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Old 12th December 2010, 16:38   #136
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Formals on a GSX-1300R.
Interesting...
Sheel, I take the Busa to work almost daily and I'm in formals most of the time. Most of my clients are expats and insist that I get Despoine along when I go with them for property inspections. So sometimes, I go in denims alongwith riding boots n gloves.

It's fun riding for work daily
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Sheel, I take the Busa to work almost daily and I'm in formals most of the time. Most of my clients are expats and insist that I get Despoine along when I go with them for property inspections. So sometimes, I go in denims alongwith riding boots n gloves.
Do they ask for pillion rides too?

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It's fun riding for work daily
It definitely would be huge fun to ride it at whatever occasion you may fund.

^^Your co-workers would know your arrival at least 2-3 mins ago
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Old 13th December 2010, 10:42   #138
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Wont your clothes get dirty on Mumbai's heavily polluted roads?I also use to go to work on bike but with jacket and rubber pants to protect my formal clothes.
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Old 13th December 2010, 15:20   #139
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Default Appearance Mods for Despoine in 2011

Its been 8 months that Despoine has graced my life and i have now clocked 7200 kms in all

Was looking to get some after markets for her now

The only aftermarket i got for Despoine was Two Brothers Carbon Fibre Slip-Ons.
She is now transformed into a Tigress with a wonderous Roar. I love the CF Two Brothers.

Wanted to do some Appearance mods and get a new Look for her for 2011.
Was looking at getting some decals, some LED lights.
Oh yes, got a HID H7 5000k, but yet to fit it

Looking for some ideas from members here who have done mods here.
Thanks in advance for all your assistance guys
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Old 13th December 2010, 17:35   #140
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Get a set of rear sets.Preferably from Gilles.I simply love them.They look awesome in the golden or titanium color and they make the foot position way more comfortable and they offer very good feedback from the pegs during cornering, as they have no rubber.

These are the best addition i have made to my bike till date.The superb engineering is a work of art.

Another thing could be some nice colored braided brake lines.Color would be of your choice.They make the braking better and look very trick as well.

You could also get a set of pazzo levers from performance racing store.I think they have a lot of options for the busa.

These would be the items of my choice.they are functional and look cool.They would be expensive but they are worth it rather than spending on a set of stickers or other useless accessories.

Here is a pic of the Gilles for reference.
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Old 15th December 2010, 20:59   #141
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I believe I snapped up Despoine today morning when stuck in a traffic jam today morning. The bike looks really hot in flesh.
Couldnt give you a holler as I was couple of lanes away and traffic was choc-o-bloc
Was it you?
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Old 15th December 2010, 21:35   #142
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This thread should be rated with 6 stars. I am absolutely in awe of the fact that you ride a hayabusa to work each day. I have owned superbikes and used to ride them to work from kandivali at one point. I believe you are a true blood in the biking world. Hats off to you Ramprasad ..just one word "Fantastic"!
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Thumbs up Despoine rules me now, can't stay away from her

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I believe I snapped up Despoine today morning when stuck in a traffic jam today morning. The bike looks really hot in flesh.
Couldnt give you a holler as I was couple of lanes away and traffic was choc-o-bloc
Was it you?
Hey f1fan,
That surely my Despoine n Me
Nice picture you snapped
Can you please repost the picture without the pillion faced blanked out
He is Kalpesh, a fellow superbiker who owns a ravishing R6
Now before you guys kill me for him not wearing his lid, this ride was not pre-planed and instead of cabbing it out, i forced him to ride pillion, promising that i would be very slow and be extra careful. As a Noob, i dont even attempt cornering and twists. This was Kalpesh's first ride as a pillion and he was apparently more pleased than a hungry kid let loose in a candy shop.

So we gonna have more rides within the city.


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This thread should be rated with 6 stars. I am absolutely in awe of the fact that you ride a hayabusa to work each day. I have owned superbikes and used to ride them to work from kandivali at one point.
Nitroxx, thanks for that
I would love those 6 stars. That surely is a big motivation to keep updating my thread here. When i got Despoine, i was dead sure that it wont be a sunday ride machine with she gracing my office, home and garage all the time
It tool quite a lot of efforts to get to ride her everyday basis - what with those crazy motorists and bikers on roads who wana run you down or get uber close to you. And add to that, the hyper attention she gets on the street. But with some planning and arrangement for parkings at my would be destinations, things started getting better. My clients no longer feel odd for me not getting my car and they following Despoine when i go out to show properties.

Many societies, condominiums in Mumbai have a rule of not allowing outsider parking, which proved to be a big stumbling block for me. But slowly with persuasion, sweet talking, some chai pani and sometimes a bit sterner tone emphasizing my authority, did the trick. In fact many of the security guys at the buildings i visit, turn to be personal bodyguard for Despoine.

Something similar happened with visits to 5 star hotels. None of these 5 star hotels have a policy of allowing two wheelers, other than their staff bikes. SO it again took some gentle persuasion to tell them this is not another BIKE, but a SUPERBIKE with a super soul which cannot be left in the open and be an open invitation for vandalism. Most of the time i had the Duty Manager come out to the gate to personally check out this beauty called Despoine. The first time i went with Despoine to a 5 Star was @ JW Marriott @ Juhu. I was stopped at the main gate and told NO ENTRY for bikes. I asked to speak to Head of Security and the security guy at the gate called up his Boss and said "Saheb, Khoob Motti Bike aahe, kai karaicha ?". I spoke to his Boss and made him understand that this is a HUGEEE BIKE and i cant leave it on the road or the pay n park across the road that he had suggested. He then asked me if this bike is like that Dhoom picturewali bike, and when i said yes, he was super excited and came to the main gate in less than 5mins. He then personally escorted me to the 3rd gate where the hotel staff enter and in the parking lot next to the gate, made place for Despoine and made one of the guard give exclusive attention to her. He also offered to take care of my helmet and gloves. That was a literal first for Despoine to get star status at the 5 star. Now when ever i have meetings planned up at 5 star hotels, i call up the duty manager in advance, ask for a parking space for her, and almost all the times, get special guards to look after her. SO that makes me happy and worry free and i can do the meetings without any tensions of whats happening to Despoine. I would rate the following hotels best in terms of safe keeping Despoine :
1. Hyatt Santacruz
2. J.W.Marriott, Juhu
3. Sahara Star, Vileparle east

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I believe you are a true blood in the biking world. Hats off to you Ramprasad ..just one word "Fantastic"!
@ Nitroxx, i think only a true biker can understand another biker in the real sense. Riding to work or play, within city or intracity, we all need excuses to take out our steeds and experience the unadulterated pleasure of biking, IMHO. Whatever maybe my ride.
Some time back i had the honor of an gentleman making a snide remark on me using Busa for my work on daily basis and even accusing me of wasting the soul of My Busa, the Despoine. I was told that i m imprisoning her on the mundane roads of mumbai. Read the post by Ram_nairtvm quoted below:

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3,200 KMsdone in Three Months - Can you Beat its

Pinnacle!

I am sorry to say this - but you are wasting the Busa! If ever bikes had souls -like my son's favourites Bumble Bee, Octimus Prime etc from movie the Tansformers - your Busa's soul must be really unhappy with you for imprisoning her in mundane city rides.

Take her out - give her some free runs. Bikes like her are born to run and not a conversation piece to be parked in drawing rooms and board rooms!

If you need some inspiration talk to people like Gsferrari - hope you have seen his thread below.
http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/motorb...km-report.html

Pinnacle, don't take me wrongly, but I really thought you would be one of those who would do justice to a Busa (initially when I started following your thread). Frankly I am disappointed that is all.

My be it was my mistake to think of you as a traveller.

Best Regards & Drive

Ram
Maybe Ram's measure of justice to Busa is different. But the bond i share with Despoine cannot be understood by everyone. As nitroxx said, a true biker would know this. My busa was never bought for vanity or a display in the garage or even a conversation piece.

It was always meant to be ridden, what ever may be the opportunity. Who so ever said only long sunday or weekend rides are nirvana. For me nirvana is a 20 km zip from borivli to malad n back and i come back refreshed. Some people may think thats stupid, but thats fine with me.

My Despoine's soul would be wasted is she was left in the garage for those weekend rides. Her beats tell me that she surely enjoys city riding more than i can visualise or imagine. She says I Rule

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Old 16th December 2010, 23:08   #144
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Maybe Ram's measure of justice to Busa is different. But the bond i share with Despoine cannot be understood by everyone. As nitroxx said, a true biker would know this. My busa was never bought for vanity or a display in the garage or even a conversation piece.

It was always meant to be ridden, what ever may be the opportunity. Who so ever said only long sunday or weekend rides are nirvana. For me nirvana is a 20 km zip from borivli to malad n back and i come back refreshed. Some people may think thats stupid, but thats fine with me.

My Despoine's soul would be wasted is she was left in the garage for those weekend rides. Her beats tell me that she surely enjoys city riding more than i can visualise or imagine. She says
Ram,

I told you up front that may be it was my mistake to judge your appetite for the type of rides you enjoy.

My bond with my bike - my RD 350 goes back to 1985. I bought her new in 1985 and I still have her and live for the two months in summer, when I am in India where I ride her making all kinds of excuses. This bike is perhaps one of the very few single owned RD 350s in India - another one I know of is in Pune with Mr. Lakshmaneswar.

In Dubai I have my Bonneville 2009, again the bonding is complete and like I had a child after 25 years of marriage.

I too ride her to work at the slightest pretext (like difficult parking in the area etc!

Any way let go! I was not critisising you in any way but trying to encourage you to get hooked on to more longer rides.

Hey I have about 3000KMs on Busa under my belt, so I know what you are talking about


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Old 20th December 2010, 11:20   #145
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Amazing!!
Riding a superbike in India daily to work and back!!

I need to take few leaves out of your book and plan
on getting a SBK.
And the pictures are very very good.
Keep writing up about the adventures and living
with despoine.
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Thumbs up Happy New Year guys !!!!!!

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Ram,

I told you up front that may be it was my mistake to judge your appetite for the type of rides you enjoy.

My bond with my bike - my RD 350 goes back to 1985. I bought her new in 1985 and I still have her and live for the two months in summer, when I am in India where I ride her making all kinds of excuses. This bike is perhaps one of the very few single owned RD 350s in India - another one I know of is in Pune with Mr. Lakshmaneswar.

In Dubai I have my Bonneville 2009, again the bonding is complete and like I had a child after 25 years of marriage.

I too ride her to work at the slightest pretext (like difficult parking in the area etc!

Any way let go! I was not critisising you in any way but trying to encourage you to get hooked on to more longer rides.

Hey I have about 3000KMs on Busa under my belt, so I know what you are talking about


Best Regards

Ram
Hey Ram
Cheers to the New Year
I was in no way offended by your earlier statement
Just that each of us have our set of opinions
I m always game for long runs, but in absence of those, i dont wana keep Despoine locked in the Garage
And you rightly said about the bonding between the machine n the rider
Which Busa did you have ? any pics ?

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Amazing!!
Riding a superbike in India daily to work and back!!

I need to take few leaves out of your book and plan
on getting a SBK.
And the pictures are very very good.
Keep writing up about the adventures and living
with despoine.
Thanks Acclero
Yeah its a big challenge to ride a SBK to work daily
But the fun factor is awesome and thats what matters to the biker at hear.
So do plan your SBK soon
stay tuned in for more adventures here

Happy new YEar guys
Here's cheers to more rides - long and short
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Hey f1fan,
That surely my Despoine n Me
Nice picture you snapped
Can you please repost the picture without the pillion faced blanked out
He is Kalpesh, a fellow superbiker who owns a ravishing R6
There you go buddy.
I have another image of you and despoine that I clicked the very next day on the same road but cant find my cellphone cable now. Will surely share the same asap.
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So Prashant has been on the Superbike hunt - congrats on your new busa pinnacle.

Hope I repeat your feat someday and drive a superbike to work daily.
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So Prashant has been on the Superbike hunt - congrats on your new busa pinnacle.

Hope I repeat your feat someday and drive a superbike to work daily.
No Sir, no hunt.
Just that Despoine travelled on the roads that I use daily to go to work and I was there at the right place and time to hear its growl and also capture some snaps (thanks to the traffic jam at that time)
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Thumbs up Day out with the Suzuki Babes

It happened last month, when two of my friends dropped in from Akola, on their Black Hayabusa's

So we decided to meet for breakfast at Andheri, a bit early at 8.00 and do some nice photoshoots

It was fun with three Suzuki Babes

Here are some sneak previews

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