Tag Archives: 2016

2016 Triumph Thruxton R First Ride Review

Café racers have become quite the craze in recent years, among the custom community as well as some motorcycle manufacturers. The original idea of café racers though was to make handmade, stripped down versions of production bikes and make them lightweight, agile and optimised for speed and handling for quick rides around town. And like the legacy of the Triumph ... Read More »

2016 TVS Victor Review

TVS Victor – the name ring a bell? The Victor was the flag bearer of the Hosur-based two wheeler manufacturer’s commuter motorcycle line-up a decade ago. The old TVS Victor, when launched in 2001, did almost the unthinkable for TVS Motor Company. A refined, yet frugal engine, as well as comfortable ergonomics and good ride quality made the TVS Victor ... Read More »

2016 Kawasaki Versys 650 Review

The new Kawasaki Versys 650 is finally here – a bike many enthusiasts have been waiting for. First, let’s get down to what the Versys 650 is – it’s actually a sports tourer, for long hours in the saddle, covering long distances across the country and with the agility to keep you suitably entertained the moment you hit some twisty ... Read More »

2016 Ducati Multistrada 1200S: First Ride Review

Ducati developed the Multistrada over a decade ago, apparently in a bid to answer a question a growing number of superbike-riding Ducatisti were asking – “what Ducati should I buy next?” The result is the Multistrada, a bike with touring ability and sportbike-like performance. The 2016 version – the one we are riding – gets even more tech and an ... Read More »

Oil Jumps As Yuan Hits 2016 High; Investors Put Fresh Cash Into Oil

Singapore: Oil prices jumped on Friday supported by fresh investment and a weaker dollar, which makes fuel cheaper for importers using other currencies, but analysts warned that a stronger price rally was premature as a global glut remained in place. U.S. crude futures were trading at $38.64 a barrel at 0749 GMT, up 80 cents and over 2 percent from ... Read More »

Samsung Galaxy J1 (2016) With 4.5-Inch Display, 4G Support Goes Official

Samsung’s Galaxy J1 (2016) smartphone made a brief appearance at one of the company’s physical retail partners in Dubai back in January. The company however made no announcement regarding the launch at that time. Samsung has now made the Galaxy J1 (2016) official in Russia. The smartphone has been listed on the company’s site without pricing and availability details. In ... Read More »

Pay Hikes in 2016 to be Slightly Lower at 10.3%: Study

New Delhi: Employees in India can expect an average pay increase of 10.3 per cent across various job roles in 2016 with chemicals and high technology industries likely to lead the market in terms of salary hikes. According to a research by Hay Group division of Korn Ferry, the 10.3 per cent pay rise across sectors represents a slight dip ... Read More »

Oscars 2016: How to Design a Red Carpet Gown a Star Might Pay For

Bryce wore a dress from Neiman Marcus’ 2016 pre-spring collection at the Golden Globes. (Image courtesy: AFP) The actress Bryce Dallas Howard announced on the Golden Globes red carpet that she’d actually purchased her navy lace Jenny Packham dress, from Neiman Marcus. Unlike the Hollywood stars who take loaners from design houses, Howard had gone to the mall in preparation ... Read More »

HTC’s Rumoured 2016 Nexus Phones Tipped to Sport ‘3D Touch’ Technology

Google last year introduced a native fingerprint API for Android 6.0 Marshmallow letting a range of OEMs add the standardised technology to their own smartphones. In Android, we have already seen Huawei Mate S smartphone featuring pressure-sensitive display technology. However, that is still limited to as far as the software implementation goes. This time, with Android N, Google is rumoured ... Read More »

Geneva Motor Show 2016: Aston Martin DB11 Makes its Debut

The iconic DB series from Aston Martin have always held up to their fame. It’s been 12 years since the launch of the DB9 and the British carmaker is finally ready to come out with successor – the Aston Martin DB11. The car was showcased today at the Geneva Motor Show 2016 for its first public appearance was truly one ... Read More »