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Automobile events this week: October 30 - November 5

Team OD  /
30 Oct 2017 15:02:26 IST

There is so much happening in the world of automobiles. From the launch of the Suzuki Intruder 150 to motorsport action from World Superbike Championship, as well as a host of upcoming auto shows and events including EICMA 2017 and Tokyo Motor Show 2017, there is much for you to know, see, do. OVERDRIVE helps you stay up to speed with this quick rundown of all things automotive happening from October 30 to November 5, 2017:

October 27 - November 5: Tokyo Motor Show 2017

Event type: Auto show

Location: Tokyo Big Sight, Japan

What is it?
Don't you know what Tokyo Motor Show is? It's only the last big motor show on the calendar and the best platform for all Asian manufacturers to showcase their latest developments, concept cars, and upcoming models. If the recent International Motor Show 2017 (IAA) in Frankfurt, Germany was any indication, expect to see some super sleek electric and hybrid vehicles of the future.

Can you go?
You must if you like automobiles and sushi as much as we do! Check out the official Tokyo Motor Show 2017 page to know more. We will be there to bring you all the live updates, launches and announcements from the show, of course. So stay tuned to OVERDRIVE, and check out our live coverage so far here.

November 2 - 4: WSBK Losail

Event type: Circuit race

Location: Losail International Circuit, Qatar

What is it?
The last race of the 2017 World Superbike Championship season will he beld in Qatar, and may not be as exciting given that Jonathan Rea has already claimed his third title in Jerez. But hey, how often will you get to watch a champion end his season live!

Can you go?
Yes, you can as passes to the race are still available and you will need a visa as well as flight tickets for this weekend. Alternatively, stay tuned to OVERDRIVE as we will be there to bring you live updates straight from the pit lane on race day! Details here.

November 5: Mahindra Hyderabad Great Escape

Event type: Off-roading event

Location: Hyderabad

What is it?
The Mahindra Great Escape events will allow you to test your vehicle's off-roading capability. There are three different trails - 4x2, 4x4, and Off-roading Trophy. The former two are for newbies to learn some off-road skills and see what their Mahindra can achieve.

Can you go?
Of course, but you will have to reach Hyderabad and register for the event. The 4x2 and 4x4 category participants will have to pay Rs 3,000 per vehicle, while the big boys will pay Rs 11,500 for the Off-roading Trophy participation. Take your family for an adventure in a controlled environment. Register here.

November 6 - 12: EICMA 2017

Husqvarna Vitpilen 401 first look

Event type: Motorcycle exhibition

Location: Fiera Milano, Italy

What is it?
The 75th Worldwide Motorcycle Exhibition 2017 also known as EICMA 2017 is where motorcycles come to gain their name in the world, even before they hit the streets. This exhibition is where the motorcycle manufacturers showcase their latest technological marvels on two wheels. It is heaven for anyone with a two-wheeled inclination.

Can you go?
Yes, you can. There is enough time to plan a trip, and you can even convince your family to come along under the guise of an 'Italian getaway'. Thank us later. OVERDRIVE will also be there, so stay updated on the latest launches at EICMA 2017 with us. To know more about the event, see their page here.

November 7: Suzuki Intruder 150 launch

Event type: Product launch

Location: Pune

What is it?
The smallest Intruder in the Suzuki line-up, this 150cc cruiser will bring some competition to the sub-200cc cruiser market in India, which is a segment of one occupied by the Bajaj Avenger at the moment.

Can you go?
Well, this will be a media-only event. Fret not, we will be there to bring you the latest updates, details, and price as the launch takes place. So stay tuned!

Registrations Open:

November 18 - 19: TWO / OVERDRIVE track riding school - Level 1

Event type: Track riding training

Location: Kari Motor Speedway, Coimbatore

What is it?
Throttle Wide Open (TWO) is IndiaÂ's first track riding school, where you will learn the art of riding your motorcycle to the limit in a safe, quick, and smart way from motorcycling gurus including Anand Dharmaraj and our executive editor Shubhabrata Marmar. This Level 1 course teaches you all the basics of riding on a racetrack.

Can you go?
Of course, but you will have to hurry. Registrations are open on the IndiMotard website for only 30 spots in all for the Level 1 Session. The Open Session costs Rs 8,500, while the Level 1 training course will cost Rs 13,500. Bring a motorcycle and an open mind.

November 17 - 19: 2017 Royal Enfield Rider Mania

Action from the trials event at 2016 Royal Enfield Rider Mania

Event type: Motorcyclist gathering

Location: Vagator, Goa

What is it?
Royal Enfield calls it the largest gathering of Royal Enfield enthusiasts, with a few thousand participants every year. There are at least 12 different activities including a custom bike display, dirt track racing, slow race, maze chase, trials, long-distance travel forum, art showcase, a merchandise store, arm wrestling, a riding school, off-road riding school, as well live music and stand-up comedy.

Can you go?
Yes, if riding to Goa for one big party with fellow Royal Enfield riders sounds like your idea of a fun weekend, then by all means! But you will have to register on the Royal Enfield website here, before that.

Nov 22 - 26: Bajaj FLG ride to Goa

Event type: Motorcycle ride

Location: Goa

What is it?
A weekend ride to the party capital of the country. However, this ride will take you through the lesser-known heritage sites of Old Goa, temples and culture that have made Goa what it is. Overnight camping and treks to waterfalls will round up the trip!

Can you go?
Yes, if you are a Bajaj Avenger owner and quick to register! The ride will cost you Rs 9,000 starting from Pune, Mumbai or Bengaluru, and you will have to pay for the fuel you consume during the ride. Register here.

Price (Ex-Delhi)
Rs. 87,738
Displacement
220cc
Transmission
5 - Speed
Max Power(ps)
19.03
Max Torque(Nm)
17.50
Mileage
-NA-
Price (Ex-Delhi)
-NA-
Displacement
401cc
Transmission
5 - Speed
Max Power(ps)
-NA-
Max Torque(Nm)
-NA-
Mileage
-NA-
Price (Ex-Delhi)
Rs. 98,340
Displacement
155cc
Transmission
Max Power(ps)
14.80
Max Torque(Nm)
14.00
Mileage
-NA-

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