Bollywood actor Ishan Khattar has just bought a new Triumph Boneville Speed Twin. He is known for movies like A Suitable Boy and Dhadak and he will be seen later in Pippa and Phone Ghost. Speed Twin belongs to the Bonneville family of Triumph motorcycles and is a neo-retro roadstar. The price of the motorcycle is 50 rupees. 11 lakh ex-showroom and on-road price Rs. May rise up. 13 lakhs.
Ishan has opted for Red Hopper color, Jet Black and Matt Storm Gray have also been given Speed Twin. Shahid Kapoor who is Ishan Khattar’s sibling gave him a helmet as a gift. Triumph launched an updated version of Speed Twin last year. The motorcycle was priced after the BS6 emission rule was introduced.
Most of the stuff was retained so it got the same frame, feature equipment and electronics package. Thus, there are rain, road and sport riding modes, traction control and anti-lock braking system. The frame is the same double cradle unit that originated from Triumph Thraxton.
On the front is the BF43mm Marjochi inverted front fork and on the back, you’ll find a pre-loaded adjustable shock absorber. Braking duty is accomplished by a dual 320mm disc at the front and a 220mm disc at the rear. The front calipers are now the Brembo M50 radial unit and the rear remains the same so they belong to Nissin. Triumph also upgraded tires. They have replaced the Pirelli Diablo Rosso III for the Metzeler Racetec RR unit.
The engine has been updated. The Speed Twin gets a 1200 cc, parallel-twin motor that has been liquid-cooled. The Triumph calls it the “High Power” engine. The engine has been modified in the form of a new intake system, new high compression piston, new cam profile, lighter internal and brushed finish for exhaust.
All this has helped to increase the power output of the engine. It now produces 100 PS of maximum power at 7,250 rpm and 112 Nm of peak torque at 4,250 rpm. The power output was increased by 3 PS and the torque output was the same but now the torque comes before 500 rpm and is evenly distributed. The engine is still mated to a 6-speed gearbox that gets slip and assist clutch.
Shahid Kapoor bought a Mercedes-Maybach S580
Shahid Kapoor has gifted himself a Mercedes-Mebach S580 saloon on his 41st birthday. Last month, he took a test drive of the car and now he has decided to buy the white color. The S580 is priced at Rs. 2.5 crore ex-showroom without any additional customization options.
The S580 is more luxurious than the Mercedes-Benz S-Class. It has a 180mm long wheelbase which means more legroom at the rear. Due to the long wheelbase, the length of the vehicle is about 5.5 meters.
Needless to say, the S580 is built as a chauffeur driven vehicle so most of its animal comfort is for the rear occupants. There are reclinable seats, rear entertainment screen, table, footrest, shed and much more. You can even close the door with a hand gesture, Mercedes calls it the “doorman” feature.