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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 »

2018 Triumph Tiger 1200 XCx review, test ride

We rode the biggest of the Tiger siblings not long ago and discovered that Triumph has stepped up its flagship by a fair extent. But that ride happened in a mildly chilly part of Spain, governed only by a 140kph speed limit on the highway and by how courageous one felt off the road, with an ambulance and refreshments on standby. In ... Read More »

2018 Yamaha YZF-R15 V3.0 review, test ride

Our brief first experience with the latest R15 V3.0 at the Chennai racetrack revealed that it was more potent than any previous R15. And now, after an agonising three-month wait, Yamaha has finally managed to give us the bike to ride on the streets. Wasting no time, we head out to the three types of roads most future buyers will end up ... Read More »

BMW M3 CS (2018) review: the best F80 M3 yet

The F80-generation BMW M3 hasn’t enjoyed universal critical acclaim in its standard form. For every one of its plus points, there’s a drawback, two particular criticisms being unpredictable handling on the limit and the diesel-like torque delivery of its gruff-sounding twin-turbo straight-six. Following on from the well-received Competition Package upgrade of 2016, BMW has taken the fettling a stage further with this new ... Read More »

New Maruti Swift Petrol AMT in CarToq’s Review

To say that the new-gen Maruti Swift has been selling like hot cakes would be an understatement. The latest generation of Maruti’s popular B1-segmenter has not only given the competition sleepless nights but has also been very quick in becoming more popular than its predecessor. Attractive prices, modern design, frugal and sufficiently power engines, good ride quality, precise steering – ... Read More »

Honda X-Blade Review

The Honda X-Blade! The name reminds me of these Beyblade toys which was a big favourite of mine while growing up. Plus, Honda always had an affinity for the word ‘blade’. Yes, I am referring to the CBR1000RR which also sells as the Fireblade in some countries. But no, there is no connection here. The Honda X-Blade is a simple ... Read More »

Car Share Unscripted review: ad-lib show stalls at the lights

The episode jars with how the previous series ended. Photograph: Matt Squire/BBC/Goodnight Vienna Productions Before Car Share Unscripted (BBC1), Peter Kay briefly appears on screen to introduce the off-the-cuff half-hour programme, describing it as “Sian and myself, doing some improvisation”. But the best bits of this comedy experiment starring Kay as John, and Sian Gibson as his work colleague Kayleigh, turn out ... 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 »

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 »