Altius Scimitar: A standard Motorbike

By Neha Chandiwal

The Indian two-wheeler marketplace is bustling with choices, but if you seem at the tourer/off-road bike segment you will locate a gaping void. Altius Automotive Technologies (AAT) a new player in the Indian 2-wheeler marketplace ideas to accupy just that gap with their 670 cc diesel driven off-road bicycle the Scimitar.

The bike is named following a Middle Eastern sword and guarantees to take on something that you toss its way. The bike's design and style is reminiscent of classic dirt bikes, but the Scimitar is so considerably far more. It sports activities thick 90/90 x 21-120/9017" wire spoke alloy wheels that could place a mountain goats hoof to shame.

Rumours about the Altius Scimitar motor bike have been floating about the Internet considering that 2010. Now, Autocar India has verified that the motorbike will in fact launch right here, and will most probably be priced in the Rupees.1.5-1.75 lakh price tag band creating it deliciously inexpensive in that segment. Taking into consideration that most 250cc bikes in the marketplace - like the not too much long ago launched new Honda CBR250R - are priced in the exact same array, the Scimitar could pull an obscene quantity of lovers.

The 670cc liquid cooled motor of the Altius Scimitar generates 33bhp of power at 5700 rpm and 5.4gkm of torque at 3300rpm. The motor is wedded to a five-velocity gearbox with a 1-down, five-up shift scheme. The bike's design and style will notify you that the suspension is created to traverse the worst of terrains & would seem to be best for India's potholed and un-tarred roads. The suspension set up sports activities telescopic forks in the front & a connected mono-shock with two facet swing-arms at the back.

The Altius Scimitar bike can return a mileage of 46.6 kmpl when ridden at a continual speed of ninety kmph & has a 14 L fuel tank. The motorbike's exhaust pipe is tucked neatly below the seat and creates sounds that most bike lovers will come across really musical.

The bikes pedigree is one thing most are not informed of & confirms its go anyplace potential. AAT (increase pls) offers energy answers for the automotive and protection industries and is targeted on the development and production of substantial functionality, ultra-effective multi-fuel engines for specialised defense and hybrid purposes.

AAT, promoted by automotive experts, manufactures engines under license from HDT (Hayes Diversified Systems), USA a technologies leader in diesel and light-weight fuel driven engines and cars. Civilian variants of the companies engines will also be accessible in micro commercial autos.

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