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TORQ Wonder Woman Wednesday – Vishakha

1. Tell us something about yourself I am Vishakha (aka Ridergirl in biking community), a 23-year-old from Mumbai. I have completed my BBA + MBA integrated course and for living I host corporate shows and live concerts, yes am an emcee! I am a drag and circuit racer who also loves to explore new & different places on my bike as I am passionate about riding too. Also I am India’s first Female Motovlogger from Mumbai. 2. How did you become a motorcyclist? Two wheels use to excite me since my childhood and when I started riding, from my hero siren bicycle and switched to BMX coz it was more fun. Being the first child in the family I always had the opportunity to sit in front when my dad use to take me for a ride, this feeling was simply amazing! But as I grew, I saw my colony boys riding a gear bike […]

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Versys 650: Horrible experience with Kawasaki & its dealers

Nightmare turns worse: To my utter dismay, when I reached Delhi Service Center M/S Bagga Auto on 7 Oct 2016, my bike was standing in a corner in the Service center untouched between many other KTM Dukes. When I asked the incharge Mr. Mahendar, he told me they had made indent for the parts and were waiting for the parts to arrive. I asked them, if they had investigated what was wrong and seen if they need to order any more parts, they said they could not open the clutch assembly without parts in hand. I asked them how could they get to know what parts to order without seeing what was wrong, they did not have an answer. Finally after a lot of my pleading, they finally agreed to check what was wrong. The technician there struggled for almost 3.5-4 hours but in vain to open the clutch assembly. As I could not waste […]

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Dream Ride on My Dream Bike Versys 650

My Dream Bike: Since my childhood like any kid, I always dreamt of owning a superbike. Finally my dream came true last year when I checked out all the bikes of almost all the brands available from the Ducati, Harley, Triumph, Benelli and finally I purchased a Kawasaki Versys 650 as touring was what my requirement from the bike was. I purchased it from Popular Motors Mekhri Circle Bangalore and took delivery on 4 August 2016 two days prior to my birthday. The Bike is registered in the name of my firm Pradhaan Enterprises and the registration number of the bike is KA01HR8182. Dream Ride on My Dream Bike: After purchasing the Versys supposedly a tourer , I started my All Indian State Capitals and Union Territories tour on 11 Sep 2016. I started my tour from Bangalore and covered the eastern side of India and entered the North East on about 18 Sep 2016. […]

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TORQ Wonder Woman Wednesday – Samantha D’souza

1). Tell something about yourself? To start off, let me introduce myself first. “Hi” to all of you reading this article. I am Samantha D’souza from “Aamchi Mumbai”, Maharashtra. I have graduated in Bachelor in Management studies and currently pursuing my Masters in Business Administration. I am also a working professional in an IT company in Mumbai. I have been in Drag racing for about 3 years now. I love the colour Pink and my favourite hobby is chilling with my Bike or giving her a wash. I am just like any other ordinary girl that you come across in your daily life but I change to extra ordinary when my riding gear comes on. 2) . How did you become a motorcyclist? I honestly never thought I would ride. Three years ago in 2014 I went with my friends to watch a race in Lonavala, I literally fell in love with the atmosphere and […]

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TORQ Wonder Woman Wednesday – Pallavi Raut

1. Tell us something about yourself..? Hi I am Pallavi Raut and I work for an IT firm as Admin Head. When I am not working I am usually found listening to music, gone trekking or engaged in photography and yes out on a ride. 2. How did you become a motorcyclist…? I have been riding a bike since my college days. Later I learnt about a lady bikers group which increased my “Passion for Riding”, and enabled me to think differently about all the dynamics of riding a motorcycle. when I say Passion for riding – “Knowing what you’re getting into and kind of enjoying the road”. Recently I joined a club named “Alliance Of Riding Knights” to further strengthen the commitment to myself of becoming a motorcyclist. 3. You chose your motorcycle because…? I decided to choose on The Bajaj Avenger 220cc motorcycle because it is a Cruiser. A low saddle height yet […]

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TORQ Wonder Woman Wednesday – Kamna Gandhe

1. Tell us something about yourself- I am Kamna Dinesh, born and raised up in Pune, a yoga trainer and fitness enthusiast. 2. How did you become a motorcyclist? I learnt how to ride at a very early age and never really owned a motorcycle. About a year or so ago I took a short ride on a friend’s Avenger, its comfort pulled out the long lost craving of riding that was almost dead with growing age. 3. You chose your motorcycle because- Comfort and style. 4. Your most memorable ride- Velas Beach February 2017. 5. The next ride you are looking forward to is- Dream destination Leh Ladakh 6. Your next upgrade/purchase (motorcycle) would be- I am good with Avenger 7. Advice to fellow ladies/girls when they purchase a (the bike that you own) – Look for comfort and safety when choosing your motorcycle. 8. You wear a helmet because- Safety. 9. A message […]

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TORQ Wonder Woman Wednesday – Jai Bharathi

1.Tell us something about yourself Am an Architect by profession and I earn to live up to my passions which are Travel & Biking 2.How did you become a motorcyclist? When my Dad got his first Moped, he taught me to ride it along with my brothers. I started liking it and started riding more often. I tried my hands on every motorbike as I grew. In 2012, when our family bought a Royal Enfield Dessert Storm, I started taking Biking seriously. I also noticed very few women riders on motorcycles and that is when I envisioned many women motorcyclists on roads. 3.You chose your motorcycle because My brothers and I always dreamt of buying an Enfield as kids. When we grew up and had to choose a bike for our passion, we picked up the Dessert Storm 500 cc. Later on the number of ride done increased and that is when I purchased the […]

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TORQ Wonder Woman Wednesday – Manashri Bordoloi

Hi, I am Mrs. Manashri Bordoloi from Guwahati, Assam. I am a 43 year old mother of a 13 year old daughter, residing in the beautiful campus of IITG Guwahati campus with my husband and daughter. I am working since 2005 in the capacity of ‘Security Officer’ at this Institute. An active NCC cadet during my school and college days, winner of the President of India Gold medal in Rifle Shooting category at the All India Rifle Shooting competition in 1989 as a NCC Cadet, as well winner of double bronze medal in ‘33rd National Rifle Shooting Championship’ in 1991. I was not only an active athlete but also a medal winner at various track and field events at school and college level. How did you become a motorcyclist? In 1993 on a trip to Hyderabad, some of my male friends asked me to ride their Hero Honda motorcycle. I told them that cannot ride as […]

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TORQ Wonder Woman Wednesday – Kanchana Ganga

1.Tell us something about yourself Well I am what you call a girly tomboy. By profession I am a yoga trainer, and by passion a biker. 2.How did you become a motorcyclist? My dad is my biggest inspiration and also to go distances I would never need to wait for any guy. 3.You chose your motorcycle because The Bajaj Avenger 220 was the only cruiser I could find in Indian brand plus it suits my height the best. 4.Your most memorable ride My first long distance ride with my mom from Mysore to Pondicherry, wherein we covered about 500 kms one way. 5.The next ride you are looking forward to is Definitely Leh 6.Your next upgrade/purchase (motorcycle) would be A pure customised pink chopper – Harley Davidson Fat Boy 7.Advice to fellow ladies/girls when they purchase a (the bike that you own) Choose what’s best is for you according to your comfort take lots of […]

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TORQ Wonder Woman Wednesday – Utkarsha Sunil Barbhai

1.Tell us something about yourself  I am Utkarsha Sunil Barbhai, from Pune, Maharashtra. Professional racer, wanderer, not expert just a girl having a dream on two wheels who loves motorcycle more than anything else. 2.How did you become a motorcyclist? Madness for bikes was from my childhood only. At the age of 12 I got on bike and rode with the help of my uncle, from there onwards my journey on two wheels begin. And I dreamt to become a Biker.The big thing for me was my mom’s support and dad’s blessings. 3.You chose your motorcycle because – To find out who truly I am, because it’s good for my soul, it makes me feel alive in competition or been for tour. It helps me to forget my problems, the bond between me and my bike is everlasting. 4.Your most memorable ride For me every ride is memorable because it has thrill and excitement. But ride to […]

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