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Women Motorcycle Diaries: Amber Spencer and her motorcycling stories
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Women Motorcycle Diaries: Amber Spencer and her motorcycling stories

technwheelz: How long have you been riding motorcycle? Amber: I started riding in Feb 2017. So as of this writing, 2.5 years technwheelz: Any specific reason you ride for? Amber: I am hooked. Riding a motorcycle encourages me to travel to places I’ve never seen before. I met my partner through motorcycle riding and have met so many incredible new friends. Motorcycles have this inherent community. We have fun together and we watch each other’s backs on the road. I love the visceral feeling of using my body to move the bike and feel the road. Being one with the bike and maneuvering on technical roads is an indescribable feeling. I also enjoy the friendly competitiveness of racing at the track, which I am doing this year. It’s an “always-learning” cycle. You always have to be...
Women Motorcycle Diaries: Priyanka Telang on her love for motorcycles, travel, photography and blogging
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Women Motorcycle Diaries: Priyanka Telang on her love for motorcycles, travel, photography and blogging

Priyanka is a techie by profession and biker by heart. She loves travelling and exploring places, photography and blogging. Priyanka is also a member of 'Your Shot, National Geographic's photo community' and founder of a blog - manyjourneysmanystories.com technwheelz: How Long have you been riding motorcycles? Priyanka: I started when I was in 9th Grade, so its almost 19 years now. technwheelz: Any specific Reason you ride for? Priyanka: I just feel free on a bike, its the taste of freedom which I adore, I love driving too. Since I am a hard core traveler any mode of transport which can take me some where, I want to learn that. Riding is great, because you can feel the change in weather, the harsh terrain, without being locked in AC, it makes you experience the real, ...
Women Motorcycle Diaries: Devika on her motorcycling stories, love for superbikes and track racing
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Women Motorcycle Diaries: Devika on her motorcycling stories, love for superbikes and track racing

technwheelz: How long have you been riding motorcycle? Devika: It's been 5 years. I mean, on public roads. Actually, I used to try controlling the motorcycle, not recommended though, when I was too young for this. That was my favorite part when my father used to take me for a ride somewhere nearby and I used to try different controls of the 2-wheeler. Then I was very fond of bicycles and never missed a chance to pedal if someone approached me with one. I really struggled hard to get myself balanced on bicycles and has really helped me in riding motorcycles. Learning bicycles, I did fall a lot of times and I was even happy about those bruises. It kept me rolling. So I still love to pedal & it's healthy though. Then after the age of 15, my interest in motorcycles started growing. ...
RiderGirl Vishakha rides solo with ‘Save River Save Nation’ message
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RiderGirl Vishakha rides solo with ‘Save River Save Nation’ message

Vishakha Fulsunge a.k.a RiderGirl Vishakha is doing her solo ride right now and we have reasons to be proud of!! India’s First female Motovlogger, Vishakha, is riding her KTM Duke 390 - Kashish along the Narmada river to spread the message of 'Save River Save Nation' from 28th Feb 2020 to 8th March 2020. We have often seen Bollywood celebrities, politicians who have extended their support to save rivers campaign, urging fans and followers to help save the country's rivers. This is for the first time ever we are seeing something like this from a female rider !! Vishakha's aim is to to raise awareness about the ever-increasing pollution in Narmada river and to encourage more people to do the same Parikrama as her. Vishakha started off her ride from Mumbai on 28th Feb 2020 an...
Women Motorcycle Diaries: Divya Sagar shares her motorcycle and ride stories
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Women Motorcycle Diaries: Divya Sagar shares her motorcycle and ride stories

technwheelz: Introduce yourself? Divya: I am Divya Sagar from God’s Own Country – Kerala. Born and brought up in Trivandrum, me now working in a private insurance firm (Universal Sompo GIC Ltd, Trivandrum) as Branch Operations. technwheelz: How long have you been riding motorcycle? Divya: I learned riding a two wheeler in the year 2002 and the Royal Enfield Bullet in the year 2006. But owned one in Feb 2015 Feb and my ride to various destinations started from there onwards. technwheelz: Any specific reason you ride for? Divya: I love bikes, riding them to various destinations, exploring nature. I don’t know how others can relate but for me it gives immense pleasure, relaxation, unique experiences and of course a different outlook on my life. technwheelz: Describe how ...
First Women in Motorsport conference in Finland
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First Women in Motorsport conference in Finland

This was a historical event as it gathered the Federation Internationale de Motocyclisme (FIM) and the Federation Internationale de L’Automobile (FIA) in plenary sessions and workshops to address a variety of topics. FIM President Jorge Viegas gave the welcoming speech and then yielded the floor to the speakers, mainly women, from over 20 countries from all 5 continents who expressed their views and experiences on matters such as women empowerment, leadership, women’s role in the industry, and the future task of involving girls in motorsports. One of the guests was Maria Herrera, former Moto3™ World Championship rider, the first woman to ever win a Spanish Championship race (CEV), and current FIM Enel MotoE™ World Cup rider. She shared some stories from her early days in the C...
Women Motorcycle Diaries: Shari from Germany on her love for motorcycles
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Women Motorcycle Diaries: Shari from Germany on her love for motorcycles

technwheelz: Tell us about your journey to motorcyclingShari: I got my license in October 2018 but it took me some time to find the perfect bike. I learned how to ride on an BMW F800R in my riding classes. I've always wanted to ride a motorcycle but never really got into it until I met someone who shared his passion with me and made me fall in love with motorcycles for good. technwheelz: Your ride now?Shari: I looked into a lot of brands and bikes but the Ducati Scrambler has been my favorite from the beginning. As I wasn't happy with the stock version of the bike I purchased a preowned Ducati Scrambler Icon which already had a lot of features that I wanted. The tank and some other parts were red which I changed into a matte black. I still have a long list of what I want to do to ...
Women Motorcycle Diaries: Raveena Luthra on her motorcycling stories
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Women Motorcycle Diaries: Raveena Luthra on her motorcycling stories

Hi, I am Raveena Luthra  and currently working with Hexaware BPS. I have been riding motorcycles for 10 years technwheelz: Any specific reason you ride for? Raveena: No specific reason, superbikes always fascinated me and that how I got pulled into riding. technwheelz: Describe on how you got to where you are with motorcycling today Raveena: Currently I am riding the Bajaj Dominar 400, having it with me for almost 2 years now, I did rides with couple of friends to Goa and Kerala recently. I learnt bike riding on a TVS Apache, back in 2007 when I was in 12th grade..but then gave it a halt. Later started learning the techniques of motorcycling with a determination to ride with perfection. A friend of mine taught me riding on his TVS Apache 160. Years passed, &nbs...
2019 International Female Ride Day on 4 May, 2019
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2019 International Female Ride Day on 4 May, 2019

International Female Ride Day (IFRD) is a one-day motorcycle riding event happening this year on the first Saturday in May – 4 May, 2019. As the women’s motorcycling community all over the world grows, and news of this "ride" spreads, we at TECH 'N WHEELZ get questions on exactly what this event is and how one participates. So, here are five things you need to know about IFRD. 2019 International Female Ride Day Logo What exactly is International Female Ride Day and how did it start?Eleven years ago, Vicki Gray, the founder of Motoress.com, came up with a brilliant idea to bring awareness to the growing numbers of female motorcyclists: designate one day in May for women riders to simply get out on their motorcycles and ride. The effort began by designating the first Friday in May to ...
Women Motorcycle Diaries: Sarah Merrell- biker, model and actress
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Women Motorcycle Diaries: Sarah Merrell- biker, model and actress

Sarah Merrell from Maryville, Tennessee, is a sportbike rider, pit bike racer, model, and actress. Sarah began acting at a young age and later went on to study film, media production and screen writing. Sarah has modeled in a variety of fashion shows and photo shoots and began landing published work in magazines. Now a Director, Client Service with Fletcher Marketing PR an award-winning marketing and public relations agency based in Knoxville, Tennessee, Sarah Merrell continues to act in television episodes and commercials, and directs photo shoots and fashion shows. technwheelz:   How long have you been riding motorcycle? Sarah: I’ve been riding motorcycles for 10 years. technwheelz:   Any specific reason you ride for? Sarah: I ride because it’s my passion and every...
Malayalam actresses as bikers on reel: from Lissy to Deepti Sati
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Malayalam actresses as bikers on reel: from Lissy to Deepti Sati

It’s not unusual for male filmstars to hop on to high-end superbikes and supercars in movies. However, it’s quite rare to see Mollywood actresses on motorcycles in reel or real world. Here are the famous 5 Malayalam movie actresses on motorcycles: 1. Lissy Lissy Lakshmi is a former Indian actress, who appeared predominantly in Malayalam films. Lissy is seen on a Harley Davidson Harley-Davidson Softail Classic. The pic was posted by Lissy with a caption `~WHO SAID~ "DIAMONDS ARE A GIRL'S BEST FRIEND" On my friend`s Harley with a group of friends...."I got the wind in my hair, gleam in my eyes, song in my heart and an endless horizon" .... What a dream!!! 2. Lena Lena's breakthrough came through the critically acclaimed Mal...
The Bikerni learns how to tight the nut @ TnW’s DIY motorcycle repair workshop
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The Bikerni learns how to tight the nut @ TnW’s DIY motorcycle repair workshop

The 2nd edition of the DIY Motorcycle Maintenance Workshop for female bikers by TECH 'N WHEELZ concluded on October 01, 2017. The workshop witnessed majority of participants from the ‘Bikerni Motorcycle Club’ — India’s first all-female motorcycle group. The enthusiasm of the participants is something that has to be really appreciate of. The daylong session was designed in a way that the riders can be confident and can complete any maintenance, service or repair work in case of an emergency and by acquiring new skills. "Attended this workshop held on this Sunday, I must say this was a great experience. First of all, thanks for the great idea for doing it exclusively for women! This workshop helped us all in a way wherein if we are stuck up anywhere in the middle. We won't be helpless ...
Ana Carrasco becomes the First Woman to win World Championship Motorcycle Race
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Ana Carrasco becomes the First Woman to win World Championship Motorcycle Race

Ana Carrasco became the first woman to win an individual world championship motorcycle race on Sunday in Portugal overtaking acclaimed riders such as Alfonoso Coppola (by 0.053sec) and Marc García (0.062) in round 10. Carrasco, from Spain competed in a lower-tier series. She scooted to victory on her Kawasaki Ninja 300, overtaking acclaimed riders such as Alfonoso Coppola (by 0.053sec) and Marc García (0.062) in round 10 of the FIM Supersport 300 World Championship. Carrasco, started riding motorcycles when she was three, debuted in international competition as a 16-year-old on the Moto3 circuit in 2013, when she became the first woman to score points in a world championship race since Katja Poensgen in 2001. She joined the European Moto2 series in 2016, before moving to World...
Women riders can now learn the secret of fun biking with racer Maria Costello
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Women riders can now learn the secret of fun biking with racer Maria Costello

IAM RoadSmart is offering a unique chance to win a place in pioneer biker Maria Costello’s women only bike track day group coming up soon. The Hel Performance/Maria Costello MBE women only track day group takes place on 20 September at Donington Park and IAM RoadSmart is holding a prize draw to give away a free place to one lucky rider. Maria’s track day is a rare opportunity to ride with her and other female bikers, and receive tips and advice to help all attendees improve their riding skills and confidence. The chance to ride with Maria is not one to be missed. The ‘Queen of Bikes’ has made more than 40 starts at the Isle of Man TT and became world famous as the first women ever to claim a podium on the island – with third place in the Ultra Lightweight category of the 2005 Man...
In conversation with Dr. Vani Parmar; surgeon and off-roader
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In conversation with Dr. Vani Parmar; surgeon and off-roader

We at TECH N' WHEELZ are eager to write about achiever’s and especially if they do something different from the norm. That’s why, we were intrigued to do an interview with Dr. Vani Parmar, Oncosurgeon at Tata Memorial Centre.  She has been part of expedition drives with Mahindra Adventure, and drives including Leh Monastery Escape, Himalayan Spiti Escape and Kashmir to Kanyakumari Expedition.   Q) How long have you been driving?  A) Since last 21 years; Off-roading since last 3 years. Q) The vehicle you started riding/ driving? A) First Car and first love was a Maruti 800;  Later Honda City ZXi. Now Mahindra XUV 500, Mahindra Thar and Maruti A-Star. XUV and Thar are daily rides.   Q) Describe on how you got to where you are with your passion of driving to...
Ladies of Harley (LOH) gears up for their first official ride on May 26, 2017
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Ladies of Harley (LOH) gears up for their first official ride on May 26, 2017

Harley-Davidson's exclusive riding group for women called the ‘Ladies Of Harley’ (LOH)  will be taking off on their first ride to Dandeli, Karnataka. Scheduled to take place from May 26-28, 2017, this will be the first official ride for the chapter since its inception.     In a bid to bring women bikers together, Harley-Davidson created an exclusive riding group for women called the ‘Ladies Of Harley’ (LOH) in February 2017. The group will be taking off on their first ride to Dandeli, Karnataka. Scheduled to take place from May 26-28, 2017, this will be the first official ride for the chapter since its inception. Close to 50 LOH members will be riding from as far as Ahmedabad and Pune for a weekend full of interesting activities and workshops at the Regenta Resort...
World Women Riders: Ligia Martins from Brazil, professional stunt rider
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World Women Riders: Ligia Martins from Brazil, professional stunt rider

I'm Ligia Martins, professional Stunt Rider from Brazil. I started riding motorcycles 10 years back, but I started to practice stunt in 2015, October. My boyfriend, Daniel Ferreira, is a Stunt Rider too. He is my biggest supporter. Q) Any specific reason you ride for? A) I ride because I love motorcycles. I love to feel the adrenaline and stunting to me is my work and my fun.. I'm showing all my love and dedication for the Stunts. Q) Scooters or motorcycles? The first motorcycle you started riding/ learnt riding? A) I prefer motorcycle than scooter because it's more fast and fun. I learned riding on my father's motorcycle- Honda XL125. My motorcycle now is a Yamaha TTR125. But I ride on my boyfriend's motorcycle, a Honda CB600 and a Honda CBX250. My Yamaha TTR125...
In conversation with Vaishali Bhagat Master- Jaipur’s Bikerni head
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In conversation with Vaishali Bhagat Master- Jaipur’s Bikerni head

Vaishali Bhagat Master, an architect by profession, has been into motorcycling since 20 years. She started riding for visiting work sites as a part of her profession and has now reached to the level of seasoned rider who easily takes up long rides.   Q) Describe on how you got to where you are with motorcycling today. A) Since last 6 years I have been into riding for fun & self enjoyment which has now reached to a whole new level. In fact I am looking forward to take riding as a profession. Q) Why preferred motorcycle over scooter? A) My profession demand took me to prefer motorcycle over scooter. I used to visit work sites where the condition of roads were pathetic. It was only motorcycles I could ride on such roads. In short it was a requirement that turned in...
World Women Riders: Shilpa Balakrishnan exploring India on two wheels
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World Women Riders: Shilpa Balakrishnan exploring India on two wheels

Mumbai based  biker Shilpa Balakrishnan, one of the country’s most popular woman bikers shares her love for motorcycles, travel and the challenges she accepts that comes on the way. Working in an IT sector, Shilpa is into motorcycling since last 12 years. Q) Shilpa, tell us the reason you started riding? A) I like to travel, explore new places, know the people, their tradition, culture, take up new challenges and much more. Q) Describe on how you got to where you are with motorcycling today. A) I started motorcycling just for fun sake, then for daily commute. The travel bug was always there in me and once I gained experience in riding the motorcycle, it only added wings to my travel bug and thus began my journey on 2 wheels. Q) Why preferred motorcycle over sco...
World Women Riders: Priya Meghwal on her love for Royal Enfield and adventurous life
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World Women Riders: Priya Meghwal on her love for Royal Enfield and adventurous life

Priya Meghwal from Gurgaon is an engineer by profession and biker by heart. She loves to live an adventurous life. Priya has done Manali to Khardungla (the Highest Motorable road) on a bicycle and now dreams to explore all the hidden places of India riding on her RE Classic 350. Head on over to the conversation to know more about Priya. Q) Priya, any specific reason you ride for? A) I feel like every women should know to ride every vehicle present in their home. So that at any stage of life they don't need to depend on anyone. Considering this reason I started riding motorcycle. Q) Describe on how you got to where you are with motorcycling today. A)  It all started in my school days when I was in +2, when my elder brother had just learnt to ride a bike and my father, who never treat...