Hyosung’s second Indian innings has been favourable, with an encouraging response coming in for their current fleet of motorcycles. The GT650R has been the company’s flagship since it set foot in our market two years ago.
The Discover launched back in 2004, becoming for Bajaj commuter bikers what the Pulsar is to performance bikers. The Discover meets conventional bike users requirements, and has improved steadily over the years. The Indian market certainly has evolved in this decade, but some basics remain, with a section of practical 100cc loyalists steadfastly refusing to embrace larger capacity bikes.
Has it already been four years since Yamaha launched the FZ-16? Time has flown, but in my book that’s done little to dim the FZ’s impressive appeal. Which is why, I promptly called dibs on the long-term FZ-S that joined our fleet. First impressions? The new stickers do the
Classic cruiser style, massive fenders and solid alloy wheels with beautiful detail work define the ST7. A mammoth motorcycle by any standard, the ST7 is fat and low, with huge chrome-clad forks framing its simple round headlamp and enormous handlebars reaching back to the rider.
The Swish 125 is the marginally taller and lighter sibling to Suzuki’s acclaimed Access scooter. The company has done a good job on the design of this smart looking scooter, giving it a flair that was missing on the Access. The rounded mudguard and front apron are endowed with smooth lines, while the clear-lens, flush-fit front indicators are neatly set into the front apron.
First pictures of revised Mahindra Stallio break cover. Will be launched next month.
Honda has worked hard to raise the style quotient of its new, longer, slimmer and taller Dio by endowing its body panels with multiple smooth edges. Unlike the previous model, the absence of multi-colour graphics makes its lines more prominent and attractive.
Royal Enfield’s Thunderbird 500 has received a raft of notable touches to bring it up to date. A ride reveals more.
The Honda Activa has ruled the Indian automatic scooter segment for over a decade and rival manufacturers have strived hard to eat into the Activa’s market share with limited success.
Vespa’s return to India comes in good time, when the scooter market here is showing healthy growth and ample promise. The LX125 is well suited to India.
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?
Little over a fortnight after the death of Nido Taniam, students and activists from the northeast in Delhi met police officials on Monday after a 'khap panchayat' in south Delhi’s Munirka area allegedly threatened to evict tenants from northeastern states.
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