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TVS Apache RTR 160 4V Carb: 1500Km Long Term Review

We first got the TVS Apache RTR 160 4V on April 26. It had done 600kms on the odo and for the entire first month, the bike was put through a proper real world road test and then was benchmarked against the Suzuki Gixxer. Then, I took over the reins of the bike in June with the odometer reading 900km. I got the ... Read More »

2018 Honda Africa Twin DCT review, test ride

When the Africa Twin first arrived in India in 2017 it mostly impressed as a full-sized adventure tourer you could really venture into the wild with – and it did so in a friendly, predictable manner that really sweetened the deal. Now, there is a 2018 version of the Africa Twin and, believe me, it’s gotten even better. What’s new ... Read More »

2018 Honda CRF1000L2 Africa Twin Launch Ride Review

It’s been a year since the Honda CRF1000L Africa Twin was launched, and Honda has updated it for the 2018 model year. It gets a few mechanical and electronic updates, and we went on a ride to see how much of a difference it makes. What’s new? The engine has a lighter balancer shaft and a longer airbox. Power and ... Read More »

Zenvo TSR-S review: the 1,177bhp car with the mad wing

It’s the car with the bonkers wing!You’ve got it, it’s called the Zenvo TSR-S and it does something we’ve never seen before. Oh, we’ve heard of active aero and we’ve seen flaps moving and airbrakes deploying, but we’ve never seen anything quite like this before. There’s plenty to discuss there, but before we do, let me tell you a bit about ... Read More »

2018 Audi Q5 petrol India review, test drive

What is it? With petrol-powered cars making a comeback in the luxury segments, Audi announced a renewed focus on petrol cars in India, some time ago. Last year, India got the Q7 with a petrol engine; and now it’s the Q5 that the brand has made available with the petrol engine on offer. The engine in question is the same ... Read More »

Car review of new BMW X3 XDrive 20D: On-track, but not offbeat

New BMW X3 XDrive 20D It’s love at first sight. The striking design language of the new BMW X3—featuring a bold front with a double kidney grille, adaptive LED headlights and fog-lamps, and the expressive rear that has LED tail-lights combined with a low-slung roof spoiler and exhaust tailpipes on both sides in chrome—attracts attention wherever it goes. The X3, in ... Read More »

New Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV review: a strong case for hybrids

The Mitsubishi Outlander plug-in hybrid is a car that arrived at just the right time. Back in 2014 it accounted for 10,000 UK sales, whereas in the previous year just 1,000 PHEVs were sold nationwide in total. It was a bit of a hit. Thanks to sharp tax incentives and the promise of strong fuel economy from this petrol-electric SUV, ... Read More »

Audi RS4 Avant 2018 review – One of the best of the breed

WE’VE HAD family estate cars for years – and performance cars too – but there’s little doubt it was Audi that successfully combined the two. Its S and, in particular, RS models, starting from the RS2 in 1994, have cornered the niche for go-faster family cars that have the ability to embarrass many sports cars while being practical for weekend ... Read More »

Car review: Volvo XC40; the small SUV that’s big on innovation

Scenario 1: If your vehicle accidentally drifts out of its lane, the steering wheel sends a signal to alert you. Scenario 1: If your vehicle accidentally drifts out of its lane, the steering wheel sends a signal to alert you. If you don’t react, a technology called Lane Keeping Aid automatically steers it back into its lane. Scenario 2: If you’re approaching ... Read More »

Hero Xtreme 200R review: A fun to ride, easy-going bike

HIGHLIGHTS Hero MotoCorp will launch the Xtreme 200R in a couple of months The company will try to make a comeback in the premium/sports bike segment with the new bike At the heart of the Xtreme 200R sits a 200cc air-cooled engine NEW DELHI: Hero MotoCorp is perhaps the most trusted brand in the commuter motorcycle segment, but breaking away from its ... Read More »