Rev It Up

Honda_Shadow.JPGI guess this post should have been done earlier, but I totally forgot about the pictures, and just transferred them today. A couple of weeks ago there was a great bike show with a few bikes on display at Jinnah Super F-7. It also included an SUV on display parked right in the middle of the bikes. Being a biker myself and an avid fan of sports bike I could not help but take some quick snaps of the show. Chopper handle bikes are not that common in Islamabad, although I have seen many sports types. Some of them have great engine sounds that makes great music, and are a breeze to ride (especially with your girlfriend on the back seat). Having said that, some of them drivers are not careful with their driving and pose great danger to themselves and others while they drive rashly on the roads. Riding without a helmet is suicide. However, I have normally seen sports bike and heavy bike drivers being usually more careful in their driving than the smaller ones.

Islamabad also has its own bikers club, with expat population joining the ranks of the indigenous. On weekends, they usually get together, and exchange ideas on latest gadgets, and expert advice how to squeeze out that extra pinch of bhp.

Shadow.JPGIslamabad’s roads are ideal for bikers. Deep into the night you can listen to the isolated sounds of power engines blasting off into the distance on the Margalla road, and the Constitution Avenue. For me the sound of the acceleration stretch is pure music to the ear, that I can enjoy with a hot mug of coffee anytime. If you go at a nominal speed, especially during rush hours, you actually enjoy the ride. With the spring season approaching in the Capital, you will see even greater number of these on the roads. I can’t wait to get mine out. From personal experience, children are the ones who get the most excited on spotting a heavy bike. The first question that these cute little kids ask with enthusiasm, excitement, crunched teeth and clinched fists always is “How fast does it go”?

9 Comments so far

  1. A for [pine]Apple (unregistered) on February 3rd, 2007 @ 1:58 am

    You could’ve posted that bike video here too as an indepth intro to biking :P

  2. 1967 (unregistered) on February 3rd, 2007 @ 1:45 pm

    Lolzz…I would have to take ma girl friend’s permission first…;-) What happens if she finds out :P ….huh huh?? You’ll be having shish kebabs and chicken wings lunch for sure :P

  3. Keep Walking! (unregistered) on February 6th, 2007 @ 11:46 am

    Nice post! These all are Honda Shadows right? It seems Shadow is one popular bike in town.. We spot Shadows often on Karachi roads.

    Which one do you have?

  4. 1967 (unregistered) on February 6th, 2007 @ 2:03 pm

    Mine is Kawasaki ZZR 600 16 Valve, Twin Cam, Black and Silver. Max’s out at 90 bhp @ 12,000 rpm

  5. A for [pine]apple (unregistered) on February 6th, 2007 @ 2:18 pm


    how many times you slipped :P

  6. 1967 (unregistered) on February 6th, 2007 @ 2:27 pm

    I guess I wouldn’t be posting here if would have slipped off that thing..:P

  7. Abrarism... (unregistered) on February 7th, 2007 @ 11:53 pm

    on second thought it makes sense!
    u see, u must’ve slipped, broke of some legs, i mean 2 at the max, (God forbid), cant drive anymore, so spend ur time in front of ur DABBA( i call my computer dabba)..and here u r, on ISB MB!!

  8. 1967 (unregistered) on February 8th, 2007 @ 9:46 am

    This is where the tricycle comes in…:-)

  9. Abrarism... (unregistered) on February 9th, 2007 @ 1:11 am


    didnt make sense to me… :-/

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