Day -1: Pune to Vadodra

Prologue: The year 2017 has been hectic one with minimal leaves availed in office and rides limited in and around Pune. November was the month that I had the opportunity to take a long leave and then head out for a multi-day bike trip. I have never ridden my bike towards North above Maharashtra as […]

Treat your bike with a highway ride!

Most of us purchase a 150cc bike as our first bike these days. After the initial excitement dies off, the use of this bike limits to weekdays commutes to the office. Considering the horrific traffic scene (which is getting worst day by day) our bike crawls in first few gears. We completely forget about the existence of the […]

First ride reviews v/s Ownership reviews

Biking community in India is expanding with leaps and bounds. This community consists of varied souls, the 150cc commuter folks, the Bullet Gangs, the Orange Racers and the super bike and super expensive cruisers to name a few. Most of the well-known motorcycle brands in the world have taken a note of this have either altered […]

Thank you for using public transport!

My sincere salute to all the folks who use public transport for their commute rather using their private vehicles. When I say public, I not only mean government run transport services, but also private players like office buses and cab services, Ola-share\ Uber-pool, etc. As per 2-wheeler sales report (Source: NDTV Auto), India has surpassed China to claim […]

Review : Motul 7100 4T 10W40 – Oil for the serious tourer

After being thoroughly impressed by Motul’s Ester based semi-synthetic 5100 10w30, I decided to try the Motul’s Fully Synthetic 7100  10w40 which costs approx. 800/-, that is 300 extra.  After approximately 3500 km that included 550 km one day trip, 1800 km 4 days trip and usual office commute on weekdays, here are my thoughts about 7100. As […]

Day 10: Polem to Pune (524 km)

<<Day 9: Kannur to Polem (424 km) Day 10 was going to be our 2nd last day of the trip. As per our original plan, we were supposed to spend today’s day relaxing at the Kamaxi Beach resort, but I decided to do otherwise. I was terribly homesick so I decided to ride solo to Pune while […]

Day 9 : Kannur to Polem (424 km)

<<Day 8: Munnar to Kannur (366 km) Day 9 of the ride started even before the dawn. With 424 km to cover, Shohrat mentioned that he wanted to reach Goa before the sunset. The road till we exited Kerala was same as I have discussed before. The highway passes through the center of each adjacent […]

Day 8: Munnar to Kannur (366 km)

<<Day 7: Thekkady to Munnar Day 8 was a Sunday. Hence most of the folks in Kerala were busy in their weekly prayers at the church. This helped us to carry good speed while crossing the cities. The highways in Kerala pass through the heart of each adjacent city, hence the general time and distance calculation […]

Day 7: Thekkady to Munnar (100 km)

<< Day 6: Kollam To Thekkady (160 km) As you must have guessed from the title, today’s day was meant to be relaxed riding and covering only 100 km. So we began our day by visiting the Periyar National Park. Initially, I was quite reluctant of the idea as all I wanted to do was […]