The middle weight adventure touring segment has never really existed in India. Until now. All of a sudden there seems to have been an explosion with the arrival of the relatively unknown SWM Superdual T and the much awaited Suzuki V-Strom 650. So we just pit them against one another, throwing in the Kawasaki Versys 650 as the benchmark that already existed. Meanwhile, our boy Alameen learns to ride off-road while evaluating the Multistrada 1260 Enduro, and the blokes in Queen’s own country head to the Tiger Riding Academy run by Triumph. We also sample the RE Twins in India and of course have a close look at the long long awaited resurrected Jawa. All this, and more in the December issue of Fast Bikes India, out on stands now!
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SWM Superdual T vs Suzuki V-Strom 650 vs Kawasaki Versys 650: They all seem to offer a similar sort of experience. That is until you delve deeper into their character. Which one’s for you?
Ducati Multistrada 1260 Enduro: The motorcycle for many ways, now adds off-road to the kitty.
Honda CB 1000 R: Honda has turned the CB 1000 R from a lovely streetfighter to a gorgeous neo-retro. But is it still as exciting?
Hero Destini: Is Hero late to the 125cc scooter party? Or is there an ace up its sleeve?
Tiger Riding Academy: The blokes from our UK office are sent back to school.
The art of riding on sand: Our assistant ed learns the trick of sand riding from the best men in the business, team Sherco TVS.
Mahindra Jawa: Brand new engines and mechanicals and yet any of these would pass muster in a rally of classic Jawas.
Pulsarmania, Thrill of Riding: How do you carve your way through the urban jungle faster, yet safer? This month it’s all about sport riding in the city from Hrishi’s book of tips and tricks.
Ped’lling: Upcoming events, a quick chat with head of Trek bicycles Navneet Banka and a review of a Trek city bike.
TVS Racing Diaries: A look at the performance of TVS Racing at the incredibly challenging Raid de Himalaya.