Bike Reviews

Hero Maestro Edge, Duet review, first ride

Critics wasted little time to frown at Hero when they parted with longstanding Japanese partner and global heavyweight, Honda. Hero stood their ground to become Hero MotoCorp in 2011, as Honda went their own way, confident they were on firm enough footing not to need an Indian partner. It’s been a hard fought battle since, as the giants clashed for ... Read More »

The UK desperately needs this Boris Bike-like umbrella sharing system

Naturally we didn’t have an umbrella, because the laws of nature dictate that you only carry one when the heavens are kept at bay. Thankfully however, a group of clever people in Vancouver have created UmbraCity – an umbrella-sharing service which echoes London’s Boris Bike system. Users sign up with a credit card and their email address, so that the ... Read More »

LIVALL BLING CYCLING HELMET REVIEW

With 80 LEDs scattered across its EPS foam and plastic shell, the Bling is appropriately named; this is a helmet that will get you noticed. Eight of them on the back double as turn signals when paired with Livall’s handlebar mounted Jet Bluetooth remote. Five rows of LED lights up top pulse through different colors, making the helmet look like ... Read More »

New Bajaj Avenger bike release date, Oct 27 launch

There is just one day to go before the new Bajaj Avenger bike launch. We have known about this release date for a few days now, but we just wanted to offer our readers in India a reminder seeing as though it falls on October 27, which just so happens to be tomorrow. People already have a good idea of ... Read More »

Reviewed: Garmin Edge 20 GPS cycling computer

The slim Edge 20 computer measures 4cm by 4cm for an unobtrusive way to collect ride data. Photo: Kristen Legan Despite its small footprint, the Garmin Edge 20’s screen is easy to read with large, clear data numbers. Photo: Kristen Legan The Garmin Edge 20 has three small buttons for easy navigation between screens and functions. Photo: Kristen Legan 1 ... Read More »

Honda CBR 650F Review

The 150 and 250 CBRs have given Honda a good indicator at India’s growing need for sports bikes and so the CBR 650F arrived with huge expectations. But the launch of the bike in August turned out to be a disappointment with the ex-showroom price of 7.3 lakh despite the bike being a CKD. So does it pack enough performance ... Read More »

Buyer’s guide to bike saddles

Bike saddle choice is incredibly subjective and can be confusing. Price can vary dramatically and it’s not always obvious what you’re paying for. In this guide we explain the different features of saddles, how saddles go up in price and some advice on how to pick the correct one for you Riding a road bike shouldn’t be uncomfortable, yet many ... Read More »

2015 Bajaj Avenger range launched in India

Bajaj launched the 2015 Avenger 150 Street at Rs 75,000, while the Street 220 and the Cruise 220 are both priced at Rs 84,000 (ex-showroom Delhi). The Bajaj Avenger has been launched in three variants – Avenger Street 150, Avenger 220 Street and Avenger 220 Cruise. The Bajaj Avenger is among the most popular cruiser motorcycles on sale in India ... Read More »

Long Termer: Swarf Spline 29

Letting the Spline go is going to be a wrench. The bike has transported me up hill, down dale, over, under (and, on a couple of memorable occasions, through) some key landmarks of mountain biking in the UK, and it’s never disappointed. With a 120mm fork, the bike runs a slack 67.5° head angle and a steep 75° seat angle. With ... Read More »

Round up: 10 of next year’s most intriguing road bikes

The prevailing trend in road bikes? Choice. There is literally something for everyone in the latest crop of new roadsters hitting bike shop floors (and internet showrooms) right now. Frame geometry options range from slammed and racey to upright and comfy. Braking comes courtesy of disc brakes, traditional brakes, and direct mount traditional brakes. Shifting is mechanical, electronic, or even ... Read More »