HIMALAYAN NEWS SERVICE
KATHMANDU: Those thinking of buying a new bike or scooter may want to put their plans on hold for a week, as the NADA Auto Show 2012 is kicking off from September 19. The auto show will provide a platform for most two-wheelers and promises a special treat for bike enthusiasts. Along with some new launches, special offers will be provided on most two-wheeler brands — all under a single roof.
While new launches of two-wheelers will be few compared to four-wheelers, most of two-wheeler brands are gearing up to make their presence felt at the auto show with their latest models. For the additional convenience of the customers, facilities like spot financing and insurance will be available through participating financial institutions. This year, the auto show will rollout on two themes — ‘Road safety’ and ‘Clean and green city’. The event aims to create awareness among public about road safety, traffic discipline and keeping our city clean and green.
“NADA Auto Show 2012 is aimed to create some positive vibes along with boosting the auto market,” said Shekhar Golchha, vice president of NADA, stressing that such auto shows help auto brands exhibit their latest products enter healthy competition.
In an attempt to promote Nepal made automotive products and services, a separate ‘Made in Nepal’ pavilion will be set up, while the event will also showcase classic and vintage cars under the theme of ‘Classic and Vintage: Nepal’s pride and heritage’. More than 43 companies, including 24 automobile brands, will also be exhibiting spare parts, accessories and lubricants at this one-stop mega event. The participants of the auto expo will comprise of manufacturers, dealers and distributors from various countries and will be accommodated in around 100 stalls and blocks inside and outside the hall. The five-day long event is slated to last till September 23 and is expected to draw around 50,000 visitors.
In the spotlight
Honda CBR1000RR incorporates fresh suspension, more aerodynamic bodywork, wheels, instrumentation, and engine mapping aimed at making it even less demanding to ride on the road and track. The beauty of the CBR1000RR platform is the synergistic relationship between each individual component. From its inline-four engine and six-speed, slipper clutch-equipped gearbox to the geometry of the frame or swing-arm, suspension and brakes — it all functions in harmony allowing the rider to operate the motorcycle at a level they might not be as capable of if they were on any other bike, even with the benefit of rider aids like traction control. Honda’s new layered fairing contributes to better engine cooling and aerodynamic efficiency at speed. The 12 CBR1000RRs all-digital display not only looks cool, it is easy to toy with and read. A spoiler in the chin of the front fairing creates more down force. Stay in the throttle and you will be greeted by a fat, far-reaching wave of engine torque from 6,000 to 10,000 revs that propels the CBR off corners with
comparable authority of a big V-Twin, only without that classic Twin shake and rattle.
Bajaj Discover 125 ST
Bajaj Discover 125 ST is
empowered with the fuel
proficient engines that deliver good mileage. The Discover 125 St offers a mileage of 56 kmpl in city whereas 67 kmpl on highways. This bike can reach 60 kmph in mere 5.94 seconds and achieve the top speed of 105 kmph. Bajaj Discover 125 ST 125 cc is available in four exciting colours — blue, red, grey and black. The front
appearance of the
Bajaj Discover 125 ST is highly remarkable, with its sporty headlamps, large tank, racing style wheel stripes, digital metres and racer breed tank spoilers. The new turn indicators and exhaust muffler (silencer) with stylish black-silver sporty colour gives the bike an awesome look. The new Bajaj Discover 125 ST is fitted with improved 124.6 cc displacement engine that provides an immense power of 12.8 BHP at 9,000 rpm and highest torque of 11 Nm at 7,000 rpm. Bajaj Discover 125 ST has large front disc brakes with 200 mm petal disc with rear drum brakes 130 mm drum, which de-accelerates the vehicle sooner and ensures competent emergency braking. The rear wheel of the bike is outfitted with the gas filled nitrox shock absorbers that lessens jerks on bouncy roads and provides smooth handling.