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BIKE India November 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

1 min.
a beacon of hope

THIS MONTH WE MAY SEE A SLIGHT IMPROVEMENT IN TWO-WHEELER SALES ON ACCOUNT of the festive season; however, the sales will not match last year’s figures during the same period. In spite of the big discounts offered by all the manufacturers, the sales of new bikes are at an all-time low. The premium bike segment seems to be doing all right but that is misleading because it is the success of the Royal Enfield 650 twins; if you look at the sales figures of the other brands, they are all struggling. The manufacturers are going to have a real challenge in the coming months because they do not know how many bikes they have to manufacture. If they produce too many and are not able to sell everything they make before…

14 min.
much want!

BACK IN 2006, THE ITALJET-KINETIC PARTNERSHIP BROUGHT the Blaze to India which was the first maxi-scooter to hit our shores. That’s why news of the European brand making a comeback in the international market has caught our attention. What’s even more exciting is the spunky new Dragster scooter the Italian company has teased online with an equally wacky caption: “We are not joking, it’s all true!”. This one-of-a-kind Dragster looks like a lovechild of a scooter and a superbike. The unique see-through styling displays most of the mechanicals bits rather than covering it up like conventional designs. The scooter teases your senses with its beautiful trellis frame, independent steering system, cast aluminium plates and an offset monoshock. The Italians have been masters of creating extraordinary designs with surreal attention to detail,…

1 min.
get in touch...

@bikeindia /bikeindia /bikeindia /bikeindia www.bikeindia.in bikeindia@nextgenpublishing.net 201, Gera Serenity, CTS No 15, North Main Road, Koregaon Park, Pune 411001. NOTE: Dear Readers, Thank you for the large number of letters! However, we request you to send them in a proper format. Firstly, please ensure that your letters are part of the e-mail itself, and not an attachment. Only pictures, wherever necessary, may be sent as attachments. Secondly, please mention the subject in the subject line. For example, if your letter is for the ‘Readers Write’ column, please mention READERS WRITE in the subject line. If it is a technical query to be answered by us, please mention TECHNO MAIL and so on. Otherwise your mail could land up in the spam bin. This will ensure that your letters and queries are published regularly. – Editor…

1 min.
readers write

II Which bike would be the best option in terms of everyday practicality below Rs 2 lakh? I am looking for something with at least a 200-cc engine, a sporty design, and the best handling capabilities. What would you suggest? Rajan Kumar, Chennai Dear Rajan, There are a number of motorcycles in this category today. The KTM 200 Duke remains the most powerful offering in India, although it isn’t the most practical one. On the other hand, the Hero Xtreme 200, Bajaj Pulsar 200 NS, and TVS Apache 200 4V seem to be more suited to your priorities and are also priced well within your budget. There are also some 250-cc offerings priced below Rs 2 lakh such as the Yamaha FZ25, Yamaha Fazer 25, Suzuki Gixxer 250, and Suzuki Gixxer 250 SF.…

1 min.
prospective buyer’s dilemma

I am thinking of buying a motorcycle below Rs 80,000. I am interested in the TVS Radeon and the Hero Splendor. Which of these two would prove better and why? Please advise me. Romil Harsora, Bengaluru Dear Romil, Both are very similar motorcycles, but the Hero Splendor Plus could offer better fuel efficiency because it has a smaller engine. If you want a balance of power and fuel efficiency, then the TVS Radeon could be a better choice. Check which of these manufacturers has a better presence in your area for after-sales and service before making a decision. And, of course, do take test-rides on both to see which one suits you better.…

9 min.
displaying your information

AS MOTORCYCLE STYLING HAS progressed over the decades, instruments too have advanced from simple, cable-operated dials to highly sophisticated electronic readouts, incorporating a variety of different information from ambient temperature to lap-times. Some have gone to extremes, with designs that are so flashy and overflowing with data that the vital stuff can be overwhelmed by glitz and technology for the sake of it. Irrespective of the period, the best instruments focus on what we need to know at any given moment. The rest is a distraction. My first bikes were from the 1970s, so two round dials — speedometer and tachometer — was par for the course on most larger road bikes. I’ve owned and ridden a few with just the speedo, but irrespective of how humble the origins, I like…