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Honda Activa Lovato CNG vs Hero Electric Photon: Comparison Test

Honda Activa Lovato CNG vs Hero Electric Photon: Comparison Test

Lovato and Mahangar Gas Limited (MGL) recently launched CNG conversion kits for scooters in Mumbai. These might prove to be the ideal progression for someone wanting to reduce their carbon footprint or just find an economical mode of mobility. On paper, these kits seem promising on both performance and efficiency fronts, but how does a CNG-powered scooter stack up against an electric scooter? 

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Aprilia SR 150 Race First Ride Review

Aprilia SR 150 Race First Ride Review

The Aprilia SR150 is good, but luckily for us enthusiasts of the brand, it wanted to have the quickest scooter around, in line with the badge on it and all it stands for. This thought process led to the creation of the SR 150 Race – a model that sits above the standard SR150, and it looks better and goes better!

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2017 Triumph Street Triple RS Track Ride Review

2017 Triumph Street Triple RS Track Ride Review

I am doing 230kmph. And, I know the bike can go faster still. But, I back off because I can barely hold on. The windblast is intense. The turn of speed, intoxicating. And the noise, well, it’s fabulous. This is the brand new 2017 Triumph Street Triple RS. And I am charging down the main straight at the legendary Circuit de Catalunya.

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2017 Bajaj Pulsar NS200 Launch Ride Review

2017 Bajaj Pulsar NS200 Launch Ride Review

Bajaj’s second coming in the modern 200cc streetfighter segment. When it was first launched in 2012, the Bajaj Pulsar 200NS (no, that isn’t a typo) offered striking looks, hair-raising performance and impressive handling at a sweet price point. Now, the Pulsar 200NS has made a comeback in a new BS IV-compliant avatar and an inverted name.

 
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2017 Bajaj Pulsar 180 Launch Ride Review

2017 Bajaj Pulsar 180 Launch Ride Review

The 2017 Pulsar 180 is nothing but Bajaj’s attempt to meet the upcoming emission norms and to keep the bike relevant and stylish for the next year or two. So the 178cc engine is now BS-IV compliant and the power and torque figures continue to be 17bhp and 14.2Nm.

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2017 Bajaj Pulsar 150 Launch Ride Review

2017 Bajaj Pulsar 150 Launch Ride Review

The Pulsar 150 is the highest-selling 150cc motorcycle in the country. So when the time came for Bajaj to update the range to meet BS IV norms, the company decided to go a step further and give the Pulsar 150 something more than a facelift. Now, apart from adhering to the new emission norms, the Pulsar 150 also gets a change in character.

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Five labours of the Bajaj Dominar 400 ABS: Review

Five labours of the Bajaj Dominar 400 ABS: Review

We ask the Dominar five questions that we know the Pulsar range managed to excel at, in one form or another. 

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Kawasaki KLX110 First Ride Review

Kawasaki KLX110 First Ride Review

Launched over a year ago, the Kawasaki KLX110 is a compact dirt bike for kids.  The KLX110 in principle is a stepping stone for a young rider’s first experience in the dirt, to get him acquainted with the basic concepts of riding. It also doubles as a fun minimoto for adults for a quick bash around the backyard...

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Bajaj Dominar 400 ABS vs Royal Enfield Himalayan: The touring story

Bajaj Dominar 400 ABS vs Royal Enfield Himalayan: The touring story

At the outset these might not seem like rivals. After all, one is selling you the ‘GS’ dream while the other is marketing ‘Diavel’ like chutzpa. But there is a common thread that binds them, a thread that has got us out of bed before sunrise with the promise of a sunset at the other end. We are talking Touring. But, we will get to that in bit because there are other similarities between the two that need highlighting.

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2017 KTM RC390 Review: Old vs new

2017 KTM RC390 Review: Old vs new

Owning a KTM RC390 has been a bittersweet experience. The MY17 model aims to sweeten the deal even more. But is it good enough to warrant an upgrade?

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