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The Great Japan Roadtrip

November 14, 2012
The Great Japan Roadtrip

Ciao Everyone! Long time! After completing the Mission Red Planet from Dubai to Italy I am right now on another adventure with Shell Advance and Ducati. This time it is Japan. The Great Japan Roadtrip started on 29th October 2012 from Tokyo and is now it its third week with just over 5000 kms...

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The Anatomy of a Ducati Showroom…

July 12, 2012
The Anatomy of a Ducati Showroom…

My route was from UAE (Skipping Iran), Turkey, Greece, Bulgaria, Romania, Hungary, Slovakia, Slovenia, Austria and Italy. During my course of travel I visited and spent a decent time in seven showrooms in different countries. Add Malaysia, India, Australia and US from my previous rides to that list to help you see the pattern....

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4700 kms done so far!

June 5, 2012
4700 kms done so far!

4700 kms done so far on Mission Red Planet! 600 in UAE, 2500 in Turkey and 1600 in Greece! Approx 6000 kms to go until the mission hits the World Ducati Week in Misano on the 22nd June! Thanks for all your support and wishes so far!

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Mission Restarts: from Turkey!

May 28, 2012
Mission Restarts: from Turkey!

So after the bike wasn’t allowed into Iran, the solution found was to get another MultiStrada from Istanbul and cover Turkey on it (around 2500 kms of it) and then enter Greece and then through to Bulgaria. The updated route is here. I will be updating on the first couple of days in Turkey, however, here...

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First brush with the Panigale!

May 24, 2012
First brush with the Panigale!

The Panigale is the latest offering to the superbiking ecosystem of this planet. Since a very long time I had been teasers of the successor of the 1198 leading to its launch at the YasnMarina circuit in Abu Dabhi where I couldn’t make it. Then I started seeing a few bikes getting delivered across...

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Road to the Beginning: Part 2: The First Roadblock

May 19, 2012
Road to the Beginning: Part 2: The First Roadblock

  Running back home and entering New Delhi at the ‘Start’ and Misano at the ‘End’ in Google Maps gave me an ‘overview’ of what lies ahead. The eyes scanned from the right to the left and within a centimeter of that all my hopes came dashing down. I already knew, but the map...

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The Road leading to the Beginning: Part I

May 18, 2012

IIT. Indian Institutes of Technology. The highly revered educational institution of India sees millions of students work day and night to give an entrance exam. And the one’s who get through have no idea how hard they have to slog just to keep with the expectations set by the standards of the institute. It...

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Project:Skull Nest!

May 16, 2012
Project:Skull Nest!

Ok, now this was around 6 years ago. The hair style would have been appropriate for a ‘road hippie’ that I am about to become on the upcoming ride, more so when I will be entering the Red Planet (World Ducati Week). Makes me look more Italian than anything else (and a bit like...

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Defending the Devices on the road: Otterbox!

May 16, 2012
Defending the Devices on the road: Otterbox!

The Otterbox cases have always been my favorites, though admittedly bulky. In the roadtrip ahead I will be on the road most of the time looking up information on my phone and the iPad, and I certainly dont want anything to happen to either of them! Dust and water are the biggest enemies of electronics...

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It is here: Canon’s new King!

May 16, 2012
It is here: Canon’s new King!

Look who is here! The Canon 5D Mark THREE! I expect better photos from this one (not that Canon 5D Mark 2 is not a brilliant performer!). Thanks to Canon India for this! More detailed review and complete equipment list which I will be taking on the roadtrip laters! Meanwhile, if you haven’t yet,...

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