My Dream Bike:
Since my childhood like any kid, I always dreamt of owning a superbike. Finally my dream came true last year when I checked out all the bikes of almost all the brands available from the Ducati, Harley, Triumph, Benelli and finally I purchased a Kawasaki Versys 650 as touring was what my requirement from the bike was. I purchased it from Popular Motors Mekhri Circle Bangalore and took delivery on 4 August 2016 two days prior to my birthday. The Bike is registered in the name of my firm Pradhaan Enterprises and the registration number of the bike is KA01HR8182.
Dream Ride on My Dream Bike:
After purchasing the Versys supposedly a tourer , I started my All Indian State Capitals and Union Territories tour on 11 Sep 2016. I started my tour from Bangalore and covered the eastern side of India and entered the North East on about 18 Sep 2016.
Dream turns Nightmare:
On 22 Sep 2016, while on way from Aizwal the capital of Mizoram to Silchar (Assam), the clutch failed and I met with an accident. The accident was caused by sudden declutching of the bike on a bad patch near Kwang Pui (Mizoram) with about 9200 kms on the odometer. I was then helped by Mr. Mona & his boys who drive a transport vehicle. They tried to fix the gear lever and footrest as the clamp which holds both had broken off.
But even after it was fixed, the bike would switch off as soon as the gear was engaged. They therefore helped & towed my bike to the nearest village. I then called the Road Side Assistance (Orange Assist) & the bike was then towed from Kwang Pui Mizoram to Silchar (Assam) to the KTM/Kawasaki Service Center. The technician there Mr. Hifzul had a check on the clutch assembly and told me that the clutch assembly had got fried as there was no proper supply of oil to the clutch assembly. I asked if this could be repaired and I was told that it would be better if I shipped my bike to the mainland because it would take extra days to get the spares shipped to the North East India. Here I was in touch with Mr. Angshuman Goswami & Technician of Silchar KTM Mr. Hifzul.
I later booked my bike to Delhi by Railways (on my own expense) as it is the capital and expected to have a better service. A friend of mine Mr. Gaurav Choudhary received the bike in Delhi and got it transported to the supposedly biggest and best service center M/s Bagga Auto Link Kirtinagar on while I continued my ride with a borrowed Bullet from a friend. I was in constant touch with the KTM/Kawasaki ASM of Delhi Mr. Kasim Baig, Mr. Petse Sparkson from Popular Motors Bangalore from where I purchased my bike and ASM of Bangalore Mr. Chandrashekar and also people from M/s Bagga Auto Link.