Tuesday 30 October 2007

BULLET-THE AUTOMOTIVE ROYALTY


Let me tell you about my dream machine, the royal machine, which announces it's presence on the road with it's naughty,charming,gowning sound-THE ROYAL ENFIELD. Here is a list of bullet machines coming from the royal family.

The dream expands like this,Ride a motorcycle that can take you places. Discover colours you have never seen before. Make friends in distant lands, get used to people staring at you at traffic lights, a whole new lifestyle. A unique motorcycling experience awaits you and me. Here comes the heroes.

MACHISMO 500-really royal

A foxy combination of robust technology, higher torque,

full -bodied look & comfort styling.

The motorcycle features 40.85 Nm of torque at 3000 rpm, unique

19 -inch wheels, 280 mm front disc brake & the same engine chassis configuration being exported to Europe, USA & Australia.


Only 500 motorcycles will be made available country-wide. Hence, the charm of genuine custom accessories, viz. twin spring split seats, leather saddle bags and the Lexan anti-scratch wind screen will wow only a 'fortunate 500'.

THUNDER BIRD-hard to outwin

THUNDER BIRD is built for those who love to cruise ,with a smooth lean burn 350cc engine, constant vacuum carburetor

for easy stars,ergonomic,stepped seat

and comfortable pillion backrest,the laid back THUNDER BIRD roams open highways and circumnavigates crowded city streets effortlessly .

This ideal machine, this easy rider bike won the coveted BEST CRUISER award from BBC Wheels.Power- 18bhp.

MACHISMO-coolest

A real collectors item, the retro styled machismo received the TNS voice of customer award for the no 1 cruiser bike.

The elegant machine is powered by an exceptionally refined 346cc lean burn engine, with a single cylinder,4 stroke air cooled configuration. The beautifully crafted chrome petrol tank comes as a standard fitment. custom made leather saddle bags and wind shield are optional extras. power18 bhp

power.

BULLET 350-the original


The legendary bullet 350 needs no introduction. This classic machine has kept place with advances in engineering and ergonomics.

A long wheel base and bigger tyres increased stability and road grip making it suitable for long distance travel. it also features a neutral finder for an easy shift to the neutral from any gear.

It's aristocratic black and gold livery and thumping engine beat remind passers by that they are in presence of automotive royalty.

power-18 bhp


BULLET ELECTRA -modernised


The Electra is a bullet variant for big city life. A groaning 350 cc engine powers the vehicle.

Push button

start and a transistor coil ignition gives an easy take off. Gas filled shock absorbers in
Electra is better enough to overcome the potholes , speed breakers and such urban road disturbances.


BULLET ELECTRA 5S-amazing drive

This variant from bullet comes with a hand full of user friendly features in it including the

left side 5 speed gear shift.

The glass wool silencer absorbs high frequency noises, which seems to be an unnessessary component.



THRILLED????????????????? AMAZED???????????????


THE ROYAL ENFEILD-BULLET


Let me hope that 'roaring sound machine' be mine with in a couple of years...
But something what really disturbs me is the condition of our public roads. Though major automobile companies comments our INDIA as the paradise of automobiles, i think the automobiles doesnt think so because the roads doesnt seems to be sufficient for the new generation amazing vehicles. Let us pray to our 'road gods' to open their eyes.



Monday 29 October 2007

Fastest growing industry in INDIA-The automobile industry

Fastest growing industry in INDIA-The automobile industry
Let me start my blogging by posting an article which reveals my interests. The automobile industry in India is developing in a much faster rate than any other industries( IT industries are exceptions). I'm very much glad to present before you my first article in which you can see the year by year developments in the industry.
F
ollowing India's growing openness, the arrival of new and existing models, easy availability of finance at relatively low rate of interest and price discounts offered by the dealers and manufacturers all have stirred the demand for vehicles and a strong growth of the Indian automobile industry.
T
he data obtained from ministry of commerce and industry, shows high growth obtained since 2001- 02 in automobile production continuing in the first three quarters of the 2004-05. Annual growth was 16.0 per cent in April-December, 2004; the growth rate in 2003-04 was 15.1 per cent The automobile industry grew at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 22 per cent between 1992 and 1997.

With investment exceeding Rs. 50,000 crore, the turnover of the automobile industry exceeded Rs. 59,518 crore in 2002-03. Including turnover of the auto-component sector, the automotive industry's turnover, which was above Rs. 84,000 crore in 2002-03, is estimated to have exceeded Rs.1,00,000 crore ( USD 22. 74 billion) in 2003-04.

Automobile Dealers Network in India

In terms of Car dealer networks and authorized service stations, Maruti leads the pack with Dealer networks and workshops across the country. The other leading automobile manufactures are also trying to cope up and are opening their service stations and dealer workshops in all the metros and major cities of the country. Dealers offer varying kind of discount of finances who in tern pass it on to the customers in the form of reduced interest rates.

Major Manufacturers in Automobile Industry
*Maruti Udyog Ltd
*.General Motors India
*Ford India Ltd.
*Eicher Motors
*Bajaj Auto
*Daewoo Motors India
*Hero Motors
*Hindustan Motors
*Hyundai Motor India Ltd.
*Royal Enfield Motors
*TelcoTVS Motors
*DC Designs
*Swaraj Mazda Ltd
Government has liberalized the norms for foreign investment and import of technology and that appears to have benefited the automobile sector. The production of total vehicles increased from 4.2 million in 1998- 99 to 7.3 million in 2003-04. It is likely that the production of such vehicles will exceed 10 million in the next couple of years.

The industry has adopted the global standards and this was manifested in the increasing exports of the sector. After a temporary slump during 1998- 99 and 1999-00, such exports registered robust growth rates of well over 50 per cent in 2002-03 and 2003-04 each to exceed two and- a-half times the export figure for 2001-02.
Let us hope for the new releases soon...