Although predominantly a KTM, some may spot a lot of Bajaj in the 200 Duke, a muscular, aggressive and striking looking bike. The front mudguard is short and sporty. Riding at night is secure thanks to a bright headlight. The instruments are compact.
The Yamaha Ray was first seen at the Indian Auto Expo this January, and then showcased to the media again in Mumbai a few months later. It’s fresh out of the oven now, launched at a glitzy event in Hyderabad with suitable brand ambassador Deepika Padukone in tow, and we’ve just completed a brief first ride around a parking lot on this snazzy little scooter that has done all it can to become the next best thing that happened to women.
The Dream Yuga is Honda’s second small capacity commuter bike in India after the CB Twister. Can it strike a good connect with the masses?
The Phoenix is an important motorcycle for the TVS Motor Company, giving them a capable new model in the 125cc segment where the company today lacks a strong presence.
Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India (HMSI) have released two new colours for its CB Twister 110cc commuter bike.
Yamaha’s R15 has been the embodiment of their “Racing Instinct” tag line. Technologies such as liquid cooling, a 4-valve head, a Deltabox frame, well tuned suspension and impressive rubber have made it a sublime race track focussed machine.
Royal Enfield’s flagship Classic series has been upgraded with the introduction of two limited edition bikes – the Classic Chrome and Desert Storm. The Classic series has been a runaway success story for Royal Enfield since its launch in November 2009, its sales far surpassing the Chennai-based manufacturer’s expectations.
Mahindra 2-Wheelers is working hard to get things right. Earlier this year we were acquainted with the Duro DZ and now a second coming is the Rodeo RZ.
Husqvarna is a name most Indian bikers will only have heard of vaguely. Many upheavals in the Swedish brand’s rich history now has their bikes built in Varese, Italy under the tutelage of German automotive powerhouse, BMW Motorrad. ‘Huskies’ as this marque’s products are popularly known are generally focussed, top class off-road motorcycles.
The last few years have seen a spate of Japanese manufacturers including Honda, Yamaha and Suzuki unloading their ammunition of numerous litre-class bikes. Not one to follow the norm, Kawasaki and Bajaj initially decided to proceed with an assembled in India, more usable Ninja 250R. After which, they have now decided to bring in their bigger Ninja, the 650R.
Kawasaki and Bajaj have kept loyal fans of the Ninja 650R on tenterhooks for a while now. It's taken an age for the 2012 model Ninja 650 to arrive to India, but you can blame this on Government red tape, and arrive it now has, in style.
Almost a quarter of a million Monsters have sold around the world since its 1993 introduction. So, how many of the next quarter of a million Monsters are to be powered by Ducati’s new Monster 795 for Asia? A quick ride brings us closer to the answer.
The Hero Maestro’s appearance includes a well thought-out front apron, mudguard and vast side panels, all showing conservative lines. The headlamp works well, and adding some style are the dual tone rear-view mirrors, which work well but are cumbersome to adjust.
This year has been rather unforgettable for most in the domestic automobile industry. Sales have been sluggish, sentiment has been low, excitement lower and footfalls at showrooms the lowest. Yet, as is always the case there are some that flow against the tide. Not many new cars have struck gold ...
Red Bull’s Sebastian Vettel won the Brazilian Grand Prix on Sunday to chalk up a record ninth victory in a row, and 13th of the Formula One season.
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