Bike Reviews

Ten ways to ensure a safe bike ride in India

Undeniably, two-wheeler commuting is getting riskier day by day. Leave aside serious accidents, minor accidents keep occurring every day, but are seldom getting reported. In order tohave a safe ride on Indian roads, you should pay adequate attention to the ever-changing scenarios around you, be able to find out potential hazards and keep your vehicle (and yourself) away from it. ... Read More »

Rose Pro SL 2000 review

BikeRadar verdict “Rose combines an amazing spec with a truly rewarding ride experience” Highs: Value, lively ride Lows: Firmer ride than some competitors Buy if: You want an exciting, brilliantly specced bike for a stupidly low price Skip to view deals for Pro SL 2000 The idea of buying a proper bike online rather than in a shop doesn’t seem ... Read More »

Rose Pro SL 2000 review

BikeRadar verdict “Rose combines an amazing spec with a truly rewarding ride experience” Highs: Value, lively ride Lows: Firmer ride than some competitors Buy if: You want an exciting, brilliantly specced bike for a stupidly low price Skip to view deals for Pro SL 2000 The idea of buying a proper bike online rather than in a shop doesn’t seem ... Read More »

Which aero bike is actually the fastest?

It is normal practice for a bike manufacturer to claim its aero bike is the fastest out there. Clearly they can’t all be the fastest, so we decided to try and find out which one actually is. To do this, we teamed up with aerodynamic testing specialists WattShop and headed to Derby Velodrome to perform some testing in a controlled environment. All the ... Read More »

Felt VR3, endurance road bike, reviewed

The Felt VR3 arrived for testing in late fall. For my rides, I was putting on more and more layers as temperatures dropped. As I thickened up from the clothes, it was good to have a road bike with wider tires (28 mm nominal, 30 mm actual). One of my last rides on the Irvine, Calif.-based company’s new endurance bike ... Read More »

KTM 390 DUKE (2017-on) Review

KTM has raised the A2 licence bar with its 2017 390 Duke. It’s one of the most fun to ride, involving and high quality machines in its class.  It’s refined, easy to live with, fast, comes with a high level of spec and superb attention to detail. There’s a whole raft of official ‘Power Parts accessories, too’. If you plan ... Read More »

Indian Scout First Ride Review

The brand Indian Motorcycles has been making bikes for over 100 years now and is one of the oldest two-wheeler companies. One of its most popular bikes till date has been the Indian Scout. The Scout started production in the 1920s but production ended shortly after the second world war. In 2011, Polaris Industries bought the Indian Motorcycle Company and it ... Read More »

Specialized Ruby Bike review

BikeRadar verdict “A supremely smooth, comfortable and efficient ride but a very upright position” Highs: A butter-smooth, luxurious ride, especially over rough terrain Lows: Not as efficient a climber as I’d like Buy if: You want a high-performance road bike that doesn’t sacrifice (indeed, positively embraces) comfort The recently launched Ruby, and its brother the Roubaix, are revolutionary bikes in ... Read More »

Royal Enfield Hill Duffel Bag – Living with it

I was recently out on a motorcycling trip where the organisers had arranged for a support vehicle for our luggage, among which was my Royal Enfield Hill duffel bag. Having collected my bag at the end of the day, I noticed that the buckle of the duffel bag was broken. This was surprising, as the buckle seemed robust and it ... Read More »

Yamaha recalls MT-09, FJ-09 and XSR900

Yamaha has issued a recall for its three-cylinder motorcycles – the MT-09, FJ-09 and the XSR900. The recall affects 22,433 units sold in the US between 2015 and 2017. The Yamaha MT-09, FJ-09 and the XSR900 have been recalled to fix an issue with the handlebar. On the affected motorcycles, incorrect application of paint on the handlebar holder has led ... Read More »