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Yamaha is reviving the RD 350 legacy

Yamaha is reviving the RD 350 legacy

Folks, the legend is making a comeback.
Yamaha is reviving the RD 350 legacy
Yamaha is reviving the RD 350 legacy
Yamaha is reviving the RD 350 legacy
Yamaha is reviving the RD 350 legacy
Yamaha is reviving the RD 350 legacy
Yamaha is reviving the RD 350 legacy
Yamaha is reviving the RD 350 legacy
Yamaha is reviving the RD 350 legacy

The Japanese Blue Team was, in fact, the one to give our country its first sports bike. In the 80’s, Yamaha came in with a motorcycle that was going to obliterate the records on any performance charts available at that time. The RD 350. The World’s fastest Indian.

The bike was first assembled in India from 1983 by the Escorts group under the brand name Rajdoot 350 (Hence RD 350), and by the end of 1990, the bike was completely manufactured here in India. This very motorcycle established the Rajdoot/Yamaha as a performance bike manufacturer in India which made the high accelerating, 2 stroke engine that could churn out 30.5 bhp with its 347cc engine. The stock Japanese version, however, made 39-40 bhp with the same power mill.

It was also the first motorcycle to feature a twin barrel exhaust and the famous “Torque Induction” ignition technology of Yamaha that could propel the bike to a cool 150-160 kph and sprint to a 100 kph in under 6 seconds. It became the undisputed king of uncharted territory in India.

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Bajaj V22 has been rendered

Bajaj V22 has been rendered

Roadster, Cafe Racer and Scrambler editions have been imagined
Bajaj V22 has been rendered
Bajaj V22 has been rendered
Bajaj V22 has been rendered
Bajaj V22 has been rendered
Bajaj V22 has been rendered
Bajaj V22 has been rendered

Over the last 15 years, Bajaj has improvised itself a lot in making motorcycles, so much that it has ditched its roots as a manufacturer of India’s first popular scooter and becoming a motorcycle only maker, just like Harley Davidson and Royal Enfield. Some feel that this is actually a huge risk by Bajaj by not existing in the booming scooter market, but Bajaj strongly feels that its motorcycles are capable enough to keep it in the game.

And somewhat it manages to stay true to its belief, as the manufacturer is constantly working on upgrading its product portfolio. Bajaj knows that the market is actually shifting from puny commuters, and to be in the game, it is now expanding its lineup of powerful commuters.

The latest additions of its lineage has been the V15 and the V12 motorcycles that has been successful in striking the chords of hearts of motorcycle enthusiasts and patriots with its INS Vikrant connection. A true marketing masterstroke, the motorcycle’s fuel tank contains the invincible metal of the now decommissioned warship INS Vikrant, which somewhat raises its hype and market value.

An Italian artist who goes by the name Oberdan Bezzi and is also famously called as OBIBOI, has sketched some impressive looks of concepts which might be expected from the Bajaj V stable in the future. They include Roadster, Cafe Racer and Scrambler concepts and all of them have a bigger displacement engine.

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Royal Enfield is readying its 750cc

Royal Enfield is readying its 750cc

And it might be called the ’Interceptor’
Royal Enfield is readying its 750cc

When Eicher took over affairs of Royal Enfield into their strides, they basically revived the dying fire of the cult motorcycle manufacturer. Since then RE has been at the top of the game releasing products that got every motorcycle aphrodisiac’s blood racing. Right from the Classic 500 till the very recent Himalayan. These motorbikes spoke for themselves and the sales figures are the proof of this.

Now, the company is stepping into unknown territories. Both in number of cylinders and capacity. With Harris Performance backing their engineering team and with the newly launched Royal Enfield Technology Center in UK, RE has committed to foraying into higher capacity and better engineered bikes. Spied last year, we saw Royal Enfield testing a 750cc parallel twin motor under the belly of its Café-Racer designed motorcycle, the Continental GT. A modern retro rival for the Triumph Bonneville class.

Confirmed by a few sources (MCN and Economic Times), RE are going to invest a tune of 600 crores in their development for 2017 and will soon be launching a ‘significant’ bike accompanied by other variants. And we have enough proof to say that this ‘significant’ bike might be the 750cc spied last year. Features may include a carburettor rather than a fuel injection tech and oil cooling. Power output, although cannot be accurately said, is touted be in the range of 50 bhp and 60 Nm of peak torque. Although not official, it is touted to be called as the Royal Enfield Interceptor. Many people may not be aware of this but this name has already put on few Royal Enfields in the past, during its British period. 700 Interceptor, 692 Interceptor, and 759 Interceptor were the models, a sign of legacy and pride in the whole society.

Speaking to MCN, Siddhartha Lal, CEO Royal Enfield, stated, "Royal Enfield is the most profitable motorcycle company in the world in terms of percentages and we are thinking broader and thinking globally as we want to be the world leader in the middleweight sector." Lal also wants Enfield to stand for, “beautiful, stylish but affordable motorcycles” that have usable torque and keep true to the long history of the brand.

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2017 Triumph Street Cup

2017 Triumph Street Cup

The worthy competitor to the new Ducati Scrambler Cafe Racer
2017 Triumph Street Cup
2017 Triumph Street Cup
2017 Triumph Street Cup
2017 Triumph Street Cup
2017 Triumph Street Cup
2017 Triumph Street Cup
2017 Triumph Street Cup
2017 Triumph Street Cup

When Triumph, for the very first time, came out with the Thruxton café racer range, little did we all know that this very particular motorcycle will go into the history books to be recorded as one of the most beautiful motorcycles to have ever made its existence in the world of motorcycles. And why wouldn’t it be, as the motorcycle is a perfect combination of old school and retro stance with modern design cues.
However, with the passage of time, the new Thruxton has become a bit more inaccessible for the new-for-the middleweight-segment riders, as the new Thruxton range comes fitted with 1200cc powertrain, thus becoming a bit intimidating for new big bike riders. Triumph too understands this very fact, which is why, it has came up with an all new middleweight café racer based on its new smaller Street Twin lineup.

Say hello to the all new Street Cup, a café racer based on the new small middleweight ‘Street Twin’ lineup of Bonneville, which will remind you of the previous generation Thruxton. Here’s our comprehensive review of the all new Street Cup:-

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2017 Ducati Scrambler Café Racer

2017 Ducati Scrambler Café Racer

A cafe racer from Ducati worth giving a try!!!
2017 Ducati Scrambler Café Racer
2017 Ducati Scrambler Café Racer
2017 Ducati Scrambler Café Racer
2017 Ducati Scrambler Café Racer
2017 Ducati Scrambler Café Racer
2017 Ducati Scrambler Café Racer
2017 Ducati Scrambler Café Racer
2017 Ducati Scrambler Café Racer

In the last couple of years, the Indian market has witnessed the arrival and introduction of many new motorcycles and concepts which have broken the conventional norms of motorcycling in India, of being a place of only two kinds of motorcycles- naked commuters and faired sportsbikes. Many new segments have been born and have broken the monotony, with one such concept of that of café racers.

Much popular in European countries, the café racers are purely for those who have the passion of letting loose and ride with all of their hearts open, thanks to their focus only on design and performance. It is the purest and simplest form of café racers, which have made them a bit of niche segments when compared to other categories of bikes.

For now, there are only a handful of café racers available in the country, which will soon be joined by the Ducati Scrambler Café Racer. Joining the lineup of fun yet affordable Scramblers from Ducati, the Scrambler Café Racer is the first ever café racer motorcycle introduced by Ducati in 21st century. Here’s our quick and comprehensive review of the all new Ducati Scrambler Café Racer:-

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2016 Triumph Bonneville T100

2016 Triumph Bonneville T100

A Classy Motorcycle which didn’t lost its identity
2016 Triumph Bonneville T100
2016 Triumph Bonneville T100
2016 Triumph Bonneville T100
2016 Triumph Bonneville T100
2016 Triumph Bonneville T100
2016 Triumph Bonneville T100
2016 Triumph Bonneville T100
2016 Triumph Bonneville T100

We all love the very beautiful Triumph Bonneville, don’t we! Over the last many decades, the Triumph Bonneville has been able to make the motorcyclists feel the unadulterated essence of motorcycling with its simplistic design and smooth power delivery, making the rider fall in love with the Bonneville each and every time he sits on the saddle of it.

But with the changing times, it is necessary to move with those changes and be up to date with the latest trends. Triumph too feels the same, and in an intention of making the classic roadster even more desirable, it has worked on the Bonneville platform to make it slightly more contemporary and more powerful. Few months back, Triumph upped the game by replacing the erstwhile existing Bonneville T100 with the more powerful and bigger Bonneville T120. But owing to the demand, Triumph has brought back the Bonneville T100 with some noticeable and comprehensive changes. Here’s our latest version of the all new Bonneville T100.

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List of bikes launched in INTERMOT 2016 – Part 2

List of bikes launched in INTERMOT 2016 – Part 2

The list of bikes which attracted all the attention at the show
List of bikes launched in INTERMOT 2016 – Part 2
List of bikes launched in INTERMOT 2016 – Part 2
List of bikes launched in INTERMOT 2016 – Part 2
List of bikes launched in INTERMOT 2016 – Part 2
List of bikes launched in INTERMOT 2016 – Part 2
List of bikes launched in INTERMOT 2016 – Part 2
List of bikes launched in INTERMOT 2016 – Part 2
List of bikes launched in INTERMOT 2016 – Part 2

Needless to say, the INTERMOT has always been one bigshot event for all the motorcycle manufacturers to display their best and latest offerings for the enthusiasts worldwide. With all the big names present on this stage, the INTERMOT has always been one big platform for all the new and modern motorcycles to make their grand entry into the world of motorcycling.

For the year 2016 too, the INTERMOT was one big and successful event, with all the major manufacturers coming up with substantial refreshes as well as all new models for the upcoming times. In this story, we have listed down all big launches that happened at the INTERMOT 2016. Here they are:-

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2016 Triumph Scrambler

2016 Triumph Scrambler

2016 Triumph Scrambler
2016 Triumph Scrambler
2016 Triumph Scrambler
2016 Triumph Scrambler
2016 Triumph Scrambler
2016 Triumph Scrambler
2016 Triumph Scrambler
2016 Triumph Scrambler

In this age of cutting-edge technologies and electronic aids, there are some motorcycles in the world, which provide you the unadulterated and simple-some feel for riding. One such category of motorcycles is that of the scramblers. Built with the purpose of clocking miles in small intervals and instantaneous time records, the scramblers usually boast of retro design philosophy with classic lines.

There are several scramblers available in the two wheeler market of India, majority of them coming from the European players. Triumph, the British giant, has also one such motorcycle in the face of Scrambler. Based on the company’s successful Bonneville range, which is already popular worldwide for its classic looks and old world charm, the Scrambler is basically an accessorized version of the same which makes the motorcycle look even more attractive.

The Scrambler is one of those motorcycles from Triumph which are soon going to be launched in the Indian market. Destined to be a niche product, here’s an elaborated preview of the elegant Triumph Scrambler.

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Royal Enfield Continental GT VS Bajaj Pulsar RS 200: Video

Royal Enfield Continental GT VS Bajaj Pulsar RS 200: Video

Find out who wins this ultimate drag race
Royal Enfield Continental GT VS Bajaj Pulsar RS 200: Video

A Drag race between two completely different genres of bikes is always interesting and whe n it comes to Bajaj and Royal Enfield things get even more interesting. In this video you can actually watch a Royal Enfield Continental GT takes on a Bajaj Pulsar RS200.

In the beginning of the video you can watch a Royal Enfiel;d Continental GT takes on a Pulsar RS200. Now e all k now while the RE is a complete café racer its opponent the Pulsar is a hardcore sportsbike. The Contiental GT although is powered by a more powerful single cylinder, air cooled, 4 stroke 535 cc engine which produces about 29 Bhp of peak power and an impressive 44 Nm of torque and is paired to a 5 speed gearbox. The Pulsar RS200 on the other hand is powered by a much smaller 199.5 cc sin gle cylinder liquid cooled unit which is capable of producing about 24 Bhp of peak power and 19 Nm of torque. But what makes the Pulsar Faster than the Continental GT is also the fact that it is comparatively heavier than the RS200 as well.

You can also watch a KTM Duke 390 too is also constantly racing with both these motorcycles as well which is also interesting.

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2016 Triumph Bonneville T120 Black

2016 Triumph Bonneville T120 Black

2016 Triumph Bonneville T120 Black
2016 Triumph Bonneville T120 Black
2016 Triumph Bonneville T120 Black
2016 Triumph Bonneville T120 Black
2016 Triumph Bonneville T120 Black
2016 Triumph Bonneville T120 Black
2016 Triumph Bonneville T120 Black
2016 Triumph Bonneville T120 Black

We all love the very beautiful Triumph Bonneville, don’t we! Over the last many decades, the Triumph Bonneville has been able to make the motorcyclists feel the unadulterated essence of motorcycling with its simplistic design and smooth power delivery, making the rider fall in love with the Bonneville each and every time he sits on the saddle of it.

But with the changing times, it is necessary to move with those changes and be up to date with the latest trends. Triumph too feels the same, and in an intention of making the classic roadster even more desirable, it has worked on the Bonneville platform to make it slightly more contemporary and more powerful. In that process, the company has finally unveiled the new model of the motorcycle, in the form of the all new Bonneville T120, which though is being sold alongside the aging Bonneville T100 as a more premium and powerful offering. To give the motorcycle a darker essence, Triumph has also came up with another variant of it, the Bonneville T120 Black. Here’s our quick review of this latest Bonneville.

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2016 Bajaj V15 By Eimor Custom

2016 Bajaj V15 By Eimor Custom

A Motorcycle which helds our heads high gets a complete makeover
2016 Bajaj V15 By Eimor Custom
2016 Bajaj V15 By Eimor Custom
2016 Bajaj V15 By Eimor Custom
2016 Bajaj V15 By Eimor Custom
2016 Bajaj V15 By Eimor Custom
2016 Bajaj V15 By Eimor Custom
2016 Bajaj V15 By Eimor Custom
2016 Bajaj V15 By Eimor Custom

Bajaj surely knows how to keep their customers happy by providing them interesting and completely different products. We have seen them launch the new generation Pulsars not so long ago which has been ruling the entry level sporstbike segment of the Country. Not so long ago the same popular two wheeler maker introduced the Bajaj V.

The Bajaj V attracted huge attention because it engraved the metal of INS Vikrant which was one of the greatest warships of India used in some of the most significant battle. What else also attracted the attention is the fact that the Bajaj V which actually has been positioned in between the Discover and the Pulsar series looked nothing like a daily commuter. As a matter of fact this shares lot of resemblance with a cruiser and a café racer because of its unique styling. The low seat height, the extra seat cowl for the pillion seat, the throaty exhaust sound really caught the attention.

We already rode the motorcycle and also provided you our impression of that motorcycle but recently we also came to know that a Hyderabad based custom motorcycle builders has actually customized the Bajaj V and transformed it completely. This thing definitely looks wicked Find out everything about thr customized Bajaj V whose new paint scheme surely will blow your mind.

Click past jump to read more about the Bajaj V15 By Eimor Custom

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Mahindra Mojo VS Royal Enfield Continental GT

Mahindra Mojo VS Royal Enfield Continental GT

Which one will you choose amongst the duo
Mahindra Mojo VS Royal Enfield Continental GT

The Mahindra Mojo was one of the most anticipated motorcycle of the Indian market because it took really long time for Mahindra who is actually popular in the Indian market for their Sports utility vehicles. While the Royal Enfield Continental GT on the other hand was actually a surprise move from the manufacturer because they have an image of making Cruisers so a Café Racer body type motorcycle from them that too in the Indian market was a bold move.

Now both the Continental GT and the Mahindra Mojo are too very different motorcycles. While the RE Continental GT is a pure café racer the Mahindra Mojo actually comes with a duel character or that is how it is actually pitched in the Indian market. Compared to the Mahindra Mojo The RE flagship offering inh the Indian market gets a bigger engine but if we talk about powers disappointingly the Mojo gives tough competition to the RE café racer although it gets a smaller displacement engine.

The Continental GT definitely will attract to some purist motorcycle riders only because of its styling as well as the riding position which we can assure is not at all comfortable for long ride but the Mojo on the other hand definitely will attract almost everyone’s attention because it promises to provide a plush ride.

So if you are planning to buy an out of the box motorcycle then you should definitely read this article before actually taking any drastic decision.

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