Zaran Mody

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    Feb 22, 2024 07:00:00 AM

    Top 5 most affordable bikes in India

    These simple, rugged commuter motorcycles contribute nearly one-third of all two-wheeler sales in India. Where does t...

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    Jan 30, 2024 07:00:00 AM

    Hero-owned Surge unveils S32 e-scooter/three-wheeler hybrid

    The Hero-owned startup claims that the S32 can be converted from a three-wheeler to a two-wheeler in just 3 minutes.

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    Jan 22, 2024 11:45:00 AM

    Ather Rizta family scooter teased, India launch soon

    Expected to be big on space and comfort, the Rizta will feature more conventional styling than the 450 range.

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    Jan 19, 2024 12:15:00 PM

    BMW CE 02 e-scooter India launch this year

    Expected to launch in India later in 2024; could become the most expensive electric two-wheeler on sale.

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    Jan 11, 2024 02:51:00 PM

    Husqvarna Svartpilen 401 India launch likely on January 21

    Next-gen Svartpilen 401, based on the new 390 Duke platform, was spotted testing in India last year.

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    Jan 10, 2024 05:12:00 PM

    Hero Mavrick launch date confirmed

    It will be based on the Harley-Davidson X440, but is expected to cost less than its American-branded counterpart.

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    Jan 03, 2024 12:08:00 PM

    Ather 450 Apex launch on Jan 6, pre-bookings open

    The Apex will be the quickest Ather e-scooter yet, featuring a Warp+ mode.

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    Jan 02, 2024 05:42:00 PM

    New Bajaj Chetak Premium to launch on Jan 5, will get mor...

    The current Chetak with the LCD display will likely remain on sale as the Chetak Urbane, while the new Premium versio...

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    Jan 02, 2024 12:07:00 PM

    New Royal Enfield Himalayan gets first price hike

    The hike ranges between Rs 14,000 and Rs 16,000, and the starting price is now higher than the earlier price of the t...

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    Feb 19, 2024 11:04:00 AM

    Hero Mavrick 440 video review

    Is Hero's flagship bike a strong contender in the modern roadster market? Zaran Mody answers all that and more.

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    Feb 19, 2024 11:00:00 AM

    Hero Mavrick 440 review: A delightful deal

    Hero’s first offering in the premium 300-500cc space retains the company’s core strength of excellent value.

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    Feb 11, 2024 07:00:00 AM

    Raida Aeroprix gloves review

    These are locally-made, budget-friendly full-gauntlet leather gloves.

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    Nov 27, 2023 07:00:00 AM

    Ather 450X Gen 3 long term review, 2,450km report

    Final Report: Our cheerful and capable urban companion keeps things interesting as it parts ways with us.

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    Nov 24, 2023 10:26:00 AM

    Orxa Mantis video review

    The Mantis is a performance-oriented electric motorcycle that sits in the ballpark of the Ultraviolette F77, in terms...

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    Nov 24, 2023 09:00:00 AM

    Orxa Mantis review: not just yet

    A promising motorcycle on paper, but fails to transfer much of that to the tarmac.

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    Nov 07, 2023 10:00:00 AM

    Oben Rorr video review

    After a significant delay, the company finally has a production-ready motorcycle. We take a short spin on the revised...

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    Nov 07, 2023 09:00:00 AM

    Oben Rorr review: Catching up to do

    The Rorr has changed a little, and the EV landscape around it has changed quite a lot. Here's where it now stands.

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    Oct 30, 2023 10:33:00 AM

    TVS X video review

    Is the mould-breaking TVS X worth its Rs 2.5 lakh asking price? Zaran Mody answers that and much more.

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    Feb 21, 2024 04:07:00 PM

    Top 5 most affordable scooters in India

    Big names like the Honda Activa and Suzuki Access are absent from this list.

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    Feb 10, 2024 07:00:00 AM

    Ground Hero: Attending Hero World 2024

    A fresh launch, a new flagship bike unveiling, cutting-edge prototypes and more took place at Hero’s annual cel...

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    Jan 20, 2024 07:00:00 AM

    Honda NX500: Similarly priced alternatives

    Sportbikes, cruisers and fellow ADVs, this price bracket has a number of options to choose from.

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    Jan 13, 2024 07:00:00 AM

    RE-Imagined: Attending Royal Enfield MotoVerse 2023

    The annual celebration of all things Royal Enfield, now called Motoverse, yet again took over an otherwise tranquil N...

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    Nov 04, 2023 07:00:00 AM

    Royal Enfield Himalayan 452 vs rivals: specifications com...

    As the largest bike here with the biggest fuel capacity, the Himalayan marks itself out as the most touring-focused m...

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    Sep 02, 2023 07:00:00 AM

    2023 Royal Enfield Bullet 350: pricing, variants explained

    The base-spec Bullet gets a rear drum brake and single-channel ABS, while the higher versions feature dual-channel ABS.

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    Aug 27, 2023 07:00:00 AM

    TVS X vs Creon concept: differences and similarities

    There is a great deal of resemblance between the two, both on the surface as well as beneath. But also some notable d...

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    Aug 14, 2023 07:00:00 AM

    Riding the Atom GP1 minibike on track

    The Atom GP1 is the first locally designed and built children’s minibike. Here's how it’s giving a boost ...

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    Aug 12, 2023 07:00:00 AM

    Ather 450 range: variants explained

    In addition to the newly launched 450S, the flagship 450X will be offered with two different battery capacities.

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