Amit founded Motoroids as India’s first two wheeler e-magazine, and an automobile news and reviews site in 2010. During his 12 year long journalistic career, Amit has worked with a wide variety of publications including Automiddleeast, Car India, Bike India, Top Gear, The Free Press Journal, Mid-Day, CFO Magazine to name a few. While being at the helm of Motoroids, Amit has also worked as a consultant for several auto companies for their product development program, and has also been taking lectures as a visiting faculty at IIT’s Industrial Design Center at Mumbai.
Having established Motoroids as a name to reckon with in the Indian motoring journalism space, Amit now aims to create a dent in the global media space with his new projects.
Deepak was an avid cyclist until he accidentally kick started his friend’s Splendor and managed to roll it for a few metres in the first gear. That was the beginning of Deepak’s biking journey, and the wheels have just been rolling ever since. His early rides included a Pulsar 150 DTSi, and a Karizma, before he settled down on the saddle of the indestructible CBR250R. Having successfully cracked Saddlesore and Bunburner challenges, Deepak loves long distance touring and is notorious for traversing thousands of kilometers rather nonchalantly.
Born and brought up in Mumbai, Suvil always had an interest in automobiles. As a kid, he wanted to become a MotoGP racer. While that dream couldn’t be realized, motorcycles continued to give Suvil solace when nothing else did. Being an automobile Journalist was Suvil’s way to stay close to motorcycles and so, after completing his PG in Journalism, Suvil joined Motoroids.
Karan has always had a penchant for things bigger than his body. His first bicycle was taller than him and his first crush was his father’s Ambassador and an RX-100. From sneaking out with his dad’s machines when he was not around, to venturing out for impromptu rides, his journey has been full of adventures and passion. His first ever car was a Palio GTX, as his girlfriend’s father owned a petrol bunk back in the day. After flirting with a Karizma, an RD 350, an Enfield Electra and having some naughty times with a CBR 600, Karan finally boarded the right train called Motoroids.
Ayan grew up in a small, sleepy industrial town in West Bengal, and was quick to pilot his father’s Premier Padmini. Quiet afternoons were spent leafing auto magazines or dog-eared issues of Sporting Cars magazines. All things automotive became a disease- it started with sketching cars, even trucks and buses. Soaking in whatever information he could lay his hands on came in next and following the advent of the Internet, he involved himself in forums and on the web about all things automotive. Sketching skills led him to believe he was fit for automotive design, but after a tempestuous PG Course in Transportation Design, Ayan hopped on with the Motoroids India team.
Born and brought up in Pune, Rohan had a thing for cars since his pre-school years. He always expected toy cars in wrapped gift boxes presented to him on his birthdays. As a kid he was fascinated about driving and always observed people driving various vehicles. His passion for cars grew gradually over time after he started driving his family car without taking any lessons, whatsoever. Although he has driven many cars ranging from the humble Maruti 800 to the Mercedes S-Class, his fantasy is to drive a Chevy Corvette on the German autobahns.
Hrishikesh Deshpande, aka Hrishi, is in his own words, an eternal learner, traveler, photographer, foodie and adrenaline junkie. He believes that there is much to learn and experience in life, and too less time. A motorsports aficionado, Hrishi has participated in the Desert Storm and Raid-de-Himalayas rallies. He has also volunteered at the Buddh International Circuit as an Intervention Officer during the first ever Indian F1 Grand Prix.
Like every biker, he has also made the Leh pilgrimage, and is forever plotting for the next trip. As a hobby photographer he tries to capture his experiences in two dimensions, and sometimes succeeds. Hrishi reviews cars for Motoroids in Mumbai, and holds aloft the motorsport flag on the website.