India's Wildest Homemade Superbikes

By Aquib Nawab

Bike Models

Built by Nilesh Sarode in Pune. 99% hand-made parts. Features KTM Duke front shock absorbers and Bajaj Pulsar brakes. Powered by a 3-cylinder Maruti 800 engine.

Trailblazer - Dragon-on-Wheels

Trailblazer - Unique Features

Maruti 800 display console and gearbox. Rear fender doubles as a fuel tank to avoid engine heat. Took 5 months to build. Engine produces 45 BHP. Dry weight of 350 kg.

Built by Riddhesh Vyas in Rajkot, Gujarat.Powered by a 1,000 cc Maruti 1000 engine. Custom hand-made parts.

Ridd - The 8-Year Masterpiece

9 feet in length, weighs 400 kg. Features hydraulic clutch, single-side swing arm, and integrated suspension. Top speed of 170 km/h. Limca Book of Awards winner as India's first hand-made superbike.

Ridd - Unique Features

Created by Jeevanjit Singh from Chandigarh, Punjab. Utilizes the 1.3-litre MPFI engine of the Maruti Gypsy. Gearbox inspired by the RD 350.

Gypsy Superbike - A College Project

Trellis frame design. Single-side swingarm with a Tata Safari tire. Weighs 300 kg, top speed of 160 km/h.

Gypsy Superbike - Unique Features

Modification by a Dehradun-based custom house. Maruti 800 engine and Yamaha RD 350 gearbox. 15-inch front and 17-inch rear tires. Top speed of 185 km/h, cost around Rs. 4 lakh.

Steel Rhino - Yamaha RD 350 Chassis

Inspired by the Royal Enfield Interceptor. Powered by a Maruti 800 engine.

Royal Enfield Interceptor - Maruti 800 Engine

Radiator neatly placed in the original engine's location. Preserves the classic Interceptor appearance with a modern twist.

Royal Enfield Interceptor - Unique Look