This article is all about the self-spirit this grandpa has. Here in India, it is just not possible for old folks to commute, especially in the metros. The chaos and pollution are alone enough to tire them up.
But it’s an all-together different case in the European countries where the traffic is minimal, roads and the air are clean and not filled with potholes. And surprisingly people from all age group ride and drive in those countries. That said, not often will you find a three digit aged person riding or driving.
Bajaj is all vocal about the Dominar 400 stamping on Royal Enfield
When Bajaj launched the Dominar in 2016, it was highly pitted against the mighty Royal Enfield Classic 350. It was supposed to gorge away the sales of the RE and leave it hanging dry. I, for one, was actually very confused at this conjecture made by both Bajaj and the moto fraternity on how they interpreted this rivalry. There wasn’t any in the first place if you ask me.
To veer off loyalists from sticking onto Royal Enfields, Bajaj has started a Bulldog battle aiming straight at those RE purists and urge them to chuck the elephants and take onto the Dominar 400.
The wackiest mod ever done on a Pulsar
Character. It’s a hard-to-define quality but when it comes to motorcyclists, this compelling argument for the immeasurable is a no-brainer. Take a look at his bike and then you will understand everything about that person. Maybe even which song he sings in the shower. The whole story.
This Bajaj Pulsar NS 200 tells you one such story. A story of full show and lights.
Unslod BS-III stock motorcycles can still be yours for just ₹ 20000
The country has just reeled in from the biggest ever sale fest where every automotive dealer is offering you heavy discounts on their BS-III vehicles in a bid to clear off stock. If you planned to buy a two-wheeler for yourself, and you missed it, we have your back. There couldn’t have been a better day for you to do just that.
Things could still be your way. But because we couldn’t resist, here is your solution.
Watch this 4 year old give a complex to most bikers.
What did you do when you were 4 years old? I’m sure you can’t even remember nor will this kid from Ukraine. But the whole world already knows that he rides motorbikes better than most riders on the streets now. he not only rides them, he participates in racing and stunt competitions.
DIY KTM exhaust kit. For ₹ 25 only.
You have to agree that everyone after some point of time develops an affinity towards the throaty exhaust note of the KTM Dukes’ and the RCs’. Unfortunately, you have to buy one to extract all the feels of it. There is only one thing that stops us from doing that. The steep prices of these machines.
Not that it is a lot or it is not worth it, it so much is. But a major part of the country’s population cannot afford it. So what if you cannot buy the whole motorcycle? You can at least customise your commuter to sound like one. A chap here has done exactly that, but not by spending huge sums to replace his exhaust unit. Instead, he makes use of an empty soda can.
Yes, with just an aerated can of your favourite drink that cost just ₹ 25. He has fastened the can onto the exhaust unit in such a way that the mouth/opening of the can face the exhaust outlet of the Honda commuter motorcycle. And when he starts the ignition, you wouldn’t believe your ears how similar to the KTM exhaust note it sounds.
If you go to a small shack selling snacks and drinks or even to your corner grocery store, you don’t even have to spend that ₹ 25, you will find cans thrown away. So basically, all you then need is a fastener metal wire that will hoist the can into place. And Voila!, you have your very own DIY KTM exhaust unit.
Watch a self-riding motorcycle make fun of its owners
You must have heard about self-driving cars that is making so much of noise in the industry today. The technology of tomorrow has already arrived today and test runs are being implemented as we speak.
On motorcycles, however, the technology is yet to completely arrive. Honda and Yamaha are already showcasing their state-of-the-art concepts to the world.
But the story here is totally different. And a funny one at it.
While a film crew was shooting on the icy frozen lakes of Minnesota, USA, a rider named Jake Larch was supposed to shoot a stunt scene which started with him jumping onto the motorcycle from the rear while the bike started was moving.
Best commuter motorcycle to carry things around
Yes, I know. The title is quite redundant in itself. But not in India. People use anything and everything to transport people and goods around. And India being filled with narrow roads and streets, two-wheelers make the most efficient way to transport all kinds of things around as motorcycles occupy a much smaller “footprint” than the average automobile.
India is a land of 1.25 Billion people. And to transport them, there are roughly 155 - 160 million two-wheelers plying on the road at any given time of the day. Out of which, expect just a handful of them to obey rules and regulations and ride with only a pillion at the max. The rest of them carry anything and everything under the sun. Free from stuff like a roof, windows or doors, you can carry some surprisingly tall, long or wide objects on a motorcycle. Maybe a nuclear warhead even?
According to a TOI article in 2015, "owners of two-wheelers can fit a box in their vehicles to carry any goods or immediate medical aid. These vehicles will be fitted with light-weight boxes for carrying goods. According to sources, two-wheeler goods vehicles will have to be 550 mm long and the allowed width will be 510 mm and the weight of each box would be 30 kg." But this holds good on paper more than on actual application. And abusing this rule is not a difficult task to do by.
Putting too much weight on your motorcycle compromises handling and can overtax some components. But for some, it could be their daily bread and butter. And such people go in to buy motorcycles at the very low end of the market, meaning, they will all be commuter motorcycles and fortunately, India has some of the largest manufacturers of commuter motorcycles – Hero MotoCorp, TVS, Honda and Bajaj.
People carrying goods make use of motorcycles that lie within the 50cc-125cc category. They consist of both motorcycles, and off late, scooters. So we decided to give a rundown of which 5 amongst the commuter two-wheelers to use when you have some hauling to do:
Watch a TVS Victor carry an Indian family of 8
India is a land of 1.25 Billion people. Out of which 70% of them live outside the metros and tier-1 urban agglomerations. Adhering to laws is not very strong in such places and that is where you will find all kinds of things waiting to surprise you.
One such a category would be finding weird things transported on weird vehicles. And also a million people on one little motorcycle. No wonder it is the Indian Army who holds the Guinness World Record for carrying the most number of people on a motorcycle. 56 to be exact, on a single 500 cc Royal Enfield Bullet. The motorcycle though was modified, as permitted, with a platform around the edge to carry all the people.
But when you go to rural India, you will not find modified motorcycles, but you will still see people merrily travelling about. This video sees not only people but also animals travelling around with all their luggage and supplies.
If you squint and take a close look, you will see, in total, 8 lives hanging around the edge. A family of 6 which include parents and four children, and their pet dog. Now you will be forgiven to point out that the count is 7. Take a closer look, and you will just be able to catch a small little pup in one of the kid’s hand.
To top it, they carry even their luggage and supplies with the dog wrapped up in a bag made out of cloth. WOW Who knows how many more things is missing from the other side of the motorcycle that cannot be seen in the video.
This daredevil family of 8 seems very happy at the sight of a video taken by them and engage themselves by waving back at the camera. I must say, they seem to have total control of the bike fully loaded. If I had to carry 7 other lives, I will be sweating my pants out.
In what looks to me as a TVS Victor, it is a 100 cc commuter motorbike, not exactly meant to carry this much. But as the old adage say ’Jugaad’ is one thing we Indians know to do.
Ever seen ten men riding on a motorcycle? Well in India even four men riding on one single motorcycle is visible, but ten men on one single motorcycle is absolutely unbelievable. Well, we are not talking about our Republic Day parade, but ordinary people. But if you have will, nothing is impossible. These ten men seem to have taken the words pretty seriously. In this video these ten men can be seen riding on one motorcycle. Not only that, they are seen trying to do a stunt as well. Is this seems real? What do you think?