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Royal Enfield Classic and Bullet are entering 2017 in new colours

Royal Enfield Classic and Bullet are entering 2017 in new colours

Our roads are going to get more voguish and sassy
Royal Enfield Classic and Bullet are entering 2017 in new colours

Your favourite touring companion – The Royal Enfield Classic, and the loyal – Bullet 350, are having a colourful entry into the New Year and ironically, they looks even the more retro and chic.

In 2016, the Classic range saw exciting and bold colours like the Battle Green, Squadron Blue, Desert Storm and the Classic Chrome. And for 2017, it is getting more youthfull.

Both the 350cc and the 500cc Classic motorcycles will get this update that comes in three new colour palettes: Red, Blue and Green. The Red and Green are borrowed from the Continental GT. The Blue however is new. It’s more of a Blood Red, Sky Blue and Leaf Green, and is restricted only to the tank section. The rest of the elements including both front and rear fenders, battery box, headlamp unit and levers will be as black as night.

Surprisingly, all sorts of vinyl graphics or stickerings including the coach lines will be omitted for the new colours and just the branding will be kept in white. Trust me, this clean look will get you addicted to it. What’s also new for 17’ is the saddle. It is freshly trimmed and has a crisp white piping running along its seam. This makes the motorcycle look more vibrant and animated, and you can go along clicking colourful photos along with it. Score!!

The Bullet 350 however borrows the Blue and Red colours borrowed from its cousin – The Continental GT. It is however not clear if these colours too are only provided to the tank region like the Classic or the entire motorcycle. This will make the Bullet too to look high-spirited and lively.

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Comparison – Royal Enfield Himalayan vs Mahindra Mojo vs Honda CBR 250R

Comparison – Royal Enfield Himalayan vs Mahindra Mojo vs Honda CBR 250R

find out who wins the top spot
Comparison – Royal Enfield Himalayan vs Mahindra Mojo vs Honda CBR 250R
Comparison – Royal Enfield Himalayan vs Mahindra Mojo vs Honda CBR 250R
Comparison – Royal Enfield Himalayan vs Mahindra Mojo vs Honda CBR 250R
Comparison – Royal Enfield Himalayan vs Mahindra Mojo vs Honda CBR 250R
Comparison – Royal Enfield Himalayan vs Mahindra Mojo vs Honda CBR 250R
Comparison – Royal Enfield Himalayan vs Mahindra Mojo vs Honda CBR 250R
Comparison – Royal Enfield Himalayan vs Mahindra Mojo vs Honda CBR 250R
Comparison – Royal Enfield Himalayan vs Mahindra Mojo vs Honda CBR 250R

It might have taken a long period of time, but finally, Royal Enfield has come up with an all new generation motorcycle which completely deciphers the pre-conceived notions attached with Royal Enfields. With the Himalayan, Royal Enfield has carved out a very niche segment of motorcycles, which is indeed a special and exclusive one, yet is the most practical one for the Indian conditions – that of adventure tourers. The segment which was restricted only in the higher end segments with Triumph and BMW Motorrad being the only major players has now become much more accessible, affordable and practical with the Royal Enfield Himalayan.

The Royal Enfield Himalayan is a much more refined and practical motorcycle to live with when compared to the other Royal Enfield motorcycles. It is a motorcycle which promises a lot with its ability of off-road as well as long distance touring, without compromising on the daily duties as well. It indeed is a one-of-its-kind motorcycles currently in the price band to which it belongs right now, but then, some of its attributes are being shared with some other motorcycles. Here in question is the ability of touring, which are already being accomplished by two other motorcycles in its class (apart from the entire Royal Enfield lineup, which will not be discussed here) – Mahindra Mojo and CBR 250R.

Last year, Mahindra did finally put up an end to all the anticipations and doubts revolving around its Mojo project, by launching the much awaited Mojo, which has received rave reviews for its mechanical prowess and long distance touring abilities. Not to forget the Honda CBR 250R, the only fully faired sports tourer in this price, which was the first motorcycle in this price bracket to trigger the want of touring motorcycles with its punchy and refined engine as well as comfortable ergonomics.

In this story, we are going to compare the Royal Enfield Himalayan, Mahindra Mojo and CBR 250R, and find out which motorcycle emerges out to be the best of all the worlds, with the touring abilities being the topmost priority. Here we go:-

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Actress Kalki Koechlin's Amazing Journey With Her Dad On A RE Himalayan: Video

Actress Kalki Koechlin’s Amazing Journey With Her Dad On A RE Himalayan: Video

A glimpse of what to expect from the TV Show
Actress Kalki Koechlin's Amazing Journey With Her Dad On A RE Himalayan: Video

We already know that many of you are quite excited about this upcoming TV Show which will be hosted by Actress Kalki Koechlin. The travel show hosted by Kalki Koechlin will be called Kalki’s Great Escape and it will be aired on Fox Life on 17th September 2016.

The show is about travelling; the actress rode all the way to North Eastern part of the Country with her dad Joel Koechlin who is photographer and also a biker himself. Kalki and her father have completed this entire 4000 km trip on their respective Royal Enfield Himalayan Motorcycles.

The daughter and father duo has covered Assam, Meghalaya and Arunachal Pradesh in their entire journey. There is no doubt in the fact that the places they have visited have astounding views. The viewers who will watch the show will also get to know the different culture, practices and religious beliefs of the local people. This show will definitely attract the attention of not only travelers but bikers, adventure enthusiasts and also photographers. From the teaser video this is quite clear that this won’t definitely be like any average travel show your watch on television.

Watch the video and we are pretty sure this show will give you major travelling goals.

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List of 400-650cc middleweight motorcycles in India

List of 400-650cc middleweight motorcycles in India

Nimble yet powerful!
List of 400-650cc middleweight motorcycles in India
List of 400-650cc middleweight motorcycles in India
List of 400-650cc middleweight motorcycles in India
List of 400-650cc middleweight motorcycles in India
List of 400-650cc middleweight motorcycles in India
List of 400-650cc middleweight motorcycles in India
List of 400-650cc middleweight motorcycles in India
List of 400-650cc middleweight motorcycles in India

After the quarter liter category of 200-400cc motorcycles, if there is one category of motorcycles which is growing at a rapid pace, it has to be that of the 400-650cc motorcycles. Preferred more by the seasoned riders, this category of motorcycles is the most sensible way of stepping up from a quarter liter category, to satiate the growing hunger of power and better riding capabilities, which does the job of honing one’s riding skills in an even better way.

Unlike the previous decade in which we were left to choose only from a couple of options, the Indian enthusiasts are now spoilt with a variety of options to pick up one from. Right from a sport tourer to a naked streetfighter to an adventure motorcycle and even one café racer, this segment has now got everything which one can imagine, including from the motorcycles from both home-grown manufacturers as well as international players.

In this feature story, we are going to have a look on each and every motorcycle which falls in this woo-worthy category of 400-650cc. It is upon you to decide which option to put your hand down as your next dream machine. Here you go:-

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6 Of The Most Unique Looking Motorcycles That You Will Find On Sale In India

6 Of The Most Unique Looking Motorcycles That You Will Find On Sale In India

Ride any one of them and get noticed instantly
6 Of The Most Unique Looking Motorcycles That You Will Find On Sale In India
6 Of The Most Unique Looking Motorcycles That You Will Find On Sale In India
6 Of The Most Unique Looking Motorcycles That You Will Find On Sale In India
6 Of The Most Unique Looking Motorcycles That You Will Find On Sale In India
6 Of The Most Unique Looking Motorcycles That You Will Find On Sale In India
6 Of The Most Unique Looking Motorcycles That You Will Find On Sale In India
6 Of The Most Unique Looking Motorcycles That You Will Find On Sale In India
6 Of The Most Unique Looking Motorcycles That You Will Find On Sale In India

Getting something different than the usual really makes us proud be it property, personal styling or choices of cars and motorcycles. Today we have decided to provide you a list of motorcycles which are unique in terms of styling and yes! They are available within your budget. Offcourse! We do have plenty of motorcycles in the Indian market but choosing the most unique ones is definitely the toughest job.

Today we have decided to pick out 5 of the most unique looking motorcycles available in the Indian market today and we are pretty sure that they really can turn some heads wherever you actually go with them.

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Top 5 Tourers Available Within Your Budget

Top 5 Tourers Available Within Your Budget

If you love to explore new places on your motorcycle then you should definitely read this
Top 5 Tourers Available Within Your Budget

It is not an unknown fact anymore that India is land of diversities and we have got some of the best roads of the world and also some of the most dangerous roads too at the same time. In the recent times people’s thinking too has changed a lot they now are taking the courage to get out of their home and travel some serious distance on motorcycle and exploring some new and unknown places.

Quite honestly we Indians don’t think much about motorcycles before taking a trip, don’t get me wrong I actually mean we all are wanderers by heart and loves to take trips even on our daily commuters if we have some friends to accompany us in our trips. But for those who take ‘Touring’ seriously are always prepared and thus they also choose their machine of choice accordingly. Now for touring you seriously need a motorcycle which can actually complete the trip without creating much problem while also being comfortable at the same time.

Now there are plenty of tourers available in the Indian market some within the reach of ordinary people while some are beyond the reach of many. Today we will be discussing about 5 motorcycles which can be used for some serious touring without causing much problem.

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Feature – 11 bikes in India with no direct competition

Feature – 11 bikes in India with no direct competition

Feature – 11 bikes in India with no direct competition

‘In the Indian two wheeler market, one can easily find products in various segments to suit off his needs perfectly. It is the seriousness of the market, which is forcing the manufacturers to come up with new products and improvise their already existing products, resulting in a much furious competition – a race to emerge as the market leader with maximum number of customers and customer satisfaction.

While there have been a number of segments and a number of motorcycles in those segments in the past as well as present, there exist some bikes which do have the advantage of having individualism, with the strike of luck for having almost no competition to fight off from. These bikes exist in the segement which they created, but no other maker has dared to venture into that segment and challenge them off.

Following is a list of 11 such bikes of the Indian market, which have no direct competition, and have been the sole player of the game which they play. Here you go.

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Royal Enfield Himalayan Goes On sale In Delhi

Royal Enfield Himalayan Goes On sale In Delhi

The dedicated adventure tourer is priced at INR. 1.73 lakh in the capital
Royal Enfield Himalayan Goes On sale In Delhi

Delhi transport department has fortunately lifted the ban which prohibited the registration of new BSIII compliant two-wheelers within the city. So as a result the Himalayan is now eligible for sale in the markets of New Delhi. The Royal Enfield Himalayan is now for sale in the markets of Delhi and one can get their hands on the Cruiser for INR. 1.73 lakh and the motorcycle are also available in two shades including Black and White.

The ban on the BSIII vehicles was imposed in the month of March and it was clearly declared that the all the newly launched two wheelers will have to be comply with the new BS-IV emission norms. Although the rule quite clearly stated that the two wheelers launched before April 1st 2016 will have to comply with BS-IV norms only by April 1, 2017. Now the Royal Enfield Himalayan was launched before April 1, 2016, and meets Bharat stage-III norms.

The Royal Enfield Himalayan opened a new direction towards providing affordable dedicated adventure motorcycle which sole purpose is touring. The Himalayan is powered by a 411 cc air-cooled single-cylinder engine, which is capable of producing about 24.5 PS of peak power at 6,500 rpm and 32 Nm at 4,000-4,500 rpm. The engine is paired to a 5 speed manual gearbox.

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Best budget tourer - Royal Enfield Himalayan vs Mahindra Mojo vs Honda CBR 250R

Best budget tourer - Royal Enfield Himalayan vs Mahindra Mojo vs Honda CBR 250R

Best budget tourer - Royal Enfield Himalayan vs Mahindra Mojo vs Honda CBR 250R
Best budget tourer - Royal Enfield Himalayan vs Mahindra Mojo vs Honda CBR 250R
Best budget tourer - Royal Enfield Himalayan vs Mahindra Mojo vs Honda CBR 250R
Best budget tourer - Royal Enfield Himalayan vs Mahindra Mojo vs Honda CBR 250R
Best budget tourer - Royal Enfield Himalayan vs Mahindra Mojo vs Honda CBR 250R
Best budget tourer - Royal Enfield Himalayan vs Mahindra Mojo vs Honda CBR 250R
Best budget tourer - Royal Enfield Himalayan vs Mahindra Mojo vs Honda CBR 250R
Best budget tourer - Royal Enfield Himalayan vs Mahindra Mojo vs Honda CBR 250R

In the recent years, the motorcycling segments have become way more mature than ever before. Needless to say, it has led to the dwelling of various new segments and niches which were almost inexistent till yesterday. This phenomenon is more common in the segments of entry level quarter liter segments as well as middleweight sportbike segments, which has seen the arrival of several new players on the Indian soil, which to some extent, have shown excellent results in terms of overall sales and popularity.

Amongst the new segments which have made their presence felt in the Indian market, the segment of tourers and adventure motorcycles definitely needs to be given a special moment. The segment, which is considered to be the most practical among the big sports oriented motorcycles, have shown that the average Indian motorcycling enthusiasts have geared up and have become way more mature than they actually were. A credit of this has to be given to the launch of various new motorcycles in this very segment.

Till now, the segment of tourers was basically confined only to the middleweight segments (600-800cc), which has seen the motorcycles such as Kawasaki Ninja 650, Benelli TNT 600i/TNT 600 GT and the 800cc versions of Triumph Tiger escalating new heights in terms of sales. Witnessing this golden opportunity, various two wheeler manufacturers are moving down in the entry level sportsbike segments, say the 250-300cc category, and have started working on the same.

And the results are quite fruitful too! Honda initiated this with the quarter liter sportsbike, the CBR 250R, which is more of a fully faired sport tourer than a track focused scalpel – a perfect and practical recipe for the bikers obsessed with fully faired machines. Then came the much awaited Mahindra Mojo, which took almost a decade for development till it actually got launched in 2015 and showed good signs of excellence, for the fact that it is the only naked tourer in the quarter liter segment.

And finally, after a lot of speculations, Royal Enfield came up with what was totally unexpected in this segment – a proper fully focused adventure tourer, the Himalayan. Seeing the first impressions, the Royal Enfield Himalayan has finally appeared as the answer to the prayers of all those, who wanted to experience the best of off-roading on two wheels.

In this write-up, we will be comparing the three different motorcycles with varying characters and personas – the Royal Enfield Himalayan, Mahindra Mojo and Honda CBR 250R, which have varying body styles, but there aim is same – to satiate the hunger of all those biking aficionados who want to explore the unexplored terrains, whether on or off road. Here we go.

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Best budget tourer - Royal Enfield Himalayan vs Mahindra Mojo vs Honda CBR 250R

Best budget tourer - Royal Enfield Himalayan vs Mahindra Mojo vs Honda CBR 250R

Best budget tourer - Royal Enfield Himalayan vs Mahindra Mojo vs Honda CBR 250R
Best budget tourer - Royal Enfield Himalayan vs Mahindra Mojo vs Honda CBR 250R
Best budget tourer - Royal Enfield Himalayan vs Mahindra Mojo vs Honda CBR 250R
Best budget tourer - Royal Enfield Himalayan vs Mahindra Mojo vs Honda CBR 250R
Best budget tourer - Royal Enfield Himalayan vs Mahindra Mojo vs Honda CBR 250R
Best budget tourer - Royal Enfield Himalayan vs Mahindra Mojo vs Honda CBR 250R
Best budget tourer - Royal Enfield Himalayan vs Mahindra Mojo vs Honda CBR 250R
Best budget tourer - Royal Enfield Himalayan vs Mahindra Mojo vs Honda CBR 250R

In the recent years, the motorcycling segments have become way more mature than ever before. Needless to say, it has led to the dwelling of various new segments and niches which were almost inexistent till yesterday. This phenomenon is more common in the segments of entry level quarter liter segments as well as middleweight sportbike segments, which has seen the arrival of several new players on the Indian soil, which to some extent, have shown excellent results in terms of overall sales and popularity.

Amongst the new segments which have made their presence felt in the Indian market, the segment of tourers and adventure motorcycles definitely needs to be given a special moment. The segment, which is considered to be the most practical among the big sports oriented motorcycles, have shown that the average Indian motorcycling enthusiasts have geared up and have become way more mature than they actually were. A credit of this has to be given to the launch of various new motorcycles in this very segment.

Till now, the segment of tourers was basically confined only to the middleweight segments (600-800cc), which has seen the motorcycles such as Kawasaki Ninja 650, Benelli TNT 600i/TNT 600 GT and the 800cc versions of Triumph Tiger escalating new heights in terms of sales. Witnessing this golden opportunity, various two wheeler manufacturers are moving down in the entry level sportsbike segments, say the 250-300cc category, and have started working on the same.

And the results are quite fruitful too! Honda initiated this with the quarter liter sportsbike, the CBR 250R, which is more of a fully faired sport tourer than a track focused scalpel – a perfect and practical recipe for the bikers obsessed with fully faired machines. Then came the much awaited Mahindra Mojo, which took almost a decade for development till it actually got launched in 2015 and showed good signs of excellence, for the fact that it is the only naked tourer in the quarter liter segment.

And finally, after a lot of speculations, Royal Enfield came up with what was totally unexpected in this segment – a proper fully focused adventure tourer, the Himalayan. Seeing the first impressions, the Royal Enfield Himalayan has finally appeared as the answer to the prayers of all those, who wanted to experience the best of off-roading on two wheels.

In this write-up, we will be comparing the three different motorcycles with varying characters and personas – the Royal Enfield Himalayan, Mahindra Mojo and Honda CBR 250R, which have varying body styles, but there aim is same – to satiate the hunger of all those biking aficionados who want to explore the unexplored terrains, whether on or off road.

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15 new bikes expected to launched in 2016

15 new bikes expected to launched in 2016

15 new bikes expected to launched in 2016
15 new bikes expected to launched in 2016
15 new bikes expected to launched in 2016
15 new bikes expected to launched in 2016

The year 2015 turned out to be a landmark tenure for the Indian two wheeler market, with some significant launches taking place in almost every possible segment. The lower end of the market witnessed the resurrection of CT 100, the Splendor Pro being refurbished and the CB Shine getting a refresh in not one but two different avatars, while the entry level performance segments too saw some very significant launches in the form of Pulsar RS 200, Avenger duo, Yamaha R3 and Benelli TNT 25. Not to forget the number of significant launches in the middleweight and liter class segments, which will be talked about some time after.

Going by the trend of 2015, the year 2016 is supposed to be even more interesting, with some very prominent and promising launches being lined up by almost every manufacturer. Some of them are supposed to write new stories and create milestones by spawning new segments. While the year 2015 belonged majorly to Bajaj Auto and Honda, the year 2016 is supposed to be a landmark one for the other two prominent players of this market, Hero and TVS, for the number of products they have in the kitty for the new year.

Following is a list of 15 all new launches which are supposed to take place in 2016 by various manufacturers. The list includes everything, ranging from entry level commuters to entry level sportbikes, as well as scooters of various segments. Here you go.

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Royal Enfield Himalayan Engine Details Out; Launch At 2016 Auto Expo

Royal Enfield Himalayan Engine Details Out; Launch At 2016 Auto Expo

Royal Enfield Himalayan Engine Details Out; Launch At 2016 Auto Expo
Royal Enfield Himalayan Engine Details Out; Launch At 2016 Auto Expo
Royal Enfield Himalayan Engine Details Out; Launch At 2016 Auto Expo
Royal Enfield Himalayan Engine Details Out; Launch At 2016 Auto Expo
Royal Enfield Himalayan Engine Details Out; Launch At 2016 Auto Expo
Royal Enfield Himalayan Engine Details Out; Launch At 2016 Auto Expo

We reported about this upcoming Tourer from one of the renowned motorcycle makers of India Royal Enfield. This motorcycle has created a lot of buzz amongst the adventure enthusiast of the Country because after a long wait they will actually be able to get their hands on a motorcycle which has been built specially keeping the touring and offroading purpose in mind.

Although this motorcycle was caught couple of times being tested on different locations but the newest spy shots reveals some more details about the upcoming Tourer. The most important details is that the powerplant which will provide all that power to the new Himlayan will actually be a newly developed oil cooled unit which is expected to produce about 28 Ps of peak power and 32 Nm of torque. This new engine will be mated to a 5 speed manual gearbox. Not only this new powerplant has been developed furthermore, the traditional push rod cams have made way for new overhead cams. These changes will actually help the engine to rev freely in between 6500-7000 rpm. Royal Enfield has also worked on the powerplant to reduce its engine vibrations as well.

Zigwheels was also able to get a clear spyshot of the instrument cluster of the Himalayan as well which reveals that apart from an analogue speedometer, tachometer, there is also a digital display which showcases a digital clock, odometer and trip meter. While the special features includes a compass and even an altimeter reading as well.

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