Welcoming UM Motorcycles to the neighbourhood

Attempting to break into the automotive industry in India is a tall task. The market is ruthless & even established players routinely find their products sinking into red. This bloodbath is most evident in the 2-Wheeler segment, where a handful of bikes & scooters outpace the rest of them. It takes great guts for a…

Riding along the NH8-NH3 Loop with SJCam’s SJ5000+

It’d been nearly two months since i’d gone on a ride, and the term ‘withdrawal symptoms’ would’ve been too mild to describe my state. So when I finally got my bike back home from the mech, a ride was definitely on the cards. Not satisfied with the usual 100 kilometre circuit, a slightly longer loop…

Moto-Dreams: from the Yamaha RX135 to the Triumph Tiger XRx

Every bike is part of the great motorcycling journey that I’ve embarked on in the short while since I got hooked. The Yamaha RX135 has been my primary steed and there’s this deep bond I share with her (lovingly called, Rustique). It’d been three years since I had her rebuilt from scratch. A grounds-up restoration…

Impromptu rides & the cure for the urge

  July had come and gone, with August too threatening to disappear at warp speed. It had been hectic scenes, with the past few months having been both, agonizing as well as fruitful. The latter since there have been travel opportunities galore all thanks to things kicking into high gear on the work front. Unfortunately…