Goan Thruxton diary – Cafe racer touring

Goan Thruxton diary

3 day weekends are rare and having a Goan Thruxton ride is rarer. This Triumph Thruxton was with me for a while and I had not really taken it out. Just one trip when I went out to donate blood. So, for the Republic Day weekend in 2015, Kavitha and I decided to head out.

Goa Thruxton Loaded
Loaded, while the REs sit back and watch.

Thanks to Prashanth for letting us use this beautiful motorcycle for this ride.

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Specifications of Harley Davidson FLHXS STREET GLIDE® 2014

Harley Davidson FLHXS STREET GLIDE console

Enhanced by Project RUSHMORE, the 2014 Street Glide® model is a bagger with street-wise soul, powered by the new High Output Twin

Cam 103™ engine and featuring a new Batwing fairing with Splitstream vent to reduce rider head buffeting. With stripped down styling, lowered suspension, and a dark, cropped wind deflector, the Street Glide® is inspired by the street and ready to roar with attitude. The innovative Harley-Davidson® Touring chassis, based on a single-spar, rigid backbone frame and a stout swing-arm developed to withstand the demands of long-haul touring riders and today’s more-powerful engines.

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2014 Yamaha FJR1300AE – Electronic Suspension

We’ve loved the Yamaha FJR1300 for a long time and now offers riders an even greater overall motorcycling package as well as a superior ride quality thanks to Yamaha’s advanced electronically-adjustable suspension system in its sophisticated long-distance tourer range for 2014 with the addition of the 2014 Yamaha FJR1300AE. This new model, which sits between Yamaha’s FJR1300A and FJR1300AS in the range. FJR1300AS is the one with the clutch-less gear shift system and now the 2014 Yamaha FJR1300AE makes this system available to customers who prefer to have a standard gear box system.

2014 Yamaha FJR1300AE two up touring

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Yamaha RD 350 touring – mixing business with pleasure

Hey! Aren't 30 odd years enough to correct that? The Mysore State was renamed Karnataka in 1973.

Who ever said you can’t mix business with pleasure? And, not take a Yamaha RD 350 touring?

Kuppam is a village in Andhra Pradesh about 120kms from Bangalore and has been given the title of a ‘model village’ giving it IT infrastructure amongst other things. All this in the context of Emerging Economies and also because its the constituency of the then A.P Chief Minister, Chandra Babu Naidu. Other than that it’s just about any other village and if you were just driving through, would probably not even notice it.

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