“The connection to place, to the land, the wind, the sun, stars, the moon… it sounds romantic, but it’s true – the visceral experience of motion, of moving through time on some amazing machine – a few cars touch on it, but not too many compared to motorcycles. I always felt that any motorcycle journey was special.” – Antoine Predock
Mr Antoine may have made it sound really surreal, but that’s exactly how each ride feels like the moment you strap on your gear and simply head out for a cruise along the highways. Say what you want about the local riding scene, you can’t deny that the roads are stellar at the crack of dawn when the entire network is yours to conquer.
Anyway, quote dropping aside, the name’s Vanga G and it’s an honour to be part of this journey where I introduce the love for riding to fellow riders out there. Be it seasoned or newly qualified riders, I will be introducing various aspects of riding that though may seem fundamental, but will keep you alive for years to come.
So I have been riding for 5 years now; 2 years spent on a beautiful DT200WR and a few months transitioning to a XR400 before I finally settled for my amazing 1998 BMW R1100GS which is a behemoth all by itself. Do wave if you ever spot me on the roads!
Credits to Lionel Chee for the amazing shot years back. This was the highly reliable DT200WR that was really built like a tank.
My XR400 right next to my DT200WR. Fantastic experience and my first foray into understanding how a 4 stroke engine works.
My XR400 beside the majestic R1100GS.
Anyway all formalities aside, feel free to forward me any queries you may have pertaining to riding or technical questions to email@example.com and I will get back to you as soon as possible!
Enough of the self-introduction for now and so, on a fantastic Friday evening, I had the privilege of being invited by Mah Motors to cover the launch of the 2015 Indian Scout at the Zervex Building which was a fitting place to represent the heart of the Republic’s automotive industry that’s right smack in the middle of Ubi. In the presence of VIPs and industry leaders, the 2015 Indian Scout was launched to much appreciation from the exquisite crowd.
First impression wise, the Indian Scout is absolutely gorgeous and a sight to behold. A definite head turner with striking angles and stellar finishing that screams perfection, the bike glowers under the showroom lighting and rises to the occasion outside where the test ride was held to interested parties.
Encouraged by the friendly staff from Indian, participants at the test ride were told to stretch the full potential of the liquid cool, 69 cubic inch, 100HP screaming V Twin engine. One glance and it could be noticed that even the least experienced cruiser rider felt right at home with the distinctive ergonomics that the Indian Scout offered. With a low seat height of 23.5 inches that can be further customised, vertically challenged riders were not left out on the fun.
True fans of the Indian heritage will need no introduction, but for those of you who are new to this brand, all you need to know is that the Indian Scout played a vital role in World War 2 for the allied forces and that there are several accolades under their brand name.
The new Indian Scout was designed from the ground up for superb balance of comfort and control, delivering a superior riding performance for both newer and experienced riders. Paying homage to the rich heritage, the Indian Scout consist of a classic ‘rigid triangle’ design that is synonymous with the original Scouts. Coupled with a set of premium coil over monotube shocks, these designs deliver exceptional handling and comfort for riders from various riding background.
Ultimately, the Indian Scout is not just a bike that is entirely machine but it possesses a distinctive personality due in large to the history that the bike is developed around. For those who are able to appreciate the rich heritage and the experience that has gone into making the bike what it is today, this ride is guaranteed to put a smile on your face. What’s more, wide range of premium accessories are available for you to truly customise your very own Indian Motorcycle!
If you are keen to check out the Indian Scout or find out the range of motorcycles that Mah Motors has to offer, do like Mah Motors Facebook Page!