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Mar 14

Django Django / WOR

Foregt those RedBull acrobats, this is the real deal. Mercury music prize nominees Django Django became obsessed by the infamous Indian Well of Death riders in Allahabad. So they asked Noisey if the latter would be up for travelling over to India and standing right in the middle of large lumps of precariously speeding metal for a day, to film a video for their track “Wor”. Noisey happily obliged, getting their shoes stolen in the process. Amazing video, but also scary and thought provoking. What’s your say?

Feb 14

Hero MotoCorp / Hero Hastur 620


India’s Hero MotoCorp, the world’s single largest two wheeler motorcycle manufacturer, recently showed off a few interesting concepts like the futuristic iON Hero, the turbodiesel hybrid RNT 150 scooter and this one, the Hastur 620, which seems the likeliest to enter actual production. The result of a partnership between Hero and Erik Buell Racing, details on the bike are scarce. Alleged specs indicate that it will weigh 160kg, feature an internally developed 80hp parallel twin, accelerate from 0 to 100km/h in 3.8 seconds and reach a top speed of 240km/h. What do you think?

Feb 14

Harley-Davidson 883 Iron / TJ Moto


Written by Tim Holdup for Pipeburn

In the world of custom motorcycles fresh new shops and builders are forever surfacing globally. Standing out is somewhat paramount to success and first impressions are crucial to get the ball rolling in your desired direction. Without further adieu, meet ‘NADIA’, she is an intriguing, hand-crafted rigid tail Harley Davidson 883 Iron. NADIA is the debut build from TJ Moto, a small custom bike studio located in New Delhi, India – and from the looks of things, it won’t be their last. Continue reading →

Jan 14

For Hire / Indian Rickshaw

Green, yellow, black. They are the blood in the veins of Bangalore city, India – the 450,000 rickshaws and their drivers. Knocked together from bits and pieces, decorated, ready for the junk heap or carefully maintained like antique cars, the vehicles are as charismatic as their owners, who brave the monstrous traffic of this metropolis daringly, sleepy, chattering or stoic, making sure the passanger’s trip from A to B will be full of memorable experiences. Continue reading →

Dec 13

Old Delhi Motorcycles / The Film

“Old Delhi Motorcycles” is a new film from the talented crew at Colorblind Production, which covers the stories of the intensely loyal fans of the Royal Enfield marque in India and it’s beautifully well put together. See the full 18:26 video and don’t forget to check out Old Delhi Motorcycles’ Facebook page. Continue reading →

Aug 13

Trip of a Lifetime / Himalayas


If you ever thought about going on an epic lifetime motorcycle trip, take a look at this video. Father and son (Riemann boys) documented a 4500km (2600 mile), 21-day life-changing journey, taking them across some of the world’s most treacherous, and beautiful, mountain roads.

The voice-over is somewhat flat and un-engaging, but the stunning shots will keep you on your toes all the time. It looks like the narrator touched the state of Nirvana, as he tackled the monster. I’m sure most of us will sound the same :) Continue reading →

Mar 13

Musket 998 on the road / Breaking it in

We think it wouldn’t be right to interpret Aniket Vardhan’s idea. So here’s the deal in his own words:

I was born in and lived in Delhi, India till 1999 when I came to the USA – ostensibly for a Masters in Industrial Design. But here’s the dirty truth- I came because of the sound of a Harley Davidson. Saw one once in Delhi, long ago. It belonged to some filthy rich type, heard it start up and rumble away, wet myself publicly and resolved that one day, I would visit their homeland. Continue reading →

Feb 13

Video / Chennai to Pondicherry / Royal Enfield

Awesome short film produced by Ian Rigby and directed by Skylar Nielsen while on a motorcycle tour of Southern India last month. From Chennai to Pondicherry on Royal Enfield motorcycles, the trip encapsulates the sights and sounds of Indian streets. Beautiful!

Feb 11

Victory motorcycles coming to Indian Market

According to reports, Victory Motorcycles is planing to enter the market in India. This is the similar path to Harley-Davidson, and Victory will be formally announcing their entry by the second half of 2012. Initially the whole assembled bikes would be sent to India, and sold at a loss practically, because of the massive tariffs India levies on fully – assembled motorcycle imports. This way Victory would test the local market and see the interest and sale numbers.  Continue reading →

Feb 11

KTM 200 Duke Spy Photo

This is what appears to be a new KTM 200, which folks from had a fortune to encounter and snap this photo. This is a preproduction model, bound for Indian market. As they weren’t sure to what they saw was indeed a new bike, helped out by contacting son of the Bajaj empire, who confirmed that this is a bigger model or recently launched Duke 125. Continue reading →