The exotics from Varese embody emotions and raw power. Yes, every MV Agusta bike guarantees the Thrill of Riding, but falls short in the practicality stakes. Not the Turismo Veloce 800, though. The sports tourer, with the Brutale 800's heart and the F3's visage, is a comfortable machine to commute to work, and behaves like a typical no-holds-barred MV when you whack open the throttle. It’s surely one of the most usable MVs, but is it the best? Find out in this month’s cover story.
And there’s a lot more:
The Leoncino is everything a Benelli Scrambler should be, with good looks and apt build quality. Has Benelli finally come of age?
Bajaj Pulsar 125:
The smallest Pulsar yet is sure to bring in the numbers, but does it have the credibility to sport the revered Pulsar badge?
Indian FTR 1200 S:
Indian Motorcycle’s attempt at a street tracker is a sure-shot winner, packing enough power with that typical American character.
Triumph Speed Twin:
The Speed Twin was among Triumph’s best-sellers after World War II. Can the latest-gen iteration hold a candle to the original?
Style vs Smile:
Yamaha MT-09, Kawasaki ZX-6R and KTM 690 SMC R — three bikes with three different genres, all of whom are high on fun. So which one comes out on top?
Bimota VDue 500:
Ever heard of a bike that killed its brand? This 'stroker managed to do so!
Rookie learns the art of cornering from the best coaches in the business at the California Superbike School
Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 - Powertronic:
Powertonic’s performance bits put to the test...and we have the results!
Tech through time:
Motorcycle gadgetry has come a long way. So where are we headed next?
Used bike guide - Aprilia Tuono V4:
The maddest naked out there makes for a great buy. And Aprilias depreciate rapidly, so it won’t be difficult to bargain for one
An affordable cycle for the daily commute and even the weekend joyride. So is it the best cycle in its segment today?
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