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Indian Chief Vintage Review: Chariot of Gods

Indian Chief Vintage Review: Chariot of Gods

| December 12, 2014 | 3 Comments

Before we start boasting about our glorious day with the Indian Chief Vintage, let us first delve into the history of this iconic motorcycle brand. Founded by George Hendee and Carl Oscar Hedström in 1901, Indian Motorcycles is the oldest American brand in existence. Just two years into establishment, Indian’s co-founder and chief engineer Oscar […]

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2014 Skoda Rapid 1.5 TDi Manual Review: Manual Merriment

2014 Skoda Rapid 1.5 TDi Manual Review: Manual Merriment

| December 11, 2014 | 2 Comments

What is it? The Skoda Rapid refresh has been rather lazy on the outside, with the new version’s styling being an exact clone of the model it replaces except for the newly designed 15 inch alloys.  Lowly variants (Active, Ambition, Ambition Plus)  now get 15 inch steel wheels, as compared to the 14 inch ones before. […]

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Tata Bolt 1.2 Revotron Review: Climbing Bolt

Tata Bolt 1.2 Revotron Review: Climbing Bolt

| December 11, 2014 | 3 Comments

 After making a Zesty new beginning with an extremely well executed sub-4 meter sedan, Tata Motors have anchored a climbing bolt in the big mountain ahead to rise above the rest. Is it fastened high and tight enough? We climb up the rope to find out.  Images: Hanoz Patel / Amit Chhangani Creating a hatch-sedan combo has […]

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2014 BMW M3 & M4 Track Drive Report: ///Miracle Drug

2014 BMW M3 & M4 Track Drive Report: ///Miracle Drug

| December 4, 2014 | 0 Comments

Not long ago, goose bumps came as statutory company when race-tracks around the world were being enamored by the V8 chorus that F1 cars so laboriously emitted. To a slight dismay, things became aurally shallow when the shift to turbocharged V6 power was made. The stands and pits no longer echo with the banshee shrieks […]

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Hero Electric Avior Review: Human-Electric Hybrid

Hero Electric Avior Review: Human-Electric Hybrid

| December 1, 2014 | 1 Comment

As automobile journalists, we get to review many cars and motorcycles, be it an entry level commuter or a supercar. However it’s not every day that we get to ride or drive a completely new product category. One such ride came from Hero Electric, the electric vehicle arm of Hero group with the recently launched electric cycle, the Avior. We […]

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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 | 5 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 | 4 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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