To Speed or Not To Speed : SPECIAL FEATURE REPORT

To Speed or Not To Speed, that is the question. On June 27, 2021 was like any other weekend for the bunch of youngsters speeding on the Gurugram-Faridabad highway near the Delhi border. This long stretch of road do...

Verstappen is the Ultimate F1 Talent, says former Ferrari racer Eddie Irvine

With the 2021 Formula 1 season underway, former F1 driver Eddie Irvine sat down for an interview with Betway to talk about his views on drawing parallels between Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen - who should win th...

Delhi Speed Limits Increased: A hogwash? All about beeps and warnings!

On June 11, 2021 the Delhi Traffic Police announced a teeny-weeny breather for those who want to drive a little faster in and around the capital city of Delhi. This is the first major overhaul in the city’s speed li...

Pitstop Car Revive Pack for car users post lockdown

It is time to start the post lockdown life with Pitstop's Revive Pack. Pitstop has curated a group of services that your car would need as soon as the lockdown is over.

T-Roc-in the Mountains of Manali

Thus, when we got our hands on the Volkswagen T-Roc SUV, we could not think of any other destination but the mountains. Manali and Rohtang Pass came to our mind, as the car was to be picked up from Delhi.

Honda H’ness CB 350 storage, fuse box, main stand features explained

The Honda H’ness CB350 which was launched in October 2020 comes in two variants DLX and DLX Pro. We got a chance to ride the DLX Pro which costs roughly around Rs 2.26 lakh on road in Delhi. In this video we shall b...

DIGILIFE: OnePlus 8T Review: Great Functionality

OnePlus has an unenvious job each year when it comes up with its mid-year refresh. The T models have to walk a thin line between offering great functionality and an affordable price point. And this time, with the la...

DIGILIFE: Google Pixel 4a, shining example

In an era where a large sized screen is often thought of as a prerequisite in a phone by most people, the Google Pixel 4a presents itself as a breath of fresh air. And it is not just the screen size that’s unusual. ...

DIGILIFE: Asus ROG Phone 3-Gaming Champ

Here’s a theory. With gaming smartphones, you invariably find top shelf hardware targeted towards enthusiasts. And with that top-shelf hardware comes high levels of performance that can easily be appreciated by not ...

The 2021 Volvo S60 car keys- What are their functions?

The 2021 Volvo S60 car that I got to drive came with a set of keys. One was black in colour, one was orange in colour, one was a slim looking fob which is a button-less key and then there was a separate metal key to...

Toyota’s Adarshmann sees Ayushmann Khurrana in caricature series

Toyota Kirloskar Motor (TKM) has unveiled ‘Adarshmann’, a novel cartoon strip whose protagonist is based on the leading Bollywood star, youth icon and Toyota Urban Cruiser brand ambassador Ayushmann Khurrana.

Why leasing is a better option than buying when it comes to used cars

Various surveys have suggested that the average ownership of first hand used cars has been dramatically decreasing and has come down to approximately 24-30 months. It is here that Sameer Kalra, a car leasing expert ...

Review- DigiLife- OnePlus TV - Y Series 43-inch

OnePlus recently announced the far more affordable Y Series of TVs. We have got our hands on a 43-inch specimen and after some time testing it, here are our thoughts.

Royal Enfield launches all-new range of riding jackets at Rs 4950 onward

Royal Enfield has launched an all-new range of riding jackets. These new RE jackets are priced in the range of Rs 4,950 to Rs 14,950. The riding jackets will be available on Royal Enfield’s online and offline stores...

A Jeep Compass Limited Plus journey into hinterland

I found a companion in the trusted 4x4 Jeep Compass Limited Plus edition. Jeep is no ordinary brand; it encapsulates the best in driving and comfort. Come rough or smooth, you can trust its firm footing.

Do High Security Registration Plates prevent vehicle thefts?

One can safeguard their vehicles with all kinds of mechanical locks from steering wheel locks, tyre locks, gear locks and many more ways and means. The vehicle market is also flooded with all kinds of remote locks a...

Mandatory High Security Registration Plates, coloured coded stickers for Delhi NCT vehicles

In the midst of the prevailing COVID-19 pandemic, panic and restrictions, the Transport Department of Delhi, in a public noticed issued on September 22, 2020, warned owners of new and old vehicles registered in NCT ...

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...

Mahindra XUV300 teams up for Safe Drive initiative across India

Mahindra XUV 300 scores big time in terms of safety in the sub 4 metre compact SUV segment.

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.

Boycotting Chinese goods; Remember the bat and ball story?

The Indian government’s discreet call to boycott Chinese goods is a far more serious call than the young boy walking away with his bat. The US too is not far behind in this almost juvenile act.

Covid pandemic hits Indian auto journalists in their solar plexus

The world has never been fair. There is always a rich world and a poor world. Just like the way there are privileged auto journalists and the not so privileged auto journalists in India. The ongoing covid-19 pandemi...

Nissan Leaf becomes sparkling Nissan Christmas Tree

This Christmas, Nissan will be dashing through the snow with a bright festive Nissan Leaf powered by its own regenerated energy. To bring Christmas cheer while celebrating the power of regenerative energy creation, ...

Hyundai Motor Group reveals personal electric scooter with 20km range

Future car models from Hyundai and Kia are likely to come with a personal electric scooter that will enable first and last mile connectivity. So will India see such an e scooter with your Hyundai or Kia car? Well, o...

Polarity Smart Bikes reveals teaser images

Pune based Polarity is set to unveil six electric Smart Bikes in Mumbai this month. These will be the first-of-their-kind road-legal EVs with pedal assistance. The brand has released teaser images of its bikes, reve...

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...

Strider balance bikes now available in India at Rs 12,270 onward

US based Strider Sports International Inc., the world’s premier manufacturer and marketer of a range of quality, safe and durable balance bikes, announced their foray into the Indian market. These bikes are primaril...

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...

Rear seat seatbelts, what are those?

We detail some of the important facts from a recent Rear Seat Belt Usage and Child Road Safety in India study to ponder over some worrying trends and ways to counter them.

MOTOWN INDIA FAVOURITE VEHICLES OF 2018

Another year is over and a new one has just begun. Just like the years gone by, 2018 also saw us getting behind the wheel of many vehicles. Some of them were exciting and some a bit disappointing. Hence we decided t...

TVS APACHE RR310 : A NEW HIGH

I recently got to know that I would get to go on a road trip but not for the purpose of reviewing a vehicle. The destination was Morni Hills which branches out from the Shivalik Mountain range, it was the journey I ...

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...

Giant Fathom 3 | Cycle Review

What do you get if you want to go off-roading on four wheels? You get an SUV. What do you do when you want to do the same on two wheels? You get an adventure motorcycle. But what if you want to go on the beaten path...

US Trek Bicycle unveils Madone SLR in Rs 4.19 lakh to Rs 8.38 lakh range

Trek Bicycle has launched the latest generation of its ground-breaking aerodynamic race bike, Madone. Renowned for its ability to balance aerodynamics with ride quality, the new Madone has been updated with key tech...

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.

Road Surfing with Rs 52,900 Firefox Surfelo bicycle

The Firefox Surfelo is no ordinary cycle. It is meant for those who are good cyclists and those who understand the use of gears in a cycle. This cycle is meant for serious riding and for those who are extremely disc...

India’s first smart crossover electric bike-- Tronx One

Tronx Motors, a Smartron company, has announced the launch of India’s 1st smart crossover electric bike, Tronx One. Tronx Motors, earlier known as Volta Motors, was founded with a vision to redefine the commuting ex...

Suzuki Motorcycle India kick-starts campaign to promote helmet awareness

Suzuki Motorcycle India Private Limited (SMIPL) has kick-started the second-phase of its helmet awareness campaign – ‘#HelmetForLife. In a bid to promote safe-riding habits and encouraging two-wheeler riders as well...

NissanConnect now comes with more advanced, intelligent features

Nissan India introduced the more advanced and intelligent version of NissanConnect - an integrated information and communication platform. NissanConnect, that embodies Nissan Intelligent Mobility vision, now comes w...

Steering through the backwaters of Kerala

The moment we got an invite from Alleppey based Lake Land Cruise, a leading house boat operator in Kerala to review their boat and capture their hospitality on camera, I did not think twice. I immediately packed my ...

The Spirit of 1959 comes alive in Triumph motorcycles

To celebrate the original iconic ’59 spirit, Triumph Motorcycles has joined forces with the British contemporary artist D*Face to create three art-inspired custom Modern Classics, under the banner of ‘The Spirit of ...

Taapsee Pannu launches Honda 2Wheelers India’s helmet campaign

Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India Ltd (HMSI) aka Honda 2Wheelers India pavilion became the centre of attraction on February 10, 2018 at the Auto Expo –The Motor Show 2018 being held at the India Expo Mart in Greater ...

India Bike Week 2017 - The Face of Indian Biking- A Wrap up

Just like that of a hound, my ears were up and my eyes keenly searched the horizon. The roar grew louder and louder. The riders had begun pouring in from all parts of the country. One, two, three or four. The cylind...

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...

Upcoming Volvo XC40  to have functional storage space

Volvo Cars today declares an end to a problem faced daily by drivers around the globe: a lack of suitable and functional storage space inside their car. With its innovative approach inside the new XC40 which is set ...

Ford odour factory ensures that cars smell good

Generally it is perceived that cars are bought on the basis of their colour, shape, brand and design. That may be right but many buy a car based on its smell too. In fact, smell is the most sensitive and powerful of...

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,...

BMW 730Ld M Sport, the holy grail of technology

For once the little boy inside me took over as I stood there giggling like a lad out to play a prank on people. There was no one inside the beautifully designed BMW 730Ld M Sport that stood in the middle of a desert...

Teach your kids to drive, the Toyota way

Toyota will be handing over keys to its latest concept roadster at the Tokyo Toy Show which begins from June 1 to 4, 2017. Young visitors to the show will be able to get behind the wheel of the Camatte Petta concept...

On a Ducati Scrambler across 18 countries

For Manas Dewan and his wife Anuradha Dewan (Anu), both accomplished professionals, the need to travel beyond the mundane path, has finally taken a concrete shape. The Dewans who are settled in Pune, will be setting...

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....

Japanese rider Masaru Abe wheelies more than 500km

Wheelie is something every biker loves to attempt, all over the world. But then wheelies are done over a short distance and take as little as a few seconds or at the most a few minutes. But in Japan, a rider by the ...

Public, law enforcers equally to blame for not wearing safety belts

Even though safety belts in cars are meant to protect your life in case of an accident, a majority of Delhi-ites are not convinced of the fact that wearing a safety belt while travelling in a car can actually save y...

SNOW LEOPARD TRAIL- A Journey By Road

We set out in two Maruti Suzuki Gypsy vehicles (considered one of the best navigators in such off road terrains) and a 4x4 Ford Endeavour. Our first stop was lunch at the iconic Pal Dhaba in Chandigarh.

THE MAN BEHIND THE WHEEL: HOW ONKAR S KANWAR CREATED A GLOBAL GIANT

When I got my hands on this book ‘THE MAN BEHIND THE WHEEL: HOW ONKAR S KANWAR CREATED A GLOBAL GIANT’ authored by Tim Bouquet, I could not help being nostalgic. I felt as though I was very close to almost all the m...

Awfis, Awfis...now that sounds interesting!

I am sure many of you may have watched the ‘Office Office’ sitcom on television in the past and may have thoroughly enjoyed it too. But in the real world of office, things are never so exciting and easy. Beginning w...

Heritage 4X4s and more at India 4X4 Week 2016 in Goa

If you are a car enthusiast and find 4X4 and off-road vehicles fascinating, then pack your bags and head towards Goa for a fun weekend from 22nd July to 24th July to attend the launch edition of the India 4X4 Week.

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...

Driving, driving in my car....exploring the world of kids

Yes, welcome to the world of toy cars and bikes. Toy cars and bikes come in different shapes and sizes, from ones so tiny that you can clasp them in your palm and some so big that a child can actually drive or ride ...

Audi fast cars at BIC, an experience that sets your heart racing!

Launched in 2012, the Audi Sportscar Experience (ASE a first of its kind initiative for customers to experience Audi Sportscars on a racetrack), customers get an opportunity to enrol in the global race car experienc...

Honda 2Wheelers kicks off the FUNtastic weekend at Auto Expo 2016

Honda 2Wheelers India pavilion became the centre of attraction at the bi-annual Auto Expo 2016 as it unleashed its FUNtastic Weekend carnival. Brining glamour, fun and vibrancy to Honda 2Wheeler pavilion was Honda’s...

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 ...

Hugo and Maximus, how the two perceive a car ride

Motown India experimented with two fully grown male dogs. One was a Golden Retriever who loves car rides and one a Labrador, who simply hates a car ride. This is the story of Hugo, the Golden Retriever and Maximus, ...

Polaris inaugurates 3rd PEZ in Haryana, near Sonipat

Polaris India has inaugurated their 3rd Polaris Experience Zone (PEZ) in Haryana. The PEZ is located in the Divine City Township of Gannaur in Sonipat. The other PEZs in the Haryana region are located in Dharuhera a...

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.

Motown India bloopers: A behind the scene hilarious moments!

Motoring journalism is not as easy as it seems. Every rookie just out of college thinks that auto journalism means zipping around town driving the best of vehicles, travelling around the world and getting behind the...

Riding a path less ventured with Mahindra Gusto

Two-wheelers offer you spontaneity, like no four-wheeler can ever dream to offer, especially when the traffic outside is choc a bloc. Want to see a movie? Want to go out and grab a bite? Want to go out and feel the ...

Stretching your legs in a Chrysler 300 stretch limousine

There are several ways to pamper one self. From slipping into a bath tub full of warm fragrant water to having cold towel rubs, there are also things one can do like eating a hearty meal and opening the bubbly… Ther...

Automakers spend billions on technology that many consumers do not use

To think of it, there are so many features in a modern car that an owner of a car in India or elsewhere around the world does not really use. Everybody knows there is a safety airbag; well no body wishes to use that...

Take care of your car and the leather seats too

When it comes to the Tata family, there is a lot they contribute to the automobile industry. Apart from all kinds of automobiles they make, they also make something as exquisite as the leather that goes into the sea...

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...

Skoda offers range of accessories for keeping dogs safe in cars

Dog lovers love their dogs like nobody’s business. Taking them on a holiday in their car means they have to really be careful when it comes to their pet's safety. Besides, you have to also ensure that the car is kep...

Ice Dream truck, Hannah Davis and Las Vegas

You don’t just go to Las Vegas to gamble. You can also go there to some culinary delights served from a gold-plated Ice Dream Truck along with the beautiful model Hannah Davis. Las Vegas brought the magic of Vegas ...

‘Below The Belt’ is a must read fiction

The book “Below The Belt” (Fiction) is an interesting story of a man who lives in New Delhi, India. Though he belongs to South India, he was born and brought up in the capital city New Delhi. The book has a very int...

Painting a BMW car while having your Sunday brunch!

Sometimes a Sunday brunch can become a lot more enjoyable with a colourful painting session. This is what happened at the Westin Mumbai Garden City. In association with Art Connoisseur Jyotiee Balani, the Westin ...

Himalaica: A homestay in the Uttarakhand region

Himalaica, a luxury Homestay and Estate Rental, which is reputedly the most outstanding homestay in the Kumaon Himalayas and is the vacation home of Shalini and Uttam Dave. This beautifully designed property started...

Crime solving with horse power: Super cop cars and bikes of the world

Recently the Gujarat police was presented with a couple of Harleys. A Street 750 and Superlow 883 from Harley Davidson were presented to the police in Gujarat not to solve crime quickly, obviously, but to escort VIP...

Resplendent Rendezvous

As dawn breaks and the morning mist begins to settle we congregate around the well rested bulls with cloths and tools tending to them with care. The itinerary for the day is a tour around the various historic sites ...

Just chilling with a Mahindra Gusto

I had to rush out and scream....I had to rid myself of this monotonous, boring and dreary lifestyle I was leading. I had to break myself free from the shackles of boredom. It was then I remembered that I had the new...

Buckle up please; Only if Indians heeded

More than 43 million Americans travelled for Thanksgiving last year and 90 pc of them did so by car. Now with the travel season in the offing, Toyota has come out with a lot of tips to keep your children safe in the...

Nissan Terrano 1st Anniversary drive:  Punjabi by Nature

I woke up to a dreamy Wednesday morning. Grabbing my bags, I rushed to the airport to catch my flight. We were heading to Punjab, the land of five rivers, known for its food, culture and the bravado of its people. P...

Superman Simon pulls 14 cars in Derby, UK

In England’s Derby area, strongman Simon Plant pulled Ford Fiesta cars, with a combined weight of almost 16 tonnes, over a distance of 18 feet and six inches on his third attempt. In the process he smashed the World...

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...

Porsche expands Masterpiece Collection for homes

Porsche Driver’s Selection has expanded its Masterpiece Collection of highly expensive goodies to decorate your home. Now you can have an exclusive rim wall clock which is made from genuine car part of a 20 inch Por...

Man reunited with stolen Corvette after 33 yrs

In India if your car is stolen, it’s virtually difficult to ever get it back. In the US, there is a good possibility of getting it back, albeit a lot of years later! A Chevrolet Corvette owned by George Talley, who...

Children in India need to play this game for sure!

Now this is a game every parent in India must encourage their children to play. ‘Safety and Mobility for All,’ is an educational game designed to increase awareness of children ages seven to twelve to road safety an...

At Auto Vivendi you can indulge in all luxuries!

Can you imagine the kind of cars you can drive and the other luxuries you can indulge in when you are a member of a super rich club? Well, when you are a member of the Auto Vivendi supercar members club in England, ...

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...

Shopping delivered to your car!!

In a ground-breaking technology move for the automotive industry, Volvo Cars has demonstrated the world’s first delivery of food to the car – a new form of ‘roam delivery’ services. The service, which will be showca...




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