Tell us about yourself. Who you are? What you do?
Hi friends an colleagues, I am Chandranath Sarkar. I am currently living in Bangalore for past 5 years. I am working in Biocon as junior executive in formulation and I am studying MSC BT. I am married happily for past 1 and a half year.
When and how did your love for cars/bikes or both start?
My love for bikes started from my tender age of 5years. Strictly speaking I don’t like cars at all.
Which car/bike do you currently own?
Currently I own a Red Yamaha FZ16. But earlier I have ridden CBZ, LML Energy, Splendor, LML Vespa Select 2 (my dad’s scooter), YBX till now.
When did you buy your car/bike?
I brought my red devil in NOV 2009.
What made you buy this particular car/bike?
If LOOKS can KILL, this bike is definitely worth killing. Every aspect of parts are drooled with muscular effect like a body builder. My 100% choice for this bike is looks and the legendary Yamaha reliability.
How many kms have you done? How many do you do everyday?
I have done its in the pic. Everyday I do almost 42 km
What do you love the most about your car/bike?
The sound that beats as if it is like a piece of my heart. The rear tire and tail piece, it kills me every time I look at it.
What you don’t like about your car/bike?
There is nothing that I don’t like about my FZ.
Will you trade your car/bike for any other vehicle? If yes, which one?
Till now no other bike is there to trade my FZ, but if I do it it will be Yamaha FZ1 or Kawasaki Z1000.
What is the longest you drove/rode your car/bike and where?
My longest ride so far in a day is 287 km to Shivanasamudra.
What is the fastest speed you have achieved on your car/bike?
I have reached 124 kmph on my FZ16 in nice road with helmet, gloves and boots on. Extremely stable but a load of vibration in handlebar. The sound changes to like a roaring lion.
What mileage does your vehicle give you?
It is giving me 41 to 43 kmpl till date.
What is the nastiest thing you have done in your vehicle?
I have stick all the sticker with feviquick, because all of them were stolen once.
What modifications have you done to your vehicle and what do you plan to do in the future?
Till now I have changed the front pilot light and tail light to led and put tank sticker. I am planning to get the Joel FFE (free flow exhaust) for FZ in next month. More will come later for sure.
Why is your car/bike so special to you?
Because it becomes a extension of me, my family.
Which is your dream car/bike?
My dream bike is Z1000, S1000RR, R1, Fireblade, FZ1.
Which car/bike sold in Asia is your current favourite?
Fireblade and Fz16, but FZ sure needs a upgrade after 3 years.
Any advice for Motorbeam readers?
Yes, please wear atleast helmet while riding and always use your rear view mirror because it is there for your safety. DONOT remove it for making it style statement. Thanks and ride safe.