Techniques of riding

Riding on a tour differs significantly from riding in city. One has to be well prepared in the technicalities of riding, if he wants to enjoy the riding completely. A free non-technical ride gives a great feeling, but the feeling that one gets by technical riding is unmatched. Each turn and each incline and each…

Essentials of touring – bachelors and couples

Motorcycle touring is a joy that is once tasted, it is hard to forget. It is addicting, that’s why people keep on doing it no matter their age or position. The following article presents the essential aspects of motorcycle touring. Firstly, no skimping on safety. A small fall while returning from a great trip can…

Planning a tour

Planning is the first step of any tour. The ‘zen’ stage of motorcycle touring is when one just picks up a direction and ride there, deciding on the way where to go. But for us lesser mortals, a well planned trip is a must, and the best insurance you can have towards a successful tour.…

Safety at what cost? – Part II

Once you are done with the basic gear, and are slowly riding and gaining confidence, you will want to upgrade the armor. Do so one at a time. Don’t go for a bulk upgrade, and come out looking biker v.2.0. Go for one armor at a time. This will give you enough time to judge…

HIDs – the technical matter

HIDs will work only with those bikes that have their battery above 7aH. If your bike’s battery is not upto this mark, then don’t consider HID. There are two types of headlamps in Indian motorcycles. Running on AC or DC. If your bike’s headlamp fluctuates with your accelerator – dim at low RPM, bright at…

Safety at what cost? Part I

Safety gear is an inseparable part of motorcycling. Riding without helmet is akin to climbing hills without ropes, jumping heights without parachute. Sure it will give you thrills till it goes on, but that one mistake will be enough to put a full stop to any activity, or perhaps life itself, if safety is not…

Introduction to Maharashtra ride

It began last Tuesday, 24th of May, with a phone call… “Aniruddha? Hi, this is Suneil from xbhp…” Turned out my blog submitted at the last minute to the True Wanderers contest was about to be selected amongst the top 10 for next round. Wow! So what next? ‘Would you be available for a ride…