Rush Hour: Euro5 Compliant Limited Edition MV Agusta Rush 1000 unveiled

The 2020 MV Agusta Rush 1000 was already a madcap avatar of the Brutale 1000RR, fusing F1 and MotoGP technology in an ultra-naked motorcycle. With the bodywork amalgamating burlesque brashness with Italian allure- the Rush 1000 undoubtedly was a stunning exhibit of engineering. But with just over a year in production, the Varese-based manufacturer decided to layer an air-force-inspired livery on the brawny beast for 2021. Engine At the helm is the same 999cc inline-four motor from the Brutale 1000RR gushing out a staggering 208 bhp but is now Euro5 compliant. Featuring F1 tech oval valves and MotoGP-derived titanium con-rods,…

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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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Motorcycle Alarm Vs. Tracker: Which one is the safest?

Whether a motorcycle is your primary mode of transportation or you simply use the vehicle for fun, it is important that you protect your motorcycle when you are not able to be near it. Adding an alarm or GPS tracker can help you keep your motorcycle safe and in your hands at all times, but which is better? Neither a motorcycle alarm nor a motorcycle tracker is better than one another as they both serve different purposes. Alarms help deter crime at the moment, while trackers are useful for recovering a bike after it’s been stolen. The best solution is…

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Bluetooth Helmet vs. Headphones: What Works Better?

Bluetooth has become a staple in our everyday lives, and there are numerous devices from which to choose, from wireless earbuds to mounting systems to Bluetooth helmets and headphones. The last two have become quite popular with riders, and there are advantages and disadvantages to both products depending on your needs.  When actively riding, a Bluetooth helmet works better. Bluetooth helmets allow riders to stream music with ease, communicate with friends, and use GPS and mapping for directions. While Bluetooth helmets are more expensive than headphones, they provide riders with unmatched protection and quality. There are advantages and disadvantages to…

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Can You Sandblast a Motorcycle Gas Tank? Inside or outside?

Motorcycles have been around for years, so it is no surprise that many people are interested in restoring older models to see if they can be made roadworthy. However, that may involve significant repairs to the vehicle. With that in mind, you might want to know if you can sandblast a motorcycle gas tank.  You can sandblast a motorcycle gas tank, but there are a few important considerations, such as: Whether you plan to sandblast the inside or outside of the tank The age and damage to the tank Whether you plan to do it yourself or hire a professional…

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