Summer 2018 is here and the heat is on in the world of cars and bikes too! Must be the launch after launch, especially in the two-wheeler market. While some of this may be due to the ABS and CBS deadline for all new two-wheelers to be sold after April 1, 2018, there has been no slowing down since the Auto Expo in February 2018. Given that you're reading this on a long (Easter) weekend, we are all either out riding/driving or hunting for Easter eggs. So here's a lowdown on the April 2018 issue of your weekend read OVERDRIVE! Meanwhile, in the world of cars, Mercedes-Benz has decided to launch its first BS VI compliant engine two years ahead of the BS VI emission norm deadline, and with its flagship S-Class. There is also the big SUV comparison between the Audi Q5, Volvo XC60, and the Lexus NX300h as well as the flagships Audi Q7 and Land Rover Discovery. Did we forget the Range Rover Velar, one of the most stunning SUVs ever made? We also take a look at the Maruti Suzuki Swift, Ignis, … [Read more...] about The April 2018 issue of OVERDRIVE is on stands now!
After completely failing to relax last issue as we prepped for the Auto Expo we decided that enough was enough and took a break for this issue. So yes, there is the enormous Auto Expo 2018 report - that's what we were saving energy for, remember? The 2018 Auto Expo has motorcycles like the Hero XPulse 200 as well as the concept motorcycles like the TVS Zeppelin. Similarly, the cars ranged from the ready to launch all-new Honda Amaze and Toyota Yaris to the concepts, like the Kia SP and Maruti's Future S. In the days before the Expo, we also handed out the 2018 CNBC-TV18 OVERDRIVE Awards, the 18th edition of the top automotive recognition in our industry. The class of 2017 is in the issue! And then to recover, we took a break. Abhay went to Morocco and Thailand to ride the smashing new Triumph Tiger 800 and the cheeky Yamaha MT-09. Shumi rode the new TVS Ntorq 125 scooter and that's after he returned from Valencia having ridden the impressive new Ducati Panigale V4. Harley got Rishabh … [Read more...] about The March 2018 issue of OVERDRIVE is on stands now!
India's oldest motorcycle riding school, the TWO Track Riding School by Indimotard and OVERDRIVE has announced its 2018 calendar. This year, the school takes a big step forward by adding new locations. TWO School is now also accredited with the FMSCI, which means students can use their time at the school towards getting their race licences. However, unlike the other schools in India, TWO is not about racing. It's a riding school where the instructors' focus is on riding motorcycles faster and safer. Lap times and race-winning strategy is not part of the curriculum. We use the racetrack because it's the safest, most distraction-free environment to learn the art of motorcycles. The instructors TWO School is led by Indimotard's founder, Anand Dharmaraj. Anand is the youngest 50-year-old you will ever meet. He's raced at the club level in the US - against MotoGP rider John Hopkins no less, rides off-road and conducts tours in India and outside. He also runs Bangalore's sweetest motorcycle … [Read more...] about Indimotard-OVERDRIVE’s motorcycle riding school 2018 calendar is out!
The Winner of the HP NeoSynth - CAR OF THE YEAR is the Hyundai Verna! http://overdrive.in/reviews/2017-hyundai-verna-1-6d-manual-road-test-review/ The Winner of the HP Racer - MOTORCYCLE OF THE YEAR is the KTM 390 Duke! http://overdrive.in/reviews/2017-ktm-390-duke-road-test-review/ The Winner of the SCOOTER OF THE YEAR is the Honda Cliq! http://overdrive.in/reviews/honda-cliq-first-ride-review/ The Winner of the MANUFACTURER OF THE YEAR Award in the 4-Wheeler category is Maruti Suzuki! The Winner of the MANUFACTURER OF THE YEAR Award in the 2-Wheeler category is Honda Motorcycle and Scooters! The Winner of the COMPACT CAR OF THE YEAR is the Maruti Dzire! http://overdrive.in/reviews/all-new-2017-maruti-suzuki-dzire-first-review/ The Winner of the PREMIUM CAR OF THE YEAR is the Mercedes-Benz E-Class! The Winner of the HP NeoSynth - PERFORMANCE CAR OF THE YEAR is the Skoda Octavia vRS! … [Read more...] about Live updates: CNBC-TV18 OVERDRIVE Awards 2018
If we're completely honest, we were planning to take it easy this issue. So naturally, Murphy kicked into high gear and despite our best efforts, the new issue of OVERDRIVE is tanked up and ready to go. It's waiting for you at the newsstand so your ride can begin! We've got cruisers, sportsbikes, superb SUVs, the new hatchback benchmark and a brand-new section that we are hoping will inspire the living daylights out of you. And that's just a top of the pops summary of the issue. Want to know more? Doers This new feature - you'll see more of these in the future - are very close to our heart as a team. These are stories of normal men and women who got off their lazy chairs and got to work making their dreams come true. We start the section with the story of Anuradha and Manas Dewan who gave up a near-ideal life for a 100-day run through Europe that's changed them. And the story isn't a memory-lane meander either. It's focussed on showing you how easy or hard it was for them - and by … [Read more...] about The February 2018 issue of OVERDRIVE is out, rocking, and selling out fast!