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      Iron Butt Association - Long Distance Biking in stipulated time.

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      Bangalore-Hyderabad-Bangalore. Last trip Driving time including breaks - 13hrs (both ways), spent 11hrs in Hyderabad - ~ 1600 kms.
      You do this on a motorcycle & get listed in IBA.
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      Quote Originally Posted by Aargee View Post
      You do this on a motorcycle & get listed in IBA
      Which reminds me, not a bad idea. Maybe I can borrow prabhuav's Hornet and do this sometime.

      But hey, I might kill myself as well.

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      Quote Originally Posted by mclaren1885 View Post
      Which reminds me, not a bad idea. Maybe I can borrow prabhuav's Hornet and do this sometime.
      Try doing it on an Indian product. That's where is the thrill lies.

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      Quote Originally Posted by Aargee View Post
      Try doing it on an Indian product. That's where is the thrill lies.
      Indian Bikes are too slow, can't corner fast? I might just fall asleep while riding, lol. Give me a bike that can do 160kmph easily and I shall definitely give it a shot.

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      Quote Originally Posted by mclaren1885 View Post
      Indian Bikes are too slow, can't corner fast? I might just fall asleep while riding, lol. Give me a bike that can do 160kmph easily and I shall definitely give it a shot.
      Sorry about the OT McL, but the point is, anyone can do a IBA with a motorcycle that does, forget 160, 120+. But the challenge is...

      Someone did it on a Fazer 16 & ppl weren't surprised asking what's big deal about it until they realized it was 160 motor & not 600cc motor.

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      Quote Originally Posted by Aargee View Post
      Sorry about the OT McL, but the point is, anyone can do a IBA with a motorcycle that does, forget 160, 120+. But the challenge is...

      Someone did it on a Fazer 160 & ppl weren't surprised asking what's big deal about it until they realized it was 160 motor & not 600cc motor.
      Ganesh, "challenging" is a subjective word. To each person a "challenge" will be different. I consider riding a powerful bike read a 600cc + motor that will allow me to even perhaps clock 2000kms in 24hrs a challenge than just clocking 1600kms in 24hrs. I consider riding a powerful bike at the limit and not killing yourself in the process on Indian Highways more of a challenge than driving a puny underpowered bike. To each his own?

      And for those of you who are not aware what exactly IBA is, here is the website.
      http://www.ironbutt.com/about/about.cfm

      Its basically a association of bikers who travel long distances within a stipulated time to enter the record books. The distances being.

      1. 1600kms in 24hrs or 2000 kms in 24hrs or 2500kms in 36hrs etc.

      More info about the distances here.
      http://www.ironbutt.com/ridecerts/

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      Here are some riders who have done the feat in India.

      1. Akshay on a P180.
      http://www.bikenomads.com/blog/?p=385

      2. Dr. Arnob on a Hero Honda.
      http://www.ironbutt.com/About/getArc....cfm?DocID=155

      3. Melroy on the FZ16.
      http://www.bcmtouring.com/forum/moto...a-fz16-t29703/

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      Aargee and mclaren1885 : both are right in your points.
      but most of the people (Inidans) who try on indian bikes (puny 150+ ccs) - it is really a feat. i have read so many reports about attempts - sucesses/near misses and all those have been just excellent. it definitely needs hard determination (and butt of course ) to do it. it certainly is dangerous attempt considering indian highway 'riding' conditions. a big bow to all those who attempted .
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      Quote Originally Posted by Aargee View Post
      Try doing it on an Indian product. That's where is the thrill lies.
      Quote Originally Posted by mclaren1885 View Post
      Indian Bikes are too slow, can't corner fast? I might just fall asleep while riding, lol. Give me a bike that can do 160kmph easily and I shall definitely give it a shot.
      Try the Lightning 535. Steady workhorse. Can cruise at high speeds without any fuss. Will keep you fit with the kicking exercise.
      Long distances should be done on bikes where you get to keep your back straight. Hence, GS Adventures or Bandits or desi Bullet/Yezdi. Anything else(read Sports/SS Category) will put you on a traction.
      Dang me! I was smart enuf to put RD bars on my TB. The result, I get to hunch forward and hence highway jaunts for more than a few hours guarantee a visit to the spa for a nice back-massage.

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      IBA should be SBA (steel bakbone assoc.)

      As long as youre not killed, it would be a terrific feat. puny indian bikes are the way to go and not something built for the challenge. otherwise its like going offrod on an ofroader.

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