MotorBeam Daily News Roundup – 12th January
News highlights of the day include Toyota, Triumph, Tata and F1.
Toyota – Due to the continued illegal strike by employees union, the Japanese carmaker had to announce a lockout in November 2020. Now, Toyota has withdrawn the lockouts from both of their plants in Bidadi. The second shift has started from today.
Triumph – The British premium motorcycle maker has teased the upcoming Triumph Speed Triple 1200 RS. It will be unveiled officially on 26th January. It will come with new styling. The specs of the high capacity engine are still under wraps.
Tata – The Indian carmaker is all set to introduce the new generation Tata Safari and they are dropping teasers everyday now to reveal the SUV’s production version gradually. After teasing the new chrome grille and the shiny D-pillar, they have revealed the LED tail light of the 2021 Safari which looks the same as the one showcased with the Gravitas concept.
F1 – The pandemic has affected the F1 calendar yet again. The 2021 season will start a week later as Australian GP moves later in the year while Bahrain GP will be the season opener on 28th March, 2021. The Chinese GP has been cancelled and it will be replaced by Imola.
Motor Trivia – Did you know, Harley-Davidson uses Porsche engines in some of their bikes.
Comment of the day – The Dark Knight – “Hexa is more like safari than gravitas.”