The acceleration of a vehicle from stop to top (speed) is an exhilaration in itself, but once at high speeds we need brakes to compliment and control the vehicle. The vehicles will keep getting faster and faster and along with them their brakes will have to match equally. When it comes to a performance vehicle, … Continue reading Brakes – Significance of Brake Fluids
We have heard a lot about electric cars and hybrid cars, it’s the future of automobiles but have you ever imagined, what if two-wheelers (Motorcycles) also stepped in the electric culture? Yes! Electric motorcycles are improving since many years and now many manufacturers have unveiled their electric machines. Some of them are too fast and … Continue reading Battery Powered Motorcycles; The Future Of Superbikes & Racing
Since the dawn of automobiles to now, they have come a long long way ahead. In terms of technology, aesthetics and performance. So much ahead that now the automobile manufacturers have to limit the true potential of their vehicle's performance, just to keep it under control because the way accidents are happening anyone and everyone … Continue reading Brakes : From Drums To Discs
We keep hearing words like "turbocharged" and "supercharged" engines all the time. How are they different from naturally aspirated engines? Firstly let us understand what a naturally aspirated engine means. When an engine has no form of forced induction (turbocharger or supercharger), it is called a naturally aspirated engine. The air-fuel mixture goes into the … Continue reading What are Naturally Aspirated, Turbo-charged and Super-charged Engines?
In the world of automobiles, F1 is considered to be the Olympus of petrol-heads. It is worshiped and looked upon with a glimmer of hope to produce the best of all, from the best engines to the best aerodynamics to the best drivers (we should really call them gladiators though). It is the benchmark of … Continue reading The Engine Gods of Formula 1
With the recently imposed ban on BS-III (Bharat Stage 3) vehicles; the manufacturers had to sell out huge chunks of their vehicles in highly discounted prices, as Supreme Court of India upheld their decision to ban the sales of BS-III compliant vehicles from 1st April, 2017. Though the very first introduction of BS-IV norms came … Continue reading Emission Norms – Fuss or Desideratum?
The macrocosm of automobiles consist of various pieces of engineering art, majorly populated by four-wheels and two-wheels. Often the two-wheelers are considered unsafe but if you can control the exhilaration provided by them, you are in for a treat. Out of their many breathtaking capabilities, today we focus on one. Wheelie! We all have had … Continue reading Secrets about Wheelies – Revealed
Who doesn’t like a sweet set of rubbers on their ride? When it comes to getting a new set of tyres, most factors are overlooked. Let’s understand tyre specifications. To do so, have a look at the side of any tyre and you’ll find a code similar to one mentioned below. Nomenclature: … Continue reading Tyre Nomenclature – Guide to understanding your tyre better
The year 2017 is going to be ballistic for KTM lovers, because this time KTM Red Bull Racing will roll out their new bull, the RC16 in MotoGP. Till now, KTM racing team were only competing in Moto3 championships since 2012, and in the course of five years the team became champion four times. KTM … Continue reading 2017 – The Step Ahead Year For KTM
Enthusiast or not, the world is filled with people who love automobiles that are quick and fast (Quick referring to acceleration and Fast meaning having high top-speeds). No matter how impractical, uneconomical or otherwise pinned as “just making no sense”, they are the most desirable ones. With increase in speed comes one substantial subject, namely, … Continue reading Breaking the basics – Aerodynamics