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…

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…

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…

Royal Enfield: Pure Motorcycling at heart

Back when I was a scrawny school kid, I’d curried favour with one of dad’s friends for a chance to ride his bike. As I struggled to even kick-start it, dad’s friend could clearly see through my lie of knowing how to ride one. Yet, for some unknown reason, he kicked it to life and…

The Royal Enfield Himalayan Sleet + Explorer Kit, a closer look

Some of my dearest motorcycling friends got to experience the all-new, limited edition Himalayan Sleet + Explorer Kit in Jaipur recently. I barely managed to concentrate on my deadlines due to their continuous updates on the fun they were having with the bike. Now, it might be easy to say that the BSIV version is…

Namesake surprise

What are the odds that I meet my namesake, in a chance encounter, on the penultimate day of the year. Yes, that’s the beauty of motorcycling – anything’s possible with a twist of the throttle.

Bike Preps, Packing Tips & What to expect at Rider Mania 2017

Bone stock or tweaked, functional mods or an all-out visual spectacle – whatever your motorcycling style, Rider Mania is the place to be for all things Royal Enfield. Every year, riders and enthusiasts make a beeline for Vagator Hill-Top, Goa to soak in the wheels, waves & vibes. Here’s what awaits you when you ride…