i, THe biker
18 Year Old
No. of Years as a customizer : 1
As a motorcycle customizer, what does a motorcycle mean to you both as a machine and as a canvas for your art?
As a machine, it is my heart pumping whether a 100cc star or my other pulsar 200. I made my star my canvas partly bcz it is good for my start as I just started customizing with no resources.
How has customizing motorcycles changed you and your life?
For the first time my family did scold me but later when they saw it in a nice dress they praised me and now allowed me to work further more.
How do you relate to the possibility of your creation, a customized motorcycle, being a work of art for you, being ridden and possibly damaged in a mishap?
It will give me a chance to restore it ,make it much more beautiful and special.
Tell us briefly about your 2 most memorable custom motorcycle design created and executed by you.
As I had just worked on my very first bike. I do not have much expirience but I love it from the bottom of my heart. And the other one which I have in my mind using an RE350 based on a theme "falcon" All I know is that no one has ever thought of any such idea. It is completely different and obviously one of the most beautiful bikes that the world has ever seen.
As a motorcycle customizer, how have you contributed to the society/brotherhood and plan to do so in the years to come?
As it is my starting I haven't done anything such yet. But i'll definitely do something depending on my buisness growth.
What are the best and the worst things about being a motorcycle customizer in India?
The best thing is that it is new and fast growing era.
whereas the worst part is that people do not know much about customization yet.
Golden Question : How do you feel when you ride?
I feel alive.
Riding Experience as a Power Biker
No. of Years : 2
Kilometers done (appox) : 100,000
For you, what does it mean to be a motorcyclist?
It means that I live my life at its most everyday.
How has motorcycling changed you and your life?
It hasn't changed me but my life as I didn't know that life can be as much fun after I got to ride my bike.
How would you justify the inherent dangers and risk involved in riding on motorcycles?
It is hell of a fun but at the same time it is risky too. One should follow all the rules to be safe and if wants to run it then go on tracks rather running it on streets with such traffic. *although it personally don't follow many of those* :P
Tell us briefly about your 2 most memorable life-incidents involving you as a motorcyclist?
One when i was street racing with a friend of mine,I had a 100cc Star nd he was on a 150cc Discover and I only had one crossing to give it all, I simply just didn't care and gave it all in that traffic bike was sliding nd smoking that chunky tyre and finally I got the lead for once and I didn't lose it.
I hope some other is yet to come.
As a motorcyclist, how have you contributed to the society/brotherhood and plan to do so in the years to come?
I haven't contributed anything till now as it is my first year of customizing but I will depending on my buisness growth in the same.
What are the best and the worst things about motorcycling in India?
The best thing is we learn a lot everyday as we see a lot of different style of riding on the roads in here.
The worst thing is the roads on which we can get to see any pothole or animals or bumps unexpectedly anywhere anytime.