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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 | 4 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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Fiat Avventura Review: Strutted up Finnesse

Fiat Avventura Review: Strutted up Finnesse

| October 17, 2014 | 2 Comments

  As the small turbocharger whistled cleanly through the pure, early morning, mountainous Panchghani air, the Fiat Avventura mauled the twisty sections with a kind of aplomb that can be solely be attributed to its Punto roots. Yeah, I was having some unbridled fun. It all started with the Fiat guys arranging a blast from […]

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Audi Q3 35 TDI Dynamic Review: Added Dynamism

Audi Q3 35 TDI Dynamic Review: Added Dynamism

| October 17, 2014 | 0 Comments

The Q3 has walked away with the premium compact SUV segment ever since it made its debut in India, and for good reason. Well-proportioned, spacious, comfortable, decently equipped, frugal and economical to own for its class, the Q3 fit the bill for those who wanted a genuine German car without having to rob a bank, […]

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BMW i8 Review : Muffled Munition

BMW i8 Review : Muffled Munition

| October 16, 2014 | 0 Comments

Words and images : Akis Temperidis (twitter.com/theworldoffroad) I was really excited on the road to Milan, Italy as one of the journalists who were invited to drive the brand new BMW i8. This was the car I wanted to test more than any other in 2014. Why? Because the i8 is unlike any other sports […]

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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 | 3 Comments

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 | 2 Comments

“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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