IBW 2021 major launches were from Kawasaki, Honda and Harley Davidson. Apart from this there were various other motoring events…
India Bike Week (IBW) has become synonymous with what the Indian motorcycle fraternity is. The Great Migration brings together the biker camaraderie, moto-culture, riding, music, excellent food, and the promise of good times for motorcyclists from around the country.
This year, a Special Edition of IBW 2021 took place in Aamby Valley in Pune – away from their usual partying location of Goa. The biking festival took place on the weekend of 4th and 5th December.
IBW 2021 – Major Launches
The main highlights of the festival were the bike launches by major brands – Kawasaki, Honda and Harley Davidson.
Kawasaki kicked-off the party by unveiling their retro-styled Kawasaki Z650RS based on their Z650 platform. It is powered by a 649cc, liquid cooled, parallel twin cylinder engine that churns 68 PS of peak power at 8000 rpm and 64 Nm of max torque at 6700 rpm – paired with a 6 speed gearbox.
Honda joined the party by launching the Honda H’ness CB350 Anniversary Edition at Rs. 2.03 Lakh which gets golden themed emblems incorporated on the tank and the side panels along with a special Anniversary Edition logo created in pin-striped design that sits on top of the tank.
Honda also showcased their upcoming Honda CB300R in the BSVI avatar which will get minor visual changes and gets slip-and-assist clutch.
Then the big-daddy Harley Davidson launched the Sportster S at Rs. 15.51 Lakh. The Sportster S gets the flat-tracker inspired design and brings their new 1250T Revolution Max V-twin engine generating 120 BHP and 125 Nm.
Just like any other IBW weekend, there were many other events that took place which brought that sense of excitement and fun to the bikers present there.
From talks by famous biking personalities to motorcycle stunt shows and parades by various motorcycle clubs, there was plenty of action to go around.
The mainstage was occupied by various DJs which added even more excitement to the event. There were few motorcycle documentaries that were played on the screen such as the Harley-Davidson’s Epic ride to the Key La Pass on their Pan-America 1250 ADV. The participants also got a chance to check out an array of motorcycles, new and old as well as stock and modified.
With this we await the next iteration of this event and let us hope there is no fear of COVID that time!