Now Bike lovers in India have something to cheer about - country's first ever Indian Superbike festival is going to be held for two days (28th and 29th April 2012) at Amanora Town Centre, Pune. Merinews.com spoke with one of the organisers, Sahil Bhandari to know about the initiative.
SAHIL BHANDARI loves to ride bikes and can’t live without them. He said, “It runs in my blood”. He is one of the organisers for the first ever two-day Indian Superbike festival, which is going to be held on 28th and 29th April 2012 at Amanora Town Centre, Pune. Such is the passion for bikes in the nation that organisers want to bring all the bike lovers across the country to Pune and discuss, share their ideas, get to know one another under one roof.
Sahil said, “We wanted to make a neutral biking community for bike lovers, which would also help in popularising the sport”. Such kind of sport is still yet not well received in India
for various reasons. So, they have a tough task ahead of them, if they want to compete with other sports
in India. Indian Superbike festival is not going to be about races but a place where many bikes would be on display, such as 600RR Honda, RX Yamaha, R1’s from Yamaha, CBR 100 from Honda etc. Bike lovers are surely not going to be disappointed, as these bikes just make it a visual treat.
There are various bike communities scattered all over the country, but there is no such event on a grand scale. Bike lovers would appreciate the initiative undertaken by the organisers, as it is for the first time, a Superbike festival is taking place in India. Parag Ekka, who loves riding bikes said, “This is a very nice initiative, as people with the same passion (bike) would be under the same roof”. The organisers are expecting a total footfall of around 10,000 people from all around the country.
The festival is not all going to be about bikes and bikes and more bikes. They would also be focusing on the entertainment (music) aspect, which is a good combination with bike. Hence Saturday (28th April) would be a DJ night, where people can come with their dancing shoes on and Sunday (29th April) could be a day for head bangers to rock and roll, with various rock bands such as Livewire, Point blank expected to play live at the venue.
Many bike lovers in India have often been found complaining about the absence of such kind of bike festivals. Their complaints have been addressed. But now, it’s time for bike lovers around the country to gather in huge numbers at Pune, which should not be a problem.