If you were to sum up Amrit in one sentence, that would be ‘He was a nice guy’. Everyone who ever met him would always be won over by his sincere smile and enthusiasm for life and riding. I met him about 16 years ago when I was still riding my 12 speed bicycle and he would come rumbling in on a spotless Yamaha RD350.
At that time men with RD350s had superstar status and mostly acted like pricks towards us younger chaps who just had Kinetic Hondas or TVS Champs but Amrit was a real gentleman. He would let us sit on his prized RD and even take us out for a spin around the college campus. Years later he progressed into the realm of Superbikes and his experience and techniques grew exponentially but he was still the same ‘nice guy’. And that’s the way we should all remember Amrit Vikram, the nicest man I’ve ever met on an RD.
Fate took him away from his family and friends in a tragic motorcycle accident on October 15th 2010 but his memory will live on. Rest in peace my friend.
Update: you can contact his friend in Dubai thru the FB page thats been created: [link]
Update: From Joe
“With all due respects we ( friends/colleauges/realtives) have completed the all the formalities here in UAE.
Please be informed that, Amrit’s Mortal Remains is leaving from Dubai on Emirates flight EK522 ETD 21:45 to Trivandrum. ETA TRV Shall be 3.30 AM IST (19.10.2010).”