Wednesday, July 8

Year: 2016

World Women Riders: Priya Meghwal on her love for Royal Enfield and adventurous life
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World Women Riders: Priya Meghwal on her love for Royal Enfield and adventurous life

Priya Meghwal from Gurgaon is an engineer by profession and biker by heart. She loves to live an adventurous life. Priya has done Manali to Khardungla (the Highest Motorable road) on a bicycle and now dreams to explore all the hidden places of India riding on her RE Classic 350. Head on over to the conversation to know more about Priya. Q) Priya, any specific reason you ride for? A) I feel like every women should know to ride every vehicle present in their home. So that at any stage of life they don't need to depend on anyone. Considering this reason I started riding motorcycle. Q) Describe on how you got to where you are with motorcycling today. A)  It all started in my school days when I was in +2, when my elder brother had just learnt to ride a bike and my father, who never treat...
GOC customizes Harley-Davidson Sportster for Krakow Hard Rock Cafe
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GOC customizes Harley-Davidson Sportster for Krakow Hard Rock Cafe

Polish custom bike company GOC (Game Over Cycles) recently revealed this rare custom work to be part of Krakow Hard Rock Cafe’s artifact collection. The custom job includes a host of parts influenced by music and music gear. Just about every part on the original Sportster – from the frame and engine covers to the wheels and exhaust system – has been modified to rock and roll. The music-influenced components don’t just look good, but many are also fully operational elements of the customized motorcycle. In fact, the only non-custom component of the Cafe Racer is its original 2004 Evolution engine. “Musical” parts of the bike are: Rear swing-arm imitating guitar fretboard Full wheels with engraved tracks like on a vinyl record Leather seat with engraved chorus notes of ...
Benelli TNT135. Size does not matter !!
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Benelli TNT135. Size does not matter !!

Test mule of the DSK Benelli TNT135 was recently spotted in India*. The  mini-bike was unveiled at the 2016 Auto Expo and is expected to be launched in March 2017. The TNT135 is a smaller bike loaded with big-bike features and technology. It’s the perfect machine for younger and/or newer riders looking for easy-to-ride machine. Styling: The Benelli TNT135 is an attractive looking motorcycle with sharp looking headlight unit, the aggressive, forward leaning – and, seemingly, trademark Benelli – tank extensions. analog-digital instrument cluster sitting on headlamp cowl, sculpted fuel tank and the split seats. The tail section gets twin underseat exhaust, looks compact and tidy and lends the bike a unique flair. Engine: The TNT135 is powered by a fuel injected, air-cooled, s...
Video: Volvo LifePaint for safety of cyclists
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Video: Volvo LifePaint for safety of cyclists

LifePaint is a reflective safety spray. It is invisible by daylight, yet is astonishingly light-reflective in the dark. Designed to react to a vehicle’s headlights, the spray reflects light in the same direction as the light source – shining brightly and alerting drivers to your presence. For full story click here Volvo LifePaint: Reflective coating to make cyclists more visible at night LifePaint washes off, and will not affect the colour or surface of your chosen material. It will last for approximately one week after application, depending on what surface you spray it onto and how much you apply. Courtesy: Youtube  
Volvo LifePaint: Reflective coating to make cyclists more visible at night
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Volvo LifePaint: Reflective coating to make cyclists more visible at night

Volvo Cars announced the LifePaint- reflective spray designed to increase the visibility and safety of cyclists. LifePaint is an innovative product that reacts to a vehicle’s headlights, warning drivers of the presence of cyclists in the dark. LifePaint is invisible in daylight, but in the dark reflects light in the same direction as the light source, shining brightly to illuminate the objects it has been sprayed on. The spray sticks to dry textiles and is most effective on fibrous materials such as cotton, fleece, linen and certain nylons. It can also be applied to shoes, helmets, pushchairs and children’s backpacks – and even dog leads and collars. Volvo is already a market leader in terms of protecting all road users – including cyclists. Its range-topping 90 series models all com...
5 types of mod on Suzuki Baleno. Pick yours!!
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5 types of mod on Suzuki Baleno. Pick yours!!

Maruti Suzuki Baleno sedan was a very potent product back in the day. Phased out in 2007, the car was positioned as a luxury sedan, currently where the Ciaz is. The car did not sell like hot cakes as the Honda City. Now there are enthusiasts, especially younger buyers who wants a powerful car at a lower price to play with. We show you 5 different ways you can mod your Baleno. 1. Serious mod: 256WHP ITB Turbo-charged by Race Dynamics Mitsubishi TD05h 16g turbo Racedynamics RD 0901 Standalone ECU Suzuki g16b pistons - 0.5 oversize to a accommodate the 75.5mm Suzuki Vitara cast pistons. EXEDY Stage 2 cerametallic clutch discs Hankook Ventus S1 EVO 215/45-17 tyres Source 2. Snazzy paint job: Baleno Customized with stickers and paint job- Steeroids HKS...
Bajaj Avenger Street 220 gets rear disc and hydraulic clutch. Credits: Westland Customs
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Bajaj Avenger Street 220 gets rear disc and hydraulic clutch. Credits: Westland Customs

Pune based Westland Customs has kitted up the Bajaj Avenger Street 220 with rear disc brake and hydraulic operated clutch unit. Chinmay Dangre, founder of Westland Customs, told to technwheelz that he was not really happy with the braking performance of the Avenger 220 Street and went on to design a kit for the motorcycle. Currently the motorcycle is undergoing performance test and we will have to wait until the results are out to see if the kit is effective or not. The motorcycle also gets other goodies like tachometer, exhaust heat wraps and custom made leather had grips. The Avenger Street 220 features:             Image gallery  
Cop or Cab? Safe driving initiative for New Year’s Eve
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Cop or Cab? Safe driving initiative for New Year’s Eve

Before your Christmas and New Year’s Eve celebration begins it is imperative to plan your night so that you make it home safely. The nights of coming days will be full of fun and celebrations. While it’s no secret that many will enjoy a few drinks and party well before and after the big countdown to 2017, there’s no point in starting off the new year with regrets. So before you gather with family and friends to ring in the Christmas and New Year celebrations, make sure you’ve made the necessary plans for how to keep your loved ones safe. If you are going to be driving after the party, don’t drink and drive. If you have a friend who does not prefer to drink, make sure they take the wheel. If you find yourself at a friend’s house, don’t be afraid to ask to spend the night. A rough nigh...
WOODSTER and SKULLKANDY Concepts based on Harley-Davidsons
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WOODSTER and SKULLKANDY Concepts based on Harley-Davidsons

Fareez Bhathena & his Two Rivers Harley-Davidson Customization team, from Pune is back with something one will really fall in love with. Called the Woodster- the Harley-Davidson Iron 883 gets a custom paint job inspired by the raw n rugged wood finish look that the Harley-Davidson portrays. Second is the Skullkandy, custom paint job on the Harley-Davidson Street 750 with inspirations from the Skull and Flame designs that are synonymous with the Harley-Davidson brand. The WOODSTER: Harley-Davidson Iron 883 custom paint job Highlights of the WOODSTER : Wood finish colors used to paint the bodywork Harley-Davidson Iron 883 Woodster Cost of Motorcycle (Ex-showroom Value) INR 8,27,267/- Cost of Customization INR 65,000/- Concept developed by : Fareez ...
World Women Riders: Roshini S Miraskar on her motorcycling trails and biker communities
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World Women Riders: Roshini S Miraskar on her motorcycling trails and biker communities

Roshini S Miraskar, biker girl from Bengaluru shares her motorcycling story with team TnW.  Roshini, former admin of the BIKERNI BENGALURU, tells us about what it has been like, about trails and biker communities, and what she’d like to change. Q) How long have you been riding motorcycle? Any specific reason you ride for? A) I have been riding since 2011. Earlier it was for the need of commuting now it's for the passion of touring on a motorcycle. Riding allows me to be myself and discover ME. I don't have to qualify an interview to enter any road, as a tourer I am free to go. I won't be judged. Love the feeling of nature, roads, wind and me. Q) Describe on how you got to where you are with motorcycling today. A) During my college days, more than biking , the need of commuting from...
Westland Customs ‘Transform’ing the Bajaj Pulsar 200NS
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Westland Customs ‘Transform’ing the Bajaj Pulsar 200NS

Pune based Westland Customs is working on a project called the Transform- an extremely modified Bajaj Pulsar 200NS. In conversation with the founder of Westland Customs, Chinmay Dangre, we understood that there’s a lot to happen in this project. "The NS  here will not reflect radical changes in terms of cosmetics. It's all about sheer performance", says Chinmay. The Pulsar Transform at present is in its first stage of modification and in all there are 3 stages. As shared by Chinmay, here is the list of modifications carried in Stage 1. Hydraulically operated clutch with custom made master cylinder Adjustable clutch and front brake lever Braided stainless steel lines for clutch and brake Custom made adjustable swing arm axle KTM 200 handle bar Custom made handle ...
Silent film on how motorcycles were built before the assembly lines
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Silent film on how motorcycles were built before the assembly lines

Ever wondered what manufacturing was like back when vehicles were truly hand-assembled? Assembly plants. these days,  are incredibly automated. Here's a silent film shot back in the early 1900s, and it shows a Rover Imperial motorcycle coming together. Workers cast the cylinders, machine the crank, and assemble the engine, all without the help of advanced machines or modern tools. Courtesy: Youtube and roadandtrack.com
Fortis La Femme Motarde- women’s bike rally in support of Breast Cancer Awareness organized
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Fortis La Femme Motarde- women’s bike rally in support of Breast Cancer Awareness organized

Fortis La Femme organized Motarde, a women’s only bike rally in support of Breast Cancer Awareness on November 27, 2016 in Bangalore and on 4th December, 2016. The Motarde witnessed over a 100 women riders on the road at the same time, riding for a noble cause. Fortis La Femme also honored Cancer Survivors at the closing ceremony, wherein the survivors had also shared their experiences and highlight the importance of early detection. Fortis La Femme, New Delhi is the first under the La Femme brand and is a well-known medical institution in the city. Press Release: December 7, 2016, Delhi Fortis La Femme has organized a Motarde, a women’s only bike rally in support of Breast Cancer Awareness taking place today. Breast cancer is now the most common cancer in most cities in In...
Japanese to take on the British with Kawasaki W800 retro motorcycle in India
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Japanese to take on the British with Kawasaki W800 retro motorcycle in India

The '60s-styled Kawasaki W800 motorcycle is ready to take on the likes of Triumph Bonneville T100 and the upcoming 750cc motorcycle from Royal Enfield. Spotted at a dealer in Pune hints that the bike should be launched pretty soon. Why the British should be worried? It's Japanese! The W800 isn’t British but the styling is very, very authentic. The idea of this motorcycle is to give a feel like of the 1960s – something with proper character but blended with perfect new age engineering and technology. Do not expect  oil leaks and less reliable electrics !! What it gets? Classy looking long seat reminds of classic motorcycles "W" logo designed on tank, finished in chrome gives emphasis to the fact that it was derived from Kawasaki’s W650 range in the '60s. Simple, ...
Karimul Haque aka Ambulance Dada gets Bajaj V15 based bike ambulance
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Karimul Haque aka Ambulance Dada gets Bajaj V15 based bike ambulance

Rural India is seeing a new concept of ambulance called the Motorcycle Ambulance. An innovative, cost-effective solution--a comprehensive motorcycle ambulance system  that helps the needy patients to  get timely medical aid. The USP is that it can be operated in hard to reach areas. The motorcycle-ambulance is a  motorcycle fitted with  side-carriage customized for carrying patients. It is a referral ambulance, that means it only ferries the patient to the hospital. In India, the concept was introduced in the year 2015 with the authorization of UNICEF in collaboration with the Saathi Samaj Sevi Sanstha and the Health Department of the Chhattisgarh state. The ambulances  worked out in the remote regions of Chhattisgarh, where sick and pregnant women often die as they would not reach t...
The Pulsar Strada!! Bajaj Pulsar 220F adventure tourer mod
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The Pulsar Strada!! Bajaj Pulsar 220F adventure tourer mod

The Bajaj Pulsar, as in India, is one of the most preferred motorcycle range in the Indonesian market. Motorcycle customizers in Indonesia have come up with a modification job based on the Pulsar 220F to look and function like the Ducati Multistrada. Called the Pulsar Strada, the motorcycle is for those who cannot afford costly touring motorcycles. One such Pulsar Strada is shown in the images below and gets loaded with touring accessories. The Pulsar Strada The Pulsar Strada features: A bigger fairing  for deflecting the wind, bugs, rain and dirt away on high speeds Multistrada inspired front fairing nose with pseudo air vents Clip-on handle bars  replaced by wider and higher handle bars Mounts for GPS on the handlebar LED/fog lamps Engine a...
Storyboard: Scomadi Scooters based on iconic Italian scooters of old
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Storyboard: Scomadi Scooters based on iconic Italian scooters of old

Scomadi is an internationally recognised scooter brand. Scomadi scooters have been designed based on iconic Italian scooters of old. They bear all of the features of the stylish scooters of the past which people all over the world have come to love for decades. Scomadi Ltd is a British motorcycle manufacturer registered in 2005 and a partnership between Frank Sanderson of Scooter Innovation Ltd and Paul Melici of PM Tuning Ltd who between them have over 60 years of experience in the scooter industry and together they created Scomadi. The reality for Scomadi began in 2009 with the arrival of the Scomadi Turismo Leggera 250. Ten exclusive hand-built carbon fibre models were released; all were sold prior to completion. Due to this overwhelming demand a further 20 hand-built custom-pa...
2017 KTM RC CUP Racebike revealed. Details inside
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2017 KTM RC CUP Racebike revealed. Details inside

KTM Motorsports revealed details of the KTM RC Cup Racebike that is now available for purchase by participants in the KTM RC Cup, which will be held in conjunction with the 2017 MotoAmerica Series. The KTM RC Cup motorcycle is designed as a competition bike and are not street-legal. The bike has been specially designed by KTM with over 40 PowerParts and other enhancements to increase its performance on track. Some of the features include: Fully adjustable WP Racing Fork Fully adjustable WP Racing Rear Shock with high/low speed compression and rebound damping, adjustable preload and adjustable shock length Akrapovic Exhaust Racing Windshield, Tail Fairing and Belly Pan RC8 R-style Throttle Assembly CNC-machined Racing Foldable Levers CNC-machined Racing Rear...
World Women Riders: Sunita Mande and her craze for Harley-Davidson
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World Women Riders: Sunita Mande and her craze for Harley-Davidson

Sunita Mande, 44,  a commercial design entrepreneur from Mumbai shares about her life with motorcycles. Q) So Sunita, how long have you been riding motorcycle? A) I have been riding since I was 16 years old that’s 28 years now Q) Any specific reason you ride for? A) Am quite a sporadic rider. I ride only when I feel the need to. It feels I am losing a lot of my emotional baggage. I get time to be with myself. Think and retrospect. I don’t prefer listening to music while riding. Love the sound of the engine more. I see the traffic ahead of me as challenges and love to weave through traffic. Love to see new places, changing landscapes and cultures while riding. Q) Describe on how you got to where you are with motorcycling today. A) It was not a conscious decision to get into biking. ...
Turbo boosted Royal Enfield Continental GT
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Turbo boosted Royal Enfield Continental GT

Royal Enfield’s Continental GT, a 535cc  classic retro motorcycle has been with us for a few years now. The  motorcycle is one heck of a looker. It is one of the best-looking bike in the country. Powering the Conti is the  fuel-injected 535cc single-cylinder motor makes 29.1bhp and 44Nm of torque, and is connected to a 5-speed transmission. The bike manages 130+kmph top speed but what if  you are the person wanting more power, especially if you're hitting the freeway. Meet the Turbo powered RE Continental GT moded by  Ric Steele and his team at MotoMAX in Perth, Western Australia. Ric has been dealing Enfields in Perth’s north for a few years now and has been customising them since the day they first arrived at his store. What the bike features: RHB31 turbo from Suzuki...