MELBOURNE, Australia (CMC):West Indies Twenty20 stars Chris Gayle and Dwayne Bravo reeled off cameos but failed to prevent Melbourne Renegades from slumping to a three-wicket defeat to Sydney Sixers in the Big Bash League yesterday.Playing at Docklands Stadium, the hosts piled up 172 for four off their 20 overs, but Sixers chased down the target with seven balls to spare, to condemn Renegades to their first loss of the campaign.Sent in, Renegades were powered by a top score of 46 from Gayle and an equally thrilling unbeaten 45 from Bravo, with Tom Beaton chipping in with a breezy 41 not out at the death.Renegades lost captain Aaron Finch for 13 with the score on 18 for one at the end of the third over, but Gayle combined with Cameron White (15) in a second wicket stand of 56 to inspire the innings. The left-handed Gayle faced 33 deliveries and smashed three fours and three sixes.White fell in the 10th over at 74 for two and Gayle followed in the next over from South African off-spinner Johan Botha, holing out to deep midwicket.When Matthew Wade fell for four at 94 for four in the 14th over, Renegades were fading quickly, but Bravo arrived to lift the innings with a superb knock.The right-hander counted three fours and two sixes off a mere 29 balls, adding 78 in an unbroken fifth wicket stand with Beaton, who thumped two fours and two sixes off 23 deliveries.In reply, opener Michael Lumb hammered 63 off 35 balls with four fours and five sixes, while Moises Henriques struck 62 off 38 balls to propel Sixers.Bravo proved economical with only 22 runs coming from his three overs and five balls, while Gayle’s one over cost 14 runs. Both bowlers went wicketless.In Hobart on Tuesday, Darren Sammy’s Hobart Hurricanes scored a 20-run win over Brisbane Heat, featuring Samuel Badree and Lendl Simmons.In a contest at Bellerive Oval, Hurricanes piled up 184 for three off their 20 overs with opener Tim Paine hitting an unbeaten 87. Leg-spinner Badree went wicketless in four overs that cost 37 runs.In reply, Heat were limited to 164 for eight, with Simmons striking a four and a six in scoring 16 from 17 deliveries at the top of the order. Sammy’s one over cost 10 runs.
TVS Motor Company has updated the entire TVS Apache RTR series with ABS (Antilock Braking System). Apache RTR 160 2V, Apache RTR 160 4V and Apache RTR 180 are now available with Super Moto ABS.According to the company, the new generation ABS unit on the TVS Apache RTR series motorcycles has been developed with a special algorithm, extensively derived out of the racing track. This will enable the rider to find the quickest line around the corner without losing any speed.Apache RTR 200 4V Race Edition 2.0 will continue to be available with dual-channel ABS and RLP (Rear wheel Lift-off Protection) control. The implementation of ABS across the range has resulted in the TVS Apache RTR series becoming better equipped to manage late braking.”Since inception, TVS Apache series has revolutionized performance biking by introducing cutting edge technology from their factory racing versions. In 2011, we were the 1st manufacturer to introduce twin channel ABS on Apache RTR 180, in the Indian two-wheeler industry. In line with this tradition, today, we are delighted to announce the inclusion of Super Moto ABS across RTR 160, RTR 160 4V and RTR 180 versions,” TVS Motor Company Director & CEO KN Radhakrishnan said.”This is one of a kind racing tuned ABS technology that ensures maximum dynamic performance along with cutting edge safety technology to our consumers. The motorcycles are already on sale in market to ensure proactive compliance to the regulatory requirement laid down by the Government of India,” he added.Besides, TVS Motor Company has also launched the updated Apache RTR 160 2V (ABS). The new model is equipped with fresh features like back-lit speedometer with dial-art, new seats and handle-bar end dampeners. The updated model will sport new TVS Racing inspired graphics making it more appealing.advertisementBelow are the prices (ex-showroom, Delhi) of TVS Apache series motorcycles.– TVS Apache RTR 160 front disc (drum) with ABS – Rs 85,510– TVS Apache RTR 180 with ABS – Rs 90,978– TVS Apache RTR 160 4V (drum) with ABS – Rs 89,785– TVS Apache RTR 200 (carb) with ABS – Rs 1,11,280ALSO READ | Volkswagen launches special Black and White Edition of Polo, Ameo and Vento at no extra costALSO READ | Maruti Suzuki India ends 2018-19 with highest ever sales of 18,62,449 unitsALSO READ | Hyundai Venue will get ‘BlueLink’ connectivity technology, to have 10 India-specific features