Bike Reviews

Boardman SLR 8.9 Alloy road bike review

. The Boardman SLR 8.9 Alloy is a shining example of how advancements in frame technology and evolution of economies of scale can supply sheer riding enjoyment. Cast your minds back a decade or so and the choice of aluminium road bikes was limited. You were faced with polar options: either a heavy alloy bike peppered with compromises, or something ... Read More »

KTM 390 ADVENTURE REVIEW: THIS IS THE MOTORCYCLE TO GET RIGHT NOW

It isn’t often that I’ll drag myself out of bed early to go to work, no matter how exotic the motorcycle, or car, or location. Especially when I’m febrile, overworked, under-rested and hungry, and can’t be bothered to chop another half hour from my sleep to get a proper breakfast. It is rarer still for me to attempt to hit ... Read More »

Top 10 Bike Reviews Of 2019

As 2019 comes to an end, we take a look back at the best bike reviews of the year. This list isn’t necessarily of the best all-round products, or the best value-for-money bikes, but a list of some of the bikes which left a lasting impression, and we enjoyed reviewing the most. From entry-level street bikes, dual-sport adventure bikes, to ... Read More »

Ultraviolette F77 review, test ride

. A few months ago, we brought you a review of a brand-new electric motorcycle prototype that’s designed and developed in Bengaluru. That bike has now been officially unveiled as the Ultraviolette F77, and we’ve now got the chance to briefly ride it at the MMRT. Here’s what India’s first sporty electric motorcycle feels like. What is it? It is a major ... Read More »

Benelli Leoncino 250 review, test ride

Benelli lists its Leoncino line-up under the Scrambler tab on its website, and we were a bit apprehensive of this when we rode the Leoncino 500 a couple of months ago. Now this might be true for the Trail variant of the 500 that’s sold overseas, but we’ve just experienced the smallest of the Leoncino family and the only ‘scrambling’ ... Read More »

2019 JAWA FORTY TWO ROAD TEST REVIEW

I’m pretty sure when Classic Legends showcased the new generation Jawa and Jawa Forty Two last year they expected a crazy response but not the kind of crazy it has turned out to be. Unofficially I hear there’s over 40,000 bookings and the response has been so overwhelming, Jawa stopped online bookings months back! Classic Legends is now hard at ... Read More »

Maruti Suzuki XL6 Review

The Maruti Suzuki XL6 is a new concept from the market leader. While others have tried to take on the MPV space at two ends – value or sheer size, this is the first compact yet premium offering in the segment. And it targets individual or family buyers who want something within their budget that is functional, plush and also ... Read More »

2019 MV Agusta F3 800 RC review, test ride

If you buy an MV Agusta F3 800 RC, you’ll receive your motorcycle and a very special wooden chest. In this goodie box that MV calls the ‘Racing Kit’, you’ll find a bunch of tasty treats – the most special of them being a titanium and carbon-fibre SC Project exhaust system. MV also supplies a special power unit with a ... Read More »

2019 CFMOTO 650MT ROAD TEST REVIEW

Until a few months ago CFmoto was an alien name to most of us. We’d never heard about the manufacturer, but the Chinese motorcycle maker has partnered with Bengaluru-based AMW Motorcycles and entered the Indian two-wheeler space with as many as four motorcycles, of which three are middleweight machines! Talk about making an entrance. We’ve just gotten our hands on ... Read More »

2019 SUZUKI GIXXER ROAD TEST REVIEW

The Gixxer was the perfect shot in the arm for Suzuki when it came out in 2014. In fact, not only did it do well for the Japanese manufacturer, the bike also went on to become one of the bestselling 150cc motorcycles in the country. Of course, with a name like that – ‘Gixxer’ is what Suzuki’s sportsbike family is ... Read More »