I rode the Cup bike over two weekends. That’s six days, for five hours each day. Now, most of that was at a pace I like – fast enough to put a smile on my face, but not fast enough to scare me, or even help qualify for a race, forget winning one.
Having said that, I did some throttle-to-the-stops riding, even if it was between corners. And, not once did I find the bike lacking. It felt fast, agile, racy, and totally involving. Sure, having heel plates would have helped me hook up to the bike better, but that’s trivial. And, I know, apart from that loud exhaust, I’d love to see the road RR310 ride and feel this way.
As for the ‘trainee’ prefix, I did lose it. I was signed on as a full-fledged coach! And not just that – I also coached my own six students over three days. And I did it astride the race RR310. Like I said, the bike is now etched in my memory.
Photography by Aditya Bedre