Author Archives: Arjun Krishnan

Impact of powerful bikes on youngsters

Some say, that beasts are hard to tame. It takes time, practice, and a LOT of experience. Nowadays, teenagers and college kids are given very powerful bikes and because of their lack of experience and immaturity it is turns out to be a really bad idea. Superbikes are no toys; they can reach triple digit speeds in the blink of an eye. Imagine them in the hands of a young and an inexperienced rider. With such power comes great responsibly. If one isn’t careful, it can prove to be very dangerous for the rider as well the people on the roads.  Continue reading

EICMA 2014, 100 years of awesomeness!

The 72nd EICMA short for Esposizione Internazionale Ciclo Motorciclo (international motorcycle exhibition in English) is an annual show in Milan, Italy featuring motorcycles and accessories by manufacturers from around the globe. It is the biggest motorcycle exhibition in the world being held from 4th to 9th November 2014. The EICMA is a key strategic event for manufacturers. It has been a stage to showcase their new products to the world for every manufacturer. To be precise the EICMA is like Christmas for every biker out there!

With the current trend, the manufacturers are forced to improve their game every year to survive in the market. With the INTERMOT about to begin in 2 days, we should get a glimpse of some of the most dearly awaited bikes ever! This year’s EICMA will be a crucial stage for each and every bike manufacturer as well, and thus we could expect some really good products and heavy competition this time around.  Continue reading

5 best bikes under 3 lacs – Which one should you buy?

Ever dreamt of owning a super bike? Couple of years ago it might have been almost impossible, but now we find it difficult to choose one! Yes, that is the amount of choices that we are swarmed with now in the Indian market. We have cruisers, naked street fighters, fully faired mean looking machines and even classic-styled café racers. So here’s a list of top 5 best bikes under 3 lacs that you can buy in the market right now, to make your life more fun than ever.

best bikes under 3 lacs1. KTM 390 Duke

The first on the list is the KTM 390 Duke. It offers extra-ordinary performance for its price. This orange monster has got a single cylinder 373.2cc liquid cooled engine offering a tremendous output of 43 bhp@9500 rpm. Weighing at just 139 kgs (full dry), It is the FASTEST Indian on the roads. It handles like dream, along with the help of super sticky Metzeler tires and is available at a price tag of 1.87 lacs making it an even more irresistible machine.  Continue reading

KTM 390 Adventure launch – Speculations galore!

The speculations are over! Click here to read about RiderZone’s exclusive coverage of the KTM 390 Adventure launch. 

Bajaj-KTM revolutionized the Indian market by launching amazing products like the Duke 200 & 390. They look ready to shock the Indian market once again with the speculation of upcoming 390 Adventure. KTM has a tradition of debuting its new products at EICMA in Milan every year and they may unveil the 390 Adventure at the EICMA this year.  The 390 adventure is the ‘dual-sport’ version of the naked street fighter 390 duke. It will be manufactured at Bajaj’s chakan plant like the duke and RC series and will be exported worldwide.

ktm-390-adventure-8985The 390 Adventure will be based on the 390 duke; it will be powered by the same 373.2 cc unit but the motorcycle will sport a stronger and a longer suspension for bigger ground clearance, bigger fuel tank for a longer range and dual purpose tires for off-roading. The 390 Adventure will take design cues from its elder sibling the 1190 adventure. The 390 Adventure will also have ABS as standard just like its naked cousin.   Continue reading

Upcoming bikes in India 2014-2015: Checkbooks ready!

The Indian biking scenario has changed a lot in the last couple of years. It has improved drastically, and in such a way that manufacturers can survive only if they offer products, which are of exceptionally good quality, offering good performance and most importantly at an affordable price tag. Bajaj auto, Hero Moto corp, Yamaha are some of the very few manufactures that has been able to do well in the “Hard to Survive” Indian market while Honda and others have been struggling. The year 2014-2015 is a very important one, as it’ll play an important role in deciding the company’s fate in the country.  Here’s the list of 5 upcoming bike in India that are eagerly awaited by motorcycle enthusiasts all over the country.  Continue reading

LS2 FF351 Lunatic Helmet Review

ls2_Lunatic-500x500The main function of a helmet is to provide protection for the head, and choosing the right one might be quite a difficult task. There are a number of factors to consider before buying one. The first and the most important thing is to check for ECE/DOT certification. This is to make sure that a particular standard of safety is maintained by your lid. Better the standard, better the protection. There are quite a few types of helmets available like full face, off-road, modular and open face but full-face helmets are recommended as they provide better overall protection than the other, and they are also more stable at high speeds. They are come in various colors depending on ones taste.  Continue reading