News highlights of the day include BMW, BMW Motorrad, Bajaj Auto and Jeep.
BMW India – President and Chief Executive Officer of BMW Group India, Rudratej Singh passed away today. Aged 46, Rudratej Singh joined BMW Group India on 1st August 2019. Before joining BMW, he was the Global President of Royal Enfield.
BMW Motorrad – BMW Motorrad India has teased the BMW S 1000 XR and F 900 XR on their social media pages which means the launch of these sport tourers is imminent in our country. The bike maker is expected to make an official announcement post the lockdown.
Bajaj Pulsar RS 200 – With the BS6 update of Bajaj Pulsar RS 200, the Indian bike maker is now offering dual-channel ABS with the bike. It is priced at Rs. 1,44,966/- (ex-showroom) and is Rs. 3000/- more expensive than the single-channel version.
Jeep Compass – The American SUV maker has introduced the BS6 Jeep Compass which comes with a starting price of Rs. 16.49 lakhs (ex-showroom). It is now available with Sport Plus, Longitude, Longitude Plus and Limited variants only. FCA has discontinued Sport, Longitude (O), Limited and Limited (O) variants.
Motor Trivia – Did you notice, in the movie Dark Knight, Bruce Wayne drives a Lamborghini Murcielago and in Spanish Murcielago means Bat.
Comment of the day – Mahesh Thampi – “Keep up the good work CF Moto. The design is so new that I certainly didn’t notice the Apache RR310 silhouette + Bajaj/KTM type underbelly exhaust + R15 v3 alloys + Suzuki motoGP kind of paint scheme.”