The second and final day of
Bike Festival of India (BFI) at the Buddh International Circuit (BIC) saw Atinder
Jeet and Anirudh Rived winning the XDL Championship finals, which were being
judged by stars of stunt biking, Chris Tice and Aaron Twite. The Drag racing
championship had 28 participants whereas the Top gun saw 22 riders battling it
on the tracks for a podium finish organised by Rongom Tagore, Founder Elite
Octane. The three winners in Top Gun Championship were Imran Khan, Simran, and
Gurvinder who recorded the fastest lap time in 3 different categories
(250-400CC, 650-800CC, 1000CC and above respectively). The Drag Champions were
Rizwan Khan for two categories while Riyaz Khan recorded the fastest time.
Mohammed Riyaz won the wheelie class drag championship.
The Bike Festival of India is
an initiative by Event Capital & Rhiti Sports.
Cricketer Mahendra Singh Dhoni
was also present at the BIC. Dhoni was
the face of the festival and he enthralled the audience with his biking antics
and his ride on the tracks on Yamaha R15.
BFI showcased a special garage
for Dhoni which had 12 bikes from his personal collection on display including
the very famous and rare model, Hellcat X132 Confederate. Dhoni visited his
garage and put on his biking gear to hit the tracks.
Dhoni said the initiative of
the BFI was to get together all the biking communities and at the same time raise
a safety awareness through the ride. Leading bands like Parikrama, Midival
Punditz, and Tides of Nebula performed at the event.
The Bike Festival of India is
the first biking event to be regulated by a motorsport body, FMSCI. BFI is
powered by Gulf Oil, Courage Partner – Mountain Dew, festival Partner – KTM.
TVS Motor Company was one of
the exhibitors along with Indian Motorcycles, Aprilla, Triumph and Moto Guzzi. Bikes
displayed at TVS team building included the Apache RTR, RTR 160 road racing
bike and RTR 300 FX supercross bike. Indian Motorcycles displayed its recently
launched Scout at the event. Those present at the occasion were Pankaj Dubey,
MD of Polaris India and Sandeep Bansal the sold Polaris and Indian Motorcycle dealer
Arun Pandey, CMD, Rhiti Sports
said the Bike festival of India was an initiative to bring together people with
passion for biking.
Picture of Dhoni at the Buddh
International Circuit. Courtesy BFI.
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