Bike Reviews

2018 Yamaha YZF-R15 V3.0 review, test ride

Our brief first experience with the latest R15 V3.0 at the Chennai racetrack revealed that it was more potent than any previous R15. And now, after an agonising three-month wait, Yamaha has finally managed to give us the bike to ride on the streets. Wasting no time, we head out to the three types of roads most future buyers will end up ... Read More »

Suzuki Gixxer 155 ABS launched in India

Suzuki Motorcycle India has launched the new Gixxer, equipped with Anti-lock Braking System (ABS), in India. With the deadline for the mandatory ABS on two-wheelers coming up in 2019, manufacturers are slowly updating their line-ups. Suzuki has launched the new Gixxer with a single-channel ABS, a feature that was already available with its full-faired sibling, Gixxer SF. The bike is ... Read More »

Royal Enfield Thunderbird 350 vs Bajaj Dominar in a Tug of War: Who wins [Video]

The Bajaj Dominar 400 has been aimed squarely at takers of the 350-cc offerings from Royal Enfield. This sports tourer, which is also the flagship model from Bajaj Auto Ltd, is a direct rival to the Royal Enfield Thunderbird 350. While the T’bird 350 is a relaxed mile muncher, the Dominar is for those looking for a power-packed, long-distance tourer. ... Read More »

Honda X-Blade Review

The Honda X-Blade! The name reminds me of these Beyblade toys which was a big favourite of mine while growing up. Plus, Honda always had an affinity for the word ‘blade’. Yes, I am referring to the CBR1000RR which also sells as the Fireblade in some countries. But no, there is no connection here. The Honda X-Blade is a simple ... Read More »

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 »

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 »

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 »

BMW G 310R & GS 310R premium sporty motorcycles: Launch timeframe announced

TVS Motors has been manufacturing the BMW G 310R and the GS 310R motorcycles at its Hosur factory for the past many months but these motorcycles have been shipped only to export markets. Finally, these bikes will be launched in India as well, and BMW Motorrad dealers have announced that July 2018 will be when both the G 310R and ... Read More »

Honda Activa 5G automatic scooter: First TVC starring Boman Irani & Taapsee Pannu now out!

Honda has just released a brand new TVC of the recently launched Activa 5G automatic scooter. The TVC stars popular Bollywood actors Boman Irani and Taapsee Pannu who play a father-daughter duo in it. Honda has been pretty conscious about rider safety in its new ads, and has made sure that both actors wear crash helmets in the ad. Good ... Read More »