Some great news for the future of motorsports in our country as the FIM MiniGP World Series 2022 comes to India. The series will include a five-round championship under the aegis of the Federation of Motor Sports Clubs of India (FMSCI).[Read more…]
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By bringing Petronas on board, TVS Racing have marked the advent of a new era in their motor sport initiative. We also got a taste of one of their fastest race motorcycles[Read more…]
After a top 13 finish by Indian riders at the 2022 ARRC in Sepang, the Honda Racing India team adds eight valuable points to their score over the weekend.[Read more…]
TVS Racing have completed rider selection for their first-ever TVS Asia One Make Championship.[Read more…]
Sarthak Chavan makes India proud by becoming the first Honda Racing India rider to finish on the podium at the Thailand Talent Cup.[Read more…]
It’s barely been a month and we’ve already crossed the threshold and are ready with our second part of the CEAT Zoom Rad X1 tyres long-term review. The new tyres are so confidence-inspiring that we just couldn’t resist going on longer rides. As a bonus, we also share some important tyre maintenance tips to help extract the most from these prized tyres
Story: Azaman Chothia
Photography: Apurva Ambep
TVS Motor Company and Petronas Lubricants International, leading Malaysian oil giant and the sponsor of Mercedes-AMG Formula 1 team have announced a partnership to form the Petronas TVS Racing Team.[Read more…]
Another year of motorcycling has gone by and now is the time to appreciate the best two-wheelers before we usher in another year of new machines and fresh experiences[Read more…]
Yamaha announced recently that they have developed a prototype of an Electric Power Steering (EPS) support system for motorcycles as a rider-aid contributing to improved motorcycle stability and agility.
The newly developed EPS is a technology falling under the “Transforming Mobility” (transform mobility to expand human possibilities) focus area of the company’s long-term vision of art for human possibilities. Yamaha are carrying out development of the system seeing it as a technology not only for transforming mobility for greater fun, safety, and comfort but also as one connected to resolving societal issues in uniquely Yamaha ways.
The EPS support system employs sensor technologies that differ from those in power steering systems for automobiles and other four-wheeled vehicles. Utilizing a magnetostrictive torque sensor enables the system to function as a steering damper and provide assisted steering, thereby contributing to a motorcycle’s stability, improving agility, reducing rider fatigue, and more.
In order to further expedite their R&D in a real-world scenario, the Yamaha Factory Racing Team will contest the All Japan Motocross Championship with two YZ450FMs and a YZ250F equipped with EPS. The company plans to use the wealth of data acquired through use in the harsh environment provided by top-level motocross competition to accelerate the system’s development and refinement. Yamaha aim to equip EPS on various motorcycles in order to provide a wide range of riders with greater motorcycling fun, safety, and comfort.
However, the electronic steering damper technology being developed by Yamaha is not entirely new as Honda have been using it since 2004 on their high-end motorcycles, but its damping rates are variable and adjusted by the ECU. Yamaha have taken the concept further by adding an actuator to assist with any steering input applied to the handlebar.
Story: Alshin Thomas
Image source: Yamaha
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Royal Enfield’s after-market accessories catalogue (or “Genuine Motorcycle Access”) is one of the most exhaustive on offer. Their latest addition to this list is specifically for the popular Meteor 350 and particularly for those riders who want more aural drama from this retro-modern cruiser.[Read more…]