Just like every motoring journalist, my life revolves around motorcycles, cameras, and a keyboard. Regardless of the unfathomable affection I have for my profession, monotony strikes often and yearning for a respite is inevitable. And that’s when excursions like the Honda’s H’ness Sunchaser’s ride comes to the rescue. They fill the cavity of monotony that starts forming in the profound passion I have for my job.
Honda had invited 11 riders, including journalists and social media influencers, to scale the mystic land of Arunachal Pradesh on its new H’ness CB350 neo-retro offering. The place and the bike, I hadn’t experience either of these yet. Hence, I jumped (literally) with excitement when the opportunity to be a part of the Honda H’ness Sunchaser’s expedition struck.
Honda made sure that this doesn’t end up being a relaxed and luxury junket, and filled it with adventure and excitement that we were missing over the last year of lockdown. And when Vijay Parmar, our lead rider for the expedition mentioned ‘Don’t Crib’ in his list of ‘Don’ts’ during the briefing, it was an indication that something excitingly uncomfortable might be awaiting us.