BIKE India1 min de lectureTechnology & Engineering
Spot The Difference
£15,495 (Rs 15.2 lakh). Weight 215 kg, riding modes, cornering ABS, traction control, wheelie control, daytime running lights, five-inch TFT clocks. 50-mm fully adjustable USD forks, fully adjustable rear shock. Twin 320-mm discs, Brembo four-piston
BIKE India1 min de lecture
Jonathan Rea
Born: 2 February 1987 Lives: Dunadry, Northern Ireland 2005: British Superbike (Honda) 7th 2006: British Superbike (Honda) 4th 2007: British Superbike (Honda) 2nd 2008: World Supersport (Honda) 2nd 2009: World Superbike (Honda) 5th 2010: World
BIKE India7 min de lectureTechnology & Engineering
Triumph’s Hat Into The Ring
YOU CAN’T UNDERESTIMATE THE IMPORTANCE of this bike for Triumph. The Trident jumps into the entry-level naked market as an attractive, punchy middleweight to take on the strong and established competition such as Yamaha’s MT-07, Kawasaki’s Z650, and
BIKE India6 min de lectureTechnology & Engineering
Living a Fantasy
THE TVS YOUNG MEDIA RACER CHAMPIONSHIP IS A one-of-a-kind event wherein young media journalists below the age of 30 vie with one another to compete in a championship. To many of us, this was a dream come true and an exciting way to get a taste of how
BIKE India1 min de lectureTechnology & Engineering
Noteworthy Features
Chassis: The chassis is all-new, tubular steel construction. Showa suspension front and back, with pre-load adjustment on the rear. Engine: The 660-cc triple engine features 67 new components over the sportier Street Triple S. Peak power is 81 hp @
BIKE India3 min de lecture
Indian Sport
THIS YEAR’S MRF MMSC FMSCI Indian National Motorcycle Racing Championship (INMRC) was cut short with the races being postponed owing to the pandemic, but we witnessed great drama and fast-paced racing at the two consecutive weekends at the MMRT in Ch
BIKE India5 min de lectureTechnology & Engineering
Monica Bellucci of Scooters
OVER A CUP OF STEAMING HOT espresso, Diago Graffi told us about his early morning ride from Pune to Lonavala. The President and Managing Director of Piaggio India (the mother brand of Aprilia) was fresh off the Aprilia SXR 160’s saddle, the hot new m
BIKE India1 min de lecture
ac: Air-cooled lc: Liquid-cooled I: In-line V: V layout F: Flat sc: Supercharged A: Automatic BO: By Order (L): Limited ■
BIKE India1 min de lectureTechnology & Engineering
Need To Know
Price: Rs 1.26 lakh (ex-showroom) Engine: 160.03 cc, SOHC, three-valve, air-cooled, single cylinder Output: 11 hp @ 7,100 rpm, 11.6 Nm @ 6,000 rpm Transmission: CVT, belt final drive Brakes: 220-mm disc (F), 140-mm drum (R) Tyres: 120/70-12 (F),
BIKE India2 min de lectureTechnology & Engineering
Looking Forward to a Normal Life
LAST YEAR FLEW BY WITH MORE THAN THREE MONTHS SPENT IN A COUNTRYWIDE lockdown that is still affecting a lot of business houses, forcing them to cut cost, lay off people or, the worst, shut shop altogether. Let us hope that things will now improve and
BIKE India6 min de lectureTechnology & Engineering
Adventuring On A Budget
BUILDING HYPE AND EXPECTATIONS THROUGH TEASERS and spy shots for the better part of two years, KTM drove the collective motorcycle community to the point of frustration before finally making their presence known in the small ADV segment with the laun
BIKE India1 min de lecture
Why India Stands Apart
Team headed by the only Indian to have raced at the Isle of Man TT We don’t just test bikes, we build them ourselves too In case there is a problem in a bike, we don’t just find faults; we suggest appropriate solutions Our technical know-how makes ou
BIKE India4 min de lectureTechnology & Engineering
Hornet Stings
OVER THE YEARS, THERE HAVE been a few models from Honda’s legendary “CB” series which bear the “Hornet” tag. In India, we received the CB Hornet 160R in 2015. The model was slightly upgraded in 2018 and, just before the launch of the Hornet 2.0, disc
BIKE India1 min de lecture
Bike India
Editor Aspi Bhathena Executive Editor Sarmad Kadiri Copy Editor Deepak Upadhye MotoGP Editor Mat Oxley International Contributors Roland Brown, Adam Child ‘Chad’ Principal Correspondent Jim Gorde Senior Correspondent Harket Suchde, Anosh Khumbatta Co
BIKE India4 min de lectureTechnology & Engineering
Bavarian Brat
TWO YEARS AGO, BMW MOTORRAD MADE THEIR FIRST STEPS INTO THE small-capacity motorcycle segment in India, producing a naked and adventure themed pair of motorcycles, the G-series. Though both variants impressed a number of “bike brains” countrywide, sa
BIKE India1 min de lectureTechnology & Engineering
#BI Kers
We’ve completed 15 YEARS at BIKE INDIA, and YOU, our READERS, are the FUEL that drives us forward. Your SUPPORT is the most VALUABLE component of BIKE INDIA magazine, and we can’t THANK YOU enough. So here’s a tribute to YOU — the amazing #BIkers. Ma
BIKE India10 min de lectureTechnology & Engineering
No School like Old School
USUALLY, WHEN I SIT DOWN TO WRITE a comparison story, there is a clear winner in my mind; the one motorcycle that stands head and shoulders above the rest and delivers on all the parameters that matter to buyers in the segment. However, it hasn’t bee
BIKE India1 min de lectureTechnology & Engineering
Readers Write
Hey, could you suggest a few motorcycles for a budget of around Rs 2 lakh? My use includes the college-to-home commute and a few short rides. Akhil, via social media Your options include the Yamaha YZF-R15 version 3.0, the MT-15, the FZ25, the Suz
BIKE India10 min de lectureTechnology & Engineering
24 Upcoming Motorcycles in 2021
The Aprilia RS 660 launch has finally seen the light of day in international markets. This is an exciting new middleweight built for new-generation riders who want machines that are light and fast. The first concept of the motorcycle was displayed at
BIKE India1 min de lectureTechnology & Engineering
Questions about the BMW G 310 R
@anchal_a3 asks: How does it handle and are there any vibrations? More on the handling front a few pages away. As for vibrations, well, this is a single-cylinder bike in a slightly higher spec of tune, so there will be a slight hint of buzz. However
BIKE India2 min de lectureTechnology & Engineering
An Interceptor Undergoes Cosmetic Surgery
DURING THE LOCKDOWN, I WAS chilling on the porch of my house in Yamuna Nagar and scrolling through Instagram, admiring one custom build after another. Among those pictures, a beautiful café racer from French Monkey Designs caught my eye. When I looke
BIKE India1 min de lecture
Questions about the Honda Hornet 2.0
How is the performance? Better than the TVS Apache RTR 200 4V’s? Between the two, the RTR 200 4V is the quicker motorcycle. What’s the build quality like? The build quality is quite good. Nothing to complain about there. The Honda Hornet 2.0 o
BIKE India1 min de lecture
Get Featured
Do you have an interesting tale about a custom machine or a memorable motorcycle trip you would like to share with like-minded enthusiasts? Then send in a 400-word write-up to along with high-resolution images and you
BIKE India10 min de lectureTechnology & Engineering
Superveloce Alpine
MV AGUSTA OF ITALY recently launched a special edition of their already special Superveloce model. This MV Agusta Superveloce Alpine has been inspired by the legendary Alpine A110 motor car. For the uninitiated, Alpine are a renowned French sports ca
BIKE India6 min de lectureTechnology & Engineering
‘The Rolls-Royce of Motorcycles’
I’M STANDING OUTSIDE A CLASSIC bike showroom with my helmet and gloves on, eager to go, while a mechanic polishes an immaculate SS80 to even more of a shine. Those are strangely nervous few moments. I’ve wanted to ride a Brough Superior for years and
BIKE India12 min de lectureTechnology & Engineering
V4 Four Bikes in One
DUCATI’S NEW MULTISTRADA V4 for 2021 is completely different from the now discontinued V-twin Multistrada 1260 — it’s a huge makeover and a big step forward over the previous model, itself an excellent bike. Virtually nothing remains of the old bike.
BIKE India8 min de lecture
‘I Am Like Ice; Valentino Is Like Fire’
LUCA MARINI HAS VIVID MEMORIES OF HIS CHILDHOOD: SITTING AT home watching his big brother win races on television or, even better, flying halfway around the world to witness big bro win world championships. When he was seven, their mother, Stefania
BIKE India1 min de lectureTechnology & Engineering
‘We Wanted To Make It More Multistrada Than Before’
The new model is slightly heavier than the previous model, but the frame and engine are lighter…? Yes, the frame is four kilos lighter and the engine is lighter, but you have to remember with a V4, you have double the intake, double the exhaust, now
BIKE India1 min de lecture
Luca Marini
Born: 10 August 1997 Lives: Tavullia, Italy 2002: First minimoto race 2004: Fifth European minibike championship 2008: Honda NSF100 Junior Trophy 2011: First 80-cc MiniGP Italian championship 2013: Moto3 Italian championship 2014: 16th Moto3 S
BIKE India2 min de lectureTechnology & Engineering
Engine: No longer Desmo but conventional spring-operated valves, the 1,158-cc V4 Granturismo engine delivers 170 hp at 10,500 rpm and a maximum torque of 125 Nm at 8,750 rpm. Long service intervals mean it’s 60,000 km before the valves need checking.
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