Tag Archives: First

First Drive: New Honda Amaze CVT

There is little doubt that the sub-compact sedan segment is amongst the most important contributors to the growth of the Indian automobile market. Its constant evolution along with the presence of cars like the Maruti Suzuki Swift Dzire, Honda Amaze, Hyundai Xcent affirms its relevance to the market. After Tata initiated India to the idea of sub-4metre sedans, other carmakers ... Read More »

Royal Enfield Himalayan First Ride Review

A question posed at the technical briefing by Royal Enfield was whether the Himalayan has been tested extensively on city roads. Pat came the reply from the Himalayan project lead saying, of course, it has been tested on city roads but putting those pictures or videos just wouldn’t look good for an adventure tourer. Yeah, the folks at Royal Enfield ... Read More »

2016 Triumph Bonneville T120 Black: First Ride Review

We ride the new Triumph Bonneville T120 Black around sunny Cascais, Portugal. It’s an all-new bike, new aesthetics, new suspension, new chassis, and an all-new engine, which now gets liquid cooling. And this modern classic has gone more modern – with ABS, traction control, ride-by-wire throttle, riding modes – the works! The Triumph Bonneville is the quintessential classic, perhaps one ... Read More »

Exclusive: 2016 Mercedes-Benz G500 First Drive

It’s been pronounced dead several times, but the G-Wagen by Mercedes-Benz is more alive than ever. At the mature age of 36, it gets yet another refresh – a relatively minor one, as you wouldn’t “modify a Rembrandt painting,” correct? That’s how Gunnar Guthenke, Daimler’s head of G-Class, explained to us why the venerable off-roader receives almost no changes to ... Read More »

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 »

Lenovo Vibe K5 Plus First Impressions

Lenovo on Tuesday launched the Vibe K5 Plus smartphone in India. The company has stressed that India is its first launch market for this phone, which was announced last month at the MWC 2016 trade show along with the Lenovo Vibe K5. At the launch event, we got some time to play with the new Lenovo Vibe K5 Plus and ... Read More »

First CM13 Snapshot Builds Based on Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow Released

The CyanogenMod community in November last year released nightly CM13 builds based on Android 6.0 Marshmallow for select handsets. The company on Tuesday announced unveiled the first Snapshot build of CM13, based on Android 6.0.1 (r17) Marshmallow, marking the company’s first non-nightly release for CM13. The build is available for several smartphones including the Nexus 6P, Nexus 5X, Nexus 6, ... Read More »

100,000 Samsung Galaxy S7, S7 Edge Units Sold in First 2 Days in South Korea: Report

More than 100,000 units of Samsung Electronics Co.’s Galaxy S7 series smartphones were sold in South Korea within the first two days of its official launch, data showed on Sunday. Sales of the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge reached a combined 60,000 on Friday and 40,000 on Saturday after the smartphones hit South Korean market on Friday, Yonhap cited ... Read More »

BlackBerry Says It’s the ‘First OEM’ to Deliver Monthly Android Security Patches

At the time of the launch of the BlackBerry Priv, the Canadian smartphone company had assured that it will give a lot of emphasis on the security of its users. Four months later, BlackBerry continues to stand by its words. In less than 24 hours since Google issued its monthly security bulletin last week, BlackBerry released a patch to address ... Read More »

Honda Africa Twin: First Look Review

Adventure touring seems to be the flavour in the premium motorcycle market in India with many manufacturers jumping on to the “adventure” genre. The year started with the big one – the much anticipated Royal Enfield Himalayan being unveiled just ahead of the Auto Expo. The 2016 Auto Expo itself saw another player in the superbike segment, DSK Benelli unveiling ... Read More »