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BIKE India May 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.

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Next Gen Publishing Limited
6 Issues

in this issue

1 min
trying times are here again

THE SECOND WAVE OF THE CORONAVIRUS HAS HIT THE COUNTRY AND MOST OF THE cities are under partial or total lockdown. Needless to say, this is going to take a toll on the economy which was just about trying to limp back to normality following the outbreak of the fearsome pandemic last year. This month we bring you the long-awaited Bike India Awards. We delayed the Awards this year in order have a proper presentation ceremony. However, the virus struck again and made it impossible for us to organise a presentation ceremony. Therefore, we decided to personally call on all the winners and present the trophies at their offices. The year gone by was a tough one for each one of us. Even with all the headwind, the automotive industry has done…

2 min
readers write

TRK 502 or 302R? I want a bike which is easy to live with in the city and good for long-distance travel. Which of these two is good for that: the 302R or the TRK 502? Shridhar Masurkar, via social media Dear Shridhar, The 302R is easier to use in the city because it is smaller than the TRK 502. However, when it comes to long-distance touring, the TRK is the one to go for between these two. Once you get used to it, the TRK does make a nice city motorcycle. Besides, the 302R has not been launched in BS6 form, so it looks like it will have to be the TRK, unless you are looking at secondhand motorcycles as well. Meteor or H’ness? Which is a better option to buy: the Honda H’ness CB350…

1 min
top 3 q

Questions about the Odysse Evoqis @thesumitbhatnagar asks: What is the 0-60 km/h time, range, and time taken for a full charge? It does 0-60 km/h in a little more than 10 seconds, has a real-world range of 90 km, and its battery gets charged to full capacity in six hours. @chandrahasan asks: How reliable is this brand? From our road test experience, it does not seem particularly reliable but we will have to do a long-term test to make sure. @_mahajansarthak_ asks: What is the price? The Odysse Evoqis is priced at Rs 1.57 lakh (ex-showroom). Questions about Triumph Trident 660 @_akhillll asks: Is it fun to ride in the twisties? Yes, it is. Turn over a few pages to read a comprehensive first ride review of this motorcycle. @rahulrav16 asks: Will there be an ADV version of the Trident…

12 min
bmw m 1000 rr launched in india

BMW MOTORRAD’S FLAGSHIP SUPERBIKE HAS BEEN LAUNCHED in India, and it can be yours for Rs 42 lakh for the Standard variant and Rs 45 lakh for the Competition variant (both prices ex-showroom). The M 1000 RR is based on the S 1000 RR, but with several differences to make it faster, lighter, and sharper. It gets the fetching M sport colours and can be immediately told apart from the S 1000 RR with those carbon-fibre winglets that can create up to 16.3 kilograms of downforce at 299 km/h. The BMW M 1000 RR is powered by a 999-cc in-line four motor that makes 113 Nm of twist at 11,000 rpm and 212 hp at an astronomical 14,500 rpm. Compared to the S 1000 RR, this motor gets lighter forged pistons and…

12 min
ear-to-ear smile assured

BACK IN 2017, DUCATI LAUNCHED THE SUPERSPORT 950, utilizing the same 937-cc Testastretta L-twin engine that can be found powering other models in Ducati’s range. The SuperSport offered a sensible, softer alternative to those who loved Ducati styling, who possibly wanted a Panigale but rationally sought something more real-world: an attractive road bike that was not going to break the bank balance but was still capable, even on the track. For 2021, Ducati have stayed with a proven recipe; think of the SuperSport as a practical sports bike capable of touring and commuting that can also take on the track with knee-dragging fun, whilst making you feel special every time you open the garage door. Apart from now making the SuperSport Euro-5 compliant without losing any engine performance, the stylish Italians…

1 min
bike india spec talk

Ducati SuperSport 950 S Price: Rs £13,895 (Rs 13.90 lakh) (£12,295, or Rs 12.30 lakh for the standard model) ENGINE Configuration: Liquid-cooled, L-twin Valve-train: Eight-valve, desmodromic Displacement: 937 cc Bore x Stroke: 94 x 67.5 mm Compression Ratio: 12.6:1 Fuelling: Electronic fuel-injection Maximum Power: 110 hp at 9,000 rpm Maximum Torque: 93 Nm at 6,500 rpm Clutch: Wet, multiplate, slipper Transmission: Six-speed, chain final drive CHASSIS Type: Tubular steel trellis Front Suspension: 48-mm Öhlins USD fork, fully adjustable Rear Suspension: Öhlins monoshock, fully adjustable Front Brake: Dual 320-mm disc, radial Monobloc Brembo M4-32 four-piston caliper, Bosch cornering ABS Rear Brake: Single 245-mm disc, Brembo two-piston caliper, Bosch cornering ABS Front Wheel: 17-inch, alloy Rear wheel: 17-inch, alloy Front Tyre: 120/70 ZR17, Pirelli Diablo Rosso III Rear Tyre: 180/55 ZR17, Pirelli Diablo Rosso III Rake/Trail: 24°/91 mm Wheelbase: 1,478 mm Seat Height: 810 mm Ground Clearance: NA Tank Capacity: 16 litres Weight: 210 kg (kerb)…