12 Angry Men

Can anyone believe this? An entire movie, which is shot inside  a single room would become one of the classics, and yet become a top grosser?  Can a 1957  movie  still be relevant?  Is that possible? The answer is yes, and the celluloid classic is 12 Angry Men from the director Sidney Lumet, produced by Henry Fonda, who also starred in the lead character.  In one word this movie just stripped off the American Judiciary.  The movie begins with the Judge's order to deliberate a case of a young man who was acquiesced of stabbing his own father to death.   The Judge asks the members of Jury to give an unanimous verdict, and the poor boy's face fades out as the Juries assembles themselves inside their room.  Except only one of the juries all the members decide that the lad is guilty. Only one man differs and he argues with the fellow members and eventually lead to the acquittal of the lad.  What makes this film so special and very relevant even today is the way it handles the charac

Honda Super Bikes - Honda CBR250R

Motor reviewers used to say if a product of Honda hits the road, it will set new standards, the passion Honda packs with its product is well known to it is fans.

In the Indian market it sells bikes from 44 k and the prices even reach 30 lacks!

Here comes one of the super bikes, Honda CBR250R, it comes in two variants one with ABS cost around 1.95 lakhs the other comes without ABS cost 1.65 lacs (prices may vary according to local taxes).

This masterpiece was pulled out of market for a short while, as Honda have to upgrade it to meet BSIV standards. Now the tourer is back on the market.

This Japanese beast has  liquid cooled 249.60cc, Single Cylinder, 4-Valve, DOHC, SI Engine .  It can reach top speed of 135KMPH, but as we know it is a white lie to come around the norms of the Indian Motor Law and save additional tax. I hope speedometer needle will hit 180 without any fuss. I have reasons to believe that Honda had toned down the power to meet the Indian Motor Guidelines.

You may ask, Sir what is the expected  mileage, then this is not your bike. This is a world standard tourer sports built, made only the power output not economy in mind. It is totally another game for regular bikers. This bike is not built for regular transit,  it is made to meet the needs of the passionate bikers. As per Honda’s statement the bikes gives 29 kmpl.
Specification of Honda CBR 250R

This beast has dual  disc brakes, a variant also has dual channel ABS,  digitalized Trip Meter, Odometer, Miles before Empty meter, that helps the rider to know when to refill the 13 litter tank. 

The front suspension is telescopic, rear is mono shock, the head lamp, tail lamp,  turn indicators all are LEDs. It has manual transmission with six speed gear box.

Lets turn the throttle

Kasthuri Rengan


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