Bikers rejoice! India Bike Week, the Woodstock of Biking Festivals, is gearing up for India’s largest celebration of Bikers, Bikes, Music & entertainment. For its 2014 edition, IBW will be sprawled across an 8 acre site overlooking the ocean in Vagatore, Goa on January 17th & 18th 2014.
In 2014, IBW will showcase some really exclusive machines that would include the ‘Radial Chopper’ (the one with a World War II fighter-plane type engine!). Other attractions would include IBW Vintage Bike Concours and a lot of Customs, Racing Bikes, Mod Bikes, et al.
IBW will also have a special BROTHERHOOD ZONE inside the walls of the festival, for the hundreds of Indian Motorbike Clubs and thousands of Bikers to park their machines, chill and hang out with each other. There will be the Ladakh Tent there, workshops, bars, Biker BBQ’s and the chance to interact with world famous biking legends Ted Simon, Nick Sanders and Sam Childers.
India Bike Week has re-engineered its famous BIKER BUILD OFF to include a new Chopper Class to honour India’s best bike customizers, engineers and showcase the insane creativity they offer. The Biker Build-Off will seek out the best motorcycle builders in 2 categories from the 7 best Bike Builders in India.
There’s a brand new MOD BIKE COMPETITION with the country’s largest display of custom bikes. The Mod Bike competition judging panel includes industrial design leader from Harley-Davidson’s Product Development Center in Wisconsin, Frank Savage, Rolling Stones creative director and co-founder of Helmet Stories, Harsh Man Rai and legendary racer and Editor of Bike India, Aspi Bhathena.
IBM 2014 also plans to hold THREE MUSIC STAGES featuring over 20 bands and DJs including the UK’s London Afrobeat Collective, Dualist Inquiry, Anish Sood and many more. We’ve got the MRF Zapper BURN OUT STAGE, THE STUNT ZONE, the 9th edition of the Full Contact Championship, and the BROTHERHOOD RIDE PARADES.
Women riders that IBW has invited this year under IBW LOVES WOMEN BIKERS Tent include Anushka Manchanda and Pratichee Mohapatra, together with Sheetal Bidaye, her amazing Bikerni all women Biker Club, and global bike traveller Lorraine Chittock.
One of the biggest attractions will be the unveiling of the highly anticipated Harley Davidson Street 750 motorcycle, which will soon become the entry level bike in HD India’s product portfolio!
India Bike Week is organising Camping pitches in Goa for Riders who want to wake up to fresh air, and is also organising multiple rides to Goa. IBW OFFICIAL RIDES start from Delhi, Jammu, Mumbai and Bangalore – anyone interested to join these rides can register on the India Facebook Event page. The IBW SIGNATURE RIDE is the amazing Panvel-Goa Coastal ride along the Konkan coast covering Guhagar, Malwan, Tarkarli with Ted Simon and Jai Kannaiyan leading this 3-day ride.
The 2014 India Bike Week will see legendary long-distance motorcyclists TED SIMON and NICK SANDERS in attendance to honour the long-distance riders amongst you too. To win one of the official IBW LONG HAUL Prizes, all you have to do is simply send a message on IBW‘s official Facebook page, take a picture with your location service switched on, and get a date & time slip from any ATM as you set off. When you arrive at IBW, share the ATM slip as well as electronic slips for petrol + picture of mileage counters and get it verified at the festival Reception. The Top 10 Riders with the longest distance travelled get special edition Zippo lighters, Oakley Riding glasses and Long Haul rider patches and stickers.
Speaking on the occasion, Martin da Costa, CEO of 70 EMG said, “The first India Bike Week in 2013 was a great experience for the six and half thousand Bikers that made it to Goa. This second edition of IBW is a tribute to those pioneers – they believed in IBW, made it to Goa, rode hard, partied and made friends for life. We owe it to them to make IBW 2014 something really special. It starts with getting the whole Brotherhood of Bikers inside the walls of IBW, and it’ll end with greatest celebration of Indian Bikers, and world Biking that we’ve ever seen in India. For me, and for the 10,000 and more Bikers, Festival fans and travellers that will be in Goa for IBW, 17th January 2014 can’t come fast enough.”
Keertan Adyantaya, Managing Director, Fox International Channels said, “IBW 2014 edition builds on 2013’s strengths, and makes the canvas larger. The effort is to bring together the best of the experiences and entertainment that are available across the world, for bikers and bike lovers. This year we have picked and added much more to the IBW experience. We have international biking legends, professional stunt zones. Bike displays, new bike launches and the famous bike build off, on a larger scale. There is also enough to satisfy the overall adrenalin plus entertainment quotient. All this on the 17th & 18th January at Goa for all the bike and festival lovers.”
“We are proud to lead the way for leisure motorcycling in India, and to build up groundbreaking events like India Bike Week for bike enthusiasts nationwide. The response from the first year was overwhelming, with bikers from all over the country coming together irrespective of which type or brand of motorcycle they ride. We are excited to associate with IBW again in January 2014 and hope to welcome a large number of enthusiasts and hundreds of Harley-Davidson owners who all share a common passion for motorcycling. And this year we will proud to showcase one of our newest showrooms in Goa!” said Anoop Prakash, Managing Director Harley-Davidson India.