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Old 22nd July 2021, 18:54   #16
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Congrats on a brilliant bike. Since you are from Bangalore you guys actually have good roads where you can use these machines properly.

And no dreams definitely don't have an expiry date. I once met an old gentleman when I stopped at a roadside dhaba. He was riding a Triumph Tiger from Mumbai to Kerala for a solo trip down South at the ripe age of 58. I assumed he was a seasoned rider and so asked him how long he has been riding for. I was shocked when he told me its been just 2 years. He had retired from his job 2 years back and decided to take up riding just for fun. He loved it so much he bought the Tiger a year back and now has plans to take it to different parts of India in future.

Wish you lots of happy miles on this beautiful machine and hopefully you manage to get some track days done on this bike as it's really designed for the track. Cheers !
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Old 22nd July 2021, 23:38   #17
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WHEN DO DREAMS EXPIRE?


Dreams.

An interesting topic. All of us dream when we sleep, well, I guess most of us do. And some of us dream when we are most wide awake, defining what we think and do every moment of our days.
Perfect Title to a beautiful story!!
Wishing you many safe and happy miles with the Miss.Isle!!

One of the earliest litre class which I got an opportunity to experience for some decent KMs was the 10R. Although initially in my head, I was not a 10R fan, but my time with the bike changed my perception so much.

I am short guy and 10R has the lowest seat height which immediately helps your confidence. Its low, long and soft which makes it stable and planted on our bad roads. I absolutely loved the rider triangle and felt it was made for me.

I totally agree with you on the power deliver. I can happily cruise when you want to and of course fly when you want to too.

Congratulations once again on you dream!!

CHEERS!!

Rachit
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Old 23rd July 2021, 01:08   #18
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Default Mods/Upgrades and the story since

"What Mods have you done Bob?"

"Bone Stock!! I haven't found the bottom of this PPower Well yet to dig further da!"


Well, not entirely true. I have done very few mods.
  • Evotech Performance Radiator Guard
  • Shogun Racing Sliders, Spools and Bar ends
  • EaziGrip Tank Grips
  • MRA WindScreen
  • A ticking odometer

Picture below is in front of the very gate that I used to walk by as a little school boy to see the Green SBK back in the day. Pic below is also Miss.Isle with all her mods. Look hard to find em all!

Miss.Isle : My Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R-gate1.jpg

Ahem, excuse the blown out colours on the pic. I think all that green confused my phone camera.

"Ok, So you bought a track bike and didn't track it. Did not Mod it, What DID you do with it?"

"I rode it as much as life allowed me to. And then this Virus came along and.. ok let's not go down that road. Short story, I toured on it, Took off on early morning runs, late night runs, sat and oggled at it.. Also, found my new favorite colour because of it. "

Miss.Isle : My Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R-colour.jpg

"You toured? On a SBK? Why?"


Because...
Miss.Isle : My Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R-trip1.jpg

I am not too sure if i can explain this very well. I will try though. I bought this bike because the itch didn't go away for decades. Yes, I will track this track bike but I will tour on any bike I own. What's better than spending hours on your favourite set of wheels on roads and places like these?

Miss.Isle : My Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R-trip2.jpg

Miss.Isle : My Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R-trip3.jpg

Miss.Isle : My Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R-trip4.jpg

"Nope, I don't get it Bob, there are better ..."

"It's ok if you don't get it da.. It is A ok!"
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Old 23rd July 2021, 01:18   #19
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Perfect Title to a beautiful story!!
Wishing you many safe and happy miles with the Miss.Isle!!

One of the earliest litre class which I got an opportunity to experience for some decent KMs was the 10R. Although initially in my head, I was not a 10R fan, but my time with the bike changed my perception so much.

I am short guy and 10R has the lowest seat height which immediately helps your confidence. Its low, long and soft which makes it stable and planted on our bad roads. I absolutely loved the rider triangle and felt it was made for me.

I totally agree with you on the power deliver. I can happily cruise when you want to and of course fly when you want to too.

Congratulations once again on you dream!!

CHEERS!!

Rachit
Cheers Rachit! I think these bikes are all Yummy. If Money wasn't a thing, i'd have one of each in all the colours plus 1. Very few things come close to the overall experience of a SBK. Brand/make/model year irrespective. For my level of riding on our roads and our limited tracks here in India, any of these bikes are overkill out of the crate. Your beautiful new R1 I am sure is testament to that.

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Congrats on a brilliant bike. Since you are from Bangalore you guys actually have good roads where you can use these machines properly.

And no dreams definitely don't have an expiry date. I once met an old gentleman when I stopped at a roadside dhaba. He was riding a Triumph Tiger from Mumbai to Kerala for a solo trip down South at the ripe age of 58. I assumed he was a seasoned rider and so asked him how long he has been riding for. I was shocked when he told me its been just 2 years. He had retired from his job 2 years back and decided to take up riding just for fun. He loved it so much he bought the Tiger a year back and now has plans to take it to different parts of India in future.

Wish you lots of happy miles on this beautiful machine and hopefully you manage to get some track days done on this bike as it's really designed for the track. Cheers !
Thank you so much!! That is a lovely story. I am glad he got to experience 2 wheels in his life even at that age! Track days will happen, it is part of that dream!
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Old 23rd July 2021, 11:32   #20
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Congratulations Wolfy, on Miss.Isle! Its never too late to follow your passion.

I finally got my first bike after 34 years of argument with my father - when I was 48. It was a Kawasaki Z900 - I christened it "Bumblebee". And incidentally, I am taking delivery of a Versys 1000 this evening ... and I have already named it "Roadrunner".

One good thing that's happened to me after I got Bumblebee is that I started paying attention to my fitness. I have dropped from 106kgs to 84kgs ... and its done wonder to my ability to ride better and longer.

Wishing you miles and miles of joy and happiness on Miss.Isle.

Will give you a shout when I am in Bangalore next.

Cheers!
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Old 23rd July 2021, 11:45   #21
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I finally got my first bike after 34 years of argument with my father - when I was 48. It was a Kawasaki Z900 - I christened it "Bumblebee". And incidentally, I am taking delivery of a Versys 1000 this evening ... and I have already named it "Roadrunner".

Cheers!
Krish
Hey Krish!
I am sure that is a good story! How did he finally come around after that many years?

All the best for your Versys! Thats a beauty! Wishing you unlimited happy and safe miles!
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Hey Krish!
I am sure that is a good story! How did he finally come around after that many years?
Oh yes. I just sat him down and told him that I am buying the bike. Not like he had much of option other than to tell me to go ahead if "that makes me happy"

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All the best for your Versys! Thats a beauty! Wishing you unlimited happy and safe miles!
Thanks much

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