China Open: Saina Nehwal crashes out; Parupalli Kashyap, Sai Praneeth cruise into Round 2

first_imgA day after PV Sindhu suffered a shock defeat in the 1st round of China Open Super 750 in Fuzhou, 8th seed Saina Nehwal also made her way out of the tournament.Saina Nehwal was knocked out of the tournament by lower-ranked Cai Yan Yan of China on Wednesday. In a one-sided 1st-round match that lasted just 23 minutes, Saina was beaten 9-21, 11-21.Saina Nehwal has been struggling for form in the 2nd half of the 2019 season. Saina had faced 3 successive 1st-round exits following a disappointing run at World Championships. It looked like Saina was hitting form when she reached the quarter-finals at French Open last month but the latest result in Fuzhou comes as a big cause of concern.Saina will be in action in Hong Kong and Korea later this month but she is unlikely to qualify for the 80-woman BWF World Tour Finals, scheduled to begin from December 11 in Guangzhou.On the other hand, PV Sindhu will make the World Tour Finals despite not featuring in the top 8 of Race to Guangzhou rankings, thanks to her maiden World Championship title.Sindhu was ousted after she lost a hard-fought 1st-round match to lower-ranked Pai Yu Po 12-21, 21-18, 19-21. Sindhu’s form has been on a downward spiral as well as the Indian shuttler hasn’t gone past the 3rd round on the tour since winning the gold at World Championships in August.Meanwhile, World No. 25 Parupalli Kashyap progressed to the 2nd round at China Open. Kashyap defeated lower-ranked Sitthikom Thammasin of Thailand 21-14, 21-13. He will take on 7th seed and former world champion Viktor Axelsen in the 2nd round on Thursday.advertisementWorld Championships bronze medallist B Sai Praneeth also made it to the second round beating Tommy Sugiarto of Indonesia 15-21 21-12 21-10 in a 52-minute hard- fought opening round battle. The world No. 11 Indian will take on fourth seed Anders Antonsen of Denmark in the next round.The mixed doubles pairing of Pranav Jerry Chopra and Sikki Reddy also made a first-round exit. The duo went down 14-21 14-21 to Wang Chi-Lin and Cheng Chi Ya of Chinese Taipei.Also Read | SaarLorlux Open: Lakshya Sen defeats Weng Hong Yang to clinch titlelast_img read more

Yamaha MT-15 launched, price starts at Rs 1.36 lakh

first_imgYamaha MT-15 launched, price starts at Rs 1.36 lakhYamaha MT-15 features a liquid-cooled, four-stroke, SOHC, four-valve, 155 cc, fuel injected engine along with Variable Valve Actuation system on a delta box frame. Varun Singh New DelhiMarch 15, 2019UPDATED: March 15, 2019 13:12 IST Yamaha MT-15HIGHLIGHTSYamaha MT-15 gets a six-speed gearbox along with a slipper clutch.There is a telescopic suspension at the front and a monoshock at the rear.It is available in two colour options — Metallic Black and Dark Matt Blue.India Yamaha Motor today launched the MT-15 at a starting price of Rs 1.36 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). It will challenge the likes of KTM 125 Duke, TVS Apache RTR 200 and Bajaj Pulsar NS200. Yamaha MT-15Yamaha MT-15 sports an aggressive design and is based on Yamaha YZF R15 V3.0. It features a liquid-cooled, four-stroke, SOHC, four-valve, 155 cc, fuel injected engine along with Variable Valve Actuation system on a delta box frame. The motor produces 19.3 PS of power at 10,000 rpm and 14.7 Nm of torque at 8,500 rpm. Yamaha MT-15 gets a six-speed gearbox along with a slipper clutch.The braking duties in Yamaha MT-15 are performed by disc brakes both up front (282 mm) and at the rear (220 mm). A dual channel ABS (Anti-Lock Braking System) enabled YZF R15 Version 3.0 was launched by India Yamaha Motor in January 2019 and it was claimed by the company that YZF R15 Version 3.0 was the first 150 cc model with such a safety feature. A smilar dual channel ABS was expected in Yamaha MT-15 as well. However, it gets only a single channel ABS. Yamaha MT-15There is a telescopic suspension at the front and a swingarm (link suspension) at the rear in Yamaha MT-15. It is available in two colour options — Metallic Black and Dark Matt Blue. Yamaha MT-15LED headlights give Yamaha MT-15 a bold look. There is a digital display as well. The naked bike has a length and width of 2,020 mm and 800 mm, respectively. While the height is 1,070 mm, the wheelbase is 1,335 mm. The weight of the naked bike is 138 kg (with oil and a full fuel tank).advertisement Yamaha MT-15Yamaha YZF R15 V3.0 ABS comes at an introductory price of Rs 1.39 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). With Yamaha MT-15 being launched at Rs 1.36 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi), customers have more options to choose from now.ALSO READ | Mercedes-AMG C 43 4MATIC Coupe launched in India, price starts at Rs 75 lakhALSO READ | Harley-Davidson Forty-Eight Special and 2019 Street Glide Special launched in IndiaALSO READ | 2019 Ford Figo: Important details leaked ahead of March 15 launch, might be priced below Rs 5 lakhGet real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byVarun Singh Tags :Follow New bike launchFollow 2019 bike launchFollow Fresh bike launchFollow 2019 naked bikeFollow 2019 new bike Nextlast_img read more