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.

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…

Moto Musings – Dilemma of a Royal Enfield BS-3 Himalayan Owner

Moto Musings: Continue living with the ol’ faithful – BS3 Himalayan, upgrade to the 2020, BS6 Edition, or switch to the ADV390 – dilemma indeed… 2015 turned out to be a motorcycling blow-out year for me. I’d been touring on my trusty ol’ RX135, happy as punch for as long as I could remember. Screaming…

My Bullet Tale: the Stripes & Sunshine Affair

A motorcycle today is infinitely more efficient & reliable, not to mention powerful & loaded with tech, than their predecessors of yore! There’s one aspect though that sits uneasy in the head and that’s the growing creep of tech. Some of it is inevitable, a bit is desirable even. But the heart still yearns for…

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…

Getting your Royal Enfield Trip-Ready for another year of Motorcycling

The all-important First Ride of the year finally happened after a long wait for the MotoGods to bestow their blessings upon me. The pre-ride dilemma was real though, as I found myself swinging between the sonorous thump of the Cast Iron Electra and the AllRoadNoRoad abilities of the Himalayan. I even went down to checking…

Royal Enfield Himalayan Crash Guards by A4Moto Designs

I’d been on the look-out for replacement crash-guards for my Royal Enfield Himalayan after damaging the ones I had in a tarmac scraper. My search led me to an unassuming corner in Dahisar East, through the doors of A4Moto Designs.

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…