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How do people react seeing you Geared Up?

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  • How do people react seeing you Geared Up?

    Guys share your experiences about how people react on seeing you geared up.

    My Experience:
    First of all my friends call it waste of money, show off etc. but I dont care about what they say. Dont know when they will understand the value of riding gears and helmets.

    Today I went to a petrol pump. I was wearing my Daijya Helmet, A jacket(not a riding one) and Riding Gloves. The person asked me whether I was doing any advertisement for Yamaha?

    Would like to know you experiences.
    Yamaha YZF-R15 is Here

  • #2
    Off-Topic Approved.


    • #3
      When i am Geared i dont wear helmet (Sikh) then people ask you do stunts or what.
      Never upgrade without getting your basics RIGHT.


      • #4
        I have had people especially children whether i am going to some race or rally


        • #5
          hey cheating man .. i wanted to ask this question long back

          coming back to the topic .. ppl see as if i landed from mars ,,,
          people ask me ki i am into racing or something ..
          and in the traffic they ask me about my helmet and bike ...

          but my friends asked me y do i waste so much money on this and my answer is

          thank god you never met a accident ,,but when you will .. you will come to know ..
          my helmet saved me 2 times .. or else i would have been a $%@@%^%

          but in the recent times i am seeing people wearing nice helemts and jacket a few with gloves too and it makes me feel good ..
          we do our meets to spread the awareness of road safety and safety gears ..
          Last edited by sam92; 12-28-2008, 12:34 PM.


          The fast became faster[RTR] and now is the FASTEST[220] !!


          • #6
            I have been plying on the thane ghodbunder road for quite some while now.... its nice to see a change happening (whatever be the reason) people investing in good helmets and jackets and all!
            Infact even the pandus inquiring about the jacket where did i get them from, the cost and all!

            A fully geared riide is attraction to a lot of posers who immediately want to race with you....! Its your entry ticket to signal to signal GP

            My family, friends thinks I am sensible... as I ride (commute) a lot..
            My building ka bachcha party thinks that I go to participate in a bike race

            I love riding past school busses and kids in cars and wave at them...
            Super CommuTOURer� - Talk less, Ride more

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            • #7
              @Aryan-Thanks for Approving it but you didnt post your experience.

              @all- So the most common thing it that people think that you are a racer. This doesnt happen with me because a Very important thing(Riding Jacket) is missing.
              Yamaha YZF-R15 is Here


              • #8
                Originally posted by DriftKingNT View Post
                @Aryan-Thanks for Approving it but you didnt post your experience.
                I don't have full riding gears. I just have a GP One lid, a full riding gloves, and a leather jacket. I am yet to get a good pair of riding boots for myself. Well, seeing my GP One lid and gloves, people do, at times ask questions like why do I need to wear these things. Is it because I have just started riding or something?

                I just say, when you will have a fall and believe me my friend someday you will, then your mind would remember my image!


                • #9
                  When I go on long ride, I wear the Timbuktu jacket, and people stare like crazy! I can understand why, it looks bit overkill on Caliber 115

                  If someone asks me why I am wearing the jacket, I reply I am a new rider and am worried about getting a fall. That satisfies their curiocity


                  • #10
                    give way !
                    BIKER ...the thrill and sense of self-fulfilment is obtained from living a little dangerously!


                    • #11
                      Originally posted by satyenpoojary View Post
                      I love riding past school busses and kids in cars and wave at them...

                      They must think you're a celebrity or something then...

                      Personally, I do notice that I get a lot of stares. All it does is put a mile-wide smile on my face. But more importantly, I've noticed that gradually more and more people are investing in at least a good lid and basic jackets and gloves.

                      Kudos to safe riding then
                      10 Commandments:
                      1)Thank thy God for being alive.
                      2)Thou shalt respect one's own life and the live's of other road users.
                      3)Thou shalt respect one's own bike.
                      4)Love thy bike as thy self.
                      5)Always wear safety gear.
                      6)Alcohol is a strict NO!
                      7)Thou may lust after thy neighbour's bike specially if its of the R1 kind!
                      8)Thou shalt ride with 'ultra-most' care and caution when on Indian roads.
                      9)Thou shalt never leave the engine running at long traffic halts.
                      10)Thou shalt follow all of the above.


                      • #12
                        the one i love is. is tail gaiting a VIP's car... hahhaah you have see the look on that face inside that car...

                        thank my stars i have never been gunned down by anyone before.


                        • #13
                          me too get lot of stares from people at signal,,,,
                          most of the young riders ( riding P150, Zma, Rtr etc... want to race so they keep on revving at signal )

                          Like Satyen said children from school buses or in a car would point at me, and i would wave at them, feels good to see a smile on their face at that time

                          Work to ride and ride to work


                          • #14
                            they stare.. think im a hooligan .. and go away..

                            curse them
                            Chrome rims and bling ? get a real life !



                            • #15
                              ah heck

                              good thing you guys at least are in proper cities.

                              reaction from friends : waste of money, show off etc etc well the day your head bounces on the tarmac you may realise it(because i think they have an empty shell)

                              reaction from family : sensible and wise thing. and i havent been questioned for buying any riding gear.

                              common public :
                              youth -> Motogp mania stings them when they see me.
                              aunties -> go away pretending not to look at me and hiding their kids from my view
                              men -> just look at me with a gaze that tells "who the heck is this?"
                              police-> are you into racing ?
                              A man's testosterone level is directly proportional to bhp that he's using on his motorcycle.