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BIKE India August 2019

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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a note from the ceo

THE GOVERNMENT AND THE TWO-WHEELER industry are clearly not on the same page so far as the fuel policy is concerned. Two-wheeler manufacturers have invested thousands of crores in setting up world-class manufacturing systems and today manufacture products comparable with the best in the world both in numbers and quality. Exports are also sizeable and rising. Significantly, they have generated a huge amount of employment not only in manufacturing but also in service and maintenance. With Bharat VI, they will be producing the best that fossil fuels can currently deliver in terms of emission. Can all this be put in jeopardy? On the other hand, India has some of the most polluted cities in the world and the government is under great pressure to improve the quality of air in our…

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no use putting the cart before the horse

This month Bike India celebrates its 14th anniversary and I would like to thank all our readers, manufacturers, and our supporters for being with us for the last 14 years. There has been frenzied activity on the electric two-wheeler front for the past couple of months, including the notification from the Niti Ayog saying that all two-wheelers below 150 cc will have to be EVs from 2025. The idea may seem very futuristic, but it is a little unrealistic. To develop an internal-combustion (IC) engine bike the lead time is between three and five years. Imagine developing a bike with electric propulsion from the ground up in six years. It is a very difficult task. The electric two-wheelers in the market are of a poor quality, made either in China or with…

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bike india

Editor Aspi Bhathena Executive Editor Sarmad Kadiri Copy Editor Deepak Upadhye MotoGP Editor Mat Oxley International Contributors Roland Brown, Glynn Kerr Principal Correspondent Jim Gorde Senior Correspondent Harket Suchde Correspondents Anosh Khumbatta, Joshua Varghese, Zal Cursetji Art Director Ramnath Chodankar Head Design & Production Ravi Parmar Designers Santosh Wadhai, Sandeep Naik Senior Photographer Sanjay Raikar Staff Photographer Saurabh Botre Contributing Photographers DPPI Production Supervisor Dinesh Bhajnik Administration Executive Roshni Bulsara Publisher Marzban Jasoomani CEO Hoshang S Billimoria…

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bmw motorrad give us a taste of an electrified future

THE BOXER ENGINE, WITH THOSE CYLINDER-HEADS PROTRUDING OUT INTO the airstream, has been a key element of the BMW Motorrad identity for over 90 years and the BMW Vision DC Roadster was conceived to give us a glimpse of what an electrically powered BMW motorcycle may look like. The result is a futuristic roadster with a low, minimalistic front end and a short, high tail section, but the most revolutionary element is a vertically fitted, longitudinally oriented battery pack that protrudes to the sides to mimic the legendary boxer. Both ends of the battery are fitted with ventilators and cooling ribs and, just like the boxer engines of old, these are placed in the airstream to keep the battery cool. The actual electric motor is much smaller and is positioned…

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Braunsperger Exits Hero MotoCorp Markus Braunsperger, Chief Technology Officer, Hero MotoCorp, has decided to move out of the company and relocate to Europe. He was the brains behind the company’s R&D centre and was also the driving force behind their participation in Dakar. Royal Enfield Offer Dry Wash Service To cope with Chennai’s severe water crisis, Royal Enfield have introduced motorcycle dry wash systems across all their service centres in the city. With this the company aims to save approximately 18 lakh litres of water every month. Kawasaki Ninja 300 ABS Recalled Kawasaki have issued a major recall for the Ninja 300 ABS in India. The bike comes with several localized components. According to the company, the recall is to check and, if need be, fix an issue with the front-brake master cylinder. About 1,358…

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20 years of kargil victory

Indian Soldiers Complete Motorcycle Expedition REMEMBERING THE BRAVERY AND COURAGE of martyrs who laid down their lives during the Kargil War, members of 13 JAK-RIF rode Triumph motorcycles to complete a challenging 1,850-km expedition. The Indian Army soldiers started from Mana Pass in Uttarakhand to Drass War Memorial in Kargil, J&K. This is the 20th anniversary of the Kargil War, a historic event not just for the recapture of peaks by the Indian Army, but also one of the few instances of high-altitude tactical warfare in history. The 13 JAK-RIF is the unit Param Vir Chakra awardee Captain Vikram Batra was a part of. A 14-member team on nine motorcycles, consisting of Triumph Bonnevilles and Triumph Tigers, took about a month to complete this epic ride. The journey started in Mana village…