Google’s Android-Chrome OS Merger May Debut on Huawei ‘Nexus’ Tablet

Google Andromeda OS to Debut on Huawei Nexus Tablet and Pixel 3 Laptop: Reports
The new Huawei tablet will reportedly bear ‘Nexus’ branding
A new $800 laptop called ‘Pixel 3’ could also be revealed by Google
Google may debut the tablet & laptop with its new Andromeda OS
Google’s October 4 event is highly anticipated for several reasons, with the biggest being the Pixel and Pixel XL smartphones. Earlier this week, reports came flooding in that Google may unveil its Android-Chrome OS merger – a new operating system codenamed as Andromeda. Now, a new report suggests that Google may release Andromeda OS on the much rumoured Huawei’s 7-inch Pixel tablet, which was previous pegged for an October launch. In the meanwhile, another report suggests that Google may launch an Andromeda OS-powered Pixel 3 ‘Bison’ laptop in Q3 2017.

As per a report by 9to5Google, Google is prepping to launch a set of new hardware and the Huawei-built ‘Nexus’ tablet might be one of them. When the tablet was first leaked earlier this year, Evan Blass had tipped the tablet would be Pixel-branded, which is very much in line with other rumours about Google’s upcoming launches. However, 9to5Google says that though it seems likely, multiple people familiar with the matter say that the tablet will continue to be Nexus branded.

The publication goes on to add that Google is only testing Andromeda on the HTC Nexus 9, but does not plan to release any such version of the tablet. Coming back to the rumoured Huawei tablet, the report adds that it may launch with Android out-of-the-box, but support a developer preview of Google Andromeda.

Evan Blass had earlier hinted in a tweet that the Huawei-built ‘Nexus’ device may hit the reality by the end of 2016, but now that a bunch of rumours indicate that Google Andromeda might be on its way, it doesn’t seem to be the case. Evan Blass also teased in his tweet that the new tablet device may sport 4GB of RAM, in addition to housing a 7-inch display. In a way, it could be identical to an earlier leaked Huawei device (via Phandroid) that bore the name Huawei 7P.
In the meanwhile, Android Police has surfaced details about a Pixel 3 ‘Bison’ laptop that will come with Google Andromeda on board. The laptop is said to have two variants, both featuring a 12.3-inch display. The report claims the laptop will be less than 10mm in thickness.

As per the specifications, the Pixel 3 will reportedly pack an Intel Core m3/ Core i5 CPU coupled with either 32GB or 128GB of inbuilt storage, and either 8GB or 16GB of RAM. Significantly, the laptop may also have a fingerprint scanner, a 3.5mm jack, two USB Type-C ports, stylus support, and stereo speakers. It will also ape the haptic feedback and pressure sensitivity similar to what was introduced with Apple’s 12-inch MacBook. It is also said to sport a backlit keyboard, 4 microphones and 10-hour long lasting battery.

The Google Pixel 3 is pegged to cost $800 (roughly Rs. 53,000), as per the report. As we mentioned, a Q3 2017 launch is expected, and Google will probably not detail the laptop at its October 4 event. Readers should note that Andromeda is just a codename, and when it launches Google will probably have another – catchier – name to go with it.

Indian Springfield cruiser motorcycle launched

Indian Springfield

Indian Motorcycle launched the new Springfield cruiser motorcycle in the Indian market. The new Indian Springfield has been priced at Rs 30.6 lakh ex-showroom Delhi and will be offered in two shades of red and black. Bookings for the new cruiser motorcycle have started at all Indian Motorcycle dealership throughout the country with deliveries expected to commence soon. Gurgaon, Bengaluru, Chennai, Hyderabad, Mumbai and Ahmedabad are the six cities in India where the American bikemaker has its dealership presence with more showrooms planned for 2016. The new Indian Springfield was officially launched in March, 2016 and it has made its way so soon in the Indian two-wheeler market. The cruiser motorcycle will be brought to our shores via the CBU route.

The new bike has been named after the birthplace of Indian Motorcycle which is also the oldest American bikemaker in existence. The styling of the Indian Springfield is similar to the Chief Classic with the only visual differentiation being the hard panniers as opposed to the leather unit as seen on the former. Also instead of the electronically adjustable windscreen as seen on the Chieftain or the Roadmaster, the new Springfield sports a quick-detach clear windshield. The panniers and the windscreen can be easily unclipped which means the bike can be converted from a bagger to a cruiser effortlessly depending on requirement of the rider.

Indian Springfield rear

Commenting on the launch of the all-new 2016 Indian Springfield, Pankaj Dubey, Managing Director, Polaris India Pvt. Ltd said, “The Indian Springfield offers a good mix of touring comfort and urban versatility through its blend of classic styling and comprehensive modern technology. The launch of the iconic Indian Springfield is part of our strategy to introduce products which would take the growth story of Indian Motorcycle to the next level in India. Using a tourer-oriented steering geometry that gives it better handling on the open road, the 2016 Springfield with considerable additional touring capabilities delivers on the tradition of great Indian Motorcycles.”

Powering the new Indian Springfield is the same famed Thunder Stroke motor as seen on its siblings. The 1,811cc V-twin motor develops 102Nm of peak torque that arrives just at 2,600rpm. The twin-cylinder powerplant is mated to a 6-speed transmission. Indian engineers have also changed the rake angle of the Springfield to 25-degree with just 133mm of trail which has made the new cruiser motorcycle nimbler than its siblings. Also the chassis of the motorcycle has been stiffened further to carry heavier loads, 242kg of passenger and luggage to be precise. Other goodies on the Indian Springfield include adjustable passenger footboards, ABS, tyre pressure monitors, cruise control along with front and rear crash bars are all standard.

Toyota Innova Crysta diesel to come with two power output options

The Toyota Innova Crysta is one of the most awaited cars in India and considering the fact that this will be the first major update in the Innova in over a decade, public interest in this new MPV is at an all-time high! Recently, a table that showcased the technical specifications of the new Innova was leaked out and the information that has been revealed should interest quite a few of our readers.

The 2.4-litre diesel engine in the Innova will be a four cylinder turbocharged engine. The engine will make 149PS of peak power and 343Nm of peak torque. The car will be mated to a manual gearbox and will be available in 5 variants. The 2.8-litre engine will also be a four cylinder turbocharger unit and will make 174PS of peak power and will put out 360Nm of peak torque. The 2.8-litre engine will come mated only to an automatic gearbox and will be available in two variants. In addition, the higher powered variants will also get a better level of NVH damping package.

Although there are no details about the petrol engine yet, the leaked brochure shows a petrol tab which means that there will most certainly be a petrol engine with about 160PS of peak power on offer. The new Innova Crysta will be available only in a rear wheel drive layout and will not get an all-wheel-drive or four wheel drive layout. The petrol too will get a manual and an automatic variant to appeal to a whole range of audiences.

The new Toyota Innova Crysta will be launched on May 3 in India. The expected prices for the new Innova Crysta will be higher than the car it replaces and is expected to cost between about Rs 12 lakh ranging all the way up to 20 lakh or so for the top of the line variants. Expect the Innova to sell really well and go up against cars like the Hyundai Creta and the Mahindra XUV500 amongst others.

Bajaj Auto’s Festival of Speed culminates at the Madras Motor Race Track

Bajaj Pulsar RS200

To the average motorcyclist, racing is merely a dream, or a spectacle he witnesses on television or at a racetrack. There’s not many bikers who are able to live the dream of making it to the starting grid of a racetrack and race themselves. More so is the case given the high expenses and the demanding nature of the sport, it being an expensive and full-time sport. The popularity of motorsport has gone up manifold in our country in the recent past, and the number of bikers wanting to race themselves has shot up significantly. Bajaj Auto provided one such opportunity to owners of its Pulsar RS200, in the form of the Pulsar Festival of Speed.

The idea was to give owners of the Pulsar RS200 an opportunity to live their dream of racing, without having to worry about the exorbitant expenses involved in racing. This is a first of its kind initiative from the manufacturer, who has turned the Pulsar into probably the strongest performance motorcycling brand in the country since the Pulsar was first launched way back in 2001. The Pulsar brand has evolved extensively over the years since then, moving from a naked streetbike with a raw appeal for the streets to a full-fledged, wholesome product that can thrill enthusiasts with its performance and handling on a racetrack as well, as displayed aptly by the current flagship, the Pulsar RS200.

After six regional rounds that were held in Hyderabad, Delhi, Mumbai, Pune, Bangalore and Chennai, the final round was held at the MMRT, (Madras Motor Race Track) near Chennai, a full-fledged race circuit that plays host to several national and international racing championships. The top six finishers from each regional round, where Pulsar RS200 owners raced on smaller, go-kart tracks were invited to the MMRT for the grand finale. And like the regional rounds, the finale once again was not just about the racing – it was, as aptly called by Bajaj Auto, India’s first Speed Biking Festival, with a host of adrenaline pumping activities lined up for enthusiasts. The activities included a motocross track, cycle stunting, skateboard performances, stunt performances by the official Bajaj Pulsar stunt group Ghost Ryderz, bungee jumping and a live performance by noted playback singer Benny Dayal.

The scorching temperatures of Chennai were matched perfectly by a scorching performance on track by the Bajaj Pulsar RS200, which has won several accolades for its design, performance and handling. The Pulsar RS200 has evolved the Pulsar brand into a wholesome one, with its light weight, nifty performance and sporty handling that has helped it gain favour as track tool as well, and not just a thrilling motorcycle for the streets. With a liquid-cooled, 199.5cc single cylinder engine that produces an impressive 24.5PS of power along with 18.6Nm of torque, the Pulsar RS200 boasts credentials in its segment like few other motorcycles do. Bajaj Auto has been working constantly behind the scenes on further elevating the lofty standards set by the Pulsars over the years, and the RS200 is indeed the pinnacle of the brand’s efforts. Thanks to the bike’s aggressive and sporty design, brisk performance, agile handling and well-balanced suspension setup, the RS200 owners were able to enjoy their time at the race track.

The 36 final competitors were given proper training on day, including theory sessions where they were introduced to the concept of riding competitively, how it differs from riding on the streets and the body posture needed to go faster on a racetrack. Once done with the theory sessions, the racers were taken on track where got to experience and understand riding on a racetrack first hand, while also learning the finer nuances of competitive riding. Day 2 was judgement day for the 36 Pulsar RS200 owners. They were first sent out for practice in two batches of 18 each, following which riders were divided into groups of 9 each and each group was sent out on track for 15 minute qualifying sessions. Of these, the top 18 riders were short listed for the final race, on the basis of the fastest lap times during the qualifying sessions. The grid positions for the final race were also determined on the basis of the riders’ lap times.

And then, finally it was time for the race. 18 identical Pulsar RS200s lined up on the starting grid of the Madras Motor Race Track was indeed a sight to not be missed. This was an opportunity of a lifetime and a dream come true for every single Pulsar owner on the grid, since they were getting a chance to race at a full-fledged racetrack courtesy of the Bajaj Pulsar Festival of Speed. The excitement in the air was palpable, as the riders lined up on the starting grid and the clocked ticked away till it was showtime. And when the grid lights went off, the Pulsar RS200 owners were looking at a gruelling, 12-lap race that would test their skills as riders on their beloved machines. It was a close race to say the least, with each biker going hell for leather, trying to lap the MMRT faster than everyone else.

The riders at the front even changed lead a couple of times, while the ones in the middle seemed to swap positions more frequently in their quest to go faster. In the end, it was Pune lad Saad Gaibi who crossed the finish line first to win the race and also the first ever Bajaj Pulsar Festival of Speed on its Pulsar RS200. Finishing a close second was Jonathan Johnson from Hyderabad, while local lad Yuvaraj S from Chennai finished third in the race. Saad Gaibi not only won the championship trophy by winning the race, but also a cash prize of Rs 1 lakh, which is the highest ever for a motorcycle race in the country. Second place finisher Jonathan won a cash prize of Rs 50,000, while Yuvaraj was awarded a cash prize of Rs 25,000. And that’s apart from the fact that Bajaj Auto took care of the travel and accommodation expenses for all 36 riders and also gave them a full day’s coaching about track riding, courtesy the MMSC (Madras Motor Sports Club).

Commenting on the weekend, Mr. Sumeet Narang, Vice President, Marketing, Bajaj Auto Ltd said “We extend our heartiest congratulations to the winners of the first ever Pulsar Cup. Pulsar is about performance and speed and the Pulsar festival of Speed has been able to bring out the essence of the brand through this multi city high energy engagement activity. The event was a huge success with both the Pulsar racing enthusiasts and youths across the cities.”

The Bajaj Pulsar Festival of Speed was thus an event unlike any other and turned out to be a gala weekend for the competitors. It sure has etched its name in the minds of enthusiasts with its mix of adrenaline pumping race action, training for the competitors and the fun-filled evening Pulsar owners got to enjoy after the final race.

FY16: Top 10 best-selling cars of India

FY16: Top 10 best-selling cars of India

10. Honda City

Over the years, Honda has earned a special place in Indian hearts with the City. It thus comes with little surprise that the sedan has made it to this list yet again with 77,548 units sold in the previous fiscal year. The petrol Honda City is available in both automatic and manual options while the diesel comes with a manual transmission only.

Omni

9. Maruti Suzuki Omni

This names presence on the list might take some by surprise, but the iconic minivan has maintained its volumes in India, ever since its launch in the mid-1980s. Used to serve a variety of purposes, the Omni sold 79,949 units in India last fiscal year. First of six Marutis on this list, in descending order of positions, the car continues to be powered by an 800cc 3-cylinder engine.

Bolero

8. Mahindra Bolero

The only SUV on the list, the Bolero sold 81,559 units in FY16. Priced between Rs 6.5 lakh – Rs 8 lakh, the Bolero comes in both BS3 and BS4 variants with RWD and 4WD options. It can also be customised with the help of Mahindra’s in-house customization services.

Celerio

7. Maruti Suzuki Celerio

Satiating India’s well-documented obsession for fuel efficiency, the Celerio has been an instant hit in the country. Maruti’s second car on the list, it sold no less than 87,428 units last fiscal year. Despite stiff competition from the likes of Hyundai’s fleet of small cars, the Celerio has made the hatchback segment its own.

i20

6. Hyundai Elite i20

India’s second largest carmaker gives the closest competition to Maruti in terms of volumes. First of its two top-selling cars in the country, the Elite i20’s sales entered into six digits with 1,04,841 units. Offered in no less than 10 variants, the car fulfils the needs of a wide variety of audience.

i10

5. Hyundai Grand i10

Made for and in India, the hatchback has garnered towering volumes for the Korean carmaker. With an astonishing 1,26,181 units, the Grand i10 has lived up to the standards set by its predecessors in the country.

Wagon R

4. Maruti Suzuki WagonR

The list is all about Maruti from here! Clocking 1,69,555 units in the previous fiscal year, the WagonR comes in fourth with its durability in the private and the taxi sectors. First launched in the 1990s, the tall hatchback also comes in an automatic option now.

Swift

3. Maruti Suzuki Swift

If you want to know what India wants, you need to meet the guys at Maruti Suzuki. With their comprehensive understanding of the country’s market, they have managed to maintain the popularity of the Swift ever since its launch in 2005. The hatchback effortlessly continued on the same path last year too, selling 1,95,043 units in the process.

DZire

2. Maruti Suzuki DZire

The highest-selling sedan in Indian history, the DZire was one of the only two cars to cross the 2-lakh sales mark in India last year. Selling 2,34,242 units, the car is the fifth product from the Indo-Japanese collaboration to feature on this list.

Alto

1. Maruti Suzuki Alto

The country’s most popular hatchback has done it again! The Alto broke several records last year as it steamrolled to 2,63,422 units. The introduction of a CNG option and more powerful variant have worked wonders for Maruti. With the Alto, the carmaker sealed the top four positions on the list, en route to accumulating a market share of a mind-boggling 73 per cent last year.

Triumph Motorcycles hosts special Tiger Training Academy in Pune

Triumph Motorcycles hosts special Tiger Training Academy in Pune

The Triumph Tiger range of motorcycle is the undisputed king when it comes to performance adventure tourer motorcycles in the Indian market. Given the pathetic condition of roads in our country, adventure tourer motorcycle makes perfect sense for our landscape and gladly many performance buyers understand this aspect. But although they are picking the right weapon for the battle but a weapon is of no use unless and until the fighter knows how to use it. Adventure touring motorcycles can be a bit of a handful given their large dimensions and riding on trails and broken roads requires special skill set. For this purpose, Triumph Motorcycles India held a special Tiger Training Academy in Pune. The rider training clinic was organized held in collaboration with MotoDreamz.

The British bikemaker had previously held similar Tiger Training Academy in Hyderabad, Chandigarh, Delhi, India Bike Week, Goa. The Pune leg of the Triumph Tiger Training Academy was held in Kamshet, Pune and was attended by over 70 motorcycle aficionados.

Speaking about the initiative,  Vimal Sumbly, Managing Director, Triumph Motorcycles India said, “Having received an overwhelming response from the Indian market in such a short span of time, we want to offer the best to our customers here. The Tiger is truly a remarkable adventure bike much like a high end SUV on two wheels with its state of the art features and rider focused technology suited for both on and off road riding. The Tiger Training Academy is a sincere effort to give back to our passionate riders with seasoned quality training and interactive sessions. It is also a great way of showcasing how much more their very own Tiger is capable of in terms of performance.”

Triumph Tiger Training Academy

The training clinic gave Tiger owners an opportunity to better understand adventure touring machines mechanically as well as being guided on how to go about riding safely both on and off road. They were taught about the correct riding posture, throttle control and engine braking and other tricks to tackle the difficult terrains. The riders also got an exclusive opportunity to interact with motorcycle rally legend Vijay Parmar who is also the chief instructor for the Tiger Academy. Triumph Motorcycles’ adventure segment portfolio consists of the Tiger XR, XRx, XCx, XCa and the flagship Tiger Explorer XC.

Fiat Mobi unveiled in Brazil

Fiat has just introduced the Mobi in Brazil. It is a city car, which falls in the A-segment category of vehicles. The compact hatchback will be offered in six different trim options. The same segment is also shared by the Renault Kwid that will soon make an appearance in the Brazilian market. The Renault Kwid is manufactured in India and will be sold as an import.

The compact hatchback Mobi adopts the basic layout of a mini SUV. The front features a glossy black grille with sweep back headlamps on either side. The accentuated wheel arches continue on to the bumper, giving the car a rugger look. The fog lamps have been set high and just below the headlamps.

Moving to the profile of the vehicle, the Mobi has flared aches with black B-pillars, roof rails on top and a significant ground clearance. At the rear, the tail lamps have been mounted at the base of the C-pillar while the tail gate comes painted in black to give it a contrasting look. The car sits on 13-inch alloy wheels for the base variant while rest get 14-inch ones. The Mobi is offered in 10 different colour options.

Providing motive power to the Fiat Mobi will be a 1.0-litre four cylinder engine that produces 74PS of power and 93Nm of peak torque. The Mobi is also equipped with the provision to run on ethanol fuel, on which the car produces slightly more power as compared to conventional fuel. The engine will be mated to a five speed manual transmission powering the front wheels. The powertrain configuration will be the same throughout all the trims.

Currently, Fiat has no plan of bring the Mobi to India. If launched, the compact city car could just help the company generate better sales figures. If priced well, the Fiat Mobi will face competition from the popular Renault Kwid, Maruti Suzuki Alto and the Hyundai Eon.

Jorge Lorenzo shifts to Ducati for 2017 MotoGP season

Jorge Lorenzo

The worst kept secret of the 2016 season of MotoGP is finally out. Jorge Lorenzo will shift to Ducati Racing for the 2017 edition of MotoGP. The Spanish rider’s current team Yamaha sent out a release to confirm the shift to the Italian outfit. This announcement ends the eight year relationship between Lorenzo and the Japanese manufacturer with whom he started his premiere class career in 2008. Lorenzo has had a great run with Yamaha as he has won 41 races and clinched three championship titles. The switch to Ducati doesn’t really come as a surprise, as despite winning the championship, the Spanish rider felt that his team-mate Valentino Rossi was the blue eyed boy for Yamaha.

At the start of the 2016 season, Rossi extended his contract with the Japanese team while Lorenzo didn’t. This signalled the fact that all wasn’t well between Lorenzo and Yamaha. In a press conference when Rossi was asked whether Lorenzo will move to Ducati or not, the Italian rider in typical fashion replied that he didn’t think so as it would require lot of courage to switch to Ducati from a championship winning team. The above statement and the fact that Ducati now under the ownership of Audi will be paying the Spanish rider handsomely seemed to have urged Lorenzo to make the move.

Jorge Lorenzo and Valentino Rossi

It needs to be noted that Valentino Rossi also had switched to Ducati from Yamaha few years back after being trampled by Lorenzo as the numero uno rider for Yamaha. It was a disastrous move for Rossi as he failed to win a single race for Ducati and had two miserable seasons with what was labelled as the “Italian dream team”. Many experts pointed out that the Desmosedici was the most difficult bike to ride on the grid and only Casey Stoner was the only rider who managed to tame the Italian beast as he recorded the last win for the Italian team in 2008. While the task on hand for Lorenzo is a difficult one but it isn’t as daunting as the one Rossi faced. Gigi Dall’Igna has made his magic work on the premiere class machine and the GP16 is among the fastest bikes on the grid with both the riders registering podium finishes in the first three races of the season.

On a personal level, Lorenzo will try his level best to win aboard a Ducati, a feat that Rossi couldn’t manage and it will be something that will massage his ego unlike anything. Also if Lorenzo does manage to win a title with Ducati, he will join the elite group of individuals to win a championship piloting two different manufacturer bikes. The current list consists of MotoGP legends – Geoff Duke, Giacomo Agostini, Eddie Lawson, Valentino Rossi and Casey Stoner.

Jorge Lorenzo and Valentino Rossi racing

With Lorenzo exiting Yamaha, it is most likely that Maverick Vinales from Suzuki will replace him and given the fact that Rossi recently praised the young rider, the above seems a likely proposition. What will be intriguing is to see which of the Italian duo makes space for Lorenzo at Ducati. Andrea Iannone has the benefit of age but his recent move in Argentina hasn’t gone well with Ducati officials, while Andrea Dovizioso on the other hand seems to have the pace to win a few races this season. We will only get our answer by the end of 2016 season but it is for sure that Lorenzo will play a vital role in the above decision for Ducati.

Mahindra e2o launched in UK

Mahindra e2o launched in UK

Mahindra and Mahindra has officially marked its entrance in the UK automotive market with the launch of the e2o electric city car. The car is offered in two trim options: e2o City and e2o TechX. The electric city car is equipped with more features as compared to its Indian sibling.

The Mahindra e2o electric car has a tall-body design that allows good visibility and comfortable driving position. The car has the capacity to accommodate four adults. It comes equipped with safety features like dual SRS airbags, Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS), and Electronic Stability Control (ESC). Mahindra has also equipped the e2o with Regenerative Braking System (RBS) that harnesses energy during braking extending the car’s range while travelling.

Speaking on the launch of the e2o in UK, Anand Mahindra, Chairman, Mahindra Group said, “I am very proud to announce that the e2o is now available in the UK and this marks a true milestone for the Mahindra Group. I invite people to come and test drive the Mahindra e2o ‘ElectriCity Car’ and help drive a positive change to the air quality in their cities. Sustainability is at the heart of Mahindra’s business practices and with the introduction of the e2o to the UK market, we are offering a product that perfectly encapsulates our corporate philosophy.”

The entry-level variant e2o City features all the basic features as mentioned above. The higher-spec e2o TechX carries all the features of the base variant and comes with additional auxiliary features like a touchscreen infotainment centre with reversing camera, telematics, Revive remote emergency recharging, leather seats, alloy wheels and a rapid charging port.

In India, Mahindra sells the e2o across its dealership network at a price of Rs 7.17 lakh (ex-showroom, New Delhi).

Bajaj Allianz announces 3 year insurance policy for two-wheelers

Bajaj Allianz General Insurance Company Co Ltd. has launched a new three year insurance policy for two-wheeler in India. The policy covers the vehicle for three consecutive years thus avoiding the yearly renewal hassle. A 24×7 roadside assistance service is also provided to the customer with the three year policy. Roadside assistance service will be offered at free of cost for women owners for the first year.

The three year insurance cover comes with no premium hike during its tenure and will help to save on annual third party motor premium hikes. Under the three year cover, if no claims are made during the tenure of the policy, the insurer is eligible for extra no-claim bonus on the next renewal of the policy. Bajaj Allianz has assured that even if a claim of partial loss is registered, the company will allow the refund of the premium.

Commenting on the new policy, Tapan Singhel, MD and CEO, Bajaj Allianz General Insurance said, “Every year, a large number of two-wheeler owners do not renew their insurance policies. As a result, India today has the highest number of uninsured two wheelers plying on the road. This long term policy will not only ensure that they are covered for a longer period of time, but will also help save their outgo towards their motor premium in comparison to a single year policy. Most importantly, the two wheeler customers now have an access to 24×7 road side assistance. In our attempt to make travel worry free and safe for women, this facility will be offered complimentary to our women customers.”

The 24×7 roadside assistance will offer support in situation like accident, flat tyre, lost key, low battery, towing, minor repairs and legal advice. Furthermore, the service will also offer accommodation, taxi benefits and medical co-ordination. As per the company, this service has been developed after considering the challenges faced by women on the road.

Bajaj Allianz is currently offering the three year insurance policy in 80 cities across India. The company expects to draw the attention of two-wheeler owners considering the ease and benefits provided with the policy. Interested customers can contact the insurance company on the toll free number 1800-1035-858 to avail for the facility.