Tag Archives: Test

Yamaha Fazer 25 Road Test Review: An FZ with a new attire or more than that?

Yamaha Fazer 25 pops up its front wheel Before I start talking about the Fazer 25 and the quarter-litre sport bike segment, let me first take you to the time when it all started. The Honda CBR250R is seen as the first proper quarter-litre sports tourer in India that made its entry back in the year 2011 and it actually helped laymen ... Read More »

2018 TVS Apache RR 310 review, test ride

If you have ever raced a motorcycle, you will know that it comes with a massive takeaway of learning, regardless of where you finish. Now, imagine what thirty-five years of racing can teach you. TVS has been racing for exactly that many years and it believes the culmination of it all is this new motorcycle you see here – the ... Read More »

2018 Hero Super Splendor review, test ride

Hero’s popular Splendor iSmart 110 has evolved uncomfortably over the Super Splendor. It doesn’t just looks snazzier and offer the same level of equipment but is also marginally more expensive and powerful (although less torquey). This is a crucial hurdle the Super Splendor had been waiting to overcome – and its turn has finally arrived. WAIT – A NEW ONE? ... Read More »

2017 Royal Enfield Himalayan FI review, test ride

It’s been a rocky ride for the Royal Enfield Himalayan. The bike received high praise at the test ride event in Shimla, where it impressed in the environment it was designed for and named after. But then things went a bit downhill, with numerous reliability issues creeping up. Royal Enfield eventually stopped sale as they set about developing the BS4-spec bike, and they also used ... Read More »

2017 Avantura Choppers Pravega review, test ride

Avantura Choppers isn’t a chop-shop. You cannot toss your motorcycle keys at them and ask for your bike to be re-imagined, in the same way that you wouldn’t expect it from Royal Enfield or Harley-Davidson. This is no make-shiny garage; Avantura Choppers is India’s newest motorcycle manufacturer. Scepticism comes naturally to us, being the thinking spenders we are, and this ... Read More »

2017 Ducati Monster 797 review, test ride

The Monster has always been an honest, no-nonsense motorcycle and, for a motorcycle that wears its 24-year lineage on its sleeve, it looks deliciously modern. This is good, because what Miguel Angel Galluzzi nailed in his first attempt (he is also responsible for the Aprilia Dorsoduro, RSV4 and Tuono – see the impressive pattern?) has evolved into a naked-bike icon, ... Read More »

2017 Mahindra Scorpio facelift review, test drive

What is it? The Scorpio’s 2.2 mHawk engine has always been one of the SUV’s biggest highlights. Refined and smooth for a big diesel engine, strong low-end response and great drivability were the plus points that endeared it to many. However, rev it hard and the strain would become quite apparent as the engine ran out of breath. This lack ... Read More »

2017 Skoda Octavia RS review, road test

Affordable performance cars are finally catching on, and it’s important to remember that one of the pioneers of this sub-segment was the Octavia RS. We’ve had both the previous Octavias (second one was known as the Laura) and both came with RS variants. This meant sporty body kits, retuned suspension, better brakes, stylish wheels and wild colours, which caught on ... Read More »

2017 Audi A8 review, test drive

What is it? With the first-generation A8 launched as recently as 1994, Audi is the last of the German luxury trio to enter the large luxury sedan race. But this isn’t to say the A8 trails the rest. In fact, various generations of the A8 have introduced many segment-first technologies and, this time around, Audi claims the fourth generation is ... Read More »

2017 Suzuki Gixxer SF ABS review, test ride

The Suzuki Gixxer and its faired twin, the SF, have been our most beloved bikes in the premium, sporty 150-160cc segment, thanks to their utterly joyful riding experience. The latter though is now equipped with an optional single-channel Anti-lock Braking System (ABS), making it the only bike in this segment in India to offer this safety-net. Visually, there isn’t any ... Read More »