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Old 15th September 2010, 13:15   #2476
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A rider echoes his respect for his bike when he buys the right sort of gear and makes use of them. I strongly believe in this.

This is blasphemy! This fellow is wearing flip-flops and riding a litre-class super-bike! The only saving grace is the lid!
I shall continue to flog this dead horse in utter dismay.
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Too bad some people have no inclination what damage a minor crash at low speeds can do. Guess they learn the hard way.

On one of our rides towards Krishnagiri dam a crazed bus driver at high speeds tried squeezing in between the line of bikes (we were following a single file and were at slow speeds as we had to pull over, we were on the shoulder of the road) and missed ramming into 3 bikers. He swerved at the last second and the rear of the bus clipped a guy's RTR handle bar. The biker fell and even with his riding jacket and woodland boots he ended up with hairline fractures on his arm and foot. Lucklily it wasnt any worse. Now imagine what the extent of injury would have been if it had been chappals on the riders feet.

Guys imagine you are to go to a place which is a km away and considering your only bike is a 1000cc bike , would you wear full riding gear . My friend named Sandy passed away in an accident with his gixxer even though he was wearing full alpinestar gear including chest guard which did not prevent his heart being crushed . What would you say for this? SO its not only about the riding gear which will save you .So be it . its his bike , his wish of safety .
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Old 15th September 2010, 14:21   #2477
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Guys imagine you are to go to a place which is a km away and considering your only bike is a 1000cc bike , would you wear full riding gear .
Yes I would or I'd rather walk the distance. My life is precious to me. It takes me 5 mins to get the bike warmed up to riding temperature and that's sufficient for me to suit up.

I religiously ride every weekend and a day before the ride i go to the nearest fuel station to tank up... geared up with my lid, gloves, riding jacket with built-in armor and boots. The nearest fuel station is only 3kms away (Shell fuel, although other bunks like BP and IOCL are only a km away).

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My friend named Sandy passed away in an accident with his gixxer even though he was wearing full alpinestar gear including chest guard which did not prevent his heart being crushed . What would you say for this? SO its not only about the riding gear which will save you .So be it . its his bike , his wish of safety .
Sad to know. May his soul RIP.

For me, thinking that protective gear is not going to save me and so not wearing it, is downright stupid and is utter disregard for personal safety (apologies for the choice of words). I want to get the message across that gear may save you, its not death proof, its offers protection against injury. Let me put it this way - I'd rather suit up and if i crash i might walk away with minimal injury or in the extreme case, death, than crash and be a vegetable all my life.

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Old 15th September 2010, 16:03   #2478
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There should be a "Like" in teambhp too to save from post like this one from me.

N_aditya i fully agree with you.Point well spoken about riding gear.

Talk to people whos' loved ones have died even though they tried everything, you'll find a calmness in them.they will take it as the will of god and they will not feel the burden of the death on their shoulders.They will say"We tried out best but god had his ways".

Now ask the same to a father you gave his son a superbike and his son died in an accident because of not wearing gear at all.They will bear the burden their entire life.So if not for thier lives riders must think about the lives of the people who love them also.What will happen to them after he dies.
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Suhas,
here is a pic of a MT01 owned by a dear friend
Its really mighty and looks awesome in real life
Not to mention the torque and the fabulous engine note is a bonus
ENjoy
Super picture! It really looks monstrous, even more so in the flesh!



So are you saying that wearing the appropriate riding gear is a waste? I'm not into bikes and I can't ride for jack, but if I had the interest and enthusiasm, I would definitely wear a lid, gloves and a jacket at least! Wearing hawiis and riding just shows that you have no respect for your bike.

It may not be only about the riding-gear, but remember, it is an integral part of riding. Even if it is going to the shop 5 minutes from home. They protect you from injury, and that's what is important.

I'm sorry about your friends incident. It's great that he was wearing the right gear, and it's sad that he didn't make it through. May his soul RIP. People should learn from Sandy. He was being a responsible rider by wearing the right sort of gear.

Sorry for going OT, mods.

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Yes I would or I'd rather walk the distance. My life is precious to me. It takes me 5 mins to get the bike warmed up to riding temperature and that's sufficient for me to suit up.

I religiously ride every weekend and a day before the ride i go to the nearest fuel station to tank up... geared up with my lid, gloves, riding jacket with built-in armor and boots. The nearest fuel station is only 3kms away (Shell fuel, although other bunks like BP and IOCL are only a km away).



Sad to know. May his soul RIP.

For me, thinking that protective gear is not going to save me and so not wearing it, is downright stupid and is utter disregard for personal safety (apologies for the choice of words). I want to get the message across that gear may save you, its not death proof, its offers protection against injury. Let me put it this way - I'd rather suit up and if i crash i might walk away with minimal injury or in the extreme case, death, than crash and be a vegetable all my life.
I agree that with you that we can walk that distance rather than riding a litre bike for such short distances , but the case is not always the same . I ride an R1 from 2 years , when on rides i used to suit up . but incity i used to wear a lid but not full suit and for legs atlaest a shoe. But its like i couldn wear shoes all the time due to some issues . Agree right . It all depends on the rider's road sense when riding in city . I agree its stupid to think -ve about protective gear but then you never know whats gonna happen . IF that blue R1 rider is a sensible guy then flip flops are ok , if he is not not then the lid is also of no use . No offense Aditya my friend . Just my thoughts

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There should be a "Like" in teambhp too to save from post like this one from me.

N_aditya i fully agree with you.Point well spoken about riding gear.

Talk to people whos' loved ones have died even though they tried everything, you'll find a calmness in them.they will take it as the will of god and they will not feel the burden of the death on their shoulders.They will say"We tried out best but god had his ways".

Now ask the same to a father you gave his son a superbike and his son died in an accident because of not wearing gear at all.They will bear the burden their entire life.So if not for thier lives riders must think about the lives of the people who love them also.What will happen to them after he dies.


So are you saying that wearing the appropriate riding gear is a waste? I'm not into bikes and I can't ride for jack, but if I had the interest and enthusiasm, I would definitely wear a lid, gloves and a jacket at least! Wearing hawiis and riding just shows that you have no respect for your bike.

It may not be only about the riding-gear, but remember, it is an integral part of riding. Even if it is going to the shop 5 minutes from home. They protect you from injury, and that's what is important.

I'm sorry about your friends incident. It's great that he was wearing the right gear, and it's sad that he didn't make it through. May his soul RIP. People should learn from Sandy. He was being a responsible rider by wearing the right sort of gear.

Sorry for going OT, mods.
Im not saying riding gear is a waste , but then people have restrictions wearing them . Highway riding gear is must . I even wear an abdomen guard during highway riding . But in city i wear a lid , shoes . Sometimes i cant wear shoes due to some reasons . In city i don ride beyond 55kms on my R1 people may think im stupid to ride such a bike so slow but thats my way of riding to keep me safe . So its not only riding gear , even the rider's sense play a part too .
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If you are destined not to die today, why not check it out by jumping from the 20th floor?/under the wheels of the speeding lorry?

On a Motorcycle, unfortunately, you can't decide which way to fall in case of a spill, so that you hurt yourself less & protect a particular body which is exposed or isn't in layers of protection.

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Got these pics of a Suzuki Gixxer 750 in hyderabad from a FB friend.
I guess i saw these pics some time back...

Is your friend kartik Reddy by any chance.??
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Sometimes i cant wear shoes due to some reasons . In city i don ride beyond 55kms on my R1 people may think im stupid to ride such a bike so slow but thats my way of riding to keep me safe . So its not only riding gear , even the rider's sense play a part too .
Sugan, I don't mean to preach, but unfortunately riding sense plays a part in controlling errors that the rider may make. It does not provide for mistakes by others that may be unavoidable even at speeds that you mention. A lot of Indian roads for example, do not have a divider separating both sides especially in suburban areas. I don't want to sound morbid but an oncoming motorcycle's footpeg could split your toes / foot. Scenarios like that are why gear - in this case, proper riding boots - of the appropriate kind becomes relevant.

Importantly, I do not wish to sound holier-than-thou; i am equally guilty of having taken my Blackbird out to the gas station half a km from my house to tank up wearing shorts and floaters. And the fact that i've not crossed 20kmph is not an excuse. I need to apply my own advice myself.

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Sugan, I don't mean to preach, but unfortunately riding sense plays a part in controlling errors that the rider may make. It does not provide for mistakes by others that may be unavoidable even at speeds that you mention. A lot of Indian roads for example, do not have a divider separating both sides especially in suburban areas. I don't want to sound morbid but an oncoming motorcycle's footpeg could split your toes / foot. Scenarios like that are why gear - in this case, proper riding boots - of the appropriate kind becomes relevant.

Importantly, I do not wish to sound holier-than-thou; i am equally guilty of having taken my Blackbird out to the gas station half a km from my house to tank up wearing shorts and floaters. And the fact that i've not crossed 20kmph is not an excuse. I need to apply my own advice myself.

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Apologies, my post above may have been quite off-topic. Mods, please move or delete as you may consider appropriate.

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Brand new Yamaha R1 spotted in Hyderabad. Hope these guys learn the importance of Safety Gear. Even thought you aren't zipping the bike, a Helmet would be bear minimum expected from a biker.

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Also no plates :O .BTW if you wear helmet ,how will people know who is riding the SBK ?
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The showroom of Harley Davidson Hyderabad is in Banjara Hills and they have a warehouse close to my home,Please find attached the pics of these HOG's just offloaded from a container.

Some more of these beauties for your viewing pleasure,
By the way the ware house is also a car service centre owned by lakshmi hyundai.
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Nice pictures Srinivas.

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i am equally guilty of having taken my Blackbird out to the gas station half a km from my house to tank up wearing shorts and floaters.
Blackbird? In Mumbai? Would appreciate a few pictures of your bike in this thread.

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By the way the ware house is also a car service centre owned by lakshmi hyundai.
Neat stuff.

It is so, because the HD dealership in Hyderabad belongs to the same group. The group owns quite a few automobile dealerships.

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Blackbird? In Mumbai? Would appreciate a few pictures of your bike in this thread.

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Here is the BlackBird which joined us for a ride yesterday to khopoli
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