Kumara Raja G
i, THe biker
27 Year Old
No. of Years : 13,
Kilometers done (appox) : 300000
For you, what does it mean to be a motorcyclist?
My Bike ,My baby ,My companion ...The most difficult part of this contest is to sit down and pen a sea of experiences that I've had as a passionate motor cyclist .,I cant help breaking into a smile when i just think of my Dazzling ,Dashing ,Deadly Magic Black Bullet! I m sure any Biker would understand what i feel about my Bike. As i rummage my memory .,where and when did all this maddening passion for motorcycling come from.., at the age of thirteen i clearly remember ,Dad and me practicing early mornings before sunrise on white sandy beaches along the coast of Chennai. the speed at which the Cool sea breeze hit my face numbing my facial muscles, the first rush of adrenaline as my mean machine picked up speed ,the noise, the sheer unbeatable power ...it was pure magic! at that age ..I knew i was born to Ride., to be on the Road .
How has motorcycling changed you and your life?
Motorcycling is not just riding a bike super fast. Living in a city ,handling high profile jobs, stressful environment makes it almost impossible to garner this passion ,but for me .I wake up and my bike is all i can think of ,i talk to my colleagues and im itching to touch my mean machine ,and finally when i do get my hands on it !,Sigh.... nothing is more beautiful in this world, it's like i found my soul!
How would you justify the inherent dangers and risk involved in riding on motorcycles?
Motorcycling being part of my life, but topping my list of priorities while i am on the road is "Safety" towards others on the road, Safety to my own life.I believe in being a responsible citizen and passion is personal i don't need to be rash and prove myself to anybody therefore when I'm on the wheel i always tell myself that the person driving in the opposite direction is not as experienced as i am so ensure that i give way every time.
i also strongly believe that youngsters nowadays with very little experience are into sophisticated bikes ,while i understand there excitement and passion about owning and riding bikes,they should be well educated on road safety for themselves and for others. Therefore bike brands should take it as their obligation to train youngsters and give them the necessary information and knowledge on their bikes
Tell us briefly about your 2 most memorable life-incidents involving you as a motorcyclist?
My first Bike was an old Bullet that had met with a big accident,I bought it from an uncle who thought it was of no use at all.But to me My first bike,my first Bullet had arrived home.i could not sleep of excitement.i took it to a mechanic who knew how to bring it back to life.At that age i dint have any money so i started collecting each & every penny from skipping meals, running errands.I would bunk school just to spend time with the mechanic&see my baby slowly getting back to form.It took 90 days for my bullet to get back its lost glory and then one day i had bunked school as usual&i arrived at the mechanics shop,and there it was My Bullet,standing there like a warrior ready to rule the world!That particular moment stays on in my memory a moment where i was united with my better half and together we will be the best motorcyclist ever
As a motorcyclist, how have you contributed to the society/brotherhood and plan to do so in the years to come?
I'm a motorcyclist with a cause!
I ve grown up with this deep rooted compassion to help the underprivileged ,my long drives to villages where there are orphanages with no support or Ngos ,sometimes it's not about money or food it's about love and bonding with children with no families to visit them. My bike has seen many such happy children.
As a motorist I want to contribute to budding motorists, i want to train young motorists just like my father helped me harness my passion. So that in the future we have a breed of truly bread, sound and well trained motorists who share the same drive for Speed, Passion and Safety!!!
What are the best and the worst things about motorcycling in India?
Passion towards motorcycling is more in India these days, however good mechanics, safety measures has to be implemented more in India .Motorcycles are used as a means of transport rather than a passion for most people in India. Just like a wine taster who educates people on the best wines i would also like to educate motorists on how to handle a bike with love. Bad roads and poor infrastructure in our country also play spoil sport to motorcycling. Over speeding has to be limited to specific roads and routes because our roads are still not well connected in some parts of our country.