2014 INTERMOT Bike Reveal Gallery

Wrangler crowns The Ultimate True Wanderer 3.0

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True Wanderers 3.0 is an event organized by Wrangler wherein, people fond of motorcycle touring get an opportunity to embark on a week-long adventure packed journey across India.

A selection panel of biking experts selected 10 riders to participate in the True Wanderers 3.0 challenge, which kicked off on April 2014 from respective Wrangler outlets across the country. Styled in Wrangler’s Sun Shield T-shirts and Silver Shield Denims the 10 True Wanderers set out to conquer their dream. The riders shared their experience through pictures, videos and stories about each day’s adventure on www.truewanderers.com on the basis of which the winner of the challenge will be declared.

At the end of the trip, the panel of experts reviewed each of the rider’s week-long experience and crowned Om Vaikul from Mumbai as the Ultimate True Wanderer 3.0. Well, Om also got the key to a Kawasaki Z800 superbike to further fuel his passion for motorcycle touring. Deepak Gupta and Sachin Gupta from Delhi were runners-up for the Wrangler True Wanderers 3.0 challenge of 2014.

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Story: Ryan Lee

KTM RC 200, RC 390 Launch Next Month


KTM India will launch the RC series on September 9.

Marketed under the brand’s ‘Supersport’ category, the RC 200 and RC 390 will mark the arrival of the first fully-faired sportsbikes and will surely whip up a storm in the compact performance sports segment.

Essentially a Duke in racing avatar, the RC continues with top-notch cycle parts like the trellis frame, 300mm front and 230mm rear disc, and WP suspension, but also adds a full fairing, a new 10-litre fuel tank, projector headlamp setup, lower clip-on handlebars and revised foot-peg positions to further aid the rider in exploiting the most of the machine on track, as well as on the road of course. The rear seat is present, but at first glance, it appears to be a cowl. The RC 200 and RC 390, though identical in mechanicals and parts, will sport completely different graphics on the fairing, easily distinguishing one from the other.

The RC 200 will pack the 199.5cc four-valve single-cylinder motor with 25.5 PS at 10,000 RPM and 19.50 Nm at 8,000 RPM. It will weigh in at just 137.5 kg dry! The RC 200 is expected to have ABS as standard, so the price will be in the region of Rs 1.80 lakh (on road, Pune). We are yet to confirm if ABS is optional.

The RC 390 brings the larger 373.2cc four-valve single-cylinder motor with 43.5 PS at 9,000 RPM with 35 Nm coming in at 7,000 RPM. The 390 will weigh just 147 kg dry. With standard ABS, the RC 390 should retail for about Rs 2.30 lakh.

We will have to wait for the day of the launch in a few weeks time to find out exactly how much they will cost. However, rest assured that the bikes and their KTM Power Parts, including the Akrapovic exhaust system, are ready for launch and you won’t have to wait for too long to lay your hands on them!

Story: Jim Gorde