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36 Year Old
No. of Years as a customizer : 3
As a motorcycle customizer, what does a motorcycle mean to you both as a machine and as a canvas for your art?
As a customizer a motorcycle is a mean of channelizing ones multifaceted talent into a piece of an ordinary machine which becomes alive once you have completed.you can apply your mechanical knowledge as well as the art hidden inside.
How has customizing motorcycles changed you and your life?
Customizing motorcycle makes me learn new skills,explore new avenues and possibilities.In return you get respect n recognition which i think is the best reward for your efforts moreover you get objectives in life which leads towards achieving your aim.
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?
My philosophy of customizing the motorcycle is to apply your dreams and designs to the main skeleton bike without disturbing its basic characteristic,behavior and handling for which the motorcycle is known.Customizing is not about welding heaps of iron or putting some fat tire behind the bike,for me it's about improving the machine with your human touch so that both will stay in harmony. All of my babies are running fine till date and god forbid if any mishap ever takes place i am ready to accept it with obviously better skills acquired with time .
Tell us briefly about your 2 most memorable custom motorcycle design created and executed by you.
All are memorable for me, can't give credit to any particular bike.
As a motorcycle customizer, how have you contributed to the society/brotherhood and plan to do so in the years to come?
Always ready to share my ideas and knowledge with anybody who is passionate about motorcycling and soon planing to form a motorcycle club in my area to promote motorcycling.
What are the best and the worst things about being a motorcycle customizer in India?
The best thing- Customizing motorcycle in India is in infant stage (you have the vast ground in front of you to show your talent)
The worst thing-Customizing motorcycle in India is in infant stage (the lack of facilities and properly skilled persons makes customizing really tough job moreover there is no space for your hard work in our law)
Golden Question : How do you feel when you ride?