Here are industry’s magnificient machines saying something:
Let’s leave the custom builds out of this because, honestly speaking, they wouldn’t have existed if they failed to give a motorcycle a deserving face. But then again, why do any manufacturer for that matter exist if they too fail to give a motorcycle a well-looking face?
But looks like these lads seems to not care.
An engine swap is done basically if your old engine fails or if you want more horses, efficiency and performance under the hood. Sometimes your vintage two-wheeler cannot find spare parts and is always more expensive to keep it in running order. This swapping of engines in cars are a common practice but rarely do we come across people doing engine swaps on a motorcycle.
But here are two chaps who have upgraded their old charming Vespas into a monster truck of two wheelers by getting it a Harley Davidson engine and a Diesel powerhouse. To do so, they have each built custom engine mounts and transmission bell housing adaptors to interface them along with a custom built driveshaft. Then you have that big-ol radiator to cool things down and, of course, that exhaust note.
The American has some serious contenders from Italy and Britain. Can it walk past them? Or should it just hide?
Ever since its entry into the Indian market, Harley-Davidson has become a cult name and has carved a niche among all the motorcycle lovers who ride for the pure passion of motorcycling. Within the portfolio of Harley Davidson in India, though all the motorcycles have been accepted with open arms irrespective of their high price tags and few obvious shortcomings, the most recognised motorcycle among all happens to be the Street 750. It made its debut in India at the Auto Expo 2014 and became an instant success, for the fact that it was (and still is) the most affordable way to lay your hands on a motorcycle from the iconic brand Harley-Davidson is.
The craze of the mid-weight naked is becoming more and more alive in the Indian subcontinent, and Harley-Davidson is looking at getting a bigger piece of this market segment too. To try out their luck, the iconic American brand has launched the third member of its Street family. It had more aggressive styling and improved handling above all of the Streets. That is the all new Harley-Davidson Street Rod. A little sparse, a little spare, and an exercise in understatement. The most sport-oriented version of the Street series offering an alternative to more conventional cruiser variants. This young generation of a machine is a serious effort to reach customers outside the likes of the classic Harley Davidsons’.
This strategy has been already undertaken by the British and Italian powerhouses, and each has launched their 21st-century machines to rope in the new generation of riders early on. We are talking about the Ducati Scrambler Café Racer and the Triumph Street Cup, which too are based on their retro-themed versions – the Ducati Scrambler and Triumph Street Twin. Here’s a comprehensive comparison to find out if Harley’s new baby accomplishes to stand out from Ducati and Triumph to be the most lucrative motorcycle to own. Here you go:-
The tale of a British Legend and an American Blockbuster.
The influence both these people have on us is simply a matter of a little sparse, a little spare, and an exercise in understatement. We just love it when we see either of them on our streets, and without a doubt being some of the world’s oldest motorcycle manufacturers, they’ve become the jack of their trades. Both Harley-Davidson and Triumph have ever been at the neck of each other and giving us products of exclusivity at its best.
For 2017, they take the game up a notch and have sounded all bells and whistles. Having a rich heritage to back them up with their newfound designs, both Harley and Triumph have created pieces of modern art that look too good to be true. They may have in some way or the other taken inspiration from each other to give birth to what could be some of the best looking iterations of their iconic brands vis-à-vis the Sportster series and the Bonneville range.
Both these machines have been launched on our soil, both of them cost the same, both of them have similar engine sizes, and both of them are the next big thing for their family lineage. Here is our extensive though on how these two modern machines live up to their iconic silhouettes.
The ’Bulldog’ of the streets.
The craze of the mid-weight naked is becoming more and more alive in the Indian subcontinent, and Harley-Davidson is looking at getting a bigger piece of this market segment too. To try out their luck, the iconic American brand has launched the third member of its Street family. It has more aggressive styling and improved handling above all of the Streets.
That is the all new Harley-Davidson Street Rod. A little sparse, a little spare, and an exercise in understatement. The most sport-oriented version of the Street series offering an alternative to more conventional cruiser variants. This young generation of a machine is a serious effort to reach customers outside the likes of the classic Harley Davidsons’. Always something up their sleeves.
Back in 2006, Harley had their most sporting motorcycle ever sold called as VRSCR Street Rod (V-Twin Racing Street Custom). Bringing back this name from the dead, Harley has pimped up their street 750 and essentially made a hot-rodded machine out of it. And we are here to get an in-depth overview of this demon here:
The American is going electric
You know things are actually getting serious when stalwarts like the Harley Davidson are putting their money and testing out electricity to power their machines. And if you have been following the Marvel studio’s Avenger series, you might have caught the stunning Scarlett Johansson picking up things for the boys on a stealthy looking black widow’s electric motorcycle.
That very bike is the next major milestone for the Milwaukee company who have made a handful of the LiveWire bikes to bring it on the streets of the world and gain feedback from customers. What one might think of it as blasphemy, few were simply awestruck at what the engineers at Harley Davidson have come up with pulling off something that seem impossible by the brand.
The completely list of motorcycle which are available in India now
Like every passing year, the year 2016 too has proven to be one year which has only been progressive enough to make the Indian two wheeler market more mature and versatile. Almost all the bike makers of India did came up with something which was revolutionary and game changer for the price at which they are offered.
In this feature story, we are going to discuss all those significant all new naked roadster and adventure tourer motorcycle launches in the middleweight and liter class segments of the Indian two wheeler market, which do form niche categories on their own, but then have seen a tremendous growth in terms of sales in recent years. Following are those all new naked roadster and adventure tourer launches meant for the niche buyers who have prime focus on design and performance, with the criteria being 500-1200cc category and above the price point of Rs. 6 lakh:-
Time to forget what year is it.
Whitewalls, spoked wheels, train-ish headlights and leather bound saddlebag inserts. This is not a new meaning for ‘retro’, but it is very much the retro.
After a brief abruption, the Road king made an entry back to the Indian market in 2016. Of the five different platforms in the Harley line-up, the touring segment sits right at the top. And the entry-level tourer is the quintessential Road King. A no-frills motorcycle that appears to have been carved out from a billet the size of a bus with classic design that harks back to Harley’s big bikes from the sixties; nothing modern in the looks department whatsoever, which is actually the good part.
For 2017, Harley Davidson is set to up the ante and take us back to the sixties again, but this time with even more panache. Enter the Road King Classic. It’s the stripped down tourer having no fuss whatsoever and is a mesh of nostalgic style meeting the performance and versatility of a modern Harley-Davidson touring machine.
It still carries the Hiawatha headlamp and nacelle born in the 1960’s, a time when chrome ruled the streets. What’s changed is the power unit which now is the new Milwaukee-Eight 107 engine bringing all into the here and now in a hurry. Along with it is the new suspension unit designed to give you a plush ride. In short, it is a timeless classic built for today.
A Majestic calling of Wanderlust
Touring is synonymous with motorcycles; it’s an integral part of the riding experience. No other feeling satisfies a man’s desire to freedom, to head in a direction unknown. And if you don’t have the right tool to do it, the whole feeling just becomes uncanny. Harley Davidson is one company that understands your emotions and requirements and have been giving us some of the greatest hits of the touring motorcycles since the beginning of the 20th century.
For the year 2017, this American legend will give the world a brand new lineage of motorcycles that are sophisticated and technologically packed while keeping the core values of its predecessors intact. Running under the hood of each of them will be the all-new Milwaukee-Eight, the ninth generation of Harley-Davidson V-Twin engines that delivers power and reliability unlike no other before.
Running this new power mill will be one of HD’s iconic tourer, the venerable Road Glide Special. The bike takes the touring must-haves and wraps them in a no-apologies style making it the motorcycle of choice for the high-mileage road warrior.
In a country that is price conscious, it was a gamble played by motorcycle manufacturers when they decided to bring in their higher segment motorbikes. If statistics are to be believed, India is in the highest rankings in terms of growing economy. And the gamble payed off. People started investing in premium motorcycles that were lauded in the performance and engineering arena. More and more players started entering the Indian subcontinent to showcase their entry level performance machines. To help you have a clear decision making ability, we have compiled 10 bikes that fall under ₹ 5 lakhs that can suffice all your needs and dreams of owning a bike that can be both practical and fun to ride.
The Sportster line just got Sportier
And that line already includes Harley Davidson’s acclaimed Iron 883, 1200 Custom, Superlow and Forty-Eight. When such superhit blockbusters already rule the roads, you must have thought that Harley Davidson has done their job. You might be wrong and I am glad about it.
How do you create something to up the ante? Make it sporty and expensive with the full performance package. The Harley Davidson way.
That is the Roadster model which is a little sparse, a little spare, and an exercise in understatement. The most sport-oriented version of the Sportster series offering an alternative to more conventional cruiser variants. This young generation of a machine is a serious effort to reach customers outside the likes of the classic Harley Davidsons. Always something up their sleeves.
Arrival of the Grand American Touring
This right here is the cream of the crop of Harley Davidson motorcycles. The most expensive one of the lot having the entire range of Project Rushmore enhancements and the brand new Twin-Cooled 1868cc Milwaukee-Eight engine, the largest displacement motor from the American touring king touted as the next great engine revolution.
The Harley-Davidson’s Custom Vehicle Operations (CVO) Limited is heading to raise the bar for comfort, convenience, power, style, infotainment, craftsmanship and most important of all - confidence. With the very best of Harley-Davidson, the CVO Limited is taking the battle of the best V-twin and ultra-luxury of two-wheelers to the next level and shoving it in the face of every other vying for this spot.
The updated model received some new updates and an additional ABS
In the recent years, the Street series of motorcycles have been the most remarkable ones launched by Harley Davidson across the globe. With the new entry level sub brand, Harley Davidson intended to make a huge impact on the middleweight segment of cruisers, especially in the emerging markets like that of India.
Out of the two motorcycles which are available under the Street sub brand, the Street 750 is already on sale in the Indian market, and has created a huge impact not only in the middleweight segment of cruisers, but also has become the highest selling model in the entire portfolio of Harley Davidson in India. It is the Street 750 with which Harley Davidson has been able to churn out high numbers not only in India, but also in other emerging markets.
Given its popularity in the middleweight cruiser segment, Harley Davidson is all set to launch the new version of the Street 750, with which the manufacturer has tried to remove the minor glitches associated with the motorcycle. Here’s our comprehensive review of the all new Harley Davidson Street 750.
Watch what happens next
Few women riders are actually brave enough to ride big bikes or cruisers but we definitely salute this women rider who actually crashes her Harley Davidson Sportster 883 and still manages to gather her courage and get back and walk away from the accident site.
This particular incident took place last week in South 405 highway in California US. The Girl was actually riding her cruiser in between the two rows of cars and without warning a White Ford Fusion intervenes into the motorcycle path trying to change lanes and the women rider riding her Cruiser collided with the car. Luckily another rider who was riding behind her was able to rescue the rider and was able to shift her to a safe place. The second rider who saved her was also filming the entire incident in his helmet camera. The Good Samaritan then also helped the victim to safety by picking up the Cruiser and guiding her to the opposite side of the busy highway.
In this video you will actually watch the aftermath video of the accident which looked brutal at first instance but fortunately the rider was wearing proper biking gears and thus was actually saved. Although she suffered from a hairline fracture most probably on her leg which actually can be called a scratch keeping in the mind the amount of damage which she could have suffered from the horrible looking accident.
Lsit of most expensive motorcycle can leave you speechless
There was a time when the Indian two wheeler market was conscious about only two things – price and fuel efficiency. The purchase of a particular motorcycle or scooter was purely dependent on these two major factors, with the aspects like design, performance and riding dynamics taking a back seat.
However, with the changing times, the priorities have begun to change, and people are not minding to spend the additional dough from their pocket, provided they get additional performance, style and equipment. The results have been so dramatic that what we have got now is a range of some super exotic motorcycles with pricing equivalent to a 2BHK apartment.
In this feature list, we are going to have a look on the fifteen most expensive motorcycles available in the Indian market, which have started a new trend of trading in for luxury and exotic motorcycles. Following are those mean machines:-