Trick my Ride Karizma R Cafe Racer was made by a group of 5. The young enthusiasts are all from Punjab. And while there’s a huge culture of modifying SUVs in the region, the need for tastefully modded motorcycles is on the rise.
It is at the behest of a friend that the Trick my Ride Customs Cafe Racer idea came into being. The idea was born to create something classy, and productive. The group was in agreement with the though, and that’s where it all started.
At the time, the group was studying in their second year of B.tech. That meant, they had an equal responsibility to education, and had limited time to work on Trick my Ride Customs Karizma R Cafe Racer project. They did the next best thing. Alongwith their regular schedule, they brainstormed, and put their ideas to the bench on holidays and weekends to the best of their ability. Trick my Ride Customs Cafe Racer finally came into being earlier this year in March 2017.
Trick my Ride Customs Cafe Racer builds on a 2010 Karizma R that the group bought off a mechanic. Work on the bike began in June 2016 in Ludhiana. As is evident, the bike brings the best of other motorcycles, and packages it into one neat red stunner.
Front forks are akin to a KTM Duke. Rear monoshock from Honda Dazzler. Headlight from RE Thunderbird. The chassis is hugely modified, and chopped from rear, and reworked according to design. The tank is custom built. So is the stainless steel exhaust. Rims are handmade. The seat and handlebars are built to order.
Specs: Aftermarket parts include the high flow air filter, rear view mirrors, rear light and exhaust wrap. Trick my Ride Customs Karizma R Cafe Racer runs on low profile front and rear MRF 150 /60 R17 tyres. It’s the same as seen on the rear of KTM Duke. Front brake is dual piston disc, and rear is a drum brake. The Cafe Racer attains top speed of 120+ (it doesn’t have a speedo). Fuel efficiency is reported at 35-40 kmpl. The carburetor is finetuned for punch. The Karizma R Cafe Racer package costs Rs 80K.