Now, the Rudra 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. And given that the plan is to sell just 200 bikes by the end of 2019, chances of any two bikes looking the same are slim. Now that's definitely a home run in terms of personalisation when it comes to a series production motorcycle.
As far as design goes, the Rudra is an intimidating motorcycle. It comes with a small headlamp and a long and slim tank, but the fat handlebar and that huge V-Twin of an engine give it a menacing stance. Plus, the low seat and a tyre hugging wide rear fender lend the Rudra an authentic low rider stance. But, thankfully, it isn't short on ground clearance, a handy attribute for Indian roads.
On this special version of the Rudra, the attention to detail is lovely too. I am not a big fan of the 'gear' graphic scheme on the body panels, but the wheels look gorgeous. As does the belt pulley. It also gets contrast finish for the engine, the gearbox, and the associated parts like the gear shifter and brake. The housing for the instrumentation, the headlamp, the exhaust and the front forks carry the same black theme too.
Now Avantura Choppers says Rudra is a motorcycle made in India but with a global vendor base. So, the 2000cc, air-cooled V-Twin comes from S&S in the US, 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.