Ted Simon and a Harley-Davidson on the way to Goa

28 January 2014

This sums up Ted Simon’s view of Harleys.

On the Helmet Stories ‘Ride with the Legends’ from Bombay to Goa for India Bike Week, Harley-Davidson, being a major sponsor of the event, wanted Sir Ted to ride this new Sporster Super Low. He took one spin on it, jumped off and said, ‘Jay, you ride the Harley, I’m riding the Enfield.’ The seating position is not kind to the knees and the handlebar position isn’t the best. But, I’m good at riding anything on two wheels fast, so I enjoyed the Harley with its torquey engine and well-balanced chassis; first time to ride a belt-driven bike! Its super short suspension kept bottoming out on the rough coastal roads we were on and I resorted to standing on the pegs and riding it like a dirt bike. Ted quipped that India is the only place where you can ride off-road on tarmac 😉