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Bikes To Ride Once In A Lifetime

Every biker prefers a different type of bike. There are many different types of bikes for example Choppers, Cruisers, Sport Bike, Cafe Racers, Sport Touring, Tourers etc.

Here are a few best in segment bikes which one must ride once in a lifetime:

1. Chopper:

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A Chopper is a type of a custom mot whicorcycleh emerged in California in the late 1950s. The chopper is perhaps the most extreme of all custom styles, often using radically modified steering angles and lengthened forks for a stretched-out appearance. They can be built from an original motorcycle which is modified or built from scratch. There is no such brand of a chopper but if given a chance do try and ride any chopper as it is one of the most old school rides of the US. We do have custom motorcycle manufacturers in India like RH Customs and Vardenchi. The Vardenchi Vedic is one of the best choppers to try from.

2. Cruiser:

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A Cruiser is a motorcycle in the style of American machines from the 1930s to the early 1960s, including those made by Harley Davidson, Indian and  Henderson. The riding position usually places the feet forward and the hands up, with the spine erect or leaning back slightly.

The Indian Chief Vintage is the Cruiser that you must ride once. It comes with a petrol engine of 1811 cc displacement.The Chief Vintage is an iconic soft bagger type of motorcycle from Indian Motorcycles. It gets stylish, elegant fenders which have been seen since 1940 on all Indian Motorcycles along with the traditional big ‘Indian’ badging on the fuel tank. It gets keyless entry as a safety feature. The bike has chrome all across its body even around the headlamp unit. The Indian Chief Vintage is priced at 33 Lakhs INR ex showroom.

3.Sport Bikes:

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Sport bikes emphasize top speed, acceleration, braking, handling and grip on paved roads, typically at the expense of comfort and fuel consumption  in comparison to less specialized motorcycles.Ducati launched the 959 Panigale for the Indian market at the 2016 India Bike Week. The new 959 Panigale is an updated version of Ducati’s popular ‘supermid’ track bike – the 899 Panigale. The cosmetic upgrades on the Ducati 959 Panigale include a wider fairing, windshield and larger air intakes, which give the front end an aggressive look. The fairing gets an LED lamp setup which mimics the one in Ducati’s litre-class flagship model 1299 Panigale, while the rear gets a revised design for the split tailpiece. Ther Panigale is priced at 15 Lakhs INR exshowroom.

4. Touring:

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Although any motorcycle can be equipped and used for touring, touring motorcycles are specifically designed to excel at covering long distances. They have large-displacement engines, fairings and screens that offer good weather and wind protection, large-capacity fuel tanks for long ranges between fill-ups, and a relaxed, upright seating position.The Honda Goldwing is a series of touring motorcycles manufactured by Honda. It was launched in October 1974, and went on to become a popular model in North America, Western Europe and Australia, as well as Japan. Total sales are more than 640,000, most of them in the U.S. market. The Honda Goldwing is priced at 32Lakhs INR and is one hell of a tourer to ride on.

5. Sport Touring:

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Sport Touring Motorcycles combine attributes of sport bikes and touring motorcycles. The rider posture is less extreme than a sport bike, giving greater long-distance comfort. Accommodation for a passenger is superior to a sport bike as well, along with increased luggage capacity. Ducati introduced the Multistrada as a bike that can be ridden fast on a tarmac as well as on rough terrains in a comfortable upright position. It is an aggressive looking hybrid of a supermoto and a sport touring motorcycle. Priced at 14Lakhs INR this is one of the best Sport Tourer bike in the market

6. Cafe Racers:

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Cafe Racer is a lightweight, lightly powered motorcycle optimized for speed and handling rather than comfort – and for quick rides over short distances. With bodywork and control layout recalling early-1960s. The Triumph Thruxton is a series of British parallel twin motorcycles. The name was first used by Triumph Engineering as Thruxton Bonneville and much later manufactured by Triumph Motorcycles. Originally a limited edition production-class racer hand-built by the Triumph factory race shop in 1965 and entered into British endurance racing by local agents, a modern successor was announced in 2004. Priced at 8Lakhs INR this motocycle is worth a ride.

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