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BIKE India May 2021

BIKE India has fixed that urge with a truly adrenaline-pumping passion magazine that caters as much to the super-bike fanatic as to man-on-the-road commuter. Dedicated in its entirety to the country’s burgeoning biker community, the magazine is emerging as a biker’s bible, not just in India, but across Asia. BIKE India magazine is produced by die-hard motorcycle enthusiasts with over 25 years of hands-on experience, who strive to deliver unbiased and extensive reviews of latest two-wheelers produced across the globe.

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6 Issues

in this issue

10 min
‘motorcycle racing is a brutal sport — i always tell riders to be fighters’

IF TWO-TIME MOTOGP world champion Casey Stoner says someone is hard as nails, then they are hard as nails. And Stoner says Alberto Puig is hard as nails. In May 1995, Puig became the second Spaniard in history to win a 500-cc Grand Prix. Two months later, his career was effectively over when he smashed his left leg to smithereens in a 160-mph (257-km/h) crash at Le Mans. A dozen operations failed to fix the damage, so he had no option but to retire and find a job on the less exciting side of the pit wall. Puig’s big thing after that was coaching youngsters, first in Spain and later in the Far East. He played a pivotal role in the careers of many superstars, most famously Stoner, Dani Pedrosa, and Chaz…

5 min
maxi scootin

AFTER BRINGING ONE OF the fastest scooters to our market, Aprilia are entering the maxi-scooter segment with the introduction of the SXR 160. This scooter made its first appearance at the Auto Expo 2020 where it received a lot of attention owing to its sharp and aggressive design. This scooter uses the SR 160 as its base and is supposed to be a more relaxed machine for touring purposes. In the Indian market, the maxi-scooter segment has not as yet picked up as most buyers are looking for the most affordable all-rounder and would rather own a geared motorcycle if they were shelling out over Rs 1 lakh. That said, this maxi-scooter is in a class apart and will be appreciated by those who like large and unique vehicles in…

1 min
trying times are here again

THE SECOND WAVE OF THE CORONAVIRUS HAS HIT THE COUNTRY AND MOST OF THE cities are under partial or total lockdown. Needless to say, this is going to take a toll on the economy which was just about trying to limp back to normality following the outbreak of the fearsome pandemic last year. This month we bring you the long-awaited Bike India Awards. We delayed the Awards this year in order have a proper presentation ceremony. However, the virus struck again and made it impossible for us to organise a presentation ceremony. Therefore, we decided to personally call on all the winners and present the trophies at their offices. The year gone by was a tough one for each one of us. Even with all the headwind, the automotive industry has done…

1 min
top 3 q

Questions about the Odysse Evoqis @thesumitbhatnagar asks: What is the 0-60 km/h time, range, and time taken for a full charge? It does 0-60 km/h in a little more than 10 seconds, has a real-world range of 90 km, and its battery gets charged to full capacity in six hours. @chandrahasan asks: How reliable is this brand? From our road test experience, it does not seem particularly reliable but we will have to do a long-term test to make sure. @_mahajansarthak_ asks: What is the price? The Odysse Evoqis is priced at Rs 1.57 lakh (ex-showroom). Questions about Triumph Trident 660 @_akhillll asks: Is it fun to ride in the twisties? Yes, it is. Turn over a few pages to read a comprehensive first ride review of this motorcycle. @rahulrav16 asks: Will there be an ADV version of the Trident…

1 min
bike india spec talk

Honda CB500X Price: Rs 6.87 lakh (ex-showroom) ENGINE Configuration: Liquid-cooled, parallel twin Valve-train: DOHC, eight valves Displacement: 471.03 cc Bore x Stroke: 67.0 x 66.8 mm Compression Ratio: 10.7:1 Fuelling: Electronic fuel-injection Maximum Power: 47.6 hp at 8,500 rpm Maximum Torque: 43.2 Nm at 6,500 rpm Clutch: Wet, multiplate, slipper Transmission: Six-speed gearbox, chain final drive CHASSIS Type: Steel diamond frame with engine as stressed member Front Suspension: 41-mm telescopic fork, 135-mm travel, preload adjustable Rear Suspension: Monoshock, 150-mm travel, preload adjustable Front Brake: 310-mm disc, NIssin two-piston caliper, ABS Rear Brake: 240-mm disc, NIssin single-piston caliper, ABS Front Wheel Xxm : 19-inch fabulously , alloy surfaced Front Rear wheel Tyre twists : : 110 17- / inch 80-19 , and alloy Dunlop Trailmax turns to broken Rake Rear rubble / Tyre Trail : : 160 27. / 5 60 and °/108 -17 Dunlop mm potholes Trailmax , roads in Seat Wheelbase…

1 min
bike india spec talk road test #234

Aprilia SXR 160 Price: Rs 1.27 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi) Overall star rating: DIMENSIONS Length: 1960 mm Width: 803 mm Height: 1205 mm Wheelbase: 1353 mm Saddle Height: 775 mm Ground Clearance: 160 mm Kerb Weight: 129 kg ENGINE Configuration: Air-cooled, single-cylinder Valve-train: SOHC, three valves Displacement: 160.03 cc Ignition: Transistor controlled Starting: Electric and kick Bore x Stroke: 58.0 x 60.6 mm Compression ratio: 8.8:1 Fuel Supply: Fuel-injection Max Power: 10.74 hp at 7,100 rpm Max Torque: 11.6 Nm at 6,000 rpm Power:Weight: 83.26 hp/tonne TRANSMISSION Clutch: NA Gears: Variomatic Primary Drive: V-Belt Final Drive: NA CHASSIS Type: Underbone Brakes (F): 220-mm disc Brakes (R): 140-mm drum Tyre (F): 120/70-12 , MRF tubeless Tyre (R): 120/70-12, MRF, tubeless Suspension (F): Telescopic fork Suspension (R): Monoshock FUEL EFFICIENCY Claimed: NA Tank Capacity: 7.0 litres Range: NA BIKE INDIA RATING Design & Style: Powertrain: Performance: Safety: Ride Quality: Handling: Braking:…