Scoot Shoot: Honda Activa-i v TVS Jupiter v Yamaha Cygnus Alpha Comparison Test

Honda Activa-i v TVS Jupiter v Yamaha Cygnus Alpha (3)

The scooter is the psychological antithesis of the motorcycle. Whereas the motorcycle has evolved into a transportation tool that is increasingly focusing on riding pleasure, the scooter has evolved into a more practical tool for the dyed-in-the-wool commuter. We find out which of these three scooters offer the maximum bang (utility) for the buck [Read more…]

The Devil Wears Carbon: Ducati Diavel Carbon First Ride Review

Ducati Diavel Carbon (1) (555x370)

The Ducati Diavel Carbon is a machine unlike any other. With its sci-fi looks, car-like features and monstrous power this Ducati justifies its name, even though its devilish streak is hidden under a veneer of refinement [Read more…]

Ready to Race: KTM RC 390 and RC 200 Road Test Review

KTM RC 390 and RC 200 (8)

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 [Read more…]

Race-derived: KTM RC 390 First Ride Review

KTM RC 390 (8)

The newly launched KTM RC 390 is the sport bike that India needs. That is how the KTM management described things at the launch. Fortunately, we can tell you if it’s true or not, for we were one of the three Indian publications to be invited to Modena in Italy to ride the motorcycle [Read more…]