SPEAKING OF LEGENDS – LUCA MANNI & HIS MACHINE [HARLEY DAVIDSON DEUCE]

While most riders would feel privileged enough to be riding a stock Harley, for some, that just doesn’t cut it. They find within themselves a divine inspiration to make the motorcycle truly their own, not merely by customising it, but by literally taking it apart piece by piece and building the motorcycle up from scratch. Making the design even more cutting edge and taking the performance of the bike notches higher along the way. Luca Manni is one such [...]

VIDEO: DUST & MOTORCYCLE STORIES: CHAPTER 1

We stumbled upon this series of motorcycle videos from Mono 500 and loved it. The series is about a group of friends riding on Gauchos and Dakar’s dust roads in Argentina on Royal Enfield Classic 500s. The video captures some breathtaking moments from the groups’ escapade through the vast expanse of the Argentinian geography. It seems that our love for Motorcycles and Leather is also shared by our brothers from Mono500. There’s something visceral about fine leather and fine machines [...]

7 REASONS TO RIDE TO NORTH EAST RIDERS MEET 2015 (NERM THE SEVENTH)

As most of the Royal Enfield aficionados would know, the annual event of North East Riders Meet(NERM) has been taking place amidst the quite and pristine hills of North East for several years now. What started as a small event back in 2009, has grown to become one of the most anticipated events in the Indian Ride Calendar. Thanks to the man responsible for the inception of the idea, Sunil Karnani and his mates, who not only turned the [...]

IN MEMORY OF THE TRIUMPH BONNEVILLE

Triumph seems to have finally woken up to the calls of modernity. After years of sheer reluctance and disinterest towards making any structural changes to their iconic Bonneville, Triumph apparently have finally realized that they’re going to have to rely on more than just old school charm and nostalgia to compete against the best in the business. While we all loved the history associated with the brand Bonneville, both performance wise and in terms of practicality, the Bonneville were [...]

ROYAL ENFIELD CLASSIC 500 VS CLASSIC 350 – WHICH IS THE BETTER MOTORCYCLE?

Quite evidently, Royal Enfield motorcycles these days, are selling like ‘hot cakes.’. It seems everyone wants to buy one and are okay with the waiting period (which in some cases is about 6 months). Gone are the days of mechanical failures and greasy pants. With the introduction of the new UCE engine, you don’t need to be a mechanic to own a Royal Enfield and this is the main reason for their sales hitting the north pole in the [...]

7 (LAME) EXCUSES FOR NOT RIDING A MOTORCYCLE

In our interactions with the non-biking community, we often come across the question, “Why do you ride?” And we’re supposed to come up with a passion filled answer that would work as an encapsulated dose of our passion for all things motorcycle and give them the starry eyes. Yet every rider has come across that smug-filled expression of disapproval, where they looked at us as thrill-seeking irrational maniacs and assumed that they knew better. So we decided to turn the [...]

STEVE JOBS… A VISIONARY ON A MOTORCYCLE

“When I was 17, I read a quote that went something like: ‘If you live each day as if it was your last, someday you’ll most certainly be right.’ It made an impression on me, and since then, for the past 33 years, I have looked in the mirror every morning and asked myself: ‘If today were the last day of my life, would I want to do what I am about to do today?’ And whenever the answer [...]

7 REASONS TO JOIN A MOTORCYCLE CLUB

Being part of a Motorcycle Club has been a bone of contention right from the time of inception of the idea. There has always been a sense of ambiguity about them, in that while for some they’re a source of awe and inspiration, for others they’re just plain old trouble on two wheels. Irrespective of what people feel, being part of a group of like minded people, definitely has its benefits. Here are our reasons, why we feel you should [...]

IN CONVERSATION WITH A MAVERICK!!

At first glance, Tarique Afaque could pass for a regular guy, with a regular job and a regular life. Nothing about his appearance suggests of the maverick that he is. Maybe that’s his humility. We decided to catch a few moments with him, which wasn’t easy considering how busy he’s been off late; organizing the 2015 version of the Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride in Delhi, to find out what got him here and what are his plans for his riding [...]