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Thread: Shell Advance Presents Driver VS Rider : The Next Step!

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    Default Shell Advance Presents Driver VS Rider : The Next Step!



    xBhp is ready for the next step! We will start a series of roadtrips called Driver Vs Rider which will basically portray, well the rider and the driver. The contrary twins. Poles apart and yet in synergy. Bound within by the common religion of power, speed and control. But different enough to stand apart and yet stand tall. Pushing the limits of man and machine. Exploring the boundaries of the physics governing motion. On two wheels and four.

    Their world of power, speed and control exists on the twilight zone between living and dying. A game where the measures of time and distance get reduced to a hundredth part of that for the ordinary existence. Where precision is neither spectacular nor academic but a choice between breathing again or exiting with exploding debris. A world where the mind, the eyes and the limbs do all the talking there is. A world that gets as close to perfection as perfection itself. Because it demands so.

    Who is the better of the two? Who skirts the chasms of risk and danger more often and with lesser margins? Who is the greater adventurer of the two? The rider seems like an obvious pick but is it really so? Four wheels might mean the cushion of twice the rubber and little apparent need for balance but are these really such huge advantages. Think of six times greater momentum, the inertia induced reluctance to change direction and speed and think of the space those four rubber feet need and the equation tends to balance between the two.

    Leave the boring physics and those morbid thoughts of danger to life and limb. Think of beauty in motion. The motorcycle banking deep into a sweeping tight left hander or that snazzy low-rider sports-car tackling a hard right-hander in full drifting glory. The sounds, the visuals and the goose-bumps reign supreme both sides. The rider more of a gladiator in his arena, exposed to sight, wind, danger and spectator. And the motorcycle a thoroughbred stallion, tamed rebellion with that wild streak lurking just beneath. The driver in contrast a charioteer, unifying the power and the cage. Transforming hurtling metal into a swift arrow shot with precision and perfection.

    xBhp embarks on a journey here to discover the world of the driver as he steps into and drives a high-performance car. And communicates with you through the eyes and soul of a rider. No, xBhp is not deviating from its true calling that remains ensconced in two-wheels. Neither is this aimed as a competition between the rider and the driver even though the ‘vs’ connects them. They are not modern day gladiators for us. There’s no combat at the edge involved. In fact, there’s serenity in performance as we see it through this series. Even though both the rider and the driver shall be using high-performance vehicles, they are not at loggerheads by pitting the machines and their skills against each other. They travel in synergy as partners reveling in the beauty of precision machinery in motion. They move in such mutual admiration and that of the exotic locales they travel through. And through them xBhp brings these stellar machines right up your virtual door-step and lets you get up-close and intimate with them. Come and be our co-travelers on this journey of discovering the troika of superlatives in man, machine and road.

    The Contest

    xBhp will be starting with the Episode 1 this August. However, lets have a little fun before we start. Can you guess the BIKE, CAR and the COUNTRY that we going to this roadtrip in? If you guess all correctly then you can win an exclusive Tshirt and scale models. Just log on to www.driverVsrider.com and start participating!

    It all reveals on August 11th!
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    Sounds interesting.
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    My EntrY:
    The Bike is a Ducati Diavel!
    The Cage is some AMG SUV series (my car knoweldge is a big fat zero!)
    The Country is THE US of A



    Cant access the spreadsheet
    Please please please do consider my entry! Give me a scale model of Only the ducati if I win
    (Ducati+AMG collab and all and xBhp! woohoo!)

    Edit: The country could be Japan too (The Land of the riding sun )
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    yes the bike is the Ducati Diavel And i suppose the Car is the Mercedes C 63 AMG. Even i cant access the site. Its not working
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    The car looks like Pontaic G5 and the bike looks like harley davidson. the country is somewhere north of USA.
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    Quote Originally Posted by addyrulz01 View Post
    yes the bike is the Ducati Diavel And i suppose the Car is the Mercedes C 63 AMG. Even i cant access the site. Its not working
    you cant access the website or just the spreadsheet? both are working fine by the way.
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    Cant access the spreadsheet
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    Entered my guess as well....though the site makes it pretty obvious which Bike,Car and country is that.... Just need to focus bit extra on hyperlinks...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sunny View Post
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    low-rider sports-car tackling a hard right-hander in full drifting glory. The sounds, the visuals and the goose-bumps
    The kind of shape (front skirts and the overall shape of a saloon) + the description above makes it look very much like the C63 AMG Mercedes. Also,looks more like the 2012 model(bulges on bonnet; more compact than the previous gen AMG)?

    Only time will tell.

    And because it's an AMG to all my beliefs, the bike is a Ducati Diavel I am presuming!

    Place: Somewhere in Europe,between Germany(AMG) and Italy(Ducati)..
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    The Diavel and the C 63 AMG in our very own Indian soil!!
    We are miles away from the routine.
    Headlights rise over the horizon.
    Pierce the morning fog.
    Cut through the clutter in our minds.
    Carve new highways!


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