2015 Suzuki GSR1000 incoming?

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Is Suzuki working on a GSX-R 1000 naked version for 2015? Well, if rumour mills are to be believed, it might soon be a reality. This might just be one of the most awaited streetfighters from the Suzuki stable. The GSR1000 naked-bike will house the same 999-cc four-cylinder engine from its superbike counterpart, albeit in a detuned state.

The higher-capacity (1000-cc+) naked-bike market globally has seen a lot of activity of late, with the likes of BMW, Ducati, Honda, Kawasaki, KTM and Yamaha all vying for market-share in the litre naked-bike segment. Perhaps the only manufacturer in the game without a proper entry is Suzuki and with GSR1000, the manufacturer would fill a fairly obvious gap in their lineup.

We can speculate that Suzuki might make the GSR1000 a reality pretty soon, but as always, only time will tell. Stay-tuned for more.

Story: Sayem Parvez Syed

KTM LC4 – The 690’s March of Progress

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KTM have revamped their LC4 range this year, with the 690 SMC R supermoto and the dual-purpose 690 Enduro R both getting updated chassis and the dual-spark, ride-by-wire engine that powered the Duke R last year. To show them off, KTM laid on a “triathlon” near Barcelona. [Read more…]

Ariel Ace breaks cover

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Ariel Motor Company has revealed its next maniacal creation – The Ariel Ace, the first new motorcycle from Ariel for over 50 years. Powered by a 1237cc V4 engine sourced from the Honda VFR1200, the Ace makes 173 PS of unadulterated raw power and 131 Nm of peak torque. What is also unique about the Ace is that each motorcycle can be tailored and fitted to every individual customer’s choice.

From low riding cruiser, through street and naked machines, to supersport bikes the Ace will be built to owners’ specific requirements and desires. In order to keep this motorcycle exclusive and only for the serious enthusiasts, the Ace will be built in limited numbers. It is speculated that roughly 100 – 150 units of the Ace will be built every year alongside the Atom sports car at the firm’s Somerset factory.

Word is that production will commence in 2015. Prices are expected to start around the £20,000 (Rs 20 lakh) mark. We hope the bike will make its debut at the upcoming Goodwood Festival of Speed 2014.

Story: Sayem Parvez Syed.


A Tiger’s Tale I – North-bound Feline

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Triumph isn’t all about retro heritage, the Tiger 800XC is a proper all-rounder and can claw its way through almost anything Mother Nature can throw at it. We try and tame it down south. [Read more…]