Norton Upcoming High Performance Motorcycle?

Norton Upcoming High Performance Motorcycle?

by admin | December 01, 2020

2021 Norton V4RR

Norton Motorcycles will soon be unveiling it’s new motorcycle globally. This will be the first  motorcycle under the TVS-ownership. The 2021 Norton V4RR will be the new high performance motorcycle.

    Recently, just a few months ago, TVS motorcycles acquired Norton for 16 million GBP, earlier this year and saved the brand from bankruptcy.

 The new Norton V4RR will be powered by a 1200 cc, liquid-cooled, V4 engine which will produce 200bhp at 12,500 rpm and 130Nm of peak torque at 10,000 rpm. The Norton V4RR is claimed to be developed on the racetrack, with Norton’s experience at the Isle of Man TT. The V4RR will also feature top-spec Ohlins NIX 30 front suspension and Ohlins TTXGP Norton bespoke rear suspension.

Apart from the V4RR, Norton will be launching a whole host of new motorcycles. Norton has filed a few trademarks including the names, ‘Norton Electra’, ‘Norton Fastback’, ‘Norton Navigator’, ‘Norton Nomad’, ‘Norton Ranger’ and ‘Combat’.

Stay tuned for further updates.

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    Mahindra and Mahindra Launched the new generation Thar SUV. The new Thar is based on an all new platform featuring lots of new features and new petrol engine option with automatic gearbox. With this new gen Thar, Mahindra have made it more road and user friendly. Here are all the details on the new Indian made lifestyle SUV.


        The new Mahindra Thar has grown in every dimension while maintaining the traditional Thar design. With a wider track and longer wheelbase, the Thar now resembles the Jeep Wrangler. The front grille and the bumpers are quite different in design though. The higher


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    spec LX variants also feature LED DRLs along with 18” alloy wheels. The lower spec AX variants get 16” Steel rims. The new Thar will be available either as a Hard top on the LX variants or with a fixed or convertible soft top on the AX variants. As standard all variants come with a tailgate mounted spare wheel with the LX variant getting a full size alloy wheel.


        The interior of the new gen Thar gets revolutionary changes when compared to the previous model. The design, layout and materials are vastly superior with more creature comfort and features.


    The new gen Thar will be available in two variant series; the Adventure focused AX series and the feature oriented LX series.

        The AX series variant offers the following standard features:

    • AC

    • Power steering

    • Power windows

    • Central locking

    • 16” Steel wheels

    • Reverse sensors

    • Steel foot steps

    • Mechanical Diff lock 4x4

    • Fixed soft top

    • 6 seats (side facing rear seats)

    However the AX series can also be had with an option pack including the following features:

    • Remote locking

    • Forward facing rear seats

    • ISOFIX child seat mounts

    • Height adjustable driver seat

    The comfort oriented LX series will include the following additional features:

    • 18” alloy wheels

    • Front fog lamps

    • LED DRLs

    • Electric ORVMs

    • Driver seat lumbar adjust

    • TFT instrument cluster

    • 7” touchscreen system

    • 4 roof mounted speakers

    • Android auto & Apple carplay

    • Adventure stats and Tyre direction assist

    • Electronic AC controls

    • Cruise control

    • 4 seats

    • Convertible or Hard top

    • Moulded foot steps

    • Brake locking differential

    All these features will make the new Thar more modern and comfortable for daily usage too.


           Safety features on the new Mahindra Thar BS6 include:

    • ABS with EBD

    • Dual airbags

    • ISOFIX child seat mounts (only on 4 seater)

    • Pretensioner seatbelts

    • Engine immobilizer

    • Hill hold assist

    • ESP with traction control

    • Tyre pressure monitoring system


           The new Thar will be offered with both Turbo petrol and Turbo diesel engines. The 2.2L MHawk turbo diesel engine produces 130PS Power and 300NM torque through either a 6 speed manual or a 6 speed Torque converter automatic gearbox (only on LX variants). Mahindra's new 2.0L MStallion turbo petrol engine will be debuting on the new Thar, producing Max Power of 150PS and torque of 320NM. The turbo petrol will be available with a 6 speed manual transmission only on the AX variants and with a 6 speed automatic transmission only on the LX variants.

    All Thar variants will be available with a standard manual Shift-on the fly 4X4 transfer gear box with diff locks.

    Price :

            The new Mahindra Thar launched pricing starts 9.8lakh ex-showroom.

    The All New THAR 4WD MT : 

    AX Std 6 Seat Soft Top Petrol : 9.8 Lakh

    AX 6 Seat Soft Top Petrol : 10.65Lakh

    AX 6 Seat Soft Top Diesel : 10.85 Lakh

    AX ( O) 4 Seat Convertible Top Petrol- 11.9 Lakh

    AX (O) 4 Seat Convertible Top Diesel - 12.10 Lakh

    AX (O) 4 Seat Hard Top Diesel - 12.20 Lakh

    LX - 4 Seat Hard Top Petrol- 12.49 Lakh

    LX - 4 Seat Convertible Top Diesel - 12.85 Lakh

    LX - 4 Seat Hard Top Diesel - 12.95 Lakh

    The All New THAR 4WD - AT: 

    LX - 4 Seat Convertible Top Petrol - 13.45 Lakh

    LX - 4 Seat Hard Top Petrol- 13.55 Lakh

    LX - 4 Seat Convertible Top Diesel - 13.65 Lakh

    LX - 4 Seat Hard Top Diesel - 13.75lakh

    The AX series price starts from ?9.8L to ?12.2L and 12.49L to 13.75L for the LX series. With all the additional features and power, we expect this new Thar to give a tough time to the urban oriented compact Crossovers too.

    Prices for the BS6 petrol variants start at ? 8.04 lakh and go all the way up to ? 11.43 lakh. Prices for the Ecosport BS6 diesel variants start at ? 8.54 lakh and top at ? 11.58 lakh for (all prices ex-showroom, India). Ford has also extended the 100,000 km or 10-year service package to the BS6 model at an additional cost of ? 4,700.

    The Petrol variants continue to have the 1.5L Ti-VCT three cylinder engine that produces 118 bhp and 149 NM of torque. The Diesel option too is Ford’s popular a 1.5L engine that produces 99 bhp


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    and 215 NM of torque. Both engines are synced to a 5 speed manual gearbox.

    Unlike the 2020 BS6 Ford Figo, the Foed Ecosport carries forward many of its features over to the BS models. SYNC 2 Infotainment System with 9 inch Touch screen, rain sensing wiper, push button star/ stop, Projector headlamps with DRLs, etc are present in the BS6 version as well. Top end variants also offer 6 airbags while ABS and EBD are present in all variants.

    Strong build, a peppy ride quality and good road presence, value for money and safety is what the Ecosport is known for. Thankfully, nothing much has been changed in the Ford Ecosport and it will continue to offer the same as both petrol and diesel engines have been made BS6 compliant by Ford unlike many other manufacturers that have had to discontinue their older engines.


    Hyundai India will be launching the new i20 premium hatchback in the coming weeks. Prior to its launch, the new premium hatchback has started to arrive at dealerships. There are few visible changes to the India spec i20 as compared to the European one. The i20 has been one among their best selling products and still is one among the most feature loaded hatchbacks in its category. This here is a quick walkthrough on the highlights of the new generation Hyundai i20.


           The new Hyundai i20, sports a completely different design language. On the front fascia, it features a new and


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    larger hexagonal cascading grille with a more swooping bonnet and angular headlamps. The headlamps will feature LED lighting on the top spec trims along with DRLs. Lower variants will get Projector units. Projector fog lamps are also expected to be offered. The new i20 will be longer and wider than the current model. The sides have sharp, dynamic creases lending the car a more dynamic profile. The window line features Chrome detailing which flows from the A pillar to the top of the C pillar whereas the snazzy Z-shaped LED Tail lamps are connected by a chrome bar running across the width. The new i20 will also receive unique looking 16” alloy wheels on the top spec variants.


           The new Hyundai i20's interior will feature a fresh and clean layout with a wraparound layered design. The interior is expected to sport a flowing cockpit theme while being loaded with features.

     Here's an extensive list of features on the top spec variants of the new i20:

    • 10.25” touchscreen system

    • Blue link connectivity

    • Fully digital instrument cluster

    • Automatic climate control

    • Air purifier system

    • Ambient lighting

    • Leather upholstery

    • Split folding rear seats

    • Electric sunroof

    • Auto LED headlamps

    • Cruise control

    The new i20 will also offer more safety features:

    • Pretensioner seatbelts

    • 6 airbags

    • ABS with EBD

    • ESP with traction control

    • Hill hold control

    • ISOFIX child seat mounts

    • Smart key access

    • Geofencing & tracking


           The new i20 is will be available with two petrol engine options and one diesel engine. The standard 1.2L 4 cyl Kappa petrol engine will produce 83PS Power through either a 5 Speed manual transmission or a CVT. The 1.0L 3 cyl turbo petrol powertrain is expected to be carried over from the Venue Turbo producing a maximum output of 120PS through either a 6 speed IMT gearbox or a 7 speed DCT. The 1.5L turbo diesel engine from the Venue is also expected to be on offer producing 100PS Power through a 6 speed manual transmission.

    Launch & price:

           The all-new i20 is likely to be launched by the end of October this year and will go up against the new Tata Altroz, Maruti Suzuki Baleno, the new facelifted Honda Jazz and Toyota’s Glanza. Prices are expected to be around ?20000 to ?50000 higher than the current gen model which it will replace.