The Seiemmezzo Retro Street roadster is the most affordable Moto Morini, priced at Rs 6.89 lakh, while the Seiemmezzo Scrambler is slightly more expensive, priced at Rs 6.99 lakh. Except for the wheels and tyres, these bikes are powered by a liquid-cooled 649cc parallel-twin engine producing 55hp and 54Nm and share most of the cycle parts.
The X-Cape 650 adventure bikes are perhaps the Moto Morini products best suited to some of our broken road conditions. The standard X-Cape 650 with cast alloy rims costs Rs 7.20 lakh, while the 650X with tubeless wire-spoked wheels costs Rs 7.40 lakh. These adventure bikes are powered by the same 649cc liquid-cooled parallel-twin engine, though the peak output figures are slightly higher here—60hp and 54Nm.
All Moto Morini products sold in India include a TFT dash (larger on X-Cape models), Pirelli tyres, dual-channel ABS, and all-LED lighting. Furthermore, the X-Cape adventure bikes have two riding modes to complement their off-road nature.
The Seiemmezzo Retro Street is priced almost identically to the neo-retro Kawasaki Z650RS (Rs 6.92 lakh). It is slightly heavier and produces less power than the Z650RS, but it has far more features. The Scrambler has no natural competitors in this price or performance range, though the smaller Benelli Leoncino 500 and the Ducati Scrambler are both available. At 800, it is at the extreme of its competition.
Moto Morini’s X-Cape 650 adventure bikes face stiff competition from more established brands in the middleweight adventure bike segment. The standard X-Cape 650 competes with the Kawasaki Versys 650 (Rs 7.36 lakh) and the much more expensive Triumph Tiger Sport 660 (Rs 8.95 lakh). We compared the latter two, and the video is available here. Then there’s the X-Cape 650X, which competes with the tried-and-true Suzuki V-Strom 650XT, though the Suzuki is significantly more expensive at Rs 8.88 lakh and lacks as many features.
Price Comparison: Hero Vida V1 vs. Ola S1 Pro
Starting with the Ola S1 Pro, it is the most cost-effective scooter. In Delhi, the quartet costs Rs 1.30 lakh. This price does not include the current festive season discount on the scooter of Rs 10,000, which is valid until Diwali 2022. All in all, the Ola S1 Pro has a lot of features, with on-board speakers being one of the most notable. Ola also sells the base S1 variant for Rs. 1 lakh, which has fewer features, a smaller battery, and lower performance.
Price Comparison of the Hero Vida V1 and the Ather 450X
The Ather 450X, which costs Rs 1.39 lakh in Delhi, is another major competitor to the Vida V1 Plus and V1 Pro. The Ather 450X is a feature-rich, sporty, and dependable electric scooter, which it has proven time and again. It had been with us for a long time. It’s also the only scooter on the market with an active fast-charging network. If the Ather 450X appears to be out of reach due to its price, the 450 Plus variant, priced at Rs 1.17 lakh, is an option. It has lower performance and battery range than the 450X, as expected.
Price Comparison of the Hero Vida V1 and the Bajaj Chetak
This brings us to the Bajaj Chetak, which costs Rs 1.51 lakh in Delhi. It is priced between the Vida V1 Plus and Vida V1 Pro, but it lacks some features. It, for example, lacks a touchscreen display in favour of a simpler LCD unit. What works in The styling and build quality of the Bajaj are impressive, and the performance in the city is adequate. It’s worth noting that, unlike the other scooters, the Bajaj Chetak does not come in a lower-spec variant.
Engine, chassis, and electronics for the Ducati Multistrada V4 Pikes Peak
The Multistrada V4 Pikes Peak uses the same engine and transmission as the standard Multistrada V4 range, with no changes to either component. As a result, the liquid-cooled, 1,158cc 90-degree V4 engine with 170hp at 10,500rpm and 125Nm at 8,750rpm remains unchanged, as does the 6-speed transmission.
The aluminium monocoque frame and all of the braking hardware are also shared with the Multistrada V4. The seat height can be adjusted between 810 and 860mm, and it has the same The standard Multistrada V4 has a 22-litre fuel tank. However, that is where the similarities end.
One of the Multistrada 1260 Pikes Peak’s highlights was a single-sided swingarm that showcased the rear wheel. The return of the single-sided swing arm on the Multistrada V4 Pikes Peak adds visual distinction to the rest of the V4 Mutistradas.
This is also the only V4-powered Multistrada available today with 17-inch forged aluminium wheels sized 120/70-ZR17 (front) and 190/55-ZR17 (rear). The rubber on these lightweight rims is also much stickier, as it is Pirelli Diablo Rosso 4 tyres, which are also found on the recently released Streetfighter V2.
Continuing on, the superbike-spec Ohlins 48mm fork and monoshock contribute to the overall sporting intent. Furthermore, the Multistrada V4 Pikes Peak comes standard with a homologated Akrapovic slip-on exhaust and a slew of carbon-fibre components. All of these modifications result in a 239kg kerb weight (down 4kg on the Multistrada V4 and 1kg on the standard V4).
Ducati has revised the rider triangle to match the racier nature of the Multistrada V4 Pikes Peak, including higher and more rear-set footpegs, a lower handlebar, and a shorter front windscreen. To complement the hardware changes, the software has been updated, with the addition of a new racing mode promising sharper throttle response and better handling. decreased intervention from electronic safety aids.
A Vehicle Concept for Mobility
What would happen if the Smart ForTwo was designed 20 years from now? For starters, it would be smarter and more like this four-wheeled contraption that is supposed to be your errand buddy. The car is a purely electric, futuristic urban vehicle developed in response to an increase in the number of senior citizens and single-member households, as well as an increase in the use of automobiles for short-distance trips by up to two people in urban environments.
You’d be half right if you thought it was one of those flashy cars that belong in a museum. It’s flashy, but it’s also extremely agile. We were given a short and twisty course to complete. We were excited to test out the car’s easy manoeuvrability and parking. The steering required some effort, but it had enough pep, not to mention lively handling, for its intended purpose.
The car is powered by a 6.1 KWh lithium-ion battery, and the motor is neatly located in the back, driving the rear wheels. It is only 2.32m long and 1.19m wide, making it ideal for manoeuvring in urban areas. We believe that with a 100km range per charge, this would be ideal for Indian conditions as well.
Nismo RC Nissan Leaf
And now for the racecar. Getting behind the wheel of a Nismo is a dream, regardless of whether it’s a Leaf. Yes, this is the unsuspecting electric car you’ll see in the business district’s bustling neighbourhoods. The Leaf Nismo RC is a stunning bespoke track-ready carbon fibre prototype powered by a zero-emission lithium-ion powertrain. Naturally, because it’s a race car, it’s a much more stripped-down version of its road-going counterpart.
The car can be charged up to 80% of its full capacity in 30 minutes using the CHAdeMO quick charging port located inside the rear cowl, which is powered by a lithium-ion battery made up of 48 compact modules and a high-response 80kW AC synchronous motor that generates 107bhp and 280Nm of torque. It’s also quick. Nissan claims a time of 6.8 seconds from 0 to 100kmph and a top speed of around 150kmph.
And we certainly won’t deny those figures after completing two quick laps in it. There is no lag, and the acceleration is quite quick. Racing tyres and a carbon fibre chassis gave the Leaf Nismo RC incredible cornering grip and stability. The two laps were completed in the blink of an eye because it was so fast and fun. Do we expect a one-off Nismo RC cup then? You just never know.
Nissan has also made some ingenious modifications to one of their family vehicles. However, this girl-next-door turned out to be a popstar in disguise. Nissan introduced its new e-POWER drive system on its popular Note compact family model in Japan in 2016. It was a significant milestone for Nissan because it was the first time the technology was made available to consumers.
The e-POWER system has full electric-motor drive, which means that the electric motor drives the wheels entirely. Power is delivered to the e-compact POWER’s powertrain, which consists of a petrol engine, power generator, inverter, and motor, via a high-output battery. The petrol engine, on the other hand, is not connected to the wheels; it simply charges the battery, which powers the wheels. Driving the e-POWER is a fantastic experience once you understand what’s going on under the hood.
The torque is instantaneous, and the power delivery is extremely smooth. Nissan also claims an astonishing efficiency of nearly 40kmpl. In a nutshell, e-POWER offers all of the advantages of an EV without having to worry about charging the battery, which we believe makes for a brilliant product given India’s mileage-obsessed buyers. While Nissan has not confirmed it, we believe this will be the first product to enter India, riding the wave of Nissan’s intelligent mobility.
Nissan Serena ProPilot
The world would be a different place without moms and minivans. The Nissan Serena is a futuristic minivan that wowed us from the moment we saw it. It’s a big, bold-looking MPV that would turn heads if it made its way to India. But, aside from appearances, the Serena’s trump card was something else—something that impressed us as we drove it around the streets. from Japan
So, what exactly is the Serena ProPilot? For starters, it’s one of Nissan’s first major forays into public-road autonomous driving. ProPILOT is an autonomous driving technology designed for single-lane highway traffic. Nissan is the first Japanese automaker to offer a steering, accelerator, and braking system that can be operated fully automatically, reducing the driver’s workload in heavy highway traffic and long commutes.
The application was also fairly simple. All you have to do is press the ProPILOT button on the steering wheel, set the speed using cruise control, and wait for a few moments while the system adjusts to the surroundings, and it’ll drive itself. While we’ve all been driven around as passengers or in the back seat, being driven around in the driver’s seat was an interesting but eerie experience, thanks to the steering self-correcting.
ProPILOT works by utilising advanced image-processing technology that recognises road and traffic conditions and executes precise steering, allowing the vehicle to perform naturally. What’s more, it’s not very expensive, with a $2000 (approx. Rs 1.3 lakh) option when purchasing the Serena. Of course, the technology is still in its early stages and operates only on well-marked multilane highways, making it more of a help than an autonomous vehicle.
What is the most important metric for defining a supercar? The time required to accelerate from zero to one hundred kilometres per hour The BladeGlider does it in less than 5 seconds. It reaches a top speed of 190kmph. This one-of-a-kind vehicle is entirely electric, powered by a high-performance five-module lithium-ion 220kW battery.
Two 130kW electric motors, one for each wheel, provide drive to the rear wheels, producing 268bhp and a massive 707Nm of torque. Its performance, which we witnessed from the back seat, is simply electric, and we wouldn’t be surprised if this thing destroys a number of combustion-engine powered cars on a racetrack. While the BladeGlider will not be produced, it will serve as the foundation for many future sports cars.