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xBhp Mag: Issue 3 : Feb-March 2011 : Ducati Special!

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  • #61
    2 thumbs up to the panic braking article.

    I realised yesterday how profound that article is, how instinct and practice plays a big part in riding. I nearly hit a car that magically popped up before me even though I started braking from as far as ~20 metres ahead from speeds around 70kmph. I used to think along 'more distance, both brakes, aramse stop' lines....damn confident in my thought and skills. Instinct demanded, in the moment of panic, that I hit the brakes hard....wheel locked and I fishtailed for most of the distance regaining control just a few feet before the car....thankfully.

    Another thing I noticed was that I did not engage clutch (thinking engine braking will be helpful) and when I was pushed forward under braking, my arm moved as well with the momentum...my hand clutching the throttle tightly, pulled it back, adding to the difficulty in stopping.

    This article has been no less than an eye opener highlighting every place I was going wrong in. I've been in these kind of situations before but not enough to concretely learn anything. Thanks to this article, I now have better options than to never speed in city traffic.

    Sorry for posting all this here....couldnt find a better place.

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    • #62
      Originally posted by darkknight View Post
      Few points:

      3)panic breaking article--simple,technical & brilliant

      4)spiti & OF a decade ago look the same i.e. serene,rugged & beautiful at the same time (barring the fact that OF sir has now a bigger paunch 10 years down the line)

      5)Ducatis-multistrada,monster or the evo--hogging the limelight --Rightly so -- super pics & maharashtra inwards journey a favorite

      6)Xphotos are different in these mag & cover unknown territory -- superliked the "maut ka kua" one

      7)Finally --touring log by my touring partner (MG's writing skills are improving )

      Edit:I missed seeing my own review of the monster
      Thanks DK. And yes, the serenity continues in your's truly though the ruggedness is somewhat more well-rounded.

      Regrets about not being able to feature your Monster review. But then there's more to come and we know you're perpetually game for exotic 2 wheels eh!

      Originally posted by gsferrari View Post
      Some Feedback:

      1. The text size for the columns is TOO SMALL! (I loved Shamik's column by the way...struck a chord!)

      3. OF's submission on "Braking" was absolutely absorbing and educative. I hope some of the Mumbai riders who were adamant about stopping with the rear brakes alone will see this article and adopt the practice of braking with both F/R brakes.

      6. Sunny/Sandeep and co - you have a hard job eclipsing this episide with the next one. I don't envy you ONE BIT
      Agreed about the font size. Changes underway. And OF takes a bow for the Braking article. My perceived appreciation will me many times more if this article manages to convert riders towards using both brakes.

      You bet the next issue is a rung higher. But then thats the game all along eh! Even when we ride. You don't have to envy us. You are one of us .

      Originally posted by 2strokerama View Post
      2 thumbs up to the panic braking article.

      I realised yesterday how profound that article is, how instinct and practice plays a big part in riding. I nearly hit a car that magically popped up before me even though I started braking from as far as ~20 metres ahead from speeds around 70kmph. I used to think along 'more distance, both brakes, aramse stop' lines....damn confident in my thought and skills. Instinct demanded, in the moment of panic, that I hit the brakes hard....wheel locked and I fishtailed for most of the distance regaining control just a few feet before the car....thankfully.

      Another thing I noticed was that I did not engage clutch (thinking engine braking will be helpful) and when I was pushed forward under braking, my arm moved as well with the momentum...my hand clutching the throttle tightly, pulled it back, adding to the difficulty in stopping.

      This article has been no less than an eye opener highlighting every place I was going wrong in. I've been in these kind of situations before but not enough to concretely learn anything. Thanks to this article, I now have better options than to never speed in city traffic.

      Sorry for posting all this here....couldnt find a better place.
      Really happy to know that my article has been so educative for you. The fact that you were willing to review your own skill elements was what made my inputs useful. Like I believe...there's nothing called a teacher, there's only the student. Thanks for learning.
      I don't let my motorcycles interfere with my motorcycling...

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      • #63
        @ sunny- Why dont you supply the front page as a complimentary poster, i would like to put it in my cubicle
        If you don't ride in the rain, you don't ride. ~Author Unknown

        Don't argue with an 18-wheeler. ~Author Unknown

        Gray-haired riders don't get that way from pure luck.

        You dont stop riding because youre getting old, but you get old when you stop riding.

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        • #64
          Originally posted by Old Fox View Post
          Like I believe...there's nothing called a teacher, there's only the student. Thanks for learning.
          Thanks for providing the opportunity to be a student then.

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          • #65
            Sunny/OF and co.
            Surprisingly (and sadly) there is no feature giving us the pcurrent prices of the bike in the maket
            I didnt realise it untill i wanted to get the price of bajaj and ducati range yesterday. But it was not there.
            I saw the feature in the inaugural issue so had this impression that the mag had it. So i picked up dec-jan issue but it was again missing
            hope to see the feature returning so that we do not have to rely on other publication. (You know how difficult it is to find the correct prices of all bikes on internet)
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            • #66
              Originally posted by enfro View Post
              Sunny/OF and co.
              Surprisingly (and sadly) there is no feature giving us the pcurrent prices of the bike in the maket
              I didnt realise it untill i wanted to get the price of bajaj and ducati range yesterday. But it was not there.
              I saw the feature in the inaugural issue so had this impression that the mag had it. So i picked up dec-jan issue but it was again missing
              hope to see the feature returning so that we do not have to rely on other publication. (You know how difficult it is to find the correct prices of all bikes on internet)
              @enfro we believe that info like price/specs that is ever changing is better served through the digital medium and thats why we're working on a online bike selector which will be more frequently updated and detailed with reviews etc.
              Also we feel that those 12-14 pages of bike selector are better served with some real content
              till then check out our test module on whatbike.xbhp.com
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              The Bandit meets Royalty, Rains & Rajasthan!

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              • #67
                i meant to say that the feature is included in all mags (and as i said in first issue of our mag too). It should be there in hard copy of xBhp too.
                I hope what you suggest will serve the needs better
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                Iron 883 (2015- ); Interceptor 650 (2019- )

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                • #68
                  Originally posted by enfro View Post
                  Sunny/OF and co.
                  Surprisingly (and sadly) there is no feature giving us the pcurrent prices of the bike in the maket
                  I didnt realise it untill i wanted to get the price of bajaj and ducati range yesterday. But it was not there.
                  I saw the feature in the inaugural issue so had this impression that the mag had it. So i picked up dec-jan issue but it was again missing
                  hope to see the feature returning so that we do not have to rely on other publication. (You know how difficult it is to find the correct prices of all bikes on internet)
                  Bro, let me explain. It is not a sad thing, in fact it is good that we are not wasting (yes wasting is what we call it!) 16 pages every issue on the same information. More importantly the rates cannot even be updated once printed.

                  Thats exactly the reason why even no news (motogp or otherwise) is printed in the mag. With News.xBHp.com being so active and vibrant we dont see any need.

                  Basically we are utilizing each medium (internet and print) to what they are suited best for./
                  (Been There Done That) x 3.25

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                  • #69
                    Originally posted by enfro View Post
                    i meant to say that the feature is included in all mags (and as i said in first issue of our mag too). It should be there in hard copy of xBhp too.
                    I hope what you suggest will serve the needs better
                    Appreciate your feedback, however it is what we are striving for - not to be like 'others'.
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                    • #70
                      Originally posted by rameshmadhavan View Post
                      Chennai part is missing in the Ducati ride
                      Good that you mentioned it 'cause I'm tired of repeating it everytime
                      Skill is what keeps you on a Motorcycle
                      Awareness + Skill is what keeps you out of harm's way
                      ATGATT + Awareness + Skill means you might Live To Ride another day

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                      • #71
                        Originally posted by The Celebrity View Post
                        It's yet to reach Trivandrum stands... The main dealer here quoted, it is not coming now. I correctly him by saying, it's bi-monthly... Hope you guys have dispatched it already....
                        finally got a copy.... as always, really impressed by the content....
                        1st thing i did after getting the copy is, turn to page 190...
                        To be The Best, You got to beat The Celebrity...
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                        - Ninja 250 ('10)
                        - Impulse ('11)
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                        • #72
                          Originally posted by Sunny View Post
                          Here is the cover of the xBhp Magazine's third issue. And this one is extra special and loaded with Ducatis!




                          Highlights:
                          • The Videocon Mobiking India Ride
                          • MultiStrada in Maharshtra
                          • Enfieds across Bhutan
                          • The Showman and His Harley
                          • The Art and Science of Panic Braking
                          • Plus lots of other stuff, 200 pages of it!


                          On Stands 1st Week of Feb 2011 nationwide!

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                          • #73
                            Yipee, i got it too
                            Pick up a ride and rewrite yourself to a new Identity.....

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                            • #74
                              I dint get my copy yet...!! i have subscried...
                              sunny can you pls check out.
                              The road Never ends..keep Riding.

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                              • #75
                                I saw the magazine on the Amritsar Railway Station, but I didnt buy it.

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