India Bike Week 2019: What to expect at the country’s biggest biker meet
The sixth iteration of the IBW will play host to important launches, racing and 4x4 mudslinging as well!
India’s largest biking fest, India Bike Week is back this year and promises to be a lot more fun than ever. To be held in Goa on December 6 and 7, the sixth India Bike Week promises to have 40 per cent more biking content than the previous events and for the first time will feature bike racing events as well. So here’s why you should sign up, if you haven't already:
For the first time, IBW will host flat track timed trials on a track designed by Vijay Singh of Rajputana Customs. Participants will be given custom-built flat track Harley-Davidson 750s for the event. The top three riders will be awarded with cash prizes. If flat-tracking is not your scene, you might want to check the Enduro Hill Climb, organized by School of Dirt. If you want to learn the art of riding off-road, Big Rock Dirt park is going to be there to give an hour-long training on a specially designed enduro track. Then there’s moto mob, an event that involves two riders per team and stripped-down motorcycles.
People to meet
This year’s India Bike Week will be attended by KTM stunt athlete RokBagoros, TVS Racing’s Aishwarya Pissay, Rajni Krishnan, Simran King, AshishRaorane and the team of FMX 4 Ever. Panel discussion on career and future of motorsport in India will also be conducted.
Dr. Maral Yazarloo Pattrick, Neharika Yadav, Anam Hashim, Sonia Jain along with Sanika Mehta will be part of a panel discussion talking about biking and maintaining work life balance. A bunch of popular YouTubers will also be present and talk about their rides and experiences.
Music, art and more
A biker’s meet cannot be complete without good music. This year SU Real & General Zooz, Ritviz, Pineapple Express, Best Kept Secret along with L.Y.D.will be performing at India Bike Week. There’s also some bike-inspired art and installations at IBW.
Interestingly, KTM will be putting up a stall and will have the manic 1290 Super Duke R and Freeride and even their Dakar and MotoGP machines on display. The brand is also likely to launch the 390 Adventure and 250 Adventure at the event.
That's not about it; this time, there’s a track for SUV hoarders to brings their 4x4s and have some fun over specially designed trails.
If all these attractions had you thinking that India Bike Week was going to be an expensive affair, you are in for a surprise. Tickets for India Bike Week 2019 start from as low as Rs 1,200 for a day’s pass. For participation and ticket, visit their website.