Vespa SXL / VXL125 and SXL / VXL 150 road test review : Tuscan Muse

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The term “Italian” evokes a sense of finesse and glamour, and is deeply associated with everything that has its origins in the European nation. An Italian tag on any manufactured good more often than not is enough to get people drooling with desire – and not without a reason. Italians know what they do better than others in most cases. […]

Honda Livo 110 India review : Prudent Panache

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The Indian two wheeler industry may have witnessed the launch of numerous new performance motorcycles of late, but the business is still defined by the fuel efficient commuter motorcycles for the economy conscious junta. The extremely fierce 100-110cc segment is crowded with many offerings from various manufacturers. Similar engines are being used across various models […]

New 2015 Ford Figo 1.5 TDCi / 1.5 Ti-VCT Auto Review : Back with a Bang

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Ford’s history in India has comprised phases of upswings followed by long periods of lull. Looking at the brand’s performance in recent times, the previous gen Figo took the market by storm for a while with its practical, spacious interior, great diesel engine, dynamic ability and fantastic value. As the last gen Figo’s sales dwindled down, […]

Renault Kwid Review : Small Wonder

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A 5% market share in the next couple of years – that’s what Renault India is aggressively aiming for. And they’ve just got the perfect vehicle to take them there, the Kwid. With introductory prices starting from as low as INR 2,56,968, the Renault Kwid is shaping up to be the ultimate budget car slayer, a […]

Benelli TNT300 Review: Bantamweight Brawler

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Thunder is coming. I’m standing at the Worli Sea Face, a vast promenade filled with families and lovers and their vehicles parked alongside, all enjoying a brief respite from the perennial Mumbai showers. I get up on my bike and press the starter. Another thunder, this time, man made. Everyone cranes their necks. Moments ago, […]

Honda CBR650F India Review: Value Uncorked!

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We Indians love faired bikes. More so, when there’s an inline four motor beneath that plastic flourish. A four ‘banger has always been a biker boy’s wet dream – there simply cannot be a more melodious sound than the symphony emanating out of that quartet of exhaust pipes. For a rider the experience of riding one […]

TVS Scooty Zest 110 3000 km Long Term Report

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Just yesterday I wrote a story for our newly-launched sister site Gizmoids about Adobe being bothered about its proprietary and trademarked brand-name “Photoshop” becoming a generic name for any digitally manipulated image. Writing that report I wondered why they didn’t see it as a compliment-the fact that Photoshop has become the industry standard, a name so ubiquitous […]

Audi A8 L 60 TDI (4.2L) Review: Tranquil Thunder

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The Audi A8 was widely considered to be a car that had outclassed the segment leader S-class before the latest generation Mercedes-Benz sedan reclaimed its position in an astounding manner. Nonetheless, the A8 still holds its own in the luxury limo segment with its lightweight aluminium spaceframe chassis, a variety of silken smooth, yet punchy […]