Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Yamaha Ready to fight the Ninja and CBR

Yamaha Motor is ready to enliven the sport 250 cc motorcycle segment in Indian auto market. Tuning fork bearing manufacturer is hoping its new products can reduce the rate of Honda CBR 250R, Ninja 250, Suzuki Inazuma 250, and Bajaj Pulsar 200 NS.

Reported by Motorbeam, Wednesday, February 29, 2012, Yamaha decided to assemble a new model locally in India. That was done so that the price is competitive and not have to pay import tax.

"We continue to make observations, 250 cc motorcycle market continues to grow. Because consumers in India continue to increase the level of riding the motorcycle 250 cc. This bike plan will use 100 percent local components India," said Yamaha India National Business Head, Roy Kurian .

He added that a survey of Yamaha, a lot of consumers are not satisfied with the 250 cc motorcycle in the market today. This momentum will be used Yamaha to fill a niche market that has not been filled to overflowing. Yamaha is launching the 250 cc motor sport this year.

Then, if the motor will also be released in Indonesia?

Previously, Yamaha Motor Indonesia reveal the reason for not producing or marketing the R15 version 2.0 to Indonesia. "Indeed, the model is quite attractive, but its market share is still very small. So for what? We just had other plans, something bigger," said General Manager of Promotion and Communications PT Yamaha Indonesia Motor Manufacturing (YIMM), Eko Prabowo, some time ago.

Source: vivanews

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Ultimate Car Showroom in the World

Showroom car garage equipped with technologically advanced in the world are present in German. Car showroom which is located a lot of selling Volkswagen in Wolfsburg, Germany.

Although quite expensive but not discourage car lovers to buy their products. In fact, showroom Autostadt able to sell as many as 600 cars per day. In the past year about 175,893 cars sold to consumers.

There is uniqueness in the car showroom, where prospective buyers can see the car assembly process. Not only that, upon delivery of the car to the consumer, automobile speedometer still shows zero.

It is fairly rare nowadays. The secret there is in the hands of robots that work in it.

By the robot hand, the car does not need to touch the ground so the tires do not need to rotate. Although the process of delivery from factory to showroom use straps hanging.

Location of the factory and showroom are classified as luxury even chosen as a location for filming the latest movie Mission Impossible.

A spokesman for the Autostadt say, that this place is like a garden that can amaze the automotive car lovers. "Being in the new car is a precious moment and every buyer seemed to be king". (Source: Daily Mail)

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Esemka, a new automobile made in Indonesia

PT Solo Manufacturing Creative as a company that will manufacture the cars Esemka, targeting in August was able to produce 200 units of cars Esemka.

"August car Esemka can on the road and up into the hands of consumers. Yes, no later than the end of the year," said Director of Creative Solo Manufacturing, Sulistyo Rabono, Saturday, January 14, 2012.

He thinks that will be mass produced cars are cars Esemka Eagles mini-SUVs and trucks or commercial. "Yeah, kind of car it is today used Mr. Mayor and commercial car. Therefore, the permit has been filed for the two types of automobile emissions test that. As for the double cabin yet," he explained.

To implement the plan of the car production, it also has been holding as a vendor partner, to manufacture automobile components. The vendors have been invited to the Creative Manufacturing PT Solo Solo Technopark, Saturday, January 14, 2012. "It looks like there are 20 vendors who had come here. They are from are from various regions and various industrial SMEs," he said.

"So later on to dashboard manufactured by Passindo Sukabumi. Then the electric wharing hardness will be made by children 2 children SMK Subang. Esemka car will be made by the manufacturer is not hand made anymore," he added.

Although already produced by the engine manufacturer, but it still will apply the first assessment. "Because we also have implemented quality system in advance. We want to provide component and product quality. So all components are original or genuine," said Sulistyo end the conversation.

source: vivanews

Monday, December 19, 2011

Ford Ranger 'Killed'

After 30 years in the automotive world, the legendary American vehicle pickup, Ford Ranger, eventually have to 'close ages'. Ford plans to halt production of the Ranger in the United States, beginning December 22, 2011

Reported Huffington Post and, Monday, December 19, 2011, Twin Cities factory in St. Petersburg. Paul, Minnesota where the Ranger is produced to witness the end of this adventurous car.

Ford has made about 7 million Ranger since it was first launched in 1982. Ford did not officially announce who the successor Ranger in the United States. However, fuel efficient pickup, which is often used for malignant field, would be replaced by the F-150.

Sales of Ford Ranger does not always run smoothly, even declined in recent years. However, discontinuation of the Ford Ranger in the United States, did not make the existence of a pick-up is also missing in some other countries, like Indonesia.

"Termination only for Ranger production in the United States alone, whereas in other countries still produced. Even in the next year, Ford had already prepared the latest generation Ranger. Specifications Ford Ranger in each country is different. Ranger is manufactured in Thailand, in contrast to the exist in the United States, "said Communications Director, Ford Motor Indonesia, Kartika Leah Indra when contacted on Monday evening December 19, 2011.

source: vivanews

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Nissan Juke most popular in IIMS 2011

Nissan's efforts to bring Juke IIMS 2011 was not in vain. 5-passenger crossover successfully won the title of this latest car to join the largest automotive exhibition in Indonesia.

Nissan won the popular vote 26.6 percent of the survey conducted Dyandra Promosindo as the organizers of 1,500 visitors. The second position is achieved by the Toyota Fortuner which won 16.34 percent of votes, and the Honda Jazz in third place with 16.3 percent.

Meanwhile, for the category of exhibition booth with an area of ​​700 square meters to the bottom, Mercedes-Benz Commercial Vehicle managed to become the favorite followed by Hyundai and Kia Mobil Indonesia.

In the category of booth size 700 square feet to 1,000 square feet, the BMW was in first position, followed by Mazda and Isuzu. As Toyota has become the most favorite for the size of 1,000 square feet to the top, followed by Honda and Nissan.


Monday, August 1, 2011

Capirossi Not Interested with World Superbike

Italian rider, Loris Capirossi, is expected to choose to retire at the end of 2011, rather than follow in the footsteps of fellow veterans of other riders, like Max Biaggi, Carlos Checa and Marco Melandri, who switches from MotoGP to World Superbike.

Pramac Ducati rider will make an announcement about his future during the GP of the Czech Republic in mid-August. However, Capirossi had indicated would not move to World Superbike. Two weeks ago at Laguna Seca, United States, recently noted the appearance Capirossi to-322 in the Grand Prix arena. After that, he wants to enjoy a short summer vacation (the past two weeks), before talking about his plans.

To the MCN, 38-year-old rider, who suffered a nightmare in the 2011 season because only single entry from the top 10 ten series dilakoni, said: "Some of the teams interested in me to move to World Superbike, but I really do not interested. My dream is to continue in MotoGP or may stop, I do not know. when back in Brno, I would say something because at this point the motor is not very competitive and we experience any difficulties.

"I really do not enjoy the ride and this year when it seems we always have problems. This is a
good time to understand what I would do in the future. After 22 season with many victories and
podiums, I do not have anything to show anyone about my potential. I just want a good bike and
enjoy the races again. "


Sunday, July 31, 2011

Yamaha will launch a new Skutik 2012 in India

Factory Yamaha ready issued a new scooter in 2012. This scooter will be placed as an entry level scooter.

But it will not happen in Indonesia. Because Yamaha is preparing his new scooter for the Indian market to be issued at the Delhi Auto Show 2012.

This motor will be manufactured at the factory Yamaha in Surajpur plant in Uttar Pradesh with 100 million rupees of investment funds.

"Scooter market in India is huge and we want to be strong. Now we are preparing to launch a scooter here in 2012," said CEO and Managing Director of Yamaha Motor India Pvt Ltd Hiroyuki Suzuki as quoted by Economic Times.

Yamaha reluctant to reveal to appearance and specifications of the motor, the man who once held the Yamaha operating in Indonesia is only to say that the last bike Yamaha is a leading edge motor design.

Yamaha also hope with the launch of the product itself is able to repeat the success when bringing Yamaha scooter market in Indonesia to master first. "It will be more focused as a personal commuter, with stylish design and smart as Yamaha motorcycles are sold here," he explained.

"In Indonesia, Yamaha's market share reached around 46 percent, close to Honda. I want that to happen in India," he added.

In India, the scooter market in 2010 rose 50.54 percent and is now approximately 19.6 million units which is still dominated by Honda and local Indian players like TVS and Hero Honda. To increase the capacity to compete with opponents that investment funds were used to increase production, especially in the production of body parts.

Thus, in 2011 Yamaha predict could produce 5 million motorcycles. 3.5 million motorcycles for the Indian market and the remainder for export. Up from the acquisition last year were at 3.8 million units. 2.5 million for India and 1.3 million for export.

Yamaha also says keen to launch the electric motor in the land of Bollywood is to meet the high demand.