Scala Gears Marvel L2 riding jacket review – First impressions

Long gone are the days where a motorcycle riding jacket was limited to the likes of leather studs with chrome finished buttons that gave the wearer a “badass biker” look. Over the past decade not only has the riding jacket evolve in terms of technology, it also has become a style statement. To suit their tastes, motorcyclists could choose from not just fit but also colors from the spectrum of jackets sold by various dealers across the country. Taking feedback and actually improving upon them to not just suit the taste but also the convenience quotient that the motorcycle rider is expects from the apparel.

 

Driving this revolution are a posse of a few good men and women in the business to relentless work towards meeting the ever demanding customer satisfaction levels while keeping in mind factors like costs and safety. This typically brought in fresh blood that was fuelled by the touring revolution that saw motorcyclists from across the country lapping up the best in class that would best suit their wallets without compromising on safety. S o strong are the riding jackets that even the GST flood gates caved in to welcome even a more fierce competition not only on the pricing battlefield but also waged a war on the X FACTOR of the product in question that made it a saleable product.

 

Joining the fray not too long ago the Scala Gears Marvel made its debut with aggressive pricing, minimalistic yet best in class styling and the famed CE Level 2 armours not just on the the shoulders or elbows but on the back protector too! Adding to the slim fit quotient are the integrated liners to keep the rain and cold drafts out. This Tex-Mesh mix allows for a decent level of ventilation in situation where one may have to change from thermal to rain and take them off but doesn’t feel like it. Battery down, Got a powerbank? excellent, keep the phone in the top pocket while the charger is neatly tucked away in the thermal liner or the jacket (please do be mindful that the weight of the powerbank may weigh you down, should you get uneasy pull over and keep it in your luggage).

 

  • The Quick bits:
  • Wait but aren’t most jackets bulky and need a skill level of a OCD infected packer? In case of
  • Well they might, however in case of the Scala Marvel it neatly fitted into the Dirtsack Shellsack which already had a dual liner two piece raincoat, a Git2PRO ACTION CAMERA along with its folding monopod already inside.
  • HOW?? Quite simple, the CE LEVEL2 armours are a soft gel like that give the jacket the feel of a hoodie or a thick sweater rather than that of a riding jacket.
  • What else? They come with folding cuffs that are zipper fastened on the diameter and velcro-strapped on the circumference. Want to sit down for a meal and its too cold remove the jacket, simply fold the cuffs and its Bon appetit!
  • Last and not the.. ? Yet it has a double lined zipper that should keep the rains out from the periphery of your smartphone or any other valuables tucked away in the chest pocket

These are just the first impressions, do check back with for updates as we move along. Hope you enjoyed reading this piece, Ride Hard ride safe.

 

 

As per the manufacturer here are the specifications:

  • Outer Shell is 100% 600DN polyester imported Fabric for maximum Strength and Durability and Cool Mesh is 100 % Polyester with greater air vent function.
  • 3M scotch light piping for High visibility at day and night.
  • Adjustable waist and sleeves for better fit.
  • Two waterproof pockets at front and one pocket inside of the jacket.
  • Wallet and Mobile pocket with flap inside the shell as well as in the warm liner of jacket.
  • Detachable waterproof liner and heated thermal liner.
  • CE approved level-2* armors on Shoulders & Elbows.
  • CE approved level-2* back safety armor.
  • High impact rubber padding on the Back for more safety during the crash.
  • YKK Original zippers for smooth opening and closing.
  • High Quality rubber webs on loops and SCALA labeling and branding for the premium look.
  • High Quality printing for good visibility of the branding.
  • Double & Triple stitching for best strength during the crash.
  • Fix Connecting Zipper with the pant joining.
  • Micro-Fiber Comfort Collar.
  • Keys catcher hook attached.
  • Jackets come in multiple color and sizes.

To know more about the  MARVEL jacket click here

You can also reach them on FACEBOOK and Instagram too

 

Motorcycling boots reviewed – Xtreme Dynamics Inc and Orazo Motorcycling Boots

 

Ever since riding a motorcycle became an activity beyond a mode of transport, the “other factors” revolving around this Leisure pursuit has evolved too. Not limited to just any form of motorcycle sports, the need for enough protection is never too much and always less. Today from head to toe every other manufacturer has the rider COVERED. In the recent past we got an opportunity to put forth our views on some excellent products that offered a balanced view, be it in terms of comfort or safety. Meeting and in some rare cases exceeding our expectations whenever the question of “return on investment came up.”

 

Now that we have covered some ground on the helmets, jackets and gloves front, we will talk about not one or two but three pairs of riding boots! No, it is not a printing mistake!! The essence of this review was sown almost two years back when the search for a formidable riding boot at that time hit a brick wall. While as an individual yours truly is an average built Indian with blended genetics. As regards footwear is concerned, I am a person that is heavy on shoes to simplify it more like a KTM DUKE 390 to Metzelers or tyres of similar setup. Be it for durability, comfort or safety, industrial shoes – dual layer soles have lasted for a year and a half and the regular ones for about eight months. Put this in perspective of the average riding boot sold under rupees 10,000 will need a new sole every 6 months for roughly five odd thousand kilometres of pure riding.

 

The other option would be a pair of motocross boots (too stiff to tour with) or the adventure /tourer models that cost at least north of 15,000 if purchased via the friendly neighbourhood “coming to India” route that has been lifted off a clearance or season sale somewhere off the European or American coast. So to save my lazy self the wait and possibility of cheap is not best when it comes to warranty claims in case of the imported or locally purchased footwear I decided to build my own. The all leather riding boot tailor made to survive the sands of time, standing about twelve inches off the ground with a standard PU sole had my heel to toe from its inception to date. With the regular maintenance to seal the loose ends that came through due to the rough use and battering from the monsoon fed waters. Keeping a smile on my face and my business with the cobbler who built them, these boots were able to keep my feet – be it on the foot pegs or on the ground.

 

Looking ahead I needed a boot that was ride ready from the moment a, “let’s go for a quick ride” call came up. Not only this a shoe that could withstand all the extremities yet walks into a party or the board room with equal finesse without being “in your face”. On the other hand I also toyed with the idea of a shoe that could pass of as a casual pair of shoes that is used for a “Lavasa ride” or track day event. We humans have unlimited wants and limited means! So primary school- like, no?

 

After much deliberation we reached out to two vendors who offered a solution. One whose plain Jane product that passed off as a Hindustan Motors Ambassador’s yet in fact turned out to be the Lamborghini Urus of shoes. The second one – a pair inspired by Michael Jordan himself and was nothing short of the Lamborghini Veneno. By now am sure the reader is wondering, like seriously?? Sitting down over a power nap of different occasions, both these shoes in question felt like I was wearing the same pair, after all what else can you expect from the senses when the heel and toes need to cool off.

 

Unlike others who would draw a comparison, here we will review both products keeping the 3rd one as the benchmark. The three riding boots are as follows:

  1. Tailor made all leather PU sole based riding boot
  2. Xtreme Dynamics Inc – short riding boot
  3. Orazo Motorcycling 8 inches PICUS -VELCRO (VWR)

 

Look and feel:

The custom boot is closer to the ones worn by equestrian jockeys with an all leather gear shifter patch that is replaceable. The zipper fastened boot seals with leather lining on the inside and a Velcro patch on the outside. The white leather accents take care of look and safety purposes. The PU sole saves the shoes from the cheese on grater effect and thus adds to its durability.

The XDI boot is a “track focused” short riding boot with the nitty-gritty’s of the higher end models. Sliders and styling accents come as a standard. Unlike its predecessors this one is a ‘slip into” Velcro fastened boot with a standard track boot standard sole.

The Orazo boot comes with an industrial grade sole and a steel toe. The boot comes with inner leather pinning’s that are meant to keep water out. The two step Velcro fasteners provide for quick access while the emblems are embedded with ankle protection.

 

Interiors:

The custom boot is all leather down to the part where the upper body and sole meet. A standard insole keep the feet away from the base.

The XDI inner is all roomy and cushion more akin to the likes of a basketball pair of shoes with a breather element that keeps the feet feeling fresh. This pair comes with standard safety features including sliders and toe accents to protect the shoes from shifter wear and tear. The insole adds to the comfort and ambience of the shoe.

Like the XDI, the Orazo has a standard level of cushioning with anti-fungal properties and a comfortable in sole. The ankle protectors coupled with the 8 inch height add to the Micheal Jordan factor sans the steel toe that speaks otherwise.

Wearability:

The custom-built shoes are a frugal pair no doubt and are more like reusable rockets ships but require regular maintenance for the bashing they take. They are not the best pair when it comes to all day use when off the bike but are manageable. During the downpours water would seep in from the joints between the sole and upper body. After two years of ride use, they were recently tested in “work environment” and fared well without anyone noticing the shifter wear. The boots had its limitation to walking around in the office environment in terms of comfort being all leather.

The XDI is not tested “off track” but on two track days, one being at the Bajaj Pulsar Festival of Speed 2018 held in Pune and the other one at the MMRT (Yamaha R15 3.0 launch) track not too long ago were as good as absent and seemed to bond well with man and machine on the racetrack. For those been there already, the shoes were comfortable during the wait time and were bereft of any discomfort, which only came from the weather and leather suit (which is understood). On a short ride in Pune it offered not only comfort but also fresh breath of air from its vents.

The Ozaro’s inaugural run was the two days spent at the recently held Auto Expo 2018 with a maximum use time of 18 hours without taking them off and in the ever-changing weather of Delhi. The bulky exterior kept me shy of leaning in while aiding offroading with ease. Off-track the shoes make a good pair for daily use as well as “let ride out” sudden plans.

Keeping aside the custom boot it is easy to say that both the entry-level products fulfil their purpose and have created a first impression nothing short of awesomeness without cannibalising each other. While beauty lies in the eyes of the beholder here it comes down to what your sole really wants!

For those of who want more information on them click on the link below:

Orazo PICUS -VELCRO (VWR)

Xtreme Dynamics Inc

Product description courtesy – Ashwin Agarwal (Probiker Helmets, Pune)

 

 

Yamaha RX 135 “Diablo” – Shapeshifting custom build by Kirex Moto Customs

By Savio Tavadia / April 14, 2018

Inspiration

It all began when my maternal uncle got me my first bike magazine when I was around 5 years old and the bikes featured left me awestruck. That is when I fell in love with bikes. It just grew from love to passion from there on. When I was 10, I remember sitting on my uncles Yamaha RX 135 for the first time. This is when I got obsessed with bikes. When I was 16, I saw a Harley Café Racer by Rajputana Customs, and so the plan to own an Rx135 became into building it into a Café Racer! 3 years went into research, designing and gathering information on custom builds. And finally on Jan 1st 2018 I bought my first motorcycle for a custom build

Worked on the design for five days and on 5th January I started the building the bike.

 

Making of Diablo the Café Racer v1 –

Well, the design was simple but somewhat complicated, I wanted a Café Racer but at times I also had to take my mom for shopping etc. So I simply designed a seat with a removable cowl. For that I cut short the frame and added a ‘U’ hoop at the back. Changed the suspension to better ones by Endurance. Since this bike would be a Café Racer, it would run as if one so stopping power was required. So I added the front disk break setup by ByBre.

The custom 36 spoke chrome wheels just enhanced the retro-modern look of the bike. Removed all the unnecessary plastics from the bike. Also removed the oil tank since I mixed oil while filling fuel and used that empty space to build a new compartment for the battery and hide with a race number. A free flow air filter with some carburettor tuning did help in a bit increase in performance. I got a custom made Clubman handlebars and rear sets so that the ergonomics favour the ‘cafe racer’ name and it worked like a charm, the reduced weight of the body but bit heavy wheels helped in keeping a better stability even at high speeds.

Keeping the design simple, this Café Racer can become a Brat bike, remove the cowl and it is a Brat bike, change the handle bar and she is a tracker!

 

 

Plans for future –

The goal was to create a masterpiece for IBW 2018. Since this is a start-up, the investment for such type of initiatives not encouraging enough to build a custom motorcycle for IBW. For now, the plan is to highlight Diablo at small events, rides, gatherings in the city to display my ability as a custom bike builder. At the same time look forward to an opportunity or project wherein I can build a winner at the next national level custom build competition

To connect with Kirex Moto Customs click here

Haathi mat paalo – Don’t buy it …

 

Haathi mat paalo has been doing the rounds not only on celluloid or social media but also in various motorcycling circles online as well as offline. While the creative teams of marketing houses labour to make their concept viral and influence us the prospective customers to give the product in question a second look, it is them who at the end of the day reap the profits and walk away with the prize.

 

Not too long ago with this person in question who in conversation happened to blurt out, “don’t buy it if you cannot push it”. Referring to her stead, that she had the honour of pushing it to the fuel bunk when the two-wheeler ran out on fuel. She was glad to state that before opting for the scooterette she made sure she was able to push it. It is rather odd for a woman to look at the finer aspects (which as a matter of fact has become a trend among female motorcyclists) while purchasing a two-wheeler. She not only looks out for an opinion from family and friends but also painstakingly takes time out to research about the vehicle in question. Taking it to the next level she would take a couple of test rides to see how well it suits her riding style. In this case she looked at the simplest yet toughest task of getting the scooterette off the road should there be a breakdown for any reason.

 

 

Running after a specific brand or model to jump on the fame or adrenaline (read “ego pumping”) bandwagon is in fact gender neutral. Given the sparse number of female motorcyclists as compared to the male counter parts has given the common folk a different perspective altogether. Falling prey to this trend is what leads these types of buyers to re-sale forums to list their vehicles for sale. Little do they know that it is not just lack of research but also a short fall in the perseverance levels is the reason for this downfall.  There is a lot to be spoken about this (which will be taken up in the future) however, whoever you are irrespective of gender, age or economic stability do not end up buying a white elephant bole to.. “Safed haathi mat paalo !! “

 

DISCLAIMER: For the love of motorcycling images of any fossil fuel powered two-wheelers have not been posted. This is purely a think before you buy themed post not limited to “CC” or kitna deti. Please be practical before buying and not just follow the trend just to jump on the train. Irrespective of gender, economic stability or any other demographic attribute that sets you apart from another – “BE AN INFORMED BUYER”. 

 

 

 

DIRTSACK GYPSY – A Flashpoint photographer’s point of view

The DIRTSACK GYPSY is a monstrous bag with an amazing carrying capacity up to 60 litres! To be frank I loved the shape of this bag right at the first time I saw it. The box type shape and easy to mount buckles are not short of being user friendly!

There are many bags and saddlebags in the market which offer same capacity but are still smaller in the price range! That is what I had in mind before I bought this bag. Why not? Spending thousands together on a bag that can be used only on a bike is a difficult choice to make, yes! You could carry your other bags, rucksacks. But the pain starts when you have to carry more than one bungee cord with scratches all over the bike’s body made by those bungee hooks. So this time I had to travel for almost 20 days, it’s not the first time I was travelling this long but yes it was the first time I was investing on motorcycle tail bag, earlier I had to carry the rucksack bag fasten it with a bungee and keep my camera bag on top it fasten it with a bungee net; I always had to ask help for a stranger to fasten my luggage as I couldn’t do it alone, all in all it was cost saving but time and pain giving experience, and as my nature was to stop at every corner to take a photographs. And this was the most pain in the ass moment for me to stop, remove the bungee cords and take out my camera to click photographs and again pack it the same way, I couldn’t take it anymore so I started to look for a tail-bag for my bike.

 I found that two bags that were matching my needs –

  1. The Viaterra claw

  2. Dirtsack gypsy

The Viaterra claw costs Rs 3500 while the Dirtsack gypsy is a bit pricey at 5500, now as Viaterra claw is at a small price point yes I chose Viaterra claw, as it fit perfectly in my budget, I didn’t wanted to hurry in the buying process, so made some phone calls to our fraternity from Lycans – Pune, As after I told what has happened and I’ve thought of buying the Viaterra claw. They suggested me of Dirtsack gypsy, as The admin has himself used it in his all India ride and Dirtsack gypsy provided him all the comfort and the Space he wanted.

The Lycans – Pune Admin on a tour with the Mahindra Mojo UT300 somewhere on East Coast Road south of Chennai.

Now comparing the both Viaterra claw and Dirtsack gypsy let me break it down what I saw and felt:

Dirtsack Gypsy

Viaterra  Claw

Has Shape retainers (fibre) Doesn’t has shape retainers (foam padded to be in shape)
Has 4 side pockets (2 large) Has 2 large side pockets
4 point anchoring system 3 point anchoring system
Reflective strips on all the sides Reflective strips just at the back
Has a pleasant yellow interior Standard black interior
2 1.5L water bottle holders Doesn’t have any

Finally I decided to increase my budget and go with Dirtsack gypsy. I contacted Mr. Clinton from Dirtsack and he was kind enough to ensure I got the bag within 24 hours as I was leaving the next day. Now I had to pack my entire luggage and this bag assimilated everything with space left to throw in a couple of more clothes. I knew at this point that the investment I made was not a waste at all, in fact It was worth every penny spent from my extended budget. I was carrying one extra bag that was my camera bag on top of the gypsy! I tried the compression straps to tie up my camera bag! To wonders it worked amazingly and did not move an inch even after hitting a patch of bad roads. Mounting this bag on my Bajaj Pulsar 220F was not that hard!

Now you ask why not easy?

  • Pulsars do not have anything in the rear to fasten the straps to, so I had to find a workaround to fasten the straps in place!

  • The bag looks amazing when fully stuffed!

  • What is that I liked the most about the bag as a photographer, I do not always to dig in the luggage to find the camera.

  • They have also given a mesh pocket just beneath the upper flap to store papers/memory cards/maps if you wish to.

  • Also, there are mesh pockets on the inner sides of bag in which you can keep money or your passports etc in the pockets provided.

There are 8 buckle points given to this bag so that you can choose the appropriate one to fasten it to your bike. Four buckles at the back and four at front. Also, there are two in the front hidden beneath the bottle holders. It took me two days to find those buckles. The bottle holders they cannot hold all bottle types, I had to carry 2x 0.5L Tupperware bottles.

Putting rain cover was a bit uneasy, and the bag is exposed to water from tyres splashing. They even have given Rectangle plastic loops to tie bungees cords and bungee ropes too. As us INDIANS are amazingly skilled at workarounds, laying a sheet of tarpaulin on the seat and then mounting the bag on top of it solved that problem for me. The zippers are of amazing quality and the storm flaps given to prevent water from entering. I felt that the zipper’s pull handle get stuck in the flaps at times. You will get to used to it in no time

Words & Photography credits: Abhishek Abhi

Orazo Motorcycling Boots – 1st impressions

 

Shoes are said to be the barometer of a person and as legend has it, is the first true impression of what their essence could be. Keeping in line with the times different writers and lyricists have laid their impressions on their thoughts as regards footwear, be it the children’s favorite puss in boots or the evergreen classic by Nancy Sinatra.

 

Hitting it off from the premises where they were built and proceeding to the Auto Expo on the second day was indeed a walk in the park. treading on from there via the Delhi Metro across the tri-city area in peak and off-peak hours wasn’t as easy carting along about 15 odd kilograms of luggage. After wrapping up the chain of events at the Auto Expo Components show it was time to head towards the New Delhi railway station. Moving out of my comfort zone I decided to spend the evening on the bench until it was time for the train that would take me to Mumbai which arrived an hour and half behind schedule. By the time I boarded the train I had already spent 18 hours without taking the boots off! No signs of fatigue or cramps that would have been directly triggered by the boots. at nights Delhi gets really cold and sans winter socks it was indeed a cozy night spent in the general waiting room.

 

Several steps and kilometres further it was time to take the motorcycle out of the garage and I was able to do so with ease. By now you are thinking how much was I bribed to write this, Right? Well flattery is the best form of bribery and the first impressions left me flattered. For an average build person that I am, several shoes have bitten the dust (literally!) under my feet. The most recent being a single density safety shoe that saw it end in 8 months flat!

Link to Riding – Biking boots / PICUS -Velcro (VWR)

Coming Soon – Nightshadow Touring Concept by Lluvia Industries

Basking in the evening sun the Bajaj Pulsar 200 NS in “Nightshadow Mode”

Conceptualised over a conversation that a few more discussions somewhere in the middle of 2017, the good folks at Lluvia Industries gave us the opportunity to collaborate and assist with developing a touring setup that had the simplicity and panache of a business suit sans the bells and whistles. Given their domain expertise in the manufacturing industries albeit their age and our team’s commitment to criticism it was indeed an event to wait and watch for. While consider our inputs apart from that of fellow motorcyclists of the same genre (Bajaj Pulsar 200 NS) great care was to ensure that the “fallouts” wandered not too far from the Sigma levels( Click here for a quick view of the setup ).

 

 

 

 

Finally after much do we set off from Coimbatore towards Goa for the India Bike Week. Laden with the new setup it took some time to sink in to the new riding posture while meandering through the forests of Tamil Nadu before getting into Mysore. Chugging along on about a litre worth of oil that lay still over the months of “design time” and the tyres that were at about 85% of its life (on the front) required caution least be left stranded somewhere in the Nilgiris. Giving it all  in the last 20 kilometres to Mysore we finally made it our friendly neighbourhood Drivol Dealer who was more than helpful with getting the old oil flushed out so that the engine could sink its teeth into a fresh serving of the lubricant. A few cups of tea and a hearty lunch later we were on our way meandering through the spine chilling hills of Coorg and down to the shores of Mangalore where after a very brief halt and a few cat naps over we touched the parking lot of our humble abode in Goa.

 

 

 

 

Glad to have made it, after a tucking in the machine for the night it was time for a goodnight’s sleep. While expecting a reaction from friends about the new aesthetics all they were raving about was the fresh blood injected and wondered what went in to boosting the power on the motorcycle. Indeed it was hard to notice the handlebar risers that fought the fatigue over a good 1000 odd kilometres before docking in Goa. The minimalistic details was hiding in plain sight. It was only when the top rack lit up in the twilight that it was too hard to miss. Heading out on an errand to Chorla Ghat got the pillion in praise of the backrest that gave him rough 100 kilometers of unprecedented  comfort.

 

 

Yes, you guess it right, We did attend Pulsar Festival Of Speed 3.0 with our able pilot Ryder_07 who was at complete ease while on tarmac.

Indeed the Fog lamps were all set to go, however the new riding posture ensured that the enroute Pune journey was made in about 10.5 hour of riding without fatigue while raking in over 200 kilometers of breakless travel without exceeding 90 kmph or hitting the corners of Anmod that led to the first break at Goa Ways hotel  just past Sankeshwar. The next stop could have easily been Kolhapur however to make the best of light it was a 20 minute halt to fuel and rehydrate at Satara before touchdown at Pune.

 

 

 

After almost 4000 kms of prototype testing we are extremely with the results and do look forward to seeing the final product that would be going in to production soon. While those who have expressed interest and are eagerly awaiting to transform their Bumblebees to the #nightshadow here is a quick rundown of what you can look forward to:

 

 Night Shadow Touring Concept by Lluvia Industries – The kit consists of:

  • Fog lamp mount (Fog lamps used were purely for real time analytics and not part of the package)

 

 

  • Accessory mount – From action cameras to cellular phones for navigation purposes , this aims to give you the “straight handlebar experience”

 

 

 

  • Handlebar risers – For enhanced long distance riding comfort

 

 

  • Diarest pillion backrest– Extremely comfortable for pillion which has been tested with a subject travelling over 100 kms including city, highways and ghat section on its 1st trials. Thereafter we have also taken in the consideration of female pillions and after the handlebar risers, this is one product that would be missed the most. Also, this will be offering a (1st in class ) provision for riders to mount their action cameras to capture the landscapes that go by.

 

 

  • D Guard Saddle stay – Derived from the Domistrada and tailored exclusively for the Bajaj Pulsar 200 NS is has been purpose built to keep the saddle bags from inwardly  sway and adding a safety quotient.

  • Top rack – Another item that has been derived from the Domistrada and designed to mount most available top cases or luggage solutions/bags, it also comes with the option for illumination for added night riding safety (optional extra)

 

Domivel X by Autologue Design

 

 

They say what’s in a name however when it is a name that paints emotion on a canvas that is not of cloth or parchment but that of metal, fibre or the in-house FRP. Art that blends in cutting edge technology with the finesse of an era that it has succeeded, the resultant heir has ruled the nation of its followers with wonders that the automotive enthusiasts cannot get enough of.

Autologue Design recently launched the Domivel-X kit which offers:

  1. The Dark Smoke Visor
  2. Specially Chiseled out side Panels – The Domivel X
  3. Traction Kit – a pair of specially designed tank grips

 

With the time that progressed, the Autologue Design team put together the above items to transform the stock Bajaj Dominar 400 into their concept and thus inducting it into their #alcrew ( A nomenclature for all customers of their vast range of products). While initially there were not plans to review or offer feedback or collaborate, after receiving rave reviews from onlookers and acquaintances I could not help but talk about it…

 

 

The Dark Smoke Visor – On the outside the visor is as classy as it can get but on the inside it does look gloomy, that indeed is undeniable. After all if Batman looked like  the Joker and vice versa it would take the fun out of the enterprise wouldn’t it? The FRP based visor is just the right height and does not impair the rider’s vision should in case for any reason he/she decide to crouch. Too small a visor and we are better off using the stock visor. However there are other that offer a taller visor which is reminiscent of the “Queen” in the Alien series. What I Had in mind was a product that exhurberated the class on the line of 007 and was happy to get nothing short of that.

 

 

 

Taking into consideration that the rider would also be riding out at night be it a short trip in the neighbourhood or an all night tour, the decision to blend the gloss and rough matt surfaces was a good one since there is always an opportunity of light bouncing off the scratches on the visor that could impair vision for a split second which could be fatal. while the replacement takes away the number plate holder it in return offers the opportunity to paste the number on the visor itself.

 

 

 

Domivel X  – The Specially Chiseled out side Panels are almost effortless to fit an snap on right above the stock panels after being bolted on with the fasteners. They are purely cosmetic in nature and unlike its cousins the Domivel and the Domivel SE. Tucking itself just short of the functional grille, the Domivel X setup can be but described in one word “Ripped”. Taking the already Leo Stanced power cruiser to a zero fat 8 pack stunner level (Ladies if your are reading  this and already picturing your “Greek Gods” we request apologise for the interruption).

 

 

 

Traction Kit – Coming across as a plane jane set of tank pads, these are specially carved out tank grips that not only offer the knee to lock in when you load up for that corner it also allows the rider to anchor themselves in order to execute knee assisted maneuvers when required. The seemingly plane jane look perfectly blends in with the side panels scheme as if it were stock fitment or a part of the factory fitment finishing. It also was found to protect the area from resultant discoloration that would occur over a period of time due to contact while riding. As an added plus it saves the area covered from any scratches due to involuntary or voluntary damage.

 

 

 

About Autologue DesignLed by Mukul Nanda, Autologue Design aims to bring about a change in the automotive customization sector by providing not only niche but also pioneering services to Indian Automotive Enthusiasts. They also aim to raise the bar in terms of quality, products and services that are currently available in the Automotive Accessory Market. Doing all of this while excelling to meet international standards and at the same time maintaining their individuality and style when it comes to designing their vehicles.

 

The Autologue workshop covers over an acre on the foothills of Marunje near Hinjewadi with the following facilities:

  • Factory Space spread over 10,000 sq ft with a private off road test track.
  • 30 foot paint booth
  • Body work division for metal and frp panels
  • Prototyping Centre for design development with facilities like:
  • 2D / 3D CAD
  • CNC Milling
  • MDF/CLAY Modeling
  • FRP Centre with Vacuum Bagging
  • TIG/MIG/Co2 Welding
  • Pipe Bending

 

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DROMOS – The Prelude

By Savio Tavadia / February 16, 2018

 

Its ride sunday tomorrow and lo behold I just can’t find the keys to the motorcycle only to find them in the pocket of a pair of jeans that was awaiting a tumble in the washing machine later in the morning can be quite frantic. So also misplacing our cellular phones (which some of us) kept on silent can turn comical at times. Dromos at its very basics aim to eliminate the time spent on a frantic search
1. FIND THE LOST
Just attach Dromos BLE device with your valuables to easily find them with your phone. You can even locate your phone with Dromos BLE device!

 

Sometimes we wonder why just take a selfie? why not have a remote to get that perfect family portrait

2. TAKE THE PICTURE
Dromos BLE device can remotely select either cameras on your phone and click them.

 

As absurd as it sounds this may be passed off as a grammatical error however it is such phrases that keep the catch and allow us to hit that panic button, sounds interesting doesn’t it?

3. CALL THE HELP
Dromos BLE device is capable of sending emergency alerts through the paired phone without taking the phone. The alert also sends the location of the phone. The location can directly open in Google Map. A very handy feature during a panic situation.

 

While expressing concern about the power consumed by the bluetooth channel, we are told that it is indeed fairly less otherwise.

DROMOS BT MOBILE APPLICATION
Compatibility: Android 4 / iOS 8 or above
We have developed the mobile application completely in India, rather than providing ‘ready to go’ application from other sources. We are concerned about personal security issues of Dromos BT users. Since, the mobile application (like all other Bluetooth tracking application) will need to access all communicating gateways of your mobile phone.

The M.R.P of the device is Rs.1,499/-
Launch Price: Rs.999/- (M.R.P.)

 

For more features please visit www.mydromos.com

The Sagar Sheldekar Story – Motolethe Valentine’s Day Special

 For the Love of motorcycling 

Badan Pe Sitaare Lapete Hue a song that is as flirtatious as it can get and with the legendary Late Shammi Kapoor crooning over the voice of Mohd. Rafi Sahab it is “poetry in motion”. The month of February marks not just the advent of the onset of summer but is also a week that leads up to Valentine’s Day.

 

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