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Old 5th October 2006, 16:12   #286
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typical of bangaloreans...freakin out on their roadkings, a very special bike that.


ha ha ha & you have downgraded yourself from the 250cc to 180 cc ...
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naaah....not downgraded one bit....

The 180 is waaay more comfortable in the city, is more economical and handles like a dream and also brakes better....

The Roadking on the other hand is GLORIOUS for the sound it makes !! Absolutely superb !!

And that bike was once my dad's.....
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Old 31st October 2006, 11:59   #288
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Default my bikes, so far

First Bike - 2000 Bajaj Caliber Chroma (Crashed it against a defunct light post on Palm Beach Road - Navi Mumbai)

2nd Bike.. 2005 Ducati 749
3rd Bike ....2003 Yamaha R1
4th Bike ...2007 MV Agusta F41000R (still sitting in some crate in an unknown location in USA)

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Old 31st October 2006, 13:43   #289
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My first bike - a hero puch turbo sport (one helluva wheelie machine)

My second bike - yezdi CL-II (still miss this one)

My current ride and dream since school days :



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I started riding a Scooty

Then it was my dad's Yezdi Roadking. Now it is the Pulsar 180 DTSi(what many people call the best DTSi...the firstversion of DTSi )
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Old 31st October 2006, 14:58   #291
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Started riding with a Suzuki Fiero in Y2k. Bro got a TVS Apache this August. Me got myself a ZMA two weeks back. So here's my list:

(2000) Suzuki Fiero (Black)
(2006) TVS Apache (Black)
(2006) Hero Honda Karizma (Silver)


Cheers!
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Old 31st October 2006, 16:24   #292
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Its a nice thought to relive the olden-golden days.

1st Bike: TVS 50 XL
2nd Bike: Yamaha RD350 HT
3rd Bike: Bajaj Sunny (Was stripped of my RD350 after a road rash and almost losing my life)
4th Bike: Hero Puch Sports
5th Bike: Hero Honda Splendor
6th Bike: Yamaha Enticer

Current Bikes:
7th Bike: Royal Enfield Bullet Machismo - Alberto Green
8th Bike: Rajdoot Yamaha RD350 LT (Almost stock with Kehin Carbs, TSR Reeds, UNI Pods, NGK Sparks and Moto carrera coils)
9th Bike (coming soon): Jawa 350
10th Bike : Secret Project hopefully will have details by Jan 2007
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Old 31st October 2006, 17:42   #293
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Default Hardly any bicyclists on this forum

I notice very few mentioning anything about bicycling, the self powered kind. I have noticed some people who have mentioned their love for bicycling but on the whole, bicycling does take a back seat in our country.
Even my cycling has dropped to almost zero since I have moved to Bombay, mainly because traffic does not care two hoots for the mere cyclist and it does get risky. But actually, if you can find the routes and the timing, bicycling can be a whole lot of fun. And with just a moderate amount of practice, 100km rides are not too difficult either.
really miss those cycling days of old. Now with having to start off for work at a quarter to eight in the morning and getting home when only the neighbourhood dogs are awake, there is so little time to ride a bicycle.
So many people on this forum enjoy driving. I know, even I do. But I really wish more people got the chance to enjoy the bicycle. It is such a simple machine, and needs so little maintenance. And there are few words to describe the feeling of an early morning ride with only the sound of the wind whistling in your ears and the quiet whirring of the gear cogs and the tyre treads.
I just know so many of you would love the feeling of being on a bicycle, out on an open road.

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Prabuji, there is another thread for the cyclists amongst us. Lets keep this one about motorcycles please.
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Old 31st October 2006, 18:28   #295
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Sorry for the ramble Rtech. I know the thread, been on it. But its more about bicycles than bicycling which is a lot like motorbiking.
Anyway, sorry about the hijack. I'm off.
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Old 31st October 2006, 21:12   #296
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Quote:
Originally Posted by no_fear
First Bike - 2000 Bajaj Caliber Chroma (Crashed it against a defunct light post on Palm Beach Road - Navi Mumbai)

2nd Bike.. 2005 Ducati 749
3rd Bike ....2003 Yamaha R1
4th Bike ...2007 MV Agusta F41000R (still sitting in some crate in an unknown location in USA)
dude make a gallery of your bikes in bhp garage
i ride a Gixxer 1000, 2003 up in rural indiana.
U guys down in california are really lucky to have a good weather all year round man do i envy you!
be safe!
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Old 31st October 2006, 22:19   #297
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My stint with biking started with Yezdi 250 classic 14bhp
IND suzuki,
yezdi road king 16 bhp,
TVS suzuki,
Bajaj chetak,
all dad's bikes
and a KB100. This is the bike I used to go to college. really enjoyed it very much for 6 long years (90 to 96),

Then bought a LML vespa select 2. This one was amazingly comfortable. used it as a work horse for 6 years (96 to 2002).

Biking enthu had died down by then,

Now after the Vespa I have a Pulsar 150, an Activa, and a bicycle. Pulsar is used only for running odd ends, but I ride bicycle for fun riding with my son. and a form of exercise.
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Old 31st October 2006, 22:29   #298
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I just picked up my all black Pulsar 180 UG3...

I had previously owned a Chetak, RX100, Yezdi (for a brief period) & Splendor.
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Old 31st October 2006, 22:33   #299
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hey kishore congrats man.
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Hey, Highwayblaze,
I used to live in Pennsylvania before, and I know the winter down in the North and Central is too bad.
Cali is awesome - but only South Cal.
Half of the guys I know here have GSXrs. There is a whole group of 50 - 70 Gixer bikers that go riding in the mountains around LA every sunday - pretty awesome to see them doing their crazy stunts.
Ride safe.
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