Litre-class bikes are rare sights on Indian road. The primary reason being the price tag it carries to buy the bike and then maintain it. However, people who are true litre-class enthusiasts go to the lengths of creating such bikes at home to feed their thrill. This team from Punjab aged between 18–20 years old, recreating their dream bike using the Maruti Suzuki 800 engine. They’ve named the bike Dracula S 800. Let’s look at the specs of the bike in detail.
The team consists of two boys who are pursuing B-Tech from Gehlran village in Bhogpur. Davinder Singh and Harsimran Singh seem to have put in a lot of effort to make this dream come true. They took approximately one and a half months and spent about 2 lakh rupees to get the job completely done.
The Dracula S-800 is actually a modified bike with parts coming from four different bikes and cars. The radiator and the cooling fan come from the Tata Ace whereas the engine and the differential come from Maruti 800. The steel footrests are taken from the Mahindra Bolero. The chassis this homemade bike is from the Bajaj Pulsar 220. Other parts like the brake callipers, front suspension, handle and seats are also from the Bajaj Pulsar. The headlamp unit is from Yamaha FZ, which many of you will recognise easily from its unique shape. Also, the chainset and speedometer come from the Royal Enfield Bullet. The LED indicators and the rear mudguard are from a KTM. It is a beautiful amalgamation of parts from different bikes and has been put together beautifully.
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The engine is from Maruti Suzuki 800 and it uses a final chain drive system. The power goes to the rear wheels like any other conventional motorcycle. As per the youngster, who developed this motorcycle, it returns a maximum fuel efficiency of 20 km/l. Also, it can reach a top speed of 220 km/h depending on the road and if there’s enough space to accelerate. It should be noted that this whole set-up is much lighter compared to the Maruti Suzuki 800, which is why the same engine will perform in a much better way. It will have better acceleration and much higher top-speed than a Maruti Suzuki 800.
Both the youngsters who worked on this bike are pursuing B-Tech from separate colleges in Punjab. Davinder and Harsimran also said that they always liked motorcycles since childhood and when they grew up, they wanted to buy a Harley-Davidson. However, due to the money constraints, they could not do that. The youths worked on the bike during the lockdown and got enough time to complete the whole project.
To make the homemade bike, they rented a small space for Rs 35,000 per month near their village. They started working on the bike on 1st July and finished working on it by August 8th. It should be noted that this is not the first motorcycle engine powered bike in India. In the past, many such motorcycles have been made at home by various people.