A 23-inch front wheel on a motorcycle!
It looks as outlandish as it sounds. And then, when you throw in a 20-inch rear with a 250-section tyre to go with it, bizarre doesn’t even cut it. But then, this is the world of choppers, a world where ostentatious is normal and presence is everything.
And this is the Rudra, a chopper.
Ostentatious? Just look at those wheels! Presence? By the gloss load. And that heavily raked out front screams chopper louder that Dolly Bindra; yes, she is quite amusing. But that’s just the start because choppers are as much about personalisation as they are about being flashy.
For the uninformed – that’s me a few days back – choppers are a genre of custom motorcycles much like bobbers, cafe racers and scramblers that have come out of custom shop closets and into the bright lights of production lines.