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A web series for auto enthusiasts

Pune based content creators Cycling Octopus are floating a web video series named Friction for automotive enthusiasts. The eight part series is available on the Cycling Octopus YouTube channel and each episode features an automotive personality and their work.

The creative team at Cycling Octopus started working on the concept more than a year ago along with a few automotive enthusiasts from the city with the aim of sharing and celebrating the rich heritage and history of Pune ‘road culture’ as they describe it. Friction was launched on 10th May 2015 in association with Let’s Make Better Productions and released one episode every week thereafter.

The videos are well-made and come across as a sincere effort to inspire people to follow their passion. So the next time you are online, search for Cycling Octopus on YouTube to enjoy the Friction series.

Exclusive! WSBK coming to India


You have probably read this before, and, maybe, even started looking out for race tickets before the Indian round of the World Superbike Championship got dumped two years ago, but, racing enthusiasts in the country rejoice! We have exclusive news that the championship will finally make its Indian debut in 2017.

Bike India was at the Imola round of WSBK last weekend where we learnt from the right sources that Dorna, the rights holder of WSBK, and the Indian promotor (possibly the Jaypee group) are in the final stage of negotiations to host a round of the championship on the Buddh International Circuit from the 2017 season.

The Indian round of the championship was abruptly dropped from the 2013 calender due to “operational challenges” caused by lengthy customs procedures in India. The new project, however, has brighter chances of working out since the Indian government has recently recognised racing as a sport, which should make it easier to get the necessary clearances.

The World Superbike Championship is a world-class motorcycle racing series only second to MotoGP. Unlike the high-tech prototypes raced in MotoGP, the bikes raced in WSBK are based on street-legal motorcycles you and I can buy and that gives the championship a direct connect with the superbike market.