Bike Reviews

TVS Apache RTR 160 4V Carb: 1500Km Long Term Review

We first got the TVS Apache RTR 160 4V on April 26. It had done 600kms on the odo and for the entire first month, the bike was put through a proper real world road test and then was benchmarked against the Suzuki Gixxer. Then, I took over the reins of the bike in June with the odometer reading 900km. I got the ... Read More »

2018 Honda Africa Twin DCT review, test ride

When the Africa Twin first arrived in India in 2017 it mostly impressed as a full-sized adventure tourer you could really venture into the wild with – and it did so in a friendly, predictable manner that really sweetened the deal. Now, there is a 2018 version of the Africa Twin and, believe me, it’s gotten even better. What’s new ... Read More »

2018 Honda CRF1000L2 Africa Twin Launch Ride Review

It’s been a year since the Honda CRF1000L Africa Twin was launched, and Honda has updated it for the 2018 model year. It gets a few mechanical and electronic updates, and we went on a ride to see how much of a difference it makes. What’s new? The engine has a lighter balancer shaft and a longer airbox. Power and ... Read More »

Honda Activa-based NAVi coming back, with major UPDATES: Details

The Honda Navi is a unique looking moto-scooter in the Indian market. Two years after its official launch, Honda is preparing a new version of the Navi. Even though the Navi gained a lot of traction initially in the market, the popularity came down with time. To keep the interest alive, Honda will launch a facelifted version of the scooter ... Read More »

Love Jawa motorcycles? Anand Mahindra wants you to come to ‘Jawa Day’: Details

Every automobile enthusiast in India is pretty excited about the comeback of the Jawa brand. The Chairman of Mahindra & Mahindra, Anand Mahindra is also excited about the re-launch of the brand and keeps tweeting about Jawa on Twitter. After commenting that the Jawa bikes will be launched later this year in the Indian market, Anand Mahindra has asked Jawa ... Read More »

Bajaj Pulsar, Dominar, Platina, Avenger get India’s first ‘hat-trick’ deal: Details

Bajaj Auto Ltd has announced a ‘Hat-trick offer’, which is basically a package of three sub-offers for Bajaj motorcycles purchased in the month of July 2018. The highlight of this offer is the new five-year warranty that’s being offered across all Bajaj bikes including the Bajaj Pulsar range, the Avenger range, and the Dominar. The five-year warranty on the Bajaj ... Read More »

Honda Activa-based NAVi coming back, with major UPDATES: Details

The Honda Navi is a unique looking moto-scooter in the Indian market. Two years after its official launch, Honda is preparing a new version of the Navi. Even though the Navi gained a lot of traction initially in the market, the popularity came down with time. To keep the interest alive, Honda will launch a facelifted version of the scooter ... Read More »

It’s OFFICIAL; Husqvarna announces KTM Duke 390-based Vitpilen & Svartpilen 401 for India

Swedish motorcycle maker Husqvarna, now owned by KTM, has just made an official announcement regarding its entry into the Indian market. Husqvarna is all set to transfer production of the Vitpilen cafe racer and the Svartpilen scrambler motorcycles to Bajaj Auto’s Chakan factory by the end of this year or early next year. What this means is the Husqvarna twins ... Read More »

Hero Xtreme 200R review: A fun to ride, easy-going bike

HIGHLIGHTS Hero MotoCorp will launch the Xtreme 200R in a couple of months The company will try to make a comeback in the premium/sports bike segment with the new bike At the heart of the Xtreme 200R sits a 200cc air-cooled engine NEW DELHI: Hero MotoCorp is perhaps the most trusted brand in the commuter motorcycle segment, but breaking away from its ... Read More »

2018 Triumph Tiger 1200 XCx review, test ride

We rode the biggest of the Tiger siblings not long ago and discovered that Triumph has stepped up its flagship by a fair extent. But that ride happened in a mildly chilly part of Spain, governed only by a 140kph speed limit on the highway and by how courageous one felt off the road, with an ambulance and refreshments on standby. In ... Read More »