Pumaren sets the tone for the Warriors with ‘swaggy’ get up

first_imgOne player, though, who encouraged Pumaren, who had clearly surpassed the half-century mark, is UE star Alvin Pasaol.“Manong is not getting any younger so I’ve been telling him to dress that way so he’ll feel younger,” said Pasaol with a laugh.And Pumaren doesn’t mind that he had become UAAP’s walking “outfit of the day.”“We need to have that swag as we close the season, and if I have to set the tone for that swag,” said Pumaren laughing.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Put simply, Pumaren is now “Millennial Manong.”And that sudden change is his own initiative of being closer to his players who apparently dress a little simpler than him.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“This change is for my players, because I told them after our game against UST [University of Santo Tomas] that this would be the start of our season,” said Pumaren Wednesday at Mall of Asia Arena when the Red Warriors lost 99-78 to La Salle.UE was 0-6 prior to facing UST at the end of the first round and it was against the Growling Tigers the Red Warriors won their first game. They are now at 3-8 and still mathematically in contention for a Final Four spot. For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Kin of Misamis Oriental hero cop to get death benefits, award — PNP Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion View comments Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games PLAY LIST 01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games00:50Trending Articles00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games MOST READ Read Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netDerrick Pumaren is no longer a simple “manong,” for he is now undisputed fashion icon of the UAAP Season 80 men’s basketball tournament.“Manong” Pumaren had done away with the simple buttoned-up red shirt of UE paired with slacks and loafers and now regularly sports adidas NMDs, printed t-shirts, an open polo, and that now trademark grey hoodie.ADVERTISEMENT Durham on Game 7: This is why I came back Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PHlast_img read more

Spurs bring back Tony Parker after rehab stint in G-League

first_imgCPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 Talked out: Cavs drop 4th straight day after team meeting It’s unclear if Parker will play Thursday night when defending champion Golden State visits San Antonio for one of this season’s biggest games. Coach Gregg Popovich said last weekend Parker would not rejoin the team until he was 100 percent.The Spurs have lost three straight after starting 4-0. Parker has averaged 16.2 points and 5.8 assists in 1,143 career games and has won four NBA titles.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH MOST READ Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:15DOH wants a drug rehab center in every region01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort LATEST STORIES John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding View comments Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Tony Parker of the San Antonio Spurs walks down the court between play during Game Two of the NBA Western Conference Semi-Finals at AT&T Center on May 3, 2017 in San Antonio, Texas. Ronald Martinez/Getty Images/AFPSAN ANTONIO — The San Antonio Spurs have recalled Tony Parker from their G-League affiliate.The move comes one week after the veteran point guard started working out with the Austin Spurs as part of his rehab program. Parker is working his way back from a ruptured left quadriceps tendon that he sufferedduring last spring’s Western Conference semifinals.ADVERTISEMENT Read Nextlast_img read more

#KicksStalker: Levi’s Jordan IV is classic rock and rap combined

first_imgAsian shares slide on weak Japan data; US markets closed Back in the 80s when rumors started swirling about music moguls wanting a collaboration of rap and heavy metal music, some skeptics raised their eyebrows saying that would be impossible.But it came about. Hence, the birth of the rap-rock music that was trail blazed by the song “Walk this Way” by Aerosmith and the rap group Run-DMC. The song’s MTV and album were a smash hit back then.ADVERTISEMENT Do not bring these items in SEA Games venues John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH So, they say it can be done! Just like the recent decision of the classic denim brand Levi’s, allowing itself to collaborate with the Jordan brand of shoes.This results in the release of the new Levi’s X Air Jordan IV, which had been made available globally, and simultaneously, on January 17, 2018, in selected outlets and distributorships.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutThe Levi’s-Jordan unlikely alliance highlights the two brands’ famous iconic features, which include authentic denim material—standard washed on the upper and reverse denim on liner and insole—the brown leathery paper patch carrying the shoe size and the famous jumpman logo stitched on the sneaker’s tongue.Levi’s 501? Levi’s 505? Nope, they’re AJ IV, which stands for Air Jordan IV, on the traditional Levi’s patch. INQUIRER.net photo / Jonathan VicenteAt the back of the tongue is another stretch of that brown patch that shows the branding “Air Jordan.” Another jumpman logo is seen prominently debossed on the sneaker’s heel cup. LATEST STORIES An online raffle was launched by Titan store at The Fort, BGC, Taguig City, on January 17, to determine who would be the lucky few to own these limited pairs that arrived on Philippine soil.However, a buyer can only purchase a single pair, “no ifs, no buts.”On Wednesday night, Titan opened the online store for this Jordan brand and for just a few minutes, the selling closed, with a huge marker displayed across the screen saying “sold out.”The entire thing didn’t even last an hour!Instagram Air Jordan promotional photoThose who were able to reserve the Levi’s-Jordan collaboration started to trickle in at the Titan store by the time it opened on Thursday morning to pick up the rare jewel.Titan refused to divulge the number of pair that had been distributed in the Philippine market, but said “we are among the selected countries to luckily distribute these few Levi’s Air Jordans,” priced as P11,095.So as of this moment, even if you have the moola and the connections to purchase these pair, sorry but they are no longer available in the retail market.Touch and drool before the buyer arrives and picks up this last piece. However, the real “last piece” will be left at the store “only for viewing” and not for sale. INQUIRER.net / Jonathan VicenteAlso, adding insult to injury, the sales personnel said they are not expecting any re-issue or a fresh package to arrive for reselling, it’s like entirely and completely shutting the doors of opportunity, locking it up and swallowing the key.According to sneaker followers on Instagram, the Levi’s Jordan pairs were spread only on these areas:North America: Boston, New York City, Philadelphia, Los Angeles, Miami, Chicago, Atlanta, Cleveland, San Francisco; TorontoAsia: Hong Kong, Shanghai, Taipei, Seoul, Korea, Osaka, Tokyo, Manila (exclusively at Titan store-The Fort)Europe: London, Newcastle; Berlin, Paris, Amsterdam, Barcelona, Bologna, Zurich MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. For some sneaker lovers, mere holding fresh arrivals like these makes you drool, but knowing they are no longer for sale just makes you cry. INQUIRER.net photo / Instagram promotional Air Jordan imagesFor some sneaker lovers, mere holding fresh arrivals like these makes you drool, but knowing they are no longer for sale just makes you cry. INQUIRER.net photo / Instagram promotional Air Jordan imagesLevi’s would not be a Levi’s without that tiny piece of red cloth or flap, thus, explains the red tab found on the right upper-side of the sneaker bearing the Levi’s trademark.The iconic Red Tab of the Levi’s brand, which is mostly found at the side of the denim’s back pocket, now prominently displayed on the upper side of the shoe. INQUIRER.net photo / Jonathan VicenteA reverse denim material gives a nice accent on the overall indigo blue denim, breaking the monotony design on the top and sides, including the insole.In buying the pair, it also comes with a revamped patch of the original Levi’s Strauss & Co. with that iconic “two horses and cowboys,” however, leaving them attached while walking around town would be awkward unless you are a famous American rapper.This one comes with the revamped Levi’s denim original patch bearing the silhouette of two horses and cowboys. INQUIRER.net photo / Jonathan VicenteThe laces are quite unique because they are not made of real denim but appear to look like one.But hold your horses before going to the store to purchase the new Levi’s Air Jordans because they are no longer available in the market—in the Philippines to be exact.ADVERTISEMENT BI on alert for illegally deployed OFWs to Iraq Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:50IED blast rocks Bilibid’s Quadrant IV00:50Trending Articles01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC 8th Top Leaders Forum assessed the progress of public-private efforts in building climate and disaster resilient communities Read Next Roach loves Lomachenko fight for Pacquiao View commentslast_img read more

Win over Kinoshita key to bigger fights for Ancajas

first_imgView comments MOST READ Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Heart Evangelista admits she’s pregnant… with chicken The fight is part of the undercard of the Manny Pacquiao-Jeff Horn main event which will be staged at Suncorp Stadium, a state of the coliseum capable of seating over 50,000 people.With the caliber of a fighter like Pacquiao, who is an eight-division champion, and a hometown boy in Horn, a big crowd is expected to fill up the stadium come fight night.Ancajas, who hails from Panabo, Davao del Norte, said it will be his first time fighting before a huge crowd and admitted there is an added pressure being in an unfamiliar position.“The first time I fought in the undercard of a Manny fight, I was the first one who fought so there wasn’t a lot of people watching,” Ancajas, who knocked out his Tanzanian foe in the third round that time, recalled in Filipino. “Now, I will just have to adjust and prepare myself mentally on how to deal with the crowd.”Ancajas and his team leave for Brisbane on Saturday.ADVERTISEMENT Jerwin Ancajas, the reigning IBF junior bantamweight world champion, with his trainer and manager Joven Jimenez during the Philippine Sportswriters Association Forum on Tuesday at Golden Phoenix Hotel in Pasay City. Mark Giongco/INQUIRER.netAlot will be at stake for Jerwin Ancajas the moment he steps into the ring with Japanese-Korean challenger Teiru Kinoshita on July 2 in Brisbane, Australia.Not only will Jerwin Ancajas’s IBF junior bantamweight title be on the line, but also his immediate future in boxing is hanging in the balance.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES WATCH: Firefighters rescue baby seal found in parking garage 1 dead in Cavite blast, fire Heart Evangelista admits she’s pregnant… with chickencenter_img World’s 50 Best Restaurants launches new drinking and dining guide Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games Jordan delivers on promise: 2 Cobra choppers now in PH Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Avenido still carrying his team at 38, admits players not in top shape What ‘missteps’? Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Joven Jimenez, Ancajas’ trainer and manager, said his prized ward has received offers to fight in the US and whether it pushes through or not will depend on his performance against Kinoshita.“If he wins, there will be a big chance that he fights in the US. Right now, people are trying to see if he’s good enough and if he has what it takes,” Jimenez said in Filipino.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutThe 25-year-old Ancajas, who owns an impressive record of 26-1-1 with 17 knockouts, won his first world title in September of last year after outpointing McJoe Arroyo of Puerto Rico and successfully defended the belt five months ago against Jose Alfredo Rodriguez of Mexico in Macau.But his bout against Kinoshita will be his biggest one yet.last_img read more

Generals set sights on solo third spot

first_imgThe top two teams may be way ahead of the pack, but Emilio Aguinaldo College hopes to narrow the gap in the NCAA Season 93 men’s basketball tournament on Tuesday.“We have a veteran squad and it’s a matter of getting that will to win,” said EAC coach Ariel Sison.ADVERTISEMENT The Generals shoot for solo third against the Arellano Chiefs at 2 p.m. at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.A third win in five games will put the Generals behind unbeaten Lyceum (6-0) and defending champion San Beda (5-1).FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsMapua and St. Benilde, both struggling at 1-4, try to climb out of the cellar in the other match at 4 p.m.It’s the Blazers’ strongest chance to win on court as their lone victory came off Perpetual Help’s forfeiture of their first game. A loss will put the Generals outside the top four while the Chiefs will jump to a share of third with the Letran Knights at 3-3.The Chiefs aim to rebound from an 82-75 loss to the Knights last week where Kent Salado fueled a late run that fell short.Lervin Flores delivered a personal season-best of 17 points, 11 rebounds and four blocks for the Chiefs, while Salado wound up with 15 markers, four assists and three boards.Their individual efforts, though, went for naught as the Chiefs absorbed a second straight setback and fell into a four-way tie at 2-3 with Perpetual Help, Jose Rizal U and San Sebastian.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Last D-League semis slot at stake DILG, PNP back suspension of classes during SEA Games Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo LATEST STORIES Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesters Their junior counterparts sandwich the games with the Brigadiers and the Junior Chiefs tangling at 12 noon and the Red Robins and Junior Blazers clashing at 6 p.m.Although the Generals haven’t seen action in two weeks, Sison hopes his players will show the same focus they had in their 77-72 triumph over the Cardinals.In that game, the Generals wasted a 10-point lead in the fourth quarter but recovered just in time behind Sydney Onwubere, Jerome Garcia and Raymund Pascua.“I told them (during the game) no worries, let it happen—good defense, focus, that’s all,” said Sison.Onwubere dropped 22 points while Juju Bautista finished with a double-double of 12 points and 11 rebounds.ADVERTISEMENT Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’center_img Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. NGCP on security risk: Chinese just technical advisers Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo View comments NATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaul MOST READ Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Gameslast_img read more

I guarantee there will be no more riots in Gujarat, says Modi

first_imgGujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said that his state had turned development into a people’s movement to achieve all-round success and expressed confidence that India could emerge as a great power if it adopted the same mantra  and set its goals after precisely assessing its strengths.Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi speaking at the India Today Conclave 2011 in New Delhi on Friday, March 18, 2011.Drawing repeated applause from the audience at the 10th India Today Conclave for his sharp speech as a keynote speaker for the session ‘How India can develop into the next decade’, Modi said Gujarat was now focusing on the service sectors like tourism after achieving success in the industrial and agriculture sectors.Modi also gave an insight into how Gujarat had achieved success in various fields by following an approach that was both forward-looking and integrated.The biggest success of Gujarat, he observed, is that it had proved that success could be achieved by using the same instruments which have been found defective in the past, thus removing the atmosphere of negativity among the people and giving them hope.  Modi said the way to India’s future is through education. “Skills get you jobs, but knowledge creates jobs,” Modi pointed out. With this in mind, Gujarat had created separate universities for subjects like petroleum, forensic sciences and for creating teachers. He said the last Vibrant Gujarat Global Investment Summit in Gandhinagar saw participation by representatives of 33 universities from across the world, who interacted with university representatives of Gujarat for starting courses in new disciplines.advertisementGujarat, Modi said, was focusing on the minutest human and social aspects in its developmental planning and revealed that it had also set up a new university for children’s development to shape their future in an age that is fast changing. He said Gujarat had triggered a public movement in 2005 for restoring its skewed sex ratio and after five years its sex ratio had improved to 924 from 820.Speaking on Gujarat’s climate change and energy initiatives, Modi said the state was set to emerge as the biggest hub for solar power generation following the robust measures taken by the state Government. The state has a 2,200-km long gas pipeline and there were many villages that are getting domestic gas through the pipeline.After his speech, Modi was not found wanting in repartee when questions were put to him by the audience. Modi, expectedly, found himself being asked about the battering his image has taken following the riots of 2002. Did he hold a meeting of top officials, as alleged, to orchestrate the events? Modi said that the Special Investigative Team had questioned him thoroughly on the riots and he had answered them as well as he could.”The matter is with the Supreme Court and it would be proper now that only the apex court commented on the issue,” he said.Pressed further on whether he could assure that Gujarat would not see a repeat of communal violence, Modi recalled a history of Gujarat being “communally sensitive since 1736”, where not a single month passed without curfew being imposed somewhere in the state. After 2002, he said, there have been no curfews, not a single incidence of communal violence, despite incidents like the attack on Akshardham temple and the Ahmedabad bomb blasts. “This should indicate our determination on ensuring that Gujarat believes in peace and harmony,” Modi said.The question of his image was the subject of some other questions too, though in a different light. Modi was queried whether his spin doctors had consciously tried to change the image, even in sartorial terms, in preparation for a bigger role away from the state, in fact in New Delhi as the prime minister.Modi said that though he had not spent even a minute on image correction, people drew their own inferences and it was up to them to answer the question in whatever way they wanted to.  As for prime ministership, he said, “I deal in realities, not in dreams. I am concerned with the realities of my state.”Modi added that much was being made of the western attire he sported at times. “This is not an effort at rebranding myself,” he said. “I used to wear a trouser and shirt when I worked for the party in places like Himachal Pradesh, and I wear those clothes during the cold season in Gujarat.”Asked about how the measures he had so successfully adopted for Gujarat could be replicated in other states, Modi replied that each state had its own priorities and there could be no automatic adoption of Gujarat’s method to redress the ills in other states. But he said states could share their experiences and learn from the best practices that other states adopted to reach development to people.advertisementWhen the subject of corruption was broached, Modi retorted that corruption was in poor health in Gujarat and faced death. But he also added that if Gujarat, using the same institutional systems as in the rest of the country, had bucked corruption’s forward charge, the rest of the country could too.When asked about the need for electoral reforms in the light of the present electoral system breeding corruption, Modi said he didn’t believe clean governance couldn’t be delivered in the present system but there was as dire need for poll reforms. He said the biggest reform that had to be carried out was the holding of state and parliamentary elections simultaneously and at a stipulated time every time.Reminded of how the income tax department had raised questions about his meeting with western investors and how this could be construed as an example of a skewed federal system in India, Modi conceded that though the system has worked for over 60 years, there are encroachments on state turf by the Centre.”Things have changed from the time one political party controlled governance from Panchayat to Parliament and the thought on federalism in India has to factor in the changed circumstances where different powers reigned in states and the Centre,” he said.last_img read more

India to press for Dawood during Indo-Pak talks: SM Krishna

first_imgWith three days to go for the talks between the foreign secretaries of India and Pakistan in Islamabad, external affairs minister S. M. Krishna said New Delhi would keep “pursuing” the extradition of fugitives taking refuge in Pakistan, including that of underworld don Dawood Ibrahim.Krishna was talking to the media ahead of Nirupama Rao’s three-day visit to Pakistan, beginning on Thursday.Dawood is named the second-most dangerous fugitive on Interpol’s wanted list. There are unconfirmed media reports that Dawood may have fled Pakistan for security reasons following Osama bin Laden’s killing last month.Besides Dawood, India had handed over a list of fugitives to Pakistan at the home secretary- level talks on March 28-29. It features names of Lashkar-e-Tayyeba (LeT) founder Hafiz Saeed and LeT commander Zaki-ur-Rehman Lakhvi.Others in the list are close associates of Dawood – Memon Ibrahim alias Tiger Memon, Shaikh Shakeel alias Chhota Shakeel, Memon Ayub Abdul Razak, Anis Ibrahim Kaskar Shaikh, Anwar Ahmed Haji Jamal and Mohammed Ahmed Dosa, all involved in the 1993 serial bombing in Mumbai. The names of Hizbul Mujahideen chief Sayeed Salauddin and JKLF founder Amanullah Khan also find mention.The names of Mumbai terror attack accused Sajid Majid, Major Sameer Ali, Sayed Abdul Rehman alias Pasha and Abu Hamza were included in the list of fugitives.Also figuring are other Indian citizens such as Khalistan terrorists Lakhbir Singh, Paramjit Singh Panjwar, Ranjit Singh and Wadhawa Singh.The names of Paramjit and Wadhawan though were surprisingly taken off from the Union home ministry blacklist last month.advertisementIt is clear from Krishna’s assertion that while certain confidence- building measures may be announced following the Rao- Salman Bashir talks, the issue of terror masterminds and terror infrastructure on Pakistani soil will be a key item.Krishna said India would raise the issue of LeT operative David Coleman Headley’s revelations about terror links of the ISI during the foreign secretary- level talks.”Whatever Headley has revealed under oath in a court of law in Chicago would be relevant for the government of India to take up with Pakistan and then try to get Pakistan’s response to that,” Krishna said.Headley, who has pleaded guilty to his role in 26/11, claimed that the ISI and the LeT had separately given him identical instructions to recce Mumbai locations.His testimonies in the Chicago court indict ISI for masterminding 26/ 11.Krishna also made his frustration clear about the pace of the trial in Pakistan against some of the masterminds of 26/ 11.” Our trial against sole surviving terrorist Ajmal Qasab has concluded and the appeal is pending before the Supreme Court. And virtually, their trial has not even started. It is a sad commentary on what is happening there ( Pakistan),” Krishna opined.For more news on India, click here.For more news on Business, click here.For more news on Movies, click here.For more news on Sports, click here.last_img read more

2012 Ducati Monster 795 launched in India

first_imgItalian motorcycle manufacturer Ducati launched the Monster 795 in India. The bike costs Rs. 6.99 lakh, say reports.Ducati has ditched single-sided swingarm and gone in for a conventional double-sided swingarm for the 795 to cut costs. Other changes include the lower, smaller, 696 trellis frame and its components, three-spoke alloys from the 696 and a steel handlebar sourced from India itself.The Monster 795 uses the 803cc, 90-degree V-twin, air-cooled engine found on the Monster 796, say reports. Power and torque figures are 87PS at 8250rpm and 78Nm at 6250rpm.Just like every Ducati, the 795’s ECU is programmed to cut fuel supply instantly whenever it detects high revs at low speeds. The Monster 795 comes with a six-speed gearbox. The 795 achieved the 0-100kmph feat in a mere 4.27 seconds. Top speed is over 200 kmph.The Monster has twin 320mm Brembo discs up front. It sports 43mm, upside-down Marzocchi forks at the front and the preload and rebound adjustable Sachs monoshock at the rear wheel.Seating position is lower on the 795, with saddle height lower than the 796 by 30mm, apart from the handlebar sitting 20mm lower.The Monster sports an all-digital dash incorporating a speedometer, tachometer, tripmeter, clock, maintenance warning, oil temperature, fuel tripmeter, lap time recorder, warning light for low oil pressure, low fuel light, shift light and immobiliser apart from the usual tell-tale lights.The system is also ready for connecting to the optional DDA (Ducati Data Analyser) system.last_img read more