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Old 18th August 2019, 22:59   #1
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Default MotoNerdz: Big Bike Shop at Trivandrum, Kerala

Hey guys, got the opportunity to visit an enthusiast run establishment called MotoNerdz which is situated at Kanamoola, Trivandrum.

They sell accessories of both kind, be it in-house developed LED's(Ocelot) or Bashplates or even ones from the big boys like of SW-Motech, Barkbusters etc.

They have their own website and sales portal;

motonerdz.in

They also conduct training sessions by bringing in trainers from prestigious riding academies and also work on motorcycles both big and small, old and new.

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The reason I thought it best to let you guys know about this institution is because Trivandrum being the capital city there is no shortage when it comes to bike shops but a common trend you see is an undeniably long backlog, though I'm unaware of the specifics I would generally shy away from a place that has the same disassembled motorcycle parked outside for eons.

What's different with these guys is that they are seasoned motorcyclists and I mean the real kind that haul ass and being so know what a motorcycle means to an enthusiast with the same intentions.

Same reason why I promote companies such at BikeMoksha etc. as being a critical part of the Indian motorcycling communities the feedback loop is instantaneous and everyone gets to know everything first hand be it good or bad and these guys are aware of the same hence tighter quality control prevails be it when it comes to product integrity or logistics.

Now you might also think its cause they ride suberbikes as that is the usual case when it comes to qualifying as an enthusiast these days, and coincidentally as can be seen below is one of the proprietors rides;

MotoNerdz: Big Bike Shop at Trivandrum, Kerala-dsc00260_compressed.jpg

But that is not merely the case, they have also clocked some serious miles under their belts and I know so as I've ridden with one of the guys a long while before they set up this establishment and then he was on a KTM Duke 200 that had over 100k on the odo!

Then again, just because they haul ass doesn't mean they fix motorcycles just as well right?

True, hence why they have hired experienced mechanics who have worked for big names in the motorcycling industry.

Plus I got to witness what happens when manufacturer trained mechanics and seasoned enthusiasts work hand in hand, this CB400 Super Four was undergoing some testing and one of the management personnel offered his fuel tank from his very own P220 that he rode into work on so that the testing process doesn't get hindered.

MotoNerdz: Big Bike Shop at Trivandrum, Kerala-dsc00257_compressed.jpg

So now you guys know a good portion of what I do and have experienced, I could not take extensive pictures of their water service station or their test track due to not having a smartphone at hand and having to depend upon my prehistoric point and shoot camera.

Plus I was returning from an out of state weekend ride(read, exhausted!) on my P220 and only dropped in to purchase an accessory(that I got for a seasonal discount! Again, coincidentally as these guys have no clue I'd be posting a review here until the moment I click Post!), so I believe it goes without saying that this was not pre-planned nor do I have any vested interests when it comes to MotoNerdz.

Here's a wild snap from my weekend ride!

MotoNerdz: Big Bike Shop at Trivandrum, Kerala-dsc00237.jpg

Cheers,
A.P.

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Always nice to see motorcycle enthusiasts run motorcycle shops, as opposed to pot bellied people who can't tell a sparkplug from a injector. I'll probably pay them a visit when I'm down there, which, given my laziness, will be never.

Equally nice to see your garage queen on the road. She's one rare sight.
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Always nice to see motorcycle enthusiasts run motorcycle shops, as opposed to pot bellied people who can't tell a sparkplug from a injector.
Amen to that!

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I'll probably pay them a visit when I'm down there, which, given my laziness, will be never.
Do update the Travancore thread when you'd be visiting, would love to catch up. To date I've not had the opportunity to meet a fellow teambhpian in the flesh!

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Equally nice to see your garage queen on the road. She's one rare sight.
Thank you for the kind words, after the CT100B I seldom use the P220 but it just got to me that the P220 would be crossing 5 years this December and I had over 5k km's to clear before hitting the 50k milestone, hence decided to ride her a bit, though I've now returned to the CT100B, riding conditions here are such that the 100 is the only ride I can ride at WOT in good conscience.
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When motorcyclists opens up a motorcycle shop the experience of a visit is entirely different as compared to visiting a person who is in it to just flees super bikers with half baked knowledge and simply because they own big expensive bikes.
I hope they stay true to the passion of riding and the art of customer service in the long run.

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