Bike Reviews

Hero MotoCorp Posts 14 per Cent Growth in March

Hero MotoCorp Limited (HMCL), the world’s largest two wheeler manufacturer, sold over six lakh two wheelers (6,06,542) in March 2016, registering a 14 per cent growth over the corresponding month last year when the company had sold 5,31,750 units. In the financial year 2015-16, HMCL sold 66,32,322 two wheelers, as against 66,31,826 two wheelers a year ago. “Closing the financial ... Read More »

2016 MV Agusta Brutale 1090 Review

The name MV Agusta is associated with history and performance that perhaps no other motorcycle manufacturer comes close to. It evokes images of exotic Italian racing heritage and a lineage that goes decades back in time, yet retains an aura of glamour and style. And this one – the one we are riding – is the new MV Agusta Brutale ... Read More »

2016 MV Agusta Brutale 1090 Review

The name MV Agusta is associated with history and performance that perhaps no other motorcycle manufacturer comes close to. It evokes images of exotic Italian racing heritage and a lineage that goes decades back in time, yet retains an aura of glamour and style. And this one – the one we are riding – is the new MV Agusta Brutale ... Read More »

2016 Kawasaki Versys 650 Review

The new Kawasaki Versys 650 is finally here – a bike many enthusiasts have been waiting for. First, let’s get down to what the Versys 650 is – it’s actually a sports tourer, for long hours in the saddle, covering long distances across the country and with the agility to keep you suitably entertained the moment you hit some twisty ... Read More »

2016 Triumph Thruxton R First Ride Review

  Café racers have become quite the craze in recent years, among the custom community as well as some motorcycle manufacturers. The original idea of café racers though was to make handmade, stripped down versions of production bikes and make them lightweight, agile and optimised for speed and handling for quick rides around town.And like the legacy of the Triumph ... Read More »

Bajaj V15 vs Hero Glamour vs Honda CB Shine SP vs Honda CB Unicorn 150 – Spec Comparison

The commuter segment is a highly contested space in the Indian two-wheeler market and something that Bajaj Auto has been struggling to find ground in for quite some time now. With the exception of the CT100 and Platina, the automaker was on the lookout for its next big commuter and that turned out to be the V15 that arrived with ... Read More »

Royal Enfield Himalayan Launched in India; Prices Start at 1.55 Lakh

The Royal Enfield Himalayan has finally entered the Indian two-wheeler market with an aggressive price point of 1.55 Lakh (ex-showroom, Munbai) and 1.78 Lakh (On-Road). The bike was one off the most awaited launched in 2016 and is the first ground-up, new Royal Enfield motorcycle to be launched in India. That said, the company has confirmed that the bike will ... Read More »

Royal Enfield Himalayan First Ride Review

A question posed at the technical briefing by Royal Enfield was whether the Himalayan has been tested extensively on city roads. Pat came the reply from the Himalayan project lead saying, of course, it has been tested on city roads but putting those pictures or videos just wouldn’t look good for an adventure tourer. Yeah, the folks at Royal Enfield ... Read More »

2016 Triumph Bonneville T120 Black: First Ride Review

We ride the new Triumph Bonneville T120 Black around sunny Cascais, Portugal. It’s an all-new bike, new aesthetics, new suspension, new chassis, and an all-new engine, which now gets liquid cooling. And this modern classic has gone more modern – with ABS, traction control, ride-by-wire throttle, riding modes – the works! The Triumph Bonneville is the quintessential classic, perhaps one ... Read More »

2016 Triumph Thruxton R First Ride Review

Café racers have become quite the craze in recent years, among the custom community as well as some motorcycle manufacturers. The original idea of café racers though was to make handmade, stripped down versions of production bikes and make them lightweight, agile and optimised for speed and handling for quick rides around town. And like the legacy of the Triumph ... Read More »