We have been having a crazy time this month, from thrashing a mad as hell Ducati Panigale V4 S around on a MotoGP race track to sampling the lunacy that is the Yamaha Niken! Headlining this issue however are of course the G 310 twins from BMW Motorrad. Were they worth the loooooong wait? Jehan rushed to Delhi to find out. Our colleagues from the tiny island off Europe meanwhile were busy getting their brains numbed by the fabulous BMW HP4 Race and trying every stunt in the book on Yamaha’s mad three-wheeler. All this, and a lot more, in the August issue. Grab your copy now before the other loons beat you to it.
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BMW G 310 R & GS: There’s a baby boom at BMW Motorrad, so we were there to shower our blessings on the company’s first sub-800cc motorcycles in decades.
TRIUMPH SPEED TRIPLE RS: Sampling the latest avatar of Britain’s litre-class naked roadster.
DUCATI PANIGALE V4 S: You would have to be a complete nutter to go to a race track academy on a 211bhp beast. Thankfully, there’s not an ounce of sanity in our bones. So we got to sample this missile at the brilliant Sepang International Circuit under the tutelage of DRE’s excellent instructors.
BMW HP4 RACE: Introducing logic into the supersonic world, in a way only the Germans can.
YAMAHA NIKEN: A cracker of a machine and it isn’t even a motorcycle!
CONCORSO DI MOTOCICLETTE: The choicest metal from the classical years of motorcycling.
VIR’S VALLEY RUN: Our man Vir heads to the kingdom of Lomanthang, better known as the Mustang Valley.
36TH CAVALRY RUN: Ikjot loves all things bikes, especially if there is a lovely two-wheeled tour in the mix.
HIMALAYAN ODYSSEY: Hrishi goes for the mother of all Himalayan adventures.
CRASH PROTECTION: If you ride, you’ll fall. And if you crash, here’s how the protection works.
TVS RACING DIARIES: We take a look at India’s rising motorcycle star, and she’s just getting started.