Sports Bike 

Mercedes-Benz previews its curvy sports-car and design future

Suggesting creases are passé for automotive design, Mercedes showed off ideas for its future styling directions this week at a forum in Germany, including previews of upcoming sports cars and sedans. We see images of a curvy sports car study (the silver car) with huge wheel arches flared out almost like pontoons. There’s also what appears to be a rear-engine hypercar (white car); we’ve been reading reports about it for months. Additionally, there’s a red sporty saloon, as Mercedes calls it, also among the photos. It features prominent rounded fenders and a bold horizontal grille. Mercedes…

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Benelli 302R First Ride Review

Why I would buy the 302R This bike does so many things right – ride quality, ergonomics, comfort and even handling – you can’t help but liking it. Plus, it comes with ABS as standard. Why I would avoid the 302R For all its engine capacity and sound, it simply lacks the go. It also doesn’t get you excited like a sports bike ought to. This is the production version of DSK-Benelli’s entry-level sports offering, the 302R. And it unashamedly borrows from the Benelli line-up, just like the youngest in…

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2018 BMW S1000RR spotted testing

The next-generation BMW S1000RR has been spotted testing in Europe. While the previous update gave the bike a cosmetic overhaul, a bump in power and a revised chassis, this new model seems to benefit from a few more significant upgrades. The spy shot shows the new BMW S1000RR featuring several changes to the chassis. The swingarm has been redesigned, the chassis shape is different while the bodywork has also been revised. The cosmetic updates are also significant and stray away from the bike’s current design language. Narrow headlamp, redesigned exhaust end can,…

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Benelli 302R to launch tomorrow

Benelli is going to launch its 302cc Kawasaki Ninja and Yamaha YZF-R3 competitor in India tomorrow. Formerly called the Tornado 302, the 302R uses a 302cc parallel-twin engine which produces 36bhp at 12,000rpm and a peak torque of 27Nm at 9,000rpm. The engine is mated to a six-speed transmission. The Benelli 302R boasts of a couple of features which are missing in its rivals. To begin with, the bike gets ABS as a standard. The 302R also features inverted front forks and rides on Metzeler M5 tyres. Although the bike borrows its rear end design from its…

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