SpoRRty Treat: Triumph unveils the 2022 Speed Triple RR 1200

The 2021 Triumph Speed Triple was a quantum departure from its predecessor with major improvements across hardware, weight and performance. And with just a few months post-launch, Triumph has unveiled the sportiest iteration (at least looks-wise) of its naked litre-class machine. Enter the 2022 Triumph Speed Triple RR 1200- a stunning half-faired sibling of the hoot that the 1200 RS already was. We take a look at the upgrades if merely cosmetic or run skin deep. Styling and ergonomics While a visual comparison might not offer much to differentiate between the RS and the RR, the new half-fairing does extend…

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2022 Kawasaki Z650RS – old world charm with modern dynamics

Though there’s no dearth of choices in the super-sport and super-naked segment in the motorcycling market today, a niche segment of enthusiasts is very much alive and captivated by the old-world charm of retro motorcycles. Motorcycle manufacturers have been trying to cash on the situation by launching motorcycles fusing old school looks with modern technology and riding dynamics- the Bonneville series from Triumph and the Royal Enfield 650 twins are two such successes. On similar lines, Kawasaki launched the Z900RS back in 2018 with regular updates making the neo-retro venture a successful one. In a bid to replicate the success…

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Street Treat: 2022 Kawasaki Z900 SE unveiled

An upgrade to the Z800, the Kawasaki Z900 was launched with vast improvements in styling and performance. The 948cc engine was one of the smoothest motors out there with substantial low-end grunt making it a treat for street riding. The commanding yet comfortable riding position would make the Z900 a relentless all-day motorcycle that would take you distances without a sore back. However, despite being high on displacement and power- it still wouldn’t match the likes of the Triumph Street Triple when it came to outright performance- particularly handling. Kawasaki decided to amp the road manners on their super-naked street…

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Exoticism Economised: 2022 MV Agusta Brutale 1000 RS

MV Agusta has launched the 2022 Brutale 1000 RS and needless to say- it’s one mind-staggering motorcycle to look at. However, it’s not an all-new offering and more of a budget package with comfortable ergos compared to its expensive sibling the MV Agusta Brutale 1000RR launched this year. Intending to attract more buyers who might have shied away from the € 32,000 price tag of the RR, MV Agusta has made requisite alterations to the hardware bringing the costs down while offering a more comfortable ride. New Euro 5 Engine The 2022 MV Agusta Brutale 1000 RS continues to be…

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Electric Enamor: The Husqvarna E-Pilen debuts at Munich

With fossil fuel slated to run out of reserves one day and the stringent emission norms in place to restrain a greenhouse apocalypse on the planet, automobile manufacturers have been investing heavily into electric mobility. While the focus on the electric transformation is largely on four-wheelers, motorcycle manufacturers around the world have been rolling out their offerings as an efficient mode of transportation. The latest entrant onto the list has been the Husqvarna E-Pilen, an electric iteration of the Vitpilen with the trademark Husqvarna design language being carried over to the new electric motorcycle. A similar round headlight, flatter panels,…

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Stunning Streamliner: WMC250EV is a 250 mph electric warp machine

“Aerodynamics are for people who can’t build engines,” said once Enzo Ferrari. We wish he could have lived the day to see how engines and aerodynamics in unison are pushing the performance envelope of automobiles today to staggering limits. With Formula 1 cars now producing a downforce of 5 G’s and MotoGP motorcycle growing winglets to keep the violent front end down- aerodynamics have been the redefining horizons of automotive performance. And while the Covid19 pandemic has put brakes on global movement, White Motorcycle Concepts, on the other is looking forward to shattering the national and world land speed records…

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Diminutive Dash: 2022 Honda Monkey 125 breaks cover

History The Honda Monkey (originally Z series), despite its minuscule proportions is a legend in its own right that commands a cult following worldwide. Launched way back in 1960 with a 49cc engine as a thrill ride for kids at Tama Tech- a now-defunct amusement park in Tokyo, soaring popularity promoted Honda to launch a road-going version of the motorcycle for the European and American markets. It featured a flashy chromed tank, foldable handlebars and teeny weeny 5-inch wheels- but the liking was instant. It looked a pretty little motorcycle that was compact, light and effortless to potter around town.…

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Copycat Campaign: The Motrac Unicorn tries to ape the MV Agusta SuperVeloce

Old habits die hard they say! While China is well on its way to becoming a formidable global superpower- yet a few trades in the country have yet to give up on their copycatting ventures. From blatant imitations of small capacity motorcycles such as the KTM Duke 200 to not even sparing luxury badges like the Range Rover- it seems that the Chinese knock-offs aren’t going to stop anytime soon. The latest addition to the tally is a rather hilarious contraption called the Motrac Unicorn which seems to be trying hard for a wannabe MV Agusta SuperVeloce, but alas failing…

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Fancy a $155,000 motorcycle? The 2021 Combat Wraith ticks your whims

Motorcycles were invented as cheap and simple modes of transportation. While a few still serve the same purpose even today, there’s no dearth of preposterous paradigms. Meet the 2021 Combat Wraith- a carved contraption that’ll make the Ducati Superleggera V4 appear as a discounted deal. Defined to be “raw art in motion” – the hand-built Combat Wraith pushes the boundaries of eccentric motorcycle design. The CNC machined curved fuel tank, girder forks, monocoque frame, and exposed internals all reek of a space-age apocalypse. Engine Crafted entirely out of solid billet blocks of military-grade aluminium, the 2021 Combat Wraith cranks out…

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New Generation 2021 Triumph Speed Twin unveiled

The neo-retro roadster from Hinckley Headquarters has been extended with substantial updates for 2021 offering improved styling, engine performance, handling and electronics package while complying with the latest emission norms. Engine The new Euro5 compliant 1200cc parallel twin gushes out an additional 3 ps of power @ 7250 rpm totalling 100 ps with unchanged peak torque figures of 112 nm now arriving at 500 rpm lower than the outgoing model. It’s now more responsive with a 17% reduction in inertia achieved through a new lightweight crankshaft and alternator. New high compression pistons, revised ports, and new cam profiles impart a…

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