Friday, February 14, 2014

Sideburn # 16

Have you got your issue of Sideburn #16? 

An issue packed with features on El Solitario Petardo; the history of the Harley XR750; 1970s flat track memories; Jim Rice; Kenny Roberts; Suzuki Savage LS650 tracker; modified Royal Enfields going wild in the Himalayas; 450cc Formula 2 Speedway prototypes; The Barbara Fritchie Classic; Bixente BSA. 

Yea you read it modified Royal Enfield's going wild in the Himalayas is a feature on Helmet Stories. Just another reason to order your copy now

Monday, February 10, 2014

Delhi Bikers Fest

If you are in Delhi on March 2nd come down to the DELHI BIKERS FEST - ‘Motorcycling At Its Best!’. Delhi Bikers Fest is going to be hosted by Delhi Bikers Breakfast Run (DBBR) (Started by Joshua John) is an inter-club group of seasoned bikers who have aspired to bring unity in diversity among the Delhi motorcycle community since 2009. Keeping the same spirit of ‘Ride-Respect-Relax’ that DBBR stands for they are hosting one of a kind, family-friendly, one-day festival on 2nd March 2014. 

The goal is to experience and exhibit the best of Indian Bikers and its clubs in a non-alcohol, highly creative atmosphere. There will be tasty food and chai stalls, biker merchandise, live bands, motivational adventure stories in the seminar section, movies, photo and art exhibits, vintage and classic bike line up and so much more.

You can find out the details of the whats going to be going down at the festival on their Facebook page. 

And yes the Helmet Stories crew will be there so see you there. 

5 reasons why you should have come India BIke Week 2014

1. Ted Simon
The man needs no introduction. Ted Simon was there and we were lucky to have him ride with us for 3 days and regale us with his Ted-isms.

2. Jay Kannaiyan 
The Indian who quit his job,sold his house, packed up his stuff and spent 3 years riding down from Chicago to New Delhi via Latin America, Europe and Africa. Jay rode with us down the coastal route and put that Harley Davidson Super Low through its paces.

3. Scott Redding
Yea the youngest rider to win a Moto GP was there thanks to the guys at Castrol Power 1 (yea the same guys who sent us to Uttrakhand and later took us to Sepang for the Moto Gp)

4. 1912 Indian V Twin
This bike looked liked it had rolled out of the factory that day and started up in one kick and ran better than some of the new V Twins at IBW.
Photo Credit : Parrys (from )

5. This dude
This very opinionated, licence less, drunk, ladies scooter riding, Swiss carpenter who offered to build me a house after 9 years was the life of the party at the Howling Dog Bar.
Photo Credit : Aabhimanyu Mulchandani

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Hello Continental GT

Sunday Morning I got delivery of the very first Continental GT in Chandigarh. Of course I was not there to pick it up but Dad was happy to do the needful fitting since actually its a present from the parents (yes I know they spoil me rotten take it up with them).
So now I have to plan a quick trip to Chandigarh to ride the bike down to Mumbai specially since Mom called and said "Dad has been inseparable from the bike since he picked it up from the dealer he is all over the city".

Photo credit to Kismet Nakai