Saturday, June 16, 2007
I never really dreamt of sports cars or going for a drive in one of them.In India , riding my Bullet was a great kick and will always be.
An office farewell party in Abu dhabi gave me my first chance to get a drive in a Honda S2000 (http://wikicars.org/en/Image:S2000_first.jpg and
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Honda_S2000) with my colleague Ibrahim's car.
To describe the 20 minute drive - Well... honestly i was simply thrilled.
First of all, with the convertible top on,the total cubicle space (driver +1) was much lesser than our autorickshaw seating space in Kerala.I had to crouch so low to get in the car, that i thought my Pierre Cardin blazer would get its buttons split.
Ibrahim was using the extra seat to keep all his stuff - files,papers,pepsi etc.They could be somehow moved in to small shelf like rack.
Strapping on my seat belt,i thought - Yeah we will cruise at 50 or 60 in these city roads.Ibrahim really raced it through the city roads.Awesome power - when its first pulled out of the driveway, the seatbelt held me on.Zipping on the city streets in traffic at 150 km/hr broke the rules .... but then what are rules for ! - to b broken!!!!!
Even from 150 the car's braking power was real cool too...slows down to a stop real fast.
I have done 100 in our broad Kowdiar roads one night on my RE.That thrill was different. As we reached the destination, i said great drive Ibrahim and he said..you didn't have heart problems or didn't get frightened ..no?
I told him...no no..i do bike riding and long tours - Royal Enfield.
He replied "What bike is that ..how fast it goes ?"
I said a 500 cc crosses 140 km/hr...but its not the speed, its something else!
Well i didn't go to great lengths to explain .... the essence of an RE can only be found my owning,riding and caring for it !
Well comparing the two thrills ...you very well know which i would prefer. Excuse my details on cars...im more of a simple RE motorbike guy
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