EV or ICE? Therein lies the question

Remembering that your motorcycle would be your partner for the future do you wish that your future be electrified or petrol? Supposedly, sustainable? Or fossil fuelled? Many words have flowed beneath the bridge on which rides this conundrum. This is probably the most researched article I have (in ov...

Published on 28 Sep 2023

2019 Yamaha MT-15

The Call of the Rider

(OCTOBER 2019) A motorcycle maker must be looked at from a 360-degree view when we consider the design innovations of that manufacturer. Take Yamaha for instance - it seemed for a while, in the sub-continent, that the brand was not doing anything exciting, not innovating. Yamaha was carried by the ...

Published on 27 Jan 2022

2019 Luyuan Alfa Cruiser

An electric scooter? Yup, step right this way...

(MARCH 2019) For a comfortable, convenient and easy ride many choose the scooter type of two-wheeler. It will slot into the tiniest of spaces, and it will carry your crash hat under-seat, your office files, a big part of your grocery shopping, and if your better half wants to go on a ride you can’...

Published on 15 Jan 2022

2019 KTM Duke 125

Hello Baby...let's get acquainted with KTM's Baby Bike!

(JULY 2019) On the 8th of May this year, KTM’s Duke 125 was introduced to Sri Lankan motorcycle lovers. Even before the Duke 125 landed on our shores, the KTM Sri Lanka order books had seen much activity, we are told by the KTM people, and since the official launch many more riders have happily fa...

Published on 13 Jan 2022

2020 Yamaha Aerox 155

Super Mini-Max?

Yamaha’s Mio Aerox 155 VVA S-Version could well become the benchmark by which sports scooters of tomorrow will be recognized. The bar has been raised - and super-high - for the scooter world by Yamaha Motor Company Japan. This Yamaha is, as recent bikes from this two-wheeler maker have been, so lo...

Published on 31 Dec 2021

Aprilia SR125

December 2018 Test Ride

DECEMBER 2018: When I was told we’d be ride testing the little sister of the Aprilia motor scooter we had ridden earlier (Motor’s April 2018 issue) I was keen to experience and talk about the similarities and/or differences between the siblings. And such close family resemblance was what I expe...

Published on 31 Dec 2021