Honda prices Africa Twin at Rs 12.90 lakh; opens bookings

first_imgMumbai, May 15 (PTI) Betting big on the premium sports bike segment, Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India (HMSI) today announced the price for its soon-to-be launched 1000-cc superbike Africa Twin at Rs 12.90 lakh, ex-showroom Delhi, and also opened limited bookings.The company is planning to roll out its first 1000-cc superbike in July which will be assembled locally.HMSI said the pre-launch bookings for this adventure motorcycle is open only to first 50 orders, and a few lucky customers will get a chance to attend the grand outdoor True Adventure Africa Twin India.The popular Africa Twin will be known as Honda CRF 1000L Africa Twin in the local market and will be assembled in India. These bikes will be sold through its Wing World outlets which are available in 22 cities.YS Guleria, SVP for sales and marketing, said the Africa Twin is inseparable from the worlds toughest motor rally raids in the world–the Dakar Rally.***************************** Gulf Oil net up marginally to Rs 32 crLubricants player Gulf Oil International today reported a marginal rise in net income at Rs 32 crore for the three months to March despite an over 10 per cent rise in revenue.For the full year, post-tax profit rose 20.7 per cent to Rs 121.08 crore while revenue grew close to 12 per cent at Rs 1131 crore.The Hinduja group company claimed it managed to grow its revenue over three times the industry growth rate with an 11 per cent volume growth.It said bottomline growth was helped by an expansion of margin by 22 bps to 16.1 per cent and this was possible by sales ramp up in commercial vehicles, passenger cars and motorcycle oils.advertisement**************************** Grihashakti launches special home loan for womenFullerton India Home Finance Company, which operates under the brand Grihashakti, today launched a home loan product specially designed for women.The product, Grihalakshmi, encourages salaried and entrepreneurial women in urban and semi-urban India to help build a home for their family and create asset ownership on the basis of their income, a company statement said here.The rate of interest on these loans is competitively priced, from 9.50 per cent onwards for a housing loan and 11.50 per cent onwards for non-housing loans. The loan ticket size for Grihalakshmi will range from Rs 5 lakh to Rs 5 crore.******************************* Visa launches contactless toll payments for NHAIPayments technology firm Visa today said it has launched the countrys first proof-of-concept (PoC) to showcase open loop contactless toll payments at NHAIs Manesar toll plaza.Once commercialised, open loop payment systems (compatible with contactless cards issued by any bank or provisioned in enabled devices) could significantly reduce congestion and waiting times at toll plazas, the company said in a statement issued here.Indian Highways Management Company, set up by NHAI to carry out electronic tolling, has commissioned the deployment of the Manesar PoC (in Haryana).A key objective of the PoC is to assess the advantage of contactless payments in increasing the number of vehicles passing through the toll plaza. PTI BEN PSK RSY RYSlast_img read more