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This device knows what’s wrong with your tyre setup before you do

Ever wondered what’s going on inside your tyre? Worried whether it’s wearing out, at the wrong pressure, or drained of tubeless sealant (and you’re not using Slime’s new non-drying out sealant)? Fear not worrisome rider, Hutchinson will soon have your back. How’s that? It’s developed a neat looking little product called Conec’tires, which sits in your rim and feeds back data on tyre pressure that’s then analysed by an app on your phone to give you a whole host of information for trouble-free tyres. Pre-ride the app can suggest tyre…

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Your British Superbike Showdown 2017 contenders – Peter Hickman

Peter Hickman is the great all-rounder. As much at home at Brands Hatch as he is on the Glencrutchery Road, the Lincolnshire rider is top-three contender for the first time this year and has managed it with consistency. Only the Smiths BMW rider and Honda’s Jason O’Halloran have scored points in every race this year, and Hickman’s winning form on the roads can only have helped him understand the S1000RR more and more. Hickman’s 193 points and nine podium credits have come about with one win at Thruxton and two…

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First look: 2018 Specialized CruX Elite X1

In case you’ve been living under a rock, you may not know Specialized is clearly on a tear in 2018. With a new Tarmac and Epic highlighting their need for speed, it was time for the CruX to see an overhaul as well. The new versions of all these bikes take aim at one philosophy: simplicity. Don’t be underwhelmed, Specialized went for a year of light and fast, and the Crux falls in line. 2018 Specialized CruX Elite X1 specifications Frame: FACT 11r carbon (flatmount; 12×142) Fork: S-Works FACT 11r carbon (flatmount; 12×100) Drivetrain:…

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2017 Triumph Tiger Explorer launched in India at Rs 18.75 lakhs

The new Triumph Tiger Explorer has been launched in India at Rs 18.75 lakhs (ex-showroom). The flagship model in Triumph’s Tiger range of adventure bikes, the Tiger Explorer is a rival to the Ducati Multistrada Enduro, Aprilia Caponord 1200 Rally and the BMW R1200 GS. For 2017, Triumph has updated the Tiger Explorer with a few cosmetic changes and a BS IV compliant engine. While it sports a similar look, it gets subtle visual updates for the tank and radiator cowls. The windshield is now electrically adjustable. The instrument cluster has been updated with an analogue…

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Bajaj Auto reports quarterly sales drop of 22.3 per cent

Bajaj Auto has reported a 22.3 per cent drop in domestic sales for two-wheelers in the first quarter of FY2017. The manufacturer sold 4,26,52 units from April-June 2017 as compared to 5,48,880 units it sold in the same time last year. The manufacturer attributes the decline in sales to the automotive industry’s move from BS-III to BS-IV emission norms. Bajaj has not seen a major growth in sales after the Indian economy’s demonetisation period. That economic period affected the purchasing power of rural customers who contribute to a big number of…

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What else can you buy for the price of a Benelli 302R?

Benelli has launched the 302R in India at Rs 3.48 lakhs (ex-showroom, India). It directly competes with the Kawasaki Ninja 300 and Yamaha YZF-R3. Apart from these, the Indian market offers a few other motorcycles at a similar price range. Read along to find out what else a similar budget can buy. If the 302R’s split headlamps and fairing did not amuse you, Benelli offers the TNT 300, the naked version of the bike. The TNT 300 uses the same engine as the 302R. The 300cc parallel-twin cylinder engine produces 36bhp at 12,000rpm and…

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