Bikers from across the country
rode into Vagator, Goa for the two-day (Nov 24 & 25 , 2017) 5th edition of
the India Bike Week to celebrate their passion for moto-culture. Organised by Orangefish
Entertainment Private Limited (also known as 70 EMG), IBW2017 hosted Freddie
Spencer, one of the greatest and youngest world champions of the 80’s, and
Leslie Porterfield, the fastest woman on a motorcycle – the icons of motorcycle
riding. A treat for biking enthusiasts, the tete-a-tete was peppered with
quirky experiences and anecdotes from their inspiring journeys.
Brand launches, always a
highlight of Day 1, included several new, existing and custom-built model
displays from Triumph Motorcycles, BMW Motorrad, Avantura Choppers, Indian
Motorcycle, Rajputana Customs, among others.
This year, IBW showcased the
Moto Art Project where artworks by biker illustrators, sculptors and painters
from across the country who have brought alive the magic of the brotherhood of
biking in their own language. The Project this year featured exhibitions of
murals, street art, photos, upcycled moto parts by Sawant Sanskar from Bacon
& Eggs, Prankur Rana, Appupen, Garage 52, Rohan Joglekar, HAMMERed, Ironic
and Maria Jurkina.
Big Trip saw speakers
including Amit Sadh, Mech Spesh, Ravi Verma, Kumar Shah, Melissa Pierson and
Dhruv Dholakia regale the audiences with the cross-continental journeys. The
music line-up for the day included popular acts including Apache Indian Live
Day 1 thundered to a start
with parades by BMW Motorrad and Triumph Motorcycles. The Bike Build-Off and
Mod Bike Showcase, Tiger Training Academy and Mega Moto Vlogger Meet were among
a slew of other activities. Prizes like Victorinox knives, Bell Helmets, Rev’It
jackets and Wrangler vouchers were awarded to winners of the Beard & Tattoo
contest, Loudest Bike, Burnout Competition at the CEAT Burnout Stage, Most
Stylish Biker and King & Queen of Clubs. Adding to the glam quotient of the
evening were performances by Coyote Ugly dancers and the Beach Fashionwear.
The bikers’ community also
came together to applaud the film makers who had been able to capture the zeal
that held the community together through the IBW Film Festival. The winners of
the Festival Gaurav Prabhu, Rohit Upadhaya and Venkatesh Jartarkar were awarded
by noted actors Rohit Roy and Ram Kapoor.
Triumph Motorcycles stormed
the India Bike Week 2017 celebrating its glorious 4 years in the country. More
than 1000 Triumph motorcycle owners rode from all parts of India to gather at
the iconic fifth edition of Asia’s largest motorcycle event. Triumph
Motorcycles India unveiled the all new Speedmaster at the event. Triumph also
hosted an exhibition at their experience zone in the India Bike Week . Vimal
Sumbly, Managing Director, Triumph Motorcycles India Pvt Ltd. commented, “...we
unveiled an exciting new bike – the Bonneville Speedmaster and couldn’t have
found a better platform than this to showcase it...”
BMW Motorrad opened a new
chapter in touring and heritage motorcycling culture in India with the launch
of the new BMW K 1600 B and the new BMW R nineT Racer at the India Bike Week in
Located centrally and
overlooking the riding track, the BMW Motorrad pavilion was created across two
levels with ample space for interaction and activities. The ground level
displayed 14 bikes - BMW S 1000 RR, BMW R 1200 R, BMW S 1000 R, BMW R nineT,
BMW R nineT Scrambler, BMW R 1200 GS Adventure, BMW R 1200 GS, BMW S 1000 XR,
BMW K 1600 GTL, BMW R 1200 RT, the new BMW K 1600 B and the new BMW R nineT
Racer. The latest range of BMW Motorrad accessories and lifestyle products was
also on display. The ‘R nine Café Bar’ and VIP zone on the terrace provided a
prime view of the entire event and was the perfect place to relax amidst the
BMW K 1600 B: The new BMW K 1600 B is available as a
Completely Built Unit (CBU) and can be ordered from BMW Motorrad dealerships at
an ex-showroom price of –BMW K 1600 B Pro : Rs 29, 00, 00, ex-showroom. The new
BMW K 1600 B is available in Black Storm as metallic colour.
The teardrop-shaped silhouette
– typical of bagger – reaches the highest point at the front and the wide
characteristic styling underlines the undeniable muscularity. The windscreen
lends the motorcycle a greater presence and for effective wind and weather
protection, the side sections of the wind deflectors are stretched further
back. The fully chrome-plated silencers with additional chrome covers follow
the parallelism of the design concept, fitting in organically with the bagger
look. The striking rear section with LED indicators and brake lights integrated
into the cases defines the style. The new BMW K 1600 B fitted with footboards,
allows the rider to adopt a convenient ‘feet forward’ posture. The distinctive
BMW Motorrad 6-cylinder in-line engine has an output of 160 hp at 7750 rpm,
generating a maximum torque of 175 Nm at 5250 rpm.
BMW R NINET RACER: The new BMW R
nineT Racer is available as a CBU (Completely built-up) at an ex-showroom price
of Rs 17,30,000. The design of the new BMW R nineT Racer unmistakably takes
inspiration from the 70s motorsports. Crouched, compact and elongated, it
conveys a sense of old-school sporty aspiration with its strikingly short
half-fairing and one-man hump seat. The low-slung
handlebars along with high-set
footrests and rider seat slightly raised at the rear complete the sporty yet
comfortable seating position.
The frame finished in
Aluminium Silver prominently presents a striking contrast with the black
drivetrain. Combined with a 6-speed transmission, the powerful air/oil-cooled
1,170 cc boxer engine produces an output of 110 hp at 7,750 rpm for a highly
dynamic power delivery, even at low speeds. The exhaust system has an electric
servomotor and an acoustic valve for that sonorous boxer sound.
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