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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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The 2017 R15 V3.0 has been rendered in your favourite colour

The 2017 R15 V3.0 has been rendered in your favourite colour

Literally spoilt for choice
The 2017 R15 V3.0 has been rendered in your favourite colour
The 2017 R15 V3.0 has been rendered in your favourite colour
The 2017 R15 V3.0 has been rendered in your favourite colour
The 2017 R15 V3.0 has been rendered in your favourite colour

We have been following the development of the 2017 Yamaha YZF - R15 V3.0 since the first spy shot was seen making the rounds on the internet even since early 2016. Post that, various render artists have imagined the motorcycle and have been updating their work as and when new information spruces up.

When the YZF - R15 rolled in 2008, Yamaha gathered enough success as it managed to capture the market leader boards. It gave us a product that was like a gateway for riders to get into the motorsport arena with this fully faired motorcycle having a powerful 150 cc mill. A lot of young riders opted for this superbike looker having a decent engine with high levels of refinement Yamaha is known for.

It was updated with a facelift in 2011 and the R15 V2.0 received a lot of pomp and fair due to its striking design which now looked even sharper with very acute angles from every corner of the motorcycle. Off late, the R15 lost its lustre because of the insane amount of competition but that is about to change. Some were not very impressed with the YZF R15s either. Maybe they were hoping for the V3.0. Luckily for us, news, spy shots and renderings of the upcoming R15 touted as V3.0 is filling the internet and we couldn’t have been much happier.

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If This Is The All New Yamaha R15 Version 3.0 Then This Is An Absolute Stunner! : Video

If This Is The All New Yamaha R15 Version 3.0 Then This Is An Absolute Stunner! : Video

The motorcycle will be launched here next year
If This Is The All New Yamaha R15 Version 3.0 Then This Is An Absolute Stunner! : Video

Almost all the 150 cc segment has received its update and even new motorcycles but one popular motorcycle has not received any updates since the last 2 years. But now that is all going to change soon we are talking about Yamaha and their soon to be launched motorcycle the much awaited new generation Yamaha R15.

Some spy pictures of the new generation Motorcycle are doing rounds on the internet and here is the latest one which quite clearly reveals the front fascia of the upcoming motorcycle. The new motorcycle was caught testing in Indonesia and the initial impression says that the motorcycle looks much sharper and sportier than the current generation motorcycle. The duel headlamps looks like that they will receive an all LED headlamps which will be first in its segment, while the other features might also include an all digital instrument cluster with blue backlit display. On the mechanical font the motorcycle gets an upside down forks towards the front which will definitely contribute towards better handling while there are also rumours that the motorcycle will also get a much more refined engine which will produce more power and torque.

Expect the new generation motorcycle to make it to the Indian market next year and this is definitely something worth waiting for.

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Fresh new renderings of the 2017 Yamaha R15 V3.0 have landed

Fresh new renderings of the 2017 Yamaha R15 V3.0 have landed

Looks matured and muscular just like the big guys.
Fresh new renderings of the 2017 Yamaha R15 V3.0 have landed
Fresh new renderings of the 2017 Yamaha R15 V3.0 have landed
Fresh new renderings of the 2017 Yamaha R15 V3.0 have landed
Fresh new renderings of the 2017 Yamaha R15 V3.0 have landed
Fresh new renderings of the 2017 Yamaha R15 V3.0 have landed
Fresh new renderings of the 2017 Yamaha R15 V3.0 have landed

When the YZF - R15 rolled in 2008, Yamaha gathered enough success as it managed to capture the market leader boards. It gave us a product that was like a gateway for riders to get into the motorsport arena with this fully faired motorcycle having a powerful 150 cc mill. A lot of young riders opted for this superbike looker having a decent engine with high levels of refinement Yamaha is known for.

It received a facelift in 2011 and the R15 V2.0 received a lot of pomp and fair due to its striking design which now looked even sharper with very acute angles from every corner of the motorcycle. Off late, the R15 lost its lustre because of the insane amount of competition but that is about to change. Some were not very impressed with the YZF R15s either. Maybe they were hoping for the V3.0. Luckily, news of an upcoming R15 touted as V3.0 is on the rounds and we couldn’t have been much happier.

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List of big capacity roadsters and adventure tourers launched in India in 2016

List of big capacity roadsters and adventure tourers launched in India in 2016

The completely list of motorcycle which are available in India now
List of big capacity roadsters and adventure tourers launched in India in 2016
List of big capacity roadsters and adventure tourers launched in India in 2016
List of big capacity roadsters and adventure tourers launched in India in 2016
List of big capacity roadsters and adventure tourers launched in India in 2016
List of big capacity roadsters and adventure tourers launched in India in 2016
List of big capacity roadsters and adventure tourers launched in India in 2016
List of big capacity roadsters and adventure tourers launched in India in 2016
List of big capacity roadsters and adventure tourers launched in India in 2016

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:-

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Yamaha's Upcoming Entry Level Performance Motorcycle Spotted: Walkaround Video

Yamaha’s Upcoming Entry Level Performance Motorcycle Spotted: Walkaround Video

could this be the more powerful FZ or a completely new motorcycle
Yamaha's Upcoming Entry Level Performance Motorcycle Spotted: Walkaround Video

Yamaha’s upcoming mystery motorcycle is making rounds on the internet for quite some time now. We all are quite excited to know that atleast this won’t be another commuter from the Japanese two wheeler brand but an entry level performance motorcycle instead which will be positioned below the R3 and will be priced aggressively.

This is the first walkaround video of the test mule which was spied during testing on India road. Now whether this is the more powerful FZ or a completely different motorcycle is still unknown. However Yamaha has announced that they will be launching a new motorcycle on January 24th 2017. So we all can assume that this is perhaps the more powerful FZ variant that we all have been eagerly waiting for. The motorcycle shares some of its parts from Yamaha’s existing lineup take the disc brakes or the foot pegs for example but the powertrain seems to be an all new oil cooled unit. Now sharing parts with other existing Yamaha products means that Yamaha will definitely price the motorcycle aggressively.

When launched the all new Yamaha FZ200/250 will take on the Duke 200, Bajaj Dominar 400, Bajaj Pulsar AS200, RS200 and also the TVS ApacheRTR 200.

The spy video quite clearly shows that the new Yamaha motorcycle gets sleek and sharp looking headlamps cluster towards the front which also gets integrated LED daytime running lamps, while it also features a chiselled fuel tank with extended cowl, full digital instrument cluster, split seats and fatter rear tyres. The motorcycle gets disc brake towards both front and rear wheels and we are still not sure whether this motorcycle will come fitted with ABS or not.

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2017 Yamaha MT-10 SP

2017 Yamaha MT-10 SP

sleek, dynamic, powerful and much more
2017 Yamaha MT-10 SP
2017 Yamaha MT-10 SP
2017 Yamaha MT-10 SP
2017 Yamaha MT-10 SP
2017 Yamaha MT-10 SP
2017 Yamaha MT-10 SP
2017 Yamaha MT-10 SP
2017 Yamaha MT-10 SP

Surpassing the fables of its famous FZ range, Yamaha has refurbished its naked streetfighter lineup with the MT range across the globe. Compared to the bulky and muscular looking motorcycles of FZ range, the entire roadster portfolio has been revised by the manufacturer with the new MT portfolio, which features new edgy and futuristic styling, new powertrains and new mechanicals, which have given an importance to Yamaha in the segment of naked streetfighters – a category in which Yamaha hasn’t been able to replicate as much tremendous recognition as it has achieved in the segment of faired supersports.

Starting off from the entry level MT-125 and extending all the way up to MT-10, Yamaha now has a comprehensive lineup of roadsters with the MT nameplate with a prominent presence in each and every segment. Speaking off the flagship, the MT-10, recently at the 2016 EICMA, Yamaha unveiled what can be its most outrageous looking motorcycle in its entire history till date, a performance specific variant of the MT-10, the new MT-10 SP. In simple words, the MT-10 SP is to MT-10 what the YZF R1M is to YZF R1. Here’s a quick outlook on what all revisions and additions does the new MT-10 SP gets over the regular MT-10:-

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2017 Yamaha FZ 250

2017 Yamaha FZ 250

The newest motorcycle will be positioned in between the R3 and the R15
2017 Yamaha FZ 250

The entry level performance motorcycle segment of India is getting crowded and fast. We now have plenty of worthy motorcycles in this segment from different Home grown as well as Indian two wheeler manufacturers flooding this segment which ranges from INR. 1 to 3 Lakhs. Recently Bajaj too introduced their new power Cruiser as well which is powered by a 373 cc single cylinder engine which definitely has attracted plenty of attention amongst those who wants something little more exciting than their daily commuters. The one and only popular two wheeler manufacturer who was not into this game was Yamaha. Although they have launched the YZF R3 here in India last year but this was way above the reach of many because of its steep pricing. But with that said Yamaha soon will change all that because they are all set to introduce a more powerful FZ variant in India.

Now according to the recent report Yamaha is going to launch a new product in India on January 24th 2017. Now if we are not too wrong could this be the new and more powerful FZ variant which was caught testing couple of times on the Indian roads.

Yamaha introduced the second generation FZ in India in 2014 and although the motorcycle was equipped with fuel injection technology the motorcycles overall power output was reduced because the overall displacement of the engine was reduced as well to make it more fuel efficient. Now that hurt the sentiments of many because although this was a 150 cc motorcycle still the overall power output was way lower than its potential rivals. But now Yamaha definitely has a solution for those who wants a more powerful motorcycle within their budget

Click past jump to read more about the soon to be launched Yamaha FZ250

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List of all new mass oriented bikes which got launched in 2016

List of all new mass oriented bikes which got launched in 2016

The complete list of all the motorcycles and scooters
List of all new mass oriented bikes which got launched in 2016
List of all new mass oriented bikes which got launched in 2016
List of all new mass oriented bikes which got launched in 2016
List of all new mass oriented bikes which got launched in 2016
List of all new mass oriented bikes which got launched in 2016
List of all new mass oriented bikes which got launched in 2016
List of all new mass oriented bikes which got launched in 2016
List of all new mass oriented bikes which got launched in 2016

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 bike launches in the mass oriented segments of the Indian two wheeler market, with some of them have been build up from scratch and are only redefining the segments and creating new records for value for money. Following are those all new bike launches meant for the common masses, with the criteria being sub-500cc category and below the price point of Rs. 2.5 lakh:-

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Could This Actually Be The New Generation Yamaha YZF R15 Version 3.0

Could This Actually Be The New Generation Yamaha YZF R15 Version 3.0

The new motorcycle will be powerful and will stack plenty of new exciting features
Could This Actually Be The New Generation Yamaha YZF R15 Version 3.0

The news of the next generation Yamaha R15 was going rounds on the internet for quite some time now. Yamaha updated the R15 back in the year 2011 and since then it has been almost 5 years that the motorcycle hasn’t received any major update. Now that the motorcycle is caught being tested it certainly gives us a hint that Yamaha will be launching the new motorcycle in the year 2017.

Now this spyshot reveals quite a number of interesting new details about this soon to be launched motorcycle. Some reports states that the motorcycle will get a completely new powertrain which will be a lot more powerful than the earlier motorcycle. Reports states that the Yamaha YZF R15 Version 3.0 will get a single cylinder, 155 cc engine which is expected to produce around 18-20 Bhp of peak power and an equally impressive 17-18 Nm of torque.

This spyshots also reveals that the motorcycle will get a restyled headlamp cluster, a completely new digital instrument cluster, upside down forks which will definitely be first in its segment, a lowered pillion seat, apart from a completely new exhaust system and wheel design. Unfortunately the motorcycle still hasn’t received any ABS system yet.

Expect the motorcycle to provide maximum value for money in its segment when it finally makes it to the Indian market and replaces the current model sometime next year.

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Comparison of premium commuters – Bajaj Pulsar LS 135 vs Hero Achiever vs Yamaha SZ-RR vs Honda Unicorn

Comparison of premium commuters – Bajaj Pulsar LS 135 vs Hero Achiever vs Yamaha SZ-RR vs Honda Unicorn

Find out who ends on top
Comparison of premium commuters – Bajaj Pulsar LS 135 vs Hero Achiever vs Yamaha SZ-RR vs Honda Unicorn
Comparison of premium commuters – Bajaj Pulsar LS 135 vs Hero Achiever vs Yamaha SZ-RR vs Honda Unicorn
Comparison of premium commuters – Bajaj Pulsar LS 135 vs Hero Achiever vs Yamaha SZ-RR vs Honda Unicorn
Comparison of premium commuters – Bajaj Pulsar LS 135 vs Hero Achiever vs Yamaha SZ-RR vs Honda Unicorn
Comparison of premium commuters – Bajaj Pulsar LS 135 vs Hero Achiever vs Yamaha SZ-RR vs Honda Unicorn
Comparison of premium commuters – Bajaj Pulsar LS 135 vs Hero Achiever vs Yamaha SZ-RR vs Honda Unicorn
Comparison of premium commuters – Bajaj Pulsar LS 135 vs Hero Achiever vs Yamaha SZ-RR vs Honda Unicorn
Comparison of premium commuters – Bajaj Pulsar LS 135 vs Hero Achiever vs Yamaha SZ-RR vs Honda Unicorn

In the last couple of years, the Indian market of two wheelers has seen an upward growth in terms of both sales numbers as well as maturity. Talking about the latter aspect, the urban Indian buyer is gradually beginning to think beyond the sole factor of fuel efficiency, as he wants something more from his machine – factors like comfort, features, added power and a bit more muscle in the machine he rides. For all these factors, it is the segment of entry level 150cc commuters which, in these days, is serving them in the most apt way. This particular category of motorcycles may not serve the fuel economy of a 100/110/125cc motorcycle, but then, it surely gives the consumer a feel of riding a bigger motorcycle, without sacrificing much on his pocket.

The oldest player of this field, Honda CB Unicorn, continues to impress its target audience with its no-nonsense approach towards design, strengthened by its robust build quality, refinement and the credit of introduction of the technology of rear monoshock in the Indian market. Yamaha also opened its cards by launching the SZ-RR Version 2.0 below the FZ range, which serves as its most affordable 150cc offering. And then, recently, Hero gave a comprehensive makeover to its underdog, the Achiever, which claims to have become much more desirable and better in its new avatar.

Finally come Bajaj Auto, which has the most versatile lineup of 150cc motorcycles in the Indian market. But then, it offers a very unique product in the market which offers the performance and features of the 150cc motorcycles aforementioned above, but at a price of a 125cc motorcycle. This product is the Bajaj Pulsar 135 LS, the only 135cc motorcycle in the country today, which aims to take all the lower positioned 150cc motorcycles. Which one of these emerges out to be the best bet? Let’s find out:-

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Yamaha YZF - R15 V3.0 is buzzing

Yamaha YZF - R15 V3.0 is buzzing

Keeping up with the pace
Yamaha YZF - R15 V3.0 is buzzing

When the YZF - R15 rolled in 2008, Yamaha gathered enough success as it managed to capture the market leader boards. It gave us a product that was like a gateway for riders to get into the motorsport arena with this fully faired motorcycle having a powerful 150 cc mill. A lot of young riders opted for this superbike looker having a decent engine with high levels of refinement Yamaha is known for.

It received a facelift in 2011 and the R15 V2.0 received a lot of pomp and fair due to its striking design which now looked even sharper with very acute angles from every corner of the motorcycle. Off late, the R15 lost its lustre because of the insane amount of competition but that is about to change. Some were not very impressed with the YZF R15s either. Maybe they were hoping for the V3.0. Luckily, news of an upcoming R15 touted as V3.0 is on the rounds and we couldn’t have been much happier.

Renderings show us that with design cues taken over from other siblings including the YZF R125 and the YZF R6, the V3.0 is surely one of the bikes to look out for in 2017 and with it, Yamaha wants to bring in a lot of segment first including LED lighting, digital blue-lit instrumentation and fully faired new body panels including a faux air intake in between the headlight unit. This version will have a lower seating saddle including the pillion for a more comfortable access and riding position to be more track focussed than before.

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2017 KTM Duke 390 vs Yamaha YZF-R3 vs Kawasaki Ninja 300

2017 KTM Duke 390 vs Yamaha YZF-R3 vs Kawasaki Ninja 300

2017 will run hot on the 300cc category
2017 KTM Duke 390 vs Yamaha YZF-R3 vs Kawasaki Ninja 300
2017 KTM Duke 390 vs Yamaha YZF-R3 vs Kawasaki Ninja 300
2017 KTM Duke 390 vs Yamaha YZF-R3 vs Kawasaki Ninja 300
2017 KTM Duke 390 vs Yamaha YZF-R3 vs Kawasaki Ninja 300
2017 KTM Duke 390 vs Yamaha YZF-R3 vs Kawasaki Ninja 300
2017 KTM Duke 390 vs Yamaha YZF-R3 vs Kawasaki Ninja 300
2017 KTM Duke 390 vs Yamaha YZF-R3 vs Kawasaki Ninja 300
2017 KTM Duke 390 vs Yamaha YZF-R3 vs Kawasaki Ninja 300

Buckle up because it is going to be a wild ride. 2017 will see the launch of the brand new KTM Duke 390 that is said to wipe out the competition. The Australian company decided to give the already successful KTM Duke 390 a revamp and what we’ve noticed is that the naked version is up for a spotlight rather than the full faired RC edition. It made its global debut at the EICMA Milan Motorcycle Show in Italy and post its debut, will make way into the Indian market in 2017.

The Yamaha YZF-R3 was released in 2016 and it made the rest of the 300cc line-up shake by winning the coveted Bike of the year for 2016 and it threatened the rule of the RC 390 as well because of its all-round package. Then there was the Kawasaki Ninja 300 which although it was trumped by the other two in many categories it has earned the reputation of being a reliable, well built, and refined offering in this class.

All the three motorcycles have had a condescending effect on the Indian 2 wheeler market and they got in the fresh breed of entry level fully flaired performance motorcycles to blaze the much needed thrilling experience to enthusiasts and purists. Now with speculations running high of the Duke 390 Facelift, it will definitely try to bring havoc in the sales of its competition and make motorcyclist get into a realm of more content and less bitter.

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10 motorcycles for 2017 that vie the top spots under INR. 5 lakhs

10 motorcycles for 2017 that vie the top spots under INR. 5 lakhs

10 motorcycles for 2017 that vie the top spots under INR. 5 lakhs
10 motorcycles for 2017 that vie the top spots under INR. 5 lakhs
10 motorcycles for 2017 that vie the top spots under INR. 5 lakhs
10 motorcycles for 2017 that vie the top spots under INR. 5 lakhs
10 motorcycles for 2017 that vie the top spots under INR. 5 lakhs
10 motorcycles for 2017 that vie the top spots under INR. 5 lakhs
10 motorcycles for 2017 that vie the top spots under INR. 5 lakhs
10 motorcycles for 2017 that vie the top spots under INR. 5 lakhs

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.

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An Unidentified Yamaha Streetfighter Spotted Testing Could This Be The More Powerful FZ

An Unidentified Yamaha Streetfighter Spotted Testing Could This Be The More Powerful FZ

Expect the new motorcycle to sit in between the existing R15 and the R3
An Unidentified Yamaha Streetfighter Spotted Testing Could This Be The More Powerful FZ

To everyone’s surprise a completely new Yamaha test mule was spotted being tested in National Capital recently which gives is a hint that Yamaha is definitely planning to introduce one more powerful sub 500 cc motorcycle soon.

Until now we all thought that Yamaha might bring the MT-03 in the Indian market which is actually the naked variant of the YZF-R3 which is already for sale in the Indian market. However it seems that Yamaha has completely different plan altogether, the motorcycle which was caught testing could actually be the more powerful variant of the FZ. Now this could either be the 200 cc unit or the 250 cc unit.

As far as the styling is concerned the test mule looks certainly like a very modern form of the existing FZ variant. The test mule which was caught was equipped with LED headlamps as well as taillamps, while the instrument cluster looked like a full digital unit. The motorcycle also was equipped with fatter 41 mm front forks and monoshock setup at the rear. While the fuel tank looked slightly larger, the short stubby exhaust definitely looked like the unit which is also available with the current FZ.

The motorcycle was also fitted with disc brakes towards the front which looked like has been picked up from any other Yamaha India products.

There are no details of the powertrain available yet but expect this motorcycle to sit in between the existing YZF R3 and their flagship offering the R3.

We will definitely update you with more details as soon as they are available at this new upcoming Yamaha motorcycle.

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2017 will run hot on the 300cc category: KTM Duke 390 VS Kawasaki Ninja 300 Vs Yamaha YZF-R3

2017 will run hot on the 300cc category: KTM Duke 390 VS Kawasaki Ninja 300 Vs Yamaha YZF-R3

Find out everything you want to know about the new upcoming Streetfighter and its rivals
2017 will run hot on the 300cc category: KTM Duke 390 VS Kawasaki Ninja 300 Vs Yamaha YZF-R3
2017 will run hot on the 300cc category: KTM Duke 390 VS Kawasaki Ninja 300 Vs Yamaha YZF-R3
2017 will run hot on the 300cc category: KTM Duke 390 VS Kawasaki Ninja 300 Vs Yamaha YZF-R3
2017 will run hot on the 300cc category: KTM Duke 390 VS Kawasaki Ninja 300 Vs Yamaha YZF-R3
2017 will run hot on the 300cc category: KTM Duke 390 VS Kawasaki Ninja 300 Vs Yamaha YZF-R3
2017 will run hot on the 300cc category: KTM Duke 390 VS Kawasaki Ninja 300 Vs Yamaha YZF-R3

Buckle up because it is going to be a wild ride.2017 will see the launch of the brand new KTM Duke 390 that is said to wipe out the competition. The Yamaha YZF R3 was released in 2016 and it made the rest of the 300cc line-up shake by winning the coveted Bike of the year for 2016 and it threatened the rule of the RC 390 as well because of its all-round package. Then there was the Kawasaki Ninja 300 which although it was trumped by the other two in many categories it has earned the reputation of being a reliable, well built, and refined offering in this class.

All the three motorcycles have had a condescending effect on the Indian 2 wheeler market and they got in the fresh breed of entry level fully flaired performance motorcycles to blaze the much needed thrilling experience to enthusiasts and purists. Now with speculations running high of the Duke 390 Facelift, it will definitely try to bring havoc in the sales of its competition and make motorcyclist get into a realm of more content and less bitter. Let’s find out how by getting upto date with the spied and speculated information gathered from our automotive media sorcerers around the globe.

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Comparison of entry level 150cc commuters – Hero Achiever vs Bajaj V15 vs Yamaha SZ-RR vs Honda Unicorn

Comparison of entry level 150cc commuters – Hero Achiever vs Bajaj V15 vs Yamaha SZ-RR vs Honda Unicorn

Find out who wins the top spot
Comparison of entry level 150cc commuters – Hero Achiever vs Bajaj V15 vs Yamaha SZ-RR vs Honda Unicorn
Comparison of entry level 150cc commuters – Hero Achiever vs Bajaj V15 vs Yamaha SZ-RR vs Honda Unicorn
Comparison of entry level 150cc commuters – Hero Achiever vs Bajaj V15 vs Yamaha SZ-RR vs Honda Unicorn
Comparison of entry level 150cc commuters – Hero Achiever vs Bajaj V15 vs Yamaha SZ-RR vs Honda Unicorn
Comparison of entry level 150cc commuters – Hero Achiever vs Bajaj V15 vs Yamaha SZ-RR vs Honda Unicorn
Comparison of entry level 150cc commuters – Hero Achiever vs Bajaj V15 vs Yamaha SZ-RR vs Honda Unicorn
Comparison of entry level 150cc commuters – Hero Achiever vs Bajaj V15 vs Yamaha SZ-RR vs Honda Unicorn
Comparison of entry level 150cc commuters – Hero Achiever vs Bajaj V15 vs Yamaha SZ-RR vs Honda Unicorn

In the last couple of years, the Indian market of two wheelers has seen an upward growth in terms of both sales numbers as well as maturity. Talking about the latter aspect, the urban Indian buyer is gradually beginning to think beyond the sole factor of fuel efficiency, as he wants something more from his machine – factors like comfort, features, added power and a bit more muscle in the machine he rides. For all these factors, it is the segment of 150cc commuters which, in these days, is serving them in the most apt way. This particular category of motorcycles may not serve the fuel economy of a 100/110/125cc motorcycle, but then, it surely gives the consumer a feel of riding a bigger motorcycle, without sacrificing much on his pocket.

On closely inspecting this segment, we do find that the motorcycles of the higher and premium end of this segment, which comprises of motorcycles like the CB Hornet 160R, Yamaha FZ-S FI and Suzuki Gixxer, are now churning up impressive numbers. But then, it is the lower end of the segment which is forming up the biggest chunk of this segment, as far as volume is concerned. The oldest player of this field, Honda CB Unicorn, continues to impress its target audience with its no-nonsense approach towards design, strengthened by its robust build quality, refinement and the credit of introduction of the technology of rear monoshock in the Indian market. Yamaha also opened its cards by launching the SZ-RR Version 2.0 below the FZ range, which serves as its most affordable 150cc offering. And then, to cater to the reducing customer interest in Pulsar, Bajaj tried to retain its potential customers with the all new V15, a motorcycle which is quite unique to this entry-level 150cc segment, thanks to its individualistic design and the fact that it contains the metal of the very famous INS Vikrant.

After all the action from its arch rivals in the budget segments, how can Hero be so silent? Just recently, Hero revamped its most affordable 150cc offering for the Indian market, the Achiever, with an all new design and retuned powertrain, which makes it feel like an all new motorcycle. In this story, we are going to compare all these four motorcycles which form the lower end of the 150cc segment, to find out which one fits the tag of the segment leader in actual sense.

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Comparison of 150cc sport tourers – Suzuki Gixxer SF FI vs Yamaha Fazer FI

Comparison of 150cc sport tourers – Suzuki Gixxer SF FI vs Yamaha Fazer FI

Find out who wins the top spot
Comparison of 150cc sport tourers – Suzuki Gixxer SF FI vs Yamaha Fazer FI
Comparison of 150cc sport tourers – Suzuki Gixxer SF FI vs Yamaha Fazer FI
Comparison of 150cc sport tourers – Suzuki Gixxer SF FI vs Yamaha Fazer FI
Comparison of 150cc sport tourers – Suzuki Gixxer SF FI vs Yamaha Fazer FI
Comparison of 150cc sport tourers – Suzuki Gixxer SF FI vs Yamaha Fazer FI
Comparison of 150cc sport tourers – Suzuki Gixxer SF FI vs Yamaha Fazer FI
Comparison of 150cc sport tourers – Suzuki Gixxer SF FI vs Yamaha Fazer FI
Comparison of 150cc sport tourers – Suzuki Gixxer SF FI vs Yamaha Fazer FI

There was a time when the 150cc segment of naked commuters was considered to be the gateway to performance oriented segments of the Indian two wheeler market. Reason? There was simply nothing above it which could satisfy the craving for performance of the enthusiasts, except for a couple of exceptions and the super pricey liter class superbikes. However, with the passing times, the Indian market has become way more mature than what it used to be before, and now we have a variety of motorcycles, which are priced and positioned adequately according to the varying tastes of the prospected buyers.

This has led to the fact that the segment of 150cc naked commuters is now a mere option for upgrading to a better and a more premium commuter from a 100/125cc motorcycle, as there are now a number of options in the 200-250cc segment to fulfill that particular hunger for performance. Though, there is one category in the 150cc segment which still manages to impart the much needed ‘big-bike’ feel for the price at which they are offered – that of the sport tourers.

The category of sport tourers in this end of the segment of sub-1 lakh started all the way back in 2003, when Hero (the then Hero Honda) came up with the Karizma, which instantly earned the stature of a legend, owing to its looks and design inspired from the motorcycles from one segment above. Now that the market has become more mature and price conscious (and the Karizma too has become a motorcycle which has lost its steam and stature), the category of 150cc sport tourers has born, which at present is leaded by two major players – both are Japanese, both are fuel injected – Suzuki Gixxer SF FI and Yamaha Fazer FI. Yes, the segment consists of even the Bajaj Pulsar AS 150, however, the mechanicals and build of the former two are in an altogether different league from the Bajaj’s offering.

The Yamaha Fazer has been in the market now for quite a long time, and it is one of those motorcycles which has brought Yamaha back into the game of volumes. With its current guise, the Fazer FI, Yamaha has tried to make the motorcycle more premium and techonologically advanced than before. On the other hand, the Gixxer SF, along with its naked counterpart Gixxer, has made us sure that Suzuki can make brilliant motorcycles in the volume-conscious segments as well, just in the way as it makes in the other end of the spectrum (read Hayabusa and GSX-R1000). Suzuki has recently added the fuel injection technology and a couple of more features to the Gixxer SF and gave it a mild refresh. Which of the two motorcycles fare out to be the better one in comparison? Let’s find out:-

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Schemes and offers going on for 2016 festive season

Schemes and offers going on for 2016 festive season

offers you get during this festive season
Schemes and offers going on for 2016 festive season
Schemes and offers going on for 2016 festive season
Schemes and offers going on for 2016 festive season
Schemes and offers going on for 2016 festive season
Schemes and offers going on for 2016 festive season
Schemes and offers going on for 2016 festive season
Schemes and offers going on for 2016 festive season
Schemes and offers going on for 2016 festive season

No matter how much the Indian two wheeler market may be suffering from ups and downs in the entire tenure of one year, the one particular period which definitely sets the cash registers ringing for all of them is the festive season of Diwali. If we dig out the history of automobile industry, the performance of all the manufacturers during this particular period of time always goes on exemplary, with all of them playing in profits more than what they usually collect in other months of the year.

Like every other year, the festive season of 2016 too has witnessed all the major players of the tow wheeler industry of India coming forward with their lineup of schemes, offers, limited edition models and new variants of the already existing models. Following is a list of all the schemes which are being offered by all the two wheeler majors of the country. Here they are.

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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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2017 Yamaha YZF-R6

2017 Yamaha YZF-R6

It’s new and ready to take the world by storm… again
2017 Yamaha YZF-R6
2017 Yamaha YZF-R6
2017 Yamaha YZF-R6
2017 Yamaha YZF-R6
2017 Yamaha YZF-R6
2017 Yamaha YZF-R6
2017 Yamaha YZF-R6
2017 Yamaha YZF-R6

One cannot go wrong with something that has a history of having won the World Supersport Championship three times in the last seven years and 21 AMA titles in the past 21 years.Touted as the sharpest and most track-focused supersport bikes you could get your hands on. And for 2017, Yamaha has gone the whole yard with this YZF-R6 pumping the much-needed life into the stagnant middleweight sportbike category.

After teasing the motorcycle in the recent past, the YZF-R6 is visually everything we had expected it to be and more. Making much use of their racing DNA infused Yamaha YZF-R1, this bike borrows the chassis technology together with the decent raft of cutting edge electronics. Having the M1-type central forced intake, those blaring front façade with the recessed LED twin headlights, there is no mistake in the family resemblance. The competition in the middleweight supersport segment just hit the roof!

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Comparison of executive 150cc commuters – Bajaj Puls|ar 150 vs TVS Apache RTR 160 vs Yamaha FZ vs Honda CB Unicorn 160

Comparison of executive 150cc commuters – Bajaj Puls|ar 150 vs TVS Apache RTR 160 vs Yamaha FZ vs Honda CB Unicorn 160

Find out which one stays on top of the list
Comparison of executive 150cc commuters – Bajaj Puls|ar 150 vs TVS Apache RTR 160 vs Yamaha FZ vs Honda CB Unicorn 160
Comparison of executive 150cc commuters – Bajaj Puls|ar 150 vs TVS Apache RTR 160 vs Yamaha FZ vs Honda CB Unicorn 160
Comparison of executive 150cc commuters – Bajaj Puls|ar 150 vs TVS Apache RTR 160 vs Yamaha FZ vs Honda CB Unicorn 160
Comparison of executive 150cc commuters – Bajaj Puls|ar 150 vs TVS Apache RTR 160 vs Yamaha FZ vs Honda CB Unicorn 160
Comparison of executive 150cc commuters – Bajaj Puls|ar 150 vs TVS Apache RTR 160 vs Yamaha FZ vs Honda CB Unicorn 160
Comparison of executive 150cc commuters – Bajaj Puls|ar 150 vs TVS Apache RTR 160 vs Yamaha FZ vs Honda CB Unicorn 160
Comparison of executive 150cc commuters – Bajaj Puls|ar 150 vs TVS Apache RTR 160 vs Yamaha FZ vs Honda CB Unicorn 160
Comparison of executive 150cc commuters – Bajaj Puls|ar 150 vs TVS Apache RTR 160 vs Yamaha FZ vs Honda CB Unicorn 160

In the recent years, the segment of 150cc motorcycles has seen a lot action. Thanks to the constant growth in the industry, the 150cc segment has gradually become the segment which attracts as the starting commuter range for most of the buyers, especially in urban areas and Tier-I cities, thus surpassing 100-125cc class by being the first motorcycle for majority of them. It is due to the substantial growth in the 150cc segment, that this particular class of motorcycles is now filled up with various kinds and types of motorcycles.

On closely inspecting this segment, we do find that the motorcycles of the higher and premium end of this segment, which comprises of motorcycles like the CB Hornet 160R, Yamaha FZ-S FI and Suzuki Gixxer, are now churning up impressive numbers. But then, it is the lower end of the segment which is forming up the biggest chunk of this segment, as far as volume is concerned. Thanks to the Bajaj Pulsar 150, which single handedly is ruling this end of the 150cc segment by a huge margin. Being a segment initiator, the Pulsar brought many segment-firsts like digital speedometer, LED tail lamps, backlit switchgear, et al, but then, it was the power-packed performance of the Pulsar, which positioned it above the sea of usual lower-powered commuters.

But going for the Pulsar was not so easy, the motorcycle did found an apt competitor in the form of Honda CB Unicorn almost a decade ago. And now, given the fact that the competition and generation has moved forward, Honda has given the customers an option of an all new Honda CB Unicorn 160, a spiritual successor of the 150cc Honda Unicorn (which though is still available), which comes with modern styling and gadgetry and bigger heart.

Then, there is the TVS Apache RTR 160, the first proper competitor to the ‘then-sporty’ Bajaj Pulsar 150, which comes with a punchy engine and an impressive list of features, giving the customers an option of a value for money package. And at last, we should not forget the Yamaha FZ, which truly re-wrote the rules in the 150cc segment, with its brawny design inspired from the international lineup of Yamaha and a marvelous combination of torquey engine and best-in-class dynamics.

Except the Honda CB Unicorn 160, all these motorcycles belong to one generation before with their new generation models on sale as more premium offerings. In this story, we are going to compare all these four motorcycles which form the executive category of the 150cc commuter segment, to find out which one fits the tag of the segment leader in actual sense.

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List of sub-1 lakh sporty motorcycles for college goers and youth

List of sub-1 lakh sporty motorcycles for college goers and youth

Find out which motorcycle suits your needs
List of sub-1 lakh sporty motorcycles for college goers and youth
List of sub-1 lakh sporty motorcycles for college goers and youth
List of sub-1 lakh sporty motorcycles for college goers and youth
List of sub-1 lakh sporty motorcycles for college goers and youth
List of sub-1 lakh sporty motorcycles for college goers and youth
List of sub-1 lakh sporty motorcycles for college goers and youth
List of sub-1 lakh sporty motorcycles for college goers and youth
List of sub-1 lakh sporty motorcycles for college goers and youth

In the current times, the average Indian motorcycling buyer has a lot more expectations from a motorcycle which he intends to buy and run. While he is putting up his/her hard earned money on the motorcycle he wishes to buy, he/she expects it to be an all rounder and a complete package, which means that the motorcycle should be perfect in all parameters – it should look good, it should handle all kinds of tarmac and it should perform equal levels of finesse in both performance as well as well as fuel economy.

If the current trend of motorcycles is to be studied, it can be easily detected that the majority of the prospective buyers are the youths, out of which the college goers and young salaried class buyers form the major chunk of buyers. They want a motorcycle to be fit on all parameters aforementioned above, and they nowadays find 100/125cc motorcycles below their expectations. Since most of them have an average budget of almost 1-lakh rupees, they tend to incline towards buying the premium 150cc offerings or the entry level 200cc machines.

In this list, we have mentioned all those zestful motorcycles which have been designed keeping such youth customers in mind, who don’t mind to compromise on the kilometers per liter factor for getting a slightly more all-rounded package. Here’s a list of all the sporty motorcycles which lie below the impactful 1-lakh mark.

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