Tag Archives: Ride

2017 Ducati Scrambler Desert Sled review, test ride

A few good things have come from this era of hipster revolution, thinks Sherman Nazareth, astride the retro-styled Desert Sled. Has Ducati’s Scrambler finally earned its true off-road stripes? Located in the South of Spain, the quaint little town of Almeria sits on the shores of the Mediterranean Sea and boasts of perfect weather for the most part of the ... 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 »

2017 Ducati xDiavel review, test ride

It was an unforgettable scene, right out of a Ghost Rider comic. After a long day of shooting at a location about four hours from home, I returned to discover that the torrential rain had brought life in the suburbs to a standstill. Traffic snarls are never fun, less so on a 152hp fire-breathing beast. But in that painful clutch-in, clutch-out drudgery, ... 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 »

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 »

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 »

Honda Cliq Scooter: First Ride Review

Honda Cliq – the newest and least expensive scooter from Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India. The automatic scooter segment in India is dominated by Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India (HMSI). In fact, the Honda Activa is not just the largest selling scooter in India, but is now also the largest selling two-wheeler, inching out mass market 100-110 cc commuter motorcycles ... Read More »

SWM Superdual first ride

SWM’s new Superdual might not be big on bhp, cylinders or electronics, but it’s a proper little do-anything, go-anywhere machine. Big adventure bikes are now caught up in the same power and technology race as sportsbikes, but who really needs a superbike on stilts and knobblies, or can afford their five figure price tags? It’s refreshing to find the Italian-built ... Read More »

Ducati Monster 797 first ride review

Design and features   Why am I staring at a cone, instead of looking where I’m going. That’s because, I am looking at where I want to go. Confused? Well, I was too, until my instructor Lek told me that it’s the ultimate way to be smooth and quick on a bike. He is one of the chief instructors at ... Read More »

2017 Triumph Bonneville Bobber Test Ride Review

HIGHLIGHTS Triumph Bonneville Bobber based on Bonneville T120 Blend of classic 1940s style and modern performance Factory custom incorporates hard-tail ‘bobber’ design You could say, “beauty is only skin deep”, or something to that effect. Strangely, that is the vague kind of preconceived notion I had about the new Triumph Bonneville Bobber. Everyone who had ridden the Bobber before was ... Read More »