Top five stories - October 2019 - Fast Bikes India

Top five stories - October 2019 - Fast Bikes India

The auto industry is going through a sales slump, but thankfully, that hasn’t deprived us of the #ThrillofRiding. So, here’s a compilation of the exciting machines that we’ve ridden in October 2019 alongside all the important happenings from the motorcycling world.

5) Kawasaki Ninja ZX-25R revealed

The baby Kwacker was recently unveiled at the Tokyo Motor Show and is powered by a liquid-cooled, 249cc, inline-four motor. Kawasaki has decided to make its quarter litre bike stand out by offering premium kit like traction control, quickshifter and keyless ignition in addition to ABS and riding modes. Read more about the Ninja ZX-25R here.

4) 2020 Kawasaki Z H2 unveiled

Yes, the Japanese superbike manufacturer earns two spots in our top five list. But we just can’t ignore how tempting this Z H2 looks. It’s the latest supercharged motorcycle from Kawasaki after the H2 and the H2 SX. Its 998cc, four-cylinder supercharged engine produces 194.3bhp and 137Nm of torque.

3) Ducati World Premiere

Ducati showcased a slew of motorcycles at the world premiere and we were most excited for the Streetfighter V4, which gets all the goodies of the Panigale V4 minus the fairing. The MY20 Panigale V4 too broke cover alongside the Panigale V2, Multistrada 1260 S Grand Tour, Scrambler Icon Dark and the MIG-RR e-bike.

2) Astride the Street Triple RS

Triumph has thrown some upgrades onto the Street Triple RS making it Euro 5 compliant and more irresistible than ever before. Thanks to the new exhaust cam and intake duct, it still makes 121bhp but the torque is up by 2Nm at 79Nm with a 9 per cent boost in the mid-range.

2020 Triumph Street Triple RS review: Best mid-weight naked gets better

1) KTM 790 Duke

This one’s so good that it features on the cover of the November issue of the Fast Bikes India Magazine. With its terrific acceleration, superb handling and a plethora of electronic rider-aids, the 790 Duke has everything needed to unsettle its rivals. According to one of our principal correspondents, the Austrian is now the ‘baap’ of all naked middleweights.

KTM 790 Duke: First Ride Review

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