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TORQ Wonder Woman Wednesday – Shruthi Nagarajan

Tell us something about yourself I am Shruthi Nagarajan from Chennai. I am a unique blend of an engineering graduate and a motorcycle enthusiast. My thirst for motorcycles started at the age of 12. As an avid adventurer since childhood, getting a hang of the thrill that the speed of motorcycles gives is what made me fall in love and stay in constant touch with bikes. How did you become a motorcyclist? To avoid the typical drama of crashing scenes since childhood, parents never taught or got me a motorcycle (until date even after I have made many podiums). It was from my uncle I learnt how to ride and to talk about racing; I enrolled myself with the Honda Ten10 Racing academy in February, 2016. Since then I have been actively taking part in national and international level competitions. You chose motorcycles because I still have no words to explain why I chose motorcycles. […]

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TORQ Wonder Woman Wednesday – Shilpa Balakrishnan

Tell us something about yourself I am a motorcyclist with a passion to travel across the world. I work for an MNC to earn a living and support my family. I lead a simple life and believe in the simplicity of it. How did you become a motorcyclist? I never dreamt of being one but had a desire to learn to ride a motorcycle at least once. However, once I started riding, I fell in love with it. Combined with the travel bug in me, I started touring around the country whenever time and money permitted me to do so. You chose your motorcycle because I chose my Honda CBR 250 because when I calculated things like maintenance, mileage, wear and tear replacements, quality of the engine, etc, I found it to be quite practical, affordable, apt for my purpose of riding, comfortable and dependable. Although the cost was a bit high while buying it, […]

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FRC’s 4th Anniversary Bash

I am so hoarse from all the shouting that my mum called me “bhaisaab” when I called her the other day. My neck, shoulder and back hurts because of the horseplay and 17 hours spent in the swimming pool. Speaking of swimming pools, I do not want to see another one for at least 6 months. My ears still ring with the sound of the horns and the bark of exhausts at the cake cutting. Oh, what a din! My stomach still aches from all the mutton and chicken we hogged. Well, that is the aftermath of an FRC Anniversary party. This year, the party was held at RK Farms, in Karjat, which is located in a village called Lakhran, about 90-odd kilometers from Mumbai. The resort, surrounded by lush greenery, was well-furnished and had a huge swimming pool. There were massive sheds surrounding the pool, where in one could relax with a drink in hand, […]

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TORQ Wonder Woman Wednesday – Rosy Bora

Tell us something about yourself I’m Rosy and I belong to a small district Dibrugarh in the state of Assam from . I’m passionate about bikes and I love travelling and exploring new place. I love cooking and, I’m foodie too! I also love listening to nostalgic Hindi songs. How did you become a motorcyclist? I always had passion for bikes, not only motorbikes but also bicycles. Along with age my craze and love for bike immensely increased. With inner confidence and family’s support I became a motorcyclist You chose your motorcycle because Fzs has the best handling and offers comfort in riding long distances. It also gives a good mileage and moreover the look of the bike is awesome. All these aspects have made me a fan of Yamaha Your most memorable ride Though every ride for me is memorable one, but the ride to Dhola-Sadiya bridge on 4th of June 2017 was the […]

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Spend on your head, please!

A good helmet is supposed to save your life. A cheap one is supposed to save money. In 2016 alone, 10, 135 bikers lost their lives because they didn’t realise the importance of a proper helmet. This is mentioned in a 2016 report released by the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways, which also pointed at a 9.42% rise in road accidents. In the same report, 19% of all accidents in India were fatal, out of which a 70% consisted of bikers who did not have the proper safety gear. A large percentage (35-40 %) of the casualties (bikers without helmets/wearing substandard helmets) occurred in Delhi itself. Now we come to the fun part, as always. You must have wondered why bikers always go for the costliest helmets available. That is because, brands like LS2, SOL, HJC, ARAI, THH, SMK, Vega, Studds and a few others put in a lot of time, money, and research […]

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Hug an Engineer Today!

I am an engineer. Yes, I am. It may surprise you, but I am. I did my degree in Automobile Engineering from Anna University in Chennai. A literal hellhole of a place for first-timers like me. While I knew Tamil, I didn’t know “Madras Bhashai”, a whole new dialect. Anyways, I walked in with my eyes open. The first day in college was a royal bummer. It was a whole new world. There were so many human beings, of shapes and sizes I had never seen before. So many women! wow! I was having lunch, by myself when a paunchy, dishevelled man shuffled past me. He looked quite sad, and had the name “Ramu” on his badge. He had a bunch of keys in his fat, thick hands. He was walking towards a big shed. I followed him, and to my surprise, in front of the concrete building stood a sign that said ” Automobile […]

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Dominate the Duug Duug

Making rounds on celluloid and social platforms is a certain challenger who wants to hyper ride its way into parking lots mean for pachyderms. Since I already own one I thought, lets hyper ride the haathi. Here in question is a 6700+ kms young Thunderbird 350 owned by my 100kg plus 6 foot tall little brother. Given the aesthetics of the T-Bird, it made a perfect match for him, who without any braaps it like a sweltering knife on frozen butter. On this odd afternoon we decided to venture out to beat the Thursday power-cuts and when asked if I could ride he obliged to becoming pillion. In between official calls and WhatsApp messages it was just Mr. Blue and me shifting through the not so Notchy gears and low torque that had my brother’s eyes dancing on the tacho and choreographing my otherwise clunky gearshifts (owing to the habit of stomping a Dominating shifter). Unlike the typical fire me up […]

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TORQ Wonder Woman Wednesday – Ritu Kaur

Tell us something about yourself My name is Gurumail Kaur ( wel know as ritu kaur) I belongs to group bullet queens of Vadodara ( group of 5 lady riders )I am sports teacher in international school, Teach swimming. I am from sikh family. Born in Vadodara Gujarat. I am very passionate about bikes. Crazy and bullets, love to race.I am doing offroading motocross racing.I also won 1st position in motocross dirt race held at kerela, kochi. Also won 2nd position in goal riders mania held at Goa. I also won the 3rd position in MRF mogrip national championship at Pune. How did you become a motorcyclist? I become motorcyclist because from school day I use to go in school by bike only I didn’t like scooty or any other vehicles. In school time I used to ride fearo, then scooter of my dad then I own Bullet 500 cc with my salary. It was my […]

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Helmet Ghala Re.

Whenever I am in Pune, I am scared. Every biker would be, in a city that is famed for being home to some of the most reckless, lawless riders ever. In Pune, using indicators is considered an insult. The horn rules all. If you have to take a right turn, you better be prepared to be cut off by a helmetless teen riding an Activa. If you are at a traffic signal, do not, for one second believe the countdown timer. If the vehicle in front of you moves, you must. No matter which city you hail from, if you follow the traffic rules, you are bound to land in trouble in Pune. I was reading this article about this gentleman named Pradeep Niphadkar, who has started distributing free helmets in Pune after losing his daughter in a road accident. She was riding a scooter without wearing a helmet. The article also carried a few […]

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I need Money!

September should be called S***tember. This year, it seems as if the money in my wallet and bank account is drying up. In thermodynamics class, we were told by Dr.Rooochudhry that a body continues to lose energy until it is at the same level as the environment surrounding it. That perfectly describes my financial status right now. There are cobwebs in the cash box at home. To make matters worse, a number of exciting rides have been planned this month. Then there’s Durga Puja and what not. Our families just need excuses to loot each other, right? My biggest problem in life right now is that I am broke. Why does everything cost money? Can’t I get some free fuel? I have been visiting the same petrol station for five years, but still haven’t managed to convince the manager that I am a good, respectable biker who’s having hard times. My poor #Veeran needs new brake pads, […]

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