India is one of the largest two-wheeler markets in the world. Millions of motorcycles and scooters are manufactured and sold in the country and a certain percentage of the production is exported globally. But when it comes to high performance motorcycles aka superbikes, none of them are manufactured in the country but we are hoping this fact will change in the coming few months.
Superbikes are usually bought by two kinds of people in India, one who are very passionate about these machines and want to race them on tracks and the rest who have loads of money and would like to see a superbike in their garage. The price of these machines makes it accessible to only a certain segment of people in the country. But thanks to India Super Bike Festival, many motorcycle enthusiasts and fans got the access and a place to see these beautiful and powerful machines under one roof.
India Super Bike Festival was held last weekend i.e., October 19 and 20 at Amanora Park Town, Pune. The event saw hundreds of super bikes making its way to the mall arena. Motorcycles ranging from 600cc till 1800cc were kept on display and attracted quite a crowd. Even though these beauties were kept at a distance and were protected by guards, it didn’t prevent curious visitors from clicking lots of pictures. The event saw manufacturers like Aprilia, BMW Motorrad, Hyosung, KTM, Moto Guzzi and Suzuki display some of their superbikes and cruisers at the arena. Few motorcycle retailers like the soon-to-be launched Dainese, AGV, Motul, K&N also made their presence felt at the festival.
The India Superbike Festival saw various competitions like burnout, off-road experience but one event that took everyone’s breath away was the loudest motorcycle. Many participants brought their motorcycles to the centerstage and revved their machine hard so that people could decide which motorcycle made the loudest sound. Needless to say, a lot of the visitors were left holding their ears. The Kawasaki Ninja ZZR14R took the trophy away. This is the same motorcycle that won the same competition in the first edition of the India Super Bike Festival. A certain area of the mall was dedicated to vintage motorcycles as well, it saw motorcycles from the World War II era taking the spotlight.
Overall the second edition of the India Superbike Festival was a crowd puller and the presence of over 500 motorcycles made the place very special. Organising such a grand festival not only shows the magnitude of superbikes present in the country but also helps global motorcycle makers who are planning to do business in India reach decisions. We hope the third edition of the India Super Bike Festival will be thrice as big as this one.