Indian Auto Journalism: Fall from Grace

The story of Indian auto journalism today, especially auto magazines is one of disarray and hopelessness. While the automotive print media as well as television media has seen its fortunes nose dive with the increas...

Auto Journalist or Influencer, and what about auto journalism?

Now whether you were a blogger, a vlogger or a journalist working with an established media outlet, the grim fact is that you better be a smart “Influencer”. Because that is what an OEM likes.

Automobili Lamborghini, The Italian Sea Group unveil luxury yacht

Automobili Lamborghini and The Italian Sea Group present the worldwide premiere of ‘Tecnomar for Lamborghini 63’, the Tecnomar fleet’s new motor yacht available in a limited edition in reference to Lamborghini’s 196...

LuxeCamper , India’s first commercially approved premium Motorhome

Campervan Camps and Holidays India Pvt Ltd, a Bengaluru based start-up, has introduced India’s first commercially approved premium Motorhome, LuxeCamper, and offers vacation on wheels to exotic destinations in the c...

Ducati Panigale V4 R Lego toy with 646 pieces for Rs 5000 by June

Italian motorcycle maker Ducati and the Lego Group will soon be coming with the latest model in the Lego Technic line: the Ducati Panigale V4 R, the result of a licensing agreement recently signed between the Lego G...

Introducing Bentley’s new flying bees

Bentley Motors’ historic site in Crewe is already famous for producing the models that have carried its “flying B” emblem on the bonnet for one hundred years, but thanks to a new biodiversity initiative, the company...

Calamus One electric bike makes global debut

Calamus One, a new generation electric bike will be making its global launch on July 16, 2019 on Kickstarter, according to Nilesh Bothra, co-founder & CEO of Calamus, Mumbai. Huzaifa Hararwala is the co-founder & C...

Royal Enfield showcases new custom builds at Wheels and Waves 2019 in France

Royal Enfield, part of Eicher Motors, unveiled the all new BAAK Motocyclette build and ‘Nought Tea GT along with five other custom motorcycles at the eighth edition of Wheels and Waves 2019 held in Biarritz in Franc...

Trek Bicycle launches new Domane road-bikes for beginners at Rs 57,999 onward

Trek Bicycle has launched four new road-bikes –2019 Domane AL 2, AL 3, AL 4 & AL5 targeting beginners and avid cyclists who are into endurance cycling. The all new Domane AL series features a lightweight Alpha Alumi...

BOOK REVIEW: Dear Journey Freewheeling, Dear Journey Within by Manas Dewan

I could have finished reading this book, “Dear Journey Freewheeling” in maybe half a day. But when a book encapsulates an admirable, adventurous and fulfilling motorcycle journey undertaken through 18 countries, the...

Trek Bicycle launches new performance road-bikes at Rs 1.06 lakh onward

Trek Bicycle has launched two new performance road-bikes - Émonda ALR 4 & ALR 5 targeting pro-cyclists and enthusiasts in India. The all new Émonda ALR with its exceptional ride characteristics at a great value with...

A Jeep compass Journey to Morni Hills | Special feature

It was the 8th anniversary issue of Motown India print magazine and we were hard pressed for time. Yet, we had made up our minds to hit the hills bordering Himachal Pradesh in Haryana. Yes, you got it right, we plan...

Trek FX Sport 5 | Cycle Review

If you would have ever seen a Lamborghini car at close range, you would have definitely been awed by its carbon fibre construction. You might even have seen a carbon fibre laden Kawasaki Ninja H2R touch 400 kmph. Bu...

Maruti Suzuki launches Quick Response Team 24x7 Road-side assistance

Maruti Suzuki India Limited has flagged off a unique ‘Quick Response Team on Bikes’ to offer faster on-road assistance for customers’ cars. A first-of-its-kind integrated initiative in India, the Quick Response Team...

Maruti’s storytelling caravan to promote a clean India using a Japanese concept

Swachh Bharat has a got a friend in Japan. Or should we say Maruti Suzuki? Swachh, which means ‘clean’ in Hindi language, has just got the right boost from a Japanese word ‘Mottainai’ which means “Do not Waste”. In...

Rs 27,000 Hero Lectro EZephyr electric cycle review

The Hero Lectro EZephyr is an EPAC that cuts down on weight. We ride it to see if it makes sense to invest in an electri cycle in today's time.

Bugatti Chiron 1:8 model from Lego in 3,599 pieces

Lego Group and Bugatti Automobiles S.A.S. have revealed the new Lego Technic Bugatti Chiron. The 1:8 scale super car which will now be available globally, brings together the iconic design heritage of the French ult...

American cycling brand Trek Bicycle makes foray into India

Trek Bicycle, one of the world's leading bicycle manufacturers, announced its foray into the India market. Trek India will offer 34 bicycle models across road, mountain, and hybrid categories in the premium and supe...

Voyages Overland introduces overlanding trucks in India

Voyages Overland, one of India’s pioneer overlanding company, is introducing a new concept of travel in India known as ‘Overlanding’, on a never before seen format. Overlanding is a type of Adventure Tourism, a form...

Lexus announces future production of larger luxury yacht

The one-of-a-kind Lexus Sport Yacht stunned the automotive and yachting worlds when it was revealed in January 2017 at an exclusive media event in Miami by Toyota Motor Corp. president Akio Toyoda along with Yoshihi...

Off Road action in a Porsche Cayenne

When you hear the name Porsche the first thought that crosses your mind would probably be a cute looking red coloured roadster with an exhaust note that terrifies other motorists. Well you are not too far from the t...

India Bike Week 2017 in Goa to attract 20,000 bikers

The weekend of November 24 and 25, 2017 will see over 20,000 bikers from across the country roaring their way to the beautiful state of Goa be part of the India Bike Week. It will be all about celebrating riding, br...

Royal Enfield collaborates with custom builders for motorcycles

Motorcycle manufacturer Royal Enfield has collaborated with four custom builders across India in a bid to promote motorcycle personalisation. The list of customer builders includes - Inline Three, TNT Motorcycles, B...

Royal Enfield collaborates for 2 custom builds at festival in France

Royal Enfield unveiled two new custom builds at the fifth edition of the Wheels and Waves festival, Europe's landmark surfing and motorcycling event held in June 2017 in Biarritz, France.

Local helmets stand no chance in crash test with sledgehammer

Motown India conducted a simple yet decisive test to check the strength of some local helmets vis-a-vis the branded Indian ones. Three branded affordable new helmets from leading and popular Indian brands Steelbird,...

Rolls Royce Sweptail, an “automotive haute couture” for US $ 12.8 million

In 2013, Rolls-Royce was approached by one of its most valued customers with a very particular request. A connoisseur and collector of distinctive, one-off items including super-yachts and private aircraft, this gen...

Godrej & Boyce launches Bambusa bamboo frame bicycles

Are steel and aluminium no more in vogue? Maybe yes, if you are aware of the fact that Godrej & Boyce, the holding company of the Godrej Group, has launched Bambusa, its premium range of bicycles built from bamboo....

87TH GENEVA INTERNATIONAL MOTOR SHOW-- Where concepts take wings

Like always international auto shows create a flutter with the showcasing of concept cars. But the 87th Geneva International Auto Show (March 7 to 19, 2017) saw a concept car that could possibly flutter, I mean actu...

Limited edition DC2 Carbon-Shot custom kits for Enfield bikes

ICustomMadeIt, pioneers of bespoke ecommerce in India, has collaborated with DC Design to launch the DC2 Carbon-Shot Custom Kits for Royal Enfield Classic Bikes. iCustomMadeIt is India’s biggest bespoke ecommerce p...

Nexa Experience now at Delhi's international T3 airport

As a part of enhancing their customer's premium purchase experience, Maruti Suzuki inaugurated their 'MyNEXA Concierge' at New Delhi's international airport which has been built on a total area of 900 sq. ft. The bo...

Triumph Motorcycles keen to set new world land speed record

Triumph Motorcycles, the iconic British motorcycle brand, has confirmed that it will return to the legendary salt flats of Bonneville, USA, in August 2016 to break the motorcycle world land speed record. Triumph’s a...

Motorcycle Stunt Riding: No Pain, No Gain

There are several motorcycle stunt championships across the globe, but none of major significance yet in India. Energy drink Red Bull brought two-time European stunt champion and Red Bull athlete Aras Gibieza to Ind...

Land Rover Discovery Sport pulls a 100-tonne train

The Land Rover Discovery Sport SUV towed three luxury train carriages weighing more than 100 tonnes along a railway track in a demonstration of towing capability. The 10km journey through the Rhine region of norther...

Porsche Cayenne expedition to support women’s empowerment

Porsche India has partnered with the organisation ‘Women Beyond Boundaries’ (WBB) on a 20-day expedition across the Himalayas. Nidhi Tiwari, founder of the organisation, will showcase women’s empowerment through mob...

Steelbird Hi-Tech India introduces stylish range of  helmets

Steelbird Hi-Tech India, a leading helmet maker in India, has introduced an all new range of helmets called the Ares A1(professional series). These helmets come with some very interesting features. First and foremos...

New Bentley suite makes its debut at St. Regis Dubai

A new level of luxury is launched in the Middle East with the introduction of the latest Bentley Suite at The St. Regis Dubai in Al Habtoor City. The ultimate statement of luxury beyond compare, the suite reflects t...

Spreading love and roses in a SEAT car!

A rose, they say, is a symbol of love, sharing and peace. A car manufacturer based in Spain, SEAT did a rosey gestures that left the city of Barcelona not only smelling of rose, but also its sweethearts thrilled bey...

BMW Cruise M Bike Limited Edition, a tribute to new BMW M2 Coupe

Just days after the official sales launch of the new BMW M2 Coupe, BMW is presenting a tribute to the BMW M family’s compact high-performance sports car: the BMW Cruise M Bike Limited Edition. A core stylistic eleme...

Volvo truck manages to pull 750 tonnes from standstill

Volvo Trucks have done it all when it comes to stunts. Each stunt in the past highlighted the technological prowess of the Volvo truck. Whether it was a hamster stunt, or a child handling the huge truck with a remot...

Ford Mustang to pop the Auto Expo 2016 champagne!

The Big Bang 13th edition of the Auto Expo-The Motor Show 2016 gets off to an exciting start at the India Expo Mart in Greater Noida on the outskirts of Delhi, from February 5 to 9, 2016. The two days of February 3 ...

On the blazing hot seats of a Lamborghini

When Italy’s manufacturer of super sports cars of the finest kind, invited us for a drive at the Buddh International Circuit in Greater Nodia, we almost had a revolt in our office. Everybody wanted to drive the car ...

California’s iconic Highway 1 has a lot to offer

You may have visited the United States quite often and may have also been to California. But California’s iconic Highway 1 has a lot to offer. We take a look at a few gems tucked away on this classic stretch.

YOLO Chronicles: Experiencing Force Gurkha Rainforest Challenge India

When the guys at Cougar Motorsport decided to introduce Rainforest Challenge India (RFC) last year (sponsored by Force Motors) in 2014, I really wanted to cover the event, but due to my inexperience covering anythin...

Splash n Dash:  Exppress Car Wash

But if you want a good long lasting rub down or buffing, detailing and cleaning, then you have help at hand and that too at reasonable prices. There is a new kid on the block called Exppress Car Wash, a fully automa...

Tag Heuer celebrates motorsport association in Monaco

The night before the F1 race in the Principality of Monaco, on-board the SeaDream, which was moored in the Principality's harbour and decked out in brand colours, Jean-Claude Biver, President of the LVMH Group Watch...

New Bentley suite debuts at the St. Regis Istanbul

Just when you thought Bentley only meant uber luxurious cars with great performance, you realise how wrong you can get. For many of us who know no other word besides driving, Bentley is continuing its celebrated col...

Land Rover celebrates Defender with recreation of 1948 production line

The way cars are manufactured has only changed in the last few decades. In the days of yore, there was nothing called automation and everything was virtually done by men working along assembly lines. Land Rover, now...

Bentley collection at Maison & Objet Fair in Paris

Bentley is not just known for its super luxury car range. A new collection of Bentley Home furniture and accessories makes its debut at the prestigious Maison & Objet fair in Paris, late January 2015. The furnitu...

River rafting on the Ganges

Just the other day I was telling my friend that journalists are usually pampered by corporates when they are invited for a drive to some exotic locations around the country. But when Nissan invited me for a drive of...

Home Away From Home

Home Away From Home

Oct 01 2014

For this year’s anniversary issue we thought of doing something a bit more adventurous than just a road trip to Jaipur. We wanted to experience Jaipur from a completely different angle. So we decided to take PCP Mot...

Climate-smart lifestyle, the Volvo way

This is something that needs to be emulated worldwide. Three years on from the end of One Tonne Life, this ground-breaking project, initiated by A-hus, Vattenfall and Volvo Cars, has inspired a growing number of peo...

Women in India now have a reason to wear helmets

Women in Indian metros, especially in Delhi have been shying away from wearing helmets. Riding pillion without helmets on two-wheelers has led to increasing fatalities among women. Now with the colourful and youthfu...

Peugeot Design Lab onyx sofa for Rs 1.14 crore

Car makers are putting their best foot forward for the Milan Design Week from April 8 to 13, 2014. The Peugeot Design Lab is unveiling its latest creation, the Onyx sofa. It is showing off the stunning sculpted seat...

Bentley exclusive furniture for Rs 5.54 L upwards

Bentley Motors is showcasing its Home Collection for the first time at Salon del Mobile 2014 in Milan, Italy. The Home Collection consisting of some exquisite furniture has been designed and manufactured in collabor...

Land Rover, Barbour join hands for clothing

Two British icons, Land Rover and Barbour have announced their first clothing collaboration for Autumn/Winter ‘14. According to a company statement, the collection will include a series of men’s and women’s outerwea...

Louis Vuitton luggage for BMW i8 plug-in hybrid

Louis Vuitton, the pioneer of the art of travel, has created a tailor-made set of luggage for the most progressive sports car – the BMW i8 plug-in hybrid. The collection of luggage comprises two travel bags, a busin...

Volvo Trucks President does a stunt on FMX truck

Claes Nilsson, President of Volvo Trucks, did not hesitate to stand on a truck dangling more than 20

Peugeot, Gujarat govt. sign agreement

Peugeot plans to invest Rs 4,000 crores (approx. Euros 650 million) on a 600 acre site in Sanand

Ford to invest US$ 850 million in Michigan

DETROIT– Ford Motor Company has announced plans to invest an additional US$ 850 million in Michigan




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