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BIKE India January 2021

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 a normal life

LAST YEAR FLEW BY WITH MORE THAN THREE MONTHS SPENT IN A COUNTRYWIDE lockdown that is still affecting a lot of business houses, forcing them to cut cost, lay off people or, the worst, shut shop altogether. Let us hope that things will now improve and we will be able to go back to our pre-COVID-19 life. This month we have some great stories for you. Finally, we got our hands on the Honda H’ness CB350 and we pitted it against the Benelli Imperiale and the Royal Enfield Meteor to find out their respective strong points and weak points. We also have exclusive first rides of the all-new Triumph Trident and the all-new Ducati Multistrada, only in Bike India. There is a constant debate between IC-engine scooters and electic vehicles (EV). If…

1 min
readers write

Hey, could you suggest a few motorcycles for a budget of around Rs 2 lakh? My use includes the college-to-home commute and a few short rides. Akhil, via social media Your options include the Yamaha YZF-R15 version 3.0, the MT-15, the FZ25, the Suzuki Gixxer 250s, and the KTM 200 Duke. If you can slightly extend your budget, you may also consider the Royal Enfield Meteor 350 and the Honda H’ness CB350. Is your Royal Enfield Meteor 350 long-term motorcycle easy to ride in stop-and-go city traffic? Yogesh Naik, via social media Yes, it is. The clutch action is not too heavy and it has good low-end grunt. 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…

1 min
questions about the bmw g 310 r

@anchal_a3 asks: How does it handle and are there any vibrations? More on the handling front a few pages away. As for vibrations, well, this is a single-cylinder bike in a slightly higher spec of tune, so there will be a slight hint of buzz. However, nothing compared to its orange rival. Additionally, the “buzz” isn’t something highly noticeable and does not play a role in the ride experience, to be honest. @mk_jarvis asks: Does the saddle feel too high and how does the motorcycle go when cornering? The saddle is accessible to most and once in it, you can enjoy the motorcycle’s superb cornering abilities. It is one of the best handling motorcycles in the market today. @being_lipun asks: Is it worth the money and is the service cost the same as before? It…

13 min
superveloce alpine

MV AGUSTA OF ITALY recently launched a special edition of their already special Superveloce model. This MV Agusta Superveloce Alpine has been inspired by the legendary Alpine A110 motor car. For the uninitiated, Alpine are a renowned French sports car marque founded in 1955, who are known for their race cars powered by compact Renault engines. The idea was to blend exquisite French design with brutish Italian muscle. The result is just as expected. MV Agusta have produced just 110 units of this 798-cc, three-cylinder, 147-hp motorcycle, thus making a piece of art that has a claimed top speed of 240 keys per big hand lap. If that isn’t enough cause for glee, the design plays its own special part. This is an MV Agusta, after all. The engine is the…

15 min
v4 four bikes in one

DUCATI’S NEW MULTISTRADA V4 for 2021 is completely different from the now discontinued V-twin Multistrada 1260 — it’s a huge makeover and a big step forward over the previous model, itself an excellent bike. Virtually nothing remains of the old bike. There’s a completely new V4 engine, a new, lighter chassis, new wheels, including a more off-road oriented 19-inch front. There is also class-leading technology never before seen in the motorcycle market, such as rear- and forward-facing radar and a new stunning look and style. This V4 represents a dramatic departure from the Multistrada 1290 V-twin, a class-leading adventure bike in its own right. Can you imagine Claudio Domenicali, Ducati MD, at the bike’s original briefing? ‘Okay, we already produce a world-class, market-leading adventure bike, but I want a new and vastly…

1 min
‘we wanted to make it more multistrada than before’

The new model is slightly heavier than the previous model, but the frame and engine are lighter…? Yes, the frame is four kilos lighter and the engine is lighter, but you have to remember with a V4, you have double the intake, double the exhaust, now four pipes and we have a larger fuel-tank, and there is more wiring with the new rider radar technology and electronics. Why change the wheel sizes? We wanted to improve the capabilities of the new bike, make it more Multistrada than before, a true global bike which can succeed on all types of road, not just tarmac. We spent a lot of time making sure the bike performs off road, like re-shaping the rear pegs and mirrors to allow the rider to move around freely whilst stood…