The ER-6N Story

When I was young my uncle stayed with us. I never liked reading story books, to me those are fantasies,  fairies and might I say, a bit sissy. I don’t remember any of Enid Blyton stories though I’ve read them a couple of times (but I do read comics/mangas). I was raised as a realist. The only reading material was my uncles’, and young men likes sports bike and car. They were like ecstasy.

I guess that somewhat influenced my childhood.

As I grew older, the passion for bikes and sports car got diluted. I started thinking about the risks, financing, weather, it’s practicality and all other bull shit excuses. Soon my boyhood dreams slipped through my fingers. Everything needs to be logical. Dreams are just dreams, what’s important is the ‘now and future’. I became an adult, I am responsible for my own actions.

When I got married, I realized, life is not about going to work 9 to 5, make kids, walk them down the aisle and be an angry old man. Some things got to change. I needed a game changer. The sort of things that’s awesome, fulfilling and out of my league. I needed a bike. Although I’ve talked about it many times, I never had the guts to pursue it.

Until one day, I told myself the thinking has to stop. That lunch, I went directly to the bank and asked for a loan. A couple of visits to the bike shop and I got myself the bike on June 1st, 2012.

A few sweaty and choking ride, I asked myself, what have you gotten yourself into?

Whether it’s a problem or solution, it doesn’t matter anymore. I am satisfied and I have fulfilled one of my long wish list. This is it Edwin, this is real. This is your bike and welcome to the biking world.

ps: It’s amazing what length you’d go through when you were a kid to achieve something.

 

 

There are 16 Comments for “The ER-6N Story”

Well said. You inspired me bro! Yup, i need a game changer too.

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NoktahHitam replied #1

The late steve job quote, “be fool, be hungry” applies. Just a little something to ignite the boy in you 😉

Dah beli nanti, roger2 la.

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Shahnaz Aziz wrote on June 5, 2012 #1

did u really pay rm40 for d plate no?

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NoktahHitam replied #1

I paid RM330 for the number. I went to see the Penolong Pengarah JPJ and asked personally about the number.

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kas replied #1

ok.cos u mentioned in d previous post rm40 for d registration.btw why didnt u go for 9600?already taken? :)

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NoktahHitam replied #1

No plate. That’s the physical one, as in the one attached to the bike.

9600 no idea taken or not for WWR. I just thought the zero is a bit redundant. All my car after this will be 960 😉


kas wrote on June 5, 2012 #2

wow cntik gile motor kau. smart gile. aku suka tgk laki2 pakai jaket2 naik motor besar. muka xhensem pn jadi hensem LOL.

tp KR tak reti lgsg bwk motor.lesen pn tiada.haha

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NoktahHitam replied #1

Ko nak cakap aku tak hensem ke? Demmit! Hahaha

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lisa wrote on June 6, 2012 #3

Congratulations! Welcome to the biking world 😀

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NoktahHitam replied #1

Thanks man! We should hang out sometime, blogger + geek + bike enthusiast.

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Geekmy replied #1

Oh yeah! We definitely should 😀

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Geekmy wrote on June 7, 2012 #4

Pergh. ER6N sudah.. lama sudah mengidam kan? Congrats.

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Hanif wrote on June 18, 2012 #5

One of the things that I plan to have before I die. A kick ass bike! There is something about it that just light the fire in you… an inspiration, you are…

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melbie wrote on July 13, 2012 #6

I like this post… kudos to you, I am also pumped… Seriously gonna figure out ways to own one…

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NoktahHitam replied #1

good luck bro!

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Adli wrote on October 19, 2012 #7

Where is the “like” button =D. I’m a newbie of er-6n too. Got the bike early December 2012. I’m a father of a baby son, the only son in my Dad’s family, and he has gone to meet Allah before me. So ya, lots of wall in my end too and I like your story. Think we could click.

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Afiq wrote on December 19, 2012 #8

Leave a comment, I won't bite ;)

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