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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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The buzz around Ducati's V4 Desmosedici Stradale.

The buzz around Ducati’s V4 Desmosedici Stradale.

In about a week, we will have a four pot Ducati showcasing.

It’s no new story to begin here. Ducatithemselves have been pretty vocal about their newfound love for a four cylinder version of their street bikes which will most probably change the whole dimension within the segment.

True to their ways of naming, the Italians have named it as the Desmosedici Stradale engine, and it is going to replace the Superquadro twin-cylinder which is having its final run on the mighty 1299 Panigale R Final Edition. It will be put on showcase at the Misano World Circuit on Thursday, 7th September 2017.

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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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Should you buy the Fazer 25 or something else?

Should you buy the Fazer 25 or something else?

Yamaha’s new entrant says go "sports-touring". Can you really?

When Kawasaki launched the Ninja 1000 last month, we called it “The most serious sports tourer on the face of this planet, or any planet for that matter.” That is the best of both worlds. Period.

Now, the Japanese Blue team has come up with the “all-new aggressive tourer” Fazer 25. All they’ve done is slap a fairing onto the naked FZ 25 and called it a tourer. Not that I’m saying it’s wrong because that is what the Kawa guys did too with the Z1000. So technically, Yamaha’s Fazer 25 is marketed rightfully as a sports tourer.

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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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Walkaround the upcoming Fazer 250.

Walkaround the upcoming Fazer 250.

This time the bike is seen in Grey-Cyan colour option.

Launched in 2008, Yamaha’s FZ series of motorcycles had created a new meaning to the streetfighter nemesis. The DNA embedded had street characteristics that made the FZ the number one in the segment pretty fast. Then, Yamaha had launched Fazer In the year 2008 under the FZ series, the Japanese Blue’s wonderful semi-faired sports tourers. It provided a perfect balance between the aggressive of Yamaha’s true-blue super sports and the very practical naked roadsters termed under the brand ‘FZ’.

Recently, Yamaha added a new boy to the FZ lineup, the FZ25. This is their official entry to the quarter-litre naked motorcycle segment in the country. Like history repeating itself, Yamaha is all gunning out to launch another faired tourer and call it the Fazer 250. And as per these new images and videos, Yamaha has gotten their testing phase done with and the full spec production versions will be rolling out soon. This time it gets a fully-faired kit rather than the erstwhile Fazer in India.

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Suzuki has launched the updated Gixxer SF with ABS.

Suzuki has launched the updated Gixxer SF with ABS.

For ₹ 99312, only the front brakes gets the ABS option.

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.

Then came the very promising 155cc motorcycle, the Gixxer and its faired sibling, the Gixxer SF. They became an instant hit in the mass market segment and over the years, they kept updating their best motorcycle to keep in touch with the growing competition. In 2017 too, the bikes received updates that gave them new dual tone paint schemes, disc brakes and graphics along with BH4 compliance and AHO unit. Now, the bike also gets a single channel ABS safety system under its umbrella.

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Ducati has asked us to save the date for "The sound of a new era".

Ducati has asked us to save the date for "The sound of a new era".

And we have all reasons to believe that this is about the V4 Superbike in works.

Unless you have been living under a rock all this while, Ducati has stopped working on its superstar L - twin Superquadro powerhouse that made its final act with the recently launched 1299 Panigale R Final Edition.

We must accept the end of something in order to build a new something which can take you past that feeling. It is becoming ever so difficult for Ducati to adhere to the rules package in most of the World Superbike Championships the Panigale is currently in competition; its v-twin superbikes will soon lose out to the four-cylinder counterparts. Luckily, the Italian company is also churning out a new V-4 superbike as we speak.

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Suzuki is getting some new colours to its Gixxer Series. The FS is even getting ABS.

Suzuki is getting some new colours to its Gixxer Series. The FS is even getting ABS.

Keeping in touch with competition is always good for business.

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.

Then came the very promising 155cc motorcycle, the Gixxer and its faired sibling, the Gixxer SF. They became an instant hit in the mass market segment and over the years, they kept updating their best motorcycle to keep in touch with the growing competition. In 2017 too, the bikes received updates that gave them new dual tone paint schemes, disc brakes and graphics along with BH4 compliance and AHO unit.

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So this is how the Fazer 250 will look like.

So this is how the Fazer 250 will look like.

Uncamouflaged and in full production spec, the Fazer 250 may not have the best first impressions.

Launched in 2008, Yamaha’s FZ series of motorcycles had created a new meaning to the streetfighter nemesis. The DNA embedded had street characteristics that made the FZ the number one in the segment pretty fast. Then, Yamaha had launched Fazer In the year 2008 under the FZ series, the Japanese Blue’s wonderful semi-faired sports tourers. It provided a perfect balance between the aggressive of Yamaha’s true-blue super sports and the very practical naked roadsters termed under the brand ‘FZ’.

Recently, Yamaha added a new boy to the FZ lineup, the FZ25. This is their official entry to the quarter-litre naked motorcycle segment in the country. Like history repeating itself, Yamaha is all gunning out to launch another faired tourer and call it the Fazer 250. And as per these new images, Yamaha is undertaking the final phases of testing. This time it gets a fully-faired kit rather than the erstwhile Fazer in India.

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BMW is busy testing the 2018 S1000RR and it seems that the Germans are thorough this time.

BMW is busy testing the 2018 S1000RR and it seems that the Germans are thorough this time.

BMW is finally getting all the bell and whistles of the current crop of superbikes posing a threat to the crowned.

Although late to the party, the Germans are finally upping the ante of their litre class superbike, the S 1000RR. The engineers gave it enough oomph to uphold its end of the bargain pretty well with the 2015 upgrade and the bike had a good run with class leading power figures and chassis structure, until now.

She is now, at eight years old, missing a few exquisite equipment list and sorts of electronic wizardry that adorns the modern 2017 competition like the Fireblades’, Ninjas’, R1s’ and the GSXs’. They are faster, lighter and cleverer than ever before and could easily clip off the S 1000 RR one by one. Luckily, BMW says enough is enough and are readying a machine that could spell out being the Pinnacle of German Engineering.

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The Italian storm maker has arrived to create havoc in the 300cc category.

The Italian storm maker has arrived to create havoc in the 300cc category.

Benelli officially launches the Tornado 302R at ₹ 3.48 Lakh.

Benelli was finding it difficult to find its identity amidst in the modern and competitive world, even more after it was acquired by a Chinese firm. But now it seems like a thing of the past, more of a ‘myth’ one could say. Benelli started showcasing us products designed by CentroStile Benelli and slowly their reputation got back to their original charm.

And now, the Italian marquee Benelli, which after raking in some interesting numbers with its range of naked streetfighters, has now coming up with its first fully faired motorcycle in the Indian market, the Tornado 302. After hoards of speculations of its launch dates, DSK Benelli has officially launched the 302R at a price tag of ₹ 3.48 lakh, ex-showroom.

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Benelli will officially launch the 302R on the 25th of July.

Benelli will officially launch the 302R on the 25th of July.

The Ninja 300 and the R3 contender is finally coming after the BS-IV exchange.

Benelli was finding it difficult to find its identity amidst in the modern and competitive world, even more after it was acquired by a Chinese firm. But now it seems like a thing of the past, more of a ‘myth’ one could say. Benelli started showcasing us products designed by CentroStile Benelli and slowly their reputation got back to their original charm.

And now, the Italian marquee Benelli, which after raking in some interesting numbers with its range of naked streetfighters, is now coming up with its first fully faired motorcycle in the Indian market, the Tornado 302. After hoards of speculations of its launch dates, DSK Benelli has officially confirmed that they will be launching the 302R on the 25th of July, 2017.

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Kawasaki Ninja 1000

Kawasaki Ninja 1000

The most serious sports tourer on the face of this planet, or any planet for that matter.

Kawasaki seems to have mastered the dark arts of slaying the competition in everything they put their hands in. Especially the way all their Ninjas’ are up on the throats of every other faired motorcycle in their classes. Having diversified their skill sets in recent years, the fearsome Ninja brand got an upgrade on each of its models, with the latest one being this 2017 Ninja 1000. Basically, the sports bike which can hold a couple of bags on it and is a tad bit comfortable for longer stints.

The 2017 edition promises to be sportier and more eager to roar than the outgoing one to give you a competitive edge on those interstate highways and the streets. Like having the best of both worlds, this new bike takes on the pedigrees of the ZX-10R and the Concours brothers and puts them in a sought after package that leaves you with nothing to complain about. Here is our take on this new Green Machine:

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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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Ducati's new V-4 Superbike gets snapped testing.

Ducati’s new V-4 Superbike gets snapped testing.

The first images are here and we cannot stop grinning about them.

When it comes to sports bikes with full fairings, there are not many chaps in the world who make them better than these Italians. The Panigale, for instance, is the most coveted superbike for the way it looks, handles and rides. It is one of those Italian Exotics that can sweep you off your feet every time you get yourself near it. And if you do ride one, you know what a fearless machine it is, always wanting to break your spine due to the insanity, unless you tame it.

But now, that superbike is seeing its last leg with Ducati teasing the ’final’ Panigale to come out of the Borgo gates. It will be the last L-twin superbike made by Ducati since it is ever so difficult for Ducati to adhere to the rules package in most of the World Superbike Championships the Panigale is currently in competition, its v-twin superbikes will soon lose out to the four-cylinder counterparts. Luckily, the Italian company is also churning out a new V-4 superbike as we speak. And the first images are out here as seen on Maxxmoto.

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Ducati's 'final' Panigale is coming on July 7. And we have a peek at the specs here.

Ducati’s ’final’ Panigale is coming on July 7. And we have a peek at the specs here.

This monster will make more than 200 bhp and will be priced less than half of the ultimate Superleggera.

Last week, the Italian manufacturer teased its final edition of the famous 1299 Panigale to the world. Titled as ’ When the end tells the whole story’, the video is filled with fast-paced takes on the bike’s red/white Corse livery, headlight and tail units and the titanium racing exhaust. the video is surely a nod to the last big-displacement v-twin superbike from Ducati. Why do I say this? The words “Panigale Final Edition” in the video title makes it very evident.

Now, we also get teased with mouthwatering specs of this ’last’ 1299 Panigale R which is going to debut at the Laguna Seca Moto GP weekend in California.on July 7, 2017. A dealer in the UK has released the specifications and with it making just 5 bhp and 3 Nm lesser than the brand’s super fighter, the Superleggera, and costing less than half of it, the Panigale is going to blow your mind.

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Ducati just dropped a new teaser of their last Panigale.

Ducati just dropped a new teaser of their last Panigale.

The Italians are having one final go at their celebrated twin cylinder.

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. This very feature is going to see the whole concept of twin-cylinder Ducati into the death pit. Nonetheless, the folks at Ducati are gunning for a final go at their most famous fully faired litre class motorcycle, and it’s coming on the July 7th, 2017.

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