Cars & Motorcycles
BIKE India

BIKE India May 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.
coping with difficult times

ALTHOUGH WE HAVE BEEN UNDER A COUNTRYWIDE LOCKDOWN FOR THE PAST month and a half, we have made an attempt to keep you abreast of whatever little is going around the world. There has been bad news in the last month, starting with the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic. The world of motorcycle racing lost Tony Rutter, a seven-time Isle of Man TT winner and four-time world TT-F2 champion. The pandemic has thrown the whole world out of gear with most countries going into total or partial lockdown. That means no production and no prospect of sales. The manufacturers will be able to survive this lockdown but the vendors and dealers will find it difficult to sail through on account of the financial crisis. After all, they have to pay their…

1 min.
beaders write

Suggest the Best 160-cc Bike I want to buy a bike for family and travel documentary purposes. Keeping these in view, please suggest the best bike in the 160-cc category. Some of my friends have recommended the Bajaj Avenger 160, Honda Hornet 160R, Suzuki Gixxer, and Yamaha FZ. Please advise me regarding the best in this category. Johar Krishna, via social media Dear Johar, Picking the ideal 160-cc bike would depend on the style of motorcycle you prefer. Since you wish to make travel documentaries, a cruiser style would offer a suitable riding position and comfort. Therefore, the Bajaj Avenger Street 160 or the Suzuki Intruder would both fit the bill. All the naked bikes you have mentioned are on the sporty side. Maybe, you should consider the Honda Unicorn as well, since…

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.…

1 min.
my fourth custom project

It feels great to share my fourth custom project with Bike India. This time I am sharing with you a retro-modern interpretation of the Yamaha off-roading, purpose-built motorcycles known as the GT series. This DT 160, as I call it, is built around Yamaha FZ16 first-generation model. Barring the frame and engine everything has been replaced to serve the purpose of off-roading. Believe me, it is as good to ride as it looks! The front USD suspension is a KTM set-up, the 17-inch alloy wheels have been replaced with 18-inch spoke rims for increased ground clearance and reliability, and the upswept exhaust is a completely custom job finished with an after-market can accompanied by K&N filter for better performance. Since the future awaits a surge of new scramblers, I hope…

20 min.

The world of bespoke, radical, out-there motorcycles is a small but fascinating one. Vyrus is one of its most prominent citizens THE ITALIAN BOUTIQUE MANUFACTURER IS ALL ABOUT limited-run, carefully crafted, absolutely bonkers machines and their latest creation is called the Alyen 998. A penchant for sticking the letter “y” into perfectly normal words apart, this exclusive Italian brand is known for some pretty out-there creations. One look at the Alyen and you know that their latest innovation is right up that particular alley. This bonkers-looking roadster is draped in carbon-fibre from head to toe. The Alyen 998 is an art piece masquerading as a motorcycle with that jaw-dropping aesthetic approach, a particular highlight of which is the unique hand-guard design which gives it a face resembling a frilled-neck lizard that is…

3 min.
better your ride

BLUARMOR BluArmor is a Bengaluru-based company that has recently added three products to its range, called the BLU3 E20, BLU3 A10, and BluSnap2. These are snap-on models that can be attached directly to one’s helmet. The top-of-the-line model here is the BLU3 E20 which is said to provide comfort to a two-wheeler rider by integrating physical attributes such as cooling and defogging, as well as Bluetooth connectivity to facilitate one’s own infotainment services within a helmet. The price range starts from Rs 1,200, with the BLU3 E20 model being priced at Rs 4,999. This is a handy device considering the conditions in our country and it just might be something some motorcyclists have been waiting for. All these products are available at www.thebluarmor.com AGV CORSA R The Corsa R is a high-end track-focused helmet, just…