With it comes Hope
Hope of riding hard
Hope of riding long
Weather-beaten , cold, hot, wet and tired
But the face has a smile and a song plays along
Hope! For a life of joy and freedom.
The bike is here! Not just a bike, a Royal Enfield Thunderbird Twinspark. The wait has been agonizing, Me and Alok (Team-mate at TW) booked our bikes 40 days back. We both picked up the black thunderbird, it was beautiful. We wanted to collect the bikes together. But one bike would be delayed by a few days.
So who gets the first bike, me or Alok? We tossed for it and I lost !@#$%. He got his bike and mine came in a few days later – It was a wednesday.
As you can guess, the sexy one without the back-rest, mirrors and with the shiny Yamaha RD 350 handle is mine. I fell in love with the Enfield this way – RD350 Handle, Low seat Thunderbird, no back-rest. This is how it had to be. So I actually bought the handle first and then the T-Bird. You could say that the bike was purchased to fit the handle
Yamaha RD 350 handle – Rs190
Thunderbird – Rs105,998
The bike was delivered with the custom RD handle. Just perfect for me. Started with a kick (no decompressor) and we started for the office. Pickup was very surprising , the bike was ready to jump out of my hands and fly away. It was hard to control the urge to open up the throttle, but I wanted to keep it below 50-60 for the next 2000 kms. The engine had a soft growl to it with a smooth sound. However the actual thump of the bullet or Electra wasn’t there. This will change once the silencer is replaced.
We drove from the Jayanagar show room to the office in Diamond District. After reaching the office, the above pic was taken.
This was the beginning….can’t wait to fly
As usual i’ve jumped blogs. This is my third blog now.