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Jinisha Bhanushali | Tuesday, 9 December 2014 AT 03:39 PM IST
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The India Superbike festival was held in Pune on 6th and 7th December 2014, at Amanora Town centre.

This two-day event saw saw a record of 500 bikers flaunting a wide array of superbikes. It attracted not only youngsters and Superbike lovers across the city, but  also bikers clubs and enthusiasts across the country. Indeed, a superbikers team  from Ahmednagar was expected at the venue. The festival had a display of bikes of 600cc and above.  One could witness a range of superbikes from Harley-Davidson to Honda, Suzuki, Ducati, BMW, and Aprilia. ISF Pune also hosted a display of vintage and classic motorcycles that drew huge crowds.

ACES (A Club of Elite Superbikers) from Pune, was present at the venue with a line up 35 Superbikes ranging from V-max, Goldwing, and many more and all above 600cc. “ISF is one of the finest superbike event in the country. We (ACES) are here to showcase our strength, brotherhood, and as everyone knows that ACES is all about brotherhood. We have put up bikes for the young guys to see and realise what superbikes are. We also want them to know what ACES is about and what bikes do we use.This is the second year of ISF. The response was really good the previous year also. Last time, we had around 25 bikes. This year, there are 37 bikes ”says Pukul Shah, ACES president.

Apart from the bikes, Competitions, stunt shows, stalls of India’s top motorcycle riding gear and accessory manufacturers selling gears and accessories were also put up at the venue. This year’s festival had leading bands from across the country playing on stage too. “The idea of the India Superbike Festival is to get bikers together to give them a platform to display what they own,” says Amol Talpade, one of the organisers of the festival.

All bikers present at the event were unanimously in favour of helmets and usage of proper gear. Dr. Debanshu Bhaduri, Cancer surgeon as well as a superbiker said, "There is no question about that fact that helmet should be made compulsory or not. Anyone who gets on to an open vehicle, should wear a helmet. We would actually tell people not just to have head gear but complete protection gear. Wear a full face helmet. There ia difference in quality what we use is a different quality as we are doing high performance work, but even if you are on the street riding any kind of helmet is better than having no head gear. I am a doctor and I see a lot of such stuff happening, when I see arguments put up on the newspaper regarding helmets, it saddens me. Pune has got one of the rate of RTS--- in the world. I get two casualties everyday. Talk to the families and friends of the people who have lost their lives road accidents without head gear, you will wonder why there is a argument at all. There is no question about head gear, everybody needs head gear.”

Sanjay Jadhav - Tuesday, 9 December 2014 AT 05:48 PM IST
awesome..... kickasss

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