Sunday, April 02, 2006

Motorcycling (Actually!)

And what is good Phaedrus, is not what I am talking about here.

Spent the last half hour riding around on a 350cc Royal Enfield Bullet Machismo. Was that a completely different experience than riding my KB125 RTZ. Don't get me wrong. As mentioned in my review at Mouthshut, it still remains my first love.

The Bullet is a completely different piece of machinery. A motorcycle, not a Jap-Bike. It needs love and tender care to kick start and drive. No throttling to vroom your bike. The Bullet will just not take that from you and shut itself if you do that. It takes a lot to start a Bullet too! Not a normal kick-start. Decompress, observe the gauge, kick, nope Baby says push the kick start. He started the bike by pushing the kick lever with his hand!

The most beautiful part of the bike is once you get it onto the road. The regular thumping of the bike. Boy, does it just make one feel larger than life. What better a feeling for a narcisist like me. The bike just rolls with a regular thump.

I am going to buy a Machismo. Wait till the business kicks-off. Dad, I should have heeded your advise while buying the KB and bought a Bullet instead. Well guess, each bloke learns about the value of a Bullet at a certain time.


Anonymous said...

:-). seems I can finally post comments! Am not too creative with comments. It seems though that you do have a knack with words. Well I dont know much about bikes except they are fun to ride!

Anonymous said...

Tch. Tch. If it's now that you realized what a Bullet is, you have wasted some time dude. :)

Ujwal said...

@ Tch Tch

Better late than never my friend! :-)