MotoShopping: Rynox Storm Evo 2 Gloves

When it comes to motorcycle riding gear, I typically have a three monsoon life-cycle expectation. My exisiting, combat-style textile gloves were bought as a monsoon stand-in for my regular REGear leather gauntlets and lasted beyond expectations as an all-ride runner. I knew I was pushing my luck though and the pandemic-induced break was put to…

Dancing down the twisties, a Cub & the Tiger moment

I love riding, the idea of it, the whole feel and experience of it all. I enjoy riding solo as well as riding along with another rider, or few. The solo riding experience is all about yourself, either just living the moment, or using it to clear the mental fog clogging up the head. Riding…

Motorcycle Luggage: DirtSack Shell-Sack

A helmet-bag is primarily to store & transport our precious helmets, right? What if I told you that they can be that and more, spectacularly more. Especially when you have the DirtSack ShellSack.

Flavours of a memorable childhood (A Matri-RoohAfza Tale)

Growing up in the 80s-90s, many a Sunday as a child was spent snacking on matri, as us kids huddled in front of the television to catch the Ramayan/Mahabarat/cartoon series. The matri was always had with ketchup (Maggi tomato sauce – if I remember correctly) and washed down with a chilled glass of RoohAfza. It was a ritual of sorts and something that is intrinsically linked to some rather fond memories of peaceful, happy time.

Royal Enfield launches 3D configurator both on the site and app

In the beautiful world of motorcycles, they say that no two machines are ever the same. Traditionally, in the domestic market, the personalization would begin after you’d brought your motorcycle home. The times have changed though, these days prospective owners can get a jumpstart on the ‘make-it-your-own’ process even before they step out of their…

Beginners Guide to Offroading

So, what is off-roading? In simple terms, off-roading is the activity of driving or riding a vehicle on unsurfaced roads or tracks, such as sand, gravel, mud, snow, rocks, or any other natural terrain. These can constitute of purpose-built tracks, a barren piece of land, or a trail through woods, a goat path, or even…

Improve your nutrients intake for better immunity

One of the key things that we all continue to realize is the importance of having a strong immune system. This highly advanced, finely tuned natural defense shield draws energy from the nutrients in our body to keep us healthy. The stronger it is, the better our chances of being safe and healthy. How do…

Your motorcycle demands maintenance the same way as your love would

The motorcycling gang here has been trading tags with moto-pals over the various ‘challenges’. We’ve played a dozen rounds of moto-bingo, washed our gear, cleaned our helmets and are trying to stay sane, one past-ride post at a time. At the end of the day, when the head’s done spinning, I hope we realize, our…

Moto-Luggage Adventures – Part 1

When it comes to packing for 2-Wheeled travel, some are naturally gifted at packing, while the rest figure out the puzzle, one piece and trip at a time. Having broken many possible rules in the moto-luggage book, it was only fair to share my thoughts here… The adventures began with a plastic bag. You know…

Chasing Sunsets

I’d say there are two kinds of people in the world. One set loves chasing sunrises, the other, prefers to chase it as it sets. I grew up being in the first category, but crossed over when I realised, I didn’t really like it when the temperatures rose. Chasing sunsets also leads me to sights…

Fading Memories – Fiat Uno

Spotted a Fiat Uno on one of those essential shopping runs. Got transported back in time, to a few decades ago. Fiat had this incredible brand-pull in India and if there was anyone that could challenge the market-leader, it would be them. Their weapon of choice would be this, the Uno. The clean lines looked…

Resurrecting the RX Siblings

Three! That’s how many monsoons it had been since these two went snarling down the roads together. Since then, life had taken its toll and there was precious little that could have been done. Attempts were made to keep them running, with the last ride being nearly a monsoon ago astride one of the siblings….