Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Frankfurt: 2010 Renault Megane Renaultsport 250

Scheduled to go on sale in November, the 2010 Renault Megane Renaultsport 250 is manufactured at the Palencia plant in Spain. The new Renaultsport Megane 250 features a performance-enhancing design, an option of two chassis, and a raft of technological equipment already available for the New Mégane range to meet driver enjoyment.

The Megane Renaultsport 250 gets a revised 2.0-litre turbocharged engine mated to a six-speed manual gearbox, producing peak power of 247bhp and 251lb ft of torque from 3000rpm. Thanks to its twin-scroll turbo, the Renaultsport 2.0-litre turbocharged engine is exceptionally responsive and particularly flexible at low revs, with 80 per cent of maximum torque available from 1900rpm.

At launch, two chassis settings will be available, a sport chassis for everyday driving enjoyment and a Cup chassis for more exhilarating performance, especially on track.

Based on the three-door Megane hatchback, the Megane Renaultsport 250 is fitted with a heft of standard equipment available on the standard Mégane, such as automatic dual-zone climate control, a hands-free card with automatic door locking as the card-holder walks away from the vehicle, the high-end 3D Sound by Arkamys and a choice of two navigation systems. Additionally, the Renaultsport 250 boasts two specific features aimed at heightening the driver’s enjoyment delivered by the vehicle’s performance.

One is the Renaultsport Dynamic Management system allows the ESC to be enabled in one of three modes: ‘On’ (the default mode), ‘Sport’ (for less intrusive ESC action) and ‘Off’ (total disengagement). The other is the Renaultsport Monitor, taking its inspiration from motor sport, provides information about real-time engine performance, gearchange warning, throttle pedal mapping, lateral acceleration, 0-60 acceleration and lap times.

In terms of styling, the the Megane Renaultsport 250 is inspired by the new Mégane Coupe. Its front bumper incorporates a blade echoing the low-slung noses of a Formula 1 car, along with extended wheel arches, side sill, rear diffuser, extended tailgate spoiler and centrally-positioned exhaust tailpipe. LED daytime running lights are a key part of the car's styling signature.

Inside, the new Mégane Renaultsport 250 is looks pretty much impressive and comfortable. There are height adjustable front seats with additional lateral support or optional Recaros, height and reach adjustable sports steering wheel, aluminium pedal covers and a new fascia design.

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Frankfurt Motor Show: 2010 Lexus GS 450h

Lexus has introduced 2010 GS 450h at 2009 Frankfurt Motor show. The 2010 model comes with minor styling updates, new colours, revised Pre-Crash Safety system and other innovative navigation and audio packages.

The GS 450h has a 3.5-litre V6 petrol engine working side by side with the Lexus Hybrid System. Full system power is 254kW (345hp) from which an average fuel consumption figure of 35.8mpg is achieved. C02 emissions are 186g/km.

Safety has been improved with the updated Pre-Crash Safety system. The new system uses the pre-crash brake technology. Both front seats are fitted with new inflator-operated active headrests, activated by a signal from the ECU in the event of a rear-end impact. While a rear impact happens, the inflator integrated in the headrests slides a piston that unlocks a mechanism and projects the headrest forwards and upwards, reducing the risk of serious injuries.

The exterior changes include new front grille, hybrid-blue rear lamp clusters modified to incorporate larger, transparent outer lenses, and redesigned 18-inch alloy wheels for the SE-L. The range of 11 exterior colours are available including Vanilla Mist, Richmond Green and Atlantic Blue.

Inside, the 2010 Lexus GS 450h features a new hybrid-blue backlit stop/start button and grey bird's eye maple wood grain trim, and a satellite navigation system with a 40GB hard drive among others. The Lexus GS 450h range is fitted with two new audio systems, a 10-speaker Lexus premium package and a 14-speaker Mark Levinson Premium Surround Sound System giving 5.1-channel surround sound on selected CDs and DVDs.

Both systems are now DAB ready and provide USB and audio jack plug connection for fully controlled use of portable music players, and Bluetooth with an audio streaming function, and will also provide a “sound library” function, using the navigation system’s HDD to transfer and store music files from CD up to 10GB capacity.

Prices will be released closer to the launch date.

Monday, September 28, 2009

Frankfurt Auto Show: 2010 Citroen C3

The popular Citroen C3 supermini is a great success, over two million models delivered worldwide. To continue the success, the company comes with the 2010 Citroen C3, which follows so much of the outgoing car.

When compared to previous versions, the 2010 Citroen C3 has a sportier edge that lends the car a more dynamic, yet robust appearance. The rounded shape remained. The Citroen C3 is quite more spacious with wider track. Measuring 3.94m long and 1.71m wide, it is surprising that it offers 300 liters of boot space. Buyers also can opt to have C3’s ‘Zenith’ windscreen, which runs over into the roof.

Inside, the new Citroen C3 offers USB connection, iPod and Bluetooth functionality and satellite navigation.

From launch, an HDi 90 powered version will be available emitting just 99g/km CO2 – the first full production Citroën to emit less than 100g/km. Whilst the arrival of new power plants from 2011, incorporating second-generation Stop & Start technology, will see diesel versions emitting as little as 90g/km CO2, to be followed by new generation three-cylinder petrol engines with less than 100g/km CO2.

The new 2010 Citroen C3 is set to arrive in the UK from early 2010. However, it’s really a pity that we can't buy Citroens in America anymore.

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Fiat Bravo Coming in Late 2009

Fiat Bravo
Expected in Late 2009
Estimated price: Rs 18-25 lakh (estimated)
The Fiat Bravo is Fiat's new small family car that was introduced at the Geneva Motor Show in 2007. The car was designed by the Fiat style centre and Austrian automotive company Magna Steyr was involved in engineering most of the car’s body and fittings.

Once the Bravo is launched in India, it will the most expensive hatchback in the country. The idea behind launching this car is not to generate big sales numbers but rather to create a strong brand image with a high quality and truly world class product.

The Bravo in India will have a 1910cc, 16-valve turbocharged multijet engine. Developing an immense 150bhp@4000 rpm, the car will cover 0-100kph in about 9 seconds. The Bravo is a luxurious hatchback, with interiors to match.

Specs (Speculated)
Engine location: Front
Positioning: Transverse
Engine: 1910cc, turbocharged multijet engine
Max. Power: 150bhp @4000rpm
Length: 4020mm
Width: 1750mm
Height: 1420mm
Wheelbase: 2540mm

Best Lexus RX450h LXH

Here’s a big car that gives you more, much more, and pretends to be taking away less. Expensive, beautifully equipped, stacked with brainy hybrid technology, it’s hard to understand as anything more than a conceit. Yet for its striving for perfection alone, I loved driving it.

The hybrid system operates mainly in Eco mode which allows the electronic controller to shuttle between electric and petrol engine operation, and it’s almost totally seamless. Ev or electric only mode gives just a kilometre or two of silent-only operation. Pulling away mutes throttle response to give near silent going, but hooligans can hoof it and blow away the intent of all those azure ‘hybrid’ badges.

Fit and finish is superb as you’d expect from a R770 000 range-topping machine, and the LXH version has full array of toys including sophisticated camera-based PDC, full leather, superb 15-speaker Mark Levinson surround sound system, heated seats, electric sunroof and auto open/close boot. All useful for making the driving experience less of a chore. Lose these specifics and you have the R70k cheaper SX version. The main media interface includes a HDD navi system operated primarily through a mouse-like haptic device which is the Lexus version of MMI and iDrive. It’s a bit fussy in operation, perhaps less intuitive when there aren’t many menus to scroll through, and difficult in traffic. It works like a damped action trackball on the large format screen, with options selected via a side click. The navigation default (if you like it like that) and menu can both be accessed via two override buttons, and options can be scrolled through with a discreet up and down arrow rocker switch. But it still feels like a system that’s clawing for a point of difference rather than making a stride forward in the ergonomics department. I’m sure its fine when you have most of your defaults sorted. For me, I still find it easier to whizz through menus using a spin and push-to-select dial in the Merc, BM and Audi tradition.

For a large car with a heft of two tonnes, the handling is surprisingly good. The ride is soft without being wallowy, it goes where you point the lightly weighted steering with some precision, and while no racer by any stretch, it will handle the yumps and twists of any daily commute with aplomb and the absolute minimum of mechanical reminder. This car is seriously hushed. It feels sorted, secure and solidly engineered. After all, Toyota’s been making big SUVs for years and this one carries forward the brand’s association with finesse.

Styling is surely a little generic – following the sloping back cues that have given Nissan’s Infiniti its appeal stateside, where the RX450h is no doubt going to find its biggest market. The imposing shovelhead front is good for carving through the lesser traffic. It’s still not pretty, and especially not that sharp frontal point underlined by the chin protector panels. But it contrives to look wide and substantial from behind and dead ahead, though the broad flanks and steeply raked rear roof line help to shrink the silhouette of the vehicle. It’s big, and majors on space inside, yet doesn’t look it from all angles.

Technology is a tour de force, though why it’s all necessary is another question. A whoofling 3.5 litre V6 producing 183kW/317Nm is the main event, which can kick the plot along at a credible pace if you stomp the right foot and keep the irritating CVT (continuously variable transmission) locked on the larger end of the cone, but for the most part you have to pootle along if you want fuel economy. Strident foot kicking brings out upper 11 litres/100km averages, the gentler approach can bring in mid-sevens as battery power helps subsidise things on start-up and slowdown, the latter through a regenerative braking system. Essentially it’s a front-driver with one electric motor/generator coupled to the petrol and acting as a starter/battery generator, plus another 123kw/335Nm driving the front wheels via a transaxle, and a third 50kW/139Nm electric motor driving the rear wheels only when front traction is lost, activated electronically rather than via a mechanical linkage. Total ‘system’ output is rated at 220kW. It’s no radical four-wheeler, but the ground clearance is good, and it should be capable of soaking up a few muddy roads.

As a commuter it seems quite over the top. An automotive oxymoron, if you like. Here’s this great hulking SUV that’s at the same time desperately trying to make a green statement with its expensive technology that cuts fuel consumption and emissions to that of an average sedan. It might make you feel better about the bulk and bombast, even if ultimately it’s a joke on the planet-saving index.



R769 300




3.5 litre 24v V6, 183kW @ 6000rpm, 317Nm @ 4800rpm; front motor 123kW/335Nm, rear motor 50Kw/139Nm; system total 220kW


E-CVT continuously variable transmission, part-time four-wheel drive


7.8sec 0-100kph, 200kph, 6.3 ℓ/100km, 148g/km CO2





remarkable discovery

We all remember Lance bouncing back to win more than six titles on the Tour, but do you remember Les tricolores overcoming a 14 point deficit in the ‘99 World Cup semi-final, beating the mighty All Blacks 43-31?

No, what about our very own Gary Player, winning the World Matchplay tournament at Wentworth in 1965, after trailing by seven holes?

Still no, well one comeback we all should be young enough to remember is that of Land Rover’s Discovery from vehicular villain to versatile victor of 100 international awards it has accumulated since the Discovery3 was launched. Although the issues that characterised the Discovery2 still leave a bitter German aftertaste for some, the new fourth generation builds on the more reliable Disco3 chassis. Under its Ford foster parents, the 3 made huge strides in improving their Customer Service Index ratings (think JD Power) and restoring trust in their brand and product reliability.

Unlike the Range Rover Sport, Land Rover SA have opted for an all new engine line-up for the Discovery4 including a new 3.0 TDV6 (available in S, SE and HSE trim), as well as a petrol 5.0 V8 HSE. The new direct injection V8 delivers 25% more power and 19% more torque than the previous 4.4-litre powerplant, accelerating the big 4 from 0-100kph in 7.6secs.

The pick of the range however is the twin turbo oil burner, the new 3.0 TDV6. Compared to the previous 2.7-litre diesel, the new six potter offers a 9 % improvement in fuel economy (EU combined cycle) and 10% less CO2 emissions, while increasing power by 29%. Torque increases by 36% to 600Nm, offering a claimed 0-100 kph time of 9.6 secs, which is a 24% improvement over the previous 2.7-litre.

Onroad body roll and dive under braking has been reduced thanks to stiffer and larger anti-roll bars, while the centre of gravity has also been lowered by 42mm at the front and 62mm at the rear for better mid corner poise and straight-line stability.

Off the beaten track is still where the Discovery excels though, boasting a wading depth of 700mm (in offroad mode) and the same technical enhancements as the new Range Rover Sport. These include a 'sand launch control' function which sets speed-dependent wheel-slip targets for the traction control system to permit only very limited wheel-slip on pull away. There is also a new Gradient Release Control function on the Hill Descent Control (HDC) system that reduces the lurch one feels when braking is released while descending very steep inclines, offering better control at extreme angles.

The rock crawl program also now applies a low level brake pressure when the vehicle is in first or reverse gear at speeds below 5kph, reducing the vehicle's roll tendency and the intervention of the traction control system, for a more composed drive over rocky terrain.

The Discovery4 also adopts the Sport’s exterior design with simpler surfaces at the front, including a more aerodynamic front bumper and LED lighting both front and rear. On the down side, the position of the full size spare wheel has not been addressed and remains under the rear load bay. Land Rover’s designers have also done away with the protection of the black plastic side mouldings, due to customer feedback in the US. These strips offered protection from scratches - when traversing thick bush, forests and thornveld - and aren’t even available optionally.

The hard wearing and durable plastics on the interior have also made way for more luxurious materials, to meet the cosmetic demands of the US market. While new executive toys like a keyless entry system and the Push Button start feature on the Discovery’s standard specification list, items of greater use include: a new 360-degree surround camera system (which relays views from five digital cameras to the touch-screen on the revised dashboard for easier navigation and manoeuvrability in tight confines and Trailer Stability Assist. This towing aid detects and rectifies trailer oscillations and swing by reducing engine torque and making braking interventions to bring the towed vehicle back under control.

Pricing of the new Discovery4 will be released at the vehicle's local launch toward the end of Oct 2009

Lowrider Europa

low rider car show

Produced for Boost Mobile by Darren Porter and RagingNation


Honda will still find a way to fix it. The current version of the Fit is a huge hit having enjoyed a 78.5 percent sales increase over the same period last year

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Illegal street racing Colombo Sri Lanka

illegal street races occur in Colombo -as with any city on the planet. The video clip below is a thin slice of the action.

Introduction to Electric Car Motors

Otmar Ebenhoech installing DC motors in Porsche 914 conversion

Electric carriage is a road-going automobile powered by electricity. There are different types of electric car motors: "pure" electric vehicle with on-board battery, electric engine that powered by other energy sources: car powered by sunlight or hybrid car with electric engine but powered by gasoline or have supplementary electric motor combining with internal combustion engine. Now is developing other on-board energy storage methods like using ultra capacitors, or a spinning flywheel, which perform kinetic energy to electric energy.

Nowadays interest for electric car motor is increased because the negative impact of gasoline cars on environment is growing. You can notice the problems like global warming, pollution. Unrest in the Middle East leads to the rising of gas prices. So the electric vehicle is good alternative to overcome all these issues. Electric cars have popularity in different countries around the world.

The hybrid electric vehicle is common form of electric carriage, combining a gasoline engine with supplementary electric motors to run the car at idle and low speeds. Hybrid cars are now created by major manufacturers. The last models that were sold are Toyota Prius and the Chevrolet Volt, a hybrid which uses a fully electric vehicle with support of a gasoline-powered electric generator to extend its capability.

The world's most popular battery electric vehicle in 2009 is the REVAi (model with lead-acid batteries).

REVAi is an Indian electric car motor intended for use in city. The REVA is a small 3-door hatchback. It is manufactured by the REVA Electric Car Company (RECC) in Bangalore (India). There were concerns about safety of REVA. Car can't pass important crash tests. As a result, the current REVA i and REVA L-ion models have several new safety features such as front disk brakes, a collapsible steering column. Now RECC is the world's leading electric battery car manufacturing company and it is growing rapidly.

The Basic Car Parts That Every Woman Should Know


Most women drivers are savvy enough to know that their car needs regular oil changes. Usually this is something that they do diligently but that's as far as it goes. They will make the arrangements to have it done but don't really understand the reasoning behind it. They just know its something that is recommended so they comply in order to keep their vehicle in optimum shape.

What are oil filters anyway?

To begin with its part of another very important part of the car which is the oil pump. Here are the basics of the story about oil for the car.

• Various components in a vehicle need oil to help them perform correctly.

• The oil is generated to these various components by a part called the oil pump.

• It's important the oil that is delivered throughout the vehicle be clean from impurities. Otherwise it can create some real problems in making the car sluggish or even damage some critical components.

• In order to ensure that the oil being distributed is clean it is pumped through a filter before it enters the other car parts.

The oil that is used eventually breaks down and needs to be replaced on a regular basis. It is common at this time to have the filter replaced at the same time. It depends on the vehicle as to how often this should occur but it's normally anywhere from 3,000 miles or no longer than 3 months between changes.

In addition to this you really need to know what is the best type of oil to use. This will depend on your vehicle and you should abide by the manufacturers guidelines for this.

What is the purpose of the water pump?
In the old days it was called the water pump, now today you may hear it referred to as the coolant pump. This is because the newer vehicles are relying on a variety of coolants and less water to do the required job.

What is the job of the water pump?
When the engine on your car is in operation its like any piece of machinery. Eventually it will get hot. In a car there are various components that are constantly operating in enclosed spaces, so there is no way of cooling it down with air. This is where the water or coolant serves its purpose.

So how does it work?

• Your car has cylinders that contain pistons.

• On the opposite ends of the cylinders are rods which make an auto part called a crank shaft to spin.

• It is the crank shaft that operates the water pump among many other things.

• There is a special belt attached to the pulley of the crank shaft that operates the water pump.

• The water pump contains the coolant that is going to cool the various parts of the engine down.

• The coolant is then disbursed from the pump through a radiator hose and a heater hose.

• One of the components of the water pump is a thermostat. This tells the car when it is cool enough to just keep the coolant circulating. Then if it's getting hot it will divert the coolant through the radiator. This way the heat can dissipate through the rad. Then it goes back to doing its job in the engine.

The major responsibility here for the car owner is to make sure there is enough coolant kept in the pump to run the car to its optimum. If one finds that the coolant seems to need replacing frequently or there is a pool of coolant under the vehicle when parked then it means there is a leak in the water pump and really should be replaced.

How to Wash a Car - Tips to Get the Best Car Wash

Many car-owners take great pride in washing their own cars, making it a habitual event once a week. Others, who are not so enthusiastic and who are probably more prone to lazy genetics tend to let the elements such as rain take care of the grime and dirt on their vehicle.

This often results in a poorly maintained vehicle with faded and damaged paintwork. Some people cannot afford to take their car to the car wash on a regular basis and have to resort to washing their own cars. A home car wash can turn out just as well as a professional car wash provided that you know what you are doing. Here are a few tips:

· Make sure that you use a proper car cleaning product and avoid using household products. Many people make this mistake by using household cleaning products. This is problematic as these products are not designed to clean vehicles and their corrosive properties can often lead to further damage.

· Use the right type of cleaning aid. Try to avoid using dish cloths, rags or other aids but opt instead for a large sponge which has no rough surfaces to it. A dishcloth and other rags can damage the vehicle by leaving scratches.

· The best way to wash your car is to pour water over it to remove the main portion of dust and dirt. Add the car wash product and leave it to dissolve the dirt for a few minutes. You can then rub the car down with your sponge and rinse with water from the roof top downwards.

· Tires and windows should always be cleaned last.

· It is a good idea to apply a good quality wax polish to your car which will help to prevent damage and fading from sun exposure and other types of damage. This should be applied after the car has been dried off.

Washing your vehicle regularly and using the correct products and cleaning methods will help to prolong the condition of the paint and bodywork of your vehicle and give it an overall newer, shinier appearance.

Homemade Plans to Build Your Own Hydrogen Fuel Cells and Slash Your Gas Bills For Good!

If you are planning on building your own hydrogen fuel cells, be sure to check out the Internet. There are plans that will show you how you are able to convert water that can be used as a fuel source.

With the global oil prices projected to continue to climb in the long run, the demand for hydrogen fuel cell plans have increased significantly. Still, are these plans foolproof? Are they really what they claim to be or just another hype?

Blueprints or plans for hydrogen fuel cells generally contain everything you need to construct and assemble your own fuel-saving kit with drawings, instructions, illustrations, circuit diagrams and the items you will require among other things.

Out of curiosity, I conducted my own observations and comparisons. What I found that free blueprints are less detailed compared to those that you pay for. The instructions are often vague and difficult to follow. It would be a tough situation to be in if you were halfway assembling your fuel cell and find yourself lost. It would be even worst if you haven't had the slightest clue about the technicalities involved.

Having mentioned this, free plans are not entirely worthless. It can be treated as a good basic guide especially for those that are new to hydrogen fuel cells. It will at least give you an idea of how water can be turned into a supplementary fuel source for you to use.

Having a quality professional guide is vital for those without any technical knowledge. It will help you to build your own fuel cell with detailed instructions and illustrations. You will not encounter the majority of problems you have as with the free plans.

So, how much do these paid plans/blueprints cost? Not much really, considering the wealth of information contained in these DIY guides and the potential to save thousands of dollars on gas costs. You can get a really good guide or plan for about $50 or so. You will need to spend another $100 or so on the parts needed. Take it as a long-term investment. After all, it is only a small price to pay if you are going to save substantially on all your future gas costs.

The beauty of these professional plans is that the majority of them offer full technical support for their customers. This means that should you have any problem, you can contact them for assistance. To top it off, most of these guides offer a money-back guarantee if you are unsatisfied with the results. Your money will be refunded in total without any questions asked. How about that?

Take the time to look for a quality guide because it truly is the basis for you to build and assemble your own hydrogen fuel cell successfully. When you accomplish that, you will no longer have to deal with high gas prices at the pump!

Florida Bank Repossessed Vehicles - Tips in Buying Cars Repossessed by Banks

If you want to buy Florida bank repossessed vehicles, then the place to go is car auction sites where you can find great selections of vehicles recovered by various banks in Florida, including those recovered by lending institutions and impounded vehicles by the Federal government. Take note that not all auto auction places are open to the public. Some of them only allow car dealers to participate in bidding; in this case, you need to ask the dealer to bid the car for you.

Some of the auction sites in this State include Auto Auction Of Orlando, Auto Auction Solutions Inc, Central Florida Auto Auction, Clearwater Auto Auction, and Duval Auto Auction among many others. Just go to one of these places and you can find wide selections of choices

In Florida, most car auctions are open to the public; this gives you the chance to personally participate in the bidding and place your own bid on the vehicle of your choice. Some of the auction sites even have their own expert mechanic to check on the vehicles; this is for your own advantage, hence try to ask the auctioneer if they have one. Better still if you can bring along your own mechanic to check the units that you are planning to place your bid; this will make you in a better position to get the best vehicle with excellent condition and quality at very low price.

Another option for you if you are planning to purchase Florida bank repossessed vehicles is to go online and visit various auto auction sites that can give you accurate search by State. It is would be highly ideal if you search by County such as Hillborough, Highland, Glades, Duval, Dixie, Cirtrus and so on. Take note that most sites have general or nationwide information; this may take time to browse through thousands of vehicles located anywhere in the country.

Hence, it would be best if you can narrow down your search by County in order to save time and effort in selecting the car of your choice. This aspect is very important because you still need to make an actual inspection of the unit; hence, it would be best to get the vehicle on the same place where you are currently located for more convenience on your part.

Prior to going to the place on the date of auction for Florida bank repossessed vehicles, make sure to contact first the auctioneer in order for you to bring along necessary documents and payments in the event of winning the bid. In most cases, the sale should be completed within 24 hours of winning the bid; and this already include full payment of the vehicle. The things mentioned herein could greatly help you in finally getting the car of your dreams at Florida bank repossessed vehicles auction.

Yamaha Gladiator srilanka

Yamaha Gladiator
Gladiator is an effort by Yamaha Motor India to make a place for itself in the executive bike segment. Developed as a next generation fun bike, Gladiator brings with it the values of superb performance, new styling, greater handling and comfort. It targets the users, who want style with stability.

Looks and Styling
Yamaha retains the basic build of the Fazer, yet it sports a more traditional look. Sporting a chunky design, the bike has die-cast triple clamp and a large fuel tank with its shapely dummy air scoops on both sides. The stepped up design of the seat lends a masculine look to the Gladiator. The bike is equipped with features like fuel tank with sense of graphics and volume, new design side cover, tail cowl and front cowl, newly designed shroud highlighting downforce line etc.

Control and Comfort
The counter balancer for the crankshaft results in low vibrations for the Gladiator. Thus it improves the overall refinement and ride comfort. The Gladiator is available with a unique fuel-saving feature called YTPS or the Yamaha Throttle Position Sensor. The Yamaha Gladiator DX is equipped with an electric start and 240 mm front disc brakes, while the standard Yamaha Gladiator comes with drum brakes and kickstart. The bike can be started in any gear and offers excellent corner handling. Its masculine body structure assisted by light weight diamond type frame is the assurance of stable riding. Suspension system ensures the smooth, jerk free biking.

The Gladiator is equipped with a single cylinder, four-stroke engine that churns out a displacement of 123.7cc. The engine produces a peak power of 11PS at 7,500 rpm and the peak torque of 10.4Nm sets at 6,500 rpm. Gladiator power unit is characterized by its 5 speed transmission, with optimized gear ratios. Lighting arrangement include 35W/35W multi-reflector head light, position indicator and combination indicators, combination tail light etc.

DescriptionYamaha Gladiator
1TypeSingle Cylinder Air Cooled, 4 Stroke Sohc
2Valve Train2 Valve
4Bore & Stroke54 X 54 MM
5Comp. Ratio10.0:1
6Max. Power8.0 KW @ 7,500 RPM
7Max. Torque10.4 NM @ 6,500 RPM
8Idle Speed1,400 +- 100 RPM
9StartingKick Start / Electric Start
10Spark PlugNGK CR7HSA - R
11Gear Box5 Speed Constant Mesh
12Shift Pattern1 Down, 4up
13Primary Reduction3.4
14Final Reduction3.214
15Gear Ratio1 St: 3.000, 2nd:1.777. 3rd: 1.316, 4th:1.045, 5th: 0.875
16ClutchMultiplate Wet Type
17Battery12V- 2.5AH(Kick) / 5AH(Self)
18Head Light12HS1(12v 35/35 W Halogen Bulb
19Tail Lamp12v 21/5w
20Indicator12v 10w
21TypeDiamond Tubular Type
22Caster/ Trail26 degree/ 90mm
FrontTelescopic Hydraulic Type
RearRectangular Swing Arm With Hydraulic Shock Absorber
FrontDrum Type/ Disc Type
RearDrum Type
Front2.75 X 18" 42 P
Rear3.00 X 18" 6pr, 52 P
26Kerb WeightKerb Wt - 123kg (Standards)/ 127kg (Deluxe)
27Max Payload130K
28Wheel Base1,300mm
31Overall Height1,100mm
32Ground Clearance160mm
33Tank Capacity13 Lts.