• Helmets 101- For those new to the art of motorcycling

    Helmets 101- For those new to the art of motorcycling

    Posted by HNP Team

    It doesn’t matter what motorcycle you ride or the number of cylinders you pack between your legs, the helmet is unarguably the single most important piece of gear a rider must invest in. With the different types of helmets flooding the markets, finding the right one can be a daunting task. And so Team HNP brings to you ‘Helmets 101’, detailing the different types of helmets available for you to suit your riding style and needs.  1. Full-Face Helmet- A full-face helmet is your best bet with respect to protection. Such a helmet typically covers the entire head, base of the...

    Read more

  • Top 5 Off-Road Motorcycles in India - By Sarah Kashyap, Cross Country Rallyist.

    Top 5 Off-Road Motorcycles in India - By Sarah Kashyap, Cross Country Rallyist.

    Posted by HNP Team

    India is the new favorite destination for motorcycle manufacturers and new bikes are being launched every now and then.   With many riders taking to off-roading, and a whole lot of bike choices out there, I'm narrowing down some choices for a good off-road motorcycle -   1. Modified Hero Impulse with Karizma Engine - I have ridden the Impulse many a times off road and if done up properly, it's a great off-road motorcycle to have in the garage. Extremely economical and even more so to maintain, the only drawback is not enough power. But if you're a rookie, it's ...

    Read more

  • Top Picks for Sports Riding Gloves

    Top Picks for Sports Riding Gloves

    Posted by HNP Team

    Over the last few years, sports bikes have become a common sight on city streets in India, and track-days have become a must-do on the ride calendar. Speed thrills and the bikers are lapping it up!    Sports riding has its own asks of protective gear, whether from a design perspective or from the functionality perspective. Here are Team HNP’s top picks for sports riding gloves that tick off on both and get yout track ready-   1. Rev’it! Spitfire Gloves -  The Rev’it! Spitfire gloves pack a lot of track-level heat in a sleek design. The glove outershell combines...

    Read more

  • Beginner’s Guide to Riding Gear

    Beginner’s Guide to Riding Gear

    Posted by HNP Team

    The concept of gearing up everytime you get on your bike is relatively new to India when compared with the western biking culture. This is mainly because for a long time in India motorcycles were seen as vehicles meant merely for short commutes. Most Indian motorcycles had low engine capacity, and without much power in our bikes, we never understood the need to gear up properly.   Don't forget we're talking of a nation where it’s still difficult to get bikers to wear a helmet! However times have changed. High end bikes are now a common sight, adventure riding has...

    Read more

  • Top picks for Touring Jackets

    Top picks for Touring Jackets

    Posted by HNP Team

    Adventure-Touring is finally coming of age in India, with riders exploring new biking routes across the length and breadth of the country. This surge in adventure-touring has also led to bikers understanding the importance of protective riding gear, especially touring jackets. A good touring jacket ought to be weather-resistant, and be functional to provide easy access to equipment and belongings without getting off your bike or diving into your luggage.    Here are Team HNP’s top picks for touring jackets appropriate for the Indian riding conditions:   1. Rev’it! Sand 3 Jacket – Much revered, the Rev’it! Sand 3 is...

    Read more