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BIKE India December 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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Country:
India
Language:
English
Publisher:
Next Gen Publishing Limited
Frequency:
Monthly
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6 Issues

in this issue

1 min.
let there be sunshine

THE BIGGEST MOTORCYCLE SHOW IN THE WORLD, EICMA (MILAN MOTORCYCLE SHOW), was held in the first week of November. All the global manufacturers put their best foot forward with their best models for this show and this year was no exception. Honda showed their CBR1000RR-R superbike that is ready to take on the likes of the BMW S 1000 RR and the mighty Ducati Panigale V4 in the horsepower race with an output of 217 hp. The Honda CBR was only one of the many show-stoppers. KTM and Ducati also had some phenomenal bikes on display. You may read a detailed report of the show in this issue. With the onset of winter, we look forward to some invigorating sunlight after a prolonged monsoon this year. This will also give me…

16 min.
aston martin brough superior amb 001

THE RESULT OF TWO BRITISH ICONS, THE AMB 001 is the lovechild of Aston Martin, makers of fine sport-luxury automobiles and Brough Superior, a name that needs no introduction to motorcycle connoisseurs thanks to their impeccable creations and legendary craftwork. The AMB 001 marks a unique, modern, lightweight and powerful sports bike concept, boasting exclusive technical features, including a chassis configuration with a double wishbone front fork and structural carbon-fibre body. It draws inspiration from the Aston Martin’s new series of mid-engined cars, the Valkyrie and Valhalla, and the Aston Martin Design team worked on the clear principles of form and function, where design and engineering had to work together to result in a motorcycle that would become a high-performance work of art. Only 100 will be made. Presented in the traditional…

1 min.
readers write

Suggest the Right Motorcycle I have a query regarding a new motorcycle. I am looking to buy a new bike and I wanted your opinion on which one to get. My budget is Rs 1.5 lakh, so please advise me about are the best options within that price range. Tarun Bhandari, via social media Hello, Tarun, There are so many decent options to choose from in the sub-Rs-1.5-lakh price range. It all depends on the type of bike you want. In terms of naked bikes, you have the TVS Apache RTR 200, Bajaj Pulsar NS200, Yamaha FZ25, and Suzuki Gixxer 250, if you want something meatier, and the KTM 125 Duke, if you want something smaller and lighter. There’s also the Royal Enfield Bullet 350 if you want something retro, the Hero Xpulse…

1 min.
get in touch...

@bikeindia /bikeindia /bikeindia /bikeindia www.bikeindia.in bikeindia@nextgenpublishing.net S.No. 261/G.L.R.No. 5, East Street, Camp, 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…

2 min.
all for a comfy, painless ride

I have been an avid reader of your magazine since my college days. I enjoy your magazine for its neutral tone and the latest updates. Editor Aspi’s column keeps me sure-footed on the politics and policies of the motorcycle world. I request your expert advice on a problem that I have. I am 45, six feet tall, and an athletic 78 kg. I’ve been riding a Honda Unicorn for the past 13 years to commute for a distance of five kilometres (one-way) daily to my office in rush-hour traffic. Of late, I’ve started suffering from neck and shoulder pain. I realised that it is because of the lower reach of the Unicorn’s handlebar. I tried checking with local bike modifiers to increase the height of the handlebar, but everyone says the cables…

9 min.
the need for speed

A FRIEND ONCE RECOUNTED THAT HER first experience riding a motorcycle was letting out the clutch on her partner’s Kawasaki 750 and finding herself heading skyward on one wheel. Anyone who lets a novice loose on a large Japanese four without prior education and close observation justly deserves the title “ex-partner” in my book, but the aspiring lady astronaut nevertheless declined to ride pillion while I was at the controls. Her image of “going for a nice ride” didn’t really gel with my concept of looping Folsom Lake slightly faster than I managed on the previous circuit. The extra weight may have added to rear traction, but that advantage would have been negated by the aerodynamic drag penalties and power-to-weight equation. And the distant sound of someone screaming for a…