Bike Reviews

Review: Magnic Light iC combines best features of battery and dynamo bike lights

When it comes to power for bike lights, there are two main options: batteries that have to be charged/replaced, and dynamos. The latter either push against the side of the tire, have to be pre-built into one of the hubs, or require magnets to be mounted on the wheel – in all cases, dynamos also create a slight braking effect ... Read More »

Tested: Speedplay’s Impressive Syzr Pedal

Not much has changed with clipless mountain bike pedals over the last 20 years—and that’s not an exaggeration. Most are still based on variations of Shimano’s SPD or Time’s ATAC system. Shimano’s pedals grab a steel cleat with a spring-loaded jaw; Time’s use wire bails that hook over bronze cleats. The new Speedplay Syzr looks a lot like the original ... Read More »

Tested: The Simple, Super-Fun Charge Cooker

You might not be familiar with UK-based cycling brand Charge, and you’re not alone. Charge’s bicycles have historically only been available to US cyclists through Performance bike shops, but starting this fall, expect to see them everywhere: They will be available through Cannondale dealers because the bike brands are owned by the same company, Dorel Industries. Based on our experience ... Read More »

DJI Osmo review: A hand-held stabilized camera worthy of its price

Thanks to the rise of small action cameras, camera stabilizers (aka gimbals) are becoming more portable than ever. Amazon has plenty of these coming from random Chinese brands, but most are either poorly designed, or only a partial solution to your problem. For instance, they often lack a handset mount for those who need a live screen. There are also ... Read More »

Man, 81, bikes from CA to FL with wife following

TALLAHASSEE, FL (WFLA) – An 81-year-old man left San Diego on a bicycle to see if he could make it to Florida and to raise money on the way. His wife followed him in an RV. Tom Cawood and his wife left California six weeks ago. The couple is nearing the end of their 3,000-mile journey. They are paying all ... Read More »

Yamaha’s Motobot wants to beat Rossi

The Tokyo Motor Show always features quirky things on four- and two-wheels from Japan, but Yamaha’s Motobot is in a league of its own. So, just what is it? Well, we are trying to figure that out, but essentially, it’s like a robot that’s learning to ride. And, the motorcycle that it’s trying to ride is Yam’s latest R1M. Yamaha ... Read More »

Bajaj launches new Avengers

Avoiding any silly Marvel references, let’s cut to the chase: Bajaj has rolled out three ‘new’ Avengers, but they’re not 100 per cent new. More like 11 per cent new. There’s the shiny, chrome-laden 220 Cruise, which, says Bajaj, gets a new handlebar, new radiator, and a new silencer. There’s new stickers, the seat is a bit cushier and you ... Read More »

Honda unveils CBR500R and CBR300R

Honda Motorcycles seems to be on a product offensive the world over. Fans in India got their first taste of a sports touring motorcycle – CBR650F this year. And the Hornet 160R, a sporty commuter, is scheduled for an India-debut later this year. From across the continent, Honda has unveiled a refreshed CBR500R at the AIMExpo 2015, Orlando, Florida. The ... Read More »

This is what the modern-day Yamaha RX should look like…

Does the Yamaha in these pictures remind you of another iconic Yam? If it does, you’re not alone. This is the Resonator125, a concept Yamaha will debut at the 2015 Tokyo Motor Show, and it leads us to ask a question: can this herald the birth of a new-age RX? It has got all the right ingredients. It sports minimal ... Read More »

Mahindra Mojo launched

Without much fanfare, Mahindra Two Wheelers has launched its much-awaited touring-friendly 300cc motorcycle, the Mojo. Priced at Rs 1.58 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi), the Mojo undercuts the KTM 390 Duke’s mouth-watering price tag of Rs 1.9 lakh (ex-Delhi). At the recently concluded media ride, Mahindra top-brass informed TopGear that the Mojo wasn’t targeting the more performance-oriented Austrian’s overwhelming market response, but ... Read More »