A New High in Sophistication

The new Aprilia RSV4 RF embodies yet another level of race-bred sophistication in what was already a state-of-the-art electronics package. We rode this track-focused missile at Misano recently
It had been a fantastic morning on the RSV4 RF, thrashing Aprilia’s new superbike around the Misano circuit with its 201-PS engine powering it down the straights at phenomenal speed, its ultra-light and racy chassis carving through the turns, and its breathtaking blend of looks, compact size and distinctive V4 exhaust note making the whole experience utterly special.
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Ready to Race

The fully faired sport motorcycle trend is a relatively recent phenomenon. Yamaha were the first to deliver a purpose-built small-capacity sport bike in the form of the R15 a few years ago and then Honda gave us the CBR 250R and then 150. However, KTM have probably given us the first set of bikes that are genuine sport bikes that make no pretension to wanting to be put to commuter use. Here’s our take on the RC 390 and the 200

Story: Aninda Sardar and Piyush Sonsale
Photography: Sanjay Raikar
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Some Kind of Monster…This Monster Lives: Ducati Monster 821 First Ride Review

Bike India was in the magnificent city of Chiang Mai, Thailand, recently to ride the equally stunning Ducati Monster 821. Here’s an insight into the imprint Ducati’s smaller naked street bike left on our consciousness [Read more…]

One for the Road: Triumph Tiger 800 XRx First Ride Review

The Tiger may look like an off-road adventure tourer, but it really is a road-going bike, and in this role it truly excels. That said, it can also take on a bit of off-the-beaten-path stuff [Read more…]

110 Jamboree: Honda Activa 3G v Rivals Shootout Review

With the introduction of the new Honda Activa 3G into the Indian two-wheeler market, we thought it was the perfect time for an old-fashioned tilt to see who comes out trumps in the 110-cc steed joust [Read more…]

The Transforming: Bajaj Pulsar RS 200 First Ride Review

Be it the kilometre-long back straight or the set of tight switchbacks of Bajaj’s proving ground at Chakan, the Transformer-like Bajaj Pulsar RS 200 sure doesn’t feel like an amateur on a track [Read more…]