Author Archives: Loknath Das

2018 Suzuki GSX-S750 First Ride Review

Our first ride with the Suzuki GSX-S750 at the Buddh International Circuit (BIC) was with the last lot of riders for the day, so when we rolled into the paddock, other riders were already wringing out the 749 cc, in-line four motor on the back straight. I like the sound – it’s sweet, in a sort of high pitch wail ... Read More »

Electric Vehicles Dominate the 2018 NY Auto Show

The world of electric vehicles (EVs) is expanding, and very new auto shows are bringing a new lineup of EVs to the market. This year was no different, as the 2018 NY International Auto Show brought several EV cars to the show floor. The models vary in price, performance, and features—some with drive assist technology and others completely autonomous. Here ... Read More »

Move the Detroit auto show to October? It’s complicated

While organizers consider moving the auto show from January to October, new data on media coverage suggests the old format ain’t dead yet. The North American International Show generated far more press coverage around the world than any other U.S. auto show or Las Vegas’s trendy CES electronics show, and nearly as much as the traditional 500-pound gorilla, the Frankfurt auto show ... Read More »

Mao’s Red Flag Maker Shows Green Car: Beijing Auto Show Update

The Beijing International Automotive Exhibition is a barometer of the state of the world’s biggest passenger-vehicle market. New cars are launched, startups vie for attention against their multinational rivals. This year’s show is significant for some key reasons: China is beginning to open up its auto market after two decades of restrictions on how much foreigners can own in local ... Read More »

6 CRAZY things people have done with a Mercedes-Benz car in India

Mercedes-Benz cars are known for their exclusiveness, especially in developing countries like India. The German brand is known for its luxury vehicles in the Indian market. All Mercedes-Benz vehicles are expensive and most of owners keep them with utmost care. However, there are a few crazy owners who have done some unexpected things with the Mercedes-Benz vehicles. Here are six ... Read More »

KTM Duke 390-based Husqvarna Vitpilen & Svartpilen: What the world thinks of these India-bound motorcycles

Husqvarna will officially enter the Indian market later this year with two new offerings – the Vitpilen 401 cafe racer & the Svartpilen 401 scrambler. Both bikes are entry-level motorcycles from the Swedish manufacturer and are based on the KTM 390 Duke. Both motorcycles get the same chassis and engine as the 390 Duke but the retro-modern styling is what ... Read More »

This modified TVS Apache RR310 gets a BMW-inspired paint job

The TVS Apache RR310 is easily the most performance-oriented product from the Hosur-based two-wheeler manufacturer. The RR310 is based on the BMW G310R, which is the first-ever motorcycle form the TVS-BMW Motorrad collaboration. Today, we have a modified TVS Apache RR310 whose owner has clearly taken his motorcycle’s BMW Motorrad roots a bit too seriously. As you can see in ... Read More »

India’s first lowrider new Maruti Suzuki Swift – looks NEAT!

The new Maruti Suzuki Swift has been busy setting sales charts on fire. The new Swift really has a lot to offer – it’s attractively priced, offers very frugal and sufficiently powerful engines, a modern design, a comfortable cabin, and is pretty fun to drive. We’ve already seen many new Swift-based mod jobs from abroad. Finally, there’s an Indian mod-job ... Read More »

Skoda & Volkswagen still want to partner Tata Motors for affordable car: Here’s why

Skoda and Volkswagen have still not given up on the idea of a partnership with Tata Motors, to develop a new, budget car for the Indian market. This is because Volkswagen and Skoda are both working out a strategy to build low cost cars for the Indian market but haven’t zeroed in on a method yet. Both automakers have noticed ... Read More »

8 kinds of TVS Apache motorcycles: Who should buy what

Over the years, the TVS Apache motorcycle has become a brand in itself. The Apache-branded motorcycles were first launched in 2006 and ever since, have gotten more popular, gained on power and features. Currently, TVS offers as many as 8 variants of the Apache in India, and each of them has a unique character. People often get confused about which ... Read More »