The first edition of the India Bike Week was a festival of sound, people, music, and of course, Bikes. Well, this year, the second edition of the India Bike Week has swelled to become ever louder and more fun-filled! The 2014 India Bike Week will take place across a site of 8 acre just overlooking the deep blue ocean at Vegatore in Goa. The dates are scheduled on 17th and 18th of January 2014.
The IBW 2014 will feature a bigger arena of never seen before machines, including the incredible ‘Radial Chopper’ – hear about Y2K with Rolls Royce engine? Well, Radial Chopper comes with a World War II fighter-plane type engine, some badness there? Eh! The showcase will include vintage offerings in a class to be known as ‘Century Class’ – where only 100 year old bikes will be displayed. Other categories include Customs, Racing Bikes, Mod Bikes and uncountable more!
There is special Brotherhood Zone where bikers from numerous motorcycling clubs around will park their machines, chill and will discuss the better part of themselves with each other. There is a place called Ladakh Tent, workshops, bars, Biker BBQ’s and the an opportunity to get up and close with famous personalities like Ted Simon, Nick Sanders, Sam Childers amongst the other biking legends. India Bike Week 2014 will have the reconfigured Biker Build Off, which will now have space for new Chopper Class to honor best bike customizers from around the country, who will come together to showcase their creativity and insane machines they make. The Biker Build-Off see the builders in 2 categories who will compete to produce the wackiest machines at the Bike Week.
Introduced this year is the MOD BIKE COMPETITON, which will see country’s largest display of custom bikes. The judge’s panel will see renowned designers like the industrial design leader from Harley-Davidson’s Product development Center in Wisconsin, Frank Savage, creative director of Rolling Stones and co-founder of Helmet Stories brand, Harsh Man Rai and Editor of Bike India, Aspi Bhatena.
20 bands and DJs from round the world including UK’s London Afrobeat Collective will perform on the three stages. The MRF Zapper Burn Out Stage, the Stunt Zone will see the 9th edition of the Full Contact Championship, and Brotherhood Ride Parades through it.
Women will see a special zone at the IBW 2014, special tents called IBW Loves Women Bikers Tent will see avid bikers, singers and artists like Anushka Manchanda and Pratichee Mohapatra along with Sheetal Bidaye, and her all women biker group called Bikerni. Globe Trotter – Lorraine Chittock will also see the action at the IBW 2014.
Harley-Davidson will also showcase their new Street 750 for the first in India at the Bike Week. Brands like Castrol will present new World Moto Grand Prix rider, Scott Redding. Special zones like the MRF Tyre Check Station and Castrol Power 1 Service Station will be set-up at the festival. There will an array of domestic and international accessory market where the bikers would be able to get their latest bike accessories.
Speaking on the occasion, Martin da Costa, CEO of 70 EMG said, “The first India Bike Week in 2013 was a great experience for the six and half thousand Bikers that made it to Goa. This second edition of IBW is a tribute to those pioneers – they believed in IBW, made it to Goa, rode hard, partied and made friends for life. We owe it to them to make IBW 2014 something really special. It starts with getting the whole Brotherhood of Bikers inside the walls of IBW, and it’ll end with greatest celebration of Indian Bikers, and world Biking that we’ve ever seen in India. For me, and for the 10,000 and more Bikers, Festival fans and travellers that will be in Goa for IBW, 17th January 2014 can't come fast enough.
Keertan Adyantaya, Managing Director, Fox International Channels said, IBW 2014 edition builds on 2013 strengths, and makes the canvas larger. The effort is to bring together the best of the experiences and entertainment that are available across the world, for bikers and bike lovers. This year we have picked and added much more to the IBW experience. We have international biking legends, professional stunt zones. Bike displays, new bike launches and the famous bike build off, on a larger scale. There is also enough to satisfy the overall adrenalin plus entertainment quotient. All this on the 17th and 18th January at Goa for all the bike and festival lovers.
We are proud to lead the way for leisure motorcycling in India, and to build up groundbreaking events like India Bike Week for bike enthusiasts nationwide. The response from the first year was overwhelming, with bikers from all over the country coming together irrespective of which type or brand of motorcycle they ride. We are excited to associate with IBW again in January 2014 and hope to welcome a large number of enthusiasts and hundreds of Harley-Davidson owners who all share a common passion for motorcycling. And this year we will proud to showcase one of our newest showrooms in Goa!” said Anoop Prakash, Managing Director Harley-Davidson India.
India Bike Week will also see Big Trip Cinema and Motorcycle Traveller’s Meet Tent for travelers, who come from across the country. The special corners will include Howling Dog Bar, Zippo Bar, Beerbulance! For the food there will be Biker-BBQ Grills and the popular Bikini Bike Wash Bar! IBW official rides would start from Delhi, Jammu, Mumbai and Bangalore and riders can join by registering on the official India Face Event Page named as IBW Signature Ride.
The India Bike Week 2014 will be one of fest the Biker fraternity of the country will ever see! With the best ambience and of course, the best place to be at!