Most Fuel Efficient Bikes Of 2018

There were a plethora of new motorcycle launches in India this year. While we saw a bunch of new motorcycles launched in the performance bikes and the adventure bikes segment, there were just a handful of proper work-horse like fuel efficient motorcycles launched in India this year. These bikes are not the most fuel efficient models ever, but definitely the most fuel efficient bikes launched this year. Here is our list of top 3 fuel efficient motorcycles that were launched this year.

Bajaj Discover 110

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Bajaj launched the first ever ‘Discover’ model about 14 years ago and since then, there have been a bunch of ‘Discover’ models from Bajaj which ranged from 100 cc to 150 cc. It was this year that Bajaj launched the Discover 110 and Bajaj commuters are known for their fuel efficiency. The bike uses a new long-stroke engine with the power band optimised to offer more power at lower revs, and maximise fuel efficiency. The Discover 110 gets a 115 cc single-cylinder engine which makes 8.4 bhp and 9.8 Nm of peak torque. The bike returns claimed fuel efficiency of 76 kmpl, which is on par with the TVS Victor, Suzuki Hayate and the newly launched TVS Radeon. The Bajaj Discover 110 is also priced competitively at ₹ 52,326 (ex-showroom, Delhi), which makes it a good choice in the 110 cc segment.

Claimed fuel efficiency: 76.3 kmpl

Price: ₹ 52,326 (ex-showroom, Delhi)

TVS Radeon

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TVS Motor Company has four models in 100-110 cc segment which include the Sport, Start City Plus and the Victor and the latest launch from TVS is the Radeon, which again is a 110 cc commuter. The TVS Radeon is positioned between the Sport and the Star City Plus and TVS believes the Radeon will provide the push that the company needs in order to grab a larger slice of the pie. Priced at ₹ 48,990, the TVS Radeon is one of the most affordable bikes not only in the manufacturer’s stable but also in the 110 cc segment. The TVS Radeon is a quality product and is definitely worth consideration if you are looking to get a commuter motorcycle for yourself.

Claimed fuel efficiency: 69.3 kmpl

Price: ₹ 48,990 (ex-showroom, Delhi)

Bajaj Discover 125

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The 2018 Bajaj Discover 125 was launched alongside the Bajaj Discover 110 and in terms of design, both motorcycles are identical but this one gets more features in terms of LED daytime running lamps and different graphics. The Discover 125 gets an updated 124 cc engine that churns out 11 bhp and 11 Nm of peak torque. The long stroke engine architecture offers good torque for city riding. The Discover 125 gets the same suspension as on the Discover 110 and gets a front disc and a rear drum brake. The Discover 125 drum brake option is priced at ₹ 57,165 and the disc brake option is priced at ₹ 59,488.

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Cisco says most of 5G network gear’s ready

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Cisco Systems said on Sunday it aims to disrupt the wireless radio access market led by Huawei, Ericsson and Nokia by backing challengers who make more flexible software versions of traditional mobile gear. Cisco, known for making networking gear that moves big volumes of data around the internet, wants a bigger share of the mobile market by backing these alternative providers rather than by making radio access equipment itself.

Its radio access network push is part of Cisco’s efforts to prove to mobile network operators that investing in modern infrastructure and automation tools can help them to cope with increased data demands, while lowering costs.

The Silicon Valley company made the announcement ahead of this week’s Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, where hundreds of telecom operators are looking for new ways to deal with exploding customer data demands and intense pricing pressures. Cisco said it is working with more than 20 network operators to offer next-generation 5G services, which promise to deliver not just faster phones and video, but also connected cars and internet-connected industrial sensors over the next decade.
“Many of the things we enable you to do, you can do before 5G,” Yvette Kanouff, general manager of Cisco’s business unit for telecom service providers, told Reuters in an interview. Ray Mota, an industry analyst at ACG Research, said Cisco was looking to convince operators to spend more on what he called “precursors to 5G”, which solve pressing network issues but won’t need to be replaced once 5G rolls out in earnest starting around 2020. Ovum, another research firm, said Cisco’s message was that “an operator can deliver much of the functionality of 5G, with up to 85% of its features, today.”

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5 Reasons Budgeting Apps Don’t Work For Most People

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Can we all agree that one of the secrets to achieving financial independence is figuring out a way to spend less than you make? OK, good. Then why aren’t more of us better at it? Credit card debt levels are the highest they’ve ever been. Clearly, finding a way to budget is a bit of a holy grail for many people.

The thing is, there is no perfect way to track or control spending. The way people make spending decisions varies as much as the number of ways to order at Starbucks so as a financial coach, I’m always on the look-out for new ways to make it simple and painless. In other words, I’m in search of the My Fitness Pal for money.

However, I’m not so sure an app is what’s going to move the needle. In fact, using a screen to make financial decisions may actually promote bad behavior. How many times has a notification popped up that lead to you filling a digital cart? Here’s why I think we need to stop trying to find the perfect app and instead master the pen and paper or spreadsheet way of tracking money:

1. It’s too easy to ignore. If I had a dollar for every person that confessed that they tried Mint, but eventually the text alerts and notifications started driving them crazy, I could afford a personal chef. Yes, money apps can help you set alerts to notify you when you’re coming close to overspending, but they can easily get lost in the myriad of more fun notifications that already flood your screen. Just nagging isn’t enough to actually keep money in your account.

2. You still have to actually maintain it. No software is perfect. So even if you are able to effectively link your apps to all of your accounts for an accurate look at where you are, you still need to log in regularly to make sure it is categorizing correctly.

If you’re trying to track spending on dining out and booze, you have to go in and make sure it doesn’t think your liquor store is a grocery store (that happened), and what happens when you buy wine while grocery shopping or if your restaurant lunch is actually reimbursed by work? You have to manually fix that stuff, and if you don’t do it regularly, it will become too much. You might as well use that time maintaining a spreadsheet.

3. My Fitness Pal doesn’t actually stop the chips from going in my mouth. You can have your phone tell you six ways ‘til Sunday that you’ve blown your calorie allotment for the day before you even get to dinner, but unless I’m in the first four days or so of tracking, I’m probably still going to eat before I go to bed. Financial apps work the same way. They give you the data, but only you can take that next step of keeping the money in your account.

4. My brain is changing and I don’t like it. I do think I’m addicted to my iPhone. My compulsion to check email when I’m already feeling overwhelmed with tasks is constant, even when I don’t actually want to be working.

I’ve also noticed that it’s become totally socially acceptable to be texting, Facebooking, Instagramming, Snapchatting, etc. while hanging out with friends. I hate that! Adding financial management to my phone just exacerbates the problem. So I’m putting the phone down and I think you should too.

5. We notice what we pay attention to. When I purchased my Mini Cooper, “Sheldon”, I was excited about the white racing stripes that I thought made him unique. Then I started to notice how many other electric blue Mini Coopers had white racing stripes.

Was there a sudden surge in the popularity of this style? No. I just started noticing it.

The same thing goes for your money. I started tracking my net worth on a monthly basis a couple of years ago. Nothing complicated – I just list all my accounts and about the same time each month, I add a new column with their current balances.

I love watching the amount grow in my 401(k) while seeing the value decrease on my car loan. And I LOVE putting a big fat zero down in the student loan line these days! This is a great way for me to make sure I’m checking in on my money at least monthly and it is fun to watch my net worth slowly but steadily increase. Try it and see if it doesn’t also get you starting to track other things like how much you spent the previous month on carry-out dinners.

There is one thing I think you can use your phone to help with and that’s checking your bank account daily. Every morning when you’re doing that first check to see what you missed on social media, add in a quick check of your bank account to see if anything funky posted overnight. This can save you from expensive overdrafts and help you catch fraud much sooner.

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This is the most Instagrammed place in the world

The happiest place on Earth is also the most highly Instagrammed place on Earth.

Pics or it didn’t happen! The list of the world’s most Instagrammed places is out, providing a pretty clear vista on the places most people are traveling to, or the places most worthy of a #gram.

Of the top 20 most Instagrammed places worldwide, 12 are in the United States, according to a study by TravelBird. France and Germany tie for second, with each home to two different places showing up on the “Top 20 Most Instagrammed Places” list.

Instagram, a unit of Facebook FB, -0.13%  , announced at the end of April that it had doubled its user base to 700 million monthly active users in two years; 88.48 million of those users are from the United States, while Russia comes in second place, providing 27.52 million members of the Instagram user base.

This list, of course, might also be viewed as an indicator of where narcissists are traveling. According to a survey of 3,700 college students by LendEdu, 64% of millennials say Instagram is the most narcissistic social-media platform.

“With just a few filters, a little saturation, and a clever caption, social media can make even the most average Joe look like an esteemed socialite,” the LendEdu study noted. “They use these platforms to boast of their daily tidings, carefully craft their public image, and feed their egos in this interconnected digital age.”

The list ranges from the historic, including, in Paris, the Eiffel Tower and Notre-Dame, to the adventurous, with national parks and lush beaches. Of course, Disney’s DIS, -2.15% theme parks make multiple appearances on the list.

Here are the 20 most Instagrammed places in the world:

20. Empire State Building in New York City

Number of Instagram tags: 1,536,186

19. Myrtle Beach in South Carolina

Number of Instagram tags: 1,602,759

18. Yosemite National Park in California

Number of Instagram tags: 1,733,680

17. The Colosseum in Rome

Number of Instagram tags: 1,752,045

16. Burj Khalifa in Dubai

Number of Instagram tags: 1,808,173

15. Waikiki, Hawaii

Number of Instagram tags: 1,939,768

14. The Grand Canyon

Number of Instagram tags: 1,989,316

13. Valle Sagrado (Machu Picchu) in Peru

Number of Instagram tags: 2,195,108

12. Niagara Falls

Number of Instagram tags: 2,198,459

11. Mardi Gras in New Orleans

Number of Instagram tags: 2,202,256

10. Oktoberfest in Bavaria

Number of Instagram tags: 2,262,885

9. Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris

Number of Instagram tags: 2,517,129

8. Times Square in Manhattan

Number of Instagram tags: 2,517,129

7. Big Ben in London

Number of Instagram tags: 2,561,617

6. Las Vegas Strip, Nevada, USA

Number of Instagram tags: 3,653,548

5. Berlin Wal in Germany

Number of Instagram tags: 4,595,501

4. South Beach in Miami

Number of Instagram tags: 4,689,396

3. Walt Disney World in Florida

Number of Instagram tags: 5,465,098

2. Eiffel Tower in Paris

Number of Instagram tags: 7,253,011

1. Disneyland in California

Number of Instagram tags: 14,615,952