Pakistan, riding gear, warranty, and war

Most people don’t realize this, or choose to ignore it, but the majority of riding gear that you can buy in India at a reasonable price, especially the leather stuff, is made in Pakistan. Putting aside for the moment all the insanely intricate politics and history that neither I nor you are an expert on,… Read More »

RiderZone traffic and income report: September 2016

The last time I shared this report was in March. If you’re wondering why this half a year gap to the next one, the answer is rather simple. I tried writing about the roughly 100,000 views and the roughly $40 income that they made, but that was just too fucking depressing. The only thing I could… Read More »

Video Vednesday: Insane crashes and scary close calls

I really need to stop calling this Video Vednesday, can’t remember the last time it was actually posted on the correct day. In any case, behold! I have brought you new plunders from my psychotic Youtube binge-watching sessions. This time, we go back to our tried and tested motorcycle crashes, with a few sprinkles of near-misses… Read More »

Himalayan vs. Mojo vs. Daytona 675: Which one should you buy?

Hi Akhil, my name is Reeta RD, and I’m a big fan of RiderZone! You are unbelievably cool, and I’m certain you’re hung like an elephant. Everyone in the universe should read your articles, send you lots of money, and also donate their bikes/life savings to you since you are so unimaginably cool. I needed… Read More »

KTM Duke 390 review: 50,000 Kms experience

This is the kind of review I enjoy. I’ve lived with the bike for almost 3 years, done more than 50,000 kms on it. I know it, I know its after sale service and support, I know how it feels on every different kind of surface, I know what it would do before it does.… Read More »

The 7 different phases of my riding life

Yesterday’s article brought back memories of how my riding life started. Over the decade that I’ve spent with motorcycles, my purpose with them and my behavior towards them has changed dramatically. It’s difficult to notice these changes when they happen, because it’s all in super-slow motion, but when you look back over the years, see… Read More »

A simple guide to handling Street Racers

There have been many names, Squids, Roadside Rossis, Street Racers. For the purpose of this article, let’s call them Squids, since Street Racer can be used in a different context, and Roadside Rossi is too long. Here’s my definition. A Squid is someone on a motorcycle who purposely rides dangerously, knowingly fucks with other road users,… Read More »

Video Vednesday: Dirt is Dangerous

Dirt is fun, there aren’t stupid people around, so you can just do your thing, relax, and get away from it all. There’s always a risk involved when you’re on your bike, but hey, it’s like David says, “No risk, No fun”. However, dirt can also be extremely dangerous, and seemingly tiny crashes can lead… Read More »

RiderZone Recommends: Complete list of Riding Gear under 50,000 Rs.

If you can afford a Dainese 2-piece suit, or a set of Alpinestars leathers, or an Arai helmet, nothing like it. However, most people who message me to ask for riding gear recommendations have extremely tight budgets. I’ve always believed that it’s better to save for a while and buy something good that’s costly, rather… Read More »