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Yamaha Motor Europe N.V. (YME) has decided to withdraw their official Yamaha World Superbike Team at the end
of the current season from the FIM Superbike
This announcement follows a full strategic review of the Marketing Operations within Europe including all Motorsport activities and takes into account the continuing severe and rapidly changing Powered Two Wheeler market conditions throughout the region.
Due to this decision more resource and focus will now be used for direct “Customer“ activities to ultimately add more value to Yamaha ownership and increased Customer Satisfaction.
With two rounds down and four to go, the Madras Motor Race Track will host the third round of the 2011 Petronas Asia Road Racing Championship (ARRC), one of Asia’s most prestigious events for two-wheeler racing, which will kick off at the Sriperumbudur track from August 4 – 7, 2011.
This is the third consecutive year that Chennai will be hosting the event. Event promoter, Ron Hogg commented, “We are offering spectators free admission for this outstanding race with the hope of further raising the interest for two- wheeler racing in India.”
John Hopkins must be busy with World Superbike racing and next weekend he’ll be at Brands Hatch for the next British Superbike round and then off to MotoGP at Brno. But you can’t keep him off the line.
Cadwell Park is famous for an exciting race especially where the riders slow down for tight right and left turn and then a straight hill.
As the launch is coming closer and closer a new picture emerges to keep the customers in the edge of their seats. Earlier we have seen the bike in black and blue colors but now we have in red color.
The R15 in red color and looks similar to the ones spotted before. Now it is almost certain that the new Yamaha R15 will be getting a significant power boost, otherwise Yamaha won’t test the bike for so long to ensure engine reliability. The video also shows that the car is going over a speed of 120 and the bikes are pretty much comfortable cruising at this speed even the addition of the broader tyres.
Toyota is coming up with a new face lifted Camry for 2012. We have already seen that Honda is looking forward to 2012 with the likes of a Civic, CR-V, Jazz and other cars to follow, Toyota don’t want to be left behind. It will be launching Face lifted Camry in 2012.
The XV40 Camry was introduced at the 2006 North American International Auto Show alongside. Toyota completely redesigned the Camry giving it a sleeker design. Toyota normally begins selling the Camry in September but cut the previous model’s lifespan to 4.5 years instead of 5 years. For 2010, power was increased to 169, versus the 158 from 2007 to 2009. Power locks, stability control, and traction control were also made standard for 2010. The 2.4-liter 2AZ-FE I4 engine was carried over and produced 158 horsepower (118 kW). It came with a five-speed manual or five-speed automatic transmission. The 3.5-liter 2GR-FE V6 in contrast came with a new six-speed automatic and produced 268 horsepower (200 kW). The Camry was facelifted in 2009 for the 2010 model year with a redesigned fascia, taillights, and an all-new 2.5-liter 2AR-FE four-cylinder engine with a new six-speed automatic transmission. The 2.5-liter engine produces 169 horsepower (126 kW) for the base, LE, XLE 4 cylinder models, and for the “SE” 4 cylinder; engine output is 179 horsepower (133 kW).
With the Indian market flooded with small cars, it seems a bit mind numbing to think that there are very few diesel cars in this segment. Finally though, General Motors has come with a diesel offering in its new Chevrolet Beat TCDi. With no real opponents to compete with, the Beat diesel will serve as a tester for all the companies fighting it out in this arena.
Beat is powered by 936cc 3-cylinder derivative of the 1.3-litre Multijet diesel engine from FIAT. The engine is good for 56-60PS of power and should be a lucrative proposition for the mileage conscious entry level customer. It is said that this particular engine is being locally developed by the Indian arm of FIAT Powertrain Technologies (FPT) for Chevrolet India. GM engineers
have managed to attain excellent NVH levels on the car and the vibrations are even lower than the Volkswagen Polo Diesel. The Polo Diesel also uses a 3-cylinder motor, but produces more power and significantly better torque.