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2017 Suzuki Gixxer

2017 Suzuki Gixxer

The breadmaker for the Japanese brand gets an update.
2017 Suzuki Gixxer
2017 Suzuki Gixxer
2017 Suzuki Gixxer
2017 Suzuki Gixxer
2017 Suzuki Gixxer
2017 Suzuki Gixxer
2017 Suzuki Gixxer
2017 Suzuki Gixxer

Not all debuts are sure shot hits – ask Suzuki. When the Japanese manufacturer made its entry on its own almost a decade ago, it didn’t have a start as good as expected. Except for the 125cc scooter Access, no other product from Suzuki in India could shake up the already established models in their respective segments.

And this continued for almost five years, till Suzuki launched the very promising 155cc motorcycle, the Gixxer. Considering the last flops which included all of its motorcycles, including its very first 150cc bike, the GS 150R, Suzuki naturally had high hopes attached with the Gixxer. And as expected, the Gixxer became the very first hit from Suzuki in the mass market segment. With this, Suzuki too started showing signs of becoming a settled player like its Japanese rivals in India, Honda and Yamaha.

In 2016, Suzuki introduced a couple of changes to the Gixxer to counter the onslaught brought by Honda in the form of CB Hornet 160R, and now to make it even more upmarket than before, Suzuki has freshened up the Gixxer even more with a couple of new changes for 2017 model. Let’s take a look on what all changes Suzuki has carried out for the Gixxer:-

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BMW builds a hover-superbike taken from a LEGO dream.

BMW builds a hover-superbike taken from a LEGO dream.

The Bavarian team has a cool neat trick up its sleeve.
BMW builds a hover-superbike taken from a LEGO dream.
BMW builds a hover-superbike taken from a LEGO dream.
BMW builds a hover-superbike taken from a LEGO dream.
BMW builds a hover-superbike taken from a LEGO dream.
BMW builds a hover-superbike taken from a LEGO dream.
BMW builds a hover-superbike taken from a LEGO dream.
BMW builds a hover-superbike taken from a LEGO dream.
BMW builds a hover-superbike taken from a LEGO dream.

Not many days ago we had shown you a Russian company’s big dream plan of getting us a hover bike called us ‘The Scorpion 3’s creation made possible as it teamed up with our childhood king of toys and building blocks – LEGO. Folks at both the toy companies have conceptualised a dream hoverbike that is basically brought to life a 603 piece LEGO set.

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2017 KTM Duke 390

2017 KTM Duke 390

The updated Duke gets its styling inspiration from the bad ass Super Duke and a new ride by wire throttle system
2017 KTM Duke 390

KTM surely knows how to impress their fans, and that is only the reason why their products are targeted towards enthusiastic motorcycle riders of the country. It’s been four years since KTM, introduced the Duke series which consists of the entry level Duke 200 and the Duke 390 in our Country and since their launch they haven’t received any big change except few cosmetic jobs which came in the form of new colour schemes but still they sell like hot cakes.

Last year it was reported that the 2017 Duke 390 was caught testing in Europe first, later it was also caught testing on the Indian roads. Much later the new motorcycle was also caught undisguised at the Bajaj factory in Pune. Likewise, we all expected KTM unveiled the completely new 2017 Duke 390 at the EICMA motorcycle show last year, and it inevitably attracted all the attention because of its aggressive new sharper styling and plenty of exciting features.

The naked bike although has not received any thorough mechanical update but it surely has gone through a major overhaul regarding styling. The best part is that the new Duke 390 has received its styling inspiration from the bigger and more aggressive Super Duke who happens to be the most powerful naked streetfighter.

While for the first time since it came into existence it also has received ride by wire throttle system which makes sure that the throttle response is crisper and more accurate. There are plenty of other hardware upgrades which the Duke 390 received as well which comes in the form of a new 5-way adjustable clutch and brake lever, bigger disc brakes towards the front full LED headlamps and daytime running lamps and a new subframe.

Update 23.02.2017: - KTM launches the new 2017 Duke 390 in India today along with the 2017 Duke 200 and a new Duke 250. The prices and other details are updated in this article.

Click past jump to learn more about the 2017 KTM Duke 390

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We take a deep look into the 2017 KTM Duke model range

We take a deep look into the 2017 KTM Duke model range

There is the all new 390, the updated 200 and a brand new 250.
We take a deep look into the 2017 KTM Duke model range
We take a deep look into the 2017 KTM Duke model range
We take a deep look into the 2017 KTM Duke model range
We take a deep look into the 2017 KTM Duke model range
We take a deep look into the 2017 KTM Duke model range
We take a deep look into the 2017 KTM Duke model range
We take a deep look into the 2017 KTM Duke model range
We take a deep look into the 2017 KTM Duke model range

When the first Duke hit the streets a few years ago, it was not here to make friends. The bike changed the game and re-wrote the rule books. A bold call to all to head to the straight narrow and embrace the life that lives at the very limit. In 2017, a whole new face hit the streets starting with the 1290 Super Duke R, the Beast Mode 2.0.

Today, KTM India officially launched the next iteration of the Dukes that are ready to take the streets and rule them. The all-new 2017 Duke 390, updated Duke 200 and a brand new model in the Duke lineup, the Duke 250.

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2017 Honda CB Shine DX

2017 Honda CB Shine DX

Raising the level for the 125s.
2017 Honda CB Shine DX
2017 Honda CB Shine DX
2017 Honda CB Shine DX
2017 Honda CB Shine DX
2017 Honda CB Shine DX
2017 Honda CB Shine DX
2017 Honda CB Shine DX
2017 Honda CB Shine DX

When you are out for a perfect daily commuter which offers you the best of both the worlds of performance and fuel efficiency at the same time, the segment of 125cc commuters is the one to watch out for. And this segment is incomplete without the Honda CB Shine.

Since its first launch almost a decade ago, the Honda CB Shine has gone on to become the topmost grosser in the 125cc segment regarding volumes and has been consistently finding a place in top ten selling motorcycles till date.

The motorcycle has received constant updates throughout its life span till date, including a more premium version christened as CB Shine SP. However, it is the CB Shine DX, the last proper update still being the volume churner for Honda in India.

The motorcycle has yet again received another update, which includes a couple of minor cosmetic add-ons, new additional colour options and few small but noticeable mechanical upgrades. Let’s have a look at what all changes the new CB Shine DX has received:-

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Watch a resurrected gas turbine powered demon start-up

Watch a resurrected gas turbine powered demon start-up

And it is built by a 70 year old chap
Watch a resurrected gas turbine powered demon start-up

Unless you’ve been living all your life under a rock, you would have known about the great 420 kph MTT Y2K Turbine superbike. It was also featured in the fast-paced movie, Torque, one which every motorcycle enthusiast with the adrenaline for things on two wheels should have watched.

Here is one another such gas powered bike that has just been restored from its grave. Built by an over 70 years old builder knows as Arlen Ness, he made use of a helicopter engine and retro-fitted to his "Mach Ness" superbike.

In this clip, you can hear the bike starting with a sweet whining of the engine that builds up to a monstrous flame-spitting behemoth. The flames go from blue to hot red to literally chucking out chunks of flame particles from the chimney sized exhaust, enough to burn you and your car if you make the mistake of tailgating it.

The two large batteries see in the picture feed the starter power but also an additional electric motor that drives the motorcycle at more frequent services. This bike was recently given a makeover and the owner will be more than proud to show-off his chimneys throwing up flames and making the sound of a demon.

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Flying past the traffic might be a reality soon.

Flying past the traffic might be a reality soon.

A Russian company is getting the future to us.
Flying past the traffic might be a reality soon.
Flying past the traffic might be a reality soon.
Flying past the traffic might be a reality soon.
Flying past the traffic might be a reality soon.
Flying past the traffic might be a reality soon.
Flying past the traffic might be a reality soon.
Flying past the traffic might be a reality soon.
Flying past the traffic might be a reality soon.

We all living in the urban metropolitan cities, which we boast about to everyone, have faced one thing in common that we hate the most. Getting stuck in traffic. We are always in shock and denial, and even though we knew it was coming, we always find ourselves amazed at the hour-long stand still line.

You feel so helpless, and the worst thing of all is that you will not see the end of it, and when it does, you pray this will never happen to you again. But as you know, it always comes back to haunt you. Luckily for us, there is someone out there looking for our problems and finding the right solutions. And right now, they come from Russia with love.

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Suzuki updates the Gixxer and Access for 2017.

Suzuki updates the Gixxer and Access for 2017.

Their breadwinners get AHO and BS-IV compliance.
Suzuki updates the Gixxer and Access for 2017.
Suzuki updates the Gixxer and Access for 2017.
Suzuki updates the Gixxer and Access for 2017.
Suzuki updates the Gixxer and Access for 2017.
Suzuki updates the Gixxer and Access for 2017.
Suzuki updates the Gixxer and Access for 2017.
Suzuki updates the Gixxer and Access for 2017.
Suzuki updates the Gixxer and Access for 2017.

While Bajaj has been the first and only manufacturer to have completely switched to BS-IV engines, others are slowly catching up on it. Suzuki is the new entry on the block with the launch of its 2017 line-up featuring the Gixxer series and the Access with the updated engine and Automatic Headlamp On feature.

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KTM has 'Duke-em' surprises for us in store ! A brand new 200 and a 250.

KTM has ’Duke-em’ surprises for us in store ! A brand new 200 and a 250.

KTM really knows hows to play the silent inspector game.
KTM has 'Duke-em' surprises for us in store ! A brand new 200 and a 250.
KTM has 'Duke-em' surprises for us in store ! A brand new 200 and a 250.
KTM has 'Duke-em' surprises for us in store ! A brand new 200 and a 250.
KTM has 'Duke-em' surprises for us in store ! A brand new 200 and a 250.
KTM has 'Duke-em' surprises for us in store ! A brand new 200 and a 250.
KTM has 'Duke-em' surprises for us in store ! A brand new 200 and a 250.
KTM has 'Duke-em' surprises for us in store ! A brand new 200 and a 250.
KTM has 'Duke-em' surprises for us in store ! A brand new 200 and a 250.

Last week we were enthralled about the news of the launch of a brand new generation of the KTM Duke 390 happening on the 23rd of this month, just a few days more. It is an iteration of the Austrian Orange streetfighters that started with the 1290 Super Duke R, the Beast Mode 2.0.

When KTM made this announcement, they were not at all hinting at something else hiding in store for us. But, according to a few sources buzzing on the internet right now, it seems KTM does have a surprise waiting to be unveiled on the 23rd along with the 390. And it comes in the form of 390’s younger siblings, the 200 and a 250.

Yes. That is two surprises on the same day.

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Yamaha YZF R3 has been recalled over faulty tank brackets and switch assembly.

Yamaha YZF R3 has been recalled over faulty tank brackets and switch assembly.

Motorcycles manufactured between 2015 and 2016 have been recalled
Yamaha YZF R3 has been recalled over faulty tank brackets and switch assembly.
Yamaha YZF R3 has been recalled over faulty tank brackets and switch assembly.
Yamaha YZF R3 has been recalled over faulty tank brackets and switch assembly.
Yamaha YZF R3 has been recalled over faulty tank brackets and switch assembly.
Yamaha YZF R3 has been recalled over faulty tank brackets and switch assembly.
Yamaha YZF R3 has been recalled over faulty tank brackets and switch assembly.
Yamaha YZF R3 has been recalled over faulty tank brackets and switch assembly.
Yamaha YZF R3 has been recalled over faulty tank brackets and switch assembly.

With recalls in USA underway, Yamaha Motors India has officially issued a statement for the Indian recall. The affected bikes are the ones manufactured between the year 2015 and 2016 that might have faulty tank brackets and main switch subassembly.

In total, there are 1555 units of the R3 spore spike that were manufactured in that period and all those bikes will undergo free replacements of the affected parts at their respective dealers as per the global

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2017 Honda CB Shine SP

2017 Honda CB Shine SP

The sporty option for the humble commuter.
2017 Honda CB Shine SP
2017 Honda CB Shine SP
2017 Honda CB Shine SP
2017 Honda CB Shine SP
2017 Honda CB Shine SP
2017 Honda CB Shine SP
2017 Honda CB Shine SP
2017 Honda CB Shine SP

Ever since its inception back in 2005, the Honda CB Shine has been ruling the roots of the 125cc motorcycle. For all those motorcyclists who wanted a perfect balance between the fuel efficiency of entry level 100cc commuters and performance of a 150cc naked streetfighter, the motorcycle proved to be one capable option. Within no time of its launch, the CB Shine created and strengthened an all new segment of 125cc motorcycles, which forced other bike makers to enter this segment and amplify their profits.

Since its launch, the CB Shine has been a consistent performer in its segment, maintaining its hegemony in the 125cc motorcycle space and churning up consistent sales month after month. To double up the aura of the brand in the 125cc space, Honda replaced the good old semi-faired Stunner with a sportier avatar of the CB Shine. Dubbed as CB Shine SP, this particular variant is the sportier version of the good old Shine with spruced up front and side looks, along with a couple of modern features.

The CB Shine SP has recently received its first mid-life facelift, which comes with a couple of minute cosmetic changes and additions as well as minor changes done to its powertrain. Let’s have a look at what all changes do the new CB Shine SP gets:-

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Bajaj is not happy about the competition wanting amnesty on BS-IV implementation.

Bajaj is not happy about the competition wanting amnesty on BS-IV implementation.

It wants the authority to penalize those who cannot adhere to the rules
Bajaj is not happy about the competition wanting amnesty on BS-IV implementation.

April 1st is the set date by the EPCA (Environment Pollution Control Authority) of India were all automotive manufacturers are said to adhere to releasing products that run on BS-IV compliant engines. Doing so, the Pune based manufacturer, Bajaj, has been the first and only manufacturer who has now switched all their two and three wheeler product line-up with engines that satisfy the new emission norms.

There are however a few manufacturers who are looking out to get an extension to produce BS-IV vehicles by a month or two, only so that they can exhaust their BS-III stocks. And this has infuriated the top heads at Bajaj and they strongly condemn this act.

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KTM will launch the "all-new" Duke 390 on the 23rd of February.

KTM will launch the "all-new" Duke 390 on the 23rd of February.

The bike is dawning on a theory to ’Duke-em’
KTM will launch the "all-new" Duke 390 on the 23rd of February.
KTM will launch the "all-new" Duke 390 on the 23rd of February.
KTM will launch the "all-new" Duke 390 on the 23rd of February.
KTM will launch the "all-new" Duke 390 on the 23rd of February.
KTM will launch the "all-new" Duke 390 on the 23rd of February.
KTM will launch the "all-new" Duke 390 on the 23rd of February.
KTM will launch the "all-new" Duke 390 on the 23rd of February.
KTM will launch the "all-new" Duke 390 on the 23rd of February.

When the first Duke hit the streets a few years ago, it was not here to make friends. The bike changed the game and re-wrote the rule books. A bold call to all to head to the straight narrow and embrace the life that lives at the very limit. In 2017, a whole new face hit the streets starting with the 1290 Super Duke R, the Beast Mode 2.0.

The next iteration entering the country streets is the 2017 KTM 390 Duke. On the 23rd of this month, this Austrian Orange is officially landing to take over the crown for the ultimate streetfighter in the segment. And almost everything is new on this motorcycle.

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Honda's dream V4 'speed-monster' has been leaked

Honda’s dream V4 ’speed-monster’ has been leaked

The Red Wing moniker from Japan seems to have set the ball rolling on this superbike.
Honda's dream V4 'speed-monster' has been leaked
Honda's dream V4 'speed-monster' has been leaked
Honda's dream V4 'speed-monster' has been leaked
Honda's dream V4 'speed-monster' has been leaked
Honda's dream V4 'speed-monster' has been leaked
Honda's dream V4 'speed-monster' has been leaked
Honda's dream V4 'speed-monster' has been leaked
Honda's dream V4 'speed-monster' has been leaked

Honda made everyone sweat when they launched the CBR900RR in 1992 having huge power numbers and weighing lesser than the closest competitor. For the Fireblade’s 25th anniversary, Honda has gone big with the updated CBR portfolio and launching the Honda CBR1000RR SP & SP2.

Now, as revealed on MoreBikes, we can see new plans of Honda that might basically rejuvenate the mighty V4s’ that made debut with the VFR750 in 1995, a bike still termed as the ‘best road bike ever built’.

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The 150 cc commuter segment is spoilt for choice. Which one would you pick?

The 150 cc commuter segment is spoilt for choice. Which one would you pick?

Bajaj Pulsar NS 150 vs Honda CB Hornet 160 R vs Suzuki Gixxer vs Yamaha FZ-S FI. Choose your weapon of choice to ride the streets
The 150 cc commuter segment is spoilt for choice. Which one would you pick?
The 150 cc commuter segment is spoilt for choice. Which one would you pick?
The 150 cc commuter segment is spoilt for choice. Which one would you pick?
The 150 cc commuter segment is spoilt for choice. Which one would you pick?
The 150 cc commuter segment is spoilt for choice. Which one would you pick?
The 150 cc commuter segment is spoilt for choice. Which one would you pick?
The 150 cc commuter segment is spoilt for choice. Which one would you pick?
The 150 cc commuter segment is spoilt for choice. Which one would you pick?

The segment of 150cc motorcycles has been completely revived after a very long time, as we can see a prominent presence of almost all the major players of Indian two wheeler motoring in this category of motorcycles. From a segment which was earlier, in initial stages, was believed to have a very niche audience which values performance more over the commonly perceived notions of low maintenance and high fuel economy, the 150cc segment has now spawned into a number of categories within itself. However, the most of the volumes of this segment come out of premium 150cc commuter streetfighters, which are perfectly well spaced between the entry level 150cc commuters as well as 150cc sports tourers and super sports.

Speaking of this segment in particular, it all started when Yamaha launched the very macho looking and attractive FZ-16 back in 2008, which, at the time of its launch, became an instant success, for the motorcycle brought some international levels of design traits, build quality and features, some things which made it look like a scaled-down version of the liter class roadster from Yamaha, the FZ1.

Today, this segment has become more of a single player territory, as almost all the biggies of this industry now have a presence. However, speaking of the favourites, the trio of Japanese makes – Honda, Yamaha and Suzuki – are ruling the roosts with their respective offerings, the CB Hornet 160 R, FZ-S FI Version 2.0 and Gixxer. With their brawny styling, typical Japanese build quality and refinement and adequate performance, all these three motorcycles are the most prominent and one of the best-selling motorcycles for their respective parent manufacturers.

Seeing the success of the Japanese motorcycles, how can Bajaj, the pioneer of the 150cc segment, can be left behind? After having a glorious journey of the very popular Pulsar brand, the manufacturer is all set to unleash its offering in the premium 150cc streetfighter category with the all-new Pulsar NS 150. A lesser powerful and lesser equipped version of the Pulsar NS 200, the Pulsar NS 150 will be positioned above the Pulsar 150 to take on the competition from Japanese rivals.

Now which one emerges to be a winner out of this tough battle? Let’s find out:-

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