2014 India Bike Week #IBW14 : LIVE Coverage Day 1

2014 India Bike Week, India’s largest biker festival, kicks off today in Vagator, Goa. If you are going to miss this event for whatever excuse you chose to give yourself, Rush Lane is in Goa to bring you bit by bit, LIVE coverage from the venue. Stay tuned.

Last year, there were over 6,500 riders in attendance. This year, India Bike Week will see gathering of over 10,000 riders, of which, 1000+ will be members of India’s National HOG riders. Of the riders expected at Goa, a large number of biker groups have already gathered here.

india bike week 2014 startsNH4 is vrooming and buzzing with the sound and fervour with excited bikerhoods all riding down. Most popular dhabas and road side refreshment joints saw different groups of bikers stop through the day. Without fail, every stop ensured an excited gathering of locals who made it a point to stop and marvel at India’s best bikes.

While it is a difficult journey for some of the larger cruisers along narrow ghats, it only added to additional stops along without taking away from the excitement. The road leading to Vagator saw streets of Anjuna, Baga, Calangute and Candolim filled with a great number of bikes parked along shacks, since a major chunk of attendees have already reached before event day.

While it would have been ideal to ride down, we decided to tow in behind riders headed to venue using an Audi Q3 as our mode of transport, which apart from getting us to venue, ensured we could watch every bike headed to Goa, alongside offering to carry a few bags for passing bikes.

The combination straight roads on the highway and ghats once you turn in for Goa at Nipani is easy, and smooth for Audi’s Q3 to the point that you can drive your 450 kms, get to a shack, and drink to the evening’s spirit without feeling the need to stretch your back or legs.

Most importantly, our not so long, safe and comfortable journey gives us plenty of energy to enjoy India Bike Week 2014 to the fullest, as we except things to be busier this year. The venue stands the same and if you aren’t sure where to head, every big enough roadside tree that has a trunk wide enough to hold a poster will point you in the right direction. For those who were at SunBurn this year, you already know the venue. Parking space at #IBW14 is in ample and plenty, and our Audi Q3 gives us a place to store additional equipment and chargers, apart from letting us a take a much needed break as needed, as temperature here is already rising.

With interactions planned through the day, and music at full blast at all times, the need to transfer data will see us head to the parking lot a few times during the day to our weekend’s orange SUV. The need for capable support vehicle can only be fully understood at times such as this. There’s only that much you can carry when riding.

We arrived at the IBW venue yesterday. As IBW is expected to commence from 12 noon today, we will start the LIVE feed with some images from our drive to Goa.

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LIVE coverage of #IBW14, follow bit by bit updates below

2014 India Bike Week #IBW14: LIVE Coverage Day 2

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Shutting LIVE thread :) Don’t forget to tune in tomorrow for DAY 2 updates @IndiaBikeWeek @rushlane

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Time to rock @IndiaBikeWeek #IBW14 Thank you for following @rushlane

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the food stalls at @indiabikeweek offer variety, but prefer local delicacy #IBW14

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Winner of long haul ride competition @indiabikeweek #IBW14 rode 3049 kms

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Time to enjoy some music concerts @indiabikeweek #ibw14

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Stunt show @indiabikeweek #IBW14

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Wonderful evening @indiabikeweek #IBW14

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3 customized #Harley s from America @indiabikeweek #IBW14

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@HarleyIndia unveils #Street 750 in India @IndiaBikeWeek #IBW14

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Bikini bike wash in action @indiabikeweek #IBW14

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MRF tyre lifting competition @indiabikeweek #IBW14

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The bikini bike wash girls @indiabikeweek #IBW14

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The loudest bike @indiabikeweek #IBW14

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Racing class @indiabikeweek #IBW14

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Live band @indiabikeweek #IBW14

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BATMAN mod BIKE @indiabikeweek #IBW14

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Images of mod bikes @indiabikeweek #IBW14

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Mod Bike display @indiabikeweek #IBW14

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MRF FMMX display of stunts @indiabikeweek #IBW14

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@indiabikeweek #IBW14 centre stage and FMMX display

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Live band @indiabikeweek #IBW14 pictures1522443_10151876691872727_1518835906_o

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Racing class @indiabikeweek #IBW14 pictures1527082_10151876691547727_1566848339_n

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The loudest bike @indiabikeweek #IBW14 pictures1501692_10151876690972727_92158830_n

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Images of custom Harley Davidson on display @indiabikeweek #IBW141598000_10151876624372727_1684571596_o

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Harley Davidson Custom display @indiabikeweek #IBW14 picture

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The third from Rajputana Customs @indiabikeweek #IBW14 picture1498761_10151876627847727_2050454116_o

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The second one is from Reza Hussain Customs #IBW14 @indiabikeweek pictures1606443_10151876627452727_273260596_o

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The first one is from Rag And Bone Customs #IBW14 @indiabikeweek pictures1412510_10151876627242727_768872084_o

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Now to bike build off Chopper class @indiabikeweek #IBW141489566_10151876626892727_1368487585_o

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The fourth is from Transfigure Custom House @indiabikeweek #IBW14 pictures1064879_10151876626847727_1051318819_o

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The second bike is MotoExotica @indiabikeweek #IBW14 pictures1523428_10151876626027727_1220042048_o

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The first bike is by TJ MOTO @indiabikeweek #IBW141048142_10151876625667727_1487719312_o

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The bike build off open class competition @indiabikeweek #IBW141537862_10151876625202727_1513339914_o

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Harley Davidson motorcycles at #IBW141511794_10151876598507727_1084814835_o

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Walking around the venue @indiabikeweek #IBW14 pictures1531647_10151876595822727_2048298506_o (1)

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Food and drinks @indiabikeweek #IBW14

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Which is the third largest gathering of Harley Davidson motorcycles in Asia

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Of which 1000 have gathered here

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Over 4000 Harley Davidson motorcycles sold in India till date

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Right now we are in media tent for interaction with organizers

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Bikers entering #IBW14 pictures

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The venue in a snap shot
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Our twitter followers can only see the text updates on Twitter. Pictures are available only on the website.

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#IBW14 entrance pictures

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Walking towards the venue #IBW14 Will keep posting images and updates as soon as we get a chance :)

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This morning. Thats the #IBW14 venue in background at Vagator.

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q3 this morning

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And we arrive in Goa :) @AudiIn #Q3 #IBW14 @IndiaBikeWeek

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It was not only the superbikes, there were smaller one’s as well. #IBW14

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Forgot to share this, he took almost both sides of the highway. Ride to #IBW14

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Those who couldn’t ride, some did get their bikes transported to #IBW14 . All are welcome :)

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@AudiIn #Q3 enroute #IBW14 . Nature’s trail.

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More riders heading towards #IBW14

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#Harley rider checks out the @AudiIn #Q3 , what’s he thinking?

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Amboli Ghat #IBW14 @AudiIn #Q3

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Countryside. Drive to #IBW14

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While bikers were refueling, we waited. @AudiIn #Q3 gives impressive mileage of 12+ kmpl

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We continue with our journey to #IBW in @AudiIn #Q3 , 158 kms more

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We will later share the entire post with loads of images of Pulsar 200SS and some more bikes that were getting tested.

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Benefits of going to #IBW14 via road and @AudiIn #Q3 sunroof. #Pulsar #200SS #SpyShots

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This yellow bike attracted a lot of attention. #IBW14

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Now what is this? #IBW14 ?

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audi q3

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@Audi #Q3 with some riders to #IBW14

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WOW. #IBW14

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Another break at the exit from NH4 after Tawandi Ghat on NH4. @AudiIn #Q3 with #IBW14 bikes

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Fully loaded. #IBW14

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Finally an empty stretch for @AudiIn #Q3 after crossing Kolhapur on NH4. #IBW14

an empty stretch audi q3 to goa ibw

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let’s stretch our legs a bit #IBW14

leg stretch thunderbird to india bike week

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And a truck goes off the road. #IBW14 @AudiIn #Q3

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suited and booted #IBW14

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Chai break with some bikers enroute #IBW14 @AudiIn #Q3

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Starting from Pune, it didn’t take us long to spot our first rider to #IBW14

And we spotted our first rider to #IBW14

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Journey to #IBW14 begins. @AudiIN #Q3 dlvr.it/4jwLf5

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