Category Archives: Reviews

Under Asian Skies by Sam Manicom: Audible book review

It didn’t start well. Under Asian Skies for me was preceded by Guy Martin’s autobiography, Zen and the art of Motorcycle maintenance, and Jupiter’s Travels, among other legendary books written by extraordinary human beings. When I started listening to this book, 2 major problems immediately showed up with their ugly and irritating heads. Narration: Almost… Read More »

Audible book review: Zen and the art of motorcycle maintenance

The book sold 5 million copies worldwide. It was originally rejected by 121 publishers, more than any other bestselling book, according to the Guinness Book of Records. Oh my fucking gawd what’s wrong with this guy. You end up saying that quite a lot while reading this book, but only in the first half. By… Read More »

Driven bike rental service review: Me likey!

I hate it here, generally in India and specifically in Hyderabad. At some point in the future I would like to settle down somewhere outside this country, but until I do, it’s important to keep myself happy and alive. That has not proven to be an easy task. Since I’ve more or less given up on… Read More »

Video Vednesday: Benelli TNT 600i video review

This is the first video I’ve ever made with Adobe Premiere Pro. I would like to be happy about that fact, Premiere Pro is so much better than the shitty Windows Movie Maker that I was using till now. But somehow, the 20 hours of total work that it took me to make this five… Read More »

Benelli TNT 600i review: The dream bike for attention whores

The bitter truth we critics must face, is that in the grand scheme of things, the average piece of junk is probably more meaningful than our criticism designating it so. – Anton Ego, Ratatouille.  If there’s any purpose to RiderZone, it’s to show you the world from the eyes of one man. The obvious side-effect of this purpose… Read More »

Royal Enfield Himalayan video review: Finally!

Gawd damn it I can’t believe I’ve made a video, especially once that I like. Like a lot of bikers nowadays, I tried my hands at Motovlogging, and completely sucked at it. I made quite a few vlogs, but uploaded only 2, the rest were just far too depressing to go public. Then the idea… Read More »

Royal Enfield Himalayan: 6 positives, 6 negatives, price and thoughts

The Royal Enfield Himalayan was officially launched today with an ex-showroom Delhi price of 1.56 lacs, which is very impressive. Click here to read my personal ride review. Here are the on-road prices in almost all major cities, with Delhi missing since it appears RE has run into some trouble with the strict emission norms… Read More »