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Old 15th April 2017, 22:36   #61
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Disclaimer - This piece of writing is inspired by the article from Shumi of Overdrive, a journalist I admire for his honest words. However, while it takes inspiration from it, I hope to build on it while keeping the experiences from a new biker point of few, one that is trying to bite into the superbike pie for the first time. Like me. That said, for the sake of fairness, I'd leave a link to his writing here - http://overdrive.in/features/buying-...-need-to-know/
I'm so happy I bought a Royal Enfield Himalayan instead of a Versys. It's easy enough to ride in the city, and yet it's wonderful on the open road, and feels like a much bigger bike. After reading this, I don't think I want to own a superbike in India
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I wonder why the idea of superbike rentals have not come up in India.

After all ownership is prohibitively expensive.

If it's a rented bike, many youngsters can have experience of good bikes at not that much lot of money.

Also govt should have very good quality roads in mountains and hills so that tourists can enjoy the ride and tourism is promoted that way.
That's all that we need!! The number of horrific accidents of kids who took Scorpios or XUVs from Zoomcar and drove irresponsibly on the highway, would suggest that this is a trend we don't need. So far, it's only kids in families with more money than brains that die in superbike accidents. If the rental market comes up, you'll be able to add a few middle class kids to that group too.
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The video used here is the worst we could use in such post. Lot of showoffs running death traps without helmets.

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The video used here is the worst we could use in such post. Lot of showoffs running death traps without helmets.

My god. Retards like this on 100 bhp + bikes. Whatever they do to themselves is fine - I just hope they don't get an innocent person killed.
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My god. Retards like this on 100 bhp + bikes. Whatever they do to themselves is fine - I just hope they don't get an innocent person killed.
If we leave some individuals and some responsible groups, this is all what the Superbiking is all about.
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If we leave some individuals and some responsible groups, this is all what the Superbiking is all about.
Almost a year since I wrote the thread and have been living with a Versys 650 in Bangalore. Can guarentee two things -

1. Less than 10% riders I've seen are indisciplined. Totally enjoy being in a biking group rather than even our Team Bhp car meets. Its sad that people tend to generalize as you've done above. However, thats also a reality because -

2. The other 10% is enough to ruin the world for everyone else. Sadly. Only way out is to keep maximum distance from them. Out of whatever I've seen - its the kids who have been gifted superbikes with parents money that play around with their lives and that of others.

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Its sad that people tend to generalize as you've done above. However, thats also a reality because -
I can feel why you said so and I respect that. But believe me there are just too much of such hooligans out there who make other's lives hell too. I can't tell you how much I hate the people stunting on the roads and revving the bikes while standstill to showoff. Slowly and slowly its becoming too much of a task to ride around peacefully.
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