Friday, 1 August 2014

KTM to re-enter MotoGP in 2017.

KTM chief, Stefan Pierer announced that the Austrian two-wheeler manufacturer of which Bajaj Auto owns 47 per cent share plans to enter the world of premier class racing. Speaking to Speedweek he revealed KTM’s plan of returning to MotoGP by the 2017 season. For this purpose it has developed the KTM RC16 that will be powered by a V4 powerplant. The KTM RC16 will be unveiled by 2016 after which the Austrian bikemaker will carry out testing and developing. There is also speculation that KTM would jump the gun and field the RC16 prototype as a wild-card entry in the 2016 season of MotoGP itself. 

Thursday, 31 July 2014

Indian Motorcycles unveiled its luxury tourer Roadmaster!

Indian Motorcycles has recently unveiled a new product called Roadmaster 2015 in the luxury tourer product-line. It revives the company's heritage from the original Roadmaster the company prodcued from 1947 to 1953. Indian Motorcycles hopes to bring back the popularity with this new 2015 model Roadmaster. The new motorcycle will be made public at the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally this year.

Wednesday, 30 July 2014

[Ride Safe]: 7 motorcycle safety tips!

There are countless practices one should follow in order to increase their safety while riding the tiniest and arguably the vehicle on which the traveller is most vulnerable to damage. While there's always a scope of learning no matter how experienced you are, this article is an effort to bring forward some very basic practices which everyone of us can follow without the need of much investment and technical know-how.

Tuesday, 29 July 2014

230bhp speculated 2015 Yamaha R1 spied!

After a lot of speculations and renderings based on them, the 2015 Yamaha R1 has been seen in action in Sydney. As speculated, its is going to get very serious upgrade this year. The image, though its not very clear, can only show you the cosmetic changes. Some are arguing about whether it is an R1 or R6 but if reporting of the picture taker is to be believed, it is definitely an R1 and not an R6.


Part motorcycle, part car. Its Polaris Slingshot! Price, Details and Video.

Part motorcycle, part car. Its the Polaris Slingshot! Celebrating their 60 years of innovation, the American ATV maker unveiled this three-wheeled roadster. If Polaris is to be believed, this high-performance automobile represents the future of on-road driving. This futuristic vehicle will take your breath away with its chiseled and muscular bodywork and pump up your adrenaline to new heights with its exhilarating performance. Its a motorcycle with certain attributes of cars such as wide  front body, side seating arrangement, wide set of wheels shod with low profile rubber. Whereas the open air cockpit, single wheel at the rear and the unobstructed 360 degree view ensure the motorcycle-riding like experience.

Monday, 28 July 2014

BMW's answer to Ducati Multistrada: The BMW S1000F!

The reknowned German automaker BMW has been caught testing a motorcycle which could most probably compete with the Ducati Multistrada for being a highly multipurpose (or rather, multi-terrain) premium motorcycle in the world. The BMW S1000F will be Bavarians' much awaited answer to Multistrada and will be based on their flagship motorcycle, the faired S1000RR. It is expected that the bike will make its first public appearance at Intermot 2014 in October.

Sunday, 27 July 2014

Suzuki Gixxer 150 to be launched in August! Launch date, Price and Details!

As Suzuki is desperate to make more presence in the Indian 2-wheeler market, they are all set to launch the new 150cc bike named as Suzuki Gixxer 150 in India on August 10. The name, taken from Suzuki's much reknowned superbike series GSX-R, is clearly put to use by the company in order to attract the customers by giving them a feel of being associated with a premium brandname. But not only the name, the bike surely looks much attractive in comparison with the models Suzuki have usually offered to Indian market till date. In fact, if you ask me, the bike has absolutely no issues with its looks unlike the rest of the Suzuki India's stable and is at par with the competition it will be facing in our market. The bike was already showcased by the Japanese automaker at Auto Expo 2014 in Delhi. It will compete against the like of Yamaha FZ 2.0, Honda Trigger, Hero Xtreme etc and will be offered at a price of around 73,000 INR.


Saturday, 26 July 2014

Piaggio to launch Vespa Elegante in India!

After the huge success of their existing lineup under the premium scooter brand Vespa, Piaggio came up with another scoot, namely, Vespa Exclusivo. It is based on Vespa VX 125, which is one of the three already existing Vespa models in Indian market. If one of the major newspaper-backed autmobile reporting platform is to be believed, another new scooter named Vespa Elegante will also be introduced in India which is also based on the same Vespa VX 125 but will have more tid-bits of styling and distinctiveness. The scooters will be powered by the same 125cc mill that serves the other Vespa models, churning 10PS of power and 10.6Nm of torque. The scooter can be expected to hit the market around September at around 79,000 INR to make the most out of festive season.

Friday, 25 July 2014

Spy shot of Ducati's upcoming bike revealed!

After giving their employees a chance to feast their eyes on the company's newest motorcycle 'Scrambler, Ducati showed the 2 wheeled beauty to a limited number or lucky fans as announced at World Ducati Week, 2014. Despite the restriction on taking mobile devices into the room at Misano circuit, a fan has managed to capture the bike into a picture. The picture became public when it was put on facebook.

Thursday, 19 June 2014

Top Speeds - R25 Vs CBR 300R!!

Recently, we all have seen the images and video of Yamaha R25 flaunting its top speed over the internet. Everyone, including me, was very much impressed and elated by the numbers appearing on the speedo and thought it was FAST!! But hold your horses, the much awaited Honda CBR 300R is no less either. The pics and video surfacing on the web put it right beside the quarter litre Yammie in terms of top speed, whereas it deserves praises in looks department too. The new baby CBR now really looks like a CBR (Fireblade) finally coming out of the "CBR which looks like a VFR" controversy. We bring you both avatars of the dope to get high on to!

Tuesday, 20 May 2014

Yamaha R25 launched at INR 2.7 Lacs in Indonesia!

Well, the much awaited Yamaha R25 comes out of the box in Indonesia. With a 250cc parallel twin cylinder DOHC engine having 8 valves, the bike is a pure rev maniac churning out 36PS of power at 12,000 RPM and 22.1Nm of torque at 10,000 RPM. The heart beats with DiASil forged pistons and cylinders having a high compression ratio of 11.6:1.Yamaha unveiled the bike to the mass media in three paint schemes in Indonesia - Racing Blue, Diablo Red and Black Predator.