Contra Turns 7.

Aditya Krishna
4 min readFeb 24, 2017

As a motorcycle enthusiast, I’ve always been drawn to the power and freedom that riding on two wheels provides. And among all the machines out there, one has captured my heart more than any other: Royal Enfield’s ‘Desert Storm’.

Every time I throw my leg over the saddle of this majestic beast, I feel like I’m joining a secret society of riders who understand the thrill and joy that comes from being one with your machine.

Picture Courtesy: Abhishek Venkateaswar

But it’s not just the sleek and striking design of the Desert Storm that makes it my favorite. It’s the way it handles on the open road, the purr of the engine as I throttle up, and the way it seems to respond to my every command.

In many ways, a motorcycle is like a living, breathing creature. Each one has its own unique personality, its own quirks and characteristics that make it stand out from the rest. And as you spend more time with your machine, it becomes more than just a means of transportation – it becomes a trusted companion, a friend who’s always there for you when you need it most.

That’s why I love to take long rides on my Desert Storm, pushing myself and my machine to the limits of our abilities. There’s something about the rush of wind in my face, the roar of the engine in my ears, and the feeling of complete control that makes me feel truly alive.

But riding isn’t just about speed and power – it’s also a chance to reflect on life and its many twists and turns. Whenever I’m feeling lost or confused, I know that a long ride to the outskirts of town will help me find my way again. There’s a certain magic in the solitude of the open road, a sense of clarity and purpose that comes from being alone with your thoughts.

As someone once said, “life is a highway and we all travel our own roads, some good, some bad, yet each is a blessing of its own.” And it’s true – the journey of life can be full of surprises, both good and bad. But it’s the people and experiences we encounter along the way that make it all worthwhile.

Picture Courtesy: Abhishek Venkateaswar

For me, one of those life-changing experiences was finding my perfect riding partner in the form of the Royal Enfield ‘Contra’. This machine has been with me through thick and thin, never once letting me down or betraying my trust. And it’s taught me that sometimes, the right companion can help us believe in ourselves and achieve great things.

So if you’re ever feeling lost or alone, I encourage you to take a ride on your favorite machine and let the wind blow away your worries. Because in the end, it’s not about the destination – it’s about the journey, and the memories we make along the way.

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Aditya Dhotre is a self-taught designer who specialises in visual design, He is fuelled by curiosity and passion for design, technology and life. Adi always believed that the “Creative” arena will be his best playground.



Aditya Krishna

Exploring the world through art and design. Always on the hunt for new inspiration and adventures.