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 […]

Review: Hero Maestro Edge

It is just 20 days into the new year (2017) and I have already completed one trip to Goa, courtesy my friend Vikram for his destination wedding. This time, I didn’t have much time to explore Goa on a bike, rather I (and Ankit) were going to travel with our luggage after the ‘sponsored’ stay at […]

Day 6 : Kollam to Thekkady (160 km)

<<Day 5: Rameshwaram – Kanyakumari – Kollam (464 Km) At KTDC Tamrind Kollam, we woke up to a spectacular view of the lake from our hotel window. After visiting Kanyakumari yesterday and riding for 460 km, we were in a mood to take it easy today. Today’s destination was Thekkady that was 160 km away. It sounded like […]

LED lights for Motorcycle

The headlights of my Karizma are pretty useless on the highways and in the Ghats (This is probably true for most of the bikes). I realised this during the Kanyakumari trip and I was determined to do something about it as soon as I returned back to Pune. At first, I was excited to the […]