Friday, June 26, 2015

Not so Easy - A Motorcycle Safety Film

Its easy today to go and pick up a powerful motorcycle and head out and start riding these days but one thing that we noticed is that most of you don't give a rats ass about safety. The funny part is today it is as easy to get decent gear to fit your pocket - a good helmet, jacket, gloves and boots are a must. 

Check out this awesome film on safety by Peter Fonda (shot in the 70s) funny how all the advice stands true today as well. 


So before you head out on your motorcycle go get your self some good gear.

Ride Safe! 

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Exactly one year ago we rode with the 11th Himalayan Odessey

Exactly a year ago I was on assignment on Royal Enfield's 11th Himalayan Odyssey. A 15 day ride that starts in New Delhi making its way up to Leh and surrounding areas before circling back down to the plains and ending in Delhi. Here are some pictures from the ride up.

This year we will cross the Odyssey as the Helmet Stories crew makes its way down from Leh after a 12 day ride to Spiti and Leh.


Wednesday, June 24, 2015

The ZMR Wanderers 6th Ride

The rains seem to follow the Wanderers wherever we go. For the 6th ride, we decided to head into West Bengal. Up through the tea estates around Darjeeling and low flying clouds all the way to Kalimpong and ending the ride back in Siliguri. Read about it the July Issue of Autocar India.

Hero Karizma ZMR Wanderers is an ongoing monthly online contest hosted on Autocar India and Hero MotoCorp’s Facebook page. All participants are asked to answer some very simple questions, and at the end of the contest every month, three winners are chosen. 

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

A Thunderbird LT through the pouring rain.

When I left home in the morning yesterday the rain had kinda ebbd down but little did I know, I hit the highway and the trees started to sway and the wind became a gale force and the rain started pelting down. The Thunderbird took it in its stride and did exactly what it was meant to do. It got me to MotoDay in Lavasa eventually. The event was pretty well done and if not for the rain it would have been even better. But for me the pièce de résistance was the 500 kms that I did all day alone in the rain with the Thunderbird. I got home soaked, muddy and exhausted but with a huge smile on my face. It may not be my kinda bike (just try think about throwing it into a corner) but I rode 5 hours straight through sheets of rain without a break and got home with a smile on my face. That says a lot.