Bike Reviews

Bajaj launches new Avengers

Avoiding any silly Marvel references, let’s cut to the chase: Bajaj has rolled out three ‘new’ Avengers, but they’re not 100 per cent new. More like 11 per cent new. There’s the shiny, chrome-laden 220 Cruise, which, says Bajaj, gets a new handlebar, new radiator, and a new silencer. There’s new stickers, the seat is a bit cushier and you ... Read More »

Honda unveils CBR500R and CBR300R

Honda Motorcycles seems to be on a product offensive the world over. Fans in India got their first taste of a sports touring motorcycle – CBR650F this year. And the Hornet 160R, a sporty commuter, is scheduled for an India-debut later this year. From across the continent, Honda has unveiled a refreshed CBR500R at the AIMExpo 2015, Orlando, Florida. The ... Read More »

This is what the modern-day Yamaha RX should look like…

Does the Yamaha in these pictures remind you of another iconic Yam? If it does, you’re not alone. This is the Resonator125, a concept Yamaha will debut at the 2015 Tokyo Motor Show, and it leads us to ask a question: can this herald the birth of a new-age RX? It has got all the right ingredients. It sports minimal ... Read More »

Mahindra Mojo launched

Without much fanfare, Mahindra Two Wheelers has launched its much-awaited touring-friendly 300cc motorcycle, the Mojo. Priced at Rs 1.58 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi), the Mojo undercuts the KTM 390 Duke’s mouth-watering price tag of Rs 1.9 lakh (ex-Delhi). At the recently concluded media ride, Mahindra top-brass informed TopGear that the Mojo wasn’t targeting the more performance-oriented Austrian’s overwhelming market response, but ... Read More »

BMW Concept Stunt G 310 revealed

Two years ago, BMW-TVS had announced a jointly developed sub-500cc motorcycle for emerging markets. We get a taste of things to come in the BMW Concept Stunt G 310 If you own a sub-200cc motorcycle and are looking to upgrade to something bigger, things can’t get any better than this. Today, the list of bikes you can buy in the ... Read More »

Pro bike: Nico Vouilloz’s Lapierre Spicy Team

It’s fair to say the words Nicolas Vouilloz and legend go hand in hand. With 10 world champion downhill titles and numerous individual wins – in everything from the Enduro World Series racing to rally car driving – under his belt, his talent is undeniable. But it’s his attention to detail, too, that’s always set him apart. It’s not surprising ... Read More »

Pro bike: Jolien D’hoore’s Colnago V1-r

At the start of 2015, Belgian Jolien D’Hoore cited her Colnago V1-r as one of the things she was most excited about in her first season with Wiggle Honda Pro Cycling, and given the stellar year she’s had it seems her enthusiasm for her new bike was well placed. Her biggest results include first overall and the green jersey at ... Read More »

Pro bike: Lizzie Armitstead’s S-Works Amira SL4

With Peter Sagan winning the men’s race the following day, it was two-from-two for Specialized who have already supplied the Slovakian with a custom bike for his exploits. The Boels-Dolmans rider prefers to ride the women’s specific Amira and Specialized have provided the 26-year-old with a white frame featuring the colours of the UCI rainbow in a style reminiscent of the Mapei graphics ... Read More »

KTM RC 390 Café Racer – Marla review, test ride

For those of you who have watched the movie Fight Club, or even read the book, there is little explaining to be done. For those of you who have not, Marla Singer was a character, and oh, some character. She was strong-willed, and completely off her rockers. Why am I telling you about her, you ask? Well, this KTM RC ... Read More »

The Process: 2016 Bible of Bike Tests

For the seventh year running, Bike’s editorial staff and a dedicated crew of core contributors has converged on another of North America’s finest riding destinations to test the upcoming year’s most promising bikes, components and soft goods. This project—known as The Bible of Bike Tests—usually spans much of October and involves more than 15 people to test gear, photograph and ... Read More »