Two mind-blowing middleweights and a few gorgeous Italian and Japanese motorcycles make it to this list
The auto industry is going through a sales slump, but thankfully, that hasn’t deprived us of the #ThrillofRiding. So, here’s a compilation of the exciting machines that we’ve ridden in October 2019 alongside all the important happenings from the motorcycling world.
The baby Kwacker was recently unveiled at the Tokyo Motor Show and is powered by a liquid-cooled, 249cc, inline-four motor. Kawasaki has decided to make its quarter litre bike stand out by offering premium kit like traction control, quickshifter and keyless ignition in addition to ABS and riding modes. Read more about the Ninja ZX-25R here.
Yes, the Japanese superbike manufacturer earns two spots in our top five list. But we just can’t ignore how tempting this Z H2 looks. It’s the latest supercharged motorcycle from Kawasaki after the H2 and the H2 SX. Its 998cc, four-cylinder supercharged engine produces 194.3bhp and 137Nm of torque.
Ducati showcased a slew of motorcycles at the world premiere and we were most excited for the Streetfighter V4, which gets all the goodies of the Panigale V4 minus the fairing. The MY20 Panigale V4 too broke cover alongside the Panigale V2, Multistrada 1260
S Grand Tour, Scrambler Icon Dark and the MIG-RR e-bike.
Triumph has thrown some upgrades onto the Street Triple RS making it Euro 5 compliant and more irresistible than ever before. Thanks to the new exhaust cam and intake duct, it still makes 121bhp but the torque is up by 2Nm at 79Nm with a 9 per cent boost in the mid-range.
This one’s so good that it features on the cover of the November issue of the Fast Bikes India Magazine. With its terrific acceleration, superb handling and a plethora of electronic rider-aids, the 790 Duke has everything needed to unsettle its rivals. According to one of our principal correspondents, the Austrian is now the ‘baap’ of all naked middleweights.