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
Since the provenience of the Automobile Cosmos we have seen myriad of innovations and technological advancements. And at the medial of it lies Racing. If you think that racing is just a few cracked heads putting their bodies and life on the line to be the fastest; then you need to expand your horizon because … Continue reading Le Mans: The Longest 24 hours
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
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
An enthusiast will choose a RWD over a FWD any-day. Why? Because it can drift, that’s why. And drifting is fun. Who wouldn’t agree right? But does that mean FWDs aren’t fun? Not at all. The basic difference between FWD & RWD – Understeer and Oversteer What do understeer and oversteer mean? Imagine a car … Continue reading Front-Wheel Drive or Rear-Wheel Drive. The better one?
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?
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
First thought that comes to your mind when you think of motorcycle racing is fast bikes and even faster riders. There are several World Championships ranging from 125cc and 250cc up to 1000cc with prototype bikes, production bikes or highly modified production bikes. Championships such as World Superbike, IoM TT, World Supersports are very famous. … Continue reading Evolution of MotoGP Engines