2018 Maruti Suzuki Ciaz Facelift: What To Expect


The 2018 Maruti Suzuki Ciaz will get tons of cosmetic changes to the exterior as well as the interior along with the new 1.5-litre petrol engine coupled to the brand’s mild hybrid system.




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The Maruti Suzuki Ciaz Facelift will be launched ahead of the festive season

The sedan segment in the country is going to heat up in the country, as Maruti Suzuki is all set to launch the 2018 Ciaz facelift in India on August 20. The 2018 Maruti Suzuki Ciaz facelift will take on the likes of Hyundai Verna, Honda CIty and the recently launched Toyota Yaris, while also looking to take the sales of the company to new standards. While the Ciaz facelift will get manu cosmetic changes, the biggest addition will be the new 1.5-litre petrol engine coupled to the brands’ mild hybrid system. Now, what makes the Ciaz facelift different from its predecessor and why the other products in the segment should be worried, we tell you. 

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The 2018 Maruti Suzuki Ciaz will come with a new front end which will be stooped more than before. The front grille appears to be a sleeker and the sweptback headlamps add to the front look. The car also comes with a new bumper, revised central airdam and a larger cavity on either side to house the new foglamps.

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The Maruti Suzuki Ciaz still sells at an average of 4000 units a month

The multi-spoke alloy wheels have been carried over from the outgoing version and so have the chrome door handles (only top-end variant) and the ORVMs. At the rear, the Ciaz facelift will come with revised LED taillamps.

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As for the cabin, it will continue to come in the existing beige and black interior with a well-laid-out dashboard equipped with two larger air-con vents at the centre with the touchscreen infotainment and other in-car controls placed below it. We also expect the cabin to come with new wooden inserts for the dashboard and door panels similar to the new Dzire along with few other tweaks that we’ll come to know of once the car is revealed.

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Under the hood, the upcoming 2018 Maruti Suzuki Ciaz might get the new 1.5-litre petrol engine to replace the existing 1.4-litre motor, while tried and tested 1.3-litre DDiS diesel engine SHVS (Smart Hybrid Vehicle From Suzuki) will continue to be on offer. Transmission options will include a 5-Speed manual gearbox as standard on both petrol and diesel options, and maybe even a new automatic unit to replace the existing 4-Speed torque converter, which is only offered with the petrol model. We expect the car to be launched later this year, around the festive season. It’s likely that the price won’t change by much, which will keep things competitive in the segment

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Dhruv Mohite Consolidates Championship Lead In Round 3 Of 2018 Volkswagen Ameo Cup


Winning the third race of the weekend, Dhruv Mohite heads into the finals with a 60 point lead in the 2018 Volkswagen Ameo Cup.

The final race of the weekend saw Dhruv Mohite consolidate his lead in the 2018 Volkswagen Ameo Cup championship as the series completes its penultimate round in Chennai. Mohite won Race 3 with a comfortable lead of 7.2 seconds, as Saurav Bandyopadhyay finished a distant second. Taking his second podium of the day and of the season too, was Shubhomoy Ball as he finished third. With eight races complete, the championship moves into its final round that will be held at the Buddh International Circuit in October this year.

Also Read: Shubhomoy Ball Wins Race 2 In 2018 Volkswagen Ameo Cup Round 3

Dhruv started the race on pole and was comfortably in the lead right from the start. With this being the last race of the weekend, the drivers had consumed all tyres and running on used tyres that hindered their pace. Nevertheless, Mohite extended his lead by nearly 1.5 seconds with every lap over the course of the race. Saurav, who was recovering from a DNF and a damaged car at the end of Race 2, pushed hard to maintain his position behind Mohite. The Thane-based driver faced issues with his brake sensor but had built a considerable lead over the rest of the field. Standing second in the championship standings, the podium finish still puts him in contention for the title in the final round.

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The big progress though came from Shubhomoy Ball, fresh of his first-ever win. The driver was on P5 on the grid, but a good start allowed him to pass Pratik Sonawane and Anmol Singh at C1 to move up to P3. From thereon, Ball defended the position, and eventually built a buffer of 3-4 seconds by the finish line.

The Madras Motor Race Track (MMRT) played home to a fantastic Race 3 with no unwanted incidents reported. The action, however, will be shifting to the BIC for the final round. This is the first time in the two seasons that the Volkswagen Ameo Cup will be going to the BIC. That does put the drivers in a spot with no prior references to fall back on. That said, this will also be a golden opportunity for the current drivers to set a benchmark.

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The BIC is an F1 track and will allow the cars to compete more fiercely and at higher speeds. This will be for the first time that the Ameo Cup cars will be breach the 200 kmph mark while racing, finally bringing that rear wing into play for additional downforce.

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Volvo, Eicher To Push Electric Solutions For Public Transport


Volvo Eicher has earmarked a capital expenditure of Rs. 500 crore for the ongoing financial year towards new product development and capacity expansion, is working to drive in an affordable range of air-conditioned buses to cater to public transit.

VE Commercial Vehicles, a joint venture of Volvo Group and Eicher Motors, is developing a slew of products, including a complete range of electric vehicles for public transportation, Eicher Motors Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer Siddhartha Lal said. The company, which has earmarked a capital expenditure of ₹ 500 crore for the ongoing financial year towards new product development and capacity expansion, is working to drive in an affordable range of air-conditioned buses to cater to public transit.

In a message to shareholders in the company’s annual report for 2017-18, Lal said the company is also developing light- and heavy-duty buses for Middle East and African markets.

“We plan to have a complete range of electric mobility solutions for public transportation, offering world-class quality and comfort. We are also developing an affordable air-conditioned range of buses aimed at bringing superior comfort to public transit,” Lal said.

The company has commenced operations of its Skyline Pro Electric buses in Kolkata and thus joined the league of zero-emission vehicle manufacturers, he said.

VE Commercial Vehicles, which sold a record 65,932 vehicles in 2017-18, increase of 12.5 percent over 2016-17 volumes, is also focusing on segments like construction, mining and e-commerce to drive future growth, he said.

On capex for 2018-19, he said, “We plan to invest Rs 500 crore in VE Commercial Vehicles towards new product development and capacity enhancement.” On domestic business, Lal said the company continues to retain the 88 percent market share in the high performance trucks segment (400+ horsepower) and is focused on targeting mining segments, besides quarrying, road construction and irrigation to drive growth.

He said the company is preparing to introduce the BS-VI range of trucks and buses in the domestic market much before the April 1, 2020 deadline.

Bullish on Middle East and Africa, Lal said the company is developing light- and heavy-duty buses for these markets.

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VE Commercial Vehicles has entered the Asean market with sales beginning in the first quarter of the current financial year. It has also begun setting up assembly operations in Bangladesh, after establishing the completely knocked-down operations in Kenya and Nigeria.

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2018 Maruti Suzuki Ciaz: Top 10 Things You Need To Know About The Facelift





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The Maruti Suzuki Ciaz facelift will get a bunch of exterior updates and a slightly revised cabin

Maruti Suzuki will launch the 2018 Ciaz facelift on August 20. Since the 2014, this is the first time the Ciaz will get a major makeover as the popular sedan will come with a new petrol engine with the brand’s mild hybrid system. The Ciaz facelift will take on the likes of the Hyundai Verna, Toyota Yaris and the Honda City, the 2018 Ciaz will be the newest entrant in the srmgent to reclaim it’s top spot. Now we will know rhe prices of the Ciaz on August 20, the Ciaz will come with major updates on the exterior and also redesigned cabin. We get you all the dope on the 2018 Maruti Suzuki Ciaz facelift.  

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Here’s All You Need To Know About The 2018 Maruti Suzuki Ciaz Facelift

  1. The 2018 Maruti Suzuki Ciaz facelift will come with a heavily updated front section, featuring a new chrome-studded grille with fat chrome surrounds and a pair of new headlamps with projector lamps and LED daytime running lamps. The car also gets a revised front bumper with larger air intakes and updated foglamps.
  2. The basic silhouette of the updated Ciaz’s profile remains largely similar, however, spy images from earlier have confirmed that the car will get a new set of alloys and some other minor tweaks.
  3. The facelifted Ciaz will come with an upMaruti ated rear end as well, featuring a set of new LED taillamps and a revised rear bumper with new reflectors, as confirmed from a set of spy images.
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    (Maruti Suzuki Ciaz Facelift will come updated front and rear sections)

  4. Unlike the exterior of the car, the cabin design is expected to be largely similar to the outgoing model, featuring the same beige interior. However, there will be a few noticeable changes likes a lighter shade of faux wood inserts for the dashboard and doors and an updated steering wheel which now features the cruise control buttons right spoke. We also expect few other updates and new upholstery.

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  5. The Maruti Suzuki Ciaz facelift will also likely to get an updated SmartPlay infotainment system featuring both Apple CarPlat and Android Auto. The car will also come with the recently introduced Suzuki Connect Telematics system.
  6. The biggest change is expected to happen under the hood, as the Ciaz facelift is said to get an all-new 1.5-litre K-series petrol engine, which will replace the existing 1.4-litre motor. The engine will be made in India and is likely to offer 104 bhp and 130 Nm of peak torque.
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    2018 Maruti Suzuki Ciaz’s cabin comes with minimal cosmetic changes

  7. The diesel version of the Ciaz facelift will continue to feature the tried and tested 1.3-litre DDIS diesel engine will offer the same power output of 89 bhp and 200 Nm of peak torque.
  8. The petrol motor will also come with a mild hybrid system to optimise fuel efficiency and a first for petrol-powered Maruti cars. The diesel version of the other hand will continue to come with the SHVS (Smart Hybrid Vehicle From Suzuki) mild hybrid system.
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    2018 Maruti Suzuki Ciaz comes with restyled LED taillamps and an updated rear bumper

  9. Transmission options will include the same 5-speed manual and a 4-speed automatic on the Ciaz petrol.
  10. The Maruti Suzuki Ciaz facelift will come with a slightly premium price tag as well and will continue to compete with the likes of Hyundai Verna, Honda City and the Toyota Yaris, among others.

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2018 Maruti Suzuki Ciaz Facelift: Price Expectation In India


We have told you everything about the upcoming 2018 Maruti Suzuki Ciaz facelift and the only thing that’s left is the prices, and that’s what we will tell you today.

The country’s largest carmaker, Maruti Suzuki is all set to launch the 2018 Ciaz facelift in India on August 20, giving a much needed cosmetic update to the popular sedan. Bookings are also underway at an initial token of ₹ 11,000 to ₹ 21,000 depending on the variant. The Ciaz facelift has been spotted on multiple occasions at dealership yard giving a proper glimpse of the upcoming car and we were also the first one to tell you that the Maruti Suzuki Ciaz facelift will come with the 1.5-litre 4-cylinder petrol motor which will come mated to the brand’s mild hybrid SHVS. Moreover, we have also told you everything about the upcoming Ciaz and the only thing that’s left is the prices, and that’s what we will tell you today.

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(2018 Maruti Suzuki Ciaz comes with restyled LED taillamps and an updated rear bumper)

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Now, knowing Maruti, the company will price the Ciaz facelift aggressively as it gets ready to take on the likes of the Hyundai Verna, Volkswagen Vento, Skoda Rapid, Honda City and the new Toyota Yaris. The Ciaz will come in the same trims in petrol and diesel- Sigma Petrol, Delta Petrol, Zeta Petrol, Delta Automatic Petrol, Alpha Petrol, Sigma Smart Hybrid, S Petrol, Zeta Automatic Petrol, Delta Smart Hybrid, Alpha Automatic Petrol, Zeta Smart Hybrid, Alpha Smart Hybrid and S Diesel. The price for the older Ciaz starts at ₹ 7.83 lakh for the base tri m and goes up to ₹ 11.62 lakh for the top end diesel trim. The 2018 Maruti Suzuki Ciaz facelift will however, be see a nominal change and will most likely start at ₹ 8 lakh for the base petrol and will go up to ₹ 12 lakh for the top end diesel engine.

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(2018 Maruti Suzuki Ciaz gets an updated instrument cluster with coloured MID)

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Visually, the 2018 Ciaz facelift will come with aggressive front end with new headlamps, a new grille and a new front bumper. The Ciaz also gets redesigned rear bumper and new alloy wheels to go. On the inside, the Ciaz facelift gets an updated dashboard with light wood accents along with a new instrument cluster. The new 2018 Maruti Suzuki Ciaz facelift will also get a touchscreen with inbuilt navigation, Apple Carplay and Android Auto.

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(2018 Maruti Suzuki Ciaz at Stockyard)

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At the heart, the 2018 Maruti Suzuki Ciaz will come with a new 1.5-litre 4-cylinder petrol engine, which will be mated to a mild hybrid SHVS (smart hybrid vehicle system) technology. The diesel version will get the same tried and tested 1.3-litre DDIS diesel mill, coupled to the SHVS system. Transmission options will include a 5-speed manual and, possibly, a 5-speed AMT unit as well, replacing the 4-speed automatic torque converter.

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Shubhomoy Ball Wins Race 2 In 2018 Volkswagen Ameo Cup Round 3


With a reverse grid order, Shubhomoy Ball went to take his first win of the season, while championship contender Dhruv Mohite finished on podium after starting 8th on the grid.

Bengaluru-based driver Shubhomoy Ball took his first win of the season in Race 2 of the 2018 Volkswagen Ameo Cup Round 3. The penultimate round of the championship saw one of its most exciting races, as is the case with a reverse grid start. This is also the first time a junior driver managed to bag a win in the championship, which has been described as the objective of the championship all along. Finishing second was Affan Islam bagging his second podium of the season, while Dhruv Mohite made a fantastic finish in third after starting on P8.

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Guest driver Ameya Dandekar was the one on pole but couldn’t hold the position for long thanks to a fantastic start by Shubhomoy Ball. The Bengaluru-driver eclipsed Ameya on the opening lap taking the lead and defended the position until the end of the eight lap race. At the back, Affan and Siddharth Mehdiratta showed some extremely impressive pace holding on to the positions for the next few three laps.

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(2018 Volkswagen Ameo Cup Round 3)

Meanwhile, Dhruv was quickly catching up after starting at P8. While he moved up to P4 by the second lap, Siddharth defended his position in third place even as the Kolhapur driver made multiple attempts to pas the former. It wasn’t until the penultimate lap that Dhruv finally had a chance to pass Siddharth, while Jeet Jhabakh too passed Anmol and Siddharth to move up to P4 after starting at P6.

With Dhruv hot on his tail, the last lap saw Affan getting defensive, while Dhruv too pushed hard fearing competition from Jeet for the podium. 

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With a little damage to a lot of bumpers, Race 2 of the weekend was an exciting one and builds the base for the final race of Round 3 later today. A fast running Saurav Bandyopadhyay had to pit and retire from Race 2, after damaging his bumper in the opening lap. 

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Hyundai India Donates Rs. 1 Crore Towards Kerala’s Flood Relief Fund


Hyundai has announced donating Rs. 1 crore extending support to the Indian state which has been affected by unprecedented rain that started from August 8, 2018.




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Sr. VP Stephen Sudhakar J & Sr. GM Y S Chang from HMIL with Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan

Hyundai has joined the growing list of auto manufacturers in India who has donated towards Kerala’s Chief Minister Distress Relief Fund. The South Korean carmaker has announced donating ₹ 1 crore extending support to the Indian state which has been affected by unprecedented rain that started from August 8, 2018. Hyundai India‘s Sr. Vice President, Stephen Sudhakar J, and Sr. GM (South Zone – Business Head) Y S Chang handed over the cheque of ₹ 1 Crore to Pinarayi Vijayan, Chief Minister of Kerala.


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The unprecedented rain is said to have caused the overflowing of with about 35 dams, causing heavy floods in several parts of the state. The damages caused to property and crops by the rain and flood is estimated to be somewhere around ₹ 8000 crore, while over 60,000 people have been shifted to relief camps. The death toll in Kerala due to the calamity is said to have risen to 47 over the past week.

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As already mentioned, Hyundai is not the first automaker to extend support to the rain and flood-affected Kerala. Early this week TVS Motor Company announced a donation of ₹ 1 crore for the Kerala Chief Minister’s Distress Relief Fund. Mercedes-Benz India and its dealer partners also came together to make a contribution of ₹ 30 lakh towards the relief fund. On the other hand, other manufacturers like BMW, Volkswagen and Tata Motors have also extended their support towards flood-affected Kerala.

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Investors Query Funding Costs At A Private Tesla


Several Tesla Inc shareholders have told Reuters they are concerned that the electric car maker will have to pay more to fund its growth if it becomes a private company and loses the ability to sell new shares to stock market investors.

The issue has come to the fore as a special Tesla board committee considers Chief Executive Elon Musk’s idea of taking the loss-making company private in a deal that could be worth as much as $72 billion.

Tesla, whose bonds are rated “junk” by credit rating agencies due to its $11 billion debt pile and its negative cash flow, has tapped the stock market six times in the last eight years through share sales, raising nearly $4.3 billion, according to data from Dealogic.

Without that ready access to capital, Tesla investors who would consider keeping their stake in a private Tesla – as Musk has suggested – wonder how Tesla would fund itself as a private company.

“It ultimately comes down to if you can afford to be private and if you can get funding, and what the cost of that funding is,” said Craig Birk, chief investment officer for Personal Capital Advisors Corp, a Tesla shareholder which owned about 97,000 shares as of June 30.

Musk shocked investors last week with a tweet that he was considering taking Tesla private at a price of $420 a share and that funding was “secured.”

He elaborated on Monday that he believed Saudi Arabia’s PIF, a new shareholder in Tesla, could provide the necessary funding, although sources close to the sovereign wealth fund have played down that prospect.

The 47-year-old entrepreneur and engineer said this week he believes two-thirds of existing Tesla shareholders would roll over their holdings into a private company, rather than cash out, and that he was still talking with major shareholders and advisers before settling on a structure for a deal. It remains unclear how any deal would be financed.

LACK OF LIQUIDITY

Musk has cited his long-running vendetta with short-sellers, who are betting that Tesla’s stock will go down, as well as Wall Street’s short-term focus on quarterly earnings, as reasons to take the company private. The implications for the company’s funding, however, show that exiting the stock market will likely come with costs for Tesla.

Musk said on Monday he did not want to saddle Tesla with more debt, meaning it would then have to rely on private fundraising rounds like Uber Technologies Inc and other venture-backed companies, likely incurring a much higher cost of capital.

Estimates on how expensive private equity fundraising is compared with secondary share sales in the stock market vary. Venky Ganesan, investing partner at Menlo Ventures, said in an interview that the cost of capital – the rate of return required by an investor to persuade them to make a given investment – averages 17 percent to 18 percent for private companies compared with 6 percent to 7 percent for public companies.

“The primary downside of going private is the higher cost of capital that investors demand for the lack of liquidity, being able to buy and sell at a fair price at short notice,” Jacobs Thomas, professor of accounting and finance at Yale School of Management, wrote on the university’s website earlier this month in a post on Tesla.

The issue of funding is not merely academic. Tesla burnt through $3.4 billion of cash last year and has said it expects to invest another $2.5 billion this year.

Musk has said repeatedly since April that Tesla has no need to raise new capital. But analysts expect Tesla will require billions of dollars more over the next several years to fund its expansion plans and to develop new electric premium vehicles to take on German rivals.

On top of that, the company’s battery Gigafactory outside Reno, Nevada is still only partially complete, and Musk has said that an announcement about a European plant will likely come by the end of this year.

Another big-ticket item for Tesla is its recently announced China factory in Shanghai, although Musk has said funding for the roughly $2 billion cost would come from local debt.

NEW CARS IN DEVELOPMENT

Getting access to cheap capital is a constant challenge for automakers, which can spend $1 billion or more engineering a single new model and bringing it to mass production, only to have the vehicle flop because of a cyclical sales slump or a shift in market tastes.

Mainstream automakers have historically failed to earn their cost of capital of about 9 percent because investments in new models, new technology and production equipment do not generate sufficient profits, the late Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV (FCHA.MI) chief executive Sergio Marchionne said in an April 2015 investor presentation.

Three new vehicles are in development at Tesla, the Model Y compact SUV, a new $200,000 Roadster and an electric heavy-duty truck that Musk unveiled last November, with production start dates in 2019 and 2020.

Analysts say that a lot will depend on the forecasts that investors make on the company’s profitability for the next few years. The quicker Tesla can turn a sizeable profit, the easier it will be able to fund itself.

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“Tesla is clearly capital-intensive… but it’s also a disruptor that’s growing like crazy, perhaps making it more akin to high-growth tech companies,” Bernstein analyst Toni Sacconaghi wrote in a research note on Thursday.

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Dhruv Mohite Wins Race 1 Of Volkswagen Ameo Cup Round 3


Kolhapur’s Dhruv Mohite extended his championship lead with the first win of the weekend in Chennai. Round 3 has two more races lined up for Sunday.




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Saurav Bandyopadhyay and Jeet Jhabakh finished at the second and third place respectively

Leading the points table, Dhruv Mohite took his first win of the weekend in Round 3 of the 2018 Volkswagen Ameo Cup at the Madras Motor Race Track (MMRT) in Chennai. The Kolhapur-based driver started the race on pole position and maintained his lead throughout the eight lap race. Finishing second and third respectively were title contenders Saurav Bandyopadhyay and Jeet Jhabakh. This was Dhruv’s fourth win of the season, and an important one after a DNF to his name in the previous round.

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While Dhruv held on to the lead right from the start, it was Saurav who had a better start and was hot on the pole-sitter’s tail. However, Dhruv was quick to extend his lead by a healthy margin almost to a difference of 3.5 seconds by the second lap. Meanwhile Jeet Jhabakh who started the race in fourth place was catching up with Pratik Sonawane who started at P3.

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Finishing second and third respectively were title contenders Saurav Bandyopadhyay and Jeet Jhabakh

The Hyderabad-based driver was quick to move into P3 by the second lap and retained the position until the end of the race. In an otherwise clean race, Jeet turned out to get the maximum action, without any major incidents on track. Pratik too showed some impressive pace having dropped to eighth and recovered to fourth.

Chittagong-based driver Affan Sadat Islam finished fifth in Race 1, ahead of Siddharth Mehdiratta and Shubhomoy Ball. Guest driver Ameya Dandekar took eighth place followed by Anmol Singh. After missing out on Round 2, Bangladesh-based Tauhid Anwar made a comeback to the championship and finished 10th in Race 1.

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With two more races to go, the top drivers will be starting the next race at the back of the grid as part of the reverse grid order. Dhruv has cemented his lead by a healthy margin for the championship, but if the last round was anything to go by, Saurav and Jeet could turn out to be game-changers too.

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2019 BMW R 1250 GS And GS Adventure Details Revealed


BMW R 1250 GS and the BMW R 1250 GS Adventure will come with a new 1,254 cc twin-cylinder engine which will churn out 134 bhp instead of the 123 bhp that it develops now.




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The current 1,170 cc boxer twin engine of the R 1200 GS bikes will be replaced by a 1,254 cc twin engine

It is open secret that BMW Motorrad was planning to significantly update its global best-selling models, the R 1200 GS and the R 1200 GS Adventure and the fact that the updated models will be called the BMW R 1250 GS and the BMW R 1250 GS Adventure. But now, details about the updated models have emerged which confirm that the two bikes will get an updated engine and much more. For starters, the current 1,170 cc boxer twin engine will be replaced by a 1,254 cc twin which will churn out 134 bhp instead of the 123 bhp that it develops now. The engine might also feature variable valve timing, although that hasn’t been confirmed yet. The top speed remains the same at 212 kmph for the R 1200 GS and 218 kmph for the R 1200 GS Adventure. Reports suggest that the sound emission of the bike too has dropped from the current 92 dB on the 1200 GS models to 88 dB on the 1250 GS bikes.

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The 1250 GS also gains weight, with the R 1250 GS weighing in at 249 kg and the R 1250 GS tipping the scale at 268 kg. The fuel tank capacity will be 20 litres for the 1250 GS and the 1250 GS Adventure will have a capacity of 30 litres of fuel. There will not be a significant change in the dimensions, with the width and the height remaining same but the length increasing by 15 mm on both bikes.

In all probability, the BMW R 1250 bikes will be unveiled at the Intermot Motorcycle show in Cologne, Germany in October and also at the EICMA show in Milan, Italy in November, 2018. The R 1200 GS badge has been around since the last 18 years and with Euro V emissions coming and more options in the segment, it is time for a proper overhaul of possibly the best-selling adventure bike in the world.

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