Middleweight Mania: The 2022 Yamaha R7 officially revealed

With rumours and spy shots making rounds on the internet post the painful discontinuation of the Yamaha YZF-R6 amidst failing sales, expectations for the new R7 circled around a more powerful inline-four R6 or a toned-down yet sportier inline-three MT-09. However, the official release of the 2022 Yamaha R7 reveals underpinning resemblance from its parallel-twin cousin- the MT-07, but fused with the R series DNA. Design The 2022 Yamaha R7 unmistakably retains the R- series DNA with slippery bodywork featuring a central LED illumination, housed inside the air-duct flanked by aggressive daylight running twin LEDs. The 2022 Yamaha R7 features…

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Monstrous Evolution: 2021 Ducati Monster breaks cover

After a series of teasers, the 2021 Ducati Monster has finally come out of its hiding. More of an evolution than an upgrade, the new Monster sees a host of inclusions looking to add thrill not only on the streets but the track as well. We have a detailed look highlighting every feature and offering on the new Bolognese Streetfighter! Design It has to be undoubtedly the best looking Monster to date. It won’t be out of place to refer to the earlier generation Monsters as ‘Organized Chaos’. Despite year on year alterations to the Monster template, it never had…

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Skyhook Sugomy: 2021 Kawasaki Z H2 SE gets upgraded

It’s hard not to be intimated, rather over-awed by the Kawasaki Z H2. Beastly styling to go along with staggering horsepower shooting north of the 200 mark- the Z H2 seems more like a space-probe than a road-going motorcycle. And then there’s the SE model embellished with uprated componentry that sees more upgrades for the 2021 model. Already dripping with top drawer equipment and a comprehensive electronics package might have caught Kawasaki wondering where to push the next upgrade on their Z flagship. And they found two places worth swapping for uprated equipment- the suspension and braking system. The predatory-styled…

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Limited edition – Ducati Diavel 1260 Lamborghini is born

Putting up a menacing show both in styling and performance- the Ducati Diavel holds a distinctive space and fashion statement in the world of motorcycles. No doubt there have been numerous and regular iterations of the Diavel. The latest on the chart is the new Ducati Diavel 1260 Lamborghini- a collaboration between two Bolognese natives and Volkswagen owned badges. Inspired by Lamborghini The Limited Edition Diavel 1260 itself is inspired by Lamborghini’s Limited Edition Supercar- the Sian FKP 37. Though not much different than the regular Diavel 1260, the Limited Edition Diavel does emulate a few bits from the Lamborghini.…

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Cruise Culture: 2021 Honda Rebel 1100 breaks cover

Honda has treated its little cruiser with a double bonus displacement- courtesy of a heart transplant from its adventurous cousin. Meet the 2021 Honda Rebel 1100 that’s not the usual chrome embellished template associated with cruiser motorcycles. Like its smaller sibling, the Rebel 500- the new has an instant dislike for shiny bits. It rather adorns blacked-out bodywork imparting a mean modern look! However, the 2021 Honda Rebel 1100 makes up for the no-frills design with a tasteful specifications chart. Engine Powered by Honda’s 1084cc proven motor from the CRF1100L African twin- the water-cooled two-cylinder power-plant has been detuned to…

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Ninja Assassins Cometh: WBSK 2021 Ninja ZX-10R & ZX10-RR unveiled

The liter-class super-sports segment has seen a flurry of launches with MotoGP and WBSK trickling technology. The newest candidate, or should we say candidates to the superbike skirmish are the new Ninja twins. Say hello to the 2021 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R and the Kawasaki Ninja ZX10-RR with KRT-derived arsenal, all set to throw caution to the likes of the Panigales, Fireblades, and the S1000RRs. Styling There hasn’t been a substantial change to the design and the 2021 ZX10R retains the traditional Ninja theme. The H2 inspired front features integrated winglets for added downforce with a taller fly-screen to alleviate wind-buffeting…

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Bavarian Brawler: 2021 BMW S1000R breaks cover

It’s staggering to see the current crop of street-bikes offer performance that was once confined to track oriented supersport machines. Top-shelf components and outrageous power figures do leave an enthusiast’s jaw hitting the floor. The Ducati Streetfighter V4 and the Aprilia Tuono V4X are prime culprits for sending you spinning into a dizzy with horsepower breaching the 200 mark. And though everything on these bikes seems extreme, they are still a lot more user-friendly than their race-bred siblings. Not to be left behind, BMW has unveiled the 2021 S1000R with revisions across hardware and electronics for a more involving yet…

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Sena and Interphone announce technical affiliation for 2021

Rider communication systems have become an integral part of a rider’s paraphernalia. From inexpensive and basic Bluetooth phone connectivity devices to multiple rider communication- there’s an array of products available to cater to every budget and functionality. However, compatibility between various devices isn’t efficient as desired and this very concern has prompted two of the biggest brands in the industry to come together. Sena and Interphone have announced a technical tie-up starting 2021 that would facilitate seamless connectivity between devices from these two manufacturers. The affiliation would see Interphone utilize Sena’s proprietary Bluetooth communication technology with the latest Mesh 2.0…

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Road-focused 2021 Triumph Tiger 850 Sport unveiled

Triumph Motorcycles have launched the 2021 Tiger 850 sport, a road-oriented variant of their popular adventure motorcycle. Claimed to have retained the genes from the latest generation Tiger range, but designed for manageable road-focused performance. Engine Powered by Triumph’s traditional inline-three motor displacing 888 cc- the 2021 Triumph Tiger 850 Sport produces max power of 85 ps @ 8500 rpm and peak torque 82 nm @ 6500 rpm. Retaining the T-Plane Triple crank with 1-3-2 firing intervals, the 850 not only offers character but also claimed to offer improved tractability at lower RPMs. The six-speed gearbox comes mated to a…

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Bolognese Brutes: 2021 Ducati XDiavel Dark and Black Star variants unveiled

The Ducati Diavel has been nothing short of a radical machine to roll off Ducati’s production line. With the styling of a cruiser, power of a dragster, and road manners of a street bike- the Ducati Diavel could well be considered three different motorcycles rolled into one. It kept the segment alive with timely updates- from cosmetics to a sculpted avatar of the XDiavel, it has always been a desirable motorcycle. The 2021 XDiavel has now further branched out into two new variants- the XDiavel Dark and the XDiavel Blackstar. These two models are essentially blacked out alterations of the…

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