Wednesday, 27 May 2015

Hero HF Deluxe vs Bajaj Platina ES

Given the rising price of petrol, the demand of commuter motorcycles is increasing in the country each passing day. The graph of the sales report is showing everything about the commuter market of the country. Currently, the Hero MotoCorp has sold over one million units of Hero HF Deluxe during the Financial Year of 2015, whereas the Bajaj Platina ES is a well-famed motorcycle which is known by its mileage and riding performance.

Look and Style

The Hero HF Deluxe is a premium and entry-level motorcycle that has been designed to target the rural areas. The motorcycle has received a very impressive livery, which endue a stunning look to the motorcycle. It has a compact trapezoidal multi-reflected headlamps, a single-piece wide seat and modest fuel tank that perfectly suite with the body profile. The five spoke alloy wheels at the both end adds more taste in its look, whereas the grab rail look promising for back support.

Hero HF Deluxe vs Bajaj Platina ES

The Platina ES is a flagship motorcycle from Bajaj Auto. The motorcycle is equipped with a new graphic that gives a magnificent look to the motorcycle. The overall look of the motorcycle is very similar to the current model expecting the new side panels, new exhaust and slightly different headlamp design. It is featured with a compact headlamp, headlight cowl, flat fuel tank, wide seat and compact tail light that help to give it a fresh and modern touch.

Technical Specification

The Hero HF Deluxe has lots of potential in terms of performance and mileage. The motorcycle has received an advanced motor to enhance the performance and mileage of the motorcycle. The Hero HF Deluxe is powered by an 97.2 cc air-cooled four-stroke and single cylinder OHC engine that produces 7.8 BHP of power at 7500 RPM and 8.04 Nm of torque at 4500 RPM. The motor is mated to a four-speed gearbox via a chain drive transmission. The motorcycle returns a class leading mileage of 70 KMPL in the both conditions.

Engine - Hero HF Deluxe vs Bajaj Platina ES

The Bajaj Platina ES is just an ideal machine for a comfortable ride, the mild performance and impressive mileage help in making its position in the list of top fuel-efficient motorcycles. Such as, the Platina ES is featured with an energetic 99.27 air-cooled and four stroke engine which return 8.1 BHP of power at 7500 RPM and 8.05 NM of torque at 4500 RPM. All the power output is controlled or managed by four-speed transmission. The Digital Twin Spark Ignition does a big role in terms of power and mileage. Furthermore, the engine has been re-tuned to return an ARAI approved fuel economy of 96.9 KMPL.

Handling Quality:

The Hero HF Deluxe is one of the best motorcycles for those who basically ride for daily purpose task. The motorcycle has a single seat unit that is pretty much standard for the two people, whereas the handling department is ensured for an effortless ride.

Being a flagship motorcycle, the Bajaj Platina ES is a quite interesting motorcycle, in terms of handling and riding as the motorcycle has well cushioned saddle and lightweight handlebar that make your ride comfortable and enjoyable.


The Hero HF Deluxe is a lightweight commuter motorcycle which makes a real sense for an urban as well as rural riding. The motorcycle has well equipped front and rear suspension that endows a comfortable handling, whereas the rigid frame provides an excellent stability. The motorcycle uses drum brakes at the both ends that endow a standard stopping power.

Safety - Hero HF Deluxe vs Bajaj Platina ES

The Platina ES is featured with a front telescopic suspension and rear Spring-N-Spring suspension that can easily absorb a small halls and speed breakers. Thus, the stopping duties are performed by front and rear drum brake. The multi reflected head bulbs are very useful in the night riding, whereas the stopping light gives sharp visibility to the followers.


The Hero HF Deluxe is a well-famed motorcycle of the riders which is designed in well manner from each and every direction to give it an excellent equilibrium. Thus, the motorcycle has 1965mm of length, 720mm of width and 1045mm of height, whereas it weighs 110KG of weight which is pretty much impressive. The seat height of Platina ES is just 805mm from the tarmac.

Platina ES vs HF Deluxe

The seat height (798mm) is very ideal for riders with average height, and with a kerb weight of 108 KG, the Platina ES is very easy to handle and maneuver too. The motorcycle measures ground clearance of 165mm, whereas it carries 1990mm of length, 770mm of width and 1090mm of height. Riding the Platina HF feels you very relaxed and comfortable.

Hero HF Deluxe Video Ad

Bajaj Platina ES Video Ad

Friday, 8 May 2015

Ducati Monster 821 vs Kawasaki Z800

The international brands are introducing their fast performance motorcycles in the India to set their position in the country, whereas the craze of sports motorcycle is increasing day by day in India. Here we are discussing about the two fast performing mid-weight naked motorcycles that have grabbed much attention from the audience - Ducati Monster 821 and Kawasaki Z800.

Style and look

The Ducati Monster 821 is a premium entry-level motorcycle from the street. The motorcycle looks very beautiful with its red-colored visible frame, a compact sporty front mud-guard, wide fuel tank and compact headlight. The engine is combined with a two-into-two exhaust that looks very stunning. The naked street-fighter uses LED screen instead of TFT display. The solo saddle looks very promising for a comfortable sitting position, whereas the broad tyres give a bulky stance to the motorcycle.

monster 821 vs z800

The Z800 is a naked street fighter from Kawasaki two-wheeler makers. The motorcycle gets most of design and body cues from its elder sibling, Z1000. The motorcycle is featured with an aggressive headlight, massive fuel tank and side fairing that look very striking. However, it carries total weighs of 231 KG that is very light in comparison of Ducati Monster 821. The nose down and tail up stance gives a super naked attitude to the motorcycle.

Power and Performance

The Monster 821 is a third generation motorcycle from the Ducati's line-up. The motorcycle has received a refined engine compartment that returns incredible performance and power output. Whereas, the latest generation technology like riding modes and traction control system make it more than a powerful machine for the track. The manufacturer has introduced  with three riding modes- Sport, Touring and Urban mode. Every mode return different power and torque. The Monster 821 is powered by a 821cc Testastretta 11 degree L-twin and liquid-cooled engine which returns 112 HP of power at 9250 RPM and 89.4 NM of torque at 7750 RPM. The fuel injected technology system has been used to enhance the overall performance and power output as well as gives excellent throttle response.

engine ducati monster 821 vs kawasaki z800

The Kawasaki Z800 is powered by the liquid-cooled inline-four 806cc engine that delivers 113 PS of peak power at 10,200 RPM and 83 Nm of torque at 8,000 RPM. All the power output is kept under controlled by a six speed transmission. The engine is programmed with an electronic fuel injection system that gives excellent throttle response, whereas the ride-by-wire technology flow the power output in a well manner. In just 3.5 second, the motorcycle can reach  between the 0-100 KMPH, while Kawasaki claims a top speed of 233 KMPH.

Handling quality

The Monster 821 has a dynamic riding character as it has a compact handlebar, comfortable solo saddle and wide fuel tank which provides ample ride quality in the city streets. The motorcycle is assembled on stiff Tubular steel trellis frame which offers excellent stability on the track and even in the city traffic. The handling quality is very excellent as it has a responsive handlebar and foot pegs gives sportier riding position to the riders.


The riding posture offered by the Kawasaki Z800 is no less than any racing sports motorcycle performing over race tracks. The straight line handlebar, puffed-up fuel tank, accurately positioned foot-pegs are accompanied with beautifully shaped-up seat, giving you solo riding experience. All these components are very perceptive to endow its rider an amazing handling quality and incredible riding ability. The modern naked street fighter has excellent ground clearance that prevents it from the damage of the engine and makes your ride effortless.


The Monster 821 is equipped with anti-lock braking system and traction control system for a safe and comfortable riding. The motorcycle has standard suspensions and disc brakes make the overall riding performance better forever. The mid-weight motorcycle seems very promising for a safe and effortless ride. The motorcycle gets side swing-arm on the both sides instead of single side, not need to worry, it cannot effect on the ride quality and performance.

Ducati Monster 821 vs Kawasaki Z800 Safety

The Kawasaki Z800 is featured with dynamic safety equipments that deal great in every condition. The motorcycle is manufactured around on Tubular frame that is attached with rear bottom-link gas charged suspension and front 41mm front fork with rebound damping. The motorcycle has excellent ergonomics as it measures ground clearance of 150 and seat height of 834mm make it easy to handle.

Ducati Monster 821 Review

Kawasaki Z800 Review