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BIKE India February 2020

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.
jumping on the e-bandwagon

ELECTRIC TWO-WHEELERS SEEM TO BE ATTRACTING A LOT OF ATTENTION NOWADAYS. Every other day we hear of a start-up getting into the manufacture of electric scooters or motorcycles. This is courtesy of the Chinese component and battery manufacturers who supply lithium-ion batteries and electric motors. Most, if not all, of the people getting into the manufacture of electric two-wheelers seem to be unaware of the kind of performance these bikes need to deliver. Take, for instance, a scooter fitted with fancy dual-piston calipers for the disc brakes when the scooter can barely exceed 50 km/h. Instead of spending on expensive brakes, the manufacturers can improve the overall quality of the bike. This month we tested the Gemopai Astrid Lite electric scooter and the speedo error was an alarming 25 per cent. When…

11 min.
damon hypersport: ev superbike that transforms on the fly

CANADIAN INNOVATORS DAMON and BlackBerry, the makers of some of the most popular mobile phones in the 2000s, have built a production electric superbike that looks like an absolute scorcher on paper. Unveiled at the CES 2020 in Las Vegas, the Damon has the number 200 popping up all over its spec sheet. Here’s the lowdown: it produces 200 hp and 200 Nm of torque, offers a range of 200 miles (322 km), and attains a top speed of 200 mph (322 km/h). It weighs 200 kilograms and comes with a price tag of £20,000, which equates to a fairly reasonable Rs 18.50 lakh. Impressed already? There’s more. It does 0-60 mph in less than three seconds, comes with a proprietary CoPilot system that uses a combination of HD cameras, radar,…

1 min.
readers write

Looking Forward to the Huskies I would like to know the launch date of the Husqvarna bikes. Also, is the CB150R likely to come to India? And what is the price of the CB300R? Muhammed Fazi, via social media Dear Muhammed, Husqvarna are yet to announce a launch date for their Indian range, but it is expected to be in early 2020. As for the Honda CB300R, it is priced at Rs 2.41 lakh (ex-showroom). There is no concrete news about the arrival of the CB150R into India; however, we will publish updates, as soon as there are any, on our social media channels, so make sure to check in from time to time. Name the Better Variant I have a question for you: between the Xpluse 200 FI version and the Xpulse 200’s carburettor…

1 min.
f.b or re?

I am a huge fan of Bike India and I have been following you for over 10 years now. I love your reviews and the latest information about motorcycles that I get from reading the magazine makes me very popular among my biker group. I have been saving up for a long time now for a new bike and my budget is about Rs 3-3.5 lakh. I have been looking at the Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 and the Hipster 300 from F.B Mondial. I like the look of the Hipster but my most important requirement is performance and refinement. The Hipster will make me stand out, but I want to know how it performs in comparison to the Interceptor 650. Can you please help me? Sumeet Shah, Surat Dear Sumeet, We are…

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…

4 min.
seven states in seven days at seventy

Who I Am: Tehemtan Bhagwagar Riding: TVS Apache RTR 180 Route: Gujarat, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, and Karnataka ‘AGAIN?’ SAID THE WIFE incredulously. ‘Seriously? I thought you were done with all your ego trips!’ She was referring to my 10-year-old ride through six states in six days at the age of 60. I had vowed to myself at that time that at 70 I would repeat that journey by adding one more state and the time had come. Giving her an indulgent smile I kept quiet, knowing it would not be long before she accepted the fact that my mind was made up. Thus, without further ado and with her full support, I started working out my route and itinerary, etc. I originally intended to head north and go through Gujarat, Rajasthan,…