The Avantura Choppers Rudra is aimed at riders looking for a lifestyle motorcycle. It is based on the same platform as its sibling, the Pravega.
The Rudra sports a traditional American chopper design language with intimidating styling. It gets a small headlamp and a long and slim tank, but the fat handlebar and the huge V-twin give it a menacing stance.
Americans like their machines big and Avantura Choppers have managed to deliver just that. The bike stretches to a humungous 2908mm in length with a 34-degree rake angle upfront. The bike also gets a 23-inch front and 20-inch rear wheel shod with a 120mm front tyre and a huge 250mm rear tyre sourced from Avon, respectively. To top it all, the Rudra has a kerb weight of 340kg.
The bike is powered by a 2000cc V-twin engine sourced from American engine specialists, S&S Engines. The bikes also features components sourced from global vendors. The Beringer 6-pot calipers for both the front and rear discs come from Germany, and most of the other bits – the clocks, the wiring harness, the suspension, the switchgear and the lights come from Taiwan. Avantura does make the frame, the swingarm and the wheel at its facility in Vasai near Mumbai.
Avantura Choppers offers the choice of personalising the bike according to individual preferences. It is offered with a choice of three handlebar shapes, two engine finishes and three fender options. There are five graphic themes to choose from as well with each scheme coming in two colour choices.
The Avantura Choppers Rudra is priced at Rs 23.90 lakhs (ex-showroom, Mumbai). Although the bike doesn’t have any direct rivals, it would ideally be compared to the Big Dog which was launched at an exorbitant Rs 59 lakhs in India.