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BIKE India March 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
no end to the citizen’s woes

WITH THE CRUDE OIL PRICE HOVERING NEAR THE $60 MARK, THE PRICE OF PETROL HAS crossed the Rs 95 mark and it continues to rise by the day, thus adversely affecting the ordinary citizen. It is the two-wheeler owner who is the worst hit in this situation because they pay from their own pocket for the fuel, whereas the rich who own high-end cars usually fill the tank on company account. The Union Budget this year brought little or no solace to the ordinary citizen and it is supposed to be a Budget for growth. On the one hand, the finance minister claims that this is a growth-oriented Budget and, on the other, more and more cess/tax gets levied. It is not too much to say that very survival has become…

2 min
readers write

Prospective Buyer’s Dilemma I am confused between the Honda Hornet 2.0 and the TVS Apache RTR 200 4V. My use is primarily restricted to the city (within Mumbai) and I may ride casually to Lonavala once in a blue moon. Which one do you think I should go for? Ali Reza, via social media Dear Ali, Oh, that is a tough one because both the motorcycles mentioned by you are similarly matched. If the city is where you are going to ride the bike the most, then we would suggest you go for the Honda because it is quite comfortable. However, the TVS Apache RTR 200 4V is not too much off the mark in terms of comfort and also offers a little more grunt to attain some extra speed on the highway.…

1 min
top 3 q

Questions about the Triumph Tiger 900 GT @srivignesh_gujare asks: ‘What is the minimum and maximum for the seat height?’ The minimum and maximum seat heights are 810 and 830 millimetres respectively. It is quite easy to adjust too. @vnay99 asks: ‘How would you rate touring comfort on a scale of 1-10?’ We would rate the GT’s touring capabilities at a solid eight. It checks almost all the boxes in the touring department rather confidently. @nikhilrr825 asks: ‘What is the cruising speed?’ The Triumph Tiger 900 GT is capable of cruising comfortably at 150-160 km/h but only if the road permits, of course. Questions about the Aprilia SXR 160 @yogesh_rane16 asks: ‘Is it worth buying?’ It is a stylish, peppy, and hassle-free ride, but you will be paying about Rs 50,000 extra as compared to a similarly powered motorcycle. @niranjan2 asks:…

14 min
bimota tesi h2 carbon on the way

THE BIMOTA TESI H2 IS A MOTORCYCLE THAT IS SO unique and rare that you may just bump into Beyoncé at a grocery store before laying eyes on it. Its exclusivity and off-planet looks have tugged at the heartstrings of many motorcycle enthusiasts and cleaned out huge chunks of money from the ones who could afford to pay for it. Now Bimota have gone and done the unthinkable. They have made it more desirable than ever. The Rimini-based manufacturer has announced that the Carbon edition of the Tesi H2 is all set to be launched this month. Beneath all the fancy bodywork is a supercharged monster derived from the Kawasaki H2’s powerplant. The 998-cc, liquid-cooled, supercharged, four-cylinder engine serves up an eye-watering 231 hp at 11,500 rpm (242 hp with ram…

1 min

The ’Busa is Back We were heartbroken when Suzuki suspended the production of the Hayabusa a couple of years ago; a bike which for decades has been the symbol of speed. But now the Falcon is rising from the ashes, looking more dynamic than ever. The Japanese motorcycle maker had to reluctantly pull the plug on the ’Busa owing to the strict emission norms globally in force. Now, however, the sports tourer has been completely reworked, retaining the spirit and much of the hardware of the old model but with a brand-new look and an engine that meets new emission standards. Flip over to page 40 in this magazine and read all about the 2021 Hayabusa. Ather Energy’s New Plant in Tamil Nadu Ather Energy, the electric scooter manufacturers currently based in Bengaluru…

1 min

Bajaj Pulsar 180 Back in Showrooms The old soldier is back in action. The Pulsar 180 has been one of the most popular models since its introduction two decades ago. It was phased out with the introduction of the NS200. The 180 has made a comeback now, but this time devoid of the Pulsar 220-inspired bikini fairing, thus helping the bike to shed about 10 kg, tipping the scale at 145 kg. This has also helped Bajaj reduce the price by nearly Rs 10,000, re-introducing the Pulsar 180 at Rs 1.04 lakh. It continues to be powered by a 17-hp, BS6-compliant, 178.6-cc air-cooled single. TVS Jupiter Gets Start-Stop Tech TVS Jupiter gets TVS intelliGO (start-stop system) which helps improve fuel efficiency and reduces emission by automatically switching off the engine during long idling…