the Peru market with the assistance of our distributors Indian Motos. In our six-year affiliation, they’ve helped set up our model within the nation particularly when it comes to three-wheelers. At the moment, we’re delighted to launch three new merchandise and open a state-of-the-art showroom in Peru. The TVS Apache RR 310
Posted on December 14, 2018 by Keshav PrabhakaranNissan India has formally opened bookings for the Kicks SUV. Sellers at the moment are accepting bookings for Rs. 25,000 throughout showrooms within the nation. Nissan India has additionally opened bookings on-line. The design and styling of the cabin, of the India-spec Kicks, are totally different from the global-spec Kicks that we reviewed earlier. The Nissan Kicks is predicated on the identical Renault Duster/Captur or Nissan Terrano platform beneath however most likely has the perfect wanting physique of the lot when it comes to sheer design.And Nissan’s Indian design studio had loads to do with that too. It has SUV like butch design up entrance and within the rear and will get a big in-your-face grille too. All in all, the stance on the brand new Kicks is most actually one thing that a variety of Indian consumers will recognize – particularly with these 17-inch wheels. The SUV will
Posted on December 14, 2018 by Keshav PrabhakaranDucati India has introduced that it’ll enter pre-owned bike phase in India by way of the ‘Ducati Authorised’ program. Underneath Ducati Authorised, the corporate will formally enter the used premium bike market and promote used Ducati bikes, thereby growing the shopper base by providing bikes that are lower than 5 years outdated and mileage of lower than 50,000 kilometres. Each bike below the Ducati Authorised program will bear a 35-point test by educated Ducati technicians and these bikes will even have a 12-month guarantee and highway aspect help.(Ducati Scrambler 1100) Sergi Canovas, Managing Director of Ducati India, stated “Our entry within the pre-owned phase in India will make Ducati extra accessible to passionate bikers who aspire for the luxurious & premium expertise supplied by Ducati bikes. I consider that Ducati Authorised program will assist bike fanatics in upgrading themselves to their dream machine in a price environment friendly and
Posted on December 14, 2018 by Keshav PrabhakaranTata Motors introduced the industrial launch of 4 new fashions to reinforce its vary of Intermediate and Gentle Business Automobiles (I&LCV) – LPT 912, LPK 912, LPK 1212 and LPT1412 in Bhutan. The fashions comprise of light-trucks 5 Tonners to 13 Tonners GVW and a brand new tipper vary from three CuM to six.5 CuM all of which can be launched in a phased method. These fashions include a Widespread Rail Diesel Injection (CRDI) engine expertise and enhanced gasoline effectivity. The I&LCVs include the 497 TCIC ngine which presents 125 bhp and 400Nm torque.As well as, the frequent rail engine engine boasts of viscous fan expertise for low NVH ranges. All these fashions are outfitted with GBS 40. The GBS 40, essentially the most confirmed gear field is on the market with a 5 ahead + 1 reverse possibility and an unmatched guarantee of three years/3000 hrs. Talking on
Posted on December 14, 2018 by Keshav PrabhakaranPresident Donald Trump on Thursday mentioned Common Motors Co’s determination to shift a lot of its focus to electrical autos won’t succeed, and he asserted a brand new commerce deal will make it more durable for the corporate to maneuver work to different nations.GM final yr mentioned it deliberate to launch 20 new electrical autos by 2023 because it faces rising regulatory necessities for zero-emission autos in China and elsewhere. The biggest U.S. automaker has come beneath monumental criticism in Washington after it introduced on Nov.26 plans to shut 4 vegetation in the US and minimize as much as 15,000 jobs in North America. Trump questioned GM CEO Mary Barra’s enterprise technique in an interview with Fox Information.”They’ve modified the entire mannequin of Common Motors. They’ve gone to all-electric. All-electric isn’t going to work. It is great to have it as a proportion of your vehicles, however going into
Posted on December 14, 2018 by Keshav PrabhakaranNissan India has introduced that it’ll hike the costs of its automobiles from January 2019 by four per cent. In keeping with the corporate, the worth hike was necessitated within the wake of the worldwide commodity value enhance and shift in international trade charges. The hike will see Nissan and Datsun automobiles getting costlier within the nation. Nissan just isn’t the one firm to announce a value hike within the nation. Actually, nearly all producers together with, Maruti Suzuki, Hyundai, Renault, Tata, BMW have introduced their intention to hike the costs of their automobiles.In wake of this value hike although, a lot of the carmakers have introduced reductions on their automobiles and we have already given you an inventory of the provides supplied on automobiles. Nissan too is offering heavy reductions on automobiles just like the Micra Energetic and even the Terrano.
Posted on December 13, 2018 by Keshav PrabhakaranA yr full of pleasure and new automobile launches is coming to an finish and what a yr it has been! We have now seen so many actually massive and necessary launches in 2018 throughout the phase, be it the Marazzo within the MPV phase, the Amaze within the sub-compact sedan phase or a efficiency SUV just like the mighty Lamborghini URUS. Nonetheless, an important automobile launches in 2018 have been within the hatchback phase the place a number of the bread and butter fashions have been launched just like the 2018 Maruti Suzuki Swift and 2018 Hyundai Santro.Hyundai even gave a facelift to its Elite i20 which is among the mainstay fashions of the Korean carmaker. Shifting into 2019 we’re wanting ahead to the hatchbacks that are going to maintain up with the thrill. 2019 Maruti Suzuki WagonR The 2019 Maruti Suzuki WagonR can be more likely to get an
Posted on December 13, 2018 by Keshav PrabhakaranPictures of a check mule of the 2019 BMW X1 facelift have just lately surfaced on-line. The SUV is at the moment present process winter testing and judging by the pictures, we will see that BMW is testing the up to date X1 in actually tough climate circumstances. The check mule is simply partially camouflaged on the entrance and rear part, which signifies that the outside updates will likely be restricted to those disguised areas. The SUV is predicted to be launched someday subsequent 12 months, probably on the 2019 Geneva Motor Present in March.The second-gen BMW X1 is already on sale in India, and was launched on the 2016 Auto Expo. Additionally Learn: 2019 BMW X1 Facelift Noticed In China BMW is testing the 2019 X1 in actually tough climate circumstances Visually, the 2019 BMW X1 won’t include heavy beauty updates, contemplating that is only a mid-life facelift.
Posted on December 13, 2018 by Keshav PrabhakaranElectrical two-wheeler maker Okinawa Scooters has introduced the pre-bookings for its upcoming i-Reward e-scooter. The brand new Okinawa i-Reward may be booked at a token quantity of Rs. 5000 at any of the corporate’s 200-odd dealerships beginning on December 14, 2018. The i-Reward is the producer’s new model primarily based on the Okinawa Reward scooter and now comes with a removable lithium-ion battery. Okinawa says the brand new battery system brings extra comfort for customers who can now detach and cost the battery at their houses, with the charging time diminished to 2-Three hours.Additionally Learn: Okinawa Reward Electrical Scooter Evaluation Okinawa Scooters – Founder and Managing Director, Jeetender Sharma mentioned, “It offers us immense pleasure to announce the pre-booking of i-Reward -The Clever Scooter. We’ve channelised our engineering and manufacturing prowess to supply our customers with a futuristic e-scooter that solves all their commuting woes. With the pre-bookings commencing
Posted on December 13, 2018 by Keshav PrabhakaranThe world goes digital and carmakers have a giant position to play in it. We have mentioned it so many occasions in seminars and even in press conferences the place the senior administration of the corporate are mind storming to make their showrooms digital and buyer pleasant. Nevertheless, a examine by J.D Energy India confirmed that in comparison with homeowners of mass-market vehicles, luxurious automotive homeowners in India favor non-intrusive and digital strategies when scheduling future appointments, making funds and when receiving post-service follow-up from sellers.The findings of the J.D. Energy 2018 India Buyer Service Index (Luxurious) Examine counsel that whereas the vast majority of automotive homeowners say they may proceed to schedule an appointment for his or her future service visits over the cellphone, 16 per cent would favor to schedule their appointments by way of the producer’s web site or app. Luxurious automotive homeowners even have a
Posted on December 13, 2018 by Keshav Prabhakaran2018 proved to be an excellent yr with numerous scooter and motorbike launches together with well-liked motorbike model, Jawa, coming again into the thick of issues as nicely. There have been a number of launches in 110 – 160 cc segments such because the Bajaj Uncover 110, TVS Apache RTR 160 4V, Honda X-Blade and the Hero Xtreme 200R. You then had the launch of the BMW G 310 Twins and the Royal Enfield 650 Twins, which have been maybe essentially the most anticipated launch of the yr. There have been a few fascinating scooters launches which have been the Suzuki Burgman Road and the TVS NTorq 125.2019 too guarantees to be a yr stuffed with numerous new bikes and scooters and we listing down few thrilling fashions. Additionally Learn: Upcoming Journey Bikes In 2019 Here’s a listing of some upcoming two-wheeler fashions 2019 2019 Bajaj Dominar (We anticipate
Posted on December 13, 2018 by Keshav PrabhakaranIt was just lately that Land Rover showcased the brand new second technology of the Evoque which comes eight years after the automotive was first introduced into the market. We have already informed you a large number concerning the automotive and introduced you an in depth video about it as properly. The Evoque instructions a robust design, styling and presence instructions quite a lot of consideration and for a automotive aficionado and Chef like Jamie Oliver much more so contemplating he owns a Mach 1. He mentioned “The model has been round someday now.I imply I’ve a Mach 1 Land Rover Aqua Inexperienced. I imply it is due for a bit little bit of holding up and a bit bit of affection however it’s and it is such a gorgeous factor. Placing that subsequent to this one way or the other nonetheless is smart” Jamie was actually one of
Posted on December 13, 2018 by Keshav PrabhakaranAfter going through world outrage over the Dieselgate Scandal, Volkswagen globally appears to be in a jam but once more over what may probably be yet one more automotive scandal. Based on experiences, German prosecutors are investigating the sale of over 6,700 pre-production Volkswagen autos globally – automobiles that ought to have by no means been bought to the general public and may have been used just for testing functions. Volkswagen has already admitted to the wrongdoing that began approach again in 2006 and continued all the best way to 2018.Whereas this new scandal impacts Germany, most of Europe and North America, it’s unsure whether or not Volkswagen India have additionally bought pre-production automobiles that aren’t homologated to the general public. NDTV carandbike has reached out to Volkswagen India and is ready for an announcement for a similar. Based on Volkswagen, 4000 of those automobiles have gone to
Posted on December 13, 2018 by Keshav PrabhakaranThe primary product to return from the BMW Motorrad and TVS Motor Firm collaboration was the 310 cc platform and the corporate has achieved a manufacturing milestone of 50,000 for the brand new bikes. TVS introduced that the corporate has rolled out the 50,000th unit of the BMW 310 cc motorbike from its Hosur plant. The motorbike was rolled out within the presence of Dr. Markus Schramm, Head of BMW Motorrad, and Mr. KN Radhakrishnan, Director & CEO, TVS Motor Firm. TVS-BMW produce three bikes based mostly on the 310 cc platform together with the BMW G 310 R, BMW G 310 GS and the TVS Apache RR 310.The 50,000th motorbike to rollout is a G 310 R. Additionally Learn: 12 months Finish Reductions On The BMW G 310 R & G 310 GS The BMW G 310 R was first unveiled in late 2015 whereas exports commenced in
Posted on December 13, 2018 by Keshav PrabhakaranThe Indian auto trade had witnessed a rising surge of sedans available in the market prior to now couple of years. In 2018 alone, we noticed a bunch of latest and facelifted sedans being launched within the nation, proper from the sub-Four metre class to premium saloons. Whereas now we have already shared the very best automotive launches and the highest efficiency vehicles launched for this 12 months, right here we checklist down a number of the greatest sedans that went on sale in India in 2018.Additionally Learn: Prime 5 Extremely Luxurious SUVs of 2018 Right here Are The Greatest Sedans Launched In India In 2018: Honda Amaze The 2018 Honda Amaze is a new-gen mannequin and will get fully new styling and design The Honda Amaze additionally acquired a technology improve this 12 months, and it is would not be an overstatement to name it an all-new automotive.
Posted on December 13, 2018 by Keshav PrabhakaranAfter 20 years of pure bike mayhem, Suzuki has lastly determined to drag the plug on the Hayabusa for the European markets. The 2018 Suzuki Hayabusa would be the final examples made for EU with the subsequent era or substitute mannequin but to be introduced. Having stated that, the Suzuki Hayabusa will proceed to be offered in India as a 2019 mannequin, which is more likely to be the long-lasting bike’s closing 12 months of manufacturing globally. The information does emerge as slightly bitter-sweet given the next the bike garnered over time globally.In India, the Hayabusa is priced at Rs. 13.5 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). Manufacturing of the Suzuki Hayabusa will finish in Europe by the top of this month. In its present setup, the Hayabusa doesn’t adjust to the Euro four emission norms which got here into impact on January 1, 2016. The European emissions regulatory physique had given
Posted on December 13, 2018 by Keshav PrabhakaranTata Motors has introduced that it’ll enhance the costs of its whole passenger autos vary in India by as much as INR 40,000. The value hikes will differ for every mannequin relying on the variants and metropolis, and the brand new costs shall be efficient from January 1, 2019. The corporate says that the hike in value is because of rising enter prices and the rise in gas costs. That mentioned, often, January is the month when virtually all of the manufactures announce a value hike. The truth is, Renault, Volkswagen and Isuzu Motors have already introduced their respective value hikes.Additionally Learn: Tata Tiago XZ+ Launched In India, Costs Begin At Rs. 5.57 Lakh The Tata Tiago received a brand new top-end XZ+ variant in India this month Mayank Pareek, President, Passenger Car Enterprise Unit, Tata Motors, “The altering market situations, rising enter prices and numerous exterior financial components
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Posted on December 13, 2018 by Keshav PrabhakaranHero MotoSports has introduced its crew that can tackle Dakar 2019. Like final yr, Hero MotoSports can have CS Santosh, Joaquim Rodrigues and Oriol Mena toughing it out at Dakar. This would be the fifth Dakar outing for CS Santosh and the third with Hero MotoSports. The subsequent rider, Joaquim Rodrigues, had a career-ending crash on the primary day of final yr’s Dakar however has come again robust after a prolonged lay-off and rehabilitation. The final member of the crew will likely be Oriol Mena, who was the ‘Rookie of Dakar 2018′.2019 will likely be Hero MotoSports’ third yr taking part in Dakar Rally. The crew earned a High-15 end in 2017 with Rodrigues securing the 10th place and Mena getting seventh place general in his very first Dakar outing final yr. All three riders will journey on the Hero 450RR rally bike. (Oriol Mena was the “Rookie of