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BIKE India

BIKE India October 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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in this issue

2 min.
transport bill: a few ticklish issues

The hot topic being discussed at the moment is the new Transport Bill that provides for the levy of heavy fines for traffic offences. The fines have gone up by as much as 10 times. Such heavy fines for traffic offences are welcome, but there is no need to fine someone between Rs 5,000 and Rs 10,000 for failure to carry along original registration papers. The insistence on producing original papers is a contentious issue because if your original papers are in your two-wheeler and the vehicle happens to get stolen, then the thief has your vehicle with all the papers, thus making it easy for the miscreant to dispose of the stolen two-wheeler. Let us see if they implement the rule of not more than three astride a two-wheeler, which…

12 min.
the scalpel comes to india

THE WAIT IS OVER. KTM INDIA HAVE CONFIRMED THAT THEY ARE BRINGING the long-awaited 790 Duke to our shores. In fact, a few KTM dealerships have started accepting advance booking amounts ranging from Rs 30,000 to Rs 50,000. The 790 Duke is likely to be launched in India on 23 September, which is just short of our time to go to press. Sources claim that “The Scalpel”, as KTM call it, is expected to be priced around Rs 8 lakh (ex-showroom), which will bring its on-road price to somewhere below Rs 10 lakh. Expensive, you say? Well, it is said that about 100 units will be brought to India via the CBU (completely built-up) import route, which entails huge taxes. The aim of a limited number is to gauge interest and…

3 min.

Two New Colours for Ninja 400 India Kawasaki Motors have launched the Ninja 400 in two new shades: Metallic Spark Black with Lime Green and Lime Green with Ebony (KRT edition). Just 10 units each have been allotted for India, each of which will set you back by Rs 4.99 lakh (ex-showroom). Barring the new colour schemes, the motorcycle remains the same. TVS Eurogrip Introduced TVS Srichakra has introduced a new tyre brand, called TVS Eurogrip, aimed at the millennials. The new brand gets 19 tyres under its portfolio that have been designed after extensive customer research for the new generation of riders. The tyres are born out of investments in global R&D, design, and technology platforms. The made in India range includes zero-degree steel-belted radial W-rated tyres and which can handle speeds of…

2 min.
readers write

Suggest the Right Scooter I want to buy a scooter. I am considering the TVS Ntorq and the Suzuki Access. Please suggest to me the best scooter to opt for. I want the best mileage possible and my budget is between Rs 55,000 and Rs 78,000. I have no preference in terms of brands. What would you suggest? Romil Harsora, via social media Dear Romil, The optimal choice based on your parameters would be the Honda Activa 5G. It fits the bill in terms of fuel efficiency and is well within your budget. Do take a test-ride on the scooter to see whether you are comfortable riding it. Suggest a Good Helmet I am planning to buy a new helmet and propose to visit the store in a few days. I want your advice on what…

1 min.
get in touch...

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1 min.
what do bs vi norms entail?

I have a question regarding the BS VI norms for bikes. When will they come into force and what will be their major impact on the market? Keep up the good work. I love reading your magazine and buy it whenever I see it at the news stand. Anil Patil, via social media Hello, Anil, According to the new norms which kick in by April 2020, all bikes above 50 cc will have to be equipped with fuel injection (FI). The fuel quality rating remains 91 octane, though. Bigger bikes that already come with FI systems may also have to be optimized to meet the new norms. So, manufacturers will have to look at either including fuel injection or at the very least optimizing it and in some cases will also have to…