I come from a middle-class family in a beautiful multicultural hill town Jammu. I learned to ride motorcycle/scooters when I was in 4th standard. It was a big deal for me and my friends. Growing up we would sneak out on an older brothers two wheeler and ride in the back streets and alleyways.
My first experience on a proper motorcycle was on a Yezdi. My legs wouldn’t reach the pegs and levers so my older cousin used to pillion and let me run riot. I have never looked back ever since. The freedom of two wheels the ownership of the risk and the thrill makes you feel alive.
I rode all sort of bikes Cruisers, Sports, Naked was into stunt riding too but i found it not safe for me and other road users, So i stopped doing it on roads. Once i got my license at the end of school i got a pulsar 150 and i bought Royal Enfield when i entered my college.
After it my bullet became my girlfriend. I kept it very clean and tidy We kept each other company i loved to listen to the engine and the heartbeat like exhaust note. As i lived in Jammu i have been to most of the motor-able parts of it.
When i entered university i bought another Royal Enfield and i joined a Royal Enfield Club as well with those people i rode different destinations including Spiti, Kashmir and Ladakh. I have always loved sports bikes. I have been watching MotoGP since 1999 and Valentino Rossi was always my favorite rider ad idol. 5 years ago i moved to Australia and after couple of years i knew i had to get myself and R1. I bought my first super sports bike Yamaha R1 it was my dream bike and now i owned one. It felt like i have made it in life. I rode all along Melbourne and surrounds.
In 2014 i found a club called the Sikh Motorcycle Club Australia there i met good people Gaurav Grewal and Ricky became my brothers and i learnt a lot from them about riding and motorcycles All of sudden i was in a tribe of similar enthusiasts. Because of some financial problem i sold my R1. It was the worst decision i could make. After couple of months that “keeda” was still alive and i bought a R1 again. And with the help of my friends i got a chance to experience track riding. It was amazing and i loved it and now i think my next natural progression is to get a dedicated track bike as these bikes are in their natural elements only way way above the legal speed limits.
Riding for me is not only a hobby but also take you away from worldly worries and if you can find some good company like it did, all of a sudden your perspectives and priorities change in life. I no longer live in the rat race my goals are not just earn money and settle down. There is so much more life has to offer.