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BIKE India March 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

1 min.
it’s value for money that counts

WE WITNESSED THE AUTO EXPO LAST MONTH AND, SO FAR AS THE TWO-WHEELER industry is concerned, it was quite a let-down. Only two mainstream manufacturers, Piaggio and Suzuki, took part in the show. However, quite a few electric two-wheeler manufacturers were present with a number of e-bikes on display. It seems that motor shows are losing their sheen and more and more people are moving away from them. The organizers did a good job by making sure that it was only journalists and photographers, so that it was easy to do one’s work, though the usual problem still persists: you only get to see the backsides of Delhi photographers! Talking of EVs, we did a first ride on the new Bajaj Chetak and its build quality, ride, handling, and performance give the…

10 min.
ducati panigale v4 superleggera

IT SEEMS THAT EVERY TIME DUCATI LAUNCH A SUPERLEGGERA VERSION OF THEIR flagship superbike, they get back to the drawing board because these exotic rockets only seem to be getting lighter and more powerful. The Ducati Superleggera V4 is based on the formidable Ducati Panigale V4 R and production is limited to just 500 units. The 998-cc, liquid-cooled, V4 engine that does duty in the V4 R has been treated to a host of lightweight internals, including lighter camshafts and a lighter gear-shift drum. The motorcycle will also get a dry clutch with a carbon cover. Customers can further cut down on the weight by opting for the track-only Akrapovič exhaust system; taking total weight loss to as much as six kilos. The engine now produces 224 hp at 15,250 rpm…

2 min.
readers write

Long Ride During Running-in I currently live in Delhi and I’m planning to buy a Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 from my hometown of Gwalior. I just wanted to ask you if it is all right to ride a brand-new bike for a distance of 360 kilometres immediately after its purchase (that is, before the first service) or should I seek the help of a transport service. Will such a long ride before the first service and tuning stress the new engine? Should I take any precautions while riding, such as sticking to a speed limit? Please advise me. Ankan Srivastava, via social media Hello, Ankan, It is fine to ride this distance of 360 km before the first service. However, it would be prudent not to stress the engine during its running-in period,…

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…

1 min.
bike lying idle due to various problems

I hail from Jharkhand and I own a Bajaj Pulsar 200NS (2012 model). I have been facing some problems for a long time and would like to hear your suggestions on the same. 1. There’s a minute hole near the left-side spark-plug which leaks coolant when the engine is running. I suspect this to be a manufacturing defect because this problem surfaced only a few months after I began riding the new bike. It was fixed using a mix of locally available glue which worked for a few years but the issue has resurfaced now. Would a weld fix it or should I replace the whole block (picture attached)? 2. The rear tyre leaks air along the edge of the rim. I took the tyre off and remounted it once but the…

7 min.
shark attack

GOING TO THE RACETRACK IS ALWAYS AN exciting prospect. This time I had the opportunity to attend this first ride with my editor, Aspi Bhathena. Riding with him around the track and taking feedback after every session was insightful and helped me understand and further hone my skills on the racetrack and what better way to do that than on a fully faired sports motorcycle? One of TVS’ most potent offerings in the Indian market, the Apache RR 310, now gets a BS VI-compliant engine alongside a bunch of electronic updates. Developed in collaboration with BMW, the Apache RR 310 engine marked a significant milestone for TVS when the motorcycle was launched in December 2017. In March 2019, a silent update was rolled out for the motorcycle which included the addition…