Hello xbhp,this is Kedar from Goa. I'm a 12 grade student and have recently given my boards/engg exams.
As the title suggests I've been following xbhp for quite some time now. If my memory serves right i first stumbled upon xbhp as a 12 year old kid in my epic quest for a desktop wallpaper of a cbr1000rr. Then as time went by I was thoroughly intrigued by the things people over here did with their bikes, i mean touring on a motorcycle! I thought that was limited to the cars. Frankly i understood counter steer, carb tuning, tire upgrades etc way before learning trigonometry etc. Heck, spent better part of my study time reading the travelogues. Glad I did.
As for actual riding, my dad taught me to ride three years back on our old 115 caliber. Year back he got a honda twister. I do sunday morning 5.30-7a.m rides to polish my riding. Have a studd rhyno handed over to me by my cousin.
Other things related to biking:
-Follow Motogp from past 5 years. Nicky Hayden is the one i root for. As for team it was Suzuki (the first race i saw was the one where hopper finished on the podium for the first time and the commentators where all praises for him. Also the suzuki to me was the coolest looking bike. Hence as a kid this is the team i suported) now its the ducati.
-Current dream bike is aprilia rsv4r.
-best indian bike to me is the r15v1. Game changer according to me. Would love to have an used one as my first bike. And i know about JOEL.
-Hate the mentality of an average Indian towards bike and their worship of cages. Dad included (we always argue on this).
-WANT Bajaj to be a global player. The only brand worth representing India.
I will adhere to the rules of the forum and be unbiased.
Hope to make some good contribution to the forum .