Tag Archives: 2018

2018 Honda Africa Twin Bookings To Open Soon; Launch Later This Year

The Honda Africa Twin turned out to be a highly appreciated model when the bike maker introduced it in India last year, and now Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India (HMSI) is gearing up to introduce the 2018 version soon. Honda dealers will start accepting bookings for the 2018 Honda Africa Twin later this month while deliveries are expected to commence ... Read More »

2018 Mercedes-AMG E63 S 4Matic+ review, track drive

What is it? The Mercedes-AMG E63 S 4Matic + name is quite a mouthful, so let’s break it down. The AMG in the name tells you it’s mad; the 63 in the name tells you it’s really mad, and the S in the name is there to tell you the madness is dialled up to 11. This latest E63 S uses AMG’s ... 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 »

Electric Vehicles Dominate the 2018 NY Auto Show

The world of electric vehicles (EVs) is expanding, and very new auto shows are bringing a new lineup of EVs to the market. This year was no different, as the 2018 NY International Auto Show brought several EV cars to the show floor. The models vary in price, performance, and features—some with drive assist technology and others completely autonomous. Here ... Read More »

2018 Volkswagen Polo 1.0 review, test drive

Manufacturers are getting rid of older, inefficient engines and replacing them with cleaner, more efficient, smaller-capacity units to meet stringent emission norms. Volkswagen has done just this on the Polo hatchback and replaced the 1.2-litre, three-cylinder petrol engine with an all-new 1.0-litre, three-cylinder unit, codenamed EA211. This naturally aspirated 999cc may be smaller but it still makes a similar 76hp. ... Read More »

2018 MERCEDES-BENZ S350D FIRST DRIVE REVIEW

The night before getting into the S-Class, Mercedes-Benz hosted a dinner for us at the Falknuma Palace’s ‘101 Dining Hall’. This is the world’s largest dining hall with seating for over 100 people on the table! The stately venue which was once home to the Nizam of Hyderabad, back then the world’s richest man, has sophisticated wood interiors and ornate ... Read More »

2018 TVS Apache RTR 160 4V First Ride Review

In 2006, TVS Motor Company introduced the TVS Apache RTR 160, the first of the company’s Apache series, which spawned an entire range of TVS premium motorcycles we know as the Apache series today. The RTR in the Apache was an acronym for “racing throttle response” and the first Apaches boasted of using TVS Motor Company’s racing experience to design and develop ... Read More »

2018 Yamaha YZF-R15 Version 3.0 First Ride Review

The Yamaha YZF-R15 was first launched in 2008 and has spawned a cult following among performance enthusiasts and a huge fan following of the sporty, entry-level sportbike from Yamaha. Almost a decade later, Yamaha has introduced the latest, third-generation model of the R15, which will replace the existing Yamaha R15 Version 2.0. The 2018 model doesn’t only get some styling updates, but ... Read More »

2018 Aprilia SR125 First Ride Review

An overwhelming number of 125 cc scooters made their debut at the Auto Expo 2018, five to be precise, one of which was the Aprilia SR125. Easily the sportiest offering amidst all these scooter launches, the SR125 is the younger sibling to the much-acclaimed Aprilia SR150 and promises to offer the same fun experience but with a smaller motor and a lower price tag. ... Read More »

New 2018 Yamaha YZF-R15 review: The emperor strikes back, and how!

The Yamaha R15 needs no introduction. It set a new benchmark for the entry level performance bikes a decade back with the V1.0 (version 1.0) and later followed up with the (more) aggressive V2.0. Last month, at the Delhi Auto Expo, Yamaha took off the wraps from this all-new V3.0 and surprised us with a relatively affordable sticker price of ... Read More »