Sure there are track-days when you can take your bike to a circuit and make it scream, but that too is dependent on the temperature, the wind and lot of other factors. A premium liter supersport cannot double up as an errand bike. This point might seem a little ridiculous but it isn’t. If you’re buying an expensive machine and expect to get the most out of it, then you’re going to use it every day to run your errands. Let me tell you, there is nothing more frustrating than riding a big bike in Delhi’s traffic. With every passing explosion in your engine, your wrist feels an unimaginable amount of itch to just rip the throttle open, but you can’t because “with great power comes great responsibility”. On the contrary, a bike like Duke 390 offers just the amount of power to help you cross the signal well before it turns red, you can easily play with your wrist throughout the ride and have a stress free experience.
Some of you must be thinking about why I am complaining that a bike being fast, isn’t that the whole point of things? Well not exactly, the point of owning a motorcycle is to have as much fun as possible, while saving money on petrol and on time by taking shortcuts. If you don’t get to do any of those things then you have a wrong machine with you.
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Not many people like to talk about the aspect of owning a superbike in our country with full honesty. I guess that they don’t like to mention that a large number of roads are not equipped with proper construction to support the running of such a powerful machine. I am not just talking about the potholes, many long patches of road are irregularly overlapped with uneven layers of tarmac, making them extremely dangerous. Anyways that is another article in itself. To summarize the article in a single sentence, “Owning a bike is all about having a balance between how fast you want to ride and how fast you can ride”.
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By: Yetnesh Dubey