Scala Gears Marvel jacket -review

Scala Gears Marvel jacket review – First impressions of L2 riding jacket

“Badass biker” look motorcycle riding jacket are a passe. Riding jackets evolved over the decade in terms of technology. Now it is a style statement. To suit their tastes, motorcyclists have not just fit but also colors from the spectrum of jackets sold by various dealers across the country. Continuous improvement through feedback improved the riding jackets. Thus, suiting the taste and the convenience a motorcycle rider is expects from the apparel. Enter Scala Gears Marvel jacket

All is fair in riding gear and rising costs…

Driving this revolution a posse of a few good men and women in the business who relentlessly worked towards meeting the ever demanding customer satisfaction levels. All this, while keeping in mind factors like costs and safety. This typically brought in fresh blood that was fueled by the touring revolution. Motorcyclists from across the country lapped up the best in class gear that best suited their wallets without compromising on safety. So 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 sale-able product.

Scala Gears Marvel jacket review

  • Scala Gears Marvel jacket debuted with aggressive pricing
  • Minimalist 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 on the Scala Gears Marvel jacket.
  • Specially, where one may have to change from thermal to rain and take them off.
  • Phone Battery down, Got a powerbank? excellent, keep the phone in the top pocket. The powerbank 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 about the Scala Gears Marvel jacket: 
  • 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 . It 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. This gives the jacket the feel of a hoodie or a thick sweater rather than that of a riding jacket.
  • What else? Folding cuffs are zipper fastened on the diameter. velcro-straps seal up 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 about the Scala Gears Marvel jacket review. Ride Hard ride safe.

Scala Gears Marvel jacket review

As per SCALA GEARS here are the specifications of the Scala Gears Marvel jacket:

Scala Gears Marvel jacket review

  • 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.

Scala Gears Marvel jacket review

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Orazo Motorcycling Boots & Xtreme Dynamics Inc review

“These boots are meant for walking…”

Today we will talk about not one or two but three pairs of riding boots – a custom build, Orazo & Xtreme Dynamics Inc! No, it is not a printing mistake!! The essence of this review is almost two years old. The search for a formidable riding boot 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 similar tyres.

  • 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.

Industrial shoes – dual layer soles have lasted for a year and a half. The regular ones for about eight months. Put this in perspective of the average riding boot sold under rupees 10,000 I will need a new sole every 6 months for roughly five odd thousand kilometers of riding.

The other option would be –

  • A pair of motocross boots (too stiff to tour with)
  • The adventure /tourer models that cost at least north of 15,000

Purchased via the friendly neighborhood “coming to India” route from a clearance or season sale somewhere in Europe or America. I saved my lazy self the wait and possibility of cheap is not best. And also, 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
  • Stand about twelve inches off the ground
  • 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. 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”. I also toyed with the idea of a shoe that could pass of as a casual pair of shoes. Ideally, for a “Lavasa ride” or track day event. We have unlimited wants and limited means! So primary school- like, no?

Orazo & Xtreme Dynamics Inc

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.  It in fact, turned out to be the Lamborghini Urus of shoes. The second one – a pair inspired by Michael Jordan himself and nothing short of the Lamborghini Veneno. By now am sure the reader is wondering, like seriously?? Sitting down over a power nap on different occasions, Orazo & Xtreme Dynamics Inc 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)

 Orazo & Xtreme Dynamics Inc

Look and feel:

  1. The custom boot is closer to the ones worn by equestrian jockeys, with an all leather gear shifter patch that is replaceable.
  2. The zipper fastened boot seals with leather lining on the inside and a Velcro patch on the outside.
  3. The white leather accents take care of look and safety purposes.
  4. The PU sole saves the shoes from the cheese on grater effect and thus adds to its durability.
The Xtreme Dynamics Inc boot is –
  • A “track focused” short riding boot
  • It comes with the nitty-gritty’s of the higher end models.
  • Sliders and styling accents come as a standard.
  • 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 Xtreme Dynamics Inc boot inner is all roomy and cushion more akin to the likes of a basketball pair of shoes. Add in a breather element that keeps the feet feeling fresh. This pair comes with standard safety features like sliders and toe accents.  This protects the shoes from shifter wear and tear. The insole adds to the comfort and ambiance of the shoe.

The Orazo Motorcycling Boots has a standard level of cushioning. They come with anti-fungal properties. It also has a comfortable in-sole. The ankle protectors coupled with the 8 inch height. This adds to the Micheal Jordan (basketball shoes) factor sans the steel toe that speaks otherwise.

Orazo & Xtreme Dynamics Inc

Wearability:

The custom-built shoes are a frugal pair no doubt. They 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. Rain 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”. They fared well without anyone noticing the shifter wear. However, the boots had its limitation to walking around in the office environment.

Orazo Motorcycling Boots and Xtreme Dynamics Inc Boots – reviewed…

The XDI boots are not tested “off track” but on two track days:
  • One being at the Bajaj Pulsar Festival of Speed 2018 held in Pune
  • At the MMRT (Yamaha R15 3.0 launch) track

For those been to MMRT already, the Orazo & Xtreme Dynamics Inc were comfortable during the wait time. Bereft of any discomfort, which only came from the weather and leather suit (which is understood). On a short ride in Pune city it offered comfort and also a fresh breath of air from its vents.

The Ozaro’s inaugural run was at the recently held Auto Expo 2018. 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 corners. It however, aided 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 –
  • Orazo & Xtreme Dynamics Inc entry-level products fulfill their purpose
  • Have created a first impression nothing short of awesomeness (without cannibalizing 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 Orazo Motorcycling Boots & Xtreme Dynamics Inc click on the link below:

Orazo PICUS -VELCRO (VWR)

Xtreme Dynamics Inc

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

Yamaha RX 135 Diablo

By Savio Tavadia / April 14, 2018

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

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. This is when I fell in love with bikes. It just grew from love to passion. The rest is history from there on. As a ten year old, I remember sitting on my uncle’s Yamaha RX 135 for the first time. This is when I got obsessed with bikes. At sixteen a Harley Davidson Café Racer by Rajputana Customs blew me away. Hence the plan to build an Rx135 and a paradigm shift to a Café Racer! Three 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 of the Yamaha RX 135 Diablo.

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

Yamaha RX 135 Diablo

Making of Yamaha RX 135 Diablo the Café Racer v1 –

Well, the design is 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. I 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. I added the front disk break setup by ByBre.

The custom 36 spoke chrome wheels 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. I used that empty space to build a new compartment for the battery and hide it with a race number. A free flow air filter with some carburetor tuning helped increasing in performance. I got  custom made Clubman handlebars and rear sets. to ensure that the ergonomics favour the ‘cafe racer’ name and it worked like a charm. The reduced weight of the body and heavy wheels helped in keeping a better stability even at high speeds.

Keeping the design simple, the Yamaha RX 135 Diablo 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 idea in mind is 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 Yamaha RX 135 Diablo at small events, rides, gatherings in the city to display my ability as a custom bike builder. At the same time I 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

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. The creative teams of marketing houses labour to make their concept viral. Also, they attempt to 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.

Don’t buy it if you cannot push it

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. This was on an odd occasion 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. This, as a matter of fact has become a trend among female motorcyclists.

The Magnifying glass

While purchasing a two-wheeler they go over the fine print. She does not stop at getting an opinion from family and friends. She 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. This is to see how well it suits her riding style. In this case she looked at the simplest yet toughest task. That of getting the scooterette off the road, should there be a breakdown for any reason.

"BE AN INFORMED BUYER". 

The “Brand wagon” folly

Running after a specific brand or model to jump on the fame or adrenaline (read “ego pumping”) bandwagon is in fact gender neutral. 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 following the trend is what leads these types of buyers to re-sale forums.  To list their sparingly used vehicles for sale. Little do they know that it is not just lack of research. It is also a short fall in the perseverance levels and the primary 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. Do 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

By Savio Tavadia / March 13, 2018

Footwear maketh the fellow

Shoes are said to be the barometer of a person. So also in the case of the Orazo Motorcycling Boots – PICUS VWR 1st impressions test. 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.

Orazo Motorcycling Boots – PICUS VWR 1st impressions

I walked from the premises where the Orazo Motorcycling Boots – PICUS VWR is built. I then proceeded to the Auto Expo on the second day was indeed a walk in the park. Treading on from there via the Delhi Metro I crossed the tri-city area in peak and off-peak hours. This 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.

The dead wait

Moving out of my comfort zone I decided to spend the evening on the bench for the night. This in order to get with the Orazo Motorcycling Boots – PICUS VWR 1st impressions test. 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.

Ride Sunday?

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 of the Orazo Motorcycling Boots – PICUS VWR 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)

Bajaj Pulsar 200NS Tourer

By Savio Tavadia / March 4, 2018
Bajaj Pulsar 200NS Tourer

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

Nightshadow Touring Concept by Lluvia Industries

The Bajaj Pulsar 200NS Tourer was conceptualized 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. We assisted with developing a touring setup with 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 we consider our inputs apart from that of fellow motorcyclists of the same genre (Bajaj Pulsar 200 NS) great care is being taken to ensure that the “fallouts” wander not too far from the Sigma levels( Click here for a quick view of the setup ).

Bajaj Pulsar 200NS modified

Bajaj Pulsar 200NS Tourer – The ride to India Bike Week

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. Meandering through the forests of Tamil Nadu is a memorable experience when getting into Mysore. Chugging along on about a litre worth of engine 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. Giving it all  in the last 20 kilometres to Mysore we made it to our friendly neighbourhood Drivol Dealer. He was more than helpful with getting the old oil flushed out.

No sooner the engine sunked its teeth into a fresh serving of the lubricant. A few cups of tea and a hearty lunch later we were on our way through the spine chilling hills of Coorg. A downhill ride to the shores of Mangalore. After a very brief halt and a few cat naps over we touched the parking lot of our humble abode in Goa.

Bajaj Pulsar 200NS modified

Bajaj Pulsar 200NS Tourer – First Impressions

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. The curiosity to the boost in power on the motorcycle built up. Indeed it was hard to notice the handlebar risers that fought the fatigue over a good 1000 odd kilometres before docking in Goa. The minimalist details hid in plain sight. The top rack lit up in the twilight became hard to miss. Heading out on an errand to Chorla Ghat got the pillion in praise of the backrest. That because it gave him about 100 kilometers of unprecedented  comfort.

Bajaj Pulsar 200NS modified

Yes, you guessed it right, We did attend  Pulsar Festival Of Speed 3.0 with our able pilot Ryder_07 He was at complete ease while on tarmac.
  • Indeed the Fog lamps were all set to go, however the new riding posture ensured that the en-route Pune journey was made in about 10.5 hour.
  • A ride without fatigue while raking in over 200 kilometers of break-less travel.
  • This 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 a 20 minute halt to fuel and re-hydrate at Satara before touchdown at Pune.

Bajaj Pulsar 200NS modified

We tested the prototype for 4000 kms on the Bajaj Pulsar 200NS. We are extremely with the results and look forward to seeing the final product. There are enthusiasts  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:

Bajaj Pulsar 200NS modified

 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

Bajaj Pulsar 200NS modified

Accessory mount –

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

Bajaj Pulsar 200NS modified

Handlebar risers

For enhanced long distance riding comfort

Bajaj Pulsar 200NS modified

Diarest pillion backrest

Extremely comfortable for pillion which has been tested with a subject travelling over 100 kms. This includes city, highways and ghat section on its 1st trials. Thereafter we have also taken in to consideration female pillions. After the handlebar risers, this is one product that will 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.

Bajaj Pulsar 200NS modified

D Guard Saddle stay

This is derived from the Domistrada and tailored exclusively for the Bajaj Pulsar 200 NS. The saddle stay is purpose built to keep the saddle bags from inwardly sway and adding a safety quotient.

saddle stay Bajaj Pulsar 200NS

saddle stay Bajaj Pulsar 200NS

Top rack

Another item that has is derived from the Domistrada. It is designed to mount most available top cases or luggage solutions/bags. Also, one has the option for illumination for added night riding safety (optional extra)

Bajaj Pulsar 200NS toprack

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. 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. It in fact, is also a week that leads up to Valentine’s Day. The Sagar Sheldekar Story is phrase and a story in itself. NO?

The Sagar Sheldekar Story

Keeping in with the time and theme it is but right without further ado to bring on board Sarge.

The profound presence of an earth shattering background score that brings to the celluloid an almost vertical engine block mounted on two wheels. The rider is setting the road on fire with his knee sliders. All this while, he gives his audience a breathtaking review of the motorcycle in question. Now that is poetry in motion. As agile as Bruce Lee yet with the grace of a ballerina in every frame. Sagar Sheldekar holds captive the audience’s heart beat with every reflex of his slick and flawless maneuvers.

Sagar Sheldekar, doing what he does best at…

After keeping the motorcycling enthusiasts glued to the screen ever since he began doing so, not too long ago he stunned us with the news of him setting a foot for another course. This move, after bidding goodbye to the #PDArmy. There indeed have been and probably to come many a presenter on a global level. However, in the time he has gained dominance if there is anyone who could break or set a new record would be Sarge himself.

Team Motolethe with the man himself over a first ever Audio interview with the questions as follows:

So crank up that volume there’s a SURGE (Sarge) on the way !!

CLICK HERE TO LISTEN TO THE “LIVE RECORDED” AUDIO INTERVIEW

1. As per our sources we understand that you begin your tryst as a presenter somewhere in 2013, however prior to that you were a corner carving fiend, how did your association with motorcycling begin?

“The Sagar Sheldekar Story” began over 7 years ago with Power To The Rider (Powerdrift). However, his first experience with motorcycling was when he was taken on a trip to Mahabaleshwar by his elder brother. On the descent his brother was cornering his Hero Honda CBZ all the way down the ghats. Sitting behind, the fully geared up Sagar at that point of time was scared to the extent that he thought his elder brother wanted to kill him! Somewhere in the middle the adrenaline rush got the better of his fears and he began to enjoy the descent with every curve that came its way.

2. Tell us about your first motorcycle

He got his first motorcycle, the Yamaha R15 honed his skills at the California Superbike School. In time to come he started racing on the the racetrack. The Yamaha R15 had him hooked from the first time he glanced upon it. A game changer in ever sense, a fuel injected 4valve miniature R6 and a complete package to master the art of cornering for Sagar. In short – A beginner’s race motorcycle.

The Sagar Sheldekar Story

3. If you had to bring back a motorcycle from the past it would be a _________

Being an optimist he looks to the future that reminisce the past. While he has had the honor to ride the best of motorcycles ever, he does however really look forward to the future.

4. If you were not a motorcyclist (as you are today) you would have been a _________

A lifeless soul, prior to motorcycling and was into other non motorcycling pursuits. But nothing compared to his life (career) when he is with a motorcycle. He is a successful entrepreneur of his firm, but is best when it comes to speaking the languages of motorcycles.

5. We hear that you have spent some time on the track as an athlete can you shed some light on those days spent on track

The first race he took part in, the Yamaha one make championship was a “stay over” according to his folks at the beginning. Four days spent at the track egged him to sharpen his skills. That is when he attended California Superbike School. He attributes his skill set to all the 4 courses that paved way for the rider that he is today.

6. Any plans to take part in international competitive/ non-competitive motor-sports/tours

Sagar has crossed the age limit for competitive racing. Also, he has broken too many a bone and has stopped competitive racing. Recently, he has visited The Isle of Man and it is his dream to do a lap on a motorcycle the next time around. He would love to ride on his favorite track – Phillip Island  and Laguna Seca someday in the future.

7. Your idea of your dream motorcycle (Do not specify any brand or type)

He would like a motorcycle for every genre of motorcycling. A motorcycle that he can take to the race track is his idea of a dream motorcycle. Aprilia RSV V4RS and the Ducati Panigale V4 are the benchmarks that stand out in every sense as compared to the others in its class. If he were to be non brand specific – a motorcycle with:

  • Handling as its strongest attribute
  • Good linear power delivery
  • Strong braking

These would be the core elements that he would look for in a motorcycle  amongst others.

8. You wear a helmet because 

He has one head and just one life. Even then, all the protection he has is less and that led him to invest in a race suit. He recommends investing  in the best riding gear that your money can buy. Because best protection is what will let you continue living your dream of motorcycling.

The Sagar Sheldekar Story

9. A message for budding presenters and Vloggers

Follow your heart and follow your passion. And if your are willing to put in the hard work then the sky is the limit. Once you become the voice that people are willing to hear you also share the responsibility. That, of making a good example for others to follow. Its not just about the fame, you be an example for people to follow…

The Sagar Sheldekar Story

“You gotta dream big to spark a fire that refuses to die out. For once you muster the will to follow your passion, nothing is impossible! Even if that dream is as far fetched as being a #coach at the best riding school in the world. A school that has taught me everything I know! @superbikeschool #Thelearningbeginsnow #KeithCode #CSS”

With this we conclude ‘The Sagar Sheldekar Story’ and we do congratulate Sarge as he rides towards his next assignment at the  California Superbike School

DISCLAIMER: The images are taken from Sagar Sheldekar’s personal photo collection with explicit permission for use in “The Sagar Sheldekar Story”. Should you choose to use the above images we recommend that you contact Sarge over here

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