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Old 19th May 2008, 20:19   #616
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Nitin: Oh dear is right. Ever want to see a grown man cry into his pillow, I can give you a few leads.

At one level- mainly the financial- it's a relief, and I'd seen it coming and even planned for it. At another -that lurks in dark subliminal recesses- it broke my heart. I'd grown so attached to her.

I know I'll cave and get desperate and beg you guys to pull out all stops to find me wheels. At the moment I'm being very brave and saying I'll hold out forever. But it's silly. You can take the boy out of the man, but not the octane or some such thing.
Ah Rajeev..I feel for you! I hope that your garage gets another set of pretty wheels at the earliest!

A VTX! Impressive!Is this in B'bay?
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Ah Rajeev..I feel for you! I hope that your garage gets another set of pretty wheels at the earliest!

A VTX! Impressive!Is this in B'bay?
Nitin: Thanks for empathizing, Sir. Shall keep you posted when and if I do indulge in another set of wheels. It's touch and go right now.
She should be collected tomorrow or the day after and I continue to use her in the meanwhile, telling myself each day that this is my last blast, the final encore of her glorious baritone gurgle, looking fondly at some particularly appealing curve, a grand finale of a shampoo, her minor idiosyncratic touches etc. I'd grown quite attached to her and looked forward to wheeling her out mornings and blasting off to work. I'll miss that dram of adrenaline too: 180kmph on Cubbon Road, don't tell the gendarmes.
Sorry if this lament is WAAAAY off topic.
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Lovely bike there. Acres of chrome, it seems. Shaftie?
Yes, its a shaft drive and runs out of a full tank every 160 kms!

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A VTX! Impressive!Is this in B'bay?
No, this one is in Fremont, California. I'm yet to see a VTX 1800 in Bombay but I've heard there is a VTX 1300 here. Everybody only seems to know the Boulevard/Intruder here.
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[quote=straight6;835706]Yes, its a shaft drive and runs out of a full tank every 160 kms!


But those thundering pistons running in silos for cylinders could pull a small house, I suspect, so it's a small price to pay.
Maybe they could do double duty towing ships in the Panama Canal
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A few more from a recent roadtrip:

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Great snaps those. The goldwing makes the other bikes look so damn puny.
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5 ducatis after their launch at delhi have reached mumbai on saturday... have picture of all of them, will post them soon.
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whooa 5 sold already ?? I need to quit my job and start some import/export business soon :(

doc eagerly waiting for the pics
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spotted this Triumph today.
Yuck, that's an ugly bike! Who's the designer? Is he called Chris Ring by any chance?! The bike completely lacks aesthetic beauty!
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No, this one is in Fremont, California. I'm yet to see a VTX 1800 in Bombay but I've heard there is a VTX 1300 here. Everybody only seems to know the Boulevard/Intruder here.
Thought as much.Didn't look like the pics were taken in India.

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Nitin: Thanks for empathizing, Sir. Shall keep you posted when and if I do indulge in another set of wheels. It's touch and go right now.
She should be collected tomorrow or the day after and I continue to use her in the meanwhile, telling myself each day that this is my last blast, the final encore of her glorious baritone gurgle, looking fondly at some particularly appealing curve, a grand finale of a shampoo, her minor idiosyncratic touches etc. I'd grown quite attached to her and looked forward to wheeling her out mornings and blasting off to work. I'll miss that dram of adrenaline too: 180kmph on Cubbon Road, don't tell the gendarmes.
Sorry if this lament is WAAAAY off topic.
Gosh..its a sad sight to see your wheels leaving your garage. And all the more,when it stays with you a while after the deals done. Probably not as bad,if it were to a quick sale,and the bike leaves immediately. Ah..its still painful.

Waiting for the pics,doctorque
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A tiger in bangalore . Very rare to see such beauties . Manish post the other bike pics you took from this owner , I know you have .
well i have the pics but not sure if i can post them as i have taken the pics at his place.
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well i have the pics but not sure if i can post them as i have taken the pics at his place.
If you've got your friend/house in the picture,try to blur it and then post it.What we want are the bike pics!
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here are the picture of the five monster :
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Hey anku,I couldn't open the last pic. Also,can you upload them directly so the pics are seen in your post?
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here are the picture of the five monstercheers:
Five monsters?! May I say eight monsters(including the three Cayennes)?
Anku, buddy please restrict your smiley usage to 2 smilies to avoid infractions(I have already tasted one) :-( ....just expressing my concern as a fellow Bhpian. No offense meant to you in any way.
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Oh my!! Now that Red 1098 is something!
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