Bike Festival of India launch #BFI event: LIVE coverage

Today marks a new chapter for the Indian biker fraternity with South East Asia’s biggest biking festival set to be announced. As per the initial schedule, Bike Festival of India (BFI) will be held in October 2014.

As is expected adventure is an integral part of Bike Festival of India, however BFI would like to reiterate the importance of safe biking every step of the way.

Bike Festival of India (5)After today’s launch event, next month Bike Festival of India will embark on a cross country bike ride here. More importantly, the ride route includes every state in India. In fact BFI’s inaugural ride is expected to last all through February 2013. The achievement will be recorded in the hope of putting India in the Guinness Book of World Records.

In March 2014, BFI will host a racing championship at the Buddh International Circuit (BIC). Bike Festival of India will also host a Dirt Bike Championship, and a Rally Championship later in the year. BFI has come to fruition rather quickly with effort from Event Capital, and Rhiti Sports. The BFI platform will see bikers come together, and be part of this first-of-its-kind adventure in India.

LIVE coverage of Bike Festival of India launch, follow bit by bit updates below

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Excuse me for this test please.

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Bike Festival of India launch

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Closing the Bike Festival of India launch #BFI event LIVE coverage thread :) thanks for following

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Thrilled at meeting Harsh Vardhan Sarwal of @lamborghini Egoista fame at Bike Festival of India launch #BFI dlvr.it/4gbrr5

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Harsh Vardhan Sarwal who gave #msdhoni art is 1 of 8 of the design team that worked on @lamborghini Egoista project dlvr.it/4gbrr5 Bike Festival of India (43)

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And just like that #msdhoni was standing alone on stage at Bike Festival of India launch #BFI dlvr.it/4gbrr5 @msdhoni Bike Festival of India launch  (5)

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And another happy biker gang with #msdhoni Bike Festival of India launch #BFI dlvr.it/4gbrr5 Bike Festival of India launch  (3)

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And another biker’s group with #msdhoni at Bike Festival of India launch #BFI dlvr.it/4gbrr5 Bike Festival of India launch  (4)

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#msdhoni photo op with bikers at Bike Festival of India launch #BFI dlvr.it/4gbrr5 Bike Festival of India launch  (1)

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#msdhoni takes a closer look at artwork A very excited Superbiker, Ikjot Singh holds a helmet at Bike Festival of India launch #BFI dlvr.it/4gbrr5 Bike Festival of India (37)

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Harsh Vardhan Sarwal from Studio 34 handing #msdhoni a painting at Bike Festival of India launch #BFI dlvr.it/4gbrr5 Bike Festival of India (36)

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Ikjot Singh says ‘we live motorcycles’ and hands over helmet to #mshoni at Bike Festival of India launch #BFI dlvr.it/4gbrr5 Bike Festival of India (24)

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A very excited Superbiker, Ikjot Singh holds a helmet at Bike Festival of India launch #BFI dlvr.it/4gbrr5 Bike Festival of India (20)

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Bike Festival of India #BFI launch, #msdhoni receives artwork dlvr.it/4gbrr5 Bike Festival of India (43)

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Bike Festival of India #BFI launch, #msdhoni met with a number of Biking groups dlvr.it/4gbrr5 Bike Festival of India (40)

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At the launch of Bike Festival of India #BFI, #msdhoni met with a number of Biking groups dlvr.it/4gbrr5 Bike Festival of India (38)

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#msdhoni receives a t-shirt from Born 2 Ride Motorcycle Club at Bike Festival of India launch #BFI dlvr.it/4gbrr5 Bike Festival of India (26)

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DID YOU KNOW, #msdhoni loves washing bikes @msdhoni at Bike Festival of India launch #BFI dlvr.it/4gbrr5

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#msdhoni has bikes in major cities (Mumbai, chennai, ranchi) @msdhoni at Bike Festival of India launch #BFI dlvr.it/4gbrr5

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#msdhoni is more confident riding under the daylight, at Bike Festival of India launch #BFI dlvr.it/4gbrr5

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#msdhoni likes early morning riding @msdhoni at Bike Festival of India launch #BFI dlvr.it/4gbrr5 Bike Festival of India (44)

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@TheBikerni, ‘It doesn’t matter if you are male or female, biker is a biker.’ #msdhoni, #BFI dlvr.it/4gbrr5

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Above 120 kmph is risky says #msdhoni, @msdhoni at Bike Festival of India launch #BFI dlvr.it/4gbrr5 Bike Festival of India (39)

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#msdhoni says ‘Fun riding for me is from 20-120 kmph’ @msdhoni at Bike Festival of India launch #BFI dlvr.it/4gbrr5 Bike Festival of India (41)

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#msdhoni says ‘My family has never told me not to ride’ @msdhoni at Bike Festival of India launch #BFI dlvr.it/4gbrr5 Bike Festival of India (42)

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Bike Festival of India #BFI want to take it to a global level dlvr.it/4gbrr5

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Bike Festival of India #BFI will also be launched on other parts of the world dlvr.it/4gbrr5

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DID YOU KNOW Burning tyres is #msdhoni’s bike stunt, @msdhoni at Bike Festival of India launch #BFI dlvr.it/4gbrr5

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#msdhoni was on a Japanese bike once. The ride was memorable because it was unaable to go above 105 kmph @msdhoni at Bike Festival of India launch #BFI dlvr.it/4gbrr5

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Most memorable bike ride of #msdhoni was from Delhi – Jaipur, it was a Japanese bike @msdhoni at Bike Festival of India launch #BFI dlvr.it/4gbrr5 Bike Festival of India (23)

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While playing cricket in school, #msdhoni’s first bike was a scooter @msdhoni at Bike Festival of India launch #BFI dlvr.it/4gbrr5

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#msdhoni says that his wicket keeping skills improved because of his senior’s bike in school, @msdhoni at Bike Festival of India launch #BFI dlvr.it/4gbrr5

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#msdhoni says his senior in school had a bike which he looked up to, @ Bike Festival of India launch #BFI dlvr.it/4gbrr5

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#msdhoni loves two stroke bikes @msdhoni at Bike Festival of India launch #BFI http://dlvr.it/4gbrr5 Bike Festival of India (25)

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#msdhoni was in school when he started liking biking @msdhoni at Bike Festival of India launch #BFI dlvr.it/4gbrr5 Bike Festival of India (23)

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Bike is as unsafe as a matchbox says #msdhoni at Bike Festival of India launch #BFI dlvr.it/4gbrr5 @msdhoni Bike Festival of India (22)

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#msdhoni says Bike Festival of India #BFI will make sure that safe riding is met @msdhoni dlvr.it/4gbrr5 Bike Festival of India (21)

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At Bike Festival of India launch #BFI #msdhoni says you have to respect them bikers @msdhoni dlvr.it/4gbrr5 Bike Festival of India (19)

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Biking is safe, says #msdhoni at Bike Festival of India launch #BFI dlvr.it/4gbrr5 @msdhoni Bike Festival of India (18)

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Unlike @indiabikeweek, Bike Festival of India #BFI is an annual event dlvr.it/4gbrr5

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Bike Festival of India #BFI will be an year round event with various championships dlvr.it/4gbrr5

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@indiabikeweek is more into superbiking, Bike Festival of India #BFI will not be like that dlvr.it/4gbrr5 #msdhoni Bike Festival of India (17)

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Did you know #msdhoni started biking with a Luna, straight from Bike Festival of India launch #BFI dlvr.it/4gbrr5 Bike Festival of India (16)

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When they say for the bikers, by the bikers, #msdhoni is a great choice ambassador for Bike Festival of India #BFI dlvr.it/4gbrr5 Bike Festival of India (15)

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Bike Festival of India #BFI is for the bikers, by the bikers dlvr.it/4gbrr5

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@msdhoni takes centre stage at Bike Festival of India launch #BFI dlvr.it/4gbrr5 Bike Festival of India (14)

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Bike Festival of India launch #BFI finally begins. Host on stage dlvr.it/4gbrr5 Bike Festival of India

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Bike Festival of India #BFI finale will be at Buddh International circuit @IndianGPF1 in October dlvr.it/4gbrr5

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Bike Festival of India #BFI will bring together over 120 biking communities to participate in events dlvr.it/4gbrr5

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Bike Festival of India launch #BFI about to start in the next few minutes dlvr.it/4gbrr5 Bike Festival of India (13)

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Bike Festival of India competitions with Stunt riding, wheelies, burnouts, stoppies & group rides planned #BFI dlvr.it/4gbrr5

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Bike Festival of India #BFI will start off with a cross country bike ride in Q1 2014, mapping every state dlvr.it/4gbrr5

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Bike Festival of India #BFI will showcase various bikes-street bikes, sports bikes, super bikes, and off roaders dlvr.it/4gbrr5

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Bike Festival of India #BFI is open to anjyone with a love for biking dlvr.it/4gbrr5

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Superbiker Ikjot Singh keeps the helmet centre stage, Safety sure is first with Bike Festival of India #BFI dlvr.it/4gbrr5

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Looks like Bike Festival of India launch event #BFI is almost filled now dlvr.it/4gbrr5 Bike Festival of India (7)

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Bike Festival of India #BFI will have no professional restriction on participation dlvr.it/4gbrr5

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Bike Festival of India #BFI is a platform for all bikers dlvr.it/4gbrr5

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Finally someone on stage, but he’s not @msdhoni. A cameraman indeed at Bike Festival of India launch #BFI dlvr.it/4gbrr5 Bike Festival of India (8)

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In the meantime, the evening’s host does a mike check Bike Festival of India launch #BFI dlvr.it/4gbrr5 Bike Festival of India (9)

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Bike Festival of India (6) Looks like Bike Festival of India launch #BFI is still waiting for it’s celebrity guest @msdhoni dlvr.it/4gbrr5

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And the security is for @msdhoni at Bike Festival of India launch #BFI dlvr.it/4gbrr5 Bike Festival of India (11)

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This looks very big to be Bike Festival of India logo #BFI dlvr.it/4gbrr5 Bike Festival of India (1)

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Bike Festival of India (1) Wondering how the Bike Festival of India #BFI will different from @indiabikeweek dlvr.it/4gbrr5

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Vikram Shankar- Vice-President of Event Capital will be at Bike Festival of India launch #BFI dlvr.it/4gbrr5

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Bike Festival of India (2) A sign of things to come from Bike Festival of India #BFI dlvr.it/4gbrr5

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Deepak Choudhary- Director and CEO of Event Capital will be at Bike Festival of India launch #BFI dlvr.it/4gbrr5

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Bike Festival of India launch #BFI event slowly filling up dlvr.it/4gbrr5 Bike Festival of India (3)

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Mr Arun Pandey, Owner of Rhiti Sports will be at the Bike Festival of India launch #BFI dlvr.it/4gbrr5

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Walking in now for Bike Festival of India launch #BFI press event Bike Festival of India (4)dlvr.it/4gbrr5

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Bike Festival of India (4) dlvr.it/4gbrr5

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Today’s Bike Festival of India launch #BFI will see Alok Jalan, MD Laqshya Media Group in attendance, http://dlvr.it/4gbrr5