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5Englishman builds amazing weaponized 100-hp Tuk Tuk from Far Cry 4

To celebrate the release of the Playstation game Far Cry 4, Ubisoft partnered with wild English inventor Colin Furze on creating a weaponized tuk tuk that in-game hero Ajay Ghale uses to combat the Royal Army of Pagan Min. The original engine in the Bajaj tuk tuk - usually good for something like nine or ten horsepower to move around 600 pounds - came out, replaced by the 100-horsepower engine from a Honda CBR 600. That is where the wheelies, drifting and burnouts come from.

5Husqvarna sold to KTM CEO Stefan Pierer

A couple of days ago the UK's Motorcycle News reported that BMW was in the final stages of selling Husqvarna to KTM, with a deal potentially confirmed as soon as this week. Following that came reports that Husqvarna Motorcycles wasn't sold to KTM but to a Pierer Industries, the company owned by KTM CEO Stefan Pierer. Turns out the advance report was true, as was the follow-up: BMW has just announced a "strategic realignment" of its Motorrad division, explaining that it sold Husqvarna to Pierer I

22Bajaj RE60 may take World's Cheapest Car title from Tata Nano

The Tata Nano may not be the runaway sales success the vehicle's Indian manufacturers had hoped, but that hasn't stopped other automakers from eying India's blooming inexpensive vehicle segment. The country's largest manufacturer of three wheelers is set to dip a toe into the automotive manufacturing with an all-new vehicle. The Bajaj RE60 features a water-cooled 200cc engine with around 20 horsepower, and as a result, the vehicle has a top speed of just 43 mph. That may not be quick, but the co

67Bajaj RE60 may take World's Cheapest Car title from Tata Nano

The Tata Nano may not be the runaway sales success the vehicle's Indian manufacturers had hoped, but that hasn't stopped other automakers from eying India's blooming inexpensive vehicle segment. The country's largest manufacturer of three wheelers is set to dip a toe into the automotive manufacturing with an all-new vehicle. The Bajaj RE60 features a water-cooled 200cc engine with around 20 horsepower, and as a result, the vehicle has a top speed of just 43 mph. That may not be quick, but the co

42Report: China's BAIC gunning to buy Pininfarina

BAIC C71EV – Click above for high-res image gallery

3Renault-Nissan-Bajaj's Ultra-Low-Cost car project still alive

It's been a while since we've heard an update on the car coming from the joint venture of Renault-Nissan and Indian manufacturer Bajaj, a competitor to the Tata Nano. Carlos Ghosn, Renault-Nissan's CEO, fills us in with a statement that the ULC (Ultra Low Car) project is alive and well. What news do we learn? First, the 2011 release date has been pushed back to 2012. Second, the car is going to cost $3,000 (compared to the Nano's base price of around $2,000) and will still be available in a vers

1MotoCzysz + Bajaj = dream?

When last we had word of MotoCzysz, the company had just finished a marathon struggle to design, build and race an electric motorcycle at the TTXGP. The epic E1pc was built and shipped to the Isle of Man where it participated in the practice runs but tragically suffered a motor failure at the beginning of the actual race. Fast-forward a few months and things seem to be looking up for the American innovator as word comes of a new relationship with Bajaj, the Indian maker of motorcycles and all th

1KTM promises to continue developing 2-stroke engine, 125cc streetbike and electric dirtbike

KTM electric dirtbike - Click above for high-res image gallery

4Bajaj planning most fuel efficient car in the world

We've been hearing about a planned rival for the recently-launched Tata Nano from fellow Indian automaker Bajaj and corporate partner Renault/Nissan for nearly a year. According to reports, the project is still moving forward, though Bajaj isn't planning to compete directly with the Nano on price alone. Instead, the automaker will attack the Tata Nano from a fuel efficiency angle with what will supposedly be the most fuel efficient car in the world (not counting hybrids, which are invariably muc

AddThe Nano won't be lonely: Renault announces ultra-low cost car

A few days ago there were rumors floating around about a new agreement between Bajaj Auto and Renault. Sure enough, the two marques have announced a partnership to build Tata Nano rival. They announced that the new vehicle that is under development, named ULC (which probably comes from Ultra Low Cost), will be put on sale in India by 2011 for about $2,500. They expect to sell 200,000 cars per year. A new 400,000 unit factory will be built in Chakan (Maharashtra state). India is the initial targ

7Confirmed: Nissan/Renault developing low-cost Nano-killer with Bajaj

It was rumored that Nissan/Renault was serious about fielding a low-priced competitor to the $2,500 USD Tata Nano, and the automaker made it official today by announcing a plan to produce an equally inexpensive car called the ULC in conjunction with Indian automaker Bajaj Auto. The two companies are forming a joint-venture to produce the ULC, which will be built at an all-new facility in Chakan, India at an initial rate of 400,000 units per year. The Tata Nano has no need for concern just yet, a

AddIndian bike makers working on natural gas options in response to Tata Nano

Motorcycle, scooter and moped manufacturers in India are worried. Since Tata announced their ultra-cheap Nano, the two-wheeled industry is abuzz with worry that the populace will quickly abandon their old single-track vehicles for the safety and convenience of a four-wheeler if the price points get too close. This is a rational concern, and it is exactly why Tata's created the Nano in the first place.

AddTrifun three-wheelers set to enter U.S. market

Currently, there are a few small manufacturers marketing in the small, three-wheeled vehicle segment. Obviously, ZAP comes to mind with their electric Xebra sedan and pickup truck. Bajaj sells small three-wheeled utility vehicles here as well. It looks like we can add Trifun to that list, as they reportedly plan to sell a few thousand three-wheeled vehicles this year in the U.S.

AddRumormill: LML to produce Vespa PX clones with 4 stroke engines?

A few years ago, Bajaj stopped making their Chetak and Legend scooters, and since then there has been a dinstinct lack of any steel-bodied, manual transmission, 4-stroke scooters on the market. Genuine Scooters has begun selling their Stella scooter again after a short absence and Vespa themselves re-released 500 of the PX150 model to the American market, but both of those machines feature 2-stroke engines. Bajaj made some pretty compelling claims regarding the emissions improvement of their 4-s

20Bajaj Auto debuts $3,000 car ahead of Tata

With less than a day to go before Tata unveils its much-hyped $2,500 "people's car," one of the automaker's Indian rivals, Bajaj Auto, has unveiled a vehicle with a similar purpose. The concept, which was designed and built in India, will be produced under the Nissan/Renault/Bajaj alliance and should retail for around $3,000. The budget car's body might be different when it reaches production, but the running gear, steering, brakes and engine is pretty much set in stone. Other versions will be p

AddWatch out Tata: Bajaj to double small car fuel efficiency, Ford invests in Indian small car plant

It's just two days before the debut of Tata's $2,500 car and a major U.S. car maker blinked. Ford said Tuesday it will invest $500m in a vehicle plant in India. Ford also says a significant part of that investment will go toward making a small, inexpensive car. Ford is not alone in trying to grab headlines away from Tata.

AddIndia mixing hydrogen and compressed natural gas

India's major automakers, Tata Motors, Bajaj Auto, Mahindra & Mahindra, Ashok Leyland and Eicher Motors, have put aside their rivalry and come together in a project to create an optimal mix of hydrogen and compressed natural gas (CNG). If successful, the fuel mix - referred to as Hithane - will reduce emissions, improve fuel efficiency and work in existing vehicles.

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