i, THe biker
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?
The ultimate expression of freedom ! An art in motion !!
How has customizing motorcycles changed you and your life?
It has provided me a platform to showcase my creativity and create dream rides,the look on the bike owners face when they see there ride completely transformed is priceless . No money can buy that feeling . It's the same as what a painter or an artist gets when there work of art is appreciated .
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?
If it happens, too bad ! But the rider should be safe and sound , the motorcycle no matter how dear to me can be built again but not human life !
Tell us briefly about your 2 most memorable custom motorcycle design created and executed by you.
One would be a vintage look created using an 2005 Electra and named VSD after its owner & dear friend , it has a grinder fork front suspension , broad rear tyre (150/15/80) , converted to twin spark , with lot of hi performance upgrades.
Second one is a bobber created using 2003 machismo , it has custom made front suspension , peanut shape fuel tank , converted to twin spark , hi performance clutch plates , broad rare tyre (170/15/80) and many more custom features , a true head turner and rides like a dream !
As a motorcycle customizer, how have you contributed to the society/brotherhood and plan to do so in the years to come?
By trying to creat awareness towards safe riding , importance of correct ridding gear .
By making the youth aware of unsafe riding practices and trying to convince them of safe riding habits
What are the best and the worst things about being a motorcycle customizer in India?
Lack of proper infrastructure and transport dept policies in regards to custom motorcycles .
Best is to be able to create custom parts at a reasonable price .
Golden Question : How do you feel when you ride?
In a constant state of BLISS !!!! No better feeling than riding a bike !