Bike Reviews

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 »

Sherco TVS RTR 450 FX First Ride Review

“Holy mother of … *#@#!” I muttered with trepidation, together with a silent prayer, as I realised I’m airborne astride an enduro bike, the first of its kind I’ve ever ridden. I’m not what you’d call a particularly religious person, but this morning I needed divine intervention, more than riding skills, waiting for the bike to hit terra firma. The ... Read More »

Avantura Choppers Rudra, Pravega First Ride Review

If you’ve grown in the 2000s as an auto enthusiast, American television really opened you to the world of choppers, cruisers and custom motorcycles. These were outrageous creations that would later be delivered to their respective owners. They were anything but subtle and that’s what made American choppers so iconic. Over the years, a lot of custom bike houses in ... Read More »

Avantura Choppers Rudra, Pravega First Ride Review

If you’ve grown in the 2000s as an auto enthusiast, American television really opened you to the world of choppers, cruisers and custom motorcycles. These were outrageous creations that would later be delivered to their respective owners. They were anything but subtle and that’s what made American choppers so iconic. Over the years, a lot of custom bike houses in ... Read More »

Suzuki Intruder First Ride Review

The Suzuki Intruder name isn’t new. In fact, the first Suzuki Intruder was launched more than three decades ago, in 1985. Over the years, the Suzuki Intruder has seen several revisions, and has made a mark as a beefy, new age, muscular cruiser motorcycle from the Japanese manufacturer’s stable. Over the past few years, Suzuki has seen considerable sales growth in India, but largely ... Read More »

Ducati Monster 797 Review

The Monster has been an integral part of Ducati’s range in India. But apart from the Scrambler series, Ducati did not quite have a motorcycle that could have catered to first-time performance motorcycle buyers. Something that was purely Ducati and not a Scrambler! Enter the Ducati Monster 797. It the most affordable Monster model and according to Ducati, it could the perfect bike ... Read More »

Ducati Scrambler Desert Sled Review

Back in the ’60s, young, carefree riders in America used to strip their motorcycles bare, use knobbly tyres, beef up the suspension and ride across the rather treacherous desert passages. These bikes used to be called desert sleds. The ’60s was also the Scrambler era, also stripped down bikes for use both on tarmac and off it. The Scramblers were ... Read More »

Ducati Monster 797 Review

The Monster has been an integral part of Ducati’s range in India. But apart from the Scrambler series, Ducati did not quite have a motorcycle that could have catered to first-time performance motorcycle buyers. Something that was purely Ducati and not a Scrambler! Enter the Ducati Monster 797. It the most affordable Monster model and according to Ducati, it could the perfect bike ... 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 »

TVS Apache RTR 200 long term review, final report

The monsoon is one of the best seasons to see what a motorcycle is made of, whether it’s wet-road handling or basic reliability. Heavy downpour locks horns with motorcycles and their riders to see which one dominates. Sadly, this rainy season, it was the former that took the win. Our Apache RTR 200 showed no signs of trouble during last ... Read More »