Month: October 2009

Are you despo??

ummm…this is one common problem with a normal guy..”Desperation”…ok ok hold on…I am not in a gyan giving mode…was thinking to pen down a post on this thought since quite long..when suddenly one article triggered that “Go NOW” mode in me to write on it.

We guys are at some point or other are always desperate and lets accept who are not are  an extinct species now..but yeah there are some who give a dam to things like girl friend and all….

WORD OF CAUTION :- If you are really interested in reading this article..then do read it till the last I did..and found that..even I was also wrong at some point of time in life. May be you will also realize that whom you loosed and what you gained…so here goes the despo check 😉

On a random day, at a random place you come across a random girl and you get an instant feeling that she is the “one” for you. In the next few mins of talk, the inevitable question comes up “Are you on Orkut?”…Now that’s the beginning. You take her email ID, flick her chat ID from Orkut and start loading her inbox with messages, forwards, funny mails, quotes etc etc., . You are always online for her and the moment you comes online the question pops up on her window, “Hey hi, wass up?” You always go to places where there is a chance of seeing her. You try to run in to her and pretend that it was accidental. You wear nice dresses and try to look good on the days when there is a high probability of meeting her. After that you take her phone number and start calling her every day. For the first few days she picks up the phone, then slowly she starts giving the busy tone and the next stage is total avoidance. But, you always believe that she is interested in you or at least you don’t want to accept the truth. For some of you the big day comes when you express your feelings to her and you don’t even have to wait for her reply, it is generally, “I did not see you in that way, can we be just friends?”. Some don’t even reach that stage, they hide their feelings, but in either case one thing is common, the girl’s name ends up being the password for the next few months.Despo ;)

As soon as they realize that they have reached the “age”, guys start trying to impress girls. Some try to show-off that they are smart and some have this weird belief that girls consider stupid guys as cute. Intelligence to innocence, being introvert to extrovert, being classy to messy, strong to weak …anything and everything, every guy has own strategy. I don’t know who came up with this quote “Everything is fair in love and war”, he (not she) must probably have been one of them. I don’t know why guys fail to understand that girls are smart enough to understand all these and why would not they? Even before they realize that they are “girls”, guys start hitting on them, one after the other, day and night, not allowing them even to breathe properly.

After reading till here some of you might be in dilemma whether you are really desperate or not. It’s very easy to come to a conclusion. Take a paper and answer the following questions in Yes or No

1. Whenever you see a girl walking on the road ahead of you, Do you increase your walking speed, walk past her and then turn back to see her face?

2. Do you become very conscious about what you are talking, when you are around with girls?

3. Do you try to be cool or someone else in order to impress girls?

4. Do you think staying clam or moody when in a group makes the girl think about you?

5. You ask a girl to join you for lunch or coffee; do you think a YES from other side is an indication that she is interested in you?

6. Do you keep staring at girls?

7. Are you ready to date a girl even if she is around with someone else as well?

8. Is “Girls” the main topic of all your discussions with your friends?

If you find even a single “YES” in the paper then YOU ARE DESPERATE. Be a man, accept it.

Now the real question “What not to do when you are desperate about having a girl friend?”

Did you actually believe that I would come up with some solution or tips? Had I known it, would I be still single? It was just a trick to make you guys read this one. But, I have one tip though, first and foremost STOP being desperate. I know that it is difficult. At least try not to show that you are desperate. The rule is simple, “No one in this world cares for a thing that is easily gettable” and FYI girls are never worried about finding a guy and why do they have to? Did you ever come across a girl who never had a BF or never been proposed by a guy? If yes, then that’s a miracle, you met a rare species or an extinct one in this world.

If you got the tip that you wanted and don’t want to read any further it’s fine. But, I would recommend reading further. Trust me, keep reading.

We know that we are the ones who make the girls realize that they are important, treat them as if they are precious, tell them that they are beautiful and show that they are in demand. We buy them gifts, spend all the money we have, do their work, roam around with them all the time, carry their stuff and in the end what do we get in return? a few thanks and an offer to be a good friend. Do we need all this? If 1/1000 th of the time wasted on a girl is spent on a guy you will find a friend for a lifetime. Just play some game together or watch a movie, give him a cigarette or buy him a drink and that is it. Realize that spending a night with your friends drinking till everyone pukes, having a hangover throughout the next day is more fun than spending the same night with your girl in a pub buying her drinks, talking crap, listening crap, making some crap moves….. Whatever.

I know that at some point of time in your life you might have realized all this. But, there is a need to educate the rest and also pass on the message to the future generations. I dream of a day when guys are in demand and girls start worrying about finding a guy. I hope the day comes soon.

If you are still desperate, you need a second read.

P.S.: To the girls: If you think that some guy is crazy about you and trying hard to impress you, please tell him immediately if you are not interested.

P.S.S : Thanks to my friend for sending me this article…


The Mean machine

“Hello…Hello.. Hi..this is Rahul speaking..I saw your ad regarding your selling of bike..I am interested in it..yes..I am talking about TVS Apache..yeah 2005 model..what’s your expectation?”
after few seconds of pause..”forty thousands”…

This was the typical telephonic talk I used to have before 10th July..dialing day in and day out looking for some decent second hand bike for my day to day commuting..but then as they say..’Man proposes and God disposes”…same thing was destined to me as well..on 10th July I booked my mean machine. I wonder that you have some plans..and what happens is just opposite, before booking the bike I did almost a month of R&D on bikes and their performance, and finally I went for something which was totally new to the market..and without any reviews and preset notions. May be this is what people say..’going by your heart’..Ready to take a spin

Ok..coming to the point..this post is suppose to be review of my bike after I have done 2000KM on it. Yes, since 12th August I have wrapped up 2k Kms on this black beast. But, what is this bike I am talking about, oh yes it’s the new kid on the block (not kid seriously) ;)…its Fazer, the new bike launched by Yamaha on 7th July 2009. Ok for formality let me put down the technical specs of the bike, before I move on to my experience with the bike.

Engine type Air-cooled, 4-stroke, SOHC, 2-valve
Displacement 153.0cm3
Maximum power 14PS / 7500 rpm
Maximum torque 14 Nm / 6000 rpm
Starting system Electric start
Fuel tank capacity 12 litres
Transmission type Return type 5-speed
Brake type(front/rear) Hydraulic single disc / drum
Headlight 12V35W/35W+35W
Overall Length × Width × Height 1,975mm × 770mm × 1,045mm
Seat height 790mm
Wheelbase 1,335mm
Minimum ground clearance 160mm
Dry weight/Kerb weight 130 kg / 141 kg

This bike is basically a more of cosmetic change in the already existing  fz-16 series of Yamaha. Fazer comes with a fairing which the company claims to be wind-tunnel tested to prevent the highway rider from the blast of wind and make the journey a bit more comfortable.

Fazer is being touted as a touring bike, which in my opinion is open to debate. Reason being with 150 cc engine this bike is more suitable for weekend gateways rather than going for a cross-country one. But after riding this bike I believe that what Yamaha people meant by saying it as a touring bike was because of it’s comfortable sitting posture and the overall feel of the bike which makes it perfect for a long drive.

Yes Yamaha!

Performance of the bike
Well! to be frank I am almost satisfied with the bike. since I have got the bike I toured Lonavala and Sinhgarh. People from Maharashtra must be knowing what actually going to these places means, and the scary part was that I visited both these place within the first 1000 km of the bike that too on a back to back touring spree.
I  must say that bike is rock solid in terms of stability and its make is top notch. unlike other bikes where as you approach above 70 and 80s you start feeling a kind of vibration all around your bike as if the bike is shouting to come down to a normal acceleration. But with Fazer I felt the exact opposite, the more I opened the throttle the more confident the bike grew and the more stable it was at high speeds like 90 and 100. No vibrations nothing.
The bike comes with twin headlight giving it a insect like look. But with one light at low and other at high beam setting is something I am still unable to understand. People say that this is the way how light works in SBKs (superbikes) as well, but honestly saying I didn’t like this arrangement at all and went for the hack of the lights in such way that both light gets on in both ways i.e. low as well as high and yes that too without any added load on the battery.

The dark knight

Yamaha seems to be one company which has hardly any issues when it comes to performance of engine and the technology they use for the chamber. Same is the case with Fazer as well, their seems to be no pain point as of now from engine area, it sounds good and their is no problem of overheating involved in it contrary to many machines in market suffering from this issue.
Now coming to facts like top-speed and all. Guys to be frank top-speed is one issue which we Indians always love to discuss about but that becomes more of discussion. With Fazer I have reached till 110 km/h on a flat highway road. I think that I can go beyond 110 mark, but if that will be possible then it will be very short lived moment, racing bike till 110 sometimes seems to be a bit difficult as that is one point when it seems like the bike needs more power. BUT. I am happy with it. Reason? Firstly, I am not a speed freak who wan’t speed like 140-150 kmh or a title of Fastest Indian ;). Secondly, do you really think that reaching above 100kmh is a normal day to day thing for us? do you remember that everytime we rev our machines above 100 always becomes a point to”Yaar aaj to kamal ho gaya maine bike 100 ke upar le gaya”..the only reason behind that is lack of kind of roads which we need for such high speed bikes, that’s why I am happy with 110 of my bike and never complain about its top-end.

The Tourer?
Mileage…now that’s the point everyone loves to discuss about. ummm… initially I was extracting 43-45km/l but after first service it seems like taken a southward direction resting at 35 km/l but then I have no complaints with this facet of my bike. As FZ-16 series is not known for mileage and all, they are pure look-at-me kind of bike with a 150cc heart in place. the bike sports the widest rear tubeless tyre in place which looks awesome, and takes the bike notch up in terms of look.

Look factor. How can this review be complete without discussing the look factor this bike executes. Well I may be a bit boasting about this fact, but then I don’t care to say that Fazer is one of the most best looking bike currently on Indian roads, and my claim gets support from the fact that every time I pull out my bike people take a look of it, at signals people are more interested in the bike averages and price rather than looking at the green light :). I am enjoying the adulation.The grippy rear

Overall I must say, that going with this bike gives me a sense of pride, as it brings that level of differentiation I get from the other machines plying on the road (no matter even for few months only).

Plus Points of Fazer

  • Massive look appeal, you just can’t get un-noticed on the road that’s for  sure.
  • superb low-end torque giving the bike amazing stability.
  • Highly refined engine. for this you need to take a test-ride, but Yamaha  owners will second me on this point that Yahama is always known for their  engine performance.
  • Its braking systems is spot on. An emergency braking dosen’t mean locking of brake or skidding. Braking system gets complimented by the widest rear tyre which instills a feeling of confidence in you with its grip on road even in rainy season.

these are the basic high points of this bike.

Minus Points of Fazer

  • This machine would have been a rage if Yamaha would have come up with something like 180 cc kind of engine in it if not 220. Once you reach 100 then you seriously feel that bike is running out of juice.
  • Its head light when hacked seems to get illuminated less bright as compared bikes like R15.
  • Pickup is not that great. All those looking for zipping fast pickup this bike will disappoint you.
  • Rainy season or for that matter riding through water or the wet muddy terrain will make sure that your shoes and lower part of trousers or jeans gets soiled up. Not only that, the pillion will also feel the same pain because the bike has no covering and throws a lot of mud and water.
  • The seat of the bike is suitable only for one person. Pillion with healthy assets will definitely face problem in adjusting themselves. This is one major sore point of this bike, given the fact that Fazer is being promoted as touring bike.

Overall the bike is decent enough priced at Rs 72856/- (ex-showroom price) sounds a bit costly but still I feel satisfied with the bike. would rate it 3.85 /5.

Without mirrors