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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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

UM Renegade Sport S: First Look Review

UM Motorcycles recently launched two cruiser motorcycles for the Indian market from its Renegade range at the 2016 Auto Expo – the Renegade Sport S and Renegade Commando. A third bike, the Renegade Classic, was unveiled at the Auto Expo as well and will be launched in June this year. US-based UM International has a 50-50 joint venture in India ... Read More »

Five Key Takeaways From Our LeEco Le 1s Review

LeEco’s budget Le 1s smartphone has received tremendous response from consumers in India, according to the company. The first flash sale of the LeEco Le 1s last week saw 70,000 units going out of stock in just 2 seconds, and the claims for the second flash sale were equally impressive. The Le 1s packs a fingerprint scanner, full-HD display, and ... Read More »

Moto X Force Review

Smartphone screens are brittle, expensive, and downright depressing when broken. We’ve heard countless stories of how the smallest drop has shattered a screen, followed by the heartbreak of having to shell out a lot of money for repairs and then having to live with a ‘fixed’ smartphone. According to Motorola’s own statistics, 51 percent of smartphone users have shattered or ... Read More »

Land Rover Defender 110 Station Wagon XS (2016) review

This road test is tinged with sadness; regret that the venerable Land Rover Defender, stalwart of many people’s lives from farmers and vets to rural gents and military types, dies today. Emissions rules and crash regs and just the sheer economics of it have conspired to end the Landie’s life, although a new Defender will follow, most likely from 2018. ... Read More »

BMW 3-series 330e (2016) plug-in hybrid review

The BMW 3-series has traditionally been the Bavarian firm’s best-selling model; it’s certainly one of its best known and it’s one of our favourites too. This stalwart saloon represents all that is good and proper in the company car park. And that’s the obvious market for the car we’re driving here – a production plug-in hybrid (we drove a prototype ... Read More »

Porsche 911 Targa 4 (2016) review

Porsche’s 911 Carrera 2 coupes switched to turbo power last year, and now the all-wheel-drive models get the same treatment. You can read CAR’s review of the new, turbocharged 911 Carrera 2 coupe here. But isn’t all-wheel-drive a bit pointless when an ordinary rear-wheel drive has better traction than a Landie on caterpillar tracks? That’s one viewpoint. But one in ... Read More »