A closer look at INDIA BIKE WEEK ‘14, A 70 EMG Property powered by Fox Traveler
Biking fever is back with a bang! India Bike Week, a festival exclusively for bikers, is gearing up for India’s largest celebration of bikers, bikes, music & entertainment. In 2014 IBW sprawls across an 8 acre site overlooking the ocean in Vagatore, Goa on January 17th & 18th 2014.
In 2014, hundreds of never-seen-before machines will be showcased including the incredible ‘Radial Chopper’– yes, that's the one with a World War II fighter-plane type engine. There is the IBW Vintage Bike Concours, with a new ‘Century Class’ of 100 year old bikes, customs, racing bikes, mod bikes and many, many more.
A special BROTHERHOOD ZONE will be constructed inside the walls of IBW for the hundreds of Indian Motorbike Clubs and thousands of bikers to park their machines, chill and hang out with each other. There’s the Ladakh Tent there, workshops, bars, biker BBQ’s and the chance to interact with world famous biking legends Ted Simon, Nick Sanders, Sam Childers amongst other heroes of world biking.
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.
There would be Three music stages featuring over 20 bands and DJs including the UK’s London Afrobeat Collective, Dualist Inquiry, Anish Sood and many more. The MRF Zapper BURN OUT STAGE, THE STUNT ZONE, the 9th edition of the Full Contact Championship, and the BROTHERHOOD RIDE PARADES are other attractions to look out for.
IBW loves women – and they are welcoming some incredible women riders this year to the IBW LOVES WOMEN BIKERS Tent including avid bikers, singers and Artists Anushka Manchanda and Pratichee Mohapatra, together with Sheetal Bidaye, her amazing ‘Bikerni’ all women Biker Club, and global bike traveller Lorraine Chittock. Customized contests for women and Safety & Ride workshops would be created at the festival that promote & support women bikers in the country.
IBW has been chosen as the unique venue for India’s first look of the brand new, HARLEY-DAVIDSON STREET™ 750. Castrol would be presenting their brand new World Moto Grand Prix rider, SCOTT REDDING. The MRF TYRE CHECK STATION, and the CASTROL POWER 1 SERVICE ZONE would be making their debut at India Bike Week. Bikers will also be able to see and buy biking accessories from domestic and international exhibitors and manufacturers.
For the biking and adventure travel oriented, India Bike Week is hosting the BIG TRIP CINEMA and MOTORCYCLE TRAVELERS MEET Tent - a platform for avid bike travellers from Jupiter Travellers to engage Bikers to achieve their dreams of long distance journeys. Expert global riders such as Jai Kannaiyan, Navroze Contractor, Bharadwaj Dayala, Avinash Thadani will be there to share their incredible stories. If you want to get trained by experts, IBW is the place to be. Shyam Kothari, and India’s World Motorcross champion, Zubin Patel will give you sessions on Off Road riding, Heavy Bike handling, Safety and Gear, Problem solving on rides, and much more.
IBW 2014 will offer some great food and drink as well. The famous HOWLING DOG BAR gets a brand new makeover, the all new THE ZIPPO BAR and the IBW BEERBULANCE debut at this year’s IBW. And there’s the BIKER-BBQ GRILLS where you get to meet your meat and grill it the way you want. Last but not least, we’ve extended the hugely popular Bikini Bike Wash so that it’ll happen in its very own BIKINI BIKE WASH BAR.
India Bike Week is organising Camping pitches in Goa for Riders who want to wake up to fresh air, and we’re 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.
India Bike Week is a Festival conceptualized and produced by Seventy EMG and Fox Traveller.
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.
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