Bike Reviews

Honda Africa Twin: First Look Review

Adventure touring seems to be the flavour in the premium motorcycle market in India with many manufacturers jumping on to the “adventure” genre. The year started with the big one – the much anticipated Royal Enfield Himalayan being unveiled just ahead of the Auto Expo. The 2016 Auto Expo itself saw another player in the superbike segment, DSK Benelli unveiling ... Read More »

DSK Benelli TNT 899 Review

The arrival of Benelli in the Indian market marked an era where all motorcycle enthusiasts (not purists) could own a head-turner without selling one of their kidneys. The first lot of motorcycles from the DSK Benelli stable had bikes ranging from twin-cylinder to four-cylinder in various capacities, which gave the customers plenty of options to choose from. Recently, we got ... Read More »

Mahindra Mojo: Long Term Report

Sometime last week, Mahindra called us to inform us that our long-termer Mojo was on its way. The phone call immediately made me start daydreaming as the possibilities that this bike provides are not easily provided by most of the motorcycles currently present in the Indian market. The comfortable seating stance, the liquid-cooled 300cc engine delivering 26.8bhp of maximum power ... Read More »

DSK Benelli TNT 600 GT, TNT 600i Review

For first time superbike buyers, and even riders upgrading to a superbike, the mid-size superbike segment is one which is of keen interest. And naturally; this is a segment of motorcycles with decent ‘big bike’ looks, brag-worthy performance and some street cred. Typically, this segment straddles the 400-800cc displacement bikes, catering to buyers with diverse budgets – ranging from 4 ... Read More »

2016 TVS Victor Review

TVS Victor – the name ring a bell? The Victor was the flag bearer of the Hosur-based two wheeler manufacturer’s commuter motorcycle line-up a decade ago. The old TVS Victor, when launched in 2001, did almost the unthinkable for TVS Motor Company. A refined, yet frugal engine, as well as comfortable ergonomics and good ride quality made the TVS Victor ... Read More »

TVS Apache RTR 200 4V Review

TVS Motor Company’s Apache series held its ground in the performance-oriented 150-180cc bike segment in India for a while now. The latest addition to the Apache line-up here, the new TVS Apache RTR 200 4V, aims to further fortify the company’s performance products in addition to taking the performance pedigree of the Apache series a notch higher for TVS. The ... Read More »

Harley-Davidson 1200 Custom First Ride Review

There’s something about a Harley-Davidson motorcycle. You may be the kind who totally lusts for one, or you may be the other kind who doesn’t set much store by these shiny, metal cruiser motorcycles. Truth be told, you can’t ignore a Harley. And this – the 2016 Harley-Davidson 1200 Custom is the latest addition to Harley-Davidson India’s stable of iron ... Read More »

2016 Kawasaki Versys 650 Review

The new Kawasaki Versys 650 is finally here – a bike many enthusiasts have been waiting for. First, let’s get down to what the Versys 650 is – it’s actually a sports tourer, for long hours in the saddle, covering long distances across the country and with the agility to keep you suitably entertained the moment you hit some twisty ... Read More »

2016 Ducati Multistrada 1200S: First Ride Review

Ducati developed the Multistrada over a decade ago, apparently in a bid to answer a question a growing number of superbike-riding Ducatisti were asking – “what Ducati should I buy next?” The result is the Multistrada, a bike with touring ability and sportbike-like performance. The 2016 version – the one we are riding – gets even more tech and an ... Read More »

Bajaj V15 Review

Like the looks? Or not? There’s a certain amount of confusion about the way the Bajaj V15 looks. Of course, looks are subjective and you can always get into the nitty gritties of what this bike should be classified as – there could be criticism even, that this looks like a cruiser, a café racer and maybe, just maybe, has ... Read More »