Keeway SR250 has been launched at the Auto Expo 2023 for Rs 1.49 lakh (ex-showroom), it is Rs 30,000 more expensive than their SR125 motorcycle.[Read more…]
The Bajaj Pulsar P150 is the latest motorcycle that has been positioned between the 150 and the N160. We spent a day with the motorcycle to bring you our first impression.
Story: Azaman Chothia
Photography: Sanjay Raikar
The much-anticipated joint venture project between Triumph and Bajaj has surfaced once again. The first glimpse of the test mule was in February 2022 and the latest example remains quite identical to the first set of photographs.[Read more…]
Royal Enfield have introduced three distinctive, terrain-inspired colourways for the Himalayan along with a range of upgrades – Glacier Blue, Sleet Black and Dune Brown. The new Himalayan will feature a neat debossed logo on the grill and side panels, and a USB charging port for on-the-go convenience.[Read more…]
Matter have taken the wraps off the 07 which is a geared electric motorcycle, the first of its kind in India. The 07 will be manufactured from its facility in Ahmedabad and will be available across major cities in India.[Read more…]
Aprilia have pulled the wraps off the RS 660 at EICMA 2022, the bike dons a new race livery and has shed three kilograms.[Read more…]
KTM has pulled the wraps off of the 2023 RC 8C, a perfect track weapon capped at only 200 units.[Read more…]
2023 Ducati Diavel V4 houses the V4 Granturismo engine along with the bike undergoing the designer’s knife as well. The new styling includes redesigned LED headlight setup with C shaped LED DRls, two-tone alloys with diamond cut effect, quad exhaust tips at the rear with LED taillight unit that follow suit with the C-shaped DRLs up front. The dash comes with a 5-inch TFT display with Bluetooth connectivity, other noteworthy features include dynamic indicators, launch control, cruise control, wheelie control, six-axis IMU, cornering ABS and traction control to name a few. 2023 Ducati Diavel has retained the muscular tank, large air vents, scooped out seat, tyre hugging mudguard and the single sided swingarm.
The new 2023 Ducati Diavel V4 houses a 1158 cc liquid cooled V4 engine that puts out 168 hp and 126 Nm of torque paired with a bi-directional quickshifter. We have seen the same engine of the Multistrada V4 as well. The Diaval offers three power modes and four ride modes- Sport, Urban, Touring and a new Wet mode. The ride modes alter the power output, engine response, throttle response to suit the condition.
2023 Ducati Diavel has shed weight by 13 kg while moving from two cylinders to four, major credit to this goes to the new chassis. The new monocoque chassis attached to the cylinder heads instead of the steel trellis unit saves around 8 kg. The rear subframe remains to be a steel trellis unit. Braking duties are done by dual Brembo Stylema four-piston calipers and 330mm discs at the front and a two-piston caliper and a single 265mm disc at the rear. The bike comes shod with Pirelli Diablo Rosso III tyres. Suspension duties are done by fully adjustable 50mm USD fork up front and monoshock at the rear. A 120 mm travel up front and 145 mm at the rear gives it 15 mm more travel over the Diavel 1260. A seat height of 790 mm and with the handlebars moved 20 mm closer to the rider makes it a very accommodating proposition for riders of all sizes.
The Italian manufacturers is yet to share a timeline for the arrival of the new 2023 Ducati Diavel, the outgoing model costs Rs 20.49 lakh(ex-showroom, India), we can expect the upgraded Diavel to cost a good premium over the existing model.
We spend a day astride the 2023 Kawasaki Ninja 400 to remind ourselves of what a capable machine it is and also to bring you up to date on the same.
Story: Azaman Chothia
Photography: Apurva Ambep
TVS Raider Connected Variant launched for Rs 99,990 (ex-showroom, Delhi) and it makes way for a new 5-inch TFT display for the digital LCD display on the standard variant. There is a voice assist feature as well.
TVS Raider Connected Variant now comes with a TFT display making provisions for Bluetooth tethering of the phone to the vehicle, one can receive notification alerts, weather forecast and turn-by-turn navigation as well. An interesting feature is how the bike navigates to the closest petrol pump automatically when there is a low fuel warning. Savvy!
With the addition of voice recognition, the rider can now control multiple functions just by asking the bike to do so, it includes using navigation, engaging music and adjusting brightness to name a few.
The bike still houses the same 124.8 cc, air and oil-cooled single cylinder engine mated to a five sped gearbox that puts out 11.4 hp at 7,500 rpm and 11.2 Nm of torque at 6,000 rpm. The two riding modes: Eco and Power alter the acceleration as the name respectively indicates. A standard telescopic unit at the front and a monoshock at the rear takes care of suspension duties and the bike runs on 17-inch alloy wheels. Braking is done by a combi-braking system that has a petal disc at the front and a drum unit at the rear. The company claims a 0-60 km/h in 5.9 seconds and the top speed is rated at 99 km/h.
The new connected variant only comes with alloy wheels and goes up against the likes of Hero Glamour XTEC. The Connected Variant is the most affordable bike with a TF display and it comes with two colour options: black and yellow. The current price tag is introductory, chances are that it may hike up in the future. The drum and disc brake variants are priced at Rs 85,973 and Rs 93,489, respectively.