Zakir Khan, a Bangalore-based interior designer and a motorcycle enthusiast, has designed a chopper motorcycle, claimed to be India’s longest chopper. This custom motorcycle was built at a local garage in Bangalore in just about 45 days, and it uses a modified, Bajaj Avenger 220cc four stroke engine for propulsion.
Apart from its length, what really stands out on this custom-built chopper is its massive rear wheel sourced from a mini-truck. The motorcycle also features a 50 litre fuel tank. Mileage? Well, 7 kmpl is what this chopper delivers and if you’re wondering why, it’s because of the mammoth 450 kilograms of weight it has to lug around. Yes, this custom is indeed that heavy.
Meanwhile, this is what Mr. Zakir Khan had to say about this mean machine,
It took me 45 days to design this 13-foot bike. I intended to create a record with this bike. This is my third customised bike. All my customised bikes are chopper bikes, and will stand out on the city’s roads. The fuel tank has a capacity of 50 litres, and it gives a mileage of 7 km/l. The front wheel is the same dimension as the Royal Enfield 500 cc bike’s rear wheel. The rear wheel is again my concept and I have also designed the drum to my specifications.
This motorcycle will be on display at an Auto Show scheduled to happen in Bangalore between the July 13th and 15th. The venue for this show is the Durga Parameshwari BDA Grounds, JP Nagar 2nd Phase, Bangalore. It must be noted that this motorcycle is not street legal, and is liable to be seized by the authorities as the modifications are in contravention of the Central Motor Vehicle Rules (CMVR).
However, it can be ridden on private roads and used at auto shows and other such events that don’t involve public roads. While the Mumbai RTO has been particularly active in seizing such modified bikes and cars, other RTOs across India have not been as active, which means that such motorcycles are still ridden on public roads in many parts of the country.