Motorcycle touring as an activity is not just about travelling from point A to B. It requires a perfect sync of human endeavour, capable mechanics and reliable electronics. Dedicated riders have been travelling long distances since the beginning of times when someone thought of putting an engine into a cycle. And with the changing times, the way we all ride motorcycles has seen a massive transition, where rider and machines have evolved to become better, faster and efficient.
If you are a seasoned bike tourer, chances are that you are well aware of what is best for you and for your beloved machine already, but let’s rewind about the latest innovations and technology advancement in motorcycling that has made it effortless and way more fun.
1. Better Motorcycles.
Probably the most exciting of all recent developments in motorcycling tech are bikes themselves. With capable machines like Royal Enfield Bullet, Himalayan and Bajaj Dominar 400, touring has become even more tempting than ever before, even for those who detested motorcycles earlier. Better suspension and tuned engines with better torque are few of the many latest technologies to be incorporated in powerful motorcycles made specifically for long road trips.
2. Route Navigation.
With GPS and compass inbuilt in your smartphone, the whole world is in a biker’s pocket. You can rarely go wrong with precise turn-by-turn directions as you move and also track your own whereabouts with the pinpoint accuracy on the map. Gone are the days of paper maps and that famous question “Boss, yeh road kidhar jaati hai?”. Just be wise enough to always mount your phone onto a holder, and not have it in your hands while riding around.
3. Rider Hydration System.
Highly durable hydration pack not only looks cool on a riders’ back but is also safe for carrying drinking water that keeps the rider hydrated on those hot summer days without any stops at those unhygienic dhabas or pain of carrying a water bottle.
4. On The Go Communication.
2-way hands-free communication devices have made it super easy for riders to talk to each other without having to stop. Bluetooth enabled radio devices are very compact and fit seamlessly on the helmet for uninterrupted and clear conversation between 2 riders. No more stopping in between rides anymore. Just be wise enough to use this to the minimal as it can be distracting.
Innovative, economical and mountable charging ports allow effortless connection with the bike’s battery unit that helps in powering any mobile device while travelling. That means no one runs out of the juice, ever.
6. Tyre Care.
Latest tyre sealant technology makes bike tyres immune to puncture and cuts as it forms a gel-based layer inside the tyre wall that doesn’t allow air to escape. It’s definitely way better than a self-repair puncture kit that requires a lot of time and effort and is only a temporary solution.
7. Action Cameras.
Point and shoot cameras are so 90s and uncool. Versatile compact action cameras are must-have for those who love to capture visuals and create their own story. Some of the new age action cameras are even better than the big boys, DSLRs in terms of capturing adventurous videos and images.
8. Engine Oil Technology.
With every other aspect of motorcycling been upgraded in today’s time, it would be a sin to ignore any latest technology elevation in engine oils. Modern adventure bikes go through a lot of mechanical abuse because of the nature of their performance orientation, however, Castrol India has now introduced an advanced premium engine oil, POWER1 CRUISE which is specially designed for Indian touring bikes. The new engine oil uses power sustain technology that effectively manages the engine heat and friction, making long continuous highway cruise, a delightful experience and Indian bike travellers are already swearing by it.
Watch for yourself.
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