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

Tuesday, 5 May 2015

Hero Splendor iSmart vs Honda CB Shine

The Hero MotoCorp and HMSI (Hero Motorcycle and Scooter India), both are the largest two-wheeler makers of the world. The aforementioned brands are known by their iconic products and services. Let's pick the well-famed commuter models of the duo brands. Hero Splendor iSmart, it is not only smart, but also a clever machine that devotes a smooth and ideal ride, whereas the Honda CB Shine is an apple of eye that can be stolen very easily.

iSmart Bike vs Shine Bike

Hero Splendor iSmart

The iSmart is a new variant of its flagship model, Splendor. This variant is featured with India’s first nature friendly technology that has ever been used by other two-wheeler makers, i.e. i3S Technology (Ideal Start Stop System). Indeed, this technology will meet you with its dynamic performance and excellent mileage. In terms of design, this variant has received a new paint scheme and graphics that looks very attractive. It gets split grab rails which look completely different than its old version.

Hero iSmart Bike

The motorcycle measures a length of 1965 mm, width of 770 mm and height of 1095mm, whereas having a wheelbase of around 1235 mm and a ground clearance of 160 mm which make iSmart very compatible for off-road riding. The Hero Splendor iSmart is powered by a 97cc single-cylinder and air-cooled engine that produces 7.7 BHP of power at 7500 RPM and 8.04 Nm of torque at 4500 RPM, and the engine is mated to a 4-speed gearbox to transfer power to the rear wheel. The claimed fuel economy of this motorcycle is 102.5 KMPL. The Ex. Showroom (Delhi) price of this motorcycle is INR 51100.

Honda CB Shine

The Honda Shine is the most successful motorcycle of the company that is positioned under the commuter segment. The motorcycle is featured with new dynamic graphics, and looks very stunning from every dimension. The 3D emblem of Honda on the fuel tank gives a premium look to the motorcycle. The ride quality is very pleasure as the motorcycle is featured with a wide seat and compact handlebar that gives dynamic ride quality.

The motorcycle gets front telescopic suspension and rear hydraulic coil spring that has an excellent balancing ability. In terms of technical specification, the Honda CB Shine is powered by a 124cc engine that produces 10.12 BHP of power at 7500 RPM and 10.54 Nm torque at 5500 RPM, and the engine is mated to a 4-speed gearbox which transfer the power to the rear wheel dynamically. The motorcycle is equipped with Honda Eco Technology that adds more taste in power figure and even takes care of fuel economy. The motorcycle returns fuel economy of 65 KMPL. The Ex. Showroom (Delhi) price of its top variant is INR 57178.