As we reported way back in February this previous year, the iconic car manufacturer Lotus, established Lotus Motorcycles in order to manufacture, design and build the company’s first ever superbike the Lotus C-01 [Read more…]
KTM plan to develop a new range of middleweight V-twin engines. These 600 to 800cc V-twins will bridge the void between the single-cylinder engines and the bigger V-twins which are already in production.
Stefan Pierer, KTM and Husqvarna boss, was quoted in the media saying that KTM will soon have a new range of mid-class bikes in about three years. The other interesting fact is that these new engines may also be used in the Husqvarna model range, which he hopes, will further strengthen the company’s position in the market.
Considering the 373.2cc single-cylinder engine powering the 390 Duke churns out 43.5 PS, it will be interesting to see what figures KTM will manage with their 600cc and 800cc twins.
Story: Ryan Lee
Honda Motorcycles India have launched the iconic touring bike – the Gold Wing GL1800, [Read more…]
After Suzuki unveiled bits and parts of their 2015 line-up at the INTERMOT, and EICMA, the UK’s Motorcycle Live show is now the latest venue for an unveil, albeit of special additions rather than completely new bikes. [Read more…]
The South African motorcycle designer Pierre Terblanche know for designing modern cruiser style machines has worked with companies such as Norton, Piaggo and Confederate. [Read more…]
The new Honda CB 125F made it’s European début at Motorcycle Live. The successor to the CBF125, the new model sports a new 124.7cc engine, which makes less power than before at 10.5 PS and 10.1 Nm of torque, compared to the current model’s 11.1 PS and 11.2 Nm of torque.
Apart from the new engine, the CB 125F features a new chassis which improves the build quality of the bike, a balancer shaft to reduce vibrations, and 18-inch spoke wheels. The bike will be available in an array of colours including yellow, blue and red.
According to Honda UK “The 2015 CB 125F is drawn from a fresh gene pool and while it maintains the previous model’s core strengths, it builds heavily on quality, ease of use and a desirable new look. It’s a great bike to simply get riders where they need to be or from where to begin a lifetime of motorcycling.”
Story: Ryan Lee
KTM’s latest dual-purpose adventure bike, the 1050 Adventure, is finally here. [Read more…]
Kawasaki unveiled the Concours14 ABS, a bike that will join the street-legal Ninja H2 and the H2R as a part of the company’s 2015 line-up.
The new Concours14 is powered by the same 1,352cc, 4-cylinder engine with Variable Valve Timing (VVT) as seen on the Ninja ZX-14R. The 2015 Concours14 benefits from a raft of new enhancements including a revised first gear ratio, lighter steering at low speeds, a stiffer suspension for better carrying capacity and the new K-ACT ABS braking system. The other highlights are the electronically adjustable windscreen which has a three-position vent to reduce pressure, new seat for a comfortable and upright riding position, and new silver bezels on the instrument console. Tyre Pressure Monitoring and headed grips will also come as standard.
The 2015 Kawasaki Concours14 ABS will be available in two colour options – Candy Lime Green and Metallic Spark Black. The bike will be priced at $15,499 (Rs 9.55 lakh).
Story: Ryan Lee
Honda release their plans for a special version of the company’s CBR1000RR SuperSport bike, which is christened CBR1000RR SP. [Read more…]
More than 700 Harley-Davidson owners gathered for the 3rd Northern Harley Owner’s Group (HOG) Rally in Pushkar recently. Harley owners from across 13 Indian H.O.G. Chapters gathered in Pushkar, making this the largest zonal rally so far.
The riders had the privilege of camping amidst sand dunes and got to participate in a assortment of activities such as hot air balloon, and helicopter rides above the mystical city of Pushkar. This along with a custom motorcycle zone, arm wrestling competitions, workshops on pre-ride motorcycle maintenance,a fusion music night, and, not to forget Harley’s signature custom contest where riders showcase their creativity in customizing their motorcycles. After such an enormous turn out, the H.O.G. will ride on, next stop, the 3rd Eastern H.O.G. Rally to Khajurao in December 2014.
The festivities, however, continue. This time in Mumbai with the Harley Rock Riders festival. This year Grammy nominated American alternative rock band Mutemath will be performing along with other popular names like Zero, Scribe, Blackstratblues, Modern Mafia, One Night Stand, The Circus, Such Nice Boys (feat. Kanan Gill & Kenneth Sebastian), The Supersonics, Devoid, Blakc, Ravi Iyer, Pangea, Tough on Tobacco, Undying Inc, Reverrse Polarity, Duncun Rufus and Until We Last. Along with headbanging to great tunes, attendees will also get a chance to view the first ever Harley-Davidson Street 750 which has been customized by Rajputana Customs. So, overall, It should be one wild fun night.
Tickets available at Insider.in.
Dates – November 15th to 16th, 2014
Time – 3pm to 10pm
Venue – Richardson & Cruddas Foundry, Sri JJ Flyover, Mazgaon, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Story: Rommel Albuquerque