Runner Auto bringing KTM motorcycles to Bangladesh

The famed off-road motorcycles of KTM would soon be available in Bangladesh thanks to Runner Automobiles, which yesterday announced an agreement with Bajaj Auto that part-owns the Austrian bike brand to become its authorised distributor.

Up until now Bajaj motorcycles were solely distributed in Bangladesh by Uttara Motors.

Runner will distribute the high-end motorcycles of KTM in Bangladesh while Uttara Motors the standard ones, said Shanat Datta, chief financial officer of Runner Automobiles.

“The young generation loves new features and new models of motorcycles, for which Runner Automobiles decided to take on the distributorship.”

Through the new agreement, Runner will avail the distributorship under either completely built up, semi knocked down or completely knocked down conditions or for parts and spares supply, it said in a posting on the Dhaka Stock Exchange website.

Runner, which already has its own line of motorcycles and also markets American brand UM and Italian

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Everything you didn’t know you needed to know about the players

So, you think you know the Patriots?



a group of people playing football on a field: The Patriots open the season Sunday at home against the Dolphins.


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The Patriots open the season Sunday at home against the Dolphins.

With the season opener against the Miami Dolphins coming up Sunday, let’s get better acquainted with the team.

Here’s a fact about each member of the current 53-man roster:

Quarterbacks

Brian Hoyer: Prior to signing a deal with the Patriots in March, Hoyer and his family had already decided to make New England their home and purchased a house in the Greater Boston area last November.

Cam Newton: He uses an unconventional font on his social media accounts for two reasons: 1. He says it requires readers to focus on what he is saying. 2. He views it as another way to differentiate himself

Jarrett Stidham: His wife, Kennedy, is the daughter of Houston Rockets CEO Tad Brown.

Running backs

Rex Burkhead: While attending

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A Bicycle Ride Among the Giants | Get Out

At 7 a.m. on Sunday, the forest is quiet, the temperature cool, the road sparsely used by cars. This is an ideal time to ride my bicycle on the Avenue of the Giants. Once sunlight starts filtering through the canopy, the asphalt and I are dappled with light.

Although I have lived in Humboldt County for years, only recently did I drive to the Avenue to bike ride there. In my defense, until less than a year ago I was not much into road biking and the closer-to-home Newton B. Drury Scenic Parkway, which runs through Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park, answered well my redwood forest bathing needs. Indeed, it is a beautiful ride, particularly on a day when the road is closed to car traffic. The Avenue of the Giants offers a longer ride and the towns that dot it at regular intervals bring variety and a chance for

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Billings receives $11.6M in federal grant for Inner Belt Loop and bike trails | Local News

Drake was part of the delegation, as were Mayor Bill Cole and officials from the Billings Chamber of Commerce and Big Sky Economic Development. They met with Montana’s two U.S. Sens. Jon Tester and Steve Daines, and Congressman Greg Gianforte, who all supported the grant.  

This year, Billings had the same support from its Montana lawmakers but city officials paired down its request to $16.8 million, enough to complete the Inner Belt Loop, the Skyline Trail and the Stagecoach Trail, a bike trail that will follow Zimmerman Trail, dropping down from Highway 3 to Rimrock Road. 



Inner Belt Loop project

The location of a future inner belt loop can be seen at Alkali Creek Road and Skyline Drive.




Ultimately, the U.S. Department of Transportation awarded the city the grant money for the Inner Belt Loop and Skyline Trail projects. 

The Inner Belt Loop, a new road that would connect the

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GM Is Selling More EVs Than Tesla In China

GM has a successful EV, GM is investing huge in a startup, some GM dealers are kind of mad, and Tesla. All that and more in The Morning Shift for September 8, 2020.



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It has the best-selling electric vehicle in China!

Via Reuters:

A micro electric vehicle (EV) by General Motors’ (GM.N) local Chinese joint venture becomes the most sold EV model in China, with 15,000 cars sold in China last month, followed by Tesla Inc’s (TSLA.O) 11,800 Model 3 sedans, industry data showed.

The model, the Hongguang MINI EV, is a two-door micro electric vehicle launched by the joint venture between GM, SAIC Motor Corp (600104.SS) and another partner, SGMW, in July.

The starting price for the Hongguang MINI EV is 28,800 yuan ($4,200), less than 10% of the 291,800 yuan starting price for Tesla’s China-made Model 3 vehicles before they get government subsidies.

People are

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Saalfelden Leogang Gears Up for the 2020 Mountain Bike World Championships

PRESS RELEASE: Saalfelden Leogang

“We are convinced that we will receive all official approvals”, Marco Pointner, World Championships organizer and CEO of Saalfelden Leogang Touristik, is optimistic about the UCI 2020 Mountain Bike World Championships. The organizers from Saalfelden Leogang now share important information for riders and teams as well as for journalists and spectators a few weeks before the start of the World Cup.

Five weeks until the UCI 2020 Mountain Bike World Championship in Saalfelden Leogang kick off and preparations are in full swing. From October 7 to 11, the world’s best Cross-Country, Downhill, E-MTB and Cross-Country Relay riders will compete for World Championship medals in 13 competitions. The circumstances are a particular challenge, but World Championships organizer and CEO of Saalfelden Leogang Touristik, Marco Pointner, is looking forward to the World Champs: “We want to organize a great and successful event, and everyone has to make their

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Inside the Secret Porsche Program That Helps Select Clients Customize Their Dream Car

Jorge Carnicero is a blue man. Many of the numerous cars he owns are blue. His daily uniform is a blue button-up Ralph Lauren shirt, blue jeans and a blue baseball cap. And in June of 2018, as he was sitting in the Porsche Experience Center in Atlanta, surrounded by color samples, he was about to order yet another blue car.

“Jorge, your friend just ordered a car in that shade,” Yana Perros told him gently. “Let me play devil’s advocate.” The Porsche manager laid a new sample next to the brown interior leather that Carnicero liked. The painted tile, shaped like a 911 Carrera, was a vibrant green.

Carnicero, 68, is a horse breeder who divides his time between Kentucky and Florida, and he cheerily admits that his love of Porsche—the marque and the cars—borders on obsession. He has owned more than he remembers and will happily go on

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Feel the Rally Need for Speed From a High-Riding Position With Ford’s MS-RT Vans

The latest comes courtesy of American manufacturer Ford’s European division. They are collaborating with British vehicle customization expert MS-RT to develop Transit Custom and Transit Connect mods that pay tribute to the spectacular world of rallying.

In case the MS-RT name does not ring any bells, we can tell you this is the on-road vehicle production division of UK motorsport specialist M-Sport, a long-term associate of all things Ford happening motorsport – including the M-Sport Ford World Rally Team’s Fiesta WRC vehicle.

As such, the automaker had complete faith in letting the branch develop its new MS-RT Transit/Custom and Transit Connect, models that will keep their full factory warranty and become eligible for order starting this September in France, Hungary, Netherlands, Norway, Romania, and the United Kingdom.

The MS-RT Transits have a modified front end with revisions to the grille, air intakes and the integrated fog lights – both coming

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