And the list goes on. Tachometer (RPM meter), Gear shift indicators, rev limiters, Automatic gearboxes. Everything is taking Humans away from bonding with their motorcycles. Tachometer helps us see the RPM level so we can shift. Can’t we do that by just feeling the vibrations and listening to what the bike is saying? Can’t we just shift when the bike tells us to? And Automatic gearboxes are the dumbest invention if they make you lazy behind the wheel. What next? AI (Artificial Intelligence) controlled cars and bikes for everyone? Yes the modern technology is helping us in many ways. Saving lives every hour, every day. Even I got huge A** advantage out of it. However, the technology is taking us further away from what the real deal is. Everything is becoming virtual. I prefer old school. Listening to that engine, in whatever condition it maybe in. listening to what the chain is saying. The tyre noise. The upshifts the downshifts the music the bike makes at redline. It’s too late to go back to old school now. But one should not forget where it all started. And that’s all there really is. No Modern Gadgets, just PURE MACHINES.
By: Rituraj Sambherao