I was eating ice-cream on 1st September
with a few friends of Royal kings as we mulled a trip to Kolkata, come 2nd
I was off on a trip to Kolkata .
This was going to be a small quick trip and I
wanted to see how the Hero Xpulse ( my new bike ) would perform on a trip on the Highway,
normally I am used to riding a 500 cc Royal Enfield which has its own road presence , and it had enough power to overtake any
vehicle that I needed to,
It was 0845 hours and the weather
prediction was rains from 1130 in Jamshedpur, and rains from 1430 in Kolkata, I
had a small window to ride and make it to Kolkata without getting wet at either
end of the trip.
Fingers crossed I set off yes
I did have a rain coat but was hoping I would not have to use it.
Weather Gods were kind to me mostly and soon I was approaching
I reached Kolkata and was
greeted with a jam traffic jam, n managed to find a few workaround and kind of
back roads to get to Belghoria expressway and then it was rains to contend with
Xpulse would prove to be no push over either, it was quiet smooth and I kept
trying to find faults and if One is travelling alone I would say Xpulse 200 cc
is just as capable, I usually ride at 80/ 90 kmph and most roads have speed
limit of 100 kmph, well I rarely cross 100 on my 500 cc bike either.( unless
overtaking a distracted driver ) so this round did go to Xpulse , cons the bike is too quiet and I did have to use the Horn to warn off some distracted folks on the road.
While I am in Kolkata it
means good food.
Lots of lazing around
Lots of get together “ Adda “
Film shoots / editing /
hanging out with intellectuals,
And of course there is rains
and water logging
I was glad for the Xpulse
with its 200 + mm clearance it let me do plenty of water wading and kept me a-
OK inspire of water logged roads there was a stretch near the irport from New town that had 3.7 feet of water and me and Xpulse did just fine through the water.
And soon it was time to head back, the roads calling
once again, Time to head back,,,
Near Jhargram, in West Bengal
I took some time to go explore the red soil roads into the jungles
XPulse: it returned a average
of 35 km/lit on this trip
Average speed from 75 to 91
Took a stop every 90 km on
(While going took a stop at
175 km and then at 130 km)
I imagines there would be
more vibration on the bike, but in fact even when I was riding at 90 kmph there was no
vibration in the mirror, a strange fact as In My Royal Enfield I cant see
nothing in the rear view mirror post 70kmph and its just shapes but on Xpulse it was
Only casualty my palm had a
blister both ways, which I am blaming my Gloves.
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