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Suzuki V-Strom 650 vs Kawasaki Versys 650 – Specification Comparison

The company has been planning on introducing the V-Strom 650 in the Indian market for quite some time now. The bike was showcased at the Autoexpo 2018, where it gained quite a lot of attention and was surely a showstopper at the Suzuki’s stand. On the other hand, the Kawasaki Versys 650 has been around in the Indian motorcycle market for quite some time now. With the V-Strom launch lying somewhere very close, we compare both the bikes side by side on papers. We find out which is the best package and where the other might lack.

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Looks and Design –

The Suzuki V-Strom 650 is similarly styled as its bigger sibling, the Suzuki V-Storm 1000 motorcycle. The bike looks like a proper big adventure tourer motorcycle with oval-hexagon shaped headlamp, small beak-like extension, and cladding on the tank that separates it from a hoard of different adventure motorcycles.

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Talking about the Kawasaki Versys 650, it also carries similar design as its bigger 1000cc version, and has similarly styled twin headlamp setup at the front. Also, it gets an underbelly exhaust unit when compared to raised one on the V-Strom 650. Both the bikes get adventure focused body panels and features such as high mounted handlebar, long travel suspension, tall windscreen and big comfortable seats.

Aesthetically both the bikes are of similar sizes and dimensions but for some, it might just be the Kawasaki that scores in the looks and design department.

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Electronics –

In terms of features and electronic package, it is the Suzuki that snatches the crown here as it comes loaded with stuff like 3-stage traction control, Suzuki’s Easy Start System and an ABS is offered as a standard accessory. On the other hand, Kawasaki only gets ABS in the name of electronics or safety package. What’s also similar in both the bikes is the instrument panel which is semi analog-digital meter.

Engine and specs –

Both the bikes are neck to neck when it comes to the engine department. The Kawasaki comes packed with the 649cc, parallel twin liquid cooled engine that churns out close to 68bhp of maximum power at 8,500rpm and 64Nm of peak torque comes at 7,500rpm. The engine comes mated through a six-speed gearbox and final chain drive.

On the other hand, the Suzuki V-Strom 650 uses a 645cc, V-Twin engine that delivers a lightly higher power of 70bhp at 8,800rpm and 62Nm of peak torque comes at 6500rpm via 6-speed gearbox and final chain drive.

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Weight –

Both are 200+ kg heavy bikes and weigh close to 216 kg. The Suzuki has a 20-liter fuel capacity while the Kawasaki has a 21-litre of fuel tank. With an average of 18kmpl to 22kmpl, both should have a range of more than 400 kilometers.

Price –

The company has still not launched the V-Strom yet but Suzuki V-Strom 650 price in India, when launched, will be close to Rs 7 lakh. On the other hand, the Kawasaki Versys 650 is priced at Rs 6.69 lakhs (ex-showroom, Delhi).

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Harley hit by car, rider thrown over bridge into Yamuna, still missing after 24 hours

In a recent horrific accident, Anshuman Puri, a resident of Delhi’s Sarita Vihar who was riding a Harley-Davidson Street Rod 750 motorcycle was hit by a red Toyota Etios Liva driver from behind on Noida’s DND flyover. As reported, the bike rider was dragged for a few meters before finally going over the rails into the Yamuna River.

This horrific accident took place close to 1 am when the car hit Anshuman from the back. Impact of the accident was so strong that the car lost almost half of the front portion along with hood and bumper. While Harley-Davidson motorcycle was damaged so severely that the rear portion is now near unidentifiable.

The car driver fled from the scene, while the bike rider has still not been found after many hours of search.

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Below is the Photograph of Anshuman.

Royal Enfield Classic 500 Pegasus, Launch, Specification, Price, Image Gallery

The history of Royal Enfield Classic 500 Pegasus

Royal Enfield has been launching limited edition motorcycles from time to time. The company came up with the new Classic 500 Pegasus bike that pays homage to the very widely used two-stroke RE/WD 125 in the time of World War II. The bike was then famous by the name ‘Flying Flea’ and British Paratroopers used the same to triumph during the war times. The bike was manufactured in the Royal Enfield’s underground facility in Westwood, UK, and the new Classic 500 Pegasus is built as a tribute to the Flying Flea and Royal Enfield’s army history.

Flying Flea used to fly

These bikes were designed to be lightweight and they were made in order to enable them to be air-dropped at the site of need from aircraft during the world war times. These bikes were attached to the parachutes and were encased in protective steel framing to save from any kind of damages during the time of landing. Once they touched the ground they were assigned to various soldier units including communications units, battle units, and first-aid units.

Royal Enfield Classic 500 Pegasus is a limited edition

The company has announced that only 1,000 of these units will be made available throughout the world, and out of these India will receive only selected 250 units. While the rest of the 750 motorcycles are assigned to be sold in Australia, UK and the US.

Available in two colors

The bikes are will be available in two colors including Service Brown and Olive Drab Green. However, the bikes available in India will only be sold in the Service Brown shade. On the other hand, every motorcycle built will be stamped with a unique serial number on the fuel tank. In the earlier war times, these numbers stenciled to the fuel tank used to represent the units they were assigned to

Expected Royal Enfield Classic 500 Pegasus Price

They will be priced more than Rs 2 lakh for the Indian market and will be sold along with the genuine motorcycle accessories to match the old school war era look of the bike. The prices of the bike are not officially announced yet.

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KTM 790 Duke vs Ducati Monster 797 vs Triumph Street Triple S vs Kawasaki Z900 – Specification Comparison

The Austrian motorcycle making company took the world by storm last year when it announced the new 790 Duke. And the good news is that the company is also planning to launch this new orange street monster in the Indian market by late 2019, or early 2020. KTM will only announce the 790 Duke price in India only after its launch which is expected in coming few years. Today we compare it against its rivals such as Kawasaki Z900, Triumph Street Triple S, and Ducati 797.

Engine and Specification Comparison –

The most underpowered bike in this comparison is the Ducati 797 which makes close to 46bhp less than the most powerful bike in its competition, the Kawasaki Z900. On the papers, the Ducati 797 generates about 75bhp of raw L-Twin power at 8250 rpm from its 803 cc air cooled Desmodue twin-cylinder engine, which also makes close to 67 Nm of peak torque at 5,750 rpm. Coming on to Kawasaki Z900, it is the most ferociously powered beast in this comparison as it develops close to 123 bhp of maximum power 9,500 rpm from its 948cc 4-stroke In-Line Four, liquid-cooled engine that also makes 98 Nm of peak torque at 7700 rpm. The British bike, Street Triple S is powered with the newly updated engine which is a 765cc In-Line Three, liquid-cooled engine that makes close to 110bhp at 11,250 rpm and 73 Nm peak torque comes at 10,421 rpm. Last but not the least, the KTM is powered with a newly developed parallel-twin engine which is brand new for 2018. The engine is a 799 cc 2-cylinder, 4-stroke, parallel twin, which makes close to 103bhp of power and 86Nm of peak torque.

Features and electronics –

Starting off with the Italian beauty, Ducati Monster 797 packs a number of features such as LCD screen, under-seat USB charging port, Ducati Multimedia System, Ducati Traction Control, and  Bosch twin-channel ABS. While the Kawasaki only features new full digital instrument panel and ABS in the name of features and electronics. The Triumph comes with ABS and switchable traction control, Road and Rain riding modes, and an LCD instrument panel. But the bike that clearly wins in this argument and is way ahead of everything else in the competition is the KTM 790 Duke that has futuristic electronics such as riding modes, track modes, traction control, quick shifter, supermoto mode, motorcycle stability control with cornering ABS, launch control, and slipper clutch with assist. It also offers an optional KTM my ride control unit.

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Price comparison –

The Kawasaki Z900 is priced at Rs 7.68 lakh (Ex-showroom, Delhi), the Triumph Street Triple S is priced at Rs 8.50 lakh (Ex-Showroom, Delhi), and the Ducati Montser 797 will cost you close to Rs 8.10 Lakh (Ex-Showroom, Delhi).

The KTM Duke 790 price in India has not been announced yet, but we expect the same to cost around Rs 6 lakh when launched in the Indian market.

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Ducati Monster 821 vs Kawasaki Z900 vs Triumph Street Triple S – Specification Comparison

Indian middle-weight motorcycle segment is getting hotter day by day as almost every major motorcycle maker in the world has launched its motorcycle of the same segment in the Indian two-wheeler market. Recently, Ducati launched its new Monster 821 bike in India which was actually relaunched after it was taken off the charts last year during emission norms rules were changed and the country shifted from BSIII to BSIV. In the article today we compare the Ducati’s latest Monster 821 against the mighty Kawasaki 900, and the Triumph Street Triple S.

Engine and Power Comparison –

Out of all the three motorcycles, the most power is the Kawasaki Z900 which is even more potent version of the earlier Z800 motorcycle which was already a class leading motorcycle. Talking about the new Z900, the carries a 948cc In-Line Four cylinder, liquid-cooled engine that generates more than 123 bhp of maximum power at 9,500 rpm and 98.6Nm of peak torque comes at 7,700 rpm. The engine comes mated to a 6-speed transmission. The out figures from this motorcycle sure looks promising but on the other hand, its Italian and British rivals are not far behind.

Talking about the new Monster 821, it utilizes an 821cc Testastretta 11 Degree L-Twin engine that churns out close to 108bhp at 9,250 rpm and 86 Nm at 7,750 rpm. The engine comes mated to a 6-speed gearbox but unlike the Z900, it also offers an optional bi-directional quick shifter. What comes very close to the output figures on the Monster 821 is the Triumph Street Triple S which runs on 765cc In-Line Triple cylinder engine which is liquid cooled, this engine delivers 110bhp of full power at 11,250 rpm and 73 Nm of peak torque comes at 10,421 rpm. And like the Monster, it also comes with a 6-speed transmission.

So when it comes to number alone, Kawasaki Z900 comes as a winner since it offers significantly more power and torque compared to both of its rivals.

Equipment and Features Comparison –

Though the Ducati Monster 821 might not be the most powerful bike in its class but as old folks say it’s not all about the power, it’s about how all that power is used.  The new Monster is the most feature loaded motorcycle when all its rivals are taken into consideration. The bike comes packed with the latest and most futurist electronics such as Ducati Traction Control, Ducati Safety Pack (Bosch ABS 9.1 MP), Power modes (Touring, Sport, and Urban), Ride-by-Wire, TFT color display, and passenger cover seat. All these features comes as standard on the Monster 821, while other features such as Ducati Multimedia System (DMS), Safety system and Ducati Data Analyzer (DDA), comes as optional.

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Talking about its Japanese rival, Z900 doesn’t have much in comparison with the Monster, as it only offers standard ABS. On the flip side Triumph Street Triple S features quite a lot of stuff such as ABS and switchable traction control, Road and Rain riding modes, and an LCD instrument panel. The meter on the bike has been taken off from its last version which is a semi-digital panel. While the one seen on Kawasaki has been updated fully when compared to the earlier Z800 motorcycle. It now features a digital needle configuration and at the same time displaying everything else digitally.

In terms of features and equipment, it is clearly the Ducati Monster 821 that shines out as the clear winner out of all.

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Brakes Comparison –

The Ducati Monster 821 is the only bike in the category to offer Brembo front brakes as standard. The bike comes with dual 320mm semi-floating discs, radially mounted monoblock Brembo M4-32 calipers at the front while at the back sits twin-piston calipers disc brakes. Kawasaki uses dual 300 mm front petal disc brakes at the front and a single 250 mm rear petal disc brake at the back.  The Triumph Street Triple S comes fitted with Nissin twin-piston sliding calipers at the front and Brembo single piston sliding calipers at the back.

Price Comparison –

The Kawasaki Z900 comes out as an option priced the lowest in its segment, it currently retails at Rs 7.68 lakh (Ex-showroom, Delhi). On the other hand, the Triumph Street Triple S is almost Rs 80,000 costlier than the same, priced at Rs 8.50 lakh (Ex-Showroom, Delhi). The Ducati Monster comes out as the most costly proposition at Rs 9.51 lakh (Ex-showroom, Delhi).

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Jawa 350 Special showcased

Mahindra shared its plans on manufacturing Jawa bikes back in 2016, also the company bought 60 percent stakes in Classic legends Private Limited. To remind you about the same, this company owns BSA and also has a license agreement with Jawa Moto for India, and in some other Asian parts. Mahindra is making plans to introduce Jawa motorcycles in India, and meanwhile, the company has already introduced new Jawa 350 Special in the Czech Republic motorbike market.

Jawa 350 Special design

Talking in terms of design and looks, the motorcycle looks purely inspired from the old racing motorcycle of the brand. Design elements like huge fairing, chrome bits, retro paint scheme and old-school silhouette give the bike a true classic racer look. It also comprises of classic design elements such as rounded headlight cowl, twin upswept exhausts, flat seat and café racer-like tail section.

Jawa 350 Special engine and specification

The bike has the same parallel-twin air-cooled engine seen on the 350 OHC. The engine has been manufactured by the China-based firm, Shinray, and received Delphi’s fuel injection system,. This 397cc engine puts out close to 27.7hp at 6,500rpm and a maximum torque figure of 30.6Nm coming in at 5,000rpm.

Jawa 359 Special launch in India

It is hard to tell if the company will even make way to the India market or not but the company will soon launch one or another Jawa bike very soon.

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Suzuki V-Strom 650 launch confirmed for July, Images, Engine and Specification, Photos, Price, Variants explained

The Japanese motorcycle maker Suzuki is planning to launch another motorcycle in the Indian market, this time it will be an Adventure Touring bike instead of a Street Naked. The company launched the GSX-S750 few days back, and now the company is gearing up for the launch of the V-Strom 650.

Suzuki V-Strom 650 Competitors

The new V-Strom 650 will be a direct rival of the Kawasaki Versys 650, and is expected to be priced neck to neck against its Japanese counter rival. Both the bikes are majorly famous for their adventure touring capabilities.

Suzuki V-Strom 650 Engine and Specifications

The bike runs on a 645cc V-twin that churns out close to 71hp at 8,800 rpm and 62Nm of torque at 6,500rpm, mated to a 6-speed transmission. The bike gets V-Twin configuration engine unlike the Kawasaki Versys 650 which runs on a parallel-twin engine. Also, this bike will feature a number of high-end electronics and features such as 3-stage traction control system on the XT variant. Other features include 3-way height adjustable windscreen, Suzuki’s useful Easy Start System and standard ABS on both the versions.

Suzuki V-Strom 650 Variants

In the international motorcycle market, the Suzuki V-Strom 650 is offered in two different variants including the standard V-Strom and off-road-specific V-Strom XT which as the name suggest focuses majorly on the off-road riding.

Suzuki V-Strom 650 Launch date

The company is planning to launch the same in the Indian motorcycle market by somewhere around 2nd week of July this year. The final launch date of V-Strom 650 has not been confirmed yet.

Suzuki V-Strom 650 Expected Price

The bike is expected to be launched somewhere around in the range of Rs 6.5 lakh to Rs 7 lakh. Which will make it a direct competition to the Kawasaki Versys 650.

Suzuki V-Strom 650 Photo Gallery

Check below for full images of Suzuki V-Strom 650 which will be arriving on the Indian sores.

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Bajaj Pulsar 220 modified to look like a Husqvarna Supermoto

Bajaj Pulsar 220 is one of the most famous street bikes in India. Bajaj has been able to sell this bike in heaps, and this bike has been a fairly successful product not only in India but also in foreign markets. Recently we saw a picture of a mod job on a bike that looked clean, good enough to fool people it being a supermoto. But it’s only when a look is given to its engine department that it reveals that it is not what it looks. Folks at Motoroids covered a news around the same, writing that it in fact is a Bajaj Pulsar modified to fit in to a supermoto avatar.
The motorcycle seen in the picture is from Indonesia where someone certainly sourced its engine from a Bajaj Pulsar while rest of the components were taken from super moto market. Things like wheels, tyres and suspension, were as seen on a Kawasaki KLX 150. Also all these components have been built to fit to a Pulsar 220’s frame. Our question is, the bike has been fitted with rather costly components like these KLX sources suspensions and wheels, then why a Pulsar 220 engine that can barely match up to the performance level of the entire thing? The bike at least deserved a KTM 200 Duke’s engine if nothing less.
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Top 5 Modified KTM Duke 200, Duke 390 and RC 390 from around the world

Since the KTM launch in India, back in 2012, these bikes gained instant popularity for their striking looks and enthusiastic engine and performance. Not only this, these bikes also allowed for vast modification options unlike any other bike in its class. Since there are many riders out there who would want to explore this modification world, and with this comes an array of questions like how to modify KTM? Where to modify KTM? Best modification for KTM? Where to find cheap modification for KTM? And different cheap KTM modifications available in the market today?

In the article below we try to answer some of the above question while showcasing some of the best KTM modified bike options available.

Badmaash by Rajputana Customs:

The reason why Badmaash is at the top is simple, it’s the best modification job done we have seen on any KTM in a while. The Jaipur based bike modification house ‘Rajputana Customs’, are doing what they do the best. The bike gets a number of updates in the form of blacked out 17-inch alloy wheels shod with 120-mm and 140-mm wide dual purpose Ralco rubber. All the stock fairing parts and plastics have been taken off and at the place sits newly designed panels that make this modified KTM 390 Duke looks truly badass.

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Lusso Custom’s Modified KTM RC390

This modified RC390 by Lusso Custom is a true depiction of talented art work. The bike gets a bunch of visual updates in the form new panel and stickers. Also, the headlights have been modified to give it a distinctive look. The headlight assembly is designed with a side panel that covers the side angle of the front lights. Overall the RC390 graphics modification seems to have worked well for the bike, irrespective of the angle it is viewed from.

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KTM Duke 200 Modification by Kunka

Kunka Motor Customs showcased this modified KTM 200 Duke a few years back at the Thailand International Auto show. The bike has been officially named as KTM Duke-T Concept 200 and it gets drool worthy modifications done in the form of dark grey colour and minimalistic design updates. It is the simplistic yet very attractive modification option for KTM Duke 200. It also gets KTM’s official power part design updates in the form of sleeker headlight, tail assembly and underbelly cover.

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Autologue Design’s KTM X12 for Yuvraj Singh

This KTM 390 Duke was customized for Yuvraj Singh by Pune based bike custom house Autologue Design. Unlike the one seen above, this bike has gone through a serious number of design updates. It gets redesigned headlight assembly, tank as well as tail section to make it look like its bigger brother, the 1290 SuperDuke.

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KTM 390 Street Tracker “Urban” by Bendita Macchina

This bike has been modified by the Portugal-based Bendita Macchina, as a result, the KTM 390 Duke looks nothing like it. The bike has been given a fully retro-street inspired look and the fit and finish levels look rather impressive. The front original headlamp has been swapped with a round unit, tank and tail light assembly have been totally redesigned in a minimalistic manner.

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Video: Watch Kawasaki Ninja H2 destroys McLaren 720S supercar in a road race!

As known by all, Kawasaki Ninja H2 is one of the most hyper bikes to be ever produced on planet Earth. The green machine maker completely dictated the superbike scene after the Ninja H2 came into existence a few years back. The bike is not only just ahead of everything in its competition, but it is fast by a good margin.

Kawasaki Ninja H2 Engine and Specifications

The bike packs a thunderous 998cc 4-cylinder liquid cooled engine which is supercharged. The engine works in conjunction with a 6-speed transmission. And churns out close to 207bhp at 11,000rpm and 132Nm of peak torque comes at 10,000rpm. The supercharged integrated to the system has an integrated oil-cooler to keep the system cooled. The only bike that competes against the Ninja H2 is the BMW S1000RR’s race edition version, better known by the name HP4 Race. Kawasaki Ninja H2 price in India stands at Rs 33.30 lakh (EX-showroom, Delhi). There is also a race edition of the Ninja H2, known by the name Ninja H2R, and top speed of the same exceeds close to 400kmph. Ninja H2R price in India stands close to Rs 69.80 lakh (Ex-showroom, Delhi).

In the video below, the bike can be seen competing with the McLaren 720S supercar which is on a level of its own. The car is known to be one of the finest cars McLaren has ever produced and talking of which, the McLaren 720S price in India stands close to Rs 4.30 Cr, which is anyway quite a lot of money.

McLaren720S Engine and Specification

The car packs a devilish 4.0 L V8 with Twin electrically actuated turbocharged engine that is capable of producing close to 710bhp of maximum power and 770 Nm of peak torque. The company claims that the car is capable of attaining 341kmph which is at par with its rival in the video below.

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