Aug 1, 2006

Fuel Injection, big boost?

Having spent some time on both the fuel injected motorcycles in India (one on sale, the other expected), here's the 'moral of the story.' Neither motorcycle was eye-opening in the sense of dramatically better than its predecessor. In fact, it reinforces the fact that our carburetted motorcycles actually run pretty efficiently already. However, both motorcycles possessed throttle feel and response like nothing I've ever been on or in before. Both motorcycles did not have throttle lag. That's the gap between you opening the throttle and the carb slide moving up to start fuel flow. On the Glamour FI and the Pulsar DTS-Fi, the fuel flows instantly. Open the throttle, and the frost suspension unloads immediately. Both motorcycles also felt very crisp and very smooth. A feeling that combines with the throttle response to make both bikes feel fun and involving to ride. Obviously, from our perspective, think of a 20 bhp motorcycle as anything but involving is hard. But even the Glamour FI feels good to ride thanks to the throttle alone.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...


Good to c u back. Your opinion about the Goan joints is partly right partly wrong. I've spent 2 years studying in Goa and believe me I've been to all of these places that you spoke about. Food will be good in these places in the non-rainy season months. But you get even better food only in the smallish places i.e. Goan houses that turn into small bars or lunch-homes during the afternoon and night. Quite a few of these ppl catch their own fish and cook them for you. Try 'mussels rawa fry' next time. I'll recommend another place with a band on Thursdays - Ernestos (next to Panjim Church). If you like Israeli food (which considering Lebanon is the happening place today :D), then I'll recommend Munches (Anjuna Beach) open 24 hours. I could recommend loads and loads of places. Feel free to mail me next time you want some info on Goa at I've been reading your blog for quite some months now and must I say...... its great fun during these boring post-lunch hours at office. Chalo nice writing to you. Do lemme know your name some time.... i.e. if u've no issues with that. Another thing I wonder is how do u get a chance to try out all these new bikes! Where in the world did u ride the DTS-Fi!

Chalo, getting back to work. Nice talking.

- Nandan