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Thursday, June 26, 2008

Another year...

..., another anniversary.


Sidhusaaheb said...

Man and machine.. one hell of a bond, isnt it? Be it bikes, cars, Yamaha, Royal Enfield, a jet plane or a locomotive, we men love our beasts!
Sriram P | Homepage | 06.26.08 – 12:23 pm | #


Happy sixth anniversary Ms. Bikey
Fariha Akhtar | Homepage | 06.26.08 – 12:31 pm | #


hehehehe u really had me goin!!! very well written 5th anniversary thing. :D
Roop rai | Homepage | 06.26.08 – 4:48 pm | #


Not a horse?
Mai Harinder Kaur | Homepage | 06.27.08 – 2:09 am | #


My compliments to your bike for enduring.
Manpreet | Homepage | 06.27.08 – 6:26 am | #


Well…if you take care of it…it lasts…just like women heheh…OOPS…
UTP | Homepage | 06.27.08 – 3:16 pm | #

Sidhusaaheb said...

Oh god oh god – I’m so late :<

Happpy happpy blogoversary I, Me, Myself … even though the bikes u like are a bit feminish :P
Asma | Homepage | 06.28.08 – 10:42 pm | #


@Sriram: It is a strong bond and you’re right. We do, indeed, love our beasts!

@Fariha: Seventh, actually. :P

@Roop: It always feels good to have made some one laugh. Thank you!

@Mai Harinder Kaur: A ’steel horse’! :D

@Manpreet: I’ll pass on the good wishes. :D

@UTP: Even better, perhaps…

@Asma: Thanks!

However, I don’t know any girl/woman, here in India, who owns a Yamaha RX135. They seem to prefer scooters (…er_(motorcycle) ).
Sidhusaaheb | Homepage | 06.29.08 – 7:15 am | #

Sidhusaaheb said...

OK, I’m Canadian, not Indian, but some years ago, I had a friend, Dolf, who had a big Kawasaki. I don’t remember the model, but it had a 1000 displacement.

He painted it in metallic black and named it Rajyam. It was souped up and tricked out to the ultimate max. He claimed it, excuse me, he could go over 150mph (241 kph). It probably could.

I had a nice little bike myself at the time, a Yamaha 225, as I recall, that I tooled around on. I wan’t in love with it or anything, it was just fun transport, but hardly a scooter.

Anyway he offered to let me, er, pilot Rajyam, but I couldn’t even hold the damned thing up.

I still prefer horses. Big, fast stallions.

(As far as I know, Rajyam never lived up to his name and Dolf is still off somewhere raising hell!)
Mai Harinder Kaur | Homepage | 06.29.08 – 9:47 am | #


In Europe and North America, women are generally known to buy motorcycles up to an engine capacity of 650cc (cubic centimetres) only. Motorbikes with larger engine capacities (often up to more than 1300cc, though less than 1400cc) are generally known to be bought only by men. That applies, more or less, to the ’street’ bikes or the ‘trail-cum-street’ bikes. The off-road or ‘trail’ bikes, though, generally have engine capacities of up to 500-600cc only, I believe, and are still bought mostly by men.

Scooters are preferred by women in Asia and by a large number in Europe (where these were originally designed), probably because of the ’step-through’ design (please see the Wikipedia link provided in my previous comment), which lets them comfortably wear long-dresses while riding, besides being able to carry small loads (of, say, shopping) easily between their feet, thus increasing the practicability. Of late, scooters manufactured under European brand-names like ‘Vespa’ have also entered the North American market ( ).

In fact, even though the Wikipedia entry does not state as much, I’ve heard before that scooters were designed especially for women.

I purchased my bike i.e. the Yamaha RX135 not only because, as I’ve stated in the referenced blog-post, I like the way it looks, but also because it provides ‘affordable performance’ i.e. it is as fast or faster than most bikes being sold in the Indian market (even though it is a model that is no longer in production), but still provides decent mileage figures as well. The top speed is about 110-115 kilometres per hour and the 0-100kph figures are still among the best, as far as motorbikes manufactured and sold in India are concerned. You can, if you like, read more about it at…i/Yamaha_RX- 135 .

Er…by the way, not that it really matters, but the one whose comment started us on this discussion has never ever ridden a bicycle even, herself, leave alone a motorcycle or scooter of any sort! She started driving a car straight away. :D
Sidhusaaheb | Homepage | 06.29.08 – 12:39 pm | #

Sidhusaaheb said...

Let them weat salwar kameez. I have heard that was designed specifically to allow women to ride horses. So why not motorcycles?
Mai Harinder Kaur | Homepage | 06.29.08 – 9:52 pm | #


Good idea for ‘women’s liberation’ groups in these parts, I suppose…They can launch a ‘ride motorcycle’ movement now…just to make some kind of a statement…

Waise… they do wear that besides shorts, hot-pants, skin-tight jeans, micro-mini skirts and stuff…wearing which they do not really require a ’step-through’ design…and still do ride scooters or drive cars…Why? Well, I’ve already mentioned the probable reasons that I could think of, in the previous comment…To find out more, it seems like you’ll have to have a marketing survey commissioned. :D

In the meantime, I’d like to clarify that I have a beautiful bike, I love it and published this post to celebrate seven wonderful years of togetherness and all of that is likely to continue to remain unchanged, regardless of others’ opinions of me or my bike.
Sidhusaaheb | Homepage | 06.29.08 – 10:36 pm | #


Happy anniversary!!! Havn’t been blogging much lately… liked ur post about the figure of eight…..the part where u asked ur animal friends to comment….was so cute!!!
cyberkitty | Homepage | 06.30.08 – 4:09 pm | #



I hope you’ll find the time to blog more often, soon enough. :)
Sidhusaaheb | Homepage | 07.01.08 – 9:28 am | #

Sidhusaaheb said...

Though I am late, many congratulations!
Mridula | Homepage | 07.03.08 – 5:36 am | #