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Top Upcoming 300 – 800 cc bikes in India in 2017

Never has been a year in the past been so competitive for the bike market in India. With KTM’s, Yamaha’s, Suzuki’s already giving the Indian manufacturers like Bajaj, Hero, Royal Enfield a tough competition, entering are the BMW’s, Ducati, Kawasaki, with their mid range 300 – 700 cc bikes.

 

Bike buyers are now not afraid to spend a little more to get performance and more style hence the current focus of bike manufacturers is shifting towards better-designed motorcycles, which are more powerful and definitely good looking

 

Here are the top 5 bikes in the range of 300 – 800 cc segment expected to launch in India in 2017.

 

2016 BMW G310R

 

  • BMW G310 R: One of the most-awaited naked-street motorcycles of 2017 is the long-awaited BMW G 310 R. This beauty is being built jointly with TVS in India.This bike is being built in Hosur based manufacturing unit. The BMW G 310 R will be powered by a 313cc, liquid-cooled, single-cylinder engine tuned to produce 34bhp of power and 28Nm of torque, with a six-speed transmission.The bike is expected to have a top speed of around 144kmph and will come with standard dual-channel ABS for effective stopping power. The BMW G 310 R is expected to be priced just under the two-lakh mark around 2 lakhs. This bike is expected to hit Indian Markets before November 2017.

 

  • TVS Akula 310 (Apache  RTR): TVS Motor Company is all set to launch its flagship sportbike, the TVS Akula 310 (Apache RTR). This fully fared bike will its first one to offer by TVS. The RTR 300 is expected to be a track-focussed motorcycle, like the KTM RC series bike. This bike will get its power from 313 cc engine in the range of 36 bhp with 28 Nm torque. This bike will be attractively priced between 1.8 – 2 lakhs. This bike is expected to launch in India by July 2017.

  • Kawasaki Ninja 650 2017: Kawasaki is all set to upgrade its existing 650 series with a new design inspired by ZX-6R. The bike gets a new chassis and a swingarm making the bike lighter by about 19 kg. This new verion is getting a slipper clutch and a more aerodynamic fearing. You will also see a big difference in the riding position of the bike as it will get more sportier than the outgoing model. This beast will be moderately priced at around 5.5 lakhs.

 

 

  • Kawasaki Z650: This upcoming model will be replacing the naked version of the Kawasaki’s 650 the ER 6n. This new bike will be called the Z650. This bike will get the same engine as the Ninja 650. This bike is looking even more sportier than the outgoing ER6n. Also with the new 650 cc engine and sportier exhaust this bike is sure to turn around heads on the street.

 

 

 

  • Ducati Monster 797: The Monster 797 borrows design and styling cues from the Monster 821 with a similar looking trellis frame, muscular fuel tank and beefy headlight design. This bike will deliver a 803cc L-twin making 75bhp and 68Nm of torque, with a six-speed gearbox. The entry of this bike in India will surely attract Ducati fans in India. This bike will be priced around 8 lakhs in India and is expected to launch in the fist half of 2017.

Summer care tips for your Skin for Men !

 

Summer sun and temperatures are beloved because they provide you with the opportunity to spend more time outdoors doing the things you love in vacations or taking short weekend breaks However, the sun and temperatures come at a price and it is your skin that pays that price. Sun damage can lead to premature aging of the skin, wrinkles, marks, dry skin, and even skin cancer over time. The hottest season of the year requires careful thought for your skin even as you enjoy the heat and freedom of summer. Especially in our country it is very important that you special care of yourself because the temperatures during summer in our country may go as up as 50 degrees Celsius.

I would be sharing a few tips today on how to take care of skinn during this harsh summer.

  • Wearing Sunscreen :

Not all sunscreens are made alike – some provide a physical barrier (minerals) while others provide a chemical barrier that absorbs ultraviolet rays. SPF stands for “sun protection factor” and indicates the length of time you can stay in the sun; you calculate the SPF by the number of minutes you can stay in the sun without burning normally.[3] (For example, if your skin turns red after 10 minutes in the sun, a sunscreen with SPF of 15 should allow you to spend 150 minutes in the sun.) However, concerns have peaked about what is in your sunscreen and just how effective sunscreens really are. Many sunscreens penetrate the skin and add to the chemical overload that your body is already subjected to with daily modern living.[4] There is no consensus that sunscreens work and there is no proof that higher SPF sunscreens are any better than lower level SPF and they may simply contain more chemicals

Thus sunscreen should be used only as one part of your approach to guarding your skin during the summer; it cannot be the only method and it isn’t foolproof.

  • Stay out of Harsh Sun :

The hottest part of the day during the summer is the most damaging time. Don’t stay out in the sun for long periods of time around the hottest hours; the longer you’re outside, the longer your skin is exposed to the radiation. Get your exercise and activities done in the earlier, cooler hours, or in the later, cooler hours of the day. So it is advisable to avoid sun from 10 AM – 16:00 hrs.

  • Wear Protective clothing and Sunglasses
  • Cover up as much skin as you can, using lightweight fabrics when it’s really hot and uncomfortable. Choose fabrics that won’t itch, scratch, or overheat you and prefer light colors over dark ones, to keep the heat level down. Wear a cap and helmet during walking or riding a motor cycle.. Your facial skin will benefit enormously from a permanent ring of shade over it. Wear sunglasses to protect your sensitive eye skin (and eyes). Eyes are prone to melanomas and cataracts, and the sensitive skin around your eyes is prone to fast aging.

 

  • Take a Shower after swimming As the chlorine can dry out your skin or even may cause allergies to sensitive skins.

 

  • Avoid applying perfumes or deos directly on your skin: The alcohol in your perfumes or deodorants can result in marks or stains on your skin. So it is advisable to avoid using them directly on your skinn especially during summer. Alternatively you can spray them on your clothes to be on the safer side.

 

 

  • Drink plenty of Water: Lastly the most important of all is having water regularly throughout the day. It is easy for skin to become parched during the summer months. Dehydration results in dry skin, frown-lines, spots, a sluggish complexion and a lack of “glow. Water will both hydrate your skin and flush out toxins that can mar your complexion. Hence it is advisable to drink water regularly throughout the day to keep you and your skin hydrated.

 

 

Hope you would find these tips useful. Do share with us if you think there are any more tips that would help us in summer this year.

The Ultimate Baleno FaceOff

The Ultimate Baleno FaceOff

The Ultimate Baleno FaceOff
The Ultimate Baleno FaceOff

When you are a part of an event as exciting and fun-filled as “The Ultimate Faceoff”, you are bound to experience a rush of adrenaline. Imagine a Faceoff between two of the most loved superheroes in the history. Yes, I am talking about the Superman and the Batman. Maruti Suzuki Nexa, as a part of its association with the Batman V Superman movie, had organized a fun-filled event where the superhero-themed #Baleno cars took the center stage.

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Let’s shave to save!

Let’s shave to save!

Let’s shave to save!
Let’s shave to save!

Men! What defines us? The over – priced lines of clothing in our wardrobes, or is it the amazing aftershave resting peacefully in the washroom. Maybe our beloved razor! Well, let me be honest, a bit of everything. Proper grooming, an attitude to die for and a lovely female by our side (okay that’s a bit too much), but yeah these things make us a MAN in the society. Surely nobody loves the furry animals with no grooming etiquettes! But what all does it call for! Aftershaves, lotions, moisturizers, shaving gels, razors, combs, deodorants, and the list won’t ever end. To be honest most of us use the products that shout out ‘for – ladies – only’. Oops, there goes the little secret! But yeah, bitter truth. With a lack of choice for men products we hardly have a say there. So, can we make up for it? Surely… With razors just for us!

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Pond’s Men Pollution Out Face wash

Pond's Men Pollution Out Facewash

 

We have always heard and experienced that a cup of coffee will energize you and keep you fresh. We guys love having coffee especially in the mornings, sometimes post lunch to get rid of sleep while working and also most importantly during our evening dates. Coffee today has become an integral part of our daily lives. And so has pollution become a big concern of our life. Well thinking of this Pond’s has come with a unique idea of including coffee bean extract in its new face wash “Ponds’s Men Pollution Out”

I was glad to hear about the launch as I already knew the benefits of coffee beans on our skin and body. I was waiting eagerly waiting for my existing face wash to get over so I could try the new one.

This new Pond’s deep clean face wash is powered additionally by Activated Carbon and Coffee Bean Icy Scrub. The product color is combination of silver and black which definitely shows the content of its colors. The brightening foam removes the dirt layer from your face and activated carbon acts like a magnet to remove the dirt from our skin. As soon as you apply the face wash on your face you start the feeling the cooling menthol and the coffee bean extract along with the scrub beads start exfoliating the dead skin cells. You might not feel the difference immediately on your after the first or second use but you start seeing the difference after about a week or so. I noticed my skin to be a lot fresher and cleaner after about 7- 8 days of regular use of face wash.

This face wash is designed especially for men with active outdoor lifestyle and is a must try for you guys.
I must say that Pond’s as a brand has done really well with coming up with such a unique and a effective face wash for men.
Do let me know guys about review of the Pond’s Men Pollution Out” in the comments section below.
This product is currently available with all leading outlets, retailers and e-tailers.

Titan Skinn Verge Review

100ml

After the successful launch of 3 men’s perfume about 2 years back by Titan under the brand name Skinn has now launched its brand new perfume for men called as Verge. I have been waiting eagerly for the launch of the new perfume as the previous 3 perfumes launched by them were successful in market and have been preferred by many including me.

Designed by one of the best perfume experts the new addition to the list of perfumes for men is the  “Verge” for men. As I tried few sprays of the tester the first feel of the perfume I felt was fresh and yet sensual. The top notes of this perfume contain lemon and lavender which gives you a nice clean smell, after a couple of hours as the top notes settles you start getting a distinctive rush of oak moss and patchouli and finally towards the end of the lasting the fragrance settles down to spearmint and mahonial fragrance which gives you a spirited and vivacious smell.

The perfume is dermatologically tested and safe to use on your skin. The perfume is based on the concept of Eau De Parfum(EDP) so the lasting is quite good. The brand claims the lasting of about 7-8 hrs however after personal use I found the lasting if applied on your skinn about 6-7 hrs depending upon the climate.

Overall Verge launched by Titan Skinn is quite exciting and seems quite fresh on your skin. This is definitely a head turner and a must try guys.

Verge is available in 100ml and 50ml bottles.

50ml

The 50ml is priced at Rs.1140 while the 100ml is retailed at Rs. 1840.

It is currently available at all World of Titan outlets across India and also available with LFS like Westside, Shoppers Stop etc and also available on the official Titan Skinn Website and other e-tailers.

Do let me know your views and comments below once you have tried the perfume guys.

RiteBite Nutrition Bars – Review

RiteBite Nutrition Bars – Review

RiteBite Nutrition Bars - Review
RiteBite Nutrition Bars – Choco Slim

Protein Bar! I am sure most of you guys already know what is a Protein Bar and their benefits. But not all Protein Bars are good and healthy for you. We generally grab a protein bar as a substitute for meal that we skip. In market you will find Protein bars with added sugars and flavors which are not good as we think they are. The added sugars and flavors added to enhance the taste actually add up to your calories and you might end up gaining more calories. So always ensure that you select a protein bar after the reading the ingredients in it.

Well recently while browsing through I came across these nutrition bars called RiteBite Nutrition Bars. They had a wide variety in terms of flavors and use. They had bars for nutrition, snacking bar, diet bar and few protein bars post workout session as well. As they were new to me I decided to try few of them.

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