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New 2014 Volkswagen Polo 1.2 GT TSI Review: Dainty ShenaniGans

New 2014 Volkswagen Polo 1.2 GT TSI Review: Dainty ShenaniGans

| October 1, 2014 | 0 Comments

A keen observant will agree that there exists a sinister appeal about certain things that carry a tag of serenity, like the Belladonna, a name which means ‘beautiful woman’ in Italian, but is actually one of the most poisonous plants in the western hemisphere. So, although such things emanate a fragrance of calm and peace, […]

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Mercedes GLA 200 / GLA 200 CDI Review: Swanky Drifter

Mercedes GLA 200 / GLA 200 CDI Review: Swanky Drifter

| September 30, 2014 | 0 Comments

The GLA Class, much like its smaller hatchback sibling, the A-Class invoked extremely positive reactions upon its concept debut early in 2013. With its aggressive stance, a sporty, dropping roofline, squat, ready for action deportment and a tastefully designed rear, the GLA left the compact crossover fans across the world salivating. Though based on the […]

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New Yamaha FZ FI Version 2.0 Review: Sinewy Sequel

New Yamaha FZ FI Version 2.0 Review: Sinewy Sequel

| September 29, 2014 | 0 Comments

Lord of the streets, they said. In its time, the Yamaha FZ 16 would safely walk away with that caption. It taught others of its ilk a thing or two about street credo, with its FZ1 derived, muscular bodywork devoid of unnecessary stickers and that meaty, low profile rear rubber that was the talk of […]

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Mahindra Gusto 110 Scooter Review : Fresh Breeze

Mahindra Gusto 110 Scooter Review : Fresh Breeze

| September 29, 2014

Gusto – something that goes like a gust of wind – quiet, smooth and refined. That’s what the two wheeler arm of the Indian tractor, UV and SUV giant, Mahindra Two-Wheelers, planned and executed when it developed its latest scooter on the block, the new Gusto. We lay emphasis on the word “new” because Mahindra Two […]

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2014 TRIUMPH STREET TRIPLE QUICK RIDE REVIEW: THE HINCKLEY HOOLIGAN

2014 TRIUMPH STREET TRIPLE QUICK RIDE REVIEW: THE HINCKLEY HOOLIGAN

| September 27, 2014 | 0 Comments

A few motorcycles on the planet would rather bare it all than hide their soul under the plastic flourish – and the 2014 Triumph Street Triple happens to be one of them. We got a couple of hours to spend with the Hinckley Hooligan which was put through the paces, ridden through the usual weekend […]

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New 2014 Mahindra Scorpio Review: Buffed-up Brute

New 2014 Mahindra Scorpio Review: Buffed-up Brute

| September 27, 2014 | 1 Comment

After much ado, the new 2014 Mahindra Scorpio has finally graced us with its presence. Before rants start about it being old wine in a new bottle, Mahindra clears the air by claiming that considerable mechanical changes hide under that re-tweaked body, changes that make the big old girl ride better, handle better and come […]

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Suzuki Gixxer 155 Review : The Namesake

Suzuki Gixxer 155 Review : The Namesake

| September 27, 2014 | 1 Comment

“What’s in a name?” asks Shakespeare in Romeo and Juliet. Quite a lot, as it turns out. There are names that conjure up a certain image or feeling, either negative or positive. This is why you would think twice before naming your kid something fancy like Gandhi or Jesus. Or, on the flipside, Hitler. Thing […]

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New 2014 Volkswagen Polo 1.5 GT TDI Review: Game of Torque

New 2014 Volkswagen Polo 1.5 GT TDI Review: Game of Torque

| September 24, 2014 | 2 Comments

Many moons ago, the hot hatch flag in India was carried by the Fiat Palio GTX. A machine which had a normally aspirated 1.6 litre heart hiding under its bonnet, Veglia Borletti dials and Magnetti Marelli components. The GTX was the perhaps the first serious hot hatch in our market which made 100 bhp and as […]

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New 2014 Skoda Rapid 1.5 TDI DSG Review: Unassuming Genius

New 2014 Skoda Rapid 1.5 TDI DSG Review: Unassuming Genius

| September 23, 2014 | 2 Comments

The Skoda Rapid has been one of the most balanced sedans in its segment ever since it made its debut in India. The measured proportions, chiseled, handsome looks, good engine options along with class-leading handling and ride have made it a great choice for the clued-in customer. Now, for the year 2014, Skoda have introduced […]

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KTM RC390 India Review: Spiritual Psychosis

KTM RC390 India Review: Spiritual Psychosis

| September 15, 2014 | 2 Comments

Yesterday had to be one of the most satisfying days in my life as an avid motorcyclist. Having ridden the much awaited and beautifully executed KTM RC390 for a review for the major part of a Sunday has been an experience which I struggle to put to words. The fact that we managed to do […]

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KTM RC390 vs Kawasaki Ninja 300 vs Duke 390: Three Sunrises

KTM RC390 vs Kawasaki Ninja 300 vs Duke 390: Three Sunrises

| September 15, 2014 | 1 Comment

You don’t have to travel too far back in time to remember, how we wished someone built a proper quarter litre motorcycle and presented it to us on a two wheeled platter. That time arrived, people were happy, soon got over their quarter life crisis and then the hunger games for more power took flight. […]

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New 2014 Skoda Yeti 2.0 TDI Review: Groomed Grizzly

New 2014 Skoda Yeti 2.0 TDI Review: Groomed Grizzly

| September 9, 2014 | 1 Comment

At Motoroids, the Skoda Yeti 4×4 has been one of our all time favourite machines. We have heaped praises on this extremely versatile, extremely well-engineered, if a bit unusual looking machine in the past, have taken it out for some challenging multi-day drives on and off the road and have come back stupefied. Thanks to […]

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Yamaha Cygnus Alpha Review: Eager Beaver

Yamaha Cygnus Alpha Review: Eager Beaver

| September 1, 2014 | 0 Comments

Once upon a time, the word Yamaha was defined by a 100cc 2-stroke machine which would leave a white cloud of smoke behind as it sliced through the traffic. People would ride the 2-stroke Yamaha RX100 and RX135 with joy and pride. But with changes in government policies and more efficient 4-stroke engines making way […]

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New TVS Scooty Zest 110 Review: Value Redefined

New TVS Scooty Zest 110 Review: Value Redefined

| September 1, 2014 | 1 Comment

TVS Motors launched the first Scooty twenty years ago in the year 1993. Now, after more than two decades, TVS Motors have launched the all-new Scooty Zest 110. The Scooty Zest 110 is bigger and more powerful than any other Scooty model launched until now. The latest iteration of TVS’s most popular scooter brand till […]

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Hyundai Elite i20 1.4 Diesel / 1.2 Petrol Review: Methodical Mastermind

Hyundai Elite i20 1.4 Diesel / 1.2 Petrol Review: Methodical Mastermind

| August 28, 2014 | 5 Comments

  The Hyundai Grand i10 was nothing short of a rude shock to the players in its segment. The Korean carmaker exhibited to the bunch comprising both Indian and international carmakers its stellar understanding of the market with a near-flawless product. The way the Grand i10 was brought to life took the expectations from the […]

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