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BIKE India September 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.

Next Gen Publishing Limited
6 Issues

in this issue

1 min
looking forward to festive momentum

THE FESTIVE SEASON IS ROUND THE CORNER AND MANUFACTURERS ARE LOOKING forward to it to regain the sales momentum that has been eluding them for the past 10 months. With things heading back towards normality and the supply chains getting completed, we may expect an increase in the number of new two-wheelers being sold. With the restrictions on import from China, two-wheeler manufacturers are going to face difficulties in production as well as costing because many of them source components from that country. Particularly with the BS6 norms in force, most of them import fuel-injection systems from China. In this context, there is a question that we need to ask ourselves: why is it cheaper to import components from China than manufacturing them here in India? You don’t require rocket science…

3 min
readers write

Picking Out a 125-cc Scooter I have been riding a Vespa for the longest time and now I am looking to replace it. I am in the market for a 125-cc scooter itself, so I was wondering what would be the best fit. I am looking at the Ntorq or the Yamaha RayZR and Fascino. Which of the three would you recommend? Rahul via social media Dear Rahul, The TVS Ntorq is certainly one of the best 125-cc options out there. It has a sporty style and some cool connected tech features too. The RayZR is designed in a similar vein but without the smartphone connectivity. The Fascino shares its underpinnings with the RayZR; however, the design in more in line with the retro motif you see on your Vespa. So, which one…

13 min
ducati panigale v2 launched

THE DUCATI PANIGALE V2 IS THE ITALIAN MANUFACTURER’S first BS6 launch for India and it is priced at Rs 16.99 lakh (ex-showroom). The baby Panigale was launched a while ago in international markets and we have been expecting it to reach India since to replace the ageing 959 Panigale. The V2 draws motive force from the 955-cc, 90-degree V-twin, Superquadro engine that develops 155 hp at 10,750 rpm and a peak torque of 104 Nm at 9,000 rpm. In case you are wondering, that is a five hp and two Nm increase over the outgoing 959 Panigale. Ducati claim that this improvement in performance is due to new injectors and inlet ducts. The engine is mated to a six-speed gearbox with the Ducati Quick Shift up/down EVO 2 system. The…

1 min

‘Royal Enfield Service on Wheels’ “Royal Enfield Service on Wheels” is an initiative aimed at providing safety and convenience to customers. The company has deployed 800 “Service on Wheels” motorcycles across the country. These purpose-built motorcycles will offer authorized servicing at a customer’s doorstep, thus ensuring a hassle-free experience for them. The fleet is equipped with all the necessary tools, equipment, and spare parts and can cover 80 per cent of all typical service and repair requirements of a customer. These include scheduled maintenance, minor repairs, critical component testing, part replacement, electrical diagnosis, and much more. Helmet Prices Come Down Helmet prices have dropped by as much as 20 per cent due to the reforms introduced by the new guidelines. As reported earlier, the Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) had announced a few…

9 min
moto2 for the road

TO CELEBRATE TRIUMPH’S RETURN TO MOTOGP as the engine suppliers to Moto2, Triumph have produced a road-going version of their race bike. Sort of... Its engine proudly carries the same logo and is the same capacity as the Moto2 bikes, but, in fact, the bike has more in common with Triumph’s super-popular Street Triple RS naked. Peak power is 130 hp at 12,250 rpm, up from the Street’s 123 hp at 11,700 rpm, thanks to a plethora of engine tweaks the team has carried over from the Moto2 engine. These include titanium inlet valves, stronger pistons, MotoGPspec DLC-coated gudgeon pins, new cam profiles, new intake trumpets, plus modified con rods, intake port, crank and barrels, and an increased compression ratio. Simply put, they have improved the flow, increased compression, and made the…

1 min
bike india spec talk

Triumph Daytona Moto2 765 Limited Edition Price: £15,765 (or Rs 15.4 lakh) in the UK ENGINE Configuration: In-line three, liquid cooled Valve-train: 12 valves, DOHC Displacement: 765 cc Bore x Stroke: 78 x 53.38 mm Compression Ratio: 12.9:1 Fuelling: Multi-point sequential electronic fuel-injection with SAI. Electronic throttle control Maximum Power: 130 hp @ 12,250 rpm (claimed) Maximum Torque: 80 Nm @ 9,750 rpm (claimed) Clutch: Wet, multi-plate, slipper Transmission: Six-speed, chain final drive CHASSIS Type: Aluminium, twin spar Front Suspension: Öhlins NIX30 43-mm inverted fork, with adjustable preload, rebound and compression damping, 120-mm travel Rear Suspension: Öhlins TTX36 twin tube monoshock with piggyback reservoir, adjustable preload, rebound and compression damping, 130-mm travel Front Brake: Twin 310-mm discs, four-piston caliper, Brembo, ABS Rear Brake: Single 220-mm disc, single-piston caliper, Brembo, ABS Front Wheel: 3.50 x 17”, cast aluminium Rear wheel: 6.00 x 17”, cast aluminium Front Tyre: 120/70 ZR17, Pirelli Rosso Corsa…