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TOURING ON SUPERBIKES: Part IV: Delhi-Bikaner-Udaipur.

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  • TOURING ON SUPERBIKES: Part IV: Delhi-Bikaner-Udaipur.

    Singing in the rain!A Short video of the kinds of roads that you have the speeds that can be easily achieved.
    YouTube - R1 Touring in Rajasthan.

    Bikaner Junagarh Fort


    Entrance to Junagarh FortAnother short video at a level crossing before Nagaur!
    YouTube - R1 Leaning!

    Ride through Thar


    Parked amidst dunes


    Ride in the desert


    Just before getting into Jodhpur, I stopped to refill.


    As I approached Jodhpur, I had a tough time going around the city, finding my winding way around the Blue city, avoiding the congestion and finding myself on the highway to Ahmedabad. Since I did not want to stop at Jodhpur, I thought I would give myself a short respite at Rohet Garh, 50 odd kilometers from Jodhpur. The prince/heir apparent of Rohet is a friend of mine. I wanted to stop and greet him. And I wanted to regroup.

    At Rohet Garh Entrance.Meeting with the first R15 of Udaipur



    Day3: Back to Delhi!

    Nothing much to say here. There are two routes as most of you know. You want long fast straights, take NH76 and have a blast. You want to take the curvaceous route caressing the Aravallis, take NH8 and have a blast there too. I took the latter. It may cost me over an hour longer on the way back. But it is fun.

    I was home by 5 in the evening. I was dead beat. And I was wondering if I had had a faired Fazer or a Vstrom, would I have been as fatigued. Some points to ponder certainly after close to 1800 kms in three days.

    This was a whirlwind hurricane tour that I did with hardly any real visiting or interacting with people. That is a different kind of touring that one does. And I like that as well. And I may have one such tour in the not so distant future. I have started talking to certain members for such a tour. It will be longer, less whirlwind-ish, more relaxed. A part of the reconnaissance has been done.

    A rough map of the tour.


    IMP Note: In the last few tours that I have done with the R1, I have taken care to test out ALL kinds of fuel available in all corners that I have been to without the use of Octane Boosters. And I faced no problems whatsoever of pinging. Though low grade petrol lying in the tank for a few days without getting used does cause pinging.

    Special Thanks to Messrs Rajinder Singh for taking care of my reservations in Bikaner and the Management at Hilltop Hotel for taking care in Udaipur.
    The Wheel was a great invention; Two Wheels with a Motor in between was even better!


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    Xbhp's Indo-French Kashmir-Ladakh Tour

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    Triplog Approved.

    Wonderfully detailed and very very well penned down log (and pictures). Thanks for sharing.
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    • #3
      Originally posted by Aryan View Post
      Triplog Approved.

      Wonderfully detailed and very very well penned down log (and pictures). Thanks for sharing.
      Thanks for the superfast approval.
      The Wheel was a great invention; Two Wheels with a Motor in between was even better!


      BMW Motorrad Days 2011

      Xbhp's Indo-French Kashmir-Ladakh Tour

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      • #4
        Nice write up Ken...!! Really liked reading through it and that leaning video is as good as the pics ....!!

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        • #5
          Great read and see, I would have preferred the mount to be higher to have more of the road ahead and lesser of the bike, but always the next time.
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          • #6
            Nice write up dada i am sure one day i will be able to do such trips on my week ends on some 500 or a 600 cc naked bike

            so what kinda kmpl do you manage on these kinda trips like this one was 1800 Km.
            and how was the availabilty of the fuel needed specific to the R1
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              Originally posted by desideep View Post
              Nice write up dada i am sure one day i will be able to do such trips on my week ends on some 500 or a 600 cc naked bike

              so what kinda kmpl do you manage on these kinda trips like this one was 1800 Km.
              and how was the availabilty of the fuel needed specific to the R1
              Me too, I am waiting for a 500 or a 600 touring machine to come our way.

              About the mileage, I consume about 6L to a 100 kms; ie, 16km/L.

              About the fuel bit, if you check the IMP note at the end... it really did not matter at the end of the day the kind of fuel I used. Unlike the 2006 which pinged, this one does not!

              Originally posted by Sunny View Post
              Great read and see, I would have preferred the mount to be higher to have more of the road ahead and lesser of the bike, but always the next time.
              Point noted. Will try that, as you said... next time!
              Last edited by ken cool; 10-31-2008, 01:15 PM.
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                a great ride as well as write up there Ken da...
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                • #9
                  Nice trip there Ken Sir

                  Equally good write up. Short and crisp

                  Good to see 'The One' performing well with all types of fuel. Encouraging news for 'The One' owners.

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                  • #10
                    As ken already mentioned it was a ride, with no interaction with anyone, no sightseeing as such; the write up which is bike centric is obviously fair enough....even without any jazzy macros of insects, the write up is doubtlessly entertaining.
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                    • #11
                      It is the sense of being connected deeper to yourself, I can get to your thoughts of being in this ride and making it simply a memorable chapter

                      Its nice to see you are in the right direction, the rest all will fall in place with the time ... just keep clicking ...

                      Cruise baby cruise at 100-120miles, Thats something I was doing in December last year with 100-120kilometers but I know how those roads are, simply the tarmac track - if you have got what it takes, to open the throttle and challenge yourself for the little of every adrenalin in the corner of your body..

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                      Last edited by lovemax; 10-31-2008, 03:04 PM.
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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by lovemax View Post
                        It is the sense of being connected deeper to yourself, I can get to your thoughts of being in this ride and making it simply a memorable chapter

                        Its nice to see you are in the right direction, the rest all will fall in place with the time ... just keep clicking ...

                        ~m~
                        Thanks Freebird... for the connection bit! I hope the rest will fall in place too. I am sure it is good feeling, one of tranquility and serenity.

                        Good to see you around more often than before.
                        The Wheel was a great invention; Two Wheels with a Motor in between was even better!


                        BMW Motorrad Days 2011

                        Xbhp's Indo-French Kashmir-Ladakh Tour

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                        • #13
                          really good write kenda.. the pics were nice too really enjoyed reading thru and the video was good
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                          • #14
                            Speaking of your back giving way. I would get killed on the 600 on such a trip. I feel more comfortable on the R1, but again thats just me. The 600 is not exactly for me.
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                            • #15
                              @ken...

                              truly an endurance ride, if i may say.

                              great read, and i'm sure that such "alone" rides once in a while make all the difference, when it comes to taking a break from the hustle-bustle of the daily schedules of life. have thought of riding solo many a time, but can never make myself do it...strangely!

                              i havent ridden an R1 long enough to understand the aches it can cause to your body during long, uninterrupted rides. however, i do feel that this loss of a sensation on your fingers is something which can be looked into, and maybe after certain exercise routines, you'll do just a little bit better during long rides. but again, there is always the fazer option to substitute workouts for the body.

                              shall look forward to many more trip-logs from you.

                              ...simba

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