The India Superbike Festival (ISF) is back and it is set to be more awesome than ever. Set to ride into Bangalore on May 10, this two-day mega superbike event will be held at the Phoenix Marketcity.
Last year, ISF Pune saw a record 500 bikers flaunting a wide array of superbikes in front of over two lakh visitors. With over a dozen new 600cc-plus motorcycles launched over the past few months, we are on course to set new benchmarks. The Harley Davidsons, Honda Goldwings and Valkyries, the Suzuki Intruders, the Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10Rs, the Ducatis, the BMWs and the Aprilias, you name them and they were there.
From competitions to manufacturer displays to riding gear sales, last year’s show was jam-packed with attractions. Apart from the above 600cc motorcycle category, one of the biggest attractions at the event was the vintage section where some of the bikes on display were almost a century old. The festival also featured a Supercross event with dirt track and MX bikes.
This year’s festival will also have leading bands from across the country playing on stage. Add to that a number of contests, burnouts as well as cool prizes and this year’s event promises to be a lot of fun.
Aside from events, global motorcycle manufacturers will be displaying their powerful and exotic superbikes at the venue. Last year, Suzuki, BMW Motorrad, KTM, Aprilia and many more had display spaces. Expect the list to get longer with a number of new players entering India. There will also be an offroad track that visitors can have a go at.
The ISF has always emphasized on rider safety so expect products from global riding gears manufacturer on display. In fact, there will be an ‘expo’ showcasing accessories, spares and other motorcycle goodies.
“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. And when you do that, you also meet like-minded individuals and share riding experiences.