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DSK Benelli BN600i Review: Pesaresi Powerhouse

DSK Benelli BN600i Review: Pesaresi Powerhouse

| November 24, 2014 | 1 Comment

Journalists, like many other professionals that influence others’ opinions and thoughts, are supposed to be an unbiased lot. While reporting a story or writing a review, we are strictly forbidden from letting our personal biases cloud our judgment, for obvious reasons. But hey, it is an imperfect world. As humans first, we all have favorites […]

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DSK Benelli TNT 899 Review: Explosive Decepticon

DSK Benelli TNT 899 Review: Explosive Decepticon

| November 24, 2014 | 1 Comment

You should never meet your heroes, so the common saying goes. Or basically, if you love and respect someone, or something, from afar, it is better to stay away from them in real life. Why? Well, the experience might turn out to be something anticlimactic, or your hero might just not live up to the […]

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Hero Splendor Pro Classic Review: Handy Dandy

Hero Splendor Pro Classic Review: Handy Dandy

| November 18, 2014 | 4 Comments

Words: Suvil Susvirkar / Photos: Chirag Mondal Before we start with the review of the Hero Splendor Pro Classic, let’s first understand what a cafe racer means in motorcycling terms. The term cafe racer came into existence in England, in the 60’s where motorcycles enthusiasts used to race their machines from one coffee bar to another. Everyday […]

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Toyota Camry Hybrid Review: Thrifty Indulgence

Toyota Camry Hybrid Review: Thrifty Indulgence

| November 14, 2014 | 0 Comments

Hybrids. What are they all about? Hybrids are jaded with myths, but still to 7 million aware people across the world, Toyota managed to sell one. In fact, Toyota claims that hybrid vehicles accounted for 14 % of their global vehicle sales. So hybrids don’t fly and they don’t employ rocket science, they just go […]

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New 2014 Toyota Etios 1.4 Diesel Review: Evolved Aptitude

New 2014 Toyota Etios 1.4 Diesel Review: Evolved Aptitude

| November 14, 2014 | 1 Comment

  The made-for-India Etios wasn’t the kind of success Toyota is used to tasting with its products worldwide. In a bid to create a car that matched a certain price, they somewhat skimped on attention to detail and features, and the result was a (much) less than desired response to the spacious entry level sedan. […]

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Maruti Suzuki Ciaz 1.3 diesel / 1.4 petrol review : Supersized Sensibility

Maruti Suzuki Ciaz 1.3 diesel / 1.4 petrol review : Supersized Sensibility

| November 13, 2014 | 4 Comments

Ever since the very likeable Baleno was taken off the shelves, Maruti Suzuki fans have been clamouring for a deserving successor. Having spawned off a crossover, the beefy SX4 which rode on stilts didn’t appear as something ever remotely related to the low slung Baleno, which was probably the only alternative to the legendary first […]

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Jaguar F-Type V8 S Convertible Review: That Sort of a Thing

Jaguar F-Type V8 S Convertible Review: That Sort of a Thing

| November 11, 2014 | 7 Comments

Images: Hanoz Patel Prelude A shark doesn’t present itself for amusement like a trick-happy dolphin. It hounds for the vaguest traces of blood in the deepest, darkest corners of the bottomless abysses.  A shark lives to kill. A shark can’t be tamed. Marv, the unstoppable brute from Frank Miller’s Sin City doesn’t care if he’s […]

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TVS Star City Plus Induction Report and First Long Term Review

TVS Star City Plus Induction Report and First Long Term Review

| November 10, 2014 | 0 Comments

Date of acquisition: 28th September 2014 Distance traveled: 3490 Kms Achieved fuel efficiency 65.85 km/liter No. of times it has been serviced: Once This is the first monthly riding report of the TVS Star City Plus, the 110 cc commuter from the Hosur based motorcycle major. After a month’s hard riding for 3,500 odd kilometers, which […]

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Suzuki Let’s Review: Acquired Polish

Suzuki Let’s Review: Acquired Polish

| November 10, 2014 | 2 Comments

Let’s start this review by getting something off my chest first. Something pretty inconsequential actually, but one that has been bugging me a lot since the last few days. Let’s isn’t the most apt name for a product, no matter which way you look at it. It is even more ridiculous with that apostrophe in […]

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New 2014 Hero Xtreme Review : Mild Makeover

New 2014 Hero Xtreme Review : Mild Makeover

| November 5, 2014 | 0 Comments

Been to a musical concert or stand-up comedy show lately? Well, even if you haven’t been, surely you must’ve noticed how they bring out the lightweights first, then bring out the big guns later in the night? If you bring out the main attractions first, then it becomes harder to follow up on that. The […]

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Review: 2014 Hero Karizma R modified by FortPoint Racing for speed and looks

Review: 2014 Hero Karizma R modified by FortPoint Racing for speed and looks

| October 27, 2014 | 5 Comments

Having owned and ridden a Karizma for more than 70,000 odd kms, I’d say the motorcycle was a legend in its own right. Though it could take in its stride a variety of terrain – smooth, straight blacktops was where it really found its home. It could munch miles from dawn to dusk without a […]

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2014 Hero Karizma ZMR Review: Above All?

2014 Hero Karizma ZMR Review: Above All?

| October 22, 2014 | 2 Comments

The phrase ‘Never judge a book by its cover’ stands true when it comes to the new 2014 Hero Karizma ZMR. From racing fighter jets to riding on the North Pole, the Karizma brand has come a long way. But, while the earlier model left an indelible mark on the hearts of the Indian motorcycling enthusiasts, the […]

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Datsun GO real-live driving experience: Entry level hatch reviewed on test track

Datsun GO real-live driving experience: Entry level hatch reviewed on test track

| October 21, 2014 | 0 Comments

In the world of motoring journalism, drive events are a pretty median affair and mostly consist of journalists driving a car in an open environment, in quite a brisk manner so that the car’s dynamics and comfort can be analysed. But Nissan figured, that for the Datsun GO hatchback, it would be better if they did […]

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KTM RC 200 Track Review: Diffident Dynamo

KTM RC 200 Track Review: Diffident Dynamo

| October 20, 2014 | 1 Comment

As humans, our minds are dictated by some unknown force to affiliate, like, remember and appreciate things which carry superlative adjectives before their names or things they accomplish. No wonder then, stack two things side-by-side and the one which attracts more words like better, stronger, faster and bigger in its favour is bound to pull […]

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Suzuki Inazuma GW250 Review : Mellow Brute

Suzuki Inazuma GW250 Review : Mellow Brute

| October 17, 2014 | 1 Comment

I’m a bit of an Apple fan. I admire the simplicity of their ideas and the sheer purity of their designs. I like the iPad. Like many others, I was aghast when Apple decided to introduce a smaller version of it. “Have they lost their minds? Steve said they’ll never introduce a smaller iPad and […]

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