i, THe biker
24 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?
For me customizing a motorcycle is not building one with a new design i always feel and get bonded with the machine before i sketch. For me the word motorcycle means Freedom doing anything with a motorcycle feels always energetic for me.I feel proud of myself of being a bike designer & builder.In one word to say motorcycle to me is - Customizing + Biking = 'Awesomeness'.
How has customizing motorcycles changed you and your life?
Early days i always wanted to design and build cars and work for an OEM .But after building my first bike and unveiling it to the public it has changed my entire life and my way of living.I never expected so many positive responses after designing & building my first bike from scratch.I am an automotive designer by profession working for a OEM I have quit my job and i got into building and customizing motorcycles full time after recognizing the passion and support i had for from people around the country.All i do now is I live and breathe motorcycles and with all the wishes and support i dream to build best motorcycles in the country..
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?
As of now i have designed and build a sports bike concept for myself which resembles my personality and attitude and my passion towards bikes.I have started contributing myself specially to build only motorcycles after the over whelming positive responses i got people all-round the country after building my first ride Honda MS 01.I try to feel the design mentally before i execute it.I always spend more time to get the form and shape which is the most important part of motorcycle designing.According to me designing and building bikes for people is not only a great opportunity to explore yourself but it also gives a lot of exposure meeting new people,exploring new type of designs,a new kind of learning experience and more than that it's fun.
Tell us briefly about your 2 most memorable custom motorcycle design created and executed by you.
As of now I have created and executed only 1 motorcycle design and building of the second motorcycle is in process.The building of first motorcycle is a special moment for everyone and for me it was the best experience.being the first motorcycle i have build every thing i did and learnt was exiting and every moment was most memorable
As a motorcycle customizer, how have you contributed to the society/brotherhood and plan to do so in the years to come?
At present i have not contributed anything but we are building MS 01 motorcycles in limited nos for bike enthusiasts around the country.We are working on good projects which will be very useful and helpful for the society and brotherhood in the upcoming years
What are the best and the worst things about being a motorcycle customizer in India?
Best part is India is the world's biggest 2 wheeler market and people are ready to accept and welcome new designs and new concepts and for building new concept motorcycles we can take more inspiration from India's cultural and traditional heritage.
The worst part is not much of people in India can afford to buy customized motorcycles because of financial problems and fuel economy issues. But I am happy anyways because there are also people who support and accept customizing motorcycles.
Golden Question : How do you feel when you ride?
Without riding my ride i cannot survive ,for me riding a bike is like i am addicted to drugs so the joy and energy i get while riding a motorcycle i won't even get even if i do a trip to space. Also being a motorcycle customizer i always ride a bike before starting to build it because it energizes me.When ever i feel disturbed and demotivated i go for a ride.I kept my working garage 30 kms away from home so i will get a chance to ride my motorcycle daily for at-least 1 hour.