India is well on its way to a booming race track culture with more people wanting to explore the limits of their motorcycle.
What if we tell you there was a place that taught you to ride like this, and even better! (Photo: Prashant Rai/News18.com)
If you were to go back a decade and compare that time to now with respect to how people see motorcycles, you will see a vast difference. Yes, it still largely remains as a means to commute from A to B, but it is not just fuel efficiency that alone defines the motorcycle a buyer wants to buy. And this is prominent across segments. Be it the smaller capacity motorcycles or the high engine capacity ones, people are now looking at these two-wheeled machines as an extension of their personality and are willing to explore new avenues when it comes to gathering experiences on their motorcycle. As a result, we have seen the likes of single-cylinder, low cubic capacity engine-equipped, and yet extremely capable adventure tourers and performance-oriented products. And those who spend the big bucks, they too are buying all kinds of offerings and not just chrome-laided cruisers.
As a result of this, there is a certain track day culture that’s slowly, but steadily, spreading its wings across the country. The thing is, people have a lot more choices than before and are no longer holding engine capacity directly proportional to how ‘risky‘ that motorcycle would be. A big reason for that is there is now an understanding that with the proper skills, you can be safe and enjoy your hobby as well.