Avantura Choppers has launched two new chopper motorcycles in India – the Rudra and the Pravega. Both motorcycles are assembled at the company’s Vasai factory. Both bikes feature 2,034cc, pushrod-operated air cooled V-Twin engines from American engine maker S&S. Power and torque figures are yet to be revealed. The Pravega is priced at Rs. 21.4 lakhs while the Rudra costs Rs. 23.9 lakhs, ex-showroom Mumbai.
The Pravega measures 2,647mm in length, with a seat height of 600 mm. The wheelbase is 2,180mm and the ground clearance is 150 mm. The bike is 347 Kgs heavy. The Rudra is longer, with a 2,908mm length, while wheelbase is 2,180mm. Ground clearance and seat height of the Rudra are similar to that of the Pravega.
The Pravega rides on 21-inch and 18-inch alloy wheels, with a 120/70 section tyre in the front and a 250/40 section tyre at the rear. the Rudra rides on 23-inch and 20-inch alloy wheels, with a 130/60 section tyre in the front and a 280/40 section tyre at the rear.
Avantura Choppers has designed both the choppers to suit Indian conditions. This includes a softer suspension tuning to tackle the bad roads of India, and also a less steep rake on the front suspension so that the bikes can take sharper turns on narrow Indian roads. Both bikes use high end components from reputed international part makers.
The 5 speed manual gearbox is from Rivera, brakes are from Beringer braking systems and the suspension is from Primo suspension. Seats are from a brand called Mustang while the lights and tyres are from Kellermann and Avon respectively. These components, along with the S&S engine are put together by Avantura in India.
The newly formed chopper bike company hopes to sell 200 bikes a year from next year. Both these bikes will be shown at the India Bike Week that is scheduled to happen later this month in Goa. Pre-bookings will begin at the venue of the India Bike Week.
The ARAI homologation certificate for the bikes is yet to be issued. After the certificate is issued, the bikes will be sold to customers. Without the certificate, RTO registration is not possible. So, customers are advised to ask for the certificate and then proceed accordingly.