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Old 13th February 2014, 16:34   #1
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*Beep*, my iPhone made a sound notifying me that I had a new e-mail from someone. Little did I know that this e-mail was the stuff that most motorheads dreams would be made of!

Casually, I looked at this notification and it read, ďTeam-BHP Membership APPROVED!Ē. My heart leapt at this sweet success of mine! After four failed attempts over the course of 4 months and tomorrow being the 10th anniversary of Team-BHP, this was quite a pleasant surprise.

I count my blessings and thank my lucky stars for being granted this exclusive access to a privileged community; Team-BHP.

Iím Anand, Manager-Email support for a renowned e-commerce company which is based in Bangalore. Iím a 28 year old automobile aficionado from Chennai who moved to Bangalore a year ago. Happily married to a wonderful woman, weíve been blessed with a daughter. Apart from automobiles, Iím hooked to my PS3.

Sparked with interest from my childhood by looking at snazzy new automobiles, Iíve been a passionate biker since my college days and an automobile enthusiast ever since. Iím constantly awed into silence by looking at glossy pages of automobile magazines adorned with the concept cars and bikes.

Being an ardent motorhead, Iíve been known to spend lavishly on my rides. My wife though is not amused by this

My rides so far:

- Yamaha RX 100 (2006 to 2008)
- Yamaha RX 135 5 speed (2008 to 2011)
- Hero Honda Passion (2011 to present)
- Skoda Octavia 2.0 MPI (Janí13 to Juneí13) Ė had upkeep issues et al. and so, I sold it.
- Maruti Esteem Vxi (Julyí13 to present)
- Royal Enfield Electra (Awaiting delivery!)

Canít wait to get started!

Basking in the glory of being a rookie Team-BHPian,
- Anand
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Old 13th February 2014, 17:35   #2
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Anand,

Great ! Welcome to the team !

I understand the feeling as it took me 3 attempts as well..

Happy Driving!

Cheers!

God Bless

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Welcome home, Anand!

Would be nice to hear of how the RX135 felt after owning an RX100 (my favourite, owned one for a year).

Wish you'd researched on the forum before buying the Octavia though; that 2.0 petrol was really an unimpressive motor.

Congrats on the Electra. There's a ton of useful threads from Bullet owners. Do pick up tips from them, and share any you come across in your ownership.

Drive & ride safe
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Old 17th February 2014, 16:14   #4
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Welcome home, Anand!

Would be nice to hear of how the RX135 felt after owning an RX100 (my favourite, owned one for a year).
Sure GTO, I will share my experience and comparison report between RX100 and RX135. My favourite is RX100 too.

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Wish you'd researched on the forum before buying the Octavia though; that 2.0 petrol was really an unimpressive motor.
I did not research much before buying Octavia and I paid the price for that.

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Congrats on the Electra.
Thanks!
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Welcome aboard Anand!
Wow, 6 months with the Skoda were enough for you to sell it off! Did you buy it new or used?
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Wow, 6 months with the Skoda were enough for you to sell it off! Did you buy it new or used?
Thanks! It was a pre-owned car, 2002 model.
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