India Bike Week 2019 : A Congregation of Bikers, Good Food and Great Music

December 16, 2019 0 Comments

Vijay Krishnan December 15, 2019

 India Bike Week 2019 IBW Royal Enfield Rider Mania 2019 Rider Mania Bike Week India Motorcycling Hilltop Vagator Goa

The latest edition of India Bike Week wrapped up over a week ago and we are yet to be freed from its spell and charm. Even though the grounds that played host to around 15000 bikers over two days has become desolate again, the memories and the good times remain afresh.

 India Bike Week 2019 IBW Royal Enfield Rider Mania 2019 Rider Mania Bike Week India Motorcycling Hilltop Vagator Goa

The event, touted as one of Asia’s biggest gathering of motorcyclists opened its doors again this year after a brief one-year hiatus and it was back with a bang. The event lineup and the motorcycles on show were off the scale. It was teeming with heavy hitters from the media and motorsports apart from the big names among the Indian motorcycling community. The event also marked the unveiling of a few highly anticipated bikes such as the Triumph Rocket 3 and the KTM Adventure 390, apart from some unexpected appearances like those of the Husqvarna 250’s.

 India Bike Week 2019 IBW Royal Enfield Rider Mania 2019 Rider Mania Bike Week India Motorcycling Hilltop Vagator Goa

This is without taking into consideration, the bevy of custom and vintage motorcycles on show. The event had it all, from hardcore stunts by the world famous duo of FMX4EVER to hill climbing and a Flat Track timed lap organized by Harley-Davidson India. This all ensured that by the end of Day 1, the foot fall inside the event had risen to more than 6000.

India Bike Week 2019 IBW Royal Enfield Rider Mania 2019 Rider Mania Bike Week India Motorcycling Hilltop Vagator Goa

India Bike Week 2019 IBW Royal Enfield Rider Mania 2019 Rider Mania Bike Week India Motorcycling Hilltop Vagator Goa

 

India Bike Week 2019 IBW Royal Enfield Rider Mania 2019 Rider Mania Bike Week India Motorcycling Hilltop Vagator Goa

 Day 1

Day 1 kicked off with the Orange Army taking over Hilltop with hundreds of KTMs ushering in the FMX4EVER crew to literally give the event a flying start. This was followed up by the unveiling of the much anticipated KTM Adventure 390. They topped it up by throwing a curveball by introducing the 250cc range of Husqvarnas at the event to the amazement of all.

India Bike Week 2019 IBW Royal Enfield Rider Mania 2019 Rider Mania Bike Week India Motorcycling Hilltop Vagator Goa

India Bike Week 2019 IBW Royal Enfield Rider Mania 2019 Rider Mania Bike Week India Motorcycling Hilltop Vagator Goa

Photo Credits - Insta @indiabikeweek

Next in the agenda was the hillclimb events that saw competitors race up the hill against the clock. This was a highly contested event with bikers using all kinds of motorcycles to try and be the king of the hill.

India Bike Week 2019 IBW Royal Enfield Rider Mania 2019 Rider Mania Bike Week India Motorcycling Hilltop Vagator Goa

Photo Credits - Insta @indiabikeweek
Bangalore based Orxa Energies showcased the prototype of their Mantis, an all new electric bike with a claimed range of 200km and a battery life of 140kmph. 

India Bike Week 2019 IBW Royal Enfield Rider Mania 2019 Rider Mania Bike Week India Motorcycling Hilltop Vagator Goa

Photo Credits - Insta @indiabikeweek

The day was probably dominated by the unveil of the all new Triumph Rocket 3. Touted as 'The Big Triple', the motorcycle has the biggest displacement engine to be seen on a motorcycle till date. 

India Bike Week 2019 IBW Royal Enfield Rider Mania 2019 Rider Mania Bike Week India Motorcycling Hilltop Vagator Goa

Photo Credits - Insta @indiabikeweek

Day 2

 Day 2 was all about custom builds and announcing the winners from the various competitions including the Harley-Davidson Flat Track that ran for the entirety of the event with almost 500 contestants participating. 

India Bike Week 2019 IBW Royal Enfield Rider Mania 2019 Rider Mania Bike Week India Motorcycling Hilltop Vagator Goa

India Bike Week 2019 IBW Royal Enfield Rider Mania 2019 Rider Mania Bike Week India Motorcycling Hilltop Vagator Goa

Photo Credits - Insta @indiabikeweek

Then came the most anticipated event of the IBW calendar which was the crowning of the build-off champion. This years winners was the jaw dropping creation by R&G Custom Bikes, who wowed the judges with their antique looking Kadak with a modern Royal Enfield heart.

Photo Credits - Insta @rgcustom_bikes

We at Trip Machine had a great time as well, meeting fantastic people and being around people who are passionate about the art of being on two wheels. Here are some of our highlights from this year's event : http://bit.ly/2RV4dYj

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