THE XBHP MAGAZINE: INDIA’S PRIDE
Translating its success as an online community and with the express purpose of providing the Indian motorcycling milieu a larger, more concrete and stronger platform in the print media, xBhp launched a bi-monthly magazine on September 27, 2010, starting with its October 2010 inaugural issue. The magazine has been created around the theme ‘I, the Biker’ and puts the motorcyclist ahead of the motorcycle in context. This magazine has evolved from a long process of development and focuses on elevating motorcycling from a necessity driven activity to a lifestyle choice. It provides content that puts forth motorcycling in its full wholesome avatar and delves into travel on bikes, safe riding practices and emphasizing that motorcycling is as much a cerebral activity as it is a physical one. The xBhp magazine is a print analogue to a democratic tool that’s for, by and about the Indian motorcyclist.
For the motorcycling community of India, this magazine is a means of spreading its message of safe, responsible and fun motorcycling. With the ultimate aim of truly globalizing the Indian motorcyclist, xBhp has taken this small step in the print world. A step that we firmly believe will turn out to be a giant leap for the entire two-wheeler fraternity of this nation. The key differentiators of this magazine will be its focus on people, travel on motorcycles, high quality of photos, minimum syndicated content and most importantly the flavour of freedom and youth.
Feb-March 2021 Issue
In this issue of the xBhp magazine, we bring to you the expression of what happens when the past rides alongside the future as we pitted the first-generation Rocket against our new Rocket 3 R. This issue also tells you about how our ULTIMATE Ninja H2, called the #MindNinja, came to be. In terms of two-wheelers, we bring to you the longterm review of our 2020 Apache RR 310, our thoughts about the new TVS NTORQ 125 SuperSquad Edition, and a glimpse into the future with EeVe India Ahava and Atreo electric scooters. Add two more wheels and we bring to you our experience of dune-bashing in the Mahindra Thar as we took it to its home in the Thar desert. In addition to that, we also drove the Aston Martin DB11 and this issue brings to you our thoughts about the car. Then we have the reviews of BMW 740Li, BMW i3S, and Mini Cooper S Countryman. Then we have 3 travelogues in which our riders explore North Bengal Himalayas, Bhimtal, and life along the banks of Assam’s lifeline- the mighty Brahmaputra.
Finally, for the technophiles out there, this issue encompasses our experience with two fantastic smartphones – the Motorola razr 5G and the Asus ROG Phone 3.