Race edition of TVS Apache RTR 180 unveiled

TVS Motor Company, India’s third largest two wheeler maker by sales on Wednesday launched the race edition of TVS Apache RTR 180 in India to take on rivals such as market leader Hero MotoCorp, Honda Motorcycle and Scooter and Bajaj Auto.

Priced at Rs 83,233 in  Delhi showroom, the TVS Apache RTR 180 Race edition primarily competes with the likes of the Suzuki Gixxer, Honda CB Hornet and Bajaj Pulsar 180.

The motorcycle special edition comes in a single colour, pearl white, and will be offered with front and rear disc brakes as standard.

Hyatt unveils EQ:IQ

Luxury hotel Hyatt Regency Pune has unveiled a new events space named EQ:IQ, i.e., emotional quotient: intelligence quotient. With an area of 19,000Sq.ft, it is the largest events space in the city.

Hyatt Regency Pune claimed EQ:IQ is one of its kind concept in the country that creates the perfect balance of work and play. Each room—curiously named Newton, Einstein, Galileo-- is equipped with the latest technology.

Nissan launches Terrano Sport

Nissan India has launched a special & limited- edition of its most popular SUV, Terrano called the Sport Edition. The new edition of Terrano has been priced at Rs 12.22 lakh (Ex-Showroom, Delhi). This new offering from the Company gets a bunch of updates to the exterior in order to give the SUV a premium look and feel. It also gets a dual-tone colour scheme with a white body and the roof and pillars wrapped in black. The Sport Edition is only offered on the 85hp version of the diesel Terrano. to grant $3 million to Indian NGOs

Google’s philanthropic arm - announced additional grants of $3 million to two non profit organisations in India - Central Square Foundation and The Teacher App, with the total commitment of $ 11.4 million.

Greenply re-brands as Greenpanel

The Rs 1655 crore Greenply Industries Limited (GIL), India's largest interior infrastructure company, will now rebrand its MDF, wood floors, plywood, veneers and doors as Greenpanel. The EPD division of Greenply Industries was earlier marketing these products under Green Panelmax and Green Floormax brand names. Significantly, Greenply enjoys nearly 26 per cent market share in the organised plywood market in India and 30 per cent market share in domestic MDF market, with a strong retail network, 48 branches across India and presence in over 300 cities across 21 states.

Tata brings NExon AMT starting @ Rs 9.41 lakh

Tata Motor has launched AMT (automated manual transmission) version of its Nexon with a price tag of Rs 9.41 lakh for its petrol variant and Rs 10.3 lakh for the diesel variant, both prices are ex-showroom, Delhi.  The Nexon AMT will be only available with the top-end XZA+ variant on both the petrol and the diesel. Tata Nexon AMT will feature three drive modes - Eco, City and Sport.

The ultra-luxurious ‘Indian’ Roadmaster Elite

Polaris India, a wholly-owned subsidiary of US-based Polaris Industries Inc, on Wednesday expanded its super bike portfolio by introducing its all new iconic flagship motorcycle the ‘Indian' Roadmaster Elite priced at Rs 48 lakh in Mumbai.

Indian Motorcycles is the American oldest brand manufacturing sophisticated and technologically advanced bikes under two categories called cruisers and tourers starting with the engine capacity of 1,000 cc.

Kolkata R&D centre bags Microsoft’s elite scaleup

A significant part of Microsoft’s $500 million fresh investment will come to the Kolkata R&D centre of the Baltimore-headquartered MachineSense, LLC, artificial intelligence (AI)-driven manufacturer of machine sensor and power analyzer. This will be part of Microsoft Corp’s elite scale-up accelerator programme, initiated in February.

Why Plan? asks Urban Blackberrys

Urban Blackberrys, the leading youth denim brand from the stable of Mohan Clothing Co Pvt Ltd, has now come up with its new brand ideology –“Why Plan”, signifying the spirit of a wanderer, so that today’s urban youth can relate to the brand in a much smoother way and seamlessly. The company had also commissioned the Bangalore-based design agency Four Dimensions Retail Design to come up with a new retail identity for its three different brand identities that include the parent brand Blackberrys, “Urban” Blackberrys and Blackberrys “Casuale”.

Ducati launches new Monster 821 in India at Rs 9.51 lakh

Italian super bike maker Ducati launched an all new version of 'Monster 821' in India at an introductory price of Rs 9.51 lakh (ex-showroom).

The Monster 821 comes with a Euro 4 compliant liquid-cooled engine which delivers a maximum power of 109 hp. “For the last 25 years, the Monster has consistently delighted biking enthusiasts across the world. This year is the 25th anniversary of the Monster and we are very proud to introduce the new Monster 821 in India,” Ducati India Managing Director Sergi Canovas Garriga said in a statement.