Ten Things You Must Know About the 2017 MV Agusta Brutale 800

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This middleweight streetfighter will soon join its litre-class cousin in the Indian market. We recently rode the bike in Italy and will be bringing you a detailed ride report in the June issue of Bike India; until then, here’s what you need to know. [Read more…]

Honda CB Hornet 160R gets new livery

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Two new paint schemes on the BS IV-ready bikes.

Honda have launched two new dual-tone colour options for their successful CB Hornet 160R. The bike is now available in red with white and blue with white colour options that complement the recently-launched black with green and black with orange special-edition colours, while the older solid colour options have been discontinued.

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The current edition of the CB Hornet 160R is powered by a BS IV-compliant 162.7-cc single-cylinder air-cooled engine that makes 15 PS and 14.7 Nm of torque, mated to a smooth-shifting five-speed gearbox. A rear disc brake and Honda’s patented Combi Brake System (CBS) are optional extras, and including these options the bike is priced at Rs 86,595 (ex-showroom Delhi).

More Spy Shots of TVS Akula/Apache 310 Emerge

 

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The bike looks production ready, and was caught being dyno tested.

It has been well over a year since we got our first look at the carbon-fibre clad Akula at the TVS stall during the 2016 Auto Expo. Several spy pics of the bike in various stages of development have since surfaced, and we have now come across what seems to a production-ready example in matt black, sans stickers, being dyno tested.

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Of course, TVS have ditched the carbon fibre bits to keep costs in a reasonable realm, and the bike in these pics sports a regular plastic fairing, a tall screen to aid aerodynamics and keep wind blast off the rider when in a racing crouch, sleek twin LED headlights and an innovative tail lamp design.

We still do not know if this bike will be christened Akula 310, Apache RTR 300 or some other moniker that we haven’t heard yet; but names are not that important, and we can’t wait to get our hands on one.

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