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).

2017 Honda CBR1000RR Fireblade First Ride Review-One Giant Leap

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It’s not surprising that Honda have made a huge effort with this first significant redesign of the Fireblade for almost a decade. The motorcycle has remained respectably popular in recent years despite barely changing as high-performance motorcycling was revolutionised around it. We rode this 2017 upgrade at Portimão in the august company of Fast Freddie Spencer and John McGuinness. [Read more…]

Triumph Bonneville Bobber First Ride Review – The Wild One

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The motorcycling world seems to have caught Bobber fever, judging by the flurry of advance orders that look like resulting in Triumph’s cut-down Bonneville outselling last year’s Thruxtons to challenge the Daytona 675 and Street Triple as the firm’s most successful début model ever. With its hardtail look and air of vintage custom cool, the Bobber seems to have caught the imagination of old and young riders alike. But is it any good?

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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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