Friday, January 20, 2012

YAMAHA R15 V2 - A Dream Ride

Dream come true !
Right from the days of my childhood, riding a Yamaha bike was a dream for me. Some few years back when Yamaha RX 100 bike was seen all over the roads, I was a school boy and all I could do was to stand beside the bike and admire it or at the most touch it and feel happy. Riding it became an unfulfilled desire of my life. After that, situations changed, many things happened and my life took different turns because of which this desire got buried deep into the ashes of daily activities of life. But until recently I discovered that it was buried as seed waiting to sprout whenever right environment is created. So that environment happened a few days back when actually I had an opportunity to ride on of the latest Yamaha bikes and that too the sensational, stylish and sporty R15 Version 2. After riding on it I felt I am on the top of the world.

Let me admit that it was not just an accident that led me to ride this speed machine. It was a cunning trap laid by me to my friend who was evaluating various options for buying a bike. Actually I happened to read the news about the launch of this R15 Version 2 and seeing it for the first time itself, I lost my senses. Wow! What a design! Now that my friend wanted to buy a bike and I wanted to ride it, so cunningly I plotted out a plan. I kept persistently troubling him to have a look this new R15 Version 2 bike which he did not even think of. Initially he was not interested at all whatsoever. But I persistently followed him by sending him the pictures of this bike through mail, coaxing him for a test ride just for fun even though he is not going to buy it and such kind of things. Finally my perseverance paid off and he was convinced that he should buy. Now to be frank, more than him I was happy for him buying a bike and that too my favorite Yamaha R15 version. Nothing is impossible to turn your dream into reality if you pursue it with committed heart and strong head is what I felt at that moment.

YAMAHA R15 Version 2

Finally the big day arrived for which I was waiting all my life though not just easily, but after many difficulties like not available today, come tomorrow ,difficulty in convincing the dealer for the ride before booking it etc etc. But the excitement of riding my favorite bike kept me going beyond all the hiccups with ease. Actually when the time of my life came, riding it, I just adored the bike standing beside it for a very long time and went around it time and again; just to drink its entire beauty and believe me I was intoxicated by its style. After that I gently sat over it and was checking my stance and at that moment it was like Oh My God! I did it :)

I finally rode my lover bike for about 1 km in a stretch of heavy city traffic. Even in that heavy traffic I wanted to drive it to maximum speed and get the feel of it totally. So vehicles in the road did not hold me and I went zzzooooommmmm! The dealer boy who was sitting behind me surely would have had a nightmare (pillion rider does not have anything to hold on to). But I enjoyed every bit of it; I drove up to the top most gear (5) within that heavy traffic stretch which actually gave me opportunity for checking the brakes and horn too. The very way I was just speeding on such a busy road made most of the heads to turn towards me and off course the stylish R15 Version 2 also has its own share in it. At last after the ride, I was too hesitant to get down from my dream machine, but had too without any option though.

Some technical specification from my riding experience is that bike is excellent to handle especially in city traffic; gear shift is smooth, very powerful engine, stylish looks that makes anyone go weak on their knees, loud horns and bright head lamps. One thing to watch out is the stance on takes while sitting on it which may be an issue for some of them if they will have to ride for long distances. You make an angle of around 60 degrees with the ground so there is every like possibility that you end up having back ache and even your hands may pain as most of your weight goes on your hands. In addition, the pillion rider seat is way too high and there are no grills to hold on to. So one should be an adventure lover to travel with you.

All in all it was a dream ride on my dream bike but definitely not in my dream location. Yessssss! Finally I did it.

So after that my friend booked this speed machine (red color) and we are expecting it sometime a month’s time from now. Once it gets delivered then I will have lots of fun with it to post new articles on the blog. Stay tuned.

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1 comment:

  1. What a Passion!!! Ur love for the bike is clearly reflected in this article Deepak!!!
    This time live & enjoy ur ride via ur friend's vehicle, and the next time U own one !!! :):)
    All the best, buy one for urself soon !!