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Silver Bullets photo polls

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Hi guys it had been tough making a shortlist however... my take on the Silver Bullets Anniversary ride ...and poll results finally! Cheers- BT [Pics from Ajay,JSR,Murli,Raghu (Silver Bullets)]






Thanks to all those who voted for the photopolls ! The results -

* Pic 1 of Bullet speedo at 80km/hr by Raghu has got the max votes - 27%

* Pic 8 of 3 bullets taking the curve with their headlights blazing by Murli follows closely with 23% votes

* Pic 4 of Bullet splashing through the waters by Jayan gets 19% votes.

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I guess scenery takes a second place with Silver Bulleteers when it comes to photography on Bullet ride pics! - I must say we are " Bulletssessed "

Congrats to all and thanks for sharing the pics for the poll !

Cheers,

Thump on,

BT

Great Motorcycle Quotes and Wisdom!

GREAT MOTORCYCLE QUOTES AND WISDOM

Four wheels move the body. Two wheels move the soul.

Most motorcycle problems are caused by the nut that connects the handlebars
to the saddle.

Life may begin at 30, but it doesn't get real interesting until about 110 mph!

You start the game of life with a full pot o' luck and an empty pot o' experience.. . The object is to fill the pot of experience before you empty the pot of luck.

If you wait, all that happens is that you get older.

Midnight bugs taste best.

Saddlebags can never hold everything you want, but they CAN hold everything
you need.

Never try to race an old geezer, he may have one more gear than you.

It takes more love to share the saddle than it does to share the bed.

The only good view of a thunderstorm is in
your rearview mirror.

Never be afraid to slow down.

Don't ride so late into the night that you sleep through the sunrise.

Sometimes it takes a whole tankful of fuel before you can think straight.

Riding faster than everyone else on…

Bikini bike ?

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No license and no bullet in UAE. Least i could do is sit on fancy bikes i like.

I dunno what make this bike make is besides BMW ..i found it in the underground parking and cdnt help sitting on it..whn i came bk it ws gone - wonder what model it is..but its the weirdest design i ever sat on ! Enjoy the view !Im wondering if i should call it the " Bikini bike" !

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See the engine parts protruding in the front !



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SpeedoOOOOO !




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Shall we call this 'bikini' view?



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Wish he hd left the keys... :-D VrrrrrooooooommmmMMMMMMMMM>



Cheers

BT.





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Bulletments

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Bulletments .....More than words can say.


> ----- Original Message ----

> From: james 'xxx2@yahoo.co.uk'
> To: bt
> Sent: Thursday, August 30, 2007 10:13:31 AM
> Subject: Re:Fw: Finally caught a Bullet !
>
> i'm busy selling an electra 500 with 4000 kms,
> bought
> 2006, the case is that due to health problems i'm
> not
> able driving an vehicle anymore... and there's
> another
> problem..., i'm in Rodos Ilse, Dodekannese, Greece.
> I'm selling everything from helmets, service manual,
> tools, jackets, boots... the works as one package
> (with tears).
> The only motorcycle that made me feel human in all
> my
> 40 years...
>


> > Dear James,
>
> i dont think you should sell it because you cant
> ride it like old times...Im sure atleast you can
> take it out for a short ride atleast in the morning
> or on a holiday!
>
> I always feel a Bullet lifts ur spirits !
>
> Keep thumping,
>
> BT


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T- Freaking

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Hi guys,

Finally i got my SB 'T' yesterday! Franky the T coming all the way from India to the Middle East and a bulleteer like me freaking out is in a way truly the concept of ...No Boundaries...






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The Symbolic Bullet .... - i think the design should ring a bell in the mind of the person who sees it!





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A pal argued that maybe the wheel also should be there. But i think if a wheel is there then it is easily identifiable as a motorbike.This way probably gets the person thinking...its a bird? wings? motorbike ? Oh a ...Bullet - > Full points dude !





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Do you think SB T's could be available through Fashion stores sometime in future ? ;-)








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Im trying to see how many can identify the Bullet from the T ! It seems to strike a bell in some ..others its a quizzical look while i enjoy their expression :-)



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Cheers,

BT



Car wash is a bore to you ? ... Maybe you can make it interesting - check this!





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Finally caught a Bullet !

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For those who have been following my pursuit to find an RE here in UAE -
I finally found a Bullet in Wilsons garage in AD.... i guess you can say perseverence pays !


Thump on,

BT






Visitors

1st SB UAE Meet

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Would you go to Afghanistan ….. not once or twice but over 7 times in past few years ? I guess you are thinking twice ! – Well meet our new member of Silver Bullets – Jose Kaithan who’s done it officially (He wd luv to go there on a Bullet someday !)! Jose owns a RE Standard 350 in Kerala! Jose turned up with family.

Silver Bullets – First ever International meet or the Middle East chapter meet was real cool though we could not get much time. We could just have the intros done.

I traveled down 100km + from Abu Dhabi to Dubai to meet the guys. We met at Mall of the Emirates, Dubai.




Abi Mohammed, into Telecom solutions out here turned up first, with his pal Shanavas. Abi owns a RE Standard 350 in Trichur. He maintains his bike so well that without being used for a year, when he starts it, thumps to life in 5th kick! All without going to a mechanic. I guess that speaks for the Bullet’s reliability!

We talked a few things about the Bullet, gazed around at the malls. Motocity is a showroom…

Independence Day Ride

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Maybe I could not have asked for a better Independence day gift than touching a Royal Enfield Bullet here in UAE !

Some of you might recollect that I had seen a guy ride a RE 535 city bike and had mentioned it in my mails.

As I was strolling for dinner I heard the familiar thump of the Bullet. I turned around – Voila, RE 535 - the same guy I had seen earlier. He cruised slowly. My pal Chris said. - Go get him.

He mysteriously stopped by the side of the road. Im wondering if the RE Bullet stopped on seeing me or was showing the colors of maintenance ;-) .



I got talking to him, showed my RE T shirt…some coincidence I was wearing it at that time! His name is Ibrahim. Hes working in the Construction Industry. He had bought the Bullet secondhand.

He said theres no Bullet showroom in Abudhabi, but there a Bullet specialist mechanic called Wilson, who imports parts from India and you can ride you Bullet here !!!!! . I have his cell no.He thumped away,saying he would be leaving back to India sh…

RE must do the Harleyway !!!!!

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There are things KNOWN and things UNKNOWN ….. And between them are the DOORS – That was how the cult rock bank “The Doors” advertised themselves”

All companies yearn for their products to get a Niche market or a cult status and they know there is growth, profits and sustainability in that path.

The Royal Enfield Bullet is one of those bikes and my favorite too. But I always feel that they don’t do enough to justify and promote their Brand of motorbikes.

All of us have heard of the Harley Davidson motorbikes! I visited their showroom in the Middle East to check them out. Beyond doubt it was a great experience for me!

I do feel that Royal Enfield could pick up a few tips from them on how to promote their bikes.





Harley D Showroom
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BT on the Harley !

It was a thrilling moment when I sat on the Harley. Comfortable it was and real solid!

I somehow felt it was easier than straddling a RE Bullet between your legs. Probably, my feeling that if you can master riding a RE Bullet with brakes lef…

SB - UAE

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It’s always a great feeling to meet someone you know especially more so when you are really far away from home and your country. This is truer especially if it’s a Bullet lover and from your own Bullet club.

For the unfamiliar, Well Ayush has been in our club prior to it being renamed as SB and he used to ride a black colored jap-crap (its also available in yellow so I guess you know which bike he was riding ;-) .




He’s been here in the Middle East(Dubai) since 2004 December, when he gave us a fly-off party at a Vellayambalam – Swiss cafĂ©. The party was a memorable one…old SBians may recall Jay, Sreejith,Varghese ..and a few others.

It was great catching up with him in Sharjah. Now he really needs a Bullet for his size.
Naturally a Bullet discussion came up and he has agreed to catch the 500cc guy who has an RE in Sharjah. Its very easy also to import an RE here according to Ayush. He said he would find out details. We hope to have more dope on the RE out here.

Another things guys… Im re…

Motorbike cartoons

Have you put your helmet,shoes,riding gloves,jacket...... ok guys lets THUMP! Theres plenty of motorbike cartoons which cheer up our day 1

Some great motorbike cartoons here
- http://www.cartoonstock.com/directory/m/motorbike.asp

Enjoy!
BT

Thrill comparison

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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 t…