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India superbike festival is a reminder of our growing love for the lethal machine

Indrani Thakurata

Bengaluru: India Superbike Festival, one of the most popular motorcycling events in the country that provides an excellent opportunity for owners and enthusiasts to gather and share their love for all things two wheeled concluded at Phoenix Marketcity.

India’s original motorcycling festival, which introduced bikers to the concept of congregating together to display their passion and possession saw a huge turnout. ISF has focused on appealing to the elite automotive enthusiast, who loves fast car and motorcycles. The event enjoys immense popularity with superbike and supercar owners in India. ISF has been quick to gain popularity since its inception in 2012 as a platform to meet and interact with the well-heeled enthusiast. Over the years , the event has turned into a Mecca of sorts for petrol heads and is today recognised as a big ticket event. “ It is great to be amongst such gorgeous bikes.

India did not’see such enthusiasm for bikes few years back. Many of us didn’t know superbikes, and were only exposed to the regular ones. But with such festivals, people are made aware of the superbikes, and craze behind them. Fortunately for Bike companies, youth have money and discerning taste—they are ready to shell out a huge sum for their bike. In the event, we had a go on the offroad track. We also checked out the expo for accessories, spares, safety gears and other motorcycle related equipments,” says Ankur Kumar, an enthusiast who’s been attending the festival for last two years. Adding, “ It is also a great place to educate people about safe riding, and ISF does that.”

The place was thronged by almost 500 bikers who participated in the event, and the visitors got to see high capacity, high performance bikes of over 600cc from a wide variety of manufacturers in a single place. Besides shiny new bikes another major attraction were burnouts, loudest bike competition, 360 degree spin and head banging EDM. “ I am a fangirl who would just come to see Harley Davidson, Triumph, Hyosung, Indian, BMW , all in one place,” says Anupriya Sinha, a female biker from the city.

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