With a massive price cut of almost Rs 62,000, 2019 Kawasaki Ninja 300 has become the most affordable twin-cylinder motorcycle in the country. It still costs around Rs 2.98 lakh (Ex, showroom), as result bikes like KTM RC 390, Duke 390, Yamaha R3 and several others are its main competition. Today we are going to compare the Indian made Ninja 300 with the Indian made Austrian beast, the KTM RC 390. Let’s jump right in.
In a surprising turn of events, Kawasaki has delivered a massive blow to almost every other motorcycle manufacturer in India. The company’s most affordable Ninja series bike the 2019 Ninja 300 is re-launched in India with a price cut of Rs 62,000 from its last original price. It has effectively shifted the motorcycle game over its head. When KTM came to India, big single cylinder bikes were made popular. Now with Kawasaki giving the “Greenlight” towards the multi-cylinder platform, the possibilities are endless. Let's take a look at a few of them.
Somethings don’t mix very well, Sportsbike and riding comfort is one such pair. It is really not ideal to use a sports bike for long distance touring but it can be made manageable. As gunning down the straights of the highway and taking corners like a pro, have another feeling to them altogether. So here are five tips to help you tour on your sportbike.
1 crore of a single brand Motorcycle is the most joyous occasion for any manufacturer. It marks their proficiency in understanding market demand and delivering the consumer-friendly product. When I say “Consumer friendly” I am referring to the huge number of people who still buy the Pulsar 150 for their daily commute. Pulsar 150 sells for Bajaj but it is somehow keeping the company from continuing their innovation cycle, by this time, we should have been driving the next generation of Pulsar 150, anyways that's a topic for another time. Today we are focusing on how disappointing the new Pulsar Ad is.
It makes sense to focus on Pulsar 150 as it is the best selling Pulsar for Bajaj but instead of offering true mechanical and design updates, the company is just slapping a new paint job every now and then. With the 150 cc being crowded by much-advanced Gixxers, Hornets and Apaches, Bajaj is trying to literally milk every drop of sale which they can get out of Pulsar 150. It is time to let go of the old Pulsar and here’s why.
We have heard the cries of thousands of riders who plead night and day for Honda CBR 250RR to come to India. We don’t know if they launch it or not but the bike would retail at close to Rs 3 lakh ex-showroom. It makes around 38 HP and a pitiful 23 NM of torque. Compare it to the competition and you realize where the bike actually stands.
The bike launched by Bajaj in 2012 was way ahead of its time. So much so that the company decided to stop its production and relaunch it in 2017. I am talking about the Pulsar 200 NS. It is the most successful concept to have ever come out of Bajaj’s R&D. The bike sits on a perimeter platform which has extensively been used in Pulsar RS 200, AS 200, NS 160, AS 150 (NS = Naked sport, AS = Adventure sport, RS = Race sport) and Dominar 400. Despite branching off to so many genres, the NS 200 still remains the most preferred bike in the sports series of Bajaj motorcycles and rightly so, Let me explain why.
It’s the battle of the Naked motorcycles. Pulsar 200 NS has been in our market, almost unchanged since 2012. It is only challenged by its foreign sibling the KTM Duke 200. On the side of the Japanese, the FZ-25 represents the collective stride of Yamaha’s R&D which has given us a specially designed bike for India. So without wasting any time, let’s compare these two and settle the score.
From Honda to Bajaj, Colour update or as the Motorcycle Industry likes to call it “Graphical Update” has been the Ultimate tool for Manufacturers to justify releasing a “new” model of the same bike. It has become nothing short of a half-baked attempt to lure in more customer, in order to hand over them the same old product. We think its about time that this whole “process” must update itself, as no longer a simple colour update supports the definition of a revised Motorcycle.
Every bike out there is getting equipped with ABS but still, people get confused between non-ABS, Single channel ABS and Dual channel ABS. We have done a separate article about the whole topic and you can check it out here. With an ever-increasing amount of traffic, safety should be the topmost priority when you’re out buying a motorcycle. Today we are going to list 5 affordable motorcycles which are high on safety and easy on your bank account. Let’s begin: