Mahendra Singh Dhoni is a known car and bike nut. The former Indian cricket team skipper is exemplary on the playing field as well as in terms of his lavish collection of cars and bikes. He’s now nearing his retirement and we guess that the cricketer will now get more time to enjoy the beauties in his garage. Today, let’s take a look at some of the striking motorcycles that are a part of his huge garage.
Kawasaki Ninja H2
The Kawasaki Ninja H2 is one of the most powerful and focused litre-class superbike in the world right now. It is also one of the more recent collection to his garage as Dhoni bought it back in April 2015, becoming the first Kawasaki Ninja H2 owner of India in process. The Ninja H2 is powered by a supercharged 1.0-litre, four-cylinder engine that outputs 197 Bhp of power and 134 Nm torque.
Confederate X132 Hellcat
The Confederate X132 Hellcat is among the rarest bikes in India and also among the most expensive ones. The limited-edition bike adorns Dhoni’s garage and had a price tag of around Rs. 60 lakh back at the time when it was bought. The X132 Hellcat is powered by a 2.2-litre, V-Twin engine that puts out 121 Bhp of power and 190 Nm of torque.
Kawasaki Ninja ZX-14R
Dhoni owns another Kawasaki in the form of the Ninja ZX-14R. Until the Japanese bike manufacturer rolled out the H2 in India, the Ninja ZX-14R was the most expensive production motorcycle by the company in India. The bike is powered by a 1.4-litre, four-cylinder engine that puts out 197 Bhp of power along with 162.5 Nm of torque.
The Yamaha RD350 is an iconic bike for India. It is also the first bike to be owned by Dhoni and he got it for just Rs 4,500. This one is a good reminder that Dhoni is a real automotive enthusiast and not just an expensive superbike bike lover.
Harley Davidson Fat Boy
The Harley Davidson Fat Boy is one of the most popular bikes by the US-based manufacturer. The black and chrome example you see above is owned by Dhoni and he has been spotted riding the bike a couple of times. The Fat Boy is powered by a 1,690cc V-twin motor that churns out 61 Bhp of power and 132 Nm of torque.
This vintage beauty is another bike that Dhoni owns and the bike has been maintained in impeccable condition. Called the BSA Goldstar, it is a legendary British motorcycle that’s powered by a 500cc, single-cylinder motor that churns out 48 Bhp of power. The Goldstar was one of the first British motorcycles to get past the 160 km/h top speed mark.
Norton Jubilee 250
Mahendra Singh Dhoni owns another vintage bike in the form of the Norton Jubilee 250 which he bought back in October 2014. The Jubilee 250 is powered by a 250 cc, single-cylinder engine that puts out 16 bhp of maximum power. Mahi’s Norton is a 1958 model, something that’s not quite evident by how well the bike has been maintained.
Hero Motocorp Karizma ZMR
The Hero Karizma ZMR you see in the above image was received by MS Dhoni as a prize for winning the ‘Man of the Series’ title in an ODI cricket series. The Karizma ZMR used to be the flagship model from Hero Motocorp. It is powered by a 223-cc, single-cylinder engine that produces 20 bhp and 19.7 Nm. It was priced at roughly Rs 1 lakh.
The Yamaha FZ1 can be simply said to be the naked version of the Yamaha R1. The FZ1 is powered by a 1.0-litre motor that outputs 148 bhp and 106 Nm. In India, the Yamaha FZ1 costs Rs 11.36 lakh. Dhoni is often seen riding the bike when in Chennai while playing for his team IPL team.