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Automobile events this week: October 16 - 22

Team OD  | Updated: October 16, 2017, 10:36 AM IST

There is so much happening in the world of automobiles. From the launch of the Triumph Street Triple RS to motorsport action from the MotoGP Australia and Formula 1 United States GP, as well as a host of upcoming auto shows and events, 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 16 to 22, 2017:

October 16: Triumph Street Triple RS launch

The Street Triple RS is the top spec model in the range

Event type: Product launch

Location: Delhi, India

What is it?
The Triumph Street Triple RS is Triumph fully kitted-out middleweight naked motorcycle and competes with the Kawasaki Z900. It gets a higher state of tune on the new 765cc inline three-cylinder engine than on the Triple S, with an output of 123PS / 77Nm. It also gets upgraded suspension over the Triple S, as well as five riding modes, and four levels of traction control.

Can you go?
Well, the event is today, and it is a media-only one. Fret not, we will be there to bring you the latest updates, details, and price as the launch takes place.

October 19 - 22: F1 United States GP

Lewis Hamilton celebrates victory at the 2017 Japanese Grand Prix

Event type: Circuit race

Location: Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas

What is it?
The 2017 season of the epitome of motorsport, Formula 1, has been high on drama. With only four races left in the season, the F1 US GP will provide plenty of racing action for motorsport enthusiasts. Championship leader Lewis Hamilton took his eighth win of the season at the previous race in Japan, widening the points gap with closest contender Sebastian Vettel, who did not finish.

Can you go?
Yes, if you can manage to score passes to the US GP and get visa and tickets by the weekend. Otherwise, stay tuned to OVERDRIVE for live updates on the race. You can also watch the races on Star Sports Select HD channel on TV as well as on the Hot Star Premium App on your smartphone.

October 20 - 22: MotoGP Australia

Dovizioso is only 11 points behind Marquez after Japan. Here he is chasing Marquez at Misano

Event type: Circuit race

Location: Phillip Island Racing Circuit, Australia

What is it?
A season full of surprises, this one. The 2017 MotoGP championship is now led by Marc Marquez, while Ducati's Andrea Dovizioso cut the points gap down to 11 with last weekend's hard-fought wet race win in Japan. The MotoGP Australia promises to be a showdown.

Can you go?
Yes, you can if motorcycles, kangaroos and the term 'mate' are in your vocabulary. You will also need passes to the race and a visa as well as flight tickets for this weekend. Alternatively, stay tuned to OVERDRIVE for race day updates!

Registrations Open:

October 28 - November 7: Authentic North East Adventure

Event type: Adventure drive

Location: Guwahati, Assam

What is it?
If adventure is your middle name and you love taking the road less travelled, then this drive is for you. Organised by Mahindra Adventure, you and a partner will drive a Mahindra Scorpio or a Mahindra XUV500 from Guwahati in Assam, through the Kaziranga sanctuary, Arunachal and Meghalaya before returning.

Can you go?
Of course, if you can cough up the Rs 2 lakh fee for a team of two, and have ten days off whatever you do to fund your middle name. The event begins from Guwahati on October 28, 2017, and ends on November 7, 2017. Registrations are open at the Mahindra Adventure website.

October 27 - 29: Bajaj FLG ride to Periyar National Park

The new Bajaj 220 Cruise

Event type: Motorcycle ride

Location: Cochin, Kerala

What is it?
A weekend ride to the national park that is home to tigers and a significant elephant population, as well as rare lion-tailed macaques, sambar deer, leopards and Indian bison. You will also have a different ride, astride elephants if you make it!

Can you go?
Yes, if you are a Bajaj Avenger owner. The weekend ride will cost you Rs 4,500 starting from Cochin, and you will have to pay for the fuel you consume during the ride. The elephant ride is sure to make you 'Feel Like God'. Register here.

November 17 - 19: 2017 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.

Later:

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 and other 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 to the latest updates, of course. So stay tuned to OVERDRIVE.

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.

Price (Ex-Delhi)
Starts Rs 12.4 Lakhs
Displacement
2179cc
Transmission
Manual
Max Power(ps)
140
Max Torque(Nm)
320
Mileage
-NA-
Price (Ex-Delhi)
Starts Rs 12.23 Lakhs
Displacement
2179cc
Transmission
Automatic
Max Power(ps)
140
Max Torque(Nm)
320
Mileage
-NA-
Price (Ex-Delhi)
Starts Rs 82,253
Displacement
160cc
Transmission
5-Speed
Max Power(ps)
15.00
Max Torque(Nm)
13.50
Mileage
-NA-
Price (Ex-Delhi)
-NA-
Displacement
373cc
Transmission
6-Speed
Max Power(ps)
-NA-
Max Torque(Nm)
-NA-
Mileage
-NA-
Price (Ex-Delhi)
Starts Rs 7,99,000
Displacement
948cc
Transmission
6-Speed
Max Power(ps)
125.00
Max Torque(Nm)
98.60
Mileage
-NA-
Price (Ex-Delhi)
Starts Rs 8,84,000
Displacement
765cc
Transmission
6-Speed
Max Power(ps)
118.00
Max Torque(Nm)
79.00
Mileage
-NA-
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