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Reviewed! 60,000+ KMS Alpinestars Viper Textile Air Jacket

Since I started touring PROPERLY in 2013, I had this inclination towards expensive, good looking jackets. I wanted one that was bright and went well with my KTM Duke 390. The problem back then was the non- availability of good quality, long lasting value for money jackets. The market for such products was as old

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Road travel better than air travel for distances

Lately, I’ve been travelling more on flights to reach other parts of the country than on my long distance touring steed- the KTM Duke 390. And that has brought me to the point of making a decision on the type of travel I would be indulging in in the near, and farther future. Air travel

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Touring Solo across India? Here's what you need to know

From the time I did my first Solo ride from Kochi to Bangalore two years ago, to this time when I recently completed my second pan India solo tour, solo rides have taught me a lot not only in terms of riding but also in knowing myself, in being prepared for uncertainties and in understanding

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Ladakh Ride 2016: Bangalore- Chandigarh

I had it in my mind and heart since long that I’d be leaving to LEH- Ladakh from Bangalore in June 2016 but didn’t have specific dates planned. All I knew is that I just HAD to go there this year, no matter what happened! But then, what about my new job that would be

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Wildlife photography in India and why it is so screwed up!

You know, it’s easy to say that you should follow your passion and make a living out of it. Everybody says if you turn passion into profession, you can be happy in life. But is that true? Firstly, there is lots of difference between passion, hobby and doing something because you enjoy doing it. Passion

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6 July in Himachal: Kullu- Kasol- Mannikaran

The thing about touring on a motorcycle for a long time and distance is that you lose track of both those variables. Suddenly, nothing really bothers you or matters, you won’t know what day or date it is and you won’t know about the distance you’ve covered until you look at that damn trip meter.

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5 July: Ride from Chandigarh to Kullu

My first reaction when I saw 10.15 AM on the clock as soon as I woke up was “Oh shit!” I hoped to wake up by 9 AM at least as I was to ride around 250 KMS on that day and reach Kullu. Normally, with decent roads, I could’ve covered that distance in  3

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Royal Enfield Himalayan- First impression

After seeing a lot of moto journos praising the hell out of Royal Enfield’s Himalayan, I decided to see how much of a fake or real jizz this motorcycle could produce. So I took a test ride of the motorcycle to get a basic feel of the it, rode it through rough terrain, with and

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4 July: Ride from Ajmer- Chandigarh

I woke up peacefully (late) as usual so I made sure I packed the luggage first and mounted it on the Duke. It was hot outside. Parathas were ordered and eaten, I made some calls and suited up. What I hate most about this trip is the number of mineral water bottles I bought to

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3 July: Ajmer

Since the previous day was long, I woke up late but immediately began to think of things I had to do in Ajmer. My KTM needed a wash, chain needed to be tightened and the front wheel needed to be checked for air loss as it had 2 light dents on it. Apart from that, my