8 PLACES TO RIDE TO FOR A MEMORABLE NEW YEAR BASH

It is about time to bid farewell to the year 2015 and we all know it has been a rough one. Between the rising “intolerance” and ISIS wrecking havoc, we hardly got a chance to breath easy…which is why it becomes imperative that we take matters into our own hands and make sure we bid adieu to this notorious year and welcome 2016 in style. And no, we’re not talking about crashing your buddies’ house party and immersing yourself [...]

10 COMMANDMENTS OF MOTORCYCLING

We know it is difficult to avoid temptation when you see your neighbors’ brand new motorcycle parked in the alley. But you must overcome this yearning to possess a machine that belongs to another man. Best to think of the wonderful times your machine has given you and the joys the two of you have experienced together as one. The best part is that so long as you keep loving your machine, it won’t mind if you brought along [...]

7 TIPS FOR RIDING DOWN TO THE BOBMC RIDER MANIA

The 2016 version of the annual BOBMC Rider Mania event is just around the corner and is being hosted by the prestigious Wanderlust MC of Nagpur this year. If you’ve decided to join the bandwagon, there are a few precautions you must pay heed to, before you kick start your journey. To make your life slightly easier we decided to collate a list of things you should take care of, before kicking off the road trip. They’re as follows: While it’s [...]

7 WAYS TO SAVE FUEL ON YOUR BIKE

Proud as we may feel, at our relatively smaller carbon footprints compared to the cagers, we have to admit that petrol is becoming an increasingly dirtier and costlier source of energy for our society as a whole, and there are things happening both, around us and at far off places to which we cannot turn a blind eye. Climate change is a reality and we cannot expect to address this new reality without making changes in our behaviour and [...]

10 SIGNS YOU’RE LIVING THE BIKER LIFESTYLE

“We Ride not to escape life, but for life not to escape us” Incidentally, not even half the folks that call themselves Bikers actually live the lifestyle of one. And we don’t blame them for it. It’s just the way of the world. It ties you down. Work, career, relationships, responsibility, everything designed to keep you grounded and keep you balanced. On a bike however, it is impossible to attain balance while standing still. You gotta keep moving. The life [...]

ROYAL ENFIELD HIMALAYAN: THE FIRST WORD

The Buzz: Royal Enfield motorcycles have always been a favourite for a trip to the Himalayas. So when RE decided to pay homage to the mountain ranges by launching a motorcycle of namesake, the entire spectrum of the adventure-tourer segment went abuzz. Well, the long wait is finally over as Royal Enfield raised the final curtains on its much-awaited Himalayan. The world got its first good look at the motorcycle a few days ago at the Delhi Auto Expo 2016, [...]

9 RIDERS TO FOLLOW ON INSTAGRAM

There are several ways to tell a story, and there are a few stories that are best told by images. Images that stay with us for eternity. Images that invoke within us a deep sense of wonder, beauty and often pathos. Pictures that speak louder than any words ever spoken, more meaningful and in a language that is only understood by the heart. After all, they don’t say, “a picture is worth a thousand words” for nothing. So we set [...]

BOBMC RIDER MANIA – THE BADDEST MOTORCYCLE FEST IN INDIA

The Inception: Sometimes a small idea can lead to great outcomes and the BOBMC Rider Mania is most certainly one such phenomenon. To understand the makings of this phenomenon, one must trace its origins back to the times when it all started with a simple idea of getting together and riding with fellow Bullet aficionados. Royal Enfield Motorcycles have always had their fair share of fan base both within India and elsewhere in the world. That being said, their [...]

10 TIPS FOR RIDING IN WINTER

We love winters for the sole reason that it brings the holiday season with it. Which means that you get about a week on undisturbed riding time. However, winters also mean that you have to change your outlook towards riding since it is very different from riding in any other season. If you are taking winters lightly, here’s a video to change your perspective: Now that you believe us, here are tips that you should keep in mind, while riding [...]

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 [...]

5 REASONS TO RIDE IN THE DISTINGUISHED GENTLEMAN’S RIDE ’15

They say a picture is worth a thousand words. Some make us laugh, some make us cry, while others are powerful enough to inspire movements and revolutions. The latter is certainly true for this image: Inspired by this photo of Mad Men’s Don Draper on a classic bike and wearing his finest suit, the Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride was founded in 2012 in Sydney Australia. It was decided a themed ride would be a great way to combat the often-negative stereotype of [...]

FEATURED RIDER – BHARATH REDDY

Featured Rider – Bharath a.k.a Riderboy Rides: Royal Enfield Thunderbird 500 a.k.a. Bada Don Profession: IT Delivery Coordinator at Volvo Bharath recently undertook his first long solo ride around South India and was kind enough to share his experience with us. The 1900 kms round trip, which started at Bangalore had stopovers at many picturesque spots including Madurai, Kanyakumari, Kovalam and Kochi to name a few. The solo trip gave him, the opportunity to exercise two of his passions – Riding and [...]

10 THINGS WE WANT FROM THE ROYAL ENFIELD HIMALAYAN

Royal Enfield is going all guns blazing. They have committed to launch one new motorcycle every year. After the relative success of the Continental GT, RE is all set to launch the Off- Roading Monster – Himalayan. For decades, motorcycles made by Royal Enfield have ruled the paths of Himalayas. They are the preferred motorcycles for many riders for their trip to Laddakh or Spiti Valley since they are built like a tank and are comfortable like a couch. Hence [...]

HARLEY DAVIDSON 2016 MODELS – WHAT’S NEW AND WHAT’S MISSING?

Every year Harley Davidson launches the next year’s line up between August and September and this year has been no different. Like every year, Harley Davidson has made minor and insignificant changes to the existing models, launched a new model, taken off a current model and brought back a previously discontinued model. Surprisingly, this year Harley was a little unpredictable and did a few things more than what it was expected to deliver. Small is BIG: After years, Harley has shifted [...]

10 ADVICES NO ONE GIVES BEFORE YOU START RIDING

Life on a bike is beautiful. There are many, who wish to move to the beautiful side of life by learing to ride a motorcycle. For those of you, who are thinking of getting your first motorcycle and beginning the biker life, here are 10 things that no one will tell you about motorcycling: Just because you know how to drive a car and have some road sense, does not necessarily mean that you can ride a motorcycle. Though riding [...]

VIDEO – STORIES OF BIKE – DISCOVERY

Here is a simple story of Kristen who discovered the Joy of Riding when she purchased her first Motorcycle – a Triumph Bonneville. Extract from the Website: After having moved to New York City from Norman, Oklahoma and endured public transportation for over 9 years, Kristen decided it was finally time to get back on two wheels and buy her dream bike; a Triumph Bonneville. When that time finally came, Kristen not only found all the great things that come with [...]

BEST 5 CUSTOM HARLEY DAVIDSON SPORTSTERS

The Harley Davidson Sportster series is the longest running Harley today. It is also a favorite of custom bike builders across the world. The Sportster is easy to customize but difficult to perfect. Owing to the number of companies building after market parts for these motorcycles, a lot of people both professional bike builders and amateurs one time garage builders choose Sportsters for their builds. This makes it even more difficult to choose our favorite Harley Sportster. We thought of [...]

8 REASONS TO RIDE EVERYDAY

Bikers don’t need a reason to ride. Riding is a personal choice of life and should be left at that. For a biker, riding a motorcycle is as basic as breathing air. While some of us ride only on weekends or on trips, there are a few who need to ride everyday. If you belong to the former group of riders, here are 8 reasons to convince you to ride your motorcycle everyday: Research shows that riding a motorcycle is [...]

7 THINGS BIKERS ARE TIRED OF HEARING

People can be annoying, especially if they don’t motorcycle. Not only are their conversations boring, they stereotype bikers. They have a picture of what a biker is supposed to be and they stick to it. The moment you meet a new person and tell him that you have ridden down, you get a particular unfamiliar look. Some are excited to meet bikers, but even they can get annoying. We have listed down 7 things that you can expect to hear [...]

MOVIE – HOW TO RIDE BITCH

A Funny twist to the Instructional Videos about Riding. You will burst out laughing. Featuring Sean Keenan of Puberty Blues fame, a classic Australian ‘postie’ bike and a couple pretty dames of course. DIRECTORS // ALEX VIVIAN, CRIS BALMACEDA WRITERS // ALEX VIVIAN, CRIS BALMACEDA, JIMMY NIGGLES PRODUCER // STEPHANIE FULLER CINEMATOGRAPHER // JOSH FLAVELL EDIT&COLOUR // ALEX VIVIAN COSTUME // TIANA WALLACE HAIR&MAKEUP // MICHELLE LOUISE STYLING // TIANA WALLACE STALLIONS // SEAN KEENAN, SIMON CARR DAMES // ASHLEIGH WESSELING, HANNAH VARLAND **We’d like to thank all involved for their [...]

7 REASONS WHY YOU SHOULD TAKE A SOLO MOTORCYCLE TRIP

All Bikers have made motorcycle trips with their buddies. Its always fun to get on the road with your best friends and their motorcycles. While a trip with friends is always a good idea, there is also a very strong case for taking a solo ride. It is an experience that every biker should relish at least once in his life. Solo travel is for everyone even if you enjoy the company of others. Here are 7 Reasons Why [...]

10 THINGS BIKERS DON’T LIKE ABOUT MOTORCYCLING

Motorcycling is amazing. There is nothing better than hitting the road on your bike after a hard days work. It is the only way to commute. Whereas life on two wheels is beautiful, there are the not so pleasant realities about riding. Here are our least favorite things about riding It’s a beautiful weather and chrome on your bike is calling out to you. You plan a meeting with your friends and get on the road. Like any usual day, you [...]

10 SIGNS THAT YOU LOVE YOUR MOTORCYCLE

Falling in love is a special feeling. It’s even more special when it’s with your motorcycle. If you have share any of the feelings mentioned, you are in Love with your motorcycle. If your idea of having fun is to spend time with you motorcycle, then you love your motorcycle. You wake up in dawn on Sunday to go out for a ride and come back in the afternoon, just to spend another few hours washing your bike. When it’s dry, [...]

TOP 5 CUSTOM ROYAL ENFIELDS

The world is full of Motorcycles and Custom Builds. Royal Enfield is one of our favorite motorcycles and there are many reasons. It is a very compatible motorcycle and a lot of talented artists have made it their canvas for showcasing their motorcycle masterpiece. We thought of listing our 5 Best Royal Enfields, which we found on the Internet. Motovida is a Canadian Motorcycle Custom Shop and their Fun Loving version of the Royal Enfield is our 5th Best RE found [...]

THE 4 C’S OF ROYAL ENFIELD

We love the Royal Enfield. There are just so many reasons to love the motorcycle, its difficult to point down all the reasons. However, we have tried to express our admiration using 4Cs. The first adjective that comes to mind, when one thinks about the Royal Enfield is CLASS. Motorcycle manufacturers these days focus on speed and technology. The result is that most of the motorcycles on the road look like cousins of each other. It is difficult to make out [...]

6 GREATEST MOTORCYCLE MOVIES

There are days when you can’t ride. The weather is not favorable, your bike needs repairs, you need to baby sit. The reasons could be endless and sometimes mindless. That doesn’t mean, you need to be away from motorcycles. When not riding, we enjoy watching movies on motorcycles. Here is a list of our all time favorite motorcycle movies. Harley Davidson and the Marlboro Man is a movie about two friends named “Harley Davidson” and “Marlboro Man”. It is an action [...]

CHECKLIST FOR A MOTORCYCLE TRIP

Motorcycle trips are what we live for. We have never felt better waking up in dawn and roaring out of the city on our two wheels. The feeling of freedom, when you leave your mundane life behind to spend a few days on the road with your friends and motorcycles is unmatched. To enjoy the trip, you need to pack right. We are listing down, the basic checklist of what to put in your motorcycle luggage and a few checks: Just [...]

SHORT MOTORCYCLE MOVIE – CHENNAI TO PONDICHERRY

Chennai to Pondicherry is a short film by Director Skylar Nielsen. The movie is about 2 friends on their Royal Enfield Thunderbirds riding from Chennai to Pondicherry. The visuals in the movie explain that a biker is always at peace even while passing through the chaos of everyday living. Review it in the comments below. Do you have a short movie or story to share. Share it with us by clicking on the link below SHARE YOUR STORY

17 REASONS WHY YOUR MOTORCYCLE IS BETTER THAN YOUR GIRLFRIEND

You can bathe your Motorcycle in front of your mother You gift your Motorcycle, the things that you want She’s always ready to go on a long ride She speaks only when you want her to. If your Motorcycle is too loud, you buy her a muffler. You can have more than one Motorcycle at the same time You can ride your Motorcycle anytime you want You can ride your Motorcycle the first time you meet her without taking her out to dinner or a [...]

10 TIPS FOR RIDING IN THE RAIN

Riding in the rain has mixed reviews from bikers. While some just stop riding and cover their motorcycles with protective coating, there are others who just love it. It’s an unavoidable part of a bikers life and all of us have done it at some point in our rides. As a rider, it is important to know the basics for rain riding. Here are 10 things to remember while riding in the rain. Rain Drops become pricky at normal riding speeds. [...]

WHAT YOU SHOULD CONSIDER BEFORE LINING UP FOR THE ROYAL ENFIELD DESPATCH RIDER

Royal Enfield is firing with all cylinders. The “Made Like a Gun” Motorcycle Company, which was dormant for much of the 90s and 2000s, have serviced their barrels and got new Bullets. The Brand is on a rampage and is showing no signs of stopping down. The company grew by 70% is 2014 and has plans of scaling much more. For the first time in History, they sold more bikes than the Legendary Harley Davidson and this year seems no [...]

TEN REASONS WHY RIDING MOTORCYCLES IS BETTER THAN DRIVING CARS

Riding a Motorcycle is a Way of Life. It’s the only way to travel in my dictionary. If you still need convincing, read the below reasons: A rider feels hot in the summers, feels cold in the winters and gets drenched in the rains. A rider smells only what nature has to serve. On a bike, you are always one with nature and a part of the universe. However, in that cage called a car, you only feel the air conditioner [...]

6 SIMPLE MODIFICATIONS TO ROYAL ENFIELD TO TAKE IT TO THE NEXT LEVEL

Royal Enfield is not just a motorcycle. It is a legacy in Indian Motorcycling. Every Rider either Rides a Royal Enfield or wants to ride one. Going by the popularity of the brand, you have probably waited months to get your hands on one. But buying is only the beginning, it is customizing the bike that will make you stand out in the crowd. Here the six simple modifications, you can do to your Royal Enfield to take your riding [...]