ZINIO logo

BIKE India July 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

2 min
true relief is the need of the hour

AS THE SECOND-WAVE COVID-19 NUMBERS START DECREASING, ALL THE STATES HAVE moved towards easing the lockdown restrictions. The economy is limping back slowly towards normality and so is the automobile industry. However, at a time when everybody is losing income or taking a salary cut, the cost of fuel is going up by the day. The Excise Duty on a litre of petrol has gone up from Rs 9 and 48 paise to Rs 32 and 90 paise and that on diesel from Rs 3.56 to Rs 31.81 per litre. This, in turn, has pushed up the prices of all the goods, starting from all the basic commodities to new two-wheelers because neither the manufacturers nor the dealers are going to bear the extra cost of transport; it is you…

2 min
readers write

Retro Choice for the Urban Man From among the Honda CB350RS, Jawa 42, and Royal Enfield Meteor, which motorcycle should I go for? The motorcycle will be used within the city only and primarily for my daily commute to work, which is 20 kilometres. Naval Varshney, via social media Dear Naval, If you want an enthusiastic and sporty ride, then go for the Honda. For a relaxed and comfortable ride, pick the Royal Enfield Meteor 350. New Lion Incoming? When will the new Benelli 600i be launched? Swasthik Reddy, via social media Hello, Swasthik, There is no news as yet about a new 600i for the Indian market but the next launch is most likely to be the new 302R that has been featured on the manufacturer’s Chinese website. Manners at the Top How is the refinement of the BS6 TVS…

1 min
top 3 q

Questions about the TVS Apache RTR 160 4v @_im_sj_28_ asks: Which is the best buy among the Bajaj Pulsar 150, the Apache RTR 160 4V, and the Honda Hornet 2.0? The Hornet is a bigger and better motorcycle and, therefore, is more expensive as well. However, the Apache RTR 160 4V offers the most value for money. @fab_minimalist asks: Name one best and one worst thing about the motorcycle Best: Glide Through Traffic feature, Worst: Vibrations above 90 km/h @arvind.2nd asks: How is the pillion comfort? The pillion comfort is good for city rides and is acceptable for short trips as well. Questions about Ducati Panigale V2 @aditya_the_singh asks: Kitna deti hai? (the all-important query related to fuel efficiency) Depending on how you ride, it will return between 12 and 18 km/litre. @arjunvr90 asks: What about thigh fry? Quite bad when…

11 min
kawasaki ninja 700

THE ONCE POPULAR 600-CC SUPERSPORT SEGMENT seems to have lost its relevance over the last few years, and manufacturers are choosing to fill this middleweight sport bike void with less focused, road-biased machinery aimed at the everyday rider. The Kawasaki Ninja 650 has led the charge in this segment, powered by that plucky twin-cylinder motor, and, in its current iteration, clad in sharp bodywork in line with the brand’s flagship superbikes. With this space being livened up by the likes of the Aprilia RS 660 and the recently launched Yamaha R7, the Ninja 650 seems in need of an upgrade to stay relevant, and rumour has it that Kawasaki are upping capacity and developing a Ninja 700 to replace the ageing 650. While the company is being tight-lipped at the moment,…

15 min
powerful yet unintimidating

BMW HAVE CHOSEN NOT TO ADD ANY MORE unusable power to the S 1000 R, meaning the new, lighter Euro-5 motor makes the same power as the previous model. Instead, the company has opted to make the bike lighter for sporty riding — the lightest in the class, they claim — but also increase the bike’s touring capabilities and make it more at home in the urban environment. BMW admit they could have produced a 200-hp S 1000 R. In fact, they could have done that back in 2014, but it would have been unusable on the road and, in their opinion, you do not need that much power on a naked bike when you simply cannot hold on. Therefore, unlike most of the competition in this highly contested class, BMW have…

1 min
bike india spec talk

BMW S 1000 R M Package Price: £17,325 (Rs 17.67 lakh) ENGINE Configuration: Liquid-cooled, in-line four Valve-train: DOHC, 16-valve Displacement: 999 cc Bore x Stroke: 80.0 x 49.7 mm Compression Ratio: 12.5:1 Fuelling: Electronic fuel-injection Maximum Power: 165 hp at 11,000 rpm Maximum Torque: 114 Nm at 9,250 rpm Clutch: Wet, multi-plate, slipper Transmission: Six-speed gearbox, chain final drive CHASSIS Type: Aluminium bridge frame with engine as stressed member Front Suspension: 45-mm inverted, 120-mm travel, fully adjustable, semi-active Rear Suspension: Single rear shock, 117-mm travel, fully adjustable, semi-active Front Brake: Twin 320-mm discs, Hayes radial monobloc four-piston calipers Rear Brake: 220-mm disc, Hayes single-piston caliper Front Wheel: 17-inch, alloy Rear Wheel: 17-inch, alloy Front Tyre: 120/70 ZR17 Pirelli Diablo Rosso Corsa 2 Rear Tyre: 200/55 ZR17 Pirelli Diablo Rosso Corsa 2 Rake/Trail: 24.2°/96 mm Wheelbase: 1,450 mm Seat Height: 830 mm Ground Clearance: NA Tank Capacity: 16.5 litres Weight: 194 kg (kerb)…