Bike Reviews

2017 Kawasaki Z900 Review

The Kawasaki Z800 always holds a special place in my heart; no, not the new Kawasaki Z900, but the Kawasaki Z800, which is what the Z900 replaces. It’s a bike which had a sweet personality – smooth, refined, in-line four performance, as well as a very tractable engine which sounds equally engaging. And it’s one bike which introduced me to rapid ... Read More »

Triumph Street Triple S Vs Kawasaki Z900: Comparison Review

It’s the battle of the latest roadsters, or naked bikes, as they are also called. The new Triumph Street Triple S gets a new engine, new suspension and new swingarm. The frame has been carried forward from the outgoing model, but the engine gets a displacement bump and a whole lot more power and torque. The Kawasaki Z900 is also ... Read More »

2017 Suzuki GSX-R1000R First Ride Review

Rocketing down the straight at Kari Motor Speedway in Coimbatore, I have just about enough time to take a quick glance at the speedo, before it’s time to slam on the brakes, downshift three cogs and open the throttle, as we take the sharp right-hander on the first corner. The Brembo monobloc calipers grip the 320 mm twin discs, the ... Read More »

Indian Chieftain Dark Horse Review

Meet the new Indian Chieftain Dark Horse – this massive mass of black metal with a name that promises a lot of character and stamina, quite like a thoroughbred black stallion. Technically though, the only thing new is the blacked out look. The Chieftain Dark Horse shares the same engine and mechanicals with the standard Indian Chieftain, but the difference is in the ... Read More »

2017 Suzuki GSX-R1000R First Ride Review

HIGHLIGHTS GSX-R1000 and top-spec GSX-R1000 share same engine, chassis and bodywork Suzuki GSX-R1000R gets better suspension, cornering ABS, quickshifter The 2017 Suzuki GSX-R1000 is a completely all-new model Rocketing down the straight at Kari Motor Speedway in Coimbatore, I have just about enough time to take a quick glance at the speedo, before it’s time to slam on the brakes, ... Read More »

Triumph Street Triple S Vs Kawasaki Z900: Comparison Review

HIGHLIGHTS The battle of the performance nakeds Triumph Street Triple S offers a light and compact performance bike Kawasaki Z900 misses out on electronic rider aids It’s the battle of the latest roadsters, or naked bikes, as they are also called. The new Triumph Street Triple S gets a new engine, new suspension and new swingarm. The frame has been carried forward ... Read More »

ESPIN SPORT ELECTRIC BIKE REVIEW

EsDear Espin: Sorry about crashing your very nice pedal-assist ebike, the new Espin Sport. But thanks for making a tough bike that was still rideable after the crash! More on all that later in our eSpin Sport ebike review. Digital Trends has several daily bike commuters, and we see more and more people with electric bikes — the majority of ... Read More »

First Ride: Moto Guzzi V9 Bobber — Modern Bobber With A Touch Of Heritage

When we talk about performance motorcycles and superbikes, Italian bike makers are almost always at the top of the list. The Italians have made some of the best-looking motorcycles including the likes of MV Agusta and Ducati. However, Moto Guzzi forsook the traditional Italian way of seduction via sports bike for a distinctly more American approach to motorcycles, cruisers. Moto ... Read More »

2017 Ducati Scrambler Desert Sled

Better in worse weather Rain had poured continuously since 4 am. Even with rain gear on, my gloves and boots were soaked to the core. It had been some of the most miserable riding conditions I’ve ever experienced. It was also one of the best long rides I’ve ever joined. Last Independence Day weekend, a group of rider friends thought ... Read More »

Hero Electric Cruz: Review

Hero Electric has introduced the Cruz, its latest offering in the segment of economical electric scooters. Here’s a comprehensive lowdown on what the Cruz has to offer It has been quite a while since e-scooters made any splash in the Indian two-wheeler market. These silent scooters powered by electric drives can sometimes be spotted in various cities where commuters use ... Read More »