News highlights of the day include Triumph Motorcycles, Yamaha and Skoda.
Triumph – The British premium bike maker is preparing to launch the Triumph Tiger 900 in May. The launch depends on the COVID-19 lockdown situation in our country. It will be launched via the CKD route and replace Tiger 800 in the lineup.
Yamaha Tricity – Yamaha Tricity 155cc scooter has been introduced in Japan. The unique three-wheeled scooter comes with a single-cylinder, water-cooled 155cc engine that produces 15 PS at 8000 RPM and 14 Nm at 6000 RPM, mated to a CVT. It returns a claimed fuel efficiency of 41.7 km/l. Do you think Yamaha should introduce this scooter in India?
Yamaha WR 155R – The India bound adventure motorcycle has reached a top speed of 151 km/hr in dyno testing. The bike uses the same engine as the R15 V3, which is a 155cc, single cylinder engine. The 1st gear reached 42 km/hr max speed, 2nd did 65 km/hr, 3rd reached 91 km/hr, 4th does 110 km/hr, 5th reached 132 km/hr while 6th reached 151 km/hr on dyno.
Skoda Kodiaq – The Czech carmaker has launched a special edition Skoda Kodiaq RS Challenge in Czech Republic. The specs and the styling remains unchanged but it comes with new features including 9 airbags, heated steering wheel, 9.2-inch Columbus infotainment system, lane change assist, lane maintenance assist, traffic sign recognition, park assist, traffic jam assist, emergency assist, etc.
Motor Trivia – Did you know, in 2009 the Guinness Book of World Records gave Tata Nano the title of World’s Cheapest Car.
Comment of the day – Sandyzen – “Because people are focusing on the size of touch screen and it will soon take over the dashboard.”