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Watch what happens when the engine of a Kawasaki Ninja explodes at 300 kph.

Watch what happens when the engine of a Kawasaki Ninja explodes at 300 kph.

And it was a modified Ninja running at 300 bhp and 24 psi

When factories make machines, they do so with extreme accuracy and precision. With a good amount of tolerance levels, their machines are made to last quite long. And if the supercharged Ninja H2 is what we talking about, it is the most technologically advanced machine to come out of the famed Japanese green outfit that created a new benchmark in the industry.

When you take that 207 bhp monster and pump it all the way upto 300, you cannot expect even the best of Japanese engineering from saving your arse. That is exactly what happened to one unlucky Ninja H2 which ended up with an exploded crankcase when the bike was running at a whopping 300 kph in a motorsport event.

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Triumph is blazing guns to get ready for the 2019 Moto2 World Championship.

Triumph is blazing guns to get ready for the 2019 Moto2 World Championship.

The British brand is on track with putting the race-spec 765cc engine through its paces.

Back in June this year, the British motorcycle manufacturer had announced their entry into the world of motorsports by replacing Honda as the engine manufacturer for the Moto2 Motorcycles from the 2019 season.

Making use of the talented 765cc Triumph Street Triple engine, the folks at the racing department are putting all their resources into tuning this three pot motor into a dedicated Moto2 worthy engine. With multiple enhancements and developments underway, the engine has successfully being tested with the second track test at the Ciudad del Motor de Aragón by Julian Simon, 2009 125cc World Champion, Moto2 runner-up and experienced Moto2 test rider.

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This is the sound of a new era at Ducati. Listen to the V4 "big-bang"

This is the sound of a new era at Ducati. Listen to the V4 "big-bang"

The Italian’s newfound love for four-pot sounds prodigious.

Like all good things coming to an end, the L-twin Brobdingnagian motor that is currently running on all street Ducati]s’ is also spurting towards the end and is being replaced by a V4 engine currently being developed for the Italian’s brand new fully faired superbike. It made its final act with the recently launched 1299 Panigale R Final Edition.

Thanks to the guys of MaxxMoto, we have now heard what this piece of machinery sounds like much before Ducati intended us to.

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The mighty BMW HP4's engine lasts only for 5000 kilometers.

The mighty BMW HP4’s engine lasts only for 5000 kilometers.

The 215 bhp Carbon fibre maniac sure is a high baller.

You know that it is a big deal when BMW themselves call the HP4 ‘the most exclusive BMW motorcycle of all time’. And if you are hunting for one of these now, you may probably be very late. Even if you have $78,000 on you to spare, as only a handful of 750 will be built by the German technocrats.

Assuming you have already placed an order for yourself and are one amongst the 1 unit dedicated to the India, know that this strictly track-only bike will roughly last you somewhere between 10 to 15 full blown track days at your favourite circuit. And after that, it’s time for a brand new engine swap.

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Can the LS-2?? R get back the mojo for Lightning?

Can the LS-2?? R get back the mojo for Lightning?

To become the fastest production motorcycle.

Countering to the deals that lurk all around the use of combustion fuel and its effects on the environment, a greater deal of thought is gone into using alternative sources to power our vehicles, and one such company is Lightning Motorcycles. It has been involved in manufacturing electric motorcycles for almost a decade now and beams with superior efficiency, performance, and affordability than current gasoline alternatives.

Their first mass production model, the LS-218, was the fastest and most brutal machine running on electric power currently. It held three land speed records at the Bonneville salt flats including a 218 mph stint (hence the name) and many others until came the mighty Kawasaki Ninja H2R track only bike that did two mph more than the LS and snatched the throne.

Now, the company wants to get back its mojo with its second production bike, the LS-2?? R. Yes, there are two ‘question marks’ in the name but don’t worry, you’ll not have to call it so. At least not until it sets a new top speed figure at this year’s Bonneville Speed Week.

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What made a record at the recently concluded El Mirage was history, repeating itself.

What made a record at the recently concluded El Mirage was history, repeating itself.

In a glorious tribute to the legend Burt Munro, Indian Motorcycle built a Scout prodigy.

There is no apprehension about the fact that Indian Motorcycle doesn’t just make luxury yachts on two wheels. This American dream production house also makes racers, trackers and land-speed record breakers.

Home to Land Speed Racing (LSR) for more than half a century, it was race week at the El Mirage dry lake bed. Having speed trials there was one of the oldest American motorcycles manufacturer, Indian Motorcycle. With three of their thoroughbred machines, a 2015 Chief Classic, a 2015Indian Scout and the 2017 Spirit of Munro Scout, the folks at Indian set out to go on trial runs and made not one but three land speed records instead.

The highlight of this event is the Spirit of Munro 50th anniversary 2017 Indian Scout. A motorcycle that is celebrating the Golden Jubilee of Burt Munro’s 1000cc class record of 296.19 kph on his Indian Scout Streamliner at the Bonneville Salt Flats. And the jaw-opening part of this story is that the chaps that worked on this Spirit of Munro volunteered to be a part of this historic attempt, working on the project “after hours.”

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Kawasaki launched the KX 250F in India for a price tag of ₹ 7.5 lakh.

Kawasaki launched the KX 250F in India for a price tag of ₹ 7.5 lakh.

The most dominant motocross bike officially makes its way onto Indian turf.

The Japanese manufacturer is all set to enter the Indian Motocross scene in a big way by offering two of their renowned machines that have dominated the Motocross scene across the globe. Kawasaki India already sells the KLX 110 dirt motorcycle priced at ₹ 2.65 lakh. It is powered by a single cylinder, air-cooled 112cc engine mated to a four-speed transmission.

The biggest guy in this story here is the all new Kawasaki KX 250f. It is hands down is the single-most dominant motocross bike of the last decade. But for some time now, the Blue Crew has grabbed some of the limelight. And for Kawasaki, who have captured 16 titles already with their 250 motorcycles, are in for a setup that can make the Blues a run for their money and reign the territories again.

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2017 Ducati 1299 Panigale R Final Edition

2017 Ducati 1299 Panigale R Final Edition

Marking the end of the greatest show ever played by Ducati, the Panigale.

Ducati always has had this insanity in them to time and again bring up machines that push the boundaries of two-wheeled glory, a boundary that will make every other manufacturer look like a speck of dust. For this alone, we must hand it to the Italian with all pomp and flair that they can literally pull off a true bloody special edition.

And this expression was very much evident with their flagship model, the Panigale ever since it broke covers in 2011. It is one of the world’s most powerful twin-cylinder motorcycle, and Ducati is giving the world one last taste of the L-twins by unveiling the 1299 Panigale R Final Edition. This will mark the end of the L-twin Italian superbikes.

Under all this is what I call a ‘Brobdingnagian’ twin Superquadro powerhouse that can scare the daylights out of most seasoned riders. If that still does not fit your bill, the electronics package on this, one would need a Master’s degree and a PhD to understand the concepts of it, and by the time you do understand, you would stop caring about it because your brain is gizzing already.

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Ducati is giving the world one last taste of the L-twins by unveiling the 1299 Panigale R Final Edition.

Ducati is giving the world one last taste of the L-twins by unveiling the 1299 Panigale R Final Edition.

This will mark the end of the L-twin Italian superbikes, but also is the mark of new four cylinder beginnings.

They say that when you end the show, you must do it with a bang. Ducati here seems to just know how to conclude their greatest show of all time, the Panigale. Amidst the beautiful setup of Pebble Beach, California, the Italian brand unveiled their final adieu to the L-twins with the 1299 Panigale R Final Edition.

Aptly named, this last one gets all the bells and whistles some of which made headlines with the 1299 Panigale, the Panigale R and the 1299 Superleggera. Apart from being a pretty Tri-colour paint job, it gets an upgraded engine and other mechanicals that takes the superbike to new levels of lust. At $40,000 (USA) it will also be the second most powerful twin-cylinder engine to run on our streets (after the Superleggera of course).

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Someone bought the only Ducati 1299 Superleggera set out for India paying a whopping ₹ 1.2 crore.

Someone bought the only Ducati 1299 Superleggera set out for India paying a whopping ₹ 1.2 crore.

Bike No: 209/500 officially becomes the most expensive motorcycle of the country.

Ducati always have had this insanity in them to time and again bring up machines that push the boundaries of two-wheeled glory, a boundary that will make every other manufacturer look like a speck of dust. So is the 215 bhp of carbon fibre, the Ducati 1299 Superleggera. Which by the name itself means “simply light”. This is, ladies and gentlemen, the world’s first factory built superbike that is equipped with frame, swingarm, subframe, bodywork and the wheels built out of carbon fibre.

Joining the family of Ducati 1299 Panigale S, Ducati 916 and the Ducati 1098 of one Mr. Vikram Oberoi, the only 1299 Superleggera meant for India makes its way into his garage. Limited to just 500 units worldwide, bike number 209 was handed over to him at the Buddh International Circuit, a place often visited by Vikram for his getaways from the mundane.

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Mahindra Racing calls quits on Moto3 World Championship.

Mahindra Racing calls quits on Moto3 World Championship.

After the 2017 season, the company wants to focus on electric racing.

Mahindra & Mahindra plunged into Moto3 motorcycle racing championships, in 2011. It already provides nine bikes to four teams and has edged past the Japanese Red King, Honda, into being a better constructor. Since their debut 6 seasons ago, the brand has enjoyed a successful stint with 13 podiums altogether and 3 wins in the 2016 season alone.

However, this USD19 billion Mahindra Group announced that it wants to shift its focus onto electric vehicle championships rather and hence will end its Moto3 tenure with the end of the 2017 season.

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Triumph will power the Moto2 World Championship from 2019.

Triumph will power the Moto2 World Championship from 2019.

The British manufacturer announces its entry into the world of Grand Prix

There is ‘motorcycle’ and then there is ‘motorcycle racing’. Each of them has a different meaning for every manufacturer. And being associated with the latter is a form of prestige to them. The term ‘motorcycle racing’ was coined the day the second motorcycle was ever made and since then, the world of racing has seen a great deal of competition and rivalry amongst manufacturers and builders, all vying for the glory of unadulterated use of power and the pride of being at the top of their game.

The FIM Road Racing World Championship Grand Prix is the premier class of motorcycle road racing held since 1949. The Grand Prix is categorised into three formats - MotoGP, Moto2 and Moto3. All manufacturers put all their resources into running the best of their machines on the world stage and claim for the ultimate crown.

Now, Triumph has officially announced their entry into the world of motorsports and are readying to replace Honda as the engine manufacturer for the Moto2 Motorcycles from the 2019 season. And they are doing it with the dedicated race tuned 765cc Triumph triple engine, based on the powerplant from the all-new 2017 Triumph Street Triple.

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2017 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R Performance

2017 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R Performance

The ultimate litre-class machine gets more premium equipment to rule the segment.

Towards the end of 2015, Kawasaki surprised everyone with the much-awaited upgrade to its litre class supersport, the Ninja ZX-10R. The motorcycle, which has always remained as one of the one of the most user-friendly and equally precise-to-use supersport in the world, received a thorough upgrade in every aspect, be its design, performance, mechanicals and set of electronics. With three WorldSBK titles under its belt, it proves its worth of being the ultimate Kawasaki litre class bike having mind-bending performance, as well as legendary Kawasaki reliability both on and off the track.

Given the fact that it is one of the most important models for Kawasaki in India, the Japanese manufacturer launched the motorcycle in 2016, which again shook up the competition in the litre class supersport segment. Within a year of its official launch, Kawasaki has mildly updated the motorcycle by giving in a few more equipment and mild changes to its powertrain. Say hello to the new Ninja ZX-10R Performance then.

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2017 Suzuki GSX-R 1000

2017 Suzuki GSX-R 1000

The King Of Sportbikes is back, better than ever, ready to reign.

In a world where outright horsepower and straight-line speed hold centre stage, this Japanese brand’s Superbikes have always been the epitome of a reputation for being the most practical superbikes in all of its class respectively. There is no doubt regarding the fact that Suzuki has one of the most expansive and versatile lineups of superbikes in the Indian market and has an advantage of being one of the first movers in the upper end of the Indian motorcycling scenario. They stormed into the field without any competition and had become a serious conscience for sportbikes in the country.

Of all that we have, the 2001 entry kid GSX-R1000 is regarded as one of the most usable supersport bikes on sale in the Indian two-wheeler market, which is tamable effectively by both the amateur as well as seasonal bikers.Launched to the world almost three decades ago, the GSX-R 1000 has humbled more than a million customers and has single-handedly transformed the open sportbike class constantly. People soon called it The King of Sportbikes. Then competition happened and it soon lost the throne to the other European and Japanese lords.

Suzuki has regularly managed to update the GSX-R1000 time and again with a series of minimal cosmetic and mechanical upgrades. For this 6th generation, however, the folks at Suzuki are determined to restore the GSX-R1000 to its throne and become the top performing motorcycle to the world to see. Built by engineers with years of experience and dominations in production-based Superbike, Superstock and Endurance races worldwide, and most importantly the WSBK MotoGP technology, the 2017 GSX-R 1000 is touted to become the most compact, the most aerodynamic and the best-handling GSX-R 1000 ever. Let’s have a look at this new King:

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Suzuki launched its most advanced GSX-R 1000 for ₹ 19 lakh

Suzuki launched its most advanced GSX-R 1000 for ₹ 19 lakh

It is a revolution than an evolution. A brand new engine and electronics will take it to the moon and back.

In a world where outright horsepower and straight-line speed hold centre stage, this Japanese brand’s Superbikes have always been the epitome of a reputation for being the most practical superbikes in all of its class respectively. There is no doubt regarding the fact that Suzuki has one of the most expansive and versatile lineups of superbikes in the Indian market and has an advantage of being one of the first movers in the upper end of the Indian motorcycling scenario. They stormed into the field without any competition and had become a serious conscience for sportbikes in the country.

Of all that we have, the 2001 entry kid GSX-R1000 is regarded as one of the most usable supersport bikes on sale in the Indian two-wheeler market, which is tamable effectively by both the amateur as well as seasonal bikers.Suzuki has regularly managed to update the GSX-R1000 every year with a series of minimal cosmetic and mechanical upgrades. This 998 cc supersport machine has recently received a major upgrade for the current calendar year, the highlights of which makes this 6th generation sportbike the most powerful, hardest-accelerating, cleanest-running GSX-R ever built.

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2017 BMW HP4 RACE

2017 BMW HP4 RACE

A 215 bhp Carbon fibre maniac straight from the heavens

You know that it is a big deal when BMW themselves call it ‘the most exclusive BMW motorcycle of all time’. At this year’s EICMA, BMW Motorrad revealed to the world an initial glimpse of the most exclusive model in its history to date: the sinister looking BMW HP4 RACE. The Germans have now showcased the production version of the same at the ongoing Shanghai Auto Expo 2017.

It will be a purposefully limited edition hand built motorcycle by the blokes at BMW, which will itself be a notch higher than the brand’s superstar, the S 1000RR-HP4. With a full carbon fibre twin-spar main frame and rims that are made in the same factory that makes carbon fibre components for BMW’s iconic ‘i-series’ and 7 series of cars.

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Inside are some of the scintillating images of the all new BMW HP4 Race

Inside are some of the scintillating images of the all new BMW HP4 Race

Get something to drool at. It’s time to change your wallpaper.

BMW Motorrad recently launched a 215 bhp Carbon Fibre maniac from the heavens, the BMW HP4 Race. It is ‘the most exclusive BMW motorcycle of all time’ according to the German chaps and we have no doubt about it.

It will be a purposefully limited edition hand built motorcycle by the blokes at BMW who had showcased an initial glimpse of the most exclusive model in its history to date at the EICMA in 2016. Now, the production version gets its skin painted and is ready to be shipped to the lucky 750 customers having € 80000 (appx ₹ 56 lakh) to spare.

Here is our weekend treat for you. Our pick of the best snapshots for your eyes only. And of course, the wallpaper needs some changing.

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BMW Motorrad launched the HP4 RACE, a 215 bhp Carbon Fibre maniac from the heavens.

BMW Motorrad launched the HP4 RACE, a 215 bhp Carbon Fibre maniac from the heavens.

The most exclusive BMW motorcycle of all time was launched at the Shanghai Auto Expo 2017.

You know that it is a big deal when BMW themselves call it ‘the most exclusive BMW motorcycle of all time’. At this year’s EICMA, BMW Motorrad revealed to the world an initial glimpse of the most exclusive model in its history to date: the sinister looking BMW HP4 RACE. The Germans have now showcased the production version of the same at the ongoing Shanghai Auto Expo 2017. They have released information, fresh new pictures and an official video of the hyperbike for us to drool at.

It will be a purposefully limited edition hand built motorcycle by the blokes at BMW, which will itself be a notch higher than the brand’s superstar, the S 1000RR-HP4; with full carbon fibre twin-spar main frame and rims that are made in the same factory that makes carbon fibre components for BMW’s iconic ‘i-series’ and 7 series of cars.

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Honda launched its new Fireblade in the country and it is scorching hot

Honda launched its new Fireblade in the country and it is scorching hot

Honda brings this madness to our streets and I cannot stop being a kid again.

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 engine, chassis, electronic suspension and a whole bunch of rider aids package all combined with the hefty weight loss giving the rivals a run for their money.

Yesterday, the Japanese Red launched the screaming CBR 1000 RR Fireblade in all pomp and fanfare.

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Three Indians qualify to ride in this year's Dakar rally

Three Indians qualify to ride in this year’s Dakar rally

Both Hero Motorsports and TVS Racing have managed to qualify for the ultimate rally.

The Dakar Rally (or simply "The Dakar"; formerly known as the "Paris–Dakar Rally") is the world’s most challenging cross-country rally event that judges the physical and mental aptitudes of the rider and the machine since its inception in 1978.

Last year, we saw two Indian teams competing in this gruelling contest, Hero MotoSports Team Rally and TVS Racing Sherco, and each had an Indian at the helm of their machines. Hero Motorsport’s C.S Santosh and TVS Racing’s K.P Aravind. This year, the organisers have identified India’s rally-raid as one of the Dakar’s qualifying round for the 2018 Dakar rally in which apart from the mentioned two Indians, TVS Racing added another name - Tanveer. And all of them have aced up and got themselves selected for the toughest rally.

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Watch this to know why the MotoGP is one of the most dreadful motorsports.

Watch this to know why the MotoGP is one of the most dreadful motorsports.

With speeds crossing 350 kph, the 2016 season saw some narrow escapes and some broken bones.

It has been over a month that the world has witnessed the start of the World Superbike Championship. But for many like me, the season has just begun with the opening race of the MotoGP in Qatar. The Losail International Circuit saw shimmering machines under floodlights vying to their limits. With the guys racing like it was their final race like always, we got to see some nail biting overtakes and spectacular riding. The talent and the knack of precision shown by these riders is no ordinary show and we are always in awe.

But what we tend to often forget is the fact that not only MotoGP, any kind of motorsports activity is dangerous. With MotoGP being the pinnacle of it, you can expect it to be one of the most vicious events that happen on the face of the planet.

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Kawasaki launched the much awaited Ninja ZX-10RR

Kawasaki launched the much awaited Ninja ZX-10RR

Feel the WSBK on the streets of India now for ₹ 21.19 lakh.

Within a year of its official launch, Kawasaki has mildly updated the motorcycle by giving in a few more equipment and mild changes to its powertrain. But instead of launching it as the ‘all new Ninja ZX-10R’, Kawasaki is terming this new version of the motorcycle as an additional variant of the same.

Say hello to the new 2017 Ninja ZX-10RR then, which promises to be sportier and more eager to roar than the standard ZX-10R. It was launched in India yesterday and ’extremely limited’ number of units coming this way.

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Dorna cheif hints at having electric Moto GP style races.

Dorna cheif hints at having electric Moto GP style races.

In the future, motorcycles will whiz past you on the tracks but you won’t hear a thing!

Dorna Sports, S.L. is that commercial entity that holds the rights to conduct all MotoGP Championships and all forms of supersport and superbike racing held around the world. Now, this organisation is prepping up for conducting races that will consist of electrically powered superbikes.

Dorna boss, Carmelo Ezpeleta, confirmed the same during an interview with a Spanish publication, Motciclismo.

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