Tag Archives: Test

2018 Ducati Panigale V4 S review, test ride

When the numbers were first released, they caused quite a stir. With 214hp of peak power, Ducati’s new Panigale V4 instantly became the most powerful production sports bike that money can buy. And with a bit more money, that power could be bumped up to an almost ludicrous 226hp through an optional Akrapovic exhaust and an engine remap. With its ... Read More »

2018 Bajaj Discover 110 review, test ride

To loosely quote – so as to not plagiarise, mainly – an insightful Bajaj Discover owner I learned about during this ride, the Discover genes are all about having fun on Sunday and being armed to tackle a hectic Monday as well. This is a beautifully coalesced thought (and a simplistic one as well) that can, perhaps, only emerge from ... Read More »

2017 Volvo XC40 review, test drive

What is it? A milestone vehicle of sorts for Volvo, as with it, Volvo now has an SUV for every series of car they make. This is an important step as SUVs are all the rage right now. Volvo’s baby SUV is set to arrive here around mid-2018, and when it does, it will square off against three German rivals, ... Read More »

India-Made Jeep Compass Gets 5 Stars In Australia’s ANCAP Crash Test

The Jeep Compass tested by ANCAP was introduced in Australia and New Zealand in December 2017 Highlights The 2018 Jeep Renegade sports cosmetic changes and upgraded features Engine options will remain the same on the Jeep Renegade facelift The 2018 Jeep Renegade could make it to India sometime next year The India-made Jeep Compass SUV has recently scored a 5-star ... Read More »

Yamaha Fazer 25 Road Test Review: An FZ with a new attire or more than that?

Yamaha Fazer 25 pops up its front wheel Before I start talking about the Fazer 25 and the quarter-litre sport bike segment, let me first take you to the time when it all started. The Honda CBR250R is seen as the first proper quarter-litre sports tourer in India that made its entry back in the year 2011 and it actually helped laymen ... Read More »

2018 TVS Apache RR 310 review, test ride

If you have ever raced a motorcycle, you will know that it comes with a massive takeaway of learning, regardless of where you finish. Now, imagine what thirty-five years of racing can teach you. TVS has been racing for exactly that many years and it believes the culmination of it all is this new motorcycle you see here – the ... Read More »

2018 Hero Super Splendor review, test ride

Hero’s popular Splendor iSmart 110 has evolved uncomfortably over the Super Splendor. It doesn’t just looks snazzier and offer the same level of equipment but is also marginally more expensive and powerful (although less torquey). This is a crucial hurdle the Super Splendor had been waiting to overcome – and its turn has finally arrived. WAIT – A NEW ONE? ... Read More »

2017 Royal Enfield Himalayan FI review, test ride

It’s been a rocky ride for the Royal Enfield Himalayan. The bike received high praise at the test ride event in Shimla, where it impressed in the environment it was designed for and named after. But then things went a bit downhill, with numerous reliability issues creeping up. Royal Enfield eventually stopped sale as they set about developing the BS4-spec bike, and they also used ... Read More »

2017 Avantura Choppers Pravega review, test ride

Avantura Choppers isn’t a chop-shop. You cannot toss your motorcycle keys at them and ask for your bike to be re-imagined, in the same way that you wouldn’t expect it from Royal Enfield or Harley-Davidson. This is no make-shiny garage; Avantura Choppers is India’s newest motorcycle manufacturer. Scepticism comes naturally to us, being the thinking spenders we are, and this ... Read More »

2017 Ducati Monster 797 review, test ride

The Monster has always been an honest, no-nonsense motorcycle and, for a motorcycle that wears its 24-year lineage on its sleeve, it looks deliciously modern. This is good, because what Miguel Angel Galluzzi nailed in his first attempt (he is also responsible for the Aprilia Dorsoduro, RSV4 and Tuono – see the impressive pattern?) has evolved into a naked-bike icon, ... Read More »