Thursday, April 27, 2017

Where is HERO IMPULSE in Sri Lanka?


It had been almost 8 years since the initial release in India. The Hero Impulse has never been available in Sri Lanka for some unknown reason. I have been questioning the current HERO agent who is "ABANS" and yet they gave me no straight answer. I tried all possible ways to approach them, facebook, emails, through local dealers and all they say is "we will inform you once it is available". Guh!!! once it is available i will definitely know it my self even before the local agent gets it because i have been really enthusiastic about this motorcycle since it's initiation in India.

Why?

well because there are tons of reasons why we should have "Hero Impulse" in Sri Lankan roads and zero reasons why NOT!. It is build for off-road (in my book bad roads) which we have plenty here in this island. We don't have a properly powered affordable off-road motorcycle to buy from a trust worthy brand. Yes we do have XR125 (not powerful enough), Demak 150 and 200 ( we don't know about these machines, Royal Enfield Himalayan (have to sell a land to buy it, too expensive).

So why not HERO IMPULSE? It's 150cc and powered by the beloved CBZ Extreme (extreme) engine which pumps ample power to fuel consumption and will be ideal for our roads , bad roads and no roads. :D

The whole purpose of writing this article on my blog because i want this to be heard... those who wants to buy this bike just like my self please just go to FACEBOOK and tell HERO MOTOCORP SRI LANKA to get it down. It's not much to ask right?,

Please feel free to post all your valued comments,



Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Demak Motorcycles in Sri Lanka ( Demak D7 125 )



I've been wanting to write a little about these machines for last few years. I've been seeing them on roads and showrooms for a while yet i never been had a chance to ride one of them. Well you can't write about what you don't know right? but recently i had a chance to take a test ride of this cute little machine in a near by second hand motorcycle shop. It is called "Demak D7 125CC". Even the machine i rode was in very bad condition, i had managed to jot down few points to write about it on my blog. I am sure if it was a new machine it would have been great fun. Since the motorcycle i rode was pre-owned and treated very badly i cannot write any information about the performance or how it feels to own a brand new D7. What you are about to see is not a review... it is just how i felt as a rider when i rode it and what i think about it.


Looks,

It looks very interesting because it has the modern-retro cafe racer stylish look (Which i love). D7 is stylishly equipped with round headlamp instead of the more modern diamond head sharp edged headlamp. It comes in four different eye catching colours. Blue black white and red. They have flame decals on the tank sides and fitted with round rear mirrors to enhance the retro styling. Personally i like the way this machine looks.



Engine

After a close inspection of the motorcycle, i figured out that it is been powered by the same motor that powers Honda CG125. You really can't go wrong with that right?. Yep it is powered by the same super reliable push rod engine along with 5 speed transmission. It gives ample enough power to cruise through the roads as well as to escape the city traffic. Since this engine does comes with push rods instead of OHC, it ads more simplicity to the engine as well as durability during absence of regular maintenance. Best thing about this engine is ample availability of parts. If something goes wrong after five years of hard riding, nothing to worry, it is based on a ultra reliable time tested engine by Honda.



Other stuff... :D

I love how the bike sounds... the exhaust note is very thumpy just like those classic honda CG 125's. It has that beat we all classic bike lovers love to hear. Bike is also equipped with Alloy-wheels so use of tube less tyres will be an added advantage. It also have a glowing digital speedometer which looks very nice during the night rides. Seat is quiet comfortable but for larger riders, it will be difficult to carry a pillion. The Demak D7 also features kick start and Electric start which could be very useful if the battery dies. It also has front petal disc brakes and rear drum brakes which is pretty much standard these days on commuter class motorcycles.



Conclusion

I must say i loved the machine, i'd like to own one if i could, just to have a fun ride around the town. This is a great commuter and i believe it will give nearly 50 KMPL in fuel economy ( based on CG125 Honda 5Speed which has the same engine ). This looks like a cafe racer but no where near a real sports bike. D7 is an awesome commuter with styling. If you need performance and high speed riding, you definitely need to go up on Demaks latest offerings like Skyline GT etc.

I would like to write more about these Demak Motorcycles in the future... just ride them and write about how you honestly feel. Nothing like a professional review... but a more down to earth rider experience kind of thing.


Friday, November 7, 2014

A pilgrimage to the cloudy heavens of hindu gods.... The Ramayana Trails

For past few years i have worked on many types of tours as a licensed national tourist guide lecturer but i have not worked for a pilgrimage before. A week back i was contacted by a company called "Royal Holidays" to do quickly attend to a tour which starts on the same day night. I took up the challenge of getting ready and even more they have mentioned that it is a 16 pax tour which consist of a group leader and it is a pilgrimage to all significant hindu temples. it was called "Ramayana Trails". Sri Lanka is a buddhist country but it is also famous for it's monuments related to "Ramayana Legend". A historical yet mythical story written by "Valmiki" envolving sri lankan king Raavana and indian king Rama who fought over a beautiful damsel "Seetha". Even though i am a stranger to this, it was an age old connection between sri lanka and india even way before buddhism was introduced to sri lanka. Everything revolves around this Legend. Even with little understanding i took up the tour to heavens... to meet the hindu gods. Siva Temples, Hanuman Temples, and Vegetarian foods all the way. It was a amazing experience seeing parts of this island which i have never seen before.











The beautiful Water fall named after the Sri Lankan King "Raavana" is called "Raavana Falls" which resides in the heart of "Ella" city. It was such a sight to see it full of flowing clean water after endless raining. The central mountains of Sri Lankan never fails to take my breath away, I always have a feeling within me that my soul belongs to the misty cold mountains that rain never stops.


The most amazing part of the tour was eating 100% Vegetarian foods in all three meals which is quiet strange to me yet it really bought light upon my soul. Giving me a good night sleep having to think that i have not killed anyone for my food today. The south indian cuisine is entirely devoid of meat products but it tastes extremely good with spicy, savour flavor. All the 16 tourists who came bangalore were strict vegetarians and i was suprised. No wonder... there legend speak of a demon king named Raavana who lived in Sri Lanka and i am sure we are his minions. The most unforgetable food i had was in Pure vegetarian restaurent up in the mountain on the way to "Hanuman Temple of Ramboda" which is called "Anapurna". Food was amazing so as the magnificent view.




Segunda gira en mi nueva agencia.

Estoy contento de que la segunda gira de la agencia ha ido bien sin perder ninguna más destacado en el camino. Mis turistas estaban contentos al respecto a pesar de que en la temporada de lluvias logramos ver todo lo que se incluye en el itinerario. Ellos estaban contentos con la elección de su destino de luna de miel. A partir de Sri Lanka a Maldivas.






Saturday, October 4, 2014

Primera gira en una nueva agencia .....

Otra gran cosa sobre el trabajo como guía turístico independiente es, usted no está obligado a una sola oficina, un jefe o un lugar. Usted es su propio jefe. Sea cual sea el resultado que se obtiene de su trabajo es totalmente suya. Bueno o malo. Normalmente mal resultado es 100% suyo mientras que los buenos beneficios de la empresa y todo lo que detrás de la gira. Yo empecé a trabajar para una nueva agencia de viajes llamada "Ceylon Roots". Ellos básicamente manejan unos quince agencias de viajes españolas en sri lanka, casi el 50% de las llegadas de turistas españoles son manejados por ellos. Su primera visita fue con esta hermosa pareja de recién casados​​. Tenían el tiempo de sus vidas en sri lanka y estoy muy feliz por eso. Al igual que siempre dice, me encanta trabajar como guía turístico, parte increíble de ello es conocer gente increíble, el sol quemaba el centro norte de las montañas fríos y lluviosos. Les encantó todo.


La mejor bebida en sri lanka, afortunadamente, está disponible a un precio barato. Lleno de electrolitos para el cuerpo para hidratar en este tórrido clima cálido y soleado. El "Rey de coco" es también uno de los mejores remedios para la resaca. Me aseguro de que todas mis huéspedes tomar un sorbo de ella en todos mis viajes.


Ofrenda de Flores en templos budistas han sido una tradición vejez. La flor representa la vida humana. Vive como un niño, entonces se ve hermoso cuando es joven y en plena floración, En última instancia, si la distancia y se desvanecen como los humanos. Representa la vida desde el nacimiento hasta la muerte. Desean ofrecer flores al templo como todos los peregrinos hacen.





cuando me dieron a elegir entre negros y rubios elijo negro .... nada de qué preocuparse, señoras, me encanta todo tipo de señoras en cuanto a su color de piel. Estoy hablando de la cerveza aquí. Me encanta la cerveza negra. Así que decidieron experimentar la comida picante en sri lanka Styled seguido de una cerveza stout león oscuro. El resultado fue increíble, a todos les encantó.



Lo más nuevo de trabajar como guía es, hacer amigos, sí que hacen muchos amigos de todas partes del mundo. En mi caso, en su mayoría de España. Madrid a Barcelona, de norte a sur. En toda España.

Lo mejor de trabajar como guía turístico está cumpliendo con estas personas encantadoras de todo el mundo ...

Estos son algunos momentos de la reciente gira que he hecho .... Ellos querían experimentar la sri lanka desde el corazón de la misma. Así llegaron al lugar y se encontraron con el hombre adecuado para el trabajo. Así que aquí va de paseo en elefante con un baño de ducha elefante al arroz picante caliente chisporrotea y curry. Lo mejor de todo era que experimentaban en la manera que debe ser.






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