In 1998, Yamaha motor corporation created a masterpiece which redefined the superbike scene all around the world- The YZF-R1. The R1 was the answer to the competition from the likes of Kawasaki, Honda and Suzuki. It Previously had a Five valve head and a screamer engine (a flat-plane crank) until 2009 when Yamaha introduced the cross-plane crankshaft into the R1.
This immediately proved Yamaha's potential in the World Superbike Championship only being beaten by the European counterparts who had better on-board electronic packages and higher revving engines. Yamaha shut the critics' mouths by unveiling the 2015 R1 at INTERMOT 2014, and it immediately became the world's most electronically sophisticated production superbike.
This video shows the true potential of the 2015 YZF-R1 at its home- The track! Watch the video and enjoy the weekend!
Sarah Lezito is an amazing girl with some serious talent, she is capable of doing some mind-boggling stuff on motorcycle. The featured video depicts some awesome moves done by her on the bike, which are not less than any acrobat and requires hell lot of talent to execute. Watch the video and enjoy.
Ducati has dominated qualifying at the Qatar GP, bagging the pole and three spots in the top Five. the Desmosedici GP15, As they call it, is a revolutionary upgrade to the older Desmosedicis, which had severe under-steer issues and tire wear issues. On the other hand, the two factory Hondas were in the top five, and many expected the battle of the V4's under the "lights". However, there was a surprise entry- Yamaha.
The litre class super sportbike segment was reigned by Europeans for a long time, as far as track records are concerned. And Japanese auto giants were lagging behind by the superior electronics used by the European auto makers. This used to be the scenario until the updated 2015 Yamaha YZF R1 was not launched. Guys from MCN conducted an extensive track test amongst various bikes available in litre class. Needless to mention all of them are updated versions of their respective manufacturers.
When we talk about the mileage or the performance of your motorcycle, couple of technical things are always taken into consideration; the compression ratio is one of those. You might have heard that the modern motorcycles or the superbikes are all having engines with higher compression ratio.
Before I begin, let me get obvious out of the way. Yamaha FZ 3.0 has low power and torque output figures than its competitors. With this and seemingly the only flaw about the bike, out of the way, let’s discuss why the Yamaha FZ 3.0 is a great 150cc motorcycle.
The trend nowadays is of small displacement high powered bikes which can deliver mileage and performance. Such bikes usually have the chassis of a performance bike but lack a big engine. Two such bikes in India are Yamaha R15 V3 and the recently launched KTM Duke 125. Both are built on the same philosophy I mentioned above, so let’s compare them to figure out which one is the best.
We all have heard about the MT-03 series from different places around the Internet. So far, most of us know two things about the bike. Number 1, it is a Naked motorcycle from Yamaha and Number 2, it is not available in India, with no plan to launch either. But exactly how different is the MT-03 from the FZ-25 which we get in India. Both bikes just have a 72 cc (249 for FZ-25 & 321 for MT-03) difference, are of the same type, and made by the same manufacturer. All of this must point to a huge number of similarities, right? well, no. Allow me to explain.
Recently Yamaha updated its YZF-R125 along the lines of its bigger siblings, and what once was a starter sports bike has become a lot more. Here 5 Reasons explaining why the Yamaha R125 is a Game Changer-
Just like the Honda refuses to update the CBR 250R for the current market, Yamaha too has played safe for all the past 3 years, but no more. Because the updated Yamaha R3 is coming with a lot of new upgrades.
Ktm India is going to launch RC 125 anytime from now, the full faired and lowest capacity "RC" brand from the stable of Austrian bikemaker will lock its horns with Yamaha YZF-R15 V 3.0. This battle is likely to happen because of the price bracket where both the bikes are going to be placed. Let's find out how the upcoming KTM RC 125 in spite of its smaller capacity motor fares against the Japanese YZF-R15 Version 3.0.
Suzuki Motorcycle India has launched the elder sibling of their Flagship brand Gixxer in India. The Suzuki Gixxer SF 250 has been introduced to the Indian market by the company. The Gixxer SF 250 is a fully faired motorcycle and it comes with various features on board including Dual Channel ABS as standard fitment. However, like any other thing the new Gixxer SF 250 also misses out few things that we will bring into your notice. We got the chance to take a ride of the brand new Gixxer SF 250 even before it was officially launched Pan India. Here is what we found out about the bike as initial impression in our review.
Since the design rehash formula worked wonders for a motorcycle which has already captured a big portion of the 150cc market. It should definitely work for a bike which hasn’t even begun competing on the same level as its siblings. So Bajaj decided to use the design of the Pulsar 220F and put the 180cc engine in it. The sad part isn't that they are diluting the image of Pulsar 220F, but they are also doing the right thing economically.
Hero Karizma is finally down to selling Zero units per month. Imagine being a motorcycle giant with thousands of showrooms across the country and yet you weren’t able to sell your flagship motorcycle. Not even a single person in a country of 1.3 billion people want to buy Hero Karizma, a motorcycle which was once regarded as the king of the entry-level sports bike. How did this happen? What series of decision actually led to the downfall of such a hugely popular bike? Well, today we are going to figure out exactly that.
Ducati Panigale V4R was one of the most highlighted bikes at EICMA 2018. It is an upgrade over the Panigale V4 S, which was released several months ago. However, as its name suggests the V4 ‘Stradale’ was not homologated for the World Superbike Championship, something the fans were eagerly waiting for. That’s why Ducati V4 R exists today, with its smaller engine, increased power and a legal status for the WSBK. Here are 10 important things that you need to know about the 2019 Ducati V4 R.