In a competitive market, there are some moves that are made to counter the competitor’s strategy; some moves are made in anticipation of a strategy from the competitors, while some moves are made to gain an upper hand in the competition. And then there are the master strokes, which are played simply to blow the competition out of the water. Ask me for an example of a master stroke and I’ll say the launch of the 2017 RC 390 by KTM. Continue reading “2017 KTM RC Line-up Launched – What’s New?”
The world is going head over heels for electric cars today thanks to Tesla Motors. Tesla has revolutionized the electric car industry with their space age technology and high power density battery packs. They have made a few decades worth of progress in a few short years. Their models have garnered an increasing admiration from world over with some people calling the Model X the best car ever. Continue reading “Are Electric Motorcycles the Next Big Thing?”
In the late 19th century, an invention shook the world. A promising innovation, that even though praised by all, was adopted by few – it was found too impractical for daily use. But little did the world know that times were a-changin’. I’m talking about the invention of the ‘modern car’ with an internal combustion engine by Karl Benz in 1885. Continue reading “Beginning of a new e-ra?”
One thing that is common for athletes throughout all disciplines is that they make sure they have the perfect pair of shoes, best suited to their sport, and themselves, before they head out into the field. This tells us how important it is to know our shoes and have the perfect pair on. Tyres are the shoes for our rides and before we take them out into the field it is absolutely necessary for us to know everything about tyres so that we can make sure we have the perfect pair on.
Tyres are more than just rubber donuts with artistic dressing. A lot of research and development in large number of different sciences goes into manufacturing a tyre. Tyres are an epitome of mankind’s engineering prowess. So let’s get to know our tyres! Continue reading “Knowing Your Tyres”
When talking about motorcycle geometry and dynamics, Rake and Trail are two names that cannot be ignored. Bikers often talk about these terms and if you’re alien to this concept, today’s your lucky day. But before we get started, I’d like to lay some ground work for the technical terms we shall be discussing. Continue reading “Motorcycle Rake and Trail”
European manufacturers have been trying to reclaim the Indian motorcycle market from their Japanese counterparts for quite some time now. They have a significant presence in every segment up from a quarter litre. Their presence in the small-hearted scooter battlefield though has been held only by the Vespa so far. However, things are about to change. Aprilia is making a mass market debut in India with its new 150 cc scooter, the SR150. This segment has been dominated by the Japanese for quite some time now and Honda is adamant on not giving up its top spot. Is this mini Aprilia worth all the buzz around it? Do the Japanese have something to be afraid of? There is only one sure way to find out.
When it comes to bikes there are a plethora of misconceptions out there, floating around like viruses. And these are no ordinary viruses. When you get infected, these viruses make you say things in front of fellow bikers that you shouldn’t and invariably make you look stupid.
This post is all about getting you vaccinated against these virus-like misconceptions. And if you are already infected by one or more of these misconceptions, than this is your cure. Happy healing, err I mean, happy reading. Continue reading “Busting Motorcycle Myths & Misconceptions”