MS Dhoni lends his support to Bike Festival of India, and no, it’s not India Bike Week
If you were wondering which is South East Asia’s biggest biking festival, well you’re yet to see it. It’ll be the 1st ever Bike Festival of India (BFI) scheduled for October 2014.
No doubt adventure is an integral part of Bike Festival of India, but most importantly all efforts will be made in imbibing in riders the importance of safe biking.
In February 2013, Bike Festival of India will be flagged off with a cross country bike ride here. Interestingly, the ride will map each and every state in India. With ride time expected to be at least a month long, the feat is expected to put India in the Guinness Book of World Records. BFI will host a racing championship at the Buddh International Circuit (BIC) in March.
Bike Festival of India’s agenda also includes a Dirt Bike Championship, and a Rally Championship. BFI sees Event Capital, and Rhiti Sports come together to provide an unique platform for biking enthusiasts to come together, and partake in a first-of-its-kind adventure in India.
MS Dhoni is a great supporter of bikes, and loves riding. His first bike was a Rajdoot. We have heard he has 16 bikes (maybe more now), and they include a rare Hellcat, and Harley Davidson. He has even undertaken restoration of his first bike. Earlier in 2013, MS Dhoni took laps of his Hellcat at Buddh International Circuit (BIC).
Back in 2012, Mahi Racing Team India (FIM Supersport World Championship team) was founded by the Indian cricket team captain. Named MSD R-N Racing Team India, the team entered the last rounds of the 2012 season with 2 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-6R for wildcard riders Florian Marino and Dan Linfoot. For the 2013 season, team name was changed to Mahi Racing Team India, which saw Kenan Sofuoglu and Fabien Foret as riders. Earlier today it was announced Chennai Super Kings have retained MS Dhoni, Suresh Raina, R Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja and Dwayne Bravo ahead of the IPL 2014 auction.
The Indian two wheeler segment has changed immensely in recent years especially where higher segment bikes are concerned. Whether it be Harley Davidson, Hyosung, Triumph, Indian Motorcycles, Ducati, Kawasaki, or Yamaha, they’re all now represented well here. Only last year, India Bike Week came into existence. Next week will mark the 2nd edition of this novel event held in Goa. Last year also saw ‘The Valley Run’ come into being. An addition like Bike Festival of India will further strengthen the biker fraternity in this country giving riders plenty to do with their bikes.
A launch event will mark Bike Festival of India’s logo unveiling in the presence of Mahendra Singh Dhoni, Alok Jalan, Managing Director Laqshya Media Group, Arun Pandey, Owner of Rhiti Sports, Deepak Choudhary- Director and CEO of Event Capital, Vikram Shankar- Vice-President of Event Capital, and Superbiker- Ikjot Singh.