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We Nepalese are quite a deprived lot, when it comes to most things related to wheels. Firstly, we pay one of the highest tax rates on automobile imports in the world. Thus most of us here basically drive away in vehicles that cost nearly thrice its real value elsewhere in the world. And the sad story doesn’t really end here. What do we get in return? One of the worst managed road systems in the world!

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As of now, sports oriented cars aren’t really the most sensible purchase for our roads. But again, for any automobile enthusiast, most decisions are made from the heart rather than with the brain. And us, being the hardcore enthusiasts type, Laxmi Intercontinental (the sole Hyundai dealer here in Nepal) easily took our heart away, when they launched their sports coupe Veloster here in Nepal. Yes, regardless of all the sense that this sports oriented product might not make for our roads. Frankly, we never expected a car like the Veloster to actually be launched in Nepal. But the fact that the Hyundai people here in Nepal still decided to take this bold step regardless of sales possibilities, has us truly applauding with respect. We hope this step by Hyundai to mainly display their brand identity has other local automobile brands following suit too, with launches of their benchmark products. After all with new beginnings like these, we too get to test drive/ride some of the finest wheels in the world and bring forth to our loyal readers a local review of these high-end products.

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Secondly, in spite of all the potential, there is hardly any prospect of exciting motorsports activities in Nepal. So activities like motorcycle stunts are still yet to find a promising future in Nepal. Thus in our bid to promote the mushrooming concept of freestyle riding, we have done our best to make this issue the ultimate guide to motorcycle stunting in Nepal. We hope our initiatives will reap its benefits, if not now, at least sometime in the near future.

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Bajaj’s “License to Thrill” scheme H&H Bajaj, the authorized dealers of Bajaj Motorcycles in Nepal has launched a Facebook campaign called “License to Thrill” targeting Bajaj Pulsar owners. Under this scheme, those who buy a new Pulsar 200NS will be entitled to a free pass for two to enjoy any adventure sports like zip line, bungee, canyon swing and canyoning, and a single pass in case of paragliding. According to the company, the customers can choose any of these sports on their preferred date. Similarly, customers who have not bought the new Pulsar bike can also participate in this campaign by simply uploading their adventurous pictures on the company’s Facebook page. The picture with the maximum likes will get a free pass. For more, log on to

Mahindra unveils a new identity

Mahindra Group has unveiled a fresh new logo. It will now sport a new ‘energetic red’ logo which builds on the group’s heritage while infusing modernity and dynamism into the brand. A deeper shade of the signature Mahindra red which is the primary colour connected with the brand highlights the logo. As part of the new identity, a new hand-drawn contemporary and edgy word mark in red will replace the existing one which is in black colour. According to the company, the new logo is in sync with the group’s aspiration, which is to become one of the top 50 most admired global brands within a decade.

2013 F1 Drivers and Teams

Charles Pic Caterham

Felipe Massa Ferrari

Fernando Alonso Ferrari

Kimi Räikkönen Lotus

Romain Grosjean Lotus

Max Chilton Marussia

Jenson Button McLaren

Sergio Perez McLaren

Lewis Hamilton Mercedes

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Pokhara to get a 115-km cycle track

The Kaski District Development Committee has decided to construct a 115-km cycle track in and around Pokhara city. The cycle track which is aimed at promoting local tourism in the rural areas of the district is targeted both towards the visiting domestic and international tourists. The cycle track will start from Bindhyabasini temple and pass through Sarangkot, Bhadaure Tamagi, Chapakot, Pumbibumdi, Bharat Pokhari, Nirmala Pokhari, Kritinachnechaur and Lekhnath municipality. According to the officials of the Kaski District Development Committee, the construction of the first phase of the cycle track would require an estimated Rs 50.34 million. Since 90 percent of the proposed cycle track falls under forest areas and villages, only 12 km of the total cycle track needs to be constructed. Apart from the government budget, the Kaski DDC is optimistic about securing financial support from Pokhara Sub-metropolitan Office and other VDCs touched by the track. Pic courtesy: rawnepal.com

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Honda launches the 2013 Activa, Honda unveiling the CB150R Aviator and Dio Good news

Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India (HMSI) has rolled out the newer version of its Activa, Aviator and Dio scooters for 2013. The three scooters get engine upgrades and new cosmetic changes. This trio will now come fitted with Honda Eco Technology (HET), a new engine technology co-developed with the Honda’s R&D divisions in Japan, Thailand and India. The engine is still the same single-cylinder, air-cooled, four-stroke, 109cc that makes a maximum power output of 8bhp. Fuel efficiency has been increased by over 11 percent which has been achieved by the use of an offset crankshaft, low-tension piston rings, improved bearing oil-seals and lightened engine internals. The Activa gets a new metallic purple colour while the Dio and Aviator get a new yellow and a new gold paint schemes. The 2013 Dio is priced at IC Rs 44,701 while the Activa and Aviator are priced at IC Rs 47,188 and IC Rs 53,531 respectively (all prices ex-showroom, Delhi).

for Honda aficionados. Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India (HMSI) are gearing up to launch the CB150R Streetfire bike within this month. The Streetfire has a 150 cc liquid engine which produces 17.5 bhp of power and a peak torque of 12.5 Nm. The Streetfire shares its genes with the popular CBR150R.The front fork, rear monoshock and the chassis remains the same with the CBR150R with slight cosmetic alterations to create a new bike. The new bike, developed in Indonesia has been created for the Asian Market. The Streetfire will provide stiff competition to Pulsar 200 NS and Yamaha R15. Prices are expected to be around the region of IC Rs. 1 lakh.

2013 Maruti Suzuki Omni Limited Edition launched Maruti has launched the special limited edition Omni in India. The 30 year old most successful van in Indian automotive history gets new upgrades but the engine specifications still remains the same. It will be powered by the same proven 796 cc petrol engine which will offer 37 bhp of power and 62 Nm of torque. The limited edition Omni will come with a new left side rear view mirror, floor mats, CD player with Aux input and four speakers and seat covers. It will come in a five seater and eight seater layouts. It will be offered in a choice of six colours. Prices are yet to be announced for the limited edition Omni.

Tata Motors officially launches the Vista D90 Tata Motors have launched a new variant of the Vista named as the Vista Quadrajet D90. The new variant will be powered by an 88 bhp 1.3 –litre Quadrajet diesel motor which is also available in the Manza Saloon. The Vista Quadrajet 90 will be available in two trims, VX and ZX. The VX comes with features like power windows, central locking, ABS with EBD and trip computer. While the ZX gets alloy wheels, dual airbags and all the features of the VX. The interior gets driver aligned console and a new multi information system, also found in the new Manza Club Class sedan. Both the variants get a black painted roof exterior. Prices for the VX and DX version start from IC Rs 5.99 lakh and Rs 6.83 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi) respectively.

2013 F1 Drivers and Teams

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Aston Martin Centenary Edition Vanquish launched Aston Martin has launched the limited Centenary Edition Vanquish in order to celebrate its 100th anniversary. The iconic British automaker started its birthday celebrations on January 15th with the launch of the bespoke new Centenary Edition Vanquish. It will be limited to just 100 examples worldwide including each from the DB9, V8 Vantage and the Rapide and Vanquish range. The Centenary Edition Vanquish boasts deep soft black leather, previously featured in the legendary and the most expensive car One-77, with contrasting silver stitching on the seats with Aston Martin logos on the headrests and sterling silver thread embroidery. The Aston Martin wing badges are fitted with tailored sterling silver sill plaques. Each model will also come with a gift box with 2 glass keys, 2 bespoke key pouches made from leather matching the car’s interior trim, solid silver cufflinks, solid silver Rollerball pen and high quality Bang & Olufsen headphones. The Centenary Edition Vanquish is now available to order. However, the price is only obtainable on application at Aston Martin’s dealers.

2014 Aston Martin Rapide S Unveiled

Aston Martin has unveiled the 2014 Rapide Sedan. Aston describes this as its most powerful four door sedan ever. It will replace the old Rapide in the company’s line-up. The sedan gets the new AM11 naturally-aspirated 6.0-liter V-12 engine that delivers 558 bhp of power and 620 Nm of torque, 17 percent more than the earlier one. The Aston does 0-100 in just 4.9 seconds and a top speed of 306 kmph. The interior gets an optional duo-tone combination of perforated red-and-black leather while the exterior includes a new bonnet, new front bumper construction and new grille. Similarly, Aston Martin is also offering an optional Carbon Exterior Pack which includes front splitter, rear diffuser, mirror caps and rear lamp infill made of carbon fibre. Customers are offered a choice of three modes, Normal, Sport and Track. These three settings are determined by an electronic control unit which takes sensor readings from the car’s systems, including throttle position, brake position, steering wheel rotation and vehicle speed. Sales for the Aston Martin Rapide S will start from February and prices will be announced at a later date.

2013 Dakar Rally Concludes

Frenchman Stephane Peterhansel and Jean-Paul Cottret of Mini have won the car category of the 2013 Dakar Rally. The French-duo bagged the overall victory in 14 stages. Peterhansel successfully defended his driver’s title with eleven wins in total now. In the bikes category, Cyril Despres of KTM won this edition of the Dakar rally. Similarly, Marcos Patronelli of Yamaha won in the quad category. Likewise, in the truck category, the all-Russian team Kamaz with Eduard Nikolaev won the rally. The 2013 edition of the Dakar rally was organized in South America for the fifth time in succession. It comprised of 14 stages and 8423km in total. Dakar being the most gruesome rally in the world claimed three lives in the span of 14 stages.

2013 Honda CRF250M launched Honda has launched the CRF250M, a supermoto version of its popular CRF250L in Thailand. The new supermoto gets the re-tuned version of the CBR250R’s 249 cc fuel injected engine which produces 20.3 bhp of power and 21.69 Nm of torque. The CRF250M is equipped with 17inch street tires instead of the 21-inch front and 18-inch rear knobby tires that come with the CRF250L. The supermoto retains the upside-down forks and Pro-Link rear suspension from the 250L. It also retains the steel twin-tube frame, exhaust, and LCD instrument panel from the 250L. The CRF250M will come in two colour schemes: black with red and all-black. The CRF250M is only available in Thailand at the moment.

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Victory reveals the limited edition Cross Country Tour Victory Motorcycles is celebrating its 15th anniversary with a special limited edition Cross Country Tour. The Cross Country Tour limited edition is powered by a 106 Ci / 1731 cc V-Twin engine with sixspeed transmission, ABS, cruise control and the Victory Comfort Control System which lets riders adjust airflow around the front end. It also features a custom seat, billet wheels, chrome details, removable saddlebag, a Garmin GPS navigation system, XM satellite radio, Kicker speakers, black windscreen and an iPhone/iPod connector. The big tourer is currently priced at $29,999.

Honda unveils the MSX125 Honda has unveiled its all new mini-bike, the MSX 125. The MSX 125 stands for Mini Street Xtreme 125.It has a 4-speed gearbox, projector headlight, LED tail-lamp, LCD digital dash, mono-backbone steel tube chassis, 31mm USD fork at the front, monoshock at the back and a 12inch cast-alloy wheels. The tiny Honda weighs just 102 kilos. The total fuel tank capacity is 5.5 litres and colour choices include black, white, red and yellow. According to Honda, it is a fun motorcycle for beginners. The bike which is manufactured in Thailand is also confirmed for the European and Japanese market.

BMW sells Husqvarna BMW has officially sold the Italian dirt bike brand Husqvarna to Pierer Industrie AG – the firm headed by Stefan Pierer who is currently boss of KTM. It turns out its KTM CEO Pierer is completely independent of KTM. BMW, the German giant bought Husqvarna from MV Agusta back in 2008 but the global financial crisis forced BMW to look for new buyers. BMW has completely renovated Husqvarna by revamping its entire facilities, product range and engine developments. Pierer is the current CEO of KTM but this purchase has been completed by his own Pierer Industrie AG firm and it is unknown at this stage if he will be allowed to stay on with KTM.


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Planet Nepal Events is organizing their 4th International Stunt Show featuring the winner of MTV Stunt Mania II Babar Khan. The MTV Stuntmania is the most popular biking show in India and is broadcasted through the popular MTV Channel. Planet Nepal is also the organizer of Nepal’s only Reality Stunt Show – Moto Madness. The stunt show will take place on 15 February, 2013 at the Satdobato Swimming Complex. The company will be organizing a pre-event bash as well with Babar Khan, on the 14 February at Tranzit Woodfire Pizza, Thamel. The dance party will feature DJ Nazzy Hussain and DJ Ozone. AutoLife Magazine is the Official Magazine Partner for the event. For more information regarding the event, please log on to: http://www.facebook.com/events/321101451334175/

B2H Events, a Nepalese event management company is organizing a stunt show called ‘B2H Stunt Bash’ this month. The stunt show will feature the stunt teams from Nepal and India. The highlights of the show are the Indian Stunt Group ‘Team StuntStars’ and also includes a special stunt performance by female Indian stunter Anam Hashim. The Indian Stunters will be arriving here with their stunt customized motorcycles to thrill the Nepalese audience. Various other Nepali groups will also be performing alongside the Indian Stunters. The event will take place on February 23, 2013 at the Satdobato swimming pool, Kathmandu. Tickets are priced at Rs 200 per head. The event will be hosted by popular TV host Sanjay Gupta. There will also be a post event dub step dance party with DJ Phuchhey. AutoLife Magazine is the Official Magazine Partner for the event. For more information regarding the event, please log on to: https://www.facebook.com/events/470999516269378 www.autolife.com.np

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The North American International Auto Show, also known as the Detroit Auto Show, is among the largest annual auto shows held in North America. Completing its 25th year as an international event, the NAIAS is among the most prestigious auto shows in the world, providing unparalleled access to the automotive products, people and ideas that matter most - up close and in one place. The 2013 edition of the Detroit Auto Show kept a steady pace with elegant new production cars and one of the biggest crops of concept cars to have come up in years. After a spectacular nine day run from January 14 to 27, the show did live up to its reputation of being one of the top in the world. Here, we take a look back at some of the most interesting revelations of the 2013 Detroit Auto Show.

1. 2014 Acura MDX Prototype 2. 2014 Audi RS7 3. 2014 BMW 4 Series Coupe Concept 4. 2014 Cadillac ELR 5. 2014 Chevrolet C7 Corvette Stingray 6. 2014 Infiniti Q50 7. 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8 8. 2014 Lexus IS 350 F Sport 9. 2014 Mercedes Benz CLA 10. 2014 Mercedes Benz E-Class 11. 1948 Ford F-Series

12. 2014 Mercedes Benz SLK AMG Black Series 13. Acura NSX Concept 14. Ford Atlas Concept 15. Honda Urban SUV 16. KIA Cadenza 17. Hyundai HCD-14 Concept 18. Lincoln MKC Concept 19. Toyota Corolla Furia Concept 20. Volkswagen CrossBlue Concept

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The nearest thing to sports cars that you will see on our roads are the shoddily modified hatchbacks and sedans which are decorated with an array of tasteless aftermarket sports accessories. Sure you will see some of the finest and latest SUV’s running on our roads, but in the case of genuinely sports oriented cars, there are just a handful of past generation ones like the Mitsubishi GT3000, Ford Mustang, Mazda RX-7 and Toyota MR2. So, when Hyundai invited us to the press launch of their brand new Veloster sports coupe, we weren’t really going to stay content with just a sneak peak at the car. This was the first time ever that a sport oriented car had been officially unveiled in Nepal and we at AutoLife were definitely not going to let go an opportunity to test drive it.

EXTERIOR STYLING One look at the Veloster and its unique shape and low stance immediately means business. Up front, the car shares nearly the same family face that can be seen in most of the latest Hyundai’s. But the front grille of the Veloster is much bigger and bolder with the futuristically shaped headlights and fog lamps. Hyundai’s fluidic design language can be seen in the Veloster as the face tightly moves towards the rear to complete an aggressive coupe look. The roof glass panels which begin from the base of the windshield and continue all the way till the rear bumper gives the Veloster a signature look. The bonnet character lines, deeply sculpted sides and the 18-inch alloy wheels with colour-coded inserts add to the overall effect. The rear is another area where the Veloster truly marks an impressive sporting character, especially with the twin barrelled centre exhaust that is tipped in chrome and stylishly built into the rear bumper.

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But the Veloster is a car with a kind of split personality, because it’s a two-door coupe from one side and a four-door hatch from the other. Hyundai claims that the main aim behind this design is to offer the styling of a coupe with the functionality of a hatchback. However in a place like Nepal, it does make some safety sense too; passengers will be

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able to drop out of the car only from the safer pavement side on the left. Well, unless you are the kind who fancies stopping right in the middle of the road. Though this unusual three-door layout might get slightly confusing especially with people who aren’t really keen about cars and will split opinions, it’s certainly a bold and sporty looking car.

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folks at our office, you’re unlikely to enjoy your time in the driver’s seat. Given the Veloster’s low stance and coupe inspired styling, there is very limited headroom inside. The rear especially is the place best left for children or simply those people that you really don’t like. But that aside, the interiors with glossy plastics on the dash and soft-touch materials on the doors, are nicely done. The fluidic dashboard layout though, shares quite a lot of similarity with the ones on most of the new-age Hyundai’s. It sure isn’t a boring layout, but could have been different at least

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“Inside, the Veloster gets a host of goodies like push button start with proximity smart key, heated mirrors, panoramic glass sunroof, colour-coded leather seats, powered driver seat, rear park assist, steering wheelmounted controls, automatic climate control and an advanced driver console.”

on the Veloster. Inside, the Veloster gets a host of goodies like push button start with proximity smart key, heated mirrors, panoramic glass sunroof, colour-coded leather seats, powered driver seat, rear park assist, steering wheel-mounted controls, automatic climate control and an advanced driver console. The effect is topped off by a seven-inch touch screen MP3/Bluetooth/USB compatible multimedia system which is broadcasted through a high-end eight speaker audio system powered by an amplifier and subwoofer. There’s also a good amount of 320 litres of

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boot space at the rear and even more when you fold the 60/40 split rear seatbacks down. So considering the level of equipments that you get inside, the Veloster is a steal.

PERFORMANCE On the move ,its good looks is evident, as the Veloster easily turns heads wherever you go. The seating position is low, but cleverly designed so as not to hamper all round visibility. As you push the starter button, the thin voice from the exhaust sadly fails to live up to the anticipated expectation of an overly sporty rumble. But to be fair, a normal 1.6 litre engine capable of 130bhp of power and 157Nm of torque is not exactly what you would call powerful or sporty. So, I wasn’t at least expecting firecrackers the moment I hit the pedal. All along the heavy traffic from the showroom at Thapathali, the car effortlessly chugged

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ahead. Driving in the chaotic traffic was further aided by the automatic DCT transmission, with the left foot resting in peace. The automatic is slick and was generally in the right gear at the correct time. But there is some initial lag in finding the power band during sudden overtaking, as

the Veloster, like most automatics, tends to ride a gear higher for fuel efficiency reasons. The steering is well weighted unlike most Hyundai’s and gives out an enthusiastic

vibe with the required feedbacks. There’s enough grip from the 18-inch tyres, but you will have to be careful while going over road bumps at high speeds. There is a very thin line between the radial tire and the massive rim. Ride comfort along our bumpy roads is the same as on most sedans and the Veloster drives high enough to avoid scraping its bottom at the usual potholes around the city. Though suspension settings are on the firmer side, it’s surprisingly compliant over the rough uneven surfaces of our roads. The Veloster was simple to drive and operate around the chaotic roads of Kathmandu. But once on the highway to Bhaktapur, the Veloster portrays a completely different picture. It seems that the Veloster is best enjoyed when being driven hard. Getting past the double digit speed barrier literally becomes a joke. Well it really doesn’t tear the roads www.autolife.com.np


apart, but the throttle response is easily unlike any other similar spec car that we have driven in Nepal. The most amazing aspect is that you hardly realize the speeds you have been doing, as the Veloster totally feels composed. Shift the automatic to the semi-auto SHIFTRONIC, and the car feels more enthusiastic with the driver now in command of the gears. It would have been an icing on the cake, if this variant of the Veloster had come equipped with the optional steering wheel-mounted paddle shifters.

VERDICT Overall, the Veloster turned out to be a surprisingly good package. It definitely isn’t the most powerful car around in the world, but a sports car is not always just about engine capacity, top speed or 0-100kmph times. A sports car is also about providing you the ultimate satisfaction of driving, irrespective of the figures. So for Nepal, the Veloster does set itself apart from the herd. It certainly is a crowd puller and a hoot to drive. The pricing is a bit steep, but exclusivity always comes at a price. And comparing the Veloster to other true blue sports car isn’t really justifiable, as those cars in Nepal will not only cost far more than the Veloster, but are also practically impossible to drive in our forsaken roads. So coming to the ultimate question - Is the Veloster really a sports car? Yes it is sports car enough for Nepal!

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SPECIFICATIONS ENGINE Type: In-Line 4 Cylinder 16V DOHC Gamma 1.6 D-CVVT Displacement: 1591cc Fuel Type: Petrol Maximum Power: 130 Bhp @ 6300 rpm Maximum Torque: 157 Nm @ 4850 rpm Transmission: 6 Speed Automatic w/ SHIFTRONIC DIMENSIONS & WEIGHT Length: 4220 mm Width: 1790 mm Height: 1399 mm Wheelbase: 2650 mm Ground Clearance: 160mm Tyre Size: 215/40 R18

Suspension Front: MacPherson Struts Suspension Rear: Coupled Torsion Beam Axle Brakes Front: Ventilated Discs Brakes Rear: Discs Dry Weight: 1172 kg Fuel Tank: 50L PRICE: Nrs.60,96,000/COLOR OPTIONS: 26.2 Yellow, Boston Red Metallic, Century White, Electrolyte Green, Ironman Silver Metallic, Marathon Blue Pearl, Triathlon Gray Metallic, Ultra Black Pearl, Vitamin C Pearl ALTERNATE CHOICES: None

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Freestyle riding or motorcycle stunting is one of the most dangerous jobs around in the two-wheeled world. But it is still the most desired professions in the biking fraternity and undoubtedly one of the most respected ability in motorcycling culture. It is the skilful art of riding a motorcycle in such a way that differs from the normal style of everyday riding. It is the ability to ride motorcycles deploying various riding skills, accompanied by complex rider acrobatic positions and on most occasions, doing the same on one wheel. The finesse to defy laws of gravity and enact various tricks on motorbikes is the rare nurtured talent that not every motorcyclist manages to develop and perfect. No wonder, riders are willing to risk life and bones to perfect their stunting skills, often sacrificing most of their time. It’s the passion for riding and mastering the craft that keeps motivating and inspiring stunters to keep investing in the game. Talking about motorcycling stunting in our country, it has still yet to come of age. In the west, freestyle riding is appreciated and encouraged to such a level, that a stunter can easily earn a good living by showcasing stunt shows for enthusiasts and taking part in stunt competitions with the help of sponsors. But here, stunting is not like other career options, where all the hard work, talent, commitment and effort will guarantee you five figure plus salaries. It’s actually hard to even consider stunting a sport here in Nepal. It has no official sanction, no true governing body and little recognition beyond the budding stunt performers. Sadly, motorcycle stunting is also usually dismissed as an act of hooliganism in our society and could-be professional stunters are discouraged from an early start. Hence, the stunting career of most Nepalese bikers starts with a burn out, continues to a pop up wheelie and ends with a standing stoppie. Well, many may also argue that the major Indian bikes available to us here makes it impossible to imitate the various popular motorcycle stunts that bikers from western countries perform on their high powered superbikes. But now it’s high time we ignored the myth and looked down south to India where our desi friends are already performing almost every stunts, you name it; on the same low powered Indian bikes. www.autolife.com.np


Stunters need to stop nurturing the attitude of putting themselves way above their real abilities and rather develop the humility of focusing on continuously raising their capabilities. So practice, patience, dedication, knowledge and promotion are the key to foreseeing a good future for motorcycle stunting in this little nation. Stunts are very difficult to execute, and equally dangerous. Stunt riders here need to develop the patience and long term commitment to perfect their stunts. Just practicing over the weekends will not help if one wants to take freestyle riding seriously and make an impact. Motorcycling stunting is also a very expensive indulgence unlike other forms of motorcycling. You are more prone to crashing frequently while stunting, and repairing your motorcycle as well as paying up your medical bills can be a very expensive proposition. It’s high time that bikers here realize that it isn’t just the adrenaline rush that guarantees the development of a true stunt biker. A biker has to be ready and willing to invest a lot towards time, money, personal fitness and dedication for the game to come out as a real survivor of this life on one wheel. With thrill comes the high risks. Stunt riding comes with the prospect of numerous spills and broken bones, because a promising stunt rider will keep chasing the next stunt idea popping in one’s head and never be content enough. A stunter must invest in safety gears like a good helmet, leathers, gloves, knee, arm guards, etc and make full use of these protections while stunting. It might look good and heroic to have your happy handsome faces posing without helmets on the camera, but life isn’t indeed Bollywood every time. An unexpected crash can always leave your image scarred for life, and posing for photographs will be an activity you will never love again. Also one has to make sure about the environment where one practices stunting. Always stunt in an empty neglected stretch of space where traffic flow is the least possible

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and is not populated with people, for your safety and for the people around you. You really don’t want to be assumed to be a fool because while practicing stunts before mastering it, you will always look like an idiot. Along with personal protection, dedication to safe stunting will also help in ensuring further positive promotion of this overshadowed sport and possibly grant some slack by the government authorities. No doubt that there has been growing interests of Nepalese bikers in motorcycle stunts lately. But the bitter truth is that we are still yet to see stunters who can creatively and confidently play with his motorcycle on one wheel and leave us truly drooling and wonderstruck. The major problem here is that, the stunters need to stop nurturing the attitude of putting themselves way above their real abilities and rather develop the humility of focusing on continuously raising their capabilities. Only then, maybe we will have our own local Chris Pfeiffer and AC Farias. Anyways, with the rising dedication and the few companies like Yamaha willing to promote freestyle riding, the day shouldn’t be very far. So, with all this above in mind, go ahead and try pulling off one of those one wheeled trick. But please do it with safety precautions and under proper guidance! Prevention is always better than cure...

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FEATURES INFO AND PHOTO CREDITS: Respective Groups Today there are various motorcycle groups in Nepal who are dedicated to taking the concept of freestyle riding to the next level, amongst their other motorcycling interests. Here we bring to you, some of the groups in Nepal that have been doing their bit to raise the stunt bar in the local scene. We wish these promising stunters all the best and hope to see these clubs prosper in the longer run, hence taking freestyle riding to higher professional heights in Nepal. **Please do note that the below placed ordering of the groups does no relate to the respective groups standing/position/status in any kind of order. The ordering is solely based on an alphabetical format. All the information and photos in this feature is courtesy of the respective group and their members.

ADVENTURE RIDERS GROUP Adventure Riders Group was established in 2010 and the group currently has a total of 20 active members. Nasir Hussain leads the group as the President of this motorcycle club. The Adventure Riders Group a.k.a All Nepal Biking and Stunting Community is credited to have been the first to introduce a taste of international level stunting to the local crowd. So far, they have already organized three International Stunt Shows with capable performers like MTV Stuntmania winners Saurabh Handa and Trilochan Singh participating along with their local crew. The group has also successfully executed Nepal’s first ever Stunt Reality Show - MOTO MADNESS. The competition was nationally aired on Terai Television. Contacts: Nasir Hussain / 9813089163 Sushil Shrestha / 9803041257 Official Page: www.facebook.com/NASAAdventureridersgroup

FLO RIDERZ MOTORCYCLE CLUB Flo Riderz Motorcycle Club (F.R.M.C) was founded back in June 2008. The club now boasts of a total of 104 members from all around Nepal, with Aashish Niroula as their current President. Depending on the skills and interests of members, they are further divided into Adventure Riders, Stunt Riders, Social Riders and General Members. As an encouragement to the enthusiastic stunters, the club has a collective fund which helps bear at least 50% of the total cost, in the case of damage to man or machine. FRMC highly believes that motorcycling is a powerful and positive agent of change, not just for an individual, but for the society too. And a concrete testament to this belief is their various efforts in organizing and participating in various social awareness campaigns like blood donations, charity, sanitation, road safety, etc. Flo Riderz also wishes to promote Nepal in general as a popular adventure destination to the rest of the world.

Contacts: Aashish Niroula / 9840060244 Shashank Bhandari / 9841297685 Official Page: www.facebook.com/Floriderztheclub

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KTM STREET RIDERS KTM Street Riders was established in 2009, with the mission to form a skilled and capable motorcycle stunt riding group. Today, the team is well known among the biking fraternity in the country for their commitments in motorcycle stunting. Under the leadership of Kapil Goenka, the team now comprises of a total of 25 members, including the members of their KTM Street Riders Cycling Team. Ever since their inception, the team has already participated in various Stunt Shows around the country and executed stunt scenes for some Kollywood movies. The team members are also regularly involved in volunteering for various social/community services and events. Contacts: Manish Shrestha / 9808983740 Gourav Pathak / 9841961542 Official Page: www.facebook.com/ktmstreetriders

NOTORIOUS SPEEDERZZ Notorious Speederzz was formed in the year 2009. The motorcycle club has a total of 35 members, of which twelve are actively involved in freestyle riding. The team functions under the leadership of their club President Amit Bassi. As of now, the group has already managed to organize and participate in one stunt show, by the name of Notorious Street Beats. The team believes in developing a positive aspect towards motorcycle stunting in the society, along with evolving their stunt abilities. Contacts: Sudhir Ghimire / 9843192228 Yuvraj Sapkota / 9841888770 Official Page: www.facebook.com/pages/Notorious-SPEEDERzz/142292545843602

RIDERS OF FAITH Riders of Faith (ROF) came into inception in 2011. The club now has 15 active members who are dedicated in taking the club to a whole new level in the stunt scene of Nepal. With Anish Rajbhandari as their President, ROF has so far independently organized one Stunt Show and jointly participated in various other Stunt Shows. ROF is one of the youngest motorcycle club involved in motorcycle stunting and aims to establish motorcycle stunting as a professional sport in Nepal. Apart from focusing on safe riding, the club also plans to organize more Stunt Shows and charity related events. Contacts: Neekesh Sainju / 9843011757 Bishal Karki / 9841786323 Official Page: www.facebook.com/Ridersoffaith

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RIDERS UNIFIED Riders Unified was established back in 2010 and claims to have already performed in more than 30 Stunt Shows in various parts of Nepal. The ultimate goal of the team is to develop motorcycle stunts as a lucrative sport in Nepal. Currently the core team comprises of 20 members and the club is lead by Dipesh Shrestha as their President. Some of the club members have even performed motorbike stunts for Kollywood movies like Lafada, Promise and Birata ko Chino. The senior team members are involved in training various interested stunters too. Contacts: Dipesh Shrestha / 9841521412 Rashik Karmacharya / 9849135727 Official Page: www.facebook.com/pages/Riders-Unified/302094719851397

ryderz of bhaktapur Ryderz of Bhaktapur (R.O.B) was founded in 2009 and is currently led by its founder President Bijay Ratna Bajracharya. Though R.O.B is based from Bhaktapur, the club is open to open to riders from all around Nepal. They now have a total of 50 registered members. R.O.B is making rapid progress especially in the stunting arena and they have already participated in a handful of local Stunt Shows. They also occasionally take part in group rides and events frequently organized by motorcycling communities around the country. Apart from the various aspects of motorcycling, the club highly focuses on organizing various social awareness and charity events too. Contacts: Bijay Ratna Bajracharya / 9841257233 Rajesh Kawan / 9851136341 Official Page: www.facebook.com/pages/ROB-Ryderz-Of-Bhaktapur/104856882892294

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team nemesis Team Nemesis was established back in 2010 and is currently the most successful and popular stunt group in Nepal. Professionally, the team is the first ever to have organized a sponsored and official public motorcycle stunt event in Nepal. Team Nemesis has managed various Stunt Shows, Racing Challenges and Public Road Safety Briefings in different parts of the country, especially in support with Yamaha Nepal. The team is led by Tshering Phuntsok Thakuri and all its members are dedicated to taking motorcycle sports to the next level. The team serves as a prime example to other upcoming stunt groups with their official accomplishments. Contacts: Tshering Phuntsok Thakuri / 9841233324 Suwash Khadka / 9841260448 Official Page: www.facebook.com/pages/Team-NEMESIS-NEpals-1st-moto-bike-sTunt- team/119268368090434

team osiris In 2008, a simple FaceBook page dedicated to promoting/sharing the modification of motorcycles was created by a couple of youngsters from Dharan. After the increase in followers of the page, Team Osiris came into inception with the initiation of likeminded members of the page. Jointly led by Firoz Limbu and Sarad Lawati Limbu, Team Osiris has so far performed stunts in a total of 6 shows around Nepal. Like most stunts groups in Nepal, the team members are also involved in spreading the message of road safety and makes sure that the funds generated from their participation in shows are also directed towards noble social causes. Contacts: Firoz Limbu / 9807077498 Rewan Limbu / 9819326199 Official Page: www.facebook.com/osiris.dharan www.autolife.com.np

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KNOW YOUR STUNTS

WHEELIES A wheelie is a common motorcycle stunt. It is a trick, where the front wheel comes off the ground due to an excessive amount of torque being powered to the rear wheel. On powerful motorcycles, the front wheel can be lifted into the air just by only accelerating. But on smaller capacity bikes, the clutch must be used along with bouncing of the front suspension, and the recoil will help lift the front wheel on accelerating. But the principle to control the wheelie is the same, by using the throttle and rear-brakes. There are many variations of the wheelie trick, and here below is a brief info on most.

1. SIT DOWN WHEELIES: It’s a wheelie performed with the rider

seated on the saddle in the normal riding position. NO FOOT WHEELIE: In this wheelie the rider is seated, but with both feet spread out to the sides. SIDE SADDLE WHEELIE: The wheelie is done with the rider seated sideways on the saddle. It can also be done with the rider seated on the tank.

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2. STAND UP WHEELIES: It’s a wheelie performed with the rider standing on the motorcycle. There are various variations to this wheelie. REAR PEG WHEELIE: This wheelie is performed with the rider standing on the rear foot pegs. SEAT STANDER WHEELIE: This wheelie is executed with the rider standing on the seat of the motorcycle. FLAMINGO WHEELIE: Also known as the Ballerina Wheelie, this stunt is performed by standing on the seat of the bike and placing one leg in the air straight behind the bike. CAN-CAN WHEELIE: It’s a stand up wheelie with the right leg in front of the left leg and stretched out to the left side, or vice versa. Another variation of this is the Reverse Can-Can Wheelie with the rider standing up one of the pegs, with the wrong foot

and stretching out the other foot from the front to the opposite side. NAC-NAC WHEELIE: It’s a stand up wheelie with the right leg behind the left leg and stretched out to the left side, or vice versa. NOSE GRAB: It’s a stand up wheelie with left hand grabbing the bottom tip of the bike’s headlight. Another variation is the Fender Grab Wheelie in which the rider grabs the front wheel’s fender guard. And in the Tail Grab Wheelie, the rider holds onto the tail section with one hand. CANDY BAR/BANANA SPLIT WHEELIE: This wheelie has the rider standing with one leg over the handlebar and the other

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wheelie within a circle. Often performed at a low rate of speed, this form of wheelie is the ultimate testament to a stunter’s control on a motorcycle. Another variation is the Ralph Loui Wheelie, which is a Circle Wheelie with the rider standing on the left peg and the left leg stretched out, or vice versa. The Circle one hand circle wheelie Wheelie is also done with the rider deploying various supported on the peg or seat. other positions. DE-ACTIVATOR WHEELIE: This is another extreme version of the Stand Up Wheelie which involves riding a wheelie on idle and constantly jumping on the back of the motorcycle.

5. NO HAND WHEELIES: This is a wheelie performed without any hands on the throttle. A throttle lock is used to maintain the position and balance of the bike. A simpler variant of this wheelie is the No Throttle Hand Wheelie,

It’s a 12 O’clock Wheelie with the rider standing on the windshield. APE HANGER WHEELIE: It’s a 12 O’clock Wheelie that is performed

no hand wheelie with the rider hanging from the bars and dragging his feet on the ground. CLIFF HANGER WHEELIE: It’s the opposite of the Ape Hanger with the rider hanging from his feet locked to the pegs and the upper part of his body dragging behind the bike. SUPERMAN WHEELIE: It’s a wheelie done with the rider holding on to the handlebars and the rest of the body stretched out in air.

8. TEETER TOTTER: This stunt is executed with the rider perform a Rolling Stoppie after a wheelie and getting back into Wheelie again.

boston strangler wheelie 3. TANK WHEELIES: This wheelie is performed with the rider sitting on the gas tank. FROG WHEELIE: This wheelie is done with the rider standing on the tank. BOSTON STRANGLER WHEELIE: In this wheelie, the rider is seated sideways on the tank with one foot before the other.

4. CIRCLE WHEELIES: It is a wheelie performed by going around

9. COMBO WHEELIE:

superman wheelie which is performed with only no hands only in the throttle. Various other positions can be incorporated for this stunt.

6. HIGH CHAIR WHEELIES:

It’s a wheelie that includes the combination of various techniques above, all while riding on one wheel.

10.10 O’ CLOCK WHEELIE: It’s a wheelie you do at 10 o’clock in the evening when nobody’s around. Just kidding! Remember that this is the basic wheelie angle to achieve as a common balancing point for most variant of wheelies.

This wheelie is performed with the rider sitting on the gas tank and having his leg over the handlebars. A further progress on this wheelie leads to the High Chair Scrape in which the rider wheelies over balance point and proceeds to drag the tail. Then there is the Crossed Up Wheelie which is similar to a High Chair Wheelie, except for that the legs are crossed over each other.

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It’s the highest form of wheelie with the bike facing straight upwards. This wheelie is beyond the balance point, and stunters commonly scrape the tail light or have a scrape bar to protect the tail light and fairings. WATCH TOWER WHEELIE:

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stoppie STOPPIES

Stoppies, also known as nose wheelies and endos, is the lifting of the rear wheel of the motorcycle using the motorcycles momentum and front braking force. Here below is information on the various kinds of stoppies that are popularly performed by stunters across the world.

no foot stoppie to roll on one wheel with no hands on the handlebars.

4. 180° STOPPIE: For this, the rider performs a stoppie and then proceeds to turn the bike 180 degrees while still on the front wheel.

For this, the rider performs a Highchair Rolling Stoppie with no hands on the handle bar and uses the ankle to work the front brake. It is also called Ankle Stoppie.

1. STANDING STOPPIE: This is the first step in mastering various other stoppies. It’s a stoppie in which the rider comes to a stop right at the point where he lifts the rear wheel on air.

It’s a stoppie in which the rider pops the rear wheel up in the air and continues to roll ahead on the front wheel for some distance. The Rolling Stoppie can be further incorporated with various other rider positions.

3. ONE HANDED STOPPIE: This trick is achieved when the rider performs a Stoppie with only the right or left hand on handle bar. A more advanced form is the No Hand Stoppie in which the rider performs a Rolling Stoppie and continues

This trick is performed by sitting on the gas tank and having legs over the handlebars when performing a stoppie. Another variant of this is the Crossed High Chair Stoppie, in which the rider’s legs are crossed over each other.

7. NO HAND HIGH CHAIR STOPPIE:

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2. ROLLING STOPPIES:

6. HIGH CHAIR STOPPIE:

no hand stoppie 5. 360° STOPPIE: This stunt begins with a stoppie and the rider proceeds to turn the bike 360 degrees while still on the front wheel.

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standing stoppie 8. NO FOOT STOPPIE: This stoppie is performed with the rider’s foot stretched out to the sides.

9. SWITCHBACK STOPPIE: This trick is achieved with the rider seated backwards on the motorcycle when performing a stoppie.

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This trick has the rider Skitching off the side of the bike while bike is doing a rolling stoppie.

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eo t h e r OTHER STUNTS Apart from wheelies and stoppies, there are various other stunts too which can be performed with the bike planted on both wheels. Most of these stunts are much easier compared to wheelies and stoppies where the rider needs to get one wheel on the air.

the rider dismounted and standing in front of the motorcycle while doing a Burnout. Another extreme form of Burnout is the Chainsaw. This is performed with the stunter standing and causing the bike to orbit around him by just holding on to the right handle bar. Then there’s also the Merry Go Rider, which has the seated rider reclining the bike to one side with support from the respective feet and causing the bike to spin round while doing a Burnout.

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while the bike is in motion. This trick is also called Switchback Christ when the rider faces in the reverse direction. Another variant is the Double Christ, which has two riders performing the stunt in the same motorcycle with one rider on the tank and the other in the seat.

4. HUMAN COMPASS: This involved the rider resting on the side of the motorcycle and going around a circle. Another similar stunt is the No Hand Circle which involves the rider seated and going around in a circle with the motorcycle on idle and no hands on the handlebar.

standing burnout 1. BURNOUT: This stunt involves using the power of the engine and front braking force to cause the rear wheel to spin at the same spot. It’s called a Rolling Burnout when the rider moves ahead with the rear wheel still spinning against the surface. The Burnout stunt can be performed with the rider deploying various other riding positions like High Chair or Switchback, and going about in different styles. One of the trickiest Burnout is the Suicide Burnout, which has

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2. DRIFTING: Drifting involves the rider sliding the rear of his motorcycle sideways in a controlled manner and moving ahead at a lean angle using throttle and some braking manipulations. It’s also called Power Sliding.

3. CHRIST: This is a stunt performed with the rider standing straight up on the seat or tank of the motorcycle with both arms extended

5. SURFING: For this, the rider balances one foot on the gas tank and the other foot on the rear of motorcycle in a traditional surfing position, with the motorcycle in motion.

6. COFFIN: This stunt is achieved when the rider lies in a push-ups position on a moving motorcycle with the feet on the windshield and head near the tail. A much easier

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version of this stunt is the Recliner, in which the rider lies back the same way but is facing the sky.

7. SKITCHING: For this, the rider hangs on to either the side or rear of the bike and drags his feet on the ground while in motion. It’s called Side Skitching or Rear Skitching, depending on the position of the rider. With two bikers Skitching side by side it’s also possible to perform the Arch, which involves their feet touching each other forming an arch. The Jedi Knight is the ultimate form of Skitching and this has the rider dragging his feet on one side and then kicking his feet up and over the bike to continue Skitching on the other side.

other stunts 8. ELEVATOR:

This stunt involves the rider standing on the foot pegs and jumping onto the gas tank while motorcycle is moving. There are two other variants to this type of stunt. The Leap Of Faith is performed with the rider standing on the front seat and taking as high of a leap as possible and landing onto the gas tank, while the motorcycle is moving. The Leap Of Death is another version which involves the rider standing on the rear passenger seat and jumping on to the tank. Some experienced stunters also experiment with Ninja/Karate antics mid air.

9. SWITCHBACK EAGLE

It’s a stunt performed with the rider facing the rear of the motorcycle and proceeds

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to ride the motorcycle with both arms and feet stretched out in eagle position, either seated on the gas tank or in the saddle.

10. TANK INSANE:

For this, the rider balances a handstand on the fuel tank with the feet up in the air, while bike is moving. The Switchback Hand Stand is a reverse version of the

handstand on the tank or seat while going down the road.

11. CHRIS PFEIFFER FLIP: This stunt involves the rider successfully landing a front flip immediately after stopping the bike and simultaneously parking the bike on side stand. This move was made famous by stunt icon Chris Pfeiffer.

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RST401 VELOCITY LEATHER MESH CARBON GLOVE - Perforated soft goat skin for better airflow and manoeuvrability - Perforated Clarion leather used in palm for better airflow and good grip - Power mesh used in finger for extreme airflow - Carbon knuckle protection and EVA foam padding on side - Velcro wrist closure for secure fit COLOR: RED | ROYAL BLUE | GRAY | BLACK SIZE: S | M | L | XL | XXL MRP: Rs.6980/-

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top gear: vietnam special The Top Gear ‘Great Adventures’ episodes are now part of the show’s folklore with its fans, and the Vietnam Special simply proves to show how much this series enjoys pitting man against machine. In this 84-minute movie, Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May head to Southeast Asia to the spectacular country of Vietnam to travel 1,600 km from Ho Chí Minh City in the south to Ho Long city in the north. Their challenge is to travel the entire length of the country in eight days, thereby demonstrating what the American military failed to achieve in ten years during the Vietnam War. There was one problem, though. In all those hours sitting in pubs planning the adventure, no one on the entire production team had thought to look into the practicalities of buying a car in that corner of the world. Though the presenters were initially ecstatic about the seemingly vast amount of money they were given by the producers this time, they soon discovered that it wasn’t really enough to buy a car. James May discovered that a standard Fiat 500 cost 560,000,000 Vietnamese Dong (£22,000), and their 15,000,000 Vietnamese Dong was not even equivalent to £1000. As a last resort, much to Clarkson’s initial dismay, all three of them decide to buy motorbikes. Hammond bought a Belarusian-built 125 cc two-stroke Minsk, May a four-stroke Honda Super Cub and the unenthusiastic Clarkson purchased a green Piaggio Vespa equipped with several rear-view mirrors. The greatest challenge is getting Clarkson onto twowheeled form of transport, with the very tall Brit having never attempted anything like this. The rest of the episode follows the trio’s journey to their destination in what is one of the most spectacular road trips the show has managed to produce. The traffic is insane, making even the busiest western roads looking positively timid. It’s the rainy season too, and it all comes bucketing down on them. And, being Vietnam, it’s damn hot too. But the trio soldier takes it all on with good humour, mocking each other and pulling the usual pranks along the way. The final destination for this challenge is a floating dock in Ha Long Bay and to get to the Ba Hàng Bar, located in a cove somewhere in the waters, their motorcycles also had to be converted into watercrafts overnight. Unlike normal episodes of Top Gear, in which the challenges were related to the abilities of the vehicles reviewed, the narrative of this film is a bit more skewed towards the three guys. In the film’s conclusion, Clarkson sums up this adventure and ends with, “It’s hard to sum it up really. Perhaps that’s why people when they get back from this country always say the same thing; Vietnam, you don’t know, man! You weren’t there!”

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top gear: bolivia special Top Gear: Bolivia Special is another special 76-minute episode of the motoring series Top Gear. It features the presenters James May, Jeremy Clarkson, and Richard Hammond travelling 1600km through South America from the rainforests of Bolivia to the Pacific coast of Chile. Each of the three presenters is allowed a £3500 budget which they use to buy second-hand off-road vehicles online via the Internet. Richard Hammond purchases a Toyota Land Cruiser, Jeremy Clarkson gets himself a Range Rover and James May buys a Suzuki Samurai. Jeremy, Richard and James are dropped deep in the Bolivian rainforest. The three presenters start at a riverside in the Amazon jungle where a towed river raft delivers their cars. Hammond is terrified of insects, James May is scared of heights and Clarkson of ‘manual labour’. The driver of the raft only parks it vaguely near the bank, at a point that they cannot disembark easily. Finally after some failed attempts, they set upon their true South American 4wd adventure. What follows is one of their most extraordinary journeys. For the first section of the journey, they are forced to make a route by slashing undergrowth and go along logging trails, encountering snakes and insects. For the next section, the cars undergo minor modifications to cross a river, including non-standard use of certain products. They then climb into the Andes to La Paz along the Yungas Road, a road also known as the ‘Death Road’ due to its narrowness and sheer drops. After crossing the road, their cars are modified in La Paz. Clarkson and Hammond fit much bigger wheels and tyres on their cars. Hammond also gets rid of the roof, and replaces it with a lighter roll bar. May simply ‘mends’ his car. Then A few miles from the end of their journey through mountain deserts, the route takes them down a very steep sand dune to reach the Pacific coast, on Caleta Los Verdes. They initially decide to practise on a less steep dune. But just prior to starting their practice run, Hammond gets out ‘forgetting’ that his handbrake was broken and that he had left the Toyota in neutral. The Toyota rolls down the dune driverless and rolls over, which means the end for the Toyota. But Clarkson and May complete the dangerous descent to the coastline. Their attempt to drive from the heart of Bolivia to the coast of Chile takes them through rain forests, deserts, volcanoes and much more. On the way, they encounter local drug lords, the debilitating effects of high altitude and the terrifying sheer drops of The Death Road. In the end, Clarkson observes that due to the Toyota’s failure and the Suzuki’s hard ride, though the Range Rover was the most unreliable car in the world, it had proven itself to be the most reliable car in the world.

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MR. FEARLESS TRAVIS PASTRANA WORDS: SAURAV NEPAL

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am not really a big fan of the X-Games. But back in 2006, I happened to somehow tune into the live telecast of the X-Games. It was then that I had first heard about Travis Pastrana. While most freestyle motocross riders were using the same ramp settings to display their motorcycle jumps, Travis decided to tweak the ramp set-up and nobody really knew what was cooking in his mind. What followed next was how he left every live viewer awe-struck, with one of the most spectacular stunt that could have been pulled off on a motorcycle. I had just witnessed a record-setting performance of the first ever double back flip stunt on a motorcycle. Ever since then, Travis Pastrana has been instrumental in the explosion

of the popularity of the X Games and has had me hooked to one of the most popular extreme sports athletes in the world. Travis Alan Pastrana a.k.a the modern day Evil Knievel, was born on October 8 of 1983 in Maryland, USA. Travis started motorsports at the age of 4 on a Honda Z-50 and by the age of fourteen, he was already the world champion of freestyle motocross. Although he had passion for mountain biking, he got entrenched in the world of motocross and become synonymous with the word motocross itself, winning many titles beginning 1992. In the following years, his career jump started and he was decorated with various amateur national championships. It was in 1999 that

he began to carve his name in the X-Games, by becoming the youngest ever athlete at the age of 15 to win the X Games gold in the 125 cc pro racing category. Over the years, this wonder boy went on to win several titles in motocross, freestyle motocross and supercross motorcycle events, combined with many X-Games gold medals. Then in 2006, the X-Games stood witness to the nearly impossible record-setting back flip feat by Travis. During the same event, he also earned three gold medals and was placed among the elite legends of the game. Although Pastrana loves to race motorcycles, he has equal passion for race cars as well. In the 2003 version of the Race of Champions, Pastrana drove for the Vermont Sports Car

He got entrenched in the world of motocross and become synonymous with the word motocross.

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rally team. The year 2006 saw Pastrana excelling in the Car Rally scene, when he won his first X Games gold medal in the rally car competition by edging out rally legend Colin McRae. So in the same year, he was signed by Subaru Rally Team for the American Rally Championship. As soon as he entered the rally cross scene, the event began to get extra attention with the superstar’s involvement. During his first year itself, he claimed three overall victories and won the champions title in Rally America 2006. And the championship winning streak continued till 2009. In between, he also participated in some of the stages in the World Rally Championship for the Subaru Rally Team USA. In 2011, Pastrana made a full-time jump from motocross to NASCAR series at the Toyota All-Star Showdown and finished sixth. He was all set for racing at the IndyCar Series too, but a broken right ankle at the 2011 X-Games side-lined him for nine months. Now, 2013 will see Travis making a full time switch to stock cars for the NASCAR Nationwide Series. Today, Travis Pastrana is a multitalented motorsports personality with his

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documented success across varying segments on wheels. Travis is not just an X-Games Legend, but a Rally Champion, Motocross & Supercross winner, NASCAR Racer, Freestyle Specialist and a holder of multiple stunt records on wheels as well. However, becoming a motorsports legend never came easy for this adrenaline-filled superstar.

Travis Pastrana is a multi-talented motorsports personality with his documented success across varying segments on wheels. Travis had to put up with various broken bones, concussions and injuries from his failed attempts. For instance, just at the young age of 14, a life-threatening crash which separated his spine from his pelvis. This injury left him unconscious for three days and in a wheelchair for three months. But not the one to lazily sit around, Travis actually got himself a wheelchair with full suspensions and regularly impressed the nurses with his new found stunt possibilities on the chair. Even the prospect

of major injuries like these has not been able to deter his adrenaline fed passion and he still spends most of his time overcoming death defying stunts. Fittingly, today’s generation is better acquainted with him as the man who runs the widely popular TV show - Nitro Circus. Nitro Circus is an action sport modern day circus led by Travis and features his athletic friends and him travelling around the world performing crazy stunts. So far, Travis Pastrana has enjoyed a varied and spectacular career, unlike most athletes who has gotten behind the wheel. He is a genuinely great motorsports personality, who is freakishly talented on two or four wheels and already has a great legacy to leave behind. Pastrana has created sporting history with some of the most incredible stunts ever performed. The daredevil’s enormous fan following in the world of motorsports is already evident from his millions of followers on internet Medias like Facebook, Twitter and YouTube. So in other words, nothing is really going to keep the superstar from exploring every possibility.

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“With me, what you see is what you get.” MORE ABOUT TRAVIS PASTRANA FULL NAME: Travis Alan Pastrana NICK NAME: The Gimp, Wonder Boy D.O.B: 8th October, 1983 HOME TOWN: Annapolis, Maryland, U.S.A HEIGHT: 6’ 1” MARRIED TO: Lyn-z Adams Hawkins (Multiple X-Games medallist) FAVORITE FOOD: Ice Cream LISTENS TO: Rock music (especially Linkin Park) FAVORITE CAR: Ford GT SPONSORS: Red Bull, Suzuki, Alpinestars, DC Shoes, Samsung, AGV, Smith Optics, Boost Mobile, KMC Wheels

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2000 AMA Motocross 125cc Champion 2001 AMA Supercross 125cc Champion 10-time X Games gold medallist Four-time Rally America Drivers Champion

INTERESTING FACTS: • Youngest freestyle motocross world champion at the age of 14. • Between 1999 and 2003, Travis won every freestyle contest he entered. • Jumped his Suzuki dirt bike into the San Francisco Bay during the 1999 X Games and won a gold medal there. But had to forfeit the $10,000 in prize money to retrieve the bike, pay fines and donate to the Save the Bay charity.

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• Successfully landed the first-ever double back flip in motocross competition history at the 2006 X Games. Has repeatedly done the same again! • He has back flipped a monster truck too. • Past injuries include multiple concussions, a dislocated spine and a broken pelvis, hip, foot, ankle, thumb, elbow, fingers and wrists. • At his home, Travis has set up his own private Motocross Track, Supercross Track, Freestyle Park, Indoor BMX Park, Pit Bike Track and a Foam Pit to perfect his aerial skills. • Other high-octane hobbies include skydiving and base jumping. He has also jumped out of a plane without a parachute!

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WORDS: KUSHAL GOYAL INFO AND PHOTOS: MANUFACTURER

FOR LIFE. **AutoLife Wishlist is a feature content where we focus on automobile brands or specific products, which we wish to see running in the roads of Nepal. Definitely, taxes are sky high in the country, but on a lighter note, it definitely does not kill anybody to make a suggestion.

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To most of us, the very thought of the Volvo brand immediately conjures up the image of its line of heavy trucks and buses. It’s sure hard to get that image off your mind, as the Volvo Group is indeed one of the largest manufacturers of commercial vehicles in the world. But it should be duly noted that, though the Volvo trademark logo is shared between Volvo Cars and Volvo Group, both are now a separate entity. Formerly owned by the Ford Motor Company, Volvo Cars is currently run by the Zhejiang Geely Holding Group from China. Founded in 1927 in Sweden, Volvo Cars today manufactures and markets a range of SUVs, station wagons, saloons, executive sedans and coupes with approximately 2,300 local dealers from around 100 national sales companies worldwide.

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Volvo Cars have always been in the forefront of safety engineering and long been marketed for their historic reputation of solidity and reliability. Considering the fact that Nepal is a fine example of careless driving, we sure could use some of that extra safety which Volvo cars proudly boast of. And along with this credibility, their cars also gleam with oodles of luxury value to highlight those much needed poser values. No wonder, it has registered its space in the fleets of various head of states around the world. Volvo’s presence with its gamut of sedans and SUVs is sure lacking in Nepal and with all the luxury, tech and style edge it offers, Volvo could definitely do well around here.

Here is a list of some of the Volvos cars that we would like to see blaze our roads. **All prices below are based on the starting market price in the USA.

VOLVO C30

The edgy R-Design of the Volvo C30 hatchback gives it a modern flair backed with the performance and safety you’d expect from a Volvo. Under the hood, there’s a turbo-charged engine to give you the required adrenaline rush. STARTS AT: $25,500

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VOLVO C70

Have it both ways with the C70, as it can either be a hardtop coupe or a wide open convertible. The Volvo C70 coupeconvertible offers the safety and sportiness of a coupe, with the seating capacity of a four-door sedan. Whether you drive with the top up or with the top down, you always drive in style. STARTS AT: $41,200 AUTOLIFE February 2013 67


VOLVO S60

The S60 is a very popular entry level sporty sedan model in the markets worldwide. The S60’s perfect blend of design and performance will sure make your heart race. Discover the high standard of performance, design and safety. STARTS AT: $31,900

VOLVO V40 XC

The latest model in the Volvo stable is this crossover version of its stylish V40 hatch. This cross country hatch has been customized to fit one’s every need. The rugged looks and increased ride height of this cross country hatchback makes this a robust car in a small package. STARTS AT: $25,500

VOLVO S80

The Volvo S80 seeks beauty in every detail and lives in its own class of luxury sedans. Its sophisticated look and in-car technology promises to create a driving experience unlike any other. This is Volvo’s flagship model. STARTS AT: $39,150

VOLVO XC60

Then there’s the XC60 for those who really don’t fancy sedans. Drive it to work or straight away head out to the highways. The Volvo XC60 takes safety, fuel efficiency and luxury design to a new level. Escaping the city on this will sure be a thrilling adventure. STARTS AT: $34,350

VOLVO XC90

If you like your things big and burly, then the XC90 is exactly for you. The XC90 SUV crossover combines luxury design, all-wheel drive and high-tech safety innovations with seating for seven. The XC90 is one of the safest SUVs for you and your family. STARTS AT: $39,700

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AFTERSALES INFO When out on the hunt for a new vehicle, all it takes for most of us is the combination of an attractive showroom, excellent deal and exciting product to seal the deal. In between all this, we forget to evaluate the after sales services of the company. And by the time one realizes that these services are disappointing, it’s already too late. Since the life of a vehicle actually begins post purchase, it is the efficiency of after sales services which further justify the satisfaction of ownership. Hence, as a monthly feature, we will be bringing out to you the after sales approach of every major automobile distributor in the country. Of course one at a time!

AFTERSALES SERVICES OF HONDA BIKES IN NEPAL INFO & PHOTO COURTESY: Syakar Trading Company

Syakar Trading Company Pvt. Ltd (STC) has been the sole authorized distributor and retailer of Honda motorcycles in Nepal since 1968. The Honda brand is now a global leader and a prominent innovator in the two-wheeler industry. The Company has grown to become the world’s largest motorcycle manufacturer and one of the leading automakers.

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SERVICE NETWORK & HIGHLIGHTS Honda’s main service centre for two wheelers and power products is located at Balaju. However, Honda provides services to their valued customers through 65 other service points spread throughout the country. All service centres are automated and offer a variety of facilities to the customers such as general servicing, washing, repairs, warranty services, etc. The service centres are equipped with hydraulic ramps, pneumatic wrenches and necessary diagnosis equipments. It is mandatory for all Honda dealers to have a service centre with all the necessary equipments & trained technicians.

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Additionally, the main service centre boasts of a comfortable customer lounge with video entertainment facilities, free Wi-Fi, newspapers & magazines, etc. Services are provided to the customers on the basis of first come-first serve basis with a token numbering system. However, customers can also avail of immediate attention in the cases of emergency or minor repairs. Free Service Campaigns are regularly conducted nationwide and Rural Check-Up Camps ensure services to customers who live in rural and remote areas. CUSTOMER FOCUS STC has been planning to introduce a toll-free number for the benefit of Honda customers, so that they can register their suggestions/complaints regarding any issue with the ownership experience. Honda Nepal aims to solve every registered issue within a period of 48hrs. This service is expected to start by mid-February 2013 and should further increase Honda customers’ satisfaction and loyalty. The toll free numbers are 1660-01-46632 for NTC users and 9801571111 for NCELL users. Along with this service, STC also plans to introduce a revolutionary 24-hours emergency spot service facility to their customers within Kathmandu. This will enable Honda customers in Kathmandu to keep riding with a relief that Honda service is just a phone call away. STC hopes to replicate this service in all major towns across Nepal in the near future. Another plan in the offing for Kathmandu valley is the Honda Institutional Mobile

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Instructors at the centre ensure the proper mechanical training of technicians from all dealers and authorized service centres throughout the country. Employed technicians are also regularly trained and updated with the latest technology and products, as new products are brought into the country.

Service. Under this service, Honda customers working in professional sectors or living in colonies will be able to avail of motorcycle servicing in a location of their choice, provided that there are more than 5 Honda motorcycles in the organization/ colony. This will help save time and money by eliminating the need to reach Honda workshops for servicing one’s motorcycle. MECHANIC QUALIFICATIONS AND TRAINING Honda has its own fully equipped training centre in Gwarko. Honda certified Service

SPARE PARTS As per Honda’s policy, all showrooms have their own Honda Spare Parts Store that deal in the sale of genuine Honda spare parts only. Thus, Honda spare parts are readily available throughout the country with their widespread presence in Nepal. A well stocked inventory is maintained by the Honda Spare Parts Division in the heart of the capital, at Gongabu. Updates on spares inventory with each dealer is taken regularly and required spares are dispatched frequently. WARRANTY & SERVICING DETAILS As per Honda’s global policy, Syakar

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Trading Company provides a 2 year or 30,000km warranty (whichever comes first) to all two wheelers selling in Nepal. Generally, STC provides 4 free servicing to all models of Honda motorcycles and scooters. But in the case of two wheelers sold through special festive schemes, STC has also been providing an extended 16 free servicing terms up to 5 years. HONDA FINANCE STC provides in-house financing facilities to the deserving customers, with an easy on the spot finance schemes. The company provides finance facilities at an interest rate of 9 % per annum, which is the lowest rate in the country with instalment payment facilities up to 2 years. STC is the largest two-wheeler finance company in the country with over 4000 units of motorcycles and scooters financing per year. HONDA EXCHANGE & PREOWNED MOTORCYCLES Honda provides exchange facilities to motorcycle owners of any brand through their exclusive exchange showroom located at Balkumari. Pre-owned Honda motorcycles

are also available through this outlet, with the additional privilege of specified warranties. However, exchange facilities can also be availed from their showrooms throughout the country. HONDA WING WORLD SHOWROOM STC has an exclusive ‘Honda Wing World’ showroom at Teku that deals in the sale of premium Honda motorcycles in Nepal. The Wing World Showroom is especially targeted towards fulfilling the growing demand of motorcycle enthusiasts for high capacity motorcycles. Apart from sales, the showroom also has a separate service and spares facility for owners of premium Honda motorcycles. This Service centre is well equipped with all necessary specialized equipments and tools, to cater to the servicing of a wide range of advanced and high capacity Honda motorcycles. A variety of Honda Motorcycle Accessories is also available for sale from the Honda Wing World Showroom. SYAKAR SAFETY RIDING TRAINING CENTER (SSRTC) One of the main principles of Honda is

their focus on the safety of motorcycle riders and this can only be achieved with a proper knowledge of riding and training amongst motorcycle users. So in order to provide the proper knowledge regarding riding safely and following traffic rules, STC has established Nepal’s first international standard riding training centre at Gwarko, spread across an area of 10,200 square meter. The facility is fully equipped with a lavish training area, modern equipment and sophisticated rider training tools. Honda certified Safety Training Instructors at the centre ensure an international standard training for rider’s safety. Children from the age of six can join the training classes and get appropriate knowledge about safety requirements on the road. Trainers at the centre have been trained by expert trainers from Singapore Rainbow Safety Riding Training Institute. There are training provisions for both riding license holders and non-holders. People who purchase a Honda or a Hero Honda two-wheeler can avail of a 50 percent discount on training fees.


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t’s been five years since I started cycling in Kathmandu. But frankly, at that point, I did not start just because I supported the ‘Go Green’ movement. You see, I am basically a very lazy person. But I highly believe in staying physically fit. No offence to fat people, but I am really scared of developing a pot belly. So rather than committing myself to strenuous workouts at the gym or cutting down on my food intake, I chose to cycle. Over the years, along with the health benefits, cycling provided me with several opportunities to explore new places around Kathmandu valley. This newfound high of discovering and exploring new places through cycling rides is the core reason that I am committed to this form of sport. In fact when I had started to jog earlier, the monotonous routine of running through the same route everyday had made me abandon the idea in less than three months. So let me introduce you to one of my best cycling routes within the Kathmandu Valley. There sure are many places to go cycling around the Kathmandu Valley. But this time, I’ll stick to the north of the Kathmandu valley from Budhanilkantha.

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Start cycling from your place to the Budhanilkantha School. In the case of difficulties in finding the place, any local should easily guide you to the location of this popular school. On the way, you might as well pay a visit to the Budhanilkantha Temple. Cycle past the school and start pedalling on the approaching uphill climb. Since it’s a black topped road, the uphill road should not pose any difficulty for a regular cyclist. After doing about 600m of uphill riding, you will notice a gravelled motorable road that forks out to the left. There is yellow board in the diversion with Shivapuri Nagarjun Rastriya Nikunja Seema Prarambha written over it in Nepali. (If interested, one can rather continue about 5km further uphill towards Danda Gaun. The uphill ride takes you through dense pine forest well maintained green lawns of Nepal Army’s Staff College.) The downhill gravel road on the left continues through the forest and has a very few human settlements in between. The wide road takes you towards the Tokha Saraswati Temple. It is an ancient Hindu temple dedicated to the divine goddess of knowledge and is thronged by many, especially during Saturdays. From the temple, the road stretches further south ward and reaches the village of Tokha. Tokha is a bustling and historical ancient Newari village which is slowly being influenced by the urbanization of Kathmandu. If you are pretty much done and exhausted for the day, you can continue southwards following the city skyline and end up at the Ring Road in Gongabu. Then head back home. Now the rest of this route briefing is for the energetic lot who would like to venture further. From Tokha, continue northwest where the road steeply descends. The road is relatively big and should be pretty much black topped by now. This stretch of road goes up to a place called Gurje Bhanjyang. Take this road and go up till Jhor Mahankal and leave the black topped road from there. Confirm with the locals for directions and traverse the gravel road going through Sangla and Phutung. At the right time of the year, you will find yourself cycling through lush green wheat fields. There are some small villages along the way. Once you reach Phutung, its back to the black topped roads from here. Continue south on this road and within half an hour you should find yourself in the chaos of Balaju. Head back home from here.

and it takes approximately 4 hours. Ensure that you are well geared to cycle as per the weather of the day. During the entire ride, drink plenty of water to compensate for the loss of the moisture content from your body through perspiration. Losing body water can result in severe cases of dehydration. So stop by regularly for short water, tea/coffee or food breaks. Any form of alcohol is best avoided, unless you wish to take an unexpected plunge down the cliffs. Lastly, if you are not confident of the route, always make sure that you are on the right track with guidance from the local people.

Chetan B S Thapa is a banker by profession who has suddenly been struck with the idea of writing and sharing his cycling experiences over the years. He can be reached at cbsthapa@gmail.com.

For more information on the route, here is a brief measure of the distance from my humble abode in Pulchowk. The total distance covered in the first route till Gongabu is 42 km and it takes roughly around 3 hours to get there. On the longer ride till Balaju, you will end up clocking around 56 km www.autolife.com.np

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TyRE TROUBLE If you ride a bicycle, sooner or later you will need to fix a flat or change (replace) a tire. Before beginning this process, turn your bike upside down, distributing its weight on the seat and handlebars. Now get ready to get your hands dirty.

Tools Required: • Pumps • Tyre Levers • Spare Tubes

The first step is to take the wheel with the flat off your bike. Do this by loosening the nuts or quick release mechanism that holds the wheel until it slides out. You may need to loosen your brakes to get the wheel off. These often have a quick release mechanism too. If you are removing a rear wheel, it will also have to be lifted clear of the chain.

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Using tire levers, remove the tire by wedging the tire tool between the tire and rim, and then prying upward to lift the tire away from the rim. Keeping the first tool in place under the tire, repeat this step about four inches away with the second tool to pull more of the tire over and off the rim. Repeat this step as you work your way around the rim. The one edge of the tire you’ve been working on should start to come free of the rim quite easily.

Next, you’ll need to remove the valve stem from the rim. Coming from the centre of the wheel by the spokes, locate the valve stem and push it up and through the hole in the rim so that it no longer protrudes through the rim. Remove the tire and tube the rest of the way. After you remove the old tube, check the inside of the tire thoroughly to make sure whatever caused the flat - glass, a piece of metal, etc. - is not still lodged in the tire to play a nasty trick on you and pop a second tube.

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Take the new tube and with it still flat, work it into the tire, laying it where it goes when it is inflated on the rim. Make sure that the tube is not crimped or twisted at any point and the valve stem points to the centre. Some people find that the tube is easier to work with if you put just a little bit of air in it, enough to hold it in the tire.

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Put the tire and new tube back on the rim by first lining up the valve stem with the hole that it will need to go through on the rim. You must do this by working the first edge of the tire back onto the rim, easing the tube onto the rim at the same time using your fingers to carefully guide the valve stem back into its hole. Finish putting the first edge of the tire completely on the rim. When you reinsert the valve stem of the new tube into the rim, be sure that it comes straight out of the hole and not be angled in any direction.

Use your hands to work as much of the second edge of the tire onto the rim as you can. It will become more difficult as you go, and finally you will need to use the tire levers to put the last part of the tire onto the rim. Using the pump, inflate the tire to the pressure recommended on the sidewall.

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Put the wheel back on your bicycle, reattaching the nuts or quick release mechanism and resetting the brakes and replacing the chain as necessary. Check to make sure that the wheel is aligned properly, that it is held securely and that it spins cleanly.

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Leather Seats

Steering Adjust

Climate Control

Remote Locking

ABS

Airbags

Top Speed (KMPH)

Torque (NM)

Power (BHP)

Gearbox

Cubic Capacity (CC)

All prices are subject to change with the market scenario. Please confirm with the showroom for accuracy.

Price (NRs)

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EXTRA FEATURES AND SAFETY Bama Motors Pvt. Ltd, Thapathali, KTM Tel: 4226655 | 4223022

Chery Models A1 1.3L

17,99,000 1297 5M 82 114 155 N Y N N Y N Y N N

QQ3 Full Option

17,90,000

Tiggo 2.0 A/T

36,75,000 1971 A 123 168 160 Y Y Y N Y N Y N Y

812

5M

67

90

130

Y

Y

Y

N

Y

N

Y

N

N

Vijay Motors Pvt. Ltd, Naxal, KTM Tel: 4414158

chevrolet Models Optra Magnum

29,75,000 to 32,00,000

1991

5M

119

314

190

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

N

N

Aveo

24,99,000 to 29,90,000

1399

5M

92

127

165

Y

N

Y

N

Y

Y

Y

N

N

Beat 1.2

20,80,000 to 25,25,000

1199

5M

80

108

150

Y

Y

Y

N

Y

N

Y

N

N

Spark 1.0

18,60,000 to 19,90,000

995

5M

63

90

145

Y

Y

Y

N

Y

N

Y

N

N

Captiva 2.0 Automatic LTZ

75,00,000 1991 5A 148 320 175 Y Y Y Y Y Y Y N N

Aveo UVA1.2 LT

21,70,000 to 24,70,000

Cruze 2.0 LTZ VCDI Tavera

N/A 29,50,000 to 40,70,000

1150

5M

75

110

160

Y

Y

Y

N

-

N

Y

N

N

1991 5A 148 327 200 Y Y Y Y Y Y Y N Y 2499

5M

78

186

125

N

N

Y

N

Y

Y

Y

N

N

Hansraj Hulaschand & Co Pvt. Ltd, Maitighar Tel: 4239641 | 4231985

Daihatsu Models Terios

48,99,000 to 55,00,000

1495

5M

103

140

NA

Y

N

Y

N

Y

N

Y

N

N

BATAS Brothers Pvt. Ltd, Gairidhara Tel: 4004644 | 4004645

fIAT Models Linea 2012 Model (Diesel)

35,89,000 to 40,79,999

1368

5M

90

115

168

N

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Punto 2012 Model (Petrol)

23,71,999 25,89,999

1172

5M

67

96

175

N

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

N

N

Go Automobiles Pvt. Ltd, Thapathali, KTM Tel: 4244254 | 4257001

FORD Models Everest

69,99,000 to 2953 5A 153 380 165 Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y 75,00,000

All New Fiesta (Petrol)

34,00,000 to 1499 5M 107 140 NA Y Y Y Y Y N Y Y N 38,99,000

Fiesta Classic (Petrol)

24,50,000 to 1596 5M 99 146 175 Y Y Y Y Y N Y N N 29,90,000

Figo Petrol

Ranger Diesel All New Fiesta (AT) Petrol

18,49,000 to 23,74,000

1399

5M

68

160

150

Y

Y

Y

N

Y

N

Y

N

N

42,00,000

2499

5M

81

266

NA

Y

Y

Y

N

Y

N

Y

N

N

38,99,000 to 41,50,000

1499 5M 107 140 NA Y Y Y Y Y N Y Y N

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Bluetooth

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Steering Adjust

Climate Control

Remote Locking

ABS

Airbags

Top Speed (KMPH)

Torque (NM)

Power (BHP)

Gearbox

Cubic Capacity (CC)

TECHNICAL

EXTRA FEATURES AND SAFETY Saakha and Universal Automobiles, Kupondole Tel: 5011500

Geely Models LC Panda LC Cross 1.3

16,75,000 1342 5M 85 110 NA Y Y Y N Y N N N N NA

1342 5M 85 110 165 Y Y Y N Y N Y N N Himchuli Auto International, Kupundole Tel: 5521730

GREAT WALL Models Florid 1.5L Elite

16,00,000 1497 5M 103 138 160 Y Y Y N Y N Y N N

Wingle 5 2.5TCI SLX

30,95,000 2499 5M 107 300 140 Y N Y N Y Y Y N N

Hover SLX

N/A

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Updated January 2013

2400 5M 135 200 N/A Y Y Y N Y N Y N Y

Syakar Trading Company Pvt. Ltd, Kantipath Tel: 5549741 | 4225490 |4253522

HONDA Models Accord 2.4 MT

78,50,000 2354 5M 180 222 225 Y Y Y Y Y Y Y N N

City SMT

38,50,000 1497 5M 118 146 175 Y Y Y N Y N Y N N

Civic 1.8 SMT

58,00,000

CR-V 2.0L

99,00,000 1997 6M 167 218 180 Y Y Y Y Y Y Y N N

Jazz Select

32,25,000 1198 5M 89 110 175 Y Y Y Y Y N Y N Y

Brio VMT

26,70,000 1198 5M 88 109 N/A Y Y Y N Y N Y N N

1799

5M

130

172

205

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

N

N

Laxmi Intercontinental, Thapathali Tel: 4101556 | 4101557

HYUNDAI Models Verna 1.4

32,96,000 1396 5M 107 135 NA Y Y Y N Y Y Y N Y

Accent GL

29,96,000 1399 5M 94 124 170 N N N N Y N Y N N

i10 Magna 1.2

21,56,000 1197 5M 66 99 140 N N Y N N N Y N N

i20 Era

22,56,000 1197 6A 90 220 160 Y Y Y Y Y N Y N Y

Santa Fe GL Diesel

70,96,000

Santro GL+

18,56,000 1086 5M 62 96 NA N N N N Y N Y N N

Sonata GL

51,96,000 1998 6M 165 198 NA Y Y Y Y Y Y Y N N

Tucson GL Petrol

53,96,000 1998 6M 177 382 NA Y Y Y Y Y Y Y N N

Elantra GLS

46,96,000 1591 6M 130 157 NA Y Y Y Y Y N Y N N

Eon Dlite+

15,76,000 814 5M 56 NA NA Y N Y N N N Y N N

2199

6M

194

420

210

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

N

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Choice Motors, Lazimpat EXTRA FEATURES AND SAFETY Tel: 4441080 | 4441081

Sunroof

Bluetooth

Fog Lamps

Leather Seats

Steering Adjust

Climate Control

Remote Locking

ABS

Airbags

Top Speed (KMPH)

Torque (NM)

Power (BHP)

Gearbox

Cubic Capacity (CC)

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Price (NRs)

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Models UFO

28,25,000 1584 5M 100 135 150 Y Y Y N Y N Y N Y Continental Associates Pvt. Ltd, Tinkune Tel: 2054003 | 2054004

KIA Models Cerato 1.6L

42,49,000 1591 5M 123 156 NA Y Y Y N Y Y Y N N

Picanto 1.2 EX I

24,49,000

1086

5M

64

97

NA

Y

Y

Y

N

Y

Y

Y

N

N

Rio N/B 1.4L

28,49,000

1399

5M

94

125

NA

Y

N

Y

N

Y

Y

N

N

N

Sorento 2.2L Diesel

76,49,000 2199 6M 197 421 NA Y Y Y Y Y Y Y N Y

Soul 1.6L

43,49,000 1591 5M 124 156 NA Y Y Y Y Y Y Y N N

Sportage 2.0 L Diesel

58,49,000 - 63,49,000

1998

6M

177

392

NA

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

N

Y

Agni Incorporated Pvt. Ltd, Uttar Dhoka Tel: 4414626 | 4414628

MAHINDRA Models

Bolero LX MDi 4WD

27,95,000

2523

5M

63

180

NA

N

N

N

N

Y

N

N

N

N

Scorpio VLX 4WD

51,50,000

2179

5M

120

290

150

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

N

N

XYLO

32,65,000 to 40,15,000

2498

5M

112

240

135

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

N

Y

Thar

21,20,000 to 29,60,000

2498

5M

112

235

140

N

N

N

N

N

N

N

N

N

Padma Shree Pvt. Ltd, Gyaneshwor Tel: 4435688 | 4435631

Mazda Models BT-50

47,50,000 2499 5M 140 330 NA Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y N

Mazda 3 Full Opt

66,50,000

1598

5M

103

145

NA

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

N

N

Mazda 2 Full Opt

46,00,000

1498

5M

102

135

NA

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

N

Mazda 6 Full Opt

76,50,000

2489

6M

170

226

NA

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

N

N

CX-7

82,00,000 to 2488 5M 161 218 NA Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y 85,00,000 Leon Motors Pvt. Ltd, Shantinagar Tel: 4622074 | 4622485

MITSUBISHI Models ASX 4WD GLX

79,00,000 1998 6CVT 150 197 190 Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y

Lancer EX GLX

66,00,000 1998 6CVT 150 197 200 Y Y Y Y Y Y Y N N

L200 Sportero 4WD 48,00,000 2477 NA 135 NA 175 Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y N Double Cab L300 Minibus L

38,00,000

2477 5M 75 150 120 N Y NA NA NA NA NA NA NA

Outlander

84,00,000

2360 6CVT 170 226 190 NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA

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1,30,00,000

Sunroof

Bluetooth

Fog Lamps

Leather Seats

Steering Adjust

Climate Control

Remote Locking

ABS

Airbags

Top Speed (KMPH)

Torque (NM)

Power (BHP)

Gearbox

Cubic Capacity (CC)

TECHNICAL

Updated January 2013

EXTRA FEATURES AND SAFETY

2972 5M 185 267 175 Y NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA

85,00,000 2477 5M 175 400 N/A Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Dugar Automobiles Pvt. Ltd, Balaju Tel: 4362992 | 4350912

NISSAN Models Navara LE

45,90,000 2488 6M 175 403 170 Y Y Y Y Y Y Y N N

New Sunny 1.5

37,50,000

NA

5M

110

148

NA

Y

Y

Y

N

Y

Y

Y

N

N

Tiida Sedan M

NA

1598

5M

110

153

170

Y

Y

Y

N

Y

Y

Y

Y

N

X-Trail

88,00,000 1995 6A 150 320 185 Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Nemlink Int’l Traders Pvt. Ltd, Panipokhari Tel: 4006528 | 4410323

PERODUA Models MYVI SX

27,00,000 1298 5M 86 116 NA N N Y N Y N Y N N

Viva 850

19,45,000

847 5M 53 76 NA Y N N N Y N Y N N Constant Business Group Pvt. Ltd, Naxal Tel: 2297455

PROTON Models Models Savvy

20,75,000 1149 5M 74 NA NA N N Y N N N Y N N

Persona 1.6

30,75,000 1597 5M 110 148 NA Y Y Y N Y Y Y N N

Gen 2 - 1.6

30,50,000

1597

5M

125

150

NA

Y

Y

Y

N

Y

Y

Y

N

N

Skoda M.A.W, Thapathali Tel: 4216835 | 4268788

SKODA

Models

Superb

71,90,000 to 73,90,000

1968

6A

140

320

206

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Fabia

23,95,000 to 28,95,000

1200

5M

75

110

NA

Y

Y

Y

N

Y

N

N

N

N

Laura 1.8

53,49,000 to 56,49,000

1798

7A

118

250

225

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

N

Y

Yeti 2.0

61,90,000 to 63,90,000

1968

6M

140

320

210

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

N

N

Rapid

31,25,000 to 1598 5M 105 153 NA Y Y Y Y Y N Y Y N 40,95,000

SSANGYONG

Constant Business Group Pvt. Ltd, Naxal Tel: 2297455

Models Korando Active

50,75,000 1998 5M 175 360 180 Y Y Y Y Y Y Y N Y

Rexton

59,75,000 2696 5M 160 340 180 Y Y Y N Y Y Y N Y

Actyon Sports

34,75,000 1998 5M 140 310 NA Y Y Y N Y Y Y N Y

Subaru

Vijay Motors Pvt. Ltd, Naxal, KTM Tel: 4414158

Models Forester

90,00,000 2498 5M 230 320 NA Y Y Y Y Y N Y N N 95,00,000 (A/T)

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Sunroof

Bluetooth

Fog Lamps

Leather Seats

Steering Adjust

Climate Control

Remote Locking

ABS

Airbags

Top Speed (KMPH)

Torque (NM)

Power (BHP)

Gearbox

Cubic Capacity (CC)

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Price (NRs)

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SUZUKI

Models Ertiga Lxi

31,00,000 1373 5M 94 130 170 Y Y Y N Y N Y N N

Alto K10 Vxi

16,99,000

A-Star Zxi

21,49,000 1000 5M 67 90 160 Y Y Y N Y N Y N N

EECO STD 7Seater

17,59,000

Grand Vitara MT

70,00,000 1995 5M 164 225 175 Y Y Y Y Y Y Y N Y

Ritz VXI

22,35,000 1200 5M 75 190 NA N Y Y N Y Y Y N N

Swift Vxi

24,49,000 1200 5M 75 190 160 N Y Y N Y Y Y N N

Dzire Zxi

28,99,000 1200 5M 75 190 160 Y Y Y Y Y Y Y N N

SX4 Zxi

33,19,000 1586 5M 102 145 175 Y Y Y Y Y Y Y N N

1000

1200

1000

5M

5M

5M

67

73

64

90

101

84

145

NA

NA

N

N

Y

N

N

Y

N

N

Y

N

N

Y

N

N

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

N

Y

N

N

Y

N

N

New Wagon R Vxi

19,55,000

N

Zen Estilo Vxi

18,95,010 1000 5M 64 84 150 Y Y Y Y Y Y Y N N

800 Std

11,22,000

800 4M 37 59 NA N N N N Y N N N N Sipradi Trading Pvt Ltd, Teku Tel: 4250610 | 4250612

TATA Models Aria Prestige

53,85,000 2179 5M 138 320 NA Y Y Y Y Y Y Y N Y

Indica Refresh

14,45,000 1405 5M 64 100 145 N N N N N N N N N 17,45,000

Indica Vista Q-JET

22,25,000 to 26,95,000

1248

5M

75

190

160

Y

Y

Y

N

Y

N

Y

Y

N

Indigo CS

19,45,000 to 23,95,000

1405

5M

69

135

165

N

N

N

N

N

N

Y

N

N

Indigo Manza Q-JET

28,45,000 to 31,45,000

1248

5M

90

200

NA

Y

Y

Y

N

Y

N

Y

Y

N

Nano

8,58,000 to 11,88,000

624

4M

35

48

105

N

N

N

N

N

N

Y

N

N

Safari Dicor

33,45,000 to 46,95,000

2179

5M

138

320

NA

Y

Y

Y

N

Y

Y

Y

N

N

Sumo Grande

29,85,000 to 34,85,000

2179

5M

120

250

140

N

N

N

N

Y

N

Y

N

N

Sumo Gold

24,90,000 to 28,90,000

2956

5M

70

223

175

N

N

N

N

Y

N

Y

N

N

United Traders Syndicate, Sinamangal Tel: 4478301-5, 4478003

TOYOTA Models Avanza

40,80,000

1298 5M 90 120 150 Y Y Y N Y Y Y N N

Corolla

72,50,000

1598 5M 104 145 170 Y Y Y Y Y Y Y N N

Fortuner

96,60,000

2928 5M 160 343 170 Y Y Y Y Y Y Y N Y

Land Cruiser Prado 16,500,000 2982 5M 129 343 170 Y Y Y Y Y Y Y N Y Dual AC Rav 4 Auto

97,80,000

2362 5M/4A 167 224 NA Y Y Y Y Y Y Y N Y

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54,50,000

Sunroof

Bluetooth

Fog Lamps

Leather Seats

Steering Adjust

Climate Control

Remote Locking

ABS

Airbags

Top Speed (KMPH)

Torque (NM)

Power (BHP)

Gearbox

Price (NRs)

TECHNICAL

Updated January 2013

EXTRA FEATURES AND SAFETY

1298 5M 86 120 NA Y Y Y N Y Y Y N N Pooja International Pvt. Ltd, Panipokhari Tel: 4006605 | 4006606

VOLKSWAGEN Models Passat CC

75,50,000 to 87,00,000

1798

6A

158

250

223

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Golf

48,00,000

1595 5M 103 148 120 Y Y Y Y Y N Y N N

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Cubic Capacity (CC)

Updated April 2012

Passat A/T Loaded 87,00,000 1798 6A 158 250 220 Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Polo

22,95,000 to 33,95,000

1198

5M

103

153

185

Y

Y

Y

N

Y

N

Y

N

N

Tiguan TDI

69,75,000 to 86,00,000

1964

6A

138

320

NA

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Touareg 3.0D A/T (Full Option)

1,35,00,000 2967 8A 241 550 220 Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y

Vento 1.6

31,95,000 to 42,95,000

1598

5M

103

153

185

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

N

Y

N

N

Constant Business Group Pvt. Ltd, Naxal Tel: 2297455

ZOTYE Models Zotye Nomad II 1.5L 24,75,000

1500 5M 105 135 145 N Y N N N N Y N N

Fuel Tank (Litre) 3.5

N/A

N/A

109

5.2

N/A

1330

N/A

113

5.2

N/A

1320

150

173

14

N/A

Mileage (kmpl)

Dry Weight (KG)

Ground Clearance (MM)

Wheelbase (MM)

Height (MM)

Length (MM)

Top Speed (KMPH)

Gears

Torque (NM)

Power (BHP)

Cubic Capacity (CC)

102

Models

SYM

Shrestha Company Pvt. Ltd, Teku, Tel: 4251202 Magic 110 rr

1,59,900

110

N/A

7.2/6000 4

orbit II

1,84,900

125

N/A

8.33/6500 CVT 91 1905 1238

1325

jet4

2,09,900

125

N/A

8.6/7000

CVT

85

1900

1040

5,99,900

250

N/A

23.1/6000

6

140

2005

1050

wolf sb250ni

ktm duke

Hansraj Hulaschand & Co. Ltd Naxal, Tel: 4415462 200 DUKE

3,89,900 199.5 25/1000 19.2/800 6 135 N/A 810 1350 165 126

Anna Lifan

80 1890 1090 1205 n/A

COOL BOY

DUE

11

35

Annapurna Lifan Company Pvt. Ltd Teku, Tel: 4241521 1,55,900 149.4 13.5/8500 8.5/7500 5 95 N/A 830 1680 250 120 10.5 50 99,900

97 5.5/7500 6.6/5000 4 N/A N/A 750 1208 140 95

apollo

4 70

Universal Super Impex Jyatha Tole, Tel: 4227337 Orion RX 250T

3,16,000 249.4 17.5/7500 18/5500 5 105 N/A 930 1420 280 118 8 35

Orion RX 250M

3,16,000 249.4 17.5/7500 18/5500 5 105 N/A 880 1420 280 118 8 35

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Fuel Tank (Litre)

Mileage (kmpl)

Ground Clearance (MM)

Wheelbase (MM)

Dry Weight (KG)

Bajaj

Height (MM)

Length (MM)

Top Speed (KMPH)

Gears

Torque (NM)

Power (BHP)

Cubic Capacity (CC)

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140

14

35

Hansraj Hulaschand & Co. Ltd Teku, Tel: 4220094 | 4261200 Models Avenger 220

2,46,900

Discover 100 DTS-Si

1,44,900 94.38 7.5/7500 7.85/5000 5 90 N/A 800 1305 165 108 8

Discover 125 DTS-Si

1,63,900 (Disk) 124.6 11/8000 10.8/5500 5 N/A N/A 800 1305 165

110

8

Discover 150

1,72,900

144.8

13/7500

12.75/5500

5

110

N/A

800

1305

115

8

65

Platina 100

1,22,900

99.27

8/7500

8/5500

4

90

N/A

805

1275

160

100

13

75

Platina 1,38,900 125 DTS-Si

124.58

9.5/7000

11/5000

4

100

N/A

785

1275

160

100

13

65

BOXER 150

1,39,900

144.8

12/7500

12/5000

4

100

N/A

803

1285

N/A

122

11

60

Pulsar 150 DTSi

2,09,900

149.01

15.06/9000

12.5/6500

5

115

N/A

785

1320

160

120

15

55

Pulsar 180 DTSi

2,26,900

178.60

17/8500

14/6000

5

120

N/A

785

1345

165

130

15

50

Pulsar 220F

2,49,900

220

21/8500

19/7000

5

135

N/A

795

1350

165

140

15

45

Pulsar 200 nS

2,64,900

200

23.2/9500

18.3/8000

5

135

2100

805

1363

167

145

12

40

219.89 19/8400 17.5/7000 5

120 N/A 710 1475

DAELIM

169

165

80 N/A

AKU Nepal Enterprises Kalimati, Tel: 4288339 | 4286018 Models Roadwin 150R

2,88,500

150 15/10600 12.5/8400 5

5,00,000

249 23/9000 19/8000 5 140 N/A 780 1380 150 160

Roadwin R250 FI

Demak

120 N/A 780 1380

150

135

15

N/A

15 N/A

Agni Incorporated Pvt. Ltd Uttar Dhoka, Tel: 4420964 Models Cougar 250

3,95,000

249 19/7500 N/A 5 N/A N/A 760 1480 140 140 14 40

2,38,000

150 13/8500 10/7500 5 N/A N/A 840 1380 270 120 8.5 50

DMX-R

DUCATI

Turbo Motors Trading Naxal,Tel: 4435720 Models Hypermotard 796

18,50,000

803 81/8000 74/6250 6 200 N/A 825 1455 N/A 155 12.5 N/A

Monster 696

16,80,000

696 80/9000 69/7750 6 N/A N/A 770 1450 N/A 160

15

N/A

Monster 796

18,90,000

803 87/8250 79/6250 6 220 N/A 800 1450 N/A 167

15

N/A

848 EVO

27,00,000

849.4 140/10500 98/9750 6 N/A N/A 830 1430 N/A

168

15.5 N/A

1198

N/A

1198.4 170/9750 131/8000 6 N/A N/A 820 1430 N/A

171

15.5 N/A

Multistrada 1200 S

35,00,000

1198.4

150 / 9250

118 / 7500

6

N/A

N/A

850

1530

N/A

192

20

N/A

SportsClassic GT1000

N/A

992

92 / 8000

90 / 6000

6

N/A

N/A

810

1425

N/A

185

15

N/A

GLOBAL

GLOBAL

Jai Shambu Automotives Pvt. Ltd Ravi Bhawan, Tel: 4289933 | 4277049

Models

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G-100

1,21,000

97

7.2/8000

6.5/6000

4

N/A

N/A

N/A

1280

150

100

10

N/A

UFO 150

1,56,500

149.6

8.5/7500

9.2/6000

Auto

80

N/A

N/A

1275

135

100

5

N/A

Xpression+

1,48,994

124

10.5/8500

8.4/7500

5

N/A

N/A

N/A

1280

140

100

15

N/A

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Fuel Tank (Litre)

Ground Clearance (MM)

Wheelbase (MM)

103

N/A

860

1375

280

115

12

45

VR 200H

3,49,000

197

19/7500

15/6000

5

105

N/A

860

1375

290

130

12

30

Hartford

Height (MM)

5

Length (MM)

12.5/7500

Gears

13.5/8500

Torque (NM)

149

Power (BHP)

2,99,000

Cubic Capacity (CC)

VR 150H

Price (NRS)

All prices are subject to change with the market scenario. Please confirm with the showroom for accuracy.

International Motor Pvt. Ltd Teku, Tel: 4265336 | 4265337

Models

Hero

Nepal General Marketing Pvt Ltd Jyoti Bhawan, Kantipath, Tel: 4225377 Models CBZ X-TREME 2,11,000 (DDS) 149.2 14.2/8500 12.8/6500 5 110 N/A 800 1325 145 135 15 60.25 HF Deluxe DRK

97.2

7.2/8000

7.5/5000

4

95

N/A

790

1230

165

100

10.5

72

Glamour 1,85,000(DSS FI)

1.24,500

124.8

9/7000

10.35/4000

4

95

N/A

775

1265

150

115

15

72

Hunk 2,05,000(DDS)

149.2

14.2/8500

12.8/6500

5

110

N/A

795

1325

145

135

12.5

50

1355

150

135

15

45

1350

160

145

15

48

Karizma DSS

2,42,500

223

16.5/7000

18.3/6000

5

125

N/A

Karizma ZMR

3,01,500

223

17.5/7000

18.3/6000

5

130

N/A

795 795

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Top Speed (KMPH)

Updated January 2013

Pleasure 1,41,000 102 7/7000 7.8/5000 Auto 80 N/A 750 1240 125 95 5.5 50

Splendor NXG

1,44,500

97.2

Splendor PLUS

1,41,000

97.2 7.4/8000 7.2/5000 4

85 N/A 775 1230 160

110 10.5

60

Splendor Pro

1,46,000

97.2

90

Super Splendor

1,57,000

124.7 9.13/7000 10.35/4000 4

7.7/7500

7.6/7500

7.6/6000

8.04/4500

4

4

100

N/A

N/A

100 N/A

Honda

785

1230

160

100

10

77

775

1230

160

100

11

60

775

1235

150

110

12

75

Syakar Trading Company Pvt. Ltd, Kantipath, Tel: 4253522 | 4163501 | 4256199 Models

Activa

1,54,900

110

8/7500

8.8/5500

Auto

90

N/A

765

1238

145

100

5.3

55

Aviator 1,59,900 110 8/8000 8.82/5500 Auto 85 N/A 790 1256 145 95 6 52

CB Shine 1,74,900(DCA)

125

10.3/7500

10.9/5500

4

100

N/A

790

1265

175

110

11

80

CB Twister

1,66,900(DSS)

110

9/8000

9/6500

4

95

N/A

800

1262

180

100

8

70

CB Unicorn

2,05,900 (DSS)

110

13.2/8000

12.8/5500

5

115

N/A

790

1340

180

135

13

60

CB Unicorn Dazzler

2,12,900

150

14/8500

12.8/6500

5

120

N/A

780

1328

162

125

12

55

CBF Stunner

1,82,900

125

11/8000

11/6500

5

100

N/A

790

1271

173

120

10

60

NEW Dio

1,55,900

110

7/7000

80

N/A

762

1235

145

100

6

50

CBR 250RA

5,14,900

250

25.3/8500

23 7000

6

155

N/A

780

1370

145

150

13

35

CBR 600

20,50,000

600

118/13500

66/11250

6

240

N/A

820

1369

135

156

18

20

CB 600F Hornet

16,99,900

600

102/12000

63.510500

6

210

N/A

800

1435

135

19

20

CB 1000R

CBR1000RR

7.8/5500 Auto

183

22,00,000 1000 125/10000 100/8000 6 240 N/A 825 1445 130 213 17 15

26,00,000

1000 175/12000 112/8500 6

N/A N/A 820

1410 N/A

200

17.7

15

NXR150 BROS

5,25,000

150 14/8000 13.6/6000 5 N/A N/A 830 1353 245

120

12

N/A

XR250

6,25,000

250 23.3/7500 23.7/6000 6

135 11.5

N/A

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Mileage (kmpl)

160

17

N/A

647 72/9000 61/7250 6 190 N/A 790 1435 185 200

17

N/A

11,10,900

647

72/9000

61/7250

6

200

N/A

830

1435

165

200

17

N/A

RT 125D

4,68,900

124.5

13.5/10000

11/8000

5

N/A

N/A

790

1350

230

135

7

N/A

GV250

6,49,900

249 27/10500 22/7500 5 N/A N/A 710 1508 150 167

14

N/A

GV650P

13,50,000

249 80/9000 67/7250 5 N/A N/A 705 1700 160 220

14

N/A

160

17

35

100

6

45

Power (BHP)

Hyosung

Height (MM)

155

Length (MM)

Dry Weight (KG)

Ground Clearance (MM)

Wheelbase (MM)

Top Speed (KMPH)

N/A

Gears

17

Torque (NM)

160

Cubic Capacity (CC)

175

All prices are subject to change with the market scenario. Please confirm with the showroom for accuracy.

Price (NRS)

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Updated January 2013

Batas Motors Pvt. Ltd Naxal, Tel: 4004626 | 4004627

Models

GT250N

6,20,900

249

GT250R

7,05,900

249 26.35/9000 21/6750 5

GT650N

10,65,900

GT650R

26.5/9000

21/6750

5

150

N/A

830

1435

150 N/A 830 1435

Kawasaki

Hansraj Hulaschand & Co. Ltd Teku, Tel: 4220094 | 4261200

Models

Ninja 250R

7,49,900

249 32/11000 22/8200 6 160 N/A 790 1400 135

Mahindra 2 Wheelers

SG Global Pvt. Ltd Teku, Tel: 4251202

Models

Duro Rodeo

1,45,900

124.6

8/7500

9/5500

Auto

85

N/A

770

1290

155

1,61,900 124.6 8/7000 9/5500 Auto 85 N/A 760 1245 155 106 4.5 45

PIAGGIO

PIAGGIO

Anna Automobile Pvt. Ltd Teku, Tel: 4229855

Models

BYQ125

1,48,000

126.3

9.7/8500

8.6/7000

4

N/A

N/A

N/A

1295

180

115

14

45

Citypard 150

1,55,000

149

11.7/8000

11/6000

5

N/A

N/A

870

1400

150

115

14

45

1,49,000

90

6.5

50

iShine 100

96.21

N/A 6.81/6000 Auto N/A N/A N/A 1340 130

Rieju

Tunche Trans Himalayan Trading Concern Bhrikuti Mandap, Tel: 4268169 Models Marathon 185

3,88,000

125

15

20

6

115

Marathon 185 Pro

4,67,000

125

15

20

6

120 N/A 870 1395 n/a 115

6.5 N/a

Marathon 450

11,00,000

449

N/A

N/A

5

N/A N/A 900 1485 N/A

8.5

4,70,000 230 N/A

Tango 250

N/A

870

1395

N/A

115

115

6.5

N/a

N/A

N/A 5 N/A N/A 840 N/A N/A 100 5.5 N/A

Royal Enfield

Dugar Brothers & Sons Pvt. Ltd Balaju, Tel: 4362992

Models Classic 350

4,31,000

346

20/5250

28/4000

5

N/A

N/A

800

1370

140

170

13.5

N/a

CLASSIC CHROME Classic 500 desert storm

5,55,000 5,15,000 5,35,000

499

27/5250

41.3/4000

5

130

N/A

800

1370

140

170

13.5

N/a

Electra Twin Spark

4,15,000

346

20/5250

28/4000

5

115

N/A

800

1370

140

170

13.5

N/a

3,35,000

346

18/5000

32/3000

4

100

N/A

760

1370

140

150

14.5

35

4,11,000

346

20/5250

28/4000

5

115

N/A

770

1370

140

170

15.5

35

STD350 UCE

Thunderbird Twin Spark

Suzuki

Ganesh Enterprises Kamalpokhari, Tel: 4422818 | 4423444 Models Access 125

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1,59,888

124

8.5/7000

9.8/5000

Auto n/a

N/A

780

1250

160

110

6

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Power (BHP)

Torque (NM)

Gears

Top Speed (KMPH)

Length (MM)

Height (MM)

Wheelbase (MM)

Ground Clearance (MM)

Dry Weight (KG)

Fuel Tank (Litre)

Mileage (kmpl)

Cubic Capacity (CC)

All prices are subject to change with the market scenario. Please confirm with the showroom for accuracy.

Price (NRS)

NEW BIKE BUYER’S GUIDE

Updated January 2013

10/8000

10/7500

Auto

90

N/A

745

1255

120

110

7.8

N/a

Models

AN 125HK

n/a

124

GN125H

1,67,888 124 12/8000 10/7500 5 110 N/A 735 1280 175 107 10.3 35

GS150R

2,07,888 149.5 13.8/8500 13.4/6000 6 110 N/A 790 1340 160 135 15.5 60

slingshot

1,65,888 (disk)

124

8.5/8500

10/6000

5

100

N/A

790

1265

160

115

12

60

B-King

25,00,000

1340

181/9500

146/7200

6

240

N/A

805

1525

120

235

16.5

N/A

Burgman 400

16,50,000 400 34/7300 36.3/5800 Auto 150 N/A 710 1585 125 210 13.5 N/A

GZ250

6,25,000

249

20/8000

18.7/7000

5

N/A

N/A

680

1450

125

140

13

N/A

DR200SE

6,00,000

199

15/8500

17.7/7000

5

N/A

N/A

810

1405

260

115

13

40

Hayabusa

N/A

1340

197/9800

154/10200

6

296

N/A

805

1480

120

220

21

15

GSR600 16,00,000 (ABS)

599

93/12000

65/9600

6

215

N/A

785

1440

130

185

16.5

20

GSX650F

16,50,000

656

85/10500

62/8900

6

240

N/A

770

1470

125

220

19

20

GSX-R600

22,00,000

599

125/13500

68/11500

6

265

N/A

810

1400

130

180

17

15

TVS

AIT Pvt. Ltd Teku, Tel: 4253661 | 4261330 Models Apache RTR 160

2,11,900

160

15.2/8500

13.1/6000

5

120

N/A

790

1300

180

120

16

50

Apache RTR 180

2,26,900

180

17/8500

15.5/6500

5

125

N/A

790

1326

180

120

16

45

Scooty Pep+

1,29,900

90

5/6500

5.8/4000 Auto

75

N/A

740

1230

135

90

5

55

Scooty Streak

1,34,922

87.8

5/6500

5.8/4000

Auto

80

N/A

740

1230

135

90

4.7

55

Star City 110

1,43,900

110

8.2/7500

8.1/5000

4

90

N/A

790

1240

165

95

16

67

Jive

1,52,889

109.7

8.4/7500

8.3/5500 Auto

95

N/A

780

1260

165

95

15

65

Wego

1,56,900

110

8/7500

85

N/A

770

1275

150

100

5

40

8/5500

Auto

Yamaha

Morang Auto Works Teku, Tel: 4261160 | 4268252 Models

Enticer DLX

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1,81,900

123.7

11/8000

10.4/6500

4 n/a

N/A

710

1375

140

105

13.5

N/a

Fazer

2,21,900

153

14/7500

14/6000

5

115

N/A

790

1335

160

130

13.5

45

FZ-16

1,99,900

153

14/7500

14/6000

5

115

N/A

790

1335

160

125

12

45

FZ-S

2,16,900

153 14/7500 14/6000 5 115 N/A 790 1335 160 125

12

45

SS 125

1,73,900

123

11/7500

10.4/6500

5

110

N/A

795

1295

155

110

13

70

SZ-R 1,88,900 (disk)

153

12/7500

12.8/4500

5

105

N/A

802

1320

165

120

14

50

SZ-X

1,74,900

153

12/7500

12.8/4500

5

105

N/A

802

1320

165

120

14

50

YBR 110

1,42,900

106

7.5/7500

7.8/6000

4

100

N/A

795

1290

173

115

13

65

YBR 125 DX

1,60,900

123

10.8/7500

10.4/6500

4

105

N/A

795

1300

180

115

13.5

60

YZF R15 V2

3,22,900

149.8

17/8500

15/7500

6

135

N/A

790

1290

160

120

12

42

YZF-R6

20,47,900

599

122/14500 65.7/10500

6 n/a

N/A

850

1375

130

175

17

17

XJ6

15,17,900

600

78/10000

6

N/A

785

1440

140

190

17.3

20

February 2013

60/6100

N/A

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