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2015 Tata T1 Prima Race Truck Review : Burly Behemoth

2015 Tata T1 Prima Race Truck Review : Burly Behemoth

| January 23, 2015 | 0 Comments

Back in the day, post lunch excitement came from Mercedes-Benz Truck Racing, an arcade game which introduced my curious self to the world of truck racing, amazed by how so much bulk can be hustled with grace and pace on the track. Now truck racing is something that Indians are quite alien to. Although a reasonably popular sport […]

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Kawasaki Z250 Review: Zesty Zee

Kawasaki Z250 Review: Zesty Zee

| January 20, 2015 | 0 Comments

As the sun set over the outskirts of Pune, I took one last go at the Kawasaki Z250, the 250R’s street-friendly cousin.  I promised myself that it would be the last one for the day.  As I winced from the blood gushing back, I cursed the seat and asked myself why I am letting my […]

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Harley-Davidson Forty-Eight Review: Rebel Yell!

Harley-Davidson Forty-Eight Review: Rebel Yell!

| January 12, 2015 | 2 Comments

In the pretentious world that we live in, there are thankfully some things which make no bones about their form, their existence and their identity. Their character stands out both vocally and visually, traits that set them apart from the rest, from the conventional rest. The Harley-Davidson Forty-Eight is one such machine. It isn’t just […]

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Mercedes CLA 200 / 200 CDI Review: Style Diva

Mercedes CLA 200 / 200 CDI Review: Style Diva

| January 9, 2015 | 4 Comments

A whole generation of cars, in a variety of sub-segments has spawned ever since the Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class made its debut back in 2004. The four door coupe made a big dent in the automotive design universe, questioning those who believed that the words ‘coupe’ and ‘four-door’ cannot be spoken in the same breath. The big […]

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Audi RS7 Sportback Review: Meditative Maniac

Audi RS7 Sportback Review: Meditative Maniac

| January 6, 2015 | 1 Comment

  Fast. Sometimes it isn’t what it feels like. An old exponent of the iconic Willy’s jeep travelling at 120 km/h creaking from all four corners and steered via an unassisted wheel would feel fast, manic fast to most. That speed, however, for a modern, well-engineered, mid-size automobile has induced many to sleep, forever, in […]

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Product Review: Steelbird Ares Denim Open Face Helmet

Product Review: Steelbird Ares Denim Open Face Helmet

| January 6, 2015 | 1 Comment

Jeans and earthlings have had a long history. The story of jeans goes back to as early as 1873 when “blue jeans” was invented by Jacob Davis and Levi Strauss. This particular item of clothing found interest of cowboys and miners because of the durability factor. But why are we talking about jeans in a helmet […]

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Benelli TNT 600 GT Review: GranTurismo

Benelli TNT 600 GT Review: GranTurismo

| January 5, 2015 | 0 Comments

Have you seen Into the Wild, or read the book it is based on? You know, the story about Christopher McCandless, the promising student and athletic son of affluent parents who gave it up all for a life of travel and living with nature in its very basic form. It is a powerful story and […]

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Kawasaki ER-6n Review : Bare Brawn

Kawasaki ER-6n Review : Bare Brawn

| January 5, 2015 | 1 Comment

The Kawasaki ER-6n represents a slightly let loose, wilder off-shoot of the Ninja 650. It’s touted as a dual purpose machine, and is essentially the Ninja 650 sans the full fairing and a sprinkling of other small changes under the skin, or whatever that’s left of it. Let’s find out! Images: Chirag Mondal What are the […]

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New Datsun GO+ Review: Extended Aspirations

New Datsun GO+ Review: Extended Aspirations

| December 20, 2014 | 10 Comments

As I sat by the fire, next to the Ganges in Rishikesh, something made me look up. What bounced off my city stricken, sodium lit vision was the sight of a gazillion stars occupying every inch of the dark infinity above. Something inside said, you don’t always need deep pockets to enjoy the richer experiences […]

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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 | 11 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 | 2 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 | 3 Comments

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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