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Sunday, August 02, 2009

Wishful thinking: ZX12R.

Hey guys,

It has been ages since I thought about bikes and riding in general. The past two years were spent completing my Masters (Computer Science) with no bike and no possibility of affording one. But now I'm on a job hunt, and what that means is, once I find a job, I hit Craigslist.

What am I dreaming about? Everything really. My original plan was to go for a Kawasaki ZX6R or a Kawasaki Z750, ride that for a year or so, and move up to a Kawasaki ZX-12R. Considering how rare it has become to find those Kawasaki ZX-12Rs now, it makes sense for me to go for that directly. Yes, from the staunch belief of not stepping into the shoes of a big bike without going up the chain, to fulfilling a childhood dream, I am hoping I secure a job soon. The ZX12R makes perfect sense today.

One in good condition would cost anywhere from $4500-7000. The best part? It is as fast (if not faster) than most modern superbikes in a straightline, looks AMAZING, is comfortable for someone my size and with that kinda rwhp stock, it'll be a while before needing any performance enhancements.

I can't stop looking at listings on craigslist and wishing I get some moolah in the pocket before someone goes ahead and steals an AMAZING deal.

Just look at it. What ever happened to the time when bikes had a simple flowing design and individual look that matched the engine performance and characteristics..?

Ahh.. make mine a green? Please?

Sunday, November 18, 2007

So what?

That's the emotion that runs through my mind when I see a ten-nine-eight or a slammed out busa. The only time I remember getting excited was when all the noises of roaring v8s kept tearing into my head when I got here. Clemson, South Carolina. The noises were magical. The house where I was to stay temporarily, did not have the adjacent highway in sight, but the sounds were distinctly magical. I remember that pack of Ninjas distinctly. They rolled up at the red light, took a right on the highway and rode away leaving behind a glorious symphony of akrapovics.

If there's one word to define the US of A, it's 'Excess.' And in that vein, there's an excess of power on all vehicles. People drive alone in ten seater (at the least) SUVs. Each truck is bigger than the next. Everything from Cheese to Paranoia is in Excess.

I haven't gone out hunting for photos of automobiles cos there's just too much of it all around. I have a couple of snaps from here and there which might be of some interest. Note that I'm staying at a very conservative, college town where SUVs and trucks dominate the 4 wheels while Harleys and Customs dominate the 2 wheels. The 4 wheelers far outnumber the 2 wheelers here. And for good reason. More on that later though.

EDIT: I noticed after uploading that photobucket has started messing with the quality of the images.

Enjoy the pics:

Well these are just random few images I clicked. I'll try to cover more stuff as time progresses. BTW Clemson's official color is Orange, and it is considered a 'cool' color. So vehicles in orange are special!

I got a video of the 1098:

P.S.: You may use these images but please include the source along with it.

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

What's up with GarageNoise?

Sorry for killing the blog off. I've been busy with my *insertfavoriteexcusehere* and found no time. Blah blah blah..

Time to revive GarageNoise. This time I have a camera with me. Sadly I've lost a truckload of Kodak moments already, but let's just say this blog is gonna see a lot more photos.

I have a couple of pictures (and stories) from past few months which I need to share with you guys. I already have forgotten the finer points (I'm pretty sure), but hopefully the pictures will speak up.

I have to resize all of them (and sort em out), so this post WILL have no photos, but the next one will be all out.

To all my friends, keep in touch guys!

Garagenoise v2.0.