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

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  • #76
    Originally posted by Rune View Post
    I saw the magazine on the Amritsar Railway Station, but I didnt buy it.

    You should buy that one if you hadn't subscribed it.
    Pick up a ride and rewrite yourself to a new Identity.....

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    • #77
      got mine yesterday,, one word-ducati overdose!!. Nice...
      Great pictures too,havnt gone through the articles yet but im sure they are wonderful. I showed it to some friends but nobody liked the alien thingie on the cover, they all think the idea is a bit lame.(me too ).just a feedback.
      everybody dies, but not everyone LIVES...
      Carpe diem babysigpic

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      • #78
        Originally posted by chetanchandu2000 View Post
        I dint get my copy yet...!! i have subscried...
        sunny can you pls check out.
        Hi Chetan,

        Can you please let me know your xBhp order no.
        write down a mail to me at [email protected] with your complete details.

        Thanks,

        Vijender
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        • #79
          Finally bought it...

          After waiting impatiently for 2 weeks for the magazine to arrive in my city, I finally bought it. Its super cool....I like the covers of XBHP magazine very much....

          "Is Superbiking Practical in India" by Sunny is a very interesting read.
          My Motorcycles :-

          IND Suzuki AX100 ( 1984 )
          TVS Suzuki Fiero ( 2000 )
          TVS Suzuki MAX100R ( 2002 )

          Hero Splendor Plus i3S ( 2018 )

          Be Passionate about your BIKE and Ride Safe...


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          • #80
            Originally posted by Vijender View Post
            Hi Chetan,

            Can you please let me know your xBhp order no.
            write down a mail to me at [email protected] with your complete details.

            Thanks,

            Vijender
            Still dint get my copy.. pls help.. i got your confirmation mail but dint get book..
            The road Never ends..keep Riding.

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            • #81
              I got my copy on time and just loved the showman on harley and The Art and Science of Panic Braking(thanks to Old Fox ) . I would say I loved 2nd copy cover more then this one ( Hey I loved this one too ) as I love blue color and Close shot of alien face could not be missed even from 20 feet distance(if its hanging on stands). Looking forward to next subscription and expect South India Tri state G2G (March 2011) to be covered in it . Thanks sunny and team for their hardwork and end results !!!
              Nishant Kumar

              Ride, eat, sleep...repeat.

              TVS Apache 150 (Sold) | Bajaj Avenger 200 (Sold) | Yamaha R15 (Sold) | Duke 390 (Current)
              Point Calimere
              | ECR ride for Breakfast | The 'Rich' city of Ruins - Hampi
              Kuttralam Ride | Jawadhu Hills

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              • #82
                Was in Delhi last week on work and on Saturday i was flying back home. Stopped at a book shop in Terminal 3 for a readers digest and was just about to pay for it when my eyes spotted the xBHP magazine.

                Dropped the RD for the xBhp mag and it was a good decision.

                The content, the presentation, the reviews, the photos, everything has improved by leaps and bounds from the first issue.

                So saying that I bought this one over the RD itself is a huge compliment to Sunny & team. Good job guys. Keep the fantastic work going.

                I loved the article on Ducati's and the art of panic braking. However one doubt i have on the panic braking article is that Old Fox mentions that one needs to pull in the clutch (de-clutch) when braking. Wouldnt this lead to loss of control due to absence of engine braking? I always revmatch and downshift while braking which helps me stay in control. Am i missing something here?

                A suggestion - please include a poster in the forthcoming issues. I was expecting a dvd this time around (just like the first edition) but in absence of that i was hoping for a Ducati poster. But that also was missing.

                Overall the quality of the language used, photos, content etc. has improved significantly. Good job once again team.
                ATGATT - Because hospital ceilings are boring !!!

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                • #83
                  Originally posted by n_aditya View Post

                  I loved the article on Ducati's and the art of panic braking. However one doubt i have on the panic braking article is that Old Fox mentions that one needs to pull in the clutch (de-clutch) when braking. Wouldnt this lead to loss of control due to absence of engine braking? I always revmatch and downshift while braking which helps me stay in control. Am i missing something here?
                  Thanks for the good words aditya. There's no better reward for one's effort than genuine appreciation.

                  About your query relating to the Panic Braking article, I'll explain it the best I can here.

                  Using engine braking by downshifting through the gears with the clutch engaged to assist retardation is a pretty useful thing to do. I too use it both while riding my bike and driving my car. But its usefulness is limited to normal braking needs. The write-up is about panic braking and that's about bringing your bike to a stop within the shortest distance possible. Here are a few pointers at why it is better to de-clutch when braking in an emergency:

                  1. Engine braking contributes in a significant but small manner to the total retardation forces. Its a small percentage of the total braking force, most of it coming from the brakes (the front brake in particular).

                  2. During a typical Panic Stop, the total duration of the action is barely 3-5 seconds and the distance covered is ~100 ft or so. The benefits of using engine braking are too minuscule within this short time capsule to be useful.

                  3. Also, braking and simultaneously downshifting through the gears requires time and concentration, both of which are precious commodities needed primarily to come to a quick stop. Loading oneself with the task of downshifting (matching the rpm's with gears and road speed) and handling the clutch lever not only distracts you from focusing on braking entirely but also slows down your effective reflexes as you're restricted by an additional sequence of actions to be done.

                  4. Moreover, the braking loads on the rider's arms during a panic stop are so high that lifting one's fingers to operate the clutch lever repeatedly for down-shifting through the gears is pretty difficult.

                  5. It is primarily the brakes and their resulting loads that destabilize a bike during a panic stop and the rider has his hands full controlling the inputs of both the rear and the front brakes. It is true that if the rear wheel remains engaged with the engine, it has a reduced tendency to lock up. But 'Panic Stops' are about maximising braking to enable a stop in the shortest possible distance. The huge loads arising from hard braking in any case would not be effectively countered by just the engine compression tending to keep the rear wheel moving.

                  6. On the contrary, the engine would stall once the rear wheel slows down below a certain road speed and the stalled engine would in turn tend to induce a wheel lock. And this would happen at slow speeds just when the rider is about to stop. The transition from motion to stopping, the loss of gyroscopic stability and the engine-braking induced wheel lock might result in a slow speed crash, converting a possible successful and safe panic stop into a probably injury/damage inducing low-speed crash.

                  The clutch (and the gearbox with it) is best kept out of the way in this event. Just focus on the prime job at hand that might save your life and which is hard braking. The more variables you introduce into the task, the greater are the possibilities of not accomplishing it within the shortest distance.
                  I don't let my motorcycles interfere with my motorcycling...

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                  • #84
                    Attention pls

                    Originally posted by chetanchandu2000 View Post
                    Still dint get my copy.. pls help.. i got your confirmation mail but dint get book..
                    Its march 1st... i still dint get my copy... pls help....
                    thanks in advance.....
                    The road Never ends..keep Riding.

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                    • #85
                      Originally posted by Old Fox View Post
                      About your query relating to the Panic Braking article, I'll explain it the best I can here.
                      Thanks for the detailed explanation OF. Makes perfect sense now.

                      Takes a lot of deduction and detailed analysis to put together an article like this. Kudos !!!

                      Thanks again.

                      Looking forward to many such eye-opening articles.... and a poster of an exotic machine for my wall in the next issue.
                      ATGATT - Because hospital ceilings are boring !!!

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                      • #86
                        Just done with the issue, I loved Old Fox's article on panic braking. Very well written article that has surely opened a lot of peoples eyes to the importance of proper braking. The magazine was filled with excellent photos and stays in line with the identity that it has shaped in the first couple of issues. The proof reading is also much improved & the standard of writing has also gone up. Sharad Sharma's article was almost excellent (will get to the almost part in a bit)

                        There were things which I didnt like (its my opinion & doenst mean I am right)
                        1. Too much Ducati (some might argue there is no such thing as that and that there was a Suzuki focussed issue as well)
                        2. A lot of repetition wrt the accessories (same helmet, camera etc: )
                        3. Sharad Sharmas article was littered with foul language which is unexpected & uncalled for. The same emotions can be put across without the use of bad language. It certainly isnt 'cool'. Disappointing.
                        4. Pictures of helmetless riders - Pg 198 the cop was riding without a helmet and that too at the ride for safety event + the pic on pg 186 of the Gamble Big bike)

                        All in all, the magazine has stayed consistent & is a good buy but there are a few areas that can be looked into to take it to the next level.
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                        • #87
                          On page no. 163 of march issue, the GIR book is shown with a link saying www.xbhp.com/go/girbook but the link is not working......actually i wants to buy that book so moderators or anyone please help me with this.

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                          • #88
                            Originally posted by aryan rajvanshi View Post
                            On page no. 163 of march issue, the GIR book is shown with a link saying www.xbhp.com/go/girbook but the link is not working......actually i wants to buy that book so moderators or anyone please help me with this.
                            Hey guys! anyone listening

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                            • #89
                              Originally posted by aryan rajvanshi View Post
                              Hey guys! anyone listening
                              Hi Aryan,

                              Please call me at 9871259572 or put a mail [email protected] i will let you know how can u purchase a GIR cofee table book.

                              Regards,

                              Vijender Singh
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                              • #90
                                Vijendra sir i send a mail to you almost 10 days back,if by chance you don't get it please inform me.
                                I am waiting for the response.

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