• Beginner’s Guide to Riding Gear

    Beginner’s Guide to Riding Gear

    Posted by HNP Team

    The concept of gearing up everytime you get on your bike is relatively new to India when compared with the western biking culture. This is mainly because for a long time in India motorcycles were seen as vehicles meant merely for short commutes. Most Indian motorcycles had low engine capacity, and without much power in our bikes, we never understood the need to gear up properly.   Don't forget we're talking of a nation where it’s still difficult to get bikers to wear a helmet! However times have changed. High end bikes are now a common sight, adventure riding has...

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  • Top picks for Touring Jackets

    Top picks for Touring Jackets

    Posted by HNP Team

    Adventure-Touring is finally coming of age in India, with riders exploring new biking routes across the length and breadth of the country. This surge in adventure-touring has also led to bikers understanding the importance of protective riding gear, especially touring jackets. A good touring jacket ought to be weather-resistant, and be functional to provide easy access to equipment and belongings without getting off your bike or diving into your luggage.    Here are Team HNP’s top picks for touring jackets appropriate for the Indian riding conditions:   1. Rev’it! Sand 3 Jacket – Much revered, the Rev’it! Sand 3 is...

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  • Motorcycles 101 - For those new to the art of motorcycling

    Motorcycles 101 - For those new to the art of motorcycling

    Posted by HNP Team

    India has always been a country of scooters and motorcycles, mainly used for daily commuting. But over the last few years, the motorcycling scene has evolved a lot, with many bikers taking up riding as a hobby and as a lifestyle statement. This evolution of course has been supported by a variety of different types of motorcycles available in the market today. Team HNP has put together a ‘Motorcycles 101’ for those new to this exciting world, so that you can make the right choice for yourself -     1. Adventure - Tourers:  Adventure-tourers are typically larger displacement multi-cylinder...

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  • Riding Tips for Short Riders - By Sarah Kashyap, Cross Country Rallyist

    Riding Tips for Short Riders - By Sarah Kashyap, Cross Country Rallyist

    Posted by HNP Team

    I’m 5 feet tall, with shoes on! Yet there’s never been a day when I believed there was any motorcycle I couldn’t ride, not matter what shape or size. I learned the required skills and hopped on the bike of my choice.   Today I’m in a position to share some tips and techniques that work best for me when riding big motorcycles. Though some of them may sound like a motivation lesson, but trust me, that’s all there’s to it. If I can do it, so can you!    1. It’s okay to Tip-toe It’s completely ok if you...

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  • Top Picks for Adventure and Touring Boots

    Top Picks for Adventure and Touring Boots

    Posted by HNP Team

    Bikers are spoilt for choice when it comes to motorcycle gear, and riding boots are no exception. Just like any other gear, it’s important to choose the right pair of boots depending on their functionality, usage and the wearer’s riding style. For the adventurous riders venturing out on trails and long tours, it’s totally worth investing in boots that are strong and sturdy, and can take a lot of wear and tear. Here are Team HNP’s top picks for adventure boots to help you take an informed decision.     TCX Baja Water Proof Boots:  The TCX Baja Waterproof boots...

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