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    Default Re: Quest of first Bike Tour - Hyderabad to Hampi - Total 1000Km with my better half

    Quote Originally Posted by Prabakar Murali View Post
    Nice and clean write up!! Beautiful and Scenic pictures!! Could you shed some light on the performance and mileage of the bike with pillion and luggage? Did you feel any vibrations while cruising at speeds?
    Thanks Prabhakar.

    Mileage: I didn't measured but it was less than 45 Kmpl.
    550 Kms of NH44 at 85-90 Kmph cruise
    300 Kms of under construction road, speed varied from 10-40 Kmph
    150 Kms of good road with moderate speed 60-75 Kmph.

    Highway Cruising: With pillion and bags I was able to cruise 90+ easily. However I kept it 85-90 only. Vibration was nil.

    Driving Comfort: We didn't feel any backpain or tiredness after ride.

    Stability: There was stretch of 170+ km (onward route) / 120 km (back route) of under-construction road of gravel and even some places boulders. But it able to sail through, thanks to MRF Zapper. It said to be soft compound tire but I don't see any cuts after trip. Not even loss of tire pressure.
    Luckily avoided two accident places, jumping over unmarked breakers on flat road. These breaker are not visible at speed of 70+ and breaking may skid the bike.

    Only problem with bike after journey: chain cover bold screw thread worn out. Not sure how it happened.
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    TravelLog: Hyderabad to Hampi

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    Default Re: Quest of first Bike Touring - Total 1000Km with my better half

    Beautiful!
    Great to see someone ride with his woman.... wish mine was up to it

    Hope you guys have many more such adventures!

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    Default Re: Quest of first Bike Tour - Hyderabad to Hampi - Total 1000Km with my better half

    Quote Originally Posted by anoopkumar0 View Post
    Thanks Prabhakar.

    Mileage: I didn't measured but it was less than 45 Kmpl.
    550 Kms of NH44 at 85-90 Kmph cruise
    300 Kms of under construction road, speed varied from 10-40 Kmph
    150 Kms of good road with moderate speed 60-75 Kmph.

    Highway Cruising: With pillion and bags I was able to cruise 90+ easily. However I kept it 85-90 only. Vibration was nil.

    Driving Comfort: We didn't feel any backpain or tiredness after ride.

    Stability: There was stretch of 170+ km (onward route) / 120 km (back route) of under-construction road of gravel and even some places boulders. But it able to sail through, thanks to MRF Zapper. It said to be soft compound tire but I don't see any cuts after trip. Not even loss of tire pressure.
    Luckily avoided two accident places, jumping over unmarked breakers on flat road. These breaker are not visible at speed of 70+ and breaking may skid the bike.

    Only problem with bike after journey: chain cover bold screw thread worn out. Not sure how it happened.
    Happy to see this travelogue. That too when some one says who would you travel so far on a 160cc bike. That is the question that I face after my recent 1200kms round trip.
    Appreciate all the effort in writing and posting lovely pics. Congratulations to Mrs. Anoop for tagging along and keeping you motivated.

    Kudos for taking the bad road that lasted 180kms. I would ahve taken a detour instead
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    Super write up, Anoop, keep going, lets ride together someday!!
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    Default Re: Quest of first Bike Touring - Total 1000Km with my better half

    Great write-up accompanied with excellent pics..thanks for sharing

    ATGATT !!!

    Cheers,
    WindPacer
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    Thanks @xfiasco , @windPace
    @DigantRai : Once started there is no going back. . Got lots of learning from first tour.

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    TravelLog: Hyderabad to Hampi

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    Default Re: Quest of first Bike Tour - Hyderabad to Hampi - Total 1000Km with my better half

    what was the experience of pillion rider for this long journey?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Karthic38 View Post
    what was the experience of pillion rider for this long journey?
    Sorry for late reply. Missed teh notification.
    Suspension was really good. I also had a small custom seat for pillion to avoid sitting on saddle bag fasteners.
    Both of us were good after completing journey. No back pain or any issue because of riding bike.
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    TravelLog: Hyderabad to Hampi

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    Quote Originally Posted by anoopkumar0 View Post
    Attachment 237742
    Prologue:
    Ever since I got my new bike (Honda Hornet 160R) and looking at touring section it always buged me to go for touring. However there was always some other priority. Finally I decided to encash upcoming long weekend.

    As conversation started with wife

    Me: I am going to bike tour .
    She: I will also come.
    MeTrying to scare her) This is going to be 400+ km and you have to sit for 8 hours on back
    She: No problem I will come anyway, I am exhausted from office routine and I WILL ALSO COME.
    Now, failing at logic and that bold letter conversation got me a company

    After getting all Gears for both of us, bags and small setup on bike we ready to roll.

    Attachment 237917
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    Tour Dates: 13th Jan - 16th Jan, 2018Total Distance covered:Around 1000Km

    Route: Onwards: Hyderabad -> NH44 till Kurnool --> Alur -> Ballari -> Kamalapura (Hampi) Back: Kamlapura (Hampi) -> Ballari -> Guntakal -> Gooty -> NH44 to Hyderabad
    Bike: Honda Hornet 160R

    Gears:

    Jacket: ASPIDA Atlas Sports / ASPIDA Venus Women (Both jackets are good)

    Knee Guard: ASPIDA Perseus Internal Knee Guard (Very Good) / Scoyco K15 (No so good)

    Saddle Bag: Rynox Nomad 2.1 (Awesome, lots of space and no less than pennier)

    Helmets: MT Stinger (Awesome, very comfy) / Vega Half face (Good)

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    Adding few photographs from tour

    Sri Virupaksha Temple

    Attachment 237840

    Morning rays at temple

    Attachment 237825

    Hemkuta Hills landscape

    Attachment 237827

    Stature of Devotion

    Attachment 237828


    Photography inception
    Attachment 237829


    Links to post:

    Day 1 : Hyderabad to Hampi -
    460Km route

    Day 2: Exploring Hampi Temples - Virupaksha Temple and Hemkuta hills

    Day 3: Vijya Vittala Temple, Anegudi and central Hampi

    Day 4: Back to Hyderabad via Hampi- Daroji - Ballari - Gooty - NH44
    While touring does hornet heat up and its performance becomes rough ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by #bpk View Post
    While touring does hornet heat up and its performance becomes rough ?
    I am using Honda Throttle (CBR 250) FS oil. No heatup at all.
    Hornet is really good on highways.

    Quote Originally Posted by anoopkumar0 View Post

    Mileage: I didn't measure but it was less than 45 Kmpl.
    550 Kms of NH44 at 85-90 Kmph cruise
    300 Kms of under construction road, speed varied from 10-40 Kmph
    150 Kms of good road with moderate speed 60-75 Kmph.

    Highway Cruising: With pillion and bags I was able to cruise 90+ easily. However, I kept it 85-90 only. The vibration was nil.

    Driving Comfort: We didn't feel any back pain or tiredness after the ride.

    Stability: There was stretch of 170+ km (onward route) / 120 km (back route) of under-construction road of gravel and even some places boulders. But it able to sail through, thanks to MRF Zapper. It said to be soft compound tire but I don't see any cuts after trip. Not even loss of tire pressure.
    Luckily avoided two accident places, jumping over unmarked breakers on flat road. These breaker are not visible at speed of 70+ and breaking may skid the bike.

    Only problem with bike after journey: chain cover bold screw thread worn out. Not sure how it happened.
    ------------------
    TravelLog: Hyderabad to Hampi

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