The Quint loves its bikes and 2017 has been kind enough to deliver us an extensive array of motorcycles.
From the intimidating adventure tourer the Africa Twin to the simple and subtle city commuter the Hero Achiever 150, we had lots of fun riding and reviewing these motorcycles this year.
So, sit back and relax as we take you through what The Quint was up to in 2017 when it came to motorcycles.
Triumph Bonneville T100 Review: The 900-cc Bike Won’t Wear You Out
The high-powered motorcycle market in India has evolved rapidly in recent years. And owning an iconic brand like Triumph is longer a distant dream for bike junkies in the country.
Now, the latest offering from the Triumph stable, the Bonneville T100, can be yours for Rs 8.07 lakh. By splurging big on this 900-cc two-wheeler, you get modern trappings like ABS and a digital speedometer, which make the Bonneville T100 more than just a weekend getaway ride.
Read the Bonneville review here.
Hero Achiever 150 Review: This Commuter Bike Hits the Sweet Spot
When it comes to the 150-cc commuter motorcycle segment in India, getting the right bike is never easy. But it looks like the Heros, Honda and Bajajs want to change that going forward. Even after splitting up from Honda, Hero has ridden its own path, and is doing it pretty well.
The company has now rolled out the Achiever 150. So, how good is the 150-cc commuter? And has Hero packed in enough charm yet again?
Catch the review here.
Harley-Davidson Street 750: A Cruiser That’s Just Right for India
Harley-Davidson is renowned for its bulky and beefy cruiser bikes, but not many in India can fork out the kind of money needed to buy one of them. That changed a bit though when the Street 750 was launched with a price tag of under Rs 5 lakh a couple of years back.
The legendary bike-maker upgraded the Street 750 with ABS last year and it still is the most affordable Harley you can get your hands on in the country. But is that good enough a reason for cruiser bike junkies to go for this one? We find out.
Catch the review here.
A Yamaha FZ25 & a Bajaj Dominar 400 on the Hunt for Food & Fun
What happens when hunger and the need for adrenaline strikes at the same time? You ride to find a meal, of course! The Yamaha FZ25 and the Bajaj Dominar 400 head out for some food and speed. Watch two riders share their experience of riding two high-performance bikes on the Yamuna Expressway.
Catch the ride here.
Honda Africa Twin Review: Ride Like an Adventurer
When I found out that I had been invited by Honda India to experience the Africa Twin I was really excited. There were some preconceptions I had about Honda’s adventure bike, but as soon as I got my hands on it, it was really a surprise. Here is a look at how the new Honda Africa Twin handles.
Catch the video review of the Africa Twin here.
Why the Triumph Street Scrambler Is a Steal at Rs 8.1 Lakh
There are classic cruisers and there are off-road adventure bikes. A scrambler is the happy marriage of the two, an off-road version of the road-going classic cruiser. The Triumph Street Scrambler that was launched at Rs 8.1 lakh has the potential to be a best-seller for the brand, because of this happy union of unique characteristics.
Read the full story here.
Suzuki Now Has an ‘Intruder’ in the City Cruiser Market
Remember the big meaty 1,800 cc cruiser from Suzuki, the Intruder M1800R? Well Suzuki hasn’t launched an upgrade to the same but a younger sibling, the Intruder 150 cc. It is priced at Rs 98,340 ex-showroom.
The new Intruder is being touted as a lightweight city cruiser by the company and The Quint got a chance to test out the new Intruder on the winding roads of Lavasa in Pune.
Catch the full video review here.
What Happens When Ducati and Triumph Racer Bikes Go Berserk
This week on the breakfast ride, The Quint goes for a spin with the Ducati SuperSport S and the Triumph Street Triple RS. These are two sporty, fast paced bikes that’ll get your heart racing.
While the Ducati SuperSport S packs a 937-cc engine, you get a 765-cc unit on the Street Triple RS. These bikes aren’t very similar to each other, which is why there’s no point in comparing them. But we just want to have some fun.
Triumph Street Triple RS starts at Rs 10.55 lakh (ex-showroom), while the SuperSport S variant from Ducati will cost you Rs 13.5 lakh (ex-showroom) in India.
Catch the ride here.
TVS Apache RR310 First Ride: This 300cc Sport Bike Packs It All
TVS has finally launched its highly anticipated Apache RR310 in India. The bike was first showcased as the Akula concept at the 2016 Delhi Auto Expo, jointly made with the BMW Motorrad. And now, we finally get to see the production-ready avatar.
Priced at Rs 2.05 lakh, the Apache RR310 feels premium, offers a number of features and gives you that sporty touch without charging a premium. You get a 312-cc single cylinder engine, which packs 34PS of power and 27Nm of torque.
The company claims that after its success with the RTR iteration, they want to push the level of sports performance biking in the country with the RR series.[“Source-thequint”]