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Apollo Tyres opens office in Kathmandu

One of the leading tyre brands, Apollo Tyres, has established its office in Nepal. Vice President of Marketing, Sales & Service for India, SAARC and Oceania at Apollo Tyres Ltd, Rajesh Dahiya inaugurated its first office in the SAARC  region, outside of India.

According to the press release issued by the company, Apollo tyres are well received and has managed to gain a sizable market share in the commercial vehicle and passenger vehicle tyre segments. The company recently introduced the Alpha radial and Acti-series bias range of two-wheeler tyres in Nepal. Considering the country’s growth potential and the progress it is making in terms of infrastructure, Apollo Tyres is now building a complete team of sales and service personnel to service the Nepalese customers. Dahiya said, “Our product range fits well with the Nepalese consumer requirements and with the support of our key distribution and retail partners here, we have been able to penetrate most of the replacement tyre market segments.” The firm revealed that Nepal contributes more than 35 percent of the company’s exports to SAARC countries. The roads and vehicles in Nepal are very similar to that of India, where Apollo Tyres enjoys a leadership position in various product categories. Arrow International, Shubha Shree Pvt Ltd and Pallavi Enterprises are the distributors associated with Apollo Tyres in Nepal.

Tata Motors ‘Genuine Oil’ now available in Nepal

The sole authorised distributor of Tata Motors genuine parts, Sipradi Autoparts Pvt Ltd, has launched the company branded ‘Genuine oil’, designed for commercial vehicles. Over 100 retail distributors and representatives from authorised service centres attended the launch event. Top executives from Tata Motors India and Spiradi Trading Pvt Ltd attended the event to officially launch the new product in Nepal. R Ramakrishnan, global head customer care at Tata Motors said, “We at Tata Motors have always worked towards creating a delightful experience for all our customers through various aftersales products & services for our Commercial Vehicles. We are committed to providing our customers with the best lubricant technology expertise and support in a competitive market place. Launched in four variants, Tata Motors Genuine Oil is specially formulated for our new generation engines to enhance the performance of the vehicle. Be it for better mileage, longer aggregate life or protection, these oils offer the right solution for each of our products.” Rajanbabu Shrestha, head executive officer of Sipradi Trading Pvt Ltd said, “We are glad to be able to launch the genuine oil in association with Tata Motors by following our company’s motto — Customer’s first choice across all segments.”

Yamaha FI technology a notch above the competition

Yamaha has been offering two-wheelers powered by Fuel-injected (FI) technology since the original R15 was introduced in 2008. Since then, the Japanese automaker has been perfecting the technology and recently refreshed the FZ series with a fuel injected engine. 

According to the Japanese automaker, the fuel-injected technology used in their products is one of the most advanced in the market, using eight sensors (crank position sensor, coolant temperature sensor, intake air pressure sensor, throttle position sensor, O2 sensor, lean angle sensor and speed sensor. An electric control unit monitors all of the data and takes actions accordingly. This allows the rider to focus on the road and enjoy the experience of a Yamaha two-wheeler.

Yamaha’s fuel-injected technology proved vital when riders took their FZ series bikes through the roughest terrains and highest mountain passes of Nepal. According to the company, the riders benefitted from the fuel-injected technology as the bikes started without any issue in the cold and kept running despite the altitude changes. There are also other advantages of using a bike equipped with Yamaha’s FI technology, from increased mileage and cost effective maintenance. 

MAW Enterprises Pvt Ltd is the official distributor of Yamaha two-wheelers in Nepal.

SLR Techno and Trade opens Motorhead showroom in Pokhara

SLR Techno and Trade, the authorised distributor of Motorhead motorcycles, recently opened a dealership, Multi Star Motor Pvt Ltd, in Pokhara. The showroom was inaugurated by Sanjiv Bahadur Koirala, president of the Federation of Nepalese Chambers of Commerce and Industry, Gandaki province. According to the press release issued by the company, customers will be able to purchase the following motorcycles: Tekken 250, Sport 250,  Excalibur 250, Extorque 250, MH 200, XMH 150R. Prices start from Rs 278,000 to Rs 450,000. During the inauguration, Himal Gurung, director of Multi Star Pvt Ltd announced that customers will receive a helmet, t-shirt, third-party insurance, one year paid road tax and eight free motorcycle servicing coupons, along with a sure shot discount of Rs 10,000. The ceremony was officiated by Akin Gurung where chief guests of the ceremony, Sanjiv Bahadur Koirala, president of the Federation of Nepalese Chambers of Commerce and Industry, Gandaki province, Prem Giri, president of Kaski Motorcycle Workshop Association and Bishal Bastola, ceo of Multi Star Motors Pvt Ltd gave congratulatory speeches. 

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