After a loooong wait.. my bull finally reached my garage… Received my Royal Enfield Electra – Red on 12th July, 2012.
When I returned from Japan and thought about buying a bike, the only name which came to my mind was – “Bullet”. My initial plan was to buy an old vehicle. I even went and saw few bikes as well. But things were not going right. Finally I decided on going for a brand new bull. The bike was booked at Prince Motors, Palakkad. Personal connections in Palakkad prompted me to book the vehicle from there instead of booking it in my home town – Ernakulam.
Ever since I made the booking, it was a very long wait. Finally on 10th July, 2012 I received the phone call from the showroom to intimate that my Bull is in their stable and asked me to come to showroom on 12th July, 2012. I took half day leave on 12th and went to Palakkad. A die hard bullet enthusiast who owned a bullet for 17 years was also with me. He is none other than my dad.
We reached the showroom by 5.00 PM and completed the formalities there. It took some time to receive the Temporary registration certificate. (I will need to register the bike with Ernakulam RTO.)
By around 6.30, we started from Palakkad and set the wheels rolling towards Ernakulam. Though the bull was raging for more, I was careful not to exceed 40-50 kms/hour and kept the momentum constant. With few stops for tea and refreshment, I reached home by 12.00 @ night covering 164 kms. I was as fresh as I started the journey.
I’m sure about one thing… I’m in love with my bull.. for sure…