The night before I was to set off for this year's India Bike Week, I was restless and flush with excitement. I kept cleaning and polishing my helmet repeatedly, checking and rechecking my bags to ensure I was carrying everything.No, this wasn't my first IBW. Nor was it my first bike ride to Goa. But there were two firsts that promised to make this trip memorable - my ride for the IBW was a Triumph Tiger 800 XRx; and two, a chance to meet one of my favourite motorcycling legends. But more on that later. Also, IBW this year was going to be a different experience for me as I would be attending the event as a journalist and not as an employee representing a manufacturer.So, while the journey from Goa to Pune was made memorable with an adventure tourer willing to rip down the road at the twist of the throttle, I went on with my eyes set on a prize that would give a new meaning to my passion for riding. After almost 8 hours in the saddle, … [Read more...] about India Bike Week 2017 Bikers Paradise
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India Bike Week is back with its 3rd edition, scheduled to be held on February 20 and 21, 2015, at Vagator Beach, Goa. Tickets will be priced at Rs 3,000 and will go on sale from October 7, 2014 with a special 5 hour only Early Bird Scheme (Buy 1, get 50% off the 2nd one). The Travel Zone: A place where motorcycle travellers will share their experiences. The zone also integrates the Adventure Movie Festival, an adventure travel gear expo, the Ladakh Tent, a Map of Fame, the Bikers Grant, etc. Bike Builders Collective: IBW Bike Build Off will feature a Mod Bike Competition which will also display other custom bikes that have been built over the last year from across the country. In addition, Vintage & Classic Bike Concours will be at the War Class display. Ace Cafe London will be at India Bike Week. Rocker Mark Wilsmore, from Ace Cafe London, will be riding to Goa and leading a Cafe Racer parade through the festival, as well as judging competitions. IBW Arena: Music Bands, the … [Read more...] about India Bike Week 2015 to be held on Feb 20 & 21
Click here to read our report of India Bike Week 2015 Click here to read our report of India Bike Week 2016 The 5th India Bike Week (IBW) will be held on November 24 and 25, 2017 at Goa. This year's special guest is Leslie Porterfield - the world's fastest woman on 2-wheels. She has been the 2008 Female Rider of the Year and has three land speed records under her name. Over 280 biking clubs from all over India are expected to attend this year's event. Over the course of two days, attendees will be treated to numerous activities including track racing and other competitions. As part of the new 'Innovation Class' of India-built biking tech, three winners will be selected for the 'Honour Roll'. Legends of long distance, transnational bike trips will be presenting IBW's first ever film festival. Additionally, a new Biker Mart and Expo will host some of the world's top biking and accessory brands. Bikers will be treated to live music and food festivals. Competitive events like IBW Strong … [Read more...] about India Bike Week 2017: Goa, November 24 & 25
Click here to read our report on India Bike Week 2014 Click here to read our report on India Bike Week 2015 India Bike Week 2016 will be held on February 19 and 20, 2016 at Vagator in Goa. The organisers are hoping to attract over 15,000 bikers. The event is in its fourth year. It will feature live bands, movie screenings, bikini bike wash, the National Custom Bike Build-Offs, and National Stunt Championship, new bike launches, custom and vintage bike displays, and sessions with international biker legends. IBW Main Street, a biker carnival parade will be organized as well. Tickets for India Bike Week 2016 can be purchased on bookmyshow.com. Till November 30, 2015, early bird packages with a 25% discount are being offered. Packages available: Festival Pass - Rs. 3,500 - 2 Day Festival Pass for solo rider Early Bird Twin Ticket - Rs. 5,250 - 25% off for 2 tickets - limited period offer Early Bird Twin Package - Rs. 7,998 (Rs. 3999 per person) - for the biker and pillion - … [Read more...] about India Bike Week 2016: Goa, Feb 19, 20; tickets on sale online
Delhi-based Cougar Motorsport has announced the launch of India 4X4 Week (IXW), a convention focusing on four-wheel drive vehicles. The first edition of the event will be held in Goa from July 22 to 24, 2016 to coincide with the initial days of the Force Gurkha RFC India 2016. IXW is being organized in association with some 4X4 clubs and institutions including BODA Offroaders Bengaluru, Charminar Off Road Adventure Club Hyderabad, DOT Goa, Gerrari Offroaders Chandigarh, Northern India Offroad Club and Pune Pathfinders. IXW will offer visitors an opportunity to interact with other 4x4 enthusiasts. The event will have displays with participation expected from 4X4 vehicle manufacturers, off-road equipment manufacturers and distributors. Heritage and modified 4WD vehicles of enthusiasts will be displayed as well. The event will feature manufacturers' test tracks and off-road tracks and trails will be created for visitors to drive their own four-wheel drive vehicles on. Additionally, … [Read more...] about 1st Edition of India 4X4 Week – Goa, July 22 – 24, 2016
The 2nd edition of the India Bike Week will kick off on 17th January, 2014 at Vagator beach, Goa. This is a two day motorcycle festival open for all bikers, not specific to any make or type of motorcycle. The first edition of India Bike Week saw a total of 6,500 bikers & enthusiasts attend the event. Organizers expect the number to grow to 10,000 this year. IBW has also organized official rides for the event from a total of 4 routes: From Jammu, Mumbai, Delhi & Bangalore. Click here to get the route information. Highlights of the event: Harley-Davidson Street 750 launch 1000 Harley owners expected to ride down for the event. (H.O.G parade ride) Bike build off competition, Harley-Davidson customization contest, stunt competitions, loudest bike competition, etc. Vintage bike, mod bike & ride for safety parade Biker movies, 3 music stages with aspiring bands giving it a shot at the IBW Acoustic Stage, mixed martial arts full contact championship, bikini bike wash etc. … [Read more...] about India Bike Week: 17-18 January, 2014
Harley-Davidson will showcase the made in India Street 750 motorcycle at India Bike Week '14. The bike will be displayed from 17th January onwards at Vagator beach, Goa. The Street 750 motorcycle is powered by a 749cc, V-Twin, liquid cooled engine mated to a 6 speed gearbox. Harley-Davidson calls this the Revolution X engine. Typical of Harleys, the Street 750 is going to be belt driven. The bike will have a 2 into 1 exhaust, single caliper disc brakes and wheel sizes of 17'' at the front and 15'' at the rear. The bike will have finance options from Harley-Davidson Financial Services (HDFS) along with insurance and extended warranty options in select markets, unfortunately India is not one of these markets. The Street 750 motorcycle is a part of the Project Rushmore by Harley-Davidson & was unveiled during the 2013 EICMA Motor Show in Milan. Pricing remains to be a key aspect to watch out for when the bike is launched in the coming week. Sources at Harley have confirmed that the … [Read more...] about Harley Street 750 to be showcased at India Bike Week ’14
The 2016 India 4x4 week will be organized from 22nd July to 24th July 2016 in Dona Paula, Goa. This will be the inaugural edition of the 4x4 convention, which is being organized by Delhi-based Cougar Motorsport Pvt. Ltd. The first edition of the India 4x4 week will house displays from manufacturers like Land Rover and Isuzu. Several off-road equipment suppliers will also be showcasing their equipment and accessories. A proving ground area has been laid out at the venue, where visitors can get an idea of the potential of off-road vehicles like the Land Rover Discover Sport and Isuzu vehicles like the 4x4 Single Cab Pickup Truck and the D-Max V-Cross. The visitors will also be given an opportunity to test their own vehicles' off-road abilities. For this, the organizers have made three different tracks with varying levels of off-road difficulty: SUV, moderate and extreme off-road. Knowledge sharing, training and certifications sessions will also be held for registered participants, where … [Read more...] about 2016 India 4×4 Week to kick start from 22 July in Goa
India’s Biggest Bike Festival is Back and Leslie Porterfield to grace incredible India Bike Week’s 5th edition held in November. As Over 20,000 bikers from all India will roar down to Goa to celebrate a week of riding, brotherhood, bikes, music and motoring heaven on the 24th and 25th of November 2017. It is the biggest biker rave in Asia. It is the Iconic 5th Year of the Great Migration to India Bike Week, Asia’s most incredible Biker Festival. A chance to ride from every corner of this great country. It is that one week in the year when biking enthusiasts dust off their gear, rev up the machines and go party with their friends. For two days in November, 2017 India Bike Week will be the home of world biking. With the greatest names in Bike Design and Manufacture, the rarest Biker and accessory shopping, with music, barbecues, bikini bike wash, beer gardens, training academies, track racing and much, much more, IBW is 10 acres of Biker Paradise. The team has left no … [Read more...] about 2017 India Bike Week Is Coming Back After a Snooze – This Time In November. Know Dates!
We all know that drag racing is something that thrills us. There have been videos of all types that we see and probably end up in being some in real races too. Some people have taken it as a business too! The India Speed Week 2016 (ISW) is a three-day extravaganza celebrating speed, adrenaline and glamour. It will bring together, for the very first time, drag racing teams and speedster across various automobile segments and categories to Kolkata. This will be verified sport and it will be Governed by the Federation of Motor Sports Clubs of India (FMSCI) and managed by Elite Octane Inc. when we said glamorous young talent that will include renowned personalities such as Baichung Bhutia, John Abraham, Anil Kapoor& Jackie Shroff will be present during the Flag Off of the Drag Races and across the 3 days of the festival to cheer for the teams as they head down the tracks. The whole line up would be a one of a kind get together of cars and bikes in one place. Drag Racing at India Speed … [Read more...] about Drag Racing is Here! The India Speed Week 2016 Is This Time in the City of Joy!