Tuesday, November 28

Tag: bike

Harley Davidson & Hero MotoCorp collaborate for Indian Market
Automobile

Harley Davidson & Hero MotoCorp collaborate for Indian Market

NEW DELHI, India, Oct. 28, 2020 -- After closing its services in India Harley-Davidson tie-up with Hero MotoCorp, the world’s largest maker of motorcycles and scooters in terms of unit volumes for selling its bikes in India. Per a distribution agreement, Hero MotoCorp will sell and service Harley-Davidson motorcycles and sell Parts & Accessories and General Merchandise riding gear and apparel through a network of brand-exclusive Harley-Davidson dealers and Hero MotorCorp’s existing dealership network in India.  As part of a Licensing agreement, Hero MotoCorp will develop and sell a range of premium motorcycles under the Harley-Davidson brand name. These actions are aligned with Harley-Davidson’s business overhaul, The Rewire, and the company’s announcement in S...
Hero MotoCorp sets up R&D centre in Germany
Automobile

Hero MotoCorp sets up R&D centre in Germany

Two-wheeler major Hero MotoCorp  Wednesday announced setting up of its first research and development (R&D) center near Munich in Germany. A wholly-owned subsidiary of Hero MotoCorp Ltd, Hero Tech Center Germany GmbH, is located at Stephanskirchen near Munich. It will operate in tandem with Hero's Global R&D hub, the Center of Innovation and Technology (CIT) in Jaipur, the company said in a statement. "Setting up of the Hero Tech Center Germany is a realisation of our aspiration to build an R&D ecosystem that is spread across global geographies,"Hero MotoCorp chairman Pawan Munjal said. He added that the center in Germany will be a source of modern technologies with a focus on the global cus...
Paytm Tie-Up With Suzuki Motorcycle For Two-Wheelers Booking
BUSINESS

Paytm Tie-Up With Suzuki Motorcycle For Two-Wheelers Booking

India's largest mobile payment and commerce platform Paytm announced its strategic partnership with Suzuki Motorcycle India Pvt. Ltd. to offer its customers the largest assortment of bike and scooter models across all transactional platforms in India. With over 400+ Suzuki dealers on-board, the Paytm marketplace will now enable booking of all Suzuki two-wheeler models on its platform across India. As part of the association, Suzuki will also have a brand store on Paytm for higher consumer engagement guaranteeing an enhanced consumer experience. With the alliance, Paytm projects registering sales of more than 10,000 units to be sold on the platform within this calendar year. Paytm will also enable vehicle financing to provide higher degree of assistance to consumers while b...
Delhi Govt Puts on Hold Bike-Taxi and Rent-a-Bike Schemes
News

Delhi Govt Puts on Hold Bike-Taxi and Rent-a-Bike Schemes

The city government has put on hold its bike-taxi and rent-a-bike schemes after authorities in Gurgaon and Bengaluru launched a crackdown over rampant violations in their operations. The AAP government had in February last year approved the rent-a-bike scheme but not notified it. It was aimed at providing last mile connectivity to tourists and individual in the city. The Bike-taxi scheme was, however, under consideration. "In Gurgaon and Benguluru, operators of rent-a-bike and bike-taxi schemes were running private vehicles which is in violation of rules. Only commercial vehicles are allowed under the scheme," said a senior official. The official said that in view of this, the transport department will study the scheme and then come out with a final notification. "We have put on...
Is Bike Taxi Services ‘Safe’ for Women in India?
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Is Bike Taxi Services ‘Safe’ for Women in India?

Operators of bike-taxis, which have over the past few months been emerging as viable, convenient and low-cost solutions for travel in the city, are now looking to attract more women riders to use the service. "We have around 400 mandatory steps that the driver needs to pass. We take a ride test and a third party does all the verification plus there are vehicle instructions and mandatory training," says Aarvind Sanka, co-founder of Rapido, an app based service . Sanka says 10 per cent of their daily customers are women and the organisation is working on bringing on board more women drivers. However for some people like Rahul Kumar, a resident of Gurgaon, are skeptical of the safety of bike-taxis. "It may be cheap but I still wouldn't prefer it for a long distance tra...